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Beyonce’s Diet and Workout Plan

There's lots to talk about when it comes to the 2014 Grammys, but one thing's for certain — Beyoncé's body was on everyone's mind! Find out how the singer stole the show with her hard work and healthy outlook. Read more here...

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How To Tint Your Eyebrows (Part II)

Before you begin tinting your eyebrows, it is important to shape your eyebrows, which will involve trimming, tweeting, waxing or threading them a day earlier. It is not advisable to do these things after applying eyebrows tints. Using lukewarm water, and a mild facial cleaner, clean and pat your eyebrows to ensure they are dry. You should not apply eyebrow tints on wet eyebrows as it won’t adhere! Prepare your eyebrow tint using the instructions that are found on the specific brow tinting kit. Different manufacturers might have different instructions. Using cotton swabs, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly like Vaseline on the area around your eyes, but not on the eyebrows. This is to protect the area from brow tint for the case of semi-permanent. Any color that...

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Stop Nail Biting

With nail biting recently being identified as a form of OCD, it’s easy to understand why this bad habit is so hard to break. For lifetime biters, the act is comforting, automatic, stress-relieving, and seemingly impossible to quit. But with the popularity of nail art stronger than ever and the countless products to put and keep your nails in rehab, it’s time to quit for good — here's how to do it.  Click here to learn more...

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Fresh Roasted Tomatoes and Corn Salsa

A delightful salsa with all fresh seasonal vegetables at their peak.  ENJOY!!! Ingredients: 2 pounds plum tomatoes 2 large jalapenos, with stems removed 1 small onions 3 cloves garlic 2 ears of fresh corn 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce and 2 tablespoons of adobe sauce 1 cup cilantro 2 limes(juice) Salt and black  pepper to taste   Directions: Preheat a large nonstick grill pan over high heat. Arrange the tomatoes, jalapeños onion, garlic on grill pan, turning several times, until slightly charred, 10-15 minutes. Remove the vegetable and let cool. In a bowl of a food processor, or a heavy duty blender, combine the roasted vegetables, chipotle and adobe sauce and cilantro, lime juice, salt , black pepper, and pulse until coarsely chopped.   COOK NOTES: For a spicy salsa add more jalapenos.  Can be eaten with bake chips or served on...

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HOW TO GET THE BENEFITS OF RELAXED NATURAL HAIR

While natural is now the "new thing" among many women of color, there are many who want the benefits of a relaxer, but still want the body and thickness that our natural sistas' have. For those that can't quite give up the creamy crack, there has now been a term and technique created just for you: Telaxed. Telaxing still utilizes your regular relaxer, but you are not relaxing your hair to the point of being bone straight. You also skip the smoothing process during the relaxer as well to simply loosen the natural curl pattern. Telaxed hair, opposed to relaxed hair can require an arsenal of anti-frizz and anti-humidity products to help combat reversion while straight. Telaxing your hair also preserves the protein left over in the...

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Gabrielle Union Goes Natural

What's more exciting than having healthy natural hair? Yes ladies no chemicals, true “Naturelle.” Gabrielle Union, an amazing African American actress, seems to enjoy rocking her all natural hair look now a days. She says she is 'happy to be nappy,'  but still appreciates and acknowledges what good wearing weaves have done for her hair. Although weave can sometimes damage your hair in any which way, it can be very helpful for maintaining hair growth. Gabriel Union tweeted on Twitter "...

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COLORING YOUR EYEBROWS – Part 1

Eyebrow tinting is the process of changing or coloring your eyebrows using a certain shade or a variety of shades. It could be a temporary process, which is done every day, or a semi-permanent which is often done in beauty salons or even at home. Everyone wants their eyebrows on fleek, but when it comes to coloring your eyebrows, it can be hard to know where to start. There are a ton of great options and products out there so before you hit up your local beauty supply or esthetician, let's talk about the good and the bad of each. Temporary Eyebrow Tinting/Cosmetic Most people are familiar with this method of coloring your eyebrows. This type of brow tinting--also known as filling in--is done every day. You can use...

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Demystifying Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is what we frequently refer to as a fungal infection, and it could affect one or several of your toenails at any particular time. The first indicators are fairly simple to recognize as a small yellow or white spot observed under the end of the nail. It is essential that you seek remedy early for this condition, because it can develop and result in staining of the toe, painful eroding and practically permanent thickening of the nail. Let’s look at the causes and how to treat toenail fungus. Click here to read more...

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FOC– USED ENERGY MEDITATION

Ladies, after a long day at work, hustling to make ends meet, taking care of the kids when do you have time for yourself? Right before you go to bed! Focused energy meditation is perfect for TWICE a day and can be accomplished in 10-15min. The focus of this is INTENT. Right before you go to bed your intent could be some thing like: having a good night sleep, relaxing the strain in your muscles, not letting your mind slip into negative thoughts, keeping yourself from getting sick, or easing a tension headache. In the morning your intent should be strength on work project, patience for the day to come, welcoming great possibilities and always remember to give thanks for being alive! Prior to the meditation, state your...

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Is Stress Preventing You From Losing Weight?

Many of us know that to maintain a healthy weight it’s important to eat a diet low in sugar and high in fruits and vegetables, and get regular exercise. But what if you already are eating nutritious foods and exercising, and the weight is still hanging on – or worse yet, gaining on you? The reason could be hormone imbalance.  One hormone in particular, cortisol, is increased in the body during times of stress.  Stress can come in many forms – physical exertion, pain, worry, sleep deprivation, malnourishment . It doesn’t matter whether the stress is physical or mental, your adrenal glands will make more of your “survival” hormone, cortisol.  The body perceives stress as a sign that it needs to store up some calories to...

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