Tuesday, June 18, 2013

5 Kitchen Tips For Your Sore Muscles

Caring for your sore muscles

I found some really cute ideas for products out of your kitchen to use. Not just for your face but your hair, your nails and more. I am thinking about writing about it so here are a few tips from your kitchen.. It's starting to get warmer and that means more of you are going back outside to exercise. After being inside all winter there is a good chance you just might be overdoing it and your muscles are hurting. How about trying these nature tips from your kitchen to help ease those achy muscles.

1: Fill a sock with uncooked rice (not to compactly) tie a knot in the end, and heat it in the microwave for four or five minutes. Place the warm sock on your back, neck, forehead or anywhere you maybe feeling pain. Try it for ten minutes. The reusable heating pad conforms wherever applied. Simple and free.

2-How about another one for helping with sore muscles. Try using Baby powder like a massage oil, it lubricating the skin to reduce friction the greasy mess of oil.

3-Don't forget to drink your Gatorade to soothe and rejuvenate your achy muscles. Gatorade will quickly replenish your body with carbohydrates.

4-Massage a generous amount of yellow mustard into sore muscles and then cover it with a washcloth dampened with warm water. Wait for about 15 minutes, allowing the heat from the mustard penetrate your body, then just rinse it off clean.

5-Mix a tablespoon of horseradish into half a cup of olive oil. Let it set for< about 30 minutes so that the horseradish infuses with the oil. Massage the spicy oil into sore muscles for instant relief. How about that?
Would you ever think that in your kitchen is a store of goodies to replace all those costly products. Just remember that anything
you do be careful and follow all your doctors instructions.

What do you use for your sore muscles?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Nail Polish And Simple Care For The Bottles??

I am in of those moods again.. And to share it, I thought I would share some odd things about nail polish, caring for your bottles. Yeah one of those odd moods.

No matter what you paid it, caring for your new found treasure at the drugstore  or that had to have Chanel color of nail polish, caring for the bottle is just had to have is just as important as caring for your nails is. With proper care and storage you can help lengthen the life of your nail polish.
Polish standard shelf life is about 2 years. Now caring for this so they last longer? Well these are a few I came across..
 We have all heard about keeping polish in the refrigerator is a good idea but really that's one big mistake.
 On My Nails Today:
Caty Perry-Wrinkle by Above the Curve
Who ever thought of that idea was nuts especially if you got 100's of bottles!! And who reading this doesn't have that many or more?  All polishes were created in a lab before you get them, they were created tested and developed within a certain ranges of temperature.

 By putting them in the refrigerator you are messing up how the chemicals in the polish work together.
I don't know about you, but my family would get pissed off if I told them:
"Humm  no sorry you can't use the refrigerator any longer, I am storing nail polish in it!" :)
Sure the first application of a cold polish might go on smooth but as your natural body heat warms up the polish on your nails it might begin to change as well as the polish within the bottle. No one likes dealing with bubbling and stringing and gloppy separated mess!!

The photo below was what I did.. This is not a great idea on keeping your nail polish. I mean really who does this? (I did, bad bad me)

 The best way to store them is in a dark cool drawer. Some of the neatest ideas for storage comes from those who love polish so much they blog about it!!
(I bought this at a thrift store for about $10.00. It got really deep drawers but boy can it hold a ton of polishes!)

 Now polishes might look pretty sitting on your desk, just keep them out of the sun cause that can cause some colors to fade. After applying your polish, take time to wipe off around the opening of your bottle and don't use cotton balls a paper towel is better.

A little nail polish remover will remove any polish that might be on the edged helping give your bottle a airtight seal and prolong the life of your favorite polish.
Just a few simple ideas, And to come to think about it, I am starting to run out of room.. Can you believe that? LOL  How do you store your polish?

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Simple Rose

I took this photo a few days ago. I have red roses that seem to grow very well in my front yard without me doing anything. I just thought I would share it with you today.