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TODAY’S WORDS OF INSPIRATION: DECIDE TO BE HAPPY

You ever see those people who seem to always be happy? Like every day they are smiling and cheerful? Do you want to be one of those happy people? Simply decide to be happy. Every day when you wake up make a conscious decision to be happy. It's as simple as that! You can contact Karlise Cureton via email for booking at damselnodistress@gmail.com #Transformationtuesdays...

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN NAIL POLISH

No need to spend lots of money on expensive nail polish anymore. If you like to experiment or have SIMPLY run out of nail polish below is a fun innovative way to create it. CREATING POLISH: 1. Empty out some clear polish, at least 1/3 of it  2. Smash up some eye shadow ( you can use a spoon a knife,  just make sure there are no clumps) 3. Use the paper to funnel the eye shadow into the same nail polish bottle that was emptied out a little. If you choose to use the glitter you can use approximately a 1/2 or less of a teaspoon, you can use the toothpicks, if necessary to push shadow through the hole of the polish opening.  4. Screw cap back on polish...

TIPS TO HELP YOUR HAIR WEATHER THE SNOW STORMS!

With snow storms reaching record highs, city streets remaining unplowed, and cabin fever spreading, the last thing you may be thinking about is your hair. While many ladies donned hairnets and bonnets for the past few days, the upcoming days of snow and harsh winds can really do a number on your hair. Here are a few things you can do to protect your hair from winter’s harsh elements. Trade in your wool hat for a polyester or silk lined hat. Wool seems to do a number on African American hair. The friction of the wool against coarse hair can easily snatch hair right out of the roots. While it is too cold for wash and goes, use leave-in conditioners that can be blown dry...

WHAT LUPITA NYONG’O EATS THAT KEEPS HER SKIN GLOWING

One of the most popular fresh faces to hit the red carpet in the last few years is Lupita Nyong’o. She is of Mexican/Kenyan decent and spent a great deal of her early life in Kenya. In her break out role in Oscar nominated film 12 Years a Slave, Lupita captured the hearts of many across the world. From her style and grace she continues to be adored by many. In 2014, she was named People magazine’s Most Beautiful woman. At 32 years old, she has already won an Academy Award for her work in 12 Years a Slave. Aside from her unquestionable talent she is known for amazing skin and her figure more specifically her sculpted arms.  According to healthyceleb.com, “the actress admits that she...

TAKE A CHANCE AT FOLLOWING YOUR DREAMS!

You know what's really liberating? Knowing that you can fail at something you don't love so you may as well take a shot at something you love! Do you have a dream? A goal?  But you haven't had the courage to try? Whatever is keeping you from reaching your goal it can't be worse than never trying. You can't fail until you try and even playing it safe (not trying at all) won't protect you from failing. If you want to change your life, take a chance at following your dreams!  You can contact Karlise Cureton via email for booking at damselnodistress@gmail.com #Transformationtuesdays ...

HOW YOUR NAILS CAN BE A REFLECTION OF BLACK HISTORY

At one time in history black was the favorite color applied to fingernails, and men; not women; wore it! A warrior about to go to war used to have his hair polished and curled, his nails manicured and colored, and his lips tinted to match. The use of color indicated status; black for the important, green for people of the lower classes. This status symbol stayed for many years. Queen Nefertiti, daughter-in-law of Tut-ankh-Amen reigned in Egypt 3,000 years ago, painted her fingernails and toenails red. Cleopatra’s extracted her nail color from the juice of the henna plant. Henna on the nails was limited by a strict social code. Only a brave women dared to color her nails above her “status.” Women of lowly rank were permitted light colors...

FAILING TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL!

People who keep track of their goals and/or to do list are said to be the most productive & fulfilled. For This #NoDistressSunday, fix yourself a cup of sunshine (Warm water + juice of 1/4 a lemon) and write a list of mini goals you want to accomplish this week. You can simply start with "write this week’s goals list." This way you have not only begun on the right foot, but you have something you can cross off the list as “mission accomplished”! “He who fails to plan is planning to fail" …Winston Churchill #NoDistressSunday #Goals2016  #Stressfreesundays...

TIPS ON HOW TO REGROW YOUR EDGES

Many Black women have been THROUGH IT when it comes to their hair that is. From short edges to no edges many have struggled with their hair, but managed to get by.  It’s common for ethnic women to either “weave it up” or “cover it up “ with a wig, but many times that may only make matters worse. Click on the link below for 7 great tips to re-growing your edges. http://www.strawberricurls.com/7-tips-to-regrow-your-edges/?utm_source=crowdignite.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=crowdignite.com #Fabuloushairfridays ...

COULD APPLE CIDER VINEGAR SLIM YOU DOWN ?

The weight loss benefits associated with apple cider vinegar is no secret, not to mention it’s an old weight lost theory that some people have claimed worked. I’m not going to lie the taste is not pleasant, but it’s bearable. The apple cider vinegar recipe calls for one-two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, a teaspoon or two of raw honey and a glass water to help dilute the strong after taste. It’s believed the vinegar will help increase your body's metabolism and jump start your weight loss journey. For more information on if apple cider vinegar could be the right weight loss strategy for you click on the link below. http://www.healthambition.com/apple-cider-vinegar-for-weight-loss/n #Teamfitthursdays ...

KALE AND QUINOA SALAD

Kale and quinoa are two power foods and when mixed together makes a light, healthy, and very satisfying dish. ENJOY! INGREDIENTS: 1/2 to 1 bunch lacinato kale.  1 cup cooked white quinoa(according to package directions ) 3 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 cup grape tomatoes (halved) 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese 4 tablespoon grapeseed oil 1/3 cup pine nuts (toasted)  DIRECTIONS: Washed, stems removed and leaves cut into 1-inch strip and steep kale in hot water in a large bowl for 1-2 minutes, remove and pat dry.  Sea salt and pepper (to taste).  In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, salt, pepper. While whisking, slowly drizzle oil, set aside. In a large bowl add Kale, quinoa,tomatoes add dressing and toss together with 2 spoons. Mix in goat cheese and pine nuts. Transfer...