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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hair. Product Review.

Do you have curly textured hair and you always find it's dry, frizzy, and the curls aren't defined?  Do you have natural or relaxed hair and you would love for it to grow longer, thicker, and stronger?  If you've answered yes and if you're looking to grow, strengthen, defrizz, and manage your strands, you have come to the right place!  Please click on the Product Review Page and scroll down to see all my product suggestions on all things hair - shampoos, conditioners, deep conditioners, etc.  If you want more knowledge and would like to learn more on how to grow your hair to its maximum length, check out the article on Hair Growth.  If you want to see my personal Hair Story, view the Hair Page to see pictures.  Cheers to you and your Beautiful Hair!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Product Review. BeautyBlender

Everyone wants that look that if you wear makeup, you don't ever want it to look like you're wearing makeup.  You want to have that perfect, flawless face.  You want your makeup to go into your skin effortlessly.  You actually want your makeup to look like your skin. Well, problem solved!  The Beautyblender is a must have if you want that flawless, perfect skin finish. It's a sponge, but not just any sponge.  It's Hollywood's latest makeup secret.  All the Hollywood set makeup artists swear on this.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hair. Article: Black Hair & How To Grow It.

There is something about being an African-American and talking about the story of our hair.  Chris Rock exposed our hair secrets wide open in his latest movie Good Hair where he talked about the infamous relaxer, the wigs, the weaves, the braids, and every extension in between.  We see this endless amount of fake hair on nearly every African-American actress or singer.  It's so popular, we can go into nearly any hair store and purchase the length we want, the color we want, and the texture we want.  But what about our real hair underneath all of our purchases?  What do we do with our real hair?  Can it even grow to the lengths of our weaves and the looks we see on t.v.?

The answer is a BIG YES!

Quick Fix. White Teeth in Just 3 Days!

My girlfriend just got back from the dentist and wanted to get her teeth whitened.  She asked a great question on what is the BEST over-the-counter product to get those pearly whites.  By far my first pick are the Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal!  I've used them and absolutely loved the result!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Skin. Article: Dark Spots. How to Get Rid of Them!

Have you found after your pimple goes away, you have a left over spot?  Or maybe you loving the sun has caused some new dark spots on your face and body that you've never noticed before?  Or, if you are a person of color and you're looking at your face without makeup, you notice some light as well as dark areas?  Well, the good news is that you're not alone.  A lot of people experience this extremely common skin concern.  And even better, there are many ways to fix them.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Skin. Hormonal Acne

You are over 25 years old and during your teenage years, you were lucky and had flawless skin and no acne. So why now, as an adult, you have to deal with acne? You thought you passed that stage, right? Interestingly enough there are a lot of hormonal changes that women experience as they get older.  It's all about...

Advice Corner. What do I do with a cystic pimple?

A cyst is a bump that can appear on the face, neck, back, underarms, etc. It forms underneath your skin and can hurt and be red and inflamed. It may have a smooth surface and be different sizes. There are many different kinds of cysts, but I believe you are referring to a...

True Beauty Corner. Article: What is True Beauty?

A question that is often asked by many is, what is true beauty? Women, young and old, more than ever are trying to find it in a miracle cream, lotion, injectable (Botox), and surgery. There are constant airbrushed images that bombard us on television and magazines. We can't ever get away from them, but then there are some that look forward to seeing these perfections in the media. The obsessiveness to be perfect is near its maximum state. In everything that would qualify as external. It seems the need to achieve perfection in skin, hair, makeup, and bodies is at its height. Wow. The pressures of being a woman. Whether you are a young adult in her 20's, a wife, a sister, a mother, or a mother of a preteen, it seems we can never escape this pressure. There's always something new to try and not to mention those mirrors that magnify 20 times! Where do we go from here?

The fact is, there will always be some woman more perfect than the next. Being the same and striving to be perfect is far from true beauty. True beauty is not external. The external will always fade away. True beauty lies within. As a woman, and as a young lady growing up, we have heard that often. Beauty is not external rather, beauty is love, beauty is how you treat people, beauty is knowing who you are in truth, and beauty is character. It is very easy to pick up the latest cream or to pick that primer that makes your pores disappear, but all these items do is mask the true beauty inside of you. It is up to each one of us to take the time out of each day to develop our true beauty within. Here are a few tips that you can incorporate in your life that will help you on your way to true beauty:

1. Beauty is love and how you treat people. One of the best definitions found of love is in the Bible which sums it up very profoundly. Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud. Love is how you treat one another. It is being a humble friend and really applying that golden rule to do onto others as you would have done onto you. Ask yourself this question, Am I kind and genuinely friendly to others? Taking the time to simply say hello or holding the door open for a complete stranger. This is one way your true beauty will shine through.

2. Beauty is knowing who you are in truth. Take a moment to look in the mirror. Place the mirror in natural light so you can really see yourself. Now instead of looking at your imperfections, make a list of what you like about you. Maybe it's your eye color, or your crooked smile you inherited from your mom. Better yet, begin to admire and love the things that make you different. Who are you in this mirror? Write this positive list and whenever a negative thought comes in about your external image, look back at your list to remind yourself of what's uniquely yours.

3. Beauty is character. What kind of person are you when no one's looking? Really think about that question for a minute. When no one's looking, are you honest, trustworthy, and loving? Are you dependable and follow through with what you say you're going to do, or do you just have the best intentions to do what is right? Answer these questions honestly, and strive to build a rock solid character. Ask someone you trust to tell you about your character.

So, what is true beauty? True beauty is striving to be the best you can as friend, mother, wife, teenager, and starting from the inside. Always go back to these few exercises to see where you stand in your true beauty. Remember, beauty always shines from the inside out. Being a better person will never fade away and it will never leave you. Stay true to you and your beauty will stay true to you.

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