Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I'm Moving On UP♥ !

The Fabulous KABUKI QUEEN nominated My Blog for the Interesting Blog Award
I'm stoked, lol. This is Healthy Kisses' First Award and I've also reached 100 Followers all in the same day! You guys are GREAT I'm just doing what I L♥VE to do so I couldn't be happier that you guys enjoy it! KISSES!

I want to Nominate
Amor Vincit Omnia I'm always in for a good read when I visit her blog! She's a sweetheart too!
A Dolls LifeNot only is her blog ADORABLE, but so are her post.
Luxuriously Hairtastic Her and I are on a serious Hair growth mission, so I luv her post!

Don't Forget The rules:
1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his/her blog link.
2. Pass the award to other blogs that you've newly discovered.
Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Need a Break From Breakouts??

We have all been there and if you haven't, be Thankful! I'm talking about BREAKOUTS. The kind that just won't go away. Pimples, Bumps, Acne, call it what ya want! They are annoying and to some people breakouts are a hindrance. We always want to look our best, so here are some excellent tips that work!
~ Change your pillow case once a week, more if you use oils in your hair
~ Wash your hands BEFORE you wash your face.
~ DON'T STRESS!! This exacerbates acne, so RELAX.
~ Drink 3-4 (16oz) bottles of water daily
~ Flax seed or Fish oil pills are good for you and they heal acne for some.
~ Rinse your face after exercising.
~ Clean your makeup brushes & Toss old makeup.
~ Don't sleep in makeup.
~ Cut out greasy process foods and EAT HEALTHY!
~ See an esthetician ( thnx Chez)
~ See a Dermatologist! This is most important for those who have tried it all and nothing seems to work. Derms go to school many years to treat skin conditions. Derms can also prescribe you "prescription only medications" which often do the trick
~PEACE & Healthy Kisses! ♥ Nikki~

Friday, June 26, 2009

I Love You Michael Jackson

This man has brought millions of smiles to millions of faces. He is without a doubt the best entertainer of all time. I Love him for that....I Love him for being one of my favorite childhood memories, lol. My Mom loved Michael so much that I've seen Moonwalker a thousand times! Not to mention all of the great songs I've grooved to throughout my life. He accomplished his goal and lived his dream. He help so many people all over the world then quietly left when it was his time to. May GOD Bless him.

Moonwalker, My Favorite Michael Movie and childhood memory.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Something to Always Remember...♥

Envision pulling a metal chain from each end. When the links in the chain are Strong, it takes a huge amount force to break it; and some chains may be impossible to break; BUT, if just one link breaks easily with a weak force, the whole chain is WEAK (despite the strength of the other links).
So evaluate and determine the weak points within your LIFE.
You can only become stronger and improve once those weak points have been made stronger. (and don't you ever forget it...♥)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Finally Something I can Rave About♥

I've found a staple LEAVE IN CONDITIONER! Yaay. I'm so happy because I've tried everything "raved" about to no avail :(. Finally I was strolling through Target and picked up a bottle of Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner.

Looked Pretty interesting so I flipped it around to read what it had to offer :
Enriched with certified organic botanicals , No animal by-products, Cruelty free. Restores strength, luster and nourishment to abused hair. Moisturizes and builds body. Detangles for easy comb-out.

This leave-in treatment repairs hair as you go through the day. It also has the added benefit of plumping up each repaired hair so that it feels thicker. More bodifled. This conditioner infuses each individual hair with proteins. .
Ingredients: Aqua (purified water) with *rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) oil, *nettle (Uritica dioica) oil, *thyme (Thymus vulagris) oil, birch leaf (Butela alba) oil, *chamomile (Anthemis nobilus flower) oil, *clary (Salvia sclarea), *lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), *coltsfoot leaf (Tussilago farfara), *yarrow (Achillea millefolium) oil, *mallow (Malva sylvestris), *horsetail (Equistetum arvense) oil, *soybean protein (Glycine soja), cetyl alcohol (plant derived), tocopherol (vitamin E), trace minerals, citric acid (corn), sodium hydroxymethyglycinate, grapefruit seed (citrus derived).
So it sounded great enough to give it a go. It also was 7.99 which isn't too bad. So I go home to Lurk around the Long Hair Care Forum to see what they had to say (and WHY did I do that?) lol. Let's say that there was a long forum post with lots of claims of "hard hair". Even though the majority liked it, I seem to always fall into the minority when it comes to hair products. Still I set my doubts aside, put some throughout my hair, put my scarf on, and went to bed only to wake up to soft, moisturized, fresh, Cone free, Happy Hair :)

I Love this stuff to say the least. I went back and brought another bottle for the heck of it.

I have fine 4a hair, so anyone in that boat searching for a good cone free leave-in, you must try this :) Great Luck♥

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Read This If You Hate Exercising....

