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14 August, 2017

Clear Skin With AcneFree

This post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and AcneFree.  All opinions are mine alone.  #AcneFreeSummer #AcneFreeLife #CollectiveBias

Ah, acne!  How I despise you so.  Chances are we all had a little run-in or two with some not so friendly visitors on our face at some point this summer.

Summer is very sadly coming to an end, but that doesn't mean that having clear skin has to!  Just like a healthy workout routine should be year-round, so should your skincare!  I'm always taking care of my skin with the right products and change them up just slightly throughout the seasons.

If you've been following my posts, you aren't new to my handful of photos from Greece and Israel.  I traveled for just over two weeks and basked in the Mediterranean sun makeup-free for days.

Yes, I wore sunscreen.  Don't come at me!

It might sound silly, but before leaving for my trip I was worried about my skin.  I knew I wasn't going to wear much makeup, and definitely wasn't going to be wearing foundation, so I did everything in my power to keep my skin clear and acne-free.

AcneFree Sensitive Skin Cleanser

I know how important clear skin when it comes to our confidence.  In high school, I broke out like crazy my junior year and couldn't figure out how to tame it.  I was trying every product on the market (mistake number one), and I was so impatient and frustrated when it came to finding the right products.

Hover over this image to shop these products!

With back to school season around the corner (or already happening for some of you), I knew it would be a great time to talk all things clear skin, confidence, and to talk about some products that give my skin the TLC it needs.

I've been using the AcneFree Sensitive Skin 24 Hour Acne Clearing System + Spot Treatment to keep my breakouts at bay, and I am seriously impressed.


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09 August, 2017

Glute and Hamstring Workout

Hi again everyone!

I've been working on getting myself back into a consistent workout routine and am doing my best to share and inspire others with some fitness content!

Here's a workout for all of us who are wanting to lean and tone our glutes and hamstrings.  My hamstrings are such a soft spot for me, and it takes some serious work to get them in shape.

Give this workout a try next time you're at the gym and let me know what you think!


I threw in a ton of supersets which will keep your muscles working and your heart rate up. 

As always, you can modify any of these if something is uncomfortable!  Just work on targeting those same muscles throughout the entire workout for the best results!

xx

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02 August, 2017

Top 5 Fitness Tips

Now that I'm thinking about it, this video might've been helpful before summer started, but I'm all for year-round balance.  Screw the summer bod.

I'm always asked specific questions like "How do I get abs?" "How do I get a butt?" etc.  Instead of answering these specifically to start, I uploaded a video talking about my top 5 fitness tips to get in better shape.  Where better is relative to your level of fitness!

Whether you're a beginner in health/fitness or just looking for some new thoughts, this should help.

Take a look at my top 5 tips below, and watch the video for workout clips and more details!



Incorporate HIIT -Add high intensity interval training into your "routine".  Spike your heart rate and bring it back down to maximize fat and caloric burning.  And who doesn't love to get cardio done as quickly as possible?

Lift weights - No, you won't get bulky.  Trash that mindset, please!  

Adding light weights to your routine will keep you burning calories through the day, speed up your metabolism, and give you a nice look.  You don't have to do anything extreme or heavy, just add some into the mix.  Don't fear the weight rack!

Be consistent - Like anything in life, good things come with consistency.  Don't think that you have to workout every single day for three weeks -- Just come up with a schedule that works for you and your lifestyle, and then stick with it.  

If that's 3 days a week, keep up your 3 days a week.  Figure out something that works for you and make it a lifestyle, not a quick chapter.

Keep it simple - Don't try to copy all the girls on Instagram with five resistance bands and crazy workouts.  Especially if you're new to your fitness journey, keep your workouts simple.  

It's amazing how much you can get done with just your body.  Try jumprope, walking/running outside or on the treadmill, the stairs, basic pushups, and more.  

Don't have a workout routine - Yeah, this might sound weird, but don't have a "routine".  A routine for days to workout is OK, but again, I think being flexible and working with your schedule works too if you can swing it.  

When you have a routine (ex: thinking you have to do the treadmill or elliptical every time you go to the gym), you're setting yourself up for frustration and disappointment.  Plus, it's good to switch it up. 

If you set yourself up for a specific machine or workout, don't be mad when those machines are taken.  Just get active, be flexible, and go with the flow if you're at the gym.  And switch it up!

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel for more content like this, and let me know what else you'd like to see!

xx


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01 August, 2017

Healthcare 101

Oh, healthcare.  How you continue to piss me off.

If you've been following me on Instagram and watching my stories, you've probably seen a few healthcare rants, tips, and a tantrum or two.

If you're familiar at all with the healthcare system, you probably know how damn frustrating it can be sometimes.  For me, that sometimes is about 95% of the time.

Don't get me wrong, I'm fortunate that I'm able to have benefits and that I'm a healthy young woman.  But the cost for healthcare boils my blood at times.

I uploaded a video talking about all things healthcare, different plans I've been a part of, benefits I've had and have not had, fees I've paid, and my top tip to save you money when it comes to paying for prescriptions.




