Relaxation 101 | 5 Ways to De-stress 

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We’ve all been there. Life gets busy and hectic to the point where we feel like the weight of the world is on our shoulders. Sometimes we push ourselves to reach our full potential, which is great, but it leaves us needing a break. A break to relax and clear our minds.  I’m sharing the 5 ways that I De-stress my life.

1. Exercise/ Go for a walk 

Exercising helps to release endorphins and makes us feel good! Set aside 30 to 45 minutes to yourself 3-4 times a week to get a good workout or walk in. Not a fan of the gym? No excuse! I’m not a fan of the gym, so I workout with Jillian Michaels and Shawn T at home. They are very motivational and have great routines that keep your heart rate up! Bonus, it feels like I have personal trainers in my living room! Even if I’m tired, I always feel more awake and great afterwards! You will, too!

2. Read (or blog!) 

Reading transports me to a different setting and clears my mind of my own stress. While I was in college, I enjoyed reading motivational books. Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In gave me a lot of inspiration and insight. I highly recommend adding her books to your “must read” list! I also love a good fictional book. Recently I read Big Little Lies and really enjoyed the plot. Lastly, blogging. Blogging about things I love and sharing them with all of you gives me a feel-good feeling and I love it! If you don’t blog, keep a journal. You can look back on it and see how much you’ve grown.

3. Sing. Laugh. Dance 

These 3 things are definite stress relievers. I have an hour (sometimes longer) to and from work each day. If I’m not listening to a Ted Talk (I highly recommend Ted talks!) I’m singing the whole time! Am I the greatest? Nope! But it makes me feel so happy and relaxed! Laughter is the best medicine! My husband knows just what to say and the faces to make to make me laugh hysterically! He knows it, too. I’ll even laugh at my own jokes. Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself and have random dance parties in the kitchen.

4. Relax with candles/aromatherapy 

Vanilla and mint scents are known to ease your mind and relieve stress. Light candles, snuggle up on the couch and put on your favorite show or movie. Or even take a bubble bath with candles. Do whatever relaxes your body, even if it’s just 1 night a week. Your body will thank you!

5. Rid of toxicity/negativity

It is so easy to put ourselves down and compare ourselves to others. Know your worth and don’t stress the small stuff. (Easier said than done, for sure!) When I read the quote “Comparison is the killer of joy” it really sunk in and I’ve had a new perspective. You don’t know the journey somebody had to take to reach their destination. Just keep working hard and you’ll get there, too!

Xo,

Jessi 💋

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Casual + Relaxed Weekend Look 


Today I wanted to share this casual outfit from this past weekend. I love wearing dressy tops, but once in a while I like to keep it low key and relaxed. This is the perfect slouchy tee and the material is really soft. There’s so many colors to choose from!  This tee is so cute and if you’re loving the ruffle trend, you’ll love This one! My jeans (HERE) form to your body and are so comfortable for running errands. I wear a 2short for reference.

 Mule loafers are so on trend right now and I’m loving them! They’re so comfortable and easy to slip on and go. I found mine at Forever 21 when they came out last year, but you can find a similar pair (HERE) for under $30! Now they have patterned and metallic styles! I need to add to my collection! This look can take you from running errands to lunch dates with friends! 

Xo,

Jessi 💋

NSale Beauty Favorites under $50 

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale has some of the best clothing pieces at a great price, but the beauty products are SO good! And TOO good to pass up! I’m sharing my top 5 must haves from the #Nsale that you will need year round! (Click the image below and it will bring you right to the site to purchase!) 

 

Sigma brushes are a staple in any brush collection! The brushes are so soft and don’t have any fall out! This set includes a kabuki brush and 3 eyeshadow brushes. Perfect for blending and create classic eye looks! {$50}
This Foreo Luna cleansing brush is a pocket sized facial cleansing brush that you NEED in your. Rusty routine! It is perfect for helping you get pretty skin! If you like claisonic brushes, you’ll love this! It comes in 5 colors, too! {$35} 

This Laura Mercier lip duo is the perfect rosy nude to add to your collection! The formula is very creamy and pigmented! Only {$28} for this set! 

