Showing posts with label health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label health. Show all posts

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Staying Active with Target® C9

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As the end of Summer nears its dreadful departure, two thoughts come to mind - it's time to switch up the workout routine and my face should no longer melt off when I step outside.  Therefore, I'm teaming up with Target® C9 to share my favorite ways to remain active toward the end of Summer and beginning of Fall.  Since Miami tends to cool down slightly post-Summer, it gives me the opportunity to do a variety of outdoor activities such as going for a run or doing a little yoga by the beach.  Although if you know me well enough, it's apparent that I usually do a Beachbody workout in-home.  When the seasons change over, I like to dive into a different program though. 

Lately, I've been quite fond of P90X3 since it allows me to refrain from being soaked in the heat while Summer ends and it's also something that I can do within 30 minutes while still taking care of my little guy at home. What are some of your favorite activities that you keep you fit while transitioning seasons?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9, all opinions are my own.




Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stripes and Snakeskin.


If you're anything like me, then you have undoubtedly tried to magically conclude a solution for a comfortable look that doesn't involve "mom" jeans and a scrunchy.  Cue the flashing lights because I discovered the glamorized sneaker of my dreams - and it's coated in a snakeskin print with regimented studs.  Interestingly, I was perusing the epic Macy's in Herald Square when I spotted these beauties upon walking about 15 miles in barely-there sandals.  The snakeskin printed sneakers gloriously gave me that "come hither" look and it was a bittersweet ending. 

Stripes are also all-the-rage right now, but usually rocking stripes can go one of two ways.  They can either be the most flattering or obviously ridiculous pattern to wear - the trick is to opt for pieces with vertical prints that fit loosely and leave a little breathing room.  Obviously, wearing a skin-tight striped dress will highlight every possibly protruding part on the body.  Now that I've speculated the stripes syndrome, when taking a closer look you can see that this flowing top is indeed laced with vertical stripes.  Paired with scalloped shorts and bold accessories keeps the look effortless yet chic.  Live on, chic moms throughout the world, live on.





What I'm rocking:

Top ℅ H&M
Shorts ℅ ATIKSHOP
Watch by Guess
Shoes by Steve Madden
Sunglasses ℅ Italia Independent

Get the look:



Thursday, July 3, 2014

DIY: Slimming Belly Wrap


The Fourth of July is right around the corner and the possibility of wearing a bikini for tomorrow's cookout or day at a lake-house is quite likely.  To curb the dreaded "how am I going to squeeze into this without appearing bloated" moment, I'm sharing my at-home slimming belly wrap to help lose inches off the waist in one night (insert Jennifer Hudson singing One Night Only here).  In all seriousness, I love to apply this belly wrap the night before I have a special event or photo shoot because it helps tighten up the core and get rid of fluid-based toxins.  I recently shot with Alexander Tamargo for the 2nd Escape Miami Lounge which will take place during Mercedes-Benz Swim Week, and applied this wrap pre-shoot.  

What you will need:







Let me know if you decide to try it out!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Healthy Habits: Food Swaps - Eat This, Not That with StyleMeFIT

In collaboration with StyleMeFIT, I have been filming my new video series titled "New Year, New You" which is all about bettering yourself for the new year.  Those who know me know that I am a true believer in sustaining a healthy and balanced life through fitness and ultimately taking care of yourself.  Whether it is through workout out, eating well, staying chic, or inner balance, there is something about keeping a balance in life that keeps me happy and satisfied.

Therefore, the second episode of my series is "Food Swaps: Eat This, Not That" where I chat about my favorite healthy food options for some of those not-so-healthy food or condiment choices that many of us make.  Admit it, you're guilty of it too.



To check out the first episode of my "New Year, New You" series or view other fitness/inspirational videos then visit StyleMeFIT's YouTube channel!


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New Year, New You: How to Get Motivated



It's been a little while since I posted an episode of my "Fab to Fit" series, but I discovered this hidden little gem as I was going through my video archives.  What better time to showcase "How to get Motivated" than right after the New Year?  Sometimes we find ourselves getting "stuck" or distracted by other activities that we have going on in our lives that we forget to focus on what's important.  Therefore, today's post is all about getting motivated and entering the New Year with a plan!

My Steps to Getting Motivated:

1)  Make a Plan

2)  Set Goals or a Time Frame

3)  Go into it with an Open Mind

4)  Stay on Schedule - No Distractions!

5)  Create a Mood Board

6)  Build a Team or Partnership

7)  Reward Yourself

What do you like to do to get yourself motivated?


