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FALL NAIL COLORS FOR 2015

This fall’s colors offer an extensive range that fits most people’s personal taste.  No matter your style, there's at least one color that will fit your inner fashionista.  From nudes to earth tones or jeweled metallic colors to darker mood colors.   Ladies this fall you can also try something outside the box, that is picking a base coat, then splatter colorful paint over top to give a graffiti or tie dye look.  All of this season's colors are fitting for everyone, not to mention it leaves ample opportunity to add excitement to your style on your nails. To learn how to take nail art to this next level, click on the link below to check out nail looks that were spotted on the runway during New...

LACK OF MAGNESIUM COULD BE CAUSING YOUR STRESS

You’ve heard of magnesium right ladies?  It’s a super important mineral that exists in fruits, veggies, nuts, fish, and dark-leafy-greens. What does this mineral have to do with stress? A lack of magnesium can cause a bunch of problems: muscle spasms (can be severe) headaches insomnia blood pressure problems risk of osteoporosis (brittle bones – meaning they could break very easily!) decreased energy uncontrolled blood sugar stress on the heart According to an article written by Dr. Johnny Bowden, author of the “Nutrition Myth Buster”, magnesium is a critical enzyme that helps your heart to pump.  When a person is under too much stress, it causes magnesium to be used up. Over time this can cause your heart muscles and tissues to be destroyed. So what’s the moral of the story?  Eat magnesium rich foods and...

FLAPPY ARMS FLY AWAY WITH THIS WORKOUT !

I know many of us lead busy lives and sometimes we can’t get to the gym, so I'm bringing the gym to your home from my home!  Every once in a while you may see a cat or two trying to cross the camera and join me in an exercise, but don't mind them. Let's get started!  Pec flies with bands, this exercise works your pecs, shoulders, and core muscles.  Be sure to lean forward just a bit, pull your abdominal muscles back towards your spine.   Keep elbows slightly bent.  Flex your chest, hold it for one second then back to start position.  Perform 4 sets of 15 to 20 repetitions.   As always if you have any questions please email me at aveigle@hotmail.com SPANISH TRANSLATION: En las próximas semanas voy a...

DIY SPA TREAMENT

Pinching pennies or just don’t have the time to run out to get spa treatments.  Try an at home simple solution. Melting the wax of a candle and using it to coat your hands isn’t only relaxing, but will provide moisture to your hands.  Doing this is not only relaxing, but it can also helps with health ailments, such as sore joints or rheumatoid arthritis.   How to accomplish this at home?  Use either a bowl or melt the wax in the microwave for about 30-60 seconds, or use a candle warmer.  Make sure that the wax is a moderate temperature and slowly pour into a nitrile disposable glove or a basin, then insert your hand in the glove or lay both sides of your...

HOW TO RECOVER FROM POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a diagnosis given to thousands of women (and men) each year. The diagnosis follows a group of depression, anxiety, fear, OCD, and panic like symptoms that occur after a (usually negative and tragic) event. These events can include: childbirth, any type of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) death of a family member, military services; the list goes on. PTSD symptoms can last for years after an event and impact a woman in a very hard way every single day. These events can strip a woman of her dignity and her positive self-image, value, and spirit. She could isolate herself from family, friends, children, jobs and life could feel impossible for her to live.  Step one to PSTD recovery is knowing that you...

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HOW BIRTH CONTROL AND PREGNANCY EFFECT YOUR HAIR

It seems like around this time of year we really reflect on what mom did for us. From whipping noses, kissing boo-boo’s and even losing a few strands over us… say what now? Losing hair? Guaranteed your mom lost a great deal of hair over you, way before you started acting like you had no sense. All pregnant women go through this: Your hair is growing so long and beautiful, and then you have the baby, and you find tons of strands on your pillow. Even if you are not expecting, but on birth control, which puts your body in a pregnant-like state, your hair is sure to go through some changes with the increased dose of hormones your body is receiving. During pregnancy your hair growth...

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: WHY — USE WEIGHTS, WHEN YOU CAN — USE YOUR OWN BODY WEIGHT!

Moving your own body weight can take you further than you can possibly imagine regardless of the goals you have set out for yourself.  Not only do you have the ability to workout right from your own home, but proper body weight movement is extremely joint friendly and allows for a more natural range of motion. Body weight exercises teach people how to utilize full body tension, which is a prerequisite for learning how to control free weights. So here's a way to work on performing your own body weight dips.  Start by controlling the down part of the movement (negatives) As you can see in the video I used a low back extension rack.  Jump up to the start position and work on slowing down...

HOW JENNIFER HUDSON RESISTS TEMPTING FOODS

Oscar winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson may no longer be the spokesperson for Weight Watchers, but she is still watching what she eats. Hudson dropped 80 pounds with the diet program, and still maintaining her trim physique by resisting tempting foods. She tells Yahoo Style that she throws pancakes across the room. According to Yahoo Style Hudson says quote “I don’t let the food intimidate me, if it’s too much, I just get rid of it.” Read more on Hudson’s throw away approach to staying fit by clicking on the link. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2014/10/jennifer-hudson-shares-her-surprising-secret-for-weight-loss/ #Womancrushwednesdays ...

What flat iron is best for you?

Our once beloved hot comb (let' me not front, it's still my go-to-tool for slaying edges and kitchens) has got pushed aside for something a little more heat controllable, time friendly, and still "hair-slayed" worthy. The flat iron has virtually replaced many salon tools. But with so many different options, which type is best for you? Here's the inside scoop on flat irons: Ceramic: Always popular, it's low cost and ability to create freeze-free hair, which is a curly-haired-girl’s dream. This a good choice for those with fine straight to wavy curly hair. Tourmaline: A lot of ceramic irons have tourmaline in the title. This styling tool has crystals that are crushed into fine powder inside the plates. These crystal minerals help smooth the hair cuticle and...

CUCUMBER AVOCADO SALAD

Adding avocado to your salad makes all the difference in taste and in your health!  ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: 1 large cucumber (cut in size of choice) 1 avocado (chopped) 1/2 small red onion (chopped) optional 1/2 cup crumble feta cheese Basil for garnish (optional) 1/4 cup grapeseed oil 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tsp agave nectar Salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: In a small bowl mix oil, vinegar, agave nectar, salt, pepper. Then add cucumbers, avocado, onions, cheese. Toss and garnish with basil. COOK’S NOTE: You can use grated parmesan cheese instead of feta cheese. You can also make extra dressing if you require more! #WhatscookinKJ...