Sunday, December 4, 2011

My New Blog!

Hi everyone,

I am so excited to share that I have started a new blog! I have been working on it for a little while now, so I hope you love it as much as I do!  Please come and follow me on my new blog at and let me know what you think. I appreciate each and everyone of you who read and follow my blog and I hope you will continue following me! Thank you for reading. I can't wait to see you at Beauty Blondie!

Thanks for everything,


Monday, November 21, 2011

My Weight Loss Update!

I can’t believe I am already down a total of 5 lbs and it has only been 2 week. Check out my video and let me know what you think.

Are you ready to be challenged with the ultra cinch challenge?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Week 2 of my Cinch Challenge!

Hi everyone, I am so sorry I didn’t write sooner but my computer was at Best Buy getting looked at by the Geek Squad!  Now that it is back and running I would like to share with you my video of my cinch challenge. This was taken on Monday, one week after I started. I am so excited because I am down 4 lbs! Yay!


Please leave a comment and let me know what you like about the video or if you have any tips of tricks that will be able to help keep me motivated! I am so excited that I am getting Cinched and that you get to follow along!

For more of the product information Click here.

It is never too late for you to get started either! Click here to join in the challenge.

I would love for you get get the same kind of results that our everyone in our challenge is getting!

Do you know someone who would like to drop a dress size?


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day 1 of the Healthiest Loser Cinch Challenge!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and didn’t eat too much candy!

I am so excited that today is November 1st! Today I started the Healthiest Loser Cinch Challenge. If you have never heard of it before and you would like to catch up on all of the buss, just Click here.

Here is a short video about the Cinch challenge.

The first day of any diet is always the worst and the best at the same time. The worst because I don’t like see how much I weigh.  Although it is the best because I know that in a short 12 weeks I won’t be that weight anymore!

The last time I did this plan I lost 17lbs but 19 1/2 inches. I went from a size 12/14 to a size 6/8

Check Out  My Weight Loss Story!

Just to have you all help keep me accountable for my word while during this challenge, I am going to share all of my information with you.

I weighed in this morning at 155.4 lbs.

I also measured a couple different parts of my body. The reason you measure is to make sure that you can truly see how many inches you are loosing. It isn’t called the Cinch Inch loss plan for a no reason. You are going to loose inches and lots of them.

weight-measurementRight Arm: 13 1/4
Left Arm: 12 3/4

Chest: 38
Waist: 30
Belly Button: 34
Hips: 41 ¾
Right Thigh: 25
Left Thigh: 24 1/2

Say help to your skinny pants pile. I know we all have them; those pants that you just love that you don’t fit into any more. Well now is that time.

I just got all of my Cinch products today and I am off to a great start!


So far today I have already had a Chocolate Cinch Frape and a Strawberry Cinch Shake. I love this challenge.


Are you sick of all of the yoyo diets?
Do you think you could get a little healthier?
Do you know of someone who thinks the same way as you?

If you answered yes to any of the previous questions than it is never to late to get started! I would love for you to jump on board to a better and healthier future.

Click here for all the details.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Fashion Friday

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! I know that my week has been very long and it has had its ups and downs so far. It is funny how God sometimes throws you curve balls everyone once in a while, just to make sure you are still paying attention and to help keep us on track.

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The next step is to Follow me on Facebook and Twitter!

Thank you for stopping by my Fashion Friday!


What are you wearing this Friday?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Healthiest Loser Cinch Challenge!

Do you need to lose weight?  Drop inches?  Get Healthy?  Feel Better?  Boost your metabolism? Cut cellulite? Increase energy?

If you answered “YES” to any of those questions, then you will be happy to hear about our new Challenge!

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Join us November 1st – January 31st, 2011 in our first ever

Healthiest Loser Cinch Challenge!

What is the Challenge?

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Join a group of serious people who want to lose weight during the three holiday months that usually present us with the biggest weight maintenance challenges. By starting now, we’ll not only avoid gaining extra weight, we’ll even lose weight!

What is Cinch?

The Plan involves setting personal goals and following guidelines based on how much you want to lose and your current weight and activity levels. If you have dieted before, this may sound familiar, but the familiarity stops here. Cinch works by preserving your lean body muscle mass and promoting your weight loss from fat. When you keep lean body mass, you maintain your metabolic rate or calorie-burning ability. Cinch is designed to help you break the cycle of dieting, falling off the wagon, and dieting again.

The exclusive Cinch Inch Loss Plan products are powered by leucine, an essential amino acid that helps you maintain lean muscle while you lose inches. Oh, and they taste good.

