Feeling glum chum? Life getting you down? Claustrophobic? Stressed? No worries loyal blog readers, Feng Shui to the rescue (add dramatic echo for effect)! Mirrors are considered the "aspirin of Feng Shui". Why, you might ask? Instant positive energy is created by brightening dark spaces and making your house or apartment look more expansive! Does science have Feng Shui's back? Why yes they do. The reflection of light and spacious effect creates a feeling of well being and reduces stress better than a Prozac! Will someone take away the wire hanger and give Mommie Dearest a damn mirror!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Feeling broke? Tempted to wade into the your local shopping mall fountain to collect all the pennies small children and the elderly throw in? Well, you don't have to wish for riches anymore! Feng Shui says you'll earn more money if you place your own small fountain by the front door of your house or apartment. The fountain "opens" the opportunities for money to flow right in! Feng Shui says that water represents "luck, energy, and wealth". Think we're full of it? Scientists say the water creates negative ions which trigger that feel-good serotonin in your brain. What this means is that when an opportunity arises you will be more likely and have the extra energy to go after it!
Feeling loved? No? Arrange your pillows in pairs in the corners of your sofa. Suddenly, you will start feeling more secure and relaxed. Think it's a load of bull? Think not. We have scientific confirmation! Psychologists agree that just looking at them in this arrangement promotes calmness and security!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Who can afford a pedicure these days? Yet this time of year we are flashing our feet for the whole world to see. Don't be a flip-flop freak! Give yourself this easy, inexpensive pedicure at home. Soak your feet in a bowl of full-fat milk for at least ten minutes. The lactic acid helps your skin to hold water which reduces those cracks in your heels and gives them a more youthful appearance. If you really want to add a touch of lux, add a cup of rose petals. The petals contain Gallic acid which will tighten and tone those tired soles. Go from freak to chic in no time flat!
Thin down your arms with a few over-sized bangles or bracelets! Weight yourself down with them. They will add "visual weight" to help slim down and balance your arms. Anything to take peoples attention away from the bat wings is great!
Wonder where your waist has wandered off to? So do we. Pin an over-sized sparkling brooch on the side of your waistband or pin it to your belt if your wearing jeans. Your waist will suddenly reappear! Remember, the brighter the better and nothing smaller than three inches.
Shrink your Buddha belly with several long chains! Longer necklaces help to elongate your torso and slim your silhouette. You can also draw attention away from your round face with a drop pendant. It helps to define your jawline and helps to camoflague your worst features!