My New Irresistible Me Hair Extensions

I was contacted by Irresistible Me Hair Extensions and asked if I would be interested in trying their real hair extensions. Since I was looking for new ones to match my lighter hair color I was happy to test them out and was happily surprised at how nice they were and how much hair I received. Please check out the video I have done on the Irresistible Me Extensions. I cover how to put them on, different hairstyles you can do with them, and even how to color them.
I have been a fan of real hair extensions for quite a long time; at least 10 years. Here are some of the reasons I like real hair over synthetic hair extensions:
• More versatile
• Make color adjustments – Permanent color & Simi-permanent
• Use heat to style – Flat Iron, curlers, curling iron
• Easy care – Treat like normal hair
• Makes hair thicker
• Makes hair longer
• More hairstyles possible
• Easy to wear and use

Here is the link to a 20% off your first order by using the code GET20OFF: Irresistible Me Hair Extensions

I also found these FAQ on their website and I thought they might be helpful and answer a few questions people might have about their hair extensions. These are the questions I thought important and if you go to their site you can find more information if you want it.

How often should I wash my Irresistible Me Hair Extensions? Our extensions should be washed every 10-20 wears or when there is too much built up of products and they become unmanageable to style.

What kind of shampoo and/or conditioner can I use? Moisturizing shampoos and balsam conditioners are recommended. Try our Liquid Gold hair products line – is the best shampoo and conditioner duo for any type of hair, 100% human Remy hair extensions and full lace wigs.

Can I color my extensions? You can color human hair extensions. However, our hair extensions have been treated and chemically processed. If you must color our Irresistible Me hair extensions, we recommend purchasing a slightly lighter color than what you are looking for and use a semi-permanent color to darken the hair color. It is less harsh on the hair when you are depositing the color than lifting the color.

Can I swim with hair extensions? Yes. We do recommend that you wear a swimming cap. Chlorine and salt water can dry out the hair. After swimming, we recommend washing the hair thoroughly with moisturizing shampoo and balsam conditioner.

Can I use a curling iron and/or blow dryer on my extensions? Our hair extensions can be styled just like your own hair with heating tools. Though, like any human hair, too much heat can dry out the hair.

You can see the entire video that I did with all of the details on the review and how to use the Irresistible Me Extensions and others. Just follow this link: Irresistible Me Extensions/Review & How to

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One of my favorite Comfort Foods-Potato and Ham Soup

I love making soup and stews in the winter; who am I kidding, I love soup no matter what the season. This Potato & Ham Soup recipe is one of our favorites. I found it in a Country Living Magazine about 25 years ago, I’m not kidding, and I have adapted it to my own, based on our family’s tastes. I have listed my recipe below and if you want the video on my Embellish Life YouTube channel you will get extra tips and step by step instructions. Here is the link to that video: Cooking w/ Heidi – Potato & Ham Soup Remember to get the recipe here first since I don’t have space to post it on the video description.

If you change my soup to your taste by adding, subtracting or doing something different; please let me know. I would love to find other ways to make the soup. You can post your changes here on the blog or you can let all of us know on the video comments. I think that is what makes cooking so much fun, sharing your creations and ideas. Personally, I don’t think there is really a right or wrong way to cook for your family, especially when you are doing it with love. I know there are always the “proper” ways to make and create, but that is a different kind of cooking in my book. It is fun to watch but not always so practical to do when you are cooking for a family. Not to say a chef in a restaurant isn’t cooking for a crowd, LOL, but I will never claim to be a pro… I’m lucky if I can make it through a meal without hurting anything or anyone.

Potato & Ham Soup
2 quarts. of water salted (salt optional)
6 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
2 medium carrots peeled and chopped or 1 cup of baby carrots chopped

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Help Me Pick a New Hairstyle!

Spring is time for cleaning out the fall/winter mess and for me fall is the time to update and change my look. Maybe it is the “back to school” vibe, fixing the damage from the sun and water, switching up my super casual look, or not needing to worry about the heat and humidity as much that makes fall the time I start yearning for a change. There are times when I know exactly what I want and other times that I am lost in the multitude of choices. As fall is shortly upon us I am caught up in the later and am not exactly sure what I want to do besides make a change.

This year change seems to be the theme of my family’s life. My husband is changing his job, my mother is moving in with us so that we can care for her later in life, we are selling our home and moving to another state. All of these huge changes have inspired me to make an additional change and switch up my color and style of my hair. I found a really great website, with the help of my mom, and I have listed it below so you can check it out as well. I have taken some of the photos from this site to help me make a choice of color and style. I thought it might be fun if you all helped me pick. I have created a YouTube video if you would like to see the choices; just click here: Help Me Pick a New Hairstyle

This is my hair now:

 
 
 

Here are the colors I’m looking at; to help me blend my grey:
 

  
Here are the styles I’m looking at; for something with a little more flair:
 

 

You can help me pick my new style by leaving your comment below; that would be so helpful. I have also listed the website and page that I found all my styles and color ideas. If you are looking I really found this website super helpful. Let me know if you need any help picking out your fall cut and/or color. I would be happy to return the favor and help you decide too!

