Wellness

Guess who’s back?

Hello World!

It’s 2017, and guess who’s back? Me! I know I’ve been a little MIA due to life, but now I’m in a place where I can actually focus balancing work and a healthy lifestyle again (hooray!). Since we last spoke, I have graduated college and work full time in the “adult world”.

The adult world has some caveats though. I never realized how tiring it is to work a regular 9-5 job. One would think that since I don’t have kids (unless you count my fur-child, Munchie) that I would have all of this energy and time to do things, right? Nope. Maybe it’s part of getting older and being in a routine, but I’m exhausted. Because of that, my health did start to go down hill- not working out as much, eating as many chicken fingers as I want, etc etc. As you can probably imagine, those things don’t necessarily help.

Finally, I decided to make a change. My favorite girl who invented POP Pilates, Cassey Ho, came out with something called PIIT28, which is the pilates version of HIIT workouts (high intensity interval training)! I’ve been a follower of her usual calendars, so when I saw PIIT, I was hooked. It’s about 28 minutes of super high energy pilates- you sweat, you burn, you get sore! Along with those lovely things, you feel STRONG. I’ve been doing it for 18 days, and I can already see my abs getting distinct again. Woo hoo!

In addition to PIIT28, I started the 28 Day Reset today! It’s a meal plan that goes hand-in-hand with PIIT28. You completely omit dairy (easy for me since I’m allergic, lol), gluten, sugar, and processed grains for 28 days, then slowly re-introduce these things while keeping up healthy eating. It’s genius! She gives you a weekly calendar of meals and a grocery list, so you literally just print it and go. I also appreciate that the recipes aren’t too complicated in nature, which makes prepping meals in advance easier. Seriously, if you’re looking for a way to kickstart your body for Summer, this is where it’s at.

If you aren’t already, I definitely recommend following me on Instagram @Happy_Body_Blog! You’ll see my progress through PIIT28 and the 28 Day Reset. Also, if you want to see what these programs are all about, follow the affiliate links below!

PIIT 28 + 28 Day Reset Power Pack

PIIT 28

28 Day Reset

Now in terms of my site, I am super excited to bring about some changes! I’m creating new designs and logos, along with posting twice a week along the same lines of what I’ve always done: fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and beauty! Are you ready? I am!

Peace and love!

Makeup

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation Review!

Hello, world!

Today marks an exciting day- I finally started filming makeup reviews! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time, but for whatever reason I thought my boyfriend would make fun of me (I don’t know why… he really doesn’t care lol). But I finally did it!

For my first review, I did the new L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte 24 Hour Foundation! In my video, I do a demo of how it goes on, and also my thoughts and feelings about it! Check it out:

Overall, I LOVE this foundation! It’s become my new go-to product, and I have tried all kinds of foundations (Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous, Clinique Stay Matte, Make Up Forever, and more). It is my holy grail foundation. I have very oily skin, so I need foundations that have oil control and don’t break down easily as the day goes on, and this does a fantastic job! After about 6 hours of wear I’ll start to look shiny, but not so bad that I look like an oil slick, which is amazing. It also blends beautifully into the skin with a beauty blender or sponge (foundation brush is a little streaky), and it doesn’t look thick and cakey as time goes on.

As I mentioned multiple times in the video, this foundation is a little darker than what the package shows, so if you are trying to decide between 2 shades, go with the lighter one!

Overall, I hope you guys find this video helpful and insightful! I plan on doing many more, and I will certainly improve as time goes on. Let me know what you think in the comments, and be sure to subscribe to my channel for more great videos!

Peace and love!

***Update! I finally found the lighter shade (101) at Walgreens, and it is perfect for my winter complexion! It is much lighter than 102, so I will be saving that one for this Summer!

Uncategorized

HappyBodyBlog has launched!

Today is the day! I am so excited to officially open HappyBodyBlog! I’m still working on the Twitter profile pictures and such, and writing content for posts (and a lot of things really…oops!), but the blog is up! My goal is to not only post about my adventures through attaining a healthy lifestyle, but to post factual information about today’s leading health concerns. I know just how hard it is to find information with all of the different websites and articles with differing views and facts, and the confusion that often comes up! Hopefully I will consolidate all of that information to make it easy for my readers to get the information they want! Big goals, I know! But it will happen πŸ™‚

And with that, welcome to HappyBodyBlog! Yaaaaaaaay! Stick around for the first full blog post tonight about the big change in my life I made! And follow me on Twitter @Happy_Body_Blog!

Peace and love!