It is already vacation time! The summer contest 2019 of “Deavita” begins! It is vacation time and we have prepared for you a great summer contest awesome gift!
Among the participants of the campaign (“Contest on YouTube”) the following prizes will be given away and sent to the address provided by the winner :
One Beach towel with the “Deavita” logo
Oneset of natural cosmetics from “Cocosolis”.
Being able to participate in the competition is actually very easy. All you have to do is click here to subscribe to our Youtube channel and tell us in the comments under the contest video “Top 5 beach essentials and useful suggestions” what you always take with you! The competition starts on 21.07 and ends on 31.07 at 10 o’clock AM. The winner will be selected from all participants on July 31st with the help of the platform (https://commentpicker.com/youtube.php) and will be informed in the YouTube comments on the YouTube video on the same day. The choosing of the winner will be captured by video and posted on YouTube.
2: Tell us in the comments under the contest video “Top 5 beach essentials and useful suggestions” what you always take with you on the beach!
TOP 5 beach bag essentials and 3 useful things we often forget
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What are the top 5 beach bag essentials
Well, it’s obvious that you need a cool beach bag first, where you can pack everything else! Whether foldable or not – it’s just a must!
On vacation, you spend a bit more time on the beach. To avoid sunburns you need the right sunscreen cream, of course. It is best to adjust the sun protection factor to your skin type and to the duration of the sunbath.
Whether on a lounger or directly on the sand – you need a beach towel. We recommend you to use a model made of natural materials, such as cotton or linen.
A beach hat protects you from the sun and in recent years has become one of the most popular fashion accessories for the summer.
Sunglasses are also among the things that you should always take to the beach. But you should definitely have a UV protection – the cheaper models can affect your eyesight.
And those were the things we think always have to go to the beach.
TOP 5 beach bag essentials and some useful suggestions and ideas
Now we have for you 3 more suggestions that could be very useful.
Insect bites can trigger allergic reactions. Therefore you should definitely have an anti-allergic spray with you.
An inflatable pillow is easy to carry and provides even more comfort on the beach.
Due to the heat, your cell phone battery will empty faster than usual. A power bank would not be such a bad idea so that you can be reached at any time during your vacation.
The first rumors that the company is working on a truck came in mid-2016. At that time, the car manufacturer revealed the “secret plan and announced the development of the truck. In the spring of 2017, the company stated that Tesla Semi Truck will debut in September. But in the end, the display of the model was postponed several times for various reasons. The latest news is that the plan for Tesla Semi is to appear in 2020 and offer a low emission alternative to diesel-powered vehicles. It is reported that prototypes have been seen on the road, obviously being tested.
Tesla Semi truck – A new chapter in the history of electric cars
The presentation of Tesla Semi truck was broadcasted online on the website and the company’s YouTube channel. Many have been waiting for this appearance for a long time. The high-tech electric Semi truck has been an object of speculations and journalists and various websites have written a lot about the truck. During the presentation of the first truck without an internal combustion engine, the founder Elon Musk noted that the production of such an electric truck would be a new step towards freeing the economy from the use of fossil fuels.
The streamlined shape and smooth lines of Tesla Semi truck are exceptional. The sleek design is due to the decision to place the battery pack under the truck. It is interesting that after the end of the presentation, the official Twitter page stated that the Tesla truck surpasses the aerodynamic Bugatti Chiron. It has to be noted that the glass of Semi is not just an ordinary glass. It was made of special reinforced glass with increased durability characteristics. In theory terms, the glass should remain intact after being hit by a stone ejected from under the wheels of another car.
Tesla Semi truck interior is unusual and very different from what we are used to see. The driver’s seat is designed located right in the center and much further to the windshield. As per the photos, there will be two tow touch screen display and the steering wheel is positioned between them. On the left there is a screen for displaying all the necessary information of the main indicators and managing various functions, the right display serves for the usual navigation system and management of the multimedia system.
In general, the interior of a new car was designed with a driver’s cabin for one person. To get to the cabin, the driver can use the stairs. Musk has focused on the fact that the new truck has received an explosion-proof windshield with an unlimited warranty.
Tesla Semi truck technical specifications
Tesla Semi truck is the latest addition to Musk’s vision of an all-electrified world where cars, trucks and houses are powered by clean energy and he pointed out that the Semi is the safest and most convenient truck. Tesla Semi does not have a gasoline engine or transmission, so theoretically less maintenance is required. Four independent batteries provide maximum power and acceleration and require less energy per mile. All of them together weigh less than one diesel truck engine. The new truck has a carbon fiber cabin and its weight is noticeably lower than a standard truck cabin. Further to that the batteries are built into the design in such a way so that to give extra durability and reduce the total weight of the body.
Based on the words of the manager and the official website, Tesla Semi’s drag coefficient is 0.36cd and will have up to 806 km mile range of a single charge and this, given the total payload of 36,287 kg. Why is range so important for a truck? Because his daily mileage exceeds the mileage of the cars on which the company worked. According to estimates, the average truck in a Class 8 niche in the United States of America travels 160,000 km, or about 400 kilometers per day. As per the “11/24 rule” the driver does not have the right to travel more than 800-900 km per day. Based on that, the driver should not exceed the time spent in driving for more than 11 hours a day, if he does not make a 10-hour break for sleeping and eating. This suggests that the range of the new trucks will be enough to compete or be equal with the range of any diesel fuel truck.
Batteries are expected to spend no more than 125 kW/h for every hundred kilometers. This brings the question for battery charging. Tesla promises the installation of “Superchargers” at its own stations. In only 30 minutes, during which the driver will have time to rest and have a snack in a cafe, the batteries will be charged for 643 kilometers, which is very impressive! The estimated consumption is figure is very acceptable. Usually, a diesel fuel truck consumes about 36.75 liters of diesel per hundred kilometers. One liter of this fuel is much more expensive than 1 kW /h of electricity and provides only about 3.5 kW /h, given the efficiency of the engine. It is also important that during charging at 200 kW /h in 30 minutes the battery does not overheat. This was achieved thanks to the patented liquid cooling of the charging device which allows maintaining acceptable temperature of the battery during charging.
Tesla Semi truck is the most dynamic vehicle in its category. It is equipped with four electric motors the total power of which equals 1,032 horsepower. The first electric truck Tesla Semi will be able to accelerate 0-100 km (0-60 miles) in 5 seconds. If the truck is fully loaded to 36 tons, then it will be possible to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-60 miles) in 20 seconds.
Tesla Semi truck safety features include an enhanced battery with impact protection, impact-resistant front glass and a whole list of sensors that inform the truck driver of any system failures and brakes. Tesla extended autopilot system, which includes automatic emergency braking, lane detection and warning of leaving the lane. It is also equipped with sensors that can detect instability and adjust each wheel individually. External cameras help reduce blind spots and help with the detection of objects. Thanks to the volumetric cameras, objects are detected and the blind spots are minimized, warning the driver about safety and obstacles. In addition, the truck is able to move independently in a column of several similar Tesla electric trucks, following the lead.
Tesla Semi truck price
There is no accurate information for Tesla Semi truck price at the moment. The company website provides estimated figures. The expected base price of Tesla Semi with 300 mile range is $150,000 and for 500 (806 km) mile range – $180,000.
Let’s summarize the advantages and disadvantages of Tesla Semi truck:
Unique, stylish and modern look;
Low drag coefficient;
There is a luggage compartment in the front;
Energy recovery system;
A fast charge function;
Minimized number of parts and elements that may break;
The car can operate even on 2 motors;
Two large touchscreen displays;
Various safety systems designed to monitor the road and ensure an adequate level of security;
A semi-trailer stabilization system;
Full battery charge is enough for as much as 806 kilometers (500 miles);
Batteries are protected from overheating by water cooling;
Lower center of gravity;
Impact resistant glass;
The company provides 1 600 000 kilometers warranty.