Top takeaways from this video:

Know your options - Make sure you find a plan that is right for you
Utilize discounts - I can't recommend GoodRX enough.  Always check their website for prescription discounts before paying full price!
Work with an agent/broker - If you don't have corporate benefits from a job, you might want to work with a healthcare agent to help you better understand and sort through the handfuls of plans that are out there.

Check it out, and let me know any stories or advice you may have!

If you're looking for a healthcare advisor/broker, feel free to reach out to check out my agent from US Health here, or email julie.flasar@ushadvisors.com.

xx
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31 July, 2017

Top Shelf Talks: The Series

You know when you talk about an idea with your best friend for ever and ever, but that idea stays an idea because you never force yourself to act on it?

My friend Cayley and I have been talking about the idea of creating a podcast, or something like it, for almost a year now.  We'd go on walks, drink wine, eat sushi, and get our nails done and talk about all of the things we could talk about and inspire conversation with, but we never took the initiative to do.

Finally we told ourselves to get our sh*t together and made a move.  After a few glasses of wine and a walk down the aisle of HEB, we came up with the title "Top Shelf Talks", you know, named after the top shelf of the reds.  Occasionally whites too if it's a Sauvignon blanc.

Our first episode talks about all things online dating, relationships, and just meeting people online.  Cayley and I actually met on LinkedIn (lol, I know), but can you fault us for being professional?  I didn't think so.

We split the first episode into two parts, so you can catch part one on Cayley's YouTube channel, and part two is on mine.

Watch below and be sure to subscribe for all of our new content.




As usual, let me know if there's anything specific you'd like to see or hear about!  Wine is always welcome!

xx
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28 July, 2017

Limo Scene

What's up, everyone?!

Have y'all come to terms with the fact that it's almost August?  Because I haven't.  

Between my summer traveling, trying to get my YouTube kickin', trying to stay in shape, get my life together, and have a social life, I've kept pretty busy.

I've had a handful of fun nights out in downtown Houston with friends, and I'm so over the metered parking, crazy valet, and simply having to worry about my car.  Why drive when someone else can?!

Houston Party Bus Service reached out to me and wanted to share a post on their favorite Houston hotspots.  

Limo Service Houston

They shared some of their top picks for restaurants and attractions, and they included a link to their website!  Make sure to check them out if you're looking for a party bus, limo, or any fancy pants transportation.  

I need a girls weekend, bachelorette party (someone needs to get engaged first), or reunion of some sort so I have an excuse to ride around H-town in one of these!

Check out their favorite Houston spots and let me know where your next big outing is.

Elevate your Houston Travel Experience

Houston is a city that has opportunity for fun at every turn, and this is why it's a popular place to visit. Whether you're a tourist or simply a resident of Texas looking to get to know the area better, there are a few ways to do so. Anybody who is in a new spot wants to know where all of the best gems are for sightseeing and experiencing fun! There's a little something for everybody here to enjoy, whether you're looking to dine in luxury or hit the bar scene to dance the night away.

Cocktails and dinner
One of the best ways to enjoy Houston is to check out the bars and restaurants that make up the dining scene. You'll be able to enjoy happy hours and fantastic atmospheres at the businesses found in the city. You can't go wrong checking out the restaurants in the River Oaks District, Steak 48 is a popular selection specifically.  Coltivare Pizza & Garden has a cozy, comfortable vibe and wood-fired pizzas to enjoy. For a more upbeat bar experience, be sure to check out Grand Prize and Anvil Bar & Refuge!

Must-see destinations
Heading over to the Museum District puts you right in the backyard of the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the most notable places for tourists and residents to visit. If you've already been here, it's still an awesome idea to see what films they're showing for the night. Tickets are under $10! If the weather is agreeable, time spent adventuring and people watching at Discovery Green is a worthwhile and calming experience. For those in the mood for some shopping, the bustling Galleria in Houston has nearly 400 stores and services to choose from.

Getting around in style

The best way to sight-see in Houston is to reserve professional transportation! When you have a limousine or party bus along for the ride, you aren't limited to one or two destinations. You'll get to make up a custom itinerary for all of the places you'd like to experience, whether they are museums, shopping centers, or bars and restaurants. There will be no worries about who will be the designated driver or dealing with directions and traffic with a party bus along for the ride. When you consider the amenities located inside of Limo Buses in Houston, it's even easier to commit to this transportation for experiencing the city to the fullest.
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27 July, 2017

Summer Glam Makeup

Morning, y'all!

I've been so busy (literally losing sleep) trying to re-vamp my YouTube channel and have been spending hours filming, editing, uploading, yelling at my computer, repeat.  It's a process, but it's so fun!

I uploaded my first few videos last summer and am back on the grind.  This time consistently - hold me to it!

I entertained the idea of filming YouTube videos since I was a sophomore in high school -- I always made excuses as to why I couldn't do it, why I didn't have time, equipment, money, etc.  Bullshit excuses never lead us where we want to be.  So, here I am.


I uploaded my go-to summer "glam" makeup the other day and have been wearing this look pretty much all summer.

Be sure to subscribe to my channel if you'd like to see more video content from me!  I'll be filming health, fitness, beauty, and some fun random content too.

xx
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