OUCH, Nail Biting Hurts! 10 Steps to Rid that Awful Nail Biting Habit NOW! In the habit of biting your nails? Rid it now with these ten easy steps.

  1. Commit to Change.The first step might not seem like a step at all, but it will actually be the hardest one to do. Make sure to tell yourself that this habit WILL stop, and be ready to stop. Of course, support from family and friends can be a huge boost forward, so don’t feel shy to tell your friends, coworkers, or significant other and ask them that this is a goal you want to keep.  Don’t be afraid of committing to this goal — you’ll feel terrific when you can show off your long and lovely nails!
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Want to prove just how serious you are? Try signing up for a FREE account with Stickk.com or (excuse our language) Gofuckingdoit.com: These sites allow you alone (if you can be honest), or you and a friend to wager a certain amount of money toward your goal. If you can’t stop the habit of nibbling your precious nails, the money can either go directly to your friend or it can be donated to charity instead. You don’t have to have a friend to do this, although it always helps when it comes time to tell the sites whether or not you really held true to your goal.
  1. Simply Stop.Breaking a habit – especially a long-term habit – can be difficult. What is more difficult is when you punish yourself after you make a quick slip up. If you catch yourself biting your nails, don’t throw in the towel and reprimand yourself. Instead simply stop biting them and move forward with your day.
  2. Identify. Identifying why and what causes you to bite your nails is one of the most important factors of breaking this bad habit. It’s easy to begin mindlessly biting your nails, especially as they are with you no matter where you go! Maybe you bite your nails due to anxiety or boredom: make sure to pay attention to what triggers you, so if the event reoccurs you can begin associating it with not biting your nails, or perhaps a healthier habit instead (such as putting lotion on or cleaning up around the office or house).
  3. Practice Mindfulness. While it may seem hokey, being mindful (meaning simply being aware and in the moment) of what you are doing on a conscious level can help from escaping into unconscious habits. Not only can mindfulness help break this frustrating habit, but also it can likely help you in achieving many other future or present goals.
  4. Create a Good Habit. Think about it this way: if you are going to get rid of the bad, why not create some good? You don’t get rid of a closet of clothing that no longer fits to not replace it with something better, so even if your habits may not be material, the gains often appear to us as such. Treat yourself to a new habit that can help further improve your life. Take up a new hobby or enter counseling. Yoga, meditation, dance, art, learning a musical instrument, and cooking are all powerful examples of new hobbies that can give you something to do when you get bored or stressed, but open up new and wonderful life avenues. Small techniques that can be done anywhere such as practicing mindful breathing, sucking in your stomach, improving your posture or stance, or learning a language using apps on your tablet or phone can be done most anywhere and can help to make you healthier, more attractive physically and more interesting conversationally.
  5. At-home Manicures.When you have beautiful nails that took you a couple of hours to design, you won’t want to ruin all the hard work, will you? Of course not, and of course, you can find all the supplies you need for beautiful and unique at-home manicures on a budget at www.Holabeauty.com/nails/
  6. Experiment!Take the negative attention you usually give your nails, and turn it into something positive. Instead of biting, you can even go beyond simply painting your nails. Experiment with new kinds of polish such as gel and acrylic; color changing polishes, and nail decals and stickers. Look for inspiration on the web for beautiful nail art designs you’d like to try out yourself. Don’t bite, but don’t ignore your nails completely. Find some beautiful rings to run your fingers around, try new lotions and homemade hand masks.
  7. Apologize.It may seem odd, but apologize to your nails and hands for repeatedly damaging them instead of allowing them to grow and become strong. Ever had a stuffed animal you couldn’t part from after you named it, or a sentimental item that you kept for the memories rather than the item itself? Name your hands or nails. You can gift each of your nails an individual name or make them an extension of your hands, but by creating individual awareness for your nails you create the same effect within yourself as with the stuffed animal or sentimental objects. Increase your awareness of your nails as having their own lifespans and make it one of your goals to let them thrive and to make up for past treatment of them!
  8. Be Patient. Patience is key when it comes to changing long-term habits, especially with something like nails as they are life companions that travel everywhere with you (is this helping to build on Step 8?). There are many times you have probably been patient with others, so be patient with yourself too! Don’t beat yourself up if you make a mistake, mistakes only happen when you are making changes for the better. And always keep in mind that your new, beautiful nails will start to grow in within a couple of weeks.  Mark your calendar for each day that you have succeeded in not biting your nails, and see how much closer you are to having your beautiful long nails soon!
  9. Imagine. Before bed, when you are in the shower, or simply when you are thinking of your progress with your nails, take some time to just relax and daydream, keeping your nails in mind. How will you keep your nails once you break your habit? Will you keep them clean and trim, or will you paint and grow them out? Maybe you will use Swarovski crystals to reflect the colors of light and catch light at night. Allow yourself to fantasize about anything, but keep in mind your nails. Imagine shaking hands with The President. Imagine your significant other or crush kneeling on one knee and placing a ring on your finger. Heck, imagine seeing an ex-classmate, partner, or friend or having your photos taken for the world to see! How do you want your nails to look during these moments (some of them life events!) of your life? Crazy great, of course!