On the downside one can point out the unusual interior and arrangement of the driver’s seat, the fact that the cabin is designed for one person and is a bit narrow.
In conclusion we have to say that it is too early to say something certain. It is true that Elon Musk made a real sensation and it is expected that many companies in the field of cargo transportation will start buying Tesla Semi truck when it comes into mass production.
There is a lot of talk about Tesla in the world, but for most people, these electric cars still remain inaccessible. Today, the model range includes Model S sedan and Model X crossover. Recently, the budget Model 3 went on sale. Let’s see what kind of model it is.
The work on Tesla Model 3 began in 2007 but for technical reasons, the development was postponed to 2013. The designers used a completely new platform, different from the Model X and Model S. At a special event in California, the American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors revealed the prototype called Model 3. The presentation of the new Tesla electric car model has already been discussed by almost all the world’s media. No one promised that Tesla 3 would revolutionize the car market. However, it did it. Although the only thing that people knew was that Model 3 would be a mixture of Model S and Model X, the previous flagships of the company, almost 120 000 pre-orders were booked. After 2 weeks, the number of pre-orders increased to 373 000. The company’s founder, Ilon Mask, said that in 2017 the concern would sell part of its shares so that production capacity was sufficient for such a massive production of cars. Almost a year and a half after the world debut, the car is finally in production in the enterprise in Fremont, California. Deliveries of Model 3 began in July 2017 and at the moment it is available in several configurations with Standard Range, Mid-Range, and Long Range battery options.
Tesla Model 3 is a mid-size, all-electric premium sedan and, concurrently, the first car of the California-based company Tesla, Inc., focused on the “mass market” and not at the luxury segment. Its target audience is wealthy people who want to get a stylish, dynamic and modern vehicle, but at the same time pay special attention to environmental issues.
Externally, Model 3 is a slightly “shrunken” copy of the Model S, but in reality it is a sedan, not a hatchback. The electric car looks beautiful and sporty, and the formidable front end, completely devoid of the grille, with LED headlights, adds distinctiveness to it. It is characterized with dynamic and harmonious proportions, and the design of the rear end with beautiful lights and a powerful bumper does not disappoint. The futuristic exterior reminds of Tesla Model S, but the body shape has become more rounded and smoothed.
Tesla Model 3 performance and specifications
Tesla 3 buyers call it the future as this is the only full-fledged motor that runs on electricity, which until recently seemed like a fantasy.
Model has the following dimensions – 4694 mm long, 1849 mm wide (taking into account the side mirrors – 1933 mm), and does not exceed 1443 mm in height. The electric vehicle has a wheelbase of 2875 mm, and its ground clearance is 140 mm. The four-door weighs from 1609 to 1730 kg, depending on the modification.
High-tech materials, such as aluminum and high-strength steel, were involved in the production, which had a positive effect on body rigidity and safety. Like the older models, Model 3 Tesla has frameless doors and sliding handles, Independent multi-link rear suspension with twin-tube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar, Variable ratio, speed sensitive electronic power steering, electromechanically boosted four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution and the customers can choose between 18” or 19” sport or 20” performance wheels with various tire options
In Model 3 Tesla, the rear sofa folds in the 60/40 ratio, and the total volume of the two boot racks reaches 425 liters. The battery is located in the rear, which affects the size of the luggage compartment. The basic configuration of Model 3 has all the necessary sensors and equipment for a full autopilot. A full autonomous driving system will appear a little later for an additional price of USD 8,000.
The weight distribution differs for the different modifications – 47% front, 53% rear (Model 3), 48% front, 52% rear (Model 3 Mid-Range and Long Range RWD), 50% front, 50% rear (Model 3 Dual Motor and Performance)
Model 3 is offered with three battery configurations:
Supercharging rate: 150 miles of range per 30 minutes
Home charging rate: 37 miles of range per hour (240V outlet, 40A)
Mid Range Battery
Supercharging rate: 150 miles of range per 30 minutes
Home charging rate: 37 miles of range per hour (240V outlet, 40A)
Long Range Battery
Supercharging rate: 170 miles of range per 30 minutes
Home charging rate: Home charging rate: 37 miles of range per hour (240V outlet, 40A)
Model 3 Performance specifications:
Battery – Long Range
Acceleration – 3.2 seconds 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)
Range – 310 miles (498 km)
Drive – Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive
Seating – 5 Adults
Wheels – 20″ Performance Wheels
Weight – 4,072 lbs
Cargo 15 cu ft
Displays 15″ Center Touchscreen
Warranty: Vehicle – 4 year 50,000 miles
Battery and Drive Unit – 8 year 120,000 miles
Premium interior and equipment include 12-way power adjustable front and rear heated seats, 14 speakers, 1 subwoofer, 2 amps and immersive sound, satellite-view maps with live traffic visualization and navigation, internet streaming music and media, internet browser, LED fog lamps, tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection, auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors, center console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones, etc.
Here are Model 3 Long range specifications:
Battery: Long Range
Acceleration: 4.4 seconds 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)
Range: 310 miles
Drive: Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive
Seating: 5 Adults
Wheels” 18″ or 19″
Weight: 4,072 lbs
Cargo: 15 cu ft
Displays: 15″ Center Touchscreen
Warranty: Vehicle – 4 year 50,000 miles
Battery and Drive Unit – 8 year 120,000 miles
Tesla Model 3 interior design – the ultimate minimalism
Tesla Model 3 was named the most innovative car and it turned out to be true. It was rumored that Tesla will remove traditional interior parts from its new model and so they did! As the chief designer of Tesla, Franz von Holzhausen, pointed out, the interior is the most amazing, innovative and radical part of Tesla Model 3 and due to the fact that Model 3 is relatively small, the goal was to make the interior as spacious as possible.
This is, perhaps, the most minimal design you have ever seen. This car doesn’t even have a dashboard. No center console with buttons, no sensors, no switches. Only a thin strip of wood from one edge to the other. All the information is displayed on a 15-inch touchscreen display, set to the right of the steering wheel and this is how climate, navigation and audio system are controlled. Plus there is a pair of joysticks on the steering wheel, although the projection on the windshield is not provided.
The roof is almost entirely made of two pieces of glass. The seats also look minimalistic, but inside the car is spacious and comfortable. The seats can be folded and thus increase the luggage capacity. An additional package is available to customers which includes a panoramic roof, wood trim, leather upholstery, a premium audio system with 12 speakers and heated seats in both rows, audio system with 12 speakers and two slots for wireless smartphone charging.
Tesla decided to completely abandon the car key. The mobile application on your phone will fully replace the ignition key. To open the car, it will be enough just to approach it. In addition, you can view almost any information about the car and manage some functions.
Some people find the interior of Tesla 3 model too minimal, but as per Holzhausen, the clean and minimalistic design would allow the driver to focus more on driving.
Tesla model 3 Pricing
Just days ago Tesla lowered the price of Model 3 while raising the prices of Model X and S. The starting price of the Model 3 is lowered from $32,225 to $30,315 in pearl white color.
Custom color adds between USD 750 for black to USD 2000 for red.
19’’ Sport Wheels will cost you additional USD 1500.
A black and white interior optios adds another 1000 dollars.
Autopilot is optional and costs USD 6000.
In conclusion, we have to say that Tesla model 3 is an innovative, stylish looking vehicle with futuristic interior which emphasizes the character and status of its owner in society. Even a long trip will not cause passengers and driver extra inconvenience as it is designed to for comfortable, interesting, and most importantly, safe trip. The car will serve you for many kilometers and give unforgettable emotions from the trip.
What is freakshake and why is it so popular? If you haven’t heard about the latest craze, we shall give you some ideas and freakshake recipes which will be the perfect treat on a hot summer day. After its debut in Australia, the freakshake quickly became popular around the globe.
