Ya’ll I am so excited for Valentine’s Day! It is just a few weeks away and I feel like the second 2019 rolled around every store began displaying their Valentine’s Day gifts, decor + more. Maybe I am just a sucker for holidays and love since this Valentine’s Day I will be celebrating my 2 year anniversary with my boo. We are going to be celebrating in Disney but will be exchanging presents when we get back from our trip. His go-to when it comes to gifting is jewelry + one of my favorite brands I love is Lagos.
Whether you are looking for an affordable gift that can be worn everyday or something a little more special that has diamonds + can be a timeless staple for years to come, Lagos has the best pieces in different variations that make the ultimate gift for the loved one in your life (or even for yourself :p). Below are some of my favorites that I think you’ll love ♥
I know the whole ‘New Year, New Me‘ thing is a tad cliche but when you are actually taking steps to make a New YOU happen, I find it is totally justified + exciting. ICYMI – for the past 6 months I have been on the Jenny Craig Rapids Results program to loose my goal weight of 80 pounds! When I started this journey I thought it was nearly impossible to reach that goal but after seeing results within a month of being on the program, I became a full on believer!
For years I struggled with my weight. Whether it was binge eating, eating junk like fast food (oh Chick-Fil-A…you taste so good but as my favorite shark from Shark Tank Kevin O’leary likes to say…a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips haha) or simply not taking care of myself, I was 26 and felt like although I was happy with my career + personal life, I didn’t like the girl I saw in the mirror. For a gal who is constantly taking photos + putting herself out there for the world to see, I was able to tell when I gained weight + although no one else was saying anything, I finally said to myself ‘It’s time to get myself together + loose some weight‘.
Now I have tried dieting + working out for years but it wasn’t till I joined Jenny Craig that I felt I could actually take control, get the results I want + not be miserable while doing it! Whether it was Keto or no carb or cleansing, those diets made me feel like a cranky gal (and my BF was not having it haha :p), so what I truly love about Jenny Craig is the fool proof plan for success + delicious food.
Jenny Craig makes loosing weight easy. When you sign up, you tell them your goals, your food preferences etc + they work with you to set you on track for success. Any given week, I get to eat pizza, cheesecake, mac & cheese, waffles + more (yea…no joke, the food is SO SO good)! In the past I felt like I was depriving myself of the food I craved, but now I don’t have those cravings anymore. Was there an initial struggle? Heck Yeah! To be honest my second month I was sad + said to my BF all I want is to go to the movies + have popcorn…luckily my BF being the supportive guy he is said NO. He said I will be mad now but later on when I hit my goal I will be thankful, and he is 100% right.
When I look at myself in the mirror now or in photos, I feel confident + pretty. I see the gal I want to be + I see a gal who can accomplish anything. No crazy workouts, no fad diets, no depriving myself…just following the Jenny Craig Rapids Results program has helped me reach my halfway mark for my weight loss journey – I am now down 40 pounds!!
What is awesome about the Jenny Craig Rapid Results program is that if you follow the program (just the menu, no workout necessary), on average you’ll have weight loss of 1-2 lbs. /week. How great is that?!
I am still in disbelief when I look at myself in the mirror + now when we go to the movies I bring my Jenny Craig popcorn with me + feel like a winner. Sure, some days I just want to head to the drive thru or eat chinese food or something loaded with calories but then I look in the mirror + say to myself…this feels way too good to give up + cheat 🙂
If your New Year’s Resolution is to loose weight + take control of your health, I HIGHLY encourage you to try Jenny Craig, I truly can’t emphasize enough what it has done + will continue to do for me. If you feel helpless or hopeless remember Jenny is here to support you + I am more than happy to be your cheerleader along the way! Let’s show 2019 who is boss!
This post was sponsored by Jenny Craig but the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
Whether your skin is feeling dull + dry or you have some scarring or stretch marks you want to clear up before the warmer weather hits, I have found that Palmer’s Cocoa Butter has been the cure to all of my problems (at least for skincare that is hehe :p). The best part? You can pick up Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Original Solid Jar for $1 off – click HERE for details.
