Sunday, December 4, 2016

Period Relief

Ok, boys, men, gentlemen, dudes....just trust me that you won't care to read past this point. 

This one is for my ladies! 
Today's post is about making that special time of the month as easy as possible ;). And by special I mean horrible, annoying, inconvenient, and everything else that falls into those categories. So hopefully you can find something within this post that helps make that time be a little easier for ya ;). 

If you're anything like me, that "time of the month" is NEVER a walk in the park. Trust me, I've had it all. Heavy bleeding, 7 days, horrible horrible cramps, headaches, fatigue and everything else that comes with it. 

I've found great relief from doing all of these...

Liquid Iron w/ Vitamin C- LOVE this combination. The brand I use is called Flora Flora Floravital Iron plus Herbs (I never noticed how weird the name was HA). I actually have blood tests to prove how amazing this stuff is. I always purchase mine on as they sell it at the best price. My periods have been so heavy in that past that they have caused me to be anemic so my OBGYN had me get on iron to bring me back to life and I started this specific combo, thanks to my fiancé's race doctor. I take the smallest sip every morning on an empty stomach along with a vitamin C chew tablet (can also find on Vitacost). I feel like a new person on this stuff; I no longer get that fatigue every month. This combination is seriously life changing! 

Ibuprofen- I should be a spokesperson for this stuff. This one is self-explanatory. My OBGYN actually informed me that not only does this stuff help reduce the cramping pain but it also helps lighten the "flow". How amazing is that?! Love.

Raspberry Tea- Helps regulate the menstrual cycle while reducing cramps. & tastes fabulous. They call this tea, "women's tea". You can pretty much find this stuff anywhere they sell tea. 

Diet- Reducing fat and increasing vegetables can ease the pain of menstrual cramps. 

Warm Epsom Salt Bath (followed by a shower)- Uhh, just thinking about the amazing relief this brings. This is my favorite brand simply because the smell alone brings relief. If you suffer from menstrual cramps, this is just a necessity. Followed by a shower for obvious reasons (think, hygiene). 

Heating Pad- This is another one for my girls who suffer from menstrual cramps. So much relief! 

Stretching- Sometimes, simple stretches can bring some relief. Here's a great article with my favorite relief positions .

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Health is the Greatest Wealth

Hey guys!

This post is a little different than my regular posts but it's way more important...

Health truly is the greatest wealth. 
Look at Kim K & Kanye right now. This includes mental health. Kim was held at gunpoint and robbed in her own room while Kanye is now suffering from a mental breakdown. These two are possibly the most famous couple in the world yet BOTH of them are suffering from mental HEALTH issues that are REAL. They "have it all", right?! Wrong. You have NOTHING without your health. 

How about Jaclyn Hill...
Possibly the most famous beauty guru in the world. Her husband recently suffered from a seizure that rocked their world in the worst way possible. To witness the one you love more than anything on the planet suffer is extremely traumatic and can really put things into perspective. None of this materialistic stuff really matters. None of these peoples comments or judgements towards us should effect OUR lives. 

I really started thinking deeply about this last night when I came across a video that Megan Zipperer posted announcing to the world that she was 25 years old with cancer and was just told she had 6 months to a year to live. As I was watching her videos and reading her posts, I fell in love with her! She was the most positive, sweet girl, with a beautiful family including her husband and three children. I immediately began rooting for her and thinking about what I could do for her and her family. Without ever looking at the dates these videos were posted, I soon came across a post that stated Megan had lost her battle with cancer the night before and is now at peace; my heart dropped. What was once 6 months to a year was cut down to less than 2 months. I was completely heartbroken for her and her family. Nothing, NOTHING, is more important than your health, because without your health, you have nothing. 
You can still donate to her family, if you'd like, here

"Health is the Greatest Wealth", is something that I've reminded myself every single day for a while now because of my fiancé's career. A single crash in this industry and everything can be taken away from you. We can be living the most fabulous life one second, and the next second have nothing. You can have everything you've ever dreamed of, but without your health you can't enjoy any of it. 

Whether it be your physical or mental health, please understand how important it truly is. No one's situation is too small. Take care of yourself! If you need help, reach out!! <3

I love you all so much and hope you're having an amazing (healthy) day!!!

*Note, I totally get that there are thousands of horrific experiences taking place every single day, I'm just hoping to help people realize that life is nothing without health, regardless of who you are. I hope you understand the point I'm trying to get across <3  

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Beauty (and health) Tips!

I figured I'd start my first post back with some beauty tips because those are always super fun! Don't forget, I always love hearing what you guys want to see me post about, so feel free to send me a message with what you enjoy seeing the most    <3 

Sleep in the Cold- Or, now that it's cooling off outside, open up a window. There are many reasons as to why one should sleep in a cold room, but the "beauty" reason that I have for you today is that sleeping in temperatures between 60-68 degrees will allow your body to release more melatonin, one of our best anti-aging hormones. GimmE!!! Some health reasons as to why it's also important to sleep in a cold environment include, being able to fall asleep quicker while remaining asleep, burning more calories while decreasing your risk of certain metabolic diseases, and last but certainly not least, it's good for our "lady parts" down south ;)

Silk Pillowcase- Okay, this I love. If you've ever slept on a silk pillowcase, you already know what a difference this makes. It just feels so much better. And it truly is so much better for your skin as it helps your skin retain it's natural moisture. Wrinkles, be gone! & Bedhead? A silk pillowcase will also have your back if you have crazy morning hair. Trust me, once you go silk, anything else feels blah. This is my all time favorite brand of silk pillowcases I have yet to try. It's worth every dollar! Check out the reviews under it if ya don't believe me ;) Did I mention they also carry a Silk Eye Mask!! Heavenly! 

