BlogPop Branding

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It's such an exciting day for me as I announce the launch of the most recent project I've been working on called BlogPop Branding. I've created a place for inspiring office prints including my favorites "BLONDE IS THE NEW BLACK" and "BLACK. WHITE. BLONDE."  I'm offering all of my blog readers 5% off all your purchases here with code AJB used at checkout. I hope you enjoy them!

Another SUPER exciting part to this new venture is the branding portion of the site! AHH I'm so excited to share with you my Small Business Branding Guide!!! I receive numerous emails each day asking me about how I got my business started and what tips and advice I have to starting a successful online business. This project has been a long time coming. I am SO passionate about showing people how they can make a living off of something that they love, so I'm over the moon to be able to bring this project to life. 

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PINK MAXI

Happy Day! LOVE LOVE LOVE this maxi dress/hat/flip flop combo. It's so...summery! You know I love summer! I wasn't sure how I would feel about a backless dress like this but I just got a 'sticky bra', hahah you know the kind that stick to your tata's and then it clips in the center? It holds everything together and gives the perfect amount of support. Thumbs up for sticky bras! =] 

This dress is perfect for a summer bbq or a day at the pool. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Dress: HERE Hat: similar HERE Shoes: HERE Bag: HERE Sunglasses: HERE Bracelets: HERE Nail Polish: HERE

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GET YOUR TAN ON

I've been getting lots of questions about my tan so I thought I would share with you all the products I love! I used to be a tanning salon addict, I worked at one in high school and I literally tanned every day. It's been about 2 years since I last tanned in a tanning bed because my dermatologist told me I had signs of premature aging! I'm 25 and that really freaked me out. 

Living in Arizona it's impossible not to to have contact with the sun so I feel like I have a year-round tan regardless but I really love being tan so here are the sunless tanning products that I love most! =]

Sally Hansen Leg Spray is literally the most amazing stuff especially if you waited too long to get a spray tan and now you don't have time to wait the 4-6 hours until you can wash it off. This leg spray is instant and it makes your skin look like its airbrushed. It's insane. It has no yucky smell but I would let it dry completely before putting your clothes on and still be gentle when you're getting dressed. 

L'Oreal Sublime Bronze is a great drugstore/Target sunless tanning product. The smell is really mild and non-existent after you rinse it off. It's light so you don't look like you have a weird tan layer of skin but you still get the sun glow look. It sprays on really nicely out of an aerosol can so you don't have to worry about rubbing it in and potentially getting orange hands! EEK!

Bondi Sands is a really awesome product but I would suggest having some sort of base tan prior to using this product. If you spent the weekend by the pool and have a slight tan, you'd probably be fine but it's a little more intense than the other products. They offer an awesome mitt to rub in the tan so you can save your hands and it goes on sooooo even. It does have a slight smell to it but after you rinse it off it's mostly gone. I really like this color, it leaves me looking like I spent a week in the Caribbean. =] 

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DETOX

Let's talk skincare for a sec! Coming from a girl with sensitive, acne prone, oily skin, I have to be really careful about what I put on it. I decided to give TruSelf Organics Detoxifying Mask a whirl, 1. because I am on a mission to convert all my beauty products to natural/organic, 2. anything detoxifying for my skin sounds amazing, and 3. I've been hearing awesome reviews about it. 

The mask comes in a powder form and you just mix in equal parts water with the powder and it turns into a wet clay mask. I really like that it didn't come premixed, simply because it won't go bad if I don't use it all right away. 

I put in on this morning right after I woke up, left it on for 25 minutes and immediately after washing it off my pores appeared smaller and my face felt firmer, toned and smooth. In my experience, I usually notice a difference in my skin after a couple of uses but I definitely noticed a difference immediately after using this one. The real test for me is, "How does my makeup go on after using a clay mask". Typically clay masks can leave me over-dry and my skin starts flaking, (I'm sure all you combination oily skin girls can relate). After putting my makeup on, running errands in 85 degree weather, I haven't experienced an oily residue that I normally would. I'm really impressed! 

Check out TruSelf Organics Detoxifying Facial Mask and their other organic beauty products. 

50 SHADES OF NAVY

It was a hot one yesterday, especially for us sitting at a Spring Training game at high noon. What were we thinking. Troy and I had plans to grab some dinner after the game and I couldn't wait to get home and change into something less clingy and comfortable. With blue being one of my favorite colors, this slinky swing dress was an easy choice to run out the door in. It also comes as a sleeveless swing dress, which I have as well because we all know I can't wear these sleeves throughout these Arizona summers! I'm holding my FAVORITE bag of all time, I use it almost daily, it's amazing, one because it carries EVERYTHING and two because it looks identical to the Celine bag. =] You're welcome! 

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GREEN MILI

Casual outfits are my fav! I love just throwing on a pair of comfy, yet stylish, jeans, a comfy top and some chucks. I just got this jacket last week at Athleta while I hosted my first ever Fitness Bootcamp! I saw and it thought, "perfect! I've been looking for one of you!". =] hahahah But seriously, I've been on the hunt for a green military jacket. This one is light weight enough to wear all year long and it even has a "retractable" hood? I think that's what you would call it. The ones that can be put away and hidden in the collar. hahaha.

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Go GREEN with your Beauty Products

We were on vacation with some friends a couple weeks ago and we were chatting about how all of a sudden our generation has these weird illnesses and allergies. She explained how we even have to be careful with what lotions, shampoos and conditioners we use because even though we aren't ingesting them through our mouth, the chemicals that these large companies put in their products still get into our bodies through our skin. Of course it makes sense, duh, but that had never cross my mind! I'm slowly but surely going through the daily products I use and seeing where I can make an adjustment. Luckily a ton of large companies are getting smart and switching to this eco-friendly, green trend that's gaining a lot of traction lately. 

I ran across this company 100% Pure..... and the reviews on this stuff is INSANE! Literally, I almost didn't believe it. I kept reading and even their internet reviews are great (reviews not on their site). All their products are, 100% Pure. lol They even have baby products! I ordered some shampoo, conditioner, vitamin C serum, baby wash and baby lotion. I'm not quite ready to part with my makeup products yet. =| Although they did get awesome reviews as well!

I just ordered so I'll keep you updated on my opinion of the products! =] Take care and have a great day!!

ATHLETA PRIVATE EVENT AT KIERLAND

Clear your calendar for this coming Sunday, March 15th, I'm hosting a private event with Athleta at Kierland!!!

WHO | WHAT | WHERE | WHEN

WHO | ATHLETA & ALEXA JEAN FITNESS

WHAT | PRIVATE BOOTCAMP, VIP SHOPPING PARTY and MEET & GREET

WHERE | ATHLETA STORE AT KIERLAND 

15210 N. Scottsdale Rd, Kierland Commons, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 922-5223

WHEN | THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 15TH, 2015 at 9 AM

 

What does this mean? It means that I'll be hosting a private bootcamp at 9AM, after the workout, we'll enjoy some refreshments and an awesome post workout snack. Then we'll head over to the store for a shopping party where personal stylists can aid in picking just the right outfit. Did I mention that the first 50 get shoppers will get 25% off. 

HOW TO GET ON THE RSVP LIST | Call the Athleta Store at (480) 922-5223 - tell them that you'd like to be added to the RSVP list for the MARCH 15th EVENT and give them your name. 

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