Jul 242014
 

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I’ve always had an issue with keeping a healthy lifestyle. It’s definitely one of the personal issues that I’ve dealt with all of my life. However, I recently figured out that the formula that works for me is taking small steps…literally and figuratively. I’ve been reaching more for the door to go outside and walk instead of the remote control and I’ve also been weening myself off of too much fast food, sodas, and processed food. It’s beginning to pay off, too. I’m starting to feel more energized and eager to try more ways to keep moving.

The next small step I want to try is yoga. I haven’t tried yoga in the past, but I’ve always wanted to try it. I wanted to take a yoga class in college, but couldn’t work it around my schedule and instead took a walking course to fulfill my physical fitness requirement. Yes, a class that requires you to walk is a real thing in a real college, but I digress. Still, I wanted to take yoga.

So, this past weekend I tried yoga for the first time and I instantly felt so relaxed and my muscles felt loose and limber. For the past few months, my mind has been all over the place with work and family situations and yoga has really helped me regroup and clear my mind. I loved it and plan to try to find and take some yoga classes. However, first…I need some appropriate yoga clothes.

I have plenty of sports bras and tees and a few yoga pants, but I need some yoga tees and yoga shorts and found plenty on SweatyBetty.com. SweatyBetty.com is this amazing online retailer that focuses on providing great clothing options for an active lifestyle. I love their purpose:

“To inspire women to find empowerment through fitness.”

I actually believe and agree with that statement. Once you truly begin to live a better lifestyle that involves fitness, you feel a sense of invincible. Personally, I feel like I can go conquer so many other tasks, physical and mental, when I leave and rest after a nice workout. So, I’m all about the Sweat Betty’s purpose and it doesn’t hurt that they offer a nice selection of cute, functional, and affordable fitness wear and gear.

Above, you can see a  few pieces that I scoped from Sweat Betty that I wouldn’t mind adding to my less than full fitness drawer. That harem skirt has just been ordered and is currently on its way to me!

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Jul 242014
 

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Picture taking has developed so much thanks to technology. Everyone with a smartphone and editing app can be a photographer…if they tell it.

Fuji Film introduced their Instax camera line a while back that revived the instant click and print ability of yesteryears, but with the big and clunky camera. Well, they upped the ante by combining camera phones and instant printing with their Instax printer.

The Instax printer allows you to take a picture with your phone, send to the printer via an Instax app, and print all in 30 seconds.

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The app also has plenty of cool features including printing real time info such as time, weather, and location and also has a built-in filter options to enhance your pictures without the need of an additional app. Plus, you can share the framed picture on all your social media accounts. I love technology!

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Jul 232014
 

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For the past few months, I’ve been needing a new wallet since I gave my shiny gold Michael Kors one to my sister, because she loved it and I was over the flashiness of it after only having it for a couple of months. So, I temporarily went back to a beat up and peeling red “leather” Kenneth Cole wallet I bought from Ross years ago.

I had been stalking this MCM 3 fold wallet for a couple of months and once it made the July Lust-Have List, I knew it was time to bite the bullet and buy it and I’m so in love. I love the detail and it’s ridiculously roomy filled with multiple card slots, pockets and hidden compartments.

I needed to invest in a good wallet, actually everyone needs a good, well-made wallet that will carry them through many years.

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Jul 222014
 

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It’s not a secret that I’ve had skin issues my entire life; acne, large pores, and combo/oily skin. It’s an ongoing issue I’ve always dealt with, but one ingredient in my most recent skincare buys that has been a life and skin changer is charcoal. Charcoal is my skin’s new BFF!

Its been documented that charcoal draws bacteria, oil, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. So, its not a surprise that it has been popping up in skincare lines all over.

So, here’s a list of some charcoal infused products for every need that might be worth the try. I’ve tried couple of these and I love them!

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Jul 192014
 

Everyone has their own personal style when it comes to fashion and usually it carries on throughout their home. My personal clean style of neutral color with bright accents shows all up and down in my house. So, I’m really interested in OPI & Clark+Kensington paint collaboration.

The collab combines 18 of OPI’s most beloved shades with C+K’s premium paint to create a line of some of your favorite OPI shades in paint form. The 18 colors are separated to create 3 different, but completely stylish color palettes.

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The Artist Collections features Keeping Suzi at Bay, Miami Beet, Don’t Touch My Tutu!,  Gargantuan Green Grape, Samoan Sand and I Eat Mainely Lobster and has charming a colorful scheme and perfect for the person that love color, but in chic and soft touches.

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The Wild Heart Collection includes Can’t Find My Czechbook, Black Onyx, My Pointe Exactly, Do You Lilac It?, Suzi Says Feng Shui, and Vant to Bite My Neck? and is for the person who is into drama and cool, chic colors.

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The Romantic Collection contains OPI Red, Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!, My Very First Knockwurst, Chick Flick Cherry, My Vampire is Buff and Over the Taupe and is all about glam and sophistication.

I love all the color sets and have a room in mind for each set. The paints are exclusively available at Ace Hardware and I think I’ve found my Saturday plans.

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