I’m quite smitten with this new shade for fall from my favorite nail polish brand, Essie!
This dark green beauty is named ‘Mind Your Mittens’! How clever is that!
Check it out here: Mind Your Mittens
Now yes I have to admit I was far from a Snooki fan when she was getting trashed and making an ass of herself on the hit show, ‘Jersey Shore’, but recently she has me thinking that maybe she isn’t so bad after all.
For this week’s edition of ‘WorkOut Wednesday‘ I wanted to talk about one of my new fitness inspirations, Snooki. She has come a long way from her ‘Jersey Shore’ days. She’s a new mom and is hitting the gym everyday to keep looking like one hot mama!
What I love about Snooki is the fact that she shares her gym adventures with the world via her website and social media. She isn’t afraid to admit, ‘Hey to look like this takes work’. She isn’t hiding how she gets her killer body and she embraces an overall healthy lifestyle!
She made an even bigger statement when she waltzed her way onto ‘Dancing With The Stars’ which is known to make even the healthiest of people exhausted and tired, but Snooki was sharing her rehearsal adventures with the world everyday and looked good while doing it!
Here’s some of my fav fitness pics of Snooki as well as a link to her interview with Dr. Oz in which she shared the secret of how to get her killer post baby bod, (Hint: It’s something that has been said time after time!)
Dr. Oz Interview: Here
Snooki’s Fitness Regime: Here
Here’s some of my fav Snooki ‘WorkOut Wednesday‘ Pics!
As always, I went with an Essie color called ‘CatWalk’. Naturally I had to get it because come on, who doesn’t want to feel like they are walking the ‘CatWalk’ everyday?!
I accessorized my mani with my new Timex Style watch, Capwell + Co bling, Nordstrom bangles and my fav red leather bracelet from Fringes Of Faith!
Last Sunday I had the pleasure of attending the Simply Stylist conference in NYC!
May I just say it’s amazing how many fashion and beauty bloggers are out there, and having them all in one place is a stylish overload!
The conference consisted of keynote speakers like ‘The Hills’ star turned entrepreneur, Lo Bosworth, Catt Sadler of E!, America’s Next Top Model’s Jay Manuel and more.
Each person gave their ‘key’ tips on how to make it in beauty and fashion, how to turn your blog into a business and basically how to get what you want out of life.
It was inspiring to hear about the humble begins of Catt Sadler who grew up in the Midwest dreaming of being on tv and living in the big city. It made all of us who attended feel anything is possible if you just ‘Dive In’ as Jay Manuel would say and go for it!
While there was tons of great advice and insight to go around, a few key points stood out to me which I am thrilled to pass along to you:
1) It’s All About Connections & Networking:
Don’t be shy ladies and gents. If you want to work for a particular company one day or just get your foot in the door to the industry, surround yourself with people that can help you get there. Attend events, parties, conferences, tweet, Instagram, Facebook; make everyone know who you are, being shy won’t get you anywhere, but being a little social butterfly will.
2) Be Direct:
You want that amazing internship or job that you know half the world is applying for, so what are you to do? Easy, come up with a business proposal for yourself, treat the application, resume and cover letter like its a business. Go out of your way to take a major interest in the company; follow it on all social platforms, e-mail the key people or departments your interested in (not just HR), explain why your amazing and how hard your willing to work. Sell yourself, why should they want you?
3) Be Kind:
While being a bitch can get you what you want faster, I’m a true believer in the fact that I’d rather be loved than feared. Being nice to people, makes you a better person, makes others appreciate your presence and in most cases will lead to positive things. Sure there is always a time to stand firm and speak up for what you want or believe in, but if you do it all the time no one will take it seriously, however if you do it once in a while people are more likely to truly be interested in what you have to say.
These 3 principles not only helped the panelists at the conference get to where they are today, but me as well.
Fashionistas take note: follow these principles and your likely to succeed in anything you wish to accomplish!
A few weeks ago, I finally had the chance to test out ‘The Dry Bar’ in NYC!
I had to prepare for the big FFANY ‘Shoes On Sale‘ gala at the Waldorf Astoria and needed gorgeous hair in a hurry.
Right when I walked in I was offered either Champagne, a Mimosa or Wine and there was plenty of sweet treats to snack on.
The atmosphere was amazing and I loved the layout of the ‘bar’ itself. They washed, blew out and curled my hair, just like how I requested and the best part? It was all for $40! Most salons charge for the blowout then extra on top of that for the styling, but not Dry Bar!
Also as I was there posting pics from my experience on instagram, their social media team was very responsive and was asking how it was going! How much better can customer service get?
I can’t wait to go back and have sexy Victoria’s Secret style hair on a budget!
Book Now: The Dry Bar