Month: March 2019

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All The Products & Tools That Transformed My Broken, Damaged Hair

My hair took a serioussss hit when I moved out of my parent’s house & into the city. I’m talking major hard water damage. I’ve always had hair that grows long quickly, but it was starting to look flat, broken & scraggly af (gross). Here are the products I’ve been using to bring it back to life (with a few different options in each category- see what works best for you!) If you want to hear me chat more in depth about this topic so you can get even more tips & tricks, listen to the Ask Abbey Podcast Episode #16. Pureology Shampoo & Conditioner I used to stick up my nose to high quality shampoo & conditioner because I felt like it was unnecessary. That was until I tried this brand & realized it was saving my hair! If you invest in one high quality haircare product, it should be your shampoo & conditioner. Here are some of the Pureology lines I’ve tried & love: Strength Cure Best Blonde Hydrate Clean Volume They also …

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5 Healthy Snack Recipes That You Will LOVE

Aaaand I’m back with another “what I eat during the work week” post. This time: Snack Edition. Having a tasty, filling snack ready to go at work is an absolute must for me. Even if I’m not super hungry (lol this never really happens), I still like to eat something after lunch, because chances are high that I’ll end up feeling hungry during my workout and nobody has time for that. A snack filled with a source of protein, fats and carbohydrates is going to help give you the energy you need to fuel your workout after a long day of work! If you’re expecting a lettuce + balsamic salad that you had for lunch to get you off your ass, you’re about to be seriously disappointed. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with this whole “healthy eating” thing & want some more tips, listen to the Ask Abbey Podcast Episode #3 Here are some of my faves! 1. RX Bar I love these. They have tons of flavors to choose from, they actually taste good, they …

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The 6 Lip Products You Need in Your Collection ASAP

I have a lipstick problem but I’m not afraid to admit it ok!!! I. love. lipstick. It’s easily one of my favorite makeup items because it instantly brings life to your face & there’s so many colors, formulas and product types! If you want to hear a little secret about how I apply my lipstick, listen to the Ask Abbey Podcast Episode #4 where I chat through all my makeup application tips & tricks I got to a point in my life where I realized I had more lipsticks than there are weeks in a year so I decided it was time to chill tf out & declutter to only my absolute favorites. When I find a brand or formula I like, I will buy it in multiple colors because why not. Here are the ones that made my cut: 1. MAC Lipsticks They’re just so good. They have a lot of different formulas so they have the girl who likes a super matte lip covered & they have the girl who likes a super …

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5 Healthy Lunch & Dinner Recipes That You Will LOVE

If you listened to the Ask Abbey Podcast Episode where I discuss living a healthy lifestyle with a 9-5 job, you know that I make two servings of whatever I’m eating for dinner so that I can automatically have lunch ready for work the next day! (If you didn’t, click here to listen in!) Then I don’t have to spend 2 hours in the kitchen after work because that’s NOT an option for me (Netflix is waiting!!!). Every Sunday I usually buy ingredients for two different lunch/dinner recipes, and then I rotate between the two recipes throughout the week! I have tonssss of recipes that I love, but here are the 5 that have been most consistent for me lately. Portions for these recipes are honestly just up to personal preference, so there’s no exact measurements listed (except for one) here! 1. Green + Grain Bowl I get comments about how big my “salads” are at work all the time (LOL told you a girl can eat). But that’s because it’s not your traditional salad. …

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5 Healthy, Delicious Breakfast Recipes That You Will LOVE

If I can do something to give me an extra 15 minutes of sleep during the work week, I’m all about it. So for me, that means making my breakfast the night before work & bringing it with me to eat at my desk. If you want to know more about how I live a healthy lifestyle while working a 9-5 job, listen to the Ask Abbey Podcast Episode #2! I have a bunch of different recipes that I love, but I stick to some variation of these 5 on a consistent basis. They’re healthy, tasty af & keep me full. Full disclosure: I never measure my ingredients. These are rough estimates, so play around until you get ratios that you like best! 1. Berry Banana Smoothie *Optional: Protein Powder. Sometimes I add a plant-based protein powder, or I skip it & just eat a hard boiled egg (why do I love these so much). Either way, I have to do one of those two options for some protein because that smoothie won’t keep me …

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3 Mascara Tips That Will Change Your Lash Game Forever!

I know eyelash extensions are all the rage right now, but I can’t get myself to commit to the monthly upkeep. If you’re still going strong with mascara like me, I have some secrets tricks for you that will make your lashes look next level good. You’re welcome!!! And if you want to know my secret tips for how I apply a flawless full face of makeup, listen to the Ask Abbey Podcast Episode #4! Use 2 Different Mascaras. Rubber bristle wands are usually better at lengthening & separating. Traditional bristle wands are usually better at adding volume. But we want longer and fuller lashes right? So use both to get the benefits of both! I start with a rubber bristle wand (like the Maybelline Lash Sensational) & then once my lashes have dried a little bit (but are still wet), I’ll go in with a traditional bristle wand (like L’Oreal Lash Paradise). This makes your lashes pop 100x more! 2. Blink every time you coat your lashes. Sounds weird, I know & feels weird …