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GETTING YOUR NAILS READY FOR THE FALL

Coming into November as you've noticed the leaves changing you might also notice that your skin and nails are changing.  As stated in last weeks article moisture is important as the weather seems to chill out and become cooler, your hands get dry. During the next few months your skin and nails will take a beating from the elements of nature. Using deep moisture, such as a deep conditioning lotion or a cream also referred to as BUTTER.  This is the time to take advantage of Apple Cinnamon, pumpkin spice or even a warm vanilla fragrance that can be found in BUTTERS. Using these products will promote healthy and soft hands as well as smelling like the holiday spirit.  Try warmer, cozy colors on your...

BEWARE OF UNSANITARY SALONS: WHAT LOOKS GOOD FOR YOUR HAIR MAY NOT BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Let me tell you folks how I recently went into a local salon and my heart just dropped. Not only were the beauticians doing people's hair with no protective cape on, there was hair everywhere, along with a hot plate, crisco, and some potatoes soon to be sliced and fried! I cannot make this stuff up! I couldn't believe such things were going on in salons that should be a professional sanitary environment. My girlfriend then proceeded to tell me her own horror story of dirty combs, extremely late stylist, and even worse professional practices. Whether it's a black, white, or purple salon, no matter how great the style is you should not sacrifice your health and safety. All dirty combs and implements should be in a...

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: GET YOUR ABS FIRED UP!

We are continuing our exercises from home segment. We know that training your abs will not reduce belly fat, only diet and loosing overall fat will reduce the belly fat.  Even though that may be the case we must still train the abdominal muscles and treat them like any other muscle group in the body to keep everything in balance and strong.  Here is a great way to get your abs fired up!  Grab a chair and start your leg raises clearing the chair.  Place your arms on the floor for stability and begin alternating raising your legs from sides to side.   Be sure to keep your lower back flat on the floor.  Perform 4 sets of 15 repetitions each set.  If you have any...

CEREALS THAT ARE GOOD FOR WEIGHT LOSS

It’s time to transform your morning with cereal that can help transform your body. Kids love cereal and adult’s love the convenience of it, but truth be told the love can lead to some extra pounds. Many gravitate to the sugary cereals with high carbs and low fiber content, but there could be healthier options that will satisfy your sweet tooth and even help shed the extra weight. Blackdoctor.org gives a number of tasty cereals, you may have never thought would be good for weight management. Click on the link below to learn what cereals will help jump start your weight loss today. http://blackdoctor.org/462034/cereals-that-slim-you-down/ #Transformationtuesdays ...

DIY PUMPKIN SPICE EXFOLIATION

The fall months are a great times to exfoliate! Just like every girl loves the smell of Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte, why not we smell like it too! Since the air is getting colder your hands are going to start getting drier. And everyone knows, you can always tell a woman’s age by her hands. Note to self: dry and ashy hands don’t look good with fresh manicures. The pumpkin exfoliation can be a MANICURE SAVER because it’s made of Vitamin A & C. As a result it will brighten, tone, and make your hands super soft, plus it can be used as a good moisturizer. Here is the list below of the ingredients you will need to use to combine and make the pumpkin...

3 SMALL WORDS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

What if I told you, you have the power to change your life right now without lifting a finger?  And that all you need, in order to get momentum started are 3 small words that consist of just 12 letters? If your trying to overcome obstacles or preserve in challenging times, just say “ ACTUALLY I CAN.”  Yes! Sweetie that is all you need to get the "biking down a baby mountain momentum" in your life. Engrain these 3 words in you and every time you have an obstacle pop up, a naysayer, doubts, fear, etc. Answer this negative energy with, "Actually I Can!" It’s that simple. Adapt this simple mantra and watch your life transform, watch your business begin to flourish. Watch your bike start...

CARAMEL TREATMENT BOUNCED HER HAIR RIGHT INTO SHAPE!

All the color in this client's hair made her the perfect candidate for a caramel treatment. It seems I have fallen in love with a new product. It is not new on the market, but it is new to me. I am sure you have seen the Facebook videos, went to the website, but you never really know how something works until you try it. I am talking about E’Tae’s Caramel Treatment. I must say that it does everything it says it will.  As it deeply penetrates your hair, it provides nourishment for both hair and scalp as it is high in concentration of vitamins, minerals, and potassium (hence the smell of bananas). I did notice it also improves manageability while giving full body and natural shine. However,...

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: YOU WANT GOOD POSTURE YOU GOTTA WORK THOSE HAMSTRINGS!

Here’s another great exercise that you can do from the comfort of your home.  Hamstring curls with bands.  Well- developed hamstrings will help you maintain good posture, and prevent leg injuries.  Because your hamstrings cross the knee and hip joints, they work to bend your knees and draw your hips backwards. When executing explosive movement, these muscles play an important part in shifting the load from your knees to your hips.  Take a band and safely wrap it around a sturdy post, as you see on the video mine is wrapped around my stair rails.  Place the band around your ankles and begin bending the knees towards your glutes.  Be sure to have enough resistance while you pull, and flex the hamstring muscles as you pull...

HOW TO KNOW & WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE ADHD

What if there was a pill that could make you more focused, smarter and more alert? Would you take it? Your first thought might be “YES”, but what about the side effects? What are you giving up to acquire these abilities, and is it worth it? Over last twenty years, stimulant drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta and more recently Modafinil, have flooded the brain cells of young adults who think that these drugs might possess the power to give them command over their Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms or give them an edge in performance like the fictional drug NZT in the movie Limitless. However most users don’t realize that: (1) these drugs do not cure ADHD and symptoms do return if...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FOR YOUR NAILS

Getting ready for Halloween and want to show off your Halloween spirit.  There are some pretty easy designs that you can accomplish with a few colors and a slim design brush.   Painting these designs on your nails will surely attract attention to the cool funky Halloween spirit that you have.  I have painted a couple using only a couple of colors black, white, and orange and was able to obtain a few different spunky looks. You can get extremely creative or take the simple route. Here are steps to creating a jack-o—lantern nail design. Start with base color that is orange. Use a stripper brush, fine paint brush or broom straw to draw. Draw 2 triangles for the eyes with black polish. Draw 1 triangle for the nose with black...