Category Archives: Health

Summer Body: How To Prevent/Get Rid Of Cellulite

 

 

It’s time to start working on our summer bodies! Shape, tan, and skin…..

Cellulite is a problem that leaves countless women self-concious and afraid to wear swim suits, and even shorts.

Don’t worry, we all have a little bit of cellulite, it comes with being a woman. However, there all way to prevent and even get rid of it!

Follow this link for all the info:

http://www.jillianmichaels.org/what-causes-cellulite-how-to-effectively-treat-it/

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^Yeah I wish that was a photo of me. Naw, it’s some lucky person I found on Pinterest….

Have a great week!

 

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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100+ Followers! YAY!

I now have 101 followers on my blog, Being Pretty, and 80 likes on my FB page! Thank you all so much! It’s been such a pleasure blogging and sharing with you! God bless you all!

I feel HAPPY:      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

 

It’s all a part of Being Pretty! xox

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Never Stop Questioning…

Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.

-Albert Einstein

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^Beauty displayed on my windows the other day!

Inner beauty makes all the difference.

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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Recent Drug Store Buys…

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– L’Oreal’s Volume Collagen Conditioner

– Organix’s Coconut Milk Anti Breakage Serum

– St Ives’s Naturally Smoothing Body Lotion: Oatmeal & Shea Butter

– Rimmel London’s Lipstick in #070, Airy Fairy

– Wet n’ Wild Lipstick in #521A

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As I posted earlier, I already bought L’Oreal’s Total Repair 5 shampoo, and it did 100% what it promised to my hair. I love it!

So, I bought this conditioner by L’Oreal hoping for similar effects. Every girl wants more volume right?

Well, I wasn’t overly impressed with this conditioner, but not disappointed either. It added a bit of volume, but not as spectacular as the advertisements.

I would rate this product 6/10.

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Don’t you hate it when the light is from behind you, and you see all these millions of broken hairs forming a halo around your head?

I hate that too. VERY much.

This “anti-breakage” serum promises to add strength and flexibility to your hair, thus helping your hair not break as easily.

I love this product. I towel-dry my hair after washing, and then rub a bit of this serum in my palms, and run my fingers through my hair (avoiding my scalp) and then rubbing it into the ends of my hair.

BTW: It smells soooooo good!

My hair feels smooth and silky, and I don’t hear as many *snap snap*s as I brush my hair!

I would rate this product 9/10.

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I love nudes. This “Airy Fairy” is almost exactly the same as my natural lip colour.

It feels and looks good. However, it’s a bit boring. Not 100% happy with the look of it as it’s no different from plain ol’ me. But hey! It’s nude right? It lasts a reasonable amount of time.

I would rate this product 6.5/10.

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I really like this moisturizer. I’m a fan of St. Ives, and I’ve already tried 3 different selections of their Body Lotion.

This one is my favorite so far, it smells and feels the best so far. It does a good job at moisturizing too, but I think it feels more more than it does.

I would rate this product 7.5/10.

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My skin, and mostly my hair is feeling amazing and looking better. I really recommend Organix “Anti-Breakage Serum”!!!

Notice that i have my tree uuuup?! Merry Christmas!

It’s all a part of Being Pretty!

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L’Oreal “Total Repair 5” Shampoo Review

So my hair isn’t really damaged, but I like to buy Damage Repair shampoos because they enhance my hair. If they claim to condition dry hair, imagine how nice it’ll work on normal hair! That’s my theory anyways…

So I tried THIS one! L’Oreal “Total Repair 5” Shampoo. I really really like it! You know that amazing moment when you try a product, specifically a hair product, and truly feel an immediate difference after? That’s what happened!

This shampoo claims to enhance:

1) Strength

2) Density

3) Vitality

4) Shine

5) Silky touch

This was my personal opinion of result of using it:

1) Strength: 4.5/5 -My hair breaks a lot less easily when brushed.

2) Density: 5/5 -I can FEEL the weight. (Therefore not very voluminizing)

3) Vitality: 4/5 -My hair really does feel stronger!

4) Shine: 4/5 – It looks shinier and silkier.

5) Silky touch: 4.5/5 -I keep finding myself running my fingers through my hair! It feels so smooth and knot-free.

There is a very subtle fragrance. I don’t like it when the scent of my shampoo interferes with my perfume. This is light enough to provide a healthy, clean scent, and not be overwhelming. Perfect for me!

So, this sounds cheesy, and “too-good-to-be-true” but I’m being honest. I actually read the ‘promises’on the bottle and answered them honestly one by one in this post.

I don’t spend too much money on hair products, so I’ve never tried any really fancy and/or expensive brands. But for a drugstore brand, this shampoo did the trick! Excellent results…try it and see

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Have a lovely part two of the week!

