1.25.2015

3 Beauty Items That Will Make Your Life Easier

Dang 2015, it hasn't even been a month and you have already kicked my ass...work, work and even more work.  What do busy working girls need? Fast and efficient beauty items that will work faster, better and longer, so you don't have to.


Between work and gym, my bags have been cluttered with plenty of beauty items but here are my top 3 favorites, I have been absolutely loving for one simply reason: they work!


I have been raving about the Miracle Skin Transformer products before and here is yet another reason why you need them in your life. The Miracle Skin Transformer Spotlight belongs to the family of highlighters with distant cousins of  BB creams and primers. It smooths out your skin like a primer, evens slight imperfections like a BB cream and illuminates subtle like a highlighter. 
I love it because it does multitask to save you time and delivers beautiful skin in seconds. 
Result: You will look as if you had those extra 2 hours of sleep.

Find here my 2 cents on their night treatment and concealer.

 

Butter London' s Teddy Girl

I have been on a pink trip lately, loving the idea, that you can wear bright pinks without making you look too girly. Teddy Girl is a true bubblegum pink, yet soft enough that even us grown up working girls can rock it without feeling silly. 

I never quite understood the hype around Butter London nail polishes (and to be honest I still don't really get it) but the one thing that truly always wins me over: fast-drying nail polishes! This one has that and with (only) two coats, it is still a solid nail polish worth buying!


Last but not least, I love me some Josie Maran Argan Oil in my life. Having tried a variety of her products for my dry skin and treated hair, she never fails to give you back that ultimate glow!
The Argan Oil Hair Serum with Radiance can be used on hair, skin or nails. I use it mostly for my dry hair ends before blow drying or straightening to prevent split ends. Also, it is a life savor if you need some extra moisture on your skin in the winter cold. I sometimes apply it on its own here and there or even mix it in my makeup.

Now it is your time to share with me, do you have little multi-tasking beauty items? What is your favorite miracle worker you carry around all the time?







1.08.2015

5 Exciting Makeup Looks To Try This Year

It's 2015 and that means it is time to switch it up already! Colors are a beautiful thing and there are many ways to incorporate even small accents into your makeup routine. Here are 5 incredible examples to get you inspired....






 



Are you planning on switching it up this year? What is something you would like to try?

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1.03.2015

My Fitness Goals for 2015

Happy New Year 2015! What are you waiting for? I know we all plans for new year's resolutions and then nothing ever really changes because let's face it: our comfort zone looks pretty darn comfortable in a world where everything seems full of stress, overly complicated and just unobtainable. 
I say, f@`k it, and do it anyway, because our dreams are our motivation and why not at least express them....

Defining What Makes Me Happy and not caring about what other people think.

I love the gym and lifting weights because it is the only type of sport I found that works for me. Being able to shape my body the way I want and finally being happy with the way I look and the way I am thinking about myself. I don't think I am ever going to give that up. It's really not a diet or a short-term solution, it has become an addiction and most definitely is a lifestyle. 



My biggest motivation comes from Instagram and Youtube, thanks to awesome fitness models such as Nikki Blacketter, following their stories and seeing their results. Check out her Youtube channel!!


  What is my biggest goal this year? I am currently participating in a fantastic giveaway by Ravish Sands, a brand focusing on the customized production of pro bikini competition suits and more. I took that as an opportunity to picture myself in one of those suits. It is the perfect motivation, a symbol of "achievement" I guess. Though I don't think I will participate in a competition any time soon, I would absolutely love to have one and at least get myself as ready as I can be just for the heck of it. (And yes, that even applies if I don't win. It is merely a starting point.)
I am looking to push myself harder, be more consistent. I am looking to be proud of my hard work!


Here is the bikini (in variation) I would love to get my hands on.
Also available in a variety of colors and accessories..they sure know how to bling it up :) Image and more details on the brand here: Ravishsands.com

I admire people with confidence, patience and persistence, all great attributes it takes to achieve goals and most importantly to keep them going. It takes character to keep working on yourself, never letting go and to build a life that caters just to your goals, not around them. We all have something we thrive for, not matter in sport or career or whatever it may be. Only few find the strength to go for it. Are you one of them? 
What are your goals for 2015?



 

12.28.2014

Top Beauty Products of 2014

It's about that time. Bye bye 2014 and welcome brand new 2015! What was great this year and stood out in the beauty department? Here are my top picks...


NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
This one is a no-brainer. Got under eye circles or imperfections to hide? You need this baby in your life. Long-lasting, great coverage and just overall a pleasant little friend to have around. I just bought another backup one as a matter of fact.

Temptu Airbrush Makeup
Full post here.
Flawless finish and a seriously dummy-proof application - the airbrush makeup will deliver an absolute dream of foundation on your skin, natural looking and super light weight.


Miracle Skin Transformer
This brand has convinced me this year with not only one but at least 3 hit products. Their Triple Active Night Treatment made me a believer. This company is on my to-watch list for 2015!



Illamasqua Nail Polish
2014's Color of the Year according to Pantone, was Radiant Orchid -  a dashing purple, and this nail polish couldn't be a better fit: Jo'mina

Amarté Skin Care
This brand is well rounded yet still little known. Their products work extremely well together and I haven't found one item so far that I wouldn't want to repurchase. Stand out item: Daily Exfolipowder

Tan, tanner...SunLabs Tan
My expertise on self-tanners is well documented on this blog, so dare I say in my expertise...this self-tanner is the way to go! I know, finally many brands have discovered a way around nasty scents and unpleasant stains, however long-lasting self-tanners are still rather rare. This one has it all.

Find here my top picks for 2013 and 2012.

Now it's your turn! Share with me, what was your favorite beauty item in 2014?

12.21.2014

10 Things I Have Learned from my 16 Day-Fit-Challenge!

It is done and over, my 16 Day-Fit-Challenge has come to an end. Thankfully so I must admit. Here is what I have learned, what happened....


My personal 3 goal for this Christmas (post here): 
Goal 1: 12+ gym days out of 16.
Goal 2: Every 2. gym visit must include 20 minutes of cardio.
Goal 3: Every gym visit must include at least 10 squats (any type).
 
How many days did I end up going?
I hit 12 out of 16. Not bad but could have been better. 

After 16 days, what have I learned?

1. I still enjoy going to the gym! 
2. I am not a fan of cardio...at all! (Those 20 minutes can feel like 20 hours.)
3. I need a better source for more music to add to my iPod. 
4. I need more gym clothes!
5. I need to stretch more, especially my hip flexers.
6. Squats never seem to get easier.
7. I should consider becoming a gym instructor. (When people start asking you where things are and how they work...you know you should consider a career switch.)
8. There is no such thing as "boring" once you free yourself from the idea that there are only so many exercises. Be creative (search Instagram) and start your own exercise program!
9. Don't ever do a challenge while packing and moving. 
10. That awkward moment in the gym locker when you're trying to take a gym selfie and people come in....

  • The hardest part, to be honest is simply time management. I chose this particular time frame because I am in the middle of a move and my gym membership here was running out. But really, if you have ever moved, you know there will be chaos, stress and never enough time. 
  • If you are like me, working a desk job during the week, you know how hard it can be to  get those muscles moving. It kinda feels like my flexibility gets worse every week and every time I stretch, I have to start all over again. Something I am going to work on in 2015.

Right, so I have my personal fitness goals set for 2015. Flexibility and strength. What about you? Any goals coming to your mind?