Lipstick that Lasts – Wet ‘n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain

 

I cannot say enough about these cheap, but awesome Wet ‘n Wild Megaslicks Balm stains!  I literally have every color.  I have been using these for years and now you know my secret.  They are never drying, last a longtime and you can build up the color.

If you apply then blot, apply then blot, it creates a stain that lasts (see instructional video below).  You will love them! It’s pretty simple to have pretty lips and it doesn’t break the bank.  💋💄

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Perfect for Fall Nights – The Floral Bomber Jacket

Inspired by the Nearly All Things kimono post, this floral bomber jacket is the perfect addition to your wardrobe – especially for cool autumn nights.

  1. Floral Bomber Jacket – Charlotte Russe – $39
  2. Floral Bomber Jacket  Black Nitrogen- Target – $27
  3. Floral Satin Bomber Jacket – forever21 – $23

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Keep it casual by throwing it over a white tank or tee with your favorite ripped jeans (denim or white).  Or, you can dress it up by throwing it over a simple black dress like the one from Lulus shown below.  You probably already have one in your closet!

 

 

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A New Way to Drink Prosecco

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Recently we were introduced to the Chambong, touted as the “rapid way to drink champagne”.  Our experience?  A lot of fun, sure to provide many laughs, and probably not something you should do in front of your children 😉 Oh, and as Ashlee learned, don’t pull your finger off the bottom too quickly or you may get it in your eye 🙂

Here’s what the inventors of Chambong have to say about their product:

Why not push the limits of party science?  We are artists, dancers, drinkers glass blowers, businessmen, scientists and friends with a belief that friendship and community are key to a happy life.  That’s why we weren’t satisfied with the current champagne drinking experience.

We want classy without pretension. Rituals without exclusivity. And most importantly, an experience that feels magical.

We made the perfect champagne drinking device and now, it’s available to you.
Always Chambong responsibly. – www.chambong.co

 

 

Almond Joy Snack

 

We know we can’t sit around eating Almond Joy candy bars,
but we can treat ourselves with this yummy snack to trick our brains into thinking we are having something bad.
Try adding these three ingredients to a container of choice, shake to mix it up and enjoy your healthy almond joy!

 

Ingredients for Almond Joy snack

 

 Ingredients:

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The Important Benefits of Building a Booty-Full Backside

Image of a bikini bottom backside

Recently we asked our friend and instructor at SpinChagrin, Anna Latkovic, why there’s always so much focus on strengthening our glutes.  Here’s what she had to say.

Even if you don’t care about the perkiness of your posterior, your glutes are an important factor in training for life – from picking up toys on the floor, to loving your reflection in your favorite jeans.

Weak glutes are one of the key culprits in almost every lower limb injury and lower back problem, often referred to as gluteal dysfunction. Because no one wants dysfunctions, including glute training should be an important part of your workout routine.

Your backside consists of three major muscles: the gluteus maximum, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. This important group of muscles extends the hip (pulls the thigh behind you), abducts the hip (your lateral movement to the side), and does internal and external rotation of the hip.

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It is important to understand that to build a booty-full backside correctly, you need a good plan to evolve from good movement patterns in isolated movements to the more complex movements standing up. Strength is the name of the game and although bodyweight exercises such as donkey kicks, clam shell or other Jane Fonda originals are extremely beneficial, there is more to the story.

According to Functional Training Facility in Orange County, body weight glute bridges are a perfect example. They alone only activate 20-30% of the maximum ability or the backside muscles. These body weight moves are a good start, but more complex, weighted movement patterns need to be added to make a difference.

Here is a brief example of a workout plan that can get you started at home. (video available at http://www.nearlyallthings.com)
  • Warm up- 5-10 mins of dynamic stretching
  • Start bodyweight single leg glute brides – 3 sets (20 each side)
  • Get stronger – transition into barbell or other weighted glute bridges – 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Bodyweight walking lunges – 3 sets 10- 20 reps per side
  • Get stronger – transition into weighted high step ups with a lunge back – 3 reps (10-12 each side)
  • Bodyweight reverse Hyper extensions – 3 sets of 20
  • Get stronger– Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift- 3 sets of 10

 

Anna Latkovic pictureAnna Latkovic is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, AFFA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Mad Dogg Certified Spinning Instructor, TRX Certified Group Fitness Instructor

 

 

An Edgy Workout Outfit that Doesn’t Break the Bank

 Black and White Fitness Outfit
Here are some great accessories that can add an edgy look to your fitness wardrobe.  All of these items can be found at Nordstrom Rack –  click on the links below to purchase or shop around at your local retailers for a similar look.

 

 Let’s start with tops.   I love high necks, so we’ve given you three options above.  Personally, I love skulls, so this Betsey-Johnson Flower Crown Skull Racerfront tank  is perfect!   But, if you are looking for a classier version of a high neck workout top that still looks awesome with edgy pants, try the Lorna Jane Tash Excel Tank in white.   You can also go with the plain black C & C California racerback tank which goes with everything because of the cut of the top.

 

These Z by Zella shredded black tights will add instant edge to your workout outfit. Period.

The best part about all of these tops and pants?  They are each under $40!

 

Sneakers?  I love all black sneakers, but these Gel Kayano Asics rock.  But for all of you Nike fans out there – try the Nike Juvenate Pebbled Leather Sneaker – which is a a pretty cool sneaker too.
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How to Get Rid of Peach Fuzz

Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer for Women

Let’s talk about facial hair.  Ok ladies, all that peach fuzz on your face can be removed – this includes the hair on your upper lip.  And no, it will not grow in thicker.  That is a myth.  What will happen though is your makeup will go on smoother and look better and the biggest reason-  NO hairy face!

How often do you see a stray hair on a friend and don’t even tell her??  Shame on you!  No one wants a long stray hair hanging off their frickin’ face.  Seriously – tell your friend!  It’s different if it’s a stranger.  Just do them a favor and share this blog with them,  so they have this awesome information too 🙂

There are other ways to rid your face of hair such as waxing, Dermaplane, or depilatory cream (Nair for example).  These are not my favorite methods.  Waxing can be hard on your skin, dermaplaning is expensive, and depilatory creams are harsh chemicals.

In some severe cases, hormones may lead to crazy hair growth on some women.  In this case laser hair removal may be in order.

Panisonic facial hair trimmer for women
Panasonic ES2113PC Facial Hair Trimmer for Women, with Pivoting Head and Eyebrow Trimmer Attachments, Battery-Operated

This Panasonic trimmer gadget can really be helpful.  There are many brands, that all work relatively the same.  Here is an example of one that I like – so you have an idea what to look for.

Enjoy your hair free face!

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