8 Reasons To Try High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

8 Reasons To Try High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

There are so many different types of effective workouts out there, and sometimes it’s hard to choose the type of workout that suit our bodies best.

I’ve personally tried numerous different workouts and about 2 years ago, I stumbled upon high intensity interval training — or HIIT for short. Two years ago, I had the absolute worst cardio endurance. I couldn’t even run for 1 minute straight without stopping. I decided to try a HIIT workout and ever since, I fell in love with how quick my endurance began to improve after incorporating HIIT into my weekly workout regime.

Two years later, I’m more toned with less % body fat and with a much higher level of cardio fitness. I decided to do some research on HIIT and its effects on the human body (which is so fascinating to me especially since I’m pursuing a degree in Exercise Science!). So, if you’re wondering if HIIT is the type of workout for you, keep reading!

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5 Summer Beauty Hacks Every Girl Needs to Know

5 Summer Beauty Hacks Every Girl Needs to Know

Summer is finally here and I’m sure we’re all ready for cold drinks on the beach, sand in our toes, perfect tans, and warm summer nights. But let’s face it, we may sometimes find the hottest days of the year unbearable. From repulsive sweat stains to unforgiving sunburns, hot summer days may be quite the nuisance.

Lucky for you guys, I’ve compiled a list of life hacks that will make your life a bit easier this season. Add these hacks to your summer routine, and let me know if they work for you! (more…)

Beat the Summer Heat with this Homemade Blue Lemonade

Beat the Summer Heat with this Homemade Blue Lemonade

It’s officially summer and I have mixed emotions. On one hand it’s time for beaches and road trips. On the other hand it’s time for bugs and insane heat waves. Summer is a double edge sword for sure. Thankfully there are some easy ways to avoid pests and beat the heat.

This homemade Blue Lemonade is a great way to have some fun and enjoy summer while staying hydrated. Lemonade is a summer staple  and the blue makes me think of the water. Homemade Blue LemonadeHow great would it be to enjoy this by the pool?

Here’s how to make this homemade blue lemonade. This recipe makes a 1/2 gallon and can easily be doubled to make more. Happy summer and enjoy!

Beat the Summer Heat with this Homemade Blue Lemonade
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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice from 2 lemons
  • Blue food coloring, optional
  • Ice

Instructions

1. Squeeze the juice out of 2 lemons to get 1/2 cup juice.

2. Purée the blueberries and pour the contents into a strainer.

3. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, add the sugar and 1/2 cup water until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.

4. Add 3 cups cold water and the lemon juice to the sugar mixture. Stir to blend well.

5. Add blue food coloring, a drop at a time, to meet your desired color. Stir.

6. Place ice in glasses and fill with the blue lemonade.

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ADDITIONAL MATERIALS USED
– Twine from a craft store
– White Peppermint Lifesavers
– Crazy Straws
– Gummy Sharks

1. Cut pieces of twine and string one Lifesaver on each piece. Tie the twine around the middle of each glass, placing the lifesaver in the middle to resemble a nautical life-preserver ring.
2.  Insert gummy sharks on a crazy straw and insert into drink.  Enjoy!

Homemade Blue Lemonade Recipe

 

 

Summer Ready with Nair Moroccan Argan Oil

Who wears short shorts? Do you wear short shorts? It’s that time of year again and we all know what that means: Time to shed the winter coat. In my case that covers anything from the knee and up. My research has assured me I’m not alone in ignoring the body hair dilemma during winter. I shave below the knee most of the time year-round but during the winter I’m lazy. Call it insulation 😉

Products like Nair (who sent us some goodies to try out)  can help year round with keeping the unwanted hair gone. It’s especially great at the turn of the season when you’re furry like me.

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Preparing for summer doesn’t end with ridding your legs of hair. There are other places that need attention too! Did you know Nair has you covered (or uncovered in this case) there too? They even have wax which is perfect for me since I have super sensitive skin and tend to burn when I use depilatories on my face.

