Showing posts with label wellness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wellness. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift That's Good For You







I recently discovered what quite possibly may be the most delicious chocolate, ever. Dark chocolate is one of my guilty pleasures (aside from peanut butter), but it also offers nutrition and energy that benefit your heart and brain. K'ul Chocolate brings the value of a small batch-crafted chocolate into the functional food segment by producing unique bars from artisan dark chocolate with superfood ingredients, targeting both athletes and chocolate connoisseurs while connecting everyone directly to small cocoa growers. The cocoa is made from single-origin sources, including Peru, Kafupbo cooperative in Haiti, Forester cocoa from Brazil, and Hacienda Limon farm in Ecuador. 

Aside from its benefits, we all know chocolate is known for causing feelings of pleasure. After all, it's a luxurious treat. K'ul's Stamina bar is made from 70% high-quality chocolate, cranberries, cherries, pomegranate, raspberries, and maca root. Maca root has been known to increase stamina and libido. Therefore, it's the perfect Valentine's treat. 








Friday, January 6, 2017

New Year, New Face






Throughout my ten years of living in Miami, my skin has undergone quite some sun damage. More specifically, my facial skin. Let me preface this by saying that I have had an infinite fear of any kind of facial treatments because I had a terrible, tear-jerking experience prior. In lieu of getting a standard facial, I was introduced to Vivid Face, which is located in Aventura, Florida. The center offers full body solutions, injectables, tattoo removal, laser hair removal, and laser facial treatments. Upon arriving, the whole Vivid Face team was friendly and welcoming, which helped decrease my level of anxiety at that point. Reminder: my last facial treatment experience ended with me crying, and I typically have quite a high pain tolerance.

My Vivid Therapist reviewed everything about the Signature Facial Treatment and began a seemingly painless laser treatment on my face. In essence, it felt like she was brushing heat over my face but it wasn't bad at all. The next treatment felt as though she was poking my face, and before I knew it the session was complete. The session lasted for about 20 minutes, so it's quick and easy. My skin was terrible before receiving the treatment (sun spots, dark areas, blemishes), but I even noticed a change the following day. Makeup applied smoother, my skin felt smoother, and brighter. I highly recommend Vivid Face if you're in the South Florida area. 


Use the code VSL435 to receive 10% OFF a Vivid Facial laser treament!

Vivid Face is located at 15400 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 104 Aventura, Florida 33160.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Matrix Fitness


Although doing cardio is such a wondrous event filled with sweat-drenching excitement in the gym, believe it or not, it’s quite comforting to be able to do this at home. It takes away from that whole “sitting in your own sweat” during the drive home from working out. Therefore, I’ve teamed up with Matrix Fitness to introduce their newest residential luxury line of Matrix Fitness Treadmills and Elliptical machines. If you aren’t familiar with the brand, Matrix Fitness is the fastest growing commercial fitness equipment brand and their equipment is found in many elite gyms. 

One can assume my level of excitement (and my sweat glands were enthused) when I discovered they just launched their Home Fitness line of machines. These machines have all the best technology and accessories for an incredible at home gym experience. I know I’m not the only one who agrees that it’s much easier to stick to your fitness goals when you have proper entertainment (i.e. apps on apps on apps) to keep your mind occupied, which makes Matrix Fitness equipment so unique. Personally, I like to watch YouTube, listen to music, and have the capability to connect my phone to stay in sync at all times. 







Matrix Fitness Treadmills and Elliptical machines also come equipped with Sprint 8, a HIIT training program that helps trim fat, tone muscles and boost energy. Some users experienced a 27% body-fat loss in 8 weeks without changing their diets! 

Visit their website to find out more information about the all new Matrix Fitness residential luxury line.


This post is sponsored by Matrix Fitness. All opinions are my own.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

My Current Hair Routine









My hair has gone through a damaging rollercoaster over time, but my latest haircare routine has been keeping it smooth and silky. To begin, I've recently fallen in love with Suave's newest collection - Coconut Oil Infusion shampoo, conditioner and damage repair oil treatment. The 3-step system visibly repairs two years of damage and leaves hair luscious and healthy-looking. After using it, I've noticed a difference in the softness and weight of my hair. Since I live in Miami (also known as humidity central), Suave's Damage Repair Oil Treatment helps tame flyaways while delivering a healthy and long-lasting shine. Many of Suave's collections are salon proven to work as well as luxury brands. Awhile ago, I damaged my hair by applying an ombre dye job and let's just say it was a nightmare. In an effort to strengthen my hair, I tried a number of shampoo brands but failed to get the result I was looking for. Therefore, Suave's Coconut Oil Infusion collection has brought my hair back to life! I also love how affordable the products are, as I snagged these from Walmart. 

