Sunday, April 15, 2018

dinner menu // 21DFX approved

i am starting a round of 21 Day Fix Extreme this week after just completing 80 Day Obsession (yay!). the nutrition plan is a little bit different on this program and i'm planning my dinners accordingly. the biggest difference between 80DO and 21DFX is 80DO focused on timed nutrition, specifying certain foods to be eaten at certain times of day, whereas 21DFX specifies which foods to eat but offers the flexibility of when to eat them. frankly i liked the timed nutrition because it took the guesswork out of when/what to eat. but i think i can apply that practice to my 21DFX plan!

(if you're interested in or curious about 80 Day Obsession or 21 Day Fix Extreme, feel free to reach out to me! click the health+fitness tab or find me on Instagram and send me a message)

taking all of that into consideration, here are the dinners i've planned for this week + links to recipes that are all 21 Day Fix approved:

//  nachos
*links to recipes also show container counts

here's to healthy habits! 

Friday, April 06, 2018

LOVING LATELY: bath + beauty 💄

it's been a while since i've shared some of my favorite things! i've found some new-to-me products that were recommended to me, that i'd definitely recommend to you. sharing is caring!

here are some bath and beauty products i'm loving lately:

// nyx butter gloss in shade eclair. love this gloss for every day. it's not sticky at all, but stays put on my lips for a while! makes my lips feel super soft. and it smells kind of like... cotton candy? this color is a pretty neutral/ light pink. i got it at nyx but i've also seen it at target.

// gold bond neck & chest firming lotion. just occurred to me recently that i should be moisturizing my neck and chest area. and then i read somewhere that people are experiencing creases/lines on their necks from all the time spent looking down at their phones. yikes. i've been using this lotion for a month and just bought my 2nd tube because i love the way it makes my skin feel! and i have seen improvement in the elasticity/firmness of the delicate skin in that area. i got it at target it's 3cents cheaper on amazon.

// bath & body works rose quartz fragrance mist. my sweet daughter bought this for me randomly one day at the mall. she said it reminded her of me :) it's rose water, lily, and patchouli! LOVE! smells like a subtle bouquet of roses. it isn't replacing my signature perfume, but it's nice for a quick refresher spritz or to toss in my purse to have on the go. available at bath & body works.

// vp collagen peptide vanilla creamer. um, yum. anytime a food product is both delicious AND functional, i'm all in. this powerful powder is all that! i add just 1 scoop to 1 cup of coffee. it's made of organic coconut milk and collagen peptide. 2 scoops has 10 grams of protein! it's dairy-free, Paleo-friendly and Whole30-approved. and delicious. just the right amount of sweet and creamy. available on amazon.

// e.l.f. liquid matte lipstick in shade tea rose. i actually bought this out of necessity after the lid my (still full) more expensive matte lipstick broke causing it to leak all over my purse. i was bummed and needed a replacement! this color is almost identical to tarte birthday suit which i LOVE. but when i saw the applicator on this e.l.f. dupe, i decided i like this lipstick even better! it's shaped like a triangle which makes it super easy to apply. it's matte without being drying. and it's long lasting! i'm a big fan of Lipsense and this lipstick is a competitor in the long lasting department for sure! i found it at target.

// my magic mud activated charcoal whitening toothpaste. if you don't mind black toothpaste, give this one a try. benonite clay, charcoal, and peppermint oil leaves my mouth feeling so fresh and so clean clean! no chemicals or flouride. i got it at sprouts but i also saw it at whole foods and it's probably online.

// sally hansen insta-dri nail polish. long story short, sometime last fall i found myself constantly admiring other people's natural nails - polished and not polished. at the time, i was regular getting nexgen dipping powder on my nails and i loved it. but the love was fading and i longed for my natural nails. so i'm doing my own manicures since january, re-strengthening my natural nails from the damage done by constant dipping powder treatments. but trying to keep my nails pretty and polished is a total joke because laundry, dishes, and, um, life, are no match for nail polish drying time and chips. (which is why i loved the nexgen!) alas! sally hansen insta-dri nail polish is MAGICAL! it dries in a minute flat and lasts about 4 days before it gets chippy. i have it in multiple colors and i LOVE it! i've even tried using other polishes just to confirm that insta-dri really is magic and it is. other polishes, as we all know, take days hours to dry, get smudgy and chippy after a day.   

and that's what i'm loving lately!  

shout-out to Jen one of my faves to follow for solid home, beauty, and clothing recommendations!  


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