08-25-2014

Lucky Stars Designs Update!

I’ve mentioned my online Etsy shop on here before. It’s a venture my mom and I started in order to help the charity Manitos. Manitos helps children who have been diagnosed with cancer in our native country of Paraguay.

There is only one hospital there that specializes in cancer treatment, and sadly, many children can’t afford the care, and the hospital can’t provide basic things such as quality meals. Go to their website to learn more.

So any purchase you make within our Etsy shop, we give back 10%! The rest is used to buy more fabric and materials for our creations :)

I wanted to write a post today because we just added a new item!

It’s a boho-type bag that’s perfect for everyday use, and a good size for the gym as well. Your clothes and sneakers would definitely fit in here.

 
It has an outer pocket for your cell phone, water bottle, etc. as well.

An important thing to note is this is the only one available in this pattern. We make our bags exclusive so if you purchase something from us your item is one of a kind :) There are also 3 other pattern options you can choose from for this bag.

Please go to our Etsy link to read more about it!

And while you’re there, please shop around! We have duffel bags, overnight bags, running skirts, printables, makeup bags and more.

Thank you for supporting us and Manitos – we greatly appreciate it! Feel free to let me know if you have any questions at all.

What type of purse/bag is your favorite? I love tote bags for my work stuff (notebooks, laptops, etc).

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05-13-2014

Target Activewear Wishlist

I love that companies like Target and Old Navy are making great workout gear that won’t break the bank. I used to run or go to the gym in just a random t-shirt and Soffe shirts. Case in point:

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 But nowadays I like buying cute athletic wear that is actually meant for exercising. I need that dry-wicking material!

I was looking through Target’s website and picked out a few items I’d like to add to my closet. I really like the light blue double layer tank! Though I need more support for things like running, it’d be perfect for lifting days. Here’s what I liked:

target-workout-tankCowl Neck Layered Tank – $22.99

target-yoga-tankDouble Layer Tank – $22.99

target-activewear1/4 Zip Pull Over – $19.98

target-running-shortsWoven Short With Compression Shorts – $18.99

Recently I haven’t been able to run in anything other than spandex shorts. Does anyone else wear flowy shorts and they ride up in the crotch? So annoying. Any suggestions for spandex shorts? I love lululemon but would like something a bit less expensive…

Where is your favorite place to shop for work out clothes?

Do you prefer tank tops or shirts with sleeves? I like sleeves so I can wipe my sweat ;)

*Disclaimer: This post contains some affiliate links. I may earn a small commission if you purchase an item (at no extra cost to you), which helps me pay for some blogging costs :) 

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05-01-2014

My Favorite Makeup

…and by favorite makeup I mean some of this stuff I’ve been using for years!

This isn’t really health or fitness related but still something that always intrigues me when I see other people talk about their makeup and their makeup routine, so I figured I’d write about it!

My makeup routine isn’t really anything exciting unless I will be going out at night or something.

I wake up, brush my teeth, get dressed and then do my makeup. Here are my four go-to’s:

mac powder

 Mac Studio Fix Powder

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 Maybelline Fit Me Blush

milani liquid eye liquid like eyeliner

 Milani Liquid Eye Eyeliner

And that’s it! I also use Olay BB cream to moisturize my face before putting anything on. I have used the Mac Studio Fix for years – I love it! It’s a powder and foundation all in one. When I go out, I add in eyeshadow to my routine. I love Mac eyeshadow, especially in Woodwinked (it’s a gold color), and their matte black eyeshadow. I used to have the Naked palette which I LOVED, but I lost it! I keep hearing the Naked3 is better than the original though, so I think I may invest in the palette soon.

What is your makeup routine?

Do you have makeup that you’ve been loyal to for years?

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04-30-2014

Runner’s Wishlist

So now that I will be starting to run again and train for a half-marathon (and possibly a marathon), I’ve been eyeing up some running gear. You can never have too much right?? Too bad my wallet doesn’t agree :(

Here’s what’s currently on my wish-list:

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 Nike Flyknit Lunar2

I’ve never ran in Nike shoes, but I love these sneakers and they’d be great for lifting and cross training.

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 lululemon Tone It Tank

And it has a pocket in the back for your keys and gels!

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 Sweaty Bands

I’ve heard so many people rave about this headband, I might give it a try. I sweat a lot, so it’d be perfect for me. I’ve used Halo bands in the past but these patterns are just really cute!

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 Erica Sara Designs Say It Do It Wrap Bracelet

Love, love, love this bracelet. Would be perfect for long runs and hard workouts when you need those positive affirmations.

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Yurbuds for women

I currently wear some “Beats” knock-offs from Five Below (hey, if I’m going to be sweating in them I’m okay with a pair of $5 headphones), but I’ve heard a lot about Yurbuds. I usually hate buds because they fall out of my ears but supposedly these don’t budge, and help you hear ambient noise as well, like car traffic.

What’s currently on your running/fitness wishlist? 

What’s one thing you can’t live without when it comes to running or fitness?

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02-25-2014

Forever 21 Activewear

This past weekend I was shopping in Forever 21 when I saw these shorts:

I thought, “Oh these are actually cute, and feel comfortable…and only 15 bucks!” In the past, I have looked through their workout clothes but not really been impressed. I left the store and thought nothing of it.

Then, the next day my sister and I went back to another mall, and were in Forever 21 again. I was curious about their activewear so I went to that section. I found a ton of items that I loved and all were in the $10-$20 range! A lot of you liked my T.J. Maxx Activewear post, so I figured why not cover my Forever 21 finds too? If I didn’t know Forever 21 had gym clothes, then others might not…plus who doesn’t love a good bargain?

