Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TELL ME.......♥

I am filled with some type of joy right now. I have dreams, aspirations, and goals that I've been reaching for and now I feel them on my finger tips! IT'S SOOO EXCITING. I'm realizing that the journey makes the destination that much greater.....so I'm riding this thing called life out and I'm Loving it...:)
TELL ME
What is your next goal??
Post it in my comment box under ur name or anonymously so you can be free to be you.
I want to make a post out of the responses!
Thanks guys
Kisses NIKKI :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

My December Joys!

I hope everyone is enjoying their December!
Its been so cold in D.C and Maryland, but you gotta love it. What's the Holiday season without old man winter, adorable coats and cute heel boots!?!
Well I'm excited to have 200 followers now! YAAY!!!!!!! I love spreading hope and health, so the more followers the better!
I especially want to send a shout out to some beautiful bloggers whose comments and post keep me motivated. it'sok2bu*nique*, Fergster, Farrah J, the.kisser, gor(jess) , Sylvia, AmandaEbokosia.COM, LaQT, MsRitaJanay, Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder♥ and JOURNEE KAPRI...THANKYOU FOR ALWAYS SHOWING LOVE!
I also want to thank all of you guys that just stop by and read! I wish you all Beautiful and Blessed lives, now and always!
I plan on posting lots more, especially after the new year! This Blog means alot to me! Writing and helping others to mentally and physically become healthier is my life's calling!
Healthy Kisses & Early Merry CHRISTMAS!
Luv Nikki

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

KEEP .......

KEEP CLIMBING
KEEP TRYING
KEEP PURSUING
KEEP PRAYING
KEEP SMILING
KEEP GIVING
KEEP LOVING
KEEP ON, KEEPING ON
UPWARD IS YOUR FORWARD
~♥~
I NEEDED TO HEAR ALL THESE THINGS RIGHT NOW, SO MAYBE YOU DO TOO
may GOD Bless you All.
Luv Nikki

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Always Smiling

He's so special to you
that if you thought of him right now you would smile.
There is something so amazing about a Man that makes you feel like he lives to see you smile.

:)

keep smiling Beauties

Luv, Nikki

Monday, November 30, 2009

Precious Child May GOD Protect U ♥

Today I woke up and said a prayer. I prayed for My loved ones and Myself.
I rushed to work as always and got in the door just 2 minutes after 7:30am...nobody noticed, so I smiled. The day went on and it was great. I chatted it up with my supervisor who openly adores me and I had a nice "unhealthy" lunch from Popeyes. I noticed the rain throughout the day, but that didn't stop me from smiling. I talked to one of my Besties and had a long loving, yet humorous conversation with my Man. All I seemed to care about today was Me, My Family, My Friends, My Man, and My Future.
The evening continued to be great; So great, that I was shocked to hear such a serious voice coming from the television. I looked at it and saw a Beautiful 5yr girl on the screen so I looked a little longer. 10 minutes later I find myself here, typing, with tears in my eyes. Who could do this to a child.
A Precious Beautiful Child. Our Precious Beautiful Children. Defenseless against the evil cold ways of this world, sent back home to be with their Perfect Creator. They've hurt no one and they didn't ask to be here. They are Blessings and I will Pray tonight and tomorrow and Forever for their protection.
As I was living my life on November 16th, a 5 yr child was sold to a strange man by her mother and murdered......now suddenly everything that seemed so important doesn't anymore...The thoughts consumed with Me, My, and Mine are gone, as I pray for her precious soul and the young lives still living
Do me a favor and send up a prayer for the children of this world, and don't be afraid to be nosey and Help, you never know, you could be saving a life..
With Love Now and Always, Nikki
Peace.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I'm Famous


People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing.. that’s why we recommend it daily.”
– Zig Ziglar

I'm over the hype. All I have to say to the copy cats and wannabes is Look up to Greatness and not the guy with saggy pants that yells vulgarities or the half naked gyrating woman that sales more sex than talent....Don't fall victim to the glitz and glam that these beast paint all over themselves to hide how ugly they truly are.....

