Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sephora 20% Off Sale (Beauty)

Sephora Rouge VIB and VIB 20% off sale just ended and here's what I came out with: 

VIB Rouge Renewal Welcome Package

Benefit POREfessional



Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist 

Giorgi Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (5, 5.25)

Dior DiorShow Brow Styler 

BeautyBlender Cleanser Soild

GLAMGLOW FLASHMUD Sample (used points)

I know most will consider this a lot but I can justify a purchase this large when 20% off is involved. Most of the products here are ones that I will end up needing before Sephora's next 20% off sale so I always use this time to stalk up. Other items I purchase during these sales are items that I've been eyeing for a while but waited because they were a little pricey. 

Heads up- Sephora has these sales twice a year for their VIB Rouge and VIBs! You can become a VIB by spending $350 annually and a VIB Rouge by spending $1000 annually. I think it's totally worth it for someone like me who spends quiet a bit on makeup. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Empties (Beauty)

Anadalou Naturals Citrus Kombucha Cleansing Gel- This Cleanser is my absolute favorite next to my Purity. I switch back and forth between the two because I can't choose just one! Defiantly a repurchase! Note: I always purchase my Anadalou products on Amazon.

Andalou Naturals Clementine Plus C Illuminating Toner- My favorite, hands down. This is a toner that truly makes a difference in my skin. My skin appears much brighter and it also helps with pigmentation. This toner will always be a repurchase for me. 

Aubrey Organic Pure Aloe Vera- Forgive me if I've mentioned this product in the past as its been a staple in my home for a long time. This is a multi-use product of mine. If I feel I overdid it in the sun that day, I will apply this all over my body. I also use this after I clean my face and use toner; I will apply the aloe to a cotton ball and pat it all over my face. Last but not least, if i ever burn myself, I will apply this product directly to my burn to help the burning feeling as well as help with the healing. I always have a backup of this product on hand. 

Grace Antioxidant Toner- This toner is simply refreshing. It's all natural formula makes it ideal for anytime of the day. My skin loves it. 

Elizabeth and James Nivana for Her, Black- I love this perfume. I also have the White version and love it as well. They smell amazing if worn separate as well as when mixed together. Such a fun idea! 

Dr. Jart + Premium BB Beauty Balm Multi Action Skin-Care + Makeup w| 45 spf- This little sample came in the 2015 Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit and I loved it so I kept it in my repurchase drawer. I get Sephora's Sun Safety Kit every single year because it's always amazing! It's super important to protect your skin if you're going to be in the sun AT ALL. I found that this product looked amazing on my skin as a foundation without leaving a white cast. With an spf of 45, it's a winner! I will definitely be purchasing the full size of this. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Peltzer Farms (Fashion)

 Peltzer Farms in Temecula, CA has a fabulous set-up for Halloween. They have everything from a train ride around the property to flawless background setups as you can see in the picture above. 

Im wearing:
Nordstrom Hat
Urban Outfitter Dress
Lush Clothing Cardigan 
Forever21 Booties
Louis Vuitton Bag

Surprise! My knee brace! So not cute! 
Random update on knee: I went to the Orthopedic Surgeon yesterday and have since been put in a larger knee brace that I will have to stay in for 6-8 weeks while going to physical therapy. 
SO annoying but it could be much worse... 

I LOVE medium/big floppy hats for the Fall & Winter!

All pictures were taken with an iPhone 6 plus and have no filters on them. I'm on the hunt for the perfect blog camera so if you have any recommendations they would be greatly appreciated! 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Day 8 of 30 Day Challenge (Health)

Day 8 Update

Good news and bad news….

Which do you want first? 

Ok, good news- I'm still 100% committed to this challenge and I haven't slipped up diet wise at all! Hot sauce on everything has been saving my life, HAHA!

Bad news- I have a knee injury (patellar tracking disorder) that has prevented me to do any type of leg workout for the last 3 days and I will have to continue to be off of it until it heals. It's unknown if this happened during this challenge or if it's something I injured before the challenge and the challenge workouts have just made it worse. I tried to work through it for a few days which was a big mistake as that made it much worse. If you follow me on snapchat (ErinGoerke) you've seen me trying to get this knee back as soon has humanly possible. I've been icing it, using a Marc Pro, hot/cold, ibuprofen, elevating it etc.. It has swelled up drastically and just started bruising today. BUT, I will continue to workout other body parts along with following my same diet, no excuses! It's a HUGE bummer but it could be worse!

Today's workout:

Dumbbell Upright Rows 3x25
Dumbbell Curls 3x25
Dumbbell Bent-Over Rows 3x25
Dumbbell Tricep Extension 3x15 (each arm, slow & controlled motion)
Push-Ups 3x12

Rest 2 Minutes

Dumbbell Lateral Raise 3x15 (one arm at a time)
Dumbbell Front Raise 3x15 (one arm at a time)
Dumbbell Hammer Curls 3x26
Overhead Dumbbell Extension 3x20

Rest 2 Minutes 

REPEAT (3 times)

Ab Circuit:
Lying Oblique Twist x25
Reverse Crunches x25 
Pike Crunches x20
Crunch Holding a Light Weight x25
Plank- hold 1 minute 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Day 3 of 30 Day Challenge (Health)

Day 3 Update

So far, the diet side of this challenge isn't that bad. Yes, it's tough seeing delicious food that's posted onto Instagram and all of my wonderful friends sending me their mouthwatering meals BUT it's tolerable. I never find myself getting that hungry. The workouts on the other hand are INTENSE. I've definitely been pushing myself harder than I ever have when it comes to training in our home gym. Right when I wake up in the morning I'm craving that good intense workout; my body is clearly loving this. As for soreness-woah. It's been difficult for me to get up and down the stairs throughout the day after my workouts. My arms and abs are also sore but Epsom Salt, stretching and rolling out on the foam roller help that a lot, along with proper protein intake. This fitness challenge has also been amazing for my sleep schedule. I'm SO beat by the end of the day causing me to sleep like a baby. 