The Right Hairstyles (main website)
The Bob Hairstyle (article on Hairstyle site)

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Fab Fit Fun: I love this subscription box. This is a referral link to say thank you for telling a friend about the box.

MISSGUIDED: This is a recent find and the prices are exceptional with fashion forward looks. The quality is similar to Asos, Shein and Chicwish.

Bebe Online: Bebe is now online only. This is a referral link to say thank you for telling a friend.

Last Call Neiman Marcus: This is also a referral link to say thank you for telling a friend.

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Disclaimer: The content that is shared in these videos and blog are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. Any advice and/or product(s) mentioned should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare professional any time you start any new routine, try a new product and/or applying any of the information mentioned in any of Embellish Life’s videos. Please be advised. All products mentioned by any videos produced by Embellish Life have purchased, or given as gifts by personal friends, and family. Should any products be supplied by a vendor or sponsored by a company for profit this will be disclosed either in the video, in the description or both.

10 Tips for Long Term Weight Loss

I have been on a weight loss journey for about 10 years now. After some medical issues, hypothyroidism and hormone imbalance, my weight became out of control. It didn’t seem to matter what I did or tried, there was no losing the weight. Once I entered my 50’s it seemed to make situations even worse; Menopause kicked in and all hope seemed to be lost. I had 60 lbs. to lose and a lifetime of experience on how to do it. I just needed to implement a plan into action. I was on a serious plateau and I needed to kick myself off.

Plateaus can happen to anyone no matter how active you are. Kicking yourself off the plateau can be a series of trial and error. If you are not sure what a plateau is or if you have reached one; let me elaborate. It is pretty basic, if you are working out, watching your calories and taking in less than you are expending but still have not seen any changes in a month, chances are you are at a plateau.

If you still have more weight to lose, like I do, it can be frustrating. Through using the tips below, I have now lost 40 lbs. of the 60 lbs., I still have 20 lbs. to go. I always use these techniques to lose, maintain and kick myself off of a plateau. Here are the tips I have used and found to work for me in maintaining long-term weight loss:

Workout Tip #1: When putting away clean clothes, take small stacks to increase your trips back and forth. Short on time and think you need to take fewer trips? Increase your pace, even with more trips you will get done faster and get your heart rate up.

REMEMBER: The more steps you take, the closer you will be to 10,000 steps a day.

Workout Tip #2: Use your arm weights while loading the dishes, dirty laundry, folding clothing or making/changing the beds. You choose your weight based on your physical level. The goal is to make it all the way through the activity with them on. If you can’t make it to the end go down in weight, likewise if you feel nothing pick it up the weight. I have found the Velcro arm weights in 1, 2, and 3 lbs. increments per arm.

Workout Tip #3: Are you sitting at a desk, driving, or otherwise not moving as much as you need to? There are things you can do to help offset your work day. Isometric exercises, the act of holding your muscles tight for 10 to 15 seconds and then releasing, can be done any time anywhere. While sitting at a desk or in a car just pull in your core (stomach and butt). You will know you are doing it right when it feels like your belly button is being pulled into your back. Just squeeze your buttocks together at the same time as your stomach. Hold for 10 to 15 seconds and release. Start out with 3 sets of 10, you will feel the burn. Do the same thing while you’re driving, just keep your eyes and mind on the road, no getting lost in counting to 15…

If you are in a more private area, home or private office, you can also try doing some of your seated work on your feet marching in place. Use your arm weights while reading the computer screen or studying. Do overhead arm presses (arms out at sides, level with breasts, then pull them up over your head touching your palms. Simple curls; arms at sides and curl them up so that hands touch your shoulders. You should do them in sets of 10 and start out with 3 sets of each type. If you work in an office or any time take the stairs when it makes sense. Every extra step is one step closer to your 10,000 steps a day. 10,000 steps are the equivalent to about 5 miles.

Workout Tip #4: Folding clothes with arm weights is in itself extra but I have added a few extra lift moves to increase the results. I have lost 1″ doing this on my arms. All you need to do is to take the item you are folding with your arm weights on (2, 3 or 5 lbs. weights) and lift the item over your head, bring it down in front of you pull your item to the right keeping both your arms straight and then pull it too your left keeping both arms straight. Now fold the item and start again. You will feel the burn and this should tone up the skin under your arm. After you are comfortable with that routine add an overhead curl by raising your arms over your head and make sure your arms touch your ears and try to keep your wrist and elbows as close together as possible. Now bend your arm over your head towards your back. Do this movement 10 times and then start to fold again. Only do this movement 3 sets of 10 or a total of 30 movements. This should really start to tone up your arms.

Don’t forget to do isometric squeezes any place you can, hold for the count of 10 and then release. Car, desk, shopping… The more you pull in your core the better your posture, stronger your stomach muscles are and it will become habit to stand up tall and hold in your stomach.

