The Art of Zen

30 Aug 2014
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Sure, we all know how to do nothing. We can lay around and waste time. But many of us are too busy to do it much, and when we do it, our minds are often on other things. We should learn how to relax and enjoy the nothingness. Of course,  coming to Amy’s Day Spa is the quickest and best way to relax! Get a massage and get pampered! Doing nothing can be an art form if you are relaxing. Here’s how to become a master, and in the process, improve your life, melt away the stress and make yourself more productive when you actually do work.   Start small Doing nothing,.

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Master the Art of the “Smoky Eye”

26 Aug 2014
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Prep your eyes with concealer concealer can be used to cover up under eye circles or just the bluish discoloration just under your inner eye. To cover dark under eye circles, apply three dots of concealer under each eye. Start at the inner corner where skin tends to be darkest, then under the pupil and the third on the outer edge. Pat, never rub with your ring finger (this finger tends to have the softest pad) until the concealer disappears.   Apply eyeshadow primer to your lid eyeshadow primer is the secret to keeping your shadow in place for hours. If your eyeshadow ends up a greasy pool in your.

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5 Beauty Foods!

20 Aug 2014
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  5 Beauty Foods! Avocados “An avocado face mask may help slow skin’s aging process,” says nutritionist Lisa Drayer, RD. Research that found that applying avocado oil to skin can stimulate collagen and elastin production. Make an anti-aging moisturizing mask by pureeing a ripe avocado and mixing it with 1/4 cup sour cream, which has lactic acid to help exfoliate dead skin cells. Spread over your face and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing with water. Tea All teas boast skin-boosting antioxidants, but green and white varieties are especially good because they have double the antioxidants of black tea as well as EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a type of antioxidant.

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Relaxing Rituals for Busy People

10 Aug 2014
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The stress of the day can take its toll on all of us, whether you are a CEO of a big company or a housewife with tons of chores to handle. It’s time to manage all that stress and get your relaxation on! Wake Up Wisdom Try to spend a calm moment before jumping out of bed and starting your busy day. Taking the time to stretch will help you start your day on the right foot. In this exercise, focus on gently relaxing your mind and body: Lie flat on your back and take a few breaths. Notice any areas in your body that are sore or tense. Gently.

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Understated Nails are the Trend for Fall 2014

03 Aug 2014
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The over-the-top, super-embellished, even architectural nail-art creations of seasons past took a break for the fall shows. For the most part, nails went back to basics, with toned-down textures, sophisticated patterns, and lots and lots of neutral color. Just because you opt for a non-color, neutral nail polish, doesn’t mean your manicure will be boring. The nail polish trends on the fall runways are proof that muted colors can, indeed, make a statement. There are small tricks and finishes that you can use to make your nails stand out in a chic, understated way. So go on, pick a color in a conservative hue and watch how many people will.

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