The Florida Grapefruit is a fresh, healthy, and
easy way to look and feel your best.


1. Instant Face Lift
-Vitamin C found in Florida Grapefruit supports collagen production, helping skin look youthful and glowing
2. Skinny Jeans Approved
-Grapefruit juice is fat-free, with less than 100 calories per 8ounce glass: a naturally slimming solution
3. Glam Hands
-Skip your weekly mani & pedi, instead, rub fingers and toes with a slice of Florida grapefruit dipped in sugar to brighten and soften nails, cuticles, and hands.
4. A Good Hair Day, Every Day
-Mix 1/4 cup of your usual conditioner with freshly squeezed Florida grapefruit juice to add extra sheen and softness to your hair. {Another homemade concoction. At least this smells better than the eggs and mayo mixture)
5. Liven Up Lunch
-Give your drab “desk salad” a tangy kick by adding slices of fresh Florida grapefruit. Pink grapefruit is packed with essential nutrients, so you’ll feel alert, energized, and ready to take on the world!

Courtesy of http://www.gofloridagrapefruit.com/

~Nique

10 Ways to Radiant Skin!


1. Always wash your face!
Cleansing is very important before you go to bed as well as in the morning.
2. Exfoliate your body!
When you exfoliate, you are sloughing off dead skin cells that make your skin look dull and at the same time, you are making way for the fresher skin cells underneath to shine through. Pick a gentle exfoliator with micro-beads that buff away dry, flaky cells to reveal new, more even-looking skin. Exfoliate at least 2 times per week
3. Keep your hands out of your face!
Sometimes it’s hard to resist but don’t pop your pimples, as it can actually push bacteria deeper into the skin and cause more inflammation. Cleanse with a warm wash cloth to open pores and release dirt. Sleep with a spot treatment on to combat blemishes through the night.
4. Always wear SPF!
Rain or shine, your daily facial moisturizer should contain SPF.
5. Get plenty of rest!
You should be getting at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night because a lack of sleep will ultimately show up under your eyes as dark circles or bags.
6. Simplify your routine.
There’s nothing more frustrating than being late to work so why not use as few body products as possible in the morning? If it’s even-toned skin that you desire, try the BLACK OPAL Maximum Strength Fade System. This 3-step system fades dark spots and evens skin tone in as little as 14 days!
7. Moisturize at night.
Applying your creams and serums before bed gives your skin a chance to absorb the products over an extended period of time, uninterupped. This also gives the products you’re using a chance to work to their full potential on your skin without interference by sun, sweat, or close-fitting clothing. You’ll wake in the morning with softer more radiant skin.
8. When in doubt, add some color.
Do you ever feel a little “blah?” I find that most women feel completely renewed with just a little color on their lips and cheeks!
9. Exercise your mind and body.
Physical exercise is a must – activites like jogging or bike riding release endorphins in the brain which boost positive energy and help make you feel happy. It’s also important to exercise mentally. Try to read 2-3 books a month to really “work out” your brain. Reading before bed is a great way to prepare for a good night sleep.
10. Eat your fruits and veggies daily!
Simply put, a daily dose of fruits and vegetables in every color, especially green, does the body good and your skin will thank you for it by displaying a sexy glow! By the way, don’t forget to drink lots of water to enhance your skin’s sex appeal!

via Pretty Thoughts of a Hot Chick

~Nique

Well not you really, but your skin. It is important to have healthy and beautiful skin. It goes beyond your daily wash and moisturize routine. Your diet plays a roll in it too. Crystal Light: Skin Essentials is a drink that can help nourish your skin from within. It was developed with European dermatologists using natural plant extracts.
Stay away from the soda :-/ (I need my Welch’s Grape and Pepsi)

and try Crystal Light: Skin Essentials
~Nique

Found this little article on BlackVoices…I know that it will definitely help those who get their work out on Owwwww…lol…Enjoy

Most women I know have issues with their hair after working out — save those with braids or a very short cut (think Amber Rose). Those with perms, weaves, wigs and even locs complain that the heat, combined with the sweat and having to essentially redo your hair each time you work out, is an issue. Celebrity stylist Caprice Green gives us five ways to keep our hair fresh while working out, including products she swears by!

