You gotta put that work in to earn your keep

#NoExcuses

Good morning lovely people! I have been feeling absolutely amazing since the beginning of the year. Let myself slide off track for a week or so in December as the holidays approached. I felt I worked hard the entire year and needed to treat myself. But for all you fitness junkies you already know that treating yourself is almost like torture, at least for me it is. I feel the best when I’m in my routine with my fitness and nutrition.

That being said I wanted to share a quick workout I did yesterday that was fast, fun, hard, sweaty, and awesome💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻



I found a space that suited me and put 20 minutes on the clock. I used a fitness room at my gym that is pretty large.

 

40lb barbell dead lifts x 8

500 meter sprint

Box jumps x 5

500 meter sprint

Repeated until timer went off. 

Took a 3 minute rest…

20 minutes on the clock

40 lbs barbell sumo squats x 5

Jump rope x 30

Weighted step ups with two 15 lb dumbbells x 10

Jump rope x 30

Repeated until timer went off.

Took a 3 minute rest…

10 minutes on the clock

Walking lunges with two 15 lbs dumbbells x 10

Jumping jacks x 20

Weighted kick outs with 25 lb plate x 5

Repeated until timer went off

Stretch upper and lower body for ten minutes.

Guys this workout was bomb!! My endorphins and blood were flowing…I was sweating up a storm, and I felt unbelievable ! I devoted an hour to my health yesterday in the BEST way possible. If you are sick of traditional cardio or bored with your routine, I highly encourage you to incorporate some HIIT into your life!!

Have a lovely day beauties,

Xoxo

Ever Since I Left The City

#Vibes

Hi beautiful people !

Just a quick reminder of good practices you can implement into your daily life to make 2017 everything you want it to be and more. 

  1. Start every single day with a grateful heart. Take some time in the morning to meditate or pray. Wake up a little earlier than normal and sit on the couch with coffee and really feel the world around you. Do something that inspires you in the morning. Do a power pose, apply a new shade of blush, do 50 jumping jacks, or dance around your bathroom to your favorite song. 
  2. Turn any negative into a positive all day long. Anytime you’re feeling down or negativity comes your way, combat it with positive thinking and happy thoughts. Try to smile at people more. Ask people at work how their weekend was. Radiate your positive energy and pass it on to everyone around you. Take time in the day to breathe deeply. 
  3. Before going to bed at night take ten minutes to write down everything you are grateful for. Your job, your family, your health, the birthday card you got in the mail, your fitness progress, your ability to see, hear, and breathe. Name everything you can think of. When that list is complete move on to things you want. Name both short term and long term goals. Visualize them. Feel them. Imagine what it would be like to attain them. 

These small steps will help you achieve basically anything that you want and desire in life. If you put positivity out into the universe you can and WILL manifest that energy into positive things. If you visualize the things you want they will find a way into your life. I encourage everyone to adopt this lifestyle and watch your life flourish into more than you could ever imagine. 

For more on the Law of Attraction pick up The Secret by Rhonda Byrne 

Have a blessed week beauty babes, 

Xoxo

Stop For No One

#NewYearVibes

Good morning beautiful babes! Just needed to share with you some new year feels. 2016 was so incredibly good to me in terms of growing and finding myself. In four short days I can already see where 2017 is taking me. This year is 100 percent about personal growth and kicking some ass. Being kind but not careful. Learning every day but stopping for nothing. There is no such thing as boundaries or ceilings anymore. 

Not at work. Not at home. Not at the gym. Nowhere.  

Take some time this year to motivate yourself to be the best version of you. See what you want and make it happen. Set goals and crush them every day. Don’t put your dreams and goals on hold for anyone else around you that might be trying to bring you down. Stay inspired and rise above. 

“There is nothing enlightened about shrinking  so others don’t feel insecure around you. And as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others” 

Xoxo

What’s your story?

 

#WYSTag

 

 

Hi beautiful people! I haven’t seen this floating around at all so I thought I would come up with it on my own. I want to share with you a little bit about myself and pass this along to other beautiful blog babes and gents  💕💕💕 if you feel like passing this on tag me in your posts so I can read what you have to say!

 

Name?  Rosalie Ray Gentry

 
Age?  24

 
Sign? Aries

 
Location? Philadelphia

 
Height? 6 foot

 
Favorite color? Green

 

Favorite drink? coffee ! And water

 
Adult beverage ? Kettle one and tonic with a like pweaseeee

 
Favorite makeup item? Too Faced chocolate soleil matte bronzer

 
Things you can’t live without? my yeti for coffee, boyfriend, and puppy

 
Favorite falsies ? Ardell 106

 
Favorite sport? basketball

 
What do you do in your free time? workout, hang with friends or fam, play with makeup, clean!

