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HOW TO GET GOOD SLEEP EVERY NIGHT

Are you having a tough time sleeping? Or maybe you don’t have time to sleep? Perhaps  the stress of everyday life is interfering with your sleep? Whatever category you fall in, it’s time to zero in on what’s actually impeding with your sleep time. Sleep deprivation is known to lead to weight gain, aging skin, and chronic illnesses like diabetes. Therefore, I make sure I’m in bed no later than 11pm and up at 7:30am during the week. And I must say instead of feeling grouchy I’m typically a happy camper waking up. I implore you to make it a priority to get 7 to 9 hours of sleep and see how that changes your mood in the mornings. There other daily regimens that help me...

BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE WITH A GOOD HAIR DAY

Are you having a “good hair day”? Sounds kinda silly but, really are you having a good hair day? Do you ever realize that when you are having one of those days where your hair is ‘layed for the gods,’ your confidence and overall attitude are heightened? Yes, we all like to believe that “what’s inside counts the most” but let’s be real, good health, hygiene, and appealing appearance positively impacts our lives. Our sense of attractiveness is strongly connected to confidence and positive self-esteem. We associate it with feeling in control, and hair is one way most of us can be and feel in charge. Remember, Gabrielle Union in ‘Being Mary Jane’ wouldn’t even go to her job as senior anchor because she didn’t have...

WANT A GOOD WORKOUT – AIM HIGH WITH LEG LIFTS

Here's a fun ending to any leg workout!  High leg lifts force you to work on balance while engaging your core and working your legs. You can do these at home with a low chair or an end table.  Be sure to engage your core muscles as you lift your leg high to clear the obstacle, try to move fast while performing this exercise. Perform a total of three sets, 20 repetitions each set.  As always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at aveigle@hotmail.com Aquí está una diversión interminable para cualquier entrenamiento de la pierna! Ascensores de pierna le obligan a trabajar en el equilibrio mientras usan la participación de su núcleo, también trabaja las piernas. Usted puede hacer esto en casa con una...

FASHION STYLES WORTH BORROWING FROM ZOE KRAVITZ

Lets just to say Zoe Kravitz was born with a unique sense of style. Her mother is Cosby Show star Lisa Bonet and her father is infamous rock musician Lenny Kravitz; both have a fashion appeal that’s memorable. However, Kravitz is setting her own trends that go from rocker style to straight glam. Click on the link below to see all her styles you can easily pick up. View Zoe’s short edgy hair styles, clothes, and shoe selections and make it work for you. http://www.bet.com/news/fashion-and-beauty/photos/2014/03/10-style-cues-to-steal-from-zoe-kravitz.html#!060812-fashion-beauty-dime-zoe-kravitz   #Womancrushwednesdays...

NEVER TOO YOUNG TO — USE EYE CREAMS

Whether you're dark or fair skin, 18 or 30 years old, using an eye cream is the secret to helping you age gracefully. You may think you’re too young to think about wrinkles, dark, and puffy eyes, but think again. Skin experts say eye creams keep the skin moist so that fine lines don’t show up as much. The point is keeping youthful looking eyes will keep you from looking older than your age. My favorite cream is Suzanne Somers’ anti-aging organic eye cream. I put it on in the morning and at night. Because your eye area is sensitive and delicate, I like to be extra cautious of what goes on that area. Since Suzanne’s products are toxic free, I don’t have to worry about...

Wild salmon with a lemon basil sauce

This is the perfect spring time dish, light and fresh. ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: 4 6oz wild salmon fillets 1 cup fresh basil 1/4 cup plus 3tablespoons cup light olive oil I lemon (squeeze) 1/3 tsp crush red pepper Salt and pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: In a blender or food processor blend basil, oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, until smooth. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper.In a large non stick skillet heat 3 tablespoons of oil, then add salmon fillets cook 5 to 8 min on each side cook more or less until preference. Top each salmon fillet with sauce and serve. COOK’S NOTE:  The salmon can also be roasted for 10 to 12 minutes in a 400F oven. #Whatscookinkj ...

PREPARE YOUR NAILS FOR SPRING

Spring is here! Spring is here and colors are brighter. There are some popular colors for this spring. Some of the colors that are in for spring 2015 are scuba blue, aquamarine, strawberry ice, and Tangerine. Those are just some nice names for colors that are blue, pink, and orange. Bright colors are complimentary to the beautiful flowers that are growing this spring. So when you think about your nail colors this spring think of the beautiful flowers growing. #Manicuremondays ...

TAKE TIME TO TAKE A BREAK

You're driving, rushing through traffic on your way to work and it hits you. Today is your 10th work day in a row, you have class tonight until 10pm, you have to be up at 6am tomorrow, you can't remember the last time you had time to cook, and all you can think of is how great your bed would feel right now...

THE BEST HAIR PRODUCTS ARE RIGHT IN YOUR KITCHEN

It seems like everyday there’s some new product out that’s supposed to make your hair do this, make it do that, but I know my mama (hey Mama Lo!) didn’t have these products growing up and she had a fro' so thick and luscious that even Angela Davis may have been a little jealous. So I asked what was Mama’s secret, what was used back then that, today we aren't? She told me "Ashia we were poor, black, and had hair for days...

MISS BLACK USA JASMIN ALEXANDERS’ BEAUTY QUEEN REGIMEN

My mom always taught me the importance of cleansing your face, using a toner, and applying a moisturizer. Of course I thought I was invincible when I was younger, so I didn’t listen to my mother’s advice about taking care of my skin now. But in the past year, I’ve made it a priority to always cleanse my face after wearing make up, using a toner, and moisturizing. The difference in my skin and the feel of it was almost immediate. I think every female should adapt some kind of skin care regimen they do every morning. So now let’s talk hair. Living in Colorado Springs is an entirely different beast. It’s very dry here so, I had to switch up my natural hair care and beauty...