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How To Eat Healthier

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I know, these photos are just cruel for all of us trying to eat healthy..

I promise that they will make sense if you keep reading!

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Let me start off by saying that despite the unhealthy photos you see of me on Instagram, I actually do eat quite healthy. Most of the photos of me eating unhealthy are when I am out & about for little adventures & having splurge days. On that note though, I honestly hate the term “splurge day” because it puts so much pressure on food for me. I can’t put myself into such a strict bubble, guys.

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I have tried just about every diet out there & failed miserably on every single one of them. There is something about putting so much pressure/importance on food that makes me want to eat everything in sight. If you’re anything like me, you know how counterproductive it is to go on a “diet”. 

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After suffering with a weak immune system my whole life & having a major health scare almost 9 years ago, I decided it was time for me to change my life. I took a year long course to become a nutritional consultant & I started taking a more homeopathic approach to the way I was living. Once I learned more about health & wellness, I learned how important the food we consume is for our overall health. Now, let me preface by saying that I didn’t drop everything & become a vegan/only eat raw/never eat anything bad again (although those might have been great options, they just weren’t for me). It took a bit of time, but as I started learning more about healthy foods & changing my diet little by little, my entire body started to change! I wasn’t feeling so blah all the time, I wasn’t having stomach aches so often, my skin was glowing (not from pregnancy either!), & I wasn’t getting sick ALL THE TIME.

Want to know how I made these changes?

I started changing my diet slowly. I started replacing the processed foods I was eating with more whole foods. I started becoming more active & not doing crazy workouts as a quick fix. I simply started making small changes & that was the key for me to actually stick with it! In my opinion, this is the best way to create a healthy lifestyle. When you make these subtle changes, they slowly turn into bigger changes & before you know it, you’re baffled by how amazing you feel.

Before this post gets to be a novel, I just want to sum up how I eat for you all. I DON’T eat 100% clean, that is nearly impossible for me due to the fact that I love pizza far too much. I DO try to eat as many clean/healthy things as I can.

I would love to dive deeper into these kinds of posts so make sure to let me know in the comments if you enjoy these & if you would like more posts like this one! I would love some ideas for posts from you guys as well so chime in below 🙂

 

Best Food Venice

Best Food in Venice, CA

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We’ve been exploring as much as possible lately & one of our favorite places to go nearby is Venice. There is such a great vibe in Venice because there are so many different types of people in the area. We love to walk down Abbot Kinney for amazing restaurants & some of the cutest shops you’ll ever find. I’ll be honest though, when exploring any area, my favorite thing to experience is the food 🙂 So, I decided to share some of our favorite places that we can’t stay away from because they are THAT delicious!

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1.) Gjelina – This is a favorite of locals & visitors alike because the food & ambiance are incredible. This is perfect for meat-eaters as well as vegetarians, which is nice because there is something for everyone. I highly recommend the pizza but I don’t think you can go wrong with anything on their menu.

2.) Salt & Straw – I might have cried happy tears when Salt & Straw finally made its way to LA from Portland. This is hands down one of my favorite spots for ice cream! The Roasted Strawberry & Toasted White Chocolate, Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons and the Honey Lavender are just a few of my favorites. I have never known anyone who has tried this place & not fallen in love.

3.) Cafe Gratitude – Don’t be afraid of this plant-based menu! I honestly can’t get enough of this place & would eat here daily if I lived nearby. I love the Squash Quesadillas, Mexican Bowl, Veggie Burger & Corn Tacos!

4.) Moon Juice – One of my all-time favorite places for smoothies & juices. I love their Strawberry Almond Milk, Custom Smoothies & their different “Dust” has become an obsession, I use them almost daily at home! Pop in for a juice or smoothie & head down to the boardwalk/beach, you won’t be disappointed!

