Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Natural-looking Nails with OPI Gel Nails

Natural-looking Nails with OPI Gel Nails

Nails will have a fresh new glow with OPI gel nails. Since OPI has a reputation built on their commitment to safety, quality, excellence, and innovation, gel nails will surely have an extra oomph. Because of this advancement in artificial nails technology, acquiring long and beautiful nails will be easier.

Gel nails system is form artificial nails. Gel nails fall under two types. The first type is the “light cured” gel. This gel is made by mixing monomers and polymers. In this process, the gel nails are mounted on either the tip or edges of the natural nails with the use of ultra violet light. The other type is the “no light gel”. Unlike the “light cured” gel, this method does not require the use of an ultra violet light. However, the nails should be dipped in the water for a few minutes after the application. Whichever the type may be, OPI gel nails offer a good quality of artificial nails.

When applying gel nails, the shine of the natural nails should be first removed. Then, using a buffer, the gel should then be sculpted with the edges of the natural nails. The application of the adhesive on the gel nail will be done next. The gel will then be placed on the outer tip of the real nail. After that, a stroke of a bonding agent should be spread to the nail. Then, a drop of acrylic powder mixture is applied on each nail. Exposure under a UV light is of course among the steps.

As compared to acrylic nails, gel nails contain a stronger composition. On the contrary, the results are not as durable as that of acrylic nails. In addition, gel nails can offer a more natural appearance. It can give the closest resemblance to the natural nails. This kind of artificial nail system is also non-porous. The application of nail polish over gel nails is also easy. However, a good gel nail product is needed to maximize the result.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Juicing for Pregnancy

Juicing for Pregnancy

Juicing for pregnancy will give your body the extra vitamins and minerals it needs at this special time.

Over the years, there has been a lot of talk about juicing and pregnancy. Does it really help the baby to be born healthier?Does it really make a big difference?

Juicing in general has been proven time and time again to offer wonderful health benefits for the people who regularly do it. Therefore, it only makes sense that juicing for pregnancy is a great idea for the mother and the baby.

Feed Your Baby Before Birth

A pregnant woman only has one chance to feed her baby while it is inside of her body. The worst thing she can do is eat junky, fatty foods while she is pregnant because all of those empty non-nutrients are passed on to the baby.

On the other hand, if she is juicing regularly, her baby is getting vitamins, nutrients and other minerals straight from food sources. Although a woman should take pre-natal vitamins too, there is no substitute for what Mother Nature creates in the form of fruits and vegetables.

A Healthy Balanced Diet

A balanced diet during pregnancy is vital for the development of the fetus. These early nutrients help the baby have normal brain development as well as a better chance for a good birth weight.

Juicing for pregnancy can also assist a woman with avoiding morning sickness, fatigue, constipating and anemia. By juicing higher fiber foods, a woman can keep her digestion regular during pregnancy which is often a problem. By avoiding simple sugars and white foods, she can also prevent blood sugar swings which are not good for her or the baby.

The recommendation for pregnant women who want to try juicing is drinking at least 2 raw fruits and 3 raw veggies each day. One of your fruits should be high in vitamin C, such as an orange. Eating so many fruits and vegetables in one day would be very difficult which is why juicing makes it a much easier task.

Lots of Variety

Make sure that you focus on a wide variety of colors when you are deciding what to juice.

We are meant to eat vegetables and fruits from every color of the rainbow, so pick greens, yellows, reds and oranges. These will help your baby develop healthy eyes, skin and bones. They will provide B vitamins, folic acid and calcium as well.

Juicing for pregnancy is full of benefits and really has no drawbacks. Plus, it might just help your baby to develop a taste for nutritious foods!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jackie Warner Diet Tips

Jackie Warner;s Diet Tips


Fat free products are loaded with sugar. Fat does not make you fat... SUGAR DOES! When grocery shopping, don't buy any meal that has over 400 calories or 9 grams sugar; no snack over 150 calories and 9 grams sugar.


They have the highest failure rate because don't teach you how to live in the real world. Don't buy books that force you to follow complicated diets or exercise routines that don't fit with your lifestyle. Get back to the basic, common sense principles. Workout at least three times a week to intensity and don't eat a meal over 400 calories unless it's a cheat meal.


All of my morbidly obese clients have one thing in common--skipping meals. The moment you allow your blood sugar to drop (the signal is a hunger pang) by not eating every few hours, you become a fat storing machine. Your body will now convert everything you put into your mouth as energy (sugar/fat).


Always eat the whole fruit, not just it's sugary juice. Juicing leaves you with no fiber but all the fruit sugar. Blending fills you with the whole fruit (fiber) and a lot more nutrients.


It is the leading cause of disease, depression and massive weight gain in this country. Get rid of refined sugar (anything that isn't fruit or veggies) for 5 days in a row then allow yourself to have 1 cheat meal on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. You will have curbed the chemical addiction for it and your brain desires less. My obese clients only gravitate towards the fruits and veggies highest in sugar--IT IS THAT ADDICTIVE! Sugar throws our body into an immune suppressed, non-working state of chronic fatigue, depression, weight gain and hormone imbalance.


Don't beat yourself up for not being able to resist cravings when they are right there in front of you. You are a lot less likely to get dressed, get in your car and drive to the store for snacks. Stop putting highly addictive junk a few steps away then hating yourself for not being able to resist.


When starting a diet, for the first 2 weeks, add healthy, nutrient filled foods (low sugar fruit/veggies/lean protein and a multivitamin). Your body will naturally reject sugars and processed foods.


