Lifestyle

POUND Workout for Killer Legs!

Lunges.  We  know they’re necessary for really killer legs, but they’re the one part of my workout that I seem to skip repeatedly.  I’ll do a few extra squats or leg presses to make up for them, but lunges are always met with the empty promise that “I’ll do them next time”. Thankfully, the Steve Nash Sports Clubs offer Pound classes, which are my little secret to slipping an obscene amount of lunges into my workout whenever I feel like…

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Beauty, Lifestyle

Oh Look A Sunscreen I Don’t Despise! – Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen

Creams, scrubs, powders, glosses… If you couldn’t already tell, I love beauty products.  A serum promising more radiant skin? I’m all over that.  A deep conditioner that will rehydrate fried strands? Sign me up.  A cream that gives you instantly firmer skin? Okay, kind of skeptical… but in it goes into my basket! One product, however, sticks out in my mind as abhorrent no matter what I do nor which ones I try…sunscreen.  I loathe everything about it from its smell,…

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Beauty

2 week wear and TWO sets of manicures from 1 box of Sally Hansen Real Nail Polish Strips

I’ve always thought that nothing could ruin even the most perfect outfit faster than half-chipped off nail polish (ugh tacky!).  With this in mind, I splurged on a salon-quality gel polish kit a couple years ago when the at-home sets sold in drugstores didn’t exist and most salons hadn’t even offered the service yet.  It was well worth the price for glossy, chip-free lacquer and zero dry-time—Hallelujah!—but eventually the huge time commitment for nail prep, precise application and soak-off removal…

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Beauty

And I thought the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler couldn’t get any better!

As a little bit of background to this particular situation, I had been using the iconic Shu Uemura eyelash curler for years and can say that it did live up to the hype.  Consistently awarded best in its class by beauty editors from magazines like Allure and InStyle, this tool is easy to use, fits all eye shapes and legitimately curls lashes rather than merely crimping or bending them. Now imagine my disappointment when I lost it.  At $24 it…

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Fashion

What I’m Loving At The Moment: The Geometric Leather Necklace

Necklace from Charlotte Russe A welcome change from the elaborate and sparkly necklaces donned in prior seasons, I’ve been loving the geometric leather bib necklace.  It’s edgy, yet still polished, and I adore the striking contrast of the buttery leather and high gloss metal.  Following this year’s minimalist trend, this chic accessory is highly versatile and transitions easily from summer to fall. House of Harlow 1960 – 5 Station Necklace in Leather (Color: Khaki) Like the House of Harlow necklace…

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