Working Out Made Easy

Truth: I hate going to the gym.   I always think it smells weird.  I’m scared the machines are super dirty.  And if I’m gonna go, I want it to be empty– which is only at 6am (…snooze).
Although I hate the gym I do know how important it is to work out and stay healthy.  So, I’ve attempted to make my dorm room into a mini-gym that caters to exactly what I want to do.  I don’t have to worry about my room smelling weird, being dirty, or too crowded- it’s perfect!  So, if you don’t like going to the gym either here are some simple suggestions to create your room into a relaxing and easy place to get a good workout in.

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Store of the Week: New York and Company

To be honest, I used to always view New York and Company as a mom store and I didn’t plan on shopping there until I was 40.  HOWEVER, one day I decided to go in and look for a business casual outfit and ended up finding MUCH more than that.  Now, I’m completely addicted to NY&CO– their clothes are affordable and they carry all the basics (ex. all my tanks are NY&CO) that you can add to with less mom-like stores.
I’m sure you’re wondering what made me instantly change my mind.  Well, let’s start with the prices…$9.95 for leggings. PERFECT. They aren’t cheaply made and come in a variety of colors.  They also carry different styles of leggings, knit jeggings for example, which are perfect for the cold weather.  I also have an amazing pair of leggings with lace going all the way up the side, but they were sold out online instantly.

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Lush’s Coalface Facial Cleanser

So, fresh off talking about how much I love Lush here is a  review on my absolute favorite product by them– Coalface Cleansing Bar.
The coalface bar is perfect for anybody who has normal to oily skin.  If you have dry skin steer clear using this as a daily cleanser, the bar might be way to harsh for you and dry you out.  I’m right on the border of normal to oily which is why I think this product works so well for me.
At first I was leery of buying a “bar” cleanser– I’ve always viewed them as moisture stripping and just the idea of them sounded ancient to me.  But, when I tried coalface in the store I was intrigued and bought some to try.  Ever since then I’m already on my second bar (each bar lasts a fair amount of time..my first one lasted me 4 months).

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OBSESSION: Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

For the passed year or so I have been absolutely addicted to Lush products.  Every time I walk into a Lush store I wonder how many bags I’m going to walk out with. 
Answer: always at least 2
 
Here’s a quick rundown on why I LOVE LUSH!!
Their products are all natural and organic– I’ve recently been switching over my morning/nighttime routine to strictly organic and it’s had amazing benefits for my skin.
I’m a HUGE animal lover and I don’t agree with animal testing– which is perfect in this case because Lush doesn’t test on animals!!

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Hello Blogging World ;]

Welcome to my World!

Creating a beauty, fashion, & lifestyle blog is something I’ve been wanting to do for SUCH a long time. My name is Liz and I’m a junior at George Washington University, majoring in sociology and psychology.  My ultimate goal is to be an elementary school teacher and counselor with an event planning business on the side.  I also plan on getting my license in cosmetology right after I graduate college.
So, why am I making this blog and why should people listen to any advice I may want to dish out??? Well, I have been obsessed with makeup and beauty since as long as I can remember.  Even before my tween days I would give makeovers to my stuffed animals and (then) fearful family members.  So, it’s safe to say this has always been something I’ve loved.

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