Going out? Get prepared.

Hey Ladies!

Going out tonight? I have the perfect preparation to get you ready, so your not spending so much time the day of, or an hour before you leave to figure out what makeup you are going to need. If there is a something that I know that I will be going to, I know about 5 days before exactly what I’m wearing.  Have you ever had those times, or maybe you still do where you know you are heading somewhere , a function or a party, and you are still changing your clothes thirty minutes before you leave , because you cant seem to find that perfect outfit, or dress. I’ve had so many of those in the past, so now I prepare myself before hand of finding the right ensemble to wear. Do you know how much time that saves you? Once you get the right dress, or outfit, go ahead and figure the shoes out. I have asked my kids or husband more times than once which shoes look better. I always want another persons point of view. We can always look in a full body mirror, but I always like an opinion. I always have the same makeup preparation like I do any other time. I do take it easy when I’m home,  or just going to the store which is a tinted moisturizer, mascara, and lip gloss. If I want to play up my look a little more, especially with a smoky eye, I always add in a great shadow, liner ( sometimes), and always have that out the night before. It always helps to have everything out, so your not scrambling around for the perfect shadow, or the array of lip colors you are uncertain you want to use. Try them out first, so you know which ones you like best. I usually hold out about 3 or 4 colors, and then pick the one I like once I have my outfit on. it often depends what kind of mood I am in. I’m sure there are some of you that have your favorite products that are a must on nights out. With all the amazing products out there, it is hard to choose some days. Preparation is the key to reduce time consumption and stress when it comes to getting ready. You always have to go out with a happy face right? makeup

Follow:

Interview with Fitness Professional Unni Greene

Today’s post is a Q&A session with the amazing “Diet Diva,” Unni Greene, who is the author of Eat More to Lose More, the host of  “Your Best Body Ever” on Janet TV, and co-creator of the JNL Fusion Fitness System.

unni greeneFit and Bliss: Tell me a little about yourself.
My and is Unni Greene. I am a 50 year old female master trainer and nutritionist. I am also the mother of 4 beautiful young adults and the owner of SoMi Fitness Personal Training Studio in South Miami together with my life mate, Coach William Del Sol. I am also a published book author and magazine and internet TV show contributing author. I am also a national level NPC Bikini Athlete and NPC promoter.

Fit and Bliss: How did you get into fitness?
I have been in fitness my entire life. I grew up as a competitive figure skater in Sweden and have been an athlete ever since. Brings competitor from a very young age shaped me into adhering to a lifelong commitment to the physical and mental attributes of being an athlete.

Fit and Bliss: Could you give us a little insight on your daily diet, and what it consist of?
My diet is very clean. As a nutrition specialist I can’t say enough about the importance of your diet. I eat a macro ratio of about 30 % carbs, 40% protein and 30 % healthy fats. I eat at least 5 times per day and drink lots of water. I eat mostly eggs, fish, vegetables, avocados, nuts and coconut oil. My diet is more about what I do not eat. I don’t eat white carbohydrates, I never eat added sugar, and I don’t drink alcohol regularly. I never, ever eat red meat, pork, fast foods, or candy and sweets. Lucky for me I don’t have a sweet tooth, but I do love to eat good food.

Fit and Bliss: What is a day like for your fitness regimen?
I try to work out almost every day. Since I am in a gym training clients 6 days per week I try to take the opportunity as it arises. I work legs and glutes a minimum twice a week. I also work my upper body in splits, usually shoulders which are the foundation of a great upper body one day, chest and back one day and bicep and tricep on another day. I don’t do much cardio unless I feel I have a few pounds to lose for competition or events.

Fit and Bliss: What do you think the overall importance is when wanting to get in the best shape of your life?
Without a doubt, nutrition is the most important factor. You can never succeed at changing your body while only training if you are not eating right for your goals. You need the proper macronutrient ratio which has to be established by a qualified individual. The second most important factor is resistance training. Only doing cardio will get you nowhere. You must add weight training to sculpt your body. Aim to sweat every day!