If you carry weight in your midsection, you will just build muscle under fat and appear bigger! The only way to get a 6-pack is to combine a healthier diet with some sort of resistance training that works the big muscle groups (chest, back, glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps).


Classify the food on your plate in one of those categories and fill up on the good first. Ex: Good--veggies/fruit/lean meats, Bad--starches/bread, Ugly--dessert/alcohol.


Most people snack at night watching TV or when bored. Curb late night cravings with your favorite flavored herbal teas. They have antioxidants and will satisfy those oral fixations.


3 liters per day can burn 50-75 calories and double your energy as well as clear your skin.


We are ADDICTED 'TIL EVICTED! Be an informed consumer. The food industry wants to addict you and the drug companies keep you hooked and sick until the day you die. It is not a conspiracy, just simple business (minimize cost/maximize profit) which is the single most reason why the food industry makes ALL of their decisions to put disease making chemicals in their products! From the time we are born we are fed high volumes of sugar and unhealthy chemicals. Naturally as we get older, we get sick, fat and depressed which is when the pharmaceutical companies step in to keep us hooked with sleep-aids, anti-depressants/mood stabilizers, muscle relaxers and expensive medications that control things like cholesterol (which is naturally easily lowered) and diabetes (which is naturally easily lowered). Regular exercise and small diet changes have been shown to decrease dependence on all medications! But you can't get motivated until you make small changes that will make your body feel stronger such as adding more nutrients and exercise. Your body weens itself off of medications.


Research connects food additives, especially in diet foods with increased sugar and carbohydrate cravings.


Cardio is the slowest way to lose weight. It's all about resistance training which burns more calories faster and adds much needed muscle to speed up your metabolism turning you into a fat burning machine.


Forget about the heart rate monitor. Unless you have a heart condition, your cardio should be intense enough to feel your muscles burning. Raise ramp to max uphill (12-15) and fast lunge for 2 minutes then lower ramp and run for 2 minutes. Take 1 minute to bring heart rate down with a slow walk. Repeat 4 more times (equals a 20 minute session). It's less boring too!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Has Bravo Fired Danielle Staub From “The Real Housewives Of New Jersey?

Bravo has reportedly lowered the boom on their controversial convicted felon star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Danielle Staub.

Life & Style issued the following statement today:

Life & Style has exclusively learned that controversial Jersey girl Danielle Staub has not been asked to return for season three of the hit Bravo show The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

“Danielle was told that she would not be returning for a third season,” an insider reveals to Life & Style. In fact, Danielle’s finding out she was fired “came as a complete shock, and she thought she was definitely going to return to the successful Bravo series,” the insider continues.

Danielle is not only known for her vicious catfights on-screen but also for her sex tape scandal, prostitution allegations, link to drugs and legal battles with other cast mates.

The insider reveals that Danielle is currently trying to generate interest in a spin-off reality series about her life. Danielle told Life & Style at her birthday party on Aug. 10 in NYC, “I don’t know if there are talks right now about a third season of the show, but I’m more excited about talks of my spin-off than anything else.”

A rep for the Bravo network tells Life & Style, “Bravo does not comment on casting of upcoming seasons of Housewives while current seasons are still airing.” Danielle’s booking agent had “no comment” on Danielle’s status on the show.

Season two of The Real Housewives of New Jersey wraps up on Aug. 23, followed by an explosive reunion show airing in two parts on Aug. 30 and Sept. 6. Stay tuned…

Danielle offered up one of her infamously uninformative responses to PopEater saying:

“Actually, I’m not even thinking about season three right now, as I am considering many incredible options that have been presented to me,” Staub tells PopEater in an official statement. “Right now, I just want to let fans know that we have a fantastic finale coming up next week and explosive reunion shows on August 30 and September 6. Don’t worry next year, I’ll still be the one you either love to hate or hate to love.”

I have no idea what this means for The Real Housewives of New Jersey show, which doesn’t look to promise much entertaining drama sans their headline-grabbing “prostitution wh0re.” Regardless of how much the entertainment value of the show declines, it was the right decision by Bravo for two reasons: Number one, Danielle and the other cast members never really interacted unless it was scripted. Number two, Danielle seems to have some serious mental issues that are only being made worse by perpetuating her fame.

Perhaps I shouldn’t be too quick to praise Bravo for taking the high road (clearly Danielle would have brought high ratings with her again next season) because they might be the ones preparing for a Danielle spin-off! Could we have another Bethenny on our hands? If so, I’d like to offer a few show title suggestions:

Danielle’s Getting Committed?

Lifestyles of the Bitch Who Blamed Us

Staub in the Name of Love

Crotch What Happens

Monday, August 9, 2010

Japan! a Story Book Fairy Tail…

I have wondered about the national obsession for cute things. I know of no other place where grown men and women so enthusiastically pose for photos with cute robots, over-sized teddy bears, wear cute Mickey and Minnie Mouse paraphernalia, and... well, the list goes on. Cute cartoon cows on galbi signs? Cutesy police officers who look like puppies on road signs? What's the deal? The candy is pinker them pink and …oh!!! So cute :) and the girls look like the cutes dolls, they even have a Barbie Spa!!…. Oh how I wish I was Japanese…….or at list go on a long vacation in this magical place.

Even the food is cute!!!!! My inner child is ..oh.... so happy:)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Jennifer Lopez Look

Jennifer Lopez's flawless red-carpet makeup.

