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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hurray for the beret!

Looking for a trendy yet warm hat to wear this winter? Check out the Scala Wool Parisian Beret from Dorfman Pacific. This 100% wool black beret is my pick to keep my head warm and look stylish at the same time! The quality is amazing; its durable wool is also soft to the touch. I am also impressed with the other headpiece options that Dorfman Pacific carry. See for yourself here!
If you're catching on with the Parisian theme this coming holiday, get your beret for just $25! There are a dozen of color choices from black to cobalt to forest green. Love the options and it's one you can wear for years!

(note: received this product for review)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Zaggora HotPants 2.0 Review

Q: What's your preference for workout gear?
A) Sports tank and shorts?
B) Tees and capris?
C) Tank top and booty shorts
D) Some combination of the above

It depends on my workout, of course, but I personally like basic tanks & capris (or pants I can roll up in case it gets hot!) When I know I'm getting a good workout and sweating like crazy, I prefer my capris but I'm always wondering how my other classmates are coping with their long pants... Some prefer to feel the extra heat.. in which case, I introducing a brand of pants that is intentionally thick so you feel that sweat- Zaggora Hotpants 2.0!

Yup, the 2.0 version is a lighter and more durable than the original Zaggora pants. The premise of the pants
 is to keep you sweating and hot so you can raise your body temperature. It's a rather thicker material than you would normally wear. In fact it reminds me of thick padding one should wear in case they get hurt. However these pants are pretty awesome in that 1) it feels like your workout intensity has gone through the roof and 2) you just may have sweated off a pound (it definitely feels like it and of course varies with your activity.) I recommend switching your normal workout gear with these bottoms once a week - tops stay the same! And if you love them, you may have to get an extra pair for another workout. ;)

 Happy sweating! 

(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)
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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Element Yoga & Pilates DVD Review

A few weeks ago, two brand new Element DVDs launched and my fitness-self couldn't be more ecstatic! I have been using the Element (the Yoga AM/PM) DVD all summer and I fell in love with the easy, calming yoga routines from the DVD as I incorporated them into my daily workouts.

The two new Element DVDs are Yoga for Energy & Relaxation -perfect for weekdays and weekends - and Accelerated Pilates with resistance band. First, Energy & Relaxation offers a 30 minute energized routine to give your body a boost. I felt more awake and after most workouts, in tune with my body and focused. The 40 minute Relaxation program was enjoyable with moves that worked on my flexibility.

The Accelerated Pilates DVD is a real gem! It includes a resistance band- needed one after mine broke- and a 30 minute routine. Amazingly sweat levels minimal but try this routine twice and you'll get a real challenge. Small movements using the band really makes a difference and I am loving it. If you're looking to change your routine and want some strengthening moves, this is a must try.

(note: I received these DVDs for review purposes only.)

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Remington Hair Accessories & Storage Board

If you're tired of losing your hair ties, bobby pins or headbands, then it's time for you to get organized! Remington Hair Accessories Storage Board is the perfect addition to your vanity, bathroom, or closet wall because this it keeps all of them in one place!

Available on the Remington website and Walmart, this cute accessory holder can display all your favorite hair accessories so you never need to dig around. Everything is clearly shown and what a great decorating piece as well. I can also see myself using this to place photos and jewelry (if you don't wear hand bands) just in case you can't fill it up.

Remington also makes some fun accessories, including brightly colored bobby pins, headbands and metallic clips!

(Note: items received from PR company for review consideration.)

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Friday, October 05, 2012

Save the week: October 15-21 for SPAweek!

It's that time of year again.. Time to get rejuvenated and ready for hibernation! (I kid- there's no need to hide in the winter!) It's about a week into October and now is a great time to get some R&R in before the hectic holidays come ! Massages are a great way to relax and leave your worries at home. with the $50 SpaWeek deals, you get amazing treatments for half the normal cost! Check out www.spaweek.com for more details!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

BlingGuard twitter contest

I recently learned about BlingGuard products to help your rings, earrings and jewelry, temporarily stay in place! If you have a loose ring or earring then you've gotta try this. They're super easy to use too!

There's a twitter contest right now on < a href="http://www.twitter.com/BlingGuard">@BlingGuard for a chance to win a pair of these beautiful Swarovski Crystal and feather earrings. Be sure to follow, retweet their contest tweet and include "#JennysFaves" in your tweet!

Good luck!

Simple skincare makes it simple!

My skincare routine is pretty basic- cleanse, tone, moisturize and the weekly mask. When I'm at the gym and don't have a lot of time, I like to use towelettes because they're easy to use and throw away. Simple Skincare offers a pack of 25 Cleansing Facial Wipes. Used to remove makeup, dirt, sweat and oil, this wipe leaves your skin feeling clean! Although this isn't a travel friendly package, I pack some extras in a ziploc bag.

After using the wipes, I like to use a light moisturizer to keep my skin extra smooth and hydrated. Also it helps my skin retain moisture and it's a good habit to form now. Appropriately named Hydrating Light Moisturizer, it feels exactly that! Also great for your neck and hands too if needed!

To help my peepers look refreshed, I have been using their Revitalizing eye roll-on. It's metal roller tip makes the gel feel cool on your skin. Plus it is small and handy so it fits in your purse/clutch when you need a pick-me-upper. Voila! Instantly feel more awake with their eye roll-on!

All products are available in participating drugstores and online.

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