Fit and Bliss: We all saw you in the JNL Fusion Videos. How did that start, and what can we do to get those amazing legs?
William and I were privileged to be the co- creator of the JNL Fusion together with JNL. I wrote the meal plan and helped choreograph the workouts. We worked on that project for close to three years before the videos where filmed. In that time, my legs just got better and better from doing the JNL Fusion. Having grown up as a figure skater certainly helped shape my legs and glutes from early childhood so that too helps a lot. The method really works and we still use it today with our clients.

Fit and Bliss: Do you have a motto?
YES. It’s “I am here for YOU!” This is my favorite motto because there is no greater gift than the joy you receive from watching others succeed through your help.

Fit and Bliss: Who is your fitness idol or inspiration?
I look within for my inspiration. I see what I have done well and where I can improve. By taking assessment of my own strength and weaknesses on a regular basis I don’t stagnate or get complacent. I compete with myself, trying to be a better person today than I was yesterday. That goes on every level. A better coach, a better mom, a better spouse and human being.
In general, all athletes inspire me as I know what it takes to get to that personal best that they have.

*For Unni Greene’s workout and cooking videos subscribe to:
www.youtube.com/somifitness305

Connect with Unni Greene on Facebook here:
www.facebook.com/somifitness

Follow:

3 Products that are best for any Complexion

THE BEST PRODUCTS….. THE WINNERS ARE

Happy Hump Day ladies!

I have to tell you that the other day when I was getting my hair done, I ran into a lady that had the most gorgeous milky skin, and had the best lipstick on. I knew in my mind what lipstick it was because its one of my favorites, but decided to ask her to see if I was right, and I was. It is one of favorite lipsticks especially for the winter. It made me realize that you do not need to have darker skin, or darker hair to wear this color, and so I realized that it made my list of one of my top products that works well for any complexion. My Picks are…

1. Benefit High Beam. – I can’t tell you how many people compliment me on this product when I wear it, and I’ll tell you why. It gives a beaming, dewy finish to your skin, and literally makes it glow. If it is applied with the right kind of primer, it will rock! I can’t say enough great things about High Beam. To shop , you can pick it up at www.sephora.com.

hg=)

2. Nars Orgasm Blush- This is the diamond of all cuts. There is no other blush that incorporates a gorgeous pink glow, like Nars. It has won multiple awards for this product. it is the only blush that I wear, and it compliments ALL skin tones. Its the best. nars

3. I wanted to save the best for last. Mac lipstick in RubyWoo. This is the lipstick that looks amazing on everyone, and I mean that. This is the lipstick that I seen on the lady with the gorgeous milky complexion, and it is one of those sexy colors that only accents your lips, but doesn’t take away from your natural beauty. mac

Well there is the 3 Best products that are best for every skin tone. The first two products can be found at www.sephora.com, and the Mac lipstick can be picked up at www.maccosmetics.com.

Follow:

I Love Caviar… Laura Mercier kind

Hi beauties!

The best product ever has come out, and I am absolutely loving it. I love the easy application, and of course , best of all , the gorgeous colors. Laura Mercier, as wonderful as her products are, came out with the eye color caviar sticks. it gives you an amazing way to achieve that smoky eye. This stick is perfect for travel, and it has such a creamy finish, that it lasts a long while, and glides right onto your eyes. One thing that I found with the product, it doesn’t crease like other shadows do, after long periods of wear. Of course, I always use an eye primer before putting any eye makeup on, because it gives your eyes a moisturizing base before hand. It is so great, that it was the winner of Allure Magazine’s “Best of Beauty ” award for 2013. I cant believe it has taken me two years to try this amazing eye product. You can find them in about every shade, and since I have hazel eyes, I thought I’d try all of them. I cant really pick which one is my favorite, because all of them are gorgeous. This has such an easy application, with such high definition color. You use this just like an eyeliner, and then blend well with a blending brush , or your fingers. If any of you are looking for a no-fuss type of application when it comes to doing up your eyes, this is the one to get. To buy this product, shop online at www.neimanmarcus.com, or www.lauramercier.com to name a few. Check out below some of the amazing colors. eye

Follow: