- Miami, Florida, United States
- I enjoy the world of beauty and discoverying different ways of accentuating the female beauty through makeup, fashion, and fitness. To view the tutorials to achieve the different looks seen in the photos below checkout my page at: www.youtube.com/user/LeniGirly
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The cupuacu tree is native to the Amazon, most notably to the northern region of Brazil. The tree is similar to the cocoa tree and typically reaches an average height of 10 meters. Unlike cocoa, the cupuacu does not contain caffeine.
Cupuacu Butter, Theobroma grandiflorum, is pressed from the seeds. The butter is soft and creamy in consistency. Cupuacu butter is gaining attention for its remarkable water absorption, rich content of sterols, overall nutritive benefit and versatility for use in personal care products. It helps in stabilization of emulsions. Its level of water absorption is significantly higher than lanolin anhydrous.
Studies illustrate that Cupuacu Butter may offer the skin broad spectrum protection from damaging UV-A and UV-B rays. The high level of essential fatty acids and phytosterols within Cupuacu Butter gives it the ability to restore elasticity to the skin and treat skin conditions including eczema and dermatitis.
Cupuacu Butter is an effective ingredient for use in hair care products intended to add shine and replenish the moisture in hair.
Cupuacu Butter Properties: High in Essential Fatty Acids Rich in Sterols Highly Moisturizing and Emollient High Water Absorption Improves Skin Elasticity May Offer Sun Protection from UV-A and UV-B Rays Soft, Creamy Texture Helps to Stabilize Emulsions Mild Aroma Cupuacu Butter is a highly recommended ingredient in products for: Mature, Aging Skin Dry, Cracked Skin Dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis and Other Skin Conditions Dry, Brittle and Damaged Hair Lip Care Deodorants and Other Personal Hygiene Products
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Batana Oil is extracted from the nut of the American palm (Elaeis oleifera) and is a smooth brown solid/paste at room temperature. Batana Oil is mainly an emollient and skin conditioner which can be incorporated into various cosmetics or used by itself to encourage healthy skin and hair growth. It has high levels of oleic and linoleic acid and lower levels of palmitic acid and other saturated fatty acids. This composition imparts properties quite similar to Olive oil.
What is batana oil good for?
Batana oil is beneficial for people with white hair. It acts like a natural dye treatment turning white hair into a brownish color after several uses. It is also great for scars and for your skin.
Batana oil is also known for encouraging thick, shiny hair and it also repairs damaged hair.
Batana Oil comes from La Moskitia, Honduras. La Moskitia is on the northeast side of Honduras on what they call the Mosquito coast. It is a underdeveloped region of tropical rain-forest and is accessed primarily by air or by boat. The population in La Moskitia includes indigenous groups such as the Miskito, the Pech, Rama, Sumo and the Tawakha.
Moskitia Women are known for having beautiful dark, shiny, healthy hair. The people from La Moskitia are in the sun working for many hours, but yet they manage to have beautiful healthy shiny hair. They do not even wear hats to protect their hair from sun damage unlike people from other tribes who do wear hats to protect themselves. Their secret is Batana Oil. People in La Moskitia consider Batana oil to be a Miracle Oil.
The Miskito Indians are referred to as "Tawira" which means People of beautiful hair.
Each tree produces from 10 to 20 very large bunches of fruit each year, from which 2 to 4 liters of raw oil can be extracted. The fruit is boiled and then pounded to remove the orange outer shell. The nuts are washed, sun-dried and cracked using a stone to release the kernel. These are cooked over a fire until the oil is extracted. Finally the hot oil is poured into glass bottles where it cools into a thick paste.
It takes about eight thousand nuts to make 3.5 cups of batana oil.
Ojon products found at stores like Ulta sell batana products but they named it Ojon instead. The people who buy the Ojon products don't really know that they only contain a very small amount of the 100% pure batana oil. So the people who buy the Ojon products are paying a lot for other ingredients and getting a small amount of the good stuff.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Pink And Grey Floral Blazer - Pink And Grey M
Sku: F7-2/126372 Size: Medium
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Black And Royal Blue Long Sleeve Top - Black/Royal Blue M
Sku: G7-84/125574 Size: Medium
Brick Glossy Heels Sku: 15-1-74/125694
Gold Giraffe Charm Necklace – Gold
Yellow Top With Brown Wooden Beads
Sku: D3-7/125452 Size: Medium
Maroon Tie Back Top Sku: C4-1/124883
Black Enamel And Rhinestones Turtle Charm Necklace – Black
Brown Top With Brown Wooden Beads
Sunday, February 17, 2013
We went to one of my favorite restaurants which is Cheesecake Factory. I had the Thai Chicken Lettuce wrap and the Oreo cookie cheesecake which was delicious. I had an awesome V-day and I hope all of you did too!!! = )
The peanut butter sauce which is the one in the middle is to die for. It might not look that great because it’s all veggies, but believe me this dish is finger licking good.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Black skull top-A’Gaci
Black tight pants-Ross
Brown sparkly flats-Ross
Gold MK Watch-Nordstrom
I wore this simple outfit to go eat with my fiance at Monty’s. It was my first time going to this casual restaurant in Coconut Grove with the water view. The weather was perfect and so was the food. What an awesome day!
Below I included some photos of Monty’s Restaurant.