Valentine’s Day + Weekend Recap!

Terrible Happy Tuesday!

Pennsylvania weather is the worst – it went from freezing rain this morning, snowing, raining, and then sunshine in the afternoon. Like seriously? Make up your mind haha!

photo(33)I finally had a chance to finish one of my favorite magazines – Weight Watchers. This issue featured Jennifer Hudson, which happens to be one of my all-time favorite role models. Such a strong woman who has been through so much in her life and has transformed her body. She definitely helps me push on!

Anyways…

I love Valentine’s Day and all, but I am so happy it’s finally over! Between the dinners and chocolates, it’s so hard to stay away from bad foods when trying to get healthy!

But I must say, this was the greatest Valentine’s Day I’ve ever had… and that includes the awesome Valentine cards we exchanged in grade school to stick in our homemade decorative boxes. My boyfriend is incredible and totally surprised me! For dinner, we went to one of my favorite Italian restaurants, Marzoni’s.

photo(30)photo(29)I started off with a Caesar salad and this amazing nacho platter – but no worries, I didn’t each very much of it! For my dinner, I chose the Chicken & Seafood pasta mixed with spinach, tomatoes, garlic, basil, in a light buttery sauce. It was absolutely amazing, but so fattening. As much as I loved eating it, I didn’t enjoy how bad it made me feel afterwards. I was extremely bloated and just miserable full. Thankfully, this is a dinner that will happen once in a great while! It’s important to treat yourself occasionally, but I definitely should have ate healthier.

photo(25)photo(27)I loved the presents he also got for me. A giant PINK teddy bear, a dozen red roses, a silver cross necklace (my addiction), a box of chocolates, and a romantic/sweet card. The bear is almost the size of my bed – and I love it! But alas, Valentine’s Day came to an end.

photo(24)Friday after work I went to Tame Your Mane to get my hair cut – which needed to be done badly! I also learned a awesome new curling technique called the 6 curl rule. You put only 6 curls in your hair and then pin them up to cool (like my picture above) and once they’ve cooled down, take the pins out and shake your hair. I had sooo many curls! I couldn’t believe my hair looked this way after 6 curls.

photo(23)And yes, I decided to get bangs again. I got bangs last year right around Valentine’s Day. It must be the time when I need something new in my life – and my hair is my life haha

Pretty boring Friday. I stayed in and watched attempted to watch a movie with my niece, but I ended up falling asleep at 10. I know right? It’s so hard for me to stay awake late anymore after working. Eventually I’ll get the hang of it.

photo(7)Saturday mornings will now be dedicated to my BeachBody business – and my shipping days! Anyone who orders Shakeology from me, at my own expense, I’ll be mailing out a FREE Shakeology shaker cup, tape measure, a packet of recipes, introductory to Shakeology packet, a welcome letter, and much more. This is a simple thank you for ordering Shakeology from me and a reward for you to taking the first step at becoming healthy & happy.

photo(21)After I left the post office, it was time for some serious shopping! My niece and I went to the mall where I bought a new shirt from Body Central along with some jewelry. Then of course I made a pit stop at EB Games and got Dishonored – which is turning out to be such a fun game!

photo(10)I played this all Saturday night/Sunday morning. It’s way too addicting. It’s a mix of Assassin’s Creed, Borderlands, and Skyrim – 3 of my favorite games.

photo(19)After the mall, I went to my favorite makeup store Ulta. There I bought the Too Faced No Makeup Makeup pallet (a full makeup pallet with blush, highlighter, bronzer, etc…) and the Boudoir Eyes pallet. No worries – I’ll be doing a post giving all the juicy details about the new Spring collection along with tutorials and swatches. That will be coming up this week!

photo(6)Once we finally got home from shopping, it was time to get ready for my cousin’s 30th Birthday party. Well, it was a surprise party. It was such a nice time and its always great to be surrounded by the entire family + friends.

photo(2)Plus it’s always great getting to see her son, Kamden. I am in love with this baby! He’s in love with Mickey Mouse, so me and my sister took turns holding him while he watched Mickey Mouse on YouTube. He’s too cool.

photo(3)Sunday was the last day of celebrating Valentine’s Day. We went to our church and had a Sweetheart’s party. It was hilarious watching the married couples play the newly wed game – especially since the teams barely got the answers right. It’s even funnier than basically everyone on the stage is my family. I count my blessings everyday to have a huge family to do fun things with.

photo(13)Monday after work, I met one of my best friends, Zach, for dinner at the Knick. It was great being able to just hangout and talk. We had so much to catch up on! Plus the food was great.

After I got home, I worked on some of my BeachBody Bootcamp homework. I’m amazed at how much I’m learning from the coaches… it’s definitely helping me step outside of my comfort zone and to progress my business. Plus I’m getting great tips on how to run social media better. I can’t wait until I can run my own Bootcamp 🙂 goals, goals, goals!

Weekly Workout:

Monday – Rest day

Tuesday – CLX Burn Circuit 1 + 80 classic squats

Wednesday – CLX Burn Intervals + CLX Ab Burner

Thursday – Rest Day

Friday – CLX Burn Circuit 2 + 35 split squats

Saturday – CLX Burn It Off + CLX Recharge

Sunday – CLX Burn Circuit 3 + 40 weighted squats

This is my last week of the ChaLean Extreme Burn phase! Next week I start the Push phase for 4 more weeks. I’ve lost inches all over so far – so I’m so pumped to see my results after the next 60 days. This month FLEW by so fast! I absolutely love this workout so far, I don’t get bored with it, I can feel the changes happening in my body, and I actually look forward to pushing play (wink wink, finding your soulmate workout!)

