Gina Jaqueline http://www.ginajaqueline.com Health, Beauty & Fashion Blog Mon, 05 Jan 2015 05:45:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.3 Top 3 DIY Beauty Tricks That Are Cheap & Actually Work http://www.ginajaqueline.com/diy-beauty-tricks-cheap-actually-work/ http://www.ginajaqueline.com/diy-beauty-tricks-cheap-actually-work/#comments Sun, 04 Jan 2015 06:26:58 +0000 http://www.ginajaqueline.com/?p=266 According to Elle; These Beauty DIY’s Are A Must Try I know you can read some pretty weird recipes for at-home beauty DIY’s that even make the most gullible of us skeptical, but these recipes...

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According to Elle; These Beauty DIY’s Are A Must Try

I know you can read some pretty weird recipes for at-home beauty DIY’s that even make the most gullible of us skeptical, but these recipes are easy,  get results — and better yet, they are easy on the checkbook.

1. Enhance your hairs beauty with avocado

The ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • blender
  • Applicator Bottle (like the bottles you get with hair dye)
  • large comb
  • shower cap
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • Lemon oil (optional)

The application:

  1. Measure out all of the ingredients, then put them in your blender.
  2. Blend the ingredients until there are no lumps in the mixture. (we want it smooth)
  3. Using a small funnel; pour the mixture into your applicator bottle.
  4. For this next part, you might want to put an old towel around your shoulders to catch any drips. Squeeze the avocado mixture onto your head using the comb to spread it out, to really saturate your hair.
  5. Put your hair into a bun on the top of your head, and put the shower cap on. Let the mixture set in your hair for at least 15 minutes.
  6. Wash the mixture out thoroughly with shampoo, then condition, and style your hair as you normally would.

2. Destroy cellulite with coffee grounds?

No need to read that title again, you read it right. This may sound a bit odd, but from all of the reading I have done, using this coffee scrub daily can do away with those unwanted cellulite dimples. The best part is — it cost less than five dollars!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coffee grounds
  • 3 tbsp sea salt or sugar
  • waterproof empty jar
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil

Application: 

  1. Put the dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. If the coconut oil is solid, melt it in the microwave just until it is liquid and pour it into the dry mixture (mix very well)
  3. Put the ingredients in a waterproof jar
  4. While in the shower, rub the mixture on your cellulite problem areas and massage it in using a circular motion before rinsing off.

Repeat this process every time you take a shower for the best results.

3. Get that beach wavy hair without going to the beach

Now you can get that wavy look that usually only a day at the beach could give you right at home.

Ingredients:

  • Spray bottle
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1-2 tsp sea salt (add more for more waves)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, or argan oil (you can also use half of each)
  • ½ tsp leave-in conditioner
  • pomade or water-based gel (about the size of a dime)

Try these:

Poppy Austin® 100% PURE ARGAN OIL for Hair and Skin – $26

HEALTHY SEXY SOY TRI-WHEAT LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER – $12

Layrite Superhold Pomade – $16

Application:

  1. Put the hot water in the spray bottle
  2. Put the ingredients in the bottle
  3. Shake for a couple of minutes
  4. Spray mixture to dry hair (don’t be shy)
  5. Scrunch your hair and put it in a loose braid (big braid)
  6. When your hair is just about dry, let it down, scrunch it some more and then let it finish air drying

Do you have any beauty DIY’s to share with us? Leave them in a comment, we would love to hear them!

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What Is Your Pandora Bracelet Design?? http://www.ginajaqueline.com/what-is-your-pandora-bracelet-design/ http://www.ginajaqueline.com/what-is-your-pandora-bracelet-design/#comments Sat, 03 Jan 2015 17:49:53 +0000 http://www.ginajaqueline.com/?p=262 Rarely are you able to design gorgeous jewelry that truly reflects your image and unique style, but this is exactly what Pandora Jewelry allows you to do. Pandora gives you the chance to reflect...

