(Peacock eye make up, Handome peacock, peacock feather earrings, and peacock candle)

Hello everyone, once again it's time for the "Friday Spotlight"(which is a day late sorry). Today i wanted to showcase one of my favorite birds, the Peacock.Known for it's pretty feathers, it's turquoise blue green hue and it's mystical dance, the peacock is said to be on of the most beautiful birds in the world.More and more I've seen peacocks (or feathers) everywhere; on maxi dress, on tops, earrings, bangles, shoes just to name a few.The peacock can be paired with many looks, whether it's a bohemian look, urban, Gothic or even classic, there's something for everyone.A pair of peacock earrings are a fabulous way to bring out a new hair style.pair a peacock maxi dress with some pretty gold sandals. Grab a peacock bangle a pair it with a few Indian bangles.
Peacock eye make up can be sexy if done right. You can line your eyes with a pretty peacock colored pencil, i recommend Milani Color Brilliance pencil in "Aqua". http://www.miliancosmetics.com/ or you can find them at your local CVS, Target or Wal-greens. to obtain peacock colored eyes (see look above) I recommend a make line called Lime Crime makeup. Lime crime has an array of pigments and glitters in peacock style colors. www.limecrimemakeup.com . Using gold as a base, blend green and blue eyeshadow on your lids below the brow bone.Add gold to your the inner corners of your eye (yellow can be used as a base and in the inner corners).
While on my expedition for more peacock things, I've ran across a pretty peacock candle. www.navyburr.com .For only $7.00 you can order this pretty candle (see above picture) and give it as a gift or place it in your home for all you're friends to see!!
One of the best peacock dresses I've ever seen is one by Giovanni(above).Sadly i couldn't locate Giovanni's site but you can google it and find sister companies that carry the dress.
peacock bangles and earrings aren't hard to find. I've seen a few in Forever 21 stores. www.forever21.com . while i haven't seen anymore on the site, I've seen several in the stores. Claires is another store that carries peacock bangles and earrings.www.claires.com. On Ebay you can choose from a variety of sellers and feather earring and bangle styles. www.ebay.com .
The peacock has such pretty plumage that i can't imagine what life for us would be without it, with such pretty jewelry clothes, and eyemakeup it's a wonder that we don't keep them as pets. However, conseravtion of this beautiful bird is on top of my list, please take time to visit http://www.wild-india.com/IndianAnimals/peacock.html to learn more information about peacocks and conservation efforts.

(Quinces fresh on the tree, Dr.Hauschka Quince Day Cream, Eminence Quince maques)
Hello everyone, it's time for "spotlight Fridays".Every Friday i will showcase an item and relate it to skincare, body care, health or well being. Today's "spotlight" is the Quince. The quince is a lesser known fruit to some, but a skin care marvel to many! A close cousin to the apple, the quince is packed with vitamin c and antioxidants that are both good for your body and you're skin! Here are some more wonderful facts about the quince.

Preparation, uses, and tips:

Almost anything that can be done with apples can be done with quinces. They need a similar length of cooking time and are delicious stewed, baked, and made into fruit butter. When baking with quinces, add sugar only after they become soft and the flesh starts to change in color from white to pink.
Quince around the world

Quince paste is still widely made in France (contignac) and Spain (membrilo), while a quince spread (dulce do membrilo) is made in Argentina and Chile.
Moroccan cuisine incorporates quinces in its flavorful tagines, stew-like combinations of meats and dried fruits often spiced with cinnamon and cloves.
Cutting, peeling, and coring quince
Peel quince before using it in jams, preserves, desserts, and savory dishes. Since quince is such a hard fruit, be sure to use a large, firm chef’s knife to cut it into halves, quarters, or slices. Peeling works well with a vegetable peeler or a small paring knife. Remove the core with a small, firm paring knife.
Quince “sauce"

Quince makes an excellent fruit sauce similar to applesauce. To prepare, peel a few quinces, slice them, and remove the seeds. Cook them in a small amount of water with plenty of sweetener of choice until they reach a pulpy consistency like applesauce. Mash or puree in a food processor and serve.

