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PRODUCT REVIEW: Wrap it UP

18 Dec

Wrap it up, just in time for Christmas!

This past Monday, 12/15/14 at 8 AM I tried out the wraps everyone have been raving about. I received a wrap from @wrapsragirlbestfriend to test out and see if it really works. And I must tell you…… I was skeptical about it and didn’t expect it to do anything but I was wrong. Once I put it on and wrapped it with Cling wrap around my stomach (my most stubborn area) I started to feel this sensation. I was like a cooling and tingling feeling happening on my stomach. After an Hour I removed the wrap, rubbed in the cream that was left on my stomach and drank water through out the day, for the next 3 days. It takes a whole 72 hours to see the complete results of the 1st wrap. I measured and took pictures of my self before, during and After. I lost 2 1/2 inches in 72 hours ladies and gents! Here are my pictures (And don’t laugh at my tummy 🙂 Thanks):

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As you can tell this is not a paid promotion.. this actually works am I am now a believer!

Beauty Made Easy: Beauty Tips by Glam Expert Tracy Balan

4 Dec
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10 Beauty Tips:
  1. Prevent frizz and speed up your drying time by using paper towel to wring water from your hair after shower. The paper won’t create as much friction as a towel, so you end up less frizzy. Also a paper towel absorbs more water than a cloth towel, speeding up your drying time.
  2.  When tweezing, make sure you soften your skin before you start by dabbing a cotton ball soaked in warm water or cream. When tweezing, do so in the direction of your hair’s growth.
  3. To stretch your hair color you can use DIY home glaze. Glazes fill holes and rough spots in your hair shafts, helping smooth your mane and putting moisture back into your hair. This  will keep your color shiny, bright and  lasting longer.
  4. Get moisture back into your skin in half the time by using hair conditioner to moisturize your hair and body. Just massage it in head to toe in the shower, rinse and dry. The conditioner will moisturize just as well as body lotion.
  5. If you run out of makeup remover, use body lotion or Olive oil with a cotton ball  to remove makeup. It also works well on tough mascara.
  6. Get more for your money, by applying styling products 10 minutes before you style. Whether you are curling, straightening, or doing an updo, applying product 10 minutes in advance helps it fully absorb into your hair.
  7. Refreshen makeup in a snap. Lightly mist your face with toner, then pat with a tissue. Finish up with a dusting of loose powder to seal everything back into place.
  8. A quick way to hide new growth or grey hair if you dont have time to get a color retouch. Simple use mascara if you have dark hair. For blondes or redheads try dusting your roots with eye shadow or bronzing powder then seal with hair spray.
  9. To get smoother result when shaving legs, wait until after your shower to shave. The steam softens hairs for closer shave and smoother results.
  10. Two tricks to stop flyaway hair. Spray Static Guard on your comb or brush.  Or you can yous a dryer sheet on your hair.
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HBK TV: WORKING OUT THE SEALED CLUTCH WAY

27 Nov

Saturday, November 22, 2014 I had my 2nd session with Cameil Ross of Sealed Clutch and I just had to share this amazing workout. I have a issue with person trainers, because they are just so CRAZY! They never understand that you’re a beginner and they are never affordable. Well, I stand corrected…. this young lady Cameil Ross reached out to me through Instagram and I said okay why not. Since I am now on my Brooklyn Bridge Challenge I felt this could be a good add on to my workout journey.  And I am glad I did.

This Thanksgiving Ross is offering a Black Friday sale so don’t miss out @sealedclutch (This is not a paid advertisement) When you come across something amazing from someone so awesome, you should share the information with people you love!

 

TOP 5 WAYS TO SAVE AND GET HEALTHY IN NYC

27 Jul

While living in New York my entire life, I found that there are a lot of great ways to save and get healthy in NYC. It also, helped that I come from a family of 9: 5 Sisters and 3 brothers. But since I love you as readers I will narrow it down to 5 top ways.

