FIVE STRETCHES FOR SITTERS + SPECTER WIRELESS

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

86% of American workers sit all day for their jobs. As an accountant and a blogger, I definitely fall into that category. I had been told by my doctor that for every hour of sitting, I am supposed to then get up and walk for five minutes. This is to get your circulation moving in your legs again and to help prevent muscle stiffness and any vein problems. I have been noticing some IT band issues from sitting all day, so I researched and found some great stretches for sitters that will help loosen your muscles and keep you from feeling sore. These are stretches that you can do in the morning and evening at home, or even do them at work if you are feeling any soreness.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

While I am working at my desk, on my couch at home, or doing my much needed stretching, I love listening to music. I feel like the time passes quickly and I have a more enjoyable environment. Music pumps me up and gives me more positive vibes. Since my music is mostly played via apps on my phone, or tablet, I was very excited to receive these really cool wireless headphones from Specter Wireless. I had been coveting a pair of the Rose Gold Beats ever since my sister got them for Christmas, but I wasn’t willing to spend about $300 on a pair of headphones for myself. These Specter Wireless Elux Headphones are sleek and stylish, in white with gold accents (looks like rose gold to me though). I love how they are petite and the square shape is a bit unique from other headphones I have seen. Best part, these are a fraction of the cost of Beats, since they retail for only $99. You can also still answer your phone calls with these, so you can use them for pleasure, but not worry about being able to stop what you are doing and conduct any needed business.

*Thank you Specter Wireless and Statusphere for sending me these awesome headphones!! 

FIVE STRETCHES FOR SITTERS

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

1. IT Band Squats: Take a work out band that is either already a tube, or tie it into a loop to put around your legs. Keep your legs a couple steps apart and then step outwards with one foot as you squat and then step back in and repeat with the other leg. Do this 12 times.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

2. Foam Roll Gluts/IT Band: First I position myself into a side plank position and roll my IT band from hip to knee, 20 seconds on each side. Then, I lie on my back and my side to complete the glute stretch. I use the foam roller on the top of each glute right below my lower back and put all my weight on it to roll out any tightness. I do this again for 20 seconds on each side.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

Crossover & Lower Back Stretch: Cross one leg over the other and bend your body forwards until you feel the stretch in the back of your legs and your back. This helps take pressure off of your back from sitting an your desk and gets your legs stretched out with the circulation back into them. Do this for 20 seconds and then switch your legs for another 20 seconds.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

Neck Stretches: Raise one arm over your head and gently bend your head toward that arm, stretching your neck on the opposite side. Repeat this 5 times on each side. Then do the same stretch on your neck forwards and backwards 5 times each.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

Arm Stretches: Take your right arm across your chest and use the crook of the left arm to hold it and pull to stretch the arm out. Switch arms and repeat on the other side. Hold for 15 seconds on each side and repeat twice on each arm.

*Step by step images are from POPSUGAR where you can find more information on these and other Stretches. 

Do you have anything specific that you do to make sure you keep yourself well stretched after sitting most of the day? I have been thinking about getting a standing desk; what do you think?

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SKIN CARE ROUTINE WITH MINDFUL MINERALS

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Taking care of my skin has always been a top priority. Growing up I rarely wore makeup and even now, during the week, I focus more on keeping my skin clean vs. putting makeup to cover blemishes. My mother has more recently been stressing about the importance of skincare since she works for Ideal Image and you only have one chance to keep your skin healthy. So, when Mindful Minerals gave me all of these free products during The Makeup Show, I knew it was a great opportunity to update my skincare routine.

*These items were gifted by Mindful Minerals, but as usual all opinions are my own. I have hormonal acne and want to help others find their cure. 

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Mindful Minerals is not some trendy product, but a ecologically responsible company bringing you products that benefit you from the inside out. They have been making soaps for over 60 years with minerals found from the Jordan dead sea. These products help benefit people dealing with psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, acne, and even rosacea. They are all organic and free of preservatives, or additives. Mindful Minerals is also a USA manufactured company, right in my own Florida backyard.

My favorite Mindful Minerals product that has been really essential in clearing up my hormonal acne is the Dead Sea Mud Bar. I wash my face morning and evening with this cleansing bar and follow up with the Cranberry Toner, which smells so good.

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If I feel that I need a bit more coverage in the morning, then I use the BB Cream in Medium Light which has SPF 30 in it. If I am just going bare faced, or going to bed, then I use the “Get Carded” Anti Aging Peptide Serum. This is a three in one product that will replace your moisturizer, eye cream, and anti-aging serum.

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Twice a week, I exfoliate and use a mask. This Get Even Exfoliating Cleanser is gentle, yet gets off all the dead skin and cleans out those pores. The Dead Sea Mud Mask is amazing!!! This mask can be used on any part of your body to help revitalize your skin. This Mindful Minerals mask detoxifies the skin removing oils and impurities, stimulates circulation, and tightens pores. It also takes less than 15 minutes!!

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They even have a Natural Self Tanner, which I think does a great job without looking streaky. Plus, I love this Travel Essentials Kit, so that I can pack lightly and still take all natural basics with me on my trips!! Mindful Minerals has a very well rounded selection of products and they are so affordable.

I have been using these products for over 30 days now, that way I could give a proper review. I really feel that my acne has majorly cleared up. Now, because it’s hormonal, I do still get break outs. However, they are much more rare since I have been using these products and they go away much faster now. I fully stand behind these products and will recommend them to anyone.

If you are looking for an all natural skin care product, then I would definitely go check them out. I would love to hear if you have ever used a product made with dead sea minerals before, or if you have a favorite product for dealing with hormonal acne.

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FLORAL JUMPSUIT + 5 REASONS I LOVE SHEIN

This spring I have been obsessing over two things, rompers and floral. When I saw this jumpsuit from SheIn, I knew it was perfect for many things I had coming up. I first wore it to a family Easter lunch and then to a blogger event to get my babes opinions and it was a total hit!!

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*SheIn sent me this jumpsuit for free as part of their fashion blogger program. However, all opinions are my own and I have been shopping happily from SheIn for years. 

All the details combined on this SheIn jumpsuit make it the total package. It has a strappy back for the spring/summer heat, wide legs and the slits up the legs make you look hot to trot!! I wanted to keep the jumpsuit as the focus, so I paired it with simple delicate accessories in rose gold, a pair of nude strappy heels to elongate my legs, and a saddle bag to keep the boho vibes.

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Sunglasses / Sunglasses / Necklace

Bracelet / Watch / Lipstick – Colour Pop Viper

5 REASONS I LOVE SHEIN

  1. Styles – SheIn has a huge selection and they are always keeping up with all the trends. Many times you will find something that looks just like a designer made item at a fraction of the cost!
  2. Prices – Everything at SheIn is soooo affordable. Why spend tons of money on the trendy items, when trends change.
  3. Started in the USA – Yes most people think of SheIn as a Chinese company, which they are based in China now. However, it was actually started in Brunswick, NJ by a group of fashion loving individuals.
  4. Sizing – I am a petite girl and sometimes its hard for me to find clothing! I have really great luck with SheIn because most of their clothing is made for women my size.
  5. Customer Service – I feel like the people at SheIn are so nice and so helpful. They respond quickly to my emails, give me advice for choosing the right size, and keep me up to date every step of the way with shipping. If something is wrong, they fix it!!

Have you shopped with SheIn before? If you have what has your experience been? I love finding companies I can find super cute items that don’t break the bank, which is my financial tip for the week!

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