Pixie Boots

Saturday, March 1, 2014

So boot season is almost over. It's going to be a sad time for me because my feet are actually injured, and sneakers make them hurt so much. I've been wearing boots everyday to class for the past couple of weeks. It's so lovely not having to fret in them morning and scavenge for matching socks. Out of the four black pairs of boots that I own ( I swear they are not all the same) these little ones are my favorite. I don't usually buy boots that are short because I have really long legs, but these are so pretty. They dress up any ordinary jeans + top outfit that I wear. They have a tiny heel, thin laces, and a zipper on the side. I love them so much. My legs look longer in a good way. I'll have to find some sandals or flats for spring and summer, but for now I'll be enjoying my boots for the time that is left. 


Friday, February 14, 2014

I've been away from this little internet space for quite a while now (2 weeks). Winter Quarter has taken over my schedule due to harder course work and an annoying four hour lab. Erg. Some how I'm managing to survive, and I'm so ecstatic that I will have Tuesdays and Thursdays off for Spring. I have a crappy registration time slot so usually all the general courses are taken, but I finally have days off! Driving 40 miles everyday of the week is really exhausting when you have to leave an hour and thirty minutes early. Nonetheless I am back, although you may have to put up with not so great photos because I dropped my camera and it isn't focusing properly. I may buy a new one if I have enough funds for it, but for now I guess I will do what I can. Oh and the best part is that in Fall I won't be taking general ed because I've take six courses already. It may be bad news, but I get to focus on my major which is way too exciting for me.

My "being healthy" phase is still going strong, although I do have a cheat meal here and there.. I'll admit they aren't as enjoyable as they used to be. My stomach is way smaller which is a good thing because Summer is around the corner ( it practically is already here, I mean it is SoCal) and I want to be in shorts all day everyday. So.. uhm hi again internet. I've missed you.
Recipe: 1 banana, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple chunks, and raspberries for the smoothie.
Toppings: Special K Vanilla Almond Cereal, blueberries, and banana slices (they drowned in the smoothie). I love eating smoothie bowls when I'm home. I get to taste all of the delicious fruit blended together sending my taste buds into heaven.

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Weight Loss Wednesday

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

An easy way to make sure your getting fruits into your diet is a smoothie. I don't really like to eat berries so I find it much easier to drink them and enjoy their antioxidants. I use my Nutribullet to make my smoothies. It's so quick and efficient.
Ingredients: banana,  frozen strawberries, frozen raspberries, pineapples, blueberries, chia and flax seeds + water.
Feel free to omit or add any thing else you want, it's important that you like it. Sometimes I only use Strawberries, Raspberries, and Pineapple and it tastes amazing! Seeds are great to add to your smoothie. They don't effect taste, and are filled with fiber, protein, omega 3 while making you feel a lot fuller than you would without them. Personally, I don't add any greens to my smoothies because I have greens in my lunch and dinner so I enjoy the sweetness.

                                           Whats your favorite smoothie recipe?
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Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

Monday, January 20, 2014

I had never tried a mask before I used Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. You could say my life will never be the same. I received it for Christmas, and I was so excited to try it. I was waiting for the perfect moment to use it. I've used it a couple of times, and each time prior to using it I had small breakouts on my cheeks, eyebrows, and chin. My skin is really sensitive to hair removal so when I wax a few zits like to make an appearance. First I opened my pores by using a very warm cloth. Then I slowly layered on the mask just like the instructions say. Applying it is a bit of a messy process. Finally I let it sit for about 15 minutes. During this time I kept laughing at how ridiculous I looked. I popped in my earphones and read my biology book. While I was waiting I noticed that my skin kept getting tighter sort of as if I had Botox aha. It was mildly uncomfortable. The mask felt like a rock. I rinsed my face a few times with warm water and as the mask dissolved the results were immediate. My breakout was practically gone. My skin felt soft, and it looked whiter. The blackheads on my nose were way less noticeable. The only downside is that my skin felt a little dry, but extra moisturizer fixed that easily. I tend to use it when my skin feels unbalanced and needs equilibrium. It's definitely worth picking up for quick skin fix.

