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How to Make the Perfect Green Smoothie!

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Green smoothies are all the rage right now! There’s no need to spend $7 on one at the local juice shops, just follow this simple recipe to customize your perfect green smoothie;

green smoothie

Step 1-select your greens (1 big handful)

•Kale                        •Collards

•Spinach                  • Swiss Chard

Step 2-select your fruits (1-2 cups fresh or frozen)

•Banana                 •Apple                            •Rasberries

•Melon                   •Strawberries                  •Mango

•Blackberries          •Blueberries                    •Peach

Step 3-Select your liquid (1.5 cups unsweetened)

•Almond milk       •Coconut milk

•Soy milk              •Coconut water (or plain water)

•Hemp milk          •Rice milk

Step 4-Supercharge it! (add as many as you like!)

•1-2tbsp Plant-based protein powder  •1tbsp Raw Cacao

•1tbsp Ground flaxseed                      •1tbsp Hemp seed

•1tbsp Chia seeds                                •1tbsp Bee pollen

•1tbsp Sesame seed                           •1tbsp Nut butter

•2tbsp Avacado                                •1tsp Maca powder

Step 5-Blend

Step 6-Enjoy!!

girls drinking coconuts

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Summer bodies are made in Winter!

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We all know that feeling of panic on that first warm day of spring. “There is no way I can put on a bikini looking like this! How fast can I lose 10lbs?!” Avoid that stress this year and get on top of your perfect beach body today!

looking at water

Exercise!

The truth is, there is no quick trick to get that Candice Swanepoel body. And she’s not doing that 30 day squat challenge either. Start a solid routine that gets your heart rate up for at least 45 minutes 3 times a week. Find something you love so it’s not a chore. Weightlifting is popular right now but don’t forget the good ol’ favorites like classes at the gym, swimming, and running. It really all comes down to consistency and time.

Nutrition!

I really hate the word “diet” because it implies a short-term plan. Eating healthy shouldn’t be something that only last until that weekend away. Working on changing your eating habits to include lean meats, high fiber vegetables, and good fats. If you fill up on these foods first you will eat less carbs and sugar. And when those nights out arrive you won’t feel guilty splurging.

paddle board

Tan!

Let’s face it, everyone looks better tan. There are so many great tanning products out there, there is no reason to damage your skin in a tanning bed or in the sun. My favorite is Loving Tan. The secret to a perfect fake tan is remembering to exfoliate before!

Wax!

Waxing will keep you hair free for up to four weeks. Perfect for those weekend getaways and spontaneous beach trips. To achieve the best results waxing, you need consistency! Eventually, you will have less and less hair!

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Get the best results waxing!

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Maybe you have been waxing for years or finally worked up the courage to go for the first time. Either way here is a few tips to get the most out of your waxing experience;

wax

Before

Grow your hair!-Usually a weeks worth is enough, you want it to be 1/4 inch in length. If you can stand it 3 weeks is even better! Then all three hair cycles will be pulled at once and you will have less regrowth and the next session will be a lot less painful.

Exfoliate!-Use an alula or body brush to remove excess dry skin and help pull up any ingrown hairs.

Reduce pain!-There are so many things you can do to help with pain. Take an ibuprofen. Don’t get waxed 3 days before or after your period. Your skin is most sensitive during this time. Avoid caffeine for 5 hours before getting waxed will greatly reduce sensitivity. Caffeine restricts the blood vessels so skin is not getting as much blood flow which increases sensitivity.

 

wax 2

After

Exfoliate!-Exfoliate using both chemically and with a body brush. This will remove excess skin and prevent hair from getting trapped under the skin.

Take it easy!-Avoid any heavy sweating activities, such as working out, for 24 hours. This will avoid bacteria getting into your recently opened pores.

Make your next appointment!-Each consecutive time you get waxed you will experience less pain and get better results. Pulling your hair from the root will damage the follicle resulting in thinner hair and eventually hair loss.

Always be beach ready!

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Community highlight: Brea Community Center

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Across the way from us and next to the Brea mall is the most amazing center. The Brea Community center has several useful resources available to the public.