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you know Mario Badescu products are my absolute fave! This set is an at home + travel set for those who love to travel or just grow these in your bag and go! I raved about the Rose water spray in my current beauty routine and I’m raving about it again! It is so refreshing, makes you look dewy and have the prettiest glowing skin! The drying lotion is perfect for acne and clears it up within the next day! {$32}

This Sigma brush cleaning mat + kabuki brush + sample size brush shampoo is definitely on its way to my house! I couldn’t pass up this deal! This makes cleaning makeup brushes 10x easier! {$35} 

If any of these products seem like something you wouldn’t use, purchase it as a gift! Christmas is 6 months away and it’s never too early to start shopping + these deals are TOO good to pass up! Thanks for stopping by! 

xo,

Jessi 💋

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Bell Sleeves + Rocksbox 





Bell Sleeve top (Similar here + Here) | Cheetah Flats (Exact) | Kendra Scott Earrings (Exact here

It’s no secret that bell sleeves are a Fall staple and If you don’t have one already, run (or drive) to your nearest clothing store! There’s just something about them that adds so much character to a simple, solid color top. The bell sleeves are so feminine and give off that boho vibe. I’ve been wanting a top this color for a while now, but I never really liked the color on me. Maybe it looks better because my hair is lighter… whatever it is, it works and I’m loving it! 

The longer length of bell sleeve is so pretty, butit just isn’t functional for me. I love the 3/4 length  of the sleeves because I can wear it to work, still work and not have them get in the way. You have to find what works for you! 

I found my top at Marshalls, and I instantly fell in love with the tie detailing on sleeves. You can find similar tops (Here) & (Here). 

Also, I’ve been partnered with Rocksbox and wanted to share some details with you! If you don’t know about Rocksbox, It is a monthly program ($21 a month) and they send you 3 designer pieces for you to try out and wear for the whole month! If you decide to buy anything from your set at the end of the month, the $21 gets applied to your order! It’s a fun way to try out different pieces! 

You can use my code glamjessxoxo to get a month free when you sign up! 

My Kendra Scott earrings (found Here) that I’m wearing, were part of my set this month and I love them! They go with everything and are the perfect shade of gold! 

Feel free to email me if you have any questions! Thanks for stopping by! 

xo, Jessi 

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Beat the Heat | Flawless Summer Routine 


During all of the Summer fun, it’s hard to look your best with all of the humidity and hot weather. I usually like to look Glam with as little effort as possible. Keep reading for tips for Summer hair and the perfect dewy skin! 

Effortless hairstyles

My hair is wavy and a complete frizz-ball unless I apply something to it. Florida’s Summers and my hair do not mix! I almost never straighten my hair in the Summer unless I absolutely want to. I usually let my hair air dry and use a wand to add a little wave to go with my natural hair. If you go with your hairs texture instead of forcing it a different style, your hair will be effortless.

I love This living proof spray! It smells so good and makes my natural wave really come to life. It’s a 10 is another great spray and makes my hair smell so fresh and pretty! A braid or a top knot can add some dimension to your hair without the added heat! 

Rose Water Spray 

Before and after I apply my makeup, I use This Mario Badescu spray! It really gives your skin a nice healthy glow. You can also spritz it on throughout the day for added freshness. It also smells so refreshing! It was a life saver on our honeymoon because it helped soothe our sunburns! 

Beauty Sponge 

This  next tip is my favorite! It helps your face from “sliding off”! Applying your foundation with a damp beauty sponge like This will give your face a nice glow without looking too heavy. I still get a nice full coverage with a healthy dewy look and I love how flawless my foundation looks! Spritz on a good amount of your rose water and you’re good to go! 

You want to enjoy Summer festivities while still looking your best! Try these tips and your look will be he least of your worries! 

Xo,

Jessi 💋

Custom Teeth Whitening for The Busy Girl Boss



A healthy Summer glow looks best when paired with a healthy white smile! A smile is your best accessory and the one you should be rockin all Summer long! 

