Breezy Days: 2017

Cheryl Lee MD: Dry & Itchy Skin Relief Kit

March 17, 2017

My skin is so sensitive with the dry mountain air and Utah irritants floating around. My face, lips, and arms get the brunt of it! Cheryl Lee MD Skin Care has created a hypoallergenic and non-toxic product that soothes sensitive skin, with their TrueLipids technology. There are multiple kits available depending on what your skincare needs are. For example they offer the following kits: Ultimate Eczema, Cracked Hands & Feet, Cuts & Scrapes, Diabetic Skincare, KP Calming, and more! 

I've been using the products that come with the TrueLipids Dry & Itchy Skin Relief Kit 3-4 times a week for the past 2 weeks and am excited to share what I think of each product!  

TrueLipids Relieve & Protect Ointment
This product was perfect for my really raw skin areas such as my elbows, knees, and heels. I would put this on before going to bed, throw on some socks (on just my feet of course ha), and let it work it's magic throughout the night. My trouble spots were visibly better, my skin felt softer, and less irritated.

TrueLipids TrueTherapy Cremide+ Cream
This has become a staple in my nighttime skincare routine. My upper arms is where I experience minor eczema and KP, so I used this Cremide+ Cream in that location. After using this product consistently the past couple of weeks I've seen a huge improvement. It's seriously night and day difference, and I'm excited that it's been taken care of before the summer season hits!

TrueLipids TrueLips Lip Balm
I carry this stuff with my everywhere now! I love how it seeps into the skin as opposed to just sitting on top. It helps to heal, hydrate, soften, and protect; which is exactly what my sad dry lips need.

TrueLipids Perfecting Lotion: Hydrate, Correct & Perfect Lotion
I've been using this as my nighttime face lotion since my face gets so dry! I apply this after cleansing and using toner. I've seen that my skin has less redness to it and is less itchy/irritated which is a huge plus in my book.

I've been extremely pleased with this Cheryl Lee MD kit. I've used a fair amount of dermatologist prescribed skincare, and this is right up there with the same quality of product. Gotta take care of your skin since it's the biggest organ you've got! ;) 

Missed The Fitness Marshall

February 16, 2017

Oh hey guys, long time no see! I am going to work on getting on the blog better to say hi and give ya some quick updates :) 

A couple weekends ago I flew down to California to go with my mom to dance with The Fitness Marshall in LA. I was so stoked because I absolutely love his cardio dance videos, they are a blast and I work up a total sweat. Try out his "Me Too" dance video, it was the gateway drug for me ;)

It was only supposed to be an hour and a half drive, and we drove for over 2 hours and were still an hour away from the venue...

I was insanely bummed, but that's California traffic for ya! Missed the whole thing, lameeee. But when I complained via Twitter (cause what else is Twitter for), Caleb Marshall responded and said that he was bummed that we missed it and said thanks for supporting him! So that made it a little bit better ;) 

The next day we soaked our sadness away at Glen Ivy Hot Springs and Spa which is only a few minutes down the road from my parents place. Aka no crazy traffic was happening! haha

We dipped in the saline pools, mineral water, had some fun at Club Mud, and finished off with a pink drink from Starbucks and reading magazines by the pool. It was the PERFECT day! 75 degrees outside, not a worry in the world, and a fun day hanging with my parents :)

The rest of the visit was going out to eat, chilling at my parents house watching recorded episodes of Real Housewives, and enjoying the warm weather. A solid weekend! 

Transitional Winter --> Spring Shoes under $60

February 8, 2017

Ready for Kickoff

February 2, 2017
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #ReadyForKickoff #CollectiveBias

I love when the big football game of the season comes around, it's a great excuse to try out new recipes to share with friends! This time I wanted to try out 3 different ways to use my favorite RITZ Crackers and a twist on my favorite Coke Zero. I picked up all my goodies from Walmart, which is seriously my favorite place to shop (insert praise hands emoji) since they have everything at such a killer price. 

We'll be inviting friends who are still holding strong to their "eating healthy" New Years Resolution, so I made a veggie jam-packed recipe as a topping for my RITZ Crackers. Below is the recipe, along with all the other treats and decor from my party!

Loaded Chicken Salad Topping Recipe
2 cups of chicken (shredded or cubed)
1/4 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup bacon bits
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup celery, chopped
1/4 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
3 green onions, sliced

1. Throw all the above items into a bowl and mix. To make my life easier I purchased canned chicken, mayo in a squeeze bottle, and bacon bits in a bag.  I'm already throwing a party, don't want to make things even crazier by cooking all the ingredients! 