IN MY WORLD I'M FAMOUS. The life I live is a never ending display of my talent. I don't sell out or fake. My fans are my Loved ones and My payments are Blessings. I'M RICH ♥; And if anything, most of these so called celebs should be looking up to me, lol.

Peace & Love Nikki :)
pic by sandra suy...love her work!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

THICKER THAN WATER

My family, all gathered together yesterday to celebrate my Aunt's Life. The feeling of Love was almost overwhelming! So many hugs, smiles, and kisses. I couldn't of been in a warmer more loving place. I looked to the left, to the right, in front of me and behind me and there they so lovingly were, My Family.
I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.
~Dan Wilcox
The great gift of family life is to be intimately acquainted with people you might never even introduce yourself to, had life not done it for you.
~Kendall Hailey
I Love my family more than words can say and the best thing about this Love is that they Love me the same way.
~Nikki (Me)

I Love You Aunt Cookie, Until We Meet Again ♥

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Be The Bigger Person

Two Can play that game.......
So let that one fool search for another player.....We don't have time for games. How about we let them Play alone in their misery like a bad child with no common sense, no level of maturity. Let's not engage in the tit for tat's or the mindless cries for attention. I much rather We turn our backs and press forward to Greatness! It's just that simple. Let's move on with our Beautiful Lives, with our Beautiful Loved Ones, and our Beautiful Blessings; While they search unknowingly for Nothing, for we give fools Nothing.
Many have tried, but fail to reach our level of strength and Inner Beauty. As we walk on a well lit path sending up Praise and ignoring ignorance...We Become Bigger as they laughingly grow smaller and smaller until their gone.
Be The Bigger Person Ladies! It feels so much better than giving losers the attention they want.
Much Love ♥ Peace, Nikki :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thanks For The LUV ♥

Fabulous Blogger's The Kisser and Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder granted me the Kreative Blogger and Honest Scrap awards!
I'm glad there are other great Bloggers who appreciate me!
7 Interesting things about me
1. I Love My Job! Government benefits and pay mixed with Fitness, It's a Blessing.
2. Everyday I feel like I get Better, Brighter, and More Blessed.
3. I LOVE to uplift people, even if I'm feeling down.
4. If I have a girl in the future I'm going to name her Skye ♥
5. My current goal is to write 100 articles for ehow (my side hustle)
6. I finally feel like I have no fake/questionable people in my life.
7. I Thank the Good LORD every morning I wake up!
I would like to pass these awards on to :)
it'sok2bu*nique*- Luv her & her blog!
JOURNEE KAPRI- Just started checking her out. Beautiful Blog with Great Reads!

& Also to the Lovely Ladies that gave these awards to me.
Thank you!
Kisses♥ NIKKI :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Reclaim Your Real Hair

HOW TO BEGIN A HEALTHY HAIR JOURNEY WITH RELAXED HAIR

Hey Cuties! I write articles for EHOW now so every now and then I will post them on my blog for you all to view. This one is all about starting your healthy hair journey! There is a serious movement going on ladies and a couple of years from now there will be ALOT of African American women rocking their LONG, HEALTHY, and REAL hair. So if your looking to reclaim your hair once and for all, check it out.


Kisses Nikki ♥

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

How To Recognize Real LOVE

Crystal listens to her friend Jen crying miserably on the phone as she confesses her love for a man that won't commit to her. She stays because he's Loves her too, he just isn't ready to only be with her, even after 2yrs. So finally after a year of hearing the same thing Crystal feels compelled to blurt out the truth....and the truth was "HE DOES NOT LOVE YOU CRYSTAL"
Love is the best feeling you will ever feel. Its warms you all over and it moves you to smile, laugh and cry happy tears. It gives you Strength! It guides you and those who Really Have It thrive off of it. It gets them going in the morning and calms them before they sleep at night, Love is just that powerful.
As the Good Book says
"If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing."
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
Love is the most beautiful gift that exists. So remember, Love doesn't hurt....it's the mockery that we make of it that hurts........Love is what will heal us once we let go of what keeps causing us pain.
PEACE & MUCH LOVE ♥ Nikki :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

goodbye sweet October...♥

October has always been My year's crown
with so much BEAUTY all around,
even if I were sad and put my head down
there was Endless Beauty all over the ground....
~ Nikki H.
Adios October

