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Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Search For Comfortable Undergarments has Ended–Introduce Yourself to Coobie!

Undergarments are necessary, but necessary doesn’t always equate to comfortable. I see the “Get home. Take off shoes. Take off bra.” meme floating around social media several times a week. Like I said, necessary, not comfortable. Well ladies, let go of that way of thinking as Coobie may have made the most comfortable bra…ever…pinky swear. Completely seamless, the bras fit sizes 32A to 36D and their full size options fit sizes 38A to 42D-DD. The look is similar to a sports bra, although like your regular bras, it’s not intended for high impact (they do make higher impact sports bras however). I’ve been able to wear two of the styles, the Seamless Scoopneck ($20) and Seamless V-Neck bras ($22) , and I almost feel a little guilty when wearing – bras aren’t supposed to be that comfortable. Each has removable pads and adjustable straps. Resembling the upper half of a cami, they’re also perfect for layering, with the top peaking out from under a button down or v-neck. With an endless array of color options, lace options and floral patterns, the Coobie bras are just as pretty and they are comfy.

Coobie doesn’t limit their feel-good fabrics and design elements to just bras. Their camis and tanks will also be perfect additions to your wardrobe (the Wide Strap option, $20, is another layering essential and has quickly become a go-to for me) and their One Size Seamless Leggings, $22,are soft, stretchy and once again, super comfy.

Coobie also offers pretty panties and other accessories to keep you comfortable day and night.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Florals Plus a Favery Discount!

As I’ve mentioned, many many times, fall really isn’t my favorite season. I miss the summer sun and I start dreading the winter chill. But, even I can’t deny that the change from summer to autumn fashion-wise, is a change I can get on board with. While I love my warm-weather ensembles, the sweaters, boots, and colors of fall fashion really make me swoon. Suddenly deeper tones are what I gravitate toward, like the wine and purple accent hues I chose in the below look. Alright fall. You might win when it comes to clothing…but you’re still on my list.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

2 Weeks to Your Whitest Smile Challenge with Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit

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We might start to cover up in autumn, but one thing we always want to show off is a perfect smile. That coveted white smile is exactly the reason why I’ve accepted the 2 Weeks to your Whitest Smile Challenge by using Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit. Whitening teeth just like the ca-razy expensive treatments you can opt for at the dentist office, these strips provide 30% more coverage than other strips, by incorporating FlexFit technology. In other words, they can actually stretch and mold to custom fit your teeth ensuring ample coverage for a gorgeous white smile.

For the next two weeks, I’ll be using a strip for just an hour each day and showing off my results at the end of the challenge. My before pic is below…can’t wait to show you the end results!

The Supreme FlexFit Kit includes 28 whitening strips plus a generous 4.1 OZ tube of Crest 3D White Luxe Sensitivity toothpaste. Check back throughout the month to see my progress!

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Who else is excited to have a whitening option available without an appointment or huge financial commitment?!? Crest 3D White Luxe Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips retail for $59.99 and are available at the places you already shop such as Wal-Mart and Target. Visit 3DWhite.com for more info and to view their entire line of products. If you’re feeling like you’re ready for a whiter smile, take the challenge yourself – be sure to use the tag #3DWhiteSmile on your before/after social media posts!

Here’s to a brighter smile!

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Beauty Box 5: Effortless Allure

Effortless Allure. We all desire THAT type of look. The, I-deliberately-tried-to-make-it-look-like-I-didn’t-try-to-look-this-amazing style that some days, seems way too hard to achieve. Fortunately Beauty Box 5 subscribers will have a much easier time mastering that look in October, thanks to their Effortless Allure box that made me one happy blogger earlier this week…seriously, one of my favorite boxes to date!

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Monday, October 6, 2014

October’s Top 10 Workout Songs

Taylor SwiftFort Wayne, IN – September 30, 2014 – Pop rules in this month's workout music recap. First off, you have the lingering effects of this year's MTV Video Music Awards. Collaborations pairing Ariana Grande with Zedd and Iggy Azalea with Rita Ora both received a significant boost in popularity following performances on this year's broadcast. Moreover, the show is where Taylor Swift debuted the first single from her new album. “Shake It Off” was the most popular, workout song in our monthly poll. Moreover, at 160 beats per minute (BPM), it's the best song in the list for running.

Remixers also racked up three big tunes this month. Zedd makes his second appearance in the the list with an up-tempo version of the summertime smash “Rude.” OneRepublic also find their latest release reworked for the club. Though both of those tracks are geared for the dance floor, they'd be equally great for a jogging or walking. For a lower rep routine—like kettlebells or Pilates—you might check out the Surkin remix of Charli XCX's “Boom Clap.” At 93 BPM, it's on the slower side of things, but it's lives up to its title with thunderous production that'll power you through your next session.

