Friday Faves

Let’s all do the Friday dance! What are you up to today? 🙂

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Some faves from the week and around the web:

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That watermelon salad. 

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I may be pickling watermelon on a weekly basis from now on. I definitely recommend giving it a whirl!

NBA draft! Totally geeked out yesterday and was so excited that Aaron Gordon got Orlando and Nick Johnson is going to the Rockets! I still think college b-ball>NBA but I’m excited to watch some new teams.

June beauty goodies:

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This exfoliating face polish may be my latest favorite thing. It smells bright and fresh, and isn’t the least bit harsh. I’m also loving the Argan milk (it’s thicker and moisturizes a little better than the usual Argan oil) + the latest mascara love. After eyelash hack 2014, I’m sticking to regular ol’ mascara from now on. I also got some fresh lip balm -was wanting something with SPF- and used points for the lipstick, bronzer + the free little samples. Sephora, I heart you so.

A yoga sequence for tight hips.

Juice and green tea. The combo is still going strong 🙂 

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30 smart career moves you should make by age 30.

A macaroon from the Italian bakery down the street.

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10 vegetables that can act as meat.

A fascinating look at what “beauty” means to various cultures.

5 characteristics of incredibly resilient people.

Hope you all have a very happy Friday.



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  1. Brynn on June 27, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I love my Sugar lip products. They are so soft and luxurious.

  2. Megan @ The Skinny-Life on June 27, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Sephora is the best. Do you make your green huice orbit it?

  3. Meg @ A Dash of Meg on June 27, 2014 at 8:16 am

    happy Friday love

  4. Britt@MyOwnBalance on June 27, 2014 at 8:35 am

    That watermelon salad looks delicious! I need to make it! Happy Friday!

  5. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on June 27, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Yum that watermelon salad looks delicious! Happy Friday 🙂 Hope you enjoy the weekend!

  6. Katie @ Running A Ragnar on June 27, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Loving those links at the bottom and drooling over that macaroon! The watermelon salad looks good too but I want that macaroon!

  7. Chelsea @ TableForOne on June 27, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Argan milk- how have I not heard of that before? I must try that!!

  8. Emily on June 27, 2014 at 10:49 am

    That reminds me I need to make a Sephora run this weekend 🙂

    I need to get back into juicing. A green juice is always a great pick-me-up.

  9. Alex @ Kenzie Life on June 27, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I rushed home from work so I could watch the draft and refused to take calls while it was on. I guess we’re opposites because I think NBA > college ball 😉 However, I am thinking maybe I’ll watch more college basketball just so I’m more informed about draft picks beyond the top 5. Sadly, the Celtics still have a lot of work ahead of them and I feel it will still be another few years before they make it to the playoffs and past the first round.

  10. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on June 27, 2014 at 11:15 am

    OMG that macaroon looks amazing!!

  11. GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth on June 27, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Oh man, that salad looks heavenly, and so does the macaroon! Pickled watermelon still sounds way strange though haha

  12. Amanda on June 27, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I need to start juicing. That looks delish.

  13. Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit on June 27, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Happy dance is right!! What a long week. Salad and watermelon intrigues me for sure. Juice + tea…talk about a power house! Happy weekend!

  14. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on June 27, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Really gotta try that salad. And now a macaroon sounds really good! Happy Friday!

  15. Katie on June 27, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Doing the happy Friday dance hard over here! TGIF. I love seeing your new beauty goodies. So fun 🙂 I would love to see a post on your current beauty routine! I try to use natural(ish) products most of the time and would love to see what you use!

    • Fitnessista on June 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      sure, i can do a fashion post with the latest 🙂 happy friday!!

      • Katie on June 27, 2014 at 3:43 pm

        Happy Friday to you! 🙂

        • Katie on June 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm

          And thank you so much, I can’t wait to see that!

  16. Laura @ She Eats Well on June 27, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    You’ve convinced me to attempt to pickle watermelon! I feel like that salad would be a perfect 4th of July dish!!

    • Fitnessista on June 27, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      it definitely would!!

  17. Jackie on June 27, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    That macaroon….

  18. Jessie on June 27, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Ooo Tight-hip Yoga- THANK YOU!- I must be sleeping crazy these days because my hips are just a mess. I got a standing desk at work, and I had hoped that would help a lot, which it does… just need to keep improving my mobility I guess.

    HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Love the tea mug 🙂 I picked up a cute one with an elephant on it at TJ Maxx a few weekends ago.

  19. Cat @ Breakfast to Bed on June 27, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I’m binging on a prodigious amount of bell pepper while reading in the sunlight and pretending to be an active member of society.

    I’ll probably run as well.


  20. Alyssa Warren on June 27, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I was dying during some Barre moves this morning because my hips are SO tight! I’ll have to give this sequence a try. 🙂

  21. Cassie on June 27, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    That lip balm and mascara are both my current faves! Loooove Tarte and Fresh brands…try the lip balm in all different colors – for some reason, it seems more natural-looking than lipstick to me 😀

  22. Maggie on June 27, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Hip openers! You know the way to my heart. Definitely incorporating these in tonight’s work out!

  23. Runner Girl Eats on June 27, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I didn’t watch the draft but as a Miami Heat fan I am veryyy interested to see what is going to happen to our team in the next few days…

  24. Michele Y on June 27, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Awesome – Thank you so much for the tight hip yoga sequence!

  25. Giselle on June 27, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I’ve got to try the pickled watermelon! Sounds so refreshing and I love salty! Happy Friday and hope you have a great weekend!

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