Massage Foam Roller- Super random lol but these things are the real deal. Whether you're into working out or not, I HIGHLY recommend using one. They are pretty inexpensive, so no excuses there. It is SO important to constantly continue improving your circulation to prevent and get rid of that unwanted cellulite while of course managing your overall health. Roll out those upper thighs every single day and I can promise you that you will see and feel a difference. These things are like magic when it comes to body soreness as well. I seriously don't know how I'd live without mine. Many studies show that this roller is the next best thing to a professional sports massage. This is the brand I use and I can't say anything negative about it. We've even cut some of ours up to make mini ones to travel with, HAHA! 

Hope you learned something new ;) Xo

Monday, November 14, 2016


We've made it to Florida, y'all! ;)

Any advice on how to keep great makeup on in this humidity would be greatly appreciated, haha! Now, I'm originally from here but let me tell you, my body has clearly fully adapted to the dry weather in Cali because this is just brutal...and it's winter time! My makeup melts off and well my hair, that's another whole story. 
S. O. S.

For those who have been wondering how the MRI went, it went well! Whatever is causing the blind spot is nothing to be concerned about. The hemiplegic migraines will just be something I have to live with as there is simply no cure as of now. BUT, I'm forever thankful because it could always be much worse.

Back to the fun beauty and health posts!! So sorry I've been MIA but I can promise you my next post will officially be back to why you're all here in the first place. Thanks SO much for sticking with me during all of this. You guys are seriously THE best!


Sunday, September 25, 2016


Hey guys!

I wanted to come on here really quick and give you a little update. I've been trying to update those who follow me on Snapchat (eringoerke) as much as possible, but I also understand that not everyone is on there. Some of you know, some may not, I suffer from Complex Complicated Migraine with Aura (mimics a stroke followed by an intense migraine) and I've recently been doing an extensive amount of tests for increased aura and a "blind spot" I've developed in my vision that we're not sure where it's coming from. I had a medical eye exam, which came back great. I passed all of the vision tests and all of the images of my eyes were perfect. But, that made things even a little more scary as we then knew that the vision loss was a result coming from within my brain. Today, I had an MRI on my brain, with and without contrast and I'm hoping to get those results back very soon. I have a great team of doctors & I'm very optimistic about this whole situation, really hoping it's just some glitch and nothing more. So, ya, this is why I've been M.I.A. on top of this move we're in the middle of. To say the least, things have been crazy around here! I'm so sorry and I promise to be back to posting regularly as soon as possible! Thank you all so much for standing with me and understanding all of this! You are THE best! 

So much love,

Friday, September 9, 2016

Beauty Tip!

One of the most common questions I get asked is what do I recommend for fine lines and wrinkles without having to go see a doctor. I have found the biggest difference when using the Clarisonic. If I'm out of town and forgot to pack my Clarisonic, by the time I get home I truly notice a difference in my skin. My skin begins to look and more dull while fine lines start to appear. 

*No, this is not a sponsored post, nor did Clarisonic send me anything. This is my honest opinion and observation. You don't even have to purchase the Clarisonic brand as there are other less expensive brands out there that mimic this product. I can't tell you if they are as good of quality though because I have never personally tried them but I would guess that they work similarly. 

Here are two of my all time favorite Clarisonics that I have personally purchased and highly recommend. 

Clarisonic Mia Fit Skin Cleansing System (FAVORITE) 

Clarisonic Mia Facial Sonic Cleansing System 

Note- both of these come with cleansers that I actually really love!  & of course, you can also use your personal favorite cleanser and/or exfoliator as well. 

Let me know if you've tried these and agree! :)

Thursday, September 1, 2016


Hello my loves!! So sorry I've been a little MIA as I've been on vacation with my fiancé since his race series finished a couple weeks back. We started in Toronto, Canada after his last race and finished off back in San Diego, close to home, with our pups. We also recently found out that we will be moving back across country to Florida as that is where his team will be based out of for the next two years! I still don't know how I feel about leaving SoCal buuut that's another story- AHH! So ya, things have been hectic around here which is why I've been quiet on the blog and social media BUT that's no excuse so I'm so sorry and will get back to blogging as usual starting now =) Also, I've had a few people emailing me asking where I am- if you don't hear from me here make sure to check my Instagram - or Snapchat - eringoerke to make sure I'm still kickin' =P

Anyways! Now to the fun stuff you came here for ;)...


Jason Calming Lavender Body Wash- If you're looking for a great natural body wash that isn't foamy, this is a great one. I go back and forth with body washes but usually like foamy ones so I don't always reach for this one but when I'm in the mood for a silky body wash, this is a great one and I love the smell of this lavender version. 

Bath and Body Works Stress Relief Body Wash & Foam Bath-  This is my fav for bubble baths. I love the scent of this stuff and it is truly relaxing as it's supposed to be. Bubble baths are the absolute best after a stressful day. Scratch that-> Bubble baths are the best every damn day. 

ANDALOU Naturals Creamy Cleanser- I really like this brand and love this cleanser. I truly notice a difference in my skin when I use any of their cleansers, especially when it comes to dark spots. Highly recommend. 

Beauty Blender Cleanser Solid- Okay, if you own a beauty blender, this is a MUST HAVE. Nothing, and I mean nothing, will clean your beauty blenders better than this. I have tried many many other ways but always go back to this guy. They knew what they were doing here.

Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser- THIS. I'm sure a lot of you have heard about this baby but if you haven't- let me tell you, girl! This might just be my favorite face wash of all time. You seriously can't go wrong with this stuff regardless of what your skin type is and the price is bomb. It seriously never lets me down every single time I go back to it. LOVE IT.

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