Toxic Tuesday – I’m Divorcing You, Acne.

Oh Acne!

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Psst… it’s true.  Junk food causes acne, at least based on my personal experience.

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 Last week, it wasn’t even a struggle to say NO to every single cake, donut or chocolate which was right in front of me. I’m sure you can relate to it, it was just one of those days you want to eat everything and anything.

 So this happened after I savored every single delicacy for the whole week…

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 I’ve been trying to find ways to clear my skin up but the thought of just looking at it is pretty demoralizing.  Hiding my imperfections under a good concealer sounded like a perfect idea but I refrained from doing so as I feel it will only make things worse.

So here’s a list of things I’ve trying to do to get back on track

  1. Consuming copious amount of plain water
  2. Limiting my sugar/junk intake
  3. Trying to exercise even if it’s for 15 minutes (The sweat helps, a lot)
  4. Rinsing my face with organic lemon juice once a night
  5. Leaving Manuka Honey on my face overnight

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Have you ever been in the same situation? What did you do to get back on track? Share your story with us in the comment box!

You know how everything these days is related to YOLO, well you only have one skin, in the words of Tim Gunn, “Make it work!”

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Written By: Nadiah N.

Follow her on Instagram at: @virtualrainbows

How To Make Your Vajayjay Taste Sweeter! (Seriously)

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This might sound funny or awkward but I was recently wondering how a woman can make herself taste better “down there”. It may be weird to you but I have many random thoughts. Daily. So, this is pretty normal for me to think about things like this. 😀

Before you laugh about this notion, you might be surprised to read that there are actually several ways to achieve a more pleasant taste in our “love glove”. (I’m cringing too.)

I’ve read and heard about men drinking or eating certain things to create a less bitter taste in their semen and make it more enjoyable for their partner. Then, it hit me, how come I’ve never heard anyone talk about the same thing for the ladies? I’m sure women would want to surprise their honey with a taste of honey all their own.

Regardless of that cheesy one-liner, you might find this to be a tasty read. 😉

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*Important*

Fluid intake, diet, and the natural balance of chemicals that affect fluids of the vagina all have a role in how it can taste. Eating certain foods will help reduce the acidic factors that can cause it to taste less sweet however all of the points above work together to create the distinct goût of your nether region.

Here are 5 edibles that can help sweeten up the action for you and your mate:

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5) Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice is already full of flavor when you drink it so this should actually be a no-brainer. Not only is it naturally sweet but it helps to fight harmful bacteria and prevent urinary tract infection. It also improves the smell of urine in a big way! If you have at least one glass of cranberry juice a day, you’ll surely spot the changes.

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4) Honey

Sugar, oh, honey, honey! There is a reason that honey is recommended as an alternative to sugar in almost every way. Honey not only tastes good, but is natural so you don’t have to feel guilty about drizzling a bit on fruits (which just about any fruit can also up the “sweet” factor as well) or even drop some in drinking water. Sound weird? You won’t know untill you try!

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3) Pineapple Juice

It’s kind of funny to me that pineapple juice is highly recommended for this idea because I actually drink lots of pineapple juice, straight from the fruit itself! Whenever I am craving something sweet, I whip out my Nutribullet and for the most part, choose to make a pineapple smoothie (no additional ingredients) or a juice which simply requires more water when blending to thin it down. Honestly, it’s another healthy and delicious treat that has so many positive benefits. Pineapple is good for our digestive system, skin, and regarding this piece in particular, will sweeten up our natural juices in no time!

Personally, I prefer making natural pineapple juice as opposed to buying it. Although many products claim they are 100% organic, nothing beats seeing and making what you put into your body from scratch. It also feels good mentally to know exactly what you put into your body without having to wonder if it is actually as healthy as a product would claim to be. Just the other day, I almost bought pineapple juce from a store but I saw that although it claimed to be 100% natural, sugar was still added to the drink. To me, that isn’t 100% natural and being that I already know how natural pineapple juice tastes, I don’t understand why sugar should be added. It’s sweet all on it’s own!

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2) Fruits

I already mentioned that fruits in general are great to achieve this goal. However, some specific fruits to look out for on your next grocery trip are apples, kiwis, grapes, and strawberries. Try focusing on kiwis and strawberries as they have been known to provide even better results.

