Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Regain Your Shape!!!!

There are so many shapewear companies out there..I feel like Spanx really took over the market with their products.  Over the years, I bought lots of Spanx.  And after Gwyneth wore 2 to the Oscars, many friends, myself included started doing the same!!!!! But Spanx never really worked for me... I don't like the material and I really don't like the fit..BUT I love shapewear and I definitely need it, especially for certain dresses/outfits.  I came across a company, Shapellx on Instagram, you know one of those "click here" to buy ads and I immediately purchased one of their products and I love it.. It does not roll down, it lays flat under all materials and it is not clingy (I always thought the Spanx material was too clingy).  The product that I purchased really does slim down your entire body.  It's incredible!!!  On the site, you will see that everything is mostly HIGH compression, which means it really sucks you in!!!!!  They also have a list where you can choose your "control" area. I find the site very easy to use!!!



Ultimately, I decided to write a post about shapewear because I did get a few questions about which style to buy and how to choose which piece is right for you.  Basically it is best to stick to your regular size, so that the garment fits just right (Here is their sizing help chart...sooo helpful).  If you want to minimize your thighs get a pair of footless tights or biker short style.  For smooth lines around the torso, get something with a high waist and for all-over shaping (my favorite!!!!!) choose a bodysuit!!!



So are you ready to nip and tuck your body?  Here are links to some of their best sellers!!!

Here are the Shapellx best shapewear pieces

I have also been asked about waist and body trimmers, where you train your body to get smaller by wearing these a few hours a day!!!! I have never tried any of these, but sign me up!!!!



Shapellx also has a full line of flattering leggings and workout 
clothes!!!

This is the shaper that I bought and it's really really good!!!

And lastly the the sooo popular thong shapewear bodysuits!!!!


Saturday, January 18, 2020

Amazon Best Sellers for 2019

I received my Amazon Associates report for 2019 and I was able to see which items were the best sellers from the links that I shared last year.  I loved seeing how much you loved the items that I chose for you.  It seems organizing/cleaning items are the most popular, followed by beauty products!!!  I LOVE it..



This phone charger

These storage baskets..I used in my pantry!!!

These oven liners. They are great for keeping your oven clean!!!

These bowls!!!

These Ikea bags..We use them for EVERYTHING!!!!!

This stain remover...hands down THE BEST

This Volumizer Hair Dryer Brush....Probably my favorite thing on the Amazon site...

This mascara!!!

This candle!!!!

This vacuum!!!

This was a stocking stuffer for my college senior!!!!!

These makeup brushes!!!

This USB lighter

The Bobby Brown Makeup Manual!!!!!

And the skin saver set for the guys!!!!









Disclosure:  Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning that I get a small commission, at no additional cost to you, if you click through and purchase the item. 

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Smash Hit SIX Is Coming to Broadway

I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked if I was going to get tickets to the London theater smash hit Six.  It's finally come to Broadway and we have a block of tickets in the Mezzanine on February 20th at 8pm.  Each ticket is $120. Email me to save your spot.

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st-century girl power! SIX is the global sensation that everyone is losing their heads over. The New York Times says SIX is “pure entertainment!” and Evening Standard hails SIX as “the most uplifting new British musical I have ever had the privilege to watch.”






Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Leopard Dress

I am looking a few things that I have saved in my shopping cart and I cannot believe how many times I choose a leopard dress over everything else...it got me thinking..how should you wear a leopard dress...I went to the web to look for some inspiration....and also linked some of the dresses I have my eye on!!!!

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Here are some of my favs:











Monday, January 13, 2020

Book Club Monday

I am on a roll with Reece Witherspoon book club picks!!!  This week's book is Conviction by Denise Mina.  It was am immediate New York Times bestseller...here is the story:

The day Anna McDonald's quiet, respectable life exploded started off like all the days before: Packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true crime podcast. Then her husband comes downstairs with an announcement, and Anna is suddenly, shockingly alone.

Reeling, desperate for distraction, Anna returns to the podcast. Other people's problems are much better than one's own -- a sunken yacht, a murdered family, a hint of international conspiracy. But this case actually is Anna's problem. She knows one of the victims from an earlier life, a life she's taken great pains to leave behind. And she is convinced that she knows what really happened.