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Rarely are you able to design gorgeous jewelry that truly reflects your image and unique style, but this is exactly what Pandora Jewelry allows you to do. Pandora gives you the chance to reflect on your treasured moments from the past, as well as your hopes for the future. Perhaps the best part of Pandora is the more than 100 different beads, bracelets, and necklaces that you can now choose from. As a result, you can create a necklace or bracelet that is all your own. Surprisingly, Pandora jewelry is available at affordable prices that let you get more for less.

You begin your purchase by choosing a Pandora bracelet or Pandora necklace on which you attach various Pandora beads. Just like when you open “Pandora’s box”, you open an unknown story when you first make your purchase at your local jeweler.

Pandora beads rotate ever so slightly with the movement of your wrist and move freely, creating a gorgeous and eye catching effect. You can choose from more than 350 different beads, bracelets, and necklaces. The bracelets and necklaces are available in various lengths and precious metals. Then, you choose beads to denote special occasions in your life. As a result, your bracelet or necklace becomes a sentimental and tangible record of your life’s greatest moments.

While Pandora beads are made under a license in Thailand, they are sadly not sold there. Currently, the average cost of small Pandora attachments is around $10, while the beads and clips range anywhere from $17 to more than $600. As a result, you can always find something that will perfectly fit your budget.

Pandora Jewelry has perhaps always been best known for their stunning contemporary charm bracelets, as well as the amazing collection of beads you can find. From a baby carriage to a first dance charm and much more, no important event goes unrecognized by Pandora Jewelry. In addition, the beads are designed to reflect some of life’s other greatest moments, such as a friendship bead for your BFF to a birthstone bead for the birthdays of those you love. The truth is that you will never see two Pandora bracelets that are exactly the same because they each tell a unique story.

Again, Pandora bracelets and Pandora necklaces are available in array of lengths and precious metals. After choosing your base, you move on to choosing from the many options meant to mark special occasions in your life. Best of all, you can continue to add new beads and charms over the years as you make new memories worth commemorating. Pandora Jewelry offers you a stylish way to let everyone know what is most important to you.

Pandora Jewelry is also highly versatile. Your jewelry will look absolutely amazing when worn while running around town in your casual clothes, as well as when you attend an important event in your most formal attire. Whether you are purchasing one for yourself or for the special someone in your life, it is definitely a gift worth giving. You will quickly see why Pandora has become a favorite of women and men all over the world.

What is your favorite Pandora design? Share some images in the comments below.

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Natural Dry Cleaning Methods You Can Do At Home http://www.ginajaqueline.com/natural-dry-cleaning-methods-you-can-do-at-home/ http://www.ginajaqueline.com/natural-dry-cleaning-methods-you-can-do-at-home/#comments Sat, 03 Jan 2015 06:22:16 +0000 http://www.ginajaqueline.com/?p=253 The chemical perc, technically known as perchloroethylene, is utilized as a solvent in 80% of United States based dry cleaners. This chemical can take care of garments that can only be dry clean, as...

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The chemical perc, technically known as perchloroethylene, is utilized as a solvent in 80% of United States based dry cleaners. This chemical can take care of garments that can only be dry clean, as its effectiveness has been proven to be superb, but despite its efficiency, perc has been linked to several health side effects.

For this reason, in order to provide a safe dry cleaning service to their customers, there are currently numerous of dry cleaners that are seeking a chemical that is natural. Yes, having a green laundry alternative seems to be the main goal of countless of dry cleaners in this nation.

There are at-home dry cleaning kits that are giving professional dry cleaners a run for their money, as they are able to cut down energy-burning and are quite affordable to attain for the normal working American who wants environmentally safe dry cleaning products

Perchloroethylene is constructed from a reaction between chlorine and ethylene. This synthetic chemical, like many others, can threaten the health, as it is a central nervous system depressant. Exposure to this chemical can take place when people opt to utilize products that contain it, live adjacent or above dry cleaning facilities that utilize it, spend time in dry cleaning facilities that use it, or if garments that are dry cleaned with it are brought into a home before they’re adequately aired out.

