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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Monday Outfit Inspiration

Ohhh weekend, how are you already coming to an end? As I mentally prepare for the work week ahead, I’ve already looked at the weather…cool but most of the days include a bit of sunshine. Yay! I can’t wait to get outside and go for a run. Lately, the day’s I’m ready for a little cardio, it starts raining…or snowing…or some gross combo of the two that only makes my spring craving that much stronger.

Since I admit, I’m a very fair-weather runner (like, I only run in the fair weather), I’m thankful for my tank from FiredaughterClothing. I wrote this piece about their fab styles last fall, and this top from them always inspires me. I love dressing it up or down: laid back with leggings and sneaks, or worn a little more edgy, like below, it’s the perfect option for the start of a new week. “They will run and not grow weary…” So bring it week, I’m ready!

Of course, this outfit wouldn’t be half as cute if it wasn’t for this Lauren Conrad Blazer or Jennifer Lopez boyfriend jeans. OMG, what did I do before these two started their Kohl’s collections? I feel like I’m shopping there every other weekend recently!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Everyday I’m Hustling: March Beauty Box 5 Review

It’s hard to believe judging by all of the snow Mother Nature so kindly dumped on us earlier this week, but spring has officially sprung! Yay!!!! I love changing up my makeup palette from season to season, and doing so was made ridiculously easy thanks to the March Beauty Box 5 edition, Hustle. When the warm weather hits, our hustle definitely picks up and I have to say, I’m pretty psyched about the goodies I found in this month’s pretty blue box!

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

7 Cute Shower Caps for Non-Hair Washing Days

I hate to be “that” person, but I totally am. I steal from hotels. Before you dial 911 and send the FBI to my blog, don’t worry, it’s really just the unused toiletries. The lotion for my bag. The shampoo and conditioner for when I travel “home” for a few days. Oh, and the shower caps for when I don’t have the time or energy to wash my hair. It dawned on me the other day that as much as I appreciate having the freebies, the translucent caps really aren’t very me. Not that anyone sees my shower caps, but hey, nothing wrong with feeling your best, even when nobody is there to notice. After I so brilliantly came to this conclusion, I did what anyone would do…took to the internet to find some cute possibilities in shower attire.

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Clockwise from Left:

Henri Bendel Brown and White Shower Cap, $30 │ Ore Originals Living Goods Happy Face Shower Cap, $12 │ Betty Dain Houndstooth Shower Cap, $12 │ Ulta Printed Shower Caps (2 Pack), $4.59 │ Dry Divas Summer Bliss Shower Cap, $30 │ Gilded Rose Studio Red Roses Shower Cap, $20 │ So Pretty Shower Caps Honey Sequin Shower Cap, $25

 

I’m dying to know – what’s your shower cap style, courtesy the hotel, or “I’m so Fancy…”?

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Team Themed Nails Perfect for March Madness

It may be hard to believe, but somehow right before our very eyes, winter has turned into spring, which obviously means it’s March! Which also obviously means March Madness has started! And that also means April is right around the corner…which means baseball season is a hop, skip and a jump away as well (that’s a lot happening just by the turn of the seasons). For sports enthusiasts this time of year is nothing short of perfection. I actually consider myself pretty enthusiastic about the season…but only in regards to my Valpo Crusaders and of course, New York Yankees. Aside from team apparel or colors, I love sporting team-themed manicures as well. Not the blatantly obvious kind…more like an adult mature version of team spirit. I’ve been sporting the below for the past week, and gosh, it’s so easy. My team’s colors are brown and gold, which might seem weird at first, but honestly, I love them. I used a gilded brown on four nails, white with a sparkly gold overlay as the statement nail and added a cute gold heart to my ring fingers. Perfection.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March’s Top 10 Workout Songs

Fort Wayne, IN – March 2, 2015 – This month's top 10 workout songs cover a wide array of tempos and styles that will complement an equally diverse range of workouts. For low rep exercises that strengthen your body—crunches, weights and so on—you might start with one of the slower tracks from David Guetta or Flo Rida. For a cardio routine—running, ropes, and the like—consider one of the faster numbers from alt-rock favorites Bleachers or club stars Yellow Claw.

If the feel is more important to you than the tempo, there are tracks spanning 100-128 beats per minute (BPM) and a variety of genres. The mix includes the latest confection from Maroon 5, a remix of Big Data's crossover hit, and a collaboration between X Factor alumni Fifth Harmony & L.A. rapper Kid Ink.