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Fitness

A fitness membership is only $14.5o a month and word on the street is you can get it even lower at the Wellness Festival in September. Not only do they offer weights and cardio machines but a diverse class schedule that includes favorites like; yoga, cycle, and body pump.

Recreation classes

From toddler’s music classes to youth sports leagues to hypnosis classes, Brea Community center has it all! New sessions are available every season, so be sure to check out the catalog you get in the mail or the website.

KidWatch

Like many cities, Brea offers several self-improvement classes but something that sets them apart is they offer child care. With a cost of $2.50 an hour per child, there is no excuse not to attend these classes or miss a gym session.

Preschool

One reason the babysitting is so great it because they also offer an impressive Tiny Tots program. For ages 3-5, the program is designed to give children, three to five years of age, the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience life through organized recreational activities such as music and movement, manipulative skills, blocks, and art. Tiny Tots is a small beginning to preparing a child for school, as well as learn the social skills of communicating with parents, teachers, and other children.

Family Resource Center

If you or a family member ever finds themselves in need, the Brea Community center is the first place you should look. They have partnered with the community and government to offer a wide verity of services. Some of those services include counseling and support groups, veteran assistance, Medical and food stamps and English classes.

When you’re all done visiting the Community Center, be sure to come across the street and stop by California Wax Center. Ask about our Locals Only specials!

Always beach ready!

familly beach

 

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2016 is here!

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We are now almost one week into 2016! How are you doing with your resolutions?! The most common resolutions are

  • Working out
  • Eating bettercelebrate

Both will make you feel and look good but it is easier said then done. Here are a few tips to help you achieve you goals:

 

Set a plan!

Make a realistic timeline to stay on track.  Give yourself adequate time to complete each step and choose a date when you hope to reach your overall goal. If you haven’t started working on your goal, today is the day!

Share your goals!

Write your goals down and post them where you can see them everyday such as on your computer or refrigerator. Share your goals with family and friends for invaluable support and assistance. Confiding in them is a powerful motivator to keep you on track. Some may even join you in your efforts to keep your to your resolutions.

Reward yourself!

For each milestone your reach, plan something fun. Rather than using food or skipping a work out to celebrate, stay on track with new gym clothes, a massage, a vacation, girl’s night out, or a day off of work.

Keep a Journal!

This a great tool to track your progress and keep you motivated. It doesn’t have to be complicated, you can use a notebook or even notes on a calander. Don’t forget to take pictures too! Record what you did and how you feel. When your discouraged take a look back to see how far you’ve come or how great you felt after reaching a goal.

Take pride in your progress!

All your hardwork deserves to be shown off! Buy some new clothes, try a new haircut, or get a bikini wax. A bikini wax will make your new body look even better and keep you ready for all the adventures life throws your way.

Always beach ready!

bubblegum girls

 

Winter Fashion Faves

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News flash: Winter is no longer coming, it’s here! How is your wardrobe? Are you ready for the new season? Make sure your using your holiday gift cards on all the right pieces.

sequin top

Get your glow on!

It’s no secret that a staple of the first night of the new year is glitter. Lucky for all of us glam girls sequin and embellishments are a big trend for the whole season. A black dress with a bit of sparkle works for every month out of the year. Make it casual with a denim jacket and booties or dress it up with a metallic clutch and statement earrings!

winter white

White hot!

This season is all about the winter white look. The light, crisp color palette is such a delightful departure from the blacks and grays that normally rule winter. Try white jeans with light grey layers or add red bold lips to make a statement.

fur snood

Stay cozy and warm in your faux fur!

Faux fur is a fun trend this season and with all the great layering pieces it doesn’t have to break the bank. Try a faux fur snood with your favorite sweater or a faux fur vest will look chic over almost anything.

The Perfect Christmas Scarf For Under $35

Get covered!

With countless ways to wear them, what is better than a blanket scarf? They add texture and pattern. Style as a heavy scarf, drape it over your shoulders and belt it for a more fitted look or just wrap is around you and stay warm!

legs

 

Of course, our favorite must-have look all year round is a smooth body. Not only will look amazing but will feel clean and silky under all your winter layers. Don’t hassle with shaving make your appointment to get waxed today!

Always beach ready!