Being the busy on-the-go woman that I am, drinking my daily coffee is great to keep me going, but not so great for my teeth. It can leave my teeth a little stained and not their brightest. I have always used whitening tooth pastes and mouth washes, but it wasn’t getting my teeth to their whitest shade. When Smile Brilliant approached me to do a review, I knew immediately that it was worth trying and I’m so glad I did! 

 The Smile Brilliant at home whitening system is an amazing product and so easy to use! Plus they’re Vegan and cruelty free! You start by making the impressions at home. They literally take less than 5 minutes to do the top and bottom! Place them in the provided envelope, put them in the mail and receive your custom fitted trays within a week. 

Once you receive them you’re ready to whiten! Just fill the tray with a thin line of whitening gel and pop them in for 45 minutes to 2 hours! Piece of cake! I started out with 45 minutes and gradually increased my time. If you experience any sensitivity don’t worry! It comes with a desensitizing gel to help with any sensitivity you may have.

 The desensitizing gel goes right into the trays the same way you put in the whitening gel, but only leave it on for 25 minutes. You shouldn’t eat or drink for 30 minutes after your whitening treatment, which is why found it best to whiten right before bed. 

On the weekends, when I have more time, I will whiten in the morning while I do stuff around the house.  I love the easiness of this product and that I can still continue my routine while whitening my smile. 

I want you to experience this amazing product, too! I’ve teamed up with Smile Brilliant on a giveaway for you to win your very own whitening system! How cool is that? Just enter by clicking below! 

If you want to learn more about the custom teeth whitening system, visit Www.Smilebrilliant.com! If you decide you want to buy your own kit, you can use code glamfitfoodie15 for $15 off! 

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Smile Brilliant, but all opinions are my own! 
xo, Jessi 💋

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Bohemian Fringe Duster & Bow Sandals

Summer Style: Fringe Duster and cut-offs

Summer Style: Fringe Duster & cut-offs

Summer Style: Fringe Duster & Cut-offs

                                Duster | Similar HERE & HERE  Bow Sandals (Target) | HERE

Sunnies (ILYMIX.com) Use my code glam20 for 20% off

I hope you all had an amazing, long weekend and are enjoying this short week! We enjoyed time with family and fun in the sun! We haven’t been to the beach since last summer, which is so crazy because we literally live 15 minutes away! But we did have a lot going on the past 8 months, and now that big events are settling down, I see lots of beach days in our future! On top of all the fun, I definitely ate way too much good food and need to get back on track this week!

On to this super cute summertime outfit!

Since I live in Florida, I live in shorts, flip flops and  tanks during the weekend. These cutoff shorts are so cute and go with so many different outfits. I love the different shades of blue in them. I paired them with a simple black cami and a long fringe duster! Im really into the boho look lately and pairing certain pieces into my looks! Gimme all the fringe!! My fringe duster is from last year at the Nordstrom sale, but i have linked some others HERE & HERE that I’m  loving!  I love bright colors in summer, but I also love neutral pieces together. I have been living in THESE black bow slide sandals and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon!

What do you love to wear during the Summer? Thanks for stopping by! 💋

xo, Jessi

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Summer Glow Series| Fruit Infused Water 

Fruit infused water is beneficial for your body and skin.

My summer glow series is back! I started it 2 summers ago & loved sharing my tips & loved the feedback I received! Summer is the perfect time to start getting your skin and body healthy. Most of us will be outdoors a lot and one way to stay hydrated while helping your skin and body is fruit infused water! 

It’s no secret that Summer is near & we all need something to cool off on a hot summer day! No matter where I go, I always have water on hand. I love plain H2O, but sometimes I like to spruce it up by adding a lemon and mint to my water. These fruit infused water combos are perfect for a pitcher for beach days, too!  Ive tried out a couple different combinations that taste so delicious and refreshing. They are also so great for your body and skin! 