  1. Buddy up on a Metro Card– If you and a friend, family member or co-worker take the same route almost every day, you could save money by just sharing an unlimited metro card. How? Well, there are 3 ways to utilize your unlimited effectively with someone else; A) on days you aren’t going anywhere you can let the other person use it. B) Travel 15 minutes earlier to the train station, swipe the metro card and wait for your buddy to hand them the metro to swipe. C) Walk your buddy to the train swipe them on and you take the bus and either meet them at your destination or take the bus to the next stop and then take the train that way. This is a great saving technique and also a way to burn some extra calories by walking a little more than usual. Trust me splitting the cost of a weekly or monthly would help you save and manage your money and time a lot better.
  2. Using It Until the Last Drop– Most of us are so wasteful and see the glass as half empty, well we need to see it as half full. using makeup in a tube, Toothpaste or anything similar, we tend to throw it away thinking that we can’t squeeze anything out, so its done. Right? wrong! There is aways more and you should use every penny. If you ever find yourself squeezing a tube  so much your hands starts shaking, try grabbing a scissor and cutting the end of the tube and taking from that end. I know you might feel like this sounds desperate but it’s actually eco- friendly. Why throw away before its used up? Try this especially with your toothpaste and you will save a little bit now, but accumulate so much more in the long run. Beside fluoride is not healthy, so if you have fluoride tooth paste less is more.
  3. Split- a-Meal– I love eating out with friends and family but hate the bill and feeling full. I want to share this tip with you, so you can save money and make a little room for dessert or to walk at ease. When going out with a group or just 2, try looking at the menu together and ordering something you both can share or that the group can get and taste a little from each plate. 9 out of 10 times you will not eat the entire plate and will throw food away. By ordering smartly you can save money and stay healthy by not over eating. Its also fun to share food and ask how you all like the taste, being a team of food critics. And when the bill comes you don’t have to start sweating!
  4. Free Events- Everyone in NYC knows that there are always fun and free things to do, especially in the summer. Instead of finding an exclusive night club to celebrate with friends and family, try researching some great places to create fun memories like the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Coney Island or Central Park Concerts. Usually with places like these you can walk to and bring your own meals. Someone can drive, another can bring food and the other can bring drinks. No one said you had to spend your last dime to have fun, only that you had to have fun. You work hard for you money, so you should not have to waste it.
  5. Plant it, Grow it, Eat it– The best way to know what your eating is to grow it yourself. At BJs and Lowes you can find affordable vegetable and fruit seeds that you can take home and plant. when you start thinking about your health and saving money , you would be able to focus and take what goes in your body seriously.

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TABOO TUESDAY: SAYING NO

20 May

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Today’s Taboo Tuesday is the right to say NO. These days when someone asks you to do something or come somewhere, they don’t expect you to say no. This to me is not at all healthy for the person or the relationship, whether its a friend, co-worker or lover. Sometimes people are not in the mood and the best thing for them to say is NO. You don’t want someone who is grumpy at your event just putting a damper on the time. Or here is another scenario you haven’t seen or heard from someone in a longtime and they invite you to something, that you won’t know anyone at…do you go? Hell NO! lol sorry for the attitude but why put yourself in an uncomfortable situation? We all know they won’t be there to talk to you since they know everyone there. Some of you have been through the worst propositions and made the mistake of saying yes. Like going on a date with someone you are completely not attracted to, just to spare their feelings. What if they make a move, then what? Well, I here to tell you it’s definitely okay to say no and if they don’t get it say Hell to the NO! lol it usually works every time.

TABOO TUESDAY: SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE

13 May

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Today’s Taboo is about having sex before marriage. Why have society steered away from the traditional ways of Marriage before carriage? Men are so wrapped up into having to see if the sex is good before giving her a ring. Do you sample a gallon of milk before buying? Do you taste the sandwich before leaving the deli with it? well why should it differ when it comes to love? There is no greater sex then making love to someone who equally loves you. When men start looking for someone that is worth raising their kids and being there for them unconditionally, they would stop getting into these headache situations that their nuts can’t get them out of. If every girl slept with a man before Marrying them, then they would have a wrap sheet a mile long. Guy want to have a good girl that sleeps around? I though you can’t turn a hoe into a house wife? Well, I’m not saying that sometimes you  won’t slip up and they slip in, but it should not be a requirement.

 

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GOD VS RICHES

30 Apr

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You cannot serve two masters. For you will curse one and bless the other, despise one and praise the other. Choose Riches and get pennies, Choose God and receive everything. This is was I woke up this morning thinking about, and decided that I must post it. Don’t be fooled by temporary satisfaction,  like those who fall for fools gold. When we live our whole lives working and making money,  we miss out on living. What’s the point in chasing what you can not use to enjoy for yourself?  BUT God…. well your reward is with him. See you can be broke and not know where your next meal is coming from, but when you believe that God is your provider… he will use one of his other children to bless you.  See Jesus wasn’t balling on a budget, he was balling on the Holy Spirit. Those that seen who he was and who he represented, laid gifts at his feet. And what he needed God always was a prayer away to provide it. MONEY can’t buy you love, health or happieness, ask Michael Jackson. However, God can give you love because he is love, he can give you life because has overcome the grave, he can give you peace because he is not a God of confusion, and he can give you health because he is healer. I’m not here to give you religion,  I’m just trying to simply give you a relationship with God. And if you believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and that he died on the cross and rose on the third day, then confess with your mouth that he is Lord and savior. 
And when it comes to God VS Riches, choose God. If you choose Riches you can’t have God, but if you choose God you can have riches. Why not?!

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