This weekend recipe is a spicy carrot soup with chickpeas.  My boyfriend, Adam loves this soup.  It’s so easy to make that he can even make it and he is pretty new in the kitchen.   It is very healthy, carrots are a great source of antioxidants, they have vitamin C,  beta-carotene and many other phytonutrient antioxidants.  Carrots benefit the cardiovascular system, it helps oxygenate the blood and arteries. They are also great for eye health, carotenoids.  Carrots help fight against eye diseases like glaucoma, and cataracts. Cumin helps in aiding digestion, has essential minerals that we need like magnesium which help with heart health and blood pressure because cumin helps in the absorption of calcium.  Cumin is also an excellent source of iron.  Coriander helps with controlling cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and is an antiseptic so it’s great for mouth ulcers. If you have anemia coriander is a great…

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I’m OBSESSED with Philip B. Hair Care and now their newest line Oud Royal has made me a life long fan of Philip B. I tried the Oud Royal Shampoo and the Oud Royal Conditioner. If you are not familiar with what Oud is, it’s an oil that comes from a wood that is popular in the Middle East and Asia. It is used in many perfumes and as home fragrance. Philip B. Hair Care uses different botanicals to help your hair for look healthy and beautiful. Oud Royal Shampoo makes your hair super shiny.  It is made with different botanicals that help strengthen your hair from the inside out.  It helps lock in moisture, helps tame frizz, adding body and shine.  I love it. My hair felt detangled, soft and manageable.  Which says a lot because I have long thick hair that will become knots even if you were…

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Elizabeth TenHouten is a beauty and skincare expert.  She has recently founded  a new skincare line called BeautyRich Skincare, which will launch soon, it is a  skincare line for radiance with skin-brightening technology from the South of France.  Elizabeth has written two beauty books, Natural Beauty and Cooking Well: Beautiful Skin.  Elizabeth also serves on the Board of Directors of Beauty Industry West. She is a member of Cosmetic Executive Women and a National Affiliate of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Elizabeth brings her beauty and skincare expertise to speaking engagements across the country.  Today she finishes up the beauty week with us.   Beauty Wrap Up: Lipstick or Lipgloss: Lipgloss applied over lipstick! Using the lipstick as a base gives you color control and helps the gloss last through your evening! Lipgloss 100% for luscious lips! Natural or Glam: It depends on the occasion. Natural is best during the day,…

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