Friday Faves

HI friends! Happy Friday! What’s going on this weekend? For my friends celebrating Easter, any fun plans? We’re headed to Easter brunch at my nana’s and you know I’ll be diving into the egg casserole. I can’t wait. We’re also meeting up with some friends at Mt. Lemmon and I’m a studying machine for my IHP cert. It should be a good one! I hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend ahead.

Friday Faves 4.15 Easter

(‘Tis the season for pool nights and margaritas with friends)

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party! This is where I share some of my favorite finds from the week and around the web. I always love to hear about your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re loving in the comments section below.

Friday Faves 4.15 egg chair

Egg chair in all its glory! I want to add a cute table and a plant, but I love our little balcony setup so far. Also if you have tips for removing the stickers on the legs of the chair please lmk.

Easter break has officially begun, so we met up with some friends for lunch, boba tea, and henna tattoos yesterday. The perfect afternoon 🙂

henna tattoos with kids

Friday Faves 4.15

Read, watch, listen:

My brother Kyle was on TV last night! Last summer, he headed to Atlanta for a week to film Rat in the Kitchen. It’s now on TBS and his episode aired last night. We had a little watch party at their house and it was SO GOOD. I always knew he would be awesome on TV and feel like this is just the beginning.


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I think that it can be hard for personalities to translate on video, but Kyle is destined for it haha. He was absolutely hilarious and his plating and cooking were top-notch as always.

Can we just talk about Brigerton? I’m barely into Season 2 and ALL IN. I don’t know how they managed to make Season 2 even spicier than Season 1, but well done.

Simple heart-opening exercises.

Tips for dealing with hair loss.

Fashion + beauty:

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here yet but new Beautycounter clients get 30% off! This is an AMAZING promo. Just enter the code CLEANFORALL30. Some of my top picks: this lipstick in Brunch (the perfect pinky nude), All Bright C serum, overnight peel, Countertime Supreme Cream and their new AHA Reflect Effect mask!

Another cute pick from RTR unlimited:

cute pick from RTR unlimited

(My full review of RTR unlimited is here!)

Revolve sale! Up to 65% off and I’m pumped to look through and see what I find today.

Good eats, health, and fitness:

I’m officially on the Butcher Box bandwagon and so grateful it exists. I’ve been disappointed at the grocery store lately – the cost of organic meat has gone up significantly and many times, they’re out of what we need – and Butcher Box has been saving the day. I’m very picky about the quality and source of our meat and fish, and this checks all of the boxes (certified organic and wild options, and they’re a B Corp). I’ve also noticed that the taste of the ground meat is so much better than the options at the grocery store. Ground turkey tends to be kind of blah but the one from Butcher Box was delicious.

Butcher Box items | Friday Faves 4.15

Check it out here and if you use my referral link, you’ll get $30 off and ground beef for liiiiiiiiife!!! (I used a friend’s referral link when I signed up and it’s so awesome to get free ground beef with each shipment.)

Butcher Box

Photo by Liv 🙂

When you ask your kiddo with help with a photo, you will inevitably get about 200 like this, plus a 20-second video hahaha.

Butcher Box review

Feedback on the April workouts. It’s not too late to join us for $7. Promo ends next week! Treat yourself to a new workout plan that was designed to move the needle towards your goals.

Feedback on the April workouts

Been LOVING the recipes from Genius KitchenI’ll share a full review in my April books recap, but everything we’ve tried has been delicious and super flavorful. Sometimes *healthy* recipes are bland and I need to add a little pizazz to them (spices, garlic, ginger, citrus zest, anythinnnnggg) and these are wonderful as-is. Highly recommend it so far!

Genius Kitchen book

Has anyone tried the viral green goddess salad yet??

Chicken tikka bowls with mint sauce

What to cook when you don’t feel like cooking

Giveaway alerts!

Don’t forget to enter my podcast giveaway here!

Also, I’m so excited to share a giveaway with my friends at InsideTracker. I’ve made quite a few changes since I did my last test with them, and have been working on iron, blood sugar balance, and also stopped taking B12. I’m going to re-test in a couple of weeks and see if my numbers have improved!

fitnessista friday faves

I’m giving away one Ultimate Test and Inner Age test to one lucky winner – $700 value!! Simply head here and add your info to enter.

Happy Friday, friends!!



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  1. Hannah on April 15, 2022 at 12:10 pm

    Lemon essential oil will dissolve the stickers on your chair legs right off!

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2022 at 12:11 pm

      no way!!! ok i’m looking to see if i have some

    • Erin on April 15, 2022 at 3:24 pm

      Was just going to post this!! Totally works!

  2. Molly Petsch on April 15, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    The green goddess salad is AMAZING, especially with Siete tortilla chips!
    How do Butcher Box prices compare to grocery stores right now?

    • Molly Petsch on April 15, 2022 at 2:39 pm

      Oh, and also try Baked By Melissa’s Mediterranean Chopped Salad- also delicious with Siete tortilla chips!

      • Fitnessista on April 19, 2022 at 2:57 pm

        yum! i’ll check that one out, too!

    • Fitnessista on April 19, 2022 at 2:57 pm

      they’re SO much better. i feel like we get so much more for what we pay by using butcher box

  3. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on April 15, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    Happy Friday, Gina! So many good faves today! I got my first henna tattoo from Cafe TuTu Tango in Orlando, and I haven’t had one in so long — what a fun little activity. Also, I haven’t been on the Revolve site in far too long, so thanks for the reminder. And finally, thanks for sharing my post about hair loss — REAL talk! Have a wonderful Easter! 🙂 xoxox

  4. Kelly D on April 16, 2022 at 10:42 am

    That margarita by the pool looks dreamy! We’re not quite there in Northern California and I could use more warmth and sun!

    I’m interested in knowing why you dropped B12 as a result of your results, if you don’t mind sharing!

  5. Valerie on April 17, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Thanks for all the good links. The hair one was really helpful.

  6. Kim on April 21, 2022 at 10:41 am

    Yes curious about the B12!

    • Fitnessista on April 22, 2022 at 3:29 pm

      i was taking a b complex and when i got my results, b12 was off the charts! so i stopped taking the b complex

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