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Eat like a Princess, Matrix-like skincare and Ethical Footwear.

7 February 2012

Eat like a Princess, Matrix-like skincare and Ethical Footwear.


What a random group of topics today . . .I’m clearly in ADD land today (which I can say without offending anyone because I actually AM certifiably, okay diagnosed, ADD. I prefer to call it “I like shiny things” syndrome.)

While munching on really delicious fried Superbowl Snacks, a friend was telling me about the Dukan Diet (or, as they call it in France, and since I’m fancy like that we’ll refer to it as such from here on out, “Regime Dukan”) which is apparently the method of choice for itty bitty Kate Middleton, who’s hair color, wardrobe, and now diet are just ALL THE RAGE. Anyway, here is the gist of “Regime Dukan”: After answering a few simple questions on the “Regime Dukan” intake form, you will be prescribed a specific number of days where nothing but meat (chicken, fish, eggs) will pass your glossy lips. After said time you move on to phase two, another prescribed number of days, where you can eat your afore mentioned meat with the addition of green veggies . . . and then you will move on to a series of days where you alternate “pure protein” days (a.k.a. nothin’ but meat) with meat & veggie days. Add to this a daily helping of oat bran, for fiber of course, and 1.5 quarts of water. Does this seem extreme? Yes. However, I actually plan to implement “Regime Dukan” as soon as I can get to the butcher for a beef side and some bacon wrapped bacon.  Why so drastic, you ask? As some of my readers may know, I will be on stage with the Bridgeport Theater Company in March, and will be somewhat scantily clad. Nothing like being down to your skivvies in front of hundreds of strangers to get your motivation cranked to an all time high. ; ) 

 

http://www.dukandiet.com/

 

Since when did my skincare start looking like extras on the set of the Matrix? I’m totally digging the minimalist packaging, and the results. Here’s the scoop:

Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser– this cleanser is purifying magic. I’ve been using my Clairsonic Cleansing Brush with this for extra exfoliation . . .The star ingredients in this ultra-luxe cleanser include the following:

Artichoke Leaf Extract improves elasticity to help tighten pore walls.

Charcoal draws out excess oil and impurities as it detoxifies.

Glycolic Acid smooths rough texture.

Vitamin C helps brighten skintone and minimize fine lines.

Erno Laszlo Conditioning Preparation – I’m not big into toners, but when I saw how this product cut down shine on a friend on mine, I had to give it a shot. The magic ingredients in this tonic include:

Resorcinol a soothing antiseptic (& lifesaver for hormonal breakouts)

Resin Extracts  boost cell turnover

Bosica and Erno . . .a fine duo, indeed!

 

Ahhh, TOMS. How I love the concept and the hippy-chicness of  these uber popular canvas shoes, but alas, my short legs in the original slip-on style would have made me more chunky/bag lady chic than Boho-goddess. UNTIL NOW! TOMS recently debuted super chic & flattering (thank God) ballet flats as a part of their “One for One” footwear line. For every pair sold, they give a pair of shoes to a child in need, which I am totally down with.  Mine are in the mail!

http://www.toms.com/womens/ballet-flats-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a Beautiful Day!