16 Apr

Once there was a chic thin supermodel that told me, “nothing taste as good as skinny feels.” Obviously she never tried Organic Dandelion Root Tea – With Hibiscus & Cinnamon by Kiss Me Organic.

I was sent 5 boxes (retails for $19.70 at 20 bags per box) to try because they are to be great for detoxing the kidney & liver. I’m all for detoxing howbeit, water, infused water, juice or tea. Detoxing is great for pushing the restart on your bad eating choices and an efficient way to kick off a new fitness & diet journey.

When liver function is poor your metabolism will be slow causing dry skin and inflammation.

Poor digestion and immune system dysfunction, also connected to poor liver function, results in a build up of toxins which then get excreted through the skin.

A healthy liver helps regulate blood sugar levels for healthy skin. That is one of many reasons I haven’t ever drank alcohol. Not only do I want the prefect waist but I don’t want a crater face to match.

Organic Dandelion Root Tea – With Hibiscus & Cinnamon – USDA Organic – Supports Healthy Digestion – Aids in Liver & Kidney Detoxification with 2 HEAPING GRAMS PER TEA BAG

1. SUPPORTS HEALTHY DIGESTION, KIDNEY HEALTH & LIVER FUNCTION detox the liver and kidneys from toxins that can build up over time. Healthy digestion helps the body to absorb more nutrients and improve physical and cognitive functions.

2. RAW & ORGANIC Raw Dandelion Root is extremely nutrient rich and provides more vital minerals and vitamins to your body when compared to roasted Dandelion Root.

3. VITAMIN RICH Raw Dandelion root is rich in Vitamins A, C, D and B-complex plus Iron, Potassium and Zinc. A diet rich in these nutrients can help treat mood disorders, liver disorders and boost a weakened immune system.

4. HIBISCUS & CINNAMON While enhancing the earthy flavor, and adding a hint of flowery sweetness to every cup; Hibiscus has been shown to help regulate blood pressure and Cinnamon has been shown to regulate blood sugar and reduce bad cholesterol.

I do understand that not all things good for you taste just as savory. I was okay with bitter grassy taste of the tea that I accompanied with honey and lemon juice for added flavor. However, I didn’t get the “flush” I was hoping for that I usually get with other detoxes.

This organic dandelion tea has a poignant rich smell with the help of the cinnamon, a bit bitter but bearable. It was easy on my digestive system, though I didn’t feel a noticeable transformation with this tea as many others, on the other hand, I did enjoy the peace of mind to be able to start a healthy week after seven days of drinking the tea.

The best way to get the absolute most out of your workout or your skincare regime is to make sure you’re always putting the absolute best, clean and healthy foods & drinks in your body.

Ditch the soda, supplement drinks and loaded coffee drinks and clean out your system then, just watch the noticeable change in your waist & face.

Healthy skin comes from within.

Crappy Eater, Good Skin? Vitamin C In a Serum.

15 Apr


Here’s the fat free truth, your skin looks like leather because you eat the wrong foods and rather stay hydrated on coffee, soda and energy drinks than a bottle of orange juice or water.

So this post is for the fatties that can’t seems to eat their way to a clear face or waist for that matter.

Vitamin C is extremely important for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It helps the body make collagen, an essential protein used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Also, vitamin C is needed for healing wounds, and for repairing and maintaining bones and teeth (you know, better to eat with).

We all know vitamin c is found in oranges but there are other foods high in vitamin c such as: bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwis, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas, and papayas. However, if you simply refuse to clean up your diet in the efforts to clean up your face I have an alternative way of getting the 60 mg daily value of vitamin c with a serum.

In addition to my current moisturizer (that is great at locking moisture in) I prefer serums because they are lithe, fast-absorbing and works better for my oily skin without locking active ingredients out, like moisturizers.

The brilliance of a serum is that it is a high concentration of active ingredients, which is why they can be expensive but you don’t need much s,o it last longer.

Radha Beauty & Oz Naturals sent me each one of their vitamin c anti-aging serums. I was hesitant to try because I don’t like putting new things on my face that may cause breakouts. Thankfully, both these products works rather well with my current toner and moisturizer.

Oz Natural’s 20% VITAMIN C + AMINO + HYALURONIC ACID SERUM combines the highest quality Vitamin C, and Hyaluronic acid to create a potent antioxidant that goes on smooth and helped protect and brighten my skin throughout the day. It has a clinical strength of 20%, made is the USA, does not contain alcohol, parabens or sulfates and is safe for all skin types. I applied 3 drops to my palms after I tone and right before I added my moisturizer. This serums wasn’t sticky, smelly or caused irritation to my skin. I have noticed more of a glow and lightness in my T-zone area. It comes in a glass 1 fl oz bottle with a droplet and retail for $77.95 but can be purchased at Amazon for $22.49.