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Free Your Mind...And The Rest Will Follow♥


WHAT DETERMINES THE OUTCOMES OF OUR LIVES, IS NOT WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND YOU, BUT WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH IN YOU.♥

Don't let bad thoughts overwhelm you. Take a stand and think positively.
"As a man thinks within, So is he"
Proverbs 23:7
Positive & Spiritual Thinking Resources
With Love Nikki ♥

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Love Your Figure Again: Stomach Pt.2♥

So your doing crunches and your watching what you eat but you still can't seem to get rid of the fat pouch that you call your stomach!
Belly fat is the hardest thing to get rid of......BUT it is possible.
The key is CARDIO, CARDIO, CARDIO; Not crunches and abs exercises.
I say this only because Cardio exercises (jogging, bicycling, stair stepping, dancing, etc.) burns fat while ab exercises strengthens your abdominal muscles....so even if you do 100 crunches a day, you won't see your six pack if it's hidden under the fat! You have to combine A HEALTHY DIET, WITH REGULAR CARDIO, AND A COUPLE SETS OF AB EXERCISES PER WEEK.
The best and most effective way to get a flatter stomach is to exercise at the proper intensity. Your workouts should be challenging. You should feel your heart pumping faster and you should build up a sweat. Try to maintain a good intensity for at least 20 minutes to kick in to your fat burning zone!
Nikki Tip: After cardio do 3 sets of 20 crunches and 3 sets of 15 squats to maintain a sexy figure.
PEACE :) NIKKI

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Love Your Figure Again: Stomach Pt.1♥

Many of us tend to gain weight in our stomachs. It sucks because it's hard to get rid of and it DOES NOT compliment our figures.
Wikipedia says that in practice only 8% of women have hour glass figures and that became very obvious to me as I looked around today and noticed bulging belly's on the majority of women I saw.
So what can we do to stop secretly drooling over the great, fit, curvy, toned, and tamed figures we see strutting around all over television.....well lets start with turning off the T.V lol.
Secondly you will have to get serious about being active throughout the day and eating smaller and healthier portions of food. You will see a reduction in belly fat when you start burning more calories than you take in everyday.
Go to this website and use the Women's calorie calculator to find out how many calories you should be taking in per day based off of your desired weight: http://nutrition.about.com/library/bl_nutrition_guide.htm
I will follow up with another post shortly, but lets deal with one thing at a time. You can and you will obtain a body you can be proud of on a beach, in a sexy sleek dress, and naked in the shower. It's all up to you.
kisses Nikki :)
p.s If you have a post request, put it in a comment of the most recent post. It will take a week or so to reply. Thanks Sweeties!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

And The Award Goes To♥

The lovely Sylvia (http://eyeofthetigerphotography.blogspot.com/ )
Gave me this great award! Check out her blog it's wonderfully creative and diverse! I'm always in for a treat when I visit it!


10 facts/hobbies about Myself
I teach classes to military soldiers how to keep healthy
I love ice cream and milkshakes even tho they hurt my stomach, lol.
I'm 5'8 and weigh far more than I look due to muscle mass
I've had 5 serious boyfriends in my lifetime
I love reading around on yahoo answers!
On youtube, I always go through and read the thumbs down comments so I can add an extra thumbs down, lol.
The numbers 7 and 10 seem to be the numbers of my life
I pray and Thank GOD all the time for his blessings
I dance in my underwear alot to all kinds of music.
I love nurturing my hair and I plan to have super long hair by the end of next year.
I enjoy so many blogs so to make it easy I decided to pick some of my new followers! All of their blogs are great reads.