So, what is a Freakshake? This is a milkshake lavishly topped and decorated with a variety of sweets: candy, waffles, whipped cream, nuts, syrups, plenty of colorful sprinkles, etc. In one word – this is a milkshake topped with everything! Should the ingredients be combined with each other? Not necessarily. The topping is not designed to delight with its sophisticated taste but to impress.
The main rule when creating such a cocktail is not to limit your imagination in anything and to use all the sweets that you have available at the moment. This amazing shake is especially fascinating to children but there is one thing that you should not forget and neglect. A freakshake is a calorie bomb. Yes, we all deserve a treat from time to time, but we do not recommend it to people who are on a diet or conscious about healthy lifestyle.
Delicious Freakshake recipes and ideas
You can prepare delicious freakshakes at home. All you need to do is buy a bunch of sweets from the store or use anything that you have in the pantry. You will find a selection of freakshake recipes below but you can use your imagination and create your own tasty combinations. The basis is a milkshake made of ice cream and milk, and you can diversify them with any fruit, berries, chocolate or cookies. You need a jar or a large glass, milk, cream, waffle cookies, peanut butter, chocolate shavings, marshmallows, cookies, cotton candy, sprinkles, etc. and then give free rein to your fantasy, layering everything that pleases you, from donuts to candy.
The ultimate Chocolate Freashshake recipes and ideas
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
1 scoop of chocolate ice cream
170 ml of milk
7 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 chocolate bar
4 small biscuits
1 mini chocolate donut
For the chocolate sauce, take 70 ml of milk and mix with the cocoa powder.
Pour half of the sauce on the bottom of the glass and turn it slightly diagonally until a nice pattern emerges.
Add vanilla ice cream, 100 ml of milk and the banana to the bowl of a blender and mix until all the ingredients are smooth.
Pour the shake in the glass.
Top with whipped cream – the more the better.
The chocolate ice cream comes on top, chocolate bar and straw are placed all around.
Hang the donut on the straw.
Finally, decorate with crumbles and biscuits and pour the remaining chocolate sauce.
Chocolate and S’mores – Freakshake recipes and ideas
3 graham crackers
1 (3.5-oz) dark chocolate candy bar
1 S’mores Pie
4 cups chocolate ice cream
1 cup chocolate milk
Gently cut one of the graham crackers into 4 quarters.
Place the other 2 graham crackers in a zip top bag and crush them roughly with a rolling pin.
Chop the candy bar and melt it.
Dip the rim of a mason jar in the chocolate.
Gently roll the rim in crushed graham crackers to coat the outside of jar.
Pour a little chocolate on the inside of the rim with a small spoon so that it drips down.
Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes until chocolate is just set.
Dip graham cracker quarters and tops of marshmallows in chocolate. Place on baking sheet and let set for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Thread 3 marshmallows on a skewer.
Cut two mini slices of pie.
Place ice cream and milk in a blender, then blend until combined.
Divide milkshake between two mason jars.
Top with a generous amount of whipped cream.
Add marshmallow skewer.
Decorate with chocolate-covered graham crackers and a mini pie slice.
Add a straw and serve immediately.
Freakshake recipes and ideas – Chocolate and peanut butter Oreo shake
10 grams peanut butter
10 grams milk chocolate chips
100 ml soft scoop vanilla ice cream
250 ml milk
2 Peanut Butter Flavour Oreos
12 grams light squirty cream
10 grams chocolate sauce
Coat the edge of a large glass or a mason jar with the peanut butter and stick the chocolate chips.
Combine the ice cream, one Peanut Butter Flavour Oreo cookie and the milk in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into the glass and top with the squirty cream.
Garnish with the chocolate sauce, the remaining chocolate chips and the last Peanut Butter Flavour Oreo cookie.
Freakshake recipes and ideas – Nutella and pretzels recipe
130 ml chocolate sauce
200 ml milk
2 large scoops of vanilla or chocolate ice cream
160 g Nutella
2 scoops of icecream for filling in the glasses
Whipped cream and pretzels for decoration
Decorate the top of the jars with some Nutella.
Add milk, chocolate sauce Nutella and ice cream in a blender and mix well until smooth.
Place a scoop of ice cream in the glass and pour the milkshake over it.
Top with whipped cream
Decorate with pretzels all around.
Chocolate and banana Freakshake
4 very ripe bananas
200 ml. milk
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
1 tsp honey
100 grams bittersweet chocolate droplets
100 grams chopped peanuts
100 grams chopped pistachio
2 bars of dark chocolate
Slice the bananas and freeze overnight in a freezer bag.
Thaw the frozen bananas for about 10 minutes.
Combine bananas, milk, cocoa powder, peanut butter and honey in a blender and mix until creamy.
Fold in the peanuts.
Spread the rest of the peanut butter on the insides of the glasses.
Divide the shake into the glasses.
Sprinkle with chocolate droplets and pistachios, add a chocolate bar and enjoy.
Fruit Freakshake recipes – Strawberry cheesecake shake
3 1/2 cups (825ml) milk
100g cream cheese, softened
4 scoops vanilla ice-cream
1/3 cup (80ml) strawberry topping
300ml whipped cream
2 teaspoons rainbow sprinkles
4 Strawberry iced donuts
4 mini biscuits
4 strawberries, extra
Drizzle the insides of the glasses with strawberry topping.
Combine milk, strawberries, cream cheese and ice-cream in a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.
Divide the milk mixture evenly among the prepared glasses.
Top the milkshakes with whipped cream.
Decorate with sprinkles.
Thread each doughnut onto a straw and place in the glass.
Top with the biscuits and extra strawberries.
1/2 cup of frozen cherries
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of ice
1 scoop of chocolate ice cream
1 glazed donut
Blend the frozen cherries in a blender with the milk and ice until smooth.
Dip the rim of a glass into Nutella then into the crushed nuts.
Pour the cherry milk into the glass then add the ice cream scoop.
Garnish with whipped cream, donut, marshmallows and fresh cherries.
Apple and Caramel Freakshake
2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream
1.5 Cups Apple juice or cider
1 granny smith apple peeled, cored, and chopped – plus more for garnish, if desired
¼ cup Caramel Sauce plus a bit extra for garnish
In a blender add ice cream, apple juice (cider), and ¼ cup caramel. Blend until smooth.
Add apple chunks and blend until combined.
Spoon some caramel sauce into a glass and then pour in the milkshake.
Garnish with apple slice, whipped cream, and additional caramel sauce.
Eton Mess freakshake
50 g white chocolate
handful Lucky Charms cereal, to decorate
400 g strawberries, hulled and halved, reserve a few for decorating
200 ml full-fat milk
3 large scoops clotted cream ice cream
2 generous squirts of whipped cream
1 mini pink meringue, crushed into chunks
handful freeze-dried strawberry, for decorating
10 g candy cotton
Melt the chocolate.
Brush the chocolate thickly around the rim of two 400 ml jars with a pastry brush. Stick the Lucky Charms to the chocolate and leave to set.
Put the strawberries in a blender and process until pureed. Pour in the milk and blend again. Add the ice cream and process until smooth.
Divide the milkshake between two jars.
Squirt over the whipped cream until oozing out the jars.
Scatter the crushed meringues on top of each and decorate with the reserved strawberries.
Scatter over the freeze-dried strawberries and place the candy cotton on top of each.
Serve and enjoy!
Butter biscuits and Jelly Freakshake
1.5 cups of milk
4 cups vanilla ice cream
½ cup grape jelly, divided
peanut butter frosting
Decorate the glasses with peanut butter frosting and mini butter biscuits
Put aside any leftover peanut butter frosting to add to the milkshake.
Mix together the milk, vanilla ice cream, and half the grape jelly.
Add some peanut butter frosting and grape jelly to the glasses, then fill the glasses with milkshake.
Top with whipped cream. Decorate with biscuits and a dollop of grape jelly
Serve and enjoy!
Bailey’s Freakshake adult-only recipe
100 ml Baileys
250 ml milk
100 ml espresso
2 pieces of brownie cake
100 grams of whipped cream
4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
80 grams Nutella
2 tbsp chocolate sauce
Cover the rim of the glasses generously with Nutella. Dip in chocolate sprinkles and set aside.
