Arnold 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

It was my 1st time going to the Arnold Sports Festival and it did not disappoint! Every year in Columbus Ohio they host a fitness expo where there are hundreds of vendors, athletes and events going on. The whole convention center is rented out and there's actually a TON to do. Some of our favorite booths we visited were Optimum Nutrition, Quest, Cellucore, Musclepharm, Fitmiss, Most of them give out samples, prizes, and sell their supplements and clothing, etc. Philip went last year with some friends so this was his 2nd time going. My parents, boyfriend and I went from friday to saturday. The drive wasn't bad since we live in Michigan.

 The 1st day was great! EAS Sports Nutrition had a really cool booth, thats where we went on the rock climbing wall. True story, I actually beat him lol this never happens, like ever. He's a college football playing athlete with the heart & mind of a champion, so me actually winning on average about once a year is just fine for me :)

Friday night we found this awesome quick service restaurant called City BBQ. It was soooo good. Dickeys is a great fast bbq spot we have here in MI but I have to say this was better. (so healthy around this fitness expo right ha)

 Seeing the Arnold himself was pretty cool, we got a great video of him walking right by.

Larry Fitzgerald

Philip fangirling over Steve he was randomly walking through an isle and Phil asked him for a picture and he stopped to take one even though he was in a rush, so nice!

Natalie Hodson was super sweet! Thanks for taking the time out to talk :)

I also looooved  getting to meet Carlie Stylez, Whitney & Jackie! Thanks for taking the picture Whitney ;) Iv followed Carlie on Instagram and let me tell you she's so sweet! These girls are so  friendly, & down to earth..thank you guys for being so great. It was lovely meeting you three this past weekend! 
Check out Carlie's vlog, i'm in THIS video from the Arnold. 

These are most of the samples aside from shakers, shirts! Thankful my parents got to experience it with us (they also got to grab us stuff friday-thanks mom & dad!) Definitely worth it, excited to try some of these! I'll have to do a post of my favorite supplements in the future, anyone have recommendations?!  We got to meet so many awesome people, it was such a memorable weekend. Can't wait for next year!

Beauty Favorites: Part 2

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

I am a lover of beauty products and I wanted to share some of my current favorites! I did my 1st beauty review post where you can read here. (I still actually use all of those products) so check that out! These are all my own & honest reviews.

1. Paul Mitchell's (Extra Body) Thicken Up- I got this at Ulta but can't find it on the website. I use this pretty much after every shower. My hair use to be more thick but it's more fine now so using this product really gives my hair some more volume and body. It isn't super cheap but this will last me SO long. I squirt a kernel size amount (yes I said kernel as in popcorn kernel) rub it in my hands and run through my towel dried hair. A little goes a long way with this. Shout out to my amazing hairdresser-&-friend for introducing me to this stuff!

2. OPI color: Mod About You- I was so excited to pick up this color last week, and I totally love it. It's on my hands and toes right now. It's pale pink and is perfect for spring! OPI has a great brush and I would say this color you could do with 2 or 3 coats. I would call & check before the store has it if you're going to get it-it's pretty popular!

3. Seche Vite: Dry fast topcoat- I picked this up at Meijer one day not knowing how great it was going to be! I soon figured out it had high reviews and was sold at many other beauty stores (for actually about $4 than I got it for).  The only thing I have to say it is pretty thick, if you don't take care of the bottle it becomes thicker and you end up having to throw it away with some still left in the bottle. It is super shiny and gives a great finish. This brand also sells a base coat but I haven't tried that yet. Sally's Beauty Supply usually has the best price for it, I have also found these cute mini bottles there! Perfect for traveling or keeping one in your purse.

4. Downy Wrinkle Releaser- Ok this isn't exactly something to spray on your body but it's too good not to share. I hate wrinkles. I iron often (& don't have a steamer-YET!) so this is nice to have when you don't have time. I love this mini bottle, but they also make it in a bigger bottle. Again, I can't travel without this. Plus it has a great laundry smell.

5. Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil- I totally had this same product in my last beauty post & didn't even realize until now haha well its THAT GOOD. Coconut Oil really needs a post of its own, so I will definitely do that one day....until then, I use this stuff This is a 12oz. a jar I got at Walmart in the baking isle that I keep in the bathroom. I use it for makeup remover, shaving cream, over cuts, as a moisturizer for my face, removing makeup residue on products, chapped lips, oil pulling,dry skin & the list goes on.  It's natural, safe, inexpensive and smells like coconut. I'm obsessed. There are plenty of other great organic brands you can find too :)

6. Philosophy: The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash- I have been using this every night for about a month now. It's gentle on my skin, and leaves my skin feeling so soft and clean after! The smell is kinda bad but I'm use to it lol. It is on the expensive side but I'm hoping it will last me for awhile. I love Philosophy's products, and this one I am totes loving.

7. Philosophy: Purity- I use this cleanser every morning, and since the 1st day since I have started using it Iv been impressed. My skin feels fresh for the am and my makeup goes on so much better now! This is the 3oz. bottle found in the trial size section, so that is a great way to try it out for yourself without spending a lot.

8. Urban Decay: Naked 2- I have been wanting this for so long and finally got it a few months ago! I'm behind on the hype as far as posting about it goes haha but it really is worth the money. I have green eyes and so I chose this one over Naked 1 & 3. The colors in this palette I use the most are "bootycall" "verve" & "half baked". Every Urban Decay shadow I have used has great pigment, which is why they can be pricey. All the colors are so pretty!

The name of the product next to the number all have links for more info! As a side note: I use coupons constantly. Point systems through stores, coupons via email or catalogs, check if there's a "free product with purchase" type deals (don't get too suckered into those, some actually make you spend more), trying out trial sizes are great ways to save. Comment below if any of you have tried any of these products or post you own favorites for me to check out!

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