Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July Favorites 2013

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Products Mentioned:
00:23  NatureMade B-Complex
If you're someone like me who needs a million cups of coffee in order to survive daily, try B-Complex! It basically helps to break your food down better, which helps to create more energy for your body. It's amazing!

01:34  St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Moisturizer
This is an amazing moisturizer! Especially for oily and acne prone skin like me. This doesn't clog pores and it's very lightweight. It seeps into your skin nicely and it's perfect for summer. 

02:31  Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder
This bronzer smells lovely! It's very, very hard to find a matte bronzer with the perfect shade. This is the perfect brown shade (with no orange undertone). It's easy to blend as well!

04:06  MAC Mineralized Skin Finish
MAC MSF has some coverage in the powder so it's perfect for skin like mines that needs that extra coverage for my acne scars and redness. However, this is also perfect for those of you who don't need foundation and just want a light coverage.

04:31  Loreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation
This foundation is great for oily and acne prone skin. This has a liquid to powder consistency so it's very nice on your face. It has a matte finish and it helps to keep your face matte all dy. 

05:11  Real Techniques Stippling Brush
This brush is well worth the price. I got mine from CVS and it's the perfect size for a stippling brush. It helps to add a nice thin, even coverage all over your face. This really helps to prevent you from making your face looking too cakey. 

05:32  Dr. Teals Epsom Salt
My body tends to hurt a lot after work, specifically my legs. I find soaking myself into epsom salt really helpful and it's very calming. Dr. Teals has different scents, which really helps you feel relaxed. Some athletes also soak in epsom salt after a rough day. 

06:25  Maybelline Falsies & Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara in Waterproof
These mascaras both work the same, so DO NOT buy both of them. The drugstore mascara works just as well! They have the same formula too. I like mascaras that have a more "wet" formula rather than a drying finish. This helps to add volume and length to your lashes. Always get waterproof too if you really want it to hold the curls in your lashes!. 

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

How To Style High Waisted Bottoms

Trying to put together an outfit with high waisted bottoms can often times be a bit of a challenge. I had created 3 looks with high waisted bottoms. High waisted shorts are such a big trend right now, but I often times shy away from it because I'm not used to wearing crop tops and showing off my waist area. What I've paired every outfit with lately are just really loose fitted button down tops and cardigans. I feel that really helps me feel more comfortable and "Safe" wearing hight waisted shorts. 

00:11  Outfit 01
Flannel Top- Forever 21
Cami Tank- Forever21
High Waisted Denim Shorts- PacSun
Shoes- Vans

This outfit is the true definition of comfort. Although we all want to get into the trend of high waisted shorts, many of us gals may feel a bit uncomfortable showing out butt area. It's great to just throw over a button down shirt like a flannel or even a cardigan to cover out back area. Tucking in a cami tank with high waisted shorts also help to shape our body, and it gives us a more slender waist. 

00:54  Outfit 02
Teal Crop Tank- PacSun
Nylon High Waisted Pants- Forever21
Cream Vest- Forever21
Sandals- Tory Burch

This is a more soft outfit. Although these are long pants, they still go great for the summer because of it's loose fitting style. They're also a nylon type of fabric so it's very light-weight and comfortable. I paired this with a crop top along with a flowy vest to balance out the baggy pants. 

01:47  Outfit 03 
Cable-Knit Sweater- Forever21
High Waisted Shorts- PacSun
Boots- PacSun

Whether it's summer or winter, cable knit sweaters are a great piece to own. Cropped sweaters are more ideal to have with high waisted shorts because it shows off your waist more and it looks more slender in that area. I paired them with boots to make it a bit more bohemian.

Don't forget to watch my summer outfits video as well!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Healthy Snack Recommendations

My Favorite Healthy Snacks! 

I'm starting a new monthly video where I will let you know what my favorite healthy snacks are of the month. 

Here are the items I mention in the video along with the time stamp if you want to skip to that section:

01:35  GoGo Squeez Apple Sauce
Now, this may not be the HEALTHIEST snack, but I do prefer having apple sauce over a chocolate bar. I've just been adding a pack into my lunch and it helps to fulfill my sweet tooth. I LOVE candy, and sipping on this apple sauce is a great substitute for my sugar addiction. 

02:35  Kellogs Special K Cracker Chips
Kellogs Special K Cracker Chips is such a great substitute for other unhealthy chips such as Lays. Adding this with my sandwich is great because it adds a crunch to my meal. Also, for those of you who has late night cravings, or needs something to munch on while watching TV, this is a great alternative!

03:39  Quaker Popped Chips
Quaker popped chips is also a nice snack to have around in the house because it is puffed rice. Puffed rice can be a much healthier choice compared to chips, cookies, and other starch products. I don't enjoy eating this with my sandwich like the Kellogs chips, but I do enjoy eating this as a snack. If you have a sweet tooth, they have other flavors as well such as caramel and chocolate would be a much healthier choice compared to chocolate bars!

04:45  Emerald Cocoa Roasted Almonds
Emerald has great individually wrapped 100 calories snack packs. I enjoy this chocolate roasted almonds snack pack because it definitely helps my chocolate cravings. They're also individually wrapped so they're great to keep in your purse as well as to throw in with your lunch. Nuts are great for you; however, you need to be careful to not have TOO MUCH . A handful of these almonds are great for your body and they give you a good source of energy as well. 

05:45  Frutare Fruit Bars
Frutare Fruit Bars are my absolute FAVORITE! They are a bit smaller in size compared to other ice cream bars, but these are so incredibly tasty! If you love ice cream as much as I do, this is the perfect substitute. Especially during the summer, this is a great item to have in your freezer. Frutare also had a lot of different flavors as well!