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IS YOUR EYEBROW A MASTERPIECE OR A WRECK?

In the words of some great philosopher, who remains anonymous to this day, eyebrows are the gateway to facial sanctity. In other words, eyebrows, as undermined as they have been over the years, are the most essential and crucial element to a person’s overall look and can be the defining key to creating a masterpiece or a wreck. The definition of a proper eyebrow has evolved from several stages of maturity. Proper education, many trial and errors, and the countless of successful demonstrations have led the beauty community to the set standard of achieving the proper eyebrow shape.  The tools have been set before you, now it’s your responsibility to grab hold and perfect to your face. The brow, being delicate and individualistic in nature can be...

DARK CHOCOLATE BARK W/ ALMONDS!

Chocolate!  We are now learning chocolate is not bad for us, if it's dark chocolate; this is because of its high contents of antioxidant. Top it off with almonds that are high in protein and Vitamin E,  I would say you would being having A BGH approved snack.  ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: Canola oil 10 oz bag of dark chocolate chips (at least 60 to 70 percent cacao) melted 1/4 cup of toasted chopped almonds 1/3 cup or less coarse sea salt DIRECTIONS: Lightly brush an 8 inch baking pan with oil. Line with parchment paper, pour in melted chocolate, smooth into a even layer with a spatula. Sprinkle with almonds and sea salt evenly. Refrigerate until set, for at least 1hour.  Then break or cut into pieces. COOK’S NOTE: You can use any nuts...

THE SECRETS TO MAKING YOUR NAILS GROW FASTER

Your nails grow about one-ten of an inch a month, which seems like a lift time when trying to grow your nails faster. Use the following useful, natural techniques & treatment to learn how you can have stronger growing nails without chemicals. With stronger nails, there is less spitting or breaking, which allow nails to grow longer. If you want faster growing nails make sure that your diet is rich in vitamins A & B complex. Some foods like whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and low fat dairy products are high in vitamins and this help in production of keratin. Keratin is the tough proteins that are building blocks of your nails. In addition, a dietary supplement such as Knox for Nails, Gelatine Dietary Supplement, will provide important nutrients...

THE JOURNEY TO STRESS FREE LIVING

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a person cannot find balance in health and life without diligent practice of six key elements. These elements are something everyone in today's modern world should implement for stress free living. Thinking- Expanding the mind through meditation, emotional balance, and positive mantras.  Breathing- According to TCM our life force energy is strengthened when we expelled as much carbon dioxide as possible by (you guessed it) frequent deep breathing. This keeps toxins from building up in the tissues, aiding in digestive and brain health.  Movement- Routine exercise to diminish stress and maintain the cardiovascular system.  Diet- A balanced diet with plenty of water. Also focus on completely chewing your food well to aide in proper digestion.  Sex- Yes. Sexual activity is vital to reproduction and...

“BEING MARY JANE” STAR REVEALS HER NATURAL HAIR

These pictures from Facebook and Twitter show actress Gabrielle Union, BET’s “Being Mary Jane” star’s thick and long natural hair in so many ways. Last month, she revealed her afro on the show, just after she took her weave out, which had many taking a double look. Click on the link below to read an article from a natural hair blogger on how Union revealed her hair confession on “Being Mary Jane.” http://www.1blessednatural.com/2015/03/gabrielle-unions-weave-confessional-on.html #Fabuloushairfridays...

HOW TO GET STRONG LOOKING SHOULDERS

Let's build some nice shoulders for those summer sun dresses! As we are building shoulder muscles let's also make them stronger.  Shoulder muscles are prone to injuries, and they are often neglected.  Here's one way to make sure you are keeping your shoulders strong and looking great! You can do these at home face down on the floor or on a gym bench.  Try doing these without any weights, if they are too easy for you then add 2 to 3lbs dumbbells (you don't need a lot of weight for these). Keep your core tight, legs tight.  As you form the letters with your arms be sure to hold each letter for a second.  Form is imperative to feel this work for you.  Perform 3 to...

BGH FEATURE STORY: OUR ONLY WISH…..IS TO HAVE A BABY!

In 2009, at the tender age of 25 years old I was diagnosed with (POF)Premature Ovarian Failure and for those of you who don't know what that means, it's the loss of ovarian function before the age of 40. POF can affect women at various ages from teenage years to thirties; I'm 32 years old now. I was in such disbelief, it was like one day I was normal and one day I woke up and I wasn't. At first I thought, well maybe it's because I'm 343 lbs. So I took my health into my hands and got off my butt. I got a personal trainer and got down to 305lbs. I still had no cycle. I mean, I figured if I lost the...

TOMATO AND BASIL SALAD

This is just what it is tomatoes and basil, a very simple, but delicious meal loaded with lycopene from the tomatoes.  ENYOY!! INGREDIENTS: 4 large tomatoes (cut 3 thick slices from each tomatoes) 1 large bunch of fresh basil (cut in thin slices) 1/3 cup of grapeseed oil 1 tablespoon of agave nectar (optional) Sea salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: On a large plate arrange tomato slice on plate. Add basil and drizzle oil and agave nectar and salt and pepper. COOK'S NOTES: You could also add slices of cucumbers. #Whatscookinkj ...

UNDERSTANDING YOUR NAIL 101

The human nail is a plate of keratin that lies on the tips of the fingers and toes. The main purpose of the nail is to protect the finger and toes from damage. Fingers support certain physical activities in daily life and nails support fingers. Therefore, one relies on other, it is important to keep both in safe condition. We know that human nail grows constantly and are removed by clipping or biting. In childhood, it takes the nail about 3 months to grow out completely, while this may take up to 6 months in the elderly. Like any part or organ of the human body, the conditions of fingernails are dependent your general health status. Therefore, changes and defects in the nails may be indicative...

TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR BROWS IN INSTAGRAM WORTHY SHAPE

People always ask me “How do you get your eye brows so thick and shapely?” Chile! What a good pencil and concealer will do! Eyebrows are the frame to our face. But they can also be lines of anger or surprise if not done correctly. While taking care of the hair on my head is a must, so is the maintenance of the hair above my eyes! Here are a few tips to help keep your brows in Instagram worthy shape! Master The Shape: The inner edges of your brow should line up with the outside of your nose and the tail of your brow with the outside of your eye. I always say you should be able to create an invisible ‘windshield wiper’ on your...