Smoothie of the Month: Get Glowing Skin with Guava

March is National Nutrition Month, and what better way to observe the occasion than by finding a way to use nutrition to beautify our skin. That’s why I’m pleased to announce a new feature on the blog: “Smoothie of the Month,” where I’ll feature smoothie recipes that are not only good for you on the…

The Health Benefits of Meditation

In an effort to start incorporating more health and wellness stories onto the blog, here are some tips on dealing with stress…. Stress can easily come from every direction in our lives—demanding bosses, wailing children, absent spouses, financial woes are just a few of the stressors that demand our attention and our sanity. All this…

Fashionable ways to support Breast Cancer Research

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a national, annual platform that increases awareness about the disease, prevention and most importantly, raises funds to help discover a cure. There are so many fashionable ways you can help contribute to the cause, including wearing a Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Pink Ribbon, which can be…

Sexy Gym Workouts

Traditional workouts are a thing of the past. Gone are the days when women attended fitness sessions reminiscent of their high school gym classes. Now, you can attend can attend sultry classes that will let you burn calories and break out a sweat while, in the words of Ludacris, “shaking your money-maker like somebody ’bout…

Why I work out…a lot

I love going to the gym! I really do. On a good week I go up to five days a week, and it doesn’t hurt that I’m a member of Crunch, an amazing fitness chain that offers a wide variety of classes.  I go to the gym because I want to be healthy, and still…

Jewelry with Meaning – Satya Jewelry

It’s not every day that women put on their jewelry and equate it with meanings like inspiration, hope or inner peace, but that is exactly what the collection of Satya Jewelry is all about. Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a special Satya Jewelry sample sale for bloggers. Founded by designers and longtime friends,…

Maybe she’s born with it…maybe it’s photoshop

In this age of technology it’s hard to separate the real from the fake, especially when it comes to images we see of celebrities and models in magazines and advertisements. Photo manipulation dates back to the 1800s, and has become more prevalent with the advent of advanced photo-editing software. Even the most beautiful celebrities are…

Do magazine articles inspire you to want to look better?

A new study published in a recent issue of the journal Media Psychology revealed that images of models can inspire people to achieve the same ideal shape, if accompanied by an article that gave tips on what the reader could do to achieve that modelesque body. The study showed that people who were unhappy with…

Support the fight against heart disease- Wear Red on Feb. 4

The American Heart Association is encouraging everyone to wear red this Friday, February 4th (National Wear Red Day), as part of their Go Red For Women movement. By wearing red, you are showing support for the campaign, which aims to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease. But, this Friday is not the only…

February is America Heart Month

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States. In fact, every year, 1 in 4 women die from heart disease related problems. February is America Heart Month, and each February PrettyCity.com partners with The Heart Truth to present the love you campaign . For the entire month of February you can…

Weird Ingredients lurking in your Beauty Products

The FDA announced that they will begin requiring companies to identify any products made with bug extract on their ingredients list, due to serve allergic reactions caused by beetle-based coloring additives. The beetle juice will be listed as cochineal extract or carmine, and is the main element responsible for making red lipstick the bright cherry…