Eating Tip #1: Never avoid a craving! If some food items seem like it would be more fun to have then a spa vacation with girlfriends then, by all means, don’t deny yourself that! If that double fudge chocolate cake is calling you have some but make it a celebration. Pull out a nice china plate, make your favorite cup of tea or coffee (or whatever you think sounds perfect with it). As you are getting ready to eat it enjoy the process of preparing. Turn on some nice music, favorite show, sit out in the garden (again, make it special do something that you enjoy). Then enjoy your 1/2 a slice of cake slowly, taking in the entire experience; never feel guilty for eating it, enjoying yourself and your craving. Keep in mind everything in moderation, don’t do this every day, try once or twice a month.

Food for thought: If you make your craving a positive experience that takes time and thought to prepare you should not need to overindulge or hide your actions of eating it. Guilt and shame cause stress… Stress increases hormone levels that cause you to retain fat, mainly around the mid-section. If you lessen the guilt around eating, your body will be able to process your food better. Don’t forget all the extra movement and exercise you are doing will take care of one little piece of double fudge chocolate cake. Stressing over it will just make it worse.

Eating tip #2: Your goal with eating is to eat fewer calories than you burn. I know it sounds obvious but it really is that easy, who knew! Another challenge is to make the calories that you eat good ones that are easy to burn. This doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your food it just means that you don’t want to spend your whole day eating fast food, highly processed and packaged, 15% fat in any one meal and never in every meal, and high sugar content all day. Can you have some of these things? Absolutely, it is more about being aware of what you put into your mouth and why. That is what the 2-week journal is for. Once you are aware of what is going into your mouth/body you can start to balance that with movement and activities. Not to mention begin to moderate the amount you eat.

Food for thought: Every 500 calories less you eat a day vs. burn a day will equal a pound a week. Does that mean you eat 1000 fewer calories a day to get to 2 lbs. a week? Possibly, but most likely you would not stick with it. The best way to achieve a long-term lifestyle change is to make it as easy as you can; take off 500 calories a day (if you need to) and increase your activity level by 500 calories a day. The difference is 1000 calories and you really may not even notice it.

Eating Tip #3: We must all get in our daily water consumption. Warm water with lemon in it helps cleans you and keep you running smoothly, try it in the morning. A big glass of water before any meal helps you control your portions. If you are feeling particularly hungry drink a glass of water and wait 10 to 20 min and see if your hunger subsides (you may have just been thirsty). Even if you are still hungry and need to eat the water will help you from overeating. Everyone knows that we need our 8ish glasses of water a day. Try keeping a 64oz or more juice container full of water in your fridge. It helps to monitor what you are drinking. If you don’t like water try adding lemon, lime or tea.

Medical tip #1: Any new routine with eating and activity should be approved by a doctor, at the bare minimum you should have a physical before you start and mention to the doctor what you are planning on doing. Let them know you are going to start walking 3 days a week for 30 min (or whatever activity you have chosen). Mention that you are going to try to eat in a European fashion, no deprivation but moderation, more whole foods, and fewer chemicals/packaged foods when possible. I’m sure you will get approval but everyone has a different chemical make-up and any change in lifestyle should always be run by your Doctor/PA.

Side note: If you are being seen by a doctor for any chronic issue, thyroid, diabetes, depression, IBS, food allergies… You must have your blood checked and make sure you are at healthy levels of vitamins (especially B’s and D), hormones (Thyroid, T3 and T4, Cortisol (stress, age, and excess alcohol can raise those levels and affect fat storage especially around the midsection) and other metabolic chemistry that might affect the outcome of all your hard work. Even if your liver is not working right it can affect your ability to process food and see full effects of your new lifestyle. (Ask a doctor if you can take Milk Thistle, found in most health food or vitamin stores, for overall liver health and function. You must ask, some people should not take it due to medical reasons, ASK!!)

If you are already being seen regularly it should be easy enough to get these levels checked. Also, if you notice after one to two month of doing any routine faithfully and not cheating and there is no change at all, you may want to consult with your doctor to make sure that all your metabolic and endocrine levels are good. If your body is not functioning properly it will stop progress from ever happening.

Medical Tip #2: Stress is a big component of storing fat; not to mention bad for your body in general. Stress has been linked to contributing to a laundry list of illness and general breakdown of your body. Reducing stress in your life is better for you in too many ways to list. It is not realistic to think you can remove stress from your life (unless you are planning to join a monastery in Tibet) and a little stress is good for you, keeps you on your toes. The stress you want to avoid is the stress that makes you feel out of control, lost and helpless. This is harmful stress and needs to be removed or controlled depending on the situation.

Remember, stress produces Cortisol, a hormone that will cause you to retain fat over time. The right amount of Cortisol is good, too much has you retaining fat through your midsection and hip area. As we age this is harder to fight off. Obvious ways to reduce stress is avoidance. If you are feeling overstressed remove yourself from the situation, take a walk, sit under a tree or relax in a chair. Outside is best but any place you will not be disturbed for about 5 min or more. Take deep cleansing breaths, feel the air in your lungs and mentally move in through your body as you exhale. Let your body relax with each breath you take. If you can listen to music while you do this that is helpful too. When you feel back in control rejoin the situation and breath.

If you find a particular situation continually stressful see if you can try to avoid it as much as possible. If you are in a situation and you feel control slipping away try the breathing right where you are. Slowing your body’s reaction to bad stress and relaxing can go a long way in keeping yourself healthy and fit. Exercise is also another way to help reduce stress, just getting out of the element of stress and losing yourself in an activity is a good resource for stress reduction.