It’ all a part of Being Pretty!

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Easiest Trick for Amazing Skin…

Every girl wants smooth, even, and radiant skin. Some of us are born with it, others are born with skin far from it.

Whatever your skin condition is, you can improve it with a few simple steps each day, starting with drinking water.

Water? Yes, water. 60% of your body’s mass is water. It’s very important to maintain that. You loose water each day – sweat, urine, etc.

So why should we drink lots of water?

Number one, it helps you loose weight. Yes, that’s right! The more you drink the more often you will need to use the restroom, which means the water is flushing out toxins and other garbage from your body. Your urine should not be yellow. It should be clear, like water. If it’s yellow that means you’re dehydrated and should be drinking more.

Drinking plenty of water, as previously stated, flushes out toxins, and therefore aids the removal of acne and uneven skin.  We ALL want that, don’t we? Guys and girls! (So ladies, pass this on to your self-concious guy-friends!) We’re not the only ones who want to look good!

So how much water should we be drinking? 9 to 10 glasses a day! I know, I know, “That’s a lot!” Not really. Before I learned about the importance of drinking water I barely drank at all. I’d have maybe 2 glasses a day. (Yikes) When I read 9 glasses i was like “What? That’s crazy!!” But I was desperate for nice skin, so I forced myself. Whenever water crossed my mind, I made myself head over to the sink. After day 2, it became natural. I was thirsty after half-and-hour of drinking a glass of water. In the next week my skin was smoother and fresher looking! I even got compliments! (So it wasn’t my imagination.)

TIP: Adding a squeeze of lemon to your water in the morning and in the evening will make your skin more luminous.

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Water not only makes you look good, it makes you feel good. I think we all want to look and feel healthy.

I encourage you to drink minimum 9 glasses a day. It makes a HUGE difference, as does adding fresh lemon.

Fight this upcoming dry season with water! Stay forever young!

-Lea xx

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“Peace begins with a smile.”

-Mother Teresa

Peace

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Keep Love In Your Heart…

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

-Oscar Wilde

Take time to look around you. There is beauty everywhere you turn. There are also people everywhere turn.

Perhaps some of those people are hurting. Some sad, some lonely, some deeply depressed. A simple kind word, act, or even a smile can heal a soul.

Let them know that there is love in the world. That they are loved.

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“…You shall love your neighbour as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”

-Mark 12:31b NKJV

❤ Have a wonderful day!

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Makeup Check!

It’s that time.

Summer’s over and (let’s face it) fall is here! What does that mean? It means it’s time for a makeup check!

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A makeup clean-up is probably a better way of putting it. After a long, fun, product-consuming summer, I’m sure that there’s a lot of clean-up to do!

Start with going through creams and cleansers. Any bottles/containers used up? I thought so! Throw out all empty and unnecessary containers. If there’s a little bit left in some, put it into a smaller and more practical container.

Next, check expiration dates! Always be careful and safe when your skin’s at stake!

Now it’s time to let go of any ancient but loved products that are no longer even healthy to use. Sorry, but safety first gals!

Mascara: 3 to 6 months

Eyeshadow: 2 years

Lipstick: 2 years

Liquid and Cream foundation: 2 years

Powder blush and foundation:  2 years

cream blush: 2 years

Eye and lip pencils: 2 years

Face cream: 2 years

Hand cream: 2 years

Eye cream: 6 months

Next, gently wash all your brushes and tweezers. This is very important as brushes can carry germs and dirt. In fact you should wash your brushes every 2 months.

To wash: Squirt some facial cleanser on the back of your hand and gently swirl the brush hair in it. Rinse with warm water, and avoid getting the glue with keeps the hair in place wet! Set them out on a towel to dry over-night.

This is also a good time to re-arrange your makeup bag! Just an idea…..

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You’re all set! Feeling squeaky clean? I hope so! Be safe and healthy!

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Review: eos

eos.

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Everybody had them. And everybody loved them.

I must say, despite all the praise this product got, I never felt the urge to buy it.  I thought that the round shape of the container would be uncomfortable and impractical.

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Well, yesterday I cracked. I bought an eos lip-balm.

Yes I do like it! I don’t love it, but it feels and does good, so it’s a thumbs up for me!

I think everyone was so hyped about these lip balms not because of the good it does to your lips, but because of it’s appearance and feel.

I’m sorry, but you gotta admit- they’re adorable! Why I have no idea, but they just are. It sits nice in your grasp, and rolls onto the lips really easily and smoothly. You can simply just throw it in your purse and pull it out whenever.

They taste/smell good too! 😉

I would rate this product 8/10. They’re a good idea for the up-coming dry fall and winter seasons! Get ready!

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