Candles, Coffee…and Cedar Fever!

I love to work by candlelight with my favorite coffee sitting beside me….and right now, sitting here, I am so touched by the comments on yesterday’s post!  Thank you sweet ladies for all of your encouraging words.

Today, I wanted to share with you some random facts.  First, my new favorite candles are  Tyler Candles!  My daughter introduced me to this brand and they smell amazing.  I am lovin’ the scent French Market.  

True confessions time, I have not been walking since late December because I am allergic to Mountain Cedar.  The counts are high this time of year and it aggravates my asthma.  So, when I received an email today from the company which makes my allergy medicine, Zyrtec, I took notice.

They sent tips from beauty expert, Rebekah George, for how to avoid an allergy face during cedar fever time.  The tips are:

Tips to Help Combat Allergy Face
·      To tackle a puffy face:
o   Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. You may also want to create “beauty water” by filling a pitcher of water with cucumber, grapefruit or lemon slices for a little extra flavor!
o   At night, use an extra pillow or two and try sleeping with your head elevated. Elevation can help drain fluids from your face so skin and eyes are less puffy in the morning.
·      To hide a red nose:
o   Apply a thick layer of cream at night. Then, smear on a lighter-weight oil in the morning.  Allow oil to dry for a few minutes and apply a yellow-based concealer. Finish with a swipe or two of a bronzer in coppery tones to cancel out the redness.
o   Consider using fragrance-free, lotion-treated tissues, which are gentler on your skin and can prevent areas from becoming more red and sore.
·      To brighten eyes:
o   On days when your eyes feel too irritated, skip eye shadow and use a bright blue waterproof mascara. The colors help to brighten and counteract dullness!
o   You can also stash two spoons in the fridge.  Take them out and place them on your eyes whenever your eyes are feeling puffy.  The metal from the spoons holds in coldness longer, so you get better results than using cucumber slices.
I will probably try a few of these…I can relate!
Have a fabulous, peaceful Saturday everyone!!


  1. I too had terrible allergies to mountain cedar when I lived in Austin. I have moved away from Austin and no longer have the attacks. I would love to move back to Austin but I remember the allergy attacks and have second thoughts.

  2. I love candles so I have to try these! Thanks for the post and the tips. Enjoy! PS Where do you live that it looks so heavenly. I am staring outside at another gray day of snow on the ground and no sun. I miss my flowers!:-)

  3. Allergies can be so disruptive, I understand! Here's hoping your new regimen will help and you can enjoy your walks again soon. Love the pretty candles.

  4. Thanks for sharing the tips. I especially like the one about the blue mascara — sounds like a trick I could use on days when I feel drained and my eyes show it.

  5. I love setting the scene at my desk with a favorite candle (currently diptyque), my starbucks french roast WITH cream 😉 and some relaxing music. Somehow these elements set the tone for some inspiration for me. Love hearing your tips today for handling the puffys.
    Big thanks for your kind comments about Stylemindchic turning 1. Enjoyed hearing how you came up with the handle for your blog.
    Happy weekend Pam!
    xx, Heather

  6. Great tips even if you dont suffer from allergies Love the coffee by candelelight, and will have to check out the French Market scent. My favorite candle is the Votivo Provence Honey.

  7. Good luck for fighting your allergies, dear Pam. My three men at home have allergies and unfortunately Zyrtec seems the only way to get relief.
    Enjoy your time with candles all around.
    Anne Touraine (Playing with Scarves)

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