Category: Beauty

Top Four Gifts that Won’t Put a Hole in Your Wallet….

This Dosen’t Have To Be You!!!!

With Christmas creeping up on us (27 days to be exact) you don’t have to wait in long lines and deal with huge crowds this Black Friday and still get the black friday discounts. This Christmas you don’t have to go broke to show your family and friends you love and appreciate them!

Here are the top four gifts that those close to you will love and will make you and your wallet happy as well!

1. PuzzMuzz – puzzmuzz.com Make a puzzle with a family portrait or a fun friendship pic. This is inexpensive and a really fun idea that your family and friends will really appreciate!

2. Specialized Tshirts, mugs, and much more – Cafepress.com is a great site to personalize an item and make it really personalized for the recipient.

3. Calendar – Snapfish.com you can create a photo calendar to remind that special someone of all the wonderful memories you have shared together.

4. Gifts for all types – Go to Groupon It is a great website that offers fantastic deals, free shipping, and many wonderful items to choose from.

Now you have some great gift ideas that look like a million bucks, and keep both you and your friends and family very happy!

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Fit Chic

Turn Your Fitness into Halloween Fashion

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I love Halloween! My husband and I create fun couples costumes each year and who wants to be uncomfortable the whole night …

Not me!

So here are fun costumes that can turn your comfy workout attire into the perfect Halloween ensemble.

#1 Be An 80’s Aerobics Instructor – The shinier, brighter, and tighter, the better — think lamé, spandex, and fuchsia. Pair a leotard over color-contrasting leggings and leg warmers. Boom box and roll-on lip gloss are optional. 80’s fashion is “totally” in so why not be comfortable and cute this Halloween.

#2 Cat Burglars – This one is really easy throw on some black leggings a cute off the shoulder stripped top some black converse, grab some black liner for under the eyes, and a burlap bag (with stuffing).

#3 Yoga Instructor –  Through on some lululemon wonder unders and a sporty yoga top grab and mat and hit your party. The best part is you don’t even need shoes for this costume!

#4 Sexy Cop – Grab your finest black Long leggings, a long sleeve black top or leotard some cute black heels or tall boots, some handcuffs, maybe a holster some black doc martins and you will be the hit at any party. 

#5 Tennis Player – You will be the “ace” of your party. Throw on a cute tennis skirt and matching top to go with, grab your racket and you will “love” your comfortable costume all night long!

Now you have the tricks and the treats to make this your most fun and comfy Halloween yet!

Fit Chic 

The Top 5 Must Have Gym Bags …

I have been on the lookout for a new workout tote to carry with me to a business meeting, drinks with friends, and of course the gym … Can there be such an item?

Yes there can .. I like to use the phrase from work to workout bag. Here are five gym bags that keep you feeling stylish yet prepared all in one.

Top 5 Gym Bag Must Haves ….

The Lululemon Two Times a Yogi Bag – 

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It has amazing colors and the bag is the perfect size to take to a lunch meeting, or to hold your yoga mat for next yoga class. This bag can help cart our clothes and laptop, plus an external strap to secure our mats. The Perfect bag for every occasion.

The Athleta Spring Tote –

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This is a fun design made from polyester and nylon which is great for cleaning. It is also water-resistant and has two compartments separating your dirty clothes from your clean. This bag is the perfect tote to go to lunch with friends and then hit the gym for a workout.

 

The Puma Crossover Tote – 

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I love bags that I can throw over my shoulder and run errands but I can have all of my gym bag essentials that I need to take me to my next workout. They have great colors and fantastic fabric. It has fun innovative zip compartments on the inside and out, top webbing handles, and adjustable shoulder straps; perfect for every occasion.

 The Stella Mccartney Adidas Yoga Bag – 

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I am a huge lover of Stella! She has such great styles and colors. I love “ballet pink” and so I was in love the minute I saw this bag. Not only can I be a fashionista, I can be prepared for my next workout too!

The Under Armour “Gotta Have It Tote”

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People are loving the under armour brand right now, so it was great knowing they have a quality tote for both workout and play! I am loving the colors and the fabric of this transitional tote now you can have the best of both worlds!

Now you have all the tools you need to keep your style and still maintain your workouts!

Fit Chic

 

 

The Top 4 Foods For Your Face …

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With the season change so does your skin. The perfect cure to have that baby soft glowing skin we all crave could be right in your kitchen!

#1 Collard Greens – These delicious greens are high in antioxidants and vitamins. They are also rich in chlorophyll, vitamin K, and folate, which promote healthy blood cells and beautiful skin.

#2 Watermelon – This delicious nutritious fruit is also great to help hydrate and helps boost pigmentation. Watermelon contains lycopene which is a great UV protector. It also reduces the redness in your skin from the sun.

