What are my beauty essentials? It's what you see right here! When it comes to my everyday signature I know what my go to pieces are. I am a huge fan of eyeliner that looks amazing and is noticeable without looking crazy so when Urban Decay came out with their 24/7 collection, I was beyond thrilled and now I can't use any other eyeliner. It glides on super easy and just looks amazing! I love having bronzer and Laura Geller makes this great moonbeam version that is a mixture of hues that makes you look like a sunkissed goddess. I'm a lip balm fanatic and have been wearing this Rose Lip Balm since I can remember. I love the fragrance and how it feels on your lip. I'm not a fan of that tacky feeling you get and haven't found this to be like that. Finally, my day begins with Glowelle. On my lazy days, it just goes straight into my water but when I am giving myself a treat or feel like putting some work into it, I mix it as a smoothie. In 5 - 10 mins I'm ready for the day!
Yes I am a Real Housewives junkie and I actually liked the song. If you think about songs to get ready to before going out, this definitely works and believe me, we all have some songs that some people would question. That being said, it's Memorial Weekend (Tote Bag Winners will have their items sent out this week) this week - where did the time go and we're that much closer to consistently gorgeous weather! So that means that we should be getting ready on all levels. First up, internally. After visiting Glowelle's Blogger Event with TLC's Carmindy from "What Not to Wear" at the Robert Verdi Luxe Lab, I decided that I would glam up my nutrition. Yes, I have been enjoying
target="new">Glowelle for quite some time (almost as long as they have been around) but I have been placing it in my water and going. Now that I have days where I begin from home, there is no excuse to not jazz it up! In that light, I am making smoothies all week as I fell in love with the ones that they made last week! Not only will it make me feel better but my skin will also enjoy this as well! Check out our Thurs post where we will have more information about this brand!
I'm also getting files in order as this is the season when my clients approach me to style them on a dime so I'm beautifying my space if you will to make it easier. Part of this is enjoying our deck. We have two and above you'll hear my plans in general as this is the headquarters for not only Kitten Lounge but The Style Pod as well. I want to try my hand at growing flowers, getting new furniture and we are buying a new grill which is an essential around here. No matter what your space looks like, see what you can do to make it more inviting not only for others but for yourself as well!
Last night, I celebrated an anniversary of sorts. About a year ago, I went to my first Lippe Taylor event for Clearasil at Bowlmor Lanes. Not only was I introduced to how a product that I grew up with had taken steps to being something that I should be using now at the ripe age of 30 but I was introduced to a group of girls that I can call friends! Now I'm not saying that I don't love the PR firms that I work with but the LT team is definitely a favorite and as I headed over to Chelsea Piers Sky Rink, I expected nothing less of an amazing night!
Keren (our very own Life Balance Editor), came with me as we were both going to learn about Shaklee, a company that creates supplements that are organic for your body and that the US Snowboard and US Ski team use to ensure that they have their daily nutrients! In case you're wondering, the clip above included members of the Lippe Taylor team in addition to members of the US Ski and Snowboard teams. They will not find out until the beginning of next year if they made it to the Olympic team! So we very well could have been talking with people that will be on the team.
I loved being able to chat with Michelle Roark who is not only won the World Cup Championship in the 2006 Olympics but she is a Chemical Engineer for her own perfume line, Phi-nomenal (there will be more on her line in a future beauty post on Thurs). She was super spunky and listening to her you really understood what it was like to be a vegetarian and traveling to countries where they eat a lot of meat. Michelle was excited that she was able to have a product that would nourish her and allow her to be at her top performance.
Now Shaklee has had a 30 year relationship with the US Ski team and last night they introduced chews that you can eat to give you a burst of energy. These lemon lime pieces gave lots of energy while giving you a boost! This boost came in handy when we all played Wii's new ski game and I'm happy to report that Keren took the bronze and also a signed Wii by various members on the team! Even if you're not an Olympian hopeful, Shaklee has a large book of supplements that help you in your everyday life. Many of you remember from my previous posts about Glowelle and Functionalab, that I'm on a quest to find the perfect tablets that are perfect for my lifestyle. One of the items that I'm eager to try is the Vitalizer + Iron. I definitely need more Iron and this is geared towards women, look out for a future post where I will share with you how I'm doing and I will also cover other items as well! What a great event and way to get introduced to this brand that's new to me!
There's something in the air! I love the fact that I have been able to try a number of items that are good for your body and overall health! As always, the links within the spread can be clicked on. In the spring, I introduced you to Functionalab which allows you to take various supplements that are targeted to your general health and of course specific areas that are of interest to you. I love that they have a concierge service that allows you to always have a beauty consultant that you can talk to! Right after I came off of my month long Functionalab #02, I went on to Glowelle which is a beauty supplement that allows you to have your beauty powder put right into your drink. I love that I can drink this and run around town! Votre Vu is a beauty brand that has created Snapdragon which has various healthy vitamins included within a beauty mix; however, you have to drink this within 7 days or so and it definitely has to be refrigerated as well! Fresh Diet is an amazing food delivery service where you can plan out your meals iunin advance to come to your home or wherever you are! The meals include a breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert. Not only is this a perfect way to maintain or lose weight but it's nice to have fresh ingredients and meals that have your friends asking you how did you come up with such an assortment of foods! Finally, one of my favorite items has been Matcha Source! I love that this green tea can be a latte, used within a sauce or even used as a frosting as well. With so many nutrients that are found within matcha, you'll want to incorporate this within your daily routine. Take some time to check out many of these great supplement alternatives!
We've all hit the gym, been out in the sun or had a night out at the bars. All of these produce some kind of a glow that makes you look like your full of life; however, how about something that not only creates the glow, but is also easily obtained and good for your body? Glowelle, is a dietary supplement (from Nestle gasp)that you can ingest in your water or favorite juice so that you have that glow and plenty of antioxidants which are essential! I took the 30 day challenge and am currently still in it! My 30 day pack is in a cute box and is Raspberry/Jasmine (also comes in Pomegranate/Lychee) flavored. I found that pairing this with one of the larger SmartWater bottles was perfect as there is a lot of powder within each pouch (some people also split the packet if they feel it is too much). If you feel that you taste too much of the vitamin or flavor, consider putting this in with apple juice, cranberry, etc.
Whether you get the 30 day pack or you try out the 7 day pack, you'll find that drinking this assists in protecting the skin from the sun rays (not to say that you shouldn't have your SPF handy; however, it does reduce it. You'll replenish your antioxidants and also you'll have an even skin tone which gives it that healthy glow and lets you know that you're giving off your best look! I love that you can enjoy this in a pre-made or you can grab your favorite water and put it in n the go. Each sip is packed various vitamins which ensures you're getting your daily intake while also being very convenient! For those who are ready to jump in with Glowelle, you can enjoy the 30 day pack for $112 which comes out to taking vitamins for under $4 dollars a day! That's basically deciding that you'll have one less latte a day to put back into your health! Since when has caffeine given you a healthy glow that make up couldn't do for you naturally? I will continue to let you know about Glowelle as I continue to take more of the packets.
I also want you to know that we will have a series about fitness for your body and also beauty regimine that you guys will want to tune into as well! Make sure to read here and on Kitten Lounge's Fan Page on Facebook to find out about exclusive giveaways!
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