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I am so excited to have a new set of wireless headphones. I have been looking for a pair that actually fit my ears for quite some time …and these do!!!! They have multiple sizes and the xs is close to perfect.
Bragi just released the 2.1 update which can be easily downloaded from the homepage and can now synchronize with Google Fit and Apple Health Kit. I love that I am the only one who can connect to the headphones with a specific code so that my information stays secure.
The sound quality is pretty sweet, and running in these bad boys was a joy.
When they say, “smart” they definitely mean it. The Dash gave me constant feedback while running, cycling and swimming. (duration, cadence, breaths taken, pool length etc.) Not to mention the app tracks even more info. I am a fan of the saying “information is knowledge” and with the app you can help set better and more specific goals for your next work out.
...Whether it is in the way I dress or the attitude I possess. As always I hope to pass on some of this vibe to all of you. It is so much better to be yourself than to try to emulate something you are not. KEEP IT REAL!Read More
Its always hard for me to lay low when it comes to exercise - I think it is the one thing that keeps me sane, and I always love a good challenge. But lately the challenge I am presented with is not the physical kind. Read about it here.Read More
Make sure you are wearing sunscreen! We have all heard it many times, and it is one of those things that we often poo poo and brush off. I encourage you to watch this video it does a far better job than I ever could at demonstrating the importance of SPF. If after watching this you are still opposed to sunscreen then I don't think I can help you. For the rest of you who want to avoid damaged skin, wrinkles, that leathery look and the potential of skin cancer here are a handful of the sunscreens I love.
I am lucky to have been newly introduced to Hampton Sun. It is inspired by the Long Island beaches, the delicious scent of Privet and the elegant lifestyle behind it. Having a home in the Hamptons I have a strong appreciation for the smell of the Privet flower. It is certainly a signature scent of this destination. Hampton Sun is great because it works to blur the line between skincare and sunscreen. Each bottle includes moisturizer with sunscreen ingredients so that your skin stays hydrated even when in the sun. Hampton Sun is one of the first companies to use the FDA-approved Polycrylene that works to absorb more UVA rays and increase water resistance in their SPF 35, 55, and 70. I am also impressed with their spray bottles. They are fully eco-friendly (non-aerosol)! Which I cannot say that about many other spray bottles out there, and I am a huge fan of the spray for re-application. This new addition to my sunscreen collection is making its way to the top of my list.
I love Shiseido for my face specifically in the summer when out in the sun all day. It feels like you are applying a sheer baby powder that lies gently on top of the skin. It provides a more powerful protection to the sun as it has a high concentration of Zinc Oxide (16.4%) and Titanium Dioxide (1.4%). The combination creates a physical block to the sun, as they work to stay on the skins surface as opposed to absorbing into the skin. They are non-comedogenic, meaning they do not produce or aggravate acne. Zinc is one of the most important ingredients when looking for sun protection and this product has one of the highest concentration I have found out there. It is really the only sunscreen I like to use on my face.
Other people also rave about Shiseido wet force. They have their own, patented formula that when it comes in contact with sweat or water it enhances its resistance. I have not personally used this product, and I am not entirely familiar with its makeup, but it does pique my interest.
I like Neutrogena for my body. It is one of the original matte finish sunscreens out there and at this point is a cult classic. It does absorb into the skin because it contains Benzones and Aminobenzoic Acid which help to protect against UVA and UVB when combined together. This is my go to because it is less expensive and I use a ton!