xoxo-Brosia: May 2014

Wednesday, May 07, 2014


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Ever feel like you've over indulged in greasy or fried foods?  Your skin is oily, you feel bloated, you're sluggish and you have had --THE-- hardest time waking up in the morning.  This calls for a detox, not all detoxes are in the form of the starvation method.  I prefer detox teas throughout the week, tea has been a source of nutrition and healing throughout the world for generations. I still consume food during this time, I find that it is easier to adapt to this when you're not over-doing it with the rules.  I do recommend you eat pretty clean during this time and try to consume raw veggies instead of cooking them.  If you must have them cooked, steam them (not until they're mushy) and add a minimal amount of season.  Eventually you'll crave the uncooked taste of vegetables ... I did, at least!

Gently helps your body cleanse itself and eliminate impurities, it specifically aids your kidneys and your liver.  I personally like to have my detox tea super concentrated, I bring my tea kettle to a boil, sit my tea bag in a shot glass and allow the tea to steep for 5-10 minutes and then I throw it back.  I actually enjoy the taste of this tea, however, I find that I have better results when I have it in my concentrated form.  This tea can be used up to 30 days and may have you running to the restroom ^_~)

A good tea detox is just what you need to jump start your life and free yourself of the toxins.  Give it a try and let me know how you feel during the process, if you have done a detox share your experience down in the comments!  


Monday, May 05, 2014

Trend Alert: Bare is Beautiful

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Glamour UK
Designers and your favorite A-listers have decided that bare faced is beautiful. While we must admit that one of our guilty pleasures is watching Fashion Police to see which star was caught without makeup, this trend is certainly one that everyone will be trying. It is a step in the right direction to empower women young and old that beauty is within. Not to mention one of the few trends that will not damage your wallet. Fashion Week MUA's say the first trick is the perfect moisturizer for your skin. A spritz of spring water creates dewy not sweaty look. After that all you need is your favorite outfit and you are ready to take on whatever life throws your way. This has to be one of my favorite trends yet. Celebrities such as Cameron Diaz hope to make the bare faced look a way of life rather than just a trend. I am certainly going to be taking part in this trend (as if I already hadn't). Who doesn't want a few extra hours of sleep?

Sunday, May 04, 2014


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"Filling the Broken Spaces" Original Artwork by Stanisha Tucker
Release the urge to speak against your oppressors, for in the heat of defense they do not know your deepest feelings.  The truth that lies in your soul has not been revealed. You must allow silence to fill the spaces of anger and offense.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Hot New Beauty Product!

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I hoped and hoped for the day to come when I can tight-line my lash line, I can finally do it using Daliia's kohl eyeliner!  This eye liner feels like a chunky elementary school crayon and it goes on like butter so I was far from timid when it came down to tight-lining.  Check out this week's YouTube video on this product review after the jump!