The Nair Wax Kit comes with everything you need to get rid of pesky facial hair and perfectly manicured eyebrows. The kit includes:

  • 1 Tube of wax
  • Precision roller tip
  • 20 cloth strips (which you can cut/shape to suit your needs)
  • Precision tool

I was very happy with this kit mostly because it didn’t leave a mess behind. The roller tip really helped make sure the wax went where I wanted it without leaving a trailing string of wax in its wake.New Nair

I’m also pretty stoked about the Nair Glides Away Moroccan Argan Oil. This worked wonders on my coarse hair and left my skin feeling pretty amazing too. This is a depilatory for the bikini, arms and under arms. It comes in a convenient deodorant-like canister that allows for precise, no-touch application.

I love the concept behind the Nair Precision Kit For Face & Upper Lip Moroccan Argan Oil. The hands-free, precision tipped applicator makes it virtually fool-proof. I found out the hard way my face is too sensitive and my unwanted hair is too thick for this. My friend used it and it did great for her, so don’t let my bad experience deter you. Just before to do a skin test to make sure you don’t burn.

Remember to read the directions thoroughly!

Nair

Razor burn, painful tweezing, and all over waxing are no longer the only options you have for smooth, touchable skin this summer. Break out the shorts and pick up some Nair at your local drug or retail store; prices start at $6.60.

Inspired by the beauty rituals of Morocco, the Nair Moroccan Argan Oil line of hair removal depilatories and waxes contain 100% natural Argan oil from Morocco known to be ultra-moisturizing, nutrient-rich and restorative to help support the health and beauty of skin. As always, before using any of our products, please read and follow the labeling directions, including cautions and warnings.

  • NairTM is the only at-home hair removal brand to feature Moroccan Argan Oil
  • Each formula is infused with Orange Blossom, known to soothe and hydrate the skin

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs – Get Red Carpet Worthy Legs in Minutes

If you were to hit the beach right now (assuming it’s daytime where you are) would the sun bounce off of your legs and blind everyone around? I’m pretty sure that’s what would happen with me. Winter didn’t do my legs any favors. Printer paper and my legs could be related. No seriously; I have some albino-esque stuff going on.

I’m sure a lot of people can relate to this and there’s a solution that’s quicker than sunbathing, at home tanning, and tanning beds. In fact, Anna Camp hit the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards and check out her legs!

Anna Camp Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

She was stunning in her short, sexy yet fun dress with blue heels for an added pop of color. To complete her look, Melanie Inglessis (a celebrity makeup artist) used Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Fairest Glow for irresistible, streak-free legs.

“This really great product allows the legs to look flawless and tanned like she just stepped off the beach,”

Melanie explains.

What is Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs?

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs’ lightweight leg makeup eliminates the appearance of veins, freckles, bruises and imperfections, leaving legs smooth, supple and spring-ready. Packed with Vitamin K, Sally Hansen Airbrush legs provides more than coverage.

Sally Hansen Airbrush LegsThe all-new formula with Palmaria Extract, offers a conditioning treatment for dehydrated legs and enhances coverage. Simply spray on and blend in for soft, seamless, transfer-proof coverage that lasts all day.

After months of hiding behind maxi dresses, jeans, and trousers it’s time to prepare for skirt, short, and Capri season.

Sally Hansen Airbrush LegsWhat I love most about Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs is how quickly you see results. Tanning takes a while for noticeable results – even the at-home-tanners take at least a day for the final reveal. With Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs there’s no waiting or guesswork involved. Spray it on, smooth it out, and you’re ready to flaunt your stuff.

My friends can’t get over how amazing my legs look after using the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs. They’ve said my legs look airbrushed and I’ve also heard that it looks like I’m wearing pantyhose. I’m definitely impressed with the results and my friends are already shopping for some for themselves!

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

There are five natural-looking shades available: Light Glow, Medium Glow, Fairest Glow, Tan Glow, Deep Glow. These shades can be found at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs costs $13.99.

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