My Fall Skinny Mocha

This morning after my morning Zumba workout, I had my usual TLS Whey Protein shake , but today I wanted to mix it up a bit by adding some “Fall Spice”, so I went for the Cinnamon. I also know that Cinnamon helps with regulating blood sugar. Added Bonus it tastes Great!!! I love double-goodness ingredients!!

Here’s my Protein Shake that I had this morning, its super easy to make and tastes super good!! I like to call it my “Skinny Fall Mocha” because of the “fat-Burning” Mochatonix! 🙂

The drink was too good, I drank it too fast to get in the picture! :)
The drink was too good, I drank it too fast to get in the picture! 🙂

 

Ingredients in Drink:

One Cup of Soy Milk ( I use Plain, cause I’m already sweet, I don’t need the extra calories)

One Packet of TLS Whey Protein in Chocolate Flavor

1/2 of a Scoop of Mochatonix (The fat burning contexts) yum! ( I use Cappuccino Flavor)

Dash of Water

Dash of Cinnamon (about one teaspoon, but I just sprinkle)

How to make the Drink:

Step One: Pour the Soy Milk in your Protein Shaker

Step Two: Open packet of your TLS whey protein (or use scoop if its the canister) and pour with milk, following with the 1/2 scoop of Mochatonix

Step 3: add a little bit of filtered water

Step 4: Using the whisk that comes with your protein shaker, secure lid (make sure it snaps shut, you don’t want any spills) Give it a shake shake shake  for about 10 seconds and voila! You have your delicious Skinny Protein Mocha 🙂

Protein shaker with Whisk, any brand will do
Protein shaker with Whisk, any brand will do

Dash with the Cinnamon for that Fall flavor that will lower your blood sugar 🙂 If you’re really daring, you can try nutmeg.

Simple 4 steps and you have yourself a Healthy “Fall” Mocha.

What do you think of this fall drink? Will you try it?

Fall Look with Motives

The leaves are starting to drop, the coffee chains have premièred their Pumpkin Spice Latte’s and the kids are back in school. This can only mean one thing, Fall is Coming!! Funny how the Pumpkin Spice Latte premièred during summer, but why wait?

If you haven’t started shuffling through your wardrobe yet and adding those fall colors and sweaters, you may want to change up your makeup look with some Fall looks this upcoming Season. Fall is about the colors of autumn, the leaves, which usually lead to brown tones. If you need some help on that Fall Season look, you better check out Motives Cosmetics’ latest video on what’s hot this coming fall before its too late! Here’s a Sneak Peek!!

 

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Motives “Fall Nights Glam” by @elymarino

Fall Nights Tutorial:

First off, you will need products: This look uses

Okay, now that you have products lets begin the steps!! 🙂

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Motives Secret Moments

Step 1: Using the Motives Secret Moments Palette, choose the lightest shade on your brow bone. Apply the orange shade above your crease.

Step 2: Apply the blue shade in the crease and blend

Step 3: Apply the silver shade on the lid keeping it below the crease

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Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Onyx

Step 4: Take the Motives pressed Eye shadow in Onyx and apply on the outside corner making a V-shape into the crease.

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Motives Gel Eyeliner in Little Black Dress

Step 5: Line your eyes with Motives Gel Eyeliner in Little Black Dress

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Motives Paint Pot in Vogue

and Finally Step 6: For some fun shimmer, add Motives Paint pot in Vogue underneath the lower lash. For a day look,leave off the shimmer (and apply at night)

And that’s it! 6 easy steps and you got yourself a Glam Fall Nights look (or 5 steps for a day look)

What do you think of this look? Will you try it?

Please comment and share!! 🙂

Stay Beautiful!!

Congrats to Motives Cosmetics!!

Today Motives Cosmetics made history, well at least on Instagram. Today the Motives Cosmetics Instagram page hit 1 Million Followers!!! This is huge everyone!!

If you haven’t heard of Motives yet, you are missing out on the Hottest trend in Makeup yet!! Brands like Clinique and Shisheido don’t even have 1 Million Followers ! Now how to did a brand that hardly anyone knows about get 1 million followers? There are a number of ways this happened, one can be their Business Model.

Since Motives is not Sold in Stores, and only sold through the Motives Beauty Advisors, find out more here on how to become one, Motives Cosmetics’ Advisors leverage Motives Cosmetics Instagram page to promote their Business.

