|December 4, 2013||Holiday, Reviews|
If you’re anything like me, you acquire many fitness related items throughout the year. Who needs another work out top? Not me. This year, I wanted to put together a gift guide for active women that included things that most women don’t already have in their closets. So if you have a special woman in your life or if you are an active woman yourself and need to purchase a gift, keep reading!
*This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Koss.
1. Koss FitBuds | $29.99*
These FitBuds are a sweat resistant ear bud that is 33% smaller than any other Koss ear bud. The reason I love these so much is because each set you purchase comes with three different sized ear cushions for the perfect fit. For my ears, I’ve found that the smallest cushions work best. Koss’ female designers teamed up with Gold Medalist Dana Torres to create these headphones which are the first ones designed specifically for women, by women. How sweet is that?
2. Koss FitClips | $29.99*
These FitClips also made by Koss are my all time favorite headphones because they stay put and like the FitBuds, they are sweat resistant and come with three different size ear cushions. With small ears, sometimes it’s difficult to find headphones that wrap around my ear that fit. This version from Koss stays put without having to frequently adjust them!
*Retailers will promote these products at $19.99 this holiday season. You can purchase at: Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Kmart, Walgreens and Sears.
Other great options this year:
3. Thera-Roll Firm Roll | $15.95
4. Nike FuelBand | $143.39
5. 5lb Chrome Dumbbells | $39.99
6. Fitness Gear Flexibility Band Kit | $24.99
Talk to Me
- What fitness items are on your wishlist this year?
- Who do you still have left on your gift-buying list?
- What’s the last set of headphones you’ve purchased?
|November 26, 2013||Holiday|
Before I get into my post, I wanted to let you know that I am indeed keeping up with my Week of Gratitude. I didn’t want to Instagram or post about my thank you letter that I sent yesterday, because the friend I sent it to sometimes reads the blog and my social media channels. I’ll be doing a full recap on Monday! Today’s task: drop off cans to a food drop-off location.
Okay, back to normal programming:
Sometimes you just need to find a perfect stocking stuffer or something inexpensive but luxurious to get a loved one and that can be pretty difficult at times! What do you get that friend who has everything or the girl you got for your Office Secret Santa? I’ve put together a list of items that are on my wishlist this year that are under $30, and that might be of interest to you. So if you are curious, keep reading!
1. BECCA Lip Liner | Color: Nougat | Price: $23
This is the perfect nude lip liner, and it’s great because it has two colors! One side to line your lips and the other you can use to fill them in. I love all-in-one makeup items because they take up less space in my vanity!
2. Roots Chunky Headband | Color: Fog | $24
If you’re anything like me, you are freezing all of the time. It doesn’t matter what the temperature is outside, you are COLD. I recently found this Roots headband online and realized that it’s absolutely perfect for those days that you’re wearing your hair up and want to keep your ears warm. It also comes in a few different colors to meet everyone’s preferences!
3. Unite Beach Day texturizing spray | $29.95
Sometimes you just need a high quality hair-care item. I personally have never been the girl to spend money on hair items. Actually for the majority of my life, I just let it air dry and walked out the door. Recently, I’ve been trying to buy higher quality hair care items because as I’m getting older my hair is getting more brittle. This beach day texturizing spray is perfect for days when you want to wear your hair down and curly and also days when you just want a slight wave.
4. Mary Green Sleeping Eye Mask | Color: Tickled Pink | Price: $26
Ahhh, sleep masks. The last time I owned one I was probably in middle school. My friends, they are back! Sleep masks are great for every person on your list, not just females. Clearly this one in particular has a more feminine quality, but if you want there are plain black or brown colored ones all over the Internet for that man in your life. I personally love sleep masks because they let the light stay out! We don’t have black-out shades or curtains in our bedroom so it can get pretty bright at times.
5. NYX Eye Liner | Color: Matte Black | Price: $5.99
I’ve been told that this NYX eye liner is the best drug-store liner out on the market right now. It doesn’t fall under your eyes like some can do, and it stays on for hours! I’m dying to give this one a try and will probably purchase before the holidays. (I’ll keep you posted on a review). If you have a friend who loves darker eye makeup, I recommend giving this to her as a stocking stuffer. It’s also very affordable!