The Shaklee Difference

Cinch products are:


Based on over 50 years of nutrition science expertise
No artificial flavors or sweeteners
Healthy rate of weight and inch loss
No trans fats


Powered by Leucine, which helps retain muscle while you lose fat
Pilot study showed participants retained 100% of lean muscle mass while losing an
average of: (in 12 week study)

16.3 pounds of fat
4.1 inches from their waists
2.6 inches from their hips

More than 90% of participants in a study reported having “very good” energy levels

Officially tested to have a low glycemic index for a more steady rate of digestion and better hunger control


Non-GMO soy protein
Recyclable packaging


The Value of Cinch

Cinch is the real deal. With the Cinch Inch Loss Plan, which includes a regimen of protein-packed shakes and energy-boosting teas, you will lose inches and pounds. Period.

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Our medical doctors, nutritionists, and scientists have drawn on years of sports and nutrition science to develop a plan that works. In fact, those who participated in our clinical study lost an average of 16.3 pounds of fat, 4.1 inches from their waists, and 2.6 inches from their hips over a 12-week period.

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Easy on Your Wallet

Why pay for calorie-rich fast food that can add more inches to your waist when you could have a tasty, wholesome, protein-rich Cinch meal replacement for a fraction of the cost?

For steady weight loss, this plan has everything your body needs to help you increase your muscle mass. Increasing muscle mass improves metabolism, which helps you to keep those extra pounds off, long-term.

How do you join the Challenge?

1. Sign up and share your health/weight goals with your leader so she can help you choose the Shaklee Cinch products that are right for you. See sign-up form below.

2. Order your Shaklee products in October as a Shaklee Member or Distributor, so they arrive in time.
For best results, order Ultra Cinch on autoship and get your 4th month FREE!!!:
4 meal options (includes any combination of Cinch Shakes and Meal-in-a-Bars)
3 boxes of Cinch® Snack Bars
1 Cinch® 3-in-1 Boost
1 box of Cinch® Energy Tea Mix

To get the 4th month free, simple make your order with everything listed above on autoship!!!

Remember: That’s for 2 meals a day, plus snacks, teas, and multivitamins!

Please note- If you become a Gold Ambassador (like us) and share the challenge with 3 others while you are on it, yours will be free. If you share it will more than 3 people, you will get paid from Shaklee…can’t beat that, right?- ask me for more details.

3. Get invited to our online Cinch Support Team by paying the $10 entry fee to your business leader, (your $10 entry fee will go into the end-of-program prizes. Prizes to be announced after group size is determined.)  and attend our weekly, 30-minute support conference calls.  Here you will be able to connect with others in the challenge, get daily motivation, recipes, workout tips and more!  These  teams of people are your place to share your successes, and challenges as you head toward your goals. You will get an email with more directions for this step.

4. Attend the Cinch Webinar with our Certified Personal Trainer and Cinch Weight Loss Expert, Bonnie Donahue and our Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree in Adult Health with a Specialty in weight loss, and healthy living counseling, Sarah Finks. They will show you how you will drop your inches and live healthier with Cinch.  Go here to Register today!

5. Tell you friends!  Blog, facebook, tweet and tell your friends about the challenge!  The more people in the challenge, the greater the prizes…so start sharing!!!

6. Start Cinching!

Free Services: Bonnie Donahue, Certified Personal Trainer and Cinch Weight Loss Expert and our Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree in Adult Health with a Specialty in weight loss, and healthy living counseling, Sarah Finks, will support you daily and weekly with our online community and group conference calls.  You will also get a free Cinch University for at home education.

Please note: Not all Shaklee Distributors are doing this challenge.  You must join with a participating Distributor. :)


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Here are some pictures from my weight loss with Cinch.

I can’t wait to help you with the Healthiest Loser Challenge!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Keep Your Nails Painted

When it comes to keeping your nails nice and long, nail polish will help to keep them strong and from breaking.  I polish my nails ones a week, even if it is just a clear coat.

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Day 11: Keep your nails painted

31 Days of beauty tips

Just incase you missed any tips so far:

Day 1: Shiny healthy hair
Day 2: ProSanté hair care system
Day 3: Blow-drying wet hair
Day 4: How to Prevent Chapped Lips
Day 5: Skin Hydration
Day 6: Teeth Whitening
Day 7: All Natural Eye Makeup Remover
Day 8: Wear Sunglasses
Day 9: Make Time For Yourself 
Day 10: Layering Jewelry

Monday, October 17, 2011

Share Good Health

Year of Cleaner, Healthier Water Gift Set
17% Savings on Filter 3-pak! (#59769)

Member Price : $99.95


Sleek, beautiful, and smart, the Year of Cleaner, Healthier Water gift set is perfect for anyone on your list. This set includes a contemporary water pitcher and four water filter refills that deliver cleaner, healthier water all year long. And it saves the planet from a whole lot of plastic. We can all drink to that!

  • Certified to reduce 3X as many contaminants as Brita® or PUR®1
  • Certified to filter 80 gallons—2X as much as Brita and PUR2
  • Costs only pennies a gallon

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Rejuvenating Bath and Body Gift Set
Free Shower Sponge Included! (#59768)

Member Price : $33.35


This luxurious Enfuselle® Moisturizing Shower Gel and Hand and Body Lotion gift set delivers total skin therapy. The gel hydrates skin with sea botanical extracts and vitamin E, while our antioxidant-rich lotion provides a moisture surge that lasts up to six hours. Includes a free Shower Sponge for an ultrasmooth lather. With a deal this great, why not treat yourself, too?

