Wen Trial & Review

I decided to give Wen Hair Care a try.

and this is my first day review.

I will be using it for a month to see if I can get some genuine improvement in the life of my hair.

BUT. Wen does promise that you will see an improvement in one use.

So read below for what I noticed.

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Kindness is always stylish

Whether it be in the Fashion World, the Corporate World, or just Girl World.

Competition does not breed empathy.

Β It fosters the spreading of mean comments; and bringing each other down when we should be uplifting one another.

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Weight Loss Success- Month of August

So as you know…I’ve been trying to take off that extra poundage I’ve found lately.

The month of August has been a success.

I’ve lost 4 pounds.

I know that doesn’t seem like a lot. But for a person with my BMI it is!

I had been unhappy with how little I’ve lost.

Until people started to ask: “have you lost weight?”

I would just brush it off…and say not really.

BUT…

Come on Natasha- 4 pounds is really good!

Be Proud!

A healthy BMI for a female of my height:

18.5-24.9

Even with the extra poundage.. I was at a healthy BMI of 23.9

With four pounds lost I am now at:

23.2

Looking for your BMI:

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm

They say that healthy weight loss is between 1-2 pounds a week.

I did 1 pound a week.

That’s without exercise- I’ve only been watching what I’ve been eating lately.

You can check out how I eatΒ here!

Check out the difference 4 pounds makes!

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You can really notice the weight loss in my face.

But if I want my toned arms/legs/ and butt back…

I need to get my butt in gear- and exercise!

I need to listen to my own advice and MAKE THE TIME!

So Let’s check in at the end of September and let’s see where I am there!

How is your fitness journey going?!

I would love to hear! πŸ™‚

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Shorts to the Office

As a lady you get to have a little more flexibility in the office compared to men.

As we wear skirts and dresses to the office; it isn’t abnormal to show a little leg at the office. Thus shorts are no different.

But be sure to wear the correct style!

The correct style is:

1. Material

Just as a jean pants or skirt is unacceptable, so are jean shorts.

Go for a Trouser or Bermuda short material

Example:Β H&M Bermuda Short

2. Length

The short should fall between 3/4 to knee length

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Although a mid-thigh short can look incredibly chic.

Not for the office, my friends. Not for the office.

Save that outfit for an out of office chic look.

Here are some examples of how I styled shorts for the office to get your creative-styling-juices flowing!

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Although I like to offset the skin showing on my legs with a long sleeve.

On one of Toronto’s hottest days I also styled shorts without sleeves.

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If you still feel uneasy wearing shorts to work.

It is a great idea for those casual fridays- mix it up!

Who says you have to sweat those summer days?

Be the epitome of cool success in a chic short outfit.

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Beautiful Surprises

You can’t plan life…it just happens.

I’ve always been about the plans…doing research, preparing, knowing the ins and outs before making a decision.

Planning out my life path.

But some of my major life changes …my best and most precious moments…have been surprises.

The first: University of Toronto

I failed twoΒ attempts to apply to University of Toronto- in my eyes the holy grail of education.

In my last stitch effort to get a higher education, I applied one last time to a different field with little faith.

In the midst of sun bathed- windows down- kind of summer…I got the letter.

It was bigger than all the others. I knew right away.

I was accepted to University of Toronto …in Mississauga.

Umm where’s Mississauga?

This acceptance letter brought me down a path I didn’t expect.

To a educational field i didn’t plan and to a place i’d soon call home.

i graduated

The Second: Life Partner

During the summer months waiting for my acceptance letter…I met my life partner.

Of course I didn’t know it then though.

I thought it was just a fevered summer affair.

Β He was even warned “she doesn’t do the boyfriend thing.”

Well he proved them wrong.

He definitely took me by surprise.

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The Third: Buying a House

Me and my man had just started to have conversations about saving up for a house.

When we received a phone call. Our landlord was selling the apartment and bringing someone by to look at the place.

Noooo! We didn’t want to move.

After an astonished discussion…do we move on this opportunity? Do we put up an offer?

we did- and we got it.

WE’RE HOME OWNERS!

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My next big surprise is probably what it actually means to be home owners! EEK!

It’s beautiful where life can take you.

This isn’t what I planned out…where I thought I would be in life.

But life is full of beautiful surprises!

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