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HOW BLACK WOMEN CAN PREVENT A MAKEUP DISASTER!

All makeup products are not for everyone. Finding the right product and applying it correctly is important, if you want to produce a flawless natural look. Many African American women, who go through phases of finding what works best for their skin, often find themselves the focus of a bad makeup spectacle. There are MUST KNOW tips for wearing makeup,that every African American woman should adhere to, in order to avoid a makeup conundrum. Click on the link below to get advice on the do and don’ts to wearing makeup for African American women. http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/article/african-american-makeup-tips #Transformationtuesdays...

FOOT RUBS & BRAIN LOVE!

Did you know that massaging your feet is not only like receiving a full body massage, but it can also stimulate organs inside your body? Your feet have a series of nerves and energy pathways that connect to areas of your body.  When certain areas are massaged, it can illicit some pretty cool effects other than just feeling great. (This is actually a type of massage called Reflexology.) DIY MASSAGE BENEFITS: Toes:  Massage from webbing to tips for huge on stress relief and respiratory diseases, stimulates brain function and immune health.  Ball of Foot:  Massage from one end of the foot to the other just on this area for lung and heart support, great for lowering back pain.   Side of foot from big toe to heel:  This area stimulates...

FACE YOUR DEBT DON’T RUN FROM IT!

If you grew up the way I did, perhaps you weren't schooled on the relevance of credit or the agonizing irony of debt. A lot of your learning may have come from trial and error and that's OK! It's great to learn from experiences, just know that all phases are temporary!   First thing to know is AVOIDING WHAT YOU OWE WON’T MAKE IT GO AWAY.  It’s easier to avoid the existence of what we feel we can’t control. The key is to accept the truth and execute a plan. Be confident in your ability to do something about it. Debts can be damaging but try not to allow temporary ebbs keep you from feeling prosperous! Would you believe me if I told you, creditors would love to...

NAIL IT FOR THE HOLIDAY

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year with hollies, lights, evergreens, snow and anticipation of the upcoming year.  It is a time when the human spirit comes alive.  The homeless and poor are fed and children receive gifts.   So let’s pay attention as we see the lights that remind us of the hope that we have for a better world. Let us pay attention to the evergreens and wreaths that remind us of unconditional and lasting love. Let us pay attention to the holly berries that from ancient times brought healing to the soul. These and other Christmas symbols can be at your fingertips with nail art.  Let the Christmas spirit be revealed in you as you beautify yourself and catch the spirit of Christmas. You can...

CHOOSE TODAY TO BETTER MANAGE YOURSELF!

How many times have our intentions fallen through the cracks? What did we intend to do today that was left hanging in the balance?  One of the greatest rewards to ourselves, is to give our lives direction and maintain enough discipline to bring results! The word “manage” simply means, to succeed at accomplishing something despite the hardship. Let’s face it, it’s hard to wake up and confront the truth of some things. It’s not easy answering difficult questions and facing the trenches of our own discord.  Are we happy? If not, Why not? Are we procrastinating? If so, what are we afraid of? Are we living a full- experienced life?  As you set your intentions and take small steps, the results will gainfully manifest!  The adjustments could...

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR GAINING HOLIDAY FAT!

Every year when the holiday season comes around, many tend to get that unexplainable lazy feeling of not wanting to work out, and just overindulging in homemade cooked food without any limitations.  It has become mentally acceptable to eat whatever you want regardless of the high carb and sugar content, and/or also disregarding the portion size and time of day.   It’s reported that the average American gains about a pound between Halloween and New Year's. It may not seem like much at once, but it could be, if every holiday season your adding holiday fat without subtracting from it throughout the year. Click on the link below to learn more about what’s referred to as “creeping obesity” and the tricks to avoid that extra weight...

JOAN SMALLS, WORKING OUT W/ SCOLIOSIS

When it comes to sexy, Joan Smalls is the epitome of the definition. She is known for stomping runways all across the world and is also the first Latina model to represent Estee Lauder in a cosmetics campaign.   At 27, she is considered one of the world’s highest paid models. To keep that gorgeous model figure she exercises regularly. Due to her suffering from scoliosis, which is the abnormal curving of the spinal cord, it is imperative that she exercises continuously. According to healthyceleb.com “she does 1 hour of daily exercises. Joan needs to strengthen her back and relatively do many exercises for the same. She starts with cardio like jogging, running, etc. followed by strength training with her own body weight and interval training....

NAILS ARE NOT TOOLS!

Nails are not tools and should not be treated as such. To get the most out of them treat them as jewels. Below is list of Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to caring for your nails. Your nails are not made to scratch your body. Find a back scratcher. They are not made for getting food out from the pot. Always use utensils. Nails are jewels so take care of them. Treat them with TLC. Do not ever rip your nails like they are piece of paper. Always make sure you file your nails when you are around kids, you don’t want to tear your kid’s skin. Keep your nails pretty and healthy. Trim often and protect them from anything harsh. Do not pull acrylic from your nails when you are...

HOLIDAY LEFT OVERS GREAT FOR YOUR HAIR!

What to do with all the holiday left overs? You can only eat them, but so many days in a row. Once the love of granny's sweet potatoes has faded, use your beloved left overs on your hair. Sweet Potatoes: High in vitamins A, B6, C, and D, these yummy delights are natural hair loss fighters and deeply moisturize even the coarsest of hair. Try This: In a small pot, cook 1 mashed sweet potato and 3 tablespoons of honey. Once warm, add 1/4 cup of greek yogurt. Apply from root to tip and place plastic cap on for 30 minutes. Voila! You now have a wonderful deep conditioning treatment! Honey: A natural humectant, honey helps you retain moisture for a long period of time. It also smooths...

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I’M NOT TELLING YOU IT’S GOING TO BE EASY!

Hey remember that time when someone introduced you to a life of rainbows and butterflies and then handed you an easy button? Ha! Yea, me neither! This week’s Transformation Tuesday principle is simple: "I'm not telling you it’s going to be easy. I'm telling you it’s going to be worth it." See simple, sweet & to the point! Pull on your big girl pants & take care of business ladies! Everything is gonna be ok! The other shoe will drop, eventually. And if you can get past the feelings of anxiety & stress. If you can just HANG ON you will make it! This week is ALREADY amazing! Just waiting for you to put your signature on it & finish strong. You can contact Karlise Cureton via email for booking at damselnodistress@gmail.com....