Saturday, June 25, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Six minutes to a perfect chai
TIME WISE: Tea is best when brewed for only two minutes
SIPPING DELIGHT: Scientists suggest 10 ml milk for a perfect cup
Kiwifruit is one of the most nutrient-dense fruits and has high levels of Vitamin C, minerals, antioxidant and phytonutrients, which offer 24/7 protection to the body.Zespri launches the Gold Kiwifruit, which has outshone other popular fruits such as oranges, cranberries, bananas, apples and mangoes in terms of Vitamin C and fibre content. Besides its cool, sweet and tangy taste, there are numeroushealth benefits that everyone can enjoy. It helps prevents colon cancer, cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degeneration and the most common of all , diabetes. It also keeps cold and flue away, improves the digestive system, protects against asthma and increases uptake of iron, particularly for children. The Gold Kiwifruit is available at all major retail stores and local street vendors.
IT IS OFFICIAL, YOU HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED. WOOWHOOOO.....AND WITH THAT BEING SAID, ANYTHING GOES IN 2011 FASHION WISE. THERE WAS A TIME WHERE YOU WERE THE ONLY SEASON THAT OWNED THE COLOR WHITE. WE ONLY WORE WHITE BETWEEN THE HOLIDAYS OF MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY. IF WE WERE CAUGHT WEARING WHITE ANYTIME OUTSIDE OF THOSE MONTHS, WE WERE LIABLE TO HAVE THE FASHION POLICE CALLED ON US.....BUT NOW, I'M SAD TO REPORT (SAD FOR YOU BUT HAPPY FOR FASHION) THAT WHITE HAS GAVE UP ITS COMMITMENT TO JUST YOU. WHITE IS NOW FLIRTING AND DATING OTHER SEASONS. PLEASE DON'T BE UPSET, JUST THINK OF IT AS SHARING....BUT BECAUSE YOU HAD IT FIRST, I'VE FOUND YOU SOME EXCLUSIVE HOTT ACCESSORIES THAT WE WOULD ONLY WANT TO SPORT WHEN THE SUN IS SHINING....OH AND SUMMER, THE WINTER DEFINITELY WORE WHITE OUT THIS WINTER WITH ALL THE SNOW SO PLEASE DON'T LEAVE SO FAST, ITS TIME TO SHOW WINTER WHAT YOU'RE WORKING WITH................
Monday, June 20, 2011
WANT TO ACHIEVE THIS LOOK?
Here are the tools needed:
- Leave in conditioner (optional but highly recommended when applying heat)
- Towel (t-shirt optional)
- Blow dryer
- Rat tail comb
- Flat iron (optional~to get a little straighter than the blow dryer)
- Light sheen or oil mist
Shampoo and condition hair........apply leave in (optional) and towel blot hair......Hand blow dry hair in four sections (more if your hair is thicker).........with a rat tail comb, section off medium size pieces of hair and run flat iron over hair once (this step is optional).......Clip all hair up out of your way except for the section you're working on. Spray each section, comb with rat tail comb to evenly distribute spray and to even your hair out, wrap hair around top of the curly wand and continue to wrap down the wand until your hair ends......And TADA, mission complete!
~Send photos in if you try it~
Sunday, June 19, 2011
After roughly 6 1/2 months, I am happy to report my bald spots have finally started growing back in. I was told to give it a while (with any specific time frame) and I'll start to see growth but that wasn't a good enough answer for me. I needed to know when, if ever, it was going to grow back. I made several trips to the dermatologist, primary care doctor, beauty supply store for products, and the list goes on. Nothing had seemed to be working. So after about 4 months of that, I stopped. I left it alone and went on to caring for my hair as I did before the discovery of the bald spots. The other day I went to check on them and i could find them. So I started parting my hair in itsy bitsy sections so I can target right in on them and I STILL could find them. What I did find was little patches of hair that was drastically shorter than the rest of my hair...That's when I saw the light at the end of the tunnel.....
So sometimes it's just best to leave thing alone and let things be. I also found other short pieces of hair in the very middle crown area. I'm not sure what caused the breakage but I decided to give the twist outs and wetting my hair everyday a break. I gave my hair a good 4 hour oil treatment (cayenne pepper/EVOO mix and coconut oil), shampooed my hair b/c of product build up and deep conditioned my hair. I then applied some Chi Silk Infusion in my hair and blow dried it and flat ironed. Results are posted below. It's been a while since I applied heat to my hair so I had to switch up. Plus I like to do a length check ever once in a while. My hair is almost back to original length prior to me going natural. Check it out and feel free to ask questions and or comment.
Freshly blow dried
Leela James watch out ~lol~
Freshly flat ironed
No I'm not naked...Tube shirt
Showing how lite (weightless) my hair is
Products used to acheive the look.....Point! Blank! Period!
A to Z Of STRESS MANAGEMENTAlways take time for yourself, at least 30 minutes per day.Be aware of your own stress meter: Know when to step back and cool down.Concentrate on controlling your own situation, without controlling everybody else.D aily exercise will burn off the stress chemicals.Eat lots of fresh fruit, veggies, bread and water, give your body the best for it to perform at its
Top 10 Ways Of Stress Management It is agreeable that stress has become part and parcel of the everyday life of the modern man and woman as a result of career issues, family, financial constraints, physical disabilities, divorce, sitting in traffic while getting to work, organizing a presentation, death and deadline issues amongst others. However, we do have an option to how we respond to stress.
10 Tips for Good Digestion1. Eat in order of digestibility.You should eat the easiest to digest foods first in each meal and slowly move towards the more complex.Think of a highway, if the slowest cars are in front they'll hold up the faster cars behind them, causing a trafficjam. The same goes for your food. Eat those fastest to digest first and save the tougher to digest foods forthe second
Top 10 Reasons To Exercise In The MorningIf I had to pick a single factor that I thought was most important in a successful exercise program, it would be to exercise first thing in the morning - every morning! Some mornable to fit in a 10 minute walk, but it's important to try to do something every morning.So why exercice in the morning? Below are some reasons that would help you know why it is
10 funky facts about beetrootIt's far sexier than it looks.It's far sexier than it looks.We all know that it stains everything it touches, tastes good and is almost disturbingly healthy.What you might not know is that beetroot crops up in mythology and legend all over the place.You probably also don’t realise that beetroots are all about sex and love.Here then, in absolutely no particular order