Product Review-Carol's Daughter

I am elated to report that my first experience w Carol’s Daughter products is a great one!

I purchased “Tui”; a leave-in conditioner in the Carol’s Daughter line of hair care.

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(product purchased at Macy’s for Carol’s Daughter http://www.carolsdaughter.com)

I go through MANY different phases w my hair, however in the summer, I typically ride w micro braids or my natural short curls. Since I’ve decided to rock a super short and curly style, I wanted a product that would be light in my hair, and one that smelled great! I found that in this marvelous leave-in from Carol’s Daughter!

My review coding:

Hot Pink Nails: MUST HAVE
Pale Yellow Nails: It’s cool
Chipped Blue Nails: You CAN live without it
NO POLISH: Waste of money

I give this “Hot Pink Nails”!

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(photo of my lovely nails lol)

It keeps my curls shiny, it’s non-greasy, and very light! Get Tui today!

Elle

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Product Review-Kellogg's

Since I’m on a 60 day fast (which means no desserts of any kind until aug1), I had to choose a snack (outside of fruit) that would keep me full, yet satisfy any sweet cravings. I settled on Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Cereal Bars in Apple Cinnamon!

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These are soooooo good…they have other flavors, however Apple ANYTHING is a personal favorite!

You can find these at any major grocery store chain, down the cereal/bread aisles! Thank me later!

Healthy Elle

My DIY Morning Fitness Routine

I have been reading up on workouts, trying to do different things, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I have to create my own little morning routine. And that’s fine!! As long as I am getting movement in, I will get to where I need to be. Of course, 2-3 days out of my week, I will do another kind of workout that involves cardio and some weight training, as muscle burns fat.

Here is what I plan to do each morning before work:

25 regular crunches
25 reverse crunches
10 pushups
25 jumping jacks
10 lunges
10 squats

(repeat for a total of 3 times)

I completed this routine this morning, and I feel refreshed. I need to be more committed to keeping my body mean and lean, because it’s so important to be healthy! I have reasonable activity of my limbs, so before I lose them, I will use them!

Have at it!

Healthy Elle

DISCLAIMER: This routine was constructed by Lauran A Smith aka “Elle”, and in no way means that you should not consult w a physician before working out. Try these at your own risk. I cannot be held liable for any injuries sustained or any health challenges that arise: this works for me.

Product Review-Primer by Ulta

I am not really a makeup wearer, however when I get in an eyeshadow mood, I want to ensure that the color pops! I use this primer by Ulta on my eyelids:

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(product purchased at Ulta in Orland Park IL)

This particular primer even feels like silk when I apply it to my skin, and leaves a gorgeous matte finish. It holds my eye color all day without the need to reapply! I also use this primer on my entire face as a way to reduce the shine that I sometimes experience in the warmer months! It provides great coverage and my skin does not feel dry!

I recommend this silky matte finish primer by Ulta for the novice makeup user, or for the seasoned user!  For more information on Ulta products, follow their twitter page (@ULTA_beauty)!

Elle