Short-term contact with perc can cause irritation to the throat, nose, eyes, and skin. In addition to this, it can cause nausea, headaches, and dizziness. Long-time exposure has greater health threats, which can result in cancer, kidney damage, and/or liver damage.

At the moment, it seems that liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) is the ideal green dry cleaning solvent to replace perc with. It is available in abundance, it is cheap, it is natural, and it can even be recycled from wastes of industrial that come from the manufacturing of different chemicals, such as ammonia.

The great thing about CO2 is that it can be used without the risk of one attaining health side effects. The only downfall of liquid carbon dioxide is that it seems to not be able to clean as well as perc does, and the machinery that is required in order to utilize it on clothes that can only be dry cleaned is very costly. therefore, customers will have to pay a higher price to have their clothes dry clean with it.

Green dry cleaning can be personally accomplished when one limits the usage of the services that professional dry cleaners provide by opting to purchase dry cleaning kits for clothes that have smaller stains and spots. The Cleaner’s Secret kit is one of the favorites that people often opt to purchase in order to limit their visits to their local dry cleaner.

Through the chemical perchloroethylene is still the most effective dry cleaning solvent available on the market for professional dry cleaners, if you stop and think about it, at-home dry cleaning and natural cleaning products can be more beneficial to our environment and health.

Do you dry clean your own clothes, or have any pointers that we might not know about? Leave a comment and let us know.

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Losing Weight Can Be Faster Than You Think http://www.ginajaqueline.com/losing-weight-can-faster-think/ http://www.ginajaqueline.com/losing-weight-can-faster-think/#comments Tue, 30 Dec 2014 05:46:05 +0000 http://www.ginajaqueline.com/?p=244 The majority of people who start diets tend to fail at successfully reaching their target weight loss numbers. In fact, many actually end up quitting their attempts to lose weight altogether because of their...

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The majority of people who start diets tend to fail at successfully reaching their target weight loss numbers. In fact, many actually end up quitting their attempts to lose weight altogether because of their initial failure. I do not want you to be one of those people, so I have written a few things down to hopefully help you out in your journey.

Failing to lose weight fast could be basically just a matter of not following good nutritional guidelines, or not implementing an effective exercise strategy. When dieters set up sensible limits and then stick to them, their rates of weight loss success increase exponentially.

That is why following a properly planned diet and exercise program is imperative. That could include five specific factors that include:

Starting an Effective Exercise Program

Although you can lose weight with no exercise at all, you can lose weight faster if you start a regular exercise program. At least half an hour three to five times each week, using resistance training and aerobic exercises combined, will provide the best results and create more total burnt calories.

Consuming Fewer Calories

The key is to consume fewer calories each day than your body is burning. When you do this, your body will be forced to make up those energy deficits by mobilizing the fatty acids. The recommended calorie intake deficit for weight loss is 20 percent. The typical result will then be a healthy weekly weight loss rate of one or two pounds. Calculating your calories is easier than you think just by using an online calorie calculator and figuring out what 80 percent of your body’s daily calorie needs will be.

Being Consistent

This is a critical part of your weight loss success. You must stick to your diet and exercise plan and not allow any interruptions. You will undermine all of your efforts if you don’t eat properly or skip your workouts. If you can commit to at least three months of proper diet and regular exercise, you can experience what it feels like to lose weight fast.

Getting Plenty of Sleep

Many dieters forget how important proper amounts of sleep are when you’re trying to lose weight. Sleep deprivation can lead to the release of stress hormones and they can interfere with your weight loss. This means no less than seven hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Eight hours is even better. If you suffer from insomnia or other sleep disturbances, you should consult your doctor to improve your quality and quantity of sleep.

Relaxing and Managing Stress

Your health and your weight loss program could suffer from excessive stress. It releases cortisol, which is a hormone that can impede fat mobilization and encourage fat storage. Meditation and yoga can help to relieve stress and promote relaxation. In addition, aerobic exercising can also help with managing stress, as well as helping you to lose weight fast.

