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It is never too late to get in shape

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Many people always say that they will begin to exercise from ‘next monday’. But if you ever get lazy in keeping this promise, then meet the inimitable Ernestine Shepherd from Baltimore (United States), one of the oldest bodybuilding women in the world!

She has just turned 80, and to this day continues to participate in international competitions and marathons. Even 20-year-old girls can envy her toned figure.

As Ernestine says, most of her life was spent being a non-active person,
she did not like exercise. She began training only at the age of 56 with her sister. Both loved to sport and began to participate in bodybuilding competitions.

In 2010 the athlete entered in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest bodybuilder woman in the world. The mornings of this athlete begin at three with a meditation and then of to jogging. At eight she starts her personal workouts and goes to bed nothing later than ten o’clock at night.

Ernestine’s husband Colin, with whom she has been together for more than 60 years, is in charge of preparing her food. The diet contains rice, chicken breast, nuts, oats and eggs, and also a lot of water.

 

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Winanda Pinas – From rebel to aspiring Tycoon – Face of Melanin Wonder 2020

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Winanda is a 22-year-old beauty, hailing from French Guyana. This year she became the face of our brand, and may proudly call herself the face of Melanin Wonder 2020. Together with the other 3 faces, she represents the ‘next generation’ of our platform.

Growing up in The Netherlands, in Mijdrecht, she had an adventurous childhood. She is the youngest of 5 ( 2 brothers and 2 sisters). Winanda had an adventurous childhood, hunting for the thrills of life..you could say she was a little rebel. Her mom focused on bringing her kids on the right track. So Winanda had 2 choices, be a kid on the streets, or make something out of her life.

She decided to shape up and give herself the best shot she can in life, so she decided to work for the newspapers and run a newspaper district. This way she could safe for her future goals.

She was a girl of many talents, she knew how to braid her from a young age, so she also earned money by braiding hair. At a young pre-teenage she was already making 40 bucks, including travel allowance. Little did she know, she was planting a seed, for her business plan, 10 years later

LEVEL UP , Level up, LEVEL UP

Level up by Ciara, is the Themesong of her life, according to Winanda.

Fast forward 10 years later to 2020, and we can say that she is a serial entrepreneur. Level up, Level up, level up, YES GIRL!

What she is up to? 2 things! Educating people on financial freedom  & launching her haircare business. She will be educating the public about financial freedom. Teaching you everything about the future about money i.e. DAGCOING / Cryptocurrency & Network marketing. With the knowledge, she has acquired by joining the SUCCES FACTORY, 2 years ago.

In addition to that, we will be keeping a close eye on her, with her Youtube channel about natural hair care. Subscribe to her Youtube channel -> HERE

 

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The First Friday Drink to be this MELLOW! The Melanated Friday Drink

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New Concept in Town

Have you ever thought about what to do on a Friday? Maybe after a long work week? Looking for something to do but you do not feel like clubbing? Two young African men have found a solution for your Friday evening fun cravings.

Cedrick & Trésor – Founders

They were missing something in the scene of young adults and the “vrijmibo” scene the Dutch have here in the Netherlands. Trésor and Cedrick created a concept where you can unwind, be yourself and enjoy some of the latest hit songs.

It gives you a party vibe with a laid back feel and a chance to have good food and play Games with loads of Prizes. The Melanated Friday drink called Mellow.

 

Mellow brand created by Cedric and Tresor

Mellow

It is a fresh and new concept where African vibes are mixed with the laid-back Friday night drink without feeling like you are going to a club.

Mellow fills up the night with fun people, dope music, fun games and amazing cocktails at the bar. It has had 4 successful Mellow Fridays where EVERYONE feels welcome. It’s high time you join the Mellow community they have created in the city of Amsterdam

 

Mellow Guests

The faces behind Mellow

Cedric has a full time job and decided that in the weekend he needed time to unwind and have some drinks with some friends. He also claims, if this concept was not his he would be chilling at Mellow once a month anyway. He feels that more people like him are looking for a way to relax on Friday.

 

 

 

Trésor works full time as well and also has skills being a DJ. To play music at events, parties and birthdays to make everyone feel good and join the dancefloor to show their latest moves.

Trésor Boungard (29)

What are you doing on a Friday night? U might as well join the Mellow movement and have fun with The melanated Friday drink crew.

 

Mellow has actually been created on a whim, the two men thought of a name, created a logo and just went with the flow. And they were received with open arms! All editions were full, full with people of all walks of life and no one is excluded. Come and feel the Afro vibe and the dancing spirits at Mellow.

