In Search of a Gym Makeover

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For the last 8 years, I've pretty much been wearing the same gym uniform.  Cropped capri active pants from Athleta, mostly sports bras from Athleta and always layered with an Old Navy fitted tank top.  I'm at the gym 5 days a week so you can find me in these clothes often! {by the way - I still wear and love my Urban Halo headbands} Lately … [Read more...]

Apparently I Look Post Menopausal (!!!) & What I Am Doing About It #40 #Skincare

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Last Friday, I went to an overdue annual dermatologist appointment to get a skin check.  Seeing as I have some fairly pale Irish skin and a whole heck of a lot of freckles & moles, I'm technically supposed to be there every 6 months (it had been 18). Knowing that I wasn't going anywhere after my appointment so I didn't put any makeup on. … [Read more...]

Winter Coats You Need to Own {Sale!}

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I love that mid-January starting to be considered sale territory on winter clothes - you know what that means, right?  They are making the way for spring clothes and spring is a'comin!  Okay I know it's still a bit of a stretch that spring is around the corner but the sales on some of these coats definitely make it seem like spring looks are coming … [Read more...]

Neutrogena’s Got a New Product Your Skin Will Love

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It's crazy scary how thirsty my skin is for a little hydration this time of year.  I feel like I'm continually using lotions throughout my day this time of year.  It's 15 degrees out. I'm shaking my first at you, Old Man Winter! One new product I'm checking out is Neutrogena's Hydro Boost.  I received both the gel-cream and the water gel … [Read more...]

Frostbite Accessory Fashion #FashionFriday

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Cold weather fashion.  Can't say that it will ever be my favorite time of year outside or for fashion but when it's 9 degrees out, you have to dress the part, right? Obviously layers are key with cold weather.  And awesome accessories.  I'm all about the "extras" these days so I'm featuring some cold weather accessories today for Fashion … [Read more...]

10 Books You Need to Read in 2015 #bookclub

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My 10 Books You Need to Read in 2014 was one of my most popular posts all of last year.  I joined a book club in 2013 and read some fabulous books and am looking forward to seeing what my book club picks this year!  Since I wrote that last post (a year ago!) we've also read some great books plus I've done a bunch on my own that I just loved.  Here … [Read more...]

A Guilt-Free Guide to Holiday Eating

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My friend Rachel originally posted this in our local paper {The Daily Local} on Christmas Eve.  I'm a little late to the game sharing but she gave me permission to repost and I thought it had some really good tips regarding overeating during the holidays.  First off, you did NOT gain as much as you think.  As we enter into New Years and everyone … [Read more...]

Mega Sale at e.l.f Cosmetics – Cheap!

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Hanging out with some friends last night, I asked one of my friends, "What is your foundation?" The coverage on her face was literally gorgeous and I had to ask. Turns out it was e.l.f and "from Target - super cheap!," she told me. I had forgotten how great eyes lip face makeup could be. You can find them in-store at Target but they are also … [Read more...]

Holiday Fashion (and Great Prices!) with Rack Room Shoes

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So there's a Rack Room Shoes literally 5 minutes from my house.  I had been in-store a couple of years ago, scored some cute shoes at a great price, and then proceeded to not go in again until I worked on this campaign.  I really have no excuse for my lapse in savvy shopping because Rack Room carries on-trend shoes at great prices! They always … [Read more...]

Neutrogena Twitter Party TODAY 3pmET & My New Fav Product of Theirs! #BeautyWonderland

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People, getting old isn't for the weak!  I remember hearing about anti-aging products when I was in my twenties and thinking, "I won't need those - I'll grow old gracefully and accept my wrinkles." WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU, YOU YOUNG FOOL is all I can say to my twenty something self.   Today, I'm all about minimizing the crows feet around … [Read more...]