Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Healthy Post for Today


4.You should eat every day: Blueberries

Host to more antioxidants than any other popular fruit, blueberries help prevent cancer, diabetes, and age-related memory changes (hence the nickname "brain berry"). Studies show that blueberries, which are rich in fiber and vitamins A and C, boost cardiovascular health. Aim for 1 cup fresh blueberries a day, or 1/2 cup frozen or dried.

Substitues: Acai berries, purple grapes, prunes, raisins, strawberries

Fit It In: Blueberries maintain most of their power in dried, frozen, or jam form.

Acai, an Amazonian berry, has even more antioxidants than the blueberry.
Mix 2 Tbsp. of acai powder into OJ or add 2 Tbsp. of acai pulp to ceral, yogurt, or a smoothie.

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3. You should eat every day: Carrots

Most red, yellow or orange vegetables and fruits are spiked with carotenoids-fat-soluble compounds that are associated with a reduction in a wide range of cancers, as well as reduced risk and severity of inflammatory conditions such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis- but none are as easy to prepare, or have as low a caloric density, as carrots. Aim for 1/2 a cup a day.

Substitues: Sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, yellow bell pepper, mango

Fit It In: Raw baby carrots, sliced raw yellow pepper, butternut squash soup, baked sweet potato, pumpkin pie, mango sorbet, carrot cake

Baked Sweet Potato Fries Scrub
Dry 2 Sweet Potatoes. Cut each into 8 slices and then toss with olive oil and paprika. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Turn and bake for 10 minutes more.

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2.You should eat every day: Tomatoes

There are two things you need to know about tomatoes: Red are the best, because they're packed with more of the antioxidant lycopene, and processed tomatoes are just as potent as fresh ones, because it's easier for the body to absorb the lycopene. Studies show that a diet rich in lycopene can decrease your risk of bladder, lung, prostate, skin, and stomach cancers, as well as artery disease. Aim for 22 mg of lycopene a day, which is about eight red cherry tomatoes or a glass of tomato juice.

Substitutes: Red watermelon, pink grapefruit, Japanese persimmon, papaya, guava

Fit It In: Pile on the ketchup and Ragu; guzzle low-sodium V8 and gazpacho; double the amount of tomato paste called for in a recipe.

Red and Pink Fruit Bowl Chop:
1 small watermelon
2 grapefruits
3 Persimmons
1 papaya
4 guavas
Garnish with mint

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Healthy Tip for Today

1.You should eat every day: Yogurt

Various cultures claim yogurt as their own creation, but the 2,000-year old food's health benefits are not disputed: Fermentation spawns hundreds of millions of probiotic organisms that serve as reinforcements to the battalions of beneficial bacteria in your body, which boost the immune system and provide protection against cancer. Not all yogurts are probiotic though, so make sure the label says "live and active cultures." Aim for 1 cup of the calcium- and protein- rich goop a day.

Substitutes: Kefir, soy yogurt
Fit It In: Yogurt topped with blueberries, walnuts and honey is the ultimate breakfast or dessert
Plain low-fat yogurt is also a perfect base for creamy salad dressings and dips.

Power Smoothie: Blend
1 cup low-fat yogurt
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup carrot juice
1 cup fresh baby spinach for a nutrient-rich blast.

Shoe Dazzle

**Shoe Dazzle**

These are the shoes I've purchased so far from Shoe Dazzle. I love this site, its specifically for you and your taste. They ask you a few questions and based on your style they will set up a show room just for you. On top of that they send you Dazzle Deals everyday for special deals. Shoe Dazzle is 39.95 a month, but dont worry, they send you your new shoe room every month on the 1st if you do not like your shoe room you can choose to skip a month and they will not charge you.Or you can save up your points and use them the next month. Sometimes I go and let the 39.95 add up a few months and buy about 6 pair in one month. They also have jewelry and handbags available but I'm more of a shoe freak and I sell purses in my store so I really focus on their shoes.
Click on the link above to join Shoe

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Healthy Post for Today

Warm Water Health
Is drinking cold water good or bad for you? Does the temperature of the water matter at all? Believe it or not – it does matter.

Cold water is not as good for hydration as room temperature. The theory is that the cold water causes the blood vessels surrounding stomach to shrink, slowing .

When exercising some doctors suggest that room temperature or body temperature water is better than cold water, because the body has to expend energy to heat cold water to body temperature, resulting in some water loss. On the other hand, some doctors say that after physical exertion, you should drink cold water since it will help cool the body more effectively than room temperature water.

What is clear is most people who drink cold water are likely to consume more of it, since it tends to taste better and is more satisfying. Even if drinking cold water results in marginal water loss, the extra water you will probably drink will help make up for this.

The problem is that as the COLD drinks pass through our system, they solidify the fats from the foods we have just eaten or are eating at present. This makes the body find it harder to digest and disperse the unwanted fats from our body.
However, if we simply swap our cold drinks for a warm drink (warm water/ coffee/tea/herbals) the warm fluids help the fats in our foods to remain fluid and so easing the digestive system and helping the fats pass through our body (and reduce risk of clogged arteries).

If you are attempting to help bring down a fever, or assist someone with sunstroke (animal or person), you should not immerse that person or animal in cold water. Instead you should use lukewarm water, or even slightly warm water. Cold water can provoke chills, which may actually raise body temperature. Though baths can be a helpful way to bring down high fevers, you especially want to avoid allowing someone to shiver or get chilled. If people with fevers drink cold water that is very icy, they may also get chilly, so lukewarm or tepid water may be a better choice.

