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PUTTING AN END TO OLD WIVES TALES ABOUT HAIR

Tis' the season where urban legends, myths, and mysteries are constantly being circulated. But don't let that suck you into the many old wives tales of hair. I am here to dismantle some of the many tales we have heard throughout the years. You can do chemical services while pregnant. Only your hair follicle will absorb the chemicals of relaxers and hair dyes, not you or your baby. Remember though, being that your hormones are changing; your hair may process differently. Relaxing and coloring your hair can be done on the same day, only if the color is Semi-Permanent. Your hair will not grow back thicker when shaving certain areas of your body, such as mustache, eyebrows, or arms and legs. However when shaving the face, you can...

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EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: BUILDING MUSCLE WITHOUT THE WEIGHTS

This exercise is an amazing move for your core muscles. Not only are you targeting your core, but you will also target your obliques, pec muscles, shoulder muscles, and your lower body. As you are doing these make sure that you bring your knee as close to your elbow as possible, keep your stomach tight and engaged. Make sure you keep your entire body tight. Start with 3 sets of 12 repetitions total (six reps per side) as you get stronger work yourself up to 20 reps total. Now go build that body! Spanish Translation: Este ejercicio es un movimiento increíble para el cuerpo entero. No sólo trabaja los oblicuos, pero también estarás usando tu pecho, hombros, piernas y básicamente el cuerpo entero. Cuando hagan este ejercicio...

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How to prep your skin for Flawless make up Application!

So the key to naturally flawless glowing skin begins with fantastic skin preparation. Skin does not look its happiest when it is dry, tired, cracked or oily. If you prep the skin on your face correctly before you add your actual makeup, you will not need as much makeup to "fix" any given skin situation you might be faced with allowing an opportunity for your "natural, flawless glowing skin" to shine through! 1. Begin with applying a toner on face and neck, followed by a moisturizing cream (I like Embryolisse Lait Cream) also applied to your face and neck. You need to assess whether or not your skin is oily or dry and find a face cream suitable for your specific skin type. If your skin...

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WHAT HAPPENED TO FOOT RAZORS AND CALLOUS SHAVING?

Publisher's thoughts: I don't know about you but I have certainly noticed that nail techs no longer use razor blades to scrape the dead skin off of my heels. I must say getting this pedicure treatment in the salon definitely made my heels smooth and was quite addicting. But the question had been raised several times about the safety of the razors. Click the link below to learn why razors are no longer the tool of choice for rough heels. For more information: https://www.google.com/url?q=http://feet.thefuntimesguide.com/2008/06/pedicure_foot_razors.php...

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Beauty Queen Secrets: Miss Black Virginia Talks About Her Weight Struggles

I am from Linden, New Jersey. Growing up, my family stressed the importance of eating healthy. Whenever I would visit my grandparents, they would always pile on the vegetables and keep fried foods to a minimum.  My family would treat me to a restaurant or “junk food” every once in a while, however, the occasions were very rare. My view of nutrition has changed dramatically over the years. During college, I let go of my “nutrition principles” and gained weight. Going from being fit to unhealthy showed how the phrase “you are what you eat” is very true. Eating foods of low nutritional value destroyed my energy and caused rapid weight gain. Over the past year, prepping for the pageant, and serving as Miss Black Virginia USA...

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GOING NATURAL ON A BUDGET

We’ve talked a lot about embracing your natural hair and even went over the process of going natural, but now its time to talk about how it can affect your wallet. Going natural doesn’t have to be expensive, but you have to make wise choices. Check out this great article for tips on how to save money. #fabuloushairfridays For More Information: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/transitioning/transitioning-to-natural-hair-on-a-budget/  ...

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EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: LUNGES & LATERAL RAISES

The exercise for the week will be alternating Lunges with dumbbell lateral raises. Beginners start with 3 sets of 12 repetitions (6 reps per leg) as you get stronger increase that to 20 repetitions (10 reps per leg). This compound movement will target glutes, quads, hamstrings, and shoulders. Compound movements are my favorite as you will see in the videos soon to follow. They help build a stronger core, burn more calories, and gets the heart rate up for a fit new you! Spanish Translation: El ejercicio de esta semana es estocadas con aumentos laterales de hombro. Para principiantes empieze con conjuntos de tres con 12 repeticiones (6 en cada pierna) mientras más aumentes tu resistencia más repeticiones podrás añadir. Movimientos compuestos son mis favoritos porque...

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THE WORKOUT THAT HELPED ACTRESS LUCI LIU LOSE A FEW EXTRA POUNDS

Finding the right workout to drop those few extra pounds that just can’t seem to drop off do your regular exercise may be a challenge. Well, Charlie Angel’s star, Lucy Liu, has finally found her solution on accomplishing her weight loss goals, its Pilates. Now, at the age of 44, she feels that she is more fit and stronger than ever. According to Fitness Magazine, Liu says "I'm smarter, stronger, and more confident than I was in my twenties."  Liu shows that running on the treadmill or lifting weights may not be the best weight loss solution for everyone. So, don’t be afraid to try something different or even mix up your exercise routines every once in awhile. After all there is a special routine out...

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Best Nail Colors For Fall 2014

Summer is over, so not only should your wardrobe change, but your color palette too. Yes Ladies, you should make sure your nail color is in season.  Elle.com shares its favorite nail polishes that can enhance your fall look. #Manicuremondays For more information: http://www.elle.com/_mobile/beauty/makeup-skin-care/editors-fall-nail-color...

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND POSITIVE THINKING

For the last few weeks we've been talking about positive mantras. Remember mantras are words that come out of your mouth that subsequently affect your thoughts and actions. We all know that your actions can lead to bad habits that in turn negatively impact your health. Recently, I came across this article that delves into it by steps. I love the article and I know you will, too. It goes into the actual science (neurology) behind positive mantras and making new habits.  Click on link to read more. #stressfreesundays http://themindunleashed.org/20...

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