Let’s talk dry skin!

Let’s talk dry skin!

Wohoo!

Who’s excited?!

Notice how we always try to avoid the tough subjects?

I can’t say it’s 100% cold in Boston now, but our skin is definitely feeling the climate change

Or at least mine is!

About two weeks ago, I had my make-up professionally done at the mall

I was super nervous because anytime I get my make-up done, I end up either looking like a ghost or orange

Plus, I never normally wear a lot of make-up anyway. So anything DRASTIC freaks.me.out!

But this time around, Jackie (the make-up rep) really helped a sister out

She listened to my likes and dislikes, and she delivered.

Thank you, Jackie!

Any who, other than the occasional masks, I’m not the greatest at skin care.

But I think turning 29 really hit me hard

haha

And just in time, I received this amazing gift set from Oilah!

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Let me take a step back before I tell you guys about the above products

Jackie brought up a lot of skin concerns to me

She mentioned my skin is really dry.

She asked me a few questions about my skin care

How often I moisturize¬†my skin, if I use foundation, oils and so forth…

I never really use foundation, I use BB Cream from MAC

So I asked her, what’s the difference between BB Cream and foundation?

Jackie replied, “BB cream has higher SPF protection, which is great. But BB cream doesn’t last all day long.

I had no idea that it didn’t last all day, that I had to apply it at least twice.

But I do like the SPF 35, specially since that’s the only way I’ll actually remember to protect my skin daily.

Another product you should apply daily is moisturizer, best on mornings and before bed.

So, I listened. And I started using Oilah products.

Oilah products are made fresh with pure botanical and organic ingredients.

Now- you all know for the past 6 months, I’ve started my all organic journey with skin care products and I love it.

Using plant based ingredients allow your skin to breath and protect it from the free radicals (an uncharged molecule)

Free radical, by the way, cause premature aging.

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So here’s what I did for about 2 weeks now that’s DRASTICALLY changed my skin for the better

YES!

TWO WEEKS!

In the morning, before applying make-up, I use Oilah’s Rose Face Mist

Rose Face Mist cleanses, hydrates and nourishes your skin.

Click on the link to find out how the roses in this product can help you further.

Their facial serum is HEAVEN SENT

It reduces fine lines, wrinkles, promotes healthy skin tone and skin tightening.

AND it’s loaded with essential oils and nutrients.

IT WORKS ladies!

The picture below was not photo-shopped

Around my eyes is where I am mostly concerned due to lack of sleep, wrinkles or fine lines

And it’s pretty much gone!

A bit of skin care goes a long way! ūüôā

Below was literally the smile on my face when I saw my face

haha!

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I also love their travel clay mask

I LOVE to travel and I want to treat my skin fabulously from anywhere in the World

Because WHY NOT?!

What I love about their mask the most is it’s not messy like the others

It is so easy to use, you can read under “instructions” to understand what I mean by “it’s not messy”

I can’t get enough.

Here’s THE BEST PART:

As a treat to my readers and because I want you ALL to experience what I have

Until Dec 31st of 2016, you will get 15% OFF your ENTIRE purchase by using coupon code: #fearordinary

It’s a limited time offer, so don’t miss out!!

It also makes for a PERFECT holiday gift to your girlfriend, mom, aunt, guy that’s been complaining about their skin

Super freaking thoughtful!

Enjoy it guys! And please share your experience after using it with me!!

I can’t wait to hear all about it!!!

Click here to find out more about Oilah

Click here for Rose Mist

Click here for Reviving Serum

Click here for travel mask

BostonBloggers

-Talita

Green Gaia Essentials

It’s so hard to find affordable organic products

I’m still learning everyday, what to use and what not to use¬†

But, Green Gaia Essentials got exactly what you need

They offer 100% natural, vegan friendly skin care products

All their products are HANDMADE!! 

Free of chemicals, synthetics, dyes, petroleum, parabens.

And MOST IMPORTANTLY, they NEVER test on animals!

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I’ve started using their detoxifying clay mask and I am in LOVE.

My skin never felt so good.

And if you have acne, this product comes HIGHLY recommended.

Results are best seen if you use their organic face moisturizer after applying the mask

Which smells INNNNNCREDIBLE- by the way..

If you’ve been looking for an incredible detoxifying mask that is also organic

You came to the right place.

Check out their site HERE!

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Thanks again, Green Gaia Essentials for sending me these samples to try out!

Excited to let everyone know about your amazing products.

xoxo

-Talita

Find Out Why You’re Doing Groceries Wrong

Ever heard of the saying, “Abs are made in the kitchen?,” I love and hate that saying.

I love it because it’s so raw to it’s point and I hate it because it’s so damn hard to do. You know? Major struggle to eat healthy all day, everyday. Shout out to all the instagram models LOL! (for real though!)

