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With the smiles and sunshine this first week has shown, I’m convinced this year is going to be an AMAZING one. 🙂 Lets start this off right- healthy,  happy & FABULOUS! Ive been working hard doing research to share with you some great healthy must haves to ensure this year your hair & skin has never looked better…from the inside out!

A balanced diet is common sense for a healthy bod, but did you ever consider what you put in your body affects the health of your skin and hair? Fad diets, fast food binges and missing meals may seem sensible at the time..but an overall balanced diet of lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and low-fat dairy  will help keep your figure, energy level, skin and hair tip top. Why follow these guidelines? ..Because YOU DESERVE IT!

Top Ten Foods you will be incorporating in your diet for 2012

1. Dark Green Vegetables

An amazing source of Vitamin A and C which assist in producing SEBUM. Remember our favorite “gift” to give our hair? This is the gift that keeps on giving!

2. Fatty Fish like Salmon

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, b 12 & iron, lacking this can result in a dry scalp and dull looking hair. These components aid in keeping your scalp healthy! Not a fish person? Get cozy with some flaxseed, you’ll need it. 🙂

3. Beans

remember our review of Biotin and how essential it is for our hair and skin health? Well, here’s a great source of it to add to your diet! Beans like lentils and kidney beans are chalk full of  iron, zinc, and biotin proteins!

4. Eggs

Oh, eggs…you wonder food, you! Not only can we apply egg topically (egg mask!) but incorporating more eggs into your diet is THE best source of protein you can find! It also is another great source of Biotin & vitamin B-12!

5. Nuts

Is there a more simple snack then packing some nuts in a to go bag? These amazing yummy treats are a great source of protein, selenium (a mineral for your hair) and most importantly for our hairs health…zinc. Lacking zinc does lead to hair shedding…eee! Get some walnut, cashew and almonds immediately! 🙂

6. Poultry

As most of us know, poultry is a great source of protein that your body can easily benefit from! These proteins offered from chicken and turkey will keep your hair, scalp and color fresh and strong!

7.  Oysters

Oysters are loaded with Zinc, which your hair LOVES! Dont feel the love for Oysters? Beef offers great zinc as well. 😉

8. Whole Grains

Whole grains are a great source of energy and keeping your tummy full, as well as zinc, vitamin B and iron! While shopping the bread and cereal isle, look for whole wheat!

9. Carrots

We’ve always heard carrots keep your eye sight sharp, which is a result of its high amounts of Vitamin A..but  that amazing vitamin also benefits your scalp! Healthy hair=healthy scalp. A yummy, easy snack!

10. Dairy

Last but not least…dairy. This one is an obvious source of calcium which is needed for healthy bones, skin & hair! Make sure youre getting in your milk, yogurt and cheese products! (in moderation, and if youre watching your waistline..lowfat ❤ )

I wish for nothing but health and happiness for each and every one of you this year! I hope some of these facts helped you, and inspired you to make this your healthiest year yet! Whether you’re enhancing your healthy ways or transforming your lifestyle to be more health consious..Im sending you all my support!

to HEALTH,

xoxo

*Credit for facts from www.webmd.com

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Makeup 101: Perfect Nude Lip

I’ve spent YEARS, literally YEARS in search of the perfect Nude Lip and I am elated to share with you…I HAVE FOUND IT!!

There were a few times I thought I was close…but 2012 has already brought me the gratification of knowing Im sporting my favorite nude lip of all time.

Red lips? Fierce…Pink lips? Flirty…Nude lips? Classic! Bold eye, nude lip..learn it, love it, live it! 

Step one: MAC lip pencil in WHIRL

My old nude go to OAK is still a fun shade, however this color defines so well minus the any “wash out” feel..(yes, we’ve all seen it, and no..its not good!) Some people insist lip pencils are unnecessary, however…especially in a nude lip you need something to outline your lip line and enhance your lip shape. Even nude lips can be made pouty and flirty! 😉

Step two: MAC Lipstick in MYTH

Its a gorgeous neutral tone that still offers the right amount of color. Its beauuutiful and makes your lips look lusssshious!

Step Three: MAC LipGlass in C-THRU

Add a hint of sass with some light toned, shiny gloss! Its a flirty addition to “myth” and enhances lips to appear plumper. HOT!

Pucker up ladies, and enjoy these flawless shades,

xoxo