Turning a bad situation into something good will also help with stress. If you have to do a chore or project that is particularly stressful for you, break it into steps. Walk away and do something you enjoy and then come back for more. It may take you longer to finish but if the task is causing you bad stress that will hurt you, nothing is worth the damage. Take the extra time to protect your body and mind.

Final Tip: Remember, nothing is a miracle cure and anything worth doing is going to take time and effort. The goal is to make it as enjoyable as possible. It is my opinion, if you can create an environment that is supportive and pleasant, potentially by implementing some of the steps I have listed above, you will have an easier time achieving your weight and body image goals. Hide your workouts within your daily routine. Eat as close to clean and whole as you can, read labels and take out chemicals/preservatives and you will be surprised how your body will change without feeling overworked and deprived. Let yourself be human, no one is perfect, if you fall back, pick yourself up and keep on going forward. Any loss is a good loss and maintaining is still a success. Don’t psych yourself out, put yourself down or quit before you start! We can all do it; we just have to stick with it and never say, “I can’t”. It’s only, “I won’t”; and that is a choice, not a verdict.

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Fab Fit Fun: I love this subscription box. This is a referral link to say thank you for telling a friend about the box.

MISSGUIDED: This is a recent find and the prices are exceptional with fashion forward looks. The quality is similar to Asos, Shein and Chicwish.

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Last Call Neiman Marcus: This is also a referral link to say thank you for telling a friend.

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Dry Brushing Review with Minamul

I was asked to review the MA Minamul Dry Brush Kit. I purchased the kit at a 30% discount. I was in the process of doing the Whole 30 Challenge and started Clean Eating about a year ago and figured that the Dry Brushing Detox could be an interesting addition to my healthy, chemical free lifestyle. I have done videos and written posts on my Blog about all of these lifestyle changes I have made. Here are the links to those videos:

Dry Brush Review
How I Lost 20 LBS. without dieting
Whole 30 with my Husband/ Q&A
Whole 30 Start and Setup
Vacation Detox

I did some research independently and found that a doctor that I respected and used, Dr. Axe, for my IBS and other stomach/intestinal issues. He wrote a whole article on Dry Brushing and the positive attributes. Here are some of the excerpts from the article I thought would be useful. They are taken directly from his piece on Dry Brushing:

5 Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing

  1. Exfoliates Dead Skin

When in your teens and 20s, dry brushing isn’t necessary because the skin automatically renews itself. However, as you get older, it is helpful to exfoliate once or twice a week to help renew the skin and remove those dead skin cells so that you have a fresher appearance and healthier skin.

It’s important to do this gently so that you do not tear the skin. You don’t want to break down the skin’s protective layer or cause irritation to sensitive skin, which could get infected. Exfoliating too much can also dehydrate the skin, which is that last thing you want to do. (3)

  1. Stimulates the Lymphatic System

Because your skin helps to detoxify the body, it’s important to keep it healthy so that it can do its job. However, if your skin has too many toxins or dead skin cells, it may not be able to eliminate waste from your body as efficiently as needed.

Dry brushing your skin can help your lymphatic system, which has the job of removing toxins from the body and ultimately helps prevent you from getting sick. When inflammation builds up in the body, it can cause the body to struggle to fight off that inflammation. If the skin is healthy, it can help release those toxins so that the body is not having to work so hard to rid itself of them.

  1. Reduces Cellulite

Everyone hates cellulite, and it seems to be so hard to lose. Cellulite is the appearance of cottage cheese skin predominantly seen on the legs, butt, stomach, and back of the arms. It’s often caused by fluid retention, lack of circulation, weak collagen structure and increased body fat in addition to hormonal imbalances, medical conditions, genetics, poor diet, and toxicity.

Cellulite is most common in adolescent and adult women, but men can have it, too. While there are many claims to treatments, dry brushing may help stimulate the cells and break down toxins from beneath the skin, which may act as a natural remedy for cellulite.

  1. Unclogs Pores

Dr. Cynthia Thaik, MD, a Harvard-trained cardiologist and author of Your Vibrant Heart tells us that over time, your pores can get clogged with dead skin cells, pollutants, and cosmetics. This causes the liver and kidneys to work really hard to get rid of impurities. Dry skin brushing unclogs your skin’s pores and helps your skin absorb more nutrients, which promotes healthy skin and allows those toxins to release a bit easier. (4)

  1. Offers Stress Relief

Another benefit of dry brushing is that it’s similar to massage in decreasing stress, which is great for your health by eliminating anxiety. A study reported that whole body massage was effective in reducing anxiety and stabilizing vital signs of patients with acute coronary disorders. Dry brushing is similar to massage in helping you to relax, yet is far cheaper since you can do it yourself.

Much like a hand massage, dry brushing can provide much needed natural stress relief. When you are less stressed, your body heals much faster from any disease-causing inflammation that it may have.

