February 28, 2015

DAILY BLURBS (February 2015)


2/1 Superbowl at Evan's
2/2 AADSAS complete
2/3 240A skin lab - my fave!
2/4 Made mom's Tuna Kimchi Patties
2/5 La Fonda w/ Evan
2/6 Made Kkakdugi stew w/ bean sprouts & tofu
2/7 Completed Expo tasks
2/8 New video: Julep - the afterglow collection
2/9 Studying...
2/10 Sam proctored my practical today
2/11 Nice day full of arguments, yay
2/12 D-Day
2/13 Proctoring Sam's practicals today
2/14 Mardi Gras + heart pizzas
2/15 Swimsuit and bridesmaids dress shopping
2/16 Snow Day = nap day
2/17 Began spring break slim down
2/18 Chinese New Year's @ Jenny's
2/19 Received Kat's MOH invites :)
2/20 Give Kids A Smile @ SLU
2/21 Buckley's Going Away Party
2/22 Watch Laggies & made shui jiao w/ mom
2/23 Back to school...
2/24 AADSAS 2015 closes today
2/25 Lazy day...
2/26 Cleveland-Heath w/ Evan
2/27 Fairview Heights
2/28 Made chicken parmesan w/ zoodles!


2015 DAILY BLURBS
JAN'15
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February 18, 2015

PLAY > Modest Mouse - The Ground Walks, With Time in a Box

Modest Mouse channeling Talking Heads...
#fantastic


...see you soon!  #ModestMouse #Tampa2015

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February 16, 2015

Spring Break Slim Down (Week 1)

The weeks post-Christmas/pre-spring break are the absolute WORST.  I wish I was better about eating healthier and going to the gym during the winter season, but the frigid temperatures keep me hungry and indoors.  With that said, I desperately need to shed some weight and tone up, because I'm heading to Florida in 18 days to visit my friends (Kelsy, Meedo, Taylor and Jon).

My best friend, Kelsy, and I have decided to shed some weight together before we meet up, and we're going keep each other in check via text messages.  Our goal is to cut out the majority of processed foods and reduce our sugar intake.  My personal goal is to eat as clean as possible and see how much of a difference it makes.  I suppose my relatively healthy eating habits have kept me from ever needing to diet, but I'm interested to see how my body transforms.

I'm also going to hit the gym hard.  Of course I say this now, but I'm hoping I'll stick to it.  I'm not unhappy with how I look, but I do think I look skinny-soft as opposed to skinny-toned right now.  I'm hoping my efforts in the next few weeks will help tighten me up and get me bikini-body ready.

Please share your slim down secrets and recipes with me below!  And without further ado, listed below are my goals, meals, and workouts for week 1 of 3.  I will update as the week goes on.

height: 5'5" - measurements: 33-25-36 - starting weight: 125 - goal weight: 115


MONDAY 2/16 ('the last meals' before diet)
breakfast: Chobani blueberry yogurt + Tazo Earl Grey tea
lunch: - nachos - Mission tortilla chips, Velveeta, Rotel, and ground beef
snack: - Arnott's Tim Tam (3) + navel orange + cheese stick
dinner: - beef stroganoff & sautéed green beans + mocha almond fudge ice cream
workout: none

TUESDAY 2/17

breakfast: two poached eggs w/ salt + broccoli florets w/ ranch
lunch: buffalo chicken salad - grilled chicken, romaine, avocado, red onion, tomato, frank's red hot
snack: peanut m&ms + Arnott's Tim Tam (2)
dinner: spiralized zucchini noodles w/ ground turkey, mushrooms, marinara
workout: none

WEDNESDAY 2/18
breakfast: oatmeal w/ spinach, poached egg, extra virgin olive oil (recipe)
lunch: buffalo chicken salad - grilled chicken, romaine, avocado, red onion, tomato, frank's red hot
snack: Arnott's Tim Tam (2) + broccoli florets w/ ranch
dinner: veggie stir-fry (tofu, broccoli, carrots, eggplant, onion, garlic) & brown rice
workout: speed intervals (30:00), weights - arms, squats

THURSDAY 2/19
breakfast: oatmeal w/ spinach, poached egg, extra virgin olive oil (recipe)
lunch: buffalo chicken salad - grilled chicken, romaine, avocado, red onion, frank's red hot
snack: Chobani blueberry yogurt + 2 Tim Tams
dinner: spiralized zucchini noodles w/ chicken, mushrooms, marinara
workout: speed intervals (30:00), TaeBo Abs & Glutes

FRIDAY 2/20 (...wasn't home at all today)
breakfast: Panera sesame seed bagel w/ chive & onion cream cheese
lunch: turkey sandwich w/ lettuce & tomato + navel orange
snack: Cheetos
dinner: spicy beef & vegetable soup w/ rice (recipe)
workout: none

SATURDAY 2/21 (Buckley's going away party)
breakfast: slept in...skipped
lunch: soybean sprout soup & rice
snack: Nonni's biscotti
dinner: bbq chicken sandwich, chips & taco dip, Guinness (1), Bud Light (1), white wine (3), Casey's breakfast pizza (2)
workout: none


cutie pie cook (recipe)
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February 9, 2015

PLAY > Kanye West - Only One (Jesse Gold - best cover)

Kanye's track is auto-tune overkill, but I love the lyrics.  Jesse Gold gave this song life!  #onrepeat


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February 8, 2015

REVIEW: Julep - The Afterglow Collection (+giveaway)

Are yu guys ready to put your best face forward on Valentine's Day?!  I tried some new makeup products that give my skin a warm, champagne glow...perfect for the romantic holiday!  Read below for product details and links.  Enjoy your chocolates and/or your smooches on Saturday!  Love yu all!


enter giveaway here: 

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promo codes:
WINNER - free red carpet welcome box!
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BESTVALUE - 3 month subscription w/ first box free


QUICK TAKE:  Beautiful packaging...as usual.  I didn't expect the Glow Highlighting Powder to be so big!  The bonus Valentine's day polish is awesome!

USAGE TIPS:  I use the Illume Face & Eye Brightener over my foundation.  I use the Glow Highlight Powder as a finishing touch.

THE VERDICT:  I wanted to order this Julep Maven Modern Beauty box, because I thought it would help me achieve a romantic makeup look for Valentine's Day.  Not only does it do that, the bonus polish is like the icing on the cake for the whole look.  

The Glow Highlighting Powder was slightly chalky when I swatched it on my hand, but it looked beautiful on my face.  It works with my face's natural oils, so it melds in really nicely.  It also contains extracts and oils that help soothe, heal, and hydrate the skin...love it!

I used the Illume Face & Eye Brightener under my eyes and it works wonderfully.  It really covers up any dark under eye circles and also illuminates the under eye area.  The product has antioxidants in it, so it's basically working double time by concealing and healing.  Illume comes in two shades: pink for cool skin tones and champagne for warm skin tones.  You can use the pink on warm skin tones for a brighter highlight and champagne on cool skin tones to add warmth to your face.

Hartleigh, the nail polish, is soOo festive!  I'm not one to love cheesy holiday stuff, but I love the whimsical hearts and opaque white glitter.


ILLUME under eyes & inner corners of eyes - GLOW below brows, high points of cheeks & bridge of nose





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