Thursday, May 19, 2011

Run the World Girls!

The title says it all! Let's run the world, ladies! Beyonce's new video is FIERCE! Plus she wears some fabulous gold and yellow outfits! Very reminiscent of my favorite glam animal LIONS! check out the video:
xo C

Fitness in a Funk

As I have already announced- I have a nasty sore throat/cold. EW. It has been hanging around for about 4 days now and sitting on the couch being blah and trying to recuperate isn't working for me anymore. I want to workout- I NEED to workout- but I don't want to make myself sicker! So here are some easy- low key workout moves that will keep muscles working and toned without too much cardiovascular effort to hurt lungs and throat!

1: 3-5 sets of 60 second plank pose. I love that holding yourself still can be a workout!
2. 3-5 sets (each side) of 60 second side planks
3. 3-5 sets of 25 reps of bent leg Donkey Kicks
4. 3-5 sets of 10 reps with 3-10 pound weights:
  • Bicep Curls
  • Tricep kickbacks
  • Bent side arm raises
Some of these can even be done sitting to make it less strenuous.

So there you have it! It's a little activity which will tighten and work your muscles but not overwork your sick self! This can also be done if you are not necessarily sick but just feeling kind of blah and not feeling like a full workout.

Photos: 911 body resQ, 911 body resQ, discovery fit and health

xo C

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Gold AND Sparkly?! Yes please!

I've been seeing ads for Sally Hansen Nail polish strips for awhile now- and wrote them off immediately as too good to be true. However, when I was working the other night this girl had ADORABLE patterned nails which she said were none other than SALLY HANSEN NAIL POLISH STRIPS! What?! Not only that, but she said they had lasted her 12 days already with no chips. AH! I went to check them out and found Glitz Blitz which is a sparkly gold- are you kidding me? I bought them immediately- just finished applying them- and here are the results!
Sorry, the picture isn't great- I took it with my phone- but YAY! They definitely took awhile to put on- about an hour total- but I went all out:

Cleaned, buffed and filed my nails AND did a base coat. Put each strip on meticulously and then did a top coat. I wanted to make sure I got good wear out of these things! At $10 a piece they are cheaper than a manicure with the same look- and hopefully they will last longer! (I'll keep you updated). Also, if you are like me and have short nails you can cut each strip in half and use the other half when you need to do them again which brings it down to $5 a "manicure". AH- MAY-ZING!

Check them out here. My next purchase will definitely be "misbehaved"!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Things I Wish I Had Come Up With

Welcome to a new regular posting: Things I wish I had come up with! It can be productss, quotes or anything in between! This is something that as an actress in LA always keeps me going:
Hope it's as inspirational for you as it is for me!

xo C

photo: sparkpeople

Back in Black

Hello lovers! So it has been over a MONTH since my last post. I'm so sorry for the delay! Life has gotten the best of me! It's a cold, dreary day here in LA la land- and I'm sick- BOO! But it gives me some time to pause and catch up with the blog- yay! I've decided to come Back in Black- because almost nothing looks better with Gold than black ;)

Chanel Store in Paris

LOVE this CHANEL Black Velvet Nail Colour!

Black and Gold again- although I could do without the plaid pillows...

I'm usually not a fan of butterflies- but <3 this black flock
LBD with some sexy gold accesories

My LBC (little black cat) Mia

 Photos: CHANEL, CHANEL, Decorpad, Traditional Home, Weheartit
xo C