I'm loving wide pants right now, and I especially love a fun pant with a cute little graphic tee! I found this outfit at Forever 21 for under $40, you can't beat that. I was actually there on a mission to find pants (like these) to wear for work and then found way too many other summer items that I "really needed" haha. Who else can find an excuse way too easy to buy something they came across and never knew they needed? ;)
I don’t talk a ton about my fitness routine in this little world of mine, but today I am diving in a little to share how I like to keep a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
Do I make it to the gym everyday? Nope. Sometimes life just gets too dang busy to even go a few times a week. My goal is to hit the gym 4 times a week and at least be active in some way everyday. I just plain feel better when I get to move around!
If I’m too lazy to drive to the gym, I try to go for a run (weather dependent because I’m way too picky) or do a couple yoga sessions from Boho Beautiful’s YouTube channel - LOVE her!! I like to start out with a quick cardio and then focus on one area of the body with weights. I also have a solid cardio day once or twice a week. On the days I just can’t make myself, it’s because I realize that I actually need a day of rest more than I need to run a mile. It’s just as important.
I’m going to be honest here. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to be able to do pull-ups… real ones. I have the smallest wimpy arms and once I quit dance I wasn’t able to do one anymore!! After working on it I can now say I can do a pull-up, or two ;)
Now to the other side of my balance. Food! I’ve never been someone who loves food and loves to eat; not that I don’t have my favorites I could eat all the time. I just never saw it as a form of entertainment, and maybe that’s why I can never make a decision on where we should go to eat haha.
Now that I cook more on my own, I like to focus on making sure I get enough protein, cut out more salt and sugar, but always, ALWAYS treat my self every now and then. You can’t be eating veggies all the time and not give yourself a break because that’s when a diet or lifestyle comes to a crash. Mix it up and have fun with it but don’t go over board, because that is what actually works.
And my #1 tip: Cute workout clothes. It works every. Single. Time.
We're in Mexico!! Just kidding, we wish!! But how adorable is this little spot in Fayetteville? It's crazy how you can find so much more when out walking around then just driving by places.
Who else struggles to find maxi dresses that are the right length? Either too long or too short, but Banana republic has it down! Probably because they also offer petites and tall so they don't have to go overboard with their regular sizing in length. I love this floral maxi with the pop of pink. I also love olive tones and bring them out extra during the summer. I guess it's something about how it looks with a tan... but doesn't every color haha?
I know I have been a little MIA the past couple of weeks, but you guys will know why soon and life will be starting to settle down a little bit within the next week, which means more content! Woo!!
I was never the best at contour with a powder and it just seemed to disappear as the day went on! There's a new favorite in my town now ;) KKW Contour is actually amazing! I have the light kit and it's perfect. Not just because it's Kim Kardashians, but because it actually works and doesn't irritate my dang skin.
It's super creamy and buildable and the application is so smooth and easy! No more awkward (almost) lines because it blends so well. The non-shimmer side of the highlight is also good as a concealer for tricky spots you want to cover up. When I want to have a natural and simple look, I use it as an all-over application. I even use the contour lightly as an eye shadow for a warm addition.
The next product of hers I want to try is the Argenis Creme Colorstick in metallic copper and the KKW X Mario Creme lipstick, I love a good creamy lip!
It's officially humid season here in Arkansas and I was in need of a foundation change to combat oily skin. Cover FX Powerplay is a total hit! I can go to work all day without feeling like I need touch up my makeup or being self conscious that my face may look oily!! I really feel like using the setting powder makes it go a long way too so don't forget to always apply after your foundation is set. I also love that it's not in a glass bottle, because that is just too risky for me haha :) You can find all of their products at Sephora and I really want to try... everything!!
Thank you Influenster & Cover FX for sponsoring this post!
I'm all about the benefits of purifying my skin! Namaste Skin is packed with rich herbal, botanical and fruit extracts to give your skin a fresh glow and detoxed feel. Once it heats up in Arkansas and gets humid I have to give my skin even more attention to keep it looking nice.
What I love about the Namaste Skin Turmeric Daily Herbal Facial Cleanser is that is takes all my makeup off and leaves my skin feeling so clean but it's so light. It is also perfect for sensitive, acne prone skin, providing essential nutrients with 12 superfruit extracts for radiant skin.
The Super-Fruit Peptide Lift Eye Cream goes a looonnng way! I do suggest if you have sensitive eyes to just leave it on for a little bit instead of over night to start out. It truly does fill in those fine lines that nobody wants!
Now you know I love a good face mask, especially charcoal! Their Purifying Charcoal Facial Masque is so creamy so it doesn't make my skin feel tight after use. Even after just two uses I could see a difference in pore size on my nose yet I wasn't dried out. I like to leave it on for about 15 min while I stretch, watch a little Netflix, or do some calming yoga before crawling in bed. The best way to settle down for the night :)
Thanks Cal Pharma for sponsoring this post!!
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