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Apr 23, 2015

Workout Essentials: Sponsored by Naked Juice

It's just around the corner! You know what I'm talking about...swim suit season.

I'm actually really getting into working out this year, so hopefully I won't have the same dread as usual when swim suit season finally arrives. I've been aiming to workout at least 5-6 days a week. Naked Juice reached out to me to be part of their influencer program, which is so cool! They sent me some juices and right as I took them out of the box I knew it would be a perfect post-workout drink. After a workout it's good to refuel your body with nutrients and protein. 

Let's chat more about my favorite workout essentials which now includes a Naked Juice

1. Shoes: I like a good pair of shoes. I've always been partial to Nikes but any shoe with good support will do. Fun colors are always encouraged. I am loving these, and these

2. Socks: This may sound silly, but I love having a good pair of socks. Your feet feel better and can be more supported. Take a look at the ones I've shown. They have amazing cushions! (also Nike)

3. Shirt: I love a good graphic tee! Something with a motivational saying always helps. Mine shown is from Old Navy. I am loving this and this as well. 

4. Pants: "Hi, I'm Rachel and I am a workout legging addict." I have probably 12 pairs of workout leggings and I love them all. Patterned leggings are very "in" right now. I love the nike ones I have shown below but they are old. Try this and this

5. Naked Juice: I am currently loving two products for my post workout treat. 
     Kale Blazer: Delicious blend of cucumber, spinach, celery and a pinch of ginger. Offers 35% Vitamin C. Vegan and gluten-free. Gets my body feeling great! 

     Protein & Greens: Masterfully blended mix of apples, kiwi, pineapple and banana. More than 30g of protein per 15.2 oz. bottle. A great way to get your greens and protein in! The protein is perfect recovery for my body after a particularly impossible workout. 

Because it's Earth Day Week I also wanted to mention Naked Juice and their commitment to the environment. The Naked reNEWabottle is made from other bottles and can be turned into another bottle after you've finished the delicious juice inside! Naked Juice is the only nationally distributed beverage company to use rPET (recyclable polyethylene terephthalate). The bottling facility and office were awarded LEED (Leadership in Environmental Design) status. 

The bananas used in Naked Juice are sourced through the Rainforest Alliance, a nonprofit organization that's committed to conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods for farmers and their families. For more:

If that doesn't get you motivated to get outdoors and workout- I'm not sure what will! Happy Earth Day Week! 

Rachel xo

Apr 17, 2015

Favorites Post!

Happy Friday Everyone!

We all know Friday makes me, and most people pretty happy. Today I thought I'd share some items that also are making me very happy!

For me, it's easy to get in a rut with products I use. I find myself thinking, "well this works okay, I'll just stick with it." Then you find a product you just love and you think...why did I settle for less?

Well I can say, the items below are really doing it for me lately! Game changers if you will. This list is quite random, but all gems in their own right.

Let's start with beauty/skin care products:

1. Renewed Hope in a Jar // Philosophy: I have tried and liked a couple Philosophy products in the past. I stumbled across this guy and decided to give it a try. I love how refreshed my eyes look in the morning after using this stuff! I haven't been using it quite long enough to notice fine lines filling in, but I'll keep you posted.

2. NKD SKN Tan : Now I love, love being tan. I feel better, look better (in my opinion) and am more confident. I also love being in the sun, but skin cancer runs in my family. Due to that, I opt out of days in the sun without major sunscreen. I have tried many different sunless tanners and never loved anything, until now. I went to Ulta to buy St. Tropez sunless tanner, which they were out of. Lucky for me, because it saved me about $45. This product is cheaper and in my opinion works amazing. My tans have been lasting up to 5 days with showers. Not bad!

3. Keen // Butter London: Now, anyone who knows me well, knows I am an Essie brand loyalist (as seen on my nails). They have my favorite colors and formulas. That said, I wanted to try something new. I went with this pale pink BL polish and have been loving it for spring!

Let's move onto lifestyle + food favorites:

4. Honolulu Sun 3-Wick Candle // Bath and Body Works: Our house has a thing for candles. We always have one lit. We go through a lot of these 3-wick candles. When I bought this one and brought it home, Kristi and D were swooning over it. The scent is light, fresh, and coconut. Needless to say, I went back and bought 3 more :)

5. Chicken + Rosemary Sipping Bone Broth // Pacific Foods: This is a really odd item to include, but I had to. A cafe down the street from my house started selling this delicious bone broth. It's a little richer than chicken stock, but gives you that warm and comforting feel. I heat this up in a little mug and sip away. And it's super healthy for you! I bought mine at Zupans.

6. Steel Cut Oats // Bob's Red Mill : This shouldn't come as a surprise to most, but I HAD NEVER HAD THESE. They are amazing. I have a great overnight oats recipe coming soon!

7. Grenache // Seven of Hearts Winery: My dad and I are members in this wine club out in Carlton, OR. It's a fantastic little place. The wine maker has set up a tasting room in the same space as his wife, who is a chocolatier...(heaven?) I love going to visit and more importantly, I love the wine. This is a Grenache with a crisp, white peppery flavor. I am in love with it!

Well that's all folks! Let me know what you are currently loving? If I'll love it too, I'll add it in my next post and give you credit :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Rachel xo


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