In the Beauty Bag


I am by no means a fashiony person. I’m pretty sure there’s a word for it, but I’m so far from fashiony that I’m using the word fashiony. I’ll stop now.

These are just a few things that have become my go-to’s as of late and I like them enough to share them.

bumble and bumble Surf infusion- My hair dresser recommended this to me when I had my hair done a few weeks ago. It’s just like the surf spray except there’s also oil in it. I love this now that my hair is shorter to create a soft, tousled look.

essie nail polish in watermelon- I only use essie because I’ve found it to be the best brand [in my price point]. I love this shade because it’s fun and I can wear it year round without it looking too out of whack. Plus, pink nails make me feel girly on days when I don’t brush my teeth or have a nice batch of baby barf running down my leg.

Maybelline THE NUDES palette- I picked this up after seeing others rave about it and I now believe the hype. The colors are on point and the duo/trio/quad recommendations on the back really help take the thinking out of applying each shadow. Not that I use them a lot, but it’s nice for when I do go out- I look a lot more put together than the effort I actually put in to it.

Carmex Lip Balm Cherry Stick- This is the ONLY balm I use. Year round. I’ve been using it for years and have found it to be the best for curing chapped, dry lips. Biggest downer? I don’t think any retailers in Canada carry it anymore! I make sure to have my mom send some up or I stock up each time I’m home. I need one in every pocket, every purse, every room in the house, and the car. #addicted.

Maybelline Brow define + fill duo- I had previously tried wands and waxes to fill in the ol’ eye hats, but this duo pencil is pretty neat AND easy. One side has a wax pencil to help define the brow while the other end holds powder to help fill the brow. After reading a magazine article recently about doing at-home brows, I just realized I may have bought a shade darker than I need, but I still find it to be a quick and portable way to put a little definition on my face.

Rocky Mountain Soap Co. bath bombs- These are bath time GAME CHANGERS. I drop one in the water behind my back once I’m already in and boom! it’s love. The initial fizz while the bomb dissolves feels really awesome on my back and the resulting water makes my skin silky and fragrant. I’d feel like I were at a spa if it weren’t for the whale shaped bath mat or the handful of baby toys lurking in each corner. Only downfall: the colored bombs leave a ring around the tub. It’s not hard to clean, but it does require cleaning. Which can kill the whole point of taking a bath….to relax!!! Amiright?

What fashiony things are you loving lately? 


Thought I’d talk a little bit today about my Food, Fitness and Fashion favorites as of late. 


Protein, obviously. I think I need to scale it back a bit because I have been experiencing some digestive issues, but that’s a whole other discussion.

-Fruit. I can’t get enough berries in my everyday eats. Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and grapefruits have been my favorites. Especially when I can get a ton of the berries from Costco on the cheap. And- these suckers:




Specifically the Sundia brand not only because they have consistent quality, but because they also come with a collapsable spork!

-Red Peppers. Raw. So sweet, and they go with everything.


Haha, well that’s kind of a joke. I haven’t bought new clothes in ages because I don’t really wear clothes. Let me rephrase: I don’t really wear real clothes. I tend to stick with workout clothes and bangaround jammies. I guess I can still tell you things I’ve been eyeing lately.

-Colored jeans.




Dude, I have been searching high and low for pairs of colored jeans that not only FIT right, but also FIT my budget. The ones I have come across so far that are within my budget are so ill-fitting it’s ridiculous. I am not the only almost-6-foot lady with hips and a butt. C’mon retailers!

-Big watches.


Yeah, I managed to snag one from Target when I was home in January!

Essie nail polish. 




Of course, this brand comes with a slightly higher price tag than most others, but it is completely worth it! The polish doesn’t bubble or stay tacky for long and it perfectly coats each nail. And they have tons of colors. And I need more….





Just a TINY drop combed through hair after washing, and it gives you silky, smooth, rich-smelling hair. I have gone through TONS of different products over the years, and this is BY FAR the best I’ve come across that helps manage my frizzy nasty head of hair.


Let’s be serious, I could post 203597203957203957209 things regarding fitness that I love. I mean, it’s pretty much my life. But, for the sake of you actually reading this post, I will limit my recent favorites to just a few.



It can be incorporated in just about EVERY type of workout. I use it to change up my regular strength moves, AND I get some cardio in when introducing plyometrics, the bands, and my own body weight. It’s pretty fantastic. And if you haven’t heard of DOMS, you will know it after doing TRX.

Gliding Discs.


Similar to how I use my TRX bands, I use these discs to change up my regular strength moves. I could do lunges till the cows come home, but use a disc- and I will reach fatigue much faster (because I have to use more muscle strength to slide the disc to its destination and back to its starting position. Sure, you can use paper plates, but these are sturdy. I even threw them in my suitcase for my last trip home because they took up no space!

Best Body Bootcamp.


Yup, I’ve been linking to this for ages now- because I really love it. Tina outlines every workout- giving modifications and substitutions. Round 5 sign up starts soon, so take a look! It’s only $25 for 8 weeks of workouts- and there are cash prizes and a great online community and support system throughout the process.

-Running Shoes. I have been really going back and forth as to which running shoes will be my next purchase. I have heard some great things about Mizuno (and it’s coming from distance runners! If they like the shoe for 20+ miles, I’m betting I’ll like them for my 4 mile runs.)


I’ve narrowed it down to the Wave Rider 16s (on the left) and the Elixir 8s (on the right). Help!- not just for the color choice, but for the comfort/durability/etc. of each shoe.


That’s all for now!

Tell me: What are your recent favorites in fashion, fitness or food??