I’ll be posting a 4 week review on that along with a new healthy recipe, makeup review, and much more. My workout group Love Your Body is doing so amazing. The girls are right on track and it feels great being able to help them as they continue to help me. I am loving their energy & results so far!

Stay tuned for upcoming posts this week & I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day!

xo Brittny

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Khroma Beauty Review

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THE KARDASHIANS ARE HERE… in my purse?

That’s right! Confused? Don’t be… I finally had the chance to purchase their new makeup from their new makeup line Khroma. Last week after our BeachBody Business dinner, Maddie and I went to Ulta to unwind and do a little shopping. After browsing items for over 30 minutes, nothing was catching my eye. Then I saw a picture of them and their makeup products.. I was like a moth to a flame.

I felt like a teenage girl at a Bieber concert. I was like “OH MY GOD, I need to buy these!” No one understands how the Kardashians are my ultimate guilty pleasure. I am addicted. I’ve been wanting to try out their beauty products for a while now but never saw them in town. Unfortunately, a lot of the products were sold out so I grabbed what I could.

photo(16)This kit was only $14.99 and it’s called Shebang. I love it.. I love the colors, I love how it comes with a makeup brush, fake eye lashes, eyelash glue, and an eyeliner pencil. From doing my research, you can get this at your typical drug stores and probably other department stores. I got mine from Ulta, as stated above, but I believe the price is all the same.

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The eyeshadow colors are just amazing.. very natural but add a lot of color to your eyes (especially if you have brown eyes..) and I love the eyeliner. Goes on super smooth and it lasted all night for me. I haven’t had a chance to try out the eyelashes because I haven’t went anywhere that I would wanna glam up a lot.. so I’ll give an update on those once I try them.

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Here are the swatches from the eyeshadow pallet. The darker colors really stand out, but unfortunately the highlighter colors didn’t really show up. You have to really pack the lighter colors on for them to be noticeable. So that is one thing I’m not a fan of.

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photo(11)The eyeliner isn’t exactly smudge proof, as you can see I tested that out on my hand. But I wore this all night long and it stayed in place. Over all, I am satisfied with the eye liner as well.

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This is Kourtney’s pallet/kit called Kourtney Kardazzle. Kim & Khloe’s was sold out so I managed to get the last one of this. Personally, I think this kit is super cute, small, easy to carry with you and comes with a full face kit.

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The top four eyeshadow colors are matte, which I love! I am a huge fan of matte colors, however, I did not like the lighter matte colors here. You have to really dig your brush into the colors for them to stand out. The bottom four colors are more sparkly and they stand out like crazy. I love them! The bottom part slides out and reveals blush, a highlighter, and a bronzer. Again, the highlighter doesn’t stand out very well but the blush and bronzer was great.

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These are swatches from the eyeshadow.. top is the matte colors & bottom is the sparkly ones..

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These are swatches from the blush, highlighter, and bronzer.

I personally really like this pallet. It’s small enough to put in your purse, your clutch, or just to store it with your other makeup. It has everything you need (minus brushes) to doll yourself up. I just wish the lighter colors would stand out more.

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I needed new mascara and they had all of their mascara in bigger tubes, but I saw this little kit sampling their 4 mascaras. This was $9.99 I believe, which isn’t bad for 4 mascaras!

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I have tried them all out and my personal favorite is the Whip Lash simply because it has a different brush (see below). Aside from the different brushes, these are amazing mascaras and super affordable. I will definitely be purchasing more of these if nothing else.

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They really make my eyelashes look super long, I don’t even need the fake eyelashes. I mean, yeah I already do have naturally long lashes, but without the right mascara, you wouldn’t really notice because my eyes are so dark.

photo(3)This is a picture I took of me wearing the Kourtney Kardazzle face pallet. Very natural colors, which I love.

photo(20)And this look is from this morning, wearing the Shebang eyeshadows plus liner. This might be my favorite eyeshadow pallet, really loving the dark earthy colors.

They also have nude lip glosses and lipsticks among other makeup products, but I was not able to get my hands on these items. Once I do, I’ll be adding a review on those items as well. Hopefully soon because I keep hearing amazing things about their lipsticks.

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Thoughts: I’ve read a lot of bad reviews on their makeup, but I happened to really enjoy it. It’s affordable for everyone, the colors are incredible and would match anyone’s skin tone. Went on smooth, small enough to carry with you, and just a nice product.

Would I recommend this? Absolutely, I mean not everyone can afford to buy MAC, Urban Decay, or Bare Minerals so it’s nice that it’s pretty colors, you get a lot of options, and it’s affordable. You can’t beat that.

Likes: Loving the dark colors, the eyeliner, and the mascara.

Dislikes: I don’t like the lighter colors, they don’t stand out and you really gotta pack it on the brush for it to show up. Also, I wish it would have came with a different eyeshadow brush, I’m not a fan of the sponges. I also wish the eyeliner wouldn’t smudge, but then again, it lasted all night for me. So I am on the fence about that.

I will be purchasing the other eyeshadow pallets and lipsticks once I can find them. So check back for that!

I hope you enjoyed this small review and will go out and purchase the items for yourself. Let me know if you do and what makeup looks you came up with! Also, comment below and let me know if you hate or love the product!

xo Brittny

Friday Favorites: New Years

Happy Friday!

Time for another Friday Favorites and since New Years is in a few days, I figured this would be the perfect time to make a post of my favorite styles, accessories, and decorations!

Favorite Makeup Look:

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Favorite Hair Style:

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Favorite Outfit:

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Favorite Shoes:

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Favorite Drink:


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What are some of your favorite themes or styles for New Years?

xo Brittny