Fruit infused water is beneficial for your body and skin!
Citrus water has been my drink of choice the past few weeks. If I’m adding fruit to my water on-the-go, I insert the fruit into the diffuser that came with my bottle. If you’re lounging at home you could simply add it into any glass of water. To make citrus water you will need:

-1 bottle/glass of water

-1 slice of lemon

-1 slice of orange
I like to get it ready the night before to let the citrus and water combine, but you could add it right before drinking it. Not only is this combination delicious, but it is good for you inside and out! You will get a good source of vitamin C and it will help detoxify your body. It is a little acidic, so I recommend switching up between water flavors throughout the week.
Fruit infused water is beneficial for your body and skin!
Another flavor I love is strawberry & Mint infused water. It’s the best! It has a sweet taste of strawberry with a hint of mint which makes it very refreshing. Strawberries are beneficial because they have antioxidants and are known to help clear skin. Blueberries are good antioxidants for the skin, too! I love the added mint because it helps soothe the stomach and it helps with digestion. To make this infused water you will need:
-1 bottle/cup of water
-2 strawberries sliced in half
-2 mint leaves
I usually fill up my water bottle three times during the day before changing out the fruit. I will then change out the fruit after that because it loses its flavor and vitamins. Adding real fruits to our drinks is a lot healthier than the artificial flavored liquid enhancers. If you’re someone who doesn’t like to drink water, try these combinations! You’ll be obsessed! 

Let me know what other combinations you have tried. I hope you all decide to add fruit infused waters into your lives! 

Xo, Jessi
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Celebrating my 2nd Blogiversary 




Happy blogiversary to me! Thank you to everyone who has and continues to support me throughout this journey. 

Who would’ve thought a small space to share my ideas would become such a large part of my life? I work full time in broadcasting and spend my days off planning my blog and Instagram posts. Sometimes I feel exhausted and like it’s too much to handle, BUT I love what I do and won’t be giving up anytime soon! 

When I first started Glam Fit Foodie, nobody knew about it except my family and husband. They were also my only followers for a long time until I joined the lovely blogging community. I didn’t want anyone I knew to know because I was worried what others would think. It wasn’t until a couple months ago that I started sharing my little blog space with people I know. Blogging and knowing that people looked forward to my posts made me feel like I have a purpose and I love sharing my thoughts and ideas with others.  

Over the past 2 years, I’ve learned so much and have met so many awesome ladies who share the same interests. I’ve  always loved fashion and beauty since I was a young girl. I love that I get to share what I know and learn from others. I look forward to many more years of blogging and seeing where this journey leads me. If you want to start a blog or do something you’ve been scared of trying, go for it!! Let go of fear. Those who love you will support everything you do. Even if you have 10 followers, those 10 people are counting on you each and every day! 

Thanks for stopping by and following along. If there’s anything you want to see or want me to try out for you (beauty wise) let me know in the comments!

Xo,

Jessi 💋

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Flawless Skin| My Current Foundation Routine 


Milani Baked Blush  | Too Faced Bronzer | Real Techniques Brush | Real Techniques Sponge | Double wear foundation here + here

Foundation 

Finding the perfect foundation for my skin has always been a challenge. That is until I tried and fell in love with Estée Lauder Double wear foundation. It is a full coverage foundation and covers very well! The consistency is thick, but it doesn’t feel heavy. After I apply my moisturizer, I really love this one, I apply my foundation all over with a foundation brush or this damp sponge.

Concealer 

Next, I apply this concealer under my eyes by dabbing under my eyes with my damp sponge. I love to set my concealer with a pressed translucent powder to avoid creasing. Any translucent powder will do, but I really love this Neutrogena powder. Dust a little all along your t-zone to help set where the skin gets the most oily.

Bronzer

This bronzer is my absolute favorite! The color is so pigmented and gives off the perfect glow. It smells so yummy, too! I sweep it across my cheeks, corners of my forehead and along my jawline, blending as I go.

Blush

To finish off the look, I blend in a little blush to give a pop of color to the apples of my cheeks and along my cheek bones. This Milani blush has been my go-to for years. It gives the right amount of color with the perfect glow.

That’s it for my every day foundation routine.  Leave questions in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by!

Xo,

Jessi 💋

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