 
Favorite food? hummus, peanut butter, quinoa

 
Favorite nail color? any type of dark deep red !

 
What do you do for a living? I work in Sales for Honda

 
What do you drive? 2016 Honda Civic

 
Do you like to cook? love it! Meal prep every few days and love trying new things

 
Where do you shop? Express, Old Navy, H&M, Loft, GAP

 
What’s your go-to outfit? Leggings !!! Top/scarf/boots

 
What’s your favorite time of the year? Spring time by far! Love when the weather gets warmer and it’s also my birthday time

 
What’s the best place you’ve ever been? Africa for sure 💕💕

 
How many countries have you traveled too? Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Romania, Bulgaria

 
What do you want to be when you grow up? Make-up artist would be dream job for sure but it’s just as fun to do as a hobby

 
Do you have a temper? Slightly! I am a very patient and kind person until people cross the line 😐

 
Favorite thing about yourself ? Eyes and legs !!

 
What’s your go-to sweet? Reese’s!!

 
Favorite restaurant? EatNic Paoli, Barbuzzo downtown Philly

 
Tequila or rum? Rum! Tequilas a bad time….😐

 
Superman or batman? Superman duhhh

 
Skittles or starburst? Starburst

 
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate all day

 

Gold or silver? Both but I’m more of a silver girl

 

Warm or cold? Warm!!!

 

Favorite quote: “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”

 

That was so fun!!! Hope you babes enjoyed my answers and I can’t wait to read what you lovely humans have to say. Have a wonderful day everyone and as always please comment down below and let me know what you think💕💕💕

Xoxo

Show Your Hair And Skin Some Love 

#CauseBabyItsColdOutside

Hi everyone !!!! Omgosh I am so happy to be posting and sharing with you my winter hair and  skin care routine❄️💕☃️ I took a break from social media over the holiday so I could fully enjoy my time with my family but i am so excited to be writing and sharing with you beauties again. 

Winter time can be super rough on our skin and hair. The cold weather tends to dry us out and is definitely not a fun time ! Here are some products that I’ve been loving and have been saving me from the harsh winter vibezzzzz.

I started off cleansing my face with the Philosophy Purity One Step Facial Cleanser. I absolutely love this product guys ! It washes away makeup, cleans out pores, and conditions the skin. I would highly highly recommend this if you are in need of a new cleanser💕

Next up I used some of my exfoliating scrub that was given to me ! This has all kinds of amazing essential oils and natural oils in it and just really cleans out my pores and scrubs away any left over makeup or dirt on my skin. You can find these products on Etsy or go to Lush and grab some ingredients to make them yourself !

After the scrub I decided to apply my new Philosophy Purity Facial Mask. This is a deep cleaning mask that uses sea salt to naturally purify and detoxify the skin. It says on the bottle that marine extracts and vitamin E help skin feel soft and smooth. I can say I truly loved this product and it really made my skin look amazing and feel super hydrated and soft.

 


Next up I wanted to do a sheet mask ! I haven’t done one in so long and since it’s my day off and I am trying to relax I thought why not. This one is the Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask. I absolutely LOVE this sheet mask guys and it’s seriously so affordable. Collagen and Egg Yolk Extract are supposed to firm up your skin and leave it super hydrated. Obsessssed. Thank you again Jaclyn Hill for the inspo on this one👌🏻

After I was done cleansing and exfoliating I reached for my Philosophy Renewed Hope In a Jar refreshing and refining moisturizer. I put this all over my face and then added a touch of Marula Oil to really hydrate and smooth my skin. 

I cannot tell you how much my face loves me right now. I feel so clean and smooth and hydrated it’s not even funny. This is seriously the best time of the year to hone in and really really take care of your skin. A few other products I used today on my skin and hair are below as well!

I’ve talked about Project Beauty HairGurt before and I will say it again….this product slayssssss. It smells like a strawberry banana smoothie from the islands and leaves my hair looking unbelievably healthy and beautiful. It’s made with probiotics and super foods like quinoa to leave your hair hydrated and rich and amazing. Check. This. Out.


