Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Favorites Lately

Just a few things I've been loving lately   ♡  ♡

Strong Lash
This eyelash serum is a.ma.zing! I have pretty short lashes naturally, but Strong Lash has enhanced my eyelash growth! It's SO easy to apply. I just apply it to the base of my lashes before I go to bed, and it's as easy as that. I also put some on my eyebrows and I can see they've grown in more as well. I can't get enough of this stuff...! Use the code Rachel30 for 30% off your purchase! This offer is good for two weeks!! :) 

c/o Strong Lash

Before, after a couple weeks, and after about a month! I LOVE the results so much!!!
sorry for the lighting in the middle, lol, it was taken at night in weird lighting...

Slimquick Pure
I drink a lot of water every day. I do it for two reasons: 1) I'm just a thirsty person in general 2) I know it's healthy for me. Some days, my mouth gets a little bored of the taste of water. I LOVE these Slimquick Pure Extra Strength Mixed Berries Drink Mix packets because they add a yummy fruity flavor to my drink! Not only that, but they work to increase metabolism, reduce appetite, boost energy, and reduce stress. And with zero calories and natural ingredients, it's totally guilt free :) I love adding it to my water for a light and refreshing fruity taste. The drink mix can be used not only as a weight loss supplement but also to make delicious treats like popsicles that help boost your metabolism!

Slimquick Pure Extra Strength Drink Mix has isolated the fat-burning component in green tea that speeds up your metabolism. It is called BioPure Green Tea™ and it has been shown in a published clinical study to help overweight women lose 3 times a the weight versus dieting alone, in just 13 weeks. I love that it's a natural weight loss assistant!

SlimQuick Pure offers a variety of products such as protein powders, drink mix, capsules and gummies. SlimQuick does not only create weight loss products but it also supports the weight loss community. The company has a SlimQuick community where one can have access to a variety of meal plans, support from the SlimQuick coach and learn helpful tips for weight loss. You guys can also save $5 on this drink mix by going HERE. Slimquick Pure Drink Mix is available for purchase in many stores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, and more.

c/o Slimquick 

Next up, for the hair. Vibrance Pure Hair Vitamins is a supplement for hair growth that contains a rich abundance of vitamins, minerals, and herbs. Think of it as taking a multivitamin for your hair. The nourishing ingredients support the growth of thicker, longer, and more vibrant hair. The result? Gorgeous, healthy hair, each and every day. I love that they don't use artificial ingredients! Get yours here.

June 2014 // July 2014. I can't believe how much my hair grew!!!!!

this pretty dress for the summer. A great color, fun print, and breezy structure! You can find more awesome summer dresses at simons.ca as well!

My lips need constant attention because they are so dry. I hardly ever wear lipstick because I'm always dousing my lips with lip balm. These Rimmel "Keep Balm And Lip Balm" products make my lips soft and un-chapped, but also add a nice touch of pretty color!

I love sharing what I've been loving lately with you guys. Thanks for reading!

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Don't Get Mad, Get GLAD(iators)

Today is the LAST day to enter the photography giveaway!! Get your entries in! :) 

Good morning and happy Monday!! :) I hope you guys had an amazing weekend! It's always sad to see another weekend come and go.... This weekend we went to the fair, which was a blast. I haven't been to the "fair" in about seven or eight years, so it brought back a lot of memories! Definitely just as expensive as I remember, thought ;) HAHAHA.

Today's outfit is one that I thought about in my head, then it came together in real life! :) I saw this cute dress a while back and decided to get it (it's currently sold out, but make sure to put yourself on the restock list!! It sold out pretty quickly and I have a feeling they'll get more in soon!). I LOVED it so much! It's light, summery, and unique. I received a ton of compliments on it when I wore it out the first time! 

Then in my head I thought "hey, this dress would look really cute with bold gold sandals". Tall gladiator sandals are a trend that I noticed a couple summers ago and wasn't sure if I could pull it off, but I decided to try it out, because why not?! ;) this pair (on sale!!) did it for me! I LOVE them so much! And they fit, which is a miracle since I have a hard time finding shoes that fit my feet. Size 5 is hard to find!!

Anyways, I LOVE this look!! It is one that I'm trying not to wear every day ;) te he he

dress, purse: LuLu's || sandals: Steve Madden

Thanks for reading today! Have the best Monday. XO
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Faceforward with Clinique

Ever since I was a young girl, I feel like I've had a light case of gerascophobia-- the fear of getting old. I remember on multiple occasions seeing older folks getting pushed around a store in a wheelchair or watching my great grandmother getting help so she could eat her food actually made me tear up... Because I didn't want to grow old! 

I know that sounds completely silly, but even now when I think about how I'm turning 24 in four months or when I see the wrinkle by my mouth starting to get deeper, or find a gray hair (it's happened once already), I FREAK OUT. I am scared of "growing up" and getting older. 

Aging is a completely natural and inevitable thing (duh) so I'm learning to just embrace what is to come, and also using beauty products that will keep my skin healthy so that I can face forward to the future and enjoy every moment I have on this earth! Today I'm partnering with Clinique to bring you a few things I plan on doing to keep my soul young and to not be afraid to #FaceForward to the future!

The funny thing is, I don't know why I'm so fearful of starting to "look" old when I get told that I look 16 at least once or twice a month. High school juniors look more mature than I do, so I need to just take a chill pill and not let my gerascophobia get the best of me ;)

Here are a few things I plan on doing to make each moment count for a better future...

Keep my mind active
I'm currently working full time and blogging, and I love it. I love that work and focusing on my blog keep my mind sharp and active. Sure, it's fun to watch television but my work and blog bring a sense of accomplishment to me, which I love. I also want to incorporate reading into my nightly ritual. I love reading a good book and I miss it, since I used to read a lot when I was growing up.

Keep my body active
I've mentioned before that I'm doing my best to go work out at the gym after work. Luckily I have some good friends that encourage me to go almost every day-- and I love the way it makes me feel after I work out. I want to keep this up and not make any excuses to not go. It's so easy to fall out of the workout routine, but I know that being active will only benefit me in the long run!

Be spontaneous
YOLO, am I right?? ha. But seriously. If an opportunity comes up (whether it's a work thing, blog thing, or even just friends asking us to do something fun at the last minute), I want to live for now and just do it. Life is too short to sit at home and worry about the future. 

Be nice to my skin
With Clinique's 3-Step skincare products, I can pamper myself and be proactive in taking care of my skin for my future self. It's important to take care of my skin NOW so that I don't regret it in the future! Their campaign #FaceForward encourages women to look toward what's to come, and that's what I want to do. Rather than worrying about the wrinkles I'm going to get, I want to enjoy each moment so that in 30 years when I do have lots of wrinkles, I can see memories and special moments that were formed with each line and crease.

I sure hope that if I was able to talk to my future self, my future self would be able to check off these things and say I have been living with no regrets! It's so important to take care of ourselves now and quit the worrying so we can enjoy each moment.

Be sure to follow @Clinique on social media and see what other ladies are doing to #FaceFoward to a better future!
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Thank you to Clinique for sponsoring this post.