What I’m Loving This Week: 3.23

 

All the things that I am loving that are getting me in the mood for Spring!

1.LuLu Lemon Spanish Rose Align Pant: Perfect workout pant and the perfect color for Spring!

Link: https://shop.lululemon.com/p/women-pants/Align-Pant-2-MD/_/prod836016

2. Casual Spring Dress: Great Spring Dress for a causal night out and a very, springy color! This is also an amazing price and quality!

Link: https://www.amazon.com/BTFBM-Womens-Casual-Stretchy-Bodycon/dp/B07MGR29GC/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=spring&qid=1553342496&s=gateway&sr=8-14

3. Freedom Found CO. Customized Shirt: Use this as a creative way to include Spring into your everyday life.. or just create your own T-shirt! Use code PAIGE25 for 25% off of this whole shop!

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/644502419/customized-shirtcustom-teecustom?ref=shop_home_active_17&crt=1

4. Freedom Found CO. Mountain Rain Candle: This is a perfect rainy day scent! These candles last about 118 hours and all smell so amazing! Whether it is this scent or any of the others…. it is a must get! Go put in your shopping cart!

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/662309925/mountain-rain-candle-fall-candlewood?ref=shop_home_active_5

5. “Hello Spring” Door Sign: So adorable and handmade! I love supporting small businesses and this is an adorable item! Could also be used as décor for inside of the house!

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/682326387/hello-spring-sign-front-door-sign-spring?ga_order=most_relevant&

6. Wood Easter Eggs Home Décor: I love this décor and how it was executed! Super cute and fun way to spruce up any area!

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/666493484/wood-easter-eggs-farmhouse-easter-eggs?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_

7. Spring Break Monogrammed Palm Tree Cups: Perfect for Spring Break! These are also totally reasonably priced and super adorable!

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/580464430/palm-tree-rose-gold-cup-bridesmaid-palm?ga_order=most_relev

8. “Travel” Rainbow Graphic Tee: Perfect for Spring Break! Reasonably priced and the perfect travel outfit!

Link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/674028058/travel-graphic-sweatshirtvacation?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=

 

 

ENJOY!

What the Perfect Day of Eating and Working out Looks like for Weight Loss

Everyone struggles with different concepts when it comes to losing weight. Some struggle with eating: portion control, finding healthy foods that they like, etc. Some struggle with working out: motivation, finding time, finding a workout that they like, etc. It is difficult to find and maintain a balance that promotes a healthy lifestyle as well as compliments the lifestyle that you currently have. For me, it involves waking up early to wake up my metabolism and eating breakfast around 7:00. Here is what a perfect day of healthy eating, exercise, and balance looks like for me.

5:30am- Wake up.

6:15am-7:15 am: Pure Barre or Solid Core Class.

7:45am: Make a green smoothie or gluten free almond butter toast for breakfast.

10:00am: Protein bar as a snack.

12:00pm: Eat a salad with protein, fruit or veggie as a side, nut or nut mix as a side, and usually a GOGO Squeeze or applesauce as a side for lunch.

3:00pm: Have a banana or apple as a snack.

4:30-5:30pm: If time is there, I usually do a mix of a cardio/ weight lifting workout before dinner.

6:15pm: Have a fish or meat protein with a veggie as a side for dinner.

9:30pm: Go to sleep for 8 hours sleep before repeating the next day.

 

The two workouts a day mix cardio, weight training, and resistance training to form the best recipe for weight loss. The lean meats and lots of protein aim for a sculpted body with little unhealthy fats . This, of course, would not work for everyone. But, I hope this gives everyone some great ideas on how to incorporate healthy living and eating into every day life!

What I’m Loving This Week: 3.19

  1. Mario Badescu Gylcolic Acid Toner: This product is great for oily skin or people who have acne. It also works on soothing and brightening skin. Love it!

Link:https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/mario-badescu-glycolic-acid-toner/2986273?&mrk

2 . Steve Madden Leopard Platform Sneakers: These are so adorable and great for transitioning from Winter to Spring.

Link: https://www.dsw.com/en/us/product/steve-madden-emmi-platform-sneaker

3. Set of 3 Stackable Rings: Perfect to mix and match jewelry! This is a great way to be able to incorporate different metals into your everyday jewelry.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=stackable+rings&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

4. “Valentino” Look Alike Shoes: These are only $30 and look exactly like name brand Valentino’s! They also come in many different colors!