Place Baileys, 2 scoops of ice cream, espresso and milk in a blender and process until smooth.
Pour the milkshake into a glass.
Add ice cream and whipped cream.
Decorate with brownie cake, chocolate sauce and more sprinkles.
Salted Caramel Freakshake recipe:
2 Salted Caramel biscuits, halved
50 g milk chocolate
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
Salted Caramel biscuits, halved and crushed
Melt the chocolate and dip the rim of a serving glass.
Decorate the rim with crushed caramel biscuits.
Drizzle the inside of the glass with caramel sauce and set aside.
Place caramel biscuits in a blender, add ice cream and milk. Blend for 1 minute or until combined.
Pour the milk shake into the glass and top with whipped cream.
Decorate with biscuits, halved and crushed, and caramel popcorn.
Coffee, prunes and coconut milk Freakshake recipe
For the caramel sauce:
70 g granulated sugar
28 g cold butter
40 ml heavy cream
pinch of salt
For the shake:
75 g california prunes
30 ml coffee liqueur
90 ml milk
120 ml freshly brewed coffee
200 ml coconut milk
180 ml heave cream
Soak prunes in liqueur and 2 tbsp of milk for a few hours or overnight.
To make caramel: In a small saucepan heat the sugar, stirring from time to time. When sugar is dissolved and turns deep amber color add cold butter cut into cubes and stir until butter is completely melted. Add heavy cream, stirring constantly until sauce is smooth. Remove from heat. Add salt and stir well.
Blend the prunes, coffee liqueur, milk, the cooled coffee and coconut milk until smooth.
Pour the cooled caramel sauce over the edge of the serving glass and decorate with coconut shreds, chocolate or coffee beans.
Pour the coffee and prune shake into the glass.
Top with whipped cream and mini cupcake.
Sprinkle some instant coffee on top.
As you see, there is no limit to creativity and culinary fantasy. Combine your favorite ingredients and create your own recipes. The gallery below can be your inspiration for amazing and delicious treats!
Porsche has introduced a new model – the first in its history coupe-crossover Cayenne Coupe and without any doubt, the success of the SUV Porsche Cayenne Coupe will be huge. The successful models of luxury cars like the BMW X6 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe for 2020 mean that other brands will also enjoy it. However, Porsche is the first manufacturer to unveil the Cayenne Coupe 2020. The coupe-shaped crossover turned out to be, perhaps, more beautiful than its rivals.
The car is built on the basis of the latest generation Porsche Cayenne but differs from it in a new body with a sloping rear part. The coupe flair of the Cayenne gets a more functional look and a new sporty silhouette. At its highest point it is 20 millimeters lower than the normal Cayenne and the windshield is flatter. The body became wider by 18 mm because of the new rear doors and rear wings.
Generally, the exterior is characterized with sharper lines, a completely new rear part, an adaptive rear spoiler, rear seat with two separate seats and two different types of roof – a standard panoramic roof with a 2.16 square meters glass surface in the base version which can be replaced with a carbon fiber element as part of “lightweight sports packages” options. The carbon fiber roof and the other lightweight optimizations reduce the weight of over 1950 kg with about 20 kg.
The rear place for the license plate is integrated into the bumper, which visually reduces the distance between the car and the road. Porsche Cayenne Coupe is the first crossover with an adaptive rear roof spoiler which is part of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) system. The company notes that the spoiler extends 135 mm when the car reaches a speed of 90 km/h. Thus, it increases the contact pressure on the rear axle and PAA simultaneously improves efficiency.
Porsche Cayenne Coupe interior and equipment
The interior of Porsche Cayenne Coupe has also changed. Most drivers will not notice the difference. However, you will certainly notice the new back seat, which has a plastic shell. This also separates the left from the right seats, which means that the SUV is now officially a four-seater.
The space for the rear passenger seats is borrowed from the trunk. In e Cayenne Coupe its capacity is 625 liters, against 770 for its predecessor. In the Turbo version, this volume decreases to 600 liters. In addition, due to the 20 mm lower roof, the rear seats in the Porsche Cayenne Coupe are lowered by 30 mm to compensate for the loss of rear headroom. This, however, can be a problem for tall people because not everyone could sit comfortably in the back of the coupe. As a reference, however, there is no problem with the normal Cayenne, but then the passengers sit higher. The standard Porsche is equipped with a 4-seater saloon with separate seats, but a single 3-seat back sofa is available as a free option. The seats are slightly pushed back compared to other versions of the Cayenne. Optionally, the seats have inserts encased in Porsche’s iconic Pepita pattern.
The rest of the Coupe differs only in settings. The level of available equipment Cayenne Coupe is similar to the base Cayenne. It has all the main technical systems of the third-generation Cayenne model – powerful drive systems, innovative chassis systems, digital display and control, haptic-feedback buttons and touchscreen functionality, widescreen display, as well as a whole range of communication and connection functions.
The equipment features sporty options such as the PASM Active Suspension and the Sport Chrono Package as well as 50 cm wheels as standard. However, if you opt for the Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo, you’ll get 53-inch models on all four corners, with the option to switch to a very comfortable 55-inch set.
Porsche Cayenne Coupe performance – combining innovative design with power
Porsche Cayenne Coupe will enter the market in two versions – with a 340-horsepower 3-liter turbo engine and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. The Sport Chrono package provides acceleration from 0 to 100 km/ in 6.0 seconds, and thanks to the optional lightweight sports packages, this figure is reduced to 5.9 seconds. The maximum speed of this car is 243 km/h.
The Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo is the more powerful version and is equipped with a 550-horsepower 4-liter turbocharged V8 and a maximum torque of 768.7488 Nm. Cayenne Turbo Coupe accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and reaches a speed of 286 km/h.
All engines are combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive and CO2 emissions are 215 – 212 g/km.
And how much does this beauty cost? The starting price of 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe is US dollars 75300. That is almost USD 10,000 more than a base Cayenne. The price of Coupe Turbo starts at US dollars 130,000 and if you want to have every available option, the figure goes up to a hefty USD 197 985. However, the additional delivery of 1250 US dollars for both models must not be forgotten. In Germany, the price for the base model starts at 83,711 euros and for the Cayenne Coupe Turbo at 146,662 euros.
Phoenix tattoo is an incredibly beautiful pattern and is suitable for both men and women. The image of the legendary bird is still an integral part of world culture. The phoenix is a mythological bird, distinguished by unusual beauty. It is sacred in many cultures because it symbolizes resurrection from the dead and immortality. What does the phoenix tattoo mean? What are the best designs and where to place your tattoo? We shall give you some great ideas which will help you choose your own unique tattoo.
Due to the fact that phoenix is popular in many cultures there are different legends for this mythical bird. According to the legend, the phoenix dies and is reborn every 500 years. Feeling the approach of death, the bird makes a nest and sets itself on fire. After 3 days, the phoenix comes to life, but the experience from past lives remains. Phoenix exists in Greek mythology and the ancient Greeks used the word for a particular palm tree. The word itself means “tree of the sun”. The bird’s feathers had a golden color, which reminded the ancient people of the sun and its burning rays. Therefore, the meaning of Phoenix is associated with rays, light and wealth.
Ancient authors wrote that they saw a phoenix in real life. The mythical bird lived in Egypt and was depicted with the head of a heron. The deity was identified with god Ra, symbolizing the sun and the resurrection from the dead.
In Chinese mythology, the phoenix symbolizes the feminine beginning as opposed to the dragon, personifying the male energy Yang.
Phoenix tattoo meaning
Phoenix tattoos have a deep and special meaning. The essence of this image on the human body is that it symbolizes the end of one period of human life and the beginning of another one. The sacred bird is reborn from the fire and opens the way to renewal. That is one of the main reasons for the huge popularity of the tattoo among people of different ages, both men and women.