Celebrity makeup artist Matthew Vanleeuween created her look using exclusively NARS products. Here's how to get it:

Eyes: Eyes were prepped with Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (available May 1st). Apply D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow, a matte, dusty lilac, all over lid to brow. Using Brousse Duo Eyeshadow, define crease with the dark purple shade. Line eyes with Nuits Blanches Eyeliner Stylo for definition. To finish, curl lashes and coat with two coats of Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara.

Cheeks: Vanleeuween applied Desire Blush, a bright, cotton candy pink, to cheeks, and followed with Orgasm Illuminator to define cheek and brow bones with a golden glow. He topped that with Gueules de Nuit Cream Blush for extra punch (available May 1st; use Enchanted Cream Blush for a similar effect).

Lips: Lips were coated in Cruising Lipstick, a gorgeous nude pink, and topped with Lip Gloss in Sweet Dreams to add shimmer and enhance the pout.

To bring the look together, Orgasm Illuminator was also applied to the decolletage, arms and legs to give Jennifer her trademark glow.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer makeup

Time to toss aside the rich foundations and matte creams in favor of lighter products that allow the skin to breathe.

Though you should ease up on the amount of cosmetics you use in the summer, it doesn't mean you need to give it up altogether. If you can't bear the thought of going without makeup (or aren't as lucky as Miss Baby Skin).

Tinted moisturizer

During the hotter months, the last thing we want to do is pile heavy cream and powder foundations on top of our over-hated skin. If you must use a base, tinted moisturizers have come a long way in the last few years. Coverage ranges from sheer to medium, and are light enough to give you coverage while keeping you cool and refreshed. Apply with fingers for more control, or with a damp sponge for a more sheer application. Bonus: the dampened sponge feels amazing on skin, especially when the weather is muggy.

Touch of Bronzer

Bronzer is perfect to warm you up and add a little color to pasty winter skin. Apply where the sun would naturally hit your face - forehead, nose, cheeks and chin-- with a fan-shaped brush to get a subtle, sun-kissed look.

Tinted lipbalm

Heavy lipsticks and glosses are the arch-enemy of tousled tresses in the summer wind, so skip both and opt for a tinted lip balm. These balms do double duty by moisturizing sun-chapped lips and adding the perfect sheer hint of color.

Watch Obsession :)

White accessories are very popular for summer. However, they can be worn all year round. A white watch can be flirty and fun, or classy and sophisticated, all of which are perfect for summertime. I don’t usually wear a watch at all, but this summer I’m obsessed and have to get one!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Nanoblur Skin corrector •Works in 40 seconds

I found this product in the magazines- New Beauty. They have the most amazing finds. Nanoblur is one of the latest products. I swear by this product. It works 100%
I have oily skin.  it will matte out your skin and hide the shine. This is to be worn under your foundation. My big pores just vanish, dark spots gone.

it's only $19.00
So give it a try if you like, and please let me know what you think.

Product Description

Our Promise: look 10 years or more younger in 40 seconds or less. This advanced optical treatment is made of nano-prisms and erases signs of aging and the look of lines, wrinkles, crow's feet, sagginess and enlarged pores within seconds without any tint. Essential for meetings, events and dates.

Expected Results

Significant reduction in pore size, fine lines and textural damage within 40 seconds or less.

Water / Aqua / Eau • Adipic acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer • Dimethicone • Glycerin • Cyclopentasiloxane • VP/VA Copolymer • Cyclohexasiloxane • Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer • Amodimethicone • Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose • Isohexadecane • Polysilicone-11 • Polysorbate 80 • Citric Acid • Caprylyl Glycol • Phenoxyethanol
I bought this product. I've never had any contact with this company.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Clear skin must have!!!!

I just can't tell you how much I love, love, love and love some more my Clarisonic Mia! I've been using the Mia for a few weeks now and I can honestly tell you that I've seen a huge difference in my skin. My skin feels unbelievably smooth, even skin tone, smaller pores, less break outs and scars have cleared up. This has made such a HUGE difference in my skin soft and clean... the Mia just takes it to the next level. I totally think the Clarisonic Mia is worth every penny. I actually look forward to using it.  I keep this pretty little thing in my shower (it's water proof!) and use it every night before bed (or whenever I take a shower). :) This is one of the best things I've gotten all year!

My skin Concerns:
Oily/combination acne-prone skin
Breakouts, Oily skin, Dark spots

Something Sweet:) Up & Away

China Glaze, Something Sweet:) Up & Away collection
Do you like this color?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010



What we anticipate seldom occurs, what we least expected generally happens.

Surprise! What a wonder they are. I have lived long enough to be able to look back on my life and see the times that I believed that my life was just perfect and all I wanted to do was to stop everything and keep it that way, no surprise, just constant, consistent, dependable perfection!

How lucky I was that I did not have that kind of power! I would have missed so much.

Our dislikes of surprise is in direct proportions to our illusion of control.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jake Owen - Tell Me

I just Love Him!! Love this song!!:)

Martina McBride - Wrong Baby Wrong

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Twilight Quotes

Thought I would do a Twilight Quote. my favorite quotes from each of the books.

Twilight: And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…What a stupid lamb. What a sick, masochistic lion. (Edward, Bella)

Twilight: Stupid, unreliable vampire. (Bella)
Twilight: So what you’re saying is, I’m your brand of heroin? (Bella)

New Moon: Could you… well, try to not be a… werewolf? (Bella)

Eclipse: You could kiss me, for example. I don’t mind if you want to use me to experiment. (Jacob)

Breaking Dawn: You nicknamed my daughter after the Loch Ness Monster? (Bella)

Eclipse: Sorry. I don’t have any leeches on my speed dial. (Jacob)

What some of you favorite quotes?