WEIRD, AMAZING AND STRANGE HAIR: Odd Facts About Your Hair!

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  1. Did you know that a single strand of hair can stay on your head for up to seven years!
  2. When a strand of your hair falls out, a new one will begin to grow and take its place – this process happens up to twenty times in a lifetime.
  3. The only tissue in your body that grows faster than your hair is bone marrow.
  4. If you ever wondered why we have hair primarily on our heads, here is your answer: our head is one of the few places on our body where we have no fat layer to protect us from the cold, so the hair helps to keep us warm during winter and cold months of the year.
  5. If a man never shaves his beard, it can grow up to 35 feet in a lifetime.
  6. The first people who started to cosmetically remove unwanted hairs were the Egyptians.
  7. The average woman spends 3 hours per week washing, blow drying, and styling her hair.
  8. Experiencing hair loss? Don’t worry, losing 25 to even 150 hairs per day is normal, but if you are experiencing unusual hair loss, you could be experiencing an iron deficiency!
  9. Humans are born with all of their hair follicles (blondes having the most!), so there is no possible way to increase the amount of hair follicles you have.
  10. Wonder why hair goes grey? Resulting usually from age or stress, the hair bulb slows melanin production – a result of the pigment cells in the hair follicles not working properly.
  11. Hair color is produced in the hair shaft beneath the skin; therefore it takes 13 days to see grey or white hairs after they are produced.
  12. A single strand of hair can support up to 6.5 pounds (2.9kg) of weight.
  13. As you age, the length of the growing phase of hair shortens, meaning as you get older it becomes harder to grow your locks as long as when you are young.
  14. Although you can’t change the number of hair follicles you have, when you are born the number is roughly 1,000 hair follicles per square centimeter, and the number decreases with age.
  15. The middle layer of hair, made of long proteins twisted together, is called the cortex, while the outer layer is called the cuticle – its purpose to protect the cortex. The innermost layer of hair is called the medulla, and while the purpose of the medulla has yet to be determined, fine hair usually don’t not contain one.
  16. Keratin is made up mainly from an amino acid called ‘cysteine’. The cysteine in keratin is what gives your hair its shape!
  17. African hair is the slowest growing and most fragile hair, with Asian hair being the fastest growing with the best elasticity.
  18. Did you know the word ‘shampoo’ comes from the Hindi word for “to knead”, ‘champna’?
  19. You’ve probably heard of pregnant women having a glow and luster to their hair, nails, and skin, but did you know that after giving birth it is common for a woman to lose a lot of hair due to her hormones regulating back to pre-pregnancy levels?
  20. Want to grow you hair to your waist? What about your shoulders? Well, it takes an average of 7 years to grow hair to your waist, and an average of 3 years for hair to reach your shoulders: A great reason to think long and hard before cutting your hair off!

RELAXATION AND BEAUTY HEALTH FOR YOUNGER SKIN: Hola Beauty’s Six Simple Tips

Has it been one of those weeks? Lots of stress, work is overloaded, your sister started a fight over something you thought was simple, and your boyfriend is in a bad mood.