Conclusion

Losing weight fast is not as daunting as people may think.. Follow these simple guidelines and you should start to see the fat fall off in no time. Just by following these steps I have been able to lose 55 pounds since June. While diet is very important, exercise, rest and staying stress free is equally important.

If you feel you do not have enough information to do this on your own, there are a few really good honest programs that can help you succeed, and also keep track of your daily calorie intake, your exercise routines, and your progress. I wrote a review on the weight loss program that I prefer called the Venus Factor. You might want to give it a read, and see if it is something that could possibly help you if you are struggling.

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Venus Factor – Diet Plan For Women Review http://www.ginajaqueline.com/venus-factor-diet-plan-women-review/ http://www.ginajaqueline.com/venus-factor-diet-plan-women-review/#comments Sun, 28 Dec 2014 17:56:41 +0000 http://www.ginajaqueline.com/?p=232 The Venus Factor is a diet and exercise program that has been specially designed for women so they can lose weight safely and effectively. It will also maintain your weight and will work with your...

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The Venus Factor is a diet and exercise program that has been specially designed for women so they can lose weight safely and effectively. It will also maintain your weight and will work with your body. It has nutritional software that will give you daily and weekly guides for all your food choice and calories along with some samples of the meal plans.

It has a full body workout program which gives you toning and strengthens your muscles. It also provides a good cardiovascular workout and a mobile application so you can keep up with all the guidelines while out and about. It is an ideal diet for women and promotes good weight loss. The Venus Factor is a true transformation program and can give you an hourglass figure. There are even cheat days allowed so you can indulge in some of your favorite foods and not feel guilty.

Exercise

You have to do 10 to 12 reps that focus on muscle building while burning fat. All of the workouts have a 1 minute rest between the exercises. If you want a really good workout and a body that you can only dream about then The Venus Factor is the program that you should really try. A lot of women’s programs don’t really address the issue of shaping your body and just concentrate on dieting alone and a few exercises on the stomach, but The Venus Factor diet really does improve your whole body shape.

It is a one of the best diets around for women today and encourages you to have constant weight loss and tone up at the same time. You should see a real difference in your figure in a short time and you will find that your body becomes more hour glass. If you want weight loss and a fat loss diet then this is the one for you. It was created by John Barban who is a fitness and nutritionally expert who knows everything there is about exercise and diet.

There is a main manual which helps you to determine what your ideal ratio on your body is and if you need to either gain weight or lose it. You will be told how to eat the right formula for your needs and your calorie intake is calculated basically on your height, weight and current measurements. The workout manual is a very important part of this program and it will give you a step by step workout for 12 weeks that will tone and shape you through resistance training.

There is also a link to a video that explains everything and the Venus Factor is a three month fitness program which is split into 3 different phases. Each one of these phases is around a month long and on each phase you are given a different workout to follow. You will have access to everything like pictures, videos and explanations. It is all about getting a new look and a more feminine shape. There are strength exercises and also some weight lifting. You will be actually sculpting your body by toning up your muscles.

The actual workouts are done 3 times a week and every one is different for different parts of your body. Some of the exercises are a bit complex but the results that you get are amazing and well worth the effort. Everything is shown in pictures and videos so you will be doing the workouts correctly. It can work for any woman at any fitness level as long as you are in good health. It is all about getting your body into the absolute best you can.

Nutrition

The nutrition part does give you a lot of freedom to eat what you like. However if you have any bone injuries then it is not really the best plan for you. None of the products are shipped to you as you will get access to it instantly by download, so there is no waiting around a few days for it to turn up as you can start straight away.

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Even if you are 50 plus then The Venus Factor will work for you. The biggest advantage is that you also get to interact with other women who have also tried this course and had great success with it. You can go online and chat to them and even make some online friendships with women who have achieved a great figure and who will give you the inspiration to carry on with it.

You will get to lose around 25% of your body fat and have a perfect shape that others will admire. Women have a different metabolic rate than men and it understands that and concentrates on leptin which is a woman’s hormone.