Then an unexpected visitor arrives on her front stoop, a meddling neighbor intervenes, and life as Anna knows it is well and truly over. The devils of her past are awakened -- and in hot pursuit. Convinced she has no other options, she goes on the run, and in pursuit of the truth, with a washed-up musician at her side and the podcast as her guide. - Amazon.com

For more information or to order this book, CLICK HERE




Saturday, January 11, 2020

Healthy Baked Eggplant Parmesian



(adapted from eating bird food)
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  • 2 Eggplants, medium
  • 1/3 cups basil
  • 2 Eggs, large
  • 1 24 oz jar Marinara sauce
  • 1 cup Almond flour
  • 1 Black pepper, Freshly ground
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1 Cooking spray
  • 2 cups Mozzarella
  • 1 cup Parmesan

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray. In a shallow bowl, whisk together almond flour, 1/2 cup Parmesan, Italian seasoning and ½ teaspoon sea salt. Season with salt and pepper. 
  2. In another shallow bowl, whisk eggs with 2 Tablespoons water and season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Dip an eggplant slice into the egg wash, then sprinkle the almond flour parmesan mixture over each side of the eggplant slice. Place on baking sheet. Repeat to coat all eggplant slices. Spray tops lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Bake until soft inside, and golden and crisp on the outside, about 30 minutes, flipping around the 15 minute mark.
  5. In a large baking dish, add 1 cup of marinara and spread evenly. Add an even layer of baked eggplant slices. Add another 1 cup of sauce. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella, ¼ cup of the remaining Parmesan and 1/4 cup fresh basil. Top with another layer of baked eggplant slices and spread on 1 cup of sauce. Top with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, ¼ cup parmesan and remaining fresh basil.
  6. Bake, uncovered, until top is bubbly and golden, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Who What Wear At Target

Right before Christmas I partnered with Target to try their Who What Wear line.  I had never seen anything from them before so I did not know what to expect!!!  OMG!!! I was pleasantly surprised.  I spent the past 10 days with my parents in Florida and I decided to give my new Target wardrobe a try.  I was so pleasantly surprised with all the pieces.  They looked much more expensive and everything was so stylish!!  My mom, who is a tough critic, was shocked at how cute all the looks were.  With her stamp of approval, I decided to share some really fun, inexpensive fashion finds with you for the new year!!!!



This dress is so adorable...I love the bow tie neck..Its hard to choose which color to pick!!!

This maxi dress is amazing..I love the light orange color...it runs large so go down a size or 2!!!!

If red is your color, you have to get this dress...the style is soo flattering!!

I bought this blouse in the black and wore it with white jeans!!!!!!

This blouse looks amazing with leather pants!!!!

I did not buy these yet but I am going to get the cream for the spring/summer..I love the front slit!!

Both of these blouses reminded me of Liberty of London and they both look great with jeans!!!!! I wore them with my dark flares!!!!

I love both of these sleeveless blouses!!!

These pants were by far my favorite piece in the entire collection..I wore mine with a black blouse but they would look great even with the sleeve top mentioned above.





Disclosure:  Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning that I get a small commission, at no additional cost to you, if you click through and purchase the item. 


Monday, January 6, 2020

Book Club Monday

HI..I am starting off the new year with a Reece Witherspoon book club choice, Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.  I saw this book on instagram and was sooo hooked by the description and so far I have always LOVED Reece's picks!!  I cannot wait to start it...Here is the story:

A striking and surprising debut novel from an exhilarating new voice, Such a Fun Age is a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both.

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right.

But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other.

With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," and the complicated reality of being a grown up. It is a searing debut for our times. - Amazon.com



For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE.


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Disclosure:  Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning that I get a small commission, at no additional cost to you, if you click through and purchase the item. 


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Packing Up Your Decorations?

Tomorrow is the Feast of the Epiphany, or the day when the three wise men visited the baby Jesus.  It is said that you should wait until this feast day to take down your Christmas decor.  This year, especially I have received so many requests on how to store Christmas decorations.  I have compiled a list of some of the best things to help keep your collection neat and tidy and ready for next November/December!!!



I just ordered these to store my wreaths!!!!

These are perfect for storing your lights!!!!

I use these bags to store smaller artificial trees and garland...

These are my go to storage bags...they hold everything...

This is the best ornament storage box...each ones holds up to 64 ornaments!!!!

Do yourself a favor and get rid of the messy package of extra hooks and buy this for next year......

This will keep all of your electrical cords nice and tidy!!!

Do you have Christmas plates or glasses? This is just the thing you need!!!

If you have an artificial tree, this is an amazing way to store it!!!

I like to store extra gift bags, tags, bows, etc in this bag....







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