Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CrossFit- In 100 Words

World-Class Fitness in 100 Words Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports. Courtesy of CrossFit Inc

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Shellac Asphalt

Newest edition to my Shellac Collection....Asphalt! An amazing dark gray- from the Fall 2011 collection. This is so chic and trendy, I was sad to take it off. The color is a deep dark granite / gray color. 2-3 coats will be sufficient. It went on a little runny, however that could be from it's "new-ness" It lasted 2 + weeks and still looked great. Definitely something to try next time you are at the nail salon and cant decide what color to choose. Plus this is great for Fall / Winter. I love the darker colors for Winter, what do you think?

CrossFit Workouts

Hi All! I have totally failed at posting the last couple months, my sincerest apologies, but I've had alot of time with my family and that's really most important to me. The other major part of my life right now is consumed by the awesomeness that is CrossFit. This is truly the most amazing workout I've ever done in my life..everrrr...not only have I lost 13.4 lbs in the last 6-7 weeks, but also 4 + inches off my mid section. Im a runner, have been since after I had my son almost 4 years ago Nov 2nd! But I needed a change in my life and that's when I discovered my local CrossFit gym. (http://www.crossfitdewitt.com/) A little About CrossFit:

“Crossfitters” create a workout community unlike any other and in our case that community extends beyond the walls of the gym. CrossFit breeds competition, camaraderie, and motivation along with the fittest men and women in the world. But, don’t get confused elite status in CrossFit is a direct result of desire and a solid work ethic. If that is not goal maybe you’re seeking better health and fitness, at CrossFit Dewitt we have the knowledge and capability to prescribe works that challenge you. The results are measurable, observable, and repeatable." - CrossFitDewitt

So true. I never feel more smoked than when I leave CrossFit after a WOD (workout of the day)

If you have been struggling to lose those stubborn last few lbs or even 20 lbs, please check your local listings for a CrossFit gym near you. I promise you will not be sorry!

xo- Kyley

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


"Oikos is the Greek word for house. It’s also the root word for ecology. We think it’s a great name for our Greek yogurt because it reminds us of a time when people’s homes were intimately connected with nature and most foods came from household gardens and family herds."

With only 120 calories per serving (1 cup) this Greek yogurt by Dannon OIKOS is my go to snack choice. I havent always been a fan of Greek yogurt's but this one tops my list! And it's got so many beneficial ingredients in it to aid in healthy digestion and it's 0% fat!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Smokey Cat-Eye w/ Pencil Liner

Stila Cosmetics Kajal Eye Liner - Onyx
Sometimes Gel Liners can be a little tricky to work with, so as I was rushing to get my make up done yesterday morning I thought how can I do a quick cat-eye with my pencil...so I chose my most smudgable liner (Stila Eye Kajal) and my angled liner brush and this is what I was left with! I love that it's softer than my normal gel liner on days that I want a smokier look but keep the cat-eye effect. You go over the liner as if you were putting the gel on with your angled brush, then whisp it outward in a triangle shape and smudge the brush back in towards the eye.

Stila Eye Kajal in Onyx $18.00 retail

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Style Trend- Feathers and Hair!!

I was recently down south visiting family and my cousin in-law was sporting the most awesome thing I've seen EVER!! They were thin bird feathers in her hair! I was instantly obsessed and had to have them. Apparently the trend started on the West Coast in the US, and made it's way East/South. They are held in by small metal beads and you can wash, dry, straighten and style your hair as if there weren't forgein objects on your head.  If you decide to try this the next time you're at the salon, respond in the comments and post your pictures of your feathers!!

Shellac- Romantique

Recently I have been in the mood for a clean nude / ballet pink polish to sport on these hot summer days. So I've been wearing CND Shellac's Romantique which is exactly a mix between nude and a light ballet pink. When I first started wearing this color, it was very tricky to apply. The formula actually seemed to shrink if the coats were applied too thinly. This time around after some practice with French Manicures I believe I have the application down pat! I love this look, what do you think?!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

QTOD- Dont deprive yourself!

I know when I'm trying to count calories I usually always end up failing some where along the line...the best way to handle cravings is to let yourself have a small portion of whatever it is that you ache for!! Sooner or later the "bad" things that your body is craving will turn slim to none. Portion control is key*

Friday, June 24, 2011

Falling In Love

Philosophy 'Falling in Love' Spray Fragrance No Color 2 oz

Philosophy's Falling In Love perfume has me breathless today...this unique scent is all at once, clean, sweet, and mesmorizing. When I'm unsure what I want to smell like for the day, this is always my "go to" scent. It's perfect for every season so you can never go wrong. Retails between $15-$60. Next time you find yourself browsing around Ulta pick up a tester bottle and spray away!!

Happy Friday everyone!

MAC Penultimate Eyeliner

MAC's Penultimate Eyeliner, was by far the most intimidating eyeliner I've ever tried to use. Today I decided to try this out again, and I didnt fail miserably!! The application is very precise and the pigment is true black. The tip is very "marker like" so if you dont mind a tad bit of tugging on your lid, this may be worth trying out. Any little miss-haps can be fixed with a pointed Q-Tip and make up remover.   Retailing at $17.50, you will definitely get your money's worth. This is going to be a great tool for me on the go!

Mac 'Penultimate' Eye Liner Rapidblack One Size