Beauty

Operation Healthy: Do the Herb

A common struggle that all college students face is staying healthy. I know I was personally terrified to go to college solely because of the “freshman fifteen” horror stories. Fifteen pounds? Just no. How does this happen?! Well pizza and beer is how it happens. Also, dorm food. I never did gain the freshman 15, but it does seem that the second I left high school, I couldn’t eat anything I wanted anymore.

After making some adjustments from my “free-for-all” high school diet, I did see some change. Not much, but change. By no means have I ever been overweight, but who wouldn’t want to lose a few pounds here and there? (excluding those annoying guys that are trying “so hard” to gain weight.  Side note- if you are one of these guys, don’t talk to girls about how frustrating it is that you have to eat 6 meals a day and you still haven’t hit your “goal.” Bye.) Anyway, it wasn’t until this year that I began using a system that has truly made me feel and look better and better the more I use it.

If you haven’t heard of Herbalife, research it. This is an all natural company that makes products ranging from meal replacement shakes & metabolism boosters to skin products and perfume. Crazy right? Well over the past month I began seriously using different Herbalife products, and I am in love. Not only does everything taste AMAZING (there is a mint chocolate chip meal replacement shake… need I say more?) but the products make you feel amazing! No starving yourself, or putting harsh chemicals into your body. Herbalife is all about enhancing your health! I feel that is so hard to find a company or a product these days that you can honestly say has benefited your life, but with Herbalife, I have benefited from every product I have purchased.

SO PEOPLE, especially my fellow college kids that are struggling to eat clean: if you are looking for a solution to living a healthier life, try some Herbalife products. I know you won’t be dissapointed!

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It’s a M.A.C. Holiday

Today started off on a very positive note. Why? Because the little things in life like the emails from M.A.C. about their new products really make me happy. Check out the new winter colors they have… I LOVE the plum… especially the nail polish. Check out nordstrom.com or the M.A.C. website for more colors in each product!

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cremesheen glass, divine night, $22

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nail lacquer, divine night, $17.50

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lipstick, divine night, $16.50

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fluidline, divine night, $17

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The Key to Good Hair- Sulfate Free

Having naturally curly hair can be a serious pain. Especially with this Baton Rouge humidity that I have been trying to get accustomed to.

A few years ago I got a Brazilian Blowout which is a process where your hair is completely cleaned of all of its oils, then coated with proteins to help your hair, then the proteins are sealed into your hair by styling with a flat iron.

The process cuts styling time in half and reduces frizz in hair. It was the best thing I could’ve done for my hair! The only downfall is that the treatment only lasts for about 3-4 months depending on how well you take care of it.

Getting back to my main point, after the salon had finished the treatment, they told me to take care of my hair with the treatment, I must use sulfate-free shampoo or I can buy the Brazilian Blowout products.

The Brazilian Blowout shampoo and conditioner were 45$ each so I said no to that option, and went sulfate free. Sulfate free is now becoming a trend among hair products and for good reason!

Sulfate is basically a chemical detergent that is found in almost all shampoos (unless stated otherwise) that dries out your hair. Once I stopped using sulfate shampoos and conditioners my hair was immediately healthier. It grew faster and had less frizz, even after my treatment was gone.

If you haven’t switched over yet, you must do so now! There are so many sulfate-free shampoos these days that vary in price; I am sure you will find one you love, and I guarantee you will love the results. The shampoo I use that I love is Moroccan Oil sulfate free shampoo for damaged hair and J Hollywood intensive masque conditioner. Good luck finding the perfect shampoo and conditioner for your hair! 🙂 Read more info here

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Autumn Nails

For fall, I wanted to paint my nails a darker color but wanted the color of my nails to still still stand out like they do in the Summer. Yesterday I got my nails shellac’d navy blue like this picture with an accent gold ring finger on each hand. I never thought I would love a dark nail polish color so much, but I can’t stop looking at my hands! I am not much of a risk taker when it comes to nail polish and usually go for the classic nude, light pink or red. I made myself try this new color and am so happy I did! Go get your nails painted a fun color for fall and don’t hold back! Here are some other colors I am debating for my next appointment:

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