Last but not least is a new lotion I picked up recently that I cannot live without right now ! This is an Ulta Beauty body lotion and let me tell you it is perfection. It’s made with Vitamin E and Shea butter so the formula is super thick and creamy and hydrates the crap out of my skin without leaving it oily. These lotions are super affordable and come in all kinds of amazing scents. Ulta love forever 💕

That’s all I got for you babes tonight but I am back and I cannotttttt wait to post more throughout the week. I have a Sephora haul coming up that I am so excited to share so stay tuned and as always I hope this gave you some skin and hair inspo !! Love you all very much and I hope you have a fabulous night 

Xoxo

Friday’s are nice 

 

#EndOfTheWeekObsessions

 

 

Hi beautiful people ! I cannot believe Christmas is TWO days away💕💕💕 ahhhhh so excited. Anyway, I wanted to share with you babes some things I’m obsessing over today.

 

First things first I am on a HUGE false Lash kick. I am sooo sick of applying mascara for ten minutes and getting it all over my eye lid and screaming at myself in the mirror …please tell me I’m not the only one who does this 😭😭😭 soooo that being said I bought the Ardell Lash Look Book a few weeks back and dove in head first this week. I really really like the quality of these lashes for the price. However, I am currently shopping House Of Lashes and I’m sure will spend way too much money as per usual😐😐😐 the style of these lashes I’m wearing below are the Ardell 105. I think they are like $2 at the drug store 👌🏻


Next thing I cannot live without in my life is my Yeti. I have the 20 oz tumbler and I use it every single day. This has saved my life and my bank account ! I fill this before I leave the house and I’m good to go for hours. It literally keeps it hot forever and it keeps it tasting fresh. This brand also sells beer koozies, coolers, and other mugs. This tumbler is priced at $29.99

Moving on to my nail color and some jewelry 💋 this polish is seriously bombbbb you guys. It is so pretty and sparkly and beautiful without being over the top and obnoxious. It literally looks like Dorothy’s slippers. Ugh it’s so perfect for the holiday season and I am OBSESSED.

The jewelry I want to mention is my absolute favorite ring my bf got me from Macy’s. Its my birth stone with some diamond accents around the stone. I am so in love with it and him and I wear this every single day. If you are in need of some beautiful quality jewelry you guys need to seriously check out Macy’s. I have had nothing but good luck there. Also, I just recently received this Fossil bracelet that I’m loving ! It’s so simple and pretty and goes perfectly with all my other pieces😍😍


Last but not least are these Old Navy booties I picked up about a month ago. I was in desperate need of brown booties and these just jumped out at me. For being from Old Navy and very reasonable priced, they are so cute and super comfortable. They are def stepping up their shoe game.

Priced on sale for $27.99

Okay babies that’s all I have for you today !!! I love sharing with you the things that I’m loving and obsessing over. As always please comment and leave some love as I always love chatting with you all. I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday💕💕💕

Xoxo

OOTD💕💕💕

#HappyThursdayBeauties

Hi everyone😍😍😍 I wanted to share with you my outfit, hair, and makeup from last night! I met my best friend out for dinner at our favorite Italian place and it was seriously so good. We had cosmos and some apps and of courseeee our favorite dessert. It was so so so good to see her and catch up and exchange gifts for the holidays 🌲☃️❄️ 

I decided I wanted to just throw on a sweater and a scarf with some black pants and booties. Nothing too fancy with the outfit. But I did put some effort into my hair and makeup look👌🏻👌🏻

Pants: Old Navy Pixies size 4 Long

Sweater: Primark size medium

Scarf: Christmas gift 🌲🌲🌲

Booties: Steve Madden

Jacket: Marc Jacobs

I also got the most fricken festive mani of alllllll time yesterday 😍😍😍 
the polish is called holiday cheer 

I decided I really really wanted to curl my hair and make super big beautiful curls with my Hot Tools 1.25 inch curling wand 


As for makeup I couldn’t get a great picture last night so I recreated this look today for work and yes…that’s an ugly sweater 😭😭😭 it was our holiday party and luncheon at work today so we all wore the ugliest sweaters of all time! Mine lit up🙈🙈🙈 


Key players on my makeup look:

L’Oréal Pro Matte Foundation

UD Naked Weightless Concealer

ABH Banana Setting Powder

Hoola Bronzer

Makeup Geek Blush

Wanderlust Lip Crayon in Shade Island Hop 

Ardell Lashes 106 

NYX Brow Gel in shade Brunette 

 
I am seriously so so excited for this weekend babies!! My Impressions Vanity Haul will be arriving tomorrow💕 Christmas with my family is going to be so wonderful and I can’t wait to give them all the gifts I picked out ! And my Violet Voss x Laura Lee Palette should be shipping next week. LIFE IS GOOD😍😍

Anyway I really hope you beautiful humans have a wonderful holiday with the ones you love and I can’t wait to share mine with you as the weekend goes on. I love you all and as always please comment down below and leave me some love💋💋💋
Xoxo