Saturday, May 21, 2011

3 Steps to a Perfect Summer Glow: Step 3 -Eat Your Carrots!

Hey Beauties!

Are you ready for the final step in our "3 Steps to a Healthy Summer Glow"? Well, don't laugh, but, I'm telling you to eat your carrots. That's right, you read it correctly. I'm telling you to eat your carrots because they contain high levels of beta carotene. In fact beta carotene gives the carrot it's orange color. By consuming foods like carrots, sweet potatoes/yams or pumpkins you will actually help to enhance your summer glow. The best part about upping your orange veggie intake will not only enhance your summer glow but provide your body with a ton of added health benefits!

Friday, May 20, 2011

3 Steps to a Perfect Summer Glow: Step 2 - Moisture

Hey Beauties! Tuesday we posted step one in our three steps to the perfect summer glow. Now it's time for step two.... moisture. Moisturizing freshly exfoliated skin keeps it moist and hydrated preventing it from looking dull and dry. Using a heavier moisturizer like shea butter helps to add sheen and lustre to skin while studies have shown that a thin layer can have a SPF as high as 6.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

3 Steps To a Perfect Summer Glow: Step 1 - Exfoliation

Hey Beauties! This week I'm posting the three steps necessary for achieving a beautiful summer glow. Can you believe Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer season, is less than two weeks away? Our three steps will have you glowing in time for all your holiday out door events.

The first and most important step to achieving a beautiful summer glow is exfoliation. Exfolating the skin allows all the dull, dry, dead skin to be removed and reveal the brighter more vibrant skin to shine through.

Stay tuned for the second step in our 3 Steps to a Perfect Summer Glow.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Long Warm Days of Summer

I don't know about the rest of you, but, I absolutely can't wait for the long warm days and nights of summer to reach the NYC area. I know there are a lot of people that detest the hot and humid days of summer, but, I'm not one of them. I absolutely love it! The humidity does wonders for my excessively dry skin, my hair seems to grow like weeds ( most likely due to the humidity)and I just feel free. No heavy layers of clothing or heavy coats layered with scarves, hats and gloves. I'm such a summer baby. I love wearing bright flowy dresses, cute sandals to expose perfectly polished toes and tank tops. Let's not forget all the city has to offer...the FREE outdoor concerts, street fairs and BBQ's....especially in Harlem there's always a BBQ.

Summer I don't where you are or when you'll eventually get here, but trust I'm ready and waiting!