Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Beauty Tips!

Eyebrows - Never pluck above your brow. If you're like me, you get plenty of dark hairs below your brows as well as above. I never pluck, wax or thread above my eyebrows (UNLESS there is a random stray that needs to go) as we can really lose the shape if messed with. Natural brows are still very in (and hopefully will be forever) so don't worry about them looking too bushy. I personally only pluck my eyebrows myself. I've gotten them waxed a couple of times in the past and hated the way they looked so no thank you. These are the tweezers that I use and absolutely LOVE! I've had them for years and they are still in perfect condition. Highly recommend. In my opinion it makes more sense to ditch all of the cheap tweezers and invest in one amazing pair that will last you forever. Dull tweezers are the absolute WORST!

Crystal Nail File - Oh. my. goodness. I cannot tell you how much switching to a crystal nail file has changed my nails. My nails used to always peel, break, be thin and just not cute. Using this nail file alone made the biggest difference ever. It's also super affordable and lasts years. Never again will I use a non-crystal nile file. 

Lip Treatment ->Before Bed - This, my friends, is delightful. If you want the softest lips in the entire world, simply apply this lip treatment before falling to sleep and wake up in ahh. OBSESSED. I seriously cannot stop rubbing my lips together every morning because they feel SO good!

Growing Eyebrows - If you are looking to grow out your eyebrows, simply rub some coconut oil in-between your fingers and apply it to your eyebrows every night. Rinse in the morning before doing your makeup and WALA! You will slowly start to see a difference :). You can literally find coconut oil anywhere. I like to do this because I used to pluck my eyebrows to the skinniest little lines in high school which was a - HUGE mistake! They grow back so patchy now which is why I resort to coconut oil. Don't make the same mistake I did! BUT, I do still get many complements on my brows thanks to my all time favorite brow styler you can find here (CURRENTLY ON SALE!!!). Most people swear by the Anastasia Brow Wiz which I too like, but trust me when I say that this one IS even better! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Currently Loving

Its been a while since I've done one of these and I have some reeeeally good products for you that I've been testing out (and loving)! 

Juice Beauty has been blowing me away lately! Two of their products have made it onto my, "Currently Loving" post this time around. Let's get into it!...

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Eye Treatment - I can hands down, honestly say, that this is my ALL TIME FAVORITE under eye treatment/cream, EVER. And that's huge. All the way down from the applicator to the solution itself. It is so, so perfect. It's packed with plant-based ingredients designed to feed the skin the antioxidants and vitamins it needs. It feels so. so. good. It goes on so smoothly without leaving any residue behind while filling in any imperfections. I actually probably overuse this stuff because I'm just obsessed. I apply it around 4 times per day when I'm just around the house not wearing makeup (which is most of the time- just ask Matt muahaha) because why not?! 

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Exfoliating Spray - Now, this is the coolest product I've seen/used in a long time. You literally spray this on your face, let it sit for a few of seconds, rub the product around in circular motions while it turns into a gentle exfoliant scrub and rinse. It too, feels SO, so good. It lifts away old skin cells leaving you with the smoothest skin. It is so gentle that I wouldn't be afraid to use it around 3 times per week. 

Tula Exfoliating Treatment Mask - TULA! I absolutely LOVE this mask! A new favorite, no doubt. So many exfoliating masks leave my skin dry after removal but not this one. Seriously, baby butt skin. My face is glowing after every treatment! The color of the mask is so pretty too (incase you're looking for a mask to take selfies in ;P). 

Rose Water Toner - Now that its been getting warmer out here in Florida, I'm back to using my rose toners every day. They just feel and smell so refreshing! I love using rose toners for blemish prevention.  My favorite time to use a rose toner is following a workout or after sun. I believe I found this specific one on Amazon a while back. You can literally just google organic rose water toner and some really good ones will pop up. This one is also a huge favorite of mine :) 

I absolutely LOVE these products! Let me know if there are any products you've been eyeing and would like me to test out before you take the leap :). 
On another note- Spring is almost here!! So excited for all of the new products! Spring & Fall are definitely my two favorite seasons for makeup colors <insert heart eye emoji>

Talk to you soon XO 

Monday, March 13, 2017

NeoCell Joint Burst with Turmeric Curcumin Tropical Tang

I've found the MOST DELICIOUS "chews" for joint support. 

I've recently gotten back into my running routine and with this knee of mine, it's a must to keep up with my joint care. These are seriously the most tasty chews I've ever had, I can't even believe they're also doing my knee a favor! Each contain 250mg of collagen type 2, which is the main structural protein of joint cartilage and is what provides strength and cushioning in joints. I am absolutely in love with all things turmeric as is, so the fact that these are full of it (50mg per chew) is just amazing. Each chew also contains 20mg of Hyaluronic Acid which is great for joint hydration. If you suffer from any nagging joint issues, I HIGHLY recommend this product. Ugh, they're so good. The only downfall that I've found regarding these chews is the fact that they only recommend one per day ;) I want to eat the whole bag!!! 

Here's what the box looks like:
Nom Nom

Here's a link to where you can find them - www.neocell.com

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Natural Fragrance Oils

I've recently had an obsession with natural fragrance oils. I've always been obsession with perfume but only recently realized how horrible perfume is for us. It smells AMAZING but putting all of those awful chemicals in our bodies just isn't worth it to me. Not only do I love these natural fragrance oils for simply their aromas but certain ones truly do make a difference when it comes to stress relief, anxiety, breathing, and the list goes on. I found this company Kuumba Made on Instagram and am now obsessed! My personal favorite is the Laverndar Lace -which is actually not pictured in this post because I keep it in my purse for the races- :). It truly does take away a lot of that anxiety! 

Absolutely love. 

If you're interested, their website is www.kuumbamade.com

Sorry I've been M.I.A on the blog! As most of you know, we're currently in the Arenacross circuit and it's been crazy, crazy busy- literally a different State every single weekend. I'm much more active on Instagram so make sure you're following me there as well (erin_coakley). Note- Sometimes I host Instagram only giveaways!  :) Love you all!!

*Reminder* No, this is not a sponsored post. These are my real opinions towards these products. I WILL NEVER influence my readers towards a product that I do not 100% believe in. <3

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 Vitacost.com 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 fiancĂ©'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 http://www.intimina.com/blog/yoga-for-cramps/ .

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 fiancĂ©'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


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