Caprice Green: These tips are not surefire, but they will assist you in maintaining a decent style at least until your next salon appointment. Ready?

1. PONYTAIL, PONYTAIL, PONYTAIL!Don’t be afraid to pull your hair back into a ponytail.This will discourage your hair from curling up at the roots. It’s easier to smooth out the crinkle from the ponytail holder than it is to smooth out your entire hair at the roots.

2. WRAP, WRAP, WRAP!After your workout, before you shower, wrap your hair and top it with your favorite silk scarf. This will smooth out any hair that may have gotten a little damp during your workout.
3. Only Use Heat If Absolutely Necessary. If your hair is not the type to cooperate, be sure to mist hair with a nontacky thermal protectant prior to whipping out your flat iron. My favorite right now is CHI Thermal Protectant because it is essentially weightless. Excessive heat use breaks down the bond in your hair and will eventually result in breakage. If your edges are still being unruly, my go-to product is HICKS TRANSFORMATIONS Smooth Edges. When used sparingly, only on edges (hairline), the result will look like you just got a fresh relaxer! Love it!

4. Skip the Bone-Straight Look and Try a Style With Body. Once your pin-straight style begins to swell from the five miles on the treadmill (or two miles in my case): * try taking 1/2 inch partings* lightly spritz each section with a lightweight setting lotion (i.e., OPTIMUM) keeping one inch off of your roots to avoid any additional curling* smooth lightly misted hair onto perm rod, again roll to one inch away from roots* sit under dryer until completely dry…or else face the frizz!* once dry, carefully remove rods and separate each piece two to three times with a small amount of shine drops on your finger tips (an excellent, nongreasy brand is by KENRA). The result will be a full-bodied almost naturally curly look.
5. Succumb to the Curl!There is a plethora of products on the market right now designed to enhance your specific curl pattern. My absolute favorite is the MIXED CHICKS line, specifically the leave-in, but for optimum results start with the shampoo and conditioner.* For a thicker, kinkier texture, opt for MISS JESSIE’S Curly Pudding.* If you don’t have a curl pattern at all, skip the relaxer and opt for a texturizer. Begin to discover how to work with the natural pattern of your hair.
Try DESIGN ESSENTIALS Compositions Foaming Wrap Lotion to set your hair into a more natural-looking style.All in all, no advice is foolproof. Just don’t sacrifice your workout while trying to maintain your hair style. Be brave and try something new! (All products mentioned in article can be found online or in your local beauty supply.)
I always wrap my hair or rock a pony tail when I work out and it does help….so ladies give it a try and let us know what worked for you 🙂
Article VIA BlackVoices
~Nique
Facials for $5
Beauty Guru Sandra Ciminelli was on Fox5 News Tuesday sharing her secrets on how to get a great facial for $5! Many of these ingredients you have in your home, if not pick them up on your next trip to the grocery store! Take out a pen and paper and write down your next shopping list
Mineral Salts mixed with any type of oil…even olive oil can be used as a body scrub. It is great if you want to exfoliate. It is so good for the skint that it can even break up CELLULITE!
Crushed pineapple is great for oily skin. The pineapple breaks up the oil on the skin and eating pineapple cleanses the body internally by breaking up the oils inside

For dry skin use Honey. It will revitalize your skin and give hit a healthy glow

Plain yogurt is great with fresh fruit and granola
But when mixed with cucumbers it makes a great mask! Combine the yougurt and chopped cucumbers and apply as a mask for 20 minutes and your skin will be unbelievably soft and smooth!
This ingredient isn’t new to the beauty world, but using an avocado mask will give you a healthy and beautiful glow.

So have slumber party with your girls and give each other facials…let us know what works for you! Until next time 🙂
~Nique