Motives Cosmetics works very hard to get their page updated daily with hot new trends and looks from a number of Beauty Mavens, which they call “Motives Mavens”. Some of these Mavens include Vegas Nay, Ely Marino ,Aurora Makeup and HelloFritzie. These girls are incredibly talented and also have a huge fan base their selves which they have introduced to Motives.

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Makeup tutorial by Aurora Makeup

Another example of how Motives Cosmetics help Women (and men) everywhere fee beautiful and earn money at the same time.

The CEO and creator of Motives, Loren Ridinger works extremely hard to get the word out on her cosmetic brand by interviewing with magazines, tv reporters and even has her own Blog

In recent years, actress and wife of Carmelo Anthony,LaLa Anthony joined forces with Motives to create a line for every woman in every shade. The Motives for LaLa line has taken off by a storm and has seen an uprising in sales for Motives.

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Motives Divas Loren and LaLa

 

The most powerful weapon Motives Cosmetics has, aside from all the professionals using it, is the average woman building her Motives Business. You can’t build a MAC business, at least not easily without shelling thousands in cash…. Motives Cosmetics loves training all women to be entrepreneurs and this is what helped them get to 1 million followers on IG! Do you want to be  a part of the hottest Makeup line, Motives Cosmetics?

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Motives advertise in Elle Magazine

 

A Guide to Healthy Living

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The more weightloss related Blogs you read, the phrase “Healthy Living” comes up a lot , and I admit I use it a lot too. Just what does it actually mean though to live a healthy life? Here are some tips on living a healthy life. Ready?

Make a To-Do List

Before you go to sleep, make a To-do list for the next day. (This is something I myself need to get in a habit of), but it has been studied that Healthy and Successful People make To-do lists and stick to them. The best time to make this list is at the end of the day when you are winding down and getting ready for sleep. It helps your refresh, and also helps you wake up in morning. Since you’ll have something to look forward to.

Make sure you schedule some Exercise in.

If you schedule your exercise, you are more likely to do it, rather than if you say “if I’m not too tired”. Instead, schedule it in the morning  before you head to the office. Get up an hour early if you have to. Haven’t exercise in a while? Start slow, by going for a walk. Not a morning person? Go with your kids and/or significant other after work/school. A Family that Exercises together, stays together!! 😉

Plan your meals Ahead of time

To eat Healthy throughout the day (especially during the work hours), plan your meals, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients at home to avoid eating out. If you do have to eat out or have that splurge,make sure eat healthy, use these Tips on eating Healthy at Restaurants. Eat lots of Fruit and Vegetables 

Go Shopping on either Sunday or Monday (if your schedule allows)

On Monday, the food at the grocery store is the freshest, so if you can make it to the store on a Monday, go shopping on Monday, if not go on Sunday to stock up for the week. Don’t buy too much food that will spoil.

Limit the Soda and other Sugary Drinks

Soda has way too many empty calories in it that is so bad for you on so many levels. By just eliminating Soda from your diet you can drop tons of pounds (if you’re a regular Soda drinker). Soda is high in Sugar, chemicals and causes tooth decay. Just stay away from Soda. Instead, drink Seltzer water flavored with fruit or Iced tea that is unsweetened. One cup of coffee a day is okay as well (just go easy on the sugar)

Keep a Journal

If you are trying to lose weight, keeping a journal will help you attain your goals. Also, share with a friend or a coach that guides you will also help you achieve your Weightloss goals.

Do you have any other Healthy Living tips you would like share? Please do!

Are these tips Helpful ?

 

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Why I’m so getting a Wrap Dress

Some days you just have those mornings when you have nothing wear and nothing looks good on you. Do you ever feel like you have hundreds of clothes and nothing matches? This is where the Wrap Dress comes in handy for Every Girl! Read on for why you must pick one up next time you’re out shopping!

Every girl has those days when they just don’t feel “sexy” and have those “go-to” items to enhance her look. For some it may be that pair of sexy skinny jeans that make your long legs look sexy. For other girls it may be that awesome top that enhances her full figured top. Or maybe its that skirt to enhance those sexy legs? Whatever it is, every girl has that go-to piece of clothing. If you don’t have a Wrap dress already, next time you are out shopping, be sure to pick one up!! It is a Must Have for Every Girl!!

