5 of the World’s Most Luxurious Foods and Drinks

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The two things that are necessary for our very being is food and drink. We need to eat food to fuel our bodies and keep us fit and healthy, and we need to drink, to keep us hydrated and our bodies functioning to their optimal performance. While they are very necessary for our survival, they have also become a signature of our social status, and often valued as luxury. Here are 5 luxurious examples of the finest food and drink that are on offer.


Saffron

Saffron is harvested by hand from the autumnal crop of the crocus flower. The saffron crocus bulbs (crocus sativus) are planted in late summer, and the female stigmas must be picked within a three-week window before the first frost. Each crocus plant produces three stigmas, and they are so delicate that they must be picked by hand – hence the high value of over $2,000 per pound (to put that into perspective, one pound consists of approximately 225,000 stigmas).

White Truffles from Alba, Italy

White truffles are also harvested in fall, but the difference between them and saffron is that they cannot be cultivated, and can only be foraged for in woods (usually by pigs or hounds). The truffles are not only rare but notoriously difficult to transport and keep fresh: they must be eaten within seven days of being harvested. The white truffle surpasses the other varieties of truffle with its fragrance and flavor which is said to be able to perfume a whole room with intense earthy, musky aroma. A 3.3-pound Alba White Truffle specimen sold for a staggering $330,000.

The Setting, a 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

The most expensive bottle of wine has now been sold by auction for an eye-watering $350,000. Luxury wine storage will be needed in order to retain its quality and value, and to help the owners resist ever uncorking it! The luxury wine market has withstood numerous recessions, and has shown a consistent return on investment, Octavian Vaults, can provide you with all the latest news in this exciting industry.

Beluga Caviar

Beluga Caviar, revered by Hollywood in the 1950s as the most expensive food in the world, is so luxurious that it is recommended only to be eaten using a piece of toast so that the cutlery doesn’t oxidize it. The sense of luxury and its high price is in response to the caviar only being produced by the critically endangered Beluga Sturgeon, who can take up to 20 years to reach maturity to be able to produce their roe. Beluga Caviar costs up to $5,000 per 2.2 pounds.

D’Amalfi Limoncello Supreme

There were only two bottles of D’Amalfi Limoncello Supreme commissioned, and the anonymous client kept one, so there is still one available on the market, but with a price tag of $35.5 million dollars, you must be sure about your purchase – there will not be a returns policy. You may be asking about how this drink has such a price tag, in which case you will be comforted to know that the body of the bottle contains an example of one of the rarest diamonds of 18.5 carats. The spirit inside the bottle is a traditional liquor of Italy’s Campania region, and is diffused with lemon peels, although it is possible that no one will ever dare to break the seal to try it!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Serum Review

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Sponsored: I love IT Cosmetics Cleansing Balm, Confidence Skincare Collection and their Miracle Water. So what about their Bye Bye Lines Serum ($58/1fl oz)? I love it as well. This is a really good hydrating serum. It has hyaluronic acid, argan oil, babassu oil, vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B7, B9 and CoQ10. I found this serum to do a great job hydrating the skin without being oily, greasy or heavy. It also claims to fill in wrinkles & fine lines. I found it to BLUR fine lines! It does boost radiance and vitality as it claims! It has the same pina colada/pineapple scent as the cleansing balm. This is a really good DAYTIME serum! It's lightweight. It gives you the moisture you need without conflicting with your makeup. It really absorbs well into the skin. I had to think back to other serums I've tried and loved, to compare with this serum. I love Drunk Elephant and Kiehl's Midnight Recovery nighttime serums. For daytime, I'm still smitten with Mad Hippie's serum (but it's only Vitamin A). The IT Cosmetics serum has more vitamins. So, I'll see. Overall, this is a solid serum. Friday, I'll have the last of IT Cosmetics skincare...IT Cosmetics NEW Secret Sauce! Stay tuned to read my thoughts.

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IT Cosmetics Miracle Water 3-In-1 Glow Tonic Review

