Lesley And Eve

Month: September 2016

Fall + Dressing for the Weather

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Fall + Dressing for the Weather

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well! We are almost to the weekend, so that is always a great thing right? So, we are well into the fall season, but the temps in Texas are still extra WARM! While I don’t want to break out sunflower dresses (not my style anyway), I don’t want to bust out knee high boots either.

Can we talk about knee high boots for a tiny second. I have a few pair of OTK, and knee high boots, but I am not a big fan. ESPEC, when they SLOUCH! THAT IS THE WORST!!!!! I think two good pair of OTK, or knee high boots are perfect! Not black and nude. Shades, that you don’t currently own. Wanna know what bugs me the most! Flat knee high boots, and when people drag their feet! STOPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!! Pick yo feet up! Why are you sliding in your boots? You are totally ruining the heel! Okay, rant over!

N-E-Way, dressing for the weather. I understand that it’s fall and you want to break out the fall clothing. But, you can’t be decked out in sweaters and knee high boots if its 90 degrees outside! I found this dress to be appropriate for the weather and season, love this brand! I don’t like dresses that easily wrinkle, that is the one con to this dress! But, other than that I LOVE! The mules are TDF and are so comfy! They are ON SALE!!!!  I am quickly becoming a fan of mules. I can’t wait to style these with some skinnies when the temps drop! These are a must have!

Enjoy your day!

 

Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie (Vegan)

Lenny & Larry's The Complete Cookie (Vegan)

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Sooooo, I’m sure you may have heard all of the rave about the Lenny & Larry’s Complete Cookie! Or maybe you haven’t. I have tried all of them, but I am only reviewing the Birthday Cake flavor today. The products claim to fame is that it’s Vegan (No Eggs, No Dairy, No Soy, No GMO).

I was able to found a good supply of this flavor at the Vitamin Shoppe. This flavor seems to be sold out at GNC, and our local grocery store (HEB). I also found large varieties on Amazon.com.

When you open the product, it does actually look like the packaging. It did taste like a birthday cake-ish flavor. The consistency was cake like, and it didn’t taste too chalky as I expected it too. It did have a sweet flavor like a real cookie. This particular flavor is one of my fav’s of the entire selection of Lenny & Larry’s The Complete Cookie. I usually cut this product in half and eat half of it, and save the other half for the next day.

Con’s- This product is TWO servings! I don’t like the fact that this cookie is two servings.

Nutritional Breakdown- 180 Cal, 4g Fat, 27g Carbs, 8g Protein (FOR HALF the COOKIE)

My only con was that the Complete Cookie is two servings. I feel like 360 calories in one go is a lot for me, but it may not be for others. The taste and consistency were great. It could serve as a great meal replacement for some. I don’t think that you would be disappointed in this product.

Lesley

 

e.l.f Cosmetic’s Brushes

e.l.f Cosmetic's Brushes

e.l.f Cosmetic’s Brushes

Hey Ya’ll! I hope everyone is doing well today! I had a special request from my girl Stephanie Garcia in regards to good some cosmetic brushes! Sooooo, I wanted to put together some of my favorite brushes! First, to keep it real for years, I used my fingers! I know, rookie right? I found out very quickly that cosmetic brushes are EXPENSIVE!!! I have told ya’ll before that I can spend hours on Youtube learning tons of things about makeup, and LEMME tell you, my makeup has come a longgggg way!

In Youtube video’s you don’t see the makeup artist using the sponge that often comes with the make-up. They throw it in the trash. They are using a brush, because it MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE! They often don’t show that they mix foundations to get a perfect match for their skin tone either. I mix 2, sometimes 3,  because I have yellow undertones. WHICH ARE hard to match. I use MAC PRO LONGERWEAR and mix it with a Covergirl Foundation. I know, I know weird. Anyway, I apply about 6 dots total of both foundation’s onto my e.l.f total face kabuki brush. This seems to give me medium coverage. If I want full coverage, I use a beauty blender, I linked that below as well. The ULTIMATE KABUKI brush is everything for contouring! Seriously! It blends so well, and it’s like $10.00!

Make-up can be very complex, and there is a brush for everything. I figured starting here, with some essentials would be a good start. I use everything, from illuminator, to highlight, foundation, BB Cream, Concealer….everything. When my BFF comes to my house, her favorite thing is for me to do her makeup. A FULL BEAT FACE OF MAKEUP CAN TAKE NEARLY 2 HOURS!!!!! It’s not because someone is ugly…GAH! It’s because of the steps in between application. 

In all light seriousness, I’m not paying $50.00 dollars for a brush…..SORRY! I have had excellent results with e.l.f products, one of their brushes broke, and pissed me off! Other than that, I have had no other issues. A lot of e.l.f products can be found at CVS, Target (usually always SOLD OUT), ULTA, and (HEB in Texas). People are on top of the e.l.f game, and know that their brushes are budget friendly and game changers. HENCE them being sold out in stores, grab them online or when ever you see them!

