Sunday, May 4, 2014

How To Get Rid Of Cellulite

One of the number one fitness tips people ask me for is 'How To Get Rid Of Cellulite?". One of the reasons why cellulite is so frustrating for many is because:
1. Cellulite doesn't respond to crash dieting (STOP CRASH DIETING!)
2. It happens to EVERYONE, male/female, thin/thick.
3. Cellulite seems impossible to get rid of!

What is cellulite and how do we get it?
According to cellulite forms from toxic accumulation (junk food, smoking etc), enlarged fat cells (continual excessive caloric intake), poor circulation (lack of movement/exercise), fibrosis of connecting tissue and water retention (not drinking enough water, too much sodium).

It would make sense then that the cure to cellulite is clean eating, exercise, dry skin brushing and adequate water intake. All four, when combined should help to alleviate your cellulite!

A few years back, the Huffington Post did an experiment where they tested 12 popular 'home-remedies' for cellulite. After having different women apply 12 different remedies for at least 30 days, there was one clear winner, Dry Brushing with Coconut Oil! The coconut oil helps to protect the skin while the dry brushing helps to break down and circulate the harmful toxins. The before and after photo at the top is the direct result of dry brushing on cellulite!

No, that gorgeous butt is not mine, unfortunately I couldn't find who the butt belonged to. Maybe we should put out a cyber search party and tag line the photo with "Is this your bum!?".

What Kind of dry brush?: You want to choose a natural bristle brush, the one I bought was $9 on Amazon and came with a handle. 
How to dry brush?: Using long, upward strokes, start brushing your skin at your feet and work up your legs one at a time. Then move up your mid-section (front and back) and across your chest. Finish by brushing up your arms toward your armpits.
How Often?: Everyday before you shower, concentrate on problem areas. 

Combine daily dry brushing with a healthy eating regimen, exercise and your daily recommended water intake and you should see a huge improvement within 30 days!

Best Of Luck!


Monday, May 27, 2013


My Mission:

Growing up as a huge tom boy, I went through some pretty awkward and embarrassing moments in regards to beauty, health and relationships.

I'll always remember burning my nose with toothpaste trying to get rid of a pimple and walking around with a black scab about 2 inches wide for over a month when I first started High School. Since it was a new school, everyone thought it was a birthmark and never asked me about it, until it mysteriously disappeared...

Or the constant battles with my big, puffy, frizzy hair.

If it exists, I've probably done it to my hair... the weird hairstyles I used to concoct, the pounds of creams, waxes and conditioners and the awkward moments of having someone grab my hair and it being solid as a rock.

Point is, through my experiences, I've learned a lot, what doesn't work but most importantly, what does!

I'm also a nerd when it comes to cosmetic science and love to read up on the latest innovations and research. Applying what science has found to be most effective, some common sense and practicality is my ultimate goal when it comes to beauty, health and life in general.

It is my greatest wish that I keep you from those awkward moments. In theory, I'd like to think I'm talking to my 13 year old self, telling her what I've learned and keeping her from wasting a lot of money. Because I've done that too.

I hope you enjoy reading and I look forward to getting to know you!

Nicole Christine Nightly

Here are some fun things about me:

Astrology: Taurus
Favorite Color: Robin's Egg Blue
Favorite Things To Do For Fun: Anything Adrenaline-Pumping or Family Bonding Activities
Favorite Animal: All of them! Furry cute bundles of joy are my weakness
Favorite TV Show Of All Time: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Favorite Quote: 
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”