Did you know that 75 to 90 percent of all doctor’s office visits are related to conditions caused by stress? When you are stressed, it causes changes in the hormones that can increase inflammation and trigger various other problems. If you experience stress over a long period of time, it can be dangerous and is capable of increasing the risk for heart disease, diabetes, weight gain or obesity, mental disorders, autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders and even cancer.

Therefore, finding ways to help eliminate stress is crucial. Dry brushing is an easy way that you can do this for yourself!

How to Dry Brush

There are a few steps that are needed to dry brush correctly. With a little practice, you can enjoy this wonderful benefit and your skin will thank you. Not only will you feel better, but your skin will be to regain that youthful appearance.

  1. Purchase a natural bristle brush with a long handle so that you can reach all areas of your body. Avoid the synthetic brushes. (This is where I bought mine set on Amazon. If you contact me at heidigrady5064@gmail.com I can give you a 20% code until I run out of codes) Link to brush: Amazon- Minamul Dry Brush set
  2. Remove any clothing and stand in a bathtub or shower to catch the falling dry skin.
  3. Do not wet the skin. Dry brush your skin while it is dry.
  4. Starting at the bottom your feet, move in long sweeping motion toward your heart. Stroking away from your heart can put extra pressure on the valves within the veins and lymph vessels, causing ruptured vessels and varicose veins.
  5. Brush each area several times and overlapping as you go to ensure that you do not miss a spot. Be careful over the more sensitive areas, such as the breasts. You may want to avoid the nipple area. It may feel more sensitive the first few times, but your skin will become less sensitive with consistent dry brushing.
  6. Once you’ve brushed your entire body, step into the shower and bathe as you normally would.
  7. After you have showered, pat your skin dry and apply a natural oil like rose hip, olive or coconut oil to your entire body. Try this all-over homemade body butter or check out the DIY recipe I have here!

Things to Consider When Dry Brushing

Sensitive Skin: At first, test a small area to makes sure you are not oversensitive to the activity. Then dry brush the entire body once a week. Once you feel comfortable with the process and confirm that you do not have any irritation from it, you can dry brush your entire body a couple of times a week. More than that can cause dehydration. And, by removing the outer layer, you are removing the much-needed protection that your skin provides, so it is best not to dry brush too frequently.

Be Gentle: It is important to be gentle as you dry brush. You do not want to break the skin and cause more inflammation. Also, make sure your brush has soft bristles. It should feel good.

Brush Towards the Heart: Brush towards the heart to so that you avoid putting pressure on the valves within the veins and lymph vessels.
Relax: Part of the importance is to reduce stress. Relax, don’t be in a hurry and enjoy this time for yourself.

Clean Your Brush: Clean your brush with soap and water at least once a week and let it air dry to avoid any mildew accumulation on your brush.

If you would like to read the article in its entirety please check it out here: Start Dry Brushing to Reduce Cellulite + Toxins
I would highly recommend Dr. Axe if you have stomach issues. He is a Gastrointestinal Doctor but has turned to a food base, more holistic treatment of many GI based illnesses and conditions. Here is his website if you are interested: Dr Axe: Food is Medicine

If you are interested in purchasing the kit that I did I do have some 20% off codes that are unique to each person that asks for one; so please only ask for a code if you know you are going to use it. I was only given a limited number of codes. Here is the link to their Amazon storefront: : Minamul Dry Brush set If you would like the 20% off code please email me at: heidigrady5064@gmail.com

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PLACES I SHOP ONLINE:

Hautelook: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $20 thank you if you have never shopped Hautelook before. Only to be used at Hautelook. **

Joss & Main: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $15 thank you if you have never shopped at Joss & Main before. Only to be used at Joss & Main. **

Stitch Fix: I just started to use Stitch Fix and this is a Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $25 thank you if you have never shopped Stitch Fix before. Only to be used at Stitch Fix **

BaubleBar: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only 150 points to say thank you if you have never shopped BaubleBar before. Only to be used at BaubleBar **

Younique: I am a Younique Presenter/Rep; to purchase Younique you must go through a Presenter it is not sold in stores. If you are interested in any of the products, you can follow my link and shop online. No parties necessary. It also helps me provide free content on Embellish Life. Thank you for your support!**

AFFILIATE & REFERRAL LINKS:

**Right now, I only have referral links that are available to anyone who tells a new friend about one of the companies above. It has nothing to do with being a YouTube creator. The $$ I receive are only able to be used with that company to do more shopping; which I will make videos on. Videos are fun for everyone!! If I did have affiliate links (I DO NOT), the $$ would be used to help support my website and the free content. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much for your help! Heidi

Disclaimer: The content that is shared in these videos and blog are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. Any advice and/or product(s) mentioned should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare professional any time you start any new routine, try a new product and/or applying any of the information mentioned in any of Embellish Life’s videos. Please be advised. All products mentioned by any videos produced by Embellish Life have purchased, or given as gifts by personal friends, and family. Should any products be supplied by a vendor or sponsored by a company for profit this will be disclosed either in the video, in the description or both.

Vacation Detox/Hawaii Trip

Summer is the time for many of us to go on vacations and when we get back we need to get back to normal. I just returned from having a fantastic time with my family in Hawaii and now that we are back I am paying the price. I have created a 5-step detox to help get me back on track. I have listed the steps below. I also shared some of my family’s photos from Hawaii.

