7 Recipes of Homemade Face Toners

Face toners are a very important part of a skin care routine.  In fact, you can actually skip other steps like applying serum or cream, but you should always apply a skin toner.   What are skin toners? Toners usually...Read More
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9 DIY Face Masks for Teenagers

It is a hard to be a teenager. This is a time of global changes in the body, adjustments and preparations for adult life. A real hormonal storm occurs in the adolescent body, when a young person is experiencing deep...Read More

8 Amazing Homemade Christmas Body Scrubs

Holidays are approaching fast and this is probably one of the busiest times of the year.   We are all running around looking for presents, decorations, chocolate and candies.   We think about turkey dinners, yummy deserts and gingerbread cookies. There is...Read More

3 Homemade Facial Masks for Beautiful Skin

Today I spent few hours in the kitchen doing what usually women do on the weekend: cooking and cleaning :) I developed a habit of performing some self-care while doing household chores.  I hardly ever have time to sit down and relax,...Read More

Homemade Laundry Detergent

  Sometimes doing laundry sounds like a chemistry lesson: laundry detergent, bleach, fabric softener. Now wonder many people get allergies from their cloth that have been exposed to so many chemicals. Laundry detergents are also harmful to our environment because...Read More
eye patches

What are Under Eye Patches and How They Work

Benefits and Considerations when using under eye patches     Patches for under eyes are becoming a regular “must have” product among regular skin care products.   There are so many patches out there and they all claim to do magic...Read More
what is magnetic face mask

What is a magnetic face mask?

  Facial masks are a very important part of a skin care routine.  They come in variety of forms, textures and applications.  Lately magnetic face masks became a new trend. (Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links.  This means that if...Read More
Unusual and fun way to cook zucchini noodles

Zucchini Noodles Nest with Fried Egg

Unusual, easy and fun way to cook zucchini noodles   (This post contains few affiliate links.  This means that if you make a purchase I might receive a small commission at no cost to you)   I became a real...Read More
What is tagine recipes

What is tagine and how to cook in it

Recipes in Tagine Few years ago a friend of mine said that she received tagine  as a present for one of the occasions.  She boasted how food was turning out to be so delicious and juicy and how easy it...Read More
Easy Healthy Homemade Roasted Tomato soup with chicken broth recipe

Easy Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup

Tomatoes are one of the most popular and cultivated edible plants.  It is almost impossible to find a household where tomatoes are not consumed at all.  However, it was not always the case through the history. History of tomatoes Tomato...Read More

What are parabens? Are they really harmful?

What are parabens? Parabens are a class of preservative chemicals.  They are added to foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products (such as shampoos, lotions, deodorants, creams, moisturizers etc.) to prevent growth of bacteria and fungi. Because of parabens  products...Read More
Baked spaghetti squash stuffed with ground beef and zucchini

Baked spaghetti squash stuffed with ground beef and zucchini

What is Spaghetti Squash? "Spaghetti squash or vegetable spaghetti, is a group of cultivars of Cucurbita pepo subsp. pepo.[1] They can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, including ivory, yellow and orange, with orange having the highest amount of carotene. Its center contains many large...Read More

Portobello Mushrooms Baked with Eggs

I really love portobello mushrooms.  I always play with recipes and I think I never have the same dish when it comes to stuffed portobello mushrooms.  This morning I used whatever was available in my fridge and had a wonderful...Read More
National cuisine. Russian traditional salad Olivier in a bowl

Russian Potato Salad (Olivier)

  Olivier  salad is a very delicious potato salad popular among former USSR citizens and Russian community all over the world. History of Olivier salad The invention history of the salad is stated in Wikipedia: “The original version of the...Read More

Express Half Sour Pickles

Where do pickles come from ? A pickled cucumber, or simply a pickle, is a common everyday food item in almost any country in the world.  Pickled cucumber is a cucumber that has been preserved in flavoured solutions of brine,...Read More
bowl with fish chowder with coconut milk

Fish chowder with coconut milk

I found recipe of Brazilian fish soup somewhere on the internet, read it, liked it….. and changed it to my taste.  I used different types of vegetables, completely omitted rice that was in original recipe and added few spices.  I...Read More
white plate with butternut squash soup

Delicious Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Soup with smoky flavour. I rarely cook using set recipes.  I browse internet, read few recipes and then adopt few to my taste and preferences. I  experimented and this time used fresh cucumbers for vegetable stock in this recipe.  I...Read More

Best BB and DD creams: review

I would like to review two tinted moisturizers that I've been using for a number of years now.  I stand by their quality. I have oily skin and have to be cautious about oily shine that my skin acquires through...Read More

Homemade fruit roll-ups

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I have memories of my childhood treat, which was called pastila.   Pastila is traditional Russian fruit confectionery.  Wikipedia describes Russian pastila  as marshmallow but tasting like fruit.  Pastila is served as a tea desert.  I...Read More

Natural tick repellents

Ticks recently are becoming a serious problem and the number of tick bites and cases of Lyme disease are rising. It is very advisable to use DEET repellent when going outdoors.  These  repellents are proven to protect you from tick...Read More
banana chocolate chip muffins

Banana chocolate chip muffins

                    I do not like cooking, but I prefer home-made food.  Thus I either come up with my own simple, but very delicious recipes or simplify recipes from internet. I "invented"...Read More

Baked omelette muffins

  This is a very simple yet very delicious recipe for quick breakfast.  It is so simple, my son was responsible for making this omelette muffins  since he was 8 years old.  The beauty of this dish is that you...Read More

Healthy sleep and ways to promote it

Sleep is vital for person’s health and overall wellbeing. There is no “magic number” of how many hours of sleep you need as it varies from person to person, however, it is said by many medical resources that a healthy...Read More

How to manage period pains

What are period pains? Almost half of women experience menstrual or period cramps/pains.  Menstrual cramps are painful sensations in the lower abdomen and lower back. Pain can range from dull, disturbing, annoying to severe.  Some women are not even able...Read More