So far, so good ;)

Here was my workout today:

*complete as many rounds as you can in 45 minutes, rest 2 minutes in-between*

8 Mountain Climbers
10 Burpees
15 Push Ups
20 Dumbbell Presses
25 Bent Over Rows

Rest 2 Minutes

30 Squats
26 Lunges 
20 Bicep Curls 
15 Dips
10 Burpees
8 Mountain Climbers 

Rest 2 Minutes 


I hope you all had an amazing weekend! & I hope you're LOVING this Fall weather as much as I am! <3

Friday, October 16, 2015

Current Fall Favorites (Beauty)

Here are some of my current fall favorites. 

Arcona Toner Pads were a random -jackpot- discovery on Nordstrom during their anniversary sale. These pad smell absolutely delightful. They're so refreshing while leaving my skin feeling and looking amazing. I use these pads at all times of the day whether it's right after cleansing my face or as a simple feel good "wake me up" mid-day. 

Bath and Body Works fall candles are perfection! They make my entire house smell so yummy! My two current favorites are Leaves and Marshmallow Fireside. I purchased these recently during their 2 for 20 sale. Always check before you buy something from Bath and Body Works for coupons on sites such as retailmenot or even on their personal site. They are often having great sales! 

My Burberry is one of my personal favorite scents for fall! It's bottle even has a fall look to it ;) 

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is the love of my life. I've tried over and over to find a comparable and I have yet to succeed. It. Is. Stunning. It's so beautiful and natural looking, you can't go wrong. My personal shade is 5.25. If I have a spray tan on, I will use 5.5.  

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill mascara is my current favorite. I was wearing Dior Diorshow ever since high school before I discovered this (which is also amazing) and I will never look back! 

Chanel Soliel Tan de Chanel Bronze Universal is flawless it is the absolute most perfect bronzer I've ever come in contact with. I still use Benefit Hoola on my neck but I use Chanel Bronze Universal for both contouring and bronzing. It's a staple in my beauty routine.

Chanel Soliel Tan de Chanel Sheer Illuminating Fluid is everything you've been looking for if you want your face to have that perfect dewy glow. I am obsessed with this product. There are multiple ways to use the illuminating fluid but what I personally do is add it to my foundation on a beauty blender. LOVE.

Lorac Front of the Line Pro has been a favorite of mine for years. It's the perfect everyday, easy to handle, black liquid eyeliner pen.  

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Day 1 of 30 Day Fitness Challenge (Health)

How's everyone feeling today?! I'm excited to hit it hard!

This morning I had a large glass of water (working towards my gallon), 4 egg whites covered in hot sauce, and a cup of coffee with cinnamon, liquid stevia, a splash of soy milk and MCT oil.

Pre Workout- I use my coffee as my pre workout drink but if you have a pre workout drink you enjoy, substitute that. I also have a small glass of beet juice and a half of a banana. 

I always warm up on the spin bike for 10 minutes. 

For todays workout I will be doing HIIT & Abs:
*I will be doing 6 rounds of this for 30 seconds each*
Dumbbell overhead press to burpee (light dumbbells)
Jumping Jacks
Mountain Climbers 
Split Squat Jumps 

2 minute break

*I will be doing 6 rounds of this for 30 seconds each*
Push Ups
Dumbbell Tricep Kickbacks Squat Jumps 
Right Side Plank
Left Side Plank 

2 minute break 

30 Crunches
30 Reverse Crunches
30 Second Plank

Post Workout- I will have whey protein and another half of a banana. 

*I will be eating every 3 hours to keep my metabolism up and to feed those muscles! 

My next meal will be 3oz of ground turkey and a half of a cup of raw broccoli. I like to mix it all in a bowl and throw some hot sauce over it.

Condiments- The only condiments I will be using throughout this challenge will be hot sauce, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar and Mrs. Dash.

Three hours later I will have another scoop of whey protein with a half of an apple.

Three hours after that I will white fish with 3oz of sweet potato and a half a cup of greens.

Three hours later I will have 4oz of salmon, 1 cup of green veggies and a half of an avocado. 

Now, meal 6 is optional and something I will not do every day. If I find myself hungry before bed I will take 1 scoop of Casein Protein in 4oz of water to fill my tummy while I get my nights sleep. 

Cardio- My personal goal is to do 45 minutes of cardio everyday for at least 5 days a week. Sometimes I will do a fasting cardio in the morning before breakfast as well. It all depends on how much fat one intends on losing in regards to how much cardio they need to do. 

Whew! I totally feel for these fitness competitors! 
But I have to go eat now so i'll talk to you all soon ;)

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