Yes, guys every girl has these days believe it or not! After reading about the Wrap Dress on Loren Ridinger’s Myfashioncents.com , I decided that every girl needs a Wrap dress!! Seriously!! Here’s Why.

The Wrap Dress can be styled down with flip-flops or styled up with a pair of some sexy Heels and a nice Necklace, bracelet, maybe some earrings?

Another reason this dress is a must, is its All Season! Never going out of style!!

The Wrap dress can be worn ALL YEAR LONG, since it is very versatile.

Just wear it plain with some sandals in spring or summer.

Slap on a pair of  some tights and a light jacket during Fall and layer with a few extras during winter.

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Which dress do you prefer? What do you think of the Wrap Dress?

Do you have a go to item in your closet that’s a must?

How to Make your Perfume Last Forever

Perfume makes us feel pretty, and to be honest it is not a cheap accessory. Most bottles can set you back $150, so keeping your perfume lasting longer should every woman’s must! The horrible part is Perfume is not expensive to make, yet the price tag is high…and the pretty bottle makes it look like there’s even more than there actually is.

Perfume is not a cheap item to buy, yet we have our favorite scents that we must wear, or maybe you got one as a gift. Making that little bottle last longer than its expected shelf life is important for not wasting precious products (and money). Here are a few tips on how to keep your Perfume lasting longer than the 2-3 years shelf life time.

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Surprisingly, storing your Perfume with the lid shut tight and in the original box will help your perfume last just a little bit longer

Also, the darker bottles have a tendency to absorb less light therefore the scents will be truer for longer.

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Keep your bottles away from any moisture-rich areas like the bathroom . Be wary if you live in humid, ocean or wet climates as your perfume may taper off faster

It is best to keep your perfumes in dark corners and at room temperatures, this will prevent your perfume from losing its scents and lasting longer.

Also, the expensive brands tend to last longer since they are made with better ingredients than the cheap ones. So, save up and buy one good one instead of 10 cheap ones. (This should go for most things you buy)

When in doubt, close the lid and stick it in a corner if you want your perfume to last forever 🙂

What is your favorite scent to wear? I love to wear Chance by Chanel..I know I’m going to use all of these tips to help it last even longer!! 😉

Why you should start doing Pushups

Everyone thinks there’s a magic exercise or a magic pill they should take to lose weight. Everyone is on the search for this “magic” thing as well. Well, I don’t know if its magic, but there’s one exercise that you MUST be doing it is the Push-up.

You either love ’em or you hate ’em, but if you want a toned body and better balance, you must  incorporate the Push-up into your Daily routine.

Never done one before? That’s fine! Start out slow with 10 pushups a day. You can even modify! In fact…if you aren’t doing the “regular” push-up correctly you MUST modify!!! Here’s how to do a “proper” push-up:

Start out in Full Plank Position.

Engage your core muscles, this means to push your belly button to the spine.

When your chest is about the size of a fist away from the ground, slowly press back up to full plank position.  Repeat! Try for 10 if you’re just starting out — or challenge yourself and see how many you can do before your form starts to falter.

If you’re quite not ready ready for the Full push-up, that is A-ok. Please do Modified (and please don’t call them “girl” push-ups”).

Push-ups ARE not an easy exercise, that’s why they’re Awesome to do! It’s better to do 10 Correctly formed Modified Push-ups than 5 not so good “full” push-ups where your belly is sagging and your neck is strained. The awesome part is, if you keep practising your modified push-ups you’ll eventually get to the full push-ups and then even the variations will be easy for you! So Start with the modified! Its better than nothing!!

To do a correct modified Push-up place your knees on the ground and bend them, do not cross your feet. With a straight back and lifted chest, press your chess to the ground.

Another tip on push-ups, the wider your hands are from your chest, the more you work your chest. The closer they are to your body, the more you work your triceps. So try moving your hands closer and further away from you for a full-body workout! 🙂

Do you push-up?

 

Workout classes

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Exercise is a part of a Healthy lifestyle. Exercise gets your blood flowing, your heart-pumping and calories and fat burning. It’s always good do what you enjoy and to mix it up with different exercises every day, this way you don’t get bored and burn yourself out. Here are my favorite Exercise Classes:

Zumba Classes- My Ultimate Favorite! It’s fun and a great workout..need I say more? Check out my blog on Zumba for more on why I love it.

