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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...

SIMPLE WAYS TO WEAR TRENDY MAKEUP COLORS FOR ANY COMPLEXION

This article is geared to put to rest the misconceptions over certain makeup trends being more appealing on a lighter skin tone. Whether it’s bright red lipstick or a light matte pink what works for you is not based on whether your complexion is light or dark, but what works best for you and the look that you’re trying to achieve at the moment. Click on the link below to view how women with darker complexions are rocking all different makeup colors. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/beautifully-brown-dark-girl-lookbook-photos_us_5665f404e4b072e9d1c71e7c #Transformationtuesdays...

TO GEL OR NOT TO GEL

When it comes to doing our nails, we have many choices and I'm not talking color. We can get gel nails with UV or LED at our salon, or do our nails at home with a semi-gel or traditional nail lacquer. Which is best? Which will last longest? Which one is the best cost? Which is safest? Confused yet? Let's get some answers! Which lasts longer? LED Gel nails (like Gelish by Nail Harmony) claim their polish will last 21 days. Clearly for time, this is the winner. UV Gel nails (like Shellac by CND) claim their polish will last 2 weeks. Part-Gel nails (like MIRACLE GEL™by Sally Henson) also last 2 weeks. Regular nail lacquer will last 4-7 days (longer if you use top coat) Which is the safest? Nail...

SEX: THE GOOD VS. THE BAD

There are benefits to “healthy sex,” which includes stress relief, increase in levels of the good hormones, and calorie burning, to name a few. UN-healthy sex, however, cannot only cause extensive emotional trauma and scars, but can lead to devastating emotional tornados and changes to your body.  UN-healthy sex can cause a depression like state, poor self esteem, decreased sex drive, extreme fatigue, insomnia (sleeplessness), strange dreams, abuse, energy blockages, and more. THE GOOD STUFF Marriage Mutual and consenting Self-LESS-ness Everything is agreed upon (FWB, exclusivity, “no go” things, privacy, safe words, etc.) Full honesty and disclosure with any concerns or emotions THE BAD STUFF Partner (s) are too young or immature in mindset NOT on mutual terms (emotional, spiritual, etc.)  With a partner you constantly argue or disagree with Spiteful or cheating Using sex to “keep” someone in your...