A Workout Playlist for 2015

Best Workout Playlist of 2015

For many people, we are approaching the part of January where life gets real. Gone is the shiny new-ness of the New Year’s Resolutions, and now it’s time for a decision. Will you A., decide that you were crazy and back out, returning to the loving arms of pizza and Netflix nights (I would understand), or B., buckle down, look in the mirror, and resolve to see these aspirations through?

According to a study done on Statistic Brain, losing weight is the number 1 New Year’s resolution, yet only 8% of people achieve their goal. Yikes! That’s probably why I don’t make resolutions. That, or the fact that I have no concept of the linear progression of time and just made goals frequently, and at random. Although it is not a resolution, I too aspire to lose weight and get more fit. Especially post-holidays, where we have an obscene amount of sugar still in the house, it’s a hard thing to do. Those comfy leggings make me want to throw on an over-sized sweater and snuggle, not run laps.

BUT! There’s a solution. Music. The Huff Post has a fantastic article about why exercise is so much better with music, which can be read here. In a nutshell, music distracts you from being bored, being in pain, and keeps you moving. Be it through the associative memory you might have with a song (who doesn’t get excited to hear “their jam”?), or through beat and tempo, studies show that music has a huge impact on workouts.

Panda Work Out

To keep those of you resolution-ers still pushing through, I present to you an ever-evolving workout playlist for 2015. No, I will not put “Eye of the Tiger” on this playlist. No “Final Countdown”. These are some tracks that you hopefully haven’t heard a million times, throughout various genres to keep you moving, no matter how you work it out. “Footloose” is my only seen-that-before-on-running-playlists go-to. I would apologize, but I am withholding said apology until you blast it towards the end of a run. If you don’t feel like moving your feet a little bit (heck, it’s a great beat for a grapevine/karaoke, amiright?), I will stand corrected.

This playlist can be found on Spotify, either through the embedded player below, or by typing in “https://play.spotify.com/user/invogueish” to the search bar, or “Workout InVogueish“. A text version of the track list when this post was originally published can be found at the end of this post.

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Submit your favorite new or alternative working out tunes! What gets you pumped? What do you put on when you feel like you just can’t go anymore? I have to know! Suggestions may be added onto the playlist. xoxo

The Airborne Toxic Event – Hell And Back
Art Of Dying – Die Trying
Krewella – Enjoy the Ride
Vice – The World Is Our Playground (Edit) [feat. Mike Taylor]
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us – feat. Ray Dalton
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Make The Money
Drake – Forever
Morgan Page – Against the World – Radio Edit
2 Chainz – We Own It (Fast & Furious)
Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
Hedley – Anything
The Script – Superheroes
Tim McGraw – How Bad Do You Want It
Eminem – ‘Till I Collapse
Rick Ross – Push It
DJ Khaled – All I Do Is Win – Feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross
JAY Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder
Kenny Loggins – Footloose
Infected Mushroom – The Pretender
Avicii – I Could Be The One [Avicii vs Nicky Romero] – Nicktim – Radio Edit
Ariana Grande – Break Free
One Direction – Rock Me
Killswitch Engage – Holy Diver
Five Finger Death Punch – Mama Said Knock You Out
Coheed and Cambria – The Suffering
Motörhead – Overkill
Lindsey Stirling – Swag
Knife Party – Bonfire
Drake – 0 To 100 / The Catch Up
The Lonely Island – I’m On A Boat
The Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling
The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You
The Weeknd – Live For
Ellie Goulding – Hanging On – I See MONSTAS Remix
Juicy J – Shell Shocked (feat. Kill The Noise & Madsonik) – From “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
Pitbull – Time Of Our Lives
Fedde Le Grand – Where We Belong – Zomboy Remix
Eric Church – Keep On

10 Best Beauty Products of 2014

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As we enter the new year, it’s important to take a look at 2014 and reflect. I’ll leave the inner reflection and resolutions to you all, I’m not really about that- mostly because if I don’t reflect on my life once a week my Type A personality will drive me insane- so instead I leave you with a lighthearted look back to my favorite products of 2014.

This was a year of trying new things for me, especially with the edition of *FINALLY* learning how to make more full-faced makeup looks work with my limited skill level and funds. Please reap the benefits of my trial-and-error on all fronts, and give these wonderful things a try if you get the chance!


Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion Skin Conditioner

Nivea, nivea in shower body lotion

This is a lifesaver, especially with the temps in record lows here in Denver! My poor boyfriend didn’t even want to take a hot bath for his pulled muscle because he was concerned his skin would dry out mroe. NO FEAR! This is like bathing with lotion, and you feel super soft after you get out of the shower/tub. There’s actually three kinds: Hydrating, Smoothing and Nourishing. You can choose which one you think you need, and it’s really inexpensive as far as any body products go.

click to get it for $7.99 at drugstore.com


GlamGlow Mud

Glamglow, Glamglow mud, face mud

I discovered this on a whim when my stress-levels were making me breakout like I was back in high school! It really did reduce my skin issues and overall redness, and you feel like you’re getting a real mud mask from the comfort of your own home.

click to get it for $69 at Beauty.com


Benefit “They’re Real” Mascara

They're Real Mascara, Benefit Mascara

This mascara really is fabulous. I personally haven’t had *quite* the crazy before-and-after experiences the internet likes to showcase (possibly because I don’t apply more than 2 coats), but it really does do wonders for the length and seperation of my lashes. On my laziest days, one coat still looks super natural and helps me look alert and confident. Completely recommend.

get it for $23 at Ulta



Lancôme “Hypnôse Drama” Mascara

Lancome Mascara, hypnose

Another mascara- craziness! I know, but this has quickly become one of my favorites. Really top-quality results for every day wear. One coat and my lashes are thicker, fuller, and more noticable. Two coats and they’re long and bold. I literally have a travel-sized one in every bag I carry. They last a long time and are easily worth the cost.

click to get it for $27.50 at Nordstrom



Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer

Laura Mercier, Concealer

After reading the millions of reviews (and speaking with the beauty counter stylist manager at Nordstrom), I finally broke down and tried this. It really is one of the better concealers I have ever, ever used and it lasts a long time. The 2-tone system makes it possible to self-blend for your perfect shade. Great for on-the-go touch-ups as well.

click to get it for $34 at Nordstrom


Anastasia Brow Powder Duo

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We all know that I am obsessed with my eyebrows. Since dying my hair black, I have had a more difficult time towing the line between ‘too dark’ and ‘not filled in enough’. Since the darkest duo had a light and darker shade, I decided to splurge and give it a try. Totally worth it. A few quick strokes with a good angled brush and I’m good to go. For my super-dark hair it”s more natural-looking than a pencil, but I will be buying more shades to try for whatever hair color I move onto next!

get it for $23 at Sephora



NARS Super Orgasm Illuminator

Nars Illuminators

The name is super dirty, I know. I’m a bit of a prude verbally, so when it came to asking for it over-the-counter, I just picked up the sample. It’s gorgeous, though. There are a few lighter tones depending on how bold you want to go and your skin, but I have been using it to amp up my freckles and brighten my face whilst skipping blush entirely. Another great go-to on the lazy days. The *smallest* droplet goes a long way, so expect to get a lot for your money.

get it for $30 at Beauty.com


Mychelle Love Your Lips

MMLips

After all that other makeup, how about my fav restorative product? This lip balm comes in a few different “flavors”, but I am partial to the “Cherry, Raspberry, Pineapple”. It is all organic, and the big glue stick-sized stick will last you through the seasons. BONUS; it’s not slick or oily-feeling, so I also dab some under my nose after a lot of blowing (hello, cold/flu season) for a little protective moisture.

get it for $12.50 at the Mychelle website


Clarisonic “Mia 2″

Clarisonic Mia2

This little face scrubber was worth every penny. I got it on sale at the beginning of the year and I adore it. Again, I stress myself to the point of mad breakouts, and this has helped immensely. Especially after amping up my makeup game for work, this scrubs and gets all of it off of me at the end of the day! I recommend getting it with a set so you get the travel stuff and the face wash and investing in a seperate exfoliator as well.

get a set for $149 at Lord and Taylor

Well, these were my beauty finds for the year. Did you guys find something that now you absolutely can’t live without? Share it with me!
This post was a duplicate of my work at First Class Fashionista; see my work on that wonderful Denver-based blog here!

Welcome to In Vogue(ish)

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One doesn’t want fashion to look ridiculous, silly, or out of step with the times – but you do want designers that make you think, that make you look at fashion differently. That’s how fashion changes. If it doesn’t change, it’s not looking forward.
-Anna Wintour

It’s a new year, and I’m excited to finally re-launch Serah in Vogue(ish); rebranded and simplified to In Vogue(ish). If you have followed from the old site: you’re the best. If you are new to the whole shebang: welcome.

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I have a background in Fashion Design, so my opinions on costs vs worth may differ from other blogs on the internet. I can spot trends to come, and appreciate alt-styles that may never fully come into popular culture. I recognize the function of fast-fashion retailers and their poorly-constructed trend pieces like Forever21. I understand the value of a garment created with couture techniques. I also know that not everything avant-garde, contemporary, or modern is not always couture (you have to be part of an elite group in Paris; read about that here).

 

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