If you’re not good with measuring then Radha Beauty’s Viatmin C Serum for Face comes in a 1 fl oz pump that retails at $18.89. What I like about this option is the pump, I don’t have to worry about measuring and excess oil everywhere. It seems to be more concentrated like a lotion but without the need for constant rubbing in, also its known to neutralize free radicals and proven to stimulate collagen. I’ve been getting the same results as the aforementioned serum although, it was fast and effective in healing a cut I got from shaving. Both serums played a fine part erasing my razor bump blemishes I acquired from a rush shaving job a week ago. I must say I feel more professional when I use a droplet, I feel like a chemists as if I’m really finding the cure to clear, even a tone skin.

I give both products a 10 only because they don’t give the promise of correction or treatment so there is nothing to wait for, it is meant to enhance and add to your current regime. Therefore, anything other than preventing wrinkly and plumping the skin is a added bonus. I recommend this for anyone with spotty or dehydrated skin.

Oh yeah, I have had a nice dewy look to my skin all day.

Shed Lbs Around Your Eyes!

10 Apr

Oz Natural & goPure Eye Gel

Sore? Tired? Out of breath? Sweaty? Good… keep working! But your late nights early mornings at the gym shouldn’t account for those bags underneath your eyes.

Why spend all your time developing a tight tummy in exchange for droopy eye?

I completely understand that there aren’t that many hours in a day to accomplish all the thing we want in our lives. As well as, it absolutely sucks when I have to skip something important, like a workout to finish something equally important, like a work deadline. On the other hand I’m getting too old for all night-ers.

As much as I try not to stay up through the night catching up on the day every so often the previous night lingers on my face. Even I must admit I don’t bounce back like I use to.

I hate making excuses or letting people see me sweat nor do I want to be weighed down with extra baggage like bags underneath my eyes.

That is why I reached out to goPURE Naturals to try out their eye Youth Glow Eye Gel and OZ Naturals for their Super Youth Eye Gel. Having a balanced life is all about balancing yourself inside and out even when it comes to your skin, for this case- my eyes.

Pushing myself has resulted in puffiness and after a couple of midnight jogs and late date nights I definitely needed to try these two products.

I must say on a scale of 1-10 I rate these products a 7! Not because I don’t think they wholeheartedly don’t work but because I use them for special case reasons not daily.

I know the importance of sleep but every so often I have to but your game face on, literally.

Youth Glow Eye Gel by goPURE Naturals (0.5 fl. oz. $14.74)Ingredients of plant stem cells, hyaluronic acid, vitamin c, jojoba oil and vitamin e delivered on their 100% MONEY BACK satisfaction guarantee. Although, the gel worked it was sticky and left my under eye feeling heavy.

OZ Naturals’ Super Youth Eye Gel (5 fl. oz. $19.95) is designed to eliminate dark circles, puffiness & wrinkles. Wrinkles aren’t my problem however, a lack of sleep, a proliferation of stress, a poor diet can all affect the way our eyes look. Safe for all skin types, 100% natural ingredients, 75% organic and made in the USA this gel actually tighten up my eyes making the skin under my eye softer and eliminated the puffiness.

After a long night I apply the gel under my eyes after I do my normal face cleaning regime but before I apply my moisturizer.

It works so well that I managed to get my readers a discount to try it for yourself. My awesome readers can get a 50% that exp 3/1/2016. All you have to do is comment below and I’ll send you the password for when you checkout through this link.

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Need Extra Energy For A Successful Workout?

9 Apr


Being successful in areas of your life requires energy. Between waking up at 6am for the gym then to yoga and off to work, along with dating and all my other side venturers all to be in bed by 11:30 p.m. I need all the energy I can get.

My ultimate goal is to build the body of my dreams and enjoy the life of my dreams…naked, but at this rate I doubt if that will happen because I’ll be sleep.

Up until now I’ve been relying on my zero calorie zero sugar energy drinks for that extra boost of energy to get me over that midday hump when I just want to leave work early go home skip the gym and pass out.

With this being the first week of a new month I need all the energy I can muster to up in order to keep my schedule and be on track for another successful month of fitness, financially and of course romantically (wink wink)!

The downside to energy drinks are they make me crash just as hard and sometimes makes it hard to go to bed on time which in turns keeps me eating random things at random times of night that also, wreak havoc on my waistline and skin.

Along with switching to green tea, nuts and a balanced breakfast for natural energy, I was looking for other natural methods of energy that wouldn’t interfere with my natural clock yet give me that extra boost I need to me present and productive.

Cut to, Vita Sciences Maxasorb Vitamin B12 Cream. Vita Sciences is a New York-based company. Founded in 2004 by a team of experts dedicated to producing high quality natural supplements formulated to support health. Maxasorb B12 is a scientifically formulated topical lotion that provides 320 micrograms of Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) plus 120 micrograms of Vitamin B3 (niacin) and 10 micrograms of Folate.