 

Cedrick Mambi (31)
Unwind at Mellow

Melanated Friday Drink

What to expect: a live band or live music, this is one of the unique quirks of these Mellow nights. The live music brings a different and authentic vibe you cannot find anywhere else.

The Main base of Mellow has shifted to the Good hangout Café in Amsterdam. This where you can  find the future Mellow: the melanated Friday drinks. You will have the chance to chat with your friends or colleagues with the latest Afro beats by DJ Sortré90. But you can also slide by to meet new people, you might find friends for life or the love of your life. Who knows, anything is possible with Mellow: The Melanated Friday drink.

This the event to watch! They just started in January 2019 and are already the talk of the month! According to the two men their legacy will grow into a big brand under which they will plan many more Friday drinks, parties and possible other events and maybe even game nights wit dope prizes! Keep an eye on them because they are a force to be reckoned with!

Event to watch! mark our words!

For social media handle Go Like their Facebook and Instagram Page to be the First to know about their next event! 

Entry is FREE so there is no excuse to not be there! Friday the 25th of October is the PLACE to be!

See you at the next event!

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Latiesha Olive shares the SECRETS of Butters, Moisture & hair growth.

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Latiesha Olive - Photo by: Always Divine Photography (Jennifer Mosley)
Latiesha Olive
Photo by: Always Divine Photography (Jennifer Mosley)

About Latiesha, the woman behind ‘Beautiful Natural Curls’!

Latiesha was constantly getting questions about her hair. Not just from women but men too. So she decided to make a channel to educate on the proper way to care for natural hair. She recently went back to school for cosmetology to be able to educate better, and just graduated with Honors in September 2018. Latiesha vlogs about beauty, lifestyle , fashions , hair products and her faith.

Haircare products that every black woman needs in her house

Products can be tricky because everything doesn’t work for all hair types. That’s honestly the main frustration of people who I speak to, about their hair. My suggestion is to start with moisturizing products starting from Shampooing ,Conditioning, Deep Conditioning and Leave in Conditioner. This is the base of any style that you do. If your hair is not moisturized and nourished at this  state your style is not going to have the proper results.

Latiesha’s favourite top 5 hair products!

My hair loves butters and moisture because I’m prone to dryness. Some lines that I love are Deva Curl, Vanessa’s Essence, Product Junkie Naturals, Curl Smiler and My Fluffy Puffs. These are some lines that really cater to the hair from the research behind the ingredients and the type of products they have available.

What is the best way to grow our hair?

What are the best protective hairstyles?

Twist outs and braid outs are my favorites because you can wear the twists or braids until you’re ready to take them down giving you 2 styles in 1.

Latiesha Olive
Latiesha Olive
Photo by: Always Divine Photography (Jennifer Mosley)

What are the most damaging hairstyles and hair products?

I like braids, wigs, and weaves but I feel like we haven’t been properly educated on maintenance of our hair and sometimes these styles give more damage to the hair. To combat that make sure that your hair is properly treated before the style. That way you are insuring that your hair is in the healthiest state beforehand.

Some of the most damaging products are products that aren’t being used properly. Example; nothing wrong with a gel but you should have a moisturizer applied before to combat the dryness that the gel may give your hair. It’s all in the education of the hair and products.

What technique is the best to create bouncing curls in our hair?

The best way to achieve bouncy curls is really based on the what way the hair is styled.

For a wash and go- do the shingling method to make sure the product is on every curl and allow the hair to dry completely. Use a curling custard product (that has the hold of a gel and a styler together. Super Stretch by DevaCurl is a product like that).

Flexi rods is another style that can achieve curls like that. Use foam when styling to achieve light flowing curls.

Latiesha Olive

What is the biggest myth about hair colouring & hair straightening?

The biggest myth about hair coloring;

The biggest myth is that you will reach the lightest color in one application. That would be so damaging to the hair. There are levels ranging from 1 to 10. 1 being the darkest. 10 being the lightest. When you lift the hair using bleach and developer you don’t know what shade the hair will lift and how fast. Over-processing leads to severe damage.

Have a stylist who will take care of your hair and lift the hair properly. Most naturals hair has to be lifted (bleached) for the color to deposit. Box colours contain some form of lifting agents in them, not properly used can damage the hair.

Biggest myth about hair straightening;

The hair won’t revert back to curly. Not true. Heat protectant is a must when straightening the hair. Also making sure you are using a good moisturizing product when shampooing and conditioning. I recommend Design essential products or Silk Out System when doing thermal( heat styles).

KEEP UP WITH LATIESHA TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NATURAL HAIR!

You can find her at Beautiful Natural Curls on YouTube, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest

Bnaturalcurls on Instagram Snapchat and Twitter

Website coming soon www.BeautifulNaturalCurls.com

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