I’ve tried many things, and looked up many websites to find the “secret” to staying on track. But the secret is simple: Eating Healthy Starts In The Supermarket!¬†

Yes! You’ve heard it here first!! It starts when you do your grocery shopping. And from the moment you step foot in that supermarket- you are in FULL control of how your week is about to go.

Have you ever looked around to see what people are buying for the week or month at the supermarket? :O) Please start to if you haven’t already. It’s terrifying. 12 packs of sodas, tons of bread, ice cream, cereals filled with sugar, processed foods on processed foods, etc…

Yuck. You get where I’m getting at! =|

Can we all agree that we want to max out our years of life? I know I do! But it can’t be real that 95% of the people shopping at the supermarket don’t see it. I just can’t wrap my head around that thought.

Anyway, once I moved out of my parents house a couple of years ago is when I started to have full control of the food I eat. I realized that knowing my obsession with “xyz” (example: bread). If I had bread in my possession, I would eat it all in a week or less- every week. So why not spare myself the temptation, and not have it around?

Sounds simple? That’s because it is! All you got to do is NOT buy unhealthy food.

With all that¬†said- I decided to be¬†“the girl taking pics of her groceries in the supermarket” this Sunday to give you guys some ideas of what to buy when you do your own shopping! ūüėČ

 

¬† Yasss honeyy.. The lady behind me definitely wanted to ask me why. But she didn’t. LMAO!¬†¬†healthygroceries

Let’s start with PROTEIN! My favorite.

Ryan makes fun of me for buying those packages of fish. But honestly, it’s the greatest thing ever for meal prepping. You have about 6 individual packages inside and all you have to do is season them!

I usually buy different types of fish every week. And this week I also bought chicken, as you can see below.

But I switch it up, so I don’t get sick of the same old. =)

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And of course, when talking protein- we can’t forget the eggs. I have 3 eggs every morning, so I need lots of eggs every week.

¬†I also have a “Kashi” Organic Promise cereal (healthiest cereal you can have & great source of carbs).

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I’m also slightly obsessed with Greek Yogurt (0%). I have it as a snack with chia seeds, banana, and granola.

If you follow me on insta, I must have posted a trillion pics of it by now haha! 

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Milk! Guys- the Silk Soymilk below is EVERYTHING. I have it with my cereal every morning, it is DELICIOUSSSSS. I can’t emphasize it enough, I really can’t. I kind of want to have it right now. haha!

The 2% I normally get they didn’t have, so I bought the one below. I’ll have 2% with my protein shakes. Milk with 0% does absolutely nothing for you. Which is why I stir away from it.

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Protein bars are honestly not my favorite thing in the world to consume. Buuut, sometimes if I need to hit my macros- a protein bar is an easy snack to have.

For instance, for breakfast if you’re running late. Pick a bar and go. Boom!

The one below is so far my favorite. I want to say I tried it all but that would be me¬†exaggerating¬†lol! I did try tons¬†though and I should add I can be very picky with my bars. I like them not too sweet but sweet’ish..(I just made up a new word but you understand where I’m going here) ūüėČ

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Ok. So aside from being picky with bars, I HAAAAAAAAATE water. I know it has no taste, so I guess I hate the taste of no taste? But seriously, I really do. I have hated it all my life. Until I found propel. First, I used to buy the bottles but they got too pricey- so I buy the flavors and add it to my water. I bring 3 bottles of water to work everyday. And my mission is to finish it before I get home. It works for me =) Propel has every flavor but as you can see, kiwi strawberry is my favorite. Not sick of it yet. =)

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Greenssss.. Must have! Olivia’s Organics all day. Soo soo good! This is also perfect for making green juice! Spinach & Kale is the perfect combo.

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Sweet potatoes! They are A MUST HAVE in my book. People say it doesn’t matter if they are sweet or not. Well, for those people all I can say is I’m not taking chances and I love my sweet thangs.I usually cook them in the oven, fries shaped. I season it many different ways every week.

Add me on snap: “Fear_Ordinary” I usually share my prepping every week.

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I love this pasta more than life. Ryan’s mom found this gem. It takes 10-15 minutes to prepare and it has 9g of protein and 48g of carbs. This is not to have everyday, obv. But if your macros fit, this baby is a 10.

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This week I started buying this Starbucks unsweetened to save money on coffee. It’s less than $7 and will last me more than a week. Hollerrrrrrrrr! Energy booster, come to mama! =)

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Lastly, I did want to point out the mixed veggies next to the bananas. Those are so yummy and it takes less than 10 minutes in the microwave. Easy way to get your veggies in and tastes AMAZE.

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Soooooooo.. what did you guys think!!!? I hope I inspired you to start a healthy lifestyle. And to stir away from all the bad aisles in the supermarket. Start your healthy lifestyle when you step foot in the market and you will see how much progress you will have and how much healthier you will eat!

That’s all for now babes!¬†

XOX-UNTIL NEXT TIME

-Tali