Monthly archives: February, 2013

Simple Skincare Radiance Cleansing Wipes

I’ve been a big fan of Simple Skincare products since first receiving a set of cleansing wipes and facial moisturizer about a year ago. I was impressed with both products right off the bat, and they have stayed in my bathroom arsenal ever since. On the rare occasions I wasn’t able to find the Simple brand at…


Shakeology on Snooki & JWOWW!

One of my guilty pleasures is Jersey Shore and its Spin-off Series Snooki & JWOWW. I don’t know why, but I love these girls. I think they remind me of me and my BFF – but that’s besides the point. I’m a regular viewer of the show, and I’ve been known to read JWOWW’s blog…


My Next Step – ChaLEAN Extreme!

It’s official. I’m a Chalene-aholic. I originally started TurboFire (my second Beachbody program after Brazil Butt Lift) in April. Beachbody are the folks who bring you workouts like amazing home workouts like P90X and Insanity, along with amazing supplements like Shakeology. I’ve been involved with the company as a Coach since I started TurboFire –…


Oscars 2013 – Top 5 After Party Looks

The best part about the day after the Oscars is being able to see all the great after party pics online. I posted earlier about the beautiful red carpet looks at this years Oscars, but the gowns from the after parties are so stunning, I came to the conclusion that it needed a Top 5…


Music Monday: ZZ Ward

I can always count on my friends to recommend some great music. This weekend when meeting up with my BFF Nicole for lunch, she gave me a disc from the new-to-me-artist ZZ Ward. I was immediately impressed with the entire album, and knew it would be a great fit for an upcoming Music Monday post!…


Oscars 2013 – Top 6 Red Carpet Looks

Last night’s Oscars ceremony (or, as I like to call it, the Super Bowl for film and fashion) provided both plenty of hits and misses in terms of fashion. I don’t like to focus on the negative (aka Anne Hathaway’s nipple bombs), so instead I will share my top picks from the night. I couldn’t…


Top 5 Most Annoying Commercial Jingles

I’m one of those people that winds up getting a song stuck in my head – for days. Even if it’s a song I really don’t like. It’s occurred to me that there are many-a commercial in this day and age that are just simply annoying.But they are so annoying that they really work. Like, work so…


Katy’s Kettle Corn – Savory. Sweet. Sinless!

Didja know that Katy Perry has her own flavor of PopChips? Apparently, she is not only an investor and creative partner in the exploding company, she has also inspired her own flavor. I was so lucky to have received a free coupon for Katy’s new flavor of PopChips, Katy’s Kettle Corn in the mail last…


Trend of the Day – Statement Sunglasses

Being that its a particularly gray and dismal day outside, I’m very much looking forward to Spring. Living in Ohio, we don’t get to see much sun throughout the fall and winter months, making for a severe Vitamin D deficiency, but that is a post for another time… 😉 Today, I’m letting the SUN shine…


Chicken and Cashew Stir-Fry

I recently found an old cookbook I picked up at Borders (back when there was still a Borders) on sale – Wok & Stir Fry by Linda Doeser. The book immediately caught my eye when I originally picked it up, due to its large size and beautiful photographs. At the time I was totally intimidated…


Music Monday: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

I decided to start a “Music Monday” post theme here on LifeAficionada, in which I plan on sharing with you new and interesting music that I well… feel like sharing, really. Some will be good. Some may be bad. But they will all be songs you can find on my iPod. Unless you’ve been hiding…


My Sweet Valentine

Today I am overwhelmed by a sense of love and happiness. Yesterday (as previously posted on) was Valentine’s Day. And it really was a special day, from beginning to end. I’ve been with Ry now for 8 years, and every single Valentine’s Day we share is special. We don’t always do a ton – but…


Valentine’s Day Ridiculousness

Happy Valentine’s Day to all in the blogosphere! I hope you all have an amazing and love-filled day. Whether you are with someone in a romantic relationship, or simply celebrating all the love in your life, I urge you all to not only make the best of this day, but to spread the lesson of…


Tony Horton Talks Shakeology!

One of my favorite parts of being a Beachbody Coach is being able to share Shakeology. What is Shakeology, you may be asking? Well, it’s the healthiest meal of the day – and quite possibly, the yummiest! Shakeology® is a patent-pending nutritional protein shake that provides a wide spectrum of healthy nutrients in a low-calorie formula….


The Color Run Cleveland

For the past few years, I’ve seen posts around the net about the ever-popular Color Run. I actually first read about it on Tumblr (imagine that) and thought it was something that only happened in one city/at one time. I was very surprised (and happy) when I did a little further research to see it…


Grammys 2013 – Top 5 Fashion Picks

The Grammy’s were on last night, and if you’re anything like me – chances are you were tuning in to see who would disobey the clothing advisory put out by CBS. I wasn’t surprised to see a few celebs pushed the line, but some were more successful than others on the final outcome of their…


A Love for Musicals

While Ry and I were jamming out in my car the other day to the Pitch Perfect soundtrack (yes, really), it occured to me that this was not the first time in my life that I was bass-ing out to a musical like the awesomely cool person that I am. When I actually stopped to…


Now on BlogLovin!

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Chobani Bite – I’ve Been Bitten!

Image Credit: Chobani Facebook Page If there is one thing I am a sucker for, and can truly not give up no matter how hard I try, is dessert. I don’t eat sweets with every meal, but dinner just doesn’t feel the same unless I can have something sweet and savory afterwards. This has become…


Is Your Bum Bum Bikini Ready?

The first workout program I started when I began with Beachbody was Brazil Butt Lift. Intrigued by the promises of getting my booty (and body) bikini ready, it was really the first step in my most recent health awakening/evolution. I was originally impressed with trainer Leandro Carvalho’s credits – as he is a multi-certified fitness…