These are obviously just a few of my most frequented places in Venice because there are SO many more amazing places to dine but I hope you enjoyed hearing which spots are my favorite!

messy waves tutorial

Messy Beach Waves Tutorial

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One of the most common questions I get is, “How do you curl your hair!?” or “What do you use to get your messy waves??”. So, I figured I would film a new video & show you guys how I get my messy beach waves! I also included little tips on how to style those pesky little baby hairs around your face for anyone with postpartum regrowth or breakage so I hope that helps some of you asking for those!

While you definitely don’t need to use this exact curling iron, this is the one that I use & I really love it. If you’re looking for an actual curling iron with a clip, I use this one all the time as well.

I hope you enjoy this messy beach waves tutorial & feel free to ask any questions you might have. I know that it can be kind of confusing watching hair tutorials sometimes 🙂

 

Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss

Away With Jouer

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There have been a few experiences over my blogging career that I’ve had to stop & pinch myself to see if this is real life. This trip to Ojai with Jouer Cosmetics was one of those experiences.

I don’t know if I say it often enough but I truly am beyond thankful for each & every one of you who take the time to follow along with the content I create. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you all & I never take that for granted. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU.

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I’m not going to lie, I haven’t shopped in American Eagle in years & years. I walked past the store in Century City here in LA & a few things caught my eye. I’m so glad I decided to go in because I fell in love with this matching set. It is the epitome of summer for me & I would wear it daily if I could! You can find it HERE.

jouer lip gloss swatch Jouer Lip GlossI received so many compliments on this Floral Dress & think it’s perfect for summer!

I had the most amazing little getaway with Jouer in Ojai. We stayed at the Ojai Valley Inn (if you ever go, you must have a spa treatment done! I had a massage & it was one of the best massages I have ever received!). They took a group of us to celebrate the launch of their new High Pigment Lip Gloss & guys, I am blown away by the formula! This is honestly the best formula I have ever tried for lip gloss. When they say that they are high pigment, they mean that they are high pigment. You can see just how amazing they are in this tutorial! I could go on & on about them because I truly love them that much BUT I will let the formula & pigmentation speak for themselves. If you’re curious, I have been living in the color Champs-Elysees 🙂

I just want to say thank you to the entire Jouer team. It’s rare to meet so many kind & incredible people in one place but they all are just beyond lovely. Thank you guys (especially Christina) for all of the support & love over the years. I appreciate it more than you will ever know!

 

Elemis Cleansing Balm

New Elemis Skincare

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I’ve been working with QVC to review some of the products they sell, and QVC has sent me many interesting products to try out. I am receiving compensation to review these products, but all the opinions I’ll be expressing are my own.

Does anyone else’s skin struggle during the summer?! I think because I’m in the sun more often (with sunscreen, of course) that my skin needs a little more TLC.

I was so excited when I found out that Elemis came out with a new collection at QVC because it was literally perfect timing for the hot summer months. Plus, if you’ve wanted to try any of these Elemis products, this new 24/7 Super Skin 3-piece collection at QVC is the perfect way to try out some of my favorites. If you’ve seen any of my Skincare posts lately, you know that I’m obsessed with the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm & Collagen Marine Cream. I have been using these two products for months & I love the way they make my skin feel. The 3rd product in the new collection is their Peptide Night Recovery Cream Oil & I can’t say enough great things about this one. Like I mentioned above, my skin needs a little more moisture when I’m in the sun quite a bit & this product does just that. I wake up after using these 3 products with my skin feeling & looking incredibly moisturized.

I also wanted to mention this Gentle Rose Exfoliator because exfoliating is so important. I love that this one is gentle on my skin but also helps get rid of that excess dry skin that makes your skin appear dull. I make sure to use an exfoliator a couple times a week to help keep my skin looking radiant & moisturized.

I know I rave about these products all the time but when I find Skincare products that I truly love & use on a daily basis, I have to share them with you guys! I would honestly recommend this 3-piece Elemis collection at QVC to everyone I know because it’s everything you need for your skin in one collection. 

Have you guys tried these Elemis products? If so, how do you feel about them?

