Summer

Lipstick Jungle

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Even though it’s still mid-summer (and despite the fact that I’m pregnant), when it comes to fashion and beauty, I always make an effort to think ahead.  Since I’ve stopped painting my nails (due to the birth-defect-causing chemicals in my favorite brand of nail polish), I’ve started shopping for my fall and winter lipstick.  Right now, I’m wearing gloss.  And everyone (who wears lipstick and glosses regularly) knows that gloss is just not going to cut it during the dead of winter.  My favorite has always been CD’s lipstick collection–specifically, the Extreme Collection.  What I love about CD’s lipsticks is that they glide on and have a very subtle shimmer to them (and also include some of the best colors on the market).

 

Honey Lemon Water

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1 cup of boiling water
Glass pitcher
Half of a lemon (equal sized slices)
Organic honey
Cold/iced water
 
Place slices of lemon into pitcher
Add desired amount of organic honey
Add cup of boiling water to the mix
Stir
Add cold/iced water
 
(Optional:  Slices of lime)

Ice Cream with Green Tea

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Breyer’s “Natural Vanilla” ice cream
Japanese matcha (powdered green tea)
Sliced and blanched almonds
(Optional:  mixed berries)
 
Two scoops of vanilla ice cream into medium to large serving bowl
Sprinkle matcha onto ice cream
Sprinkle almonds onto ice cream
(Optional:  add mixed berries)
 
Creative and healthy way to enjoy a classic!