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Month: February 2017

Celebrate International Frozen Yogurt Day on 2/6 With Free Froyo at Yogurtland

Calling all froyo lovers! Come join the global celebration of International Frozen Yogurt Day at Yogurtland on Monday, February 6, 2017! Yogurtland lovers are invited to visit their favorite location and enjoy free frozen yogurt and toppings, in limited time only cup, from 4pm – 7pm at all participating locations in the United States, Australia, Dubai, Singapore, Thailand, and Venezuela. froyoEach guest will also receive a limited edition Hershey’s® collectible spoon for joining Yogurtland in its tasty mission to celebrate peace, love and frozen yogurt.yogurtland-chocolate To help sweeten a delicious day, Yogurtland will feature a new Peanut Butter Cup frozen yogurt flavor made with Reese’s® and Hershey’s® ingredients, and the popular Chocolate Milkshake made with Hershey® flavor, also made with real, creamy California Milk. These two chocolatey flavors will continue to be served at Yogurtland locations throughout the month of February.

Be sure to stop by one of Yogurtland’s 320 locations across the U.S., Australia, Dubai, Singapore, Thailand and Venezuela on International Frozen Yogurt Day for your own cup of FREE Froyo! For more information, visit http://www.yogurt-land.com.

This is not a sponsored post. Some images and logo are property of Yogurtland. All opinions are 100% my own. 

The Refresh, Set, Glow Kit From Sephora Inside JCPenney #SephorainJCP #SoWorthIt

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with JCPenney. All opinions are 100% my own. #SephorainJCP #SoWorthIt

January is always such an exciting time of year! I love the beginning of a new year because I feel like it’s a chance for me to start fresh. For the new year, I’ve been working on maintaining some healthy new habits and beauty routines because it’s important to take care of yourself. It’s also important to treat yourself from time to time.sephora-inside-jcpenney-hello-love It looks like Sephora had the same idea as I did: to start the new year right. They put together a Sephora Favorites Refresh, Set, Glow Kit, that’s perfect for the work hard, play hard girl on the go. The kit features on-the-go glam solutions that will revive your hair, complexion, and makeup and is the perfect way to kick off the new year. sephora-inside-jcpenney-blue-caseRefresh, Set, Glow Kit is exclusive to Sephora Inside JCPenney. They’re literally two of my favorite brands to shop, so having them both in the same place is a win-win for me!sephora-inside-jcpenney-logoBefore I even opened the kit, I was in love! It comes in this adorable, light aqua zippered, cosmetic bag and has the Sephora signature logo on the handle. Inside are a ton of fun things to try. 11-picksThere are 11 portable picks in all, each set to either revive your hair, your skin, or your makeup. Here’s what you’ll find inside this kit:
Mini Foreo: Play by ForeoThis genius invention allows you to clean while you’re on-the-go. They’re perfect for the gym or even traveling.sephora-inside-jcpenney-foreoBlur by CliniqueThis blurring product is perfect for adding finishing touches to your face and especially help with improving your selfies.sephora-inside-jcpenney-cliniqueCoconut Sheet Mask by FarmacyYou’ll love this deeply moisturizing calming and soothing mask.
GinZing Moisturizer by OriginsYour skin will get an extra “zing” from this energy-boosting moisturizer.
Defense Refresh Mist (15mL) by SupergoopThis mist is perfect to spray on after makeup has been applied, as well as allowing you to apply sunscreen after makeup. It also reapplies several times during the day.
Truth Wipes by OleThese wipes have the ability to brighten, hydrate, and cleanse your skin, all in one. This fit perfectly in your purse or gym bag.sephora-inside-jcpenney-clean-truth-cleansing-clothsTies from Sephora CollectionThese are great for pulling back your hair while you wash your face or even just for down time at home.sephora-inside-jcpenney-hair-tiesSugar Lip Treatment (Rose) by FreshYou’ll fall in love with this super moisturizing lip treatment with SPF, that leaves your lips beyond soft.sephora-inside-jcpenney-sugar-roseBlow Dry by Bumble and bumble We could all use a little help repairing what we’ve done to our hair via the blowdryer.Bb-repair“Better Than Sex” Mascara by Too FacedI think the name of this product speaks for itself! It’s an amazing mascara. That’s for sure!too-faced-mascaraRain Skin Rollerball by CLEANThis light fragrance smells amazing and is so easy to stick into your cosmetic bag in your purse.clean-rain-fragranceThe Refresh, Set, Glow Kit is a beautiful collection of sought after products that make you feel beautiful. It’s perfect to take on a trip and would make a great gift for every girl on your shopping list! Have you shopped at Sephora Inside JCPenney before? What are some of your favorite products? Share with me in the comments. For more information about Sephora Inside JCPenney, go here.
About Sephora inside JCPenney
At Sephora Inside JCPenney, you can find fashion and beauty all in one place with it’s unique, open-sell environment. JCPenney began opening Sephora inside JCPenney stores in October 2006. That original launch turned into a phenomenon and today there are Sephora locations in JCPenney stores nationwide.