So as I'm teaching my fitness class I ask everyone to raise their hands that don't like exercising and about 25% of them raises their hand. After speaking with each of them I began to realize that its not so much the Exercise that they dislike...Its Simply the word Exercise! So if you don't like Exercising, Do any of the Activities Below Instead :)
Dance your heart out! I don't know about you, But I LUV Club music and when I'm alone the inhibitions go out the window and I'm instantly in a Luke video...lol...im kidding (a little). Dance to about 4 songs and then chill out with some Aqua.
Go Skating with Ur Sweetie. What's more romantic than holding hands and falling all over each other.
Go Swimming with the Fam. Swimming + Loved ones equals lots of fun.
HollaHoop! Yes take it back to the ole skool and get a tummy like Beyonce's.
Box. punch and kick at the air until you tire out, and relieve lots of stress!
Play Frisbee with your Dog. why just walk him? have fun with him.
Play Wii! These games are fun and there are so many things to do on it.
Take a bike ride somewhere nice. Check out the scenery.
So forget Exercise, Just have fun and engage in any of the activities I listed.
Peace & Healthy Kisses♥ Nikki

Monday, June 15, 2009

Stop Searching

when I was a little girl,
I used to spend hours
looking for butterflies.
Finally, I'd just give up
and fall asleep in the grass.
When I woke up,
they were fluttering all around me."

luv this quote. Everything that's to meant be....Will BeKisses♥ NIKKI

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Your the Freakin Best :)

I just wanted to send out lots of luv to any and everyone who reads my blog! Especially those that leave a comment every now and then. I do this blog because it feels good to share great things. Why keep it all for myself when too much of anything is bad for your health..lol. Alright, Im just being corny now. Anyway, having 86 followers means alot to me so there is plenty more Fab healthy post coming. Check back often for updates and stay sweet.
Urs Truly,
The Beautiful Apple-headed Chic
with the Smarts and the Wit
Healthy Kisses Cuties!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Who doesn't want to be BEAUTIFUL?! I couldn't imagine why any normal person wouldn't want to feel and look Beautiful. It's true that Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder.....so when you look into the mirror and behold your reflection do you See Beauty? Do you feel It?
If the answer is No to either one of those questions, let me share a secret with you.

Beauty starts in your mind- We all look different. Some are considered beautiful by MANY, some only by a Few..but guess what? It only truly matters what YOU think about yourself. You can only be you...So Love yourself and realize the full potential of your beauty by cherishing it, nourishing it, and protecting it!
Cherish your Beauty by- Loving your eyes, your nose, your lips, your cheeks, your body, and so on. There is nothing wrong with being different. Your are blessed, so simply look at yourself and smile. Smile because of the beauty and good within you that exudes outward.
Nourish your Beauty- Drink water, eat healthy, get fit, have Fun and live life happily! Be thankful and humbly accept your blessings. Think positively about yourself. Take the Definition of Beauty and Define Yourself! :)

Protect your Beauty- There are alot of things in this world that are capable of taking your beauty away...But only if your willing to give it away. Ever heard the phrase "Don't Make Me Get Ugly!" ? lol. Well look at it like this.... Uncontrollable Anger is not Beautiful, evil is not Beautiful, Conceit is not Beautiful, doing wrong to yourself or others is NOT Beautiful. So protect your beauty by living and and doing right. People will look at you and smile, people with think of you and smile....but best of all you will KNOW that you are Beautiful.
Kisses Nikki♥

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Unhappy Hair :(

My Hair is not at it's best right now...Why?? Because I had the CUTEST hair weave in for a couple weeks and the braids that I had in underneath were pretty tight/dry. I now realize why alot of people that wear weaves still don't have long and or healthy hair. "Out of sight-don't see the fright" hair is not the answer! I think a cute weave every now and then is great when the hair is healthy, well-condition, and the braids are not tight...(p.s- I don't use any sort of yarn or glue. Quick weaves only!!) Yet and still my hair was in no condition to be left alone for 2 weeks.

I need Protein! I need Clarifying! I needed a great Conditioner! I need it all right now. So there is nothing to it but to do it :)
Tomorrow Nights Regimen:
Wash with HairOne- Pat dry
Apply Aphogee Protein Treatment- Allow to dry
Rinse and Apply Aphogee Balancing conditioner- 3 min
Rinse and Apply Matrix Conditioning Balm- DC for 30 min
Rinse, Detangle, Apply Leave-ins, Airdry.
Finger Pin curl with natural coconut oil
Time- 1hr 30min
(I'll clarify next week and will began doing so once a month :)

Kisses Nikki♥

Monday, June 8, 2009

Powerful Relaxation Technique

Silence is Golden, Especially when you LISTEN to it :)
This world is filled with all types of disturbing noises from people yelling, horns blowing, music bumpin, and T.V's blasting. All of the noise can elevate stress levels and stress in my book is a huge NO-NO.
So do yourself a favor and listen
  • Find a place to chill and Listen to the breeze as it hits the trees outside
  • Lay down in a quiet room and Listen to your own positive thoughts
  • Treat yourself to a body massage and submerge in silent relaxation
  • Take a warm bath or shower, close your eyes and listen to the water

Leave about 30 min in your day for "Quiet Time". Your quiet time will reduce stress and increase a happier, healthier, YOU.

PEACE~ Nikki :)