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sponsored: IT Cosmetics Miracle Water ($38/8.5 fl oz). Whenever I reach for this you guys, the Catholic school girl in me automatically thinks of Holy Water. Bless me with beautiful skin! LOL So what is this? IT Cosmetics call this a 3-in-1 Glow Tonic! One, it's a Skin-Brightening Radiance Booster. Secondly, it's an Anti-Aging Treatment Essence. Thirdly, it's a Skin-Softening Micellar Cleanser. The directions say you can use this morning or night after cleansing or in place of your cleanser! Do not rinse. I've been using this right after cleansing. It feels just like water you guys. It's very lightweight. There's NOTHING oily, heavy or greasy about it. It absorbs quickly into the skin. For me (dry skin), my skin felt both hydrated, plumped and nourished after using this. My skin absorbed it. I often hear other bloggers talk about essence and how it really helps other skincare products absorb better into the skin. I feel this does exactly that. My skin also feels very soft after using this. Would I use this as a cleanser? Not really. It's not powerful enough to remove everything. Skin brightener? I didn't experience such results. But if you have dry skin and you're looking for something that will hydrate your skin right after cleansing. Will plump up & soften your skin, then this will work for you. I've been using this for about a month now and it does give skin a natural radiant glow. In comparison to Pixi's Glow Tonic, it's gentler on my dry-sensitive skin. I really like it! This is Paraben, Alcohol, Cruelty & Sulfate Free. Do you have a favorite essence or tonic? Let me know in the comments.

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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm Review

Monday, November 20, 2017

Sponsored: Hey Everybody! PR of IT Cosmetics asked if I would like to try some more of their products (I reviewed a lot of IT products this past October). I must say there were a couple of curiosities on my wishlist! They were mainly new products and a few classics. So about a month ago, they sent me everything :) I'll be reviewing these products the next two weeks. Cleansing Balm! I LOVE, and I think everyone else LOVES Clinique's Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm ($29.50/3.8 oz). I gave it a Supersweet rating! I find myself hardly ever using micellar water or cleansing oil anymore. I love the no-fuss benefits of a solid makeup remover. Well, you're going to love IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm ($38/2.82 oz). In comparison, it removes ALL makeup just as well as Clinique. It rinses cleanly. I will say, my skin felt more hydrated after using the IT Cosmetics brand. It's also scented like pina colada/pineapples. Usually I do not like scented skincare at all, but this was a pleasure. I kept it on my face longer. If you don't like scented skincare, then go with Clinique. The only downside with the IT Cleansing Balm is, it's $8.50 more and a little more than 1 oz less product than you get with Clinique. Otherwise it's an EXCELLENT cleansing balm. I'll just have to catch a sale.

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Steps Involved In Essay Writing Process

Friday, November 17, 2017

Each writer is a creative personality that follows own approach to the composure of articles and essays. On this account, it is impossible to predefine a certain template of writing a custom essay. Nonetheless, it is quite true that particular steps or stages are inherent to the mentioned activity. In the following article, we will identify essential points of essay creating and their sequence.


Three Major Stages


An accumulation of words arranged in sentences can be called a text. However, if your goal is to produce a qualitative and comprehensive work, the approach to the activity should be more profound. One way or another, a decent writer undergoes three stages of its creative labor.

Preparatory Stage


Step 1


One cannot just produce a sequence of phrases or sentences without some definite order or purpose. The writer needs to understand what to write about. Thus, it faces the first step namely choosing a subject. The subject is a kind of foundation or basis for the subsequent work. All the following actions will be performed in accordance with this key step.

Step 2


When you know the topic of the future text, you need to accumulate some related information or ideas. Even if you are an experienced specialist in the described topic, using additional sources will always be of service.

Step 3


As soon as the data and ideas are collected, they need to be arranged properly to form a body text. So, a structure is needed. The structure acts as a plan for organizing the collected data. Some writers prefer to skip this step and head to the principal stage. Nevertheless, the unstructured text can result in a clumsy and cramp essay.

Principal Stage – Step 4


The principal stage is represented with a single step. Activities performed on this stage can be characterized with one word – writing. Until this moment, the writer accomplished versatile preparatory activities that are ready to outpour in textual form. Each structural unit of the essay is gradually filled. Ideas are converted into phrases and sentences. A pile of words assumes a shape of a readable text. One can suppose that this step is the final one since the essay is written hence the work is accomplished. However, a halfway is done only.

Final Stage


Step 5


This step is essential to prevent and avoid such questions as “What a nonsense did I write?” Believe it or not, some ideas accumulated at the preparatory steps can be a bit untoward to the general subject. And such inconsistency can be revealed just upon reviewing the ready text. Some writers practice to read the end product aloud or even to a listener. An outside perspective can be rather helpful. During this stage, you have an opportunity to exclude some inappropriate or unnecessary information, replace it with a more relevant one or add absolutely new data. Besides, the essay structure can also be altered upon the reviewing step.

Step 6


We decided to split the final stage into two steps. Meanwhile, other opinions offer to agglomerate them since they tightly correlate. Anyway, the 6th step aims at revising the final text and eliminating miscellaneous defects like misprints, grammar and punctuation errors and other flaws that deteriorate the content. After these final corrections, your work is considered accomplished.