Breast Milk Ice Cream, Anyone?

Breast Milk Ice Cream, AnyoneA restaurant in London’s Covent Garden is serving a new range of ice cream, made with breast milk. The dessert, called Baby Gaga, is churned with donations from London mother Victoria Hiley, and served with a rusk and an optional shot of Calpol or Bonjela. Each serving of Baby Gaga at Icecreamists costs £14.

‘Encouraged to breastfeed’

Mrs Hiley, 35, said if adults realised how tasty breast milk was more new mothers would be encouraged to breastfeed. Mrs Hiley’s donation was expressed on site and pasteurised before being churned with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest.

Icecreamists founder Matt O’Connor placed an advert appealing for breast milk donations and believes his new recipe will be a success.

‘Recession beater’

“If it’s good enough for our children, it’s good enough for the rest of us,” he said. “Some people will hear about it and go yuck – but actually it’s pure organic, free-range and totally natural.”

Mrs Hiley, who gets £15 for every 10 ounces of milk she donates to the company, said it was a great “recession beater”. Mr O’Connor said 14 other women had come forward to offer their services. Health checks for the lactating women were the same used by hospitals to screen blood donors.

Do you think you’ll like breast milk ice cream? What do you think of this new ice cream innovation?

Source: BBC News

Image: London on the Inside

Women Should Stop Wearing Heavy Makeup At Age 59

Women Should Stop Wearing Heavy Makeup At Age 59There is a time to start aging gracefully, and UK beauty product company Nurture Replenish Skincare surveyed 2,000 women age 45-plus and found out that most of you think that’s at age 59. This is the age that women thought it was time to ditch high heels, red lipstick, tight clothes and false nails and try to look “more natural.”

‘Confronting age’

Women shouldn’t wear baseball caps or apply a fake tan after age 40, respondents said. Miniskirts and leather pants are off the rack at 41, knee-high boots and even conservative tight tops should be retired by age 45. And tattoos start to look bad by the mid-50s.

Every woman has had her own moments of confronting age in fashion and beauty trends. We’d say that some looks expire much earlier than 40—such as braids (only in your earlier 20s), maxi skirts, pants that say “pink,” or anything, for that matter, on the butt, certain light, short, flimsy dresses as the upper thighs…change…with age, and so on.

‘Worst violation’

And we’ve all seen the stereotype of the too-youthful older woman, in leather pants, animal prints, a mask of heavy makeup, giant jewelry and—this is the worst violation in our opinion—wrinkled cleavage. Still, we at Shine like to see appropriately dressed older women with bright lipstick, bright nails and beautiful fabrics and colors. Appropriate being the key word.

Women surveyed seemed to agree that they felt beautiful at any age, with 74 percent saying they were happy to let nature take its course without resorting to extreme anti-aging measures. Fifty-nine percent said they looked younger than they actually are, and only a quarter would consider cosmetic surgery. Also, only 1 in 10 thought that heavy eyeliner was inappropriate past age 50.

What items do you still have in your wardrobe that you think are already inappropriate for your age? Are you a victim of these age-inappropriate fashion styles?

Source: Yahoo Shine

Image: You’ve Got Face