Friday, October 13, 2017

Olay 28-Day Challenge: Results

It has been said that it takes at least three weeks to form a habit, and I've learned that with consistency comes results. I've teamed up with Olay to complete the 28-Day Challenge using only two products. Therefore, over the course of 28 days I replaced all facial moisturizers and eye creams with the following two-step regimen:

Step 1: AM apply the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15
Step 2: AM and PM apply Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel


BEFORE // Day 1: My skin had many imperfections and blemishes, with oily residue.

When I first began this journey, I honestly wasn't expecting to achieve results so early in the process. However, by day 7 my skin was already visibly healthier looking. My skin appearance began looking more even and I looked less tired throughout the day.




By day 14, my skin felt moisturized and hydrated throughout the day. Aside from that, both products made my skin feel cared for and I really looked forward to putting them on each day. It was almost like a therapeutic ritual that I enjoyed each morning and night.



AFTER // Day 28

 At the end  the 28 days, my skin looked and felt much healthier to say the least. It's incredible how integrating one daily habit into my life was seemingly so easy and effective. What I noticed about the Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 is that it evened my skin tone and appearance, and brought out a brighter glow. I also noticed a difference in minimizing my pores and reducing dark spots on my face. I don't know about you guys, but I don't get enough sleep each night. Being a busy mom, I receive about five hours of sleep per night if I'm lucky enough. Hence, the skin under my eyes is often dry and puffy. By using the Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel each morning and night, the skin under my eyes were hydrated and the delicate skin plumped. The cooling formula also helped fight visible signs of fatigue and under eye dehydration lines.

Therefore, I encourage you to join the journey with a visit to an Olay Skin Advisor so that you can experience the easy no-brainer skin regimen too. An Olay Skin Advisor is the most precise skin diagnosis known to public (after using Skin Advisor, 95% of women agreed that product recommendations felt "right for her") and can provide you with a personalized skincare regimen. The first 15 readers to visit will receive $40 off their purchase of recommended products! 

#Olay28Day @Olay

This post was sponsored by Olay, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.






Saturday, September 2, 2017

ROAD TRIP | LEXUS RX 350


It's Labor Day weekend, which means I have one extra day of keeping my little man entertained for a full 24-hours without boring him of low energy activities.  Therefore, we decided to take a little road trip in the all new Lexus RX 350. Known to never disappoint, Lexus transformed this SUV into a driving experience of sophistication and captivating comfort. With a chiseled design and top-notch interior, it made the drive seamlessly smooth. Something I also noticed when backing up, is that the RX 350 has a blind spot monitor with cross-traffic braking. Essentially, the vehicle senses when one is too close to something and it will stop by itself. With plenty of space, this was perfect for our road trip (which wouldn't be complete without a snack stop at the gas station). What are your weekend plans?

What I'm rocking:

Bodysuit by American Apparel
Skirt by American Apparel (similar style here)
Shoes by EGO Shoes
Sunglasses by ZAFUL

What Taejin's rocking:

Shirt by Cat & Jack
Shorts by Target (similar style here)


Lexus RX 350 featured throughout. Visit www.lexus.com for full specs and details.





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Monday, August 21, 2017

Mazda MX-5





The ever evolving Mazda MX-5 has gone through four generations of innovations, but it has still obtained its authenticity of a lightweight sports car. Throughout my numerous driving experiences, I have to say that the all new MX-5 is probably one of the most fun vehicles to drive. The updated design also took me by surprise, as the top folds away in what seems to be a modern day bat mobile. However, it keeps its muscular stance and aggressiveness without sacrificing the sleek style of the exterior. Since it's known as an iconic roadster vehicle, I decided to take it out into the open roads near the Everglades, to test out the racing capabilities and see how it really performs. Check out the footage we captured below.

Video shot by: Randy Sosa



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

White Illusion Mermaid Dress | FANTASY LAND


I've been shamelessly rocking all of the white pieces in my wardrobe, including this white fishnet maxi dress.  Lighter colors are my go-to options in this hot weather, for the simple fact that it keeps me cooler and less likely to be drenched in my own sweat on a typical walk to Starbucks. However, this is definitely not my "walk to the coffee shop" attire. What I love so much about this dress it its illusion mesh material that allows for breath-ability without sacrificing style. These perspex platform heels have also been on repeat, as they pair well with multiple outfits effortlessly.  







Photography by: CatsMeowPhoto


What I'm rocking:



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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

LITTLE BLACK DRESS + CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN






What I'm rocking:

Watch by KYBOE 


Photography by: Ralph Raphael Photography


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Monday, July 31, 2017

SUNSET STROLL | RUCHED DRESS + LACE UP HEELS







Let's face it - every girl likes to get all glammed up and throw on something that screams, "I have arrived." This is one of those outfits. I'm one of those people who is either dressed in gym clothes or full glam; there is no gray area. This off the shoulder ruched dress is one of the most flattering dresses I own, and the fit is incredible. It accentuates all of your curves, and sucks everything in at once. As for accessories, I kept it pretty delicate because I didn't want to take away from the simplicity of this dress. What's something that makes you feel gorgeous?

