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My "Flat Stanley" Skincare Secret + A Giveaway!

You're like Flat Stanley, whaaaa? But yes, I have a FLAT approach to skincare that I want to share with you today that literally saves my life every time I travel. Maybe you're like me...maybe you're not, but I can't seem to avoid packing everything I own when preparing for a trip. I worry that I won't have what I need and as a frugalista, I don't want to buy what I already own while away from home. Does this sound familiar? Even if it doesn't (and if so, I'm jealous that you've mastered being a sane packer), I think this tip might come in handy. Also, it's worth the read considering I'm giving away some skincare swag. So here's my Flat Stanley Skincare Secret: I seek out skincare that's packaged flat and in single servings. I like the idea of using it then pitching it. The lighter my toiletries bag gets, the better! Fact of my life: my toiletry bag + makeup bag + hair dryer and roundbrushes = most of the weight in my suitcase. I know, I'm a sad, sad girl. But seriously, have...

Road Trip to Fit with Tri-State Ford

This summer, I’m exploring the Tri-State with Tri-State Ford. I’m discovering new spots to work out, sharing my favorite places to unwind and scoring face-time with friends. I’m doing it all in a 2015 Ford Explorer to celebrate Tri-State Ford’s “Where To Now?” adventure and summer sweepstakes! So come take a seat and join me as I head out on this fit road trip. One of the best parts of going on a road trip adventure is everything that you see along your drive. Things that seem so ordinary become quite majestic from up close. I’ll show you what it’s like on the other side of this bridge! You’ll feel a different kind of energy inspiring you to move and push past your limits. This trip will take us to some pretty amazing places where nature makes you feel empowered and free. Like Fort Lee Historic Park in New Jersey, the Croton Aqueduct and the ever quaint village of Tarrytown.  It will all come alive in a series of posts and...

Why I Love Barre + Best Barre Methods

Barre is a workout I do weekly because I love the results I get! I recently went on Great Day St. Louis to talk about my obsession with barre. Watch the video below from my segment or CLICK HERE.   Barre classes first came about in a big way in the 1950's on account of ballerina Lotte Berk. Her prodigees went on to turn barre fitness into a successful business of popular, packed classes. Michelle Austin, founder of the Fluidity Barre, was one of her students among others like Exhale founder Fred Devito, who I interviewed HERE. Barre fitness is all about using small movements to work trouble spots and tone every inch of your body by working multiple muscles in unison. The exercises are NOT easy. You will most likely discover parts of your body that you never knew were possible to work out or even move. And that's a good thing because it usually means THEY NEED WORK! There are many variations of Lotte Berks original barre concept, which are taught in fitness...

Best Towelettes For Post-Workout

Why carry around full sized products in your gym bag when all you need are towelettes to help you refresh and revive your look post-workout? It's important to keep your gym bag light for the health of your shoulders. They'll get enough of a workout once you arrive at the gym or your favorite studio. So it keep it light and invest in 3 of my favorite towelettes. Watch the video that Qinetic Live and I made for you! Here are links to score each of the 3 towelette brands mentioned in the video: Ole Henriksen's Clean Truth Vitamin C Wipes for cleansing and hydration Healthy Hoo Hoo feminine wipes for gentle down there care Tan Towel's Self-Tan Towelette for full body coverage   Got questions? Let me know in the comments section. I can also recommend a few more towelettes based on your personal needs. Feel free to ask. Trust me, I've tried them all! Don't forget to follow me where you socialize! I'm here on YouTube!  *  I'm...

Four Seasons Adds Fitness to Luxury Amenities

Can you spot me...on the left in the gray tank and turquoise carpris? That's me, taking a poolside yoga class at the Four Seasons Baltimore. But just to give you a fuller view of what a rooftop yoga class looks like, check this out: It beats being ohm-ing indoors, especially with the cool breeze off the harbor blowing through your hair. Earlier this summer, I spent one of the most amazing and healthiest travel weekends of my life at the Four Seasons Baltimore. Quite honestly, I felt like I was hiding out, as if I had taken off for an exotic and faraway retreat. But I was only a 3-hour train ride away from home! I went to Baltimore, Maryland to appear on WBFF Fox Morning News for a fitness segment. But the real highlight was scoring my room at the Four Seasons for their celebration of Global Wellness Day, which was served up as a full week of fit & healthy activities. Everything was meticulously planned from sunrise yoga classes to 5K runs around the...

Sunnies For Yogis + GIVEAWAY!

Yoga happens outside all the time, so why shouldn't there be sunnies for yogis? Don't yogis need protection from the sun, too? Of course they do! That's why I'm enamored by Vira Sun, "the original sunnies for yogis". I'm giving away 2 pairs of these babies, so make sure to keep reading through the end. I first saw a pair of Vira Suns on my yoga-instructor-friend, Lauren Imparato, during a yoga class in the middle of Times Square. She was wearing them with such ease, I wondered how they didn't slip off. I had to get myself a pair! Here they are, arriving to me in the mail! Yessssss! What do you think? I absolutely love these sunglasses! They have a wayfarer style (which is so classic that they're always IN) and they're made with polarized, UV400 protection lenses. Not only do they keep you from squinting but they'll save those precious eye corners of yours from sun damage. If you're 35 or older (not that I am...), this is EVERYTHING.  Vira Sun's...

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