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    After a stressful day, I adore Lavender Oil’s relaxing scent! It’s become my secret to a good night’s sleep.

    Marisol

    / Facialist & Skin Consultant

    The Coconut Shea butter from Choice of Nature it has helped me heal and remove scars. It is a great for my skin and hydrates without leaving my skin feeling greasy

    Rosa

    / Mother & Business Woman

    I have been using olive oil for years to protect my hair from the blow dryer and flat irons. It gives my hair a healthier appearance and keeps it smooth and shiny J

    Lucia

    / Event Planner

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    Apr.
    28

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    Food bloggers may not be "editors at Vogue," and not all of them are "experts," as Martha Stewart once reminded us before admitting the hypocritical error of her ways (she features a whole network of bloggers on her site). No, food bloggers occupy a different space and serve a different purpose. They are responsive, interacting with their readers in a way many publications cannot. Some might be pretentious or twee, but others are charming and light-hearted. Above all else food bloggers are approachable. They make us feel like we can try the tricky recipes too, and if we fail, it's okay. As food writer Adam Roberts of the Amateur Gourmet sums it up, food blogs "run on intimacy." Every year Saveur magazine, one of the most respected publications in the food world, ranks the year's best food blogs. Readers and past winners nominate blogs, and Saveur editors decide the finalists. There are two winners for each category: a Reader's Choice award, composed of votes from online ballots, and an Editor's Choice award. Here are this year's winners: Best Cooking Blog Readers' Choice: Love and Lemons Editors' Choice: i am a food blog Finalists: Princess Tofu, Seven Spoons, The Year in Food, What's Cooking Good Looking Best Baking and Desserts Blog Readers' Choice: The Vanilla Bean Blog Editors' Choice: Top with Cinnamon Finalists: Breadtopia, My Name is Yeh, The Pastry Department, The Broken Bread Best Cocktail Blog Readers' Choice: Bit by a Fox Editors' Choice: Death to Sour Mix Finalists: Gastronomista, Loving Cup, Stir and Strain, The Straight Up Best Wine or Beer Blog Readers' Choice: The Thirsty Wench Editors' Choice: Brunellos Have More Fun Finalists: Brew Train, Guys Drinking Beer, Sob Stories, Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews Best Regional Cuisine Blog Readers' Choice: Rose Water & Orange Blossoms Editors' Choice: Indian Simmer Finalists: Acadiana Table, Bottom of the Pot, Aunt Clara's Kitchen, Jun-blog Best Culinary Travel Blog Readers' Choice: FEAST: An Edible Road Trip Editors' Choice: Eating Asia Finalists: Fed Man Walking, Luxeat, Parla Food, Will Travel for Food Best Family Cooking Blog Readers' Choice: Dinner: A Love Story Editors' Choice: In Praise of Leftovers Finalists: Chinese Grandma, Dash and Bella, Pure Ella, Some the Wiser Best Photography Readers' Choice: Local Milk Editors' Choice: Local Milk Finalists: Fat & Furious Burger, Herriott Grace, Hortus Cuisine, Lady and Pups, Nicky & Max Best Writing Readers' Choice: 5 Second Rule Editors' Choice: Pen and Palate Finalists: The Yellow House, Culinary Bro-Down, Food for the Thoughtless, Plated Stories Best Original Recipes Readers' Choice: My Darling Lemon Thyme Editors' Choice: Oh, Ladycakes Finalists: Dolly and Oatmeal, Flourishing Foodie, The Beeroness, Three Little Halves Best New Blog Readers' Choice: Broad Appetite Editors' Choice: Hortus Cuisine Finalists: Bottom of the Pot, My Blue and White Kitchen, Two Red Bowls Best Use of Video Readers' Choice: Poires au Chocolat Editors' Choice: The Perennial Plate Finalists: Food Curated, Glass Backwards, Life and Thyme, Muy Bueno Cookbook Best Special Diets Blog Readers' Choice: My New Roots Editors' Choice: The First Mess Finalists: Golubka Kitchen, Happyolks, Sassy Kitchen, Vegetarian Ventures

    Apr.
    28

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    Unwashed eggs can be collected and then left out on your kitchen counter at room temperature for several weeks, where they will still be perfectly edible, if not quite as fresh as when they were laid. In a perfect world, all of your chickens' eggs would be as clean as these I collected from the nesting boxes. There are some things you can do to ensure clean eggs, but since life happens no matter what you do, you will occasionally end up with dirty eggs - covered in mud or feces. You can gently scrub off the debris with a rough cloth or your fingernail, but extremely dirty eggs should be rinsed under warm running water and then refrigerated. Once an egg has been rinsed off and had the bloom removed, it does need refrigeration. Unwashed eggs benefit from being refrigerated as well. In the refrigerator, unwashed eggs will still last longer than washed eggs, and also longer than they would at room temperature. For more information on proper egg handling and storage, read HERE. Store bought eggs have been cleaned and the bloom has been removed, so always need refrigeration after you buy them. If you sell your eggs, you might want to read this - different states have different egg laws that govern whether eggs should be washed or not before selling them.