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Bikini Diaries with Mi Ola

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Despite the sudden cold rush that recently hit what seems like the entire nation, I have discovered the most comfortable swimwear collection that is my must-have item for a little "spring break" traveling.  The Mi Ola collection compiles vibrant colors with the sophisticated style and inspiration from tropical nature in Tamarindo, Costa Rica (think - the ocean, palm trees, gorgeous macaws, and tropical flowers).  I don't know about anybody else, but when I'm searching for the perfect bikini it must have: 

1) A snug fit that won't shift when I'm playing with son in the sand or ocean

2) A chic and sexy design that doesn't look like I'm rocking granny panties

3) Adjustable bottoms (just in case I have too many vegan cupcakes one day)

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After discovering the Mi Ola collection, I had the chance to find out the inspiration behind the beautiful swimwear from Founder of Mi Ola, Helena Fogarty. Helena expressed,

"I started Mi Ola because I needed a chic, sexy suit that would stay on while I surfed.  I couldn't find any!  I have a background in fashion and business, so I decided to make the beach better for women and design a line that combines high style, high quality and high function.  We don't have to wear granny pants on the beach to make sure our assets are covered.  And actually, if we do, those big bottoms often come down more easily in the waves!"


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Aside from the Triangle Slider Top that I wore in these photos, Mi Ola also offers a variety of top and bottom variations in colors such as black, true red, poppy, marigold, emerald, cobalt, magenta and fuschia.  Check them out at www.mi-ola.com


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The Mi Ola collection is perfect for those who are planning a vacation for spring break or simply living in warm climates year-round!

What I'm Rocking:
Triangle Slider Top by Mi Ola | SuperCheeky Bottom by Mi Ola

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Monday, January 6, 2014

New Year, New You: How to Organize + Set Goals

The time has come when we all sit back and think about what we can do, now that we have entered the New Year, to better ourselves with a fresh start to the year.  A few of my favorite things to do are to:  1) Do a juice cleanse, 2) Clean out closets or drawers, 3) Donate clothes that I don't need or wear, 4) Set goals, and 5) Clean the entire home.  There's something refreshing about getting rid of clutter and things that are simply taking up space in the home.  It's also a great feeling to give back to the less fortunate, which sets the year off to a motivational start.

What are some things that you do to begin the new year?




Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fab to Fit Series - Episode 2: Sweat USA Recap + Photos

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For those of who aren't too familiar with the Beachbody brand or Shaun T, let's just say that the workouts will have one sweating in places he/she didn't know sweat could appear and crying by the end of the session.  Needless to say, I was invited to check out Sweat USA powered by Reebook as part of my "Fab to Fit Series" when the nation's first all-star fitness festival arrived in Miami.  With over 3,000 fitness enthusiasts in attendance and over 100 exhibitors showcasing their innovative products/services, it was one of the most inspirational and motivating events that I've attended.

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The three-day event encompassed workout sessions with Sweat USA's celebrity fitness trainers such as Jillian Michaels, Tony Horton (P90X) and Shaun T (Insanity), among many others, to what Sweat USA has named the fitness capital of the world in South Beach.  The classes available were Flywheel Cycling, MMA, Crossfit, Piloxing, Surfset, P90X, Insanity, and an array of others to try out.  

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Check out Episode 2 of my "Fab to Fit Series" featuring Sweat USA Miami:

       

For those who missed it, I was featured in Beachbody's Insanity Workout commercial with Shaun T as well.  Check it out HERE.

Also among the thousands of attendees at Sweat USA in Miami Beach was Daymond John, from Shark Tank, and supermodel, Karolina Kurkova.

The genesis for the annual Sweat USA Miami Beach Fitness Festival is to expose consumers to the latest trends, options and resources available on the market today in the health, fitness and wellness genres, through bringing the industry, and its leaders, together under one roof within a city whose residents seek a healthy and active lifestyle.  For further information, visit www.SweatUSA.com or Like Sweat USA on Facebook at facebook.com/Sweat USA. Follow @SweatUSA.






Monday, October 14, 2013

Fab to Fit Series: Episode 1 - My Workout Routine

As essential as fashion is to a girl's life, so is maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Therefore, I decided to put together a "Fab to Fit" series dedicated to wellness and how I maintain a healthy appearance both inside and out.  Many people ask me what my workout routine is or what types of food to eat in order to live a healthy life, which is the motivation behind this series.

Episode 1 - My Workout Routine



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

My Favorite Fall Skincare Line

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One of my favorite new skincare discoveries for the fall season is Luv Ya Skincare, which is a comprehensive face line that offers formulations using natural active botanicals and pure essential oils.  I typically stick to Clean & Clear or Neutrogena for my daily facial cleanser, but after trying out this line I was highly impressed with the quality of ingredients in the products.

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Luv Ya Skincare's Vitamin A Pumpkin Cleanser is like pumpkin pie in a bottle - seriously.  Applying this cleanser felt as if my face was devouring dessert, while providing nutrition to the face that firms and tightens.  Containing key ingredients such as Vitamin A and Beta Carotene, the formula left my skin feeling fresh and smooth.

