32 Things That Make Me Happy

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Today I am joining Sarah & Erin for a fun link up // 32 Things That Make Me Happy!
1. A rainy day with nothing to do.
2. A perfect beach day.
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4. Ginger Ale
5. The feeling after hot yoga
6. A mani/pedi
7. Clean sheets & a made bed
8. Sleep
9. Puppies
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11. A fresh cut, dye & blow dry
12. Sales
13. Candles
14. My iPhone [somedays]
15. Love❤
16. Taco Tuesday
17. A yummy detox water [P.S – I added frozen berries to this water & it is AMAZE]
18. A full tank of gas
19. Wine [Ecco Domani, specifically]
20. Date Night
21. Family Night
22.Girls Night
23. To Do List’s
24. Yoga Pants
25. Tax Refunds $$
26. Pencils [I will always choose pencils over pens]
27. Domino’s pizza tracker
28. The Boston Red Sox #BostonStrong
29. The day I met Lisa Hochstein from RHOM – and yes, she is just as flawless in person.
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 30. When my handwriting looks exactly how I want it to look [OCD, much?]

31. COFFEE – how could I almost forget?!

32. YOU for reading this🙂

Did you join the  Link Up? What are things that make you happy?

ea

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Beauty Review: Beauty Society Skin Care

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Woo-hoo for my 1st Beauty Review!

I like to consider myself a product junkie. Whenever I see the newest thing in a magazine or online, I am on the way to the store buying it. Did I need it? No. Will I use it? Not always. But I have to have it. So when Beauty Society followed me on Twitter, I had to know what it was all about. A few days later, Beauty Society was at my doorstep.

 

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So lemme break it down for ya

SET ME FREE FACIAL WASH

Since this is an all natural product, the smell isn’t daisies and sunflowers. It resembles more of a Tea Tree Oil, and since I’ve used Tea Tree Oil for zits before, it doesn’t bother me. However, don’t be scared by it, it is not a strong scent at all. Out of the 3, this is the only one that actually had a scent to it. So how did I like it? I love it. After the first (and I mean very first time ever) use, I could tell a difference in the texture of my skin. It was soooooo soft. What I love most about this facial cleanser is that the pump pours out just enough for each use. (I tend to use TOO much so this was perfect for me). Also, it doesn’t dry out your skin like most acne products, so that was another bonus! After two weeks of using this cleanser, I noticed not only softer skin, but a MUCH clearer complexion. The old zits were clearing up quicker than usual and my skin tone was starting to become more even.

A+ for this baby.

CRYSTAL BALL MICRODERMABRASION TREATMENT

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PRODUCT. I love exfoliating, and I try to do it as much as often. Because who wants nasty old dead skin cells sitting on your face forever? I sure as hell don’t. Unfortunately, my addiction obsession with exfoliating tends to dry my face out even more when used with harsh cleansers. This little guy is an exception. The itty-bitty-teeny-weeny beads gently scrub off any gross-nasty-dead-things hanging out on your face without drying it out. The recommended use is only 1-2 times per week and to my own shock, I found myself only needing it once a week.

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TRUE SALVATION IMMACULATE COMPLEXION

The name says it all. It really does make your complexion immaculate. I must warn you, read the directions before use. Miss Big Shot over here decided to rub this alllllll over her entire face the first time she used it. Yeah, don’t make that mistake. But if you read the directions and only apply to trouble spots – you will fall in love with this serum just as much as I did. Just like the other two, it is not harsh [unless used incorrectly like I did] and it dries up all pimps over night. And just like the wash, the pretty little pump pours out just enough for each use.

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So my take? Great line that I definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a new skin care routine. If you suffer from acne like myself, the line I used works great. I would recommend purchasing a moisturizer as well. I didn’t and now I wish I had. Make sure to check them out here. For the hustlers out there, they do offer business opportunities –  CHA – CHING

Have you tried Beauty Society? What line did you try? What’s your take?

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xo,

ea

Happy Friday!

Hi everyone!

Happy Friday! I know I am shouting through the rooftops “TGIF”, what about you?

This week has been so…weird. I guess that’s the best word I can come up with for it. I’ve just been so off and so lazy. Blah. It seems as though the entire office is feeling this funk, have you felt it too?

In an attempt to put happy thoughts back in my head (and hopefully yours), I decided to post a few quotes I’ve been loving on Pinterest lately.

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What is your inspiration when you find yourself in a slump?

 

xo,

ea

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 Things Worse Than April Fool’s Day

Happy April!

I planned on this being a April Must Have’s/Birthday Wishlist post, butttt I never sat down to write it. Whoops.

So naturally, I woke up and panicked because I didn’t have an “April post” for the first day of April! The first of the month is like a bloggers holiday, right? Yeah…well, there went that one.

Until I read 32 Things Worse Than April Fool’s Day.