Friday, May 21, 2010

And So, the lion fell in love with the lamb... "What a sick, masochistic lion.." "What a stupid lamb..."

I have already read the Twilight series twice. I have picked up some other stuff to read but haven't been able to let go of the Cullens. I have put down the other stuff and started the saga again. Maybe I need therapy! HELP!! what to read next?!
I read the newspaper and pretend all the stories involve vampires in some sort of way like a conspiracy..I totaly lost it.....

Millions have read Stephenie Meyer’s young adult series “Twilight,” making the vampire sub-genre one of the most popular to read. But what do you read after ‘Twilight’? Several authors have previously written young adult vampire novels, but ultimately these titles either went out-of-print or to the backburner. Meyer and her “Twilight” creation have catapulted the vampire sub-genre into the sunlight. These older novels are now being republished and new authors are emerging into the spotlight. The young adult section of bookstores is now crammed full of single-title and series vampire novels.

If you are looking for a new series, this list provides five of the most up-and-coming vampire series in the young adult section.

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes writes the incomparable Den of Shadows series. The books were first published a few years ago, but have recently come back into the spotlight. The characters in the books are all connected to each other in one way or another. The villain in one can be the hero in another and with Atwater-Rhodes gritty descriptions makes her hidden vampire world come alive.

Books in the series: In the Forests of the Night, Demon in My View, Shattered Mirror, Midnight Predator

House of Night series by P.C. & Kristen Cast: This series introduces Zoey Redbird, a normal girl whose world changes forever when she is Marked as a fledgling vampyre. But Zoey is no ordinary fledgling- she has been Marked by the vampire Goddess Nyx and as her powers grow so does the darkness around her. Zoey and her vampire friends must combat their way through the growing dissent at the House of Night and fulfill their destinies as the Goddess Nyx’s champions.

Books in the series: Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, Hunted, Tempted (Oct 2009)

Mortal Instrument trilogy by Cassandra Clare has been hailed as “a story world I would love to live in” by Stephenie Meyer. Witnessing a murder changes Clary Fray’s life when she encounters the Shadowhunters- warriors determined to rid the world of demons while keeping the vamps and werewolves in line. Pulled into a world she doesn’t understand with suddenly blossoming powers, Clary has to make her way careful through webs of deceit and misdirection.

Books in the series: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead is “a dark and compelling world” according to author Gena Showalter. Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess, a mortal vampire tied to the earth’s magic. She is protected at all costs from the immortal vampires known as Strigoi. Her best friend Rose has dedicated her life to protecting Lissa, but after two years of hiding they are caught and dragged back to St Vladimir’s Academy, the place they ran away from in the first place. Now the girls must find their way through this treacherous world filled with temptation and mortal peril.

Books in the series: Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise (Aug 2009)

The Immortals series by Alyson Noel is a new series that tells the story of Ever, a misfit who was the sole survivor of an accident that killed her entire family. Now living with her aunt, she is combating survivor’s guilt and the disturbing new ability to hear other people’s thoughts. Her days of hiding from the world end when she meets Damen Auguste, the gorgeous and wealthy new kid who has the power to silence the voices in her head. The only problem is that she has no idea who he is, what he is, and now she thinks she’s falling in love with him.

Books in the series: Evermore, Blue Moon, Shadowland (Jan 2010)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Not again...!

In a new interview with Allure, Megan Fox once again says really stupid things. I don't know why she can't just turn down interviews. However, that might force me to look for something else to write about, and I'm not necessarily in the mood. She went off about somebody taking a topless photo of her with their cell phone, and said she'd like to cause that person "physical harm." I guess she doesn't know who leaked that photo, but I heard his name rhymes with Ryan Shmaustin Shmeen. She also complained about going to "Industry events" where "everyone blows sunshine up everyone else's ass." I don't know about sunshine, but I have had some things blown up my ass at a party. Fox doesn't like Industry gatherings because she thinks when people tell her that she's talented or that she's going to be a movie star, it sounds "forced or fake." Maybe she's smarter than I give her credit for.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

How To Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

Step 1: Prepare

Apply foundation, concealer and translucent powder over the face to even out the skin tone before starting the look.

Step 2: Eyeshadow & eyeliner

To make your eyes look bigger and brighter, use a cream to powder eyeshadow in a pale, frosty colour and apply over the eyelids.

Work a medium grey eyeshadow into the creases of the eye sockets with a soft blending brush, making sure the lid itself is kept lighter.

Apply the grey eyeshadow along the lower lash line, winging it out beyond the eyes to make them look bigger.

Draw attention to your eyes with a clear sparkly liquid eye liner applied over the top eyelid and into the inner corners of each eye.

For extra drama, try a metallic black liquid eyeshadow applied along the upper lash line with an eye liner brush.

To make your eyes look whiter, use a white eyeliner pencil to draw a line along the inner rims of the lower eyelids.

Step 3: Mascara

Next, curl the eyelashes to really open up the eyes, making sure you get as close to the roots as possible, and emphasise the upper lashes with lots of black mascara, working the wand from root to tip

Friday, May 14, 2010

Put a ring pop on it!

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey celebrated their anniversary by renewing their vows, which I'm pretty sure they have now done like five times. I used to think they kept getting married for attention, but now I actually think it's because both of them are so stupid they keep forgetting they already did it.