Are you thinking about that big chocolate bar, or going for ice cream? Tired and worn out and sleeping too much?

One thing about beauty, beauty loves a relaxed body! We at Hola Beauty know how difficult it is to get that relaxation time. It’s never easy to find. The key is to schedule it in.

Relaxation sounds like it should just come naturally but often it does not. We live in a hectic world with too many things to do, too many people demanding our attention, and too many responsibilities. What’s a person to do to get a little rest?

As corny as it sounds, relaxation must be “worked at” – it doesn’t just happen. That’s why scheduling in time to relax is very important for your beauty regimen.

There are simple things you can do that are free or cheap, and that work. Try to fit in a half an hour a day of getting away by yourself, taking quiet time, and time to think without distractions. Don’t expect to become a yogi overnight, or an expert at relaxing. Baby steps first, lovelies, because we really do know how difficult it can be to fit in relaxation time.

Remember, a relaxed body translates into relaxed facial lines and smoother skin. Your furrowed brow will relax, the tension around your eyes will begin to smooth, and your mood will start to elevate.  For just 30 short minutes a day, you will give your over-stressed body a chance to feel relaxation and your muscles and body will cooperate to create a more beautiful you.

Here are a few suggestions – things that the Hola Beauty team actually use!

  1. Take a short walk– 15-30 minutes will not only give your entire body exercise, but that exercise will help to relax your muscles. Relaxing your muscles throughout your body, also includes the muscles in your face where stress tends to show itself. Use ear buds and listen to your favorite music, and distract yourself by looking at scenery nearby.  Keep those feet moving and walk in rhythm to your own pace or to music you’re listening to. Do this once a day (if you can’t get it in once a day, make it a habit to do at least 3 days of walking).

If you live near a coast, like here in California, you can take in views of surfers. They can be pretty good on the eyes, too! It’s relaxing to breathe in the ocean air, and watching these hunks on the water can be a good distraction! Bring a snack and sit nearby while gazing at the ocean and listen to the sound of the surf. Listening to the waves in person is better than listening to a CD or playlist of ocean sounds. After 30 minutes, you may decide to stay another 30! Now go walk!

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  1. Browse in a bookstore.You don’t have to buy a book, just browse through them. You’ll be surprised how quickly time passes.  Bookstores are great to just hang out in – people are generally quiet and often they’re doing the same thing as you: they’ve found a quiet spot where they can relax and just indulge in all the books around them.
  2. Walk in the woods!Many places have woods that are accessible nearby. You might have to drive a little way to get to the hiking trail, but being in the middle of the woods is surely one of the most healing and peaceful ways to enhance your beauty health.

In the woods there are wonderful smells of blooms, or depending on where you live, various trees that have soothing scents. You’ll find wild flowers, and pretty rocks, and even pieces of wood that have unusual and attractive shapes. You can start a collection of interesting pieces of bark, oddly shaped and colored rocks, and bring home a small bouquet of lovely wildflowers. Hiking trails in a wooded area are often so peaceful that you can immediately feel your stress level reducing.  Another great side effect is that you’re also getting exercise that keeps your blood flowing, helps to increase your muscle strength, and it’ll keep you in shape for that upcoming date!

California Redwood Parks

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  1. If you have a deck or a quiet space in your home, a hot cup of tea is truly relaxing.  If you’re a coffee drinker, then get a great blend that you can drink to treat yourself.  Find a nice chair near a window, hunker down with a good book or just use that time to space out and totally relax. That’s what relaxation is all about – setting aside your thoughts and just focusing on what’s there at the moment – in this case, your hot cup of Earl Grey Tea or that cup of delicious coffee. Having a special tea cup and saucer, or your own coffee mug that you love makes that quiet moment all the more relaxing.
  2. Spring and Summer are on their way and along with it, lots of flowers to see and pick.  If you have a local arboretum, that’s a great place to spend a few hours exploring all the flowers and plants there.  Arboretums are often quiet and special places in which to relax. There’s a saying, “Stop and smell the roses,” but we say “Stop and smell any pretty flower!” Flowers are nature’s way of saying, “Hey, there are beautiful parts to life – come and gaze upon my beauty!” (At least that’s what we thought we heard the flowers saying!) We all know that flowers are a special gift because they are both beautiful and fragrant.  Treat yourself to some pretty flowers while out walking in your getting away from it mode.  Flowers automatically impart a feeling of love and relaxation. Walking through a nearby field with all those gorgeous wild flowers will give you a feeling of peace and relaxation.  Let Zen guide you to peace!

