Faces of Black Fashion

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer Slay: Five Haute Swimsuits created by Black Designers to add to your Collection this Summer

Summer has officially begun, and with summer comes trips to the beach, pool parties and vacations. Below I've hand-picked five haute swimsuits from some of our favorite black swimwear designers.  Enjoy!

1. Label: Andrea Iyamah
    Nagha Bikini

2.  Label: Jae Jolly Designs
     Watermelon Bikini. Visit Jae Jolly Designs Facebook Page for ordering details

3. Label: Nakimuli
Kente Zip Front Swimsuit

4. Label: Asherah

5. Red Star Collection

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Instagram Style Inspiration from Afro Punk Paris

I attended the Afro Punk Festival in Brooklyn for the first time last year and found myself surrounded by beautiful self-expression and individual style. Last weekend Afro Punk Paris ushered in the same amazing style into my Instagram feed. Here are a few of my favorites. Be inspired!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Making Time For Fitness On A Busy Schedule

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I look forward to going to the gym to release, refresh and renew, because my fitness routine is an integral part of my self-care. As a busy professional who enjoys working out, one of the most common questions I get from friends and family alike is, "How do you find time to go to the gym?" or "How do you fit gym time into your busy schedule?'

I have made so much progress since starting my fitness journey that it's difficult for me to even think about turning back now.  Starting my day with a morning workout helps me fit the gym in my schedule and keeps me going consistently. For busy professionals, working out everyday may not be feasible. For example, I can only go to the gym three times a week so I did some research and created a workout routine that includes one upper-body workout out day, one lower-body workout day (or leg day) and one full-body workout day. Most of my workouts consist of compound exercises like squats, bench presses and dead lifts. These exercises work many muscle groups at once so you can get a greater amount of work done in a shorter amount of time. In sum, I fit the gym in my schedule by: going in the mornings; working out three times a week; and focusing on compound exercises. 

Nothing feels as good as a great workout!

To ensure I am getting the most out of my workouts while building stronger, leaner muscle means that I aim to consume the right amount of protein. Following a workout, your body needs 30g of protein to recover. Thus, I often treat myself to a tasty post-workout recovery smoothie made with EAS 100% Whey Protein Powder.  Whey protein is fast digesting and perfect after a workout to replenish and start rebuilding muscle. Plus EAS 100% Whey Protein Powder has no fillers and no added sugar. 

My tasty protein smoothie is easy to make, which is perfect for those of us with a busy schedule. 

1. First you begin by putting all the following ingredients into a blender.

  • Two Scoops of EAS 100% Whey Protein Powder 
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • A handful of Baby Spinach
  • 1-2 of your favorite fruit
  • A few cubes of ice
2. Blend Together

3. Serve and Enjoy!

I purchased my Jar of EAS 100% Whey Protein in the Pharmacy Department at Walmart.  You can also order it online at Walmart.com. If you use Ibotta, you can save $3.00 when you purchase it. 

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Now go check out EAS products to power up for or recover from your workouts. 

 How do you or how do you plan to fit fitness into your busy schedule?