Into The Fall 2014

Today was the very first day one could actually feel what the calender has been telling us all along - summer is over and done. [fill in sad face here].
Fall has arrived and so has my appetite for darker makeup colors....

Burgundy is still on top of my list for this seasons glam lip colors. But for the office and everything in between, I chose to start off my fall makeup with a smudged out green eye look and a soft berry lip color.

I have been even more so excited about my new favorite nail color. Crabtree & Evelyn's nail polish in Mocha. I had introduced their new nude collection of nail polishes back here but never expected to fall for this particular one so hard.

Other products used: 
Lips: In detail reviewed here: Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lip Gloss 
 in "Rose Hill"

What are you looking forward to this fall season?


Uma Total Rejuvenation Night Face Oil - Beauty From Its Source

Sun exposure, a stressful lifestyle, junk food...there are many reason why we need to take a closer look at our mind, body and soul. Stressed as ever, I ventured out to find something new for the big 3 R's: Relexation, Rejuvenation and Revitalization.

My dry skin always makes sure to remind me, if I don't get enough sleep, I haven't eaten my veggies or life just has been off. And since the next spa treatment just never seems to be quite around the corner, treating my skin at home with the right care is important. 

Uma Oils - Beauty From Its Source

Uma is a line of luxury skin care and wellness oils, natural and organic. Extracted and bottled in India, Uma oils harvest the deepest Ayurveda and Aromatherapy secrets. Giving your skin the rich care it needs to recover from all the madness you put it through during the day.

I use the rejuvenating oil mostly at night instead of a regular moisturizer to let all the ingredients sink into the skin. Consisting of Lemon, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Frankincense, Chamomile and Rose in a Pomegranate Oil base, just a few drops are enough to give your skin that dewy glow back and keep moisture locked in.

Thinking ahead of colder fall and winter month, I couldn't think of a better way to relax...
Uma Oils is of those brands, where beauty is not just another word but truly has meaning that you can feel! Definitely check them out here:  http://www.umaoils.com/  and on their Youtube channel!

What is your secret weapon when it comes to skin care? Have you ever tried Aromatherapy?


Lighten Up with Whitening Lightning Lip Gloss

Yep, turns out Whitening Lightning does much more than just teeth whitening! They also have fabulous lip glosses in their repertoire....

Want to try something new and have fun at the same time? The makers of Whitening Lightning certainly know how to do that. You know when you are in a darker room and try to accurately do your lips? Ya, that can go wrong quite a bit, especially when you are trying out that smoking hot new red...but wait, there is a light at the end of that tunnel...

Whitening Lightning lip glosses come with an incorporated light! How fun is that! 
Not sure how long it'll hold up but it does bring the light where needed and over drawing your lips won't be an issue any longer. 
The formula does need a second to warm up but once on the lips, it feels like a beautiful cream without any scent or taste to it. Well done!

Other products used here: 

Have you ever tried any of the Whitening Lightning Products? How do you like them?


My Go-To Summer Makeup Look

Can you believe it, September is knocking on the door...which means fall is not far away. Completely ignoring that however, I am still more into talking about summer and dazzling makeup items, that stand out to me the most...because clearly I have used them more than enough this year.

Since I have been keeping my makeup this summer more in the neutral zone as shown here
I wanted to share what I have been loving lately for the times when I do put on a bit more.

Trying to actually use up some of the products I accumulated over time, I have gotten a whole lot of use out of these who packages: 

For the eyes
4 different shadows and 2 cream products make a lot of magic happen.

  For The Face
Buxom's Summer Essentials "Glow & Tell"
That lip gloss in 'Tonya' and the luminizer in 'Venus' make such a pretty team. It is a winner from every angle, quite literally.
I have reviewed this kit last winter for everyone else like me, who doesn't like to give up on that summer glow just because it says December on the calender.
Find my full review here!

I know fall is already around the corner and even though I am not getting excited for the cold, I am getting excited to pull off some more dramatic and color intense looks.
What are you most excited for when it comes to fall?


Fitness Update - Setting new goals! Where I am at right now.

It's about that time. It's not pretty, it's not very glamorous but it sure is highly effective - decision making time!
I am a gym rat, that is no secret, which is a good start but it's about setting yourself goals and sticking to them that makes all the difference!

I always go to the gym, lift weights, do some cardio here and there..but it's important to go into the gym with a goal in mind, not just to play around. If you want progress, if you want to stay motivated, you have to figure out what it is you want to get out of that precious gym time....and then set up a plan. Make your time count.

Well, this is me currently....

What I want to work on....

ABS...Omg, I can not put into words, how hard it is to even just maintain the little definition that I have. 
BOOTY...I used to have a decent butt back in my early 20's, then I gained some weight and lost some weight. Now I am all about trying to get that well rounded muscle butt! No more flat pancake butt please.
LEGS...My weakest point. I have genetically a stronger upper body but my lower body takes that much longer to build. So yes, more lunges, squats and deadlifts for me. 

I am still working out a new split. A more detailed plan as usual....know a good routine? Share it with me in the comment section below. Would love to get inspired from what you guys are doing!

Of course, I will share my updates and the many things I learn along the way, right here. Also, follow me on my brand new Instagram here!!