Apparently Nick and Mariah share a love of candy Ring Pops, which isn't a big surprise if you've seen the size of Mariah's ass. For her anniversary gift, Nick gave her a custom-made "Ring Pop" ring. It was shaped and looked just like a Ring Pop but was made of white gold, diamonds, and pink sapphires.

It sounds expensive, which seems risky. I would never spend much money giving anything to Mariah that looked like food, except for food. That ring didn't stand a chance.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

housekeepers "telling all."

Star magazine did a story on Hollywood housekeepers "telling all." The article claimed to reveal some "exclusive secrets" that would leave the reader shocked. Obviously I was excited to find out some jaw-dropping information.

Right after I called my housekeeper and gave her a sweet raise, I settled down to read the article. Apparently, Jay-Z and Beyoncé are "demanding." No kidding. Mariah Carey wanders around tipsy. Still waiting for a surprise. Jennifer Aniston likes to walk around in a bikini. Oh, that must be horrible for the cleaning lady. You'd have to force clothes on me if I looked like that.

I was getting pretty frustrated, but then I stumbled upon something that threw me for a loopty-loop. Britney Spears' former maid claims she once pulled a half-eaten burger from under the pop star's bed. Look under my bed and try to find a plate with anything but crumbs. At least Britney knows when enough is enough.

Friday, April 30, 2010

How To Treat Brown Spots And How To Get Rid Of Brown Spots?

Although, make up helps in hiding brown spots to a certain extend, it is necessary to control the psychological factors, so as to cure these permanently. The sun is the leading cause of dark, brown spots on the skin which can easily ruin a radiant skin. Sun radiation is responsible for most of the unpleasant skin conditions as appearance of brown spots, appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, sagging of the skin, premature aging, enlargement of blood capillaries on the face. Pollution, stress, sunlight, fatty foods, cigarette smoke together with improper skincare compromise the skin’s appearance of brown spots.

Brown spots, also known as age spots, dark spots, sun spots, liver spots, lentigines, lentigos are concentrations of melanin trigged by unprotected exposure to the sun over a long period of time. These brown spots are also called “hyper pigmentation” – patches of the skin that become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin.Hyperpigmenation can be shortly defined as increase in the natural color of the skin. It occurs usually when an excess of melanin forms deposits in the skin.


◦Sun exposure






◦Improper skincare


◦Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

◦Liver disease

◦Birth control pills

◦Result of acne

◦Result of harsh chemicals

Brown spots are caused by a combination of sun damage and a decline in the hormones that regulate the production of melanin. When your skin is exposed to sun, the UV rays can easily break down the collagen and elastin and as a result the skin may become rougher and cause formation of brown, reddish spots due to the excess melanin. Prolonged sun exposure causes the skin cells to produce more melanin and cause surface pigment changes. Melanin is a pigment that gives color to the skin and hair. It helps protect the skin from the harmful sun’s rays but increased amount of melanin pigment often result in formation of dark, brown spots.

Brown spots, reddish spots often appear in the location where a pimple used to be and it is called “post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation” / darkening of the skin/. The post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is normal. Some acne lesions as cysts and nodules usually leave dark discolorations after the blemish heals, as well as rashes and allergies. Fortunately most of these marks are temporary and the pigmented areas will fade in time / it usually takes approximately 3 months, but if the skin is exposure to sun without a protection it can take up to 2 years. Aside from sun exposure and hormones, hyperpigmentation can be caused by skin damage, such as remnants of blemishes, wounds or rashes.

Brown spots usually appear in areas exposed to sunlight – especially on the chin, around the nose and mouth. In older people brown spots may appear on the face, back, neck, chest, shoulders, and hands. These dark spots are a matter of great concern for many Latinas due to their skin characteristics and the environmental factors hot weather, sun, humidity.


The available treatments for brown spots involve products that diminish the appearance of dark spots and discolorations. Common ingredients in the precuts treating skin spots are: hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, Retin A, alpha hydroxyl acids, beta hydroxyl acid, salycilic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, green tea, aloe vera, hydroquinone, kojic acid, antioxidants.

Hydroquinone and kojic acid are powerful bleaching agents that slow the production of melanin. Kojic acid is an excellent antioxidant as well.

Salycilic acid and glycolic acid eliminate pigmentation and gently exfoliate the skin, stimulating it to produce new skin cells faster.

The antioxidants are essential as they prevent the formation of new brown spots on the face and protect the skin from the free radicals.

Laser therapy for brown spots

The laser therapy is the fastest and easiest way to get rid of brown spots, red spots and age spots. A laser generates and intense beam of light. The emitted light is absorbed by oxyhemoglobin -bright red blood cells carrying oxygen and melanin causing decomposition or destruction by heat of unwanted cells while leaving healthy cells intact. Treatment with the laser is more comfortable and requires less recovery time than some other treatment methods. In 70 percent of the cases the brown spots are completely removed after only one treatment.

Chemical peel for brown spots

A chemical peel works great for those with many brown spots. A chemical peel is a safe and effective form of treatment for many pigmentation problems.An acid is used to remove the surface layer of the damaged skin with light peeling. After the treatment, the dead skin peels away, allowing healthier, clearer skin to emerge.The acids typically used in this type of peel are natural fruit acids, otherwise known as alpha hydroxy acids. The chemical peel will lighten brown spots and even out other irregularities in pigmentation to give the skin a more uniform color.


