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Merry Christmas From Bonne Foi

Dec 25, 2014

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Christmas Cookies

Dec 17, 2014

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Every year families spend some of their holiday time in the kitchen making Christmas Cookies to give to friends and neighbors, or simply to have for themselves during the festive season. The traditional cookies are sugar cookies decorated with icing and sprinkles, gingerbread men and women, chocolate chip cookies are always a favorite, and then there are the special recipes that are handed down from generation to generation.

We found a great recipe for something a little different from the usual Christmas cookies.

 White Chocolate Cranberry Christmas Cookies Ingredients  1/3 cup butter, softened  1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg  1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt  1/2 teaspoon baking soda  3/4 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup white baking chips Directions In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture and mix well. Stir in cranberries and chips. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen. Happy Holidays !! Bonne Foi

Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/white-chocolate-cranberry-cookies#ixzz3KqemkiQ0

Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/white-chocolate-cranberry-cookies#ixzz3KqcpCHei

 

Bonne Foi & Beautiful Hair

Dec 10, 2014

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At the Holidays we are more joyous, we are more stressed, we sometimes try to cram more work into a shorter day so that we can attend to our Holiday Chores..We buy special, fancy Holiday clothes for parties and celebrations, and we take photos to commemorate these special  occasions. It’s a time of year when we really want to look our best.

Our hair and skin can make a big difference in how we feel and look at this time of the year, so why not try a few simple changes that can help. First off, when you head to the salon for your new winter style, ask your hair stylist for a recommendation for a more gentle shampoo. At  salons, they sell several different brands of high quality hair products. In general they use more natural ingredients, less phosphates and more ingredients that help maintain a positive PH balance, which is essential for shiny, soft hair. 

After you shower, towel dry your hair gently, and apply our Bonne Foi Keratin Hair Treatment. Keratin is a building block of hair, and our special formula will help your hair gain back its natural texture and shine.  Then let your hair dry naturally, with no blow drying or styling. If you wash your hair every day,  try skipping a day. Your hair will appreciate the rest and you probably won’t have to style it as much either. 

Happy Holidays

Bonne Foi

Beautiful Skin for the Holidays

Dec 2, 2014

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Our Bonne Foi products will help to keep the skin on your face and neck looking soft and lovely all through the winter, but what about the skin on the rest of your body. Most of us don’t think about how important our skin is to our health. If your skin becomes cracked and dry, it can cause sores and bleeding; Once those become infected there is a whole host of things that can occur.

So what can we do to keep our skin soft and moist? I found some good information onWebMD:

Your skin is your body’s first line of defense against the elements. When sun, wind, and cold leave skin dry and itchy, don’t hide it under long pants and gloves. Replenish it!

To get the smooth, sleek skin you’ll want to show off, learn these eight top causes of, and fixes for dry skin.

1. Winter Weather

When the temperature drops, the humidity level plunges too. Dry air leaves skin parched. “Once the weather starts to change, I see patients coming in complaining of dry, itchy skin,” says Linda Stein Gold, MD, clinical research director for the dermatology department at Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital.

Turning up the thermostat doesn’t help, either. Indoor heating strips even more moisture from the air — and your skin.

Quick Fix: Dial Up the Humidity

Install a humidifier in your home to keep air moist. Set humidity at a constant 45% to 55%, and the temperature at a balmy 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Before you go outside in wintry weather, create your own moisture barrier. Protect your most sensitive parts — lips, face, and hands — with a scarf and gloves.

2. Steamy Showers

Setting the shower to steamy soothes your body, but it won’t do your skin any favors. “I know it feels wonderful to stand in a really hot shower… but it can dry out the natural oils in our skin more quickly,” Stein Gold says.

Standing under that hot spray long enough to belt out your favorite tune is also a no-no. The longer you linger in the shower, the more you dry out your skin.

Quick Fix: Cleanse Coolly and Quickly

Dial down the shower temperature to lukewarm, and keep showers short. Five minutes is enough to get clean without over-drying. Save the singing for your car.

3. Moisture-Robbing Soaps

Don’t put just any bar of soap into your shower dish — they’re not all the same. Wash with a harsh soap and you’ll send your skin’s natural moisture barrier straight down the drain.

Quick Fix: Go Mild

“We recommend using a mild, fragrance-free soap that moisturizes as it cleanses,” Stein Gold says. Bar or liquid doesn’t matter, but choose a soap that’s specially formulated for dry skin.”

Your skin is important to your health, so don’t forget to feed it from the inside out. Instead of rich, creamy dressings on your salads, make a dressing of olive oil and vinegar with just a touch of seasonings to spice it up. Eat more fish and slip in a few avocados on that sandwich.

 

Bonne Foi