Saturday, February 28, 2015

Diversify your fitness with ClassPass

Hold up! HANG ON! SLOW DOWN! I just found something awesome, ClassPass!

It's hard to go to a gym, some of us just don't thrive on that routine. I know, because I used to be a gym goer and while it's great for those who want to set a schedule and commit to a time to go to the gym and work on out, for those of us who need to switch things around we throw away our money on that membership and then spend extra to get some classes in for variety.

Well, ClassPass is a sort of boutique gym membership, you pay a monthly fee (it was $79 when I signed up today) and you have access to unlimited monthly classes at various boutique fitness facilities in your area.

I've reserved my spot in my first two classes next week. I'll be hitting up Ploome and doing a bit of belly dance. How excited am I! If you're already using the site, please add me as a friend!

Also, now I'm going to need all sorts of fun new workout equipment. Any recommendations for yoga mats, grip socks or workout gloves?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Quiet Cardio - why didn't I think of that before?!

As we know, I'm not skinny and I'm not really trying to be. I like salads, but I also like booze, being a little juicy is a fate I accept. That being said, I used to work out, in fact as a teen my solution for my insomnia would be to go out and run until I was exhausted. It was perfect, I got in a workout while everyone else was asleep.

Fast forward to being an adult, having rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and living in an apartment and suddenly my work out to cope with insomnia options are slim. However, last night I was horribly bored. I'd blogged, I'd done SEO work on my websites, I played with my cats and I even managed to watch a biography on Oscar Wilde, but I still felt restless come 6am. I got to wishing I could run again, just pound the pavement until I got my runner's high and could lie on floor for an hour feeling exhilarated and well rested. Then I decided to google 'quiet cardio workout'. 

Well, if you're in a similar situation to me, and live both above and below someone, you want to keep it quite. Especially when you know you're awake at horrendous hours and your neighbors might want you to find a quick death if you start banging the floor with jumping jacks, fitness blender gave me a good sweat this morning. 

If you need some quiet workout for apartment dwellers inspiration today see the video below! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I'm bringing back garters as hosiery - True and Co is going to help.

I have a love for socks and a hatred for pants so it's common that as the season gets colder my socks get higher. This introduces a slight wardrobe issue. thigh highs on a not skinny girl, don't really stay put the way they should. There's a pretty great solution for that though! Garter belts. That's right, garter belts are those beautiful little thigh strings that keep socks up. Women had worn them for ages in every day life and then they fell out of fashion and became a budoir/lingerie/sexy time sort of thing. Well, I'm bringing back the garters because they are beautiful and functional and I effing like them! 
That being said, I stumbled across a really great site over this past weekend, True and Co great because the website is set up wonderfully, the marketing is genius and the products look just fabulous. My friends were shocked that I would bother to be on a site that advertises bras so heavily (I hate bras just about as much as I hate pants), but what drew me in was this garter skirt.  It's beautiful, functional, a little sexy and holy hell am I going to be one confident not skinny gal strutting around with that under my skirt! WOOT! I needed it and so I ordered it. 

While it hasn't yet come in I'm so excited about it. I cannot wait to get it, I read all of the reviews, there seem to a few set backs as are expected with beautiful pieces of hosiery. Oh and by the way, that's what garters were considered before they became something that people only considered for the bedroom. They were hosiery because they are a functional piece. 

I'll be sure to update you when my package comes in (I'm expecting it to arrive this weekend) with all of the details and probably a few photos as well! In the mean time please visit and take a browse. Sign up and share your personal link to earn some credits, when your friends make their first purchase that is. 

Of course if you use my link you get $25 credit towards your purchase of $25 or more!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 2014 Ipsy Glam Bag Review.

October's IPSY glam bag doesn't disappoint. I love the bag this month, and the goodies inside are pretty fun as well!

Albertini - Warm Love Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask

I'm pretty excited to give this one a go. Plan is to use it later tonight, with a name like 'warm love' how can it disappoint?! 

Figs & Rouge - Hand Cream

The scent of this is so familiar and wonderful. With the temperatures dropping I'll need a good hand cream and this one is top of the list!

Indie Lee -Brightening Cleanser

Well, I've been searching for a new cleanser. I here's hoping this one does a better job than the Mary Kay I spent too much dough on. 

Skone Cosmetics - TATTOOED Waterproof Eyeliner

I LOVE this one. It has a marker tip so it's easy to apply, lasts well and comes off easily with make up remover despite being waterproof. What more could you want?! 

Starlooks - Lip Gloss

Honestly, it's just a little too sticky for me. I HATE having sticky lip glosses. This one was a dud. 

I also snagged a few bonuses with my ipsy points. Those are Bellapierre cosmetics, one is Peony an illuminating bronzer and the other is pink cheek & lip stain. I was shocked to find that the cheek and lip stain has absolutely no fragrance at all. It smells like nothing, which gets a thumbs up from me! 

If you're not an ipsy member sign up now! You'll get onto a waiting list, but it's well worth the wait. These little glam bags are never a disappointment and for only $10 a month what are you waiting for?! 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ipsy Glam bag May 2014 Review - Fresh Picks

Another happy month with Ipsy! The Fresh Picks May 2014 Glam bag from Ipsy didn't disappoint. I was reading a few other reviews and it seems some weren't happy with the selection of items. I've got to say I'm not one of them.

This month's glam bag introduced me to a new perfume scent I really enjoy, a great anti-aging sunscreen and a really exciting hair mask.

I know I'm always gushing over how much I love this bag, but it's genuine. I love the anticipation of waiting to see what will be coming, the email saying that my ipsy glam bag is on the way and opening up my bag to see what goodies I've received. It's a present I buy for myself every month. Now that I've officially cancelled Birchbox, I also have found that I don't even need another beauty box to feel like I've got enough to try. The sample sizes are usually deluxe and I love trying new things. 

Here's what we was in my bag:


Therapy Session Hair Mask 



Mineral Eyeshadow Duo



Thermal Spring Water


Calvin Klein

endless euphoria


Jersey Shore Sun®

Sans Tan Anti-aging Sunscreen


The Moxie lipstick by Bare Minerals was my bonus. If you get friends to join IPSY you too can snag some really great goodies at the end of the month with the points you earn. You also earn points for reviewing and sharing so get on it!