WORKOUT FOR UNDER $50

For most of my life I've been blessed with a petite figure which has allowed me to basically eat whatever I wanted. Over the year though I've been focusing on eating healthier and also exercising more. I've been a yoga addict for years now but have started to adda few other workout exercises to my yoga routine. One of the easiest ways for me to stick to my workout schedule is to have chic workout gear. You may not believe it but it has helped me to get in the mood to workout. There have been times where I just sit in my workout outfit for an hour or so doing other tasks to get in the mood. So below I'm sharing workout gear that is chic, will help to get you into the habit of exercising and it's affordable. Every item is less then $50! 

Thanks for reading! Shop the collection below...

xx, FS

 

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AT HOME HAIR SERUM

I'm always getting questions about my hair from emails, to friends asking and people stopping me on the street. Most of the questions have to do with my hair looking healthy, shiny and how rapidly it grows. I give most of my credit to my amazing hairstylist but I have a few at home tricks that help as well. 

Many years ago I read about almond oil doing wonders for your lashes to keep them growing and keep them strong reducing the amount of lashes you naturally lose. So I thought about how it has helped my lashes it could do the same for my hair. I did a test run for a few months and it made a huge difference. I've noticed a dramatic difference in my hair and I haven't looked back since. 

As you may already know shampooing your hair everyday does more damage then good. It stripes your hair of all natural oils that help to keep your hair healthy and strong. What I do is take a small amount of oil (about the size of a toonie) and massage my scalp with it every night before I go to bed. I dyed my ends with an ombre look so I also run my hair through the areas with the dye to help with any brittleness and dryness. Once I'm done I put it in a bun and sleep with it, in the morning I rinse it out with water and condition it. On days when I shampoo I will of course shampoo and then condition. 

I do this every night and this has been the result.

1. My hair is stronger.

2. My hair is healthier.

3. My hair is shinier.

4. My hair grows quickly.

5. I don't lose as much hair. 

Thanks for reading!

xx, FS

 

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TRAVEL ON A BUDGET

Travelling is such a great experience and I want to travel all the time if it was possible. It's difficult though because travelling can get expensive and there are so many other responsibilities that need to be considered first. I wanted to share a few tips I use to reduce the cost of each trip. These tips allow me to travel more often, and help me be more budget conscious. No matter what the circumstances it's always nice to find ways to save.

1. Do Your Research

Research is so important I can't begin to explain. It's nice sometimes to jump on a plane head somewhere and living in a spontaneous moment. I've done it and it has been fun, but it can also be costly. If you want to budget yourself and stay within that budget then research everything. Don't go with the first thing you see, continue to look for other options. You'll be surprised that you can find better deals with the same perks by researching.

2. Find Free Attractions

Every city you visit will always have some sort of free attraction going on. Look at Toronto for example, it's a beehive of unlimited attractions to visit in the summer with all kinds of events going on for whatever you may fancy. Take a quick peek at their government website or just google free attractions. Every time I've done this, I've always found a couple of events that have caught my interest.

3. Go To The Beach

The beach is the cheapest place to go to not only enjoy yourself but get in some real relaxation time. Of course that depends on your destination. When in Miami there were at least three or four different beach options available all offering different events that were of no cost.

4. Explore The City

One of my favourite things to do is just walk around the city and explore. You never know what you're going to find and who you're going to meet. Just make sure to have a watch on you to keep track of the time, and a map so you don't get lost. By spending a day exploring the city you get to discover what the culture is, and feel as though you are a part of the city.

5. Low Cost Restaurants

There are many scales of restaurants to visit in any city and each offers a unique culinary experience. You can visit five star restaurants versus dives and still have a great experience. In New York City this past May we ended up finding a dive that had some of the most amazing pizza we've ever had. An important note to keep in mind is to do your research before hand to make sure it falls within the healthy and safety guidelines. 

I hope some of these tips help you. I know while in school I used them all the time so I could travel but still fall within my budget. I still use them to ensure that I don't spend recklessly. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email.

Thanks for reading! You can shop some of my travel essentials below.

xx, FS

 

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WANDERLUST NO. 5

I want to be a citizen of the world. Travelling everyday, and discovering new places. Each time I travel I don't consider myself a tourist of that city but instead I consider it my home for that time. Making memories all over the world is what I look forward to. Each time I travel I feel even more fulfilled then before I left. Have a great weekend. 

Thanks for reading!

xx, FS