Monday, November 25, 2013

Its Boot Season!

I got these beauties in the mail yesterday! I LOVE! 

Arizona's "winter" is here and gone before we know it so when it's cold enough to justify wearing boots I'm in! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

& Other Stories // Nude Lamé

I officially have a lipstick obsession! Who would have thought?! I'm normally a chapstick kinda girl. My most recent lipstick addition is this & Other Stories Nude Lamé Moisturizing Lipstick.  It's a long lasting sheer lipstick with added moisturizers. So perfect! 

& Other Stories Nude Lamé Moisturizing Lipstick* | £12 | Link

Even if you're not a fan of nude lipsticks definitely check out their other shades, because the moisturizing agents in this lipstick make for amazing soft lips. 

The only problemo is unless you're in Europe, you have to shop online. Which is truly no problem at all because they have tons of amazing shoes, bags and clothing available too!  

Enjoy this sweet new gem! 💋

Skinny Drinks // Hazelnut Macchiato

I'm cookoo for macchiato!! But a daily trip to Starbucks can get spendy. Make it at home for half the calories and a fraction of the cost. (Can you tell that I'm in sales?) =] 

Starbuck's drink contains espresso, freshly steamed milk with vanilla syrup and finished with hazelnut drizzle. This skinny version uses hazelnut coffee, sugar free vanilla syrup, fat-free steamed milk. I skipped the whip cream and chocolate syrup to spare some calories. Who wants to drink all their calories?! Each skinny drink has 55 calories and 1 gram of fat. Don't worry, you won't need any spiffy equipment to make this tasty drink.  All you need is a blender or a whisk.

Ingredients for Coffee:

1 cup (8 oz) hazelnut coffee or decaf, You can use a K-cup or brew your favorite hazelnut coffee
½ cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup or Starbucks Sugar Free Syrup

1. Brew coffee. 
2. In a saucepan, whisk together milk and vanilla syrup over medium heat, stirring until steaming. Remove from heat. Transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don’t have a blender just whisk the mixture continuously with a wire whisk until foamy.
3. Pour into a large mug. Add the hot coffee on top. 
4. Drink immediately. Enjoy!
It's delicious hot but if you're anything like me, you'll love it cold better! Throw (not literally =]) some ice cubes on top of your mixture and enjoy your cool refreshing beverage. =]
Have you tried Starbuck's Hazelnut Macchiato? 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Rimmel // Lipstick Review

On my face above: Maybelline FIT me! Foundation in shade #220, Elf Clarifying Pressed Powder in 'Light Beige',  Rimmel Natural Bronzer in 'Sun Bronze' Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil in 'Hazel', Elf Natural Eyes Beauty Book on my lids, Jesse's Girl Liquid Eye Liner on upper lash line, Wet N Wild eye liner in 'Dark Brown' on lower lash line, Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara in 'Blackest Black', Rimmel Matte Lipstick 

I'm really happy with this shade overall. It makes me feel tan and sun kissed. =] 

Have you tried any Rimmel Products?

Eat Clean // Meal Plan

The key to weight loss success is establishing a healthy lifestyle. I don't believe in fad diets - sure they work temporarily but diets aren't realistic, long term solutions. Your body has specific needs, especially when you're working out. 

Here's a good meal plan to get you started on a healthy path. Incorporate other healthy snacks and meals throughout the week and you won't just feel better, you'll look better too! 

For a more in depth breakdown of what proteins, carbs and fats to eat and when, check out my Clean Eating: Healthy Lifestyle Guide to Becoming Fit! 


1/2 cup of oatmeal with cinnamon 
4 egg whites
1 whole egg
3/4 cup of berries

Post Workout

1 Serving of Whey Isolate Protein 
5 oz. grilled chicken
4 oz. sweet potato
1 cup of vegetables 


5 oz. grilled chicken
1 oz. almonds
1 cup of vegetables


1 cup of Fage 0% Greek Yogurt

3/4 cup of berries


6 oz. grilled chicken 

2/3 cup of quinoa

1 cup of vegetables

Fat Burning Workout // HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training is great for breaking a plateau. They're also great if you're bored with the same old routine workouts. Throw in a HIIT workout every 2 weeks to boost your metabolism and break your routine! 

Stair stepper - 10 minutes

Jump rope - 100 reps

Self Squats - 30 reps

Jump rope - 100 reps

Self squats - 40 reps

Jump rope - 100 reps

Self squats - 50 reps

Jump rope - 100 reps

Self Squats - 60 reps

Inspire Me // November

Here are a few of my favorite things! Say that without singing it! =D