My Fav’s below! Most as all BELOW $10.00! 

Protein Bar Review (Zone Perfect Nutrition Bar)

Zone Perfect Nutrition Bar

Protein Bar Review

Protein Bar’s are ALWAYS HIT or MISS! As soon as I take the first bite I prepare to be disappointed. Isn’t that sad? I think it’s because I have had so many protein bar’s that have been down right DISGUSTING! People always say, “it’s good” , when you ask them how the bar actually taste. I ALWAYS reply back and ask…NO, SERIOUSLY what does it really taste like? I have been on a quest to find high protein bars and snacks that really taste like the description. Most of the products are not super “clean” nor “paleo” or primal. That’s just life people. Most of the items are highly processed. It’s give and take.  If your body doesn’t allow you to have any of the products I review, don’t eat them, K? Okay.

This week I am reviewing the Zone Perfect Nutrition Bar (Salted Carmel Brownie) 

So this bar was recommended to me, and the person PROMISED it would be good! The Zone bar is not sold separtely, and is sold in a box of five for $4.87 at H-E-B, and $4.47 at Wal-Mart. My expectation of the bar was for it to be extremely crisp and sturdy like most protein bars. This bar was soft, like a brownie. This bar tasted EXACTLY like a BROWNIE! If you are not a big fan of chocolate you will not like this bar. It was soft, and the salted and drizzled chocolate on top provided a slight crunch.

Nutritional Break Down

200 Calories, 9g Fat, 19g Carbs, 11g Protein 14g, Sugar

If I am watching my carb intake I wouldn’t eat this protein bar. My daily limit for carbs would be a little less than 40g of carbs for the day. This bar would take half of my carbs! Holy moly! This bar would be more of a treat of a dessert.  If I was ever in a pinch, I would eat this bar in a second! My son love them, and it’s a better choice for him. I am always going to be honest about a product that I review. The taste is amazing, one of the BEST protein bars I have ever eaten…HANDS DOWN!
Zone Perfect Nutrition Bar

POPSUGAR + FALL

POPSUGAR + FALL

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Hey y’all! I hope everyone is safe on this rainy Monday! Well it’s rainy is Schertz/San Antonio Texas. It has literally been raining all night. Did not sleep AT ALL! But, my house is spic and SPAN! LOL! We had pretty good weather on Saturday and snapped these photos, later that day my mini human ventured downtown. I am not a big fan of crowds of people in enclosed spaces. If we are spread out cool, but if we are like sardines….I CANNOT DEAL! LOL! He LOVE’s The Pearl, and anything historic. More so for the beauty, and photo’s! So I obliged and took him downtown. We ate at LaGloria, which is HIS favorite! If you are ever in San Antonio you have to give it a try.

So N-E-Way, this little dress, hat and BOOTIES are TDF? Am I right! Sooooo, this hat was apart of the POPSUGAR box that they graciously sent to me. I LOVE IT! The September box it worthy for this HAT ALONE! I will leave a link below that you can  grab to snag $5.00 dollars off! Seriously, you need this months box!

These booties THO???!!!! Ya’ll they are so comfy, and I could walk around in these bad boys for hours! I cleansed my closet last season of a lot of old booties that I wasn’t wearing, or that just weren’t my style anymore. That left me with like 2 pairs of booties. I am being picky about my selection of booties this season, I see so many of the same booties on repeat on Insta, and I AM DYING slowly for creativity__________________! The long line was me crashing, and flat lining, like resuscitate me! Ha!

POPSUGAR DEETS BELOW!

The September MUST HAVE are everything! Use http://bit.ly/2bGxCSA to get 5 dollars off! Use code SHOP5 !!! @popsugarmh #septembermusthave

I hope you babes have a good one! 

Lesley 

Chambray + Reebok Classics

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Hey, ya’ll hey ! I have decided that I am going to continue to kill the game with the off the shoulder trend. I will simply drap, a moto jacket over my shoulders! I mean….why not! Everyone is loving the sneaker trend! Again, I have had MY classics since DAY one, stay one! LOL! 😉 As well as my Air Force 1’s low’s, and mid’s. I’m not a gangster or anything…LOL! I just know sneakers a little bit. N-E-Way rocking Chambray with classics is always easy, and quick. You can never go wrong. Everyone needs a Chambray off the shoulder dress in their wardrobe! I added a little cross body, that I scored @ 40% off and I was good to go!

Chambray Dress for $13.99

Blue Striped Off The Shoulder Ruffle Dress $14.99  

Have a good one babes!

POPSUGAR September Must Have

POPSUGAR September Must Have

Hey Ya’ll! I hope everyone is doing well! It’s almost the weekend, so that is FANTASTIC! As you know, I am all about SAVING, than Splurging! Most about finding a bargain, than anything else. POPSUGAR sent me their September must have box, and it is AMAZE! Let’s have a little chat about what’s inside!POPSUGAR SEPTEMBER MUST HAVE img_1082POPSUGAR SEPTEMBER MUST HAVE

 

First up……

Jack & Lucy Bicoastal Wide Brim Hat- This baby is BEAUTIFUL! Its oversized and surely a fall favorite! Suggested Retail $58.00

NCLA MANI-ER Tool Kit- This little kit is perfection, and easy to keep in your handbag to keep your nails in check! Especially great for traveling! Suggested Retail $16.

