With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I’m sure a lot of us are racking our brains with questions of what we can possibly do for a fun date. Unfortunately, on this alleged romantic holiday a lot of us just settle for going out to dinner and maybe seeing a movie, yawn. Where is the spice? Where’s the romance?! Well, no fear, because I’ve constructed a list of 10 fun date ideas for new and seasoned couples alike that will surely make this Valentine’s Day unique and memorable!
Since it is still early in this great new year of 2016, I’m sure if you are anything like me you’re still trying to hold true to your resolutions. Like many of us, one of my resolutions was to get my diet back on track and eat healthier. However, I’m sure as most of you know this isn’t always such an easy feat to accomplish between dining out, working late and not wanting to go home and cook, and of course not wanting to be the only sad person eating a salad, eating healthy is tough. That’s why in this article I decided to share some of my favorite recipes from around the web that are healthy, delicious, low calorie, and easy to make! Continue Reading →
Hi everyone and happy holidays! I can’t believe that it’s already that time of year again when Starbucks has their holiday drinks (and dare I mention cups?) out, snow is starting to fall, and Christmas is coming right around the corner. So if you are anything like me you are all about the giving this season (even though receiving isn’t half bad either) and are trying to figure out the perfect gift for that special someone as well as your friends and family! Having trouble? No fear! Because I’ve been doing some research and have compiled a holiday “gift list” of 10 unique items suitable for guys and gals! Let’s get to it shall we?
Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Kit
With cold weather lurking around the corner and winter activities such as ice skating, snowman building, and snowball fights ensuing, you’re going to want to keep your hands from getting chapped and dry right? That’s why the Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Kit is a perfect gift for the holiday season! And as the Burt’s website states: “With Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream to nourish, Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme and Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream to moisturize, this kit has everything you need for naturally beautiful hands.” Now I think that’s a gift anyone would love!
As I’m sure everyone knows in this day and age negative body outlooks are unfortunately a big part of today’s society. Everywhere you look in the media you see articles ranging from: how to obtain the “perfect” body to crazy fad diets that absolutely no one can possibly stick to for any length of time. So of course, it only seems natural that the majority of people are finding it hard to keep up with this day and age’s ideal body type. I myself struggled with anorexia for six years of my life and still to this day occasionally falter and succumb to wanting that Victoria’s Secret model body, however recently I’ve come across a new movement that is way more positive than “thinspiration” and that my friends is the movement of “Body Posi“.
Assuming you have been on Twitter within the past year, I’m going to guess that you have probably heard of the “BodyPosi” hashtag. But in case you haven’t let me give you the run down:
While working at Dick’s sporting goods recently I had the opportunity to work with their merchandising team on a brand new active wear line by singer Carrie Underwood called Calia. I have to admit that after three days of working alongside the other merchandisers on this project; I totally found a reason to buy some new clothes for the gym!
So what is Calia exactly? Calia, as I stated earlier, is a new line of exercise wear by Carrie Underwood. However what makes is unique is the fact that it is specifically designed not only as exercise wear, but also for women on the go. These clothes are things you can definitely wear everyday while out shopping, running errands, or just having lunch with friends, without looking like a gym rat. I feel this is the reason I was so drawn to the Calia line myself, because they’re not so much exercise clothes but they are lifestyle clothes. And with how crazy my life can be I was thrilled to find an exercise line that I could wear all day while running errands, doing photo shoots (yes these clothes are actually appropriate for my job! Awesome, right?) and having casual lunch meetings with clients. I have to say it was great not to have to change once I got to Planet Fitness. Another great thing I have to point out about this line is that it is incredibly comfortable as well as incredibly well made and true to size (something I feel is hard to gauge in active wear nowadays).
Today with everyone’s busy schedules I have noticed that it is getting harder and harder for us to take a breather and unwind, even harder yet to keep up with the ever changing beauty routines and detoxes to help our bodies (and skin!) not to take a hit from our stress and busy lifestyles. This being said if you are anything like me and love a good bath after a long day this article is definitely for you.
For the past couple weeks I have taken to researching the most beneficial baths that help de-stress, refresh, sooth, and keep skin glowing. Each of the 5 baths on this list have been tested by yours truly and I can tell you I am (my skin especially is) reaping the benefits of these DIY gems. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Epsom Salt Bath
Major Benefits: Pain relief; reduce muscle inflammation, and relaxation.
Recipe: Add ½ a cup of Epsom salt to warm running bath water soak for about 20 minutes. Epsom salt can also be added to all of the following baths for added benefits!
Why take an Epsom salt bath?
Historically Epsom salt has been known to help relieve aches and pains in sore muscles, this is because the nutrients in the salt breakdown the buildup of lactic acid which causes muscle pain. The reason this bath made my list is because due to my forever on the go lifestyle, muscle aches are bound to happen, and due to using my muscles for recreational activities such as hiking and dance, I simply can’t have them around long! So when I’m feeling a little achy I simply take a dip in an Epsom salt bath.