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The Sorority Secrets: Veggies, Fitness, & Lip Gloss

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, & diet blogger talks to the girls of the Sorority Secrets.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, & diet blogger talks to the girls of the Sorority Secrets.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, & diet blogger talks to the girls of the Sorority Secrets.

Hi!

Beauty gurus Ali Matthews, Karen Okonkwo, & Sakura Considine ( in appropriate pic order ) of The Sorority Secrets are on the  blog today! Best of all, we totally swear by the same beauty products ( examps? coconut oil, The Beauty Blender, & Banana Powder ), so I know you’ll love their site.

These girls have fabulous, positive advice from which we can all benefit. Enjoy, lovas:

+ Tell us about Sorority Secrets?

TSS: We are sorority alumni from Arizona State University.  Not only are we sorority sisters, but we’re also very dear friends! Our site talks all about our secrets to life. We cover all sorts of topics, from fashion, to beauty, to cooking, to life tips. Not only do we discuss our own secret tips, but we also feature tips from readers & fellow bloggers/websites!

+ What inspired you all to start blogging?

TSS: We realized that we all have fabulous secrets to share, and we wanted a resource to share these ideas with other women. Not everyone has sorority sisters to go to for advice, so that’s what we’re here for.

+ Skinny tip?

Ali: To feel fit fast, I load up on fruits & veggies! I love a green smoothie for breakfast & a colorful plate of fruit for dessert.

Karen: I absolutely love Isagenix! It is the best health program to keep up with your diet. They supply you all the products you need and let you know when to consume them so you’re always staying disciplined. When you’re really busy, it’s easy to fall off track by eating poorly- Isagenix helps with that. If anyone wants more info on it, let me know.

Sakura: I think the most important thing is to get your head in the game & get motivated every day! Go on Pinterest, find a fitness Instagram account that you like, & look at it before/during the gym! My favorite fitness inspiration Instagram account is @thefitnation!

+ Weekly workout schedule?

Ali: I try to go as many days a week as I can! I am lucky to make my own work schedule, but at the same time it means longer hours. I usually hit the gym before lunchtime, & enjoy making an afternoon out of it on Saturdays.

Karen: I try to workout at least three times a week. I like to workout early in the morning right before I eat breakfast to jumpstart my day. Since I prefer to be lean, I like to do high intensity interval training. High intensity interval training incorporates very intense bouts of exercise & low intensity exercise. The best example would be sprinting for sixty seconds on the treadmill, then walking on the treadmill for thirty seconds.

Sakura: Things have been really hectic lately, but I try to make it to the gym four to five days a week! I do about an hour of low-intensity cardio, nine minute in the exercise room, & end my gym session with twenty minutes in the sauna while I stretch!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, & diet blogger talks to the girls of the Sorority Secrets.

+ Healthy food pick?

Ali: I love pineapple! It’s my favorite snack. I also love baby carrots with hummus.

Karen: Turkey meat! I love wrapping my turkey meat in low-fat cheese sticks or eating it with my salad.

Sakura: Almonds, for sure. I just love almost every type of nuts.It’s healthy but in moderation.

+ When it comes to cocktails…

Ali: I’m a tequila kind of girl.

Karen: Mojito, please!

Sakura: I rarely drink, but I love grapefruit so I would have to say a Greyhound!

+Motivation to sweat?

Ali: Clothes! Fashion is my first love, so feeling good in the clothes I love to wear is important to me.

Karen: I always use a special occasion to motivate me. My birthday is always a great excuse & for those that know me, I start planning my birthday nine months in advance ;-).

Sakura: A partner in crime. It’s always better when you have a friend with you to motivate you to stay on track. Be accountable for each other!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, & diet blogger talks to the girls of the Sorority Secrets.

+ Best beauty product evvverrr?

Ali: Victoria’s Secret SPF 20 Primer. It creates the perfect velvety-smooth canvas for applying makeup, & I love the added sunscreen as a bonus.

Karen: Basis cleanser- with a couple of squirts, Basis cleans off makeup from every part of your face ( including your eyelashes, which is very important to me being a mascara wearer ) & it’s super cheap.

Sakura: Well, I shared it on The Sorority Secrets, but definitely my Bed Head Super Star Volumizing Serum! It’s the best product ever to get that volume.  I’ve used it since I was in middle school!

+ Natural beauty remedy?

Ali: There’s a mud mask called ‘Dead Sea Warehouse Amazing Minerals Mud Mask‘ ( I buy it at Sprout’s ) that I’m in love with! It’s all natural & makes your skin feel baby soft.

Karen: Every night, before I go to sleep, I absolutely have to floss! I’m obsessed with keeping my teeth clean. I also have to moisturize my face too, so my go-to moisturizer is MAC Complete Comfort Creme.