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1) Water

This may come as a surprise but water is, as it has always been, the number one way to help maintain one’s health, hydration, weight, and many other factors of a person’s well-being. Without water, it’d be so much harder to look and feel good, even if you follow a healthy diet. Water is life; what more do you need to know? Regardless, when it comes to this particular topic, water flushes out toxins and filters chemicals throughout the body. Remember how I mentioned that the vagina is acidic? Water will help with that!

So drink more water!

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*Tip* If water doesn’t have enough flavor for you to kill a crave for sweetness, try infusing fruits into  a bottle of water. Not only will it have a great taste to it, but once again, you won’t feel guilty later because the sweet taste is tout naturel. There are also tons of recipes to try so you’ll feel like you are drinking a new beverage every time. Can’t get better than that!

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*Note* I can’t stress enough about the dangers of sugar. Sugar will not sweeten anything down there. In fact, avoid sugar at all costs and if you must, replace sugar with natural sweeteners. They are out there! Sure, sugar is a quick and easy way out, it’s what we know. However, if you don’t watch how much sugar you digest daily/weekly, the long-term effects are no fun. Some of them being weight-gain, lowering hydration levels, upping chances of diabetes, plus more. So, if you are a sugar lover, cut it out already! Do some research and you will be pleasantly surprised that you can replace sugar with just about any natural sweetener there is!

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you did, please leave a comment letting me know! It’ll encourage me to write more! 🙂 ❤

As always, until! xoxo

(All facts and statements on this topic gathered from multiple sources. Basically, Google is your friend. 😉 )

VITILIGO UPDATE!

Hey ya’ll!

Quite recently, on my IG page (follow me there!), I made a post about how my Vitiligo situation seems to be improving. I just want to share that post with you so here is a copy of what I had written in that post and a “Before & After” picture included.

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Latest #Vitiligo Update!: SO, after a few days of questioning whether I was imagining things, I can honestly see proof of my Vitiligo spots regaining some color! 🙀 As some might know, I decided NOT to seek treatment or try countless remedies for the skin condition us #vitiligans share. This has been purely coincidental and unintentional! Okay, so the photo on the left was taken just last Summer & I had a slight tan but not too different from my natural, lighter skin tone. On the right is a picture I took today; excuse the tired face please. Lol After drinking smoothies made with my #NutriBullet, I can honestly say I noticed a difference on my face within 1 1/2 week of drinking just ONE smoothie DAILY! I have placed no filters in this photo and Idk about y’all but it looks like I have regain some color! I just wanted to post this update to help those looking for a NATURAL way to combat this condition. I DO NOT state that this method is guaranteed HOWEVER, I have read countless articles and reviews on how simply boosting your immune system by changing your diet has helped people immensely! At the end of the day, whether this continues to repigment my skin or not, I have already accepted myself and I hope my #teamvitiligo does the same. Feel free to test this idea out for yourself but remember that no matter what, TRUE BEAUTY LIES WITHIN. Love you all!!!!

Hope you find this interesting and inspiring!

oxox!

Perfectly Flawed Vitiligo Project

Hey gang!

I’ve been up since 8am today and if I’m up at that ungodly hour on a Saturday there had better be a damn good reason.

Well, today, there was such a reason. Today, I participated in a video shoot for a project called “Perfectly Flawed Project” that focuses on raising awareness about the skin condition vitiligo and also helping others embrace their uniqueness.

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I am so proud to be a part of this movement created by Telisha Gibson and I honestly hope I can get involved with more projects like these. The shoot was relaxed and comfortable. I walked in and was pleasantly surprised to see and meet two girls who I follow on instagram and also have vitiligo.

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(Me taking paparazzi creeper pics)

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(then I asked for a photo like a normal person would)

It was a great experience to hear each person share their own stories on vitiligo from when they first noticed loss of pigmentation to how they coped and everything in between. Each person was strong and there was even a little 6yr old girl who was interviewed. She was such a cutie pie and also very brave to talk about how she felt when people teased her at school. Yet, when asked if she knew she was beautiful, she proudly responded with a “Yes”. :’)

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Headed out to supa fresh clothing brand Extra Butter for a few…

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Annnd I just couldn’t help sporting his newly bought Supreme beanie. 😉

All in all, today has been splendid. ❤

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