• Beauty

    my curly hair essentials

    Now that we’re in the hot, summer months, it’s time for an updated list of my essential curly hair products that keep the frizz away! These are products that are essential to my routine for perfect, frizz-free curls almost every time. Since my last post, I’ve added new products and techniques that have been game changers. For many months, I’ve been keeping things simple and letting my hair do what it wants. I rarely style it after it has dried, which helps keeps the frizz away. When I do style my hair, it’s usually down parted to the side, half up half down or in a top knot at the…

  • Fitness,  Lifestyle

    Friday Favorites | 3.25.16

    So we had a nice little snowstorm this week – yay spring in Minnesota! Good news is that most of it should melt away by the weekend. As you’re reading  this, I’m also getting done with work for the week since we had a half day on this Good Friday. I’m taking the extra time to hit the gym right away so I can start enjoying my Friday afternoon off for a Happy Hour. RECIPE Let’s start off with my favorite recipe for the week. I posted my meal prep on Instagram over the weekend and it seemed that a lot of people liked the sound of it! I was super surprised because it’s…

  • Beauty

    The Best Fall Nail Polish – Revlon Hold ‘Em

    I’m one of those people who is constantly changing my nail polish color or repainting my nails because tiny little chips will show up around the edges. I know it’s normal for manicures to have wear at the tips of the nail, but sometimes I just can’t stand looking at that. You’d think I’d just switch over to gel manicures, but I don’t like the way my cuticle can look once the color starts to grow out. I know, I just can’t be happy. So instead, I do my own manicure switching out the color around twice a week and for the most part they don’t chip very often now that I have…

  • Fitness

    Gym Investments – Shoes

    When I started going to the gym, I was sill in college and the shoes I purchased to use on the elliptical were some basic tennis shoes.  I had some Saucony tennis shoes that I bought on Amazon just to do some basic cardio and to wear to my retail job for my eight hour shifts.  After really committing myself to the gym I invested in some running shoes and eventually some more athletic shoes that I would use for lifting. For my New Year’s Resolution of 2013, I decided I wanted to make running my resolution.  I ran once with my Saucony tennis shoes and decided I wasn’t about…