Daily Archives: December 5, 2013

5 Ways Make Any Holiday Party Healthy

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I think I hit a record this year! I’ve been invited to so many holiday parties, I am going to have to Rent The Runway and raid some of my fashionista friends’ closets. But lets be clear, “what to wear” is the least of my worries.

I am more concerned about what I will be “able to wear” after spreading all this holiday cheer. You too? Well don’t fret my fellow FitGirlparty starter, I am confident these tips will helps us enjoy every holiday party we attend without sacrificing our hard work and hard bodies.

1. Just Say No

For many people (especially women) it is hard to say no. Especially when the request is out of kindness and/or you suffer from FOMO. However, if your popularity is bound to stress you out this holiday season I recommend you just say no sis. Decide what parties and events…

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Russell Simmons, John Singleton Team for HBO’s ‘Club Life: Miami’

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John Singleton is developing a Miami-set drama at HBO under the cable channel’s production deal with Russell Simmons, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The Oscar-nominated “Boyz n the Hood” writer-director-producer is developing “Club Life: Miami,” which is set against the South Beach club scene and follows a reformed criminal who moves to Miami and gains a new lease on life as he embraces the vibrant, youthful and transgressive world.

Singleton will write and executive produce the project. Simmons also is on board to executive produce “Club Life” via his overall deal with the premium cable network.

The sale marks the second for Simmons at HBO; he most recently set up an untitled drama from “12 Years a Slave’s” Steve McQueen and “World War Z” scribe Matthew Michael Carnahan about a young African-American man with a mysterious past as he experiences life in New York high society.

“Club Life” comes…

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The Perfect 15-Minute Holiday Hairstyles

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Now that the Thanksgiving feasts have come to an end, the holiday party season is upon us!  One of our favorite stylists and grooming experts, Jenny Balding fromNYC’s Cutler/Redken Salon, shares three 15-minute festive do’s for your holiday soirees that can easily be created on the go, even in the office powder room!

  • You’re pressed for time before a party and need a chic, modern look—fast! A fixture on the runway this season, the high ponytail is ideal for long hair, and even better for when hair is greasy as it looks sleek instead of unkempt. Use a straightening iron to smooth hair from mid length to the ends and then gather up into a ponytail right above the nape of your neck, which will enhance your cheekbones. To finish, brush from top to tail and mist all over with a strong hold hairspray like Redken Control Addict 28. Voilà!…

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Top Five Games To Play Over The Holidays


It’s Holiday time and everyone is returning home to their nests. If you are like me you have quite a few visitors. I have always found it helpful to plan group activities.

It allows for everyone to have fun. It also allows everyone to interact and engage in face to face time. Here are my favorite 5 games that will get everyone participating and talking.

1-Scattergories will allow you to understand how your friends and families think. If you want to get to know how they think. The objective of the 2-to-6-player game is to score points by uniquely naming objects within a set of categories, given an initial letter, within a time limit.
2 -Scene It will satisfy the pop culture junkies in your midst. The game combines questions read from trivia cards or viewed on a television from an included DVD or based on clips from movies, TV shows, music videos, sports and other popular culture phenomena.

3-Taboo is a modern day twist on charades. The object of the game is for a player to have their partner(s) guess the word on their card without using the word itself or five additional words listed on the card.

4-Uno-is a card game played with a specially printed deck. It also has  the following electronic versions now that one Xbox Live Arcade  PlayStation Network v WiiWare, DSiWare and PlayStation Portable.

5-Monopoly– is the classic game of bluffing and planning. There are many different versions of the game you can play.

Remember holidays are for sharing great time and creating wonderful memories. This is the perfect way to share the time together.