Leptin (from Greek λεπτός leptos, “thin”), the “satiety hormone”, is a hormone made by fat cells which regulates the amount of fat stored in the body. It does this by adjusting both the sensation of hunger, and adjusting energy expenditures. Hunger is inhibited (satiety) when the amount of fat stored reaches a certain level. Leptin is then secreted and circulates through the body, eventually activating leptin receptors in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus.

You can read more about Leptin here

You don’t even need to count calories and can still enjoy all of your favorite foods as long as you do this within reason. There is no gym equipment needed and you can do all the workouts at home.

Program Creator/Author

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The author John Barban is the man behind The Venus Factor and he is a well known expert in fitness and nutrition. He used to focus on men and giving them the Adonis body but now he has centered his attention on the female body and how to help women get the perfect shape and keep the pounds off. John Barban discovered this program while actually working on a dietary supplement for women. It will give you a new lifestyle and you only have to be on it for 3 months. You can transform yourself from chubby into lean and have a strong and sexy figure that you can only dream about.

The Venus Factor is more than just a diet and workout plan. It is a comprehensive body sculpting program for women to provide them with the tools they need to give them the ultimate female physique. Barban identified the most aesthetically pleasing dimensions for every female using his Venus Index ratio.

This measurement ratio will give the “perfect” set of measurements for every woman based on their own body. The Venus Factor program helps them achieve these measurements and body image. It is more than just another weight loss program, it sheds body fat and truly sculpts the body.

The most important part of this program to remember is that it is just for women. Men will not get any use out of the program. Barban explains that men and women are very different when it comes to psychological and physiological traits. To get the most out of a program, it needs to be tailored to one gender.

The Venus Factor provides a nutrition and exercise plans that are geared towards women and how their body processes a program such as this. Using this science, it will deliver optimal results for female physiques. Every woman is different, and this program allows her to customize both the nutrition and exercise plans based on her own measurements, age and body type.

The Venus Factor system is based around four main components:

1. The Main Manual

This manual, in PDF form, gives the complete explanation of the program (how and why it works) and also breaks down the nutrition and exercise plan in easy to understand steps.

2. The Exercise Plan

This 12 week program is outlined for the user. The program is completely customization and able to be done at home or at the gym. Included in the exercise plan are videos that show exactly how to perform each exercise.

3. The Nutrition Plan

After providing individual details, a software app creates a customized nutrition plan perfect for the user.

4. An Online Forum

After purchasing The Venus Factor program, users can connect with others to talk about their experiences, give tips, and find fellow workout partners to keep at it. Podcasts and blogs can also be created for users to further interact with others.

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What I did and didn’t like

Pros include:

The ease of use. The exercises are easy to understand and follow, especially after watching the videos that are included in the exercise plan. The meal plans give plenty of choices and healthy meals for even the picky eaters.

Another pro is that the exercises can be performed at home. There is no need to go to the gym or spend money on a plan or equipment. Everything can be done right from the comfort of your own home.

The final pro is that you don’t have to actually calorie count or go to any extremes with dieting. The key to The Venus Factor is clean eating and portion control. It makes it easy to follow and is created to be more of a lifestyle change and less like a diet.

Cons include:

The biggest (and only) con is that it isn’t really for every woman. A lot of women will find that it doesn’t work for them. If losing weight is the goal, this program is not for them. This program is only for women who want to sculpt their body and get that ideal physique designed for them.

Conclusion

Overall, The Venus Factor program is fantastic for women who want to sculpt their body and get their ideal measurements and physique. If you are a woman who is serious about creating the perfect body by losing fat, building muscle, and getting into shape, this program is for you!

Say goodbye to normal dieting. The nutrition plan is a lifestyle change that helps the body achieve perfection.

The Venus Factor focuses on your problem areas like your thighs, belly, waist and hips. It also comes with a money back guarantee as long as it it within 60 days, so you have nothing to lose but your weight!

If for any reason this program is not for you then you just ask for a refund and it is yours.

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