Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Fitspiration!

If you see me at the gym you will most likely find me in the weight traning area! I do a quick cardio warm up then I get right to the weights! I've toned up so much and have really been liking the results I'm seeing! I have shared this video on Facebook but I wanted to share it here in case anyone missed it. I modeled my workout after this on Monday with the weights dumbed down a bit. It's difficult as any good workout is, but I think the results will be well worth it! Check it out:








Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quick Tip: Reuse Bread Tabs!

Ever need to unplug a cord on your power strip but have no idea whats's plugged into what??

Try this:


Problem Solved! :-)


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Book Series Recommendations?



I mentioned earlier this week that I was reading 50 Shades of Grey. Well, I have finished it and I'm on to book two! I had dinner with a friend last night and I was helping her think of other book series that she should read.We both agreed that we prefer series because if we finish one book and we want more...there's more! So, my question for all of you is...Besides the obvious Twilight, Hunger Games and 50 Shades of Grey series, what other series of books are you loving??




Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Beauty Tip Tuesday: DIY Sea Salt Spray



Ok, let's be real...I'd much rather actually be at the beach. BUT I don't think that will happen this summer so I'm gonna have to bring the beach to me...or to my hair. Here's an easy way to get beachy hair without stepping foot on the beach!

What you'll need to create your textured, beach waves:

-A clean spray bottle that holds at least 8 fl. oz. to 10 fl. oz.

-8 fl. oz. of water. 

-Sea salt. Use 1 tsp for each 8 fl oz of water.

-Coconut scented conditioner for the "beachy" scent but it also helps counteract the drying that the salt will do. I used 1/2 a tsp - feel free to use more if your hair tends to be a bit more dry.

-Just a dab of hair gel.

Mix all of your "ingredients" together and you're done!











Monday, June 25, 2012

Who is Christian Grey in your mind?!


The Wild 104 family knows that by now you have either read or heard of the book, Fifty Shades of Grey. We have to expect that a movie will come of this book that has captured the attention of millions! If you have read the book, I'm sure you have fallen in love with the dreamy millionaire, Christian Grey. Which actor do you picture playing Christian Grey in a movie? Go to wild104fm.com to take our poll!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Fitspiration: How bad do you want it?!

I want to share a very special quote with you today from ET the Hip Hop Preacher...


I'm not going to say too much about this because I think it is very self explanatory. What I will say is... while getting frustrated with your fitness goals you should keep this in mind. If you are just going through the motions and not giving it all you've got...maybe you don't want it all that bad. But if you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, you will put 110% into EVERYTHING you do!

If you really want to be motivated I highly reccommend downloading The Blueprint 2 Success Volume 1 here! I've only had this free mixtape for a week and it already has lit a fire under me!

Also check out his YouTube page for even more inspiration!


Enjoy your weekend!





Thursday, June 21, 2012

Top 3 Thursday: Summer Makeup Favorites!

Happy Friday Eve! It's another Top 3 Thursday so I want to share with you 3 of my favorite products that I'm loving for the summer!


1. Benefit's High Beam Luminizer


I'm in love with this product! It's such a pretty, pearly, pink color! I use this on my cheek bones and brow bone for a highlighter. I think the nail polish looking packaging is so cute. This product is perfect for the summer because it's light weight and gives you a healthy looking summer glow!



2. Too Faced Beauty Balm


This is another light weight product which is perfect for the summer heat! I love this product because it doesn't make you look "cakey" and no one wants that in the summer or any other season! Be warned though that this does not give as much coverage as a regular foundation because this is a beauty balm.  It has a bit of shimmer to it and I'm all about healthy glowing skin this summer so this beauty balm works great!


3. Urban Decay's Naked Eye Pallette

This is my go-to eye pallette! It has a lot of neutral shades which I love. You can create both natural and dramatic looks with this pallette. It's perfect for transitioning from a day to night look!

What are your Summer Makeup Favorites? Leave them in the comments below!




Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Justin Bieber, Believe: Album Review!





Ahh! The wait is finally over! Yesterday, Justin Bieber released his album Believe! I am in loooove...with the album, not with him lol. He collaborates with Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Ludacris and Drake. There's a little bit of dub step, hip hop, r&b and pop all mixed into this album! Even though he has a more mature sound, parents don't need to worry! His lyrics are still directed towards the PG-13 crowd.

He has plenty of lovey dovey songs and one song in particular which is NOT so lovey dovey. Im referring to his song "Maria" which is a direct shot at Mariah Yeater, the woman who falsely accused him of fathering her child. He calls this song his "Billie Jean". Although I wish he didn't give Yeater this kind of attention since she does not deserve the spotlight, I admire his courage to release a song that is much more controversial than anything he's done in the past.

But like I said, I really love this album. I have it on repeat all day! What are my favorite tracks you ask?
  • Die In Your Arms
  • As Long As You Love Me
  • Right Here
I know there are Beliebers out there who are probably even more excited than I am about this album! What are your favorite songs from Believe? Leave them in the comments below :-)





Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Beauty Tip Tuesday: Louboutin Inspired Nails!

 

Hey Hey!! I'm super excited about this nail design. You can do this look with any colors that you'd like but I was excited to make my nails looks like little Louboutin shoes!

 

This is very easy to do but it's a bit messy! Turn your hand over and paint the insides of your nails red first. Do not layer on too heavily or you will end up with little messy puddles under your nails! Next, paint the tops of your nails as you usually would with the black polish and finish with a clear top coat.

 

You can clean any mistakes under your nails by dipping a q-tip in polish remover. I also found it helpful to peel the excess polish off while running my hands under warm water once my nails were dry.


I hope you enjoy this nail design! Check back every Tuesday for new beauty tips!





Monday, June 18, 2012

My Weekend in Photos: Shop til you drop!

