Strong Bones, Strong Women: 9 Essentials...

....that Milk provides for women and our families.
  • Calcium: builds strong bones and teeth; reduces the risk of stress fractures and osteoporosis. Plays a role in promoting normal blood pressure.
  • Vitamin D: "sunshine vitamin" help support a healthy heart, normal blood pressure, healthy aging and help regulate the immune system.
  • Phosphours: works with calcium and vitamin D to help keep bones strong.
  • Ribovalin: helps convert food into energy. Plays a vital role in the development of the nervous system.
  • Protein: helps build and maintain lean muscle; the high quality protein in milk contains all of the essential amino acids (the building blocks for protein).
  • Vitamin B-12: helps maintain the central nervous system.
  • Potassium: helps regulate the balance of fluids in your body, maintains normal blood pressure.
  • Vitamin A: supports good vision, healthy skin and maintains integrity of immune system.
  • Niacin: helps enyzmes function in the body.
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Inspiration: Closer by Goapele

Sometimes it seems like things aren't going to change or get any better...Just exactly how I'm feeling today, big DREAMS, but the reality of the current cirumcumstanes, makes things seem as if they will never be accomplished...Then, I was reminded by the music artist Goapele...Listen to the sweet words of honey for your soul.

Closer- Goapele (Costik Video Edit) from Costik on Vimeo.

Date Rape Detecting Lipgloss

When beauty and safety join forces, they create a BRILLANT idea.
Being glamorous, safe and having a good time all-in-1.

After Tracy Whittaker was warned by a waitress that the drink a handsome stranger bought her might be spiked, Whittaker took action. She started 2 Love My Lips, a line of minty-fresh, lip-plumping glosses with built-in test strips that detect date-rape drugs in drinks. The final design, two years in the making, received wide attention when it launched a few months ago in Whittaker's native U.K.

The mission of 2lovemylips to help bring attention to the growing problem of drink spiking, an issue that is affecting night life hot spots world wide. The lip gloss can help women everywhere feel their best while the test strip offers a line of defence against drink spikers.

It's Your Time. Let's get healthy Queens!

Queens, its time to think about ourselves and get healthy! I know often times we put our health on hold for other things and other people, but during the month of May, regaining and taking control of our health is a MUST! Join me, along with other beautiful Queens to celebrate women's health awareness.

National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. With the theme “It’s Your Time,” the nationwide initiative encourages women to take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life. Important steps include:

  • Getting at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both each week
  • Eating a nutritious diet
  • Visiting a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings
  • Avoiding risky behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt
  • Paying attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress

Passport Stamped for Hong Kong

Opi's Spring and Summer 2010 Collection
Jade is the New Black is my favorite color. (1st row, 2nd polish)

Or, consider wearing Shrek too...! 
Shrek Forever After
Theaters May 21st