    Apr.
    28

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    I'm not the only one who has turned to these Internet stars. You'd be hard-pressed to find a beauty novice (or expert) who can't thank a blogger for teaching her a thing or two about makeup. Our very own beauty writer Maria Del Russo proudly watches YouTube beauty bloggers regularly. As much as we might want to deny it, many of us rely on them for their reviews, swatches, and real-time application shots. Whether it's tips on finding the perfect foundation or a how-to tutorial on "kontouring" like Kim K, we've learned some pretty legit tricks from the blogosphere. Ahead are some of our favorite hacks. Make your own black eyeliner by mixing charcoal and coconut oil. If you're looking to seriously step up your DIY game this weekend, take a stab at making your own eyeliner. Britanie, from Beauty by Britanie, swears by an eyeliner concoction that consists of only two ingredients: coconut oil and activated charcoal. You can find both at most health-food stores, drugstores, or even on Amazon. The charcoal powder normally comes in capsules, making it super-easy to measure out. Britanie recommends taking one to three capsules of charcoal, pouring the powder into a small bowl or empty eyeshadow container, and then adding in half a teaspoon of coconut oil. Mix the contents together, and voilà! The result is a long-lasting pot of gel liner that will also nourish your skin. Plus, it's another reason to love coconut oil! Give your skin a dewy glow by adding a few drops of face oil into your foundation. Before you shell out big bucks for the latest and greatest dewy-finish foundation, take a cue from Alexandra of Glory Boon blog and add a little face oil to your existing base. Mixing just a few drops of face oil into your foundation will not only hydrate your skin, but also give you a smoother application and even finish, allowing you to mimic that enviable #WokeUpLikeThis glow. Stimulate hair growth with castor oil. According to the girls at Naturally Curly (curly-hair experts and R29 contributors), Jamaican black castor oil works wonders for scalp and hair-growth issues. Simply massage it into your head and run it through your hair. The oil will work its magic moisturizing, thickening, and stimulating hair growth. You can even use it on your brows and lashes! Apply a powder before liquid foundation for flawless coverage that lasts all day. We know this goes against everything we've been taught about makeup application, but this trick may be a savior for those with oily skin. In this video, makeup artist Wayne Goss teaches us you can get your base makeup to stay put longer by applying a loose powder before your liquid foundation. Start with a good amount of moisturizer, set it with a powder, and finish by adding liquid foundation on top. This will give your skin a fully hydrated feel, but with a matte finish. For most, this application method should nix the need for powder as a final step, leaving you with a budge-proof base that will last all day. A bit of vaseline (or eye gloss) and a cotton swab are the secret to a lived-in smoky eye. We know going to bed with makeup on is a huge no-no. But, if it happens sometimes, we don't hate when we wake up the next morning with that sexy, lived-in (uh, slept-in) look. We'd never recommend ditching your nightly cleansing routine, so thankfully we stumbled across this video from makeup-artist queen Lisa Eldridge, which taught us how to achieve the same effect without wreaking havoc on our skin. Eldridge uses a bit of eye gloss on a cotton swab to smudge her black eyeliner and give it a more "rock-'n'-roll" aesthetic. Although she uses eye gloss in the video, Eldridge notes that plain ol' Vaseline works just as well. How to create full eyebrows when you hardly have any to begin with. If you suffer from sparse brows (ahem), you know that filling them in with product can be challenging, to say the least. This video from makeup mavens Samantha and Nicola Chapman of Pixiwoo teaches those who may be lacking in the eyebrow department how to amp them up using precise application techniques. The trick is to draw on product in teeny-tiny strokes to mimic the look of natural hairs. If you stick to this method, your brows won't look drawn-on or fake. In a pinch, use your mascara as eyeliner. We've heard about multi-use cheek products and dual-ended eyeshadows, but who knew that mascara — a product that's existed in one form or another for hundreds of years — could be used for something other than pumping up your lashes? Earlier this year, Sarah Howard from Beauty Banter compiled a list of her favorite beauty hacks — like using mascara as eyeliner. What? Our heart just skipped a beat. Just dip an angled brush into the mascara tube and apply it to your lashline, she explains. You'll get a similar effect to that of a gel, allowing you to get twice as much use out of a single tube. Get the illusion of fuller lashes by "mascara-stamping." This time-saving tip from the gals of The Beauty Department is perfect for all the no-makeup-makeup fans out there. When applying mascara, simply press the wand into the roots of your lashes in a "stamping" motion. This will deposit color to your upper lashline, giving you the illusion of thicker lashes, without the obvious tightlining. It can be a little tricky (read: messy) to execute at first, but once you've got it, you'll be hooked.

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