http://www.eighty-vii.com/
http://pinkintellect15.blogspot.com/
http://chickvision.blogspot.com/
http://socialiteconfidential.blogspot.com/
http://kamaniscombobulations.blogspot.com/

Here are the rules if you choose to accept the award:
1. Post award on your blog

2. Link or tell a bit about the person who gave you the award…
3. Each one of you who receive this award must list down 10 facts/hobbies about yourself
4. Pass this award to 5 or more bloggers and link them in your blog
Hope you guys enjoy it!
Kisses Nikki ♥

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Let Them Talk......


"The LION does not turn around when the small dog barks."
~African Proverb


I am a Lion, My Family are Lions, My Man is a Lion, Barack Obama is a Lion, and YOU are a Lion.....small mangy dogs are always gonna bark.........let them :)


Peace & Healthy Kisses Nikki :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

SO GLAD UR GONE! :)♥


It's great that your now GONE and this time, I'm going to make sure its for good. Your out of my life once and for all!
Your presence was Pointless! I thought you were "entertaining" and worth my while, but you weren't. Just passed the time by....time that could have and should have been spent more wisely... But that was my fault, and I take full responsibility. I should have known from past experiences that there's no good cause for you in my life. No one even liked you, lol. My friends and family would question our rekindled "closeness" in a "I hope this is over soon" tone of voice, and my boyfriend absolutely despised your existence! lol....But I can't blame them....they Love me and only wants what's best for me.
I'm smiling because Today you became a stranger to the Beautiful creation I call my life....full of Love, Blessings, A Great Family, Wonderful Friends and Life lessons. I can EASILY say GOOD RIDDANCE to your pathetic memory and can only hope that my Readers and everyone else that wants the best out of life will do the same.....
So say good bye once and for all to
BAD HABITS.....lol
Let them go ladies! No matter what (OR WHO) it is, if it isn't helping your Life, your Health, and your Well-being...LET IT GO!!!
PEACE :) Nikki

Sunday, September 13, 2009

PEOPLE CHANGE♥

People really do change. They mature, they grow up, and they learn from their past mistakes. Their hearts blooms like a flower that finally receives some much needed water and sunlight. Their feelings of regret, remorse, and failure, turns into internal motivation and dedication to be Better, now and forever.
Their eyes look brighter and full of compassion and their smile makes you smile. They pray for strength and easily find it....as they realize the lessons learned from their past will give them a better Future.. They too can Love with all of their hearts.....
People Change for the better and they become some of the best people you know and will ever meet. Don't lose hope in the one you love if they do wrong......Don't lose hope in yourself....
As long as your living you can change...I've seen it happen to people I LOVE and I've seen it happen to me

"When you are through changing, you are through living."
Peace Nikki♥

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

HAIR WE GO AGAIN ♥ :)

Well November 1st will mark One official year of my Healthy Hair Journey! I had many lessons to learn and many setbacks to recover from...But I'm happy to say that things are on the Up&Up now. My hair is fuller than it's been in years and definitely healthier. My Only gripe is that I had to make a sacrifice recently regarding my hair.....THE DREADED TRIM.
Everyone serious about Achieving Healthy Hair must come to grips with the fact that we have to trim off raggedy, split ends. As you can see in this pic, I had a an inch and a half of them! I closed my eyes and told my hairdresser of 4yrs to go for it!
I was actually HAPPY with the finished product :) I felt great about leaving what represented MY BAD HAIR CARE HABITS behind me. I'm now back at APL (armpit length) But not for long :)
I won't post an updated pic of my hair until I relax in December which will end a 16week stretch. That way I can really show you all the difference that EXCELLENT haircare makes!
Here's My Current Regimen
Wash Weekly w/ Hairone Cleansing Conditioner
Clarify with Nexxus Aloe Rid every 3 weeks
Deep Condition Weekly alternating between: ORS olive oil replenishing conditioner for Protein & GVP conditioning balm for Moisture
Moisturize nightly to keep hair from drying out
I usually wear my hair out and wavy from a braidout or from simply airdrying with my satin scarf, I do a messy pin up in a clip sometime, or I wear a Freetress half wig (Milano girl) which is VERY natural looking and I take it off nightly to moisturize my real hair.
My Fav Hair Moisturizers are:
~Alaffia Virgin Coconut & Shea enriching hair lotion
~VO5 Strawberries&Cream- co wash/leave-in
~Giovanni Direct leave-in- but will not repurchase since Allaffia is Better.
Oils/Sealants
~Jamaican Black Castor oil
~ Jojoba Oil
~Garnier Fructis Anti-frizz serum
Well that's the HAIR Update for Now Guys!♥
Peace & HEALTHY KISSES!! Nikki

