December 26, 2013

New Year Beauty

Get Ready for the New Year, whether you are getting ready on a budget or just getting ready a new year always means a fresh new start.  I don't know much but I do know this..
New Years resolutions are for the birds so I let them fly away with the wind.  I make promises to myself I can keep and I create attainable goals.  Last year my goal was not to be in the same place next year, I lost weight and my self confidence is headed out the roof.  I still have work to do but guess what I am in a new place.  Beauty and Fashion is only second to My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and Family (that will never change). I want to be more focused on what is important. Getting your life in order should always be number one. Thank you guys for hanging in there with me.  Much Love, Hugs and Kisses. More to come in 2014!

July 24, 2013

Nail Care after Acrylic nails.

For years I have worn acrylic nails and I loved them!  There were several reason why I stopped wearing them the first and the most influential reason was I developed a fungus, water got up under my nails and bam a nail fungus. The second reason was it is expensive to maintain. If you have a special occasion and want to do something different or new you were a slave that color until your next appointment. The third and final reason why I chose to stop wearing fake nails was because they damaged my natural nails.   There is life after acrylic nails.  Life without fake nails is a lifestyle change which requires you to take better care of your nails as well as your hands.

Must Have Nail Tools
Clear Nail Hardener
Multivitamin or Nail and Hair Vitamin
Hand and Nail Lotion

Nail Brush
Cuticle Oil
Orange Stick
Glass Nail file

10 STEPS to transition from Fake Nails to Natural Nails.
1.  Make the decision to remove the nails for good, no going back!
2.  I recommend letting them grow out a few weeks without a fill and once the nails begin to lift or break trim and soak off with pure acetone.
3.  At this point some people nails may ache; take an aspirin .

4. The nail will be weak so keep them moisturized with hand and nail lotion and follow with cutile oil as needed.
5. Take hair and nail vitamins Daily!
6. Drink lots of water!
7. Put cuticle oil on your nails 3 times a day or more.
8. Push back your cuticles every 2 weeks or when you get a manicure. (This is very important)
9. Keep your nails trim every 2 weeks until the weak portion has grown out.
10. Be Patient!  I can’t stress this enough it may take about 3 months before you are happy with your nails

Don’t get discouraged go get a manicure. Once your nails are healthy you can enjoy beautiful manicures at home or the nail salon.

June 25, 2013

Calories Do Count

We have done it and heard it all about Calories.  What is a calorie a unit that measures how much energy a food has and that is the dummy down definition.  Contrary to popular beliefs CALORIES DO COUNT.  I have been on countless diets and they come back to the same basic principals of Calorie counting.   You may not be required to count them per say by writing them but in some shape form or fashion you are counting them.  Weight Watchers call their calories points they created their own universe of calorie counting, and the Adkins diet restricts carbs so those calories are out the door.  Wheather they rename or elimate a foods or food groups you are counting calories.  You should be counting calories if your goal is to loose or maintain your current weight. Please know this regardless if you count the calories or not your body is keep track of them!