Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sweet, Sassy, & Sexy Spring Lip Trends

It's Spring! Bold beautiful lips with minimal face & eye makeup is SO in. I have hunted and picked my faves of the trend for you to rock this season: 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Why Networking Is Important For Mid-Twenties

You know how people always talk about making sure you network, and to always make connections. They are talking about it for a reason. The reason most likely is that they have spent time networking & it's brought them some sort of success.

My personal opinion is you can't find true success until you network. Success, to me, isn't possible without recognizing all the steps it's taken you to reach it. No one builds a successful career without the help of others. 

What are my tips for you? 

- Get familiar with social media. Learn how to navigate Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Use these platforms to present yourself the way you would want someone who could be your future boss to see (less ranting and drunk pictures, more positivity and passion related posts).
- Connect online to people who you look up to or inspire you. Send them a note, and make the contact. The worse that can happen is they don't respond. On the other hand, they might want to connect and chat!
- Go to events, dinners, and hangout in areas you know have people that you are interested in talking to. You don't need I go to every single event every night of the week, but pick and choose the ones worth your while. DON'T just say hi and introduce yourself. You have to exchange information (Email, Phone, or Facebook), then follow up with them within 48 hours.
- Create a funky business card. People want to remember you, and if it's plain white they are less likely to remember your personality when they see it. 
- Be open to meeting new friends when you are at the gym, coffee shops, out at dinner. You never know who they know and who they can connect you to. 
- Go in to shops, businesses, and places you want to connect with. Send them an email asking for more info, and ask if they need help with anything. If you have aspecialty they might be looking for someone just like you.

Now, get out there! Don't be nervous. Success comes when you try, try really hard! 

Monday, March 24, 2014

My 5 FAVE Trends This Spring

I am quite obsessed with Spring fashion. I feel like almost anything flies at this time of year. You can rock your fall sweaters with ripped shorts, you can wear sundresses with biker boots, and you can wear baggy jeans with heels. This Spring I have fallen in love with a few trends you might want to get in on!

1. Dainty Jewelry: I love me some gold. This wristlet is EVERYTHING. You can wear it with a fancy dress, or even shorts and a tee. Buy it here.

2.The Block Heel: This sandal is a must for spring. Earthy tones and mesh are SO in right now. Buy it here.

3. Your Signature Hat: Do you like keeping your hair a bit of a mess and low maintenance? This hat is simple, cute, and will make any spring outfit that much more awesome.
3. A Nude Clutch: When heading on a trip, out on the town, or just running errands, this nude clutch goes with just about everything.

4. The Perfect Nails: Bubble bath by OPI is a simple and classy color. Paint this on and you have a complete look!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Are You Running On Empty?

If you've read my blog consistently, you know I constantly talk about/promote balance. I wrote a post about my 4 things that I found are essential for my happiness. Those things are sleep, good nutrition, workouts, and "me" time. This week I realized I am human, and I do need to act on getting a balance of those 4 things.

I wake up at 5am everyday and head in to work. After work I workout, then work on my business INFINITY, make dinner, and go to bed. On the weekends I try to get in time I missed out on during the week so I pack them with friends, and fun. This doesn't leave my week much time for adequate sleep or "me" time. The last few months have been crazy busy; I can't point the finger at anyone but myself for all the work. I overextend myself. I am always available for friends, clients, and anyone who reaches out. I like being this way, but it definitely runs me down.

Yesterday I took a "personal day" from work, and I am SO glad I did. I sensed the need to get away from things that expend my energy (socializing, work, and always being "on it"), and take time to recharge. I slept in, walked with my roommate to get tea, hung out at Fort Mason, did outdoor sprints, got a salad and ate in the sun, went to the gym, made dinner, and cleaned up a bit. It was AMAZING!

The reason I am writing this post is because it's so easy to ignore your state of energy. We are told to push through; mentally & physically. Listen to your body, energy, and attitude! Take time to re-charge, because in my experience it can turn around your whole week.

Friday, March 7, 2014

5 Ways To Make Working Out Fun

I get asked all the time, "how do you workout so much, it's so boring indoors!" Simply put, you just need to find ways to enjoy your exercise. I enjoy killing myself in the gym, however, you might not. These tips will help you have fun with whatever kind of fitness you want.

1. Good music: Seriously this is KEY. It's important to have a beat pump up your adrenaline. Lately I've been bumping Beyonce and can stay at the gym forever...motivation! 

2. Cute clothes: I have fun going to the gym when I feel good. Cute workout clothes help me feel good as I workout! Also, a MUST; bright sneakers!

3. Bring a friend. Seriously I always am crackingn up with my girlfriends around, and we still get in a killer workout. It seems time flies when you're having fun! 

4. Go to a class: INFINITY, Zumba, TRX, The Pad, soulcycle.. Try them! Who knows you might find something you love and enjoy going to.

5. Switch it up: Of course it's boring when you do the same thing every week! Get a fitness magazine, search on Instagram, or google to search for new exercises to incorporate. 

Make sure you have fun with it, that's what will keep you going ! 

Monday, March 3, 2014

This Weeks Workout Playlist

I love some good tunes while I am pushing myself through a workout. I can always laugh and dance while working out, even if it's grueling as heck. This playlist is my recent favorite. It has some hip hop, rap, pop, and house music. I love keeping the beats bumping, and the volume high.

Click on the link here,and listen to my playlist while you workout.