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After testing out the cleanser, I applied Luv Ya Skincare's Balancing Toner which helped cleanse a little deeper in the pores and really brightened up my face.  The toner contains a powerful ingredient, witch hazel, that I have used in the past and find it to effectively clean out my pores.

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Aside from cleansing and toning, the skincare line digs a little deeper to refine the face and purify skin.  I also tried out the Kukui Nut Scrub as an exfoliator, which contains a volcanic source to wipe away dead cells without harsh abrasion.  I've used a lot of exfoliators that feel like my face is being ripped off, but this one is mild enough while still removing the dead skin with ease.  A few other favorites of mine are the C+ Collagen Serum and the Collagen Mask which made my skin feel absolutely amazing and gave my face a glow!  My skin is oily and sometimes skincare lines don't work well with my type, but Luv Ya Skincare really impressed me with the quick results.

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As for daytime products, the SPF 30+ Moisturizer was the perfect enriching hydrator to put on under my makeup AND it blends well with cosmetics.  Do any of you know what I'm talking about?  There's nothing worse than applying a moisturizer that leaves your makeup looking like a greasy mess.  However, the SPF 30+ moisturizer contains no oil, which worked heavenly with my skin type.  

At night, I tried out the Intensive Eye Cream with Murumuru (I had no idea what this was prior to trying it out, but it's a fruit from the amazon rainforest rich in nutrition and moisture).  Let's just say I went to sleep with dark circles under my eyes and woke up looking refreshened.


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I'm not the type to give good product reviews for products that I don't honestly think highly of, so believe me when I say that the quality of Luv Ya Skincare is amazing!  If you are looking for a new skincare line for the new season, check it out at LuvYaSkin.com 

"Here's to radiant skin & a beautiful you, Luv Ya skin you're in!" - Luv Ya Skin













Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sporty Chic Look + a GIVEAWAY to Meet Jillian Michaels & Shaun T (CLOSED)

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Although my outfits are typically dressed up, I decided to play around with the sporty look and feel for today's look of the day.  Focusing on these paneled House of Dion pants, I went for a more structured approach by cinching layered tops at the waist with a leather belt by ASOS.  The cinched belt adds a feminine touch that creates a balance between sporty and chic.  

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This look is really great for those who have a smaller frame because it accentuates the top and hip area to give a curvaceous appeal.  My inspiration for this look derives from my love for health and fitness, which I really wanted to merge into a uniform outfit.  Pairing a sporty piece such as paneled pants, a sporty skirt or shorts with a feminine top can really create a polished look.

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What I'm Rocking: Top by H&M | Vest by Boutique | Pants by House of Dion | Shoes by ALDO | Bracelet by Kate Spade

Maintaining a healthy mind and body is important in building self-confidence and beauty.  Therefore, I am pleased to announce that I'm giving away tickets to the inaugural Sweat USA Fitness Festival which is held at The Miami Beach Convention Center from October 11th through October 13th, 2013. Headlined by Jillian Michaels as well as other famed fitness experts such as Tony Horton of P90X and Shaun T of Insanity, the three-day event will take a two-fold approach comprising daily fitness, health and wellness with more than 100 exhibitors.  


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Let's pretend that I'm in this photo as well, to make it even more exciting.

Classes available for registration include Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Flywheel Cycling (which I have always wanted to try!), MMA, Crossfit, Piloxing and Surfset to name a few.  As part of their five-year plan, VITAL Sports & Entertainment hosted the very first Sweat USA event at Caesars (Las Vegas) in September 2012 and has chosen Miami Beach for its initial brand footprint to establish the city as the fitness capital of the world.  

The registration fees for the inaugural Sweat USA Fitness Festival range from $59 to $799. Prices include the availability of a three-day weekend pass to the Sweat USA Expo and the option to customize your own schedule of classes.  Pre-event online registration is recommended to attend or reserve classes, which are subject to availability.

To enter my contest to win tickets to Sweat USA in Miami, simply leave a comment under this blog post and follow me on Twitter and Instagram @LynseeHeeKyeong 







Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Color me Pink with 2B by Bebe

Bright colors are celebrated amongst fashion bloggers and socialites in a range of pieces, as a timeless summer trend.  Inspired by the vibrant aura from the 1980's, neon tones enhance the skin's summer glow and create a look that is radiantly confident.  A delicate neon top can effortlessly be paired with some neutral high-waisted shorts and minimal accessories to pull together a standout daytime look.  This particular pairing could even function as an evening look by throwing on a sexy black pump and an oversized clutch.

What I'm Rocking:
Top by 2B by Bebe (c/o 2B by Bebe)
Shorts by Urban Outfitters
Watch by Movado
Shoes by Miss Sixty