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Get A Trendy New Look With Hair Chalk

Yes, school is back in session (we know all the moms are still doing the nae'nae' to it), but chalk isn't being used just for teachers. Stylist around the globe are now endorsing "hair chalk." Ever wonder how so many celebs are changing colors and hues, and still having their own hair the next day? Even the best stylist couldn't counteract everyday bleaching. Instead, stylists are using the temporary coloring of “hair chalk” that is made specifically for coloring hair. All you need is the desired color chalk, a water bottle and a flatiron or blow dryer to seal in the color. Mind you this is temporary color, so depending on the porosity of your hair (color treated hair is more porous) this may last during...

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Measuring Your Food To Lose Weight

Get ready to start a healthy lifestyle! With any nutritional regimen you need the proper utensils to jump start your new routine. These are the basic necessities for your new attitude which includes a scale, measuring cups, measuring spoons, and a small plate. Measuring your food is a MUST. When you practice portion control you can partake in all of life’s food desires. You might be wondering “What is the small plate for?” Well, it has been my experience that when you put your food on a small plate you tend to indulge less, which helps you gets closer to your nutritional and fitness goals. Remember stay FIT, stay HEALTHY, and stay SEXII! #teamfitthursdays...

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Tyra Banks Wants To Ban “Fat Talk”

Is the shape and/or condition of your body important to you? Are you interested in learning how to become more interested in it? Well, Tyra Banks, America's Next Top Model host and former super model, seems to be very involved in the importance of it. Banks believes that banning "Fat Talk" is an important part of moving towards a healthier lifestyle. Basically, she figures that it’s better to look on the brighter side of things, instead of downing yourself, in order to bring about positive results. Instead of downing ourselves, we should learn how to embrace and accept ourselves! Banks says that many models call themselves fat all the time and to her that is very crazy because they’re already so small. Every shape is useful is...

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Part 3 ( Dangers of Eyebrow Tints)

I often get the questions concerning safety of eyebrow tints.  Of course, I understand it is perfectly normal to want to change how your eyebrows look when you have changed your hair dye. But, you must consider the dangers, risks and side effects of these tints as well. Common side effects and risks of eyebrow tinting include; eye skin irritation, granuloma (tissue inflammation over a small area), and contact dermatitis, among many others. Some people might experience the worst case of swelling and/or inflammation, which could cause blindness. How to reduce the severity of side effects The eyebrow tinting side effects may vary from one person to another. Therefore, it’s important to do an allergy test, by placing a small patch of the chosen tint brand on your...

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Simple Nail Designs You Can Do At Home

Going to the salon can be fun, but after awhile it can get to be quite costly. Creating your own simple nail designs at home is not as difficult as you may think. All it takes is a little practice and a few ideas about what you can do with your nails. Think of simple nail designs as a form of art. Like art, you start off with basic shapes and keep adding details along the way. Click here to read more...

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Chicken Salad in Butter Lettuce Cups

This is my twist on a traditional chicken salad. Instead of bread I use butter lettuce for a wrap, to cut down on CARBS, CALORIES, and FAT!! INGREDIENTS: Dressing 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice 1 small garlic clove, mince Salt to taste Black pepper to taste 1/3 cup light or extra-virgin olive oil SALAD 1 cup of diced cooked skinless chicken breast 1 cup of chopped baby arugula or baby spinach or ½ of both 1 small or a ½ avocado, diced 1/3 cup of thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes 10 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped Salt and black pepper to taste 1 head of butter lettuce, tear off whole pieces so you can wrap the chicken in it DIRECTIONS: For the dressing: In small bowl, combine the vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Gradually add the...

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FIND YOUR PEACE

Now that you know how to heal yourself with breathing and are aware of the many benefits of meditation let us conquer light therapy. Light therapy is a meditation technique that allows you to use color to heal your negative emotions and align your mood into positivity. This form involves candles or mindful focus on color. Colors have a lot to do with chakra involvement (which I will be writing about soon!). My all time favorites are the use of both white and red candles on a daily basis. White for clarity and healing, red for strength. Using both of these candle colors helps with conjuring a presence that YOU are in control of. Never let circumstance dictate your present, moods, and emotions. Tip if you have...

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6 exercises that will make you sweat

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HAIR BREAKING A SWEAT ?

BGH is all about the health of your body, mind, and of course your hair. However, sometimes your healthy body routine doesn't exactly compliment your hair routine.  Don't let a little sweat intimidate you. Follow these few tips to help you keep your hair intact while staying healthy and fit.  Wear a protective style If you work out often, you should consider leaving your hair in a protective style, until your wash day. Hair styles like twists, braids, buns, and ponytails are great way to keep hair during exercise. Use a scarf or a sweat band Scarfs or sweat bands help keep your hair and scalp as dry as possible. Actress, Nicole Ari Parker has a great gym wrap product called Save Your Do. This particular wrap helps with...

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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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