Brown spots can also be removed with microdermabrasion. The microdermabrasion procedure uses highly controlled vacuum and pressure to move microscopically abrasive aluminum oxide crystals over the surface of the skin.By gently abrading the skin with ultra-fine crystal particulates, microdermabrasion can reduce unwanted pigmentary changes and age spots. Microdermabrasion is absolutely painless.


how to get rid of dark spots on face

Exfoliate regularly

The best way to treat brown spots and to get rid of them is regular exfoliation. It is the best way to keep your skin clear and healthy looking. When exfoliating you remove the dead skin cells and the oil that cause pores to plug and lead to problems like blackheads and whiteheads. If you don’t remove these cells regularly they can clog the sebaceous pores and make your skin look dull and patchy and worsen the condition of hyperpigmentation. Look for exfoliators containing alpha hydroxyl acid, beta hydroxyl acid, Retin A as they expedite the progression of pigmented cells to the surface and ultimate removal.

Wear sunscreen

As we said the sun in the leading cause of brown spots, that’s why wearing a sunscreen every day is crucial. Applying a sunscreen is the best way to prevent future brown spots and red spots. Daily use of sunscreen also helps resolve the brown spots more quickly. The sunscreens deliver long-lasting moisture where it is required, vitamin D and vitamin E to combat the free radicals, they help prevent premature ageing ,ensure a more even and longer-lasting tan and prevent the formation of new brown spots.

Use lightening creams

It’s important to use lightening face cream to reduce the brown spots. Look for a face cream containing hydroquinone – an agent that bleaches and fades darkened skin, as it slows the production of melanin. A lightening cream will reduce the appearance of brown spots and other skin discolorations. It will normalize pigment production and lighter skin will appear over 3 to 6 weeks. Most of them also fade freckles, remove small pimples scars and combat pigment changes caused by pregnancy or certain forms of medication. A good lightening cream will visibly diminish sun, age or liver spots and post acne marks.

Do a whitening mask

Do a whitening mask twice or once a week. It will remove hyperpigmentation, even and brighten your skin tone. A whitening mask targets imbalanced skin pigmentation and gradually lightens and purifies skin.

Eat many fruits and vegetables, especially lemons, oranges, tomamoes, cucumbers – they purify blood-carrying veins in the body and maintain the natural glow of your skin.

Do it yourself: at-home masks treating brown spots, age spots, discolorations:

Lotion for dark spots:

You will need: parsley, fresh lemon juice.

Chop up the parsley and pour it with water. Boil the parsley for approximately 15 minutes, then strain the infusion and add 5 tbsp. fresh lemon juice. Use a cotton pad to apply the infusion only over the discolorations. Pour the remaining infusion in a bottle and apply to your face everyday. The lemon juice is a great remedy to bleach dark spots, age spots, post-acne scars.

Mask for dark spots I

You will need: brier infusion, 1 tbsp. camphor oil, 2 tbsp. chopped parsley, 2 tbsp. grated cucumber, 1 tbsp. chopped onion, 1 tbsp. fuller’s earth.

Mix all the ingredients well until you achieve homogeneous mixture. Apply the mask over the entire face or only to any problem areas. Leave it on for 20 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Do the mask every day for 15/ 20 days to achieve best results.

Mask for dark spots II

You will need: 100gr. onion, 3 tbsp. acacia honey.

Grate the onion and mix it with the honey. Apply the mask over the entire face and neck. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and remove it with damp cotton pad or washcloths. If your skin is oily you can add 1 tbsp. vinegar to the mixture.

Mask for dark spots III

You will need: 30gr. oat flakes, 1 tbsp. honey, 4 tbsp. milk.

Boil the oat flakes until soft together with the milk for 5/ 10 minutes. Add the honey to the mixture and stir carefully. Apply the mask over the dark spots. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes and rinse well.

and dryness. Contains Brightening Powder with light reflecting properties to enhance the natural luminosity of skin and minimize dullness.

If you have any more advice or cure please comment:)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Let Sandra be! you dirty skanky whore!!!

TMZ reported that Jesse James' alleged second mistress Melissa Smith sent an apology letter to Sandra Bullock via her agent's office…and via fax. The letter supposedly claimed that Smith was sorry for "everything" that Bullock has been through and said that she knows nothing she can say in the letter is "going to make the pain of my actions go away."

Since the letter can't help, perhaps she shouldn't have written it in the first place.

Sandra is embarrassed enough without having one of her husband's dirty mistresses faxing letters to her agent.

The fact that Smith couldn't figure out this could be emailed and even has access to a fax machine means that she A) lives in 1997, or B) works at Kinkos. Either way, it's not great.

Oh yeah a fax will really make up for sleeping with her husband and destroying her life.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Note to self: Please Don't Cheat on Your Mistress !?

According to RadarOnline, Jesse James' fifth alleged mistress often found him cheating on her with other women.

A "close friend" of Merilee Geeth said that there were times the mistress would go into his office on the weekend and Jesse would be "fooling around" with another girl. This left Merilee "shocked."

One of Tiger Woods' mistresses said the same thing…she was mad because she thought she was the only mistress.

When you're sleeping with a married man, you aren't allowed to be "shocked" that he isn't being faithful to you. That's like drinking a bottle of tequila and then being "surprised" that you woke up in Tijuana next to a donkey missing your favorite kidney.

Funny Yet True Fortune Cookie Blunders

Be thankful the next time you open up a fortune cookie that doesn’t have a fortune as strange –or hilarious - as these:

Confucius say you have heart as big as Texas.

You have an unusual equipment for success, use it properly.

Because of your melodic nature, the moonlight never misses an appointment.