I hope you all enjoyed our beautiful weather this weekend! I've been super sick but couldn't resist a Syracuse shopping trip! We took my 8 month old cousin for her first Girls Day Out!


It's been a long day for little Melaina!



Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Fitspiration!

Happy Friday!

Here's a little something to keep you going as you work toward your goals!












Have a great weekend!




Thursday, June 14, 2012

Top 3 Thursday!


Happy Friday Eve! Today I want to share with you my 3 TV obsessions at the moment!


1. Pretty Little Liars: My absolute favorite show!


2. Greek: Found this gem on Netflix! Can't believe I never watched this show before! I'm so addicted!


3. Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne: This is a new reality series. But it would make my life easier if these episodes were available On Demand or Hulu or something!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mid-week Motivation: Waking up early!



Last week I discussed why be an early bird might not be so bad! This week I promised to share some tips on waking up early.

1. Just say "no" to the snooze button! The snooze button is not your friend! Put your phone or your alarm across the room. This way you have to get up to hit that little button. Besides, if you're already up then why not stay up?!


2. Open the curtains! A pitch black room makes it much too easy to stay asleep. Let the sun in and get a bright start to your day!


3. Wake up at the same time everyday but go to bed when your tired. Just listen to your body.


4. Have a purpose in the morning. For example, don't shower at night. Instead, shower in the morning. This way you know there is something that you HAVE to do. If you know you can roll out of bed and head to work or school then that's exactly what you will do...at the very last minute.

These are just a few things that I have been trying. What are your tricks for waking up early?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Beauty Tip Tuesday: DIY Lip Color

Happy Tuesday! It's my favorite time of the week, Beauty Tip Tuesday! If you're anything like me, you probably have some lipsticks that you don't use anymore. Don't let them go to waste! Today I will show you how to make your own lip color. Let's get started...


You will need:

  • Metal Spoon
  • Small Jar (empty lip balm container works well)
  • Lipstick (multiple shades)
  • Tooth pic
  • Stove/candle
Directions:
  1. Cut a small amount off of the tip of your lipsticks and place in spoon
  2. VERY carefully begin heating the spoon over the stove or candle
  3. You may want to wear an ovenmit in case the spoon handle gets too hot
  4. Once the colors have melted, bring away from heat and mix with toothpick
  5. Do the previous step quite quickly before lip color hardens.
  6. Poor your new lip color into your jar
  7. Enjoy!
I chose 2 colors that I never wear because one of them is very dark and matte. This color would go onto my lips very roughly. The other is a little too light but has a nice smooth, shimmery finish. Once I mixed them together I got the perfect, creamy shade with a nice hint of shimmer!



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Monday, June 11, 2012

WWE SmackDown World Tour!!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend!


Last night I went to WWE SmackDown World Tour at the arena. It was such a great show! I never thought that I would be entertained by wrestling but I was! Here are some photos from the show!


That's me outside of the arena. I was getting a sneak peak of the wrestlers as they arrived!


Dedicated fans!


Any CM Punk fans out there?!

My boyfriend with Tyson Kidd!

 The Great Khali is HUUUGGEEE!!

Ryback

 Ryback and Johnny Curtis

 The Uso's, Titus O'Neil and Darren Young



Alicia Fox and Natalya

Kane



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Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Fitspiration: Keep Going!

My cousin texted me the other day and told me she was losing her motivation to work out. She has come so far and has made GREAT progress! I'm so proud of what she has accomplished. I told her I've been there and have felt unmotivated too. So, when we feel like quitting we need to remember all the reasons why we started and how far we have come!





Keep Going! :-)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Thursday Three!

Introducing The Thursday Three and probably the most random of all my posts! On Thursday's I will give you a little insight on some of my favorite things or a list of my top three "somethings"! I hope you will share your list on that day's topic as well in the comments below!


Today I will share:


My three must-haves for the gym!


  1. iPod! I will go insane doing cardio without it!
  2. Water bottle. There's a water fountain at the gym but what little water comes out of it is usually warm! Gross!
  3. Gloves. I dont want my hands getting all rough and cut up from the weights!
What are your three must-haves for the gym?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Mid-week Motivation: Be an Early Bird!

I remember the days when I used to be a morning person. I would brag that I wake up as soon as my alarm goes off and never hit the snooze button. Let's just say that those days are long gone and my snooze button gets hit at least 3 times...on a good day. I hate not having time to really get ready and spend time on my appearance. I also hate that I can't enjoy a decent breakfast before I start my day. Being an early bird may seem painful but there are really so many benefits! Let's take a look at some of the benefits of being an early bird:

1. You'll have time to be more productive.  Get things done such as blogging, responding to emails, reading and minor cleaning.


2. Exercise. I love getting my workout out of the way in the morning. Even if you do end up exercising after work, a walk around the neighborhood or a 20 minute Zumba DVD would be  a great extra workout AND it'll get your blood flowing!


3. If you're a parent, enjoy some quiet time!


4. Eat a good breakfast! After all, it is the most important meal of the day! I have this dream of sitting at the table eating breakfast, sipping coffee or tea, and reading before work. This has never happened, ever.


5. Get to work early! You'll be surprised how much you can accomplish before your co-workers come in!


Check back next week for tips on waking up early!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Beauty Tip Tuesday: Shiny Hair from the Kitchen?!




Ok, this is going to sound very strange and you might say "Kiesha, are you nuts?!" but this works! If your hair is a little on the dry side and you're looking to add some shine, go to your kitchen and grab some...olive oil...

  • Add a dime size amount of olive oil to your styling cream. 
  • This works best on wet hair.
  • Scrunch and work cream into hair.
  • When your hair is dry it will have a nice healthy shine!


Don't worry about smelling like food. The scent of your styling cream will overpower the olive oil!



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