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For Your Health & Wellness: Amazon Best Sellers

Amazon can be a dizzying site to navigate. BUT! There are so many amazing products on it that can help benefit your life. That’s where Amazon Best Sellers come in handy! It gives us a peek at what other people are buying lately, which makes us think --- Hmm, maybe we should give it a whirl too. Whether you are looking to better your mental or physical state, there are a ton of items that can assist you with your journey. Check out these 10 items from Amazon Best Sellers lists that we think would be a great buy for your health and wellness. LETSCOM Fitness Tracker , $26.99 If you’re looking to count your steps, track your heart rate or count calories, this LETSCOM design is affordable...

Seasonal Eating: Summer Vegetable Recipes

Gardeners rejoice! Or if you don’t have a garden, maybe you love browsing farmers’ markets for the choicest produce of the season? If so, this post is a must for you! From vibrant squashes to the most flavorful tomatoes, summer is a fantastic time to utilize vegetables in your cooking. Not only will you be giving your body an extra dose of nutrients, but your palate will be blown away by how different in-season produce tastes compared to what you get the rest of the year. Serious Eats Summer Vegetable Lasagna For those looking for a lasagna dish that packs a big punch of flavor and utilizes a bunch of summer vegetables, this is it. This flavorful lasagna has ingredients like zucchini, squash, and eggplant. And if...

What To Get Now! Summer Fitness Sales

Whether you love working out or just want to look stylish while being ultra-comfy, this is the time to start shopping for fitness apparel. The summer months typically bring on some great sales. Stock up on everything from sleek track jackets and yoga pants to fashionable tanks and bodysuits, that can be worn to the gym or as athleisure wear. We love pieces that do double duty! Sweaty Betty T-Ball 7/8 Workout Leggings, Was $135, Now $67 Too cute!! It’s like you’re wearing knee-high socks, but you aren’t. This is great for those who love a retro look. Athleta Rashguard, Was $69, Now $30.99 We’re really into rashguards lately. They protect from the sun and allow us to go about summer activities without any slippage. Lululemon Define Jacket, Was $118,...

Hot Summer Suits: Going High-Waisted

The high-waisted suit isn’t going anywhere any time soon. It’s been such a summer staple each year that we don’t even bother calling it a trend anymore. Whether you just love a retro look or want a two-piece that covers up a bit more, the high-waisted silhouette is the route to take. Check out some of our favorite iterations for summer 2018! Diane von Furstenberg Cheeky Set, $296 DVF is on-point when it comes to the high-waisted look. This rich and bold print is a great way to stand out.   BCA Love Letters Top and Bottoms, $64 The wine hue of this sexy suit is gorgeous and unique! Wear this twisted number when you want to feel extra spicy.   Modcloth Parasail Away With Me Suit, $100 You’ll look perfect and Instagram...

Refreshing Summer Cocktail Recipes

We’ll never say ‘no’ to a lovely glass of rosé. It’s somehow become the unofficial drink of the summer season. However, why not give your next get-together some extra ‘oomph’ with some refreshing summer cocktails instead? There are so many fantastic, at-peak produce to utilize like fragrant lemons, mouthwatering strawberries, and sweet watermelon. And don’t worry, you don’t have to make each drink to order. That would make us sad because you wouldn’t get to spend time with your guests. Instead, you have two options. 1- Keep a tray of ready-made cocktails out and ready. 2- Keep a pitcher of your creation out without ice. The ice can be kept separately in a cooler. Guests can combine the two to make a new drink whenever...

Healthy No-Bake Dessert Recipes

No-bake desserts are a must for the summer! Not only will you be keeping your home cooler without having a hot oven on, but you won’t have to worry about burning anything. While we have no issues with people wanted to indulge in some fattier, sweet treats, this post is for those who are looking to watch their calorie or ingredient intake without having to sacrifice a ton of flavor. Try each one out before the summer is over! Dolly and Oatmeal Vanilla Bean Icebox Cake Holy crap! Not only is this a beautiful dessert to bring out, but it is dairy free, gluten free, and vegan! We might need to repeat this recipe because icebox cakes are one of our favorite desserts in general to eat.   Spry Living...

Protect Your Skin: 5 Great Products to Own Now

It’s about more than sunscreen! While we all know by now that sunscreen is a must for your everyday routine, there are a ton of other UV fighting items that you are going to want to own ASAP. Better safe than sorry, right? Whether it’s in the form of SPF makeup or a really cute dress, these are the items we are craving right now. Mott50 Mila Swimsuit, $118 Mott50 fashions have built in 50 UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) and they’re not ugly! These styles are super cute and stylish. Not only will you love the way you look in Mott50 clothing, but you’ll love the fact that you are protecting your skin too! This Mila swimsuit is brilliant and sunny, plus, the quick-drying material is great...

Summer 2018 Beauty Trends

Makeup is going to be so much fun this summer! With the hot weather, humidity and days full of fun, outdoor activities, you’re going to need to stick with trends that are fitting for the season. From getting rid of contour to pops of juicy eye colors, we have a feeling that you are going to try each and every one of these trends at least once! Combine them on days where you feel like giving your look some extra oomph. Pops of Color Whether you want to go with a citrus orange, lovely purple or pastel green, add color to your eyes this season for a gorgeous burst of freshness. Huda Beauty Eyeshadow Palette, $27 Milk Makeup Eye Pigment, $24   Au Natural Skip the contouring and heavy foundations. Instead, opt...

Delicious Whole 30 Recipes

Looking to give your body a reset? Or have you already started the Whole 30 diet and are looking for some new ideas? HSL editors have rounded up some of their favorite Whole 30 recipes to check out. Those who have no clue what Whole 30 is, should check out the Whole30 site. The basics of Whole30 is to eliminate things like sugar, alcohol, dairy, legumes and more to let your body heal. After 30 days of doing this, your body should begin to feel better and issues that you have had whether it be in the gut, with your skin, etc. may begin to clear up. Then once the 30 days is over, you begin reintroducing foods to your diet so that you can hopefully...

Under $100: 10 Summer Fashion Must-Haves

Abercrombie & Fitch is stocked with easy-to-wear staples that are perfect for building a fabulous summer wardrobe. From cozy v-neck tees to sexy cut-off shorts, you will love creating your best summer outfits with these pieces! Tie-Front Tank, $24 There’s something about a great tie-front top that feels like the epitome of summer dressing. Maybe we’re just having a Dirty Dancing moment!   Knot-Front Dress, $58 Buttons are a HUGE trend this year. This button-front design will look great with everything from cute flats to fun espadrilles.   Utility Romper, $68 We will wear utility anything this season. This would also make for a lovely beach-to-street cover-up.   High-Rise Girlfriend Shorts, $58 We want to break out of our comfort zone and give high-rise shorts a try! We’re dying to try them with fancy tops for...