Here are the 5 easy steps to Detox after a busy and fun vacation. This is just what I do and is in no way medical or professionally created. You should always check with a healthcare professional before you start anything new.

  1. Remove added sugar from your diet (the un-natural process kind)
  2. Increase your water consumption.
  3. Dry Brushing (video on Dry Brushing to follow)
  4. Drink Detox teas. (These are the teas I use Roasted Dandelion Spice Detox by Yogi Teas & Triple Leaf Super Slimming tea.)
  5. Pick up your workout routine or add more movement into your daily régime.

If you would like to see the video and the photos of my Hawaiian vacation please visit my Embellish Life YouTube Channel and check out the video here: Vacation Detox/Hawaii Trip

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PLACES I SHOP ONLINE:

Hautelook: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $20 thank you if you have never shopped Hautelook before. Only to be used at Hautelook. **

Joss & Main: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $15 thank you if you have never shopped at Joss & Main before. Only to be used at Joss & Main. **

Stitch Fix: I just started to use Stitch Fix and this is a Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $25 thank you if you have never shopped Stitch Fix before. Only to be used at Stitch Fix **

Fab Fit Fun: I love this subscription box. This is a referral link to say thank you for telling a friend about the box.

MISSGUIDED: This is a recent find and the prices are exceptional with fashion forward looks. The quality is similar to Asos, Shein and Chicwish.

Bebe Online: Bebe is now online only. This is a referral link to say thank you for telling a friend.

Last Call Neiman Marcus: This is also a referral link to say thank you for telling a friend.

BaubleBar: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only 150 points to say thank you if you have never shopped BaubleBar before. Only to be used at BaubleBar **

AFFILIATE & REFERRAL LINKS:

**Right now, I only have referral links that are available to anyone who tells a new friend about one of the companies above. It has nothing to do with being a YouTube creator. The $$ I receive are only able to be used with that company to do more shopping; which I will make videos on. Videos are fun for everyone!! If I did have affiliate links (I DO NOT), the $$ would be used to help support my website and the free content. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much for your help! Heidi

Disclaimer: The content that is shared in these videos and blog are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. Any advice and/or product(s) mentioned should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare professional any time you start any new routine, try a new product and/or applying any of the information mentioned in any of Embellish Life’s videos. Please be advised. All products mentioned by any videos produced by Embellish Life have purchased, or given as gifts by personal friends, and family. Should any products be supplied by a vendor or sponsored by a company for profit this will be disclosed either in the video, in the description or both.

Whole 30 Start and Setup

We are starting on the Whole30 Challenge; we would love for you to follow us here on the Blog, on YouTube and Instagram for support, inspiration, and information. You can watch the video on starting the: Whole30 Challenge on my YouTube Channel, Embellish Life . The information here is limited by YouTube, for complete details please see the blog post. Thank you so much for supporting me here on YouTube. I appreciate you following, liking and commenting on my videos. Don’t forget my other social media platforms for more and different content.

Here are some of the links mentioned in the video:

Whole 30
Trader Joe’s Whole 30 shopping list
Wired to Eat, Robb Wolf


Weight to Hips Ratio:

      Excellent     Good        Average             At Risk

Male less .85 .85-.89 .90-.95 greater .95
Female less .75 .75-.79 .80-.86 greater .86

Here are our measurements. Our eldest son, Drake, is also doing the Challenge with us.


Measurement and Ratio Chart:


Weight Waists Hips Ratio
Peter 178 lbs. 34” 38” .90
Heidi 167 lbs. 34” 41” .83
Drake 173 lbs. 36” 40” .90

The setup is not that difficult. The thing that is going to be hard is taking out all sugar since sugar is included in all most all pre-mixed foods. We decided to remove all the items that are not allowed during Whole 30; that way we will not be tempted. I think it will also be good for morale if you only have food that is acceptable, we will not feel as deprived or at least that is what I’m hopping. I have enclosed some photos of our fridge after we removed all the “non-appropriate” foods.

Good Fridge with all Whole 30 approved food

Bad Fridge with all food we can’t eat during Whole 30

Pantry Whole 30 approved

I hope you join us in our quest for health, weight loss, detox, and well-being. Follow me here to get updates and information on our Whole 30 Challenge. Instagram is a great place for inspiration and to check out how we are doing. Don’t forget to follow me on YouTube as well, that way you can see the changes and get more personal information on our Whole 30 journey.

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PLACES I SHOP ONLINE:

Hautelook: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $20 thank you if you have never shopped Hautelook before. Only to be used at Hautelook. **

Joss & Main: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $15 thank you if you have never shopped at Joss & Main before. Only to be used at Joss & Main. **

Stitch Fix: I just started to use Stitch Fix and this is a Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $25 thank you if you have never shopped Stitch Fix before. Only to be used at Stitch Fix **

MISSGUIDED: This is a recent find and the prices are exceptional with fashion forward looks. The quality is similar to Shein, Asos and Chicwish.

Bebe Online: is now online only. This is a referral link to say thank you for telling a friend.

