Does skinnier mean happier?

This post was written by one of the newest member of my family…I still haven’t truly gotten to know her but I have learned she is a wonderful spirit. This was a great post and I thought I’d share it with my readers. Enjoy!!!

Dancer's Fuel

It’s very common for women to feel imperfect. We only see our flaws and we ignore our true beauty. It’s easy to let ourselves fall into the trap of thinking we will love ourselves more if we lost 10 pounds; we’d love ourselves more if we had a thigh gap; we’d love ourselves more if our arms were thinner, stomach was flatter, butt was firmer. I could go on and on.
Here’s the problem with that way of thinking. It doesn’t stop.
You will never find confidence, happiness, contentment and self-esteem through losing pounds and shedding inches. When you do lose that first 10 pounds, you may feel great at first, but it won’t last. This is a temporary satisfaction that fades as soon as you find another flaw in yourself. It is easy to slip into believing that 10 pounds wasn’t enough, that you’re still “fat” and need to…

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Healthy Hands are Happy Hands…*beauty break*

Being from the Midwest (St. Louis) I am used to the brutal winters and suffocating summers. As we are currently dead smack in the middle of one our worst winters in a long time I find that my hands are suffering the most.  Being a stickler for beautiful hands I wanted to share a few tips and tricks to maintain healthy hands during the deadliest of cold.

During winter we tend to spend more time indoors, than we do outdoors. Unbeknownst to most, the time we spend inside during winter months can be just as damaging as battling the elements. The heat in our homes and workplaces dries out the air which soaks up any moisture our skin may have left. Our skin is naturally dry in winter months, when possible use a humidifier to restore the skins moisture.Protect-your-skin-in-winter-with-a-healthy-diet

Hand washing during winter months is key to killing those pesky germs that cause sicknesses such as the flu from setting in. Just like that moisture stealing inside heat, constant hand washing reaps havoc on your hands. So  how can you combat the inevitable? Don’t wash your hands? Of course not! Use cool or lukewarm water and a mild soap. Pat dry your hands and immediately moisturize your hands to replace what was lost.

Lastly, wear gloves. I’m sure you’re like “Duh B”.  But you would be surprised to learn how many women [and men] go outside in winter without gloves. Dry, cracked skin is no fun, especially when working with your hands all day. washing_hands

In closing, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Your skin will tell you when it needs to be replenished you just have to pay attention. I am a huge fan of “African Shea Butter” year round but especially during extreme cold or heat. Another great product for intense moisture is “Carmex Healing Cream”.

Liquid Frosting Nail Polish

“The color of someone’s skin doesn’ t tell you nearly as much about them as the color of their nail polish.”

522933_1381806665_7795For the last two years I have worked tirelessly on launching a line of custom nail colors. What woman doesn’t love nail polish? Days, weeks and months spent with a chemist perfecting formulas and colors have finally paid off! It is without further adieu that I present Liquid Frosting Nail Color by B. Marie, a line of 3-free polishes made to accessorize any wardrobe. 

*$1.00 from each polish sold goes to helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.*

The line will officially launch in December 2013, however the website is live and ready for pre-orders! For more information email inquiries can be sent to Contact@liquidfrosting.com.

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Remember, “A woman is only helpless while her nails are drying.”