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So I’ve just entered my lipstick stage and now I’m obsessed! It took me a while to even try it because I had some fears…
- Hard to match colors for dark skinned complexion.
- I didn’t want to be stuck with the burgundies and browns.
- I thought lipstick was for older women
- When I tried it, colors looked chalky on me. Especially around the edges of my lips…
So I was in Chicago for Vday and decided to stop at M.A.C. Honestly, I had given up on M.A.C, not because of the products but every single one I’ve been in has always been so busy! So I never got the one-on-one time I needed to attempt at this lipstick thing. So I stopped in and saw a makeup artist who had this FABULOUS red lip color. She had a light skin complexion, but it was something about that lip color that made me think it would look great on me. It had a velvety smooth look to it and wasn’t too bright. Anyways I tried it and ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE!!!!!
Lip Combo Ingredients:
Apply Currant liner around inner edges of lips, fill in lip with cherry liner (color your full lips as if it was the lipstick). Apply lipstick on top of lips. Blend a little and be -:!:- GLAM -:!:-
xoxo Layla Dawn
my CHOCOLATE is…..
Did you know: Chocolate woman are 35% more likely to die from heart diease than any other woman? Heart disease is the leading killer of women & Chocolate woman are at more risk.
in efforts to life a completely random life (lmbo), I had my cholesterol checked yesterday. The test was very simple, painless & quick. Honestly, I didn’t see the purpose of getting my cholesterol checked until I got my results back. I was on the verge of having high cholesterol levels, which can lend to heart disease &/or stroke. I thought my eating diet was pretty healthy but apparently not. I don’t eat red meat and I eat all my veggies, guess that diet wasn’t good enough. So while I was talking with the consultant, she gave me some pointers on ways to obtain a HDL:
Good vs. Bad Cholesterol
Your body needs a small amount of cholesterol to function properly. Too much saturated fats and cholesterol in your diet will raise your LDL (bad) levels. Having high HDL (good) will help to fight off a low LDL (bad).
As a Chocolate culture, majority eat oversized meals, with portions that are twice the recommended size for good health. By doing that, it can contribute to weight gain & high cholesterol. A simple way to practice portion control (one serving) is to think of each of your food items in the palm of your hand. If it will not fit, then it is not the correct serving size.
Look to the Sea
Within your weekly diet, you can add fish to it twice a week. Due to fish being low in saturated fat & high in omega 3 fatty acids, this will help your heart maintain & be super healthy. Eating fish will also lower cholesterol which will slow down the growth of plaque in your arteries. Try eating salmon, tuna, trout, and sardines, but what out for fried fish.
I Like to Move it, MOVE IT!
Maintaining a workout five days a week for 30 minutes can help to lower your LDL cholesterol & raise your HDL cholesterol. You don’t have to exercise for 30 minutes straight (which is ideal) but you can break it up into 10 minute increments. Exercising will help to maintain an ideal weight, reducing your chances of developing clogging arteries.
I hope these few tips will help you with maintaining a healthy cholesterol level. Go get your cholesterol checked today. It might be any eye opener to you.
Pc Brooke Aston