You will gain admiration from your pears.

You will receive a fortune cookie.

Never wear your best pants when you go to fight for freedom.

A starship ride has been promised to you by the galactic wizard.

You love Chinese food.

Someone will invite you to a Karaoke party.

Don't behave with cold manners.

Help! I am being held prisoner in a Chinese bakery.

Don't forget you are always on our minds.

What you left behind is more mellow than wine.

There is no mistake so great as that of being always right.

Never forget a friend. Especially if he owes you.

A tub and a rub will change your day.


Suppose you can get what you want.

If you're happy and you know it, and you really want to show it, if you're happy and you know it, eat a monkey.

It's about time I got out of that cookie.

The greatest danger could be your stupidity.

Eat your vegetable and you'll grow up big and strong like Popeye.

To lower your stress level, get a cat.

Your present plants are going to succeed.

A nice cake is waiting for you.

You may love the small ones but win the big ones.

An alien of some sort will be appearing to you shortly.

Life is not a struggle. It's a wiggle.

Sssorrryyy, duuplleexxx swwwitccch ooonnn…

A smile is your personal welcome mat.

You are not illiterate.

The rubber bands are heading in the right direction.

Don't kiss an elephant on the lips today.

You never know who you touch.

Do not follow the instructions of this fortune.

Your emotional nature is strong and emotional.

Your eyes will soon be sparking, keep them open.

Now is the time to make circles with mints, do not haste any longer.

A woman who seeks to be equal with men lacks ambition. Don't touch that.

Behind an able man, there are always.

You will soon be more aware of your growing awareness.

You may attend a party where strange customs prevail.

Someone can read your mind.

Magic time is created when unconventional person comes.

You are going to have some new clothes.

Freezylicious Strawberry Squares only 173 calories Cereal hasn't been "just for breakfast" for a while now. And today, it's for DESSERT. Check out these cereal-icious recipes...

Freezylicious Strawberry Squares

PER SERVING (1 square, about 2.5" X 2.5"): 173 calories, 2.75g fat, 142mg sodium, 35g carbs, 5g fiber, 21.5g sugars, 4g protein -- POINTS® value 3*

Mmmmm! Chilly, sweet, tart, and bursting with strawberry flavor. These frozen squares are super delicious!


For Crust

1/4 cup light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)

1 cup Fiber One bran cereal (original)

1 cup Fiber One Caramel Delight cereal

3 tbsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated)

1 tsp. cinnamon

For Filling

Half a 14-oz. can (1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp.) fat-free sweetened condensed milk

2 cups frozen strawberries, slightly thawed

16 oz. (2 cups) fat-free strawberry yogurt (like the kind by Yoplait Light or Fiber One)

1 cup Cool Whip Free, slightly thawed

1 tsp. vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine butter with 2 tbsp. water. Microwave until just melted; set aside.

In a blender or food processor, grind both types of cereal to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Transfer to a bowl, and add butter mixture, Splenda, and cinnamon. Stir until mixed well. Spray an 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Evenly distribute crust mixture along the bottom of the dish, using your hands or a flat utensil to firmly press and form the crust. Press it into the edges, but not up the sides.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes; remove and let cool.

Clean and dry blender (if you used it earlier), and add all ingredients for filling. Blend at high speed until completely mixed and smooth. Pour evenly over the crust in the baking dish, covering it completely. Cover and freeze for 6 hours, or until firm.

Before serving, remove from freezer and let thaw for 5 - 10 minutes. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010



A woman stopped by, unannounced, at her son's house..

She knocked on the door then immediately walked in. She was shocked to see her daughter-in-law lying on the couch, totally naked.

Soft music was playing, and the aroma of perfume filled the room.

'What are you doing?' she asked.

'I'm waiting for Justin to come home from work.' the daughter-in-law answered.

' But you're naked!' the mother-in-law exclaimed.

'This is my love dress,' the daughter-in-law explained.

'Love dress? But you're naked!'

'Justin loves me to wear this dress,' she explained.

'Every time he sees me in this dress he instantly becomes romantic and ravages me for hours.'

The mother-in-law left. When she got home she undressed, showered, put on her best perfume, dimmed the lights, put on a romantic CD, and lay on the couch waiting for her husband to arrive.

Finally, her husband came home. He walked in and saw her lying there so provocatively.

' What are you doing?' he asked..

'This is my love dress,' she whispered sensually.

'Needs ironing,' he said, 'What's for dinner?

Monday, March 29, 2010

I'm a celeb-retard, donkey-punch me in the neck!

The new season of Dancing with the Stars should be borderline amazing. It's about time they got some women on the show that have a little bit of attitude.

Shannen Doherty will be available in case Kate Gosselin gets out of line and needs her extensions pulled out. If you put a Pussycat Doll and Pamela Anderson in the same room together, eventually they'll discover that they've slept with the same person, and one of them will attack the other with a glitter pen.

Although I doubt the reason they hired Pam was for drama. They probably just figured with her they'd save money on personal trailers. You connect the dots.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Makeup Regimant Refresh Your Knowlege and Your Look

Step 1: Foundation

● Evens out skin tone and provides a smooth surface for other makeup products

● Three types: liquid, cream, and powder

● Intensity Levels: Light, Light-Medium, Medium, and Deep

● Test on your upper test on your jaw line to find the

Best match.

