Beauty, Lifestyle

Look Good on the Outside and Feel Good On the Inside

IMG_4721One of the last things that’s an important factor to Self Love is looking good on the outside. Now take a moment to follow me here, I’m not saying this to be shallow. I’m saying this because I truly believe if you look good on the outside you’ll feel good on the inside. That doesn’t mean you have to put on heels  and a full face of make-up every day ( I definitely don’t do this!!). This does mean that if you are having a bad week because of whatever reason you choose one outside thing to focus on that will leave you with the confidence to step into whatever situation you have going on.

If you’re having an off week, there’s no reason to let your co-workers, boss, guy your dating, or whoever win. Put on your big girl panties and do something to at least trick them  into thinking “You’ve Got This” (Because in reality you really do, we all have moments). And since you control how you feel, when you trick your body into thinking you’ve got this, you will have it, and that outside thing you chose to focus on will soon become the inside confidence you needed to get through whatever situation has come your way!

Here are some things that I like to do when I’m feeling down but still have to get through the week…

  1. Wear Red Lipstick – Red is a Power Color that is a statement in itself. You could literally be wearing nothing but mascara and red lipstick and look absolutely fabulous!! So go make a bold statement and walk out in your power red lipstick.  Here’s a link to one of my favorite reds Buxom – Barcelona Red.
  2. Get a Manicure – I LOVE getting manicures and doing fun nail designs! If you think about it,  your hands are one the things people come into contact with a lot (handshakes, exchanging of money, when you’re taking notes in that meeting) and it’s something that you see a lot as well. So maybe don’t go with the nude polish and get a fun design to get you through the week.
  3. Put on a Killer Outfit – When you’re in an outfit that you know you look killer in, well, that’s a game changer…turn heads in that outfit that does it for you!
  4. Do a Face Mask – Make a night of it and do a face mask (and wine if you want! :D). It can be one you got at the store or you can find some fun recipes online and really make a night of it. Believe me, having good skin does make you feel good inside. Here’s a link to some homemade face mask recipes, give it a try!
  5. Try a New Hair Style – AND if you really want to switch things up, try something different with your hair. Getting a new hair cut or trying a new hair style signifies an important change. I can remember when I cut my hair short for the first time. It was right before I left for a month to go to Europe. Me leaving on that trip signified that I wasn’t going to let boys or my job rule my life anymore and I was going to follow my dreams and goals. I also have tried the temporary “fun” hair color highlights as well, that can be SUPER fun!

Hopefully some of these things help you walk into whatever situation with that added boost of self confidence needed.

What are some things that you like to do to look good on the outside that helps you feel good on the inside?? Comment below, I’d love to hear!

Xo, @KelliThinks

Lifestyle

Love Your Body and Eat Right!

IMG_4453Self Love January Continues with Eating Right.

As much as exercise is an important thing to make you feel good for Self Love January, so is Eating Right! What we put in our bodies fuels us and keeps us going through out the day, so lets be smart with our choices.

I can definitely do better with this, sometimes I have a hectic work schedule and I just don’t eat. Which is soo bad!! Not eating is just as draining as not putting the “right” foods in your body. Here are some simple tricks that I’ve learned along the way to make sure I’m fueling myself the right way!

1. Don’t Skip Breakfast – I was the Queen of skipping breakfast and not putting anything into my body until lunch time. Even if you aren’t a HUGE breakfast eater, grab something! One of my favorite things to do now is to Make a Smoothie! Currently my favorite smoothie to make is a Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie, recipe below…

  • 8 Oz of Pineapple Juice (After this step I kind of just eyeball everything, not a measuring type of girl. Lol!)
  • 1 – Individual container of either coconut vanilla yogurt or greek vanilla yogurt
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Blend and Enjoy!! 😀

And if you want to try some other recipes here’s a link to 20 Super Charged Healthy Smoothie Recipes from Delish.com

2. Always Keep a Snack With You – For those hectic days, it’s important to keep a snack with you. You can always get the little individual snacks they sell in the stores, or make your own. Pita and Hummus, Celery and Almond or Peanut Butter, Trail Mix, Dried Fruit, and Granola Bars are some good grab and go snacks to keep in mind.

3. Try Not to Eat Out All the Time – Sometimes its better to stay in and cook your own food so you know exactly what’s going into it. I’m one of those people who’s not that great at putting meals together on my own, but lately I’ve fallen in LOVE with using Home Chef. I get to pick the meals I want and then cook them at home.  It’s soo fun! Everything comes conveniently pre-packaged and the directions are easy to follow and I always end with a “WOW I made this, It’s Soo Good!!”

4. JUICE – And since no one is perfect, if I absolutely fail at doing 1 – 4, then I’ll juice because at least I’ll know something healthy is going in my body. My favorite place to grab them is at Pressed Juicery. Because let’s be honest if I can’t do 1-4 NO WAY I’m juicing at home. Lol!

