2017 Fitness Favorites

2017 Fitness Favorites

“A healthy lifestyle not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude, and your mood.” 

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1. The Skinny Confidential: This year I learned how important it is to live a balanced lifestyle. It’s not about diets, or crazy exercises, but about the big picture lifestyle. I learned that health is a marathon, not a race. This book has all kinds of great tips about health, exercise, and even beauty. 

2. Trimr Shaker Bottle: When it comes to working out, a shaker bottle is a must. Whether you are mixing your pre-workout or just drinking some water, this bottle is my favorite. I love that it has a straw but also a pop-up handle to carry it. It is BPA-free and 24 oz. 

3. Gymshark Flex Leggings: The things I love most about the gymshark leggings is that they have trustable material. When you go down for a squat, no one will be seeing anything! They also have a design that makes your butt look great!

4. C4 Pre-Workout: This pre-workout is 10/10 my favorite. It gives you that extra push to squat further or lift harder. It helps rebuild muscles too, so you will be less likely to tear anything. The blue raspberry is definitely the best flavor!

5. Fitbit Charge 2:  I have tried out a couple different fitness watches including the Polar A300, and an Apple Watch. I always resort back to my fitbit though. The interface is great and the app makes it so easy to track your information. You can also participate in challenges with your friends to see who can get the most steps! 

6. Nike Free Run Shoes: Nike’s most popular line of shoes would probably be the Free Runs. They are very reliable and comfortable, but still stylish! They come in many different colors and different generations. If you’re worried about the price, just get an earlier generation! 

7. Wireless Powerbeats: I definitely recommend getting a good pair of wireless headphones. I know that Boise makes a pair, but I have not tried those. The Beats ones are great though, they stay in your ears and have great sound quality. 

8. Women’s Best BCAA’s: If you have heard about BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) but never tried them, I highly recommend them! They are a group of amino acids that help with muscle mass building. If you drink BCAAs during your workout, it will help you not feel so sore the next day! They also taste great and provide good hydration. 

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My Everyday Makeup Products 2015

My Everyday Makeup Products 2015

I love when I find products I love & I just get into a routine. I can wakeup & do my makeup in 10 minutes because I don’t have to waste time searching around! I recently have found a great everyday makeup routine & I thought I would share it with you! Please comment below any products you CANNOT live without!

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1. Covergirl 3 in 1 Foundation
This foundation is amazing! It is about $7-$8 depending on where you go. It feels lightweight but it is definitely build able, I don’t even need concealer. It lasts about 8-10 hours. It does not cake up! I have dry-normal skin so I am not sure how it would work for oily skin.

2. Rimmel Stay Matte
I have been using this powder forever! I personally like the look of matte skin. But it can be hard for me to apply powder since I have dry skin. This powder does not cake up and it keeps your skin looking flawless. This is around $4.

3. Anastasia Contour Kit
Now this is the most expensive thing I use. I probably never would’ve boughten it for myself, but my lovely boyfriend got it for me. I absolutely love it. I use the first to contour colors and lightly apply them in the hollows of my checks, sides of my nose, and along my jawline. I also apply the banana powder under my eyes and use the shimmer powder to highlight the top of my cheekbones. Im literally obsessed.

4. NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder
This is a very good substitute for the brow kit from Benefit. It is only $6 and comes with two powders and a wax. Plus brushes! I usually just fill in my brows with the powders and then set it with the wax. It does all I need it too! I am not very picky when it comes to the brows.

5. MAC All That Glitters and Sable
My eyeshadow use to take me the longest time! But I have  been loving these two colors. It keeps everything simple but still gives you a very polished look. I just put  All That Glitters all over the lid and then sweep Sable into the crease. These are about $16.

6. Elizabeth Mott You’re So Fine Eyeliner
I love liquid eyeliner. It is the only thing I will use! I use to use the Wet ‘N Wild Megaliner, which is great! But in one of my Ipsy packages I got this liner! It applies very easily and looks bold. It stays on all day and doesn’t smudge when it rains. The brush can get a little crazy though, so just be careful when you put it in the bottle.

7. Covergirl Clump Crusher
I have very straight lashes that refuse to curl. But this mascara is basically a God. The brush really helps you get down to the roots and build from the bottom. It doesn’t make your lashes spidery and crushes the clumps! Any of the mascaras in the Lashblast line are amazing. This is about $5

8. Wet ‘N Wild MegaSlicks Balm Stain
For only $3 these lip stains are amazing. They literally stay on all day! I put this on in the morning, eat a bagel, drink some juice, and I still have the same lip color! I recommend the red one, Red-dy Or Not.

What’s In My Bag?!

What’s In My Bag?!

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I know that many of us are guilty of carry around purses filled to the brim with clutter. My bag used to always be covered in receipts, loose change, and random earrings. BUT! I have created a list of MUST-HAVE items that help me keep my bag organized and clutter free.