#3 Raw Walnuts – Walnuts contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which helps with skins elasticity so no need to just get plastic surgery just grab a handful of healthy nuts (much cheaper too).

#4 Peppers – Can be the perfect anti-wrinkle formula! Green and yellow peppers contain an ingredient called carotenoids which are great collagen producer to reduce crows feet and wrinkles.

Now you can feel beautiful on the inside and out!

Fit Chic

Heal the Body Through Scents…

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After a long week of workouts our bodies can be feeling a little fatigued and sore.

Here are some great aroma therapy and oil treatments to help with some ailments that could be inhibiting you from feeling the best you could.

#1 For Muscle Soreness – lather Black Spruce oil to ease tension. This is an evergreen extract that aids in soothing soreness and reducing inflammation.

#2 For Energy – To keep you energized after a hard workout try Peppermint oil. It has a triggering effect on your brain that helps you concentrate and achieve more focus, which in turn allows your body to create more energy.

#3 To Relieve Stress from your workouts and everyday life – try a few drops of lavender oil in a nice warm bubble bath. Or grab some lavender spray and lightly mist on your pillow. Lavender helps the limbic system; the area of the body that holds emotion, behavior, breathing, and stress.

#4 Find Focus and Be Centered – Research shows that smelling Vetiver Oil will help with concentration and memory. For best use dab the oil on your temples, neck, or sole.

Now you can feel good and smell amazing too!

Happy Friday

Fit Chic

Top 5 Beauty Tips to Use for the Rest of the Summer ….

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Summer is in full effect and although we are already fearing the inevitable our skin and hair can use a little pick me up. With all the sun, ocean and lake water, and products to keep us protected in the sun.

Here are five natural tricks to get your hair and skin glowing again. They don’t take long they are very easy but they make a major difference for you in your final days of summer.

#1 Squeeze aloe vera gel into an ice cube tray and keep it in the freezer. Then you can just grab a cube and place it on those sunburned area as needed. Also the cold feels really soothing on it as well.

#2 Keep bugs away with dryer sheets  (those pesky critters hate the scent), so put a couple of them into your pockets and you can say “shoe fly don’t bother me”.

#3 Spray your roots with dry shampoo at night (not in the morning). The tossing and turning in bed helps work the product all around your head. You will wake up with the most amazing bed head you have seen and it will look like you just washed and rinsed too.

#4 Remove those summer sandal calluses – Open-soled shoes look amazing but come with reprocussions specifically that heels can get so cracked and dry after wearing them for long periods of time. No biggie, though—just slice a raw potato in half, dip it in sea salt and use it to rub away all of the rough, callused skin on your feet

#5 Got self-tanner in places you didn’t mean for it to be? Squeeze some lemon juice into a couple of tablespoons of baking soda until a thick paste forms. Place the lemon concoction into skin and leave it on for five to ten minutes. Lemon juice lightens self tanner and is an awesome exfoliator. This mixture is also a great summertime acne treatment!

Now you will literally be glowing the rest of your summer months with these helpful tools.

Fit Chic

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A Fit Chics Guide to Be Stylish In and Out of the Gym….

Do you ever get frustrated when packing for the gym?

Or do you arrive at the gym after a long day and realize you have forgotten that one vital component to complete your workout i.e.shorts, sports bra, shirt, etc…..

What if you could wear the same outfit; still look amazing but not have to worry about changing or forgetting that infamous piece…

Here are the top 5 Fitness Apparel Companies that really allow you to be noticed in and out for the gym for your style!

#1 Lululemon – This is my personal favorite! Not only are their clothes amazingly comfortable their style is fit for day and night! Many times I go from the gym to a lunch meeting or a meet up with friends and all i do is throw on a fun shirt change my shoes accessorize and off i go!

#2 Lucy – This is for the conservative, but sporty stylish dresser. They have a wide variety of selection for your sport, but they also have clothes to fit all bodies types and accentuate the right areas.

#3 Hard Tail – Most famous for their stylish yoga pants, Hard tail offers a more edgy, eccentric feel to your style, but still has the amazing comfort. These outfits can be worn for a cycle class or going out with friends. This brand definitely provides versatility, color, and some fun too.

#4 Fabletics  – Check out Kate Hudsons new workout apparel. They offer amazing colors and styles for all shapes and sizes. There price point for what they offer is unbeatable and you will be able to get new outfits each month for a small membership fee. This way you will not get tired of the same outfits. They also have apparel that can be worn by women of all ages. I love keeping this simple and Kate Hudson and company have done a remarkable job keeping you looking stylish and keeping it affordable all at the same time.