Best Tips For Managing Stress

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kaiser Permanente Orange County. All opinions are 100% my own.

I wear a LOT of different hats, like many other people I know. There’s just so much to do every day! Sometimes all of it starts to get to me and the stress sets in. Can you relate? i-amI recently discovered (the hard way) that I can’t possibly keep up at that pace without having some kind of backlash. Although stress is inevitable, trying to do too much all the time, will only result in your body screaming at you to slow down. In my case, I ended up with the flu.    According to the doctor, that was my body telling me to slow down!listen-to-your-bodyOne of the benefits of being a Kaiser Permanente member is having access to the wide range of services available. Not only can members schedule a medical appointment with their doctor when they need to but they are also able to discuss things like stress management, that can also affect your health.kp-orange-countyI had the pleasure of spending some time chatting with Dr. Michael Hanna of Kaiser Permanente Orange County about my own stress and kind of picked his brain for some advice on how to best manage it all. I told him about my tendency to try to “do it all”. His first suggestion was this:put-your-energyThere are certain situations that we really have little to no control over. Dr. Hanna highly recommended putting my energy into things I can do something about. As a father, himself, Dr. Hanna had some other great advice for busy parents who find themselves in the same boat and juggling a lot, about how to best manage & combat their stress. Here are some of his best tips for managing stress:
It seems like we should all know this already but hearing how important proper nutrition is for building your defense against stress was a great reminder. It’s crucial to start each day with a good breakfast. If you’re busy and on-the-go constantly, it’s extra important to pack food to take with you, so you can eat something nutritious every 3-4 hours. Ideal foods are high in fiber, such as toast, bread, beans and cheese, tortillas, and popcorn, and help you feel fuller for a longer time period. Eating 3 daily meals along with a couple of snacks is ideal.farmers-market-more-produceHydration
Keeping yourself hydrated is another important and beneficial step you can take. If you have a difficult time getting enough water, try adding cucumber or even sliced fruit to your water bottle to give your water slight flavor. Bring my water to work in a fun water bottle seems to motivate me to drink more. It’s also a good idea to limit your caffeine intake, as it can be dehydrating.drink-your-water-bottleExercise
There are many health benefits associated with exercise. Whether it’s yoga, cycling, running, or even going out for a walk, a minimum of 30 minutes 3-5 times per week is a general recommendation for everyone. Not only can regular exercise help with stress, it also helps you sleep better. get-fit-festival-yogaSleep 
According to Dr. Hanna, the most natural way your body restores itself is through sleep and rest. Adults should sleep at least 7-8 hours a night. The ideal sleeping temperature that a room should be is in the mid 60’s. This seems pretty chilly but I actually sleep better when it’s cool like this in my room. You should refrain from TV and computer time for at least an hour before going to bed. One other important tip I got from Dr. Hanna is “Don’t go to bed with worries!” I try my best on this one but sometimes it’s hard.

dont-go-to-bed-with-worriesDeclutter and Organize
Believe it or not, the more organized your life is, which includes both your home and work space, the better. There’s just something to be said about not having a piles of paper everywhere or a bunch of stuff lying around. Organization is something I’ve been working on at home. I’ve eliminated a lot of extra “stuff” that I rarely use. By donating these unused items, it also helps out someone else.the-best-version-of-youHow to Manage Stress When It’s Actually Happening to You
I asked Dr. Hanna for some strategies to try when I’m actually experiencing stress. An example would be stress at work. I teach first grade and there are some days that just get very hectic. He suggested I take some time out in the midst of chaos. Obviously I can’t just walk away from my students, but during recess or my lunch hour, I can certainly set aside 5, 10, or even 15 minutes to get into “a slow zone” and just relax and be away from that chaos. Another great recommendation is to take deep belly breaths to slow my breathing down, which will result in a calmer version of me.walk-awayAt the end of our talk, Dr. Hanna said something that really stuck with me. He said, “Have hope! This too, shall pass!” Honestly, if you can just rally through the trying times, there’s going to be something good that will eventually show up for you. have-hopeKaiser Permanente strives to help all of its members and employees work towards total health and wellness. Members can take classes, covering a wide variety of topics relevant to health, that are a good fit for their own situation. Being able to successfully manage stress, or in simpler terms “life management”, can only have positive benefits for an individual. To learn more about Kaiser Permanente and the services health and well-being services available to its members, go here.
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