I couldn’t resist stealing this post (and a few ‘things’) from Sarah at Venus Trapped in Mars…partly because I am obsessed with her and think we’d totes be BFF (she just doesn’t know it yet) and partly because I share the same hatred for April Fool’s that she does. [I swear I don’t hate EVERY holiday…just foolish ones like this one…and Valentine’s Day…and Halloween]. I’m not huge on pranking people, only because I don’t like being pranked myself. I think the best prank I ever pulled off was when I was about 8 and my dad convinced me to wake up my brother at the ass crack of dawn to tell him that his tires were slashed. It worked. He jumped out of bed to go check, only to see all four tires in perfect condition. He was pissed and I thought I was a genius. Now that I am about the same age he was, I realize there was a high possibility that he had spent the night before drinking and I can only imagine how angry he was at me.

Sorry bro, I get it now.

So April Fool’s Day sucks, but here is 26 things that could be worse…

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[…but really because my birthday is on April 26th ;)]   

1. Tuesdays. Screw Monday, Tuesday takes the cake on being the suckiest day of the week.

2. Voicemails. See below.

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3. Same Side Eaters. Yes, I am judging you…both of you.

4. Google +. I tried, I am still trying. I don’t get you and I don’t like you.

5. When this happens:

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6. Hangovers. Don’t talk to me. Don’t touch me. Feed me.

7. Cold Showers.

8. When people I follow, don’t follow back. Rude.

 9. Uneven eyeliner. [This goes for eyebrows, too]

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 10. Golf. Yawn.

11. Awkward Tan Lines

12. People who don’t watch any or all of Bravo’s Real Housewives. #teamheather #teamyolanda

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13. iPhone chargers. RIP to all 15 of mine.

14. Speaking of iPhone…that god awful blaring alarm sound

15. Getting woken up before you want to.

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16. The Stomach Flu. This might top Tuesday.

17. Putting away laundry (or dishes). I have no problem washing or drying, but put it away? No thanks.

18. Traffic. MOVE IT OR LOSE IT BUDDY

19. Justin Bieber.

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20. Being sick in general.

21. Automated Phone Services. Me: *clicks 0 as many times as possible until a human answers*

22. Falling for the prank that someone just pulled on you on April Fool’s Day.

23. Long lines.

24. Commercials. Thank You, DVR & Spotify.

25. Pinning a pin to the wrong Pinterest Board.

26. Getting beat at Rock Paper Scissor.

See, don’t you feel better now?  What do you think is worse than April Fool’s Day?

Until next time,

E@

Recipe: Cucumber Lemon Detox Water

Happy Monday! 

Most people hate Mondays, but I am one of those weird people that really likes them because it’s a fresh start to a new week and a new chance to get ahead! I am also one of those crazy “I can only start new things on Monday” type of people, LOL. What about you? What are YOUR thoughts on Mondays?

Since it is a new week and a chance to start something fresh, I thought I’d share with you one of my favorite detox waters that I drink regularly. [I also thought it would be a nice treat for you other ‘I’ll start on Monday’-type peeps who are starting a new lifestyle today ;)]

This water is not only AMAZING for you, but it also tastes delicious! One of my biggest obstacles with a healthy lifestyle is drinking water…I hate it. I don’t know why, it just never has been my drink of choice. BUT when you throw some lemon and cucs in the mix, I am allllll in. The lemon helps to cleanse and alkalize the body, and it is great for the liver [aka – my hangover cure] and the cucumber provides an anti-inflammatory properties for your body and adds extra hydration!  Yummm-O. 

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So there isn’t any specific recipe for this detoxing water. I recommend filling a big pitcher with water, squeeze juice from 1/2 a lemon and add about 4 thin slices of lemon (more or less depending on your love of lemon). Next, peel and slice about 1/2 a cucumber (again, more or less depending on your preference), throw it in and BAM! Simple, easy, delicious and healthy detoxing water! 

Just like my Healthy Green Smoothie, you can add any type of fruit that would like to your water! I’ve also heard adding mint to this water helps settle upset stomachs and adds a great touch! 

Thirsty, hungover, bored with water? Try this and let me know what you think!

P.S – Have you guys stopped over to LIKE my Facebook Page yet?  

X E@ 

 

Miami Music Week Must Haves

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Living in South Florida, Miami Music Week is all the rage right now! Festivals, pool parties, club events galore! It is insane. So I came up with a Miami Music Week Must Have List (with a special bonus at the end) to help you prepare for your favorite festival! If you’re in Miami this week, what events do you have lined up? 

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*BONUS! To get you in the mood for Miami Music Week, I have put together a playlist that makes me wanna dance! Enjoy 

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If you are celebrating this week…be safe, hydrate, and HAVE FUN! 

xoxoxo

Recipe: Healthy Green Smoothie!

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Have you jumped on the Green Smoothie trend yet? Don’t let the color (or veggies) scare you – it is delicious! And the best part is, you can really make it however you want to fit your own taste! Here is the recipe for how I make mine:

Healthy Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls of Spinach
  • 2 handfuls of Kale
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 a Green Apple (cubed)
  • Coconut Water (use according to texture)

Directions

  • Combine Spinach, Kale, & Coconut Water and blend together. (If you like a thick smoothie, use less Coconut Water and vise versa for a thin smoothie).
  • Add fruit and blend again.

*BONUS: Add any other fruit or veggies you like such as strawberries, blueberries, celery, cucumber, etc. You can also throw in Chia seeds or Flax seeds for extra benefits🙂

How do you make your green smoothie? Tell me in the comments below!