Get Glowing Gorgeous…New Beauty Products To Obsess Over

1. NARS Dual Intensity Blush

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My favorite duo is Jubilation. It’s the perfect color alone or over bronzer. These blushes give you a soft radiant glow that’s gorgeous day or night. $45 at Sephora.com

2. Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight

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I have started using this as a powder. It’s has enough coverage to wear alone or to set foundation. It’s light and never cakey. I’m obsessed!!! $40 at Sephora.com

3. Chanel’s Multi Effect Quadra Eyeshadow  

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The pigments in these palettes are soft enough for daytime but buildable for a more dramatic look at night. Sometimes I just use one or two of the colors for a subtle smoky eye. My favorite combos are the purple palette and the brown palette. $61 at Chanel.com

4. Stila’s Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector

  

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This new product is soon to be a cult favorite. I don’t know how it works its magic but as you can see in the photo above it retains that natural look without needing any blush or bronzer. $39 at Sephora.com

5. Dior’s Glow Maximizer Primer

  
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I have found that some radiant primers don’t blend well with foundation or powder, leaving you with a streaky or crumbly mess, which defeats the whole purpose. Not this primer! It blends perfectly and can also be mixed with your foundation for extra glow. $42 at Sephora.com

6. Tom Ford Lipcolor

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Smooth and creamy, these lipsticks pack a lot of pigment and don’t fade quickly either. Tom Ford keeps it simple with only a handful of colors and matching glosses. He knows how to get you that timeless classic glamorous look without an overwhelming amount of selections. $52 at Nordstrom.com

7. Bite Lush Fruit Lipgloss in Bellini

  
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This color is so fun and flirty. You can get a travel size lipstick and gloss at sephora with 250pts. Whether your blonde, brunette, young, or mature this color will have you looking bombshell sexy without looking overdone like Barbie. Bite products are all natural too! $24 at Sephora.com

8. Anastasia Beverly Hills tinted Brow Gel

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If your not into penciling in your eyebrows but still want a fuller finished look this brow gel is easy to use and doesn’t glue your eye brows down to the skin. Anastasia Beverly Hills is the leading eyebrow make up company so make sure to check out their other great products. $22 at Ulta.com

9. Oribe Dry Spun Texturizing Spray

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Another cult favorite! I’ve tried almost every texturizing spray from the cheaper brands to more high end brands like this Oribe one. While it may be expensive than others a little goes a long way. It’s worth the investment!! You can also buy a travel size for your purse.  I promise you will not be disappointed. Even my fiances 17yr old son stole a bottle from me because he loved it so much. Now he doesn’t use anything else. $42 at neimanmarcus.com

10. Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow

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Charlotte Tilbury is a celebrity make up artist on and off the runway. This is one of her most popular products as well as some of the worlds most famous supermodels favorite. Can be worn alone or mixed with foundation for a more radiant glow. $55 at makeupalley.com

11. Laura Mercier Lip Color in Dry Rose

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Fellow brunettes… I LOVE this color for fall!!! It looks darker on the stick but when it’s on its a warm romantic rosey color that’s gorgeous with a brown smokey eye or even with just eye liner. Add a bit of nude to lighten it up or for that popular ombré look. $27.00 at nordstrom.com

Have fun shopping gorgeous!!! 

So many Bars….Where to Start

If you’re like me you’ve gone into a health food store to find something healthy to snack on and then you realize there are more than 20 different brands of bars and within the brands a gob of flavor options. Years ago, my first inclination was to grab a cliff bar because that was the only one I had heard of….does the same thing happen to you?

Even grocery stores have jumped into the fitness bar game, showcasing Clif bars, Laura bars, Luna Bars, Kind Bars etc. How do you choose?

First, it depends on what you are trying to do – but since many of us are trying to build muscle while loosing fat, I’d suggest starting with what I call CHOP (Calories/Carbs, Healthy Fat, Other Ingredients, Protein).

Calories I look for a bar that has 200 calories or less for a snack or 250-300 for a meal replacement

Carbohydrates Carbs aren’t bad – they give you energy, but many times in protein bars, the carbs come from sugar so choose one that is low in sugar but with at least 4 grams of fiber

Healthy Fats Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are good for you fats so choose a bar with under 5 grams of fat and low bad for you fat – saturated fat.

Other ingredients The ingredients list will give you a huge amount of information on whether the bar is a good choice. Make sure you recognize the list of ingredients – if you don’t know what it is – why would you put it in your body? Since ingredients start by volume – make sure protein is listed first.

Protein Look for a bar that has around 15-20 grams of protein which is about how much your body can process in one sitting. Ones with less are essentially a candy bar and not going to help you build muscle and lose fat.

My current favorite bar is the Quest Bar http://www.questnutrition.com/ – try the double chocolate chunk. Calories: 160 Carbohydrates: 25g (16g dietary fiber) Healthy Fat: 3.5 (2.5g saturated fat) Other Ingredients: 1g sugar Protein: 20g and it tastes delicious.

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Which bar is your favorite?

Meet Cristina & Nikki

Thanks so much for checking our our blog. Cristina and I have known each other for 7 years….we bonded over our love of everything fitness and fashion which is how this blog came to fruition. Both of us dish out a ton of advice to friends; from new products, to how to achieve their fitness goals. We are always on top of the newest thing but aren’t afraid to tell when it’s bad and you should save your money.

So we thought, why not bring our successes, fails, and fabulousness fitbulousness to you!

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Nikki has her diploma in personal nutrition and is an MBA candidate. In addition to a full time job, she is a nationally qualified bikini competitor training for Nationals in November. She has been passionate about fitness since college when she quickly realized how the Freshman Fifteen is a real thing. She spent hours researching workouts and nutrition tips that would blend into her life, not prevent her from doing things she loves. No matter how busy she gets makes time to have fun with her friends, boyfriend, and the gym.

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Cristina is a certified personal trainer with The National Academy of Sports Medicine and a huge adrenaline junkie. When shes not in the gym or caring for her 8 year old son Isaac, you can find her galloping down the polo field on the back of a horse along side her fiancé. As an Elite athlete Cristina has always had not only a love for fitness but a need for it in order to perform her best. Over the years she has mastered the art of going sweat drenched post workout polo player to après polo fashionista in the back of her car. Whether you are leaving the gym, the beach, or are looking to freshen your look on the go, Cristina will share her tried and true on the go style tips for looking and feeling fabulous after any workout.

We look forward to sharing our tips and hearing yours on how to have the most fashionably fit life.

Hello fellow lovers of fitness!!

Cristina and I are excited to have you join us on our path to a Fit Lifestyle. We’ve both been on this path for a long time and look forward to sharing what has worked and what hasn’t….and creating new experiences with you!

Check back each week to see what we are up to. We’d love to hear about your fit lifestyle and things you love so e-mail us at FashionablyFitLife@gmail.com or follow us on instagram @cristinanikkiffl