Buying and storing tips
Choose quinces that are firm with a pale yellow skin. Sometimes quinces are mottled with brown spots, but such markings do not affect their flavor or quality. Quinces that are shriveled, soft, or brown all over are no longer fresh. Since they bruise easily, quinces must be handled carefully.
If quinces are not completely ripened, store them at room temperature until they are yellow all over and give off a pleasant scent.
If you do not plan on using ripe quinces immediately, they can be wrapped in a plastic bag and stored in the refrigerator for up to two months. Be sure to store quinces apart from apples and pears because their powerful aroma may permeate these other fruits.

Pineapple quince
With a flavor that resembles its tropical namesake, the pineapple quince from California is the most common variety available in the United States. Like most varieties of quince, it is hard and tart, so it is primarily used for cooking.
Apple quince
A sweeter variety of quince, called the apple quince, was developed in the 1990s. Unlike most quinces, this variety can be enjoyed raw.

Nutrition Highlights
Quince, 1 fruit (92g)Calories: 52Protein: 0.37gCarbohydrate: 14.08gTotal fat: 0.09gFiber: 1.7g*Excellent source of: Vitamin C(13.8mg)
*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value, based upon United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines. Foods that are a “good source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the USDA Recommended Daily Value. Nutritional information and daily nutritional guidelines may vary in different countries. Please consult the appropriate organization in your country for specific nutritional values and the recommended daily guidelines.
Quinces in skincare:
So far, I located two companies that have Quinces in their products.For facial and body care you should try "Dr.Hauschka".These quince products are said to deliver moisture to thirsty skin without clogging pores. A friend of mines who lives in a dry climate, told me she has been using the quince line for a few weeks and says her skin has a soft subtle glow and feels much softer.She says the prices are within her budget and the products lasts for awhile.i personally haven't used this line, but i would love to get feedback from some of my readers.So please feel free to send me a few comments if you have tried this brand. http://www.drhauschka.com/ .
relaxing to an at home facial mask/masque is one of my favorite past times.So using "Eminence's Quince Apple masque or Quince & Ice Wine Masque are a real treat.I prefer the Quince Apple masque for my dry skin, but if you are oily to normal, the Quince& Ice Wine is perfect for you. Here is some much needed information about both masques:
Quince and Ice Wine Masque:
Description: Toning and Nourishing
Key Ingredients: • Tokay Grapes (Juice and Pulp): Antioxidant ripe with polyphenols, which fortifies, tones and restores dynamism to the skin. • Quince Apple (Juice and Pulp): Antioxidant, anti-irritant. Supplies Vitamin E, purifies and soothes irritation due to dry skin, helps reduce sebum saturation. • Honey: Moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Acts as a mild antiseptic • Seabuckthorn Berry: Vitamin and nutrient rich. Protects skin cell membrane. • Echinacea: anti-inflammatory antioxidant and antiseptic. • Jojoba Oil: nourishing and hydrating with one of the best absorption rates.
Quince Apple Masque:
Description: Toning & Nourishing
Key Ingredients: • Quince Apple: Vitamin E, purifies and soothes irritated skin due to dryness, helps reduce sebum saturation • Honey: moisturizes and nourishes the skin • Biocomplex™: functions as an antioxidant booster of Vitamin A, Vitamin C Ester, Vitamin E, Coenzyme Q10, Alpha Lipoic Acid.
find out more at http://www.eminenceorganics.com/ you will have to contact customer service for a site or store near you.
I hope you have enjoyed my very first "spotlight".Tune in next friday to see what i will spotlight next.Until then make some Qunice sauce or enjoy a Qunice masque.

10:32 PM

( above; Juara skincare products, J. Sabatelli Cosmetics, ys falls, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica)

when you hear the word "exotic" what do u think of? Do you think of a waterfalls, pretty flowers, pretty beaches? The true definition of exotic is something that's "strangely beautiful ,foreign, from a different land, introduced from another country or not native to the place where found".

so how can you be exotic? the key to having a rare special distinct beauty begins with the love of self. when you love your self you;

*take care of you're skin,body and soul

*eat a healthy diet of fruits and veggies

*exercise on a regular basis, even if it's for 15 mins

*display acts of kindness, charity and goodness

*maintain dignity at all times

*be yourself, stop trying to fit in with everyone else and embraces yourself, wear what u want to wear not what everyone else thinks you should!!! hey if you want to wear those cow earrings you're grandma brought you for Christmas. fine with me.

