JUST GLOW NYC

Hi everyone. Guess what, we have officially entered #glowupseason. Literally though, LOL. I’ve been MIA for a while, but that’s because things have been crazy this summer and I was in need of some serious self care, so I’ve kicked off my self care routine with a new beauty line, Just Glow NYC. They sell a variety of mask to help you get your glow on. I’m currently digging the After Glow Mud Mask with Dead Sea minerals. This mask got my face super clean without stripping it of moisture. As many of you have read in past post, I have dry skin, so I’m constantly battling with keeping my skin moisturized. After using this particular mud mask, my face is super soft to the touch, supple and of course dewy and glowing. I applied the mask with my fingers, making sure to lay it on thick and then I let the mask sit for about 15 minutes, rinsed it off and applied my daily moisturizer afterwards. Talk about amazing results!

One of my favorite things about this brand of mask is that it’s affordable. There are so many mask out there that are a bit on the expensive end and I’m on a budget, but don’t want to sacrifice great skin days, so having found an affordable mask makes all the difference and to top it off, all the Just Glow NYC products are vegan and cruelty free. They are also free of Pthalates, Phosphates, Sulfates, Mineral Oil, and Parabens. In other words, its nothing but the good stuff and none of the bad.

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Not gonna lie, up until about a year ago, face mask weren’t really apart of my skin care routine, but having tried a few and really figuring out the amazing benefits of face mask, as well as the importance of incorporating it into my skincare routine, I’m hooked. Get hooked with me; Just Glow NYC is running 2 amazing promotions right now to get you started on a mask routine like me! Take advantage of free shipping on all orders over $20 and when you use code: 15GLOW you’ll get 15% off at checkout. You’re Welcome.

Let’s #glowup ladies and gentlemen.

Till next time.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie

MY 5 FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Okay, this is so weird but, I love/hate the outdoors. Which really just means if I’m outdoors, I have to be doing something to enjoy it; something that occupies my time and makes me forget that bugs, and snakes could be lurking around the corner. FYI, for those who don’t know, I’m deathly afraid of snakes, long story for another time or for a  long coffee date. Speaking of the outdoors, I’d love to share 5 of my favorite things to do outdoors when I am outdoors. So here goes nothing….

HIKING

I LOVE LOVE LOVE hiking. Mostly because I get my steps in on my Apple Watch and watching that exercise and move ring number go up is exciting and motivating. Hiking helps me clear my head, and focuses me and gets my creative juices flowing. My best ideas are literally a result of long hikes.

BIKING

Biking is one of the best leg workouts. Although I have to admit, these days it’s been a little too hot to bike outside, so I’ve taken up a cycling class at my local gym and go about 1-2 times a week. I’m always so surprised when I just instantly remember how to ride a bike since as a kid it was one of the hardest things for me to catch onto, LOL.

BEACH RUNS

Okay, confession, so haven’t done this in a ages, but a good run on the beach is amazeballs. I love running, but running on sand gives you so much more resistance and helps you strengthening your legs like no other. Also, in NC, it is THE BEST VIEW EVER. We have some pretty beautiful beaches if I do say so myself. #nobraggingjustspeakingfacts

TENNIS

Hubby works for Parks and Recreation and one of our favorite past times is using the park and recreation centers in our neighborhood to get in a few games of tennis. Although since I’ve amped up my workout sessions at the gym, I haven’t really played tennis with him much. His kid cousin is staying with us for the summer, so he’s adopted a new tennis partner. I’m good with it, it’s too hot outside for tennis, but I imagine once it cools off and fall comes rolling in and the kid cousin moves back on campus for school, he’ll come begging for me to be his tennis partner again, LOL.

YOUTUBE JUMP ROPE WORKOUTS

Okay, this is so random, but when I want a quick workout I YouTube high intensity jump rope workouts and do them in the middle of the street late at night. Don’t worry, I’m not crazy, the street we live off of has very little traffic so I’m good and doubt I’ll get hit by a car. I make Charles do it with me because he just simply has no excuse why he shouldn’t workout. I’ve learned some pretty cool techniques with a jump rope and I love that everything I need to know can be found on YouTube, LOL. Such a millennial thing to say, but it admit it, you know I’m right, LOL.

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So, what are your favorite outdoor activities? Do you even like the outdoors? Drop your comments below, would love to know.

Till next time.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie

BIG EASY KOMBUCHA

Okay everyone, let’s talk Kombucha. Anyone know what this is? I know, right, it’s a funny word, LOL. Long story short, it’s a fermented fizzy tea with a plethora of health benefits (contains antioxidants, can kill bacteria, great for digestion, preventing heart disease and diabetes etc..) and the list goes on and on.

For all those Kombucha fans out there, I have some great news that’ll make your summer just a little bit brighter. Big Easy Bucha has made it’s way to Costco. Now isn’t this the best thing since shoe strings, lol 😂. I’m excited because I’ve partnered with Big Easy Bucha to spread the word about it’s debut at Costco and boy these are the tastiest flavors in town. Obviously my fav is the Big Easy Bucha Magic Melon, hubby loves the Bayou Berry, so I guess we are all #winning here. Big Easy Bucha is straight out of New Orleans, this company serves over 10 different tasty flavors to shock your tongue and kickstart your day. Not gonna lie, I don’t have a Costco membership, but now I’m strongly considering since this special beverage has made it’s way to the Costco shelves. Also not gonna lie when I say this is definitely an acquired taste, but you know what, I’m all about eating and drinking what’s good for me. I also balance it out with a nice size portion of sweets and snack food, LOL. For those who follow me on IG, you know what I’m talking about. Recently it was a quick run to Krispy Kreme, LOL. #thisisanojudgezone also a #noflexzone. LOL.

Aside from all the benefits of Kombucha, I love that I’m able to substitute this beverage for coffee every now and then. I feel energized with this and don’t get that afternoon crash like most coffee and energy drinks do to you around 2PM or 3PM at work. Don’t you just hate that? I do.

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Kiddos are more than likely in Charlie and I’s future so making some food and beverage changes is a must and I might as well start now because you definitely can’t kick some habits over night. All that being said. Kombucha is the bees knees in my book. Confession, this was my first stab at Kombucha and my very first visit to Costco and I gotta say they don’t disappoint. It’s definitely my new favorite refreshing, fizzy beverage for the summer.

Curious, what’s everyone sipping on this summer? Water? Coffee? Bubble Tea? Is that even a thing anymore? Drop your drink preferences in the comment box, would love to hear from you!

Till next time.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie