Friday, February 25, 2011

Losing It Together...

So many weight lost shows are now having partners on losing weight together.You see siblings, husbands and wives, friends, and parent/child teams. Lets face it working out alone is no fun. When working out alone you may do it alone in front of the television...can I say boring! Partner weight lost has been found to be the most productive and fun way to lose weight.If you team up with someone you can motivate each other to stay focused on your goals. When choosing a partner make sure they truly want to lose the pounds. You need someone in it for the long haul. Your partner and you should make realistic weight lost goals together and both make sure to be aware of  each others goals. Make a schedule of the time and days you plan to work out together. Keep each other motivated and give out tough love if necessary. It doesn't matter if you choose to workout at home,outside, or at a gym....have fun and enjoy each other. Weight lost should be on your terms and not because someone wants you to lose the weight. If  your fine with the size you are then don't pressure your self to lose the pounds. On the other hand if your weight affects your health, it may be time to shed the pounds. I choose to lose the pounds because I like the size I was before having my baby. I think the most challenging weight loss is after a baby. Sometimes a woman can have one child and never lose the baby pounds. Working out with another mommy with the same issues could help both to lose the pounds. Lose weight for you self and no one else.If your partner doesn't work out find another one. Losing it together can be so fun!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Michelle Obama...1st Lady of Style

Not a big fan of politics but I do love to see Michelle Obama kill events with her wonderful style. They compare her to Jackie O but I believe she has run circles around the lady. Michelle doesn’t shy away from off the shoulder gowns, cargo shorts, fitted dresses, nor skirts above the knee. While others are buttoned up in pastels, Michelle is blazing in hot pinks and vibrant yellows. She is a doll face not afraid to explore style but embraces it with sophistication. 
The First Lady of Style.

Low Budget Skin Care That Works!

You just ran out of your favorite skin care products and have no funds to purchase more. You may think your face is doomed for a blemish disaster but all the skin care products you need might be in your home. Check out my list of low budget skin care products you can use from home to maintain healthy skin.

  • Witch Hazel: A great toner and astringent for the face

  • Olive Oil:  A nice moisturizer for the skin.

  • Crisco: Vegetable fat is great to hydrate the body and can act as body butter. I heard about this from another lady on a show. I would add some kind of scent to it so you won’t smell like your

  • Lemons: Great astringent and perfect for oily skin. Cut them in half and rub on the face.

  • Plain Yogurt: You can use this as a hydrating mask for the face

  • Coffee: Great for exfoliating dead skin off the body. Mix the coffee with a body wash.

  • Sugar: Great for exfoliating dead skin off the face. Works well if you mix a little bit of olive oil with sugar.

  • Green Tea bags: Place the tea bags on blemishes and watch them disappear. Boil the bags a little before you place on the pimples.

  • Toothpaste: A nice spot treatment on pimples

    Great Skin Care products are right in your cabinets and refrigerators... have fun!

    The Ordinary Superheroes...

    Superheroes have two sides, one side is the normal human and the other is the crime fighting super being. The normal side of a superhero is low key and stays undetected by society, which makes me wonder how they can become so super. After talking to a friend I began to think about the nature of personalities and how they work to help or destroy a person. Someone may have the quality of being very loyal. Their loyalty wins the hearts of love ones because they know that person will always be true to them. The other side of loyalty is that person maybe so loyal they won’t leave a bad situation. I know many people that are very motivated and creative but can be arrogant, and will step on anybody to get what they want. A person can be very social and get along with others but be a gossiper that tells your business. Your characteristics can make or break you. The Lord gave us all natural abilities to do certain things in life. Everyone has a personality that holds power that determines some of how their life will go. If you are a very giving person many times you receive it back without asking others to help. The power of characteristics can be used for good or bad. I know for me I am a great observer. Observation can be used to create, understand, manipulate, attack, and much more. I know the power of traits I possess and it’s up to me to decide if I will do good or bad with them. We are the everyday superheroes....but it’s up to us if we play the villains.

    Friday, February 4, 2011

    Getting Thrifty! Learn How 2 Shop a Thrift Store

       In previous posts I told you I would show you how to be Fiercely Fabulous, and now I will show you how to shop in a thrift store. Thrift stores are great to find vintage pieces,   cheaper prices on designer clothing, or to create couture looks. My rules apply to all, it doesn't matter if your looking for a prom dress, a costume, a party dress, pregnancy clothes or what ever suits your fancy. Follow these rules and you will never fail to find fabulous items at the thrift store.

    • Make sure to know the measurements of your body.
    • Look for clothes in great condition...zippers should be able to zip up and down with ease, no holes, lining inside the clothes still in place, a light scent on the clothes(not a moth ball smell), and no discoloration.
    • When looking for dresses or skirts if you cant find your exact size, try purchasing a dress or skirt a few sizes up and then have it tailored to fit your body.
    • If you absolutely love an item with a hole in it, no buttons, or the zipper is prepared to take it to the dry cleaners or fix the problem your self. Never shy away from clothes because it has slight problems.
    •  When looking for vintage know eras of clothing. 

    Key things to look at are ...

    the hem lines(the hem lines are longer and simple), vintage usually has lining in the clothing, metal zippers in the back or on the side(clothes now use plastic zippers majority of the time), Labels usually are very simple with elegant writing(most labels didn't have washing instructions or sizes until the 70's) and if the tag has made in China on it thats a dead give away for not vintage.
    • Its always great to mix vintage with modern clothing to give it an updated look.
    • Find thrift stores in wealthy areas. Remember a person will give away clothes to a store close by them.
    • Same rules apply to jewelry, purses, and shoes...always look for the imperfections of the piece and then decide if its worth buying.
    • Finding items with originals tags on them are always keepers!

    OK your ready to get Thrifty Fab. Happy shopping!!!!!

    Thursday, February 3, 2011

    The Most Affordable Cosmetic Line

      If you haven't heard of e.l.f cosmetics you must love to buy expensive make-up. I hope your finally sick of breaking the bank at the cosmetic counters. No one wants to spend $15 on a lipstick. You want your cosmetics nice and cheap. Try e.l.f. cosmetics for a change.Your make up collection will grow and keep a few dollars in your wallet.

    Mineral Infused Mascara $3

    Hypershine Gloss $1

    Mineral Face Primer $6
    Waterproof Eyeliner Pen $1

    Tinted Moisturizer $3

    Endless Eye Pro Mini $5

    Eyebrow Kit $3
    Blush $3
    Lip Liner $1
    Duo Eyeshadow Cream $1

    Look FIERCELY FAB On A Budget!

    Its a recession but more like a depression in America. Well... to look like the times you are in wont help you. Try to be fierce in a time of adversity. Fiercely fabulous on a budget is very much possible. Look at women back in the day with their red lipstick and pearls. All they needed was some color on the face and some jewelry and they were ready to face the No one wants to buy expensive make up, clothes, and skin care products when there are bills to be paid. So lets face it, we are in a budget conscious world right now. Your on a budget but you don't want to look like it. In the next articles to come I will show you how to...

    • Shop thrift stores
    • The best cosmetic line on a budget
    • How to find skin care products in a drugstore 
    • The great finds at Target & Walmart
    • The best DIY sites for hair, makeup, and skin care
    When you step out the door you want to look Fiercely Fabulous and I can show you how!