Best Nail Protein Ever!

Being that my job is very hands on my nails take a beating throughout the week. I’m always looking to keep my nails long strong & healthy. This base coat is from Columbia all the writing on the bottle is in spanish so I have no idea the name! I just tell people its a base coat with a green top and it’s usually $12 or more in beauty supply stores or in nail salons. If you don’t want to spend that much just ask your nail lady to use it as the base coat before you get polish. I think it’s a great investment! There is a process that goes along with the polish. The first time you use it put on 2 coats wait 2 days then every other day you add a coat. I do this for about 2 weeks then take it off & start again. My nails grow so fast with this polish I love it! Once I get the length i’m looking for I’ll start wearing color again & just using it as a base. I definitely recommend trying it out!

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Lazy Girl Dinner Idea.. Bake everything!

Let’s face it everyone gets lazy now & then. Not everyone likes to come home from a long day of work to cook dinner. There are plenty of nights I just want to pick up the phone & order take out but I would rather be healthy & save money! So I suck it up and think of something to make for dinner. Baking is one of the easiest ways to cook dinner there is hardly any clean up! Especially if you put foil over the pans you roll it up & clean up is done! My go to place for when I’m feeling lazy is Fresh market they have an amazing selection of fish, chicken & meat that are already seasoned and just ready to throw in the oven. The other night I bought almond encrusted salmon all I had to do was put it in the oven for 12 minutes! Along with the salmon I picked other vegetables that are great in the oven I choose brussels sprouts, asparagus & sweet potatoes.

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For the asparagus & brussels sprouts I drizzled olive oil over them with salt pepper & a complete seasoning I found in my spices cabinet. The sweet potato fries are just a sweet potato cut in thin slices like fries also with olive oil, salt & pepper. I put the sweet potatoes in the oven first on 400 degrees. When they were half way done I put in the veggies I let everything bake until soft. The salmon I put in last because it takes the fastest to cook.

What is your go to lazy meal?

Fruit, Almond & Spinach Salad!

This past weekend I was having a lazy saturday & didn’t feel like leaving the house at all. I was getting hungry around lunch time and kept thinking I have nothing to eat for lunch! I stared in the refrigerator & pantry for 20 minutes trying to figure out what I was going to eat. I wanted something heathy & I had different fruits on hand so I put together this salad! It actually came out really good! Perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon!

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Fruit, Almond & Spinach salad

baby spinach

strawberries

nectarine

almonds

avocado

chia seeds

drizzle of olive oil

Mix everything together for a healthy & refreshing salad!

New Fresh Juice Recipe!

I just posted about my new juicer & the green juice recipe. I created another one this week that is becoming my new favorite!

Apple, Carrot, Orange & Strawberries!

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I used 5 carrots, 2 oranges, 2 apples & handful of strawberries. Strawberry juice is amazing I did this recipe without the oranges & added more strawberries it was even better!

Almond Milk Ice Cream!

Every now & then I love to walk through Whole Foods. It’s such a amazing store pricy but I still love it. They have great smoothies & gelato milkshakes. While walking around yesterday I walked through their ice cream ale and came across almond milk ice cream. Ice cream is my weakness I could have it every day for dessert especially chocolate chip cookie dough. So I’m trying to look for a healthy alternative. I love almond milk for my cereal, coffee, smoothies, & overnight oats , so I figured this ice cream should be good. I’m not going to say it’s bad but it doesn’t compare to regular ice cream! It’s good & it satisfied my craving for ice cream but still don’t think I could ever give up actual ice cream! Next time I go I’m going to try the soy milk ice cream I’ve head the coconut milk ice is terrible!

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Have you ever tried this type of ice cream? Do you have a favorite?

What I wore: White & Nude

I love white & nude together it’s simple, clean & classy. You can look polished in a simple outfit that can be dressed up or down. The only rule with white & nude is don’t wear it to someone else’s wedding! I don’t even agree with no white after labor day especially in south florida we can wear white all year round, after all they do say winter white! We went out for a friends birthday last night & this is what I wore

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Top Old Navy $10.00

Skinny Jeans American Eagle $39.99

Shoes Payless $19.99

Watch Guess (christmas gift)

 

What do you think of wearing white & nude?

Work Out of the Day: Cardio & Squats!

People either love or hate cardio I am one of those people who absolutely love it. It’s such a great way to clear your mind you definitely get that runners high after running outside! However studies show adding some strength training into your daily workout routines have great benefits. Strength training burns calories even after you are finished working out the more muscle you have the more calories your body burns at rest. That is enough motivation for me to add some strength moves to my routine. I like doing squats & lunges add some hand weights while doing these moves burns even more calories. I usually do 50 squats & 50 lunges. These are a killer on your thighs & your butt!

I’ve been doing 2 miles of cardio either biking, walking or running. Then I’ll start my squats & lunges. Don’t forget to take a off day so your body can rest & build muscle!

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Whats your workout routine?