Last Call Neiman Markus: This is also a referral link to say thank you for telling a friend.

BaubleBar: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only 150 points to say thank you if you have never shopped BaubleBar before. Only to be used at BaubleBar **

AFFILIATE & REFERRAL LINKS:

**Right now, I only have referral links that are available to anyone who tells a new friend about one of the companies above. It has nothing to do with being a YouTube creator. The $$ I receive are only able to be used with that company to do more shopping; which I will make videos on. Videos are fun for everyone!! If I did have affiliate links (I DO NOT), the $$ would be used to help support my website and the free content. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much for your help! Heidi

Disclaimer: The content that is shared in these videos and blog are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. Any advice and/or product(s) mentioned should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare professional any time you start any new routine, try a new product and/or applying any of the information mentioned in any of Embellish Life’s videos. Please be advised. All products mentioned by any videos produced by Embellish Life have purchased, or given as gifts by personal friends, and family. Should any products be supplied by a vendor or sponsored by a company for profit this will be disclosed either in the video, in the description or both.

Whole 30 Challenge with my Husband

On vacation in Montana, we filmed the first video in the series, Whole 30 Challenge. This video will give a brief overview of what Whole 30 is about, the benefits, and why a person might want to embark on such a challenge. You will also get to meet my husband, Peter, who is explaining the program and benefits. We would love for you to join us for support and information so remember to subscribe here and go over to my Instagram account @heidiembellish and there we will be providing daily support and inspiration. Peter and I hope you can join us and we will see you on one or both of those platforms and we can all get healthy together! If you would like to watch the video and find out some more information follow this link to the Whole 30 Challenge with my Husband Video

Here are the links that where mentioned in the video:
The Murph Challenge
Whole 30

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PLACES I SHOP ONLINE:

Hautelook: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $20 thank you if you have never shopped Hautelook before. Only to be used at Hautelook. **

Joss & Main: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $15 thank you if you have never shopped at Joss & Main before. Only to be used at Joss & Main. **

Stitch Fix: I just started to use Stitch Fix and this is a Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $25 thank you if you have never shopped Stitch Fix before. Only to be used at Stitch Fix **

BaubleBar: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only 150 points to say thank you if you have never shopped BaubleBar before. Only to be used at BaubleBar **

AFFILIATE & REFERRAL LINKS:

**Right now, I only have referral links that are available to anyone who tells a new friend about one of the companies above. It has nothing to do with being a YouTube creator. The $$ I receive are only able to be used with that company to do more shopping; which I will make videos on. Videos are fun for everyone!! If I did have affiliate links (I DO NOT), the $$ would be used to help support my website and the free content. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much for your help! Heidi

Disclaimer: The content that is shared in these videos and blog are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. Any advice and/or product(s) mentioned should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare professional any time you start any new routine, try a new product and/or applying any of the information mentioned in any of Embellish Life’s videos. Please be advised. All products mentioned by any videos produced by Embellish Life have purchased, or given as gifts by personal friends, and family. Should any products be supplied by a vendor or sponsored by a company for profit this will be disclosed either in the video, in the description or both.

FabFitFun Unboxing and Review

I’m so glad you have joined me today to help me open my very first FabFitFun box; it is the Spring box and I am so excited. Keep in mind this is the very first time I have seen or even done a subscription box. Well, I guess I have done Stitch Fix but that is a bit different, in a way. I’m a total novice at these types of boxes and if you enjoy watching people muddle their way through a new experience, this is the video for you. As mentioned in the video I would look for a referral link if they had one… And they did!!! So, if you follow my link we will both get little something and that will help me keep getting boxes so that I can share them with you all! Here is the link:FabFitFun Subscription box. This is what they offer new members. You deserve a little treat, so here’s $10 off your first FabFitFun box. A surprise box of amazing beauty, fashion, and lifestyle items for just $49.99 (the box is retailed at over $200+)

My first box was worth $374 retail so way over the $200 and I have been happy with everything I received. I also have Rachel and she took some of my stuff. In addition, even if you didn’t want it all, anything in my box would have been a lovely gift. There isn’t too much risk that you will not be able to use all the items in one way or another. Keep in mind the questionnaire that you fill out so they know what you like and would be the happiest about receiving. Another treat is being able to select items that you want to go into your box. You can purchase extra items at a large discount as well. There are so many different ways to get fun items to try! I think this subscription box is a great deal, fun to get the goodies, and a nice way to try some new products that you might not know about.

Check out my video on YouTube to see all the items that I received and for some more insight into FabFitFun subscription boxes. Here is the link to my video: FabFitFun Unboxing & Review.

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PLACES I SHOP ONLINE:

Hautelook: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $20 thank you if you have never shopped Hautelook before. Only to be used at Hautelook. **

Joss & Main: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $15 thank you if you have never shopped at Joss & Main before. Only to be used at Joss & Main. **

Stitch Fix: I just started to use Stitch Fix and this is a Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $25 thank you if you have never shopped Stitch Fix before. Only to be used at Stitch Fix **

MISSGUIDED: This is a recent find and the prices are exceptional with fashion forward looks. The quality is similar to Shein and Chicwish.

