Sunday, August 31, 2014

Who Needs Falsies When You Have 3D Fiberlash Mascara

I just tried out Fiberlash mascara this week, and I am SO excited about it. I love having big long lashes, but whenever I use fake lashes they come unglued. They also just don't look very natural.

Look at how much more full and thick my lashes look with this new mascara(pictured below). If you see the two top pictures I have a lot of volume, but not a lot of length. The bottom pictures are with the Fiberlash mascara and they are SO long. It's super easy to use, and doesn't irritate your eyes. You just swoop it on over your regular mascara. Try it out for yourself:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

MetCon via Thea

What's a MetCon?

The term "MetCon" became popular as CrossFit became popular. MetCon workouts have been around forever, and simply stands for Metabolic Conditiong. MetCons are designed to be fairly short and extremely intense. During these workouts you shouldn't be resting if you can help it, and you should be pushing your limits.

Here's one I designed this week.
Try it out!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Grilled Romaine Tex Mex Salad

I just got back from Yosemite today. In my normal fashion I hit the gym then headed to the grocery store. I wanted to whip up something delicious and healthy. Hope you try it! 

Grilled Romaine Tex Mex Salad

4 oz Organic boneless skinless chicken breast
1 head Organic Romaine lettuce 
1/3 c Organic corn
1/2 c Organic bell peppers chopped
1/4 Organic red onion chopped
1/2 Organic lime
1/3 c Organic black beans 
Fiesta lime seasoning (Mrs. dash)

1. In a small pan mix corn, black beans, bell pepper, red onion, and lime juice. Let it simmer.
2. In a large pan on medium heat (or on a grill) grill your chicken with Fiesta Lime seasoning.
3. Chop romaine in half (long ways). Place on pan or grill face down on high heat until it's grilled a bit crispy. 
3. Place grilled romaine lettuce face up on a plate.
4. Add grilled chicken and veggie mix on top of the romaine.


314 calories. 32g pro, 37 g carb, 4 g fat

Thursday, August 21, 2014

HIIT Workout

Need a high intensity workout for the weekend? I have you covered! Try this one out, and make sure to modify the weights for yourself. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

10 Important Shopping Tips For The Ladies

I could talk about clothes for days. Every season there are many new styles, trends, designers, and amazing sales. The reason I want to talk about clothes today is simple, clothes can make you feel good. A great outfit can make you feel strong, empowered, sexy, cute, or chic. A bad outfit can make you feel lazy, tired, quirky, or fat. When it comes to finding yourself--finding your style is important. More importantly finding your style without breaking the bank. 

I have been a personal stylist for about two years now. I never realized how easy shopping, styling, and putting a look together was for me until I met numerous people who have issues with it. There are some simple key tips I have to getting you on the right track.

1. Get clothes that fit (including your bras):
If you are a size 26, but the jeans you want that make your butt look amazing are a size 27... Get over yourself and buy the 27. Designers sizing doesn't stay consistent across the board, so buy items that fit. Get sized for your bras, buy jeans that don't make you have a muffin top, and blouses that don't pop open in the front. When items fit you have the chance to show your figure.

2. Shop with someone brutally honest:
I shop with girls who will tell me a few things straight up. A. Is it too pricey? B. Does it fit right? C. Will I wear this enough? D. Do I have something like this already? E. Will this go out of style too fast?
If you answer yes to any of these then it's a NO-GO! 

3. You can never go wrong with simple:
Jeans, a tank, cute shoes, and a sweater can be cute and classy. Find your "go to" look that you can get up and go knowing it is stylist approved! My clients favorite is black booties, skinny jeans, a black/white tank, and a chunky sweater. Find what is cute/comfy for you! Getting ready doesn't have to take hours.

4. Spend good money on the essentials:
Don't go cheap on these items: Great fitting jeans, the perfect white tee, black boots, nude sandals, a leather jacket, and a Little Black Dress. You need those everyday items you know you will wear and get your money's worth! 

5. Take 1 risk at a time: 
Have one item in your outfit POP. Don't have red shoes, a purple sweater, and pink pants. Pick one item in your outfit to be the statement piece! Too many statement pieces is a NO-NO! 

6. Learn how to do your hair:
Do you wear your hair in the same ponytail everyday? Even worse, do you go to work with wet hair?  Have your hairstylist teach you a few tricks, or do what I do and YouTube hair tutorial videos. You can learn really quick, easy, and cute ways to do your hair. Show up with some pzazz.

7. & your makeup:
Learn how to do your makeup. Once again YouTube has great tutorials, but also going in to BeneFit is also amazing. This doesn't mean you need to cake your face on everyday, but find some simple day makeup looks & a night look! 