This tattoo also means infinity, strength, patience and is often the choice of people who have gone through many difficulties and bitter experiences.
A phoenix is the choice of self-confident men as it is accepted as a sign of a winner, who fought the difficulties of life with dignity. Their independent and proud character does not allow them to ask for help from others.
For women, the phoenix tattoo embodies the idea of sincere love, loyalty and devotion. Tattoo sketches of birds with a dragon symbolize the interaction of male and female beginnings and have the same meaning as the sign of yin-yang. To many, the mythical bird is an expression of virtue and femininity. Usually, such tattoo designs are highlighted with bright colors in red, yellow, green shades, indicating the feminine beginning, grace, and kindness.
Another popular meaning of the phoenix is the idea of rebirth. This is the main essence of the tattoo. Modern people see some resemblance of death and a miraculous resurrection in 3 days with the story of Jesus Christ, a new beginning, taking roots from the remnants of the past. This is a popular drawing of winners and believers in eternal life after death.
Victory and strong will, internal strength and reliability – the fire and flames stand symbolize death and the phoenix rising from the ashes defeats it. The symbolism of the Phoenix emerging from the fire can be interpreted as a manifestation of life and its renewal. The meaning of the tattoo is also referred to the inner state of a person, which is characterized by an incredible strength of mind, a huge desire for life.
A popular interpretation is that phoenix tattoos represent immortality and hope for the future. Infinitely reborn, the bird embodies an infinite life and gives hope for a happy and bright future.
The phoenix embodies the concepts of longevity and creation. In many images the flames of the fire are accepted as an illustration of the idea of purification, the process of leaving everything negative in the past.
A flying phoenix symbolizes the desire for freedom, free thinking and flight of creativity.
Phoenix with tears in his eyes – indicates the treatment of severe wounds and renewal of body and soul.
As a symbol of immortality, the phoenix is considered as a mighty patron. Very often the image is accepted as a strong amulet – a talisman, granted by the sun, which is able to prolong human life.
Phoenix tattoo design ideas and styles
As you see the meaning of every phoenix tattoo will be different to each person. We listed some of the most popular interpretations which will give you an idea for the depth and special significance of this fabulous bird. Usually tattoo designs are fascinating bright pictures that tell a whole story. The most common places for impressive large tattoos are the back, chest, thighs and shoulder.
The mighty bird is depicted in red-orange or fiery-gold color. A strong emphasis is placed on the red color. Based on the place of application of the tattoo, the artist may include additional elements like flame, sun, fire, etc. Phoenix tattoo styles vary significantly and most often it is the personal taste that determines the style and technique. You can share your ideas with the artist and he, as a professional in his field, will help you create a unique drawing.
Watercolor technique looks spectacular on a large scale images. Gentle pastel colors and vague contours give the composition lightness and airiness.
Black and white sketches will certainly attract the attention of young people who want to emphasize strength and independence. These can be done with dotwork.
Oriental style is dominated by gold and red colors. Lotuses and sea waves organically blend into the composition.
Small tattoos look originally in the style of geometry. The composition is dominated by clear contours, thin lines and geometric shapes.
In conclusion we have to say that the fascinating look of phoenix tattoos is appealing to many people due to the fact that this noble creature is characterized with elegance and exceptional beauty. Have a look at the unique tattoo designs in the gallery below.
Do you want to give your look depth and mystery? How to make your eyes more expressive and attract the attention of others? We will tell you how to master the technique of cat eye makeup! Find out the secrets of applying eyeliner for different types of eyes, the common mistakes are and how to avoid them.
This technique appeared in ancient Egypt. Women began to copy the characteristic features of the eyes of cats which were considered sacred animals. The makeup style quickly became popular and even nowadays it has not lost its appeal. Cat eye makeup is very effective and universal. No other makeup for different types of eyes looks so beautiful, feminine, sensual and mysterious.
DIY Cat eye makeup – basic rules that you need to know
The goal of cat eye makeup is to emphasize your eyes and make them more expressive. There is a huge number of different techniques for creating the style and in addition, there is a huge number of different variations. However, despite the large number of options to choose from, there is one main principle and if you follow the basic rules and steps, you will be able to apply a beautiful makeup without the help of a professional artist.
As experts say, the essence of cat eye makeup technique is the visual narrowing and lengthening of the eye to make it look tender, sensual and bold at the same time. The elongation can be achieved with a pencil, eyeliner or dark eyeshadows. You need to know exactly the length and width of the line you plan to apply so that the result is harmonious. Here are the most important rules that you need to know and follow:
Carefully select the shape of the line in accordance with your eye type and color. For example, for bulging eye type, the line must not be very wide but elongated. It is better if it starts from the middle of the upper eyelid. In addition, you should not emphasize the lower eyelid as this emphasizes the “bulge”. If you have narrow eyes, then the lines should be wide and elongated to make them visually larger. In this case, you need to emphasize the lower eye lid with a brown pencil and blend it. If you have small eyes, draw clear and voluminous cat-eye lines, but be careful not to go far beyond the outer corner of the eye. The wide lines make small eyes look more open and expressive. Accent the lower eyelid with eyeshadows and blend them. Mascara with volume effect is will emphasize small and wide eyes while girls with narrow eyes should choose mascara with lengthening effect.
Consider the position of the eyes. This is important for any type of makeup, anyway. Girls with close-set eyes, for example, need to pull the line of cat eye makeup further out to make the eyes look further from each other and vice versa – in case your eyes are widely apart, you need to draw a shorter line.
Do not overdo your makeup! One of the most important rules is that if you apply cat eye makeup, you need to choose a neutral color for your lips. You can use a darker lip liner and transparent gloss as well.
Think of color. As we already mentioned, cat eye makeup is universal and is suitable for all girls and women. You just need to choose the right color palette and the optimal length and thickness of the lines. Using black, brown or gray eyeliner is a classic choice. However, young girls who want to experiment with colors may choose a different shade.
Yellow and green color as well as cold shades are suitable for brown eyes.
Green-eyed girls should look at plum, lilac, peach shades.
Gray and blue eyes will look good eyeliner golden brown, bronze, blue.
If you choose color cat eye makeup, pay attention to the shade of your skin and choose a shade that complements your face.
Which eyeliner is best for DIY cat eye makeup?
The market offers four eyeliner varieties to choose from – gel, cream, pencil and liquid. Each one has its pros and cons.
Gel liner is a good choice for hot weather. It offers the advantage of being lightweight and easy to control. In addition, it dries quickly.
Cream liner is comfortable to use and will stay put without running or smudging for hours. This is a good option for weddings and other festive occasions.
Pencil liner is universal. It is suitable for beginners in DIY makeup as well as for women who have experience in applying makeup. The disadvantage of pencil liners is that they need sharpening.
Liquid liner is the smoothest and this would be your choice if you wanted a more dramatic look and need to draw thicker lines.
DIY Cat eye makeup – step by step instructions
To create the perfect cat eye makeup you will need a number of cosmetic products and tools listed below. If you are a beginner and you do not have experience in using eye liner, it is better to choose a felt tip eye liner. The lines made with liquid eyeliner are more expressive but you need to have some skill to use this tool. Here is what you need:
Liquid, gel, cream or pencil eyeliner
Eyeshadow, preferably neutral
angled brush or eyeliner brush
Step 1 – Prepare the skin.
It is necessary to prepare the skin of the face. It needs to be cleaned and moisturized. Even if you are a beginner at DIY makeup, you know that this step is a must as it gives you a good base for any makeup. In case you have dark circles or redness around the eyes, apply eye cream or serum.
Step 2 – Line the upper lashline
With small strokes, draw a line on the upper lashline keeping the length and shape that you like. Do not hurry and take your time.
Step 3 – Finding the perfect angle
When you want a harmonious look, you need to follow the shape of your eyes. Use this shape as a guide. Try to imagine an extension of your lower lash line and this should be the right angle for the flick.