Each 1.7 ounce bottle of Maxasorb B12 ($19.95) delivers 30 applications of lotion in protected and measured amounts. Which is needed to convert carbohydrates into glucose in the body, thus leading to energy production and a decrease in fatigue and lethargy in the body. Also it helps maintain a healthy digestive system.

I’ve only been using this product for seven days so the results may be a placebo effect but I feel my energy has changed for the better and I’ve been able to remember the things I need to get done. It’s a pink creamy solution just like any lotions that isn’t greasy. I use it along with my regular body moisturizer, 2 full pumps on a day to my hands, joints and neck.

I wouldn’t suggest run out and buy it because it don’t work overnight, however if you’re looking for other natural alternative to finding the extra energy for that long day ahead of you or to push through that extra set at the gym then give this a try.

Having energy plays an important part in having a tight waistline, even skin and cognitive skills to keep said important parts in check.

Slick, Smooth & Sculpted.

7 Apr


Shaving isn’t a monolithic sport! Just as getting fit isn’t. There are many challenges to maintaining your beard, goatee, mustache or 5 o’clock shadow. No matter what your facial aesthetic preference is we all deal with ingrown, razor burns and bumps at one point or another during our shaving ritual.

Try as I might I haven’t found the cure nor has other men skincare enthusiasts to get the perfect shave or skin therefore afterwards. However, I am always up for discovering and sharing my skinny secrets to getting a slick, smooth and sculpted shave.

At this point in your shaving career you should know all about razor burns and the benefits of a non-alcohol moisturizing aftershave.

If you’re African American with coarse facial hair then you know all too well the disadvantages of shaving with a razor, that’s why I have switch to a depilatory for my beard removal. Even with that it important to hydrate my skin before and after a shave to get a close and bump free shave.

That’s why I was so stoked when I was sent this 100% Pure Argan Oil by Radha Beauty. Radha Beauty is known for their pure & natural oils skincare line that combine high performance with natural and healthy ingredients. This time it’s the oil extracted from the nut of the argan tree.

Argan is brilliant for hydrating and revitalizing the skin. For men the most important time for skin hydration is before and after a shave. Before my shave I used the argan oil to weaken my facial hair to get close to the hair. After my shave I found that the argan oil worked best as an aftershave to moisturize my skin.

Dry skin is terrible after you shave because it promotes ingrowns, rashes and peeling. Not only is this argan oil great for all things like hair, face, hands and body revitalization, for men this is the perfect product to replace your current aftershave. It’s odorless, alcohol-free and freaking WORKS!

Fellas you have to add this product 100% Pure Argan Oil by Radha Beauty (4 oz for $49.95) to your shaving regime. Right now its on sale at Amazon for $15.89.

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6 Apr

Skin Week

After two long weeks of being a real life skinny Guinea pig (the only time you’ll see pig & skinny in the same sentence on this site) I will be giving reviews on all the awesome (some less than awesome) skincare brands that I’ve been sent to try & review to tone, clear and balance my skin for spring/summer.

The last things guys remember to consider or take of regularly is our skin. Even and balanced skin is just as important to looking and feeling great as our workout, wardrobe and diet. Not mention hair cut!

The brilliant thing about healthy skin is that there are great over the counter organic products that we can incorporate in our life to maintain the prefect complexion with the prefect biceps and ab flex.

Check back to “Purge” section all week as I post individuals reviews of all the products in the image above on how well they work, what areas they treat best and other tips and tricks to being blemish free this season.

Good skin is a reflection of your diet, hormone balance and workout routine. However, when that isn’t enough we all need a little help and that’s what I’m here for, to provide you with an amazing reflection.

From oils, face masks and serums to eye creams and detox teas, I got you guys covered! So to get skin that wins you have to check in!

Thinspiration: Adonis Bosso for Hello Mr. Magazine

21 Mar

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What the F! do you wear when you don’t even know what time of year it is??? The calendar shows that it’s spring however, It still looks like Winter. When I left the house this morning for my run it was winter, by lunch fall and now as I’m looking through my closet for something to wear tonight- it 70 degrees!

I’m not complaining too much because I don’t think I’m body ready for spring noways.

If where you stay the weather is only thinspiring sweats and a cheat day then DON’T! To keep your Saturday productive fashion photographer David Urbanke captures the court side story for Hello Mr. magazine with model Adonis Bosso from DNA Models. In charge of the eye-catching styling was Anthony Pedraza. Hair styling was handled by Janice Latore, while the makeup was work of makeup artist Jarius LaMont.

Being stylish is about being prepared, being fit is about being prepared. Don’t let the weather ruin your mood, wardrobe or workout schedule. Hopefully this spread will not only make you want to get dressed to do some spring garment shopping but to keep svelte as Mr. Adonis Bosso himself. Use this Saturday to spring clean your closet to make room for new menswear, meal prep for the upcoming week, and map out your target points/workout schedule for the next seven days as well.

You’re welcome!

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