July Fitness Challenge: Blogilates

Tuesday, June 30, 2015



 


I've been doing low carb for about 40+ days now, and I haven't quite seen the results that I had the last time I did it. So, I decided to incorporate Pop Pilates into my routine, to see if I'll make better progress. (realistically, I'd love to lose about 10lbs, but if I could just get fit I'd be happy.).


(Via: Blogilates)

Casey Ho of www.blogilates.com, is a wonderful "pop" Pilates You Tuber. She has free meal plans and cooridinating monthly workout calendars to help you get into shape. I started one long ago, but never seemed to be able to keep up with it. This time, I figured I've been really good about sticking to my diet, I think I should be able to keep up with it! (Hopefully...)

Starting (tomorrow) July 1st, I'm going to begin her Beginners Calendar Here. If this is something that is of interest to you, she also has her monthly free monthly fitness calendar available on her site now.


What are your favorite ways to stay fit?






Oishii Sushi Louisville, Ky.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015



 

I started doing low carb/ gluten free exactly 38 days from today. It's hard giving up bread, rice, and a lot of my favorite foods. Since giving them up, I've felt *so* much better. Hopefully I can keep this up and get fit. If I can't have sushi, at least I can still have my sashimi! Oishii Sushi has hands down, the best sushi in town. I wish it were closer to me.



Oishii Sushi
2810 Taylorsville Rd.
Louisville, Ky.





....and these are a few of my favorite things. Kroger Finds!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015





Grabbing some groceries at Kroger, I came across some beautiful pink Hydrangeas. This is the first time I've ever seen pink ones there! (I love placing flowers around my home<3) I went to Kroger hoping to find some of their egg-less cookie dough, but didn't see any for sale. Hopefully they just ran out and didn't discontinue it.

Some of my favorite products from Kroger:
List really goes on! I really love Ethnic cooking, and Kroger has a huge selection of ingredients which makes one stop shopping easier :-)

Kroger Grocery
9501 Westport Rd.
Louisville, Ky 40241

What are your favorite products from Kroger Grocery?



Review: Nad's Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper

Wednesday, June 10, 2015




 

On a whim, I was browsing toiletries, and came across this eyebrow wax pen. I had heard of Nad's before (infomercials if not mistaken, very very long ago), I think they used to promote sugar waxes? I haven't been able to use wax on my face, unfortunately, almost all wax products irritate my skin. Having sensitive skin is such a bummer, but I was curious!



This is everything that came in the package, a wax wand, muslin strips (pre-cut), cleansing wipes, and a pamphlet with instructions.


The wand is full of the wax, you just twist the bottom of part until it start coming out of the top.


I loved how easy it was to apply! After I washed and dried my face, I just glided the tip over the hair I wanted to remove. Once I had enough placed (you just need a bit), you placed the cloth over and pulled it off. So *easy*. I used to use another brand that had pre-waxed strips.. you warmed it with your hands, cut the shape you wanted, peeled apart, applied... it was a mess. This was so quick and easy. There was no guess work with how to cut the strip etc. You just apply it where needed, and viola. It was quick, very painless (for me), and I had *no* irritation at all. 

 

The cleansing wipes were soothing, but I prefer just using a face oil to remove any residue. After waxing, I did have a bit of redness, but no irritating bumps or breakouts like I had from other brands. I used it until I used up all of the little cloths (I wish it had more cloths in it, as I still have plenty of the wax left.). I tried to re-purchase, but haven't been able to find it again. (I looked, and none of the popular stores close to me carry it. I really don't want to pay shipping for what I purchased the product for =/ Target, Walgreens & Walmart do carry it online though.)

Hopefully I can find it close by, because I really did love it! This is by far my favorite eyebrow wax I've used. I 100% recommend it!

What are your favorite wax products?

Urban Outfitters Event!! Happy 1 Year Anniversary! (6/5/15)

Thursday, June 4, 2015





 



 I have great news! If you're in the NYC area today (6/5/15), you're in for a treat. Urban Outfitters is celebrating their 1 Year anniversary!! (Happy Birthday!!) Come on over, and meet with Ardency Inn Director of Artistry James Vincent & Director of product development Erin McCarthy. There will be complimentary Modster Mini Liners and Rad Mod or Punk eye looks to get the weekend started!! :D

I'm so bummed I won't be able to go (Thank you for the invite!), but to any of you makeup lovers & fashionistas out in the area, this sounds like it would be a wonderful time!!