BaubleBar: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only 150 points to say thank you if you have never shopped BaubleBar before. Only to be used at BaubleBar **

Younique: I am a Younique Presenter/Rep; to purchase Younique you must go through a Presenter it is not sold in stores. If you are interested in any of the products, you can follow my link and shop online. No parties necessary. It also helps me provide free content on Embellish Life. Thank you for your support!**

AFFILIATE & REFERRAL LINKS:

**Right now, I only have referral links that are available to anyone who tells a new friend about one of the companies above. It has nothing to do with being a YouTube creator. The $$ I receive are only able to be used with that company to do more shopping; which I will make videos on. Videos are fun for everyone!! If I did have affiliate links (I DO NOT), the $$ would be used to help support my website and the free content. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much for your help! Heidi

Disclaimer: The content that is shared in these videos and blog are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. Any advice and/or product(s) mentioned should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare professional any time you start any new routine, try a new product and/or applying any of the information mentioned in any of Embellish Life’s videos. Please be advised. All products mentioned by any videos produced by Embellish Life have purchased, or given as gifts by personal friends, and family. Should any products be supplied by a vendor or sponsored by a company for profit this will be disclosed either in the video, in the description or both.

Favorite Designer Haul-How to Save Shopping on Sale

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Tart, bebe, Anthropologie and Hautelook are just a few of my favorite designers and places I love to shop for designer fashions. Join me while I go through my designer haul and also share with you a few of my tricks on how I save money while I’m shopping on sale. If you go to my YouTube Channel, Embellish Life on YouTube you can find the video: Favorite Designer Haul I will show you the items that I purchased discus how to save while shopping on sale and in the end of the video there is a quick fashion show of the items I bought styled with some of my own clothing for some fun everyday looks. I pride myself on the ability to dress in high end clothing and/or the appearance of designer fashion, without the cost. I attribute most of my motivation not to pay retail price on any of my clothing or accessories to my years working in the fashion and beauty industry in a variety of different capacities which has given me a unique perspective on style, quality and cost of not only high end fashion but also mid-range and affordable designers.

It is not always a given that you are going to save just because you are shopping at a sale, at an outlet store, or in a discount mart. Just because an item is less expensive or marked down doesn’t always mean it is a good deal or a good deal for you. Some quick things to keep in mind are the 3 Q’s, Quality, Quantity, and Question: If the quality is not good it really doesn’t matter how inexpensive it is if it going to fall apart after you wear or wash it a few times. If you have a lot of a particular item buying another one on sale or at a deep discount isn’t really saving you money; if you already have 10 in your closet. Always ask yourself the question, “Do I really need this, will I use it at least 12 times in a year, and do I have items already that work with it or will I have to spend money before I’m able to use it?”
Here are my 5 tips for saving while shopping on sale:

1. Make a list of what you are looking for and stick to your list to keep your budget in check. Enjoy the sale, browse the racks, get ideas for future purchases, take notes or photos, but if it is not on the list and you don’t need it… Don’t buy it!
2. Don’t forget to check your closet for Basics and add anything you might be missing to your list. Sales are a great place to pick up Classics and your Basics like the LBD (little black dress), white blouse, jeans, black or nude pump… These are the items we always need and are so easy to forget until after we get home and it is too late.
3. List the DON’T BUY items that you have too many of or you can’t resist. We all have them; it may be a favorite color (a closet full of black) or a print (too many polka dots) or even an item (50 T-shirts). Whatever your vice, it may be helpful to add it to your list as a reminder that you should NOT BUY another item like that, you have enough. It’s worth a try…
4. Sales are a great time to do shopping for gifts. Birthdays, special occasions and even Christmas, it is never too early if you have all the right information. List favorite colors, sizes, designers and wish items if you can. You may have the opportunity to find great gifts at affordable prices.
5. Don’t buy something just because it is on sale. This is where sales can be deadly; you see the amazing savings and you can’t help but see the dollars saved without realizing the dollars spent. If you don’t really need the item it doesn’t matter how much you saved on it; you spent money for something you were not intending to; which brings you back to Tip #1. The exception to this tip is if it is a classic/basic that you can always use. If you are lucky enough to stumble upon a classic or basic piece that is a great deal, that may not be on your list or exactly what you need but you know you will be able to use it at some point; then it is worth stopping and considering how much use will you get out of it. Ask yourself, is it something you can keep for years, is it extremely well made and is the fabric something that will last (if the item is still expensive, if it is under $20 don’t worry about it).

I hope these tips are helpful to you the next time you get ready to go to a big sale; either online or in a store. Don’t forget the 3 Q’s while you’re shopping whether on sale or full price. I know sales are fun and the savings can be intoxicating. Before you get caught up in the moment and let the “Red Tags” run away with you, I hope you think of these quick and easy tips and if you don’t physically write done a list at least mentally remember what it was you had set out to get and try to keep yourself to that goal. You might be surprised how good it feels to double save money, not only on the items you bought on sale but on the items you didn’t buy because you stayed on task.

To see details, check out the link to my video: Favorite Designer Haul/Saving Money Shopping on Sale
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