I'd like to share these secrets and dedicate these fashion, health & beauty pages to my lovely 8utterfly dance students! But never forget to admire, respect and love your natural self first! Beauty is, above all, confidence, love and charisma!
What's with the BIG idea? Small is sexy. Check out these gorgeous ladies rocking their small boobs!
The Blonds are GLAM!
The SEAPUNK ERA is here!
Underwater Love by Solve Sundsbo with Alla Kostromichofor Vogue Nippon 2010.
May Days - Vogue May 2012
Out of this world ...HAIR
Sarah Jane Dias in India
no words...just Rhianna
Nails & Make-up
butterfly creativity by Alexander Macqueen
specially fruity & tropical
Beyond the Sea - Bekah Jenkins by Chris Nicholls for Flare May 2012
The Golden Warrior
agua bendita - colombian swimwear
luli fama swimwear
Kate in Brazil
Healthy BEAUTY Secrets
Guarana Seed powder can increase energy, boost metabolism, and suppress appetite in a natural, healthy way! The seeds of the Guarana berry has been used for thousands of years by the natives of the Brazilian Rainforest. They would dry and roast the seeds of the Guarana berry mixing them with water to create a paste that was used similarly to chocolate. The paste was added to foods and to create drinks and medicinal tonics. Traditionally used to alleviate diarrhea and upset stomachs, they found that the seeds could also stimulate mental alertness and suppress appetite. The Guarana tree is actually named after the Guarani Indians, a South American tribe who used it to support a healthy digestive system, reduce fevers and increase stamina and physical endurance. Guarana drinks are still extremely popular in Brazilian culture and are still taken daily as health tonics by many to relieve heat exhaustion, combat premature aging as well as detoxifying the blood. " I use it on my muesli every morning!" Eletricat.
Dehydration is a serious matter!
Don't think that this only happens in poor countries! It's very common and can seriously harm your body! Why You Need to Drink Water : Your body is estimated to be about 60 to 70 percent water. Blood is mostly water, and your muscles, lungs, and brain all contain a lot of water. Your body needs water to regulate body temperature and to provide the means for nutrients to travel to all your organs. Water also transports oxygen to your cells, removes waste, and protects your joints and organs. Signs of Dehydration : Caffeine and alcohol trick your body into thinking you have more water than you need. Symptoms of mild dehydration include chronic pains in joints and muscles, lower back pain, headaches and constipation. A strong odor to your urine, along with a yellow or amber color, exhaustion and feeling your head and body heavy. Thirst is an obvious sign of dehydration, and in fact, you need water long before you feel thirsty!
Lemmon is a fabulous fruit. Your immune system will be strengthened by the vitamins and minerals contained in lemons. Lemons contain vitamin C, A, B, phosphor, iron, manganese, silicon… Lemons are good at curing and alleviating rheumatism, gout, ulcer, arteriosclerosis, aphathae, many infections, fever, colds, asthenia… Following a lemon diet or eating lemons often will make you much healthier. Oranges have many health benefits. Anybody that has hepatic , stomach, renal or intestine health problems should consider eating more oranges. Oranges cure fatigue and insomnia, and also help cure headaches.
Vitamin C is the one that strengthens your immune system the most.
Lemons are great for weight loss. You can lose a couple of pounds in just a few days. Every morning drink the juice form 1-2 lemons. You can drink the juice as it is or you can mix it with water and honey. For one lemon you should add 2-3 cups of water.
Besides losing weight the citrus fruits will help you detoxify your body. You will also feel refreshed because of all the vitamins and minerals that citrus fruits contain.
Grow up drinking coconut Water
It's a good source of Vitamins C and B as well as protein, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc.
'It also contains a group of nutrients called cytokinins, which many scientists think can play a role in human health - slowing ageing and lowering the risk of cancer.'
A study of post-exercise rehydration carried out by the University of Science, Malaysia, which compared coconut water with sports drinks and normal water, found that it was 'significantly sweeter, caused less nausea, fullness and no stomach upset'.
But another reason why coconut water is popular with the gym set is that it is full of electrolytes, the minerals vital for bodily functions such as muscle movement, brain operation and nerve transmission. In particular, they are useful in helping to prevent cramps and spasms in the muscles.
'Potassium is one of the most important electrolytes and a small carton of coconut water contains 680mg, more than two bananas,' says nutritionist Kim Pearson.