Currently, I wash my hair and condition it first. After rinsing, I towel dry it and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then, I blow dry it and apply Suave's Damage Repair Oil Treatment and smooth it out with my hands. Brush over it one last time, and my everyday hair is ready!

Visit your local Walmart to try out all of the new 2016 Suave Professionals collections: Coconut Oil Infusion, Coconut Milk Infusion and Biotin Infusion, while supplies last.

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®  & Suave Professionals  but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SuaveBeliever #pmgSuave  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV


Friday, September 9, 2016

The Snack Monster





There's something you should absolutely know about me...

I am a snack monster. I don't know about you guys, but I love snacking throughout the day for a number of reasons. First of all, I'm a mom on-the-go so I'm usually chasing after my 5-year-old son or looking for a million and one ways to entertain him. Second, the concept of physically having to prepare a complete meal doesn't sound appealing to me all of the time. Finally, snacks are more fun. In all honesty, I often eat snacks in between meals to help satisfy my cravings or keep me from eating my arm. One of my favorites would have to be the Fiber One Lemon bars (their Oats & Chocolate bars are also quite addicting). 

The bars have 25% less sugar and no artificial colors or flavor, which is a major factor for me. There are so many other sugar-packed snacks that my body would hate me for, so Fiber One Lemon bars keep me satisfied throughout the day. My son also loves them as after school snacks. Hence, my purse is packed with these. In short, the bars are so good, they should have another name. If you haven't tried them yet, they are available at Costco (AKA a mom's BFF). What are some of your favorite healthier options for snacks?




Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Costco, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.






Monday, May 16, 2016

A Path to More Youthful-Looking Skin



This post is sponsored by Sculptra® Aesthetic. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

To be completely honest, I've been notorious for neglecting my skin in the past. It wasn't until a few years ago that I really started looking into proper skincare tactics and how it helps the aging process. In my head, it was always assumed that I would look like I was 16 throughout my entire life. It sounds good, doesn't it? Over time, I've learned that anti-aging can be subtle. It doesn't have to involve an extreme face-lift, leaving you with the "I'm surprised all day" look.

On March 15th, I had the pleasure of meeting with two incredible dermatologists Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera and Dr. Flor Mayoral to learn about Sculptra® AestheticSculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is indicated for use in people with healthy immune systems as a single regimen for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles. It's not a drastic overnight procedure, so don't expect to go from drab to fab instantly. However, its gradual process leaves the overall appearance looking natural and lasts up to two years.* The primary ingredient in Sculptra Aesthetic is biocompatible and biodegradable, made from a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid (which is naturally absorbed by the body). 

Essentially, the doctors explained that it works to help restore collagen that we lose with the aging process. Therefore, the skin's architecture is reinforced and gives a refined, more youthful-looking appearance by restoring shallow areas or deep wrinkles that deplete over time. This is a different treatment approach than what a patient gets with neurotoxins or HA fillers. It has also been shown to last up to* two years. Dr. Aguilera and Dr. Mayoral, two of the top Dermatologists in South Florida, believe in this treatment approach and offer it to their patients nearly every day!

*Clinical study ended after 25 months.

For more information, visit www.SculptraAesthetic.com



© 2016 Galderma Laboratories, L.P. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Important Safety Information

Indication: Sculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is indicated for use in people with healthy immune systems as a single regimen for the correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection technique is appropriate.

Sculptra Aesthetic should not be used by people that are allergic to any ingredient of the product or have a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring. Safety has not been established in patients who are pregnant, lactating, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age.
Sculptra Aesthetic has unique injection requirements and should only be used by a trained physician. Contour deficiencies should not be overcorrected because they are expected to gradually improve after treatment.

Sculptra Aesthetic should not be injected into the blood vessels as it may cause vascular occlusion, infarction or embolic phenomena. Use at the site of skin sores, cysts, pimples, rashes, hives or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. Sculptra Aesthetic should not be injected into the red area (vermillion) of the lip or in the peri-orbital area.

The most common side effects after initial treatment include injection site swelling, tenderness, redness, pain, bruising, bleeding, itching and lumps. Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.

