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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Your Skin Will Love the Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit!

Skincare doesn’t have to be difficult. Take the lux brand, Tatcha. They’ve created a skincare ritual that leaves skin feeling fresh and healthy, while utilizing basic natural ingredients. In four easy steps, your skin feels kind of like how your body feels after a day of healthy eating when returning home from vacation – in a word, amazing!

Tatcha Ritual Discovery Kit

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

20 Under $20! Affordable August Finds!

Who says fashion can’t be affordable? For any of us on a budget, snag a few of the below cute pieces, all of which are under $20!


20 great pieces under $20!

1. Mossimo Bomber Jacket, $10.98, Target
2. Capelli Moto Rain Boot, $19.99, TJX.com
3. 5 Piece Stackable Rings, $19.99, Target
4. Cole Haan Square Sunglasses, $16.99, TJX.com
5. Merona Leopard Print Calf-Hair Belt, $16.99, Target
6. Olive & Oak Button Front Dress, $19.99, TJX.com
7. Route 66 Slouchy Track Pants, $12.74, K-Mart
8. Mossimo Asymmetrical Maxi, $14.98, Target
9. Multi-Stone Stretch Bracelet, $12.99, Target
10. Faded Glory 2-Pack Star Tanks, $7.99, Wal-Mart
11. 3/4 Sleeve Henley, $7.99, Wal-Mart
12. Signature by Levi Strauss Totally Shaping Skinny Jeans, $19.94, Wal-Mart
13. Daniel Rainn Chevron Print Pant, $19.99, TJX.com
14. Montego Bay Club Payton Sandal, $9, Payless
15. Fioni Megan Wedges, $16, Payless
16. Basic Editions Dakota Flat, $5.99, K-Mart
17. Girls’ Legwarmer, $7.99, Target
18. Totes City Names Umbrella, $16.99, Target
19. Route 66 Graphic Eyes Shirt, $6.29, K-Mart
20. Adam Levine Chambray Floral Shirt, $17.59, K-Mart

Just a couple of notes…#17, are indeed kid’s legwarmers. BUT, I wear kid’s legwarmers on my wrists from time-to-time for an edgy little twist. Let them peek out from underneath a denim jacket in the fall, or pair them with a cute tank now. Also, the chevron print on the TJX pants (#13) is hot – but the print is too fine to really see in this pic. Check them out!

What are you admiring on this list???


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Soap Jumping? Try the Coconut Water Option from Dial!

When it comes to fashion and beauty, I have a ton of favorites – products and brands that I’m loyal to come hell or high water. However when it comes to bath soap, I’ve never had a favorite…I’ll typically buy whatever is on sale. A couple of weeks ago, “whatever was on sale,” happened to be Dial’s Coconut Water Bamboo Leaf Extract Glycerin Soap. I picked up a few bars thinking it would likely do the trick. My skin feels equally clean compared with previous soaps I’ve used – and since it’s August I don’t notice any increased hydration that the soap is supposed to help with (I’ll get back with you about that in December). What I am addicted to is the scent! It’s not “coconutty” like tanning lotion but instead has sweet lush aroma. I like it so much I went to the store yesterday and bought the Ultra Fresh Hydrating Body Wash.

Both use coconut water to help infuse skin with moisture and as mentioned, the bar soap is glycerin based, a popular method to keep skin hydrated (here’s a great article helping to explain glycerin from the Livestrong website). If you’re a soap-jumper like I used to be, give this Coconut Water option from Dial a chance to impress you!

Dial Coconut Water Soap

Dial Body Wash


What is your favorite soap or bodywash?


Saturday, August 16, 2014

August Beauty Box 5: Radiant and Remarkable

I know I say this all the time…or maybe just once a month to all of you…but I really do love Beauty Box 5! When I know that sweet little blue box is arriving, I practically greet my mailman with the same gusto a child greets Christmas morning. Ahhh, now I know…that’s what Beauty Box 5 is: Christmas for adults! With that realization, here’s what I had awaiting me in the August Beauty Box 5, Radiant and Remarkable:

August Beauty Box 5

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Cutest Bows for your Buns (and Other Updo’s)

Remember when you were little and wore a bow with every hairdo? Pigtails, ponytails, French braids, one side back, both sides back…every and any hairdo qualified for a big bow. Maybe it’s the cheerleader in me, but I for one L-O-V-E LOVE that bows are making a comeback and can be donned with all of my grown-up hairstyles: a messy bun, a sleek pony or a bow headband for everything else. If you’re searching for a cute but more adult-like bow option, Akamatra on Etsy has adorable styles. Check out my favorites below:

Floral Ponytail Bow

Floral Ponytail Bow, $13

Friday, August 8, 2014

Get a Custom Look (Without a Hefty Price Tag) from eShakti

What did you all think of my style post yesterday? I love that dress! So many of my outfits are on the edgy side, but I do also like to bring out my roots – which are all country – especially in the summer months. The chambray star print pattern was perfect to don with my boots (several years old, from Steve Madden) but I plan on accessorizing it a multitude of ways.

eShakti dresses and tops allow are customized to the individual buyer, giving you exactly what you want all at a great price!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Gone Country–A Summery Look for Festivals and Fairs

Yay Wednesday! We’re more than halfway through the week and have likely already thoroughly planned our weekend. While I’ll be enjoying mine with the nearly 30 college ladies and gents I coach, attending our cheer and dance camp, many of you may have other plans…a farmer’s market or maybe even a local fair. If you’re wondering what to wear to these types of country-like events, one can never go wrong with denim and boots. It’s quite a switch from the edgier look I posted a few weeks ago, but, I like switching up my style every once in a while. The adorable dress is from eShakti, a site I’m definitely swooning over right now – stay tuned for an eShakti post tomorrow!

What to Wear to a Farmers Market, denim dress, cowboy boots, fringe bag

Another must-have for a country-like look is of course, fringe! I love the fringe and gold hardware combo on this faux-suede bag.

August Top 10 Workout Songs

This is How We Roll Remix

August 5, 2014 – This month's top 10 list plays host to a variety of dance cuts, club remixes, and curious collaborations. On the cardio front, you'll find a pair of songs from Cash Cash—an original song and a remix of Katy Perry's latest single. If you're looking for something up-tempo to score your next run, either will fit the bill.

For lower rep workouts—crunches, push-ups, and the like—there's an updated version of the summertime smash “Turn Down for What” that keeps the same 100 BPM as the original, while dialing up the intensity and adding new verses from Juicy J, 2 Chainz, and French Montana.

From out of left field, you'll find a country-meets-pop hit featuring Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo. Equally surprising, the single, biggest vote-getter of the month is an ode to going hard from Swedish DJ duo Dada Life and heavy metal icon Sebastian Bach.

On the whole, this playlist compiles a healthy mix of new tunes, fresh takes on recent favorites, and a few curve balls. So, there should be plenty of songs here to keep you moving and a few to keep you guessing.

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

DJ Snake, Lil Jon, Juicy J, 2 Chainz & French Montana - Turn Down for What (Remix) - 100 BPM
The Black Keys - Fever - 128 BPM

Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan & Jason Derulo - This is How We Roll (Remix) - 132 BPM

Billy Currington - We Are Tonight - 128 BPM

Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again - 125 BPM

Katy Perry - Birthday (Cash Cash Remix) - 128 BPM

Lady GaGa - G.U.Y. (KDrew Remix) - 125 BPM

Cash Cash & Bebe Rexha - Take Me Home - 127 BPM

Dada Life & Sebastian Bach - Born to Rage - 128 BPM

Tiesto & Matthew Koma - Wasted - 112 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.