Month: June 2019

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What I Eat To Stay Lean & Healthy- Weekday Edition

Hello all you beautiful people. If you’re new here my name is Abbey and I. love. food. Like so much!!! Before I knew anything about health and fitness, I thought there was only one way to eat “healthy.” Vegetables, chicken, maybe some rice, and that’s about it. I spent one summer in college living off of that every single day for dinner. Sure, I lost weight, but I wasn’t enjoying my food. I think it’s SO important to eat foods that you genuinely love in order to sustain healthy eating for the long haul. If you’re forcing yourself to choke down beets and you hate beets… you’re going to crack quickly. I also think it’s very important to think about your goals when planning out your daily meals. The meals of people who are trying to lose weight vs. improve the composition of their body vs. gain weight and muscle are going to look different! It’s always good to keep that in mind, as well as thinking about your specific body type, the level of …

Sugar, Dairy, Hormonal Acne, Acne, Breakouts, Skin Foods

These 2 Foods Are The Reason Your Skin Is Breaking Out

If you’re up to date on Ask Abbey content, you know that I spent the last two years suffering from hormonal acne. It started out as a zit here and there on my chin, but before I knew it I was never without some sort of breakout on my chin or jawline. More often than not, the breakouts were cystic and they HURT. If you’ve dealt with this or are currently dealing with this… I feel your pain! I spent months and months researching how to cure my skin. Through vitamins, topical products & improving my diet, I finally have clear skin again! (Knock on wood). Make sure to listen this podcast where I explain hormonal acne in depth and all the things that worked for me when clearing up my skin, and read this blog post so you know the vitamins that I take every single day to help prevent breakouts. One hormonal acne related topic that I haven’t discussed in a ton of detail yet is diet, and the role that the foods …

Is BulletProof Coffee the Key Weight Loss Trick You’ve Been Missing?

If you haven’t heard of bulletproof coffee by now… where tf have you been girl? Let me give you the quick low down: True “bulletproof coffee” is coffee that’s loaded up with grass-fed butter (1-2 tbsp) and MCT Oil (1 tbsp). So I’m sure you can see why this fad diet has blown up in the Keto community… it’s essentially just black coffee with fats added to it! As with every fad diet, there are tons of claimed benefits to bulletproof coffee. Here’s some of the benefits I’ve seen floating around: Enhances Weight Loss Increases Metabolism Improves Mental Clarity & Productivity Increases Energy Levels Controls Appetite Fixes Ur Whole Life Okay obviously kidding on the last one, but I’m sure you feel me on that. So many of these fad diets have a laundry list of apparent benefits that make you feel like you’re crazy to not be doing it. As with everything health & fitness related, I always like to take what I find with a grain of salt and try it out for …

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ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks: Swatches of The Best 9 Shades

If you watched my May Favorites YouTube video from last week, you know how obsessed I am with the ColourPop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipsticks. It’s the perfect lip formula in my opinion. The lasting power is longer than a traditional lipstick, but it doesn’t have that same dry look and feel that matte liquid lipsticks have. And it fades much more subtly than a matte liquid lipstick. It truly has a “satin” like finish on the lips, which makes it super comfortable to wear! Not to mention, these lipsticks are so cheap. Like $7 cheap. Ready to stock up? Here are my absolute favorite shades to help you narrow down your selection: (Click the name of the lipstick to be taken to ColourPop’s site!) Aquarius Pale pinky nude Magic Wand Light nude with warm peachy brown undertones Alyssa Mid toned pink with slightly purple undertones Echo Park Mid toned nude with warm peachy undertones Calypso Medium terracota nude November Bright warm toned coral-pink Canoodle Medium mauve pink She Said Medium to deep rose Renmen Bright …

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4 Reasons Why Your Body Isn’t Transforming From Your At-Home Workouts

Even though I love a good gym session, there are plenty of days when I want to workout at home instead. It’s faster, more convenient, and just more comfortable (like you can find me in my ugliest clothes, watching The Hills & not worrying about anyone else the entire time). The one downside to at home workouts is that you typically don’t have access to the same equipment you can find in the gym. That is unless you have an insanely amazing at-home gym, and in that case I’m so jealous. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get a killer workout in! It just means you have to get a little more creative. Here’s how to do it: 1. Invest in Fun Equipment Equipment isn’t cheap, but when you don’t have to pay for a gym membership, it’s totally worth it! Start off with dumbbells and resistance bands. Once you are ready to venture into other things & have saved up some more money, try various exercise balls like medicine balls, stability balls, and …

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How to Apply Self Tanner Like a Pro

June means it is officially summertime (!!!). Which also means it’s officially time to have to worry about looking bronzed & glowy again. Maintaining a tan all summer with a 9-5 job is honestly way harder than I thought it would be. I swear it’s sunny & warm all work week long just in time to rain on the weekends. AND ALSO. The sun = wrinkles. So as good as it feels to lay out in the sun, I’m kind of over it. Hats, sunscreen & self-tanner are my new best friends. To learn all about my SPF & anti-aging tips & tricks, listen to my podcast where I chat all about those topics HERE! Don’t get me wrong, self tanner can be a b*tch to deal with. It can turn out streaky and orange (ew) if you’re not careful. So I’m here to help ladies! After a few years of playing around with self tanners, I officially have application down to a T. Want to apply self tanner like a pro? Here’s how to …