8/27/11

Wishlist: Argan Oil

So recently I heard about 100% Argan Oil and all the amazing things that can be done with it. I can't wait to try it. I also want to try Castor Oil.
US: 10 Best Benefits of Argan Oil

1. Moisturizes dry skin.
2. Reduces blemishes and slows down the appearance of wrinkles.
3. Reduces visible scars left by acne or chicken pox.
4. Helps protect skin elasticity.
5. Hydrates the skin by neutralizing free radicals.
6. Restores the shine of dull, lifeless hair.
7. Promotes scalp care to advance hair growth & prevent split ends.
8. Regenerates the skin by restarting vital functions of cells to prevent early skin aging
due to external stresses such as sun, weather, stress, smoking.
9. Reduces skin irritation and inflammation.
10. Soothes rheumatism & arthritis pain

8/23/11

20 Week Protective Style Challenge

Saw this Challenge and I'm contemplating it sometime in September or October... basically When I get my money up lol

Here is the link for more info: http://www.healthyhairjourney.com/untitled7.html

Protective Styles Wishlist: Patra Braids
Solange is wearing the HELL outta these braids! I want THESE!



Sidenote: I need to go too this website and buy some products.. http://www.iherb.com/

Also does anyone know what type of hair I should buy for these Patra braids?

Plump No More

Hey Friends. It's been a super long minute since I've come to express myself on here. So here are the grains of it all. I've gotten lazy and put on some weight. Disgusted with this turn of events I'm turning over a new leaf.

Isn't that typical of most girls. Loose weight. Gain weight. No one wants to be fat. It's unseemly. I personally can't take the way my body has become. I don't hate myself but I know I can do better. I have my future to think of and I'm super out-of-shape and I want to be healthier.

So in celebration of the upcoming return of my favorite season .. AUTUMN.. I'm engaging in a new workout plan.

No more:
Fried Foods.
Fast food-- McDonald's, Burger King, and Taco Bell -so sad :(
French Fries-- I had to put this down to remind myself that even if it's oven baked.
Pop/Soda- I only drink Mountain Dew or Sprite..but it's fattening so no more!
I'm also cutting back on the Pork--this is gonna be hard in South Korea.

Later on I'll post a work-out routine. But it'll mostly consist of walking, jogging, ... but I'ma search youtube for some fun routines like belly dancing or yoga..

Ugh This is so boring. lol

WISHLIST:Skinnier Thighs
Flatter stomach
Toned arms,
Angular face,
Clearer skin, t
Thicker & longer hair--retaining my hair is a huge problem!

Current Weight: 170.4 ---- Anticipated Weight: 130

8/3/11

Optukal Illusion by dawNN


Mardi Gras Couture Feather

Gold Dangle Couture Feather


"It has the high fashion look and "appeal", but the low cost that accompanies it." -dawNN






 
http://www.facebook.com/optukalillusion


8/2/11

Guest Blogger: Part VII: The Debt Ceiling: The Antoine Marshall Proposal

Guest Blogger Antoine Marshall breaks down the Debt Ceiling and puts forward his original proposal (in a 7 part blog series)-- let's hope Congress takes notice.  Antoine Marshall is a rising 3rd year law student at Wake Forest University. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/antoine-marshall/1a/267/148


The Marshall Plan:
(Disclaimer: This plan is constructed under the premise that I had full authority. I understand that it would be politically unfeasible to pass in our current legislature)

Total:
  • Reduction through cuts and new programs: $3.28 Trillion Dollars by 2020 
  • Reduction through revenue increases: $2.9829 Trillion Dollars by 2020 
  • Additional Spending: $953 Billion Dollars by 2020
Following the Discretionary Spending Growth Rates in the President’s budget (projected at an additional $680 Billion), the final score for my 9 year deficit reduction plan is a net deficit reduction of $4.6299 Trillion dollars. And a near 50-50 ratio of cuts to revenue increases.

I understand that this is not politically feasible; this proposal doesn’t have a snowballs chance of passing.

It clearly violates the Republican’s no new tax pledge.

By creating the Carbon Tax/Cap and Trade, Millionaire Tax, and Financial Speculation Tax, I can’t even claim I’m closing tax loopholes or that allowing tax cuts to expire is not a tax hike. There would also be issue with the increased federal spending for education which many Republicans believe is a state/local issue.

Another issue would come from a new batch of stimulus spending. Even if it is half the size of the original stimulus spending.

Democrats would not like the Medicare premium increase, nor the Social Security benefits increase.

One change I think could catch on with both parties in Social Security reform is the idea of tying it to life expectancy. It would create a system where age increases occur automatically and don’t require votes.

8/1/11

Guest Blogger: Part VI: The Debt Ceiling: The Antoine Marshall Proposal

Guest Blogger Antoine Marshall breaks down the Debt Ceiling and puts forward his original proposal (in a 7 part blog series)-- let's hope Congress takes notice.  Antoine Marshall is a rising 3rd year law student at Wake Forest University. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/antoine-marshall/1a/267/148


The Marshall Plan:
(Disclaimer: This plan is constructed under the premise that I had full authority. I understand that it would be politically unfeasible to pass in our current legislature)

 New Spending:

-          Increase Social Security Benefits for Low Earners
This option would increase the standard benefit for workers who had more than 20 years of work to their credit but whose average indexed monthly earnings were below those of workers who earned twice the minimum wage for 35 years of full-time work.

The effect would be greater for beneficiaries who had more years of work and for those who had lower average indexed monthly earnings. For example, the benefit would be increased by 40 percent for workers who worked full time for 30 years but never earned more than the minimum wage.
Cost by 2020: $221 Billion

-          Enact New Jobs Bill
In an effort to reduce the 10% unemployment rate, this option will provide another stimulus package next year to aid in employment and building infrastructure. 
 Cost by 2020: $330 Billion

-          Increase funding for Adoption and Foster Care by 25%
The federal government currently funds states to help them place children with families, with additional money going to states placing special needs children. The funds are split evenly between the foster and adoption programs.
 Cost by 2020: $34 Billion

-          Increase Federal Funding of K-12 Education by 25%
Federal spending on K-12 education will be about $38 billion in 2010 (mainly thanks to Race to the Top). This option would expand Race to the Top and increase the federal share by 25% by 2015. 
 Cost by 2020: $78 Billion

-         Increase funding for the Education of Disadvantage and Disabled Children
In 2009 the federal government provided about $1,370 per child to educate students with disabilities. I would increase that average to $4,200. Included in this proposal would be increasing grants to help disadvantaged children who are underachieving academically (from $14.3 billion to $25 billion).
 Cost by 2020: $290 Billion
 Stay Tuned for Part VII
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