This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.
This is my favorite time of year. The kids are back in school. The air is cooler. The leaves are turning red, gold and orange. It’s also a busy time of year. Time to start thinking about attending after school activities with the kids. Bake sales, school and work parties and then getting ready for the holidays. Because before you know it, you’ll be singing Christmas carols.
As a mom, wife and social media manager, I am always busy. I am going non-stop from the time I wake up until bedtime. Then when bedtime arrives I can’t sleep because I’m always thinking about what I need to do the next day. Sometimes I forget to stop and take care of myself. I’m always thinking about what I need to do for others.
I don’t make a lot of money. That’s why I really like Groupon. You can get quality services at a discount. So, I can get pampered without going over my budget. There are many Health and Wellness Groupons. Not only can you save on services at the salons, but many local retailers, restaurants and events. Groupon is totally free and has coupons for almost everything you could think of!
Well, another busy week at work and I went to the Duran Duran/CHIC concert with my friend. It was great to see her and the concert was awesome! If you have a chance to see them on their summer tour, do it! You will not be disappointed. Ok, it’s time for the beautyfithealth.com update.
In the last post I said I would be doing the Fitnessblender.com Booty and Abs workout plans. I did well until this week. My friend and I did walk a lot and danced for two hours at the concert, so it wasn’t a total loss this week.
What I have to concentrate on is not working until the work gets done. To take a break and workout for at least 30 minutes and then get back to work. Sometimes I work through lunch and then by the time I’m finished it’s time to start cooking dinner and finishing laundry. The last thing I want to do is work out.
My diet has been good. I try to vary my meals each day so I won’t get bored. Using the 80/20 rule seems to work well for me.
I have been able to button a pair of pants that were too small for me. Yay, for me! What I’m doing is working, but I have to be more consistent.
I will continue with the Fitnessblender.com workouts and try to keep my diet as clean as possible. I still have a class reunion in less that 4 weeks. I think what I’m doing is making a difference. I’m still drinking the apple cider vinegar in the morning and drinking a ton of water every day.
ICYMI: I did a couple of reviews of some great products recently.
I have been extremely busy with work. I’m so sorry that I haven’t updated my progress. But, I’m also happy to be working as a Social Media Manager/Marketer. This has been my dream for the past couple of years. I thought it was finally time to give you an update for beautyfithealth.com.
I have been struggling with eating right and getting in workouts. Sometimes I’m so busy, I forget to eat lunch. I am going to make an effort to start the FitnessBlender.com workout plans again. I’m running out of time. The Duran Duran show is in a couple of weeks and my high school reunion is in August.
The plan is: (triumphant horns) I will workout with the FitnessBlender.com Booty and Abs programs. I like that I can just plug the workouts into the FitnessBlender.com calendar and know exactly what I’m doing for the day. For the past month I have been drinking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in water with cayenne pepper every morning to help increase my metabolism. Apple cider vinegar also helps to get rid of acne. You can read more about that here.
I have also been eating more avocado, because it helps to get rid of belly fat. I will make sure to have a protein shake after my workout and try to eat as clean as possible. I have given up artificial sweeteners and my beloved Coke Zero already.
So, what do you think?! I hope to update you all every week on beautyfithealth.com.
Summer is almost here and that means spending more time socializing with others. I want my skin to look it’s absolute best. Sometimes your skin needs a good detox. Especially after a very harsh winter. That’s why I was excited to try Newport Skinny Tea’s Malibu Beach Beauty Tea.
I was given a sample of the tea from Newport Skinny Tea to try for a couple of weeks. Malibu Beach Beauty Tea helps to stimulate the skin and detox your system. It can balance hormones that cause break outs and stimulate the production of collagen with an herb called gotu kola.
I drink two cups of Malibu Beach Beauty Tea a day. I have notice that my skin is smoother and clearer. The tea has a pleasant taste and I don’t add any sweetener to it. I would drink a cup in the morning and one before bed.
Instructions: Steep 1 Tbsp of tea per 1 cup of boiling water for 3 minutes, adjust strength as needed.
I can recommend Malibu Beach Beauty Tea and will continue to drink it. It helps to keep my skin smooth and clear. Also, because I’m going through peri-menopause, it helps to regulate my hormones. I have noticed that my peri-menopause symptoms have disappeared.
Disclaimer: I received a free packet of Newport Skinny Tea’s Malibu Beach Beauty Tea to try and review. I have received no monetary compensation for this review. The opinions are my own and results may vary.
Keeping your skin radiant and dewy can sometimes be difficult when wearing makeup daily. We have had some hot days here in Toronto. Sometimes with makeup my face feels heavy and uncomfortable. Thank goodness for Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist.
Farmacy Skin Dew is a hydrating mist and setting spray. It’s formulated to help moisturize, replenish and set makeup. It contains essential oils, Rosemary, Bergamot and Peppermint, and has a lovely, fresh scent. It also contains Kiwi Fruit Extract, rich in Vitamin C, Potassium, and Magnesium to protect the skin from harmful pollution and helps to improve the skin’s barrier.
Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist contains Echinacea GreenEnvy™ discovered by Mark Veeder. A unique patent-protected variant of Echinacea Purpurea, GreenEnvy™ contains the highest known concentration of the phytochemical Cichoric Acid, a potent natural antioxidant which helps protect and firm the skin by inhibiting the enzymes that break down collagen.
How to Use:
Hold the nozzle about eight inches from the skin and gently spray across the face.
Start at the forehead and work down to the chin.
Brighten up your morning by applying either before or after moisturizing.
