Thursday, June 12, 2008

Don't gild the lily!

We all know that there are a tons of fabulous must have accessories this season...sassy scarves, loads of bangles, layered chains, and gyspy inspired earings; however, there comes a point when too much can become overkill. As our mothers always said..."don't gild the lily" ladies! When wearing a scarf it is not necessary to also add layers of necklaces, instead pair it with a great pair of danglers and a funky cocktail ring. Consider the scarf your necklace. Now when it comes to those summery halter dresses we are living in these days - axe the scarf and swap it for a great pair of hoops and pile on the bangles, the more the merrier...but don't gild the lily, no necklace required!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

La La Legs!

You will be singing for joy after you get your thighs in shape with this amazing lower body series from the Xtend Workout. You will need a steady surface that will hold your balance (chair- couch - table) while you work your way into your favorite pair of jeans, heck maybe you can even bust out those skinny ones!

1. Stand with  feet in parallel stance open hip distance with both hands resting on steady surface. Lift both heels so you are balancing on the balls of your feet.

2. Plie (bend) your knees and lower your body down to a level that you feel an instant challenge! Keep your upper body lifting tall and maintain that gorgeous dancer's posture.

3. Hold your position for 8 counts then rise back up and lower heels to floor.

4. To advance, lower back down to your challenge zone and then start to pulse your body up and down in teeny tiny movements. Repeat 8 -10 pulses then rise back up and lower heels to floor. Repeat both sets to up the anti!

This exercise should be a killer! You  will most likely feel your legs shaking a bit (or a lot)... that's a good thing. Try your best to complete the reps, but don't be afraid to start out slow. 

Friday, May 9, 2008

b bronze

Summer is just around the corner and not only do we need to be fit and fashionable but we must be bronze! No ladies, not that orange you see on Dancing with the Stars, but a natural sun kissed glow. Trust us, we have tried it everything, after all we live in south Florida and have become experts on this subject! From smelling like chicken soup to looking like Ross on Friends, we know what we're talking about. If your looking for a steal we highly recommend Loreal Sublime Glow Full body spray which retails for around $9.99 (what a steal!) and can be found at most local drug stores. Now for those of you looking to splurge, we've become completely obsessed (almost too obsessed) with Mystic Tan's new Sunless Tanning spray. This product goes on equally smooth on both the face and body and is enriched with antioxidant botanicals to create healthy looking skin with a perfect glow. Mystic's entire sunless tan line is available at Sephora.
p.s. is there such a thing as spray tanner's anonymous??

b delish

Scarves are in for Spring and just looking at this pink melon scarf makes my mouth water. Pair a bright colored scarf with a simple tee and you can take your outfit from boring to brilliant in minutes. Delish!
To get one around your neck check out

b hip in the kitch

Whether you make it, bake it, or fake it, "Hip Hostess" Aprons will change your domestic attitude! Okay, so I don't love to cook, but I do like to look good in the kitchen! Trendy and chic aprons are now popping up everyone and are making their way into the fashion world with styles ranging from vintage to sophisticated. Check out some of our favorites at These aprons are perfect for everyday kitchen duty or to show off your totally fabulous hostess look!

b chic & cozy

If you are like us, you want to be comfortable when you go to the gym but still exude some type of fashion sense...after all who knows who you will "run" into! We think we have the perfect solution. Bjoy Clothing offers a fabulous line of fitness wear that can take you from the gym to the grocery store all while looking chic and hip. Check out their new styles at
Tyra Banks is a fan of these ultra comfy and trendy threads too!

b fit abs

Love those handles no longer!

Here is a great move from the Xtend Workout method that will help to cinch up those sides just in time for summer!

Scissor Criss Cross: Place both hands behind head. Extend both legs straight up to the ceiling as you lift your upper body. Lower the right leg to 45º as you twist your upper body to the left. Lift the right leg back to 90º and upper body back to center. Repeat on right side. 8 reps slow. Repeat series without stopping in the center, moving continuously from right to left. 8 reps.