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Healthy Lifestyle = “Hot Body”!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2011 in Beauty, Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Healthy Lifestyle = “Hot Body”!

Check out what a healthy lifestyle can do for your body! Pippa Middleton The world watched the Royal Wedding, and we couldn’t help but notice Kate’s younger sister, Pippa Middleton. The big question that everyone wanted to know was, “How did she get that picture perfect body?!” Pippa has an active lifestyle, which includes running in marathons. Gisele Bündchen Think models are just born with the bodies they have? Just like everyone else, they have to work for their sleek figure. See those sweat stains on her shirt? That’s what I am talking about! She may have been born beautiful, but that body being in shape came from eating healthy and exercising on a regular basis. Hugh Jackman Not only does Hugh Jackman workout to prepare for movie roles, but he also does a great job of exercising with young daughter...

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Prevent Premature Wrinkles

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Beauty | 2 comments

Wrinkles are going to come to us eventually, right? Why not live as long as possible without them? There are countless anti-aging creams and other products that can help, as I’m sure you’re aware of with every stroll down the makeup aisle. If you are concerned about future wrinkles, it’s important to know that there are some things you can do to prevent premature wrinkles, and there are some things that you might be doing that could cause premature wrinkles! Causes of Premature Wrinkles To first understand how to prevent premature wrinkles, you need to know what causes them. Here are some of the most common reasons why men and women are starting to see wrinkles at an earlier age: Smoking – Whether you smoke yourself or just exposed to it, you are exposing your skin to free radicals...

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Pedicure, anyone?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Beauty | Comments Off on Pedicure, anyone?

With Spring in full bloom and Summer on it’s way, I think it is about time women take out the nail polish and rock a beautiful pedicure. You deserve it. Nail Polish  Women seem to spend more time picking out the color they want rather than a brand of nail polish that will be safest for them to use. I know I have been guilty of this! Ideally, you should choose an all natural nail polish  is water or mineral based rather than chemical based. This means  you would be buying nail polishes that don’t contain ingredients like dibutyl phthalates (DBP), which is an unhealthy chemical you will want to avoid. Check out the nail polish from Go Natural®, a company that sells chemical free nail polish that is durable and chip-free. If you are looking for a nail...

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Look and Feel Better – Instantly!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011 in Beauty, Health | Comments Off on Look and Feel Better – Instantly!

Want to be more attractive? You can instantly look and feel better by one simple trick. It’s all about posture! Stand, Walk,  and Sit up Straight Walking with great posture shows confidence, while walking or standing with a slouch just looks frumpy and simply unflattering. You aren’t a caveman, so don’t walk like one! You shouldn’t toss good posture out the door once you sit down. When you are sitting down, it’s important that you keep your feet flat on the ground and sit up straight instead of slouching. Not only will this not scrunch up your stomach to make you look like you have extra belly fat, but it will prevent you from feeling pain in your lower back. Tips for better Posture •Imagine there is a string on the top of your head, and someone is pulling on...

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8 Easy Steps to Beautiful Hair

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in Beauty | 1 comment

We all want beautiful hair that is worthy of a hair model. Do you blame us? Start doing these easy tricks to be on your way to beautiful and sexy hair: 1) Don’t wash your hair every day. We’ve all seen someone with very oily and dirty hair. We so badly want to avoid this situation, and have been advised to wash our hair every day to avoid such a hair disaster. How often should you wash your hair?  Everybody’s hair is different, so there isn’t a single answer for everyone. Your hair has natural oils that are very healthy for your hair. If you over wash your hair, you end up stripping your hair of it’s natural and healthy oils, which your hair needs in order to have a healthy ph balance and moisture. 2) Deep Condition and Moisturize Most...

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The Dangerous Truth about Perfume

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in Beauty | Comments Off on The Dangerous Truth about Perfume

We all love a good perfume…but is our perfume good for us? Harmful Side-Effects I have  learned that the fragrance industry has checks and balances that are nothing but a conflict of interest. Big companies are here to make money. Here are some findings that prove how bad the chemicals can be for us, but remain hidden for a hefty profit… •If you have a sensitivity to Chemicals, you can get nausea, dizziness, headaches, rashes, etc. •Linked to causing/triggering asthma attacks •Animal studies have shown that chemicals found in perfumes caused Cancer, Organ damage, and even reproductive harm. If it does that to the animals, what is it doing to us? •There are thousands of different ingredients used in the fragrance industry, and less than half of them have been tested for human exposure. On top of that, fragrance companies...

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Whiten your Teeth!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2010 in Beauty | 2 comments

Whitening your teeth has become a fashion statement that seems to be here to stay. We all see the beautiful white smiles celebrities have, and we want the same bright smile too. You may have a healthy shade of white teeth, but compared to your friends and co-workers with bleached teeth, your teeth might just look yellow -but only in comparison. Cause of Discolored Teeth Simply put, colored molecules found in some foods and drinks can get absorbed in your tooth’s enamel surface. This causes your teeth to become less white with time. If you want a brighter smile, you may want to avoid red wine, coffee, tea, cigarettes, mustard, and even blueberries. Problem with Professional Teeth Whitening Most, if not all Teeth whitenings contain hydrogen peroxide. This is a harmful chemical that can destroy your gums and nerves and...

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Get rid of Acne – Naturally!

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Beauty | 3 comments

Acne is one of those horrible things that seems to haunt us during our teen years. Finally, here’s some information teens and adults can put to use for clear and healthy skin! Get rid of Acne What actually causes acne? This is a great debate, and you can have acne for several reasons. Here are some common causes of Acne, and how you can get rid of it. •Wash your face before you go to bed – This seems like an obvious technique to prevent and get rid of acne, but it must be said! If you want to get rid of acne, you must wash your face before you go to bed, especially if you wear make-up. When you wash your face with your cleanser, rinse your face with warm water (this opens up your pores and gets...

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Organic Lip Balm by Dr. Bronner’s

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Beauty, Twinkie's Favorites | 2 comments

Throw away your Chapstick, because I am going to introduce to you a new way to keep your lips hydrated and healthy. Is Chapstick bad for you? Chapstick, Smackers, SoftLips, Vaseline, Carmex, and other popular brands out there are actually something you may just want to avoid. Why? They contain Mineral Oil and Petroleum, which actually dries up your lips rather than helping them. If Chapstick causes addiction, it would be better for you to avoid it rather than keep using it. Alternative What I love about Organic Lip Balm by Dr. Bronner’s, is that is actually helps heal your lips, without causing an addiction, or a constant need to keep using it over and over again. If my lips ever feel chapped, I can use this Lip Balm a couple of times, and then that’s it. I can...

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Why do I need to use SPF?

Posted by on Mar 18, 2010 in Beauty, Health | 1 comment

This is a question I am sure a bunch of sexy beach babes ask all the time, or at least should be asking themselves this question. “Why do I need to use SPF?” What does “SPF” Mean? Let’s start at the beginning. SPF means Sun Protection Factor. The number you see with SPF (SPF 30 for example), represents the length of time you can stay out in the sun without burning, multiplied by that number. If you normally burn after 10 minutes, you should be able to stay out in the sun (theoretically) for 300 minutes if you have SPF 30. I would recommend  having a high SPF, and putting SPF on as often as you can…let’s say every hour or every other hour, depending on whether you are swimming/sweating or not. Is the Sun Good for you? The...

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