5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. If you’re looking to get in the Halloween spirit and you appreciate a good horror film, don’t miss Cosmopolitan’s list of the 25 scariest movies of all time!
  2. Also from Cosmo: a super-simple fashion DIY that will save you ~$900 on Yeezy boots. Thank me later.
  3. Next up, a valuable post on motivation killers, c/o Tumblr.
  4. Uh oh: Byrdie has some bad news for dry shampoo addicts! Say it isn’t so!
  5. Last but not least, HuffPost provides an introduction to the Vamp Stamp–a teeny tiny tool that will change the winged-liner game forever. NEED.

xx,

Liza

Things I’m Excited About This Week!

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I’m a big believer in the importance of having things to look forward to. Anticipation is a powerful thing! One of the best parts about the feeling of anticipation, in my opinion, is the feeling of excitement that goes along with it. Really, is there any better feeling than being really and truly EXCITED about something? I think not. It’s great. Excitement is also a pretty personal thing…you can find out a lot about a person if you can figure out what kind of things excite them, even if the person in question is you. In an attempt to be more aware of the things in my life that bring me joy, and to hopefully attract a little more joy and excitement to my life, I’m starting this series about, well, things I’m excited about! I want to make this kind of post a semi-weekly occurrence here…it’s a good opportunity to kick off the week right, and to use a lot of exclamation points. Both v important things, as far as I’m concerned. Here’s the scoop on five things that I’m excited about right now…not including the super-bomb dinner I’m gonna eat tonight. (more…)

How I Modify #TIU31 to Work for Me!

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Guys. It’s the 21st. We’re almost done with October. Know what that means?!? I’m almost done with #TIU31! Committing to this  challenge this month has been paramount in my getting back on track with a consistent fitness regimen, and I’m feeling stronger and healthier than I have in awhile.  It’s pretty great. 🙂 Missed out on getting involved this time around? No worries. There’s only one real week left of the challenge, but K&K have recently become notorious for repeating their challenges back-to-back, so there’s a pretty decent chance that #TIU31 round two will be coming up sooner rather than later. If you’ve been wary about committing to a month-long fitness challenge because you’re concerned that it might not be doable for whatever reason, don’t be! Just jump in. Here are four ways I modified the Tone It Up 31 Day Challenge to work for me…maybe these mods will work for you, too! (more…)

5 Things to Read This Wednesday

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  1. If you’re scent sensitive, you might want to avoid these 12 beauty buys featured on Refinery29…though their editors SWEAR the benefits outweigh the odor!
  2. Trying to get fit, but feeling hungrier than ever? Totally a thing! Thankfully, Buzzfeed has tips and tricks for dealing with that annoying bottomless-pit-of-post-workout-hunger situation.
  3. Oh hey, speaking of hunger…If you’ve ever felt like some seemingly-healthy foods are actually increasing your appetite when you eat themyou’re not going crazy! Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert has the scoop on 10 foods that ramp up hunger in this story from Daily Mail.
  4. I’m not a huge Kardashian aficionado, but this Teen Vogue story about Kylie Jenner and body image/body positivity was pretty interesting.
  5. Last but not least, I have a major soft spot for this ELLE feature on the “sad desk lunch”…somehow all of these ELLE writers manage to make their lunches look more chic than sad, though!

xx,

Liza