On the whole, Top 40 tracks dominate this month's list. But, there should also be enough alternate versions—plus some crossover hits from upstarts like Kongos and Echosmith—to keep things interesting. So, if you're looking for something new to freshen up your gym playlist, you'll find 10 great places to start below.

Here's the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred--the web's most popular workout music blog.

Echosmith - Cool Kids - 130 BPM
Magic - Rude (Zedd Remix) - 130 BPM

Kiesza - Hideaway - 123 BPM

Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd - Really Don't Care - 121 BPM

Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora - Black Widow - 82 BPM

Charli XCX - Boom Clap (Surkin Remix) - 93 BPM

Kongos - Come With Me Now - 104 BPM

Ariana Grande & Zedd - Break Free - 130 BPM

OneRepublic - Love Runs Out (Grabbitz Remix) - 124 BPM

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off - 160 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

20 Things I Love About Fall

Matisse Outback BootsFall. Autumn. Whatever. I’m honestly not that much of a “fall” person. We’re barely out of summer (I L-O-V-E LOVE summer BTW), and then bam! Here come cold temps and crazy wind and dead everything – trees, grass, flowers, etc. That’s not how fall is supposed to be. It’s SUPPOSED to be a gradual reduction in temps until winter. Here in the Midwest, it’s literally one day summer, the next day winter (it actually snowed a little yesterday – SNOW!?!). So if fall was what it propositioned itself to be – you know, 70 degrees with beautiful colorful leaves (the leaves seem to change in about a day and a half and then are promptly blown down), I maybe would feel differently about the season. Plus, fall reminds me of what’s to come. If I think it’s cold now…well…you know.

That said, I do hate being negative, so I decided to challenge myself a little, by listing the below amazing things I love and appreciate about the season. Somehow everything on this list really is better in autumn:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cozy-Chic for Fall with a Beanie from Fanatics

Siiigh. The first week of October usually holds so much promise, but the first part of October 2014 has been forgettable. My beloved Yankees didn’t make the playoffs and Derek Jeter retired. Although I’m missing my Pinstripes, I have taken on the project of focusing my energy on something a little more positive – like finding the perfect cozy-chic outfit to remind me that there will be another baseball season…maybe not another Jeter, but the Yankees will play in April. I can absolutely see myself rocking the below to numerous places this fall and winter season: coffee or dinner with a friend, shopping or running errands, even a movie or basketball game. While I adore the outfit’s versatility, I obviously am partial to the Yankees Glistener Knit Hat from Fanatics. Yankees, plus a hint of bling? I’m obviously, totally and completely in!

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Of course, I do realize that some of you might not actually be Yankees fans. No worries, Fanatics stocks a full lineup in their MLB Hat Collection great for all of your cozy-chic looks, your sporty-chic looks and every look in between. The leading online retailer for officially licensed sports merchandise is also the best place to find cute tees, sweatshirts and more.

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Enjoy the weekend!!!

 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

No Look is Complete Without this Kit from Billion Dollar Brows



Eyebrows are a mischievous thing aren’t they? We rarely notice the properly groomed ones, but we can’t seem to look away from the one that need some TLC, (pluck-happy people and those with a unibrow, I’m referring to you!). We buy shoes with the hopes everyone notices them, but with our brows, we really are just hoping they blend in.

Thankfully, Billion Dollar Brows new Best Sellers Kit, will easily make sure your brows go, well, unnoticed in the best way possible. Filled with the products that help keep brows looking their best, this is a definite must-have for our makeup bags. The Best Sellers Kit includes the following:

  • Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil: This magic self-sharpening pencil will fill any set of brows, regardless of hair color. Use wispy strokes and the spoolie brush on the opposite end to blend to perfection. While I love the pencil, I was surprised after using the brush – it definitely ensures a natural look.
  • Billion Dollar Brows Brow Gel Clear: Sets the look without being too goopy or sticky. I was again pleasantly surprised with how much more finished this one little product made my brows.
  • Billion Dollar Brows Brow Duo Highlighter: This duo frames your masterpiece – highlighter for the brow bone, concealer for nearby blemishes, dark circles or to even help conceal unruly brows. I found it’s easier to blend and won’t mess up your look if applied before the pencil and gel.
  • Billion Dollar Brows Smudge Brush: Perfectly smudges the above highlighter and concealer blending it to perfection.

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