Sunday, August 24, 2008

Hair Product Haul: Conditioners!

I love deep conditioning and co-washing my hair! I am also a product junkie! LOL! I could not resist the temptation to buy more conditioners. I am on a quest to find a great conditioner that I can use to deep condition, so far my fav is NTM Daily Deep Conditioner. My fav conditioners to co-wash are:

  • Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship

  • Herbal Essences Hello Hydration

  • Aussie Moist

  • VO5 Strawberries & Cream

Today I got more HE Hello Hydration and Aussie Moist. I got the TRESemme Thermal Recovery Replenishing Conditioner @ Target on sale for $2.99 and decided to try the L'Oreal Vive Pro hydra gloss moisturizing conditioner. I still want to try more conditioners, so I will use the ones mentioned above to make room for the new ones I will get. Loves it!

Hair Challenge from Healthy Textures: My Hair

So there is a new challenge over at Deep Conditioning/No Trimming challenge. Participants must commit to deep conditioning and not trimming their hair for 12 weeks (September 1st to December 1st) An overview of the challenge can be read @

Here is my starter picture. I love deep conditioning and I am so delighted that there is such a challenge going on! I will make sure to post the after picture revealing the outcome of the challenge.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Training - Full Body Circuit Training 2

Here are a couple of exersices for the full body workouts:
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Set Up: Standing upright with dumbbells at your side, step forward with your left leg into a lunge position (1). Be sure not to let your back knee touch the floor.
Action: From the lunge, transition into a standing posture by moving your right leg forward, placing your weight on your left leg. Simultaneously, curl the dumbbells up to your shoulders and (2) press them over your head while bringing your extended right leg in front of you. Repeat from the start (standing) position. Alternatively, you can try walking lunges.

Set Up: Stand on your left leg (right leg lifted off the ground with knee bent) and a dumbbell in your right hand held up at your side, in a hammer curl position (1).
Action: Move your right leg posteriorly as you bring your torso down and forward. Continue until your right leg and torso are on the same horizontal plane, almost parallel to the ground (2). Holding thisposition, pull the weight in your right hand up towards your torso, bringing your elbow as high as you can (not shown). Return to the starting position by reversing the movement. Repeat, then switch sides.

Training - Full Body Circuit Training 1

Full-body circuits come with non-stop benefits. You can hit more major muscle groups with each workout versus isolating them with a segmented routine. Instead of exercising your hamstrings and quads once per week or four times per month, full-body workouts allow you to work them three times per week without the risk of overtraining. Since you are recruiting more muscle fibers with each training session, you expend more energy, yielding faster fat-loss results.

Your Personal Plan: do this workout in one of three ways. Simply pick the one that works best for you and get moving! Do it three times per week for four weeks to meet your goals.

• Three to four sets of each of the exercises demonstrated here for 12 to 15 repetitions with 30 seconds of rest between sets.
• Progress to heavier weights when you can easily complete 15 reps, and adjust your rest intervals to 45 seconds.
• Perform this program as a circuit routine. Do two minutes of intense cardio (which could include jumping rope, stationary running or using cardiovascular equipment) after completing a series of sets of an exercise.

** from, article by John Berardi, Ph.D**

Friday, August 15, 2008

Nexxus Humectress- Humectecstasy

Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner uses technoligically advanced NexxuSpheres® to deliver moisturizing lipids and soothing emollients into the structure of the hair throughout the day. "Weakened strands are strengthened and regain elasticity to help prevent breakage and split ends thanks to a luscious conditioner including Humectants, Amino Acids, and Ceramides." (from Nexxus website)
Another fav of mine, I use it as a deep conditioner for my hair. I always mix it with some castor oil. It can also be used as a leave-in conditioner, however I like to use it mostly for my DC.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Stanford Dish Trail

The Stanford Dish Trail gets its name from the fact that a radio telescope (hence the Dish) is the most prominent landmark on this trail. The Dish, 150 feet in diameter, scans the sky, gathering data on distant galaxies. It is a special area to both Stanford University and the surrounding communities, and it serves many purposes and one of them happens to be recreational. The Dish is a popular recreational area for hiking and jogging and is open to the public from sunrise to sunset throughout the year.

So last sunday I went hiking there, I must say that it was great. This trail is hilly and I ran up the hills on one occasion. The following day, my legs were very sore! Talk about a leg workout! I can't wait to go there again next sunday. So sundays will be an active rest day from my trainings/workouts.
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A Look I am Loving Right Now

So far I like the looks that Selita Ebanks has been wearing, especially this one that I think is simple and classy. I am a "jeans" kinda girl, so a look like this one which incorporates a great pair of jeans with gorgeous shoes and a great blazer goes straight into my fashion files! Loves it.
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Neutrogena Triple Moisture Line

I have to say that this line of hair care products does wonders for my hair, I love it! I am a big fan of the NTM Daily Deep Conditioner, which is my regular deep conditioner. It makes my hair so soft and manageable all day. I can't live without the NTM Silk Touch Leave-in cream conditioner. I use it as my daily moisturizer, it smells so good! I tried the Cream Lather shampoo and it does not strip my hair of its moisture. I tried all the items in this line except for the hair serum, it is on my wish list of items to try.

**Pic from Neutrogena's website**

I came across this website on Oxygen magazine October 08 issue and I thought that I would share it with you. The site is which keeps track of every sinlge thing you eat. You can also keep a food journal, fitness log while determining your daily goal with the calorie calculator. It is also a social network place (registration is free) where you can meet others with similar weight loss or fitness goals. Go check it out!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Fashion: What I want for Fall

Fall is almost here and with that new items for my fall wardrobe. I am a purse/handbag lover: a bagoholic! What I have in mind as the perfect bag is the Miu Miu Matelasse Luxe Hobo large in black.

I've also been looking around for tall flat boots, so far I like the selection from Tory Burch.