                              Do you like Origins masks? What other masks have you tried?
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Weight Loss Wednesday / Week 2

Friday, January 17, 2014

Apologies for the late post. I've had a full week of class, and I've been a bit worn out. Today's Weight Loss Wednesday is about H2O. I used to never drink water. My problem was that I was drinking a majority of my calories. So over the past month I've been drinking at least 5-6 15oz bottles of water. At first it was a bit difficult because water is a bit plain, but it is so refreshing. I make sure to drink 2-3 bottles/cups in throughout the morning/day and 2-3 bottles/cups in the evening/night depending how late I'm up. If I'm at home I drink from a cup ~15oz.  I find it easier to stick to water when I have a fruit smoothie for breakfast because it is sweet and loaded with healthy goodness while satisfying any sweet cravings. Water has so many benefits for our body it's important to make sure to drink some everyday.

To keep track of how much water I drink, I downloaded this cute app called Plant Nanny. Every time you drink water you touch the circle and it tells you how much more water you need to drink. The more water you drink the more your plant grows. It also calculated how much water my body needs by inputing my weight, and height. It's pretty nifty.
                                                          Do you drink enough water? 
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Benefit's They're Real Mascara

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Yeah, I know I'm super late to the party with this one, but I just felt the urge to share my thoughts on everyone's beloved mascara. Of course I bought this because so many bloggers swore by it, and perhaps it is just me, but after using this mascara a few times you could say I'm not a happy camper.
First of all it's $23 which meant I had pretty high expectations. When compared to other high end mascaras that I own They're Real seems more like a drugstore mascara. It only adds length, and because I have long thick lashes almost every mascara I use works well. I find that it adds some length, but not enough to justify it's worth. The brush easily clumps my lashes together which is rather annoying. I do appreciate the top of the bristles that are pointed outwards. They make it easy to coat the inner lashes. After two coats my lashes become clumpy, and after wearing the mascara for a few hours my eyes get irritated. To be honest I won't be repurchasing it, and I am so over hyped products. I could say that my Cover Girl Lash Blast works better for me.
                                What did you think of Benefit's They're Real Mascara?
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Weight Loss Wednesday / Week 1

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

As some of you may know,  one of my new years resolutions is to be fit. I have finally come to terms with my body, and I have a better understanding of health and exercise. About three weeks ago I started working out, and drinking a lot of water. Slowly I have been planning healthy meals, and snacks so I don't have an excuse to eat junk. I can already feel a difference in how my clothes fit, and how energetic I am now, but the coolest part is that I'm enjoying eating "healthy".
 I thought it would be really fun and motivating to join a group of bloggers who also have the same goals. Anyone can join no matter what your goal is, or where you live, or what type of blogger you are. Here's the link with more information. Simply contact Jennifer and she will add you to the group. It's such a fun way to connect, and stay motivated once the new years buzz fades.

My goal is to lose 10 lbs or more.. I've tried a few times in the past, but I was doing it wrong. Fad diets, starving, excessive cardio are some of the things I've tried, and I just couldn't stick with it. This time, I'm making sure my body is getting the nutrients it needs to thrive by eating fruits, vegetables, carbs, and drinking lots of water. My work outs are mostly light cardio, weights, and toning exercises. I've also started yoga on Sundays. If I feel too sore from my workouts then I'll rest a day or two. I'm hoping to weigh myself until March because I can easily obsess with numbers and weigh my self everyday which is not a good idea. I'm aiming more for fat loss than a specific number. For reference I'm 5"8 and my weight is currently "normal", but it doesn't feel that way to me. I am also a size 7 in USA pants. I think I can slim down a bit. Overall I just want to be healthy and happy with my body.
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