2. This beautiful shredded 1 cup of sharp cheddar needed it's own big picture ;) Throw this in the bowl too!

3. Chopped all my veggies: green onions, yellow onion, and celery. These veggies make the recipe extremely filling and helps my health-conscious friends feel good about snacking on this all night long. 

4. Dash in some salt and pepper, mix, then you're all good to go! This is the perfect RITZ Crackers topping, something that you can nom on in between touchdowns. 

For a sweet treat, I made milk chocolate dipped RITZ Crackers. Decorated with red & black sprinkles to root for our team! It's only half-dipped, so it gives a taste of chocolate without being too much.

I'm so short! haha 

I love this chalkboard pennant flag sign, since I can change it for each party. The rest of my go-to party items are mason jars, tiered serving platters, and flowers; they are good staples and can be altered for any theme. 

The last recipe I did with the RITZ Crackers is putting cream cheese and peach habanero jelly on top. It's the perfect mix of creamy, sweet, and spice! 

After the holidays I always need a break from all the craziness! Then after a few weeks I feel re-energized and start to miss my family and friends :) Even though the peeps are frequent guests in my home, I like to go all-out for big football parties! 

I always have Coca-Cola at my shindigs! I picked up Coke Zero and wanted to create an ice cream float with a twist. For my health-conscious friends and family, I grabbed vanilla bean ice cream made with coconut milk. It was a delicious option, that minds the waistline! 

Which RITZ Crackers recipe would you use at your next football soiree? Would you try this Coke Zero twist on the classic ice cream float? 

Check out more #ReadyForKickoff inspiration here!


Anthropologie 40% Off Tag Sale

January 14, 2017
There are still a ton of cute available options in this 40% tag sale! Use the code TAGTIME for an additional 40% off the red discounted price :) 

Core Strengthening Exercises + Live Infinitely Giveaway

January 8, 2017

I'm gonna go ahead and hop on that New Years Resolution "get healthy" bandwagon. You know why? Cause it never hurts to keep going after this goal! I've done well in the past with completing the 12 week Kayla Itsines BBG guide, keeping a running regimen for 3 months (btw I really don't like running unless Fixer Upper is on the tv), and back in October I joined a yoga studio in Downtown Provo!

What I've found with doing yoga 3-4 times a week is that I have zero core strength. EVERYTHING in yoga requires core strength! I was sent this Live Infinitely Anti-Burst Exercise Ball, and am determined to get my core into better shape so I can finally do some killer headstands. Here are some exercises that I've been doing which are pretty basic, yet effective when building those muscles. 

And stay tuned for your chance to get your hands on your own exercise ball and fruit infuser water bottle!

One of the main tips on this is to keep the chin lifted and not hunch your shoulders forward! Make sure to engage your core, and use those muscles to pull yourself up. 

Decline Planks
I found it easiest to get my legs situated on the ball then get my arms in place. Guys. If you thought regular planks is hard, then try this for 3 rounds of 20 seconds.

Roll In & Roll Out
This is a good "I'm not gonna die but this will work out my core" move. Roll your arms back and forth on the ball and engage your core as you move back and forth to keep balance. This is mostly to rehab after doing crunches and decline planks. 

You ready for this? Live Infinitely wants to help you reach your goals, and they are giving one Breezy Days reader a Anti-Burst Exercise Ball and 32oz Infuser Water Bottle & Reusable Gel Freezer Ball

Head over to my latest Instagram post to enter :)  

Racerback Tank Top c/o Live Infinitely
Workout floral leggings: Victorias Secret (similar)
Flyknit training shoes: Nike (similar)

Back to the Basics

January 2, 2017

Coming into the new year I am all about simplifying my life. That spans from to work, social, and personal life; and even to my closet! Investing in quality basic pieces is the best game plan, since a good white tee can go with pretty much any outfit.

I put together a grouping of my favorite picks from ATM Collection that can all mix and match with each other. Love how a basic tee can be elevated to a great work look with this grey ponte pant or striped skirt. 

The cami makes for a great lounge look with the sweatpants, or can make for a sexy-casual date night look with the striped skirt. The options are endless! What are your favorite basic pieces?

Tops left to right

Bottoms left to right