8. Shop for your body 
Mary Kate & Ashley's flat chested petite frames look amazing in boho low cut clothes. My 5'9 athletic/curvy frame looks like a streetwalker in the same outfit. It's time to learn how to style your big bust, small chest, wide hips, or bubble butt. Find what clothes flatter your figure. I recommend googling your body type and moving foward from there. Sorry gals you might need to throw out cute clothes if they don't flatter you! 

9. Buy yourself something nice each month
We all work too hard to not buy ourselves a little treat each month. Keep your eye on your favorite lip color, pair of shoes, or fall sweater. At the end of the month #treatyourself! 

10. Don't be afraid to dress sexy (not hoochie)
Last but not least, learn how to dress sexy. When you aren't comfortable in your skin it's hard to "feel sexy", but when you find the perfect outfit things might take a turn for you. Grab your most stylish friend to help you find a super cute and sexy outfit. Sexy doesn't mean hoochie; find something tight fitting or lacy! 

I hope these tips help you Gals. Now get to shopping! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

My Favorite Summer Hair Products

I am obsessed with hair. This isn't news to anyone. I haven't shared my hair routine for summer, so I thought I would tell you my product obsessions.

I have been using Biolage for my shampoo and conditioner the last few weeks. I really like it! After my hair is towel dried I mix in the palm of my hand Hot Toddy & Sachajuan Intensive Hair Oil. I put both of those starting on the tips of my hair and work them throughout. After that I put some Sachajuan Styling Cream in my hair. From here I either do nothing and let my hair dry naturally, or I blow it dry. After I blow dry I usually curl my hair. I love the Money Maker flexible hair spray to finish my look. If I want a messier look I will spray in some Hair Play for texture. Lastly, if I want my curls to hold for days I will just touch up the front and spray some dry shampoo in my hair (Detox). 

You don't need to use these products, but they are what have been working best for me to keep my summer curls lasting! 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Juggling & Balancing Your Life

The more women I meet, the more I notice how crazy each of our lives are. We're all just trying to run the world ... working long hours, making time for relationships, social events, reading, having "me time."  And all the while, trying to have a nice butt & flat stomach. Being a woman is not easy. My answer, speaking as a "real girl" is that you cannot always balance your life!  You can't control every part of every day. Sometimes, you have to loosen up and go with the flow. Some nights, you might not get enough sleep.  Other days, you might have less time to workout.  It's all OK.

My favorite part about finding balance is understanding that there is no such thing. It's not something you find and keep forever. Parts of your life will feel more balanced than others; life is dynamic and always changing.  My tip: Find and stick with a routine that works for you, but also allow yourself to deviate from time to time (it's inevitable).

Personally, I have gone through so many "extremes" in my life. I'm finally in a place where I feel quite balanced (meaning perfectly imbalanced). I went from obsessing over food, workouts, and trying to be stick thin that I put my social life, friends, and mental health on the back burner. I reached my aesthetic goals, but forgot about all the other things I value in life. Now - I continue to workout like a maniac and eat healthy, but allow myself to deviate from my plan. I value travel now, make time for dates, go to fun events with friends, and make sure to enjoy some delish fro-yo from time to time. 

Find what works for you, ladies. Once you do, your whole life will change. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Giveaway: Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 70 Protein Powder

As you all know, I love making smoothies. I probably have 1-2 a day. Since I make so many, I really care about what I put in them. It's hard to find a protein powder that isn't made with JUNK. This one is really bomb, and you can try it for FREE if you win this give-a-way.
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding

2 tbsp chia seeds
1 c almond milk
1 banana
1 tbsp peanut butter

1. Mash the banana in a bowl. 
2. Stir in chia seeds and peanut butter. 
3. Whisk in the almond milk until combined. 
4. Place in the fridge overnight to thicken and for the seeds to expand.
5. Enjoy! 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer Hairspiration

Last week I realized one huge thing.

Hair is everything. Yes, I said it. 
Hear me out. 

Picture yourself leaving the hair salon with a really great cut and style. You know that feeling? Hair bouncing and you have a huge smile on your face. You love the way you feel. 

Now, picture yourself leaving the hair salon in tears. The stylist did not do what you asked, and you leave with a really bad cut. I know this feeling all too well. When I got an accidental bad haircut as a kid, I was often mistaken for a boy for a summer!

My friend got her hair cut last week, and hated it. She wore her hair in a pony tail this whole week. It was definitely something that could be fixed, but we once again realized "hair is everything". It doesn't mean you need long luscious hair. All hair is great short, brown, red, long, purple, medium length; just as long as it's what you want and feel comfortable with! 

Since I know the power a good hair style can have over my confidence, I started playing and styling with my hair. I look up styles on Pinterest, or in magazines and dedicate some time to get good at doing them. Here are my favorites for the summer.

You might look at these and think that they look way too complicated to do on yourself. If you practice, I promise you can get most of them down (if not all of them). Here are some styles I've been playing around with.

Think to yourself this week about trying something new, you might just get a new found confidence!