Fit Snacks

Healthy subscription box

Fit Snack, a monthly health food subscription box, launched their first box this month and I was all over it. All of their snacks are consciously-made, gluten-free, raw and low in sugar. This box was packed (and I mean packed… I still have snacks to eat and received my box 2 weeks ago) with protein-dense, delicious bites many of which I hadn’t tried before.

My favorite treat in the box was the gluten-free pancake mix. If you’re gluten-free, you know how difficult it is to find good pancakes. You have to mix three to four different types of flour to get the perfect texture and after years of trying, I’ve come to the conclusion that only wizards or Angela Liddon can make that happen flawlessly. The mix in my box was pre-made and required minimal additions (eggs, water and oil) and the result was spectacular. I had three buttery pancakes and zero regrets.

The Protein Bakery goodies I got were bursting with flavor and had the bonus of being wheat flour-free and trans fat-free. They are packed with protein which makes one of my new favorite pre and post workout snacks. Speaking of workouts, the box had some at-home strength training workouts on convenient little cards. I plan on bringing them with me on my trip to NYC next week so that I can work out at the hotel after meetings.

I would be lying if I said all the snacks were for me. Harlowe was a big fan of the pumpkin seed and almond mix. Healthy snacks she likes with a slow release of energy (vs. the crazy frenetic energy she gets from sugary snacks) are hard for me to find, but once I do I fall in love. I like to think she does too.

What’s your favorite healthy snack? I hope you all have a great weekend!

Lady in Red + A Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Braided Up Do

I’ll use any excuse to get dressed up. A casual office environment and life as a mom means I don’t have many excuses, so I get really excited for just about any holiday. Valentine’s Day dresses started popping up early this year and I couldn’t resist this pencil dress with sleeves. You don’t see short sleeves on a lot of dresses these days, which I think is a real shame. They’re so feminine and classic.

A bright red dress with simple nude pump and delicate jewelry is an elegant combination that can be worn just about anywhere; especially this time of year. Still looking for something special to wear on Valentine’s Day? I’ve joined forces with Serene Sky to give a $25 gift card to one of you lovely gals. Disclaimer: You don’t have to love Valentine’s Day to appreciate $25 bones! I’d have to get this ring for me and this one for one of my cat-obsessed girlfriends if I won. Too bad I can’t enter! You can enter below though. Good luck!

red dress with nude pumps red pencil dress with waterfall detailRed pencil dress

Wearing: Asos dress, Christian Louboutin heels, Karen Walker sunnies, Serene Sky Earrings c/o / Onecklace nameplate / Reiss clutch

Did I mention I don’t have many excuses to get dressed up? Between that and the fact that we will be moving to LA soon (Yes, that’s the news I was excited to share last month!) I’m getting rid of many items I don’t need – this dress happens to be one of them. It’s too tight to wear more than once a year. Shop my Poshmark closet so I don’t have to pack so many things!

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Totally Luxe Drug Store Beauty Buys

High quality drug store makeup

Like many gals, I’ve been known to splurge on designer cosmetics. There’s no denying that glamorous feeling that comes from whipping out a beautifully packaged lip gloss. (I’m looking at you, YSL Lèvres Glossy Stain!)  But there’s also no denying there are plenty of products out there which are comparable to luxury ones and half the price. Since the New Year is the perfect time for adopting better habits, I found a few budget-friendly, drugstore products to replace some luxury brand go-to’s.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel: I found I could skip the salon occasionally and do gel at home. I am by no means a great manicurist, but this polish goes on smoothly, evenly and doesn’t require a lamp. The polish lasts about 7 days before chipping.

Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Illuminator: This stuff works miracles on skin, giving it that healthy glow and making it look incredibly smooth. The formula restores skin’s elasticity and improves brightness over time. I apply it all over my face under my tinted moisturizer and it gives me a long-lasting shimmer.

Sonia Kashuk Radiant Tinted Moisturizer: A $13 tinted moisturizer that stays all day and helps stimulate collagen production to keep skin cells looking stronger and younger? Sold. Goes on super smooth and conceals wonderfully, but lightly.

NYX Matte Finish Spray: My skin gets really dry in the winter, so I’ve replaced my finishing powder with setting spray. It leaves a dewy finish with no shine.

Sonia Kashuk Brushes: I haven’t replaced my eye makeup brushes in far too long. Sonia Kashuk’s professional quality brushes are not only a great price, but some are truly works of art. How good would this gorgeous set on your vanity?

As for my YSL lip stain fetish, I’ve been advised to try L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Wet Shine Stain which not only comes in a lovely tube, but being owned by Lancome, helps make L’Oreal one of the best drugstore brands out there.

What are your favorite drug store beauty buys?

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