My favorite cleanser + a giveaway

Hey everyone! Happy humpday 😀 Hope your day is going well!

I started mine with a lovely breakfast cookie:

bfast cookie

This beauty had:

-1/2 cup oats

-1/2 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior brown rice protein

-1 T almond butter

-1 smashed banana

-vanilla hempmilk

-sea salt


-1 T raw cacao powder


-foodgasms 😀

The puppers and I practiced some of their tricks:


and I was off to work!
I only had one appointment this morning, and then I hopped on the elliptical for 30 minutes with the new issue of Women’s Health 😀 A new magazine always makes cardio fly by!

Well, it’s finally time for the fun beauty product giveaway! First, I thought I’d tell ya’ll about my favorite cleanser 😉

****Note: I bought this product with my own dinero at Sephora, which is why it’s going on the main page of the blog

juice beauty

Juice Beauty Exfoliating Cleanser!

I always carry some kind of Juice Beauty cleanser with me in my gym bag. Since their products are organic and super gentle, they don’t mess with my sensitive skin but are strong enough to get off makeup and gym grime 😀

This face wash is creamy and the exfoliating beads are not harsh at all—I can use it daily without irritating my face. It also gets eye makeup off pretty well, and doesn’t have a “smell” to it—it’s pretty much fragrance free, except for a light fresh scent.

Here’s a little bit about Juice Beauty:

-Their products contain an antioxidant-rich 100% organic juice base, which provides vitamins, nutrients, and powerful polyphenols that help revitalize and protect aging and problem skin

None of their products contain parabens, petroleum, tars, pesticides, sodium lauryl sulfates, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances

-They’re extremely eco friendly! Juice Beauty uses recycled packaging, 100% recycled paper and cardboard, 80% of their products are produced with solar power, and wtheyonly purchase ingredients from USDA certified organic farms

And on top of that, every Juice Beauty product I’ve tried, I’ve fallen in love with. It’s the only makeup and skincare brand that I know will work well with my skin, and it feels good that it’s organic and environmentally friendly as well 😀

Since I’m such a huge Juice Beauty fan, I wrote to the company and requested a little sumthin’ sumthin’ so a lucky Fitnessista could enjoy the Juice Beauty goodness.

Want a full-sized bottle of my favorite cleanser???

Just CLICK HERE for your chance to have the same cleanser pictured above (except yours won’t be half empty, haha)

I’m off to lunch with the girls, then on the prowl for Ugly Christmas sweaters 😀



Today’s tip: For juice, it’s ideal to drink it within 20 minutes after the juice has been made to get the maximum nutrients (this doesn’t hold true for swanky wanky places like Liquiteria, who press their juices instead of pulverizing them—pressed juices are good for much longer). If you won’t be able to drink your homemade juice right away, just toss it in the freezer until your ready to enjoy it 😀 I have half a freezer full of beet and apple juice, and coconut water 😉

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  1. rhodeygirl on December 9, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Do you eat your breakfast cookie cold or do you ever warm it up a little?

  2. Julia on December 9, 2009 at 11:53 am

    That breakfast cookie looks delish!

  3. Stasa @ Simply Living on December 9, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    I literally just made my first breakfast cookie! I can’t wait to try it tomorrow 🙂 Great giveaway!

  4. Katie on December 9, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Do you know why the nutrients only last that long or why pressed lasts longer than pulverized? Just curious 🙂

  5. Jenna on December 9, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    I need to make a breakfast cookie in the next few days. I haven’t had one in far too long. Yours sounds like a fabulous combo. Have a wonderful day!

  6. KBLove on December 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Totally want to try the cookie, but no protein powder. It looks like it might be okay without. You think? I have been meaning to order some Vega.

    • Fitnessista on December 9, 2009 at 7:37 pm

      it will totally be ok without 😀 just use a little less milk

  7. Pam on December 9, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Luv the pups..xoxo to them!


  8. Jackie on December 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    I’ve never seen that cleanser before. Looks great! Thanks for the recommendation. 🙂

  9. AmyJoGo on December 9, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Just wondering if you would recommend pineapple juice? A trainer recently told my mother to drink pineapple juice right after a workout because it replaces electrolytes and helps to prevent soreness in the muscle.

    • Fitnessista on December 9, 2009 at 3:37 pm

      yes pineapple juice is great, but i recommend coconut water more for electrolyte replacement 😀

  10. MelissaNibbles on December 9, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I’ve never made my own juice before, but the more I see it, the more I want to do it. Thanks for the tips!

  11. michelle on December 9, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    are these products vegan? i dont think you said anything about that? im always looking for more choices that are animal friendly, thanks for this chance!

    • Fitnessista on December 9, 2009 at 3:46 pm

      all of their products are vegetarian and a lot are vegan, but the one i’m giving away is not vegan — just vegetarian

  12. Suzanne on December 9, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    bluggles for the muggle equiv. of non-bloggers!! That is brillant. It’s also like a two-fer cool-o-meter, you know, you can casually drop “bluggles” in front of someone, perhaps a new acquaintance, and you can instantly test if they are down with blogs and HP all in one fell swoop. It’s bascially like a litmus strip for badassness. I’m also super impressed/intrigued by your gingerbread project. Do you have any ideas for a raw or healthier cinnamon roll? happy hump day!

    • Fitnessista on December 9, 2009 at 7:39 pm

      haha glad you like the bluggles term 🙂
      and no i haven’t thought of a raw cinnamon roll yet, i’ll work on it 😀

  13. Christina on December 9, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    I love your blog!! Any good suggestions for an eco-friendly body lotion that also smells good???

  14. rebecca lustig on December 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    LOVE ugly sweater parties. they are THE best.

    bec xo

  15. Ashley on December 9, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Overstock had some ugly sweaters. Well at least I thought they were ugly!

  16. Stefania on December 9, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    I just discovered your blog yesterday but I’m addicted. Love your style of writing, all the tidbits of info and I love knowing what people eat. I’ve never tried Juice Beauty but I ordered myself some through Sephora. A nice early Xmas present for me. Yay!


    • Fitnessista on December 9, 2009 at 7:38 pm

      thanks stefania! 😀
      what an awesome early xmas present! i love buying myself xmas presents.. or any presents, haha 😉

  17. Jenna on December 9, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    love the bfast cookie!

  18. Katie on December 10, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Oooh I do love the breakfast cookie! So glad you introduced me to it.

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