Health & Beauty Tips – Week of February 20th

Beauty Tip- Gel Eyeliner

I recently purchased the best eyeliner I have ever used and it is not full of a bunch of nasty chemicals. It is EmphasEYES Aqua Gel Eyeliner from Tarte cosmetics. It comes in a roll up pencil form but it is a perfect hybrid of a liquid and a pencil. It is easy to apply and there is absolutely no tugging or pulling that happens with a pencil. I bought the brown and it is a rich chocolate brown that just glides on. It does dry rather quickly so do one eye and smudge it and then do the other eye. For all you golden blondes and redheads brown is better choice than black. Black eyeliner is hard to carry off the older you get. My only complaint is that it is a small pencil so I am not sure how long it will last.



Health Tip- Tomatillo Soup

Since we have been having a few cold rainy days I have been enjoying a recipe I recently discovered for Tomatillo soup. It is healthy (use low sodium chicken broth, preferably organic) and tastes amazing. Roasting the tomatillos first adds another layer of flavor. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and some avocado. Enjoy!



Green Tip- Consider a Green Mortgage

A green mortgage simply is a type of mortgage that provides you a money-saving discount or a bigger loan than normally permitted as a reward for making energy-efficient improvements or for buying a home that meets particular energy-efficiency standards. So, it’s easier for you to qualify for a loan.

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Dental Tip- Air Flosser

Good news for those who have a hard time flossing. There is a new device called an Air Flosser from Sonicare. It is a handheld device that uses rapid bursts of air and water to dislodge plaque unlike a water pick that mostly removes food debris. You can purchase it drugstores or here at our office for $90.