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RECCOMENDED PRODUCTS THAT CAN HELP OILY SKIN

Here's an all-too familiar scenario: Every morning you cleanse, prime and mattify your skin to pore-less, oil-free perfection, but by the time you walk through your office doors, you need another dab of powder -- and by midday, it looks like you've slathered a layer of Crisco on your face. What the dealio? For those of us with oily skin, the problem is not the lack of shine-busting products -- it's the fact that they never seem to work. That magical powder that mattes everyone else's face slides off your T-zone in hours and those oil blotters that work like a charm for your friend, do squat for you. So what's a glistening gal to do? Stay chained to your powder compact? Not anymore. Readers tested...

BE CAUTIOUS OF HAIR VITAMINS!

There is certainly a trend over the last few years in an increased number of new hair vitamins. Since hair grows from within, as a hair expert dermatologist, I have been encouraging the use of specific internal nutrients to help hair health for over fifteen years. However, the majority of hair vitamins contain similar ingredients as a daily multivitamin, just in larger amounts, plus added vitamin H (Biotin); which do not specifically target hair follicles nor help with hair growth or hair thinning. In fact, there can be potential vitamin overdose causing eye, liver, kidney problems and other side effects, especially if also taking a daily multivitamin. Because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate manufacturing of vitamins or supplements, any company can produce without...

Safe Natural Treatments for Vaginal Odor

Vaginal odor is nothing to be embarrassed about and it could be a medical condition that is easy to treat. It is most common in females ages 15-44 year. The most common medical reasons for vaginal odor are bacterial overgrowth known as Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and candida overgrowth, known as a yeast infection.  Although these two conditions are often confused with each other because of the similarity in symptoms, there are some slight differences in symptoms and bigger differences in how they are treated. What is Bacterial Vaginosis? Bacterial Vaginosis is a bacterial infection of the vagina.  It occurs due to the imbalance of the normal vaginal flora. Some of the most common causes include:  multiple sex partners, wearing underwear made of synthetic fabrics, commercial douches and antibiotic over- use. What...

Proper nail filing and the basic nail shapes!

Are you filing you nails correctly, Do you even know the proper way to file a nail? Do you know the basic five nail shapes? Filing and nail shapes go hand in hand and you can’t do one without the other; in this article I’m going to inform you on how to properly file your nails and educate you on how to file your nails into different shapes. Firstly, when filing you should be going from each side inward, but not going back and forth. DO NOT SAW!!! Sawing the file back and forth instead of in one direction will tear and break your nails. Make sure to let the file form your desired shape as you continue filing. For a curved edge, you need to curve the...

LEARN HOW TO TWIST AND GO

Looking for a style that doesn't take much time and is easy to manage during the day, then “two strain twists” is the perfect style for you. For all my natural ladies or ladies who want to look natural try this quick style. Hypehair.com gives a step by step process on how to twist your hair on your own. To read the whole article click the following link: http://www.hypehair.com/37983/step-step-style-twist-go/ #fabuloushairfridays  ...

MISS BLACK NEW YORK CASSANDRE BRISSOT TALKS ABOUT EATING FOR NOURISHMENT

I am a first generation American of Haitian decent hailing out of Brooklyn, New York. In the Haitian culture almost every meal is based around rice and beans. If I haven't had rice and beans I feel as if I haven't had a real meal. In addition to that my mom always cooked growing up, so we rarely ate out. If we had McDonald's or another fast food it was a treat, not the norm. Over the years particularly the last 3, I've realized there's a difference between eating and being nourished. Just because you've eaten doesn't mean you've eaten anything of nutritional value. However, getting all my nutrients everyday is still a work in progress.  I've started packing almonds, carrot sticks, brown rice, and peanut...

EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: JUMPS SQUATS

Jump squats, a killer combination for both cardiovascular fitness, and building leg muscle. For a higher intensity workout add weights to the exercise. Perform 4 sets of 15 repetitions each. Rest 30 seconds in between each set. If you have any questions please email me at aveigle@hotmail.com Happy workout! Sentadillas con saltos. Esta combinación es dinámica y es efectiva para trabajar las piernas y para la aptitud cardiovascular. Haga 4 conjuntos de 15 repeticiones cada conjunto, descanse 30 segundos entre cada conjunto. Si tiene alguna pregunta envíeme un email a aveigle@hotmail.com Que tengan un entrenamiento feliz! #Teamfitthursdays  ...

ACTRESS SOFIA VERGARA TALKS ABOUT CARING FOR YOUR THYROID

As the newest spokesperson for Synthroid’s hypothyroidism campaign Follow The Script, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara wants women to take control of their bodies—especially their thyroid—by getting a blood test. The Colombian beauty confessed that 10 years ago she had to do just that after finding out that she had thyroid cancer. Read the rest of the story here: http://www.vidavibrante.com/2013/04/18/sofia-vergara-on-removing-her-thyroid-how-you-can-care-for-yours/ #womancrushwednesdays ...

SEA SALT AND OLIVE OIL… THE SECRET BEHIND HEALTHY NAILS?

Do you know exactly what a healthy nail looks like? Did you answer no? Hopefully I can change that answer for you. I must say before I decided to go to cosmetology school, I didn’t know what healthy nails looked like either, but with the proper knowledge I gained, I can tell if a person is in good or bad health, just by looking at their finger nails. The normal healthy nail is firm but flexible, shiny, smooth and ridge free, no splits and no discoloration. It’s usually translucent in appearance with the ability to see through the nail plate. The nail bed varies from person to person so you may think “my nails don’t look healthy according to these characteristics”; but you can achieve healthy...