So after doing a little online shopping, here are my favorite finds.

*This post has been edited since the original. Some of the items have sold out so I went and tried to find similar items. 

leggings

Seamless Performance Leggings – $10.80

shorts

Side Pocket Skinny Workout Shorts – $12.80

They had these in the store, and I can attest to the fact that they are pretty soft!I loved the wide waistband, but really loved the side pocket. I have a pair of lululemon leggings I wear to the gym all the time because it’s the only pair with a pocket for my phone. I like to listen to my phone while I workout, so this is perfect!

shirt

Moisture Management Workout Tee – $12.80

tanktop

Color Pop Workout Tank – $17.80

I love the back of this tank top! May have to order this one…

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Tribal Print Workout Leggings – $19.80

Because who doesn’t like colorful leggings for running? Or the gym?

yoga shorts

Heathered Colorblocked Yoga Shorts – $12.80

I have been loving spandex shorts lately as opposed to normal running shorts. If I can find a pair that is just as comfortable as my lululemon ones, then that is a win! I love the color and pattern on these.

I’m all about find cute gym outfits to wear. I feel better when I am wearing something I like, than when I’m wearing a random, frumpy t-shirt and shorts (because I forgot to do laundry). The quality on the clothes I saw in the Forever 21 store was pretty good, though I haven’t worn any of their stuff yet, so I can’t say for sure how they will feel when you’re actually working out or running. I will get back to you on that!

Which of these is your favorite?

Have you shopped at Forever 21 for workout clothes? Where else do you find your workout gear?

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01-30-2014

T.J. Maxx Activewear

We all want cute workout clothes right? Good quality…but also makes you feel and look good while exercising. Well, T.J. Maxx has a huge variety of activewear; and the prices make it even better!

I outlined a few places you can buy gym clothes without breaking the bank, but T.J. Maxx has a great selection in and of itself. Plus, you can order right online if there isn’t one near you.

I went on their website to do some online shopping for you all, and found a lot of great items. I’m not familiar with all of the brands they carry, so I’m only listing the ones I have tried and love: MPG, 90 Degree and RBX. They really are great quality, and as I mentioned in this video the materials used are pretty close to brands like lululemon.

If you don’t feel like splurging on workout clothes, check out these items on the T.J. Maxx website!

Shorts

New Balance Boylston Mini Shorts – $14.99

I didn’t mention these above, but we know New Balance is a good brand, and I love anything in coral!

90 Degree Ruched Side Stretch Shorts – $12.99

I have similar shorts from 90 Degree and they really are pretty comparable to the lululemon spandex shorts.

MPG Electrolyte Compression Shorts – $16.99

Pants

RBX Stretch Yoga Capri Pants – $14.99

90 Degree Athletic Capri Pants – $14.99

No really, I love coral-I need these!

Tops

90 Degree Ruched Sleeves Zip Yoga Jacket – $24.99

Love the thumbholes-looks perfect for spring running. I actually got a similar jacket from Old Navy too!

RBX Heather Long Sleeve Top – $12.99

I have this top as well, and let me tell you, it is so soft! You can wear it to the gym or for running, but you can also wear it as an everyday casual top.

90 Degree Ruched Racerback Tank – $9.99 (!)

MPG Adora Bra Tank Top – $16.99

I really like the back of this top as well.

So there you have it folks. A bunch of great and cute stuff at T.J. Maxx. I also find these brands at Marshall’s, which is similar (and I believed owned by the same people) as T.J. Maxx. You can find a lot of things that look like higher-end stuff, and I’m all about that!

Do you shop at T.J. Maxx?

What are your favorite places to get workout clothes?

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01-14-2014

Gym Outfit Ideas

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t dress in colorful clothing-especially at the gym!

I love wearing bright colors no matter what season. I was doing a little online shopping and found these great, colorful pieces for the next time you hit the gym. They are all different price points too!

Also, can we talk about how Old Navy has some great workout pieces that aren’t going to break the bank at all? I love their capri spandex pants!

gym outfit ideas

Nike Legend 2.0 Tight Fit Capris ($65) – I love working out/running in capri pants, and I love the ombre detailing in these! They also have a minty green color option as well.

UnderArmour Women’s UA Tech Space Dye T-Shirt ($24.99) - Do you prefer t-shirts or tanks when you work out? I like t-shirts because I like to wipe my sweat on my sleeve…hot, I know. I like the pattern on this-I’m all about patterns!

Old Navy Women’s Active Compression Tanks ($10.00) - First of all, 10 bucks for a tank? Great price! Like I said, Old Navy’s active line is pretty legit, and sometimes you can find awesome sales like this one (original price was $19.99).

Nike 4″ Rival Printed Shorts ($55) - There are a few things I like about these shorts. 1) The wide waistband. I love wide waistbands. They’re way more comfortable when you’re moving around. 2) It’s pink and patterned. Two of my favorite things. 3) Pocket inside for your keys, and zipper pocket in the back.

Lululemon Rest Less Tank ($65) - I wish I liked wearing tanks because this one is really cute! I like the built in sports bra and racer back, as well as the pattern on the sports bra and color of the shirt. There are a few different color options as well. Plus, I like flowy shirts and tanks over tight fitting ones.

Which of these is your favorite?

Do you prefer working out in t-shirts or tank tops?

What’s your favorite apparel color?

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11-05-2012

Want some new workout gear?

I started this online shirt shop during my marathon training last year, and have kept uploading different shirts. Now that I have Adobe Illustrator and SOME design experience, I plan on making some cooler shirts too :)

Here are some of the designs that are currently online:

Check out the full selection here and let me know what you think! I wish I could own all of them ;)