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Glitter and Shimmer Responsibly: Makeup Tips for Sparkle

What a year 2018 was! I brought it to a close by sharing my best makeup and beauty tips on various morning shows throughout the Midwest. Glitter, shimmer and glow looks are trending but how can you execute them in a way that doesn't make you look like a hot mess? Trust me, I've been there. Back in my teens (and probably early 20's) I used to swim in glitter, leaving trails of it behind me, especially on anyone's face I happened to kiss. We're going for something better now though: the elegant way to glitter, shimmer and glow!

So, I suited up in this sharp LAHIVE outfit to visit the set of Better Kansas City at KCTV to talk about glittery looks and application techniques. Thankfully, I had Miss Belinda Post as my host! I've done beauty segments with men before, which makes for funny moments but it's not as fulfilling as sharing your favorite makeup products with a gal pal.

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I’m with ATKINS! Fitness alone isn’t keeping me in shape.

I have so much to share. In 3 weeks, I’m celebrating a big birthday. I’ll refrain from sharing the number because candidly I don’t feel my age. Google it if you must, but all that matters is that I’m alive and survived the NY Marathon this year. 2018 has been an epic year for me both personally and with work. I grew as a host entering the home shopping market and doubled my income through Mizzfit LLC. I’ve traveled the world, written about luxurious resorts and wellness spas, and made new friends with whom I plunged into the Caribbean Ocean. Let’s just say it’s been a good year.

While all these fantastic events have been playing out in my life, I started to notice some changes physically. I’ll admit to decades of being that fitness girl who eats whatever she wants. I’ve always exercised daily and trained hard to avoid having to diet or watch what I eat. This approach worked for me for a long time. But it’s not working anymore. My metabolism is changing. Give...

The Grind is Never-ending. Here's What Fuels Me...

It’s the day after Christmas. You know what that’s like. You’re basically throwing out all the torn wrapping paper, running the last load of dishes used to host your guests and thinking about the next few days ahead before the New Year.

It’s A LOT. There’s so much excitement around the holidays and leading up to Christmas that we forget about everything post-holidays. Especially the act of getting our life back in order and stabilized. Is there even time for goal setting? I did a little of that myself in early December but really need to finish my list. It has to be more than just a mental list. If you don’t write it down (or type it out), well…you know how that goes.

I find that gaining my balance post-holidays starts with establishing my morning routine for the year. Believe it or not, there was a time when I didn’t make my own coffee or my bed. I was a mess. I would throw all my sheets and pillows on top of my bed in a pile and just pick up my coffee...

Finish What You Start: How ‘Bout That For Your 2019 Resolution?

Here's a different approach to your 2019 New Year's resolutions... Let me begin by saying I’ve always been a runner. I blog about it a lot. But this blog post is about something different, and I’m just going to use running as an example.

Sometimes in life we say we’re going to do something and we begin going through the motions of completing the act but never quite get to the finish. I’m not blaming you here (even though I know you're guilty of it), I blame myself. It frustrates me that I set goals and flake out on myself. So in 2017, after running enough races to qualify for the 2018 New York Marathon, I decided that I wasn’t going to flake. I registered for the marathon. It was a done deal.

Did I want to run a marathon? Not particuar.ly I’ve run so many already. Also, I know what it does to your body, feet and most of all, your social schedule. When you have to wake up for a Saturday morning race that begins lining up at 7.15am, you’re SOL for grabbing...

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: What a Girl in Her 30’s Wants

This gift guide is for anyone shopping for a 30-something woman this holiday season. As a 30-something myself, I know a lot about what we like! We love anything that helps us take care of our bodies, feel and look more youthful and that puts sass & edge in our personal style. At this point in our lives, we know who we are from the inside out, so we enjoy unwrapping presents that back up that notion. These are my TOP TEN gifting suggestions and they all come at a reasonable price!

1.  First Aid Beauty Limited Edition Beauty Holiday Kits
      Because her skin always comes first.

I absolutely adore these beauty kits because each one has an assortment of First Aid Beauty’s best skincare products inspired by different holiday destinations. All 3 kits listed below cost less than $50 and you can get them shipped for free when you spend $50 online at First Aid Beauty. You can also purchase them at Sephora stores.

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Healthy Mediterranean Salad + DIY Tahini Dressing Recipe

GO TAHINI with me! There are so many reasons why so...of course, I’m going to list them out for you :)

First, tahini is a savory, lemony and delicious dressing that you’ve tasted before but maybe had no clue how to recreate…and guess what, it’s SO EASY! You can make this dressing at home to pour over your salads that you take to work or that you order out from restaurants. When I make it, I like to make enough to last me the week because I always eat a hearty salad for lunch and a small one at dinner. I try to avoid luscious dressings that cancel out the fact that I've eaten a healthy salad. A light yet creamy tahini dressing, in my opinion, is the wise way to go.

2nd, Tahini is made from a fine sesame paste, and for this recipe I will be using only the best from Mighty Sesame Co.  Sesame seeds are packed with vitamins and minerals that are good for you, like calcium, magnesium, vitamin E and healthy fats.

3rd, unlike other pre-made dressings (which might...

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