Friday, August 28, 2009

Surprise!!

The Welcome Home Surprise party for my returning soldier turned out great. We danced all night, got nice from some delicious Moscato and a couple of shots (drink responsibly..lol) and we created great, fun memories with lots of friends that will last a lifetime.
As I was running around, getting things ready for the party and basically doing 50 things at once, I realized the importance of Selflessness.
Having, exhibiting, or motivated by no concern for oneself; unselfish.....
Sometimes doing for others and putting a smile on someone else's face is worth more than anything we can recieve ourselves.

Well, that's my spill for tonight. I hope everyone enjoyed this week and Yaaay..Next week is Labor Day weekend....I will definately be doing something FUN♥ make sure you do too! I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and Blessed Life and remember guys.
Peace♥ Nikki

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

YOUR INSECURITES

I will never be perfect, and that's what makes me so Great.....
Think of the prettiest person you don't know and realize that yes...they have insecurities too. We all do at one point or another! The same person that can feel confident and cocky one day, can feel insecure and self-conscious on another...it's all apart of living life.
Its true that some have more insecurities than others and Women more so than Men...but at the end of the day it all comes down to accepting and loving who and what you are.
Love who you are and if you don't like something work positively to Change it....and if you can't change it EMBRACE it :)
Don't even pay attention to others and what they have, what they look like, what they talk like, or how Confident they are being because.......
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD

some put on a good front.
If its one thing anyone that knows me can vouch for it's that I LOVE ME :). I'm not perfect, I make mistakes But I'm ME....and I smile at just the thought of it :)
Here are 8 tips to help you feel more Confident!
Read and listen to inspirational things like your Bible, Positive Blogs, Uplifting books and Music.
Began working toward your goals. We are all a work in progress, so enjoy the journey.

Get rid of/ignore/avoid negative people, jealous people, fake friends, and a bad relationship. I have NO room in my life for negative people or things and nor should you.
Always try to look your best. When you look good you feel good.
STOP paying attention to those who give you a bad feeling about yourself. If you ever wished that you looked or acted like someone else..STOP, no one is perfect.
Do things to make others happy, you will feel better about yourself for it.

Write down or say all the things you like about yourself or that you want to accomplish and get motivated!

Remember that Beauty starts within and that "Sexy" and "Confidence" is an ATTITUDE, not a physical attribute.

I'M HAPPY TO BE BEAUTIFUL INSIDE-OUT AND SO SHOULD YOU!
insecurities are no match to confidence.

♥PEACE & HEALTHY KISSES♥ Nikki :)
Pic by Lenka Ulrichova

Friday, August 21, 2009

Beautify The WINDOWS TO YOUR SOUL♥

The Most Important part of your face are your EYES....The Window to your soul. Liner, Mascara, and Shadows can only do so much...the rest is up to you and good eye health!
Here are some ways to keep your EYES LOOKING NATURALLY RADIANT :)
Whenever you go outdoors, consciously stare at the trees and plants. Green color has a very soothing effect on your eyes.
Warm your palms by rubbing your palms then cover your eyes with them. This will also help your eyes to relax.
Many people tend to form dark circles under their eyes. Best way to treat them is by putting slice of potato over the eyes for at least 20 minutes.
Another method is to apply warm tea bags on the eyes for 15 minutes, to get rid of dark circles.
After a hectic day refresh your eyes, try applying a squeezed cotton pad of ice water on the eyelids for 20 minutes.
Another way to relax your eyes is to place sliced cucumber on the eyelids while you are relaxing.