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IC1454K/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B01IC

5. Rose Quartz Face Roller: This supposedly works wonders for your skin and leaves it brighter and slimmer looking!

Link: https://www.amazon.com/Beauty-BIO-Rose-Quartz-Roller/d

6. “Hermes” Look Alike Bracelet: This looks exactly like a real Hermes bracelet without the $$! This bracelet is only around $20.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/Shawn-H-Hernandez-Stainless-Perimeter/

7. Leopard Bath Robe: Super Adorable and has great reviews!

  • This is not me pictured.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=leopard+robe&i=fashion&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

8. Capri Blue Volcano Candle: This is my favorite candle! It smells great and lasts forever! Definitely worth the price and I would highly recommend!

Link: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=voluspa+candles&crid=135EPZKZNCFS3&sprefix=voluspa+%2Caps%2C124&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_8

My Favorite Skin Care Products and Their Purposes

If you are looking for some new products to spice up your skincare routine, then look no further! Here is my guide to everything you could need from sleep masks to sprays. I hope you enjoy and comment below your suggestions/ comments!

  1. Mario Badescu Aloe, Herbs, and Rose Water Spray: This works wonders for your skin! It is so smoothing and really improves brightness and softness.
  2. Murad Acne Facial Wash: This clears up my skin after 2 washes! I love this product and would highly recommend, especially for people who struggle with their skin!
  3. Dr. Jart’s Firming Sleep Mask: This is great for people of all ages! I love sleep masks and think that this is one of the best ones out there! Definitely firms the skin as well as using brightening and cooling techniques to soothe the skin and help it glow.
  4. Mario Badescu Rice Milk Cleanser: I absolutely love this cleanser! I use it 1-2 times a day on my skin and it is amazing. Always leaves my skin feeling, and looking soft and fresh. This product is also really reasonably priced for the bottle size, and product capability.
  5. FRESH Black Tea Firming Eye Serum: This is a great product and has amazing results for those who struggle with undereye bags. It is a little on the pricey side, but SO worth it and the jar lasts forever!
  6. Glam Glow Essential Mask and Moisture Set: This is a great set and has a lot to offer for the price. There are lots of different masks and moisturizing tools in this set to help get whatever look you are trying to achieve.
  7. Peter Thomas Roth Green Releaf Calming Face Oil: This product is amazing! It really helps the glowing and brightening of your skin as well as it has remedies for wrinkles.
  8. SEPHORA Avacado Melt Sleeping Mask Set: This sleep melt mask comes with an adorable eye cover! Also, Sephora brand skin care line is great for the price and gets the job done so if you are looking for affordable skincare options.. head to Sephora!
  9. CLINIQUE Fresh Pressed Clinical™ Daily + Overnight Boosters with Pure Vitamin C : These oils and extract boosters have gotten great reviews and seem to be all the rage. I have not personally tried this one, but wanted to put it on here because of the awesome benefits and reviews that this product has gotten!
  10. TARTE  Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost Moisturizer Mini (Rainforest of the Sea): This mini product is only $14 and is supposed to show hydrating results after only 1 use! Love it and great for the price!

 

I hope you enjoyed!

10 of the Most Helpful Tips to Keep your Skin Moisturized Transitioning from Winter to Spring

  1. Moisturize immediately after your showers! This helps lock the moisture in.
  2. Moisturize more often than you usually do. I suggest 2-3 times a day with a moisture locking lotion or something approved by dermatologists.
  3. Use a humidifier at night! This will do your skin wonders!
  4. Use lotions with petroleum jelly on drier areas like your feet. This helps your skin heal faster and is full of more moisture as well as sinking the moisture deeper into your skin.
  5. Avoid using exfoliating masks and peels on your face. These are known to dry out your skin… While they do have some great other benefits, a moisturizing or brightening mask might be best for the Winter or Spring.
  6. Add a bit of oatmeal to your baths! It is important to mix it up.. and this is a great way to! If you have itchy skin in the winter, this is perfect for you. This has proven health benefits for your skin. Also, making sure that your bath or shower is luke warm is always a good idea to avoid the opening of pores to let the cold and frisk air in.
  7. Adding a teaspoon or less of olive oil to your lotion before you put it on! Also using olive oil for hair masks and letting it sit on your hair for 15-20 minutes before showering or washing it out is a great way to keep your hair from becoming dry and splitting.
  8. Try adding more honey and dairy based products to your diet! This makes a great addition to hair and skin care… especially for the winter months and making the transition to spring.
  9. Use gloves when cleaning to prevent the exposure to the cleaning chemicals which can damage your skin and make it dry out.
  10. Exfoliate your body at least once a week to get rid of the dead skin cells that might be on the top of your skin.. leaving room and access for the moisturizer to get through.