About HealthyGirl

Destiny was a graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.S. in Biology in 2011. She is currently studying to become a Physician Assistant. She has been writing professionally since 2007 and her proudest work is on her blog, healthylivingwithdestiny.com.

Time to Replace Your Eye Makeup!

There is much confusion about when to replace your eye makeup as different materials have different amounts of time they are good for. Most makeup is good for about 3-6 months. So, like many other things in life, makeup presents us with a use it or lose it situation. Is it time to replace your Makeup? Here is a simple guide to help you know when to throw what out.

Mascara-Most health experts suggest replacing your mascara every 3 months. Mascara is a favorite breeding ground for many different types of bacteria. They originate from our eyelashes and get caught on your brush, and find the wet, sticky surface of mascara a decent breeding ground, unlike our eyelashes, which also have good bacteria that keep them at bay. This is a common item I always keep on hand for Mary Kay orders, which comes in three types:

Mascara Ultimate Mascara -For longer looking lashes that lasts all day with up to five times the volume. ($15)

Lash Lengthening Mascara – Delivers longer-looking , and thicker looking lashes Lash lenghthening ($10)

Waterproof Mascara – Made with a derivative of vitamin B for stronger looking, softer feeling lashes  ($10)

Pencil Eyeliners– These items last anywhere from 3-6 months, because they come in contact with our eyes and have a slightly moist environment for bacteria. Health experts also recommend not using eyeliner on the inner rims of eyelids, as this is creating more and more health problems for people. Mary Kay offers 8 varieties of pencil eyeliner colors that give you waterproof, smudge resistant, and fade resistant wear.

Eyeliner Eyeliner Pencils – (8 Different Colors) $10

Liquid Eyeliner – (Black only) $11

 

Eye Color– This type of make up also needs to be replaced about once every 3-6 months, since they are dealing with the eye area. Liquid eye makeup can be replaced after a year of use if dispensed from a tube, such as Mary Kay Eyecicles Eye Color. Be sure to replace your eye brushes as well, unless you clean them. Compact

 Mineral Eye Color – $6.50 a color

Eyesicles

 

Eyecicles Eye Color – This wonderful product goes on in liquid form for ease of application and dries to powder for maximum comfort and smudge resistance. ($10)

 

 Have happy, healty eyes,    ~HealthyGirl

As always, I offer free samples, free shipping ,and free gift with purchase!

For Ordering, Please visit www.marykay.com/DestinyKeller

5 Quick Tips to Help You Eat More Vegetables and Fruits

With the average american diet, it can be hard to get the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables a day. The number of each is debatable, because this number actually shouldn’t be generalized. Instead try going to CDC.gov and enter in your age, gender, and activity level to get a more accurate idea of how many fruits and vegetables you need a day. For example, I need 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of vegetables each day, being a moderatly active, young female.

Once you have discovered how much you need, make a goal and get cookin! Here are 5 easy changes you can make so you eat more vegetables and fruits in your diet.

1. SmooSmothiethies- Smoothies are a great snack with so many benefits if made correctly. Try making them yourself with a blender or magic bullet with plenty of fruit and yogurt and ice. For some great recipe ideas, che ck out some of my other posts: My First Green Smoothie, Smoothielishious & Smoothielishious Part 2.


Vegetables

2.  Add Veggies to your main dish- When cooking fun dishes like spaghetti, lasagna, tacos, or others, try adding a few extra vegetables in the dish, as well as on the side. Be sure to pick vegetables that you like and pair well with the meal.  Try decreasing the amount of meat you put in your dish, and replacing that with vegetables. If your normally cook your spaghetti with a pound of hamber, try only adding a half a pound of hamburger, and add some yummy mushrooms, squash, and onions to your dish!

 

3. Turn fruit into a topping- Instead of using syrups on waffles, ice creams and some cakes, try making a fruit topping instead. You can make your own simply by pureeing a few berries and leaving some cut up. Be sure to add a pinch of stevia, or your favorite sugar type if the fruits aren’t sweet enough. Don’t forget to add fruit to your yogurts, oatmeal, and other favorite treats. Applesauce

  4. Replace Oils with Applesauce- This is a great trick to make treats less fattening and still turn out great. This can be done with many oil based recipees. Just exchange them 1 for 1.  Such as 1/4 cup of oil can be replaced with 1/4 cup of applesauce.

5. Another great way to help you eat more vegetables and fruit is to add convenence to them. People typically  reach for the potato chips or snacks because they are easy and quick. By making these options the same for your fruits and veggies…you might be more likely to eat them! Try cutting up cellary  or apples the way you like the day before you plan on eating them. Prepare them in little bags and put them in a visible spot. Defrost frozen fruit you might want to eat plain and put room temperature vegetables in plain sight.  

Happy Healthy Eating,    ~HealthyGirl

Porphyria The Vampire Disease

481Porphyria_cutaneous_ta I thought it might be appropriate to write about this disease since Halloween is coming up. Porphyria is thought to be the where vampire myths have come from, as people suffering from this disease usually have a sensitivity to sunlight, and abnormal hair growth. The main cause for this disease is the inability to produce heme (a part of our red blood cells) The slang term for this illness is the Vampire Disease.

According to the Mayo Clinic, this disease can usually be divided into two different categories although there are many different types. The two categories are Acute and Cutaneous Porphyria.

Acute porphyria includes the forms of this disease that primarily cause problems with the nervous system.(neuron porphyrias).Sometimes skin symptoms (neurocutaneous porphyrias), will also be a problem.
Cutaneous porphyria This includes the forms of this disease that cause problems in the skin due to oversensitivity to sunlight. This type does not affect the nervous system. 

The signs and symptoms a person with Porphyria may have will depend on the type they have.

Acute porphyria symptoms include

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Constipation or Diarrhea 
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in limbs or back
  • Muscle pain, tingling, numbness, weakness or even paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Fever
  • Confusion/Disorientation
  • Hallucinations/Paranoia
  • Red colored urine
  • High blood pressure

Cutaneous porphyrias and neurocutaneous acute porphyrias

  • Itching
  • Painful skin redness 
  • Skin swelling
  • Blisters
  • Red urine
  • Abnormal Hair Growth
  • sensitivity to sunlight 

 Vampire

One can see how Cutaneous Porphyria might lead to myths of vampires and werewolves, due to the symptoms they often experience. This disease has a wide range of symptoms and some people may be unaware they have the disease, as anywhere from 1 in 500 to 1 in 50,000 people may suffer from it. So beware, the vampire in the movies might actually be right behind you!

~Happy Halloween, HealthyGirl