Anew Age-Transforming Foundation SPF 15

Ideal Shade Smooth Mineral Foundation

Ideal Shade Liquid Foundation SPF 10

Step 2: Concealer
● Covers up imperfections, blemishes, under-eye circles

● Apply to trouble spots and blend gently. Under eyes, corners of your nose around your mouth.

Anew Age-Transforming Concealer SPF 15

Beyond Color Radiant Lifting Concealer

Ideal Shade Concealer Stick

Step 3: Powder

● Sets foundation and concealer

● Gives the skin a finished look

● Eliminates shine around the T-zone

● Two types: pressed and loose

Anew Beauty Age Transforming Pressed Powder SPF 15

Ideal Shade Loose Powder

True Color Eye shadow Quad in Fresh Cut Greens Reg. $8.00 sale $5
Step 4: Eye shadow

● Accents and defines the shape of the eye

● Three types: cream, pencil, and powder

● Choose a shade that complements your eye color

Anew Eye-Lifting Serum Shadow

Beyond Color Radiant Lifting Eyeshadow (cream)

Perfect Wear Extralasting Powder Eyeshadow

True Color Eyeshadow

Step 5: Eye liner

● Enhances the shape and color of the eye

● Lashes appear thicker and more defined

● Three types: pencil, retractable, and liquid

● Many waterproof options

Anew Smoothing Eye Liner

Glimmersticks Eye Liner

Perfect Wear Eyewriter Liquid Eye Liner

Ultra Luxury Eye Liner

Step 6: Brow pencil

● Defines and shapes the eyebrows

● Use a pencil that matches your hair color

Glimmersticks Brow Definer

Ultra Luxury Brow Liner

Smooth mineral blush
Step 7: Blush

● Adds color and glow to the face

● Two types: powder and cream

● Look for a color close to your natural skin tone

Be Blushed Cheek Color

True Color Blush

Step 8: Mascara

● Lashes appear longer, thicker, and darker

● Eyes look bigger and more awake

● Different formulas for volume, length, curl, or definition

Daring Curves Mascara

Daring Definition Mousse Mascara

SuperFull Mascara

Uplifting Mascara

Wash-off Waterproof Mascara

Avon Lipstick
Step 9: Lip product

● Colors, defines and protects the lips

● Color families: Pinks, Roses & Mauves, Plums & Wines, Reds, Nudes & Browns, Peaches & Corals

● Satin, sheer, shimmer, or metallic

Beyond Color Plumping Lipcolor SPF 15

Glazewear Liquid Lip Color

Perfect Wear Extralasting Lipstick

Pro-to-Go Lipstick

Ultra Color Rich Lipstick

Ultra Color Rich 24K Gold Lipstick

Lip Liner Options Step 10: Lip liner

● Defines the shape of the lip

● Prevents lipstick from feathering or bleeding

● Helps lip color last longer

● Two types: retractable and pencil

Glimmersticks Lip Liner

Ultra Luxury Lip Liner


Sunshine award!:)

Thank you, Amberlynn, http://fugitivefirefly.blogspot.com/ for this lovely award :) I'm sorry to post it so late..

Now, as with any award, there are rules that must followed.

1) Post the logo within your blog or post

2) Pass the award onto 12 fellow bloggers

3) Link the nominees within your post

4) Let the nominees know they have received an award by commenting on their blog'

5) Share the love and link to the person whom you received this award from.

My 12 bloggers:













Award! award! I smell award!

"This award means you're really going places, Baby. You'll still be blogging about your great adventures 10 years from now, and I'll still be reading them."

Thank you Jen at Review Retreat http://www.reviewretreat.com  for passing this along to me! If you haven't been to Jen's Blog, please stop by. She has lots of great savings, giveaways, freebies and more!

The Rules:

■Link back to the blogger who sent you this award

■Post where you would like to be in 10 years

■Pass it on to 10 other special bloggers!

In 10 years, I want to see myself happy, healthy, laughing, peaceful, loving fulfilling family life.

All is well in my world....

I would like to pass this award to:

1. http://www.anythingfitsanakedman.blogspot.com/

2. http://choices-lovetoteach.blogspot.com/

3. http://iwaitforthatday.blogspot.com/  I've been thinking

4. http://www.mamastillwearsgucci.com/

5. http://mrsblogalot.blogspot.com/

6. http://mageebaby.blogspot.com/

7. http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

8. http://ameliorationofang.blogspot.com/

9. http://lovelyviolet5.blogspot.com/

10. http://www.letshaveacocktail.com/

Now go celebrate your winning :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

English Phrase = Chinese Phrase

I think you need a facelift - Chin Tu Fat

Are you hiding a fugitive? - Hu Yu Hai Ding?

See me A.S.A.P. - Kum Hia Nao

Stupid Man - Dum Gai

Small Horse - Tai Ni Po Ni

Did you go to the beach - Wai Yu So Tan?

I bumped into a coffee table. - Ai Bang Mai Ni

It's very dark in here. - Wai So Dim

Has your flight been delayed? - Hao long Wei Ting?

An unauthorized execution. - Lin Ching.

I thought you were on a diet? - Wai Yu Mun Ching?

This is a tow away zone. - No Pah King

You are not very bright. - Yu So Dum

I got this for free - Ai No Pei

I am not guilty! - Wai Hang Mi?

Please stay a while longer. - Wai Go Nao?

They have arrived. - Hai Dei Kum.

Stay out of sight - Lei Lo

He's cleaning his automobile. - Wa Sing Ka.

Your body odor is offensive. - Yu Stin Ki Pu

Do you know the lyrics to the Macarena? - Wai Yu Sing Dum Song

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