Pilates- You don’t always have to be jumping around in order to get a good workout. Besides, if your goal is to lose weight and build muscle. Pilates is a great way to strengthen your muscles and increase your flexibility.

Yoga- yoga helps your body relax and helps combat stress. It also helps you with flexibility. There’s no need to be a yoga-rat in order to attend, there are tons of beginner Yoga Classes at local gyms.

Body Works/Strength Training Classes- If you want to build muscle you must lift some weights, and ladies keep it a light weight. We don’t need bulky muscles, we just want to tone-up and slim down..right ladies? I like going to the class for this, for the guidance of the instructor and doing it with a group. I feel more motivated this way

Cycle Class- Gets your heart-pumping, your legs working as well as your abs! Burn Hundreds of Calories in one class! Incredible Workout!

 

There are 5 workout classes ideas, are you a class person or do you prefer working out on your own?

 

How to Make your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte

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This week, Starbucks unveiled their infamous “Pumpkin Spice Latte” or as many fans call it “the PSL” to the special customers that want to unlock a code in order to have their overpriced Pumpkin drink before the actual unveil of Sept 2nd.

Not only is Starbucks’ (and pretty much ALL coffeehouses’ “pumpkin” drinks) NOT made with any Actual Pumpkin,( Read This Article to Find out why), it is way over priced and cost you a fortune at over $3 for the smallest size…

Making your own is a cheaper and healthier option for you, plus its pretty easy! Here’s the Recipe:

You will Need:

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Ingredients (serves 2)
2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more to garnish
Freshly ground black pepper (for your liking)
2 tablespoons sugar (or a natural sugar substitute like Stevia)
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups whole milk (or your preferred milk/milk substitute)
1 to 2 shots espresso, about 1/4 cup (or dark roast coffee)
1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped until firm peaks form

Equipment
Mixer, whisk, or hand blender, to whip cream
Saucepan
Wooden spoon
Whisk
Blender

Instructions

  1. Heat the pumpkin and spices: In a small saucepan over medium heat cook the pumpkin with the pumpkin pie spice and a generous helping of black pepper for 2 minutes or until it’s hot and smells cooked. Stir constantly.PSL-8051
  2. Stir in the sugar: Add the sugar and stir until the mixture looks like a bubbly thick syrup.
  3. Warm the milk: Whisk in the milk and vanilla extract. Warm gently over medium heat, watching carefully to make sure it doesn’t boil over.
  4. Blend the milk: Carefully process the milk mixture with a hand blender or in a traditional blender (hold the lid down tightly with a thick wad of towels!) until frothy and blended. (I recommend getting a Milk frothier/steamer like this one from Target)
  5. Mix the drinks: Make the espresso or coffee and divide between two mugs and add the frothed milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, or nutmeg if desired(Recipe and Photos Courtesy of thekitchn.com)

For an even “Skinnier” Version, try adding MochaTonix in Cappuccino Flavor for a “fat-burning pumpkin latte” 🙂

Will you try this one at home?

 

Do Diet Supplements actually Work?

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Anybody that is looking to lose weight, has probably come across Diet Supplements either Online or in the Drugstores. They all “claim” to help you lose weight and usually have testimonials attached with images of People who lost 50 Lbs taking the supplement. But is it true? Does it really work?

In most instances, yes most of them will Help you Lose Weight. However, one not all of them are safe and two even if it is termed as “safe” if you don’t Change your Lifestyle to a Healthy Lifestyle, the minute you stop taking them you will gain the weight back (and sometimes it can be more weight).

If you truly want to Lose weight and be healthier you MUST eat Healthy (and not “diet” food either) Plus Increase your Exercise!! I would suggest trying to do this part BEFORE you start your Diet Supplements. If you have a lot of weight to lose, and you have implemented Healthy eating and Exercise, Then I would look into taking Supplements Made from Natural Resources. Depending on your body, would depend what you need. Everyone is different and needs different things.

This is Where the TLS: Weightloss Solution comes in, TLS treats EVERY person like an Individual and tailors Weightloss Plans and Supplements according to them. TLS guides participants to eat according to the Low-glycemic index and teaches them to live healthier lifestyles.

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For more information on the TLS program, please reply below.

Do you take any supplements? Have they worked for you?

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