Monthly Archives: April 2012

Shortcut to Fabulous Cheap Safety Feature for your Car

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Have you ever been sucked in by an informercial and ended up making a purchase you regret? Can anybody say thigh-master?!!! Well you wont regret this purchase because it helps keep your car cleaner (no more french fries falling through the cracks) and will help keep you safer by avoiding coins, phones and other objects from falling into the black hole between your seat and the center console. How many times have you been driving and dropped something in the crack that you need and you reach in to grab it? This is not safe but we all do it becasue we are busy guys and gals on the go! Well this product is inexpensive ($19.99), doesn’t look bad and is truly a shortcut to fabulous living by preventing crusty french fries or other items that can attract vermin and keeping you from digging deep while driving. Click here to check it out.

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Shortcut to Fabulous Pink Sandals

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The heat was on across much of the US this weekend with lovely weather that was almost sandal worthy. These fab sandals from top shop are only $59 and come in some other sherbet colors. Click here to get them!

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Shortcut to Fabulous Cruelty Free Make Up Brushes

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I have felt these brushes with my own two hands and let me tell you that they are soft, smooth, plush and high quality. They don’t feel like synthetic brushes at all. Two make-up artists created this line called Antonym that features all natural make up and brushes. The brushes are made out of bamboo, aluminum ferules (no plastic!) and use top quality synthetic bristles that are comparable in softness and pickup make-up like the best of animal hair bristles. Their make-up is made with all natural ingredient and comes in earth friendly bamboo packaging that is really pretty! Right now their 8 piece brush set is on sale for $65…that is a $20 dollar savings! Brush set includes: Powder, contour, foundation, large eye shader, medium angled shading, small eye shader, small angled, mascara/brow. Click here to get them. This is a small make-up line worth trying!!

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Shortcut to Fabulous Way to Slim Down

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You know you’ve fallen off the exercise wagon when you get a friendly email from the owner of the pilates studio you are SUPPOSED to go to three times a week letting you know they extended the expiration date of your classes and “hope” to see you soon. I guess back on the exercise wagon I go…at least with pilates you get to exercise on a “bed”…and for those of you who just thought os something else get your minds out of the gutter…don’t you see the photo I posted. Anyway, I say all of this to say that bathing suit season is fast approaching and if you are like me and you hate exercise more than a pair of ill fitting jeans that give you muffin top, give pilates a try. It really is the ONLY exercise I do, unless you count the walk to my favorite cupcake shop. I have been going to IM=X pilates in Coral Gables and also in NYC for several years and I really like their machines and method. Click here for the Coral Gables location. Google IM=X pilates and your city to find a location near you.

 

PS- IM=X didn’t pay me to post this, but there was a little emotional blackmail/guilt involved as a result of the “where you been…are you alive….do you weigh 500 pounds yet” email

PPS- The email from IM=X was actually very lovely and in no way referenced weight gain, etc. It was actually just a really nice email to say high and bend the rules for me to extend the expiration date of classes I purchased. This is one of the many reasons I LOVE my studio and all of the instructors there. Thanks Grace, Carlos, Michal, Samantha and Ryan.

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Shortcut to Fabulous Fringe Skirt

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I have a huge flapper crush on this skirt from Zara and it is under $50. Click here to take a closer look. I forget that Zara now has an e-commerce site for Americans, but are really worth a looksey…did you know that Zara puts out a new collection every two weeks. They are literally the most trend responsive brand in the world…must be all that Jamon Serrano that makes them so genius, fab and fast!

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Shortcut to Fabulous Figure Friendly Sweet Treats

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I am a cupcake and all-things-sweet addict. There. I said it. They say admitting you have a problem is the first step toward recovery, but since there are no cupcakes anonymous meetinsg in my city, I think I will be falling off the wagon in about 45 minutes (I have a meeting in Starbucks and they have those fun cake pops there…yes I plan my sweet fixes). Unfortunately, the more stressed I get, the more cupcakes and sweet treats I need and now I can’t even begin to zip up my skinny jeans…right before bikini season…ahhhhh!!!! So, I am have been on a search for some sweet treats that will satisfy my cravings, but reduce my sizable bum. I have three favorites and here they are in no particular order:

1. Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp. Delicate wafers layered with delicious chocolate crème and covered in a milk chocolatey coating. These things are freakin’ fabulous. I love ‘em and buy them by the box. You can find them in the candy aisle in the grocery store. Each bar weighs in at 110 calories. I don’t need a regular chocolate bar when I have these…this is the closest thing I’ve come to kicking my Kit Kat-a-day habit.

2. Diana’s Baby Bananas in dark chocolate. These frozen mini bananas are dipped in dark chocolate and placed on a stick making the most decadent frozen treat.Who doesn’t love eating something on a stick (I just got a craving for a corndog and it is only 7 in the morning…eeek..I have a problem..but I digress). Weighing in at 130 calories, this wont break the calorie bank. Plus, you are getting a serving of fruits and veggies out of the banana! Click here to see what stores in your area carry Diana’s Bananas.

 

3. Dark Chocolate Pomegranate VitaBrownies. I know the name sounds a little crazy, but they are delish. VitaBrownies have real cocoa, pomegranate, whole wheat & organic sugar. Natural Brownies are 100 calories, low fat with 6g fiber.The fiber is what really makes these things special because they fake out the weight watcher points system!! Click here to get them.

 

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Shortcut to Fabulous Swarovski Splurge

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I know you love my budget posts. I know that the idea of paying $180 for a bracelet that is not vintage, Chanel or dripping in Gold is about as appealing as a make-out session with Sammy from the Shahs of Sunset, but ladies this is Swarovski. Now, normally my splurges are limited to classic pieces that will stand the test of time, but I think this bracelet has the potential to become an iconic vintage piece in 15 years. It is $180 smackers (no pun intended…who I am kidding…of course I think I am adorable for coming up with this cute quip) and you can get it here.

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