 

Fujifilm Instax

Fujifilm Instax Vegas Trip

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If you follow along on Instagram, you probably saw my Las Vegas adventure with Fujifilm Instax for our #InstaxUSTour. Honestly, this trip was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on! We were completely spoiled & I got to experience it all with some amazing babes who went from strangers to friends in a matter of hours. Seriously though, everyone we met kept asking how long we had been friends for & were shocked when we said less than 24 hours haha!

I’ve been obsessed with Fujifilm Instax cameras for years (who doesn’t love those cute Instax photos!?) & I loved that we were able to bring ours all around the city & snap fun photos of our trip. As you can see from these photos, we had the privilege of doing some incredible activities! The Neon Sign Museum & The Billboard Awards were 2 things that I was able to check off my bucket list & both were more incredible than I could have imagined!

I hope you enjoy these photos from our adventure in Vegas with Fujifilm Instax! Special thanks to The Palms for hosting us in a killer 2-story suite with a private pool, STK for the yummiest food, the Neon Museum for the best photo shoot, Grand Canyon Airlines for the coolest tour AND of course Fujifilm Instax for the BEST TRIP!!

 

Striped Jumpsuits

6 Fave Striped Jumpsuits

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It is nearly Summer & I can hardly wait! Although I’m still wondering how it’s already June!? Hendrix will be 1 this month & I honestly can’t believe how fast time has flown by! It’s also mine & my brothers birthday month so we will be doing a lot of celebrating over the next few weeks. Can’t complain about that 🙂 Onto jumpsuits though.. I’m sharing my favorite striped jumpsuits with you guys because they’re a Summer staple for me. You can literally just throw one on & be put together!

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Striped Jumpsuit in photos – Comfiest Heels 

 

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Wearable Coral Eye Makeup

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I’m so excited to show you guys this wearable coral eye makeup look! I’m usually one to shy away from colored makeup (boring, I know!) but I’ve made it my goal to try out new trends & new products for you guys. I think this coral eye makeup is completely wearable & I surprisingly got so many compliments while wearing it out & about. I would love to see if you guys recreate this look so make sure & tag me on Instagram if you do!

Would you wear this bold look?

 

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Play-Proof Clothes

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If you’ve been following along for a while, you know that one of our favorite things to do is go on adventures. There is nothing better than seeing the world through our boys’ eyes.

One of our favorite places to adventure here in Southern California is Malibu. The beaches are gorgeous & the hikes are absolutely breathtaking. Point Dume is one of our favorite places to take the boys because It’s a relatively easy hike (I would recommend some closed toe shoes though). It has some of the most incredible views of the coast & is perfect for kids because it’s a reasonably quick trip to the top & not very steep. We try to get our boys outdoors as much as possible because let’s be honest, most little boys would prefer to be outside all day long!

With all of our outdoor adventures, it’s really important for us to have clothes for Kannon & Hendrix that are going to last & be 100% play-proof. You guys know that I love Kohl’s & that the majority of my boys’ wardrobe is purchased from there because it’s the perfect one-stop-shop, it’s affordable & the quality is great for active kids. I love that while the clothes are high quality & geared for play, they’re made from comfortable materials so I don’t have to stress about my boys being uncomfortable, even when they’re napping. Comfort & quality are honestly the most important things I look for when purchasing clothes & I never have to worry when shopping at Kohl’s because I know exactly what I’ll be getting, even when I order online. Also, I love that Kohl’s carries some of my favorite brands like Adidas & Nike because I can match with Kannon 🙂

If you guys are ever in Southern California, I highly recommend hiking to the top of Point Dume. You won’t be disappointed!!

 

Thanks to Kohl’s and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post!

First Impressions

Full Face of First Impressions

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I’m lucky enough to be apart of an industry where I get sent new products to try on the regular. I want to make a point to do more first impressions videos for you guys so you can see my first reaction & hear exactly what I think of each product. Let me know if this is something you enjoy or if you prefer favorites videos instead (or both :)) I hope you enjoy this video & please subscribe for more fun videos coming soon!