Step 4 – Draw the flick
When you are certain about the angle, you can make small dots with the with your eyeliner to create the flick. After that, connect the dots and fill in until it connects with the line on the upper lashline.
Step 5 – Make corrections
You can use a concealer or a cotton swab dipped in makeup remover to correct the lines, if necessary. Apply mascara and your cat eye makeup is ready!
DIY cat eye makeup – useful tips, tricks and variations
As you see from the step by step instructions, DIY cat eye makeup is not difficult to master. Beginners may need some time to get used to applying liner but after each try, the lines will be smoother and the final result will be better. Here are some useful tricks that will be of help to every girl:
Buy a makeup mirror. There are numerous models on the market. Invest in a high quality product with a magnifying option as this will help you see the details.
It is best if you apply makeup sitting at a vanity or a dressing table so that your body has a stable position and your hand is steady.
If you use a pencil, always sharpen it before drawing lines.
While drawing the flick, do not pull the skin near the brow bone as this affects the angle and the shape.
When using liquid liner, always let it dry completely and apply mascara after that.
Make sure you soften the black lines at daytime. Moderation is the key! Leave dramatic, colored and metallic liners for evening party makeup.
Once you get used to drawing smooth lines, you can experiment with different cat eye makeup variations. You can change the thickness of the line but keep in mind that the thin line makes eyes appear longer. Playing with the length of the line can be tricky and it is best to avoid any extremes. A tiny flick looks natural. If you want a bold and dramatic look then make a longer flick. Combining cat eye makeup with smokey eye technique is quite a popular option for both daily and evening makeup. You can add eyeshadow or glitter but you have to follow the rules for applications of these products. For example, if you want to combine the cat eye with eyeshadow, you need to apply eyeshadow, blend it well and then create the cat eye. If you wanted a smokey cat eye you will need to follow different steps.
Look at the photos in the gallery below for inspiration and see if you can manage the perfect DIY cat eye makeup!
Kids’ rooms have a special place in the home. This is the shelter of the child, his little fortress. All parents are trying to create a friendly and safe environment for their little ones and it is very important to furnish the room not only with functional, but also with beautiful and high-quality furniture. We selected some ideas for original shelf design which can be a beautiful decorative element in the room of your child without compromising the functionality.
In urban dwellings storage space is never enough and finding enough space for keeping toys and books is always a big concern for parents. Some parents buy ready-made storage systems for children’s belongings while others prefer DIY racks, shelves and cabinets ideas. Which way to go is a purely individual decision. We hope that you will find new ideas which will help you organize the area of your children’s room and arrange additional storage without losing precious floor meters.
Original shelf design ideas – pros and cons and where to place the shelving system
Shelves are a great piece of furniture. You can put a variety of items on them, ranging from children’s toys and photos, to books and souvenirs. In addition, an original shelf design in the kids’ room immediately becomes a decorative element in the interior design. Why choose shelves instead of cabinets? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Let’s have a look and see!
On the first place wall shelves look light in terms of design. They do not clutter up the space of the room and do not take up as much space as a regular cupboard or storage cabinets.
You can choose the size and number of shelves in accordance with the room size, child’s age and personal needs. If the room is shared with a sibling you can purchase a rack with a height from floor to ceiling and with several rows of shelves.
Shelves can be positioned from the floor to the ceiling and accommodate different children’s things, toys, books, craft materials, etc.
It is easy to organize the child’s toys by adding a variety of boxes and baskets for small items. In addition, you can adjust the height if the shelves so that they are easily accessible. You can add one or more slats depending on the needs of the child at any time.
Some shelf design combines open design and closed cabinets. This allows a lot of flexibility and you can choose cabinets with glass doors for books, for example, or with wooden doors. An option is to paint the doors in different colors from the overall palette in the room or set bright accents.
Shelves help divide the children’s room into several zones.
Shelves blend well into children’s rooms designs. They look harmonious and can be used in any style.
Shelves for kids’ rooms come in a huge variety of models, shapes, size and colors. The wide range allows you to choose options that will appeal to a child and decorate any interior. Of course, the shelves in the nursery should match the overall style. Generally, there are three types of shelves and when choosing the furniture you need to make sure that it is suitable for the age of your child and the overall style of the interior.
Wall shelves remain the most popular, space saving and functional option. They have a low price and are easy to install.
Hinged shelves are ideal for storing books. It is better to choose shelves with a special rim when the child is small.
Suspended shelves – they can be a unique element in the child’s room but are suitable for children of pre-school age and older. A special feature of hanging shelves is that they are not nailed to the wall, but hung on ropes, cords, metal chains, etc. Such original designs give the room individuality and are very appealing to teenagers.
Corner shelves allow you to efficiently use the free space in a small room. With their help, it is convenient to create a separate reading or playing area. Under the shelf you can palce a soft pad or bean bag.
Shelves can be placed above the bed, under the bed or as a part of the headboard, around the window, above the desk, so there are many options to add an original shelf design to the children’s room.
How to choose the best shelves for the kids ’room?
Open shelves expand storage in the nursery, help keep things, books and toys in order, and allow you to quickly fill empty walls. When you choose nursery and kids’ room furniture, one of the most important criteria is environmentally friendly material. Solid wood, as well as the more affordable option – MDF, are considered as the most environmentally friendly material which is suitable for children.
Safety and functionality are equally important. It is better to avoid mirrors and glass in the finishing of facades in order to avoid cuts and injuries, and all corners should be rounded. The fittings as well as all parts designed for frequent use must be durable and of good quality. The shelves must be convenient to the child and the height of all elements must match the height of the child.
Stability and durability are other features that the parent needs to keep in mind. The shelves must be level, without tilting and built-in modesl should be fastened securely. The quality of the material also matters. Choosing poor-quality materials can cause an allergy in a child, or be fragile, and collapse under the weight of things. The better the material, the longer the furniture will last. Of course, you may need to pay a higher price, but it will be worthy and you are not buying it for just one year. In addition, shelves that are made of durable material allow you to place a lot of things on them.
Easy maintenance – the surfaces should be easily cleaned.
Appearance- Kids’ room furniture should be bright and interesting. After determining the type of shelves for the children’s room, you must choose their color. You need to consider not only your personal preferences, but the general style, size and lighting of the room, as well as the child’s wishes. Light colors are suitable for small rooms – white, beige, light green, pale pink, pastel shades. They visually expand the space and make the interior unobtrusive. Calm colors are accented with bright toys that children can arrange on their own.
Original shelf design and super cool ideas for your kids’ room
These original shelf design ideas will show how to create an unusual and interesting interior in the children’s room. Every detail in the room should add to the atmosphere.
Manufacturers produce round, oval, triangular, curved, rectangular , square models and these geometric shapes can be a charming feature in a modern and cozy room. Geometric shelves are not only practical and multi-functional products, but your child will like them for sure, because this type of furniture allows numerous combinations and configurations.Honeycomb shape is also very interesting.
House shelf designs are adorable and you can find them in different sizes and colors. They are ideal for storing dolls, soft toys, books, etc. Actually, this is an easy DIY project and you can make these original shelves on your own from plywood sheets or wood. You simply cut out the elements, sand and polish them carefully and then paint them in the desired color. It is possible to add various decorative elements to each house shelf.
Shelves from crates look very original as well. Painting the crates in the right shades will transform them completely. All you need to do after that is mounted them on the wall.
Tree branch shelves are incredibly cute. You can use paint or wallpaper to create the tree and the shelves will perform the role of the branches.
Shelves in the shape of a cloud are suitable for creating an original atmosphere. They will help the child to plunge into the world of fantasies, invent new games and adventures. For a boy’s room shelves can have the shape of airplanes, trains, cars and this will be an interesting detail in the interior.
As you see there are many original shelf design ideas and you can choose one that will add character and individuality to the interior of your child’s room.