#5 Athleta – This is the sister company to Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy. They offer a great selection of apparel that the whole family will love. Athleta will allow you to shop for yourself, but share with your 16-year-old as well. They have great color, style, and selection with a price point that will fit everyone’s budget.

Now you will be able to look Fit and Chic all at the same time, and not have to drag an extra bag along!

What are some of your favorite crossover apparel companies?

Answer in the comments below….

Fit Chic

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Beauty is Within All of Us …

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I found a great article on Elitedaily.com ….and it really caught my eye!

There is a phrase that says “Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder”.

I hear so many women that speak so poorly of themselves and they have so many wonderful redeeming qualities.

To be beautiful means to be yourself, you don’t need to be accepted by others, you need to accept yourself!

What does beauty mean to you Fit Ones?

Happy Friday!

Fit Chic

 

5 Ways to Jump Start Your AM Routine …

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What we choose to do first thing in the morning really sets a precedence for what our day week year etc .. are going to look like. If you look at the most successful people their am habits are a big reason why they are in the position they are in ….

1. GIVE A Little Gratitude: “My morning routine starts with gratitude. Before I get out of bed, I think of three specific things for which I’m grateful. This practice gives my mind a positive focus and helps me see opportunities throughout the day. It also puts you in a great mood!

2. Sweat It Out: There is such an ingredient for success in your fitness when you workout in the am. It will give you a sense of accomplishment first thing and energy to get through your day. Even if it is 100 pushups, or my go to workout 150 situps, 100 squats, and 50 pushups when I am in a hurry that will prep you for your day ahead.

3. Dream Up . These days we talk about our physical health but we need to work on our mental health just as much. The morning is the perfect time to spend some quiet time inside your mind meditating, visualizing, and or dream building. Take a moment to visualize your day ahead of you, focusing on the successes you will have. Even just a minute of visualization and positive thinking can help improve your mood and outlook on your work load for the day. Create a vision of what you want and what you are working for and it will give perspective and purpose to your day.

4. Get the “Goat” Done First: A goat is a task you know you need to get done, but you put it off and put it off even though you would feel so much better if you just got it done! Here’s an easy tip to save yourself the stress – do that least desirable task on your list first. Instead of anticipating the unpleasantness of it, get it out of the way. The morning is the time when you are typically well rested and your energy level is up. Therefore, you are more well equipped to handle more difficult projects. And look at it this way, your day will get progressively easier too.  You will also feel much more accomplished and that will steam role you to create more and more tasks on your list.

5> Spend QT Time With Family: Some successful people use the mornings to invest in family time, whether reading stories to the kids or cooking a big breakfast together, having breakfast conversation. Go and get coffee … it is great to have “good” family time when you are full of energy and spunk instead of the end of the day when you are exhausted and don’t have any energy left.

Now you have the tips to be as successful as you are capable of being. Early risers are more likely to be optimistic, have better performance, greater career success and higher wages.

Fit Chic 

The Top 5 Essentials for Every Fit Chic Yogi’s Bag …

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With the crazy life we are leading we are always running from one thing to the next …. So it is mandatory that we keep the essentials we need for our yoga and other fitness loves close by at all time.

#1 A Mat You Love: Giam Has very fun prints with inexpensive price tags. Your mat is the essential ingredient to your yoga bag ….

#2 Hair Ties, Bobbi Pins, and Headbands: Depending on what type of yoga you will partake in, you might be going up, down, and sideways at any moment, meaning there is a good chance you might get a face full of hair if you’re not equipped properly. Grab a headband that won’t slip. Dress it up with cute bobby pins to keep you looking fashionable and fit.

#3 A sports bra: The worst thing that could happen is getting to your yoga class and not have the right protection … Make sure you keep an extra sports bra on hand. Choose a lightweight sports bra, like Lululemon’s “Free to be” that provides just enough support to stay comfortable from Pose to Pose.

#4 A Good Water Bottle: Staying hydrated in your yoga class is a key component. So don’t go into your class empty-handed. Try a “Swell” water bottle. It’s a lightweight water bottle that’s as pretty as it is useful. Designed with a wide mouth, it’s easy to fill, add ice cubes and clean. The stone-inspired texture means that it won’t slip out of your hand after a hot yoga class either!

#5 A Good Pair of Leggings or Capri’s: Comfort is the key to a good yoga practice so make sure you have the adequate attire for your sport. Try these Mika Yoga Wear capris, which are specially designed for the everyday yogi. They even have specified pants for the type of yoga you are practicing.

Now you have all the tools for success so that nothing can get in the way of you and your yoga practice!

Namaste…

Fit Chic