Sunday, November 22, 2015

Did you know: Acupuncture

Lately I've been working a lot and feeling tired and burnt out. I decided to make a trip to a place called "The Well" to see Dr Frer. We did acupuncture, which is a process that utilizes fine, sterile needles placed into specific points on the body.

Acupuncture is a science based treatment performed by a skilled clinician to provide a rapid and ongoing healing response. When you are fatigue, it is possible that your body is inflamed and  acidic. Which means you store more fat.
Acupuncture is all about healing!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sunday: did you know...Vitamin C

Did you know that topical vitamin C was actually good for your skin? Yes, matter of fact, it is . This topical miracle can help with wrinkles, sun damage and the overall brightness of the skin. 

As we age, unfortunately we begin to lose collagen...well when using vitamin C topically, we can actually encourage collagen production. Some people say it can actually help turn back the clock when it comes to aging. I say add vitamin C to daily daily regimen and reap the benefits when it comes to your skin's overall health.

Some of my personal favorites: Dermaquest, Environ C quence and Obagi C skincare line. 
You say, turn the clock back...i say, "i'm in".

Sunday, October 4, 2015

1st edition of....Did you know?...

Did you know that as we age we lose the collagen in our lips? That beautiful defined lip that you know and love, begins to lessen. Your lips eventually look smaller because they are less defined as they were in your youthful 20's. 
Don't worry, you can get the definition back in your lips without making your lips bigger by adding filler to your lip border only. This border is called, the vermillion border. What filler you ask? Resylane silk or Juverdem XC are just a few. These two fillers are currently FDA approved for the lips and can help you maintain that youthful look. If you choose this option, please make sure you go to a licensed medical professional, who has been trained to do these injections.

Happy Sunday!

Did you know...

I've decided to do a new weekly post on Sunday's....called, "did you know?" During this segment I will tackle questions that all of really want to know, but aren't sure how to get the answer...
So tune in later... For the 1st, "did you know?"...

Saturday, September 26, 2015

You are beautiful

Hey ladies- we all have days where we are feeling ourselves and some days when we are not. I'm here to tell you all..."You are beautiful". 
Beauty is not only about the asethetics, beauty is also about how you feel and what you portray. I know we have all heard this before... However it's true. 

We are all beautiful! Let your true self shine! 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Portion control anyone

On Labor Day I stumbled across a new place called Snap Kitchen. Low and below... It was like heaven for me. All kinds of meals/diets were represented. From paelo to vegan... I couldn't contain my excitement. Then the kicker... They are freshly prepared by a chef with local ingredients and portioned out for your diet needs.

This place is so cool, I've been back twice this week.
See what I purchased today.... This is a must when you have goals...

Monday, September 7, 2015

End of Summer

Labor Day here in America means it's a bitter sweet end to what we call summer...
Street festivals, movies in the park, bar-b-que's with friends, brunching outside, bike riding, night walks etc... You get the hint.
But the nice thing about being in Chicago  is that soon it will be time for cute fall clothes. Here's to saying see you later summer... Please don't wait so long to come back...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Thought I'd switch it up a bit... Loving my curls right now. Wish I could do this always, but with my workout schedule I'm a little lazy in the hair department.

What do you guys think of the curls??

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Mahina XXL-

I have been lusting after the Louis Vuitton mahina XXL for some time now (1.5 years to be exact). Finally as a birthday present for myself...i bought a chocolate brown beautiful mahina XXL. I am into bags that are understated...and this is definitely one of those bags. Good news...It also can double as your carry on for the plane...guess what will be traveling with me to NYC this fall...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Maximize your results of your vitamins

  Spotlight On: Anti-Oxidants & Vitamins for Summer Beauty

Summer is finally here! Although the change in weather allows for an increase in fun outdoor activities, the harsh nature of the sun can quickly wreak havoc on your skin!  Take measures to protect your skin this summer from harmful, wrinkle causing, UV rays by always using a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. 

 Keep your skin glowing and maximize any rejuvenating procedures you may indulge in such as neurotoxins or fillers by using an antioxidant and getting enough vitamin absorption!  Antioxidants will help fight against the additional harmful free radical that the summer sun brings.  All vitamins are important, as they keep your body functioning at its best, but vitamins A, C and E are especially important for your skin.  Vitamin A speeds up cellular turnover, which makes it a natural exfoliant.  Vitamin C helps decrease any pigmentation issues and Vitamin E is a natural hydrator.   
A-C-E your summer glow!