What are some tricks you have to eating right?? Would love to hear, comment below.

Xo, @kellithinks

Lifestyle

Endorphins Make You Happy!

IMG_4359Self Love consists of soo many things and fitness is an important part of it because what many people don’t realize is that being active makes you feel good. And you don’t have to be a fitness expert (because I’m not!) to know that!

Elle Woods in Legally Blonde says it best (and yes, I know it’s a movie, but she still says it best! :D)…

“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.

LOVE that movie! Obviously the last part of that quote is a little extreme but, the point is that it makes you happy and that is definitely what Self Love is all about.

Here are some things that I like to do to stay active…

  1. Hiking. This is great because it’s FREE and when you get to the top you get to take in an incredible view. Here are some of my favorite hiking spots.
    1. Fryman Canyon – This is an easy hike that I take my little pup Aurora on with me all the time. The trail is easy to follow and there are several look out spots that I love to sit at and take in the view. It’s located in the Valley off of Laurel Canyon Blvd not too far from Ventura Blvd, and there is ample FREE parking.
    2. Runyon Canyon – The Oh So Popular Hollywood Hike. There are several different trails you can take making this a hike you can do a bit differently each time. I LOVE being able to see  basically all of Los Angeles from one of the look out spots, and you can also catch a glimpse of the Hollywood Sign from another spot. There are two different entrances, the most popular one is off of Franklin and Fuller. Parking can be horrible (since it’s street parking), so get there early!
  2. Soul Cycle. There is nothing better then clicking into your bike and letting your body go to the beat of the music!! This is a full body work out that’s FUN! It leaves you feeling great on the inside and out which is why I LOVE this spin class. It can get price-y but it’s worth it!
  3. Dancing. You laugh, but sometimes dancing is my cardio! You can do this the traditional way and take a class at a studio. OR you can just go to your favorite dance spot and dance the night away, maybe just drink sparkling water for the evening if you’re truly doing it for cardio! lol.

What are some of your favorite things to do to stay active? Comment below and let me know!

Xo, @kellithinks

Lifestyle

Do Something for Yourself

In a world where it seems we’re constantly going and doing for others, it is crucial to do something for yourself!

It’s not a selfish thing at all, it’s just necessary to keep you at your best (And when you’re at your best, that’s when you’ll attract the keepers) so that you can continue to give back to others if that’s what you choose or even just so you can be at your peak self to tackle whatever goals you set for yourself this 2018.

One of the things I LOVE to do for myself is travel. Traveling is an escape for me. Being in a different city or country and taking in the culture and surroundings gives me a high. It’s where I can be my true self and grow further so that when I get back from my trip I’m ready to tackle anything that may come my way.

I also love to go on hikes, getting to the top of any mountain is freeing in itself, the view from the top is always the best! And the journey up there is what makes getting to the top so amazing!! I recco doing it without headphones in and just take in your surroundings and when you get to the top stay awhile, there’s no rush to get back down.

Your thing may not be travel or hiking, but here are some things you can do for yourself the beginning of this year to make sure you don’t forget about you this 2018.

  1. Make a Dream or Goals Board – Writing things down makes them more real and you’re more likely to set out to accomplish them.
  2. Dream of Your Next Adventure – I honestly feel traveling is Good for the Soul. Dream and plan your next adventure, you won’t regret it!
  3. Read a Book – There’s just something about lounging around with a good book, when you do it, you’ll know.
  4. Go to the Movies – And choose a super sappy, cheesy, feel good one. 😀 You won’t regret it.
  5. Smile More – It’ll make you happy inside, put out positive vibes, and put a smile on someone else’s face too!

What are some things you’re going to do for yourself this year? Comment below, I’d love to hear.

Xo, @kellithinks

Lifestyle, Monthly Theme

Self Love January

Happy 2018!

Excited for everything this year is going to bring for The Single Girl Life, can’t wait to have you along for the ride!! One of the changes you’ll see are monthly themes, this months theme is Self Love.

With a new year at hand, one of the things I want everyone to remember to give themselves is Self Love. There’s only one you, so make sure you take care of yourself!

Whether you do that through planning your next adventure, dreaming more, personal development, getting the perfect abs, making healthy eating choices, getting a mani+pedi, buying a new outfit that makes you feel like you’re strutting down the runway, or wearing a new red lipstick to make bold moves in. Do something for YOU! It can be big or small, the only criteria is that it makes YOU feel good.

And remember, The Single Girl Life is a great one to lead, you’re in charge of YOU! Only you can create your own happiness.

Xo, @kellithinks

Articles for this month so far…

  1. Do Something for Yourself
  2. Endorphins Make You Happy!
  3. Love Your Body and Eat Right
  4. Look Good on the Outside and Feel Good on the Inside