Urban Outfitters
Harold Square Location
1333 Broadway
NYC



Foodie Friday? (World Market Snacks)

Friday, May 29, 2015






I'm not sure if that's a thing, but maybe Fridays could be the new fatty-Friday/foodie Friday, and I'll post pics solely of food (Although I'm pretty sure that's the #1 thing I instagram the most lol.). I've been so busy with my son finally ending the school year, and trying to get my youngest son's hardship transfer done (I may write up a post on Autism in Louisville, entering school etc. *so* much to do, and can be difficult if you don't know the resources available.) that I haven't had much time to do much else! Hopefully with the stress out of the way, I'll be able to do new and exciting stuff around here!

Stress (aka Binge Eating), led me to waltz into World Market to grab some goodies. The chocolate and rose flavored lemonade (and I typically very much dislike bottled lemonade...) were delicious. Once I get off of low carbing, I'll be picking these up again!

What are your favorite goods from the World Market?

Favorite You Tubers!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015




Whenever I'm really loving a look on Instagram, (I follow a TON of make up artists), or perhaps on a celebrity (love her or hate her Kim Kardashian skin always looks flawless), I go straight to You Tube to find the tutorial. If I'm being completely honest, that's typically my number one driving force for buying products. Lately, I've really been into a bright under eye and contouring (but I guess anyone who's into make up, probably is since its so mainstream. =X).

I thought it would be fun to write up a post of my favorite You Tubers & Instagramers for beauty related products!

My favorite Beauty You Tubers:

LustreLux: I LOVE her eye looks<3 She's gorgeous, and really down to earth.
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Instagram

Wayne Goss: He gives incredible make up advice, and is a professional make up artist.
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Instagram
 
Emily Noel: She used to be a news reporter :-) She talks a lot about affordable drugstore products (as well as plenty of high end.). She is very honest with her opinions on products, and is very detailed with product information.
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Instagram

Farahdhukai: What I love about her, is how versatile she is! She talks a lot about Ethnic Beauty. She has amazing tutorials on how to cut hair, and home beauty remedies.
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Instagram

Maskara: I love her hair tutorials, specifically her Victoria Secret inspired ones. She has great beauty tutorials as well.
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Carli Bybel: She is super popular on You Tube, I love her make up tutorials. She uses both high end and drugstore beauty products.
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Instagram

Dulce Candy: She's another super popular beauty blogger. I love her beauty product reviews and hauls. (Personally, I enjoy listening to her openness about spirituality and positive thinking. Not beauty related, but just another thing I enjoy.)
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Instagram

Rosita Applebum: Her makeup application is phenomenal. She uses so many different types of products, and is very versatile.
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Instagram

What Would Lizzie Do: She's really funny, and down to earth. She does a weekly favorites and "womps" on Fridays. (I like getting an idea of new products that are out there!)
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Instagram

Grav3yardGirl: She's really SUPER funny and quirky. She reviews some beauty products, and lots of SEEN ON TV and lifestyle products. (Before I buy anything for the kids, I look her reviews up!) I love her theatrics, and how down to earth she is.
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Instagram

My Favorite Lifestyle You Tubers:

Thats Heart: She's really sweet, I love her home decor. I find her interesting!
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Instagram

Wengie: She's an Asian Australian lifestyle blogger. I love watching her beauty tutorials, and love learning about Asian beauty products from her.
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Instagram

Xiaxue: She's a lifestyle/beauty blogger/vlogger. She vlogs about tons of stuff, I love watching her. She's very outgoing, opinionated, and loud mouthed. I enjoy her raunchiness haha, you've been warned :-) (her son is absolutely adorable.)
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Instagram

Elaine Mokk: She's another Asian Beauty Blogger that I like to watch. She's quirky, Mouthy, but fun :-) I do enjoy watching her reviews on new Asian Beauty Products.
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Instgram

Its Judy Time: She's a family lifestyle you tuber. Her and her husband are very endearing, along with their little ones. She also does beauty reviews of makeup, she's very honest!
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Instagram 

I'm probably missing out tons more of awesome You Tubers, but these were the ones I frequented when I decided to browse around. What are your favorite You Tubers? Who am I missing?