1. My Phone:
My iPhone is one of the first things I always make sure is in my bag. I always change out my phone cases to match my outfit as well!!

2. My Wallet:
A girl can’t go shopping without her wallet! I also tend to change up my wallet… But the one I have been using lately is the Juicy Couture Quilted Nylon Continental Zip Wallet. Don’t forget your ID, money, and sephora beauty insider card!!

3. Gum, Chapstick, and lipgloss!!
You have to always be prepared! Ain’t nobody like chapped lips and stinky breath.

4. Travel size lotion, perfume, and hand sanitizer.
Just incase I ever get ashy or stinky!! Plus I am a bit of a freak when it comes to germs and sickness. I always sanitize after I leave somewhere.

5. KEYS!!
I think this one is pretty obvious.

6. Magazines
Just incase I ever am waiting somewhere or get bored. I like to have some magazines to entertain me!

7. Glasses!
I bring both a pair of sunglasses and my regular glasses. I have almost perfect vision but I do have a slight case of dyslexia. Make sure you ALWAYS have some sunglasses on hand! Even though I live in a city where it is practically always raining, you never know when some sun might peek through.

8. Makeup Bag
In my emergency makeup bag I carry my Essence blotting sheets, Fit Me pressed powder, Benefit They’re Real mascara, Milani Eye Tech eyeliner, MAC Real Polish luster gloss, MAC Pink Swoon blush, and a Eco Tools kabuki.

9. Lastly, I always bring a little notebook and a pen. You never know when you might meet someone who you want to give your number or blog address!!

Hope you enjoyed this post!! Maybe it even helped you clean out your bag! If you are looking for a new bag I would recommend yesstyle.com they have awesome bags!!

Back-To-School Must Haves

Back-To-School Must Haves

It’s that time of year again!!! Back to school… I don’t know about you guys, but I hate going back to school! There is so much stress about seeing people again that you haven’t seen all summer. But to help you all out, I’ve come up with a list of items that will make your school year a bit better!!

FACE:

Feeling insecure about your skin is never fun! My number one recommendation for an acne face wash is by the brand Acne Free. It is a gentle face wash that has small exfoliating beads to help clean out your pores!

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Have you ever had an annoying pimple show up just days before a big dance or date? Well I have just the solution. The Lush Grease Lightning spot treatment works wonders! It has thyme, tea tree, and rosemary that helps clean out those tough zits.

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Around this time of year the weather seems to get a bit colder and dryer…so to keep your skin hydrated and healthy I would recommend the Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion. It also has some anti-aging factors which is a plus!

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MAKEUP:

When it comes to getting ready for school, makeup has always gotten me out of bed in the morning. These are my go to everyday items!

I LOVE the Covergirl Clean Water Based Foundation. The fact that it is water based makes it very light on skin and doesn’t feel like it is clogging the pores. It comes in different formulations so you can find the right one for your skin! I personally use the Sensitive skin foundation in number 245.

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After my foundation I like to move onto cheeks. If I can, I like to use a product that can work as both a bronzer and blush. The Milani Baked Bronzer works wonders! I recommend applying with an angled brush to your temples, hollows of cheeks, and jaw line.

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To set my foundation and make sure that it will stay put throughout the day, I like to use the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. For you girls with oily skin, this will be your best friend.

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Somedays I’m too lazy to do all my makeup but I MUST have on my eyeliner! Personally I like liquid eyeliners. At first it took a while to get the hang of, but the Milani Eye Tech Extreme liner is super easy to work with and gives a very slick line that stays on all day.

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My favorite thing to play around with in fall is lip colors! There are so many different options! But for any everyday choice I always go to my Maybelline 14 Hour Stay lip stain. (fun fact: Ariana Grande uses the color Fuchsia Forever.) I prefer the shade Enduring Ruby.

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Along with lip color, make sure you keep your lips hydrated because nothing is more annoying than dry flaky lips! The EOS lip balms are my personal favorites.

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FASHION:

My last couple of items are just a few fashion items that I think are a MUST for this coming year.

First off, big watches are really in! I love the gold ones. Either by Michael Kors or Coach. But the one I am currently obsessed is actually a men’s watch. It is the Nixon 51-30.

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On those lazy days when you really don’t feel like going through the trouble to come up with a super cute outfit I always fall back on a good old flannel. Urban Outfitters has some great ones, but Old Navy does too!

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Finally, last but certainly not least are black boots! I have been obsessed with these. I have probably bought about 3 pairs in the past month! I think they can go with almost anything and they are so comfy and perfect for fall.

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Okay!! Well I hope you enjoy this post. I would love to hear your go to items for back to school, so make sure you comment them down below! Good luck 🙂