Retain that refreshing feeling by reapplying throughout the day to rejuvenate your makeup and seal in freshness.
Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist is so refreshing on a hot day and also after a long day of wearing makeup. It not only gives my skin a glow, but also a radiance. I highly recommend Skin Dew if you want soft, dewy, radiant skin.
This is a sponsored post. I received a free bottle of Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist to review. I received no monetary compensation for this review. The opinions are my own and results may vary.
I’m sure like me you’ve tried many skin care products to revive dull skin. Some have worked and some have not. I have a ton of skin care products on my dresser and in my bathroom cabinet. So when I was asked to try Xtend-Lifeproducts I was excited, but wondered will these products end up cluttering up my bathroom cabinet with the rest of them.
I am going to be honest with you, I had never heard of Xtend-Life until recently.
While trying to write this blog post, I was overwhelmed by the amount of raw and natural ingredients in the products. If I highlighted them all, this blog post would be pages long. I am extremely impressed with the quality of these skin care products. Let me tell you a little about them.
First, I want to tell you why Xtend-Life skin care products are different than others I have tried.
Xtend-Life spares no expense finding natural and raw ingredients for their products. Their products are free of contaminants and they have an extensive supplement ingredients list on their website. Xtend-life truly believes that you can obtain beautiful skin from inside and out.
I used the Foaming Facial Cleanser every morning and night for two weeks. The cleanser wasn’t irritating at all. The foam was smoothing and I looked forward to cleansing my skin every day. It rinsed easily from my skin and didn’t leave a film.
Key Ingredients (from the website)
1. Manuka honey– This New Zealand honey is a natural moisturizer and antioxidant. Dense in nutrients, it nourishes your skin with vitamins, minerals and protein, helping to support collagen and elastin while helping to relieve skin irritations.
2.OxiFend® Kiwifruit Extract – This extract is packed with antioxidants, especially vitamin C, which helps support collagen, one of the most important proteins for youthful-looking skin. It also works to maintain the skin’s natural pH.
I love that it’s one cream you can use for day and night. The cream is light, doesn’t feel heavy or sticky. It helps to relieve inflammation, boost collagen and elastin and also protect the skin from free radicals. One of the key ingredients is Kanapa™ which was developed by the scientists at Xtend-Life to support healthy skin and reduce the signs of skin aging.
I used it two times a week. The granules are very small, almost like sand. After using it my skin looked and felt smoother. My skin is also more even and has a glow. The scrub contains apple exfoliating peel, grapeseed extract, kiwi fruit extract and Rhyolite Lava a mineral-rich volcano pumice that buffs to revive dull skin without scarring.
Zupafood for SKIN helps to increase hydration, reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also protects against harsh weather (which is something we are experiencing now in Toronto) and lift sagging skin. The powder tastes ok. It kind of reminds me of strawberries. You have to make sure to put it in a blender or shaker. Just stirring it doesn’t mix it very well. I drank it once a day.
I am very happy to have tried these products from Xtend-Life. I am very impressed with the quality and the effort they take to acquire the best ingredients. My skin has been revived with Xtend-Life!
My skin hasn’t looked this good in a long time! I’m very camera-shy usually, but I had to show you the results! I just took a quick picture with natural lighting and no makeup, only lipstick.
Have you tried any of Xtend-Life’s products?! Let me know in the comments section below!
Disclaimer: I received free skin care products from Xtend-Life in exchange for an honest review. I have not received any monetary compensation for my review. The opinions are my own and results may vary.
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Welcome to the Pretty Mommies Skincare Giveaway Event hosted by Our Piece of Earth. Designed especially for pregnant and nursing moms, Pretty Mommies is an all natural, safe skincare system for everyone. This three step system will leave your skin feeling refreshed, bright and softer than ever. Not only is it the #1 recommended physician recommended skincare line but you can find out why Shannon loves it in her review. Step 1: Let’s Be Clear facial cleanser, Step 2: Truth Be Told Skin Enhancer, Step 3: Protect & Reflect SPF 30. Three steps to more beautiful skin for everyone, pregnant moms, nursing moms, and any other man, woman or teen looking for more beautiful skin. Founder Gina Zeiger has partnered with Our Piece of Earth to give you a chance to win a one year supply of Pretty Mommies Skincare.
Giveaway open to US and Canada. Ends at 11:59 pm EST on December 23, 2015. Good luck!
The ingredients are all natural. Notice the first ingredient is aqua or water. My bottle has an expiry date of December 2015. The dark colored glass bottle helps to preserve the lotion and limit its exposure to light.
Disclaimer: I received a free bottle of Subtle Green’s Vienne Regenerative and Restorative Lotion. I am under no obligation to provide a positive review and the views are my own. I received no monetary compensation for this review.
Just a quick update from this past week. I’m loving the results I’m getting from combining the FB Abs Workout Program and the BodyRockTV Fat Burn Challenge. With these two programs combined my workout time is about 45 minutes. I plan to do another round of the FB Abs along with FB Booty next month.
Summer vacation season is here! Are you planning a road trip?! There’s a great way to in a workout along the way. Check it out here.
Recipe of the week made me weak in the knees when I saw it! Egg-free cookie dough made with chickpeas. Yes, it’s vegan and gluten-free. The recipe is here.
It’s time to say goodbye to this old blog I’ve had for four years. I’m
hoping with the blog revamp I can continue to talk about my journey with
you all and help you along the way as well. That was my goal when
starting this blog. I will have a new domain beautyfithealth.com. The revamp is scheduled for June 17.
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