What's In Your Beauty Products?

What's In Your Beauty Products?

Over the past year or so, I’ve been slowly replacing my beauty products with products that I know are better for my skin and my body. What I put ONTO my body eventually goes INTO my body, so I’ve been making one effort to remain conscious of what ingredients are in my every day products. A few months ago, I was researching various beauty companies and I was shocked to discover that the U.S. only bans about 10 chemicals while Europe bans more than 1,400! What the?!

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My Vacation Exercise Routine

My Vacation Exercise Routine

When I go on vacation, I want time to relax and not worry about a to-do list. I want to have a slow morning and head to the beach for the day. I want to slowly get ready for dinner and choose a spot on a whim. I want to enjoy the days and evenings without planning out every little thing. I also want to stay active while on vacation, not because I feel the need to “work off” the food I’m eating, but because I know my body gets energy through physical activity. In years past, I would make sure I got in an hour workout almost every morning, but now that I have reached a better place with my body, I do not push myself that hard anymore.

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My Self-Care Routine

My Self-Care Routine

I’m back to blogging after taking a few weeks off to focus on myself. Life has been quite busy lately and I could tell that I was starting to feel burnt out from trying to get everything done. I literally had to hide my to-do list so I could focus on self-care. Two weeks off was glorious and allowed me to recharge, realign, and refocus on what matters most to me in my life.

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Why I Exercise

Why I Exercise

Yesterday, I started getting back into the habit of working out in the morning. I recently moved into an apartment building that has a gym on the main floor and I am so pumped! The fact that I can roll out of bed and walk downstairs to the gym has helped me to stay motivated. When I headed down on Monday morning, I did not have much of a plan. I knew I wanted to get in a quick warm up on the treadmill and do a few dumbbell exercises, but I did not have a rigid routine in my head. Let me tell you, it felt really good to be able to head to the gym without obsessing over this.

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How to Celebrate Valentine's Day When You're Single

How to Celebrate Valentine's Day When You're Single

Since Valentine’s Day is this week, my mind is focused on all things self-love. I think Valentine’s Day is a great way/reminder for couples to celebrate their love and to be little extra romantic. For those who are single, it can sometimes be a reminder that you do not have anyone or anything to celebrate. However, I believe there is a lot to celebrate with or without someone special. Below are a few things that I think you should focus on this Valentine’s Day.

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