All About the Green

I love infographics! It’s such a creative way to present information.

Since Emerald green is the color of 2013, let’s learn more about this royal rock with this infographic by Christie’s.

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DYI: Bangs with Bango

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Have you ever cut your own bangs? I have…several times. It seems so easy but it can be quite tricky. Luckily, there is now a beauty tool for dyi bangs- Bango! You can find it at Ulta for $15.99.  Bango helps you hold the hair in place and guides you along as you snip away.  You can get blunt, textured or side-swept bangs all with the help of Bango.  I only saw two reviews for this product on Ulta, both positive. And the only videos I found on this product were the instructional videos. I have yet to try it, but next time I get the urge to cut my own bangs I might do it with Bango!

Has anyone tried Bango?

Glowing Green Smoothie for Gorgeous Skin!

The Glowing Green Smoothie

This week, I am all about green smoothies! During my teens & 20’s, I’ve pretty much eaten everything & anything that I have wanted. With my 30’s right around the corner, I have started to focus on eating better. I want to start my 30’s off a healthier me and hopefully keep it that way.

Green smoothies are a great way to get your green veggies in. I’ve tried a couple of them this week and so far the Glowing Green Smoothie by Kimberly Snyder is my favorite! It’s so easy to make and makes several servings at a time. I was able to fill 2 1/2 mason jars of it.  As long as it’s covered & refrigerated, it will stay good for up to two and half days.  You have the option of adding 1/3 bunch organic cilantro & 1/3 bunch of organic parsley. These are the herbs that Step 2 is referring to. I made mine without cilantro and parsley.

I have had more greens this week than I have had my entire life! You can really taste the celery, banana & lemon juice. It tastes a lot better than it sounds. Personally, I have always stayed away from celery but I didn’t mind it at all in this green smoothie.

As its name suggests, this green smoothie is suppose to give you glowing skin. Which it does! I was really really surprised that after only 2 days of drinking this my skin looked healthier. I was brushing my teeth last night when I noticed that I had a glow. (And no, I am not pregnant!) I decided I needed to learn more about the nutritionist who created this smoothie.

Kimberly Snyder is a celebrity nutritionist and best selling author of The Beauty Detox Foods and The Beauty Detox Solutions. To be honest with you, I have never heard of her or her books. I checked out her blog which is full of helpful information. She has an entry in which she talks about her own journey in eating healthier, which I found very interesting. She even includes before & after pictures of herself. And you can really see how her Glowing Green Smoothie helped her get rid of acne & redness giving her glowing, clear skin.

So make yourself some of this yummy Glowing Green Smoothie and check out Kimberly Snyder’s blog for more information on detox, weigh loss & beauty. A Glowing Green Smoothie a day keeps acne away!

Loft’s White Jeans & Blazers

White Jeans & Blazers

This week, I have seriously been considering buying a pair of white jeans. They seem to be everywhere.  When I think of white jeans, for some reason Carrie Bradshaw always comes to mind. I seem to remember her wearing some but I couldn’t find any images of her in white jeans. However, just last week, SJP did step out in a pair of white jeans for the opening of Target’s first store in Canada.

Loft has a great selection of white jeans in both modern & curvy fits. Their petite sizes not only come in both fits but this time you can choose from several different cuts- cropped, straight or ankle.  From what I have seen, the petite sizes usually are offered in one cut and we don’t get as many options. Currently, their modern & curvy skinny white jeans (regular and petite sizes) are on sale for $49.99 with an extra 40% off at checkout without a code!

Something else I am loving this week are Loft’s blazers! They have blazers in several different types of fabrics, colors and prints. My favorite is their shawl collar blazer in a drapey crepe fabric.  The crepe fabric gives the blazer a very soft & light feeling making it perfect for spring. You could wear it with jeans, pants, skirts or a dress. It’s very versatile, especially if you get it in a solid color.

Loft is one of my favorite places to shop because not only do they carry petite sizes that fit me perfectly but they are always having some kind of sale. Most of my purchases from the Loft are from one of their sales. They have great sales too, where you get an extra 40% or 50% off the sales price.  The only time I pay full-price is when I see something in small quantities that I know will probably go quickly.

What are you currently coveting or loving for this spring?

Where you can buy your own blazer & white jeans: