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Teenager Remembered in the Best Minerals Makeup

 
 
How would you react to your young daughter being killed? This is a question many of us simply could not answer but one mother turned her sad experience into a book and ultimately an item from the best minerals makeup.

In 2007, 15-year-old Abigail Simpson went to a party near her home in Scotland with friends. Her mother, Nicola Simpson, called goodbye to her daughter as she left. Sadly Abigail got into a car overloaded with five other friends and driver by a 17-year-old driver who had passed his test only three days before.

The next thing Nicola heard of her daughter was when a police officer knocked on her door to say that Abigail had been killed when the car turned over. Obviously the world of Abigail’s family collapsed. But what happened next is a lesson for other grieving parents.
 

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Having sat through a very difficult court case, hating him all the while, Nicola met Scott, the driver of the car, and who had been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving, and eventually found the strength to forgive him. She understood that Scott would have to live with the guilt Abigail’s death would bring him.

During this time she was persuaded to write her experiences with grief and pain in a book later published as ‘Abigail’s Rainbow.’ As she wrote, Nicola found the answers to many of the questions she had been asking and released.

The book lead to several interviews and public speaking events, at each opportunity Nicola explained her experiences, hoping to help others going through the same experience and to tell them they are not alone. She has also set up a website and supports the Crocus Child Bereavement Support Service.

Nicola now lives in Cyprus with her other daughter, Hannah, who she made sure feels as loved as Abigail did. She receives messages from other mothers who have found her best-selling book an inspiration.

Abigail had an ambition to become a beautician and a model. Nicola always thought it would be great to bring out a best minerals makeup range in her daughter’s memory. During a book signing recently, Nicola met Peter from Proto-col who thought he could do something.

After talking to James Greenwell, Managing Director of Proto-col, Nicola chose a bright pink colour she felt Abigail would like and she and Hannah came up with the name ‘Abigail’s Sparkle.’ This bright lip colour is now available among the best minerals makeup on LookRavishing.com.

Nicola described the lip colour as “a legacy to her: a dream come true. I would have to peel her off the ceiling with excitement if she was here.”

It is wonderful that a young life and a courageous mother can be commemorated in the best minerals makeup in this way.
 


 


 

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How To Make Skin Glow Naturally

 
 
Somehow we can instinctively tell when someone takes care of their looks. Their skin has a glow to it that improves their attractiveness more than mere clothes and makeup can do. For this reason, it is useful to understand how to make skin glow naturally.

A good diet is always the first place to start. Ensure the food you eat includes healthy (preferably organic) fruit and vegetables with a wide range of nutrients but especially vitamin C, omega 3 fatty acids and fibre. Ensuring you have a balanced diet will often ensure you get the nutrients you need but, in any case, it is always well worth taking a good quality multi-vitamin supplement to top up the levels of goodness you require. Avoid eating too much sugar, salt, caffeine and drinking alcohol as these will dry out the skin and reduce its shine.

Exfoliate at least once a week. A good exfoliating product will ensure the dead skin cells will be removed, allowing the healthy cells to shine.

Use a moisturiser at the beginning of every day and in the evening. This will form a great base for cosmetics during the day and help the skin cells repair themselves at night. To help plump up the skin, also drink plenty of water during the day: this will also help the body clear any impurities too. Consider a course of high quality collagen tablets too: as we get older we lose collagen and so elasticity in our skin.

You can also make lifestyle choices to help your skin. Smoking should be avoided as this damages the skin cells, as does exposure to the sun. Nicotine and ultra violet rays lead to wrinkling and premature ageing. Make sure you get regular exercise, as this will stimulate the heart and lungs, leading to a better distribution of oxygen to the skin.

So it is really only a matter of decisions as to how to make skin glow naturally. If you are serious about looking good, then it is worth developing some good habits.
 

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Include Barley Grass as One of the Ways to Have a Healthy Lifestyle

 
 
More and more people are turning to vitamin supplements as one of the ways to have a healthy lifestyle. More than half of Americans take a daily supplement and around 40% use a multivitamin supplement. In the UK alone the market for such supplements in 2009 was £670 million.

With doubts about the levels of nutrition in our diets, it is hardly surprising that we are looking for alternative ways to have a healthy lifestyle. It is interesting to understand what goes into supplements and how they manage to supply the goodness we require.
 

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This drive to find ways to have a healthy lifestyle means that certain foods have shot into the limelight and have been labeled ‘super foods.’ One of these new stars is barley grass.

Barley grass powder is found in many of the high quality supplements we take. It come from the dried leaves of the barley plant and as such can be considered a vegetable. The benefits of this food are astonishing and some have claimed barley grass on it’s own provides most of the nutrients the body needs.

Calcium is hugely important to the human body to build and maintain important hard structures such as teeth and bones and studies have shown barley grass contains up to four times the level of calcium found in milk.

Iron too is very important to our health. It underpins many of the essential processes that take place within our bodies; iron is vital in the production of red blood cells and in the distribution of oxygen molecules around from the lungs to the processes that demand it. The immune system also depends on iron for it’s correct functioning, as does the conversion of blood sugar to energy. Generally iron is a vital component in the construction and maintenance of cells within the body and is especially important in times of high stress, such as pregnancy (when the mother supplies iron to the unborn child) and exercise.

Barley grass has been shown to contain up to 22 times the level of iron than spinach. It also includes all the essential amino acids, 13 different vitamins and 12 minerals.

Interestingly barley grass also contains levels of chlorophyll. This substance is of course essential to plants and other life forms but has also been found to combat harmful bacteria within the human body. It has been proved to repair and rejuvenate damaged tissues.

Clearly barley grass is a useful substance if you are looking for ways to have a healthy lifestyle. When you next select a nutrition supplement, you could do a lot worse than look for one containing barley grass.

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