When the temperature starts to rise, it’s important to keep your body cool and healthy by eating the right foods in the summer. Especially if you eat unhealthy diet, this can lead to imbalances in the heat such as insomnia, high blood pressure, inflammation, constipation and bleeding problems. Sure, you could blow up the air conditioner and take a cold shower, but staying cool should start from the inside out. With these tips for eating in summer, you can keep your body temperature low when it gets too hot outside.
Eating in summer – the season for diet change
In summer we usually try to enjoy the warm and longer days as much as possible. We sleep less but have more time for rest. In this very pleasant season, when we eat less, it is especially important to think about dietary changes. Cleanse your body and give it more energy and power for the next cooler seasons. The summer season is therefore a time of diet change. Most of our body functions are optimized when we consume foods of surrounding nature, in accordance with the seasons and weather conditions. Summer is the season when nature offers us a wealth of fresh fruit and vegetables loaded with solar energy. These products contain many important and necessary nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
During summer natural products can hydrate our body with 80-90% structured water. Thus, we supply our body with the necessary fuel in the form of glucose. In addition, we can easily absorb such foods without stressing the digestive system. At the same time, we quickly recharge the vital energy.
Balanced diet as a summer detox
Summer is the best time to re-charge and balance. High temperatures, a lot of sun and energy, as well as fresh fruits and vegetables enable and encourage us to consume more raw food. This detoxifies, cleanses the body and keeps the acidity levels low. So summer is the best season for alkalizing the body acidified by eating heavy and sour foods in winter.
Consume fresh fruits such as cherries, apricots, peaches, melons, figs, grapes and especially vegetables. These can be cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, cabbages, carrots, beetroot and others. This will help you to strengthen your weakened immune system which will increase your body’s vitality and strength. The intake of raw fruits and vegetables as summer food should preferably account for 70-80% of food intake per day. Thus, you achieve a balance in the body that is lost during the cold season.
Eating in summer – Seaweed and seafood
The salty taste of seaweed brings the freshness of the deep ocean directly to your plate. The benefits of kelp are quite many. They give you an important supply of natural iodine and potassium that is otherwise lacking in the typical western diet. Fish and shellfish in particular contain many proteins and nutrients without polluting the body. Chinese medicine is also using seafood and algae. We can easily see that most fish and shellfish can keep us healthy and cool. This means that the result of eating fish, even after cooking, counteracts the heat that remains in your system. Thus you can bring yourself back into balance on a hot summer’s day.
Herbs can cool the body
Stinging nettles, lemongrass, chickweed, banana leaf, sorrel, dandelion, coriander, hibiscus, red clover, lemon balm, raspberry leaf and peppermint – these are just a few of the herbs that are known to bring the response to the heat of your body to a cooler state. With some of them you can complement your salads perfectly. Others, such as nettles, lemongrass, hibiscus, red clover, lemon balm, raspberry leaf and peppermint, are suitable for making delicious cold infusions or teas. Stinging nettles and lemon grass not only make delicious infusions, but are also ideal for cooking summer dishes. In fact, all of these herbs can be a creative and refreshing addition to many of your favorite summer time recipes.
It may seem bizarre, but some countries in the hottest climates are famous for their spicy food in the summer, as well as the consumption of hot tea. This is because spicy dishes and hot tea bring your body to its heat threshold, opening its pores and cooling it naturally through perspiration. You may want to avoid them during midsummer weddings if you are dressed smartly. However, at the next barbecue, you’ll feel great as you sip a hot peppermint tea with your friends.
Drink plenty of water and liquids
This well-known fact is obvious. In hot summer weather, our body tends to dry, as water literally evaporates from us. Keep your body hydrated even more than usual with plenty of water and liquids. If you find clear water too boring, you can add a few slices of cucumber, a few berries, a splash of lemon or a few sprigs of lemon balm. Eat less animal products and avoid alcohol, coffee, processed sugar, lemonade, flour and cigarettes. When the weather is hot, your body should not have to work too hard to process what you put into it.
Take a break by eating lighter ingredients such as fruits and vegetables. Avoid foods such as meat, dairy and processed foods that can cause inflammation. Try cooking your food in the summer by steaming or consume more raw foods. Avoid cooking, frying, baking and roasting. Slow-cooked meals are great for the colder months, but should be avoided in spring and summer. Instead of eating a casserole in August, take advantage of the warm weather to enjoy more sushi, salads, and quick-cooked meals.
Eating in summer – Not too much cold food in summer
It may sound tempting to stick to what comes straight out of the fridge when the sun is shining outside. However, always make sure to consider your personal condition when choosing foods. If you notice signs and symptoms such as irritability, constipation, thirst, excessive sweating, or just feel awful when the temperature reaches the upper digits, then the tips in this article are for you.
However, if you do not like cold weather, as well as loose bowel movements, flatulence, and a pale tongue in winter and thrive in the summer heat, your general condition is probably on the colder side of the spectrum. You can still occasionally eat watermelons when it gets too hot outside. However, be careful that you are still eating plenty of hot food so you do not over-cool your system.
Vegetables such as cucumbers, radishes, salads, celery and spinach are ideal for summer meals. Raw vegetables are always a healthy option. Due to their watery nature, these 5 types of vegetables can lower your body temperature particularly well. You can also enjoy fruits such as apples, melons, citrus fruits and berries as healthy desserts during the warm days. Just like raw vegetables, fruit almost always cools the body system. You can eat it directly as a snack or dessert, make a smoothie with it or add it to your water for a delicious and refreshing drink.
Summer diet plan
Try to stay healthy, alive and energetic whenever possible. To achieve that, it is better to focus on more fresh and ripe organic fruits and vegetables with guaranteed quality. We also recommend that you consume only one type of fruit per serving, without restriction in quantity. In addition, eat when you are hungry without paying attention to the calories. It is also advisable to consume large amounts of salad during summer time, with a focus on green leafy vegetables. As mentioned above, you should drink many liquids on hot days, starting in the morning with ½ liter of warm water.
If possible, it is better to exclude all animal products and fats, including olive oil, to allow the body rest from excessive protein and fat consumption. We do not absorb them easily and they accumulate as toxins in the organs. It is also advisable to reduce the consumption of seeds and nuts to 20-30 grams per day. This is the ideal amount that supplies valuable fatty acids.
If you are a fan of cooked meals, gluten-free cereals such as quinoa, millet, rice, buckwheat and such foods should be preferred in combination with some legumes. So if you follow these simple rules for proper nutrition depending on the season, you can stay healthy and vital throughout the year.
There is probably nothing better than relaxing on the beach under the warm sun in the summer. In the most beautiful time of the year, you spend much more time outdoors, showing more skin than during the cold winter months. Heat and strong sun rays make an extra dose of summer skin care a necessity. What you should pay special attention to, which sunscreen we recommend and the best sunscreen for children – we shall tell you all this and much more in this article!
Proper summer skin care
If you want to sit in the sun in the hot season, you should use protective cream. Sun protection is essential to prevent sunburns and to prevent premature aging of the skin. Of course, which sun protection factor you need depends on your skin type and the resulting skin protection time. Other important factors include the duration of your sunbath and the intensity of the sun. Always make sure that the sunscreen protects against UVB and UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate deeply into the skin cells and promote the formation of free radicals, which can trigger sun allergies. The UVB sunrays penetrate into the epidermis and are responsible for both a tanned complexion and possible sunburn. Since they directly damage the DNA, this can also lead to skin cancer.
Summer skin care for every skin type
There are 4 different skin types and the skin tone which is determined by the melanin content. The period of time of sunscreen protection work depends on the individual’s self-protection time of the skin and the sun protection factor of the sunscreen. Self-protection time is the time when the skin can be exposed to the sun unprotected – on average, that’s between 5 and 15 minutes. The recommendations for the optimal sun protection factor (SPF) depending on the skin type are very different. The sun protection factor indicates how long you can expose your skin with the applied sunscreen to the sun, without getting a sunburn.
