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Food for Thought: Indian Cuisine

In an attempt to both eat healthier and be kinder to our budget I have been trying to cook more food at home lately and trying out different recipes to keep things interesting. This week I tried my hand at cooking some Indian Cuisine and was quite pleased with the outcome. I found a wonderful site Manjula’s Kitchen where the lovely Manjula shares her delicious recipes along with videos to help make sure you get it right. This was my first try, Moong Dal Soup and Paratha. My family was very pleased!

Moong Dal Soup and Paratha

Moong Dal Soup and Paratha


I’m Posting Every Week in 2011

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a week for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.



Mary Kay Review – Mary Kay Is Not A Scam, But Is It A Good Fit For You?

I found this article written by Dave Fennell that provides a pretty accurate look at Mary Kay and how to determine if it is the right business opportunity for you.  I agree that this business will work if you are willing to put in the time and effort but I think many people come into the business with wrong expectations.  Hopefully this article will help set expectations more realistically. 

Mary Kay Review – Mary Kay Is Not A Scam, But Is It A Good Fit For You?

By: Dave FennellIn my Mary Kay review, I intend to take a closer look at the Mary Kay business opportunity so that you can make a decision for yourself if Mary Kay is going to be the best business for you and your family. 

Mary Kay Ash founded her company, Beauty by Mary Kay, in 1963 after a long career in the direct selling industry.  She established her company with the goal of making life more beautiful for women.  Over the years, Mary Kay has seen tremendous growth in both products and business opportunity to provide financial freedom that many women have grasped, and taken advantage of in the past.  Mary Kay has been featured in 100 Best Companies To Work For in America, and Fortune Magazine, among many others, proving their legitimacy as a company and opportunity. 

If you were to join Mary Kay, your cost to do so will be $100, plus shipping and taxes, to get you off the ground.  This will provide you with the basic education, and enough products and samples to host a party of 30.  You will be compensated based upon your personal production and sales of Mary Kay products.  A benefit of Mary Kay is that they offer a very generous commission schedule.  You will receive 50% of the suggested retail price for every product that you sell.  

Mary Kay is a very legitimate company, and there is an opportunity to create a substantial income source if you are hard working, outgoing, and personable.  

Now, this is the part of the review where you decide if Mary Kay is right for you. Mary Kay encourages, and trains you to utilize the old fashioned methods of pursuing your family and friends to purchase your products, and join your business opportunity.  You will be hosting many product shows and parties.  This is not going to be as easy as they portray.  The one factor in this industry that I want to make you aware of is this.  Only 3% of those who engage in these efforts actually achieve success in the multi-level marketing industry as a whole.  However, if you believe that you have everything that it takes to build a rewarding business using these practices, then Mary Kay is a solid company to pursue. 

About the Author
Dave Fennell is an Internet Marketing Coach and Corporate Mentor for one of the Internet’s largest marketing schools. Specializing in Article Marketing, Social Network Marketing, and a multitude of other Top Online Marketing Strategies, he trains both total beginners and seasoned professionals from all over the globe to achieve financial freedom through proven business techniques and continuing education to keep ahead of trends and remain on top of the competition. 

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Article Source: Kay Review – Mary Kay Is Not A Scam, But Is It A Good Fit For You?

Mineral Eye Color 2 Ways

Mineral Eye Color is a great addition to your makeup repertoire, it goes on smoothly, stays all day and is so versatile.  You can achieve so many different looks from a single shade simply by layering to build color depth, blending to soften your look or changing the application technique to change the vibrancy and depth of color.

You can easily get two very distinct looks from the same mineral eye color by changing your application method from dry to wet.  When you apply mineral eye color with a dry sponge applicator or brush you will get a soft, light color application that is great for soft romantic looks or for blending into a subtle smokey eye.  To get a totally different look, dip your applicator in a little water before dipping in your eye color to create a much more vibrant intense shade which you can use to create a more dramatic look or for adding in strong highlights. 

By using different application techniques you can go from romantic to dramatic, subtle to bold, quickly and easily, expanding your color pallet without expanding your makeup budget!  I hope this give you some ideas on how to get more from your makeup case.

Remarkable Facts About Facial Skin Treatment Acne.