What I love about the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Original Solid Jar are all of the amazing benefits it has for your skin. While using it consistently is key if you ask me, you can see results in just one use overnight.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Original Solid provides deep hydration all over. This unique formula melts into the skin, creating a protective moisture barrier that locks in moisture – this is ESSENTIAL for cold weather months!
From normal to dry to eczema prone skin, the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter rich solid formula effectively heals and softens, leaving your skin smooth, supple and beautiful. Ideal for deep moisturization, including overnight treatments – that means if you need to get glowing and moisturized legs + heels before a big event or date night, this product will be key for your wintertime skincare routine.
A little fun fact, developed in 1973, Palmer’s was the first cocoa butter product launched for the mass market! Can you believe that? Pretty awesome if you ask me. I have been using Palmer’s products for years. From lip treatments to body treatments + more, Palmer’s has become my go-to whenever my skin needs a refresher + that extra added moisture. Why does Palmer’s work? Because Cocoa Butter is a rich, natural moisturizer that hydrates and softens even the driest skin!
Get your hydration on this winter with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter…you will be happy you did!
I have been eyeing up the whole PVC legging trend for a while now + decided it was time to finally give in…so here we are! I have to admit when I got these leggings, I didn’t know if I could pull them off but once I styled them with this 2 in 1 Blazer Jacket + reptile mules, it was perfection. Also, I feel like a bad b**** when I am wearing them haha Lately, I have been feeling a little down so when I can put on an outfit that makes me feel confident, I call that a total win!
This seemingly ordinary blazer has some added features, a soft lined hoodie! So you can go from the gym to the office without needed multiple pieces to change into. The blazer is chic and professional and the hoodie is ideal for community, running out for a lunch break etc. You get 2 pieces for the price of 1!
Ok, I am OBSESSING over these reptile mules. They are sold out but I found similar options here + here. I think they add a little sass + edge to every look.
This Gucci Soho Tote is an oldie but a goodie. I used to wear it all the time when commuting to the office in NYC. It is a great bag for the office or traveling + you can buy them from various second hand retailers since the style has been discontinued.
All I want for Christmas is…straight teeth! In case you missed it, ever since I was a child I struggled not wanting to smile with my mouth open in fear of showing my teeth. As a kid I never got braces or really gave my teeth the attention they deserved and as I grew up getting the perfect smile I always dreamed of seemed like just that…a dream.
That’s why when I was approached by Dentsply Sirona to try out the SureSmile Aligner System I was beyond overjoyed. There are a lot of aligners out there but when the doctor informed me that this SureSmile Aligner is backed by Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest dental manufacturer I was assured that this would be a positive experience. He spoke about the technology that backs the treatment combined with the manufacturing being here in Texas, that was all I needed to hear. I was curious about Invisalign for a while but SureSmile blows them away.
I went to Dr. Joseph Gray to get fitted for the SureSmile Aligners + to better understand the whole process. For my teeth, the process will take 12 months to have the smile I always dreamed of. The aligners are going to correct my overbite, overcrowding etc so I can’t wait to see the results. What I love about SureSmile is that they actually integrate a 3D Model of your teeth with state of the art technology making the aligners custom fit perfectly to your mouth.
So far I have been wearing the aligners for one week + while it has taken a bit of an adjustment period, after just a few days I can feel my teeth moving + that feeling is super exciting! You are supposed to keep your aligners in 20-22 hours a day, only taking them out to eat so you can see results in no time.
You swap out your aligners every 7-10 days to always keep your teeth moving + SureSmile provides you a handy patient kit to keep your aligners clean + in tip top condition.
I will be sharing my experience here on the blog throughout the journey and in a couple of months I will be able to show you the movement from the aligners all heading towards a straighter smile! To learn more about the SureSmile Aligner System click HERE.