February 2013

Month Archives

Professional Looking Pedicure at Home!

I’m going to cut right to the chase… I hate going to the nail salon and spending a ton of money on a pedicure. Getting your toes done just a few times a month can really add up. I’m all for splurging every once in a while to pamper yourself, but I refuse to regularly […]

Castor Oil for Hair Growth

Okay so let me just say that at first I was hesitant about using castor oil for hair growth. I began using it a few years ago as a moisturizer and as a part of my deep conditioner but never solely for hair growth. The idea that one oil could actually promote growth seemed a […]

Delicious Homemade Taco Recipe!

I absolutely love tacos. They are so easy to make and are a great, healthy meal for dinner if you choose the right ingredients. I was really craving tacos but I didn’t want to immediately go by one of those ‘Ortega Taco Kits’ (as much as I love them!!). Instead, I decided to make my […]

Get Glowing Skin…with Turmeric!

Give your skin a TREAT! Mix up a turmeric face mask at home to beat acne, breakouts, inflammation, wrinkles, dark spots, and dull/dry skin! For 1 Application: Mix ¾ teaspoon ground turmeric & 1½ teaspoons orange juice, then apply to clean, dry, face. Leave on for 20 minutes or so, then rinse. For extra exfoliation, […]

Our Favorite Leave-ins for Curly Hair

Leave-in conditioners are one of our staple hair stylers and are a great way to preserve the curls and keep them moisturized! Here are our favorite leave-ins for our curly hair: Giovanni Direct Leave-in ($7-$8)  This leave has to be my absolute favorite when it comes to styling my hair. It is lightweight and has […]

Broken

One of the most common hair issues folks deal with is breakage. You may be trying to grow your hair out or even just keep it at the same length, but for some gosh darn reason your hair is getting shorter and shorter. Let’s talk about what causes breakage… There are 2 types of sources: […]

Tips for a Healthy Weight!

Regular physical exercise as well as a healthy diet are a big part of losing and/or maintaining a healthy weight. Have you been trying to lose weight or maintain your healthy weight and things don’t seem to be going according to plan, despite your best efforts? You could be sabotaging yourself without even knowing it. […]

Bubble-Free Nails

Ever notice those tiny bubbles in your freshly done manicure? THEY. ARE. SO. ANNOYING. But have no fear! Bubbles are an easy fix! Try following these great tips for a bubble-free paint job: 1. Before you paint, make sure your nails are clean and dry. Wipe each nail down with   nail polish remover (acetone-free, […]

Brrr…It’s Cold Out There!

Cold winter time weather can be rough on the skin. Freezing temperature (for water) is at 32°F and in many areas throughout the U.S. and world, temperatures get much lower than that. In addition, you need to factor in the wind chill, snow, storms, hail, and rain! What does this mean for your skin? Eeeek!! (That’s […]

Multivitamins: Friend or Foe

Do you currently take a daily multivitamin? How do you even know if you need to take one? Let me first start off by saying that the right decision on multivitamins is going to depend on you. What do you typically eat on a day to day basis? Do you consume a protein bar or meal […]

Simple Homemade Deep Conditioner

Deep conditioning is so important for our hair! It helps to restore moisture, strengthen hair, and promote shiny, healthy locks. Deep conditioners can be very expensive so I prefer to make my own with simple ingredients! Here is one of my favorite recipes that can be easily modified depending on your hair: Any natural conditioner (I use […]

Easy Tips for Exercising Smarter, Not Longer!

Want to build muscle and tone your shape? You have to spend hours in the gym for that, right? Wrong. This is one of the many misconceptions people have when it comes to physical exercise. If you’ve ever set foot in a gym, you probably know what I mean, or maybe you’ve even done it […]

Our 3 Favorite Moisturizing Lotions

These are our top 3 favorite body lotions! We rate these the best for their ability to be used year-round with amazing moisturization properties that leave your skin feeling amazing! Check them out! 1. JR Watkins Natural Apothecary Hand & Body Lotion, Lemon Cream, 11 fl oz, 8.99 at whole foods Description: Paraben Free, Phthalate […]

Wall Workouts: Quads, Hamstrings, & Core

Check out these quick workouts that you can do if you have limited space or are in a cramped location. They don’t require any equipment and can be done in the comfort of your own home. Great for those located in a dorm or small apartment. These 3 exercises will target your quadriceps, hamstrings and […]