Eat lot of green vegetables, Vitamin C rich fruits, tomatoes, carrots, dairy products, poultry and rich sources of Vitamin A and E.
Use anti glare glasses when you are working on the computer and while driving also.
Only use reputed company’s eye make-up.

Before going to bed don’t forget to remove your eye make-up.
Lastly try hard to avoid stressful conditions as it directly affects your eyes.
A balanced lifestyle results in healthy and beautiful eyes
. A Nutritious and balanced diet, exercise, regular sound sleep and equilibrium between work and rest are the key things for
Beautiful and Sparkling Eyes.

Source: http://eyecare.ygoy.com/eye-care-tips-for-beautiful-eyes/

Thursday, August 20, 2009

QUEENS AND OUR CROWNS

EVERY QUEEN SHOULD OWN A BEAUTIFUL CROWN
-NIKKI
I love hair! All colors and textures. Relaxed and Natural, Straight and Curly.
So that's why I started my Healthy Hair Care Journey last October!
Things are going great thus far. I've managed to grow and retain almost 3 additional inches of length so far and my hair is much thicker!
I just want to encourage everyone to embrace their hair. It's important to maintain it's health. Yes weaves and wigs can look Great....but
The Health of your Real Hair is Priceless!
Here are some quick tips Cutees:
Minimize flat ironing to once a week (if at all)
Trim Split ends to retain length
Air dry sometimes
Deep condition every 1-2 weeks
Take a hair vitamin daily
Keep scalp clean
Stretch relaxers longer than 8 weeks
Wrap hair every night
Sleep on a satin pillow case
Don't Braid or Pull hair too tight
and last but not least.....
LOVE, EMBRACE, NURTURE, AND ROCK YOUR REAL HAIR....AFTER ALL IT IS YOUR CROWN

Peace, GOD Bless & HEALTHY KISSES SWEETIES :)
Nikki~

Last Pic: Joanna Petit-Frere of Boston, MA.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hey Sweeties!

I can't help but to notice how FLY my followers are looking over there! I've been busy preparing for my trip to Oklahoma to see my Soldier♥, planning his Welcome Home Party, and shopping for jaw dropping outfits! lol (its been two months, I have to wow him :)
Anyways, I still wanted to take some time out to remind my Fly Girls and Guys to....
TAKE A BREAK FROM LIFE AND LIVE!!!♥
Quick Story...
I once was sad, but now I'm glad....
and the memories from that journey are some of the BEST I have.
So don't mope too long thinking what you have Not.....
just take a look at that hill,
your Happiness is waiting up Top
Peace & Healthy Kisses, Nikki
Fit-tips coming soon :)

Friday, July 31, 2009

♥WARNING!!!♥

No one is immune to facing a Hater!! Someone that will insult you or attempt to belittle and degrade you. You will come across fake friends and will face people that are jealous, rude, or that flat out dislike you because you are YOU.
SO REMEMBER THIS
Its okay to be PROUD OF WHO AND WHAT YOU ARE no matter what you go through in life. Never let negativity Stop you! Let it Motivate you to go Even Harder and to be EVEN Better and Bigger than Before! Shield your heart and mind with a layer of Strength through Prayer, SO IT WON’T MATTER WHEN THE STONES START COMING, BECAUSE YOUR PROTECTOR IS ALWAYS THERE!
We are Beautiful, We are Strong, and We cannot be defeated with words nor actions.
The pain from negativity’s rain will never last, in fact the encounter will end with your laugh... Because you will always end up on top with the ones that matter pushing you to NEVER STOP.