Sakura: I drink a lot of green tea. Not only does it taste amazing, it’s so great for you; for skin, energy levels, & digestion.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, & diet blogger talks to the girls of the Sorority Secrets.

+ Tell, tell. What’s in your makeup bags?

Ali: I always carry two things with me… MAC lipstick in ‘Angel’, & a small travel hairbrush.  You never know when you will need a touch-up!

Karen: I’m a bit obsessive with lip gloss so I have about six different lip glosses in my makeup bag. My favorite brand is Victoria’s Secret Pink Lemonade gloss. You can smell it from a mile away.

Sakura: Besides the basics, something that I always have with me is my favorite mascara, eyeliner, & my all-time favorite lipgloss- Pink Whisper 130 by Revlon!

+ Quick recipe?

Ali:  My favorite green smoothie: loads of spinach, almond milk, a tablespoon of peanut butter, and half a banana. It tastes decadent, and nothing like spinach!

Karen: Lettuce wraps spread with hummus and topped with diced grilled chicken. YUM!

Sakura: Avocado spread over whole-wheat toast!

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Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, & diet blogger talks to the girls of the Sorority Secrets.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, health blogger, & diet blogger talks to the girls of the Sorority Secrets.

Why I Have a Crush on Steve Wynn

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and health blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and health blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Steve Wynn is a genius.

After staying at his hotel this week I’m in awe of him. The man pays attention to detail like nothing I’ve seen. Example? Every single restaurant in all his hotels ( including the room service selections ) have a vegan menu.

You know that crappy feeling you get when you’re traveling & there’s no healthy food around? Yah. Wellllll I don’t feel like that in Vegas if I’m staying with Steve. It’s sort of like having all my healthy favs on vacay with me.

Healthy avail options: Greek yogurt, muesli, berries, carrot + fennel-filled salads, veggie rolls, a bowl of nuts, salmon, capers, & low-fat cream cheese on a whole wheat bagel thin ( Yes. He even thought to use fn’ing bagel thins!! ), the freshest of fresh squeeze OJ, vegetable juices, green tea, &/or tofu hamburgers with a vegan coconut/chocolate milkshake ( die! ).

So when I say I have a crush on Steve Wynn, I do. Because what guy in the world pays attention to details like this?!

I mean, let’s be real. Men can’t even open a jar & watch TV at the same time.

Thanks Mr. Wynn! Instead of feeling like a fat, bloated slob after our Sin City travels, I’m feeling healthy & happy!

Yay.

Love.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and health blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and health blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and health blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

How to Be a Sexy Sickie

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Annnnndddddd Pilates didn’t end up happening today.

Way, way too sick.

I’ve been a real nightime sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy-headed, fevered bitch.

But thanks to my babe + some TLC I’m feeling like I’m headed ( slowly ) towards recovery.

So. Since everyone & their dog, dad, sister, cousin, mom, friend, neighbor is currently sick, here’s some tips on how to get well ASAP…

How to Be a Sexy Sickie

1.} Tea (duh): chug it like it’s diamond water. I like Throat Coat, green tea, & Sleepytime Extra tea.

2.} Wash your freaking hands: isn’t it swell when someone comes to the gym/work/your house, sick? Oh & then they sneeze on their hand & extend it for a shake. Like, no thanks, I’d prefer not to grasp your sick-o, germ-infused, wet hand. Wash your hands peeps! Kill those germy little bitches ( love this all natural soap! ).

3.} Use a Neti Pot: haven’t heard of it? It’s absolutely, positively amazing. This little pot provides relief for any cold or allergy symptoms.

4.} Pillows: plump those babies up so the head is elevated. This alleviates pressure from the sinuses.

5.} Shower. Please. Just shower: don’t be lazy. Force your sick-ass out of bed. I swear, you will feel soooo much better. The hot water helps soothe any cold &/or sore throat. And the heat drains any gross mucus.

6.} Don’t reach for chemicals: I’m not a big pill popper. You know the type: “oh I have a headache so I’m going to take three Advil.” I like to try natural approaches before I shove pills down my throat. If you need some meds, try Cold-EEZE.

8.} Water: hydration is key. Water allows your bod to rid sickie toxins.

9.} Make your man do everything: being sick is a great time to make your significant other do everything. Kidding! Kind of.

10.} Relax: this is so F’ing hard for me. I’m always on the go, so laying in bed is as about as interesting as watching a fly on the wall. I’ve been reading a bunch of sexy autobiographies so the time’s flying by. US Weekly is a real lifesaver too. Sleep as much as you can. Getting some shut eye heals the body better than anything. ZZZzzz.

If you’re not sick, I’m jealous.

On that note, I’m off to bed.

Cough.L

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