Let’s Get Checked!

I’ve recently came across this company that offers at home testing kits called Let’s Get Checked. You literally choose the test you would like to take online, order and BOOM it’s sent straight to your front door within the next week.

I stick to a vegetarian diet and wanted to especially test my multi vitamin levels to make sure I’m properly receiving the necessary nutrients and vitamins, but I also wanted to test out the Iron and CRP (for inflammation) tests, just out of pure curiosity. I think this is a great way to keep track and monitor your health, and the process was so quick!

Now I’m not going to lie, taking the test itself is a bit intimidating, as it requires you to take a small blood sample to ship back to headquarters. Although intimidating, it was actually quite easy and simple once I got the hang of it. Once the collection was taken (during the optimal hours suggested on Lets Get Checked) I sent it back, in the ready to go envelope. My results were back within 5 days and I can easily access them online through their portal.

I think this is such a great way for people to get a quick test done without having to spend the time and extra money to go to the doctor. Especially during times where we are all trying to maintain our health, its important to know what’s going on inside and Let’s Get Checked helped me to do that!

I’ll be sure to update you all on my vitamins, as it may be useful for some of those curious about a vegetarian diet.

Check out Let’s Get Checked different kits and use code ‘essential’ for 20% off!

Watch my full experience on Instagram HERE.

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Ultimate Skincare Routine

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! During our quarantining I’m trying to do my best at taking extra care of myself, including my skin. A big part of this is proper diet, lots of water and most importantly good skincare! I wanted to share my current must haves by one of my favorite brands Image Skincare. I’ve been a lover of this line for around 5 years now and am obsessed with their ORmedic line. My absolute must haves are the lip balm, it keeps my lips moisturized all day! And the total resurfacing mask, minimizes my pores, softens my skin and improves my skin tone.

Total Resurfacing Mask
My current skin care products.
Holy grail lip balm!

I use the face wash morning and night, followed by the vitamin C. In the mornings I’ll use the SPF after the vitamin C.

2 or 3x a week I’ll alternate between the exfoliating wash and exfoliating mask to keep my skin smooth and glowy!

What’s your favorite skin care product?

Xoxoxo

The Mother/Daughter Duo

As most of you know, I’ve been working with my mother, Megan Duncanson, for this last year and I could not be happier! We both started a vegan purse line, Livin’ the MAD Life, in January of 2018, and I’ve recently begun to help manage her art company MADART Studios. It has been super exciting, and a lot of new stuff going on!

I wanted to share a little video with some random work chats with myself, Aroon Duncanson and my mom, Megan Duncanson. Enjoy!

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Keep Up to Date With Our YouTube Channel Here.

www.madartdesigns.com

www.livinthemadlife.com

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Española Way

I always love how each major city has their own little foreign pockets. Take, for example, Little Italy in New York or China Town in San Fransisco. And here in Miami Beach, we have Española Way. Our little Spanish quarter in the middle of the hustle and bustle.

With the amazing Spanish restaurants, foreign music and Spain’s architecture, it’s like we took a trip back to Spain.

Española Way is definitely one of my favorite little spots in Miami Beach, and a great place to visit if you’re ever this way! Or if you’re just looking for a delicious Nutella filled croissant.

Dress// For Love and Lemons

Sandals// Melissa

White store and white dress//

Xoxox

Miami Staycation

Española Way, in Miami Beach, has always been one of my favorite little spots to visit. The pink walls, hidden corridors and Spanish music, really make it feel like you’ve travelled to Europe!

And what better way to experience it, than with a little staycation at the El Paseo hotel! Right in the hustle and bustle, with the cutest little balconies and coffee room, it made for the perfect spot!

A cute little greeting, some yummy biscotti, a fresh cup of coffee, and I felt right at home!

Xoxox

Bells of Holly

Totally living for this bell sleeved strapless top from Tobi!

It’s trendy, it’s easy to wear and it’s perfect for this time of year! Even with these bell sleeves it’s still super simple to throw on a jacket, like this metallic green one.

And of course I had to throw in the shorts for that Floridian style.

Bell Sleeve Top// Tobi

Jacket// Shein

Shoes// Steve Madden

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Biggest Beauty Secret

I am sure you have all heard of this amazing secret, that even the top of the top models swear by. It’s good for your skin, fitness and overall health. And it is one of the most important necessities for life. Have you figured it out yet?

It is water!

Yes water, we all need it, but most people don’t make it a habit to drink enough. I myself set a personal goal to finish, at minimum, one full gallon jug of water. I usually tend to go a little over a gallon. But boy when I don’t drink my gallon, if I’m super busy that day or travelling, I notice a huge difference in the way I feel, perform and look.

So if there was one thing I would recommend everyone to do, it would be to challenge yourself to drink a gallon of water a day, and you’ll see a huge difference within a week!

That being said, fall is upon us, and it is never to early to start working towards that summer bod. Rather than waiting till spring and feeling the need to workout excessively and track your foods.

With that in mind, I’ve found an amazing new water that is perfect for those days when you need an extra boost of energy, and a good way to fill that gallon up. It’s called 3 Water! I use it before my workout because there is some caffeine, which gives me a little pick me up. It’s Ph balanced, which is always my preferred choice of water, and of course it has tons of electrolytes! So why not switch things up a bit and try water that is ever better than regular water!

Perfect for pre workout, or a day by the pool! You can honestly never have enough water!

Fun tip: I use 3 water and mix it with my preworkout before, for an extra boost of energy!

xoxo

Zoeca

I’ve always been one for dainty and simple jewelry, the gaudy and large pieces never caught my eye. And I’ve found the perfect company that has me covered, from rings to bracelets and necklaces, everything I would want in one place! Here are a few of my favorite pieces that would go well with any outfit!

 

Silver Chain Necklace// here

Circle Necklace// here

Earrings// here

 

 

Xoxox

Late Summer

One of the great things about living in Florida, despite all of the natural disasters mother earth has been bestowing on us, is the fact that we can enjoy a sunny beach day even in the middle of November. That being said, the swimsuit shopping is never over. And these two suits are such a crazy bargain, I could not pass up the deal.

Photographer// The Valdez Photo

White suit// Shein

Blue suit// Romwe

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Itsy Bitsy Yellow Bikini

Found my new favorite bikini color, yellow! Absolutely in love with the fit of this bikini. It can sometimes be a bit of a risk to get bikinis from a company who doesn’t specialize in bikinis. But I’m absolutely thrilled with this one from Romwe and will definitely be purchasing more and saving a lot.

I’m also loving their retro styled sweaters, it may still be blazing hot here in Miami, but it’s never too early to stock up on some cute sweaters.

Photographer// Gonzalo Feo

Bikini// Romwe
Sweater// Romwe

Xoxoxo