I can't let the dream killers, kill my self esteem, So I use My Confidence as a steam that power my Dreams, And My EGO
~Inspired by Kanye

Ihim

p.s. to any haters....I’m everything I want to be and more.

I was Blessed with a great path
And I promise I’m going to soar! I have Beauty, Intelligence, and Passion galore! Present me with ANY Challenge...and I'm Kicking down the Door! lol Peace :)
Nikki :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cheers To Beautiful Skin!!♥


Drinking water is essential for clear skin and your overall health.
Water is essential for carrying waste material out of your body... and is quite possibly the single most important contributor to healing and preventing acne flare-ups.
How much water should you be drinking every day?
Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day for beautiful skin.
Your body is made up of 70 percent water. Water is literally your body's life force. It is involved in nearly every bodily process, including digestion, absorption, circulation and excretion.Water is also the primary transporter of nutrients throughout your body.
If not enough water is consumed, toxins can build up causing breakouts. Water flushes these toxins out.Without adequate water, we would poison ourselves with our own metabolic wastes. Your kidneys remove waste products that must be dissolved by water. So, by drinking enough water, you are flushing out the toxins that would normally escape through the pores of your skin... thus preventing breakouts.
Your kidneys cannot function properly without enough water. When they do not work to capacity, some of the load is dumped onto your liver. A liver that is not performing at its best can worsen acne because it cannot break down and clear excess hormones from your body.
Water is also important in losing weight. Water suppresses the appetite and helps your body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown that an increase in water intake can actually reduce fat deposits.
So, drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.Your body will not function properly without enough water and cannot rid itself of wastes and toxins. Drinking water is essential for clear, healthy skin.
Most consider a glass of water to equal 8 oz which means a 16oz bottle of water is 2 glasses :)
♥Healthy Kisses! Nikki :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

She Who Has The GOAL Makes The RULES♥

Join me on a path,
We are headed toward SUCCESS.


Its time for our DREAMS to become REALITY.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

It took me 26yrs to get to a point where I feel as though I'M TRULY READY....I had so many things to experience that had to make me stronger first. I had LESSONS to LEARN and different personalities to meet. I had mistakes to make so I could figure out solutions. I had falls to take so I could learn how to always get up! It took me longer but I'm going to use that to My Advantage so never feel like its too late to hop on this path and go forth with a Vengeance :).

NOTHING or NO ONE will stand in our way. Success is a climb Upward so we will sweat and it may get tough....but ANYTHING WORTH HAVING IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR!

I am now armoured up and ready to accomplish everything my passionate beating heart desires. NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER. I am a WOMAN with a GOAL and I make the rules.

I would like to dedicate this post to Mia from Black in America pt.2. I wish her the best, as I do all of you!

Peace Nikki :).....See ya at the TOP!

& remember ♥ with everything in life is a lesson learned.......

Thursday, July 23, 2009

HAPPINESS :)

I SMILE
I LAUGH
I LIVE
I GRASP
FOR MORE
SO I PRAY
AND I BECOME HAPPIER EVERYDAY :)
JUST SOME THOUGHTS GOING THROUGH MY MIND:) I'M SO BLESSED!
THERE IS NO GREATER FEELING THAN TO LOVE, BE LOVED, AND HAVE LOVE ALL AROUND YOU!
A BLESSING COMES IN MANY FORMS. IT COMES IN LOST, GAIN, HAPPINESS, EVEN PAIN. BUT THE THING ABOUT A BLESSING....
IS THAT THE END RESULT IS HAPPINESS!!
TRUE, BEAUTIFUL, PERFECT, HAPPINESS......THAT CAN ONLY COME FROM GOD.

