Since it's still the beginning of 2016, fitness is practically on almost everyone's resolution esp whenever the holidays are over. A great way to help kick that into gear is to get equipment that will help you along and show some results without having to kill yourself over. TKO sent me their Ab Stretch 4-Way Resistance Band to give a try into my workout routine. After a few weeks, my arms and thighs does really feel the burn. haha.. It helps tone the muscles without having to do a ton of weight lifting like I used to at the gym. Its pretty easy and simple to use and you workout with it in the comfort of your own home! The only complaint would be after a while, the bottoms of under my feet does become sore after awhile from stepping on the loops but it helps with socks. ;)
Also, currently I have a fun giveaway going on my Instagram (HERE) which I've partnered up with other Seattle style bloggers for a Valentines Day theme! Go check it out and enter! There is a total $440 value of prizes from 9 different Seattle-based shops/brands. One which everyone of course loves.. Nordstrom! <3
Disclaimer: TKO gifted me this complimentary product for a review.
But all honest opinions and thoughts expressed were my own.
I'm a big-time advocate for skin care and have started out fairly early to help prevent any premature aging and keeping my face hydrated especially during the winter time. So that's why today I'm talking about Nügg Beauty and some of their face masks that they had sent me to try out! Each face mask has their own different type of purpose on helping to rejuvenate your face.
I've tried only the deep cleansing and I must say it's so nice! It was a 2014 & 2015 Allure Beauty winner which I can see why. It leaves my skin feeling very refreshed and super soft. :) And for the price, it's $3.29 per mask which I think is a great deal! And you purchase them on their website or at other major retailers like Target or Amazon!
Yep, today is my birthday. I'm both happy and sad - a mix of emotions. As you get older, it's never an exciting feeling when celebrating your birthday but at least I'll get to be with my family and friends. :)
I received this beautiful Loire bracelet from Roxanne Bergez - an online jewelry company based in San Fran that specializes in handmade leather/skins bracelets and cuffs. Each of Roxanne's collection are all named after rivers in France which I thought was so creative! The quality of the bracelet is simply gorgeous and love the fact that you can choose your wrist size. I always have the issue with bracelets or cuffs being way too big for my petite wrist. But Roxanne did a wonderful job and it fitted perfectly!
For those of you who may follow me on Snapchat (@sheislovelyblog), you would've seen that the Saturday before last was the Hub's birthday! So to satisfy his (and mine!) sushi cravings, I made reservations at Sushi Kashiba which is a Japanese restaurant that was recently opened by Chef Siro Kashiba located down at Pike Place.
The restaurant opened at 5pm but in order to get a seat at the sushi bar, it's a first-come first-serve basis. The reservations that I had made was for dining room only. But for a whole experience we wanted that sushi bar. So we made our way and got there around 4:30pm. The line was already formed (picture below) since 2:45pm..
We were still hopeful as the host went down the line to put the names down for the 14 guests that will be seated at the sushi bar right when they open at 5pm. Just as we were next, we overheard him state there were only two seats left at the sushi bar until the next round... we crossed our fingers and we scored those last two seats! Before the restaurant even opened, they were already filled until 9pm for the sushi bar. We just got SO lucky! Even better was we got seated right in the middle of the sushi bar close to Chef Shiro himself!
We each chose to go with the Chef's Choice Omakase which was 19 pieces of fresh nigiri all hand formed and placed on the wooden plate directly in front of you. The above photos only shows part of what we had that night. If I posted every single piece, this post would be super long and you would be sushi jealous! I know I'm already getting hungry just by looking at these again. ;) Watching the Chefs do their magic was amazing and we couldn't stop raving on each bite we took! Some fish I've never thought of trying, and to be honest I had never cared for uni (sea urchin) but when I was handed an uni hand roll. I took a deep breath and ate it and was pleasantly surprised how good it was! I am now a uni fan!
We actually ended up eating 24 pieces of nigiri plus two hand rolls due to the Hub's request. Hey the birthday boy gets what he wants right? haha.. Overall the experience and food was delicious! I highly recommend going and trying to score a seat at the sushi bar. It's definitely worth it! Just remember to get there early! :)
Hopefully you noticed a good change in the blog images quality. I got a new DSLR camera! The Hubs decided to surprise me early with my birthday gift (coming next week!) so I couldn't wait to start shooting with it right away. :) We are still in the process of learning all the functions so please bear with us for the next couple of posts. haha..
I was sent this lovely Micha Maxi wrap dress from Shabby Apple recently and the colors are just so gorgeous together! They're super vibrant and clearly the jeweled tones is something that's more perfect for Spring! Which I cannot wait because I'm starting to get tired of this gloomy Winter we've been having. But I must be somewhat grateful for having all the rain than the buckets of snow that everyone else is enduring. Brrr! Hope you guys are keeping warm!
As you can see, the maxi is slightly longer for my short frame but an simple alteration can fix that easily! In the meantime, throw on a pair of high heels and pair this dress with some other jewels to complete the look. :) Now onto the fun part! Shabby Apple was kind enough to give a lucky She is Lovely reader the chance to win a $50 gift card to spend on their site. Please see below for more giveaway details!
All you will need to do is follow the Rafflecopter below:
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This giveaway is open to everyone (U.S./Canada and International)!