Lotus Flowers at Shinobazu Pond, Ueno Park, Tokyo, Japan

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  1. As your day is flowing into night, be sure to take the time to catch a sunset.You can see a gorgeous sunset from many places throughout your neighborhood.  Maybe your deck is a great place to see the sunset, or a quick walk down a street where you know the view is good. If you’re closer to the country, then you hit the jackpot and there will be lots of places to view your sunset. You’ll find your body soothing while watching the sun set and the sky change into various hues of blue, yellow, pink and gold.  It’s nature’s way of getting you ready to rest for the night.  And you’ll sleep soundly after your day of walking, hiking, smelling the roses, and watching a gorgeous sunset!

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There are many simple ways to relax your mind and body. Remember, a relaxed body enhances a beautiful body. Don’t forget this crucial part about beauty health: relaxation!

You can do it! Just set the time aside, get started and make it a habit. Soon you will feel and look so good, that you’ll want to get out there every day to relax! Remember, beauty health takes time, and it can seem like sooo much work to have to relax, watch the ocean, walk in the fields or woods, or smelling the roses — but, hey, isn’t that all worth the price of Beauty Health!?!  Wink, wink — we know it’s actually fun to gain beauty health this way – so make your life fun and relaxing!  Hola to your Beauty!

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Hola Beauty Blog’s simple beauty treatments through relaxation! Hiking the woods, walks on the beach, smelling flowers, and watching sunsets in California!

Psychics and Beauty – A Psychic Shows You How to Use Your Intuition for Fashion Beauty

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Fashion is more than clothing, makeup and accessories. Fashion is how you intuitively feel you want to look. Listen to your instincts!

Sharon Tenney, a psychic in Santa Cruz, California, provides some tips for following your instincts. After all, fashion is all about how you feel, and feeling is everything!

“Everyone has psychic insights”Sharon Tenney, Psychic Medium

“Everyone has psychic insights,” she explains. “Sometimes we may feel uncomfortable following our inner voice, yet that may be the very thing we should do. Psychic intuition applies to all aspects of our lives — including something that people would think isn’t intuitive, such as fashion. Fashion is a very highly intuitive and psychic instinct. It’s that voice inside of you who says, ‘THAT’S the necklace that goes with my new dress. I just KNOW it is!’ It’s a feeling of “knowing.” That is what a psychic sense is, a sense of knowing what you feel is right!

People don’t often listen to their inner sixth sense, and that is a sense that is shouting out to you: “Buy this!!” You might think it’s all in your head, but actually, it’s all in your psyche, the part of your brain that engages intuition. You intuition grabs you by your mind, your gut and makes you want to turn right, when you think you should go left.

As you become more used to listening to your sixth sense, your inner psychic, you’ll become more aware of how your fashion sense is part of your sixth sense. Let it lead you onto your personal fashion path.

Sharon tells the experience she had while shopping on the island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean. She was browsing in a little store on top of a hillside overlooking the sea. No one else was in the store and the owner was in the back at the time, so Sharon was by herself. It was as she walked quietly through the store that she felt an immense pull. Literally, she felt as if some magnetic force was drawing her to the mannequin in front of her. Because of her developed psychic sense, but also being very logical, she tried to figure out what was happening. She looked around and no one was there. The shop was empty, but there were glass cases with jewelry and other items in them. However, it was the mannequin that drew her closer.

