Clean Program

I started the Clean Program today. I bought the audio book after telling my soon to be MIL about how great I feel after the 3 Day Refresh. I lose about 5-7 pounds in THREE DAYS! I feel great and it makes me think that with that kind of constant bloat I have some food allergies lurking in my daily eats. Typical results for my customers are 3-5 pounds. Some lose more like me. The difference is I eat really clean so I should not lose that much when I am on point in the kitchen. Also, my seasonal allergies are OUT OF CONTROL. Methinks its something to do with the food I eat.

So. I wanted to do an elimination diet and find out. I suspect its grains, dairy or both. After this 3 week cleanse Ima do here, you have the opportunity to slowly reintroduce nightshades, eggs, dairy and gluten. This is JUST what I need. And I can DIY this sucker without paying a fancy doctor to give me terrible-gross meal plans to suffer for weeks to months.

I have also been really busy (planning a wedding in 6 months, working full time, etc etc etc) and have had a lot of trouble getting my workouts in. So I thought how about now for this cleanse since it would require a drastic if not total reduction in exercise as to what I am used to doing.

Clean is a program designed to help your body cleanse itself of toxins and restore balance and allow your body to repair itself. To begin, you eat off the approved food list for 1-2 weeks. I skipped this part as the description for this suggested that it was more for those who never eat clean. I make all my food and had just recently hit a patch of super busy-ness that had me eating out more than I like. So I jumped right in.

Ground rules are for 21 days (or as long as you can keep it up) for the first go-round:

Breakfast: liquid (smoothie, soup, or juice)
Lunch: Make a meal out of foods on the approved foods list.
Dinner: liquid (smoothie, soup, or juice)
Snacks: Foods off the approved list if needed.
Fast: Fast for (at least) 12 hours after dinner.
Supplements: You can also choose take antimicrobials (like garlic or oil of oregano); probiotics, liver support and a few more as needed if you so choose.

They offer a pack you can buy with 2 shakes a day and the supplements. Its expensive. So I chose to make my own food and smoothies with my Shakeology and I picked up a garlic, probiotic and liver supplement to take with each meal.

Wish me luck!

-Roni

 

 

 

 

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Review

Copy of YSL

Rouge Pur Couture by YSL in 09 Rose Stiletto & 19 Fuschia

My Latest Vox Box has been SO FUN to review, guys! This time, Influenster and Yves Saint Laurent teamed up to send reviewers not one but TWO Satin Radiance Lipstick’s from the Rouge Pur Couture line. I received 09 Rose Stiletto & 19 Fuschia.

YSL knows how to do luxury. they treat more than your sense of touch with their beauty products. I immediately in love with the packaging from the box to the metallic tube inside. The gold tubes high gloss to the point that you can, in fact, use them to apply the product on the go.

Once you open the tube and twist up your color, you’ll see YSL’s impeccable attention to detail doesn’t stop at the case. There is a crisp logo stamped into the front of each lipstick. The scent is delightful, too – like fresh cut roses. The texture is the best part of all. The Rouge Pur Lipsticks are velvety smooth and glide on like a dream! My lips stayed soft and hydrated all day long while wearing both colors.

I also want to share with you this excerpt from YSL’s website, that describes the history behind this product line. It makes me love these products even more. I love a good story, don’t you? Check it out:

A TIMELESS ACT OF EMPOWERMENT

Lipstick is the ultimate gesture of beauty. For YSL Beauty, this gesture began in 1978, with the birth of a defining era in lip color, championed by Yves Saint Laurent who wanted to dress women’s lips in couture colors. It was then that the ROUGE PUR COUTURE legacy began; a wardrobe of iconic lipsticks able to deliver the promise of pure color, draped elegantly onto the lips. The lipstick of heroines. A product so luxurious, so subversive, that it became the ultimate weapon for uncompromising seduction. Almost 40 years later, ROUGE PUR COUTURE remains the manifesto of an audacious, free-spirited femininity that breaks the rules to reinvent them.

In just one stroke, luxurious, rich color dresses the lips with intense hydration and antioxidant care. In a signature couture jewel-like packaging, Rouge Pur Couture delivers the promise of edgy style and ultimate feminine strength.

 

I am also still using the Touche Éclat Blur Perfector and Primer by the way! At this rate, I will be wholly switched over to YSL by years end! Leave me a comment and tell me which color suites me best: Rose Stiletto or Fuschia?

Stay Luxurious My Friends!
❤ Roni

 

OPP: FitBit Covers

Today’s OPP is all about FitBit jewelry!

