Monday, February 25, 2013

The Struggle To Keep Weight Off

How does one lose weight when there is constantly food around?  Over the holidays, people come together with friends and family with food as the focus. Cookies, cakes, chocolate are the staples to bring along. Over this holiday season, I gained 12 pounds. It has taken me six weeks to take off 13.5 pounds. Weight Watchers has played a major role for me in the past 6 weeks.

I am now aware of what I need to be eating to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Choosing fruits and vegetables over the sugar snacks like cakes, ice cream, chocolate and potato chips are the way to go. Trust me when I say that I still eat those indulgent foods. I just have become more aware of how unhealthy these choices are on a day to day basis. (Once in a while it's a nice treat!)

Have you ever had a food addiction?  Struggle with weight? I have my whole life and now it is time to take control and get healthy because there is a long life ahead of me!

The first thing I did was join Weight Watchers. Second, write down everything that goes in to my mouth. This is the real reason why Weight Watchers has worked for me. I write down everything to be more aware of what is healthy for my body and what is not. Third, portion control. The amount of food that a serving should be is probably a third or more of what people eat in one meal. Eating healthy is easy when you are focused and you have a goal to work towards. My next goal is to hit 20 pounds down, than 25, and so on. I wake up 20 minutes early daily to prepare my breakfast, lunch, and sometimes even my dinner so that I am prepared to face the day. I can control what I am eating and don't leave myself room for indulgence. Every healthy choice I make is the real success and the weight coming off will just be the bonus!!



Friday, February 15, 2013

Tips for the Perfect Blowout

At Head Rush we stand by saying "everyone looks better with a blowout". There's a reason behind that. Each time your hair is done you feel like you can conquer anything. Here's the thing, we live in a world filled with commercials and advertisements of miracle beauty products that half of us don't know how to use. This is why when I do a blowout, I love to educate my clients on how to do it at home. Of course there's no experience like the salon, but at least in a busy world it's nice to know some stylists can share tips and advice to keep your hair looking beautiful.

TIP #1: KMS Humidity spray is one of my essentials (especially during the humid NY summer season). It helps seal shine and literally blocks out frizz.

TIP #2: I love Velcro rollers! I roll them in and do my makeup every morning. It gives me body for the day. I lightly spray Moroccan hairspray before I let them out.

TIP #3: Another tip similar to tip #2, good ol' fashion hot rollers! Great for a fast bouncy look and especially good if you don't have time to blowout your hair but look like you did! I use KMS Freeshape spray on dry hair before putting in the rollers....than shake it out. Freeshape spray is also excellent for curling irons and wave irons. The spray can make an type of hair hold a curl.

TIP #4: When blowing your hair at home, always use a nozzle and a ceramic brush (for temp control).  Also, try to use a smoother to protect your hair (Kerestase Nectar Thermique is great).

TIP #5: NEVER use hot tools with wet hair!

TIP #6: If you have bangs, the smaller the brush, the curvier the bubble!

TIP #7: To blowout hair, the bigger the brush, the faster you go, the smoother your hair will get.

TIP #8: KMS Makeover Spray is a great choice to keep the blowout a few extra days (it actually absorbs oils to keep hair fresh looking). Just spray by the root, especially at your part, blow with dryer fast and you're good to go!

TIP #9: Always sleep with hair in a high ponytail after a blowout to really make it last. Use a thick scrunchy to best hold without leaving any dents in the hair.

Any questions please comment below (I would love to help you out).

To beautiful blowouts!  ;)