Top Beauty Picks for Holiday Gifting from QVC

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There is nothing that gets me more merry & bright than testing out new makeup, beauty and skin care products. I recently received this gorgeous package from the kind folks at QVC just in time to do my advent calendar. How awesome is this packaging – perfect for the beauty lover in me who just can’t help but want to get my hands on anything new and exciting in the hair, beauty and skin space. It’s expensive to try some higher end beauty brands, and the truth is sometimes you ...

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December Massive Holiday Beauty Giveaway

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December is the month of giving and what better time than now to surprise my readers with another big giveaway! This time it is all about beauty and fashion so I’ve put together some amazing products and brands that I am sure will make your holiday season merry & bright! To enter just follow the instructions below and feel free to enter every day until December 31st. I will select one (1) winner at random from all eligible entries and mail the prize first thing in the new year. This is ...

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Meal Prep - another week and another set of Tupperware

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For those of you who follow me on Instagram (@missads1981) or on Facebook (facebook.com/jerseygirltalk) I posted my meal prep from this weekend and quite a few of you asked what I made and if I could write out what each of the items was on my list. Of course I love to share with you all so this post is just a quick run through on what I picked up at the grocery store and what I prepped for the next few days. As always the goal is to make staying on track easy so meal prepping helps me to stick t ...

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A breakfast packed with protein and energy

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For a long time I was, like many, scared about eating anything like oatmeal because it was “too many carbs” – fast forward to now when so many of those myths for me have been debunked. I now make sure that having carbs, and I mean GOOD carbs, are a part of my daily routine. I never believe that low carb diets will ever work for me, I just am not a happy person to be around if I am eating minimal amounts of carbs. Oatmeal though is a great source of carbohydrates and ene ...

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A healthy way to grill asparagus

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Nothing beats fresh asparagus as a side dish or a healthy meal prep addition. One spear of asparagus is only around 3 calories but is packed with nutrition. Asparagus is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. Asparagus is also a great antioxidant and has been shown to help detoxify the body. It contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, whic ...

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Remembering to take your vitamins and supplements

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I am a big believer and advocate for taking vitamins and supplements daily as part of my routine, but when I have conversations with family or friends about their health many of them tell me “I would take vitamins but I can never remember to take them.” I know that it takes some time to get into a habit of taking your daily dose, but for me it is just one thing I have never had a problem remembering to do. It is a concrete part of my morning routine, just like brushing my teeth or was ...

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Thanksgiving - A time for family, food and friends

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I hope that everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday. For those who have had a major loss this year, losing someone you love, holidays can be really hard. This time last year my mom was going through her cancer treatment, but we still had a really nice Thanksgiving together. This year, her absence was felt and I always miss her so much during the holidays. My mother passed 8 months ago to lung cancer and what has helped me through this tough time is my family and friends.

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Drybar Blows Into New Jersey - Your Blowout Never Looked This Good!

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I am very excited to announce that Drybar is coming to us ladies here in New Jersey! As a slave to blow drying my own hair almost daily it is so refreshing to know that having a Drybar within a few miles of my home is now an option. There are days I’d rather leaving the beautifying to the experts, and we all know there are those days we are just too lazy to do a blow out at home. This new salon is going to be a great addition to Garden State Plaza – now you can shop, eat, brow ...

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