January Shopping List

In Monthly Shopping List on January 6, 2009 at 9:49 pm

In The Makeup wants 2009 to be the healthiest year ever. So, we’ve decided to start the year off with some beauty products that will work as constant reminders to eat and drink well. We chose these products not only for their “menu” appeal, but also because they get rave reviews.


Yes-To-Carrots Eye and Face Makeup Remover (people love this stuff)

Carrot smoothies are going to be our new dessert this year. Carrots, rich in carotenoids, may be beneficial to blood sugar regulation. Research has suggested that physiological levels, as well as dietary intake, of carotenoids may be inversely associated with insulin resistance and high blood sugar levels. Carrots are also an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fiber and potassium.


Skin Appetit Optim Eyes Firming Eye Gel (tightens, lightens, and decongests puffiness)

So whats on our plates for 2009? Everything in this eye gel.

  • Blueberries:  high in vitamin c and anthcyanins to fight free radicals and reduce inflammation
  • Cantaloupe: Filled with beta-carotene and vitamin A to purify skin and smooth the appearance of fine lines
  • Grapeseed Extract: Rich in polyphenols, the most powerful antioxidants, to boost skin energy and glow
  • Creamy Yogurt: Calcium and protein fortify and strengthen skin
  • Wild Honey: Helps skin retain moisture and diminishes appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Fig:  The fruit highest in minerals helps plump, hydrate and repair
  • Walnut Oil: High in omega-3 good fats to replenish moisture and smoothness
  • Dark Chocolate:  Full of antioxidants to prevent premature aging


Burt’s Bees

Milk & Honey Body Lotion (we’ve heard of boyfriends smelling this once and demanding it daily)

A study published in the April 2004 issue of Obesity Research suggests that eating more calcium-rich foods, especially low fat milk, may really help get rid of some tummy fat. A study published in the December 2005 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also shows a calcium-rich diet is associated with fat loss. So we’re drinking loads of low-fat organic milk in our coffee.  And when we want to sweeten it, we’re using honey. Experimental evidence indicates that consumption of honey may improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity compared to other sweeteners.


Lip Cushion by Jelly Pong Pong (okay, we haven’t tried it. but it looks divine)

A cushion-soft gloss with a squishy, elastic texture. Gives lips a sheer, translucent tint & moisturizes chapped skin. Made with evening primrose oil, beeswax & aloe vera to heal lips & improve suppleness.

Evening primrose oil is recommended for women as a nutritional supplement since it is rich in essential fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids and has medicinal properties. Evening primrose oil with its rich supplies of GLA can moisturize your skin and protect it from environmental oxidization. Essential fatty acids in evening primrose oil can help dilute sebum and reduce the chances of acne and skin lesions. It is also used to treat rosacea by reducing redness and inflammation. The essential fatty acids prevent nails from cracking and keeps them healthy. It can also help in treating many hair problems. So for those of you who have just not been able to bring yourself to do fish oil supplements (we haven’t), you may find evening primrose oil a bit more…to your taste.


Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque ($3.79 at Walgreens)

Your body can stay protected from certain types of infections when you include mint in your diet on a regular basis. Mint is known to help slow down how quickly bacteria grows in the body. In some cases, mint may even completely help stop bacteria from growing at all. We’ll be sipping mint tea while we let this classic masque treatment rinse away our blackheads and shrink our pores.


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