BLOG POST #14 These Are A Few of My Favorite Things + MAJOR Giveaway!

🎶 Cue in Julie Andrews🎶

I’m excited to share 3 items I use almost daily!

It is important that you know I’m the type of person who uses products completely and buys them again to be sure I truly love it.

Drumroll…

#1 My favorite fragrance: Tom Ford Black Orchid  
#2 My favorite candle : Firewood by Henri Bendel 
#3 My favorite Body Creme: Nzuri Body Essentials Body Soufflé's  
#4 My ideal first date: Just kidding!

This is beginning to look like I’m filling out a Myspace or dating app profile. 😂

#1 Tom Ford Black Orchid Fragrance  

This fragrance makes you smell like a rich B%^&h.

It also makes others make the face above when they catch a whiff of you.

I love wearing this fragrance when I’m headed to an evening event or going out for a fun night out on the town.
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#2 Henri Bendel (R.I.P) Firewood Candle 

This candle makes you want to pitch a tent, fly fish and roast some marshmallows all at the same time.

Camping reality!
Lighting a candle elevates your bubble bath experience. (Trust me!)

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If you want this candle, you have to buy on Amazon.
Henri Bendel is sadly closing all stores!

#3 Nzuri Body Essentials Soufflés

This soufflé will have your skin softer than a pair of Ugg slippers. You will smell so good, that people will ask you all day long what you are wearing.


I use this after my morning bath.
I don’t even need to wear a fragrance in the morning, it smells that good.
https://www.nzuribodyessentials.com/shop (Not a affiliate link!)

The face I make when some ask to use some of my Nzuri body soufflé.
(Inside I’m screaming,”Mine!”)

💵 GIVEAWAY RULES 💵

Contest Runs – 2/5/2019 -2/10/2019

You + a friend can win all the products I listed and a $50 gift card to your favorite beauty/glam/lifestyle store.

  1. BLOG – Comment below 1 beauty or lifestyle item you love and use almost daily.
  2. IG- Tag 1 friend who you like to trade beauty/glam/lifestyle tips with. (Insider tip: Have your friend complete the same steps to increase your chances!)*
  3. IG- Comment 1 place you like to buy beauty/glam/lifestyle products. *

(Insider tip: Have your friend complete the same steps to increase your chances!)

*IG comment and tag should be under this photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BtgxL9tnkq5/

BLOG POST #13 A Few Tips for Choosing Workout Apparel + [2] Affordable Workout Apparel Recommendations + MAJOR Giveaway!

Choosing workout apparel is no small feat. It can be comparable to buying denim. 😐

I decided to type up this quick little guide to help you shop. I will also tell you about my two favorite affordable athletic clothing brands of the moment. (They are both comparable to Lululemon! 😮)

I hope that you will use these tips the next time you shop for athletic apparel and give the two companies I mentioned a try!

🏃‍♀️Running vs Yoga 🧘

🧘🏾 A yogis fabric friend is, cotton or cotton blend material.

WHY: Cotton is soft, so as you work your way from downward dog to chaturanga you can do so with extreme comfort. Cotton material doesn’t get as stinky as polyester during a workout. Your yoga mat partner will enjoy being next to you.

🏃🏿‍♀️ Runners fabric friends should be those that compress and wick moisture. Some examples are spandex (Lycra), nylon polyester. Pssst…In the winter, look for fabric labels that list wool or a wool blend.

WHY: If you wear cotton running you will feel like you just jumped in a swimming pool with a full denim outfit on. Also, when it is the dead of winter, you don’t want to wear cotton garments since they attract moisture to your body. 🥶 Instead look for Lyrca fabric for running, because it is a light material and flexible. You can also look for Nylon! Similar to lycra, nylon has a low fabric weight and has high tear strength. So no worries about it not keeping up with your multi-mile run. Polyester is another great material to look for. Similar to Nylon, polyester is SUPER wear and tear resistant. It is important to know that polyester blends should be washed often because it traps odors. (So don’t be that guy or gal who leaves days old clothes in their gym bag at the office. Your coworkers will appreciate you!)

🏋️‍♀️ Weightlifting vs Hot Yoga 🧘

🏋🏿‍♀️ Weightlifters and Hot Yogis fabric friends are similar to that of runners, the best fabrics are those that compress and wick moisture. Some examples are spandex (Lycra), nylon, and polyester.

WHY: When you are hustling around the gym or moving through a 105-degree flow, the last thing you want to be is uncomfortable or look disheveled. Spandex (Lycra) is extremely flexible and offers terrific stretch. Which will make squatting, deadlifting and getting into the crow pose easy. Nylon is exceptionally durable, so you can expect your garments that have it to hold up to tough workouts. Polyester is a material I always search for, because it is incredibly durable, fairly wrinkle resistant, and keeps me warm when I’m in a cold gym.

Important📝:On a tight budget? Stick to buying weightlifting styles, as they can work for yoga. I would not recommend that you use yoga pants for running or use for weight training. When picking a running style to use for yoga, I wouldn't recommend any running style that has zippers, as it will make some yoga poses quite uncomfortable! 😣 

🏋️‍♀️ Weightlifting vs Running

Though weightlifting garments and running garments typically have similar materials, they have a few key differences! Most brands have labels on their items indicating that clothing is meant for training. If they don't keep an eye for the following:

🏋️‍♀️ Check for the materials I listed above in the weight training section and see if the material is slightly thick. Thicker materials are best for lifting weights because you don’t have to worry about getting snags. Thicker material also means you don’t have to worry about your pants being see-through when you perform an exercise like a deadlift or hip thrust.

🏃 Check for the materials I listed in the running section and see if it feel like a light material. When you are running you want light garments, so you don’t feel weighed down.

🏋️‍♀️ You will typically see few zippers on weight training clothes. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for brands to include some pockets.

🏃You will see way more zippers as well as storage pockets on runners clothes, which makes sense, it is no fun holding your phone or keys while running.

AFFORDABLE FITNESS APPAREL COMPANY #1 

All videos shot by: Gerardo Marrufo

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[90 Degree by Reflex]

90 Degree by Reflex Jacket and Pants from Yaa on Vimeo.

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AFFORDABLE FITNESS APPAREL COMPANY #2

 [Core 10]

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💵 GIVEAWAY 💵

 💥 GIVEAWAY CLOSED 💥

CONTEST RUNS 1/29/2019 – 2/3/2019

PRIZE- Gift Card to Buy a New Fitness Outfit & Nike Vapor Max for You + 1