I hate being stuck in a rut. Nothing is worse than feeling like you’re walking through life in a ho-hum-same-ole’ fashion, which is exactly the reason I picked out these amazing Uniontown Cat Eye frames ($85.95, also available in red) from GlassesShop.com. In terms of edginess, they put my basic dark frames to shame. With their cat eye silhouette, sharp blue color and funky pattern, the Uniontown’s are a perfect blend of retro meets modern glam.
Just about the time the leaves change, it seems we’re ready for our flannels. Flannel sheets. Flannel pajamas. And of course, flannel shirts. I’ve broken out all of the above and found this cute flannel shirt at Target just last week. It was a perfect coordinating piece to my new frames from GlassesShop.com, the Uniontown Cat Eye (also available in Red). I love the design of these – a retro cat eye frame made modern with an electric blue hue and fun black and lucite pattern. Paired with flat boots and skinny jeans this was a perfect combination for exploring some trails on a warmer fall morning. I wish I could have been quick enough to get a picture of one of the many (seemingly) sweet little chipmunks darting from here to there during the walk. Cuteness overload!
So I’m just over a week into my “2 Weeks to Your Whitest Smile” Challenge using Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit. The results, I would say, are far exceeding my expectations. I knew my smile needed a bit of brightening, but I didn’t think it was “that bad.” But after I saw my mid-way picture caught mid-laugh, I was shocked. I see my teeth in the mirror every day but didn’t realize how much whiter they had actually grown to. I can’t wait to see how bright they are in another week!
**Thank you to Procter and Gamble for sponsoring this post.
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.
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.
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!
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!
**Thank you to Procter and Gamble for sponsoring this post.
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!
Fort 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.