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Do You Believe in Past Lives?

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Last night while I was utterly bored, I decided to snap some self-portraits. I slapped on some heavier makeup, turned on some Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin, and Aerosmith, and started playing. I was actually shocked by the images that came out! It was like all my past lives were revealed. It was neat, fun, and exciting. It’s weird what my creative spurts, mind, and good music can do.

My Past Life: Lost & Frightened Empress

My Past Life: Rising, Soon to Be Queen of 70’s Rock n Roll

My Past Life: A Loving Groupie, Traveling with the Band

What were your past lives? What do you believe is captured by the lens?

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Try This, Instead of That

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I picked  up the latest issue of Women’s Health (I love this magazine), and inside every page was information I found useful! Anyhow, I enjoyed the tips from sunscreen to food options. This issue was fun, summerry, and informational! Besides, my girl Jillian Michaels is on the cover! Here are some of favorite tips from this issue!

Keep Wrinkles at Bay!

SunScreen: If you’re like me, you’re just now using sunscreen (and you don’t like it). I love the sun and I love tanning. What I don’t love are wrinkles and cancer, so in my older age (I’m 23 now, ha), I’ve come to realize how important sun protection is. Here are some tips & facts!

“SPF refers to the ability of a sunscreen to block ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, which cause sunburns, but not UVA rays, which are more closely linked to deeperskin damage. Both UVA and UVB contribute to the risk ofskin cancer.”

1.) More is better! Most people don’t put an adequate amount of sunscreen on their face, this is where a higher SPF can be useful. USE MORE! Just bc it’s in your makeup doesn’t mean you applied enough.

2.) If it burns your skin, then choose sunscreen that’s more zinc-based. Stay away from octinoxate, PABA, and oxybenzone. Try Banana Boat’s Natural Reflect Lotion

3.) One reason I disliked sunscreen was because it would run into my eyes and burn! Here’s a tip for that: try using a waxy sunscreen stick. Apply, rub into skin, and go! Or you can apply your normal sunscreen, then dab the waxy stick around areas that you don’t want to sweat (like around your eyes, eyebrows, and mouth). Try Burt’s Bees Baby Bee SPF or Banana Boats sunscreen stick!

4.) If you find it makes your skin act up, then go for a sunscreen with less ingredients. Find some with zinc and titanium. Those mineral blockers help reduce redness. Gel formulas will help alleviate your skin and offer some coolness! WH suggests MD Solar Sciences SPF 30 + Mineral Screen Gel.

My favorite brands: SunScreen Sport, Banana Boat, and Coppertone.

Beat the Bloat!

De-Bloating Your Diet: When I hit the beach, the last thing I want is to feel like a balloon! So, try these tips to prevent unneeded bloating! You’re a sun goddess, don’t let bloating tell you no!

1.) Avoid sodium. No brainer there. Sodium causes swelling and pressure. I love diet dr.pepper (I know, horrible choice with sodium & aspartame), but one sip and I can feel the swelling!

2.)More fiber. Fiber helps regulate your digestion and can prevent constipation, which will bloat your tummy! I live by this rule. Grape Nuts cereal helps a lot for me (TMI).

3.) Avoid Gassy Foods like: legumes, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, onions, peppers, and citrus fruits.

Here’s Jillian’s Tips for De-Bloating Your Diet

Rock ON!

 Summer Playlists: This is from me! One of the most important things to bring with me during the summer is a kick ass playlist! So, here is my summer playlist.

  • “Legendary Child” Aerosmith
  • “Immigrant Song” (remixed) Led Zepplin
  • “Girls,Girls,Girls” Motley Crue
  • “Lick it Up” KISS
  • “Let’s Put the X in Sex” KISS
  • “Katmandu” Bob Segar
  • “Pretty Woman” Roy Orbison
  • “All the Lovers” Kylie Minogue
  • “Hair” Lady Gaga
  • Anything Deadmau5
  • “Be Happy” Bob Marley
  • “Paradise City” Guns N Roses
  • “Cheeseburger in Paradise” Jimmy Buffett (must have icy drink in hand, too)
  • “Wild Side” Motley Crue
  • “Nothing but a Good Time” Poison
  • “Crocodile Rock” Elton John
  • “Saints of Los Angeles” Motley Crue
  • “Sweet Emotion” Aerosmith
  • ANYTHING Aerosmith

I’m with the Band….My Soul Sista, Miss Pamela des Barres

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The Original ‘Classy’ Groupie

This is Miss Pamela des Barres….my soul sister from another generation. If you haven’t read her book I’m with the Band, you’re def. missing out on an: eye-opening, non-stop entertaining, Rock n Roll making, page turner. Can you tell I love this book more than chocolate cake (that’s saying a lot)? She got to experience a free-spirited life for most of her young adult life. I just wish times could be that innocent again.

Miss Pamela is the ORIGINAL groupie. I mean, come on, she and her gang the GTO’s, were the very first group of women that traveled/lived/nurtured rock’s greatest legends. They were unlike any other thing I’ve seen, read, heard.  When I think of groupie, I automatically think of sleeping with the band, doing anything to be close to the band. But, that’s not what Miss Pamela was about. She was about honoring the men she felt gave the world beautiful music, and showing them her appreciation of their gifts. She was just attracted and loved to LOVE these men.

This is just a little run down of Miss Pamela’s adventures and highlights….YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK! Especially if you are a huge fan of classic rock (like myself). You get an intimate glance at the real rock stars themselves.

* She experienced the Whiskey A Go-Go, and other high profile clubs at their height!

*Experienced the true HIPPIE life first hand (she didn’t like it, at all)

*Got to know Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendricks, Frank Zappa, Rod Stewart, Waylan Jennings, Paul McCartney, Jimmi Page, and  Robert Plant intimately..just to drop a few names!

If you want to read a little more, here’s a link to a great interview with Miss Pamela: http://www.starpulse.com/news/Stephanie_Nolasco/2011/01/04/spending_the_night_with_miss_pamela_gr

Frank Zappa & Miss Pamela

MIss Pamela and Keith Moon from The Who

The GTOs

Miss Pamela, currently

Her new line of clothing and jewelry, Groupie  Couture is coming out soon! Go to her website to check out more details about this line, her blog, and her personal writing classes she conducts! Which, I will one day attend!  http://pameladesbarres.com/