5 Monthly Favorites: May Edition.

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This post showcases my 5 favorite things in fashion, beauty, health, food, and sweet treats for the month of May.

1.  Out Of This World!IMG_9634.JPGThis month’s fashion favorite is my new pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer’s. Part of the Cosmo collection — they’re pretty out of this world! I have been needing a new pair of Ray-ban’s ever since I unfortunately lost my other pair a while back. When I saw these on sale on HauteLook — I knew I had to try them! At first, I was a bit hesitant if they would go with a lot, considering they’re an iridescent mix of purple and blue — which is a far cry from my last pair of plain black. However, I was pleasantly surprised and fell in love with them! I’ve gotten a ton of compliments and feel like I’m looking out into a whole new universe. 😉

2.  Chubby LipsSAM_0237.JPGThis month’s beauty favorite is Clinique’s ‘Chubby Stick’ Moisturizing Lip Color Balm.  I’ll be the first to say I’ve never been a huge fan of make-up — especially anything that takes more than 10 minutes to do (a.k.a. contouring) or leaves me feeling disheveled (such as lip-gloss). Lets face it, I’ve just started wearing mascara everyday and putting more than just concealer on my face. However, I recently came across Clinique’s Chubby Stick’s and they are AMAZING! They’re moisturizing, stay on for quite a while, and come in all kinds of great shades! I definitely suggest checking them out next time you’re at the mall.

3.  Do You Even Lift?

This past semester I finally started to get serious about my fitness goals. I haven’t been in the best place (confidence or self-esteem wise) and it definitely had a lot to do with how I felt about my weight. Now having officially graduated from college — still crazy to think about — I’m now at the gym everyday (if not every other day)! I’ve been eating healthier, cutting out a lot that I used to eat: not as much bread, no fast food, less chocolate — although still can’t get away from it completely — haha. I’m nowhere near my goal but am proud that I’ve started heading in the right direction! I’m feeling a lot better about myself and am hoping in the next few months I can say I’m a lot closer to where I want to be! I’ve been doing weights for 30 minutes and then 30 minutes of cardio to end my session!

4.  Hey, Skinny!  

This month’s food favorite is more of a snack, but it is definitely one of my new favorite things! Hi, I’m Skinny is a grain based snack packed with whole grains & has less than 140 calories per serving! Say what!? The two I’ve tried are Superfood Mean & Green — which has kale, spinach, and peas — and Sweet Potato! They’re both great and easy for work, school, and just any time you’re feeling a little hungry and want something to munch on (without having to feel guilty!) So far the Sweet Potato are my favorite, but can’t wait to try them all!

5.  Chillin’ in the Arctic  SAM_0212.JPGThis month’s sweet treat favorite is Arctic Zero’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice cream.  As I’ve been starting my new health craze, I knew I had to find a dessert that could satisfy my sweet tooth without sacrificing all of my hard work. Well, look no further! This company (as well as the other similar & popular Halo Top) have brought us an eat-the-entire-pint-without-feeling-guilty mentality! With each flavor having different calories per serving, most are between 35 – 75 calories for 1/2 a cup and 150 – 300 calories for the whole pint! If you think about it, that’s basically 13 pieces of kitkat bites (which are my weakness!) at around 302 calories. Talk about a no brainer the next time I’m reaching for a sweet treat! 🙂

Stay curious,

xo – Britt

5 Monthly Favorites: July edition.

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I’ve decided to add a new monthly post that showcases my 5 favorite things in fashion, beauty, health, food, and sweet treats.

1.  Making a StatementIMG_6884This month’s fashion favorite is my newest statement piece. I bought it a few months ago at Nordstrom Rack and I haven’t stopped wearing it since! One of my two pink pieces, it has brought a bright new spin on my many outfits. The necklace is by Natasha, and it’s currently on sale online in other beautiful colors!

2.  Bathing in PinkIMG_7091This month’s beauty favorite are bath bomb’s. I bought this one at a local artisan marketplace, however I know they’re a very popular item sold at Lush. I decided to dive into the hype and see what all the craziness is about. Even though I have more time this summer, I still consider bath’s to be a luxury for me. So, I still have yet to try it out, but my friends love and swear by them! So we’ll see! 🙂

3.  Surrounded by Nature

I’ll be the first to admit my workout schedule has not been very consistent this summer. However, I’m excited to say that that is about to change! While driving around the other day, I found a really great area to go for a run and it leads right to a local park. I’ve never been a fan of gyms, for if I’m going to go for a walk or a run, I’d rather be surrounded by nature. I feel I’d be able to enjoy myself more by breathing in some fresh air rather than the smell of subway and sweat (& it would be a healthy end to my day considering I’m sitting at a cubicle for hours at a time).

4.  Morning Pick-me Up 

This month’s food favorite is my newest morning routine: smoothies! I’m not a huge coffee fan (although, I try — I really do!) it just doesn’t work for me. So, I found another alternative for a little morning pick-me up! I make strawberry banana smoothies with greek yogurt, flax seed oil, and silk almond milk. It’s very delicious and I’m going to try to expand my taste buds by adding different fruits and (possibly) veggies. Haha!

5.  Cupcake ATM’s

IMG_7204This month’s sweet treat favorite are Sprinkle’s cupcakes. I was out celebrating two of my good friend’s 21st birthday’s at Disney Springs, and I just had to try the famous cupcake ATM. I thought it was an awesome idea (especially when I was able to purchase mine at 1am — wandering around after last call and all the stores were closing their doors). I saved it till I arrived home the next day and it still tasted just as fresh! I highly recommend visiting one if you have a Sprinkles location near you. 🙂

Stay fashionable,

xo – Britt