4.18.2014

{Fit Friday: Fitness Update}


Hey Beauties


I just wanted to update on my current healthy living routine and how its working out. I may or may have not mentioned that for the past 2 months I have hit a plateau. I have switched up my fitness routine by changing to a different DVDs. I did the T25 for about 2 months, and I am now on the last day of the Intermediate Nike training app. I have enjoyed both so I will probably create a more detailed schedule combining Jillian Michaels, T25 and Nike training app, just to keep things interesting and I don’t get bored. 
As for my weight. I have not gained any weight, but I am now starting to see to scale move again. I have lose 2 lbs. That may not seem like a lot but once you start losing weight, any weight loss is a great one. 
I am getting a shopping list together to get some fitness equipment. I can’t house a full size gym in my room but a heavy dumbell, a resistance band, kettlebell, etc. I am continuing to build muscle but I think my muscles are use to the albs ones I have, so time to lift more. 


I think that is all the updates going on right now. If I think of anything else, I will update again or this post. 




What other fitness equipment should I look for, leave in the comments below. 





Thanks for reading. 





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4.16.2014

{Too Faced Chocolate Bar Review}

Hey Beauties!

Another week, another review. I have been trying a ton of different beauty lately and I always enjoy the process of testing them and reporting back on what I think to you lovelies. 
As fellow beauty junkies I pretty sure you all are aware of the tons for new products hit the shelves and I find myself wanting to purchase everything, but of course, I can’t, so I must be selective. When I saw this lovely palette and what it was all about, I knew it had to be mine. 

I talking about the much discussed Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette. I know you’ve seen and heard about it, so lets just get right to it…………




4.14.2014

{Today's Details: Monday}

Hey Beauties! Happy Monday!

This is a complete spontaneous post since I have been trying to stick to a posting schedule, but I was deciding what makeup and jewelry to wear and I thought I would share with you lovelies! 


Today’s Look:





Too Faced Chocolate Bar:
White Chocolate (Highlight) 
Marzipan (inner third lid)
Halzelnut (outer third)
Semi-sweet  (crease)
MAC Notable Blush (LTD)
L’oreal Gel liner in Blackest Black
L’oreal Full Definition mascara 
Revlon colorburst lipgloss in RosePearl









I don’t wear jewelry that often, which I should since I have quite a bit. All are from Jewelmint, sorry I can’t their names but will update if I can find or remember. 






My nails are Licorice by Essie and to make it matte I used OPI Matte Topcoat. 





Well, this turned into a quick makeup tutorial as well. Hope you beauties enjoyed this quick post. 


Tell Me, what makeup and other details are you wearing, leave in the comments. 





Thanks for reading!



FTC Disclaimer: I purchased everything mentioned in this post with my own money. I am not being paid, sponsored nor affiliated with any company mentioned above. All opinions are my own. 

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4.11.2014

{FitFriday: At Home Workout vs. The Gym}

Hey Beauties!

Back for another #FitFriday post. This week we’re talking about where you choose to workout. 

Last week I talked about the number one reason most people don’t workout and that was not having time. Well, another reason I hear, is gym membership. People think they have to belong to a gym in order to have an effective fitness routine, and that is obviously not the case. 

What are some of the benefits from a gym that you may not get a home?
Obviously, the equipment. Unless you can afford to build an at home gym, your probably not going to have all these different types of machines that work certain body parts or different sets of weights. Most gyms also have access to trainers, people you can ask questions who’ll be able to guide through all areas of a healthy lifestyle such as nutrition not just the physical aspect. I really can’t think of a disadvantage of joining a gym.

However……….   Gyms are not for everyone. Some memberships can be quite pricey but there are some affordable one out there such as your local YMCA, you just have to do your research. 


  If your like me, your will find just has much benefit for working out at home. You’ve seen the commercials of all the different workout systems from Insanity, T25, Jillian Michaels, P90x, Zumba, all these may seen like a gimmick, but you have to do your research, figure out what you want to accomplish, and what will work best for you. I have tried and love several different ones (reviews to come in future post). If your needing some equipment such as a resistance band and dumbbells, again search in different stores and online to find the best price. 

So, what is the advantage and disadvantage from working out at home?
Well…… depends on how you look at it. You won’t have access to all the equipment and trainers but at the same time, at home gives you a bit more flexibility and if your just starting out, you may feel more comfortable starting at home first. 


So which is best? Just like I said last week, its about personal preference. You could do a combination of both. Its better to do any type of physical activity than none at all. 




Which do you prefer? Tell me in the comments below. 




Thanks for reading!





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FTC Disclaimer: I am not being paid or sponsored for this post. All opinions are my own. 


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4.09.2014

{Beauty Trend: Orange Lip Makeup Tutorial}

Hey Beauties!


With the arrival of spring (but it still feels much like winter in many places) comes the bright, bold colors an prints, and with makeup their is no exception. The big trend that I have been seeing in magazines  lately are bright, bold orange lips. You may think that you cannot pull it off like I did, but rest assure, you just have to find that right shade and it will take some trial and error. 
So what did I come up with? Keep reading……………