You all know that I am addicted to my FitBit Charge HR. I only take it off to shower and for charging – which I try and do in the car so I can even sleep with it.

This is me when I forget it on the charger:

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I did also take it off ONCE for a wedding. And that was only because people shamed me – haha! (Then I was really irked because EVERYONE with a FitBit was wearing theirs that day. Hmph! Well, next time I am leaving it on now that this pretty little cover is on order:

FIt BIt Covers

Image credit: Pretty Little Petals

I can’t wait to get it! My girl Deena has LOADS of cool covers for the Flex and the Charge/Charge HR. Click on over to her Etsy shop, Pretty Little Petals and order you a nice piece of Fitbit bling!

Get to steppin!
❤ Roni


For those of you that are new around here, OPP stands for Other Peoples Projects. Be sure to check out some of the past OPP’s while you visit.

21 Day Fix Results – Round 2

…Drumroll please!
Round 2 of the 21 Day Fix progress revealed:21 Day Fix Before and After

 

BOOM! I am stoked, man! How great is this? I really wish I had this 15 years ago. It clicks for me and its very healthy. Stay tuned for my next reveal in a few weeks: The 21 Day Fix EXTREME!

Think you want to try this program out? Have questions? I would love to help! Use the form below, Email me at roni@losingscrews.com, or direct message me at www.facebook.com/roni.mcd.  If you already have a Beachbody program from Amazon, infomercial or the Team Beachbody website I would love to be your coach and help guide you along your journey. Also use the form for information on how to get added to my FREE Facebook accountability group. We have a blast and support each other during our fitness journey.

Get a FREE Beachbody account to check out what all the hype is about!
Explore Shakeology | Order Shakeology | Order 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack

Stay strong my friends,
<3, Roni

21 Day Fix Results – Round 1

Check out photo of my before and after from round 1 of the 21 Day Fix.

Fix Round 1

Think you want to try this program out? Have questions? I would love to help! Use the form below, Email me at roni@losingscrews.com, or direct message me at www.facebook.com/roni.mcd.  If you already have a Beachbody program from Amazon, infomercial or the Team Beachbody website I would love to be your coach and help guide you along your journey. Also use the form for information on how to get added to my FREE Facebook accountability group. We have a blast and support each other during our fitness journey.

Get a FREE Beachbody account to check out what all the hype is about!
Explore Shakeology | Order Shakeology | Order 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack

Stay strong my friends,
<3, Roni

 

Yves Saint Laurent Vox Box

I got to try YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer and Perfector in my last Vox, compliments of Influenster. I wanted to share how I used them and give you guys a review of how I feel about the products. SPOILER ALERT: they are both awesome.

Quick Take on the Primer and Perfector: Evens out skintone, lightweight, fast-absorbing, blendable.

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer
I loved this primer. It’s velvety and smooths on really nicely. It also smells a bit like roses. It takes a layer of foundation really well, too. If you go for a bare look the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector layers onto perfectly to mattify your final look. The only thing I don’t love is the glitter. You can’t see it, really, but I am not into glitter on my makeup most days.

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector
Evens out skintone, lightweight, fast-absorbing, blendable.
This is worth the money. I always use with the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer if I am using full makeup. If I am just doing me ‘errand’ look I use with only moisturizer and my mascara. It doesn’t cake on the dry parts of my combo skin OR thicken on the oily parts. Only downfall is the applicator pad is not the best in my opinion but it still gets 5 stars!

Here is the unboxing, worth a look because they killed it with the packaging. So pretty!

No Makeup, only Moisturizer:
No Makeup
Moisterizer + YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer:
YSL Touche Eclat Blur PrimerYSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer
Moisterizer + YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer & Perfector:
YSL Touche Eclat Blur PerfectorYSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector
Moisterizer, YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer, YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector, Blush and Mascara:
YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector
Thanks for checking my review out. You should try this stuff if you wear primer. the blur protector should be in all makeup bags. Just sayin’.
❤ Roni

OPP: Creations By K

Hi Everyone! Its Friday – time for an OPP!

Today’s post features some custom jewelry I received as a birthday gift from my mom. I wanted to share with you a gallery of the gifts. Should have done this sooner, my birthday was months ago!


If you don’t live in the area, Creations By K can mail you out your custom order. Not sure what you’d like? Creations By K’s Facebook Page lists all kinds of neat swag you can score. So visit her Facebook Page why don’t ya? The final picture in the gallery has K’s contact information, if you would like to place an order. You can contact her via the Facebook Page, also. (Her website is currently under construction. You can bookmark that by clicking here.)

Yay for weekends,
Roni