6. Bag Balm 1oz | $7
I recently found this item from Lo Bosworth from the Hills. She has a new Youtube Channel and mentioned this balm in her videos. Apparently it’s amazing and is used on movie and TV sets to get the actors’ lips nice and soft. I was at CVS last week and they sold it, but it was at least a 5 or 6 oz. jar. I put the 1oz jar on this list because it’s small enough to throw into your purse or makeup bag and keep your lips soft during this bitter winter months.
7. H&M Sweatshirt | Color: Burgundy (sold out online) | $17.95
I know what you’re probably thinking, a sweatshirt in a stocking?! YEAH! Why not?! I saw this sweatshirt online from H&M and was thrilled that the price was so low. It’s perfect for lounging around on the weekends or running errands for the day. The last time I checked, the Burgundy color was sold-out online, but they still have other great colors to pick from. I’m also digging the black and blue solid color sweatshirts.
8. Target Solid Knit Metallic Scarf | Color: Cream | $19.99
Does anyone else LOVE Target? Every time I go into that store I come out with random items that I didn’t initially have on my shopping list. This solid knit metallic scarf is great for all ages and it’s sure to keep you nice and toasty. I personally love infinity scarfs because there’s nothing to think about – you throw it over your head and you’re out the door!
Talk to Me
- What are your favorites from this list?
- What stocking stuffers are you buying this year?
- What items are on your wishlist this year under $30?
|November 20, 2013||Diary, Holiday, Living|
Good morning! If you’re in my area, you probably are freezing right now. I do have to say that my J.Crew Camp Socks are definitely getting use today; which by the way is on sale for $14.50! They are by far my favorite purchase in the past month or so and keep my toes warm on days like today.
Anyway, back to the purpose of this post. Sometimes we can be so wrapped up in all of the negative things going on that we forget to be grateful for what we do have in our lives. My friend Leslee created this thing called “A Week of Gratitude” which you can read about on her post today. Basically, she put together a list of things to do every day next week in order to show gratitude. Her post inspired me to make my own list of things for “A Week of Gratitude”.
Like Leslee, I’ll be posting my acts next week on Instagram with the hashtag #weekofgratitude. So if you are interested, follow along and upload your own pics!
Talk to Me
- Will you be taking part in A Week of Gratitude?
- What’s one thing you like to do every holiday season to give back?
- What are your Thanksgiving plans?
|November 6, 2013||Fashion, Gear, Holiday|
Although the temperatures are quickly getting colder, the fall/winter season is my favorite time of year. Everything from listening to Christmas songs, watching peaceful snowfalls, creating traditions and finding the perfect gift gets me excited for the season. *Side note: I’m actually listening to some Michael Buble Christmas music as I write this.
That being said, I still have to retire my summer clothes and start organizing my snow gear. If I put away my thin sweaters already I’d have so much more room in my closet for these goodies, which I’ve added to my wishlist this year.
There’s not many things on my wishlist this year, but many of the things on there are for the cold weather. A week ago, I tried on all of my sweaters that I typically wear this time of year and more than half of them have lost their shape and have gotten really stretched out on the bottoms. [Even after washing them and lying them flat]. Then I realized… I haven’t purchased new winter clothes since right after I graduated with my masters degree and that was a few years ago now! So I have to know, what is on your wishlist this year?
Talk to Me
- Do you generally put practical or non-practical things on your wishlist?
- What items are you looking forward to this year?
- What’s your favorite go-to cold weather accessory?
|October 28, 2013||Holiday, Weekend Recap|
Hello! This is the first time that I have tried to compose and publish a post from my cell phone. So if it looks weird, that’s why. If it looks normal, then great! I have a lot to get done Tuesday morning so I’m writing this post in bed.
I didn’t post earlier on Monday because it was me and Bryan’s 4 year anniversary. We spent the morning at Linvilla Orchards, and came home and watched A Nightmare Before Christmas. Before then I don’t think I’ve ever watched that movie in its entirety. We also went food shopping, took a nap and watched the movie Identity Theft. It was really funny. If you are looking for a comedy to watch I highly request it.
Since I didn’t do a weekend recap post, I thought I would also share with you some pictures from the Halloween party we went to on Saturday. It was at my dad’s girlfriend’s house and we had a blast. My sister and her bf also showed up.
My sister and her bf went as Buzz Lightyear and Woody. Since we didn’t know a lot of the people at the party, some people thought we were twins. We get that a lot. I don’t see it. Maybe it’s because we are 2.5 years apart (I’m older).
Comment below and let me know what you are dressing up as for Halloween!