Traveling is so fun , and when doing it , it’s important to make a list of all the essentials that you need so that you are fully prepared for your flight, and it’s more comfortable for you.  The most annoying thing about a flight is when you are tired and forgot your head rest or super cold and are short a blanket. Who likes that ? I have many items that I pack with me for my flights and I feel some of these things could come in handy for  you also.

Evian Facial Mist – This is perfect for long flights and literally gives your skin some freshness. This is the perfect mist to throw in your bag and use through out your flight. Long flights can make your skin so dry, and in return can make your skin itch and flare up. Keep the skin moisturized and fresh through out your flight.

Hydrating Crème- I like to keep hydrating crème on hand for applying to my skin through out the flight. It keeps your facial skin in tact and will feel so much better once you land. A great Hydrating crème that I love is Ole Hendrickson Nurture Me crème. This is the bomb. It has such a great consistency to it and makes your skin feel like a million dollars.

Travel Pillow – This is a MUST! Traveling without a pillow is a pain. You will get tired or want to be relaxed, and not having a headrest is so uncomfortable. This also reduces strain on your neck. Great travel pillows can be found at Amazon Prime . They have many different ones to pick from. travel must haves by pexel

 

Traveling is so fun, but if you are flying for a long period of time, it’s best to feel as comfortable as possible. This means making a list of some things that will make your flight most comfortable.

 

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I am a huge avocado lover. Matter of fact, my family jokes with me on how many avocados I eat in a day. One of my favorite breakfast choices is my avocado toast. It is healthy and it is great fuel for any morning workout. It provides you with great , healthy fats and avocados are loaded with amazing monounsaturated fatty acids. This amazing fruit provides us with 20 vitamins and minerals. Yes! We are getting our vitamin intake. Here is my take on amazing avocado toast.pexels for avocado toast

I use Ezekiel bread which is made of sprouted whole grains, and seeds. It’s not one of those breads you find in the stores that is loaded with fillers, and flour. It provides you with more protein, fiber, and vitamins and minerals. It contains no phytic acid, and is not concentrated with large amount of gluten. I go ahead and put that in the toaster. While my bread is toasting, I take a small avocado ( organic preferable) and slice and cut. I then mash the avocado and mix a bit of pepper, and onion powder to it. Make sure you take it easy on the onion powder. I don’t use much at all. Once that is mixed up and mashed really well, I spread on my toast. I then add a great mixed red pepper flake spice to the top of it, and add a bit more black pepper. I do add some great herbs to it once in a while, and then I eat with either a boiled egg, or a fried egg made only with coconut oil. It is so yummy. If you are looking for a great, quick breakfast option, this avocado toast is not only delicious, but so super healthy for your body. It is imperative you eat healthy breakfasts to give you the proper fuel to get your morning going . Happy Thursday!

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Skin Breakouts are the worse. They can ruin a good night out, and the fact that you are probably using some sort of skin care makes you think that maybe its just not working for you. Skin Breakouts can happen any time and for a variety of reasons. It can happen at any age, and sometimes breakouts can be due to eating foods that you may be allergic to, or e even using skincare that has some ingredients that your skin isn’t to fond of. Skin breakouts can also be due to hormones and that time of the month.  I feel that what you put on the inside of your body also reflects on the outside. I see people who drink so much water and their skin glows. I’ve seen people that eat horrible, and their skin has flare-ups. It doesn’t hurt to add some amazing foods to your diet to help with those breakouts. Here are my top foods for helping with breakouts.

Salmon- Salmon is full of healthy fat, and omega 3’s. Its great for the skin, and studies show that healthy fats are good at helping give skin that glow. 

Pumpkin- Did you know that pumpkin has amazing qualities for the skin? That is why we see so many pumpkin face masks, and pumpkin eye masks. They literally give skin so many vitamins. 

Blueberries- Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and are perfect for working from the inside. They are packed with Vitamin C, and helps with collagen production.

Guava and papaya- These exotic fruits are loaded with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is crucial for fighting and combating breakouts. The more you have, the better it becomes. 

Do not worry about breakouts. You are probably experiencing the occasional breakout. If so, try adding more of these foods into your diet. If not, and its reoccurring, I would check in with a dermatologist to determine if maybe you have allergies. 

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April has rolled around again, and I have a few April beauty items on my list for this month. I love the BEST, and I find them by trial and error. I have my list of favorites, and these items I have heard so much about. I can’t wait to get to the store to get them.Beauty Shopping

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighter- ($28.00)

I’ve read so much about this amazing highlighter, and how it stays on for hours. I do know by now that anything that Anastasia makes is the ultimate best. Highlighters can be tricky. I have used many that really do not give your face a natural look. It can seems like you have put too much on, or the ingredients aren’t that good. I’m really excited to try this one.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Palette.  ($42.00)

This eyeshadow palette is suppose to give your eyes such a shimmer, but with quality ingredients. I’ve read that you do not even need a eyeshadow primer before using it. The colors look gorgeous, and the perfect palette for Spring. It has a variety of golds and champagne colors that would fit all eye colors perfectly.

 

Sephora Collection Refresh and Prep Lip Scrubber ($8.00)

The price point on this is definitely on the more affordable side. The Lip scrubber is suppose to rid away all the dead skin cells on your lips, and give your pout a more vibrant feel and look. Applying lipstick on lips that have dead skin on them is a huge pas faux. It can make your lipstick look dry and chapped. We want our lipstick to go on nicely . It makes our lips look that much better. Cold weather can wreak havoc on our skin and most definitely on our lips. Hopefully It works well.

 

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I wanted to share with you something that everyone ask me about.. my Fitness routine. I can’t tell you how many people ask me what I do to stay in shape, what classes I take, what I eat, and so forth. I’m here to share that with you. First off, I don’t feel 100 percent unless I move on a daily basis. It gets my heart going, me energy levels up, and I feel so much better all around. Now I do have days where I don’t feel like doing anything because my plate is full for the day. I just tell myself that I have to devote at least an hour to me everyday. I feel like once you find that balance, everything else falls into place. fitness routine

I do love changing my Fitness routine up every now and then. I don’t know about you, but I get bored very easily with the same workout. I think I have done everything under the sun, and YES I do have my favorites. First thing in the morning, I always start my morning with a warm glass of lemon water. I feel this just gets everything going, especially my metabolism. It’s also great for de-toxing the liver. I will then make me something light. This usually involves a piece of avocado toast with a bit of crushed red pepper. YES! it’s delicious. I try to break up what I want to do every Sunday. I figure out what workouts I want to do ,and what areas I want to work. A typical week looks something like this:

Monday– I usually go to a HIIT class, or head straight to the gym for 30 min of cardio, and work my arms.( machine work)

Tuesday- This day usually involves a hot yoga class. Once I hit that class, I’m pretty beat. It is the BEST workout in the world.

Wednesday- I usually go to a Pilates class or head to the gym for cardio and work my legs( Machine work)

Thursday– This day again involves a hot yoga class.

Friday– I love heading to a spin class or kickboxing class. I then try to do a power walk ( if weather permits)

Saturday– I usually head to the gym early for cardio, or I do a Swork -IT workout at home. The best app for at home fitness.

Sunday– I never workout on Sundays.  This is my day with the family and my day to pretty much eat and drink what I want. This is my no limits day. It usually involves some amazing dinner, or a great meal out.

If I’m on vacation, I always find the gym, or a yoga class that is close, or go for a run. I always try to find at least 1 hour to move.

No matter where you are or what you are doing, Fitness should always be fun. Find what you like and stick with it, or be like me and move around a bit. Either way, your health depends on it.

 

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