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Pamper Me Now Gift Set (#59767)

Member Price : $57.70


For that overworked, multitasking special someone in your life, the gift of total relaxation. Smooth on Enfuselle® Ultra Moisturizing Shea Butter Cream for immediate pampering and silky soft skin, and feel stress disappear within 30 minutes with Stress Relief Complex*—a natural blend of calming herbs. Total transformation, inside and out.

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Act now! Offer good while supplies last.
Orders must be placed by Dec. 15 for shipment to arrive by Dec.23.

† Annual usage defined as 320 gallons. Purchasing Get Clean Water Starter Pack with Water Refill 3-Pack (#59769) saves 17% of the regular price of three single filters. Compared to bottled water usage, #59769 filters the amount of more than 2,400 16.9 fl. oz. bottles of water.

1 This comparison of current WQA and NSF certified reduction claims was conducted on May 26, 2011, referencing Brita® pitchers using OBO3 cartridge and PUR® pitchers using CFR-950Z cartridge and is valid for only the named products marketed at that time. Product claims obtained from the NSF and WQA Web site certification listings. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
2 Compared to Brita and PUR pitcher filters at 40 gallons.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

© 2011 Shaklee Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Layering Jewelry

When it comes to jewelry I love to mix and match, it adds so much personal style. Plus it never looks like the same thing when it is mixed with other items. Therefore you can get more uses out of each individual item!
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Day 10: Layer your jewelry!

31 Days of beauty tips

How do you layer your jewelry?

Just incase you missed any tips so far:

Day 1: Shiny healthy hair
Day 2: ProSanté hair care system
Day 3: Blow-drying wet hair
Day 4: How to Prevent Chapped Lips
Day 5: Skin Hydration
Day 6: Teeth Whitening
Day 7: All Natural Eye Makeup Remover
Day 8: Wear Sunglasses
Day 9: Make Time For Yourself

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Make Time for Yourself

The feeling of fall is all around, from the color of the trees to the chill in the air. I don’t know about you but one of my favorite things to do in the fall is drink a cup of hot apple cider. I could drink it everyday and never get sick of it.

If you ever get the chance to sit outside on a cool crisp day in the middle of fall, dinking a nice hot cup of apple cider; I would do it. Take a deep breath, grip the cup with both your hands with the warmth of the steam hitting your face and take a good look around you.  What do you see?


Do you take the time to enjoy the simple things in life?
Do you take at least 10 to 15 minutes out of your day to sit back and relax?
Do you want less stress in your life?


Today’s Beauty Tip: Make time for yourself!

You may not think that it is so important to get yourself ready before starting your day but you are way off! I can’t tell you the amount of times where I felt as if I didn’t need to get ready because I had the day off.  Have you ever done that? Well I have and I can’t tell you the amount of times where I wasted most of my day way by doing so.

Even when I am sick I shower and put on make up. It gets me up and moving, otherwise I feel worse than I am!

Trust me 10 to 15 minutes is all you need to start your day off right.

31 Days of beauty tips

What makes you feel your best? Is it make up, your hair or maybe your outfit? Do whatever it is that makes you feel your best / prettiest!

I know for me it is my hair and make up! I could be in cute cozies and still feel great!

Just incase you missed any tips so far:

Day 1: Shiny healthy hair
Day 2: ProSanté hair care system
Day 3: Blow-drying wet hair
Day 4: How to Prevent Chapped Lips
Day 5: Skin Hydration
Day 6: Teeth Whitening
Day 7: All Natural Eye Makeup Remover
Day 8: Wear Sunglasses

Fun Fall Food

I hope everyone had a great weekend and was able to enjoy the beautiful weather we have been having. I would just like to say:

Hello and Welcome to my # 13 Totally Tasty Tuesday!

Who says that delicious food has to be home made? Oh wait, I say that! Most of the time I would agree with myself on that statement. My whole life I have been spoiled with home cooking and I love it. 

Although it is good to know that we do have some amazing fun fast alternatives. This past weekend I hosted a little gathering of a few close friends for work, nothing fancy just one of our casual work gatherings. I only served two things; hot apple cider and pumpkin bread.  Two of the easiest things ever!

All you need is:

Pumpkin mix from Trader Joe’s
2 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup Vegetable
1 Cup Water

Apple Cider


Mix all ingredients together.


Poor into a greased pan.


Preheat the oven to 350.


  Bake for 55 to 60 minutes.


Let cool and enjoy.


It was so good I didn’t have time to take a picture of it before everyone starting eating it.


As for the apple cider.


Bring cider to a low boil in a sauce pot/pan.


   273 Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg into the pan and let simmer for a few minutes.
















Now sit back relax and enjoy!


What is your favorite fall food?


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