Type I is considered the most sensitive to light and has a very light skin and blue or green eyes. The so-called Celtic type burns very quickly and that is why should use sunscreen with an SPF of 50.
Type II also has very light skin, blonde or light brown hair and blue, brown or gray eyes. This type of skin tans very slowly and is very prone to sunburn. Protection with a factor of 30 to 50 is recommended.
Type III is characterized with light brown complexion and dark blond to brown hair. It is considered the central European standard and about 79% of the total population belongs to it. This skin type tans quite well, but also burns quite well. As a summer skin care products with a sun protection factor of 15 to 25 are suitable.
Type IV is considered Mediterranean and has an olive complexion, dark hair and eyes. It turns brown very quickly and burns quite rarely. An SPF of 6 to 10 should be sufficient in this case.
To calculate how long the sun protection factor protects your skin from sunburn, you can use the following formula:
Self-protection time x SPF = maximum time in the sun
Make sure, however, that you do not ignore the UV index. If you check the weather app on your mobile phone in the morning, just scroll down – that’s where you’ll find the UV index. It indicates how high the solar radiation in the respective region is at the moment. As a rule of thumb, if the value is 3 or higher, you should definitely use a sunscreen. That could even be the case with clouds or a light rain.
Tips about summer skincare
If you like to spend your days on the beach or in the garden in the summer season, you should use a protective cream. A sunscreen works on two levels. All sunscreens have physical filters that stay on the skin. They provide the reflection of the sun’s rays and repel them. The second level includes the chemical filters that penetrate into the skin to form a protective film. The UV rays are then not reflected, but converted into harmless energy. The rule of thumb is that 3 tablespoons of sunscreen are enough for the whole body. You may expose yourself to the sun only when the protection is well absorbed. Do not forget about your forehead, nose, ears, neck, shoulders, back of the feet and the neck line. As these areas are most exposed to the sun, they always burn very quickly.
The most important thing about summer skin care is of course the sunscreen. A sunscreen provides adequate protection of your skin from solar radiation. A day cream with SPF is mainly intended only to maintain and, for example, to provide moisture. Although many beauty products already contain an SPF, it is an additional feature, but unfortunately not the main purpose of the product. This is the reason why we recommend that you use a waterproof sunscreen for the warm summer months. Another benefit of sunscreen products is that most are waterproof and can withstand heat and sweat. You can still apply make-up over the sunscreen, but you should wait until it is completely absorbed. Perfumes or other cosmetics can react with sunlight, causing unsightly skin spots. That’s why we recommend that you leave them at home.
Moisturizing summer skin care is of great importance
Just as in winter, your skin needs enough moisture in summer. The only difference is that the products for the hot season are much lighter than the rich winter creams. For example, skin care products with a water-gel structure and aloe vera are excellent. They provide enough moisture to your skin, have a very pleasant cooling effect and are absorbed very quickly. Another very good alternative are the products with hyaluronic acid, which stores the moisture in the skin.
In order to have a beautiful and radiant complexion even in the hot days, a thorough facial cleaning is indispensable as a summer skin care procedure. Increased sweating, as well as salt water, chlorine and sand unfortunately lead directly to pores clogging. To prevent pimples and blackheads, it is very important that you clear your face of all the dirt after a long day in the sun. Use remedies such as eucalyptus or menthol extracts – these keep the pores clean and have a refreshing effect. Another good product is rose water. It is a natural product that moisturizes, calms irritated skin and fights small impurities. Since a face mask provides the natural pH balance, it should also be essential for your summer skin care.
Do not forget summer lip and hand care!
Thanks to various sun creams or foundations with an SPF your face is well protected from the sun’s rays. Unfortunately, a very sensitive part of the face is often forgotten – the lips. Unobtrusive lip balms are perfect for this and can be found in every drugstore or supermarket. So that your hands remain flawless for a long time, we recommend that you use special hand creams with UV factor, at least for the warm months.
Avoid sunburn in the summer
Lying on the beach all day and listening to the sound of the sea sounds awesome, right? But unfortunately, you can quickly get sunburnt, if the right summer skin care is missing. It is an acute inflammation of the skin that can lead to redness, swelling, itching and sometimes even blisters. The first symptoms only appear after 4 to 8 hours.
The right clothes: Even though most people prefer to stay out in the summer, garments are the best protection against sun’s rays. hat, shirt, trousers and high SPF help so do not neglect them.
Repeated creaming is also of great importance. Waterproof products are unfortunately not indefinitely waterproof. Some of them lose their effect pretty quickly.
Avoid the strong sun: In the period between 11 and 16 o’clock the sun rays are strongest. That is why we recommend that you stay at home during this period and give your skin a little rest.
Do not forget your hat and sunglasses: To avoid sunburn on the scalp or face, you should wear a sunhat or cap. The sunglasses should not be missing on hot summer days. They protect the eyes from the strong UV radiation and prevent retinal damage.
Check your medications: Some antibiotics, painkillers or anti-inflammatory agents can also make your skin particularly sensitive to the sun. To avoid sunburn, be sure to read the leaflet or ask your doctor.
Relieve sunburn – summer skin care
Unfortunately, too much sun weakens the ability of the skin to regenerate and leads to the formation of small wrinkles. Since summer skin care after a long sunbathing is of great importance, we give you a few tips how you can relieve a sunburn.
Drink a lot of water and tea: Since the skin has lost much moisture due to sunburn, it is very important to increase the hydration.
Aloe vera regenerates and moisturizes the skin and helps wound healing. For an even more intense and better effect, store the gel in the refrigerator.
Yoghurt and cottage cheese help especially well and quickly with a lighter sunburn. Simply apply one of the two on your skin, let it soak for 10 minutes and take a cold shower.
Cucumber or onion slices can also soothe small burnt spots.
Summer skin care for children
A bad sunburn in childhood doubles the risk of malignant melanoma – the most dangerous type of skin cancer. Therefore, special attention is paid to summer skin care for children. Since the skin’s own protective mechanisms matures up to the age of twelve, the protective layer of the skin is much thinner for young children than for adults. That is why UV radiation can penetrate more easily into the deeper skin layers and this in turn leads to sunburn. Until the end of the first year of life, children must not be exposed to direct sunlight. Since the sunscreens strain their delicate skin enormously, it is recommended to use a sunscreen only at the end of the second year of life.
What should you pay particular attention to when it comes to sun protection for children?
Proper clothing is the best way to protect your child from sunburn. Airy and long-sleeved T-shirts and long pants are undoubtedly the best choice.
Since the head and especially the face and the ears are very sensitive, a hat is a must.
Repeated creaming is a must after each bath and during longer stays on the beach.
Always use sunscreen products that are suitable for children and that do not contain parabens, benzophenomes or ocinoxat.
Make sure to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 that protects against UVB and UVA rays.
If you have a baby with sunburn, you must first cool the skin 3 to 5 times a day with a cold, damp washcloth until the redness disappears. Then soothe the areas with either a mild hypoallergenic moisturizer or aloe vera gel.
The 5 best sunscreens for the best summer skincare
With our product recommendations, we want to make your purchase decision a little easier and help you find the right sunscreen for you.
Daylong Kids Lotion with SPF 50+ provides extremely high protection for children over one year. It immediately penetrates into the skin and can be spread well. Valuable substances such as vitamin E and aloe vera provide a lot of care to the skin with.
Skin Hydration products with SPF 30 provide a very good protection for your face. Oil free lotions leave no greasy film and do not stick. Such lotions are relatively cheap and quite affordable.
Sun Milk with SPF 30 with herbal ingredients nourish and protect the skin.
Fragrance-neutral face care with SPF 30 is absorbed very quickly, does not feel greasy and provides a silky feeling on the face. Look for products with vitamins E and C.
Sun sprays are easy to use and the most popular summer skin care products. They are not absorbed immediately but leave a transparent, thin film that does not feel greasy or sticky.