Thursday, December 1, 2016

#GIFTSTHATWORKOUT

Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and lucy Activewear blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
INNER SPARK INSULATED JACKET, DASHING LONG SLEEVE, STUDIO HATHA LEGGING

Thanksgiving's over, which means my normal diet resumes. I'll be stepping up my workout routine to work off everything that I ate this past weekend to not only get in shape for an upcoming tropical vacation, but for the new year as well. Also, it means that we're officially in the holiday season, and I'll be shifting my focus to holiday shopping. By holiday shopping, I mean both gift shopping for loved ones as well as myself. I'm a firm believer in treating myself, and there's no better time to do it than now... the end of the year is the perfect time for self-giving, as a reward for a year worth of hard work.

To prepare for the over-indulging feast we all love to celebrate on Thanksgiving, I decided to invest in new clothes to add to my wardrobe. After discovering lucy Activewear earlier this year, I became obsessed with their quality and comfort that sits second to none. The Studio Hatha Leggings are versatile enough for a casual trip to the coffee shop or for an hour-long yoga session. Couple this with their Dashing Long Sleeve, which is the perfect complement to my evening jogs and keeps me looking cool and staying warm. Lastly, the Inner Spark Insulated Jacket is lighter and thinner than your typical bubble jacket, yet it keeps me warm after a post workout stretch. It's no secret why lucy Activewear is my go-to activewear option, and why I'm confident my loved ones will enjoy it as well.

The conundrum of what to give my friends and family comes up every year, but lucy Activewear sits at the top as one of my favorite holiday gifts to give and receive. lucy Activewear's products are high-performance, luxurious, top-quality, and of course, stylish. Their clothing makes me feel confident, strong and powerful, like I'm ready to conquer the day and conquer my workout when I'm wearing it. Since I'm a fan of the brand's products, I know that it'll be a gift that works (and works out!) for the active women in my life. lucy Activewear is available in sizes XS-3X and comes in solid colors (I tend to gravitate towards greys and blacks), as well as bright colors and prints. It caters to everyone, no matter their personal style or personality. It's the perfect gift to give this time of year, whether your family member or friend has an active gym membership (and uses it!), is an avid hiker/runner, or have working out on their list of New Year's resolutions.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

COZY HOME


Now that Halloween's over, everything has shifted towards the holiday season. Retail stores have their Christmas decor on display, I'm getting bombarded with holiday gift-giving emails from online retailers and of course, Starbucks has transitioned over to their holiday cups, albeit them being green this year. I, too, have fully shifted gears in anticipation for my favorite holiday of the year.  I've started shop for my loved ones, am wearing more coats/sweaters/scarves whenever the weather permits, and gave my place a mini-makeover to make it feel more cozy in preparation for the colder days ahead.

After recently discovering The Lemon Collections and falling in love with their selection of the coziest cold weather lounge wear and home decor, I was instantly inspired to incorporate a few places in my home. I knew I needed a few things: a pair of slippers, a cozy blanket and a new decorative pillow (because you can never have too many!). 

Since my flooring is a mixture of tile and carpet, I knew I needed a pair of warm slippers for those cold mornings. The Shaggy Mukluk was just too cute to resistant and super warm and comfortable.  A cozy blanket is a must because I love sitting by my fireplace with a cup of coffee in the mornings, snuggling on the couch with a good book, or online shopping on my iPad. I love neutral hues so the Chunky Basket Weave Blanket in Cloud goes perfectly with my existing decor. would compliment my existing decor. The Cozy Knit Pillow in Cloud is a great companion to the blanket and I love it because it's oversized and so comfortable.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

FRINGE BENEFITS


With the rain fall this past weekend, the fall season is officially in full swing... and so is this jacket. I was immediately drawn to it for its fringe texture, but fell in love with it for its movement. It really gives helps bring an outfit to life. I'm also having fun with footwear this season in the form of these snakeskin ankle boots by Marc Fisher. A little hesitant to rock snake print, they have surprisingly been super easy to style and are so versatile (and comfortable!). The neutral hues complement the rest of my wardrobe and I can't stop wearing them.

Photos by Bryan Santos

Monday, October 24, 2016

FALL FOR HUDSON

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Zappos. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make my blog possible.

The weather in LA has been a bit bi-polar. After a few scorching hot 100+ degree days, we've finally received cooler weather (and rain!) these past few days. I can finally embrace the season and wear more fall appropriate clothing. This also means that I needed to get my fall wardrobe in order. Being a Los Angeles native and having a personal style that can be best defined as "casual chic", jeans are a must. I live in them during the cooler months and needed to refresh my denim collection with a few new styles, so I turned to Zappos to do a little online shopping. The website is so easy to navigate, plus they offer lightning fast and free shipping, the friendliest customer service and have a 365-day return policy. Plus, they carry one of my favorite denim brands, Hudson. Not only do I love Hudson because their jeans fit me to perfection (right?), but I love that they are a Los Angeles based brand and their styles are exactly in line with my own.

The Hudson Nico Mid-Rise Skinny has always been a favorite mine season after season and I already own a few pairs in this silhouette. I instantly gravitated towards them again because I find a mid-rise jean to be the most comfortable and the super skinny silhouette gives a flattering, streamlined look. The Hardlines 2 caught my eye because it's a faded black hue with hand sanding through the thighs. It features distressing, shredding, and grinding for a beautifully worn-in, casual vibe. I love taking a casual jean and dressing it up with a chic blouse and heels for a balanced look. I can't wait to wear these jeans more throughout the season to show how versatile they can be.

Friday, October 21, 2016

CLINIQUE SUPERBALANCED MAKEUP FOUNDATION



The key to building anything starts with a great foundation and base. When it comes to the face, the foundation sets the canvas for the rest of my makeup so finding the right product is crucial. I have three requirements when it comes to foundation. I want something lightweight for everyday wear, yet buildable for when I have blemishes to cover. I need a product that is long-wearing so I don't need to reapply throughout the day. I have combination skin, so an oil-free formulation is ideal.

After being introduced to Clinique's Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF15 Foundation, I was instantly blown away by the formulation. I had tested it on my hand when I first received it in the mail and could not wait to wear it on my face. The foundation is super lightweight, yet buildable (check!) and can be applied with your fingertips or brush. I prefer to use a brush and found that a little product goes a long way.

The Superbalanced Silk Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF15 Foundation is an oil-free (check!) liquid foundation that adds moisture and subtracts oil to the areas that need it (say goodbye to a shiny t-zone). How smart is that? Because of this, it left me with a smooth, natural look and a silky finish with amazing coverage. It lasted all day, and when I say all day, I mean ALL. DAY. I wore it in Las Vegas for an all-day music festival and did not need to reapply at all (check!). Not only does it meet all my requirements, but it comes in a plethora of shades so there's no need to mix and match to get the perfect color.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Clinique through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Superbalanced Silk Foundation, all opinions are my own.