Face Washing Water Temperature

For the best results, use warm, not hot, water to wash your face. Hot water might dry your skin too much. After cleansing, use cool water as a final rinse to close your pores.

New Products For Today

My First New Product is the I.C.E. Image Control Enhancer Pallet for 3$. Its pretty nice the shades have a little shimmer to them.

This was given to me as a gift from Victoria Secret with a purchase. It is the VS Pro Airbrush FX Face Primer SPF 20. It is available at Victoria Secret for $18.00. I like it because it has no perfumes in it. I naturally have oily skin and at the end of the day I didnt look like a grease monkey so I guess you can say it helped control the oil. It went on very smooth and it wasn't on the thick side. So I might purchase it in the store in the near future.

Hi, Ladies!!! Today was church day and I've taken a picture to show everything it took for my look.
  • Wild Growth Hair Oil( Great for making your hair grow and to get rid of that itch under your sew in)
  • Olive Oil Edge Control ( Wonderful, has no alcohol like gel but has the same effect, even better)
  • Olive Oil Smooth n Hold Pudding ( Great for a slick look)
  • Chi Iron Guard ( I just started using this product but so far its a great heat protector and doesnt leave my hair crunchy feeling)
  • Hot Rollers ( I love these things, I purchased a Conair set from Walmart for $30 and I went to my local thrift shop and purchased another set for $1.50, It leaves the hair so pretty with minimum damage)
  • MAC Prep+Prime ( I actually use it as a concealer on my blimeshes)
  • MAC Studio Fix NC42 ( Great for full coverage)
  • Kal-eye-descope Hard Candy Eye Shadow Duo ( Its a eye shadow that you can wear dry or wet for a more dramatic look, today I have it on dry)
  • N.Y.C. Waterproof eye liner pencil Mink Color on my brows ( I like to fill them in)
  • N.Y.C. Basic Black Automatic Eye Pencil to line my eyes.
  • MAC Black Dazzle Mascara ( I like it but it can be a little messy if you ask me, i will have to look for another one.)
  • Revlon Color Stay Soft & Smooth Lip Color Pink Indulgence #360( I purchased this from ULTA a while ago trying to do a Nicki Minaj)
  • MAC Hello Kitty Lip Gloss in the Snow Color.
  • I.C.E. Image Control Enhancer Pallet from my local hair store for about 5$

  •  is the Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture ( I live by it, I Love It. LOL)
  • Green, Wedge Booties from Old Navy for $15.99 ( These shoes are so comfortable and I purchased them a half size too small because it was the last one so I had to wear lace leggings instead of socks but they didnt hurt my feet LOL)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Today I purchased the Sally Hansen Mega Shine which is a top coat recommended by my beautiful cousin Mekashia check out her blog at Then I got the China Glaze #1048 Blonde Bombshell 3D Polish. I will be posting pictures reeeeeal soon!!!!!!
Today's healthy food is the: GRAPEFRUIT
It turns out that the grapefruit is very healthy for you. Its good for people like me who are dieting and it is rich in Vitamin C for more radiant skin.

a. Grapefruit is very helpful in removing or dissolving inorganic calcium which may have formed in the cartilage of the joints, as in arthritis.

b. Grapefruit can help in weight loss, since it is low in sodium, high in fat burning enzymes. Low sodium intake can help flush out excess water that is caused by high sodium food.
c. Grapefruit has high water content, and an increased water consumption can help increase metabolism.
d. Grapefruit is a rich source of Vitamin C Vitamin C for a more Radiant Skin
e. Grapefruit is rich in lycopene (the red color/pigment), it helps to prevent to occurance of tumors and cancer.
f. It is a liver tonic
g. Helps in cases of Gallstones
h. Helps in cases of Cold, Pneumonia, Fever
i. It is a powerful drug-poison eliminator
j. Helps in proper digestion of food
k. Can help improve complexion
l. Grapefruit is a natural antiseptic for wounds when used externally


I am about to go shopping to hit up the stores I missed yesterday and I am in my comfortable attire. I would have taken a full body picture but my camera man has gone fishing. Today I am trying a new mascara I started selling my in shop by MAC called, "Dazzle Lash" and a MAC lipgloss called, " DazzleGlass" in the Like Venus #3 light pink. I just started using MAC products but so far I am in love with them. My foundation is the Studio Fix NC43. I darkend my eye brows a little with a brown liner to shape them. Today my hair is pulled into a simple ponytail but I do a #1 Virgin Remy Indi Choco sew in that I did myself in the 12" and 10". Okay I will update later on today to let you know how the sales went.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Hi Everyone

This is my first blog and I am sooooo excited. My name is Christina Jack, I am 23 years old and I am a mother of a 4 year old baby girl named Niah and a 7 year old boy named Jordan. I have been married for 4 years to my wonderful husband. I am in LOVE with hair. I work in security but I do hair on the side. I have my own business "Bella Hair, Designs & Accessories" and I sell everything you can think of from hats to purses and shoes. I am excited to share what I love to do as a family woman when it comes to shopping, beauty, kids, and cooking. I am even more excited to hear what everyone else has to say and their own tips for the everyday budget of a fabulous woman.  XOXO