There should be something here for every taste and routine. If you're looking for a few new songs to spruce up your existing mix, you're in luck. Alternatively, if you need a clean break, you can swap in this entire list—since it blends a variety of speeds and sounds that will get you moving and keep you guessing.

 

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

David Guetta, Afrojack & Nicki Minaj - Hey Mama - 86 BPM
Flo Rida, Sage the Gemini & Lookas - GDFR (K. Theory Remix) - 73 BPM

Big Data & Joywave - Dangerous (Spacebrother's Electro Stomp Remix) - 126 BPM

Fifth Harmony & Kid Ink - Worth It - 101 BPM

Madonna - Living for Love - 123 BPM

Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life (Alex Adair Remix) - 117 BPM

Bleachers - Rollercoaster - 163 BPM

Maroon 5 - Sugar - 121 BPM

Yellow Claw & Ayden - Till It Hurts - 146 BPM

Penguin Prison - Calling Out (Elephante Remix) - 128 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.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hi. Welcome Spring with this Cute Easy DIY Manicure!

It’s finally March – yay!!! While the weather may not have been all the cooperative today (I still am way over winter…and snow), I’m convinced spring is right around the corner. To help myself prep, I did a cute simple “Hi” mani, using this fun Revlon Spanish Moss color I received in my latest Beauty Box 5. Truth be told, I was going to write “hello,” but I got a little carried away with the size of my “h!” I loved how the Moss color looked when I happened to set it next to Absolute New York Absolute Love Bubblegum lip balm I also received in the box. So cute! And super simple…the “hi” statement nail was thanks to my Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art Pen in Magenta. Have you used these before? I love mine, I’m about to get one in every color!

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Jewerly On-Demand with Rocksbox

Ok guys, so who else is addicted to jewelry? Like can’t get enough, want to switch it up every outfit addicted. I’m certain that’s most of you which is why I’m so excited to introduce you to Rocksbox! Have you heard of it? It’s like Netflix for jewelry lovers only better…because, well…it’s jewelry! It’s super easy to sign up…take a little survey so the dolls at Rocksbox can get a feel for your style. For $19/month, you get three pieces of jewelry (on loan) to wear how and where you want. Return the three pieces anytime you want and three more pieces will promptly arrive right at your doorstep! They even give you the return mailer.

Of course you might fall in love with one of these designer pieces (or three) and if so, that’s ok. You can actually purchase any of the jewelry at a discounted rate. Each box you receive is valued at over $200!

Ready to try Rocksbox out?!? For a limited time, my gorgeous readers can use code 247stylexoxo to try 30 days out for free of Rocksbox! The code for a free month is only good through 3/22/15 but if you come across this post later than that date, you’ll still get a month at 50% off. Yay!!!

Below are the gorgeous goodies I received in my first box (can also be seen worn in this style post). What’s your favorite?

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Red Carpet Ready Thanks to Crest 3D White !

Anyone wanting to see the best in style, can take the day off and sit in front of the TV tuned to E! Their Live From the Red Carpet Pre-Show begins today at 1:30 PM ET and is certain to showcase what we could be seeing walking down the red carpet starting at 5:25. While the gowns and dresses may cause just a twinge of fashion-envy, they should also serve as motivation; after all, each of us has our own red-carpet moments – weddings, interviews, nights out, first dates, etc. I tend to follow a pattern for my events, and definitely prep in the same manner for each one:

1) Sleep: It’s a rare rest cycle when I get the recommended 8 hours of sleep a night. But when I have something big in my life, I make sure I get my zzz’s.

2) Hydrate: This is always important, but for big events, I make sure I’ve had plenty of water. Skin is so much prettier when the body is hydrated.

3) Prepare: Nothing is worse than putting on what I thought I was going to wear and having a girl-moment thinking it “doesn’t look right.” By the time the big nights rolls around, you can bet, I’ve tried on my outfit several times and checked it out from every angle possible!

4) Whiten: If I’ve taken the time to do all of the above, you better believe when I flash my pearly whites, they are definitely going to actually be white! Crest 3D White Supreme FlexFit Whitestrips are the only way I now choose to whiten. After trying a million different methods, it’s clear the easiest most effective way to a white smile comes from just an hour a day with these little strips!

Be sure to watch the E! Live from the Red Carpet special today and follow @3DWhite so you can be in the know regarding the #StrikeASmile conversation. I’ll be following along and can’t wait to see who everyone thinks will have tonight’s winning style and smile!

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