Sunday, July 27, 2014

Style Sunday: Product RAVE!!!

    A woman can have the best wardrobe in the world, but if she doesn't store it properly she isn't using it well!  I have a lot of clothes.  In fact, I have too many!  Yet with all of the clothes I wear, I end up wearing the same pieces over and over again.  I read that most women wear the same 20% of their wardrobe almost 80% of the time.  That's a lot of shirts, skirts, pants, etc. not being worn!

  I find that if I store my dresser items in a "file like system" I see all of my shirts laid out and not just the shirt I have folded on top.  I've posted about this filing system before.

  Well, I've gotten lazy and I've found myself just tossing shirts in or not folding them properly and I still just end up reaching for the same shirts day in and day out.  That's where this MIRACLE product I bought comes in handy.

This is the FlipFold!



For someone like myself who SUCKS at folding, this is the best invention ever.  I've seen people use a clipboard or a piece of cardboard to help folding, but I wanted something official and this makes folding tops so EASY.  My mom who happens to be quite good at folding also loves this handy tool because it makes shirts so much tinier, which helps maximize storage space.

Here's the basic video of how to use the Flipfold, but they also have videos showing how to use this to fold towels, pants, collared shirts etc.


Here's my new and improved shirt drawer (tanks, tees and long sleeve tees) all neat and pretty!  Now the key is to keep it this way!


Do you have any go to strategies to keep your wardrobe organized? I'm always looking for tips and tricks!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Fitness Friday: Finding Motivation to Be Healthy

    Sometimes the hardest part of something is actually starting or beginning the process!  This statement is especially true when it comes to embarking on a new healthy lifestyle.  Finding the motivation to begin working out or to begin eating healthy (or even to continue with these!) is sometimes tricky.

   This summer I have completely fallen off of the healthy bandwagon and I am looking to get back on it, so here's how I've been motivating myself to get back into the healthy swing of things.

* Look for Fitspo online

I love looking at fitspirational images on Instagram and Pinterest.  I follow so many fitspo accounts on Instagram, so every time I look through my feed I find at least 10-15 images or quotes that really get me pumped.  Here are some of my favorite:



I love before and afters!  It's great to see all of these girls with amazing bodies, but it's even more impressive to see that some of them started with bodies just like me.



*Buy Cute Workout Clothes

I find that if I have a cute workout outfit laying on my floor waiting for me, I'm almost forced to put it on and do something active!  Target makes some of the cutest, best performing and cheapest workout clothes out there! Go pick some cute pieces out for yourself!




*Put together a healthy recipe Pinterest board

The more I read about health and weight loss, the more I learn about the importance of diet.  The experts say that weight loss is 80% diet and 20 % fitness.  Even if you aren't trying to lose weight, eating a healthy and well balanced diet is super important for overall good health.


Here's a snapshot of my healthy recipe board!

*Tell your friends and family that you are trying to embark on a healthier lifestyle

I find that if I use the word diet, my friends and family get mad at me since I'm on the smaller side already.  If i have the conversation that I want to be healthier, they seem to jump on board a little bit better.  I also have a friend who I workout with and having a workout buddy is always helpful.  My best friend also texts me progress pictures a lot and that keeps me SUPER motivated.

*Write it down!!

Keeping track of your progress, keeping a food log and exercise log or even writing your goals on places where they can be seen frequently really helps.  When you're reminded that this is something you want for yourself, you're probably a bit more prone to actually make it happen.

Image from abouthealthandfitnessguide.blogspot.com

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What are your favorite ways to motivate yourself to workout or to eat healthier? I'm ALWAYS looking for some fitspo! 



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Quick Tip Thursday: Save Your Chargers!

   This is not a beauty or fashion related quick tip at all, but it is a tip that can help save you some cash and I am all about that life!

   If you're anything like me, you abuse your phone charger.  Probably talk on the phone while it's charging which leads to the wire bending or I just yank my phone off of the charger.  This is had led to me going through two iPhone 5 wires.  They usually end up bending at the tip of the cord leading to the wires being exposed and the possibility of me blowing myself up.  I think I saw this tip on Pinterest somewhere and it's brilliant!


Wrap your phone charger wire with washi tape! If you don't have washi tape, you can use regular tape just to reinforce it, but doesn't washi tape make it so much cuter?  Also, if you have several different types of chargers lying around you can use different colored washi tape to help differentiate between them! 

Have you jumped on the washi tape bandwagon yet?  If you have, what is your favorite way to use it? 



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My July Ipsy Bag

   So last month I re-signed up for Ipsy, just because I felt like I was missing out.  Well, this July bag sort of proved I wasn't and after receiving it I cancelled Ipsy again.  If I do sign up for another makeup or beauty box it will most likely be a natural or cruelty free one.  So here's what I received in my one and only Ipsy bag of 2014.


*Whet Nail Polish in Facetious*
$15
This polish is three free ( void of harmful chemicals) and cruelty free so I'm loving the brand.  The color itself is beautiful also and it's a color I'll be rocking on my toes shortly.

*Pur-lisse SPF 30 Sunscreen*
$55 for 1.7 oz
I always like having samples of sunscreen to throw in my purse or my beach bag.  I've read that this brand is great for sensitive skin, so I'll be happy to try it out.

*Bare Minerals 5 in 1 BB Cream Eyeshadow in Sweet Spice (I think)*
$18 for .1 oz
This baby tube doesn't have the name on it, but according to the color card I think it's Sweet Spice.  I have heard a lot of hype around these shadows and always love trying out a cream shadow.  I also think it's great that this shadow has SPF 15 in it.

*Pop Beauty Sunkissed Bronzer in Secret Sunshine*
$10
I like Pop Beauty products and their cute packaging, but it's insane how many bronzers I now have in my collection.  I'm going to see if I can swap this on the Ipsy forum.

*Tints and Sass Lip & Cheek Stain by Elizabeth Mott*
$22.99
Another cruelty free company- yay!  I love multi-purpose products and have actually wanted a true red blush for the winter to mimic that just came in out of the cold hue.  I can't wait to play around with this!

The value of this bag is great!  I received $48 worth of full sized products and two generous sample sized products as well.  I love the idea of getting a little makeup surprise every month, but I normally end up using only a few of the things.  Also, now that I'm really dedicated in going cruelty free in my beauty routine I thought my money would be better spent supporting a cruelty free or natural subscription service.



FTC Disclosure

All products are purchased by me unless noted otherwise. If a product is supplied for review, this does not affect my opinion. My opinions can not be bought.