Sculptra Aesthetic is available only through a licensed practitioner. View the complete Instructions for Use.







Monday, May 9, 2016

GapFit






Let's face it - Summer is right around the corner. With bikini season in full-effect, I've upped my workout routines and activewear of course. The elevation of sportswear that has emerged over time, has become quite dominating in today's world of fashion. However, it's rare to find stylishly comfortable workout clothes...until now. I've teamed up with GapFit to share quite possibly your new favorite activewear. What I love so much about their sportswear is that it's built with wicking which allows one to stay dry during workouts (major key), its four-way stretch capabilities, compression, and breathability. After all, us ladies need to keep everything in place while still being able to breathe during workouts. 

What I'm rocking:

Hoodie by GapFit
Sports bra by GapFit (similar style here)
gFast Capris by GapFit




Monday, April 25, 2016

Hair by Hisham




BEFORE

AFTER

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and Coconut Grove's go-to beauty salon decided to spoil me over the weekend. As a mom with nearly zero time to get my hair or nails done, Hair by Hisham catered to my every want or need as soon as I walked in the door. To be completely honest, I was long overdue for a haircut (my ends looked like they had been through the Amazon rainforest's swamp holes and back). 

Aside from the incredible service, they offered their glam expertise to give an amazing hair cut and blow-dry with a manicure (one of their Mother's Day packages). Sometimes it's the simplest things that mean so much to a mother, like being able to get pampered and relax for a moment. If you're looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift, Hair by Hisham is offering an array of packages for all of the mothers out there! For more information, visit www.hairbyhisham.com or call 305-461-0020.





Monday, April 18, 2016

Schick

"Shaving hasn’t always been one of my favorite jobs to do, but let’s face it, having wooly mammoth legs is not cute"


This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Schick, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pmgschick #7dayshavechallenge #ad http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV






With summer just around the corner, I’ve partnered up with Schick for the 7 Day Shave Challenge to help hydrate my legs after months of traveling to cooler climates where my legs were pretty much helpless. Shaving hasn’t always been one of my favorite jobs to do, but let’s face it, having wooly mammoth legs is not cute. Therefore, I shaved using the Hydro Silk razor and Skintimate Island Berry Breeze shave gel for 7 days, while utilizing the Shower Hanger Refills as an easy way to change razor blades while in the shower. I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people who fulfills my dream of being a dancer/singer in the shower so anything that makes my shaving process more convenient is okay with me.

After using the Schick Hydro Silk Razor for a week, I noticed a difference in the smoothness of my skin. It hydrates skin like no other razor, which is perfect for me because my legs tend to get extra dry. I’ve been using Skintimate shave gel for years, so I figured I would try out the new Skintimate Island Berry Breeze scent which made the shaving experience something like shaving my legs in Fiji. The gel foams into a rich lather, helping you see where you’ve shaved and where you haven’t. Nobody likes leaving patches of hair on their legs, right? Skintimate’s Silky Skin helped replenish my skin’s natural moisture as well, as it’s blended with Moroccan Oil, Vitamin E, Olive Butter, and Sunflower Seed Oil. Are you up to the challenge? I challenge you to try the 7 Day Shave Challenge!

Swimwear by: Hot Miami Styles



Friday, April 15, 2016

PUMA Fierce

"Ultimately, being a fierce version of yourself helps push you even further to achieve your goals and conquer the world"


When I first started working out and getting into the fitness world, I imagine that I looked like a helpless sloth attempting to exercise my way through the treacherous gym without any proper knowledge of what I was doing. However, over time I realized that you can do anything you set your mind to if you believe in yourself. When I’m working out, I like to think that my alter ego comes out, similar to the way Beyonce turns into Sasha Fierce on stage when she’s performing (although I look nothing like Beyonce when I’m in the gym). Let’s call it - Lynsee Fierce





Aside from confidence, wearing fierce clothes and shoes helps. After all, when you look good, you feel even better. Lately, I’ve been wearing the all-new PUMA Fierce shoes everywhere (and I mean everywhere) for their comfort and design. I love how the upper portion sits higher on the ankle, the design is sleek, and they feel as though I’m walking on air. They’re also perfect for traveling or when you’re on the go because you don’t have to lace them up! 




Ultimately, being a fierce version of yourself helps push you even further to achieve your goals and conquer the world.


What does being #ForeverFierce mean to you? Show me your 3 fiercest looks in and out of the gym and share using #ForeverFierce.



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