“I kept feeling this pulling sensation, and then suddenly someone I did not notice bumped into me.”Sharon Tenney, Psychic Medium

She walked around the shop a bit more, strolled past the female mannequin standing on a three-foot high pedestal, and again she felt a strong magnetic pull. “I had no idea what it was,” explained Sharon. “I kept feeling this pulling sensation, and then suddenly someone I did not notice bumped into me. I felt it was very rude that they did not even say ‘I’m sorry!’ I looked around for that rude person, and saw no one. The shop was still empty. I didn’t know what to think at the time, as I was just shopping.”

Because she was on vacation, she wasn’t thinking about psychic encounters. She looked around, and then suddenly she noticed the mannequin standing on the pedestal in front of her. As she drew closer she realized that the “pulling” sensation was coming from that mannequin! How could this be? And then…she noticed closely what the mannequin was wearing and realized what the pulling was.

No person had bumped into her. The mannequin woman was draped with hundreds of necklaces, earrings and bracelets all made with crystals! Her body, from head to toe, was literally covered with jewelry of every shape and size and they all contained crystals! Her clothing was made of crystals! That was when it literally hit Sharon: it was the force of the crystals which had reached out, embraced her and actually knocked into her body! Or more accurately, Sharon had knocked into the force field emanating from the mannequin! Check out her story on her blog: 

https://psychicmediumsharontenney.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/crystal-energy-fields-and-psychic-sensitivity/?preview=true&preview_id=72&preview_nonce=3df251ab96&post_format=standard

You might wonder how in the world a bunch of quartz crystal jewelry could create such a strong forceful pull. There IS a logical explanation. You’ve probably seen on your watches “quartz” on it meaning that a quartz crystal is used to make your watch work. Yes, a crystal! These are very powerful pieces of “rock,” that actually help your watch keep accurate time! Check out the link below to find out how quartz watches work!

Although we don’t often consciously think about our own intuition or psychic sides of ourselves, they are there. You know how it is when you have a gut feeling that tells you something is safe or not safe; or how someone just attracts you in a way that feels other-worldly; or you feel compelled to travel to a certain city or are drawn to a certain school or place. Some of that is your own inner guidance leading you.

Learning to listen to that guidance, that intuition, that Sixth Sense can take a little time, but as you practice, keep a mental note of when things have turned out the way your gut feelings were telling you, then you will become more confident that you are following the right path for you.

The same for your fashion sense. I remember someone who quite a few years ago started to wear a different sock on each foot. How silly I thought that was. Yet, now it is a trend! She was far ahead of others, but it was her own fashion sense, her own instinct that said, “I like this and I think it’s cool!”

Listen to your Fashion Sense speaking to you. You’ll hear her voice as you browse through a crowded store and are immediately drawn to that platinum grey top with bright red beading. You know it’s not “the style” right now, but your gut is so telling you, “This is terrific, I love it, and I’m going to wear it!” Throwing fashion rules out the window, you grab that top and whenever you wear it, you get loads of compliments. Later, you notice that this kind of bright beading on platinum is suddenly in vogue! You can smile inside and know that you were way ahead of the fashion trends! Your inner voice just “knew” what would be popular and you were one of the first to start the trend!

Even if you’re not into psychics, or anything of that sort, recognize that there is still an instinctual inner voice that speaks to you. Listen to it more often. Fashion really is about instinct and feelings — feelings that say “This is very hip and cool!” and then let yourself be one of the trend setters.

Sometimes you just have to let your intuition be your guide! Let the Hola Beauty Team know about how your your psychic sense guided you into creating, wearing or designing a new fashion trend. We’ll even post your photo! Listening to your intuition can be like having your own fashion guru!! Here’s to being fashionably psychic!

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Check Sharon’s psychic medium blog for lots of other examples of psychic adventures!

https://psychicmediumsharontenney.wordpress.com/titles-by-topic/

Read more about how quartz crystals operate watches!

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/clocks-watches/quartz-watch2.htm

Learn about St. Maarten!

http://www.vacationstmaarten.com/#/

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Psychic ability and intuition leads fashion trends. Find how Sharon Tenney, psychic, shows how your psychic instincts can create stylish fashion!

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