Best Podcasts! (And a bit about my exercise routine.)

Every weekday morning, I walk 3-4 miles. It’s something I’ve done since the start of summer and I, by the grace of something or other, have completely stuck with it. #praisebe

If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that I’m pretty much an all-or-nothing girl. When I decide to launch into a subject or exercise or diet or lifestyle, I am ALL IN. This is probably why my blog has lasted so long…all the insane research I naturally do on a subject benefits others by living here for the rest of time. Well, up until my walking revelation, I was the same way about exercise. Yoga? ALL IN. What leggings should I buy? Let’s nail that headstand in the first week! Pilates? 5 DAYS A WEEK, YO. Who needs to take a rest day? Couch to 5K? On it! I’ll determine the best app and do it every. single. day. Speaking of apps, maybe I should do that Bikini Workout App…

Are you catching my drift?

Um, yeah. So, usually, two things happen when engaging in this all-or-nothing exercise extravaganza. I burn out very quickly OR I injure myself. It’s like clockwork – I go crazy for a month or two and then, totally drop the ball and move onto the next thing. Well, I move onto the next thing after sitting around doing nothing for months. (I will say that hasn’t been the case with yoga, but my very chill practice is more for my emotional health than physical health.)

Already knowing how important consistent exercise is for my overall health, especially heading into my mid-40s, I had a little come to Jesus meeting with myself and decided enough with the ups and downs and general nonsense. A consistent walking routine would be so much better than my previous antics, end of story! Brisk walking tones the body, raises the heart rate, and, most importantly, shouldn’t injure me. (Well, my first month was spent hobbling due to some ridiculous ((but so ridiculously cute, people!)) featherweight Adidas trainers that gave me a fun case of plantar fasciitis, but once I found proper footwear with, you know, CUSHION AND STABILITY, everything healed quickly.)

All to say that I love my morning walks! Clears my head, tones my body, and I can’t imagine not doing it at this point.

(What was this post about, again?)

Ah! Podcasts! Yes.



Odds and Ends

1. This photographer of indigenous cultures is unreal. Such incredible shots.

2. 17 books that are unputdownable. Have you read any?

3. Um, we should be eating pork medium rare? Um, no thank you. #barf

4. I donned this last night and got so many inquiries. You can find it here – use code WHOORL for 10% off.

5. I’ve never been a logo person, but immabout to cover myself in swooshes. Did you see the first ad for television?

6. I’m still working through this lengthy article, but it’s horrifying. Why things like this are done to children, I will never understand. So upsetting.

7. You guys. Midterms are in less than two months. Are you registered to vote? Please make sure you (and everyone you know) are!

8. With that being said, did you read the anonymous Op-Ed article published this week? This particular response is completely on par, methinks. (Deep breaths, Sarah. #grrrrrrrrr)

9. Let’s talk about podcasts! Asked my Instagram followers their favorites and My Favorite Murder took top rank.

10. Ha, these book cover anagrams are so good.

11. This exfoliant is beyond incredible and is SUCH a deal for the next week or so. Trust me, you need this in your life.

12. My PMS is off the charts right now. (This country is a flaming ball of shit headed for straight for HELLLLLLLL.) Maybe these yoga poses will help? #againwiththedeepbreaths

13. Tell me you don’t want to curl up with this cozy throw this Fall. (psst – it’s 50% off.)

14. How did Kristen and I meet? Have we regretted things we’ve said publicly? These and other frequently asked questions on this week’s Selfie episode.

Have a wonderful weekend. This was both the shortest and longest week EVER.

image credit: conde nast traveller


The Josh Rosebrook Skincare Trifecta

josh rosebrook beauty heroes discovery

Beauty Heroes just announced their September Discovery Box and oh my goodness, it’s a winner. Why? Well, let’s be honest, anything Josh Rosebrook creates is just beyond. I adore his products, and this specific line-up is such a good one.

First off, the hero product, the Active Enzyme Exfoliator. Friends, I can promise you it’s a very rare occurrence if this mask isn’t on my face every Sunday. This exfoliator supports the feeling of healthy cell turnover with enzymes from honey, papaya, yucca, beetroot and elderberry that naturally soften and brighten the skin’s appearance. And man, it does its job – my skin looks brand spanking new (not a dead skin cell in sight!) when I wash this off my face. (Do you watch my Instagram stories? Then you probably saw me raving like a lunatic about it this past weekend.)

josh rosebrook active enzyme exfoliator

The great thing is that it’s a chemical (natural enzymes like papaya) and physical (very finely milled walnut shells) exfoliant, so you’re getting the best of both worlds. I’ve tried A LOT of exfoliators, and this one is seriously impressive.

In this discovery, you will receive a full size of Active Enzyme Exfoliating mask plus the ever-so-lovely Advanced Hydration Mask. I mean, come on, will you look at that shade of blue?

The Advanced Hydration Mask attracts and maintains cellular hydration retention with a synergy of senna seed, aloe vera, mango seed butter, honey and avocado. Ginger, fenugreek and chickweed stimulate circulation while blue tansy, rose and St. John’s wort instill a feeling of calm to inflamed skin. It’s basically the most soothing hug for your skin ever.

Aren’t they both gorgeous? p.s. – the scents are even better.

josh rosebrook active enzyme exfoliator and hydration mask

To complete the trifecta, the Hydrating Accelerator is included in this discovery as well. A top-seller since day one, Hydrating Accelerator is a toner, light moisturizer and herbal vitamin-infused water that balances your skin’s pH and preps your skin to more readily absorb serums, oils and creams that follow. I love to use this during the day…it’s no joke that I have 4-5 little bottles of it around my house. You never know when you might need a spritz!

Ladies and (possibly) gents, this discovery is a $125 value that you can get for $43. (Just the exfoliating mask alone retails for $65!) And I feel the need to let you know that last year when Josh Rosebrook was featured in a discovery box, it sold out within a week or two.

You’ve probably heard me proclaiming my love for Beauty Heroes at some point right? The monthly subscription box with full-sized, luxury, natural products? It’s only $43 per month and always contains at least $100 of product, although many times way more than that. And on top of receiving the best-of-best products for a steal every month, Beauty Heroes members always get 15% off in the online shop, which has over 30 green beauty brands. It is SO worth 43 dollars a month, I promise you.

Even though I personally receive Beauty Heroes every month, I only write about the ones that are my true creme de la creme, and this one sits high on the totem pole. I hope you decide to give these products a try, as you will not be disappointed. You can learn more about the box here, but of course, hit me up with any questions you might have!

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