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Beauty Time Out: NeoCell Biotin Bursts Review + GIVEAWAY

A couple of months ago, I attended the WOW Summit, and got to try out a ton of healthy products. One of those products was a package of Biotin Bursts from NeoCell.

For the past year, I have been pretty good about taking biotin. My skin, hair, and nails have definitely appreciated it! I'm always looking for easy way to take biotin. That's why I was so pumped to try out the Biotin Bursts. These little bursts are yummy and easy to just chew and go, which means I can keep extras in my purse to take with me in case I forget to take one before I leave home (read: no need to grab a glass of water like you might if you had to take a capsule!).

Travel Tuesday: Key West Half Marathon

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Key West Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

A few days after running my last half marathon of the year, it seems appropriate that I start planning out my half marathons for next year, right?

I am so excited, you guys! It looks like I'm kicking off my 2017 race calendar in Key West, Florida! That's right! I'm running the 2017 Key West Half Marathon! I will definitely be looking forward to some fun in the sun while we're in the dead of winter here in Maryland. Even more exciting: I'll be running the race with one of my favorite people! I'm planning to fly down to West Palm Beach, meet up with my roommate/teammate from college, drive down to South Beach to meet up with my best friend, and then all three of us head down to Key West! My college roommate/teammate, Jade, will be running the race with me, if I can convince her to run the half! She's never run a half marathon before, or anything longer than a 5k, but I'm trying to talk her into tacking on more miles each week. She actually runs more in a week than I do!

Fit Fashion Review: SPIbelt

Disclaimer: I received a SPIbelt Performance Series running belt to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to test out the SPIbelt Performance Series running belt. I am totally in love with it! I'm really picky about my running belts, but when I find one I like, I tend to stick with it indefinitely. Running belts are important to me because I love to listen to my running playlist or podcasts when I'm running. I also have to carry keys, my ID, gels, and other thangs while I'm running, especially for my longer runs. The SPIbelt enables me to carry my big ol' phone (IN the Otterbox case, mind you) while I'm running, without worrying about bounce, which is probably the thing I'm pickiest about.

Fit Fashion Review: Legend Compression Socks

Disclaimer: I received a pair of Legend Compression socks to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! 

Recently, I had the opportunity to try out Legend Compression socks. To be honest, I'd never heard of this brand before I received them for my review, but I'm always excited to try out new compression socks. It's really interesting to see how different brands fit differently and where improvements can be made.

When I first started wearing compression socks, I went nuts with crazy prints. I quickly realized that it was much harder for me to put together a Lex-appropriate outfit with the prints than with fun, solid colors. I'm more of a matchy-matchy lady than a mix-and-match lady when it comes to my fitness gear. I'm trying to push my fitness fashion comfort level, but it's still a work in progress. In the meantime, I'll keep rocking solid-colored compression socks!

Beauty Time Out: Micellar Cleansing Water

Every once in a while, I end up in a beauty blog/Instagram/Pinterest hole. I never know how I get into them, and rarely know how to get out, but they usually result in me buying something to try out at home. This time, the result was me purchasing some Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water along with the Always Off Makeup Remover Cloths.

Now, you might be thinking, doesn't this lady rarely wear makeup? Yes, it's true that I don't usually wear makeup; however, in my never-ending beauty tip hole (which, quite frankly, doesn't sound quite right), I learned that micellar water can be used as a general cleanser, and is good for sensitive skin. 

What exactly is is micellar water? This post from Elle is a pretty good primer. 

"Turns out micellar water has been around for over a hundred years, first gaining momentum in France, where it was designed to help Parisians deal with the region's infamously harsh water supply. The formula is made of micelles, which are tiny oil molecules suspended in soft water." - Christa Joanna Lee, Elle magazine 

Wednesday Wishlist

Wednesday Wishlist

Is my Wednesday Wishlist a little random? Maybe. Is it mine? Totally! This is a list of 5 things I have on my wishlist this week.

Please note that I haven't been sponsored for any of the items on my wishlist. I genuinely want these things without any prompting! There may be an affiliate link or two thrown in there, but I haven't been compensated for any of these items.

Race Preview: Run Inspired 10k + DISCOUNT

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Run Inspired 10k as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

In just a little less than two weeks, I'll be running my first race in months -- the Run Inspired 10k! I haven't run a 10k in quite a while, but I also haven't run in quite a while... whoops! So, on Sunday, October 23, I'll be heading up to Winterthur, Delaware for what sounds like a totally amazing race!

This race is described as, "A challenging 10k (6.2 miles) on paved pathways that lace and intertwine through Winterthur’s rolling hills, gardens, and forests." Doesn't that sound enchanting? This is all going down at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, which is supposed to be a beautiful mansion/venue. I've never been, so this will be sort of a racecation for me!

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