'The mineral helps maintain water balance in the body. It maintains water pressure within cells as well as water pressure within the blood. So, by helping to draw water into cells and into the blood, it enables the body to rehydrate quickly.
'It also contains high levels of lauric acid, which the body uses to make monolaurin, a disease-fighting fatty-acid derivative. Lauric acid has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that protect the body against various infections and boost the immune system.'
Coconut water has also been claimed to help to reduce the risk of cardiac disease, improve circulation, regulate digestion and ease stomach pain. Because it is so similar to the composition of blood plasma, it was used as an intravenous drip in the South Pacific in the Second World War.
But beware of drinking too much - it can also have a laxative and diuretic effect.
you can buy it here now in Tescos, etc. It's the closest i've tasted to the real thing!
Natural Avocado Shake
My mum would bring me an avocado shake when i was out playing! Today I give it to my children! And I still love it!
How to make: Add 1 avocado, 2 glasses of milk and 1/ 2 tablespoons of honey in the blender!
Easy, filling, healthy and delicious!
There are many forms of valuable algae and in the last 40 years Spirulina has been singled out for its nutritional properties. Long before it became a favorite of the health food industry, Spirulina was eaten regularly by North Africans and Mexicans centuries ago. Now many people around the globe realize that Spirulina is a powerful food with huge potential as a whole food source, medicine and biochemical resource.
As a nutritional supplement, spirulina usually comes in the form of pills or powders. It is a source of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Eating five grams of spirulina provides about 230 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) of vitamin A and beta carotene, 150 percent of the RDAs of vitamin D and vitamin B12, and 125 percent of the RDA of vitamin K. It's also a rich source of carotenoids, copper, vitamin E, iron, manganese, selenium, and zinc, and studies show that taking spirulina in moderation is not harmful.
The ESSENCIAL Wheatgerm
Wheatgerm OIL - Skin benefits: I have been using wheatgerm oil ever since I read the Egyptian Pharaohs used it on their skin. It is the richest oil in Vitamin E + A and D! Therefore it's the best oil for dry skin including eczema & psoriasis. It helps skin regeneration and circulation! PLUS it's rich orange colour and Vit A & D will give your skin a natural looking golden tan!
EAT Wheat Germ, it's a good source of:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Made up primarily of omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids proven to help high cholesterol level. While fish provides us with omega 3, there are a number of drawbacks to consuming it, such as potentially high mercury levels and other pollutants found in fish.Wheat germ on the other hand comes from a cheap, sustainable crop and just 1 tablespoon is enough to provide us with our entire recommended daily intake of omega 3. The essential fatty acids found in wheat germ also help to lower high blood pressure as well as being important for nervous system functioning, and help elevate mood.
B Vitamins B vitamins are classed as ‘water soluble’ which means they all dissolve in water. Being water soluble means the body cannot store large quantities of these vitamins. Any excess is flushes away in our urine. So it is important we must consume enough B vitamins each day to protect ourselves against deficiencies.
B vitamins are important for many functions in the body especially for the brain and may help prevent depression, stress and anxiety. They also boost the body’s metabolism, increasing energy levels and in the production of red blood cell synthesis.
Vitamin E Vitamin E is needed by the body for nerves, muscle function and to maintain a healthy reproductive system. It has also been shown to benefit the skin by keeping its elasticity better, reducing the effects of ageing. It helps protect every cell in the body from the effects of free radical damage and may help to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.
Wheat germ is the best source of vitamin E contained in any food. Just 1 tablespoon provides us with 20milligrams, which is 100% of the recommended daily intake - defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Minerals There are 16 minerals that our body needs to function properly. Wheat germ contains no less than 10. These minerals include:
Fiber Wheat germ is considered an excellent source of fiber which has many benefits including improved bowel function, which helps prevent constipation and may reduce the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.
A high fiber diet has also been shown to be effective in preventing weight gain. A 1 oz. serving of wheat germ provides about 4 g of dietary fiber which is around 15 – 20% of your recommended daily intake.
Protein Protein is an essential nutrient that is present in the outer and inner membranes of every living cell. Our muscle tissue, hair, nails and outer layer of skin are all made up of protein. One cup serving of wheat germ provides over 50% of our recommended daily intake of protein.
ALSO, wheat germ is also packed with Zinc which is critical for building muscle, Selenium that keeps the metabolism pegged and Octacosanol shown to hinder the release of pro-inflammatory compounds and increase muscle capacity, resulting in better exercise performance.
