Review, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics 4 Everyday Is Halloween 2013 Collection Sets: Venemous Vixen, The Scream Queen, The Madcap Madame , The Adonis

For Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Halloween isn’t just a holiday — it’s a lifestyle! Check out 3 Hot Illamasqua Halloween Looks Created By Alex Box: Sculpted Cheekbones, Heart-Shaped Face, Faux Lashes, Gold Body Paint Right in time for Halloween, OCC unearths Everyday is Halloween, a limited-edition collection composed of 4 makeup sets that feature a mix […]

GIVEAWAY: NEW Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream With Skin Energizing Technology Fights Fatigued Skin: What Is Skin Energy? Sponsored

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Skincare Review, Photos: Olay Fresh Effects Bead Me Up! Exfoliating Cleanser

Skincare Review, Photos: Olay Fresh Effects Bead Me Up! Exfoliating Cleanser

Olay promises that when you use their New Fresh Effects Bead Me Up! Exfoliating Cleanser ($6.99) product you will get, “the freshest wash you’ve ever had with foaming bubbles and exfoliating microbeads.” I used it a few times and liked the gentle, foaming action very much.

My skin felt squeaky-clean as a result, and even a tad tingly (and tight on one occasion). This may be because I was using it in the winter, but the issue was easily remedied by applying moisturizer (which I do in any case post-face wash).

Love the price, too! I would recommend using this only a couple of times a week though — seems too strong for daily use. Also, I am looking forward to breaking it out again come summer.

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Unclotting Vitamin K

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We’re looking at some new multivitamin products at work, and since my last post on Vitamin D, I was wondering what other vitamins I’m missing from my daily diet.  So everyone’s heard of Vitamin A, B, C, D, and E but what’s up with Vitamin K and why did we skip Vitamin F, G, H, and I?  The answer:  a German scientist who discovered this vitamin named it K because of its primary property in blood clotting (or “Koagulation” in German).

Where to Get Vitamin K

Naturally occurring Vitamin K (phylloquinone) comes from foods like green, leafy vegetables and green tea.  Some of my favorite products that are high in Vitamin K are:

  1. Broccoli
  2. Spinach
  3. Kale
  4. Romaine Lettuce
  5. Parsley
  6. Brussel Sprouts (New for me! I just discovered this while at a restaurant last Friday.  I never thought I could like this vegetable.)
  7. Collard Greens (so good!)
  8. Cucumber
  9. Tomato
  10. Blueberry

The other form (menaquinones) comes from bacteria in the gut (yes, healthy bacteria lives in our intestines).  Bacteria in the gut produce a range of vitamin K2 forms, each with side chains composed of a variable number of chemical compounds.  Menaquinones can also be found in food that contains bacteria like cheese and natto, or in animals that also produce the vitamin via their gut bacteria. Continue reading