What I'm rocking:

Shoes by EGO


Photography by: Max Philisaire // @MaxTheBody


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

KNOCKOUT | BLACK TWO-PIECE ACTIVEWEAR




 Now that Miami Swim Week has come to an end, I can get back on track with my regular scheduled programming. When I say that, of course I mean normal timed workouts and eating real human meals rather than on-the-go snacks. One of my favorite ways to get sweaty is boxing, as it's one of the best forms of cardio and high intensity realness. There's something about wearing cute workout clothes that helps motivate me to get in the gym, and Victoria's Secret has some of the best fitting active wear in my opinion. It's also fitting that supermodel Adriana Lima swears by a boxing workout for staying in shape. 

In addition to working out, I'm doing a 30-day detox with Teami. It's comprised of a slimming tea in the morning and colon tea at night. Yes, this sounds exciting - I know. However, I have noticed a difference in the reduction of bloating since I started drinking the tea. If you're interested in joining me, use my code LYNSEE for a discount on Teami Tea! Let's get it.


 
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

My Healthy Essentials + 3 Delicious Dessert Recipes


This post is sponsored by iHerb, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


With bikini season in full effect and Miami Swim Week right around the corner, I recently picked up some of my healthy essentials. For today's post, I've partnered up with iHerb. For those who aren't familiar, iHerb is the mecca of all things high-quality for the health-minded. I discovered the website years ago and I've actually been shopping on their site for supplements and healthy snacks ever since.



As one of the world's largest online stores for natural products, iHerb carries a huge selection of natural products with the best overall value. Let's face it, I don't enjoy spending my life savings at more expensive retailers. Therefore, iHerb saves the day. I typically purchase my protein or other supplements, nut butters, nuts, or natural seasonings through their site. It saves me a lot of time and energy, and shipping is free on orders of $20 or more.



They carry over 35,000 products and ship to over 160 countries, and iHerb is a Google Trusted Store. Therefore, it's great for gifting the man in your life. In my case, the man in my life is nearly 6 years old, eats like a grown man, and loves sweet treats. I like to incorporate healthy treats or desserts to help curb the sweet tooth in a way that won't be detrimental for our bodies. Here are some of my favorites:


Peanut Butter + Banana Roll-ups

1 low-carb whole wheat tortilla

2 Tbsp peanut butter

1 banana

Dash of cinnamon



Spread peanut butter on the tortilla, place a banana in the center, roll it up, and cut into slices. Sprinkle with cinnamon!



High Protein Chocolate Brownie

1 scoop protein powder

1 egg (or 1 Tbsp flax powder and 1 Tbsp water)

½ banana, mashed up

2 Tbsp almond milk

Mix everything together, microwave for 45 seconds, and devour.



Apple “Nachos”

1 apple, sliced

Unsweetened, shredded coconut

2 Tbsp peanut butter, melted

2 Tbsp raw almonds, chopped

Dash of cinnamon



Layer the apples and toppings, and sprinkle with cinnamon. It's really simple and delicious!




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Products mentioned:



Buff Bake, White Chocolate Protein Peanut Spread, 13 oz (368 g)




California Gold Nutrition, SPORT, AjiPure, Pure L-Glutamine Powder, 16 oz (454 g)




iHerb Goods, Blender Bottle with Blender Ball, Green, 28 oz




Lenny & Larry's, The Complete Cookie, Snickerdoodle, 12 Cookies, 4 oz (113 g) Each




Peanut Butter & Co., White Chocolate Wonderful, Peanut Butter Blended with Sweet White Chocolate, 16 oz (454 g)




Vega, Sport Performance Protein, Chocolate, 29.5 oz (837 g)




What are some of your healthy must-haves?

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of iHerb.
 







Monday, July 17, 2017

COTTON CANDY | Two-Piece Set on Sunset




 

What I'm rocking:

Two-Piece Set by: Hot Miami Styles
Shoes by: EGO 


Photography by: @MaxTheBody


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

INTERGALACTIC | Metallic Shoes + White Two Piece Set



Occasionally, I enjoy long walks on the beach and climbing on the ledge of buildings. 

In all honesty, this was probably one of the most fun photo shoots I've done in a long time. The team and I just wandered through the streets of downtown Miami and discovered little gems to shoot near. I've always been drawn to Freedom Tower, which is right across from the American Airlines Arena and serves as a historical building. Currently an art museum, it's known as the "Ellis Island of the South" for its role from 1962 to 1974 as the Cuban Assistance Center, offering nationally sanctioned relief to the Cuban refugees who sought political asylum from the regime of Fidel Castro. Downtown Miami has so much mysterious beauty that tends to surface each time I wander through the area. 


What I'm rocking:

Two-piece set by ZAFUL
Pants by PUMA
Shoes by EGO (similar style here)
Sunglasses by ZAFUL 


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Photography by: Ralph Raphael