BRIOGEO Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask- I have my hair in a protective style, and conditioning is essential! Having this restorative mask ensures that my hair stays hydrated. Especially with being vitamin deficient. Suggested Retail $36 

FLINT Lint Roller- Eeeeeekkkkkk lint on black clothing, or darker clothing can be the worst!!! This platinum portable LINT Roller can be easily stowed in your handbag to save the DAY! It’s also refillable! Suggested Retail $9.99

Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer in the Warning- This Lip Lacquer is BOLD and BEAUTIFUL!!! An added gold micro shimmer adds the perfect TOUCH! Suggested Retail $22

The Gluten Free Bites, Dark Chocolate and Gluten Free- SO DELICIOUS, I MAY have consumed the entire bag in one day! IJS…. :-0 Perfect treat for on the go! Suggested Retail $4.99 theglutenfreebar.com

Everything inside of this box is AMAZING! You can pop over POPSUGAR’S website (click on link) and subscribe for only $39.95 per month! That is SERIOUSLY a STEAL! They also have a POPSUGAR mini box that is only $18.95 per month! The Jack & Lucy Brim Hat, and Smith & Cult Liquid Lacquer, sell me on the September box! MY LIPS GLOW with that lacquer!

SOooooo do yourself a FAVOR and check it out!

Lesley

 

Day + Night Look

Day + Night Look

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Hey ya’ll! I hope everyone is doing well! I found this little dress for a BARGAIN! I figured I would put together a day to night look for ya’ll! I found these booties back in July at the #NSALE! They sold out in a SNAP! They are now FULLY stocked! YOU have to have these babies! I LOVE THEM!!!! You can easily wear them with dresses, shorts, denim…EVERYTHING! I added a moto jacket that was also a #NSALE STEAL, and a pair of CLB’S, and it was all SHE WROTE!!!!

CLICK HERE FOR MY DRESS!!!!!!

Have a good one!

Lesley

Weekly Workout + Lower Body Focus

Monday + Off the Shoulder

Weekly Workout + Lower Body Focus

Hey Ya’ll!

I hope everyone is having a great Monday so far. I had to go and pick up my little one, he wasn’t feeling to well at all. I was super bummed that I couldn’t get him an appointment today. His allergies are really getting the best of him this season, and I have been so worried about him, among other things. #mommyproblems.

N-E-Way, I am working out when I can. When I feel well enough to do so. Some days I just don’t have the energy. Or I will do a full blown workout, and then fell like shit for the rest of the day. I am still searching for balance and wellness post surgery. The surgery I had may not have been the best surgery for me. I had moderate reflux prior to having surgery, and now my REFLUX IS ON FIRE LIKE A BIA, and my bowels won’t quit. I’m starting to think I need a healer (neuropath) and not a doctor. Neuropaths are not covered by insurance, and are REALLY, REALLY expensive. But, I’m sick of spending my days on the toilet (TMI), and eating tum’s like they are tic tac’s. So, that is where I am, meditation has helped keep me still.

ALRIGHT! LETS get to some lower body focus!


Warm up

10 Jumping Squats 

10 Mountain Climbers

 10 Super Mans 

Part 1 Repeat X3 

60 Squats

60 Jumping Jacks

60 Crunches

60 Mountain Climbers

60 Jack Knives

Monday + Off the Shoulder

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Hey guys! I hope everyone is off to a great start! I know we are well into fall, but we are still feeling the heat in Texas! I am still incorporating dressing for the weather looks as well as some fall looks! It’s hot ya’ll, and I can’t pretend like its’s not, and walk around in knee high boots and sweater dresses! That is not my reality! Although, I adore fall fash! My dress was $11.99 and can be find HERE! I will link it below as well! I am NOT rich, contrary to popular belief 😉 and shop bargains just like everyone else! Everyone has to shop for clothes to wear, why not be fashionable in the process? Am I right or am I right? I went to the VA for an appointment 2 weeks ago or so, and this lady…OBVI a VA employee, LOUDLY say’s you look so cute. BUT why are your JEANS ALL TORN, you ruined your whole outfit! She LITERALLY caught me on the wrong day….I said but WHAT in the WORLD ARE YOU WEARING THOUGH? I’m sorry, but I had too. She was so rude! It was on my SNAPCHAT! I LOVE SNAP. People need to mind their own business and manners! #theend This little dress was cute online, and ugly in the box! LOL! Then cute once I put it on! Ya’ll know how that goes! N-E-Way, gotta blast, and spend a few minutes with my mini human before he leaves for school!

FIND MY DRESS HERE!!!!!! $11.99!!!!!!

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