‘skin treatment for acne’ is more dependent on clinical discipline than anything else. A facial skin care regime is what you require (and you need to follow the facial skin care schedule with complete seriousness). Consequently why don’t we look at what comprises the best facial skin treatment for acne . Well, rather simply, a facial skin care regime can begin with adhering to four steps:





Cleansing is actually the very first thing in face treatment skin care program. Cleaning helps with getting rid of dust, pollutants, grease and additional oil from your skin, thus protecting against injury to your skin. Just blot your own skin and throat with a very good cleansing lotion or cream and gently massage it into the actual skin using upward strokes. Use a soft face tissue or cotton wool in order to wipe your face in a mild blotting manner (never rub). Washing should be done no less than twice daily i.e. morning hours (as part of complete skin skin care routine) and evening (on a standalone basis). Water soluble cleansers are the best for inclusion in your facial skin care routine.

Toning is the next in a facial skin care routine. However, this is the optional part of the facial skin care routine. Mostly, proper cleansing can compensate for toning. Toning helps remove all traces of dirt, grease and excess cleanser. Instead of making it part of your daily facial skin care routine, you can using toning occasionally i.e. when you have been exposed to particularly harsh environment/pollution.

Exfoliation is actually again, kind of, discretionary step in everyday program for facial natual skin care. Nonetheless, exfoliation is important at least once a week (or 2 times, depending on skin type and the environmental conditions). Exfoliation discovers its place in facial skin care routine because of the natural propensity of skin to replenish the skin cellular material every 3 or 4 weeks. As a facial skin care technique, exfoliation helps in removing the dead skin cells that prohibit the skin pores, therefore assisting the skin in the natural process. However, excessive or harsh exfoliation can cause damage to your skin; so you need to balance it out.

Your next thing in facial skin care is moisturising. In fact, moisturising is actually the most crucial portion of face treatment natural skin care routine. Moisturisers keep your skin from becoming dried out. Dry skin is actually unfavorable since it causes the upper layer skin to break, ultimately causing dead skin cells. Again, use light upward strokes to make the moisturiser more effective. Moisturisers function the best when applied on warm and damp skin. So do not try to remove all the moisture in the previous steps of facial skin care routine.

Apart from the typical face treatment skin care routine, you should also exercise the following for skin treatment acne care!

Use proper make-up remover instead of just washing it away

Pay heed to your skin type and the environment, when choosing facial skin care products.

Before you start using a new facial skin care product, test it by applying it on a short patch of skin e.g. ear lobes.

Never rub your skin too hard.

Use sunscreen lotions for protection against sun.

By: walter backman

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Classic Red Lipstick is Always in Style

Red lipstick is a classic look that is always in style and can be worn by all women. The classis look of red lipstick will help you look glamorous and elegant and will really help you stand out. Because of this when wearing red on the lips you want to keep the rest of your look subtle and classic as well.

The secret to lucious red lips is finding the right color for you and getting the application right. To choose the correct shade for you consider the shape and size of your lips as well as the complexion of your skin. If you are fair skinned you can wear an intense cooler or pure red tone. for darker skin look for a lipstick with orange or brown undertones. If your skin has pinkish undertones look for something in a warm plum while yellowish undertones will look best with a warmer red again with brown undertones.

Once you have found the perfect shade you will want to have flawless aplication to allow your lips to look their best. If you have chapped or very dry lips you will want to prepare them by using an exfoliant and moisturizer like Satin Lips to smooth and soften before applying lipstick. This step will prevent flaking and will keep your lips soft and supple. Once your lips are in good shape begin by applying a good lip primer to retain moisture, help lipstick stay longer and prevent any feathering. Now you are ready to apply your lip color as follows:

1. Line the lips with a color that closely matches the lipstick color. If you want more intense color fill in lips with liner

2. Apply lipstick, preferrably with a lip brush, from center to edges

3. Blot lips with piece of tissue paper

4. Apply second layer of lipstick. this step will keep your lips looking luscious for hours

By following these steps you will be wearing the classic Red lip look and turning heads with your elegance and style!

Find your perfect Red!

Fair Skin:


Pink Undertones:



Darker Skin or Yellow Undertones:

Midnight Red




Get Lunch for $2.99 at Quiznos!

Quiznos is offering a great meal deal, any small sub, chips and regular fountain drink for $2.99 with coupon until 7/29/2010.  You can get the coupon here