Monday, February 29, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Seemingly enough, much of my blog, YouTube and Instagram channels have become populated with active lifestyle content. It's not that I have strayed away from beauty or styling pieces, but I'm showcasing a major part of my life at the moment. I've always said that I aim for a high-intensity workout at least six days out of the week, and with that, comes a plethora of gym clothes to wash, ponytails for days, and the ever-so-sexy perspiration that coincides with each workout.
With that being said, I've partnered with Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant to share some health and fitness tips that help keep my fellow workout buddies from heaving over in efforts to avoid the underarm plague when I'm working out nearby.
- Opt for an antiperspirant rather than a deodorant (i.e. Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant) because deodorants essentially keep bad odors at bay while antiperspirants stop sweat
- A benefit of having a spray form antiperspirant is that it evaporates quickly, leaving you with essential oils
- Wear sports bras or loose-fitting tops over your sports bra for breathability
- Clean your underarm area effectively post-workout to maintain open air for your sweat glands
I think a spray like Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant is a better option because it goes on instantly dry with no visible residue left on clothes and it provides 48-hours of odor and wetness protection and Dove 1/4 moisturizes for softer underarms. It's also a huge beauty trend right now, that many high fashion models are hailing.
Monday, February 22, 2016
One of my most commonly asked questions is what my diet consists of and how I maintain a healthy lifestyle. Although I like to think of myself as a nutritional wizard who knows what is good for my body, I am no expert so sometimes I need a little help. This is where Amwell comes in - Amwell is the nation's largest telehealth company (yes, you can remotely meet with board-certified, license doctors, dietitians and psychologists at any time). So if you're like me, and you have a little 4-year-old keeping you busy or looking for something that fits in your schedule better, you know how imperative this is.
Despite reading nutritional labels and conducting trial-and-error episodes with various dietary plans, I opted to meet with an Amwell professional for expert advice that would set me on the right path. Therefore, I set up an online appointment with a registered dietitian to discuss my weight-loss goals and how to eat a well-balanced diet. Let's face it, I have no time to be sitting in traffic or a waiting room just to visit a doctor. Being able to access my dietitian regularly, from my home, is perfect for my lifestyle and helps keep me on track. After meeting with Maika, we went over my daily calorie intake and what I typically eat, and she sent me a follow-up health summary to let me know what changes I can make to my diet to achieve my overall goals.
For example, I assumed that my protein intake should be rather high to gain lean muscle mass and shed fat, but she informed me that I also need to increase my carbohydrates to sustain energy throughout the day and get me through my workouts.
To hook it up for you, I'm sharing a special coupon code for a complimentary session to meet with an Amwell doctor. Just use the code AMWELLHEALTH where it requests your payment information and let me know how your experience is!
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Amwell.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Every curve of the 2016 Mazda3 is sculpted to catch the eye.
I had the opportunity to experience this beauty not too long ago, and its signature "Soul of Motion" design influenced a certain confidence that goes hand-in-hand with driving the all new Mazda3. Although it drives with a sporty look and feel, the updated vehicle surprisingly delivery incredible performance with outstanding fuel efficiency. I loved that I didn't have to sacrifice a fun driving experience for functionality.
2016 Mazda3 featured throughout.
For more information and specs, visit www.mazdausa.com.
What I'm rocking:
Bodysuit c/o Hot Miami Styles
Pants by ZARA (similar style here)
Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell (similar style here)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce your new BFF in the workout world
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce your new BFF in the workout world...Up Vibe.
Let me preface this by saying that I have tried a number of activewear lines and there are very few that measure up to the comfort level of Up Vibe's pieces. Everybody is aware that the modern-day woman is quite passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, so many brands are adding stylish workout wear into their collections. However, Up Vibe takes the cake with their edgy cuts and body contouring items. The Brazilian design and material made of SUPPLEX blended with LYCRA®, is what redefines women's workout wear and makes the clothing ultra wearable for the most intense workouts. I love how the bottoms site higher on the waist, allowing for more mobility while staying active. See below for my latest "Love Your Body: Sexy Bikini Ab" series where this particular set is featured in action!
Sports bra c/o UpVibe
Leggings c/o UpVibe
Monday, February 8, 2016
Although I love to dress up regularly, dressing down in black is also a must. Black on black seems to be everyone's go-to Fall color palette, and you can't really go wrong with it. When you can't figure out what to wear or it seems as though there's nothing in your closet, black is the best selection. I like to layer up with different textures and patterns for a little depth (with a touch of gold of course). I'm also in love with these black caged boots from Hot Miami Styles.
Shirt c/o Desigual (men's style)
Bodysuit c/o Hot Miami Styles
Shorts by Urban Outfitters
Watch by Movado
Two-finger ring by Express
Necklace by Bebe
Get the look:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
For that special man in your life, I've compiled my top Valentine's Day gift ideas into a shopping guide to make your life easier. Guys don't seem to be as difficult to shop for, but I've put together a little bit of everything for each relationship.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
As a 4-year-old living in Miami Beach, life doesn't get much better
As a 4-year-old living in Miami Beach, life doesn't get much better.
Taejin Jay's typical daily routine consists of a 6:30am wake-up call, throwing on his school uniform for the day, grabbing a delicious lunch a la carte, and then it's back home for an outfit change. He's particular about his hats, sunglasses, and shoes. Of course, these black Air Jordan Retro 8's caught his eye at Finish Line because they are versatile and can be worn with any look. In the afternoon, we usually end up roaming Lincoln Road Mall, playing in the park, heading to the pool or beach, and snacking on about six tangerines (he has a crazy obsession with tangerines now).
What Taejin's rocking:
Shirt by River Island (similar style here)
Jeans by ZARA
Shoes by Air Jordan / Nike c/o Finish Line
Hat by New Era
Monday, February 1, 2016
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which can be quite tricky to shop for. Whether you've been with your significant other for four days or four years, there's something for everybody. The difficult part is attempting to figure out what suits that special lady in your life (your girlfriend, wife, partner, BFF, dog). For example, you don't want to miss the concept completely and overlook the situation, but you could also misread the connection and go over the top. Although I'm pretty sure going over the top doesn't apply in many cases. Regardless, these are my top ten selections of gift ideas for her on Valentine's Day. One can't really go wrong with skincare, makeup, jewelry, shoes, handbags, lingerie, perfume, and lace panties in the form of flowers. Of course, buying a Cartier bangle is not applicable to all situations.