*get a hobby. belly dance, sing, sew, make vases.. do something that unleashes you're inner goddess.

being exotic isn't just about having plastic breasts, a fake tan, or looking like a food deprived model. exoticness is about being yourself and allowing the "true you" to shine. Once you've mastered this concept, people will marvel at you.

But it all starts with "self love".

Now let's get into some exotic skin care products.

I've been trying a product from Indonesia called "juara skincare". The products in this skin care line include, a rice cleanser, a banana and avocado mask, tamarind toner,and turmeric mask, just to name a few. Juara skincare line can be a bit pricey, but it's a good investment if you want quality skincare that contains natural ingredients. you can find Juara products at. http://www.juaraskincare.com/

Brazil, Brazil, Brazil!!!! Known for it's beauty people, beaches and carnival, Brazil has been the focal point of beauty for quite some time. Brazilian people are known for having beautiful skin, bodies and lustrous hair. So if you are looking for a Brazilian based product line, I recommend " J. Sabatelli's" cosmetic line. Packed with seven native oils, Sabatelli's products are sure to bring out the amazon in you. This line isn't for the thrifty, Sabatelli's products are be prices at $80.00 and up.With seven exotic oils, that include the famed "Acai" this line is almost worth it, if you can spare the extra bucks. Well at least it's cheaper then a trip to Rio!! Visit http://www.jsabatelli.com/ for more information.

A papaya facial mask is a great way to achieve glowing skin. This tropical fruit contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E, plus an enzyme that helps exfoliate and smooth the complexion. Fresh papayas are available at most grocery stores during the warm months. To use one out of season, let it ripen a few days before using in a facial mixture. Even if you don't live in the tropics, these masks will give you're skin a "tropical glow".

*please note if you have skin allergies please exercise caution when using these ingredients*

Papaya Only
Step 1
Use papaya alone for this invigorating facial.
Step 2
Peel and remove the seeds from a ripe papaya.
Step 3
Chop it into small pieces and blend in a blender or food processor until a very smooth paste is formed.
Step 4
Apply the facial to cleansed neck and face, but not around the eye area. Wait 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water

Papaya and Oatmeal
Step 1
Peel, dice and seed two papayas.
Step 2
Mash the fruit and add 5 tbsp. oatmeal, 2 egg whites and the juice of 1 lime.
Step 3
Mix well, incorporating all ingredients.
Step 4
Pat the mixture onto your clean face and neck, while avoiding the eye area. Wait 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Papaya and Honey
Step 1
Dot the following facial mask over the nose, cheeks and shoulders to help clear blemishes and smooth skin.
Step 2
Peel and cube one cup of papaya, excluding the seeds.
Step 3
Mix in a blender or food processor with 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup whole almonds. Blend to a smooth consistency.
Step 4
Put on the facial and let it penetrate your skin for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

Pumpkin and Papaya
Step 1
Add pumpkin puree to papaya. Cut a fresh papaya and mash with a fork to produce 2/3 cup without peel or seeds. Try to eliminate most lumps.
Step 2
Add one can of pumpkin puree, the kind used to make pumpkin pie and one beaten egg. Mix to incorporate the egg well. The facial should be a thick consistency.
Step 3
Apply with fingertips to cleansed face and neck. Take care to avoid the eye area.
Step 4
Let set for 10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water

masks for you're skin type:
oily.... papaya only, papaya honey
dry..... papaya honey, papaya oatmeal,pumpkin
combination...papaya only, papaya pumpkin, papaya honey
normal....papaya only, papaya pumpkin,

*please note : if you have skin allergies please exercise caution when using these ingredients.

Hello everyone my name is Miss "Bammy" and i started this blog as a way to communicate the importance of health (both mental and physical), skincare, bodycare and fashion to women all around the world. I will include skin care, body care, exericse advice and beauty tips from around the world.Every once and awhile I will include relationship advice or topics on the opposite sex. So please check back often.