Power Smoothie
This smoothie won't sit heavy on your stomach, so it's great before a workout, and makes a good breakfast. It contains tofu to give you energy, and blackberries, raspberries, cranberries and blueberries for vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • 3/4 cup mixed frozen berries
  • 3 ounces extra firm tofu
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 6 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed

Put all the ingredients into your blender and blend on "pulse" for one minute until the smoothie is finely chopped.
Blend for an additional 30 seconds or until smooth.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sunny outside

Happy Saturday everyone,
I hope you all are enjoying this lovely weather we are having. Just wanted to make a quick post before going out to a party with Mr. B....
What did you all do today?

Shirt: Charolette Ruse
Skirt: Windsor

Friday, July 24, 2015


TGIF! Wow what a week...time surely flies when you are having fun...or is it because I'm getting older? Either way, it flew by. 

The weather in Chicago lately... Feels like summer has finally arrived. This makes me think of all things nautical.

Dress: The Limited
Necklace: gift

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Word of the day...LOVE

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The word of the day is "LOVE"... Tell someone you love just how much they mean to you...don't wait. Life is short... Love yourself...and remember ..You are enough! NECKLACE: bauble bar

Monday, July 20, 2015

Get Your Skin Baby Smooth...

Q&A with Meisha:

Q.  What exactly is Dermaplaning and how can it help my skin?

A.  Are you a woman that suffers from what we affectionately call "peach fuzz" on the sides of your face? Well, there is a solution for us gals who don't want to feel like we have a furry animal residing on your cheeks. So what can be done? One word – Dermaplaning.

Dermaplaning is a safe and simple procedure that will exfoliate the top layer of your skin and gets rid of vellus hair at the same time. Surprisingly, this procedure has been around for decades. Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe both had dermaplaning treatments regularly!

Dermaplaning can be considered a "lunchtime" procedure because it's done quickly with few-to-no side effects. When done correctly, the removal of this hair can feel like your clinician is brushing a feather along your skin. Not to worry ladies, your hair will not grow back darker or thicker afterwards. The vellus hairs are so fine and soft, you cannot do anything to make them thicker – including shaving them. You'll benefit from healthier looking that is as smooth as a baby's bottom! This will also allow for the products you are using to penetrate the skin easier and make sure you are receiving optimal results. This can be coupled with other procedures such as facials, chemical peels, and/or lasers for a more luxurious and pampering experience.

Delicious Recipes for Radiant Skin
Chia Seed Pudding:  1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 cup chia seeds, 1 packet Stevia. Mix almond milk, chia seeds, and Stevia in a small bowl or jar. Let set in refrigerator overnight. Next day remove from fridge and make sure it's thick like pudding. Top with blueberries, coconut flakes and cinnamon. Makes a great snack or dessert!

Selika's Mean Green Vegetable Juice: 1-1/2 cups spinach, 2 celery stalks, 1 cucumber, 1 apple, 1/2 lime, and 1 small piece of ginger. Put all ingredients in a juicer and enjoy!

Kale Salad: 2 cups of kale massaged with 1/2 tsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp hemp seed, 1/4 cup avocado, 1/2 cup grated raw beets, wild salmon, and 1 small roasted sweet potato. Great meal after a workout!

Glowing Skin Salad: 2 cooked beets, 1 radish, 1 tbsp red onion, 1 tbsp Italian parsley, 1 lemon juiced, 1/2 cup red cabbage, 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, 1/4 avocado, pinch of sea salt. Toss together all ingredients except lemon juice and sea salt. Drizzle with lemon juice and add salt. This pairs perfectly with white fish!

––––––––––  Fact or Fiction?  ––––––––––

Dermaplaning can only be done on lighter skin types.Fiction! Dermaplaning can be done on all skin types and actually benefits darker skin types.

Dermaplaning hurts. Fiction! It is performed very quickly and can be very relaxing.

I don't have to wear sunscreen after dermaplaning.Fiction! Sunscreen is always a good idea.

Dermaplaning is just like shaving your face. Fiction! Men shave their faces – women plane theirs