Do me a favor and always take a moment out of time, away from all things negative
and Be HAPPY
kisses Nikki :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

♥PUT YOUR BEST BUTT FORWARD♥

So I'm doing another butt post because its a hot topic nowadays! Every Lady knows that having a nice butt is an asset (pun intended)....Lol, told you guys I was corny! Anyways its not about how Big it is, but how toned and shapely it is!...remember the whole Quality over Quantity theory, yes that applies to Body parts as well :). ( and those of you who have seen big unflattering butts :( and nice smaller ones:) know what i'm talking about here.) So as I embark on a lifelong mission to maintain a fit, toned and shapely figure, it makes me happy to share the many different techniques I utilize on a daily basis with you My Fabulous Followers! :)
So Today's Beneficial Butt Technique will be: DONKEY KICKS!
The donkey kick is a calisthenic exercise that targets the gluteus(butt) and lower back muscles. These two parts of the body are trouble spots for both men and women. While women usually look to tone their tush, men frequently are victims of lower back pain so share this with your Boo's.♥
At A Gym: Begin by placing your left knee on the bottom of an incline bench. Bend your elbows and place your forearms across the top of the bench so they support your body weight. Slowly raise your right leg as high as comfortably possible, keeping it straight throughout the move. Contract your glutes and then reverse direction, returning back to the start position. After performing 8-12 repetitions, repeat the process on your left.
At Home: Get on all fours on mat (hands under shoulders, knees under hips). Keeping right knee bent 90 degrees, flex right foot and lift knee to hip level. Lower knee without touching floor; lift again. Do 8-12 reps. Switch legs; repeat.
♥Wear 5 pound ankle weights while doing either move to achieve greater resistance and better results.
Sources:http://www.howtobefit.com/10-best-butt-exercises.htm, http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/thighs/exercises/sexy-in-shorts-workout/?page=2
Kisses Nikki :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Every Girl in The World....♥

Every Girl Should Take A moment to appreciate the JOYS of being a WOMAN!
The Simple yet LOVELY joys that no one understands more than US♥
We get to have BIG HAIR and Pouty Lips!
Soft smooth skin and curvy hips...
We can be SWEET as PIE or Cut you with a DIVA eye
and our thoughts run Deeper than that of any Guy!
Simply look around the Blog world and you will see who reigns..
We're the most fascinating beings on earth
yet none of us are the same!
We are all different colors, all different shapes
some of us like to rock out and hit hard!
While others get googly eyed over Drapes..
WE ARE WOMAN...lol HEAR US ROAR!
Now Spread Those Wings Beauties..
~LET THEM WATCH US SOAR~
~♥ Nikki~

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

♥My HAIR has a new Crush♥

She's falling in Love with the Hair One Olive Oil Cleansing Conditioner! lol
This product leaves my scalp clean and my hair moisturized. I use it to cleanse my hair once a week. Since it has a "cone" in it which can eventually cause build up, I use Nexxus Aloe Rid (another FAVE of mine) Once every 3 weeks, which Clarifies and renews the hair stripping it of product buildup.
You will find mixed reviews on this product and I can honestly say that when I first used it I was like "meh"...but Now, Well now I'm in love. After that first wash my hair & scalp has greatly benefited from this product! It feels fuller, healthier, and stronger! I have Relaxed/fine 4 A/B type hair, so if you can relate...
Try It♥
The Scivy on this Product from Sally's Beauty Supply :)

Ingredients
water, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, amodimethicone, glycerine, aloe leaf juice, butylene glycol and anthemis nobilis flower extract, cofea arabica extract and vaccinium myrtillus fruit extract, roas roxburghii fruit extract, propylene glycol and rosemary leaf extract, olive fruit oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, hydrolyzed wheat protein, menthol, panthenol, behentrimonium methosulfate, BHT, Polysorbate 60, PEG 60 almond dimethylamine, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, citric acid, disodium EDTA, 1, 2-hexanediol and caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, sorbic acid, fragrance.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dare To B Different?♥

Who gave you the gift to be so Unique
in a world full of the Same
even from a distance their lips part in awe
because they wish they Knew Your Name....
~Nikki H.
Different is no longer a Bad thing.
So Love Your Ability To Be So...
Be Good and Feel Good!
Kisses♥ Nikki