Iron & Vit C
I love these! small, tasty easy to swallow!
I used to feel faint and tired all the time! Then when I was in Brazil went for simple blood test and realized I was on the border line with iron.
All women could take extra iron (+ vit C helps absorbtion) specially when on a period!
Try these if you need to boost your iron intake!
Natural Wax Recipe
This is was taught to me by my beautician in Brazil! I have been doing it myself at home for 10 years now! I love it as it's good for sensitive skin and not so sore! Also doesn't give me ingrown hair!
2 table spoons lime juice 2 tbs water 1 cup sugar use exact measures in a pan in very low heat for 5 mins. keep cooling off from time to time and check if you can roll wax into tiny ball. once ready let cool a bit and use the wax on your body and pull. (no need for paper sheet)
Kamilosan Stretch Mark Soufle
The soufflé cream advanced formula is a unique blend of natural active ingredients designed to deeply moisturise stretched skin without leaving it feeling oily. The high concentration on Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter, both renowned for their deep moisturising properties, and Vitamin E help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Plant derived Collagen has been added to the formula to maintain skin elasticity and tautness whilst the use of Seaweed Elastin enhances the metabolism of the skin and enables cell regeneration. Finally Milk Peptides will help in long term reduction in the appearance of fine lines, giving your skin a radiant and youthful appearance.
Crystal deodorants are pure and natural! Unlike other deodorants on the market today, this crystal deodorant contains no aluminum chlorhydrate, perfumes, emulsifiers, propellants, petroleum or alcohol. Aluminum Chlorhydrate is of growing concern because it is absorbed by the skin and can form harmful free radicals in the body.
Body odor is caused by sweat coming in contact with bacteria. Crystal deodorants contain natural mineral salt molecules that are too large to penetrate the skin, so a layer of salt remains on the skin’s surface to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Unlike conventional deodorants, it's formula doesn’t block pores so it allows sweat to help regulate body temperature and remove toxins from the body.
Crystal deodorants are hypoallergenic, biodegradable, non-flaking product that won’t stain clothing. How to use: simply wet the rock crystal after bathing and applying it to the underarms and feet. It's 24-hour protection is economical because each stone lasts well over a year. In addition to that it's unscented! I highly recommend this crystal deodorant! I have been using it for many years now! What I have to say though, is that it might not work so well for first few days until your body detox first!
Alba Mango Moisturizing Hair Wash
Signature ingredient: Vitamin-rich pineapple and papaya extracts provide gentle cleansing fruit enzymes.
Product description: Enriched with certified organic aloe, awapuhi, tropical fruit extracts and kukui nut oil, this nourishing daily-use shampoo gently washes and rejuvenates.
Features and benefits: With the tangy fragrance of sweet mangos plus shine-enhancing awapuhi for silky, strong, healthy hair.
Your soul or spirit is the most powerful and important thing in this world! It must be FREE! If you are happy and in love, or in other words with GOD, everything around you will conspire to work for you!
People around will feel your energy/ happiness/ joy and will feel like joining you! Therefore the one tip I would always recommend first in any situation - including someone who is ill, is to do something you LOVE, that brings you happiness! Be it a trip, go on an adventure, paint, sing, dance, care for others, work with animals...and if needed have the courage to make a CHANGE to your life so you achieve or look for it! And don't stop searching for what you LOVE! If your life is about LOVE then your health...well all of you - mind, body & soul will be alive and kicking with energy & joy!
It's not worth it in this short & strange inexplicable life to be trapped, to waist it by doing something you don't enjoy...and specially by doing bad to others! Be yourself and let others live too! But understand that we must respect others rights as we follow our path to happiness! This is the downfall of humanity nowadays. SAD and EVIL! People are not taking care of others as they look for their own path to happiness! We must understand we are all EQUAL and unique! We live together in this world we call earth, and if you don't respect others and this planet, in turn you don't respect yourself!
Eletricat on 13/02/2012.
Want glowing tanned skin?
In BRAZIL everyone eats plenty carrots and papayas in the months prior to summer time!
This is because our body produces Vit A when you eat enough beta-carotene. If you eat a lot it is stored on your skin giving it a golden glow!
Eating suggestions: yellow/ orange fruits like papaya & mango, also good source is carrots, green leafy vegetables, liver, egg yolk, milk.