🔮 Something has been brewing! 🧙🏻♀️ I am SO excited to invite you all to be my special guests at an upcoming online event! A group of Artists are collaborating to bring you a very spooktacular night of fun, tutorials, giveaways and more! 😱✨ If you’d like to claim your spot, drop your favorite Halloween emoji below or DM me and I’ll be sure you get the link to join once we push GO on our event page!! In the meantime, check out this sneak peek video!! 👻🎃🕷🌙 Oh and did I mention we are putting on this event for you for FREE?! 😍 You have a chance to win some amazing prizes and watch video tutorials/lessons just by participating and interacting with us during our videos! 🙌🏼✌🏽💋
One of the best ways to slow down your mind is to get all of your thoughts out on paper. Whether you want to go the journal route or merely do Morning Pages, choose what fits best in your life and stick with it. If you’ve never heard of Morning Pages, it’s a sort of stream of consciousness writing exercise you do first thing in the morning. Google it and learn more if you’re not familiar with it, but it’s a simple process that is quite powerful.
You could also do traditional journaling if that’s more your style. Whatever you choose, just choose something and stick with it. You’ll be doing yourself a huge favor by allowing yourself time each day to slow down and sit with your thoughts.
Are you more of a journaling person or a Morning Pages type? 💋
I am so excited to share the new GLOW ME tinted moisturizer, from @freskincare, with you. And an amazing launch offer!
I have tried GLOW ME and it is a game-changer for my work out routine. GLOW ME is a tinted moisturizer with SPF15, specially formulated for skin that sweats. As you know, sweating with make-up clogs pores and GLOW ME not only gives a healthy tint to skin, but also a skincare treatment while we work out. It’s a 3-in-1: ultra-light moisturizer + tint + SPF15.
A no-make-up make-up, GLOW ME fits all skin types and tones.
I love that it treats my skin while giving me a sweat-free glow! It’s sweat proof so it doesn’t get in my eyes and sting like every other product I’ve tried. Most importantly, GLOW ME is 100% vegan and cruelty-free, 🙌🏽 dermatologist tested & hypoallergenic. PLUS Fré empowers women who harvest Argan in Morocco and fight deforestation. Another company I’ll keep supporting for doing it right. 💪🏾🙌🏽 Enjoy it with 25% OFF today only!
Head over to the link in my bio or my stories and use my code: CLAIRELEEDY 🌟
If you struggle with fixing home-cooked, healthy meals because you have limited time, zero ideas when it comes time to cook, you resort to the same three meals you cook over and over, or you just don’t feel confident in the kitchen — I have the perfect solution for you! Effortless, recipe-free dinner bowls are always the ideal solution to each of these problems. I’m going to take you through creating your own quick and simple dinner bowls (keep swiping to see), and even give you some of my favorite recipes, too.
What sounds good to you? Do you have a favorite dinner bowl or no recipe dinner? I’d love to hear! 💋
I've been feeling pretty out of sorts lately. Having post concussion syndrome affects my sleep, my memory and a host of other things and it’s getting frustrating. I felt myself slipping into “poor me” mode but luckily the word “gratitude” popped into my head as if to say, “Yes, things may be tough right now but YOU can control how it affects you mentally by remembering gratitude.” ✌🏽
When we think about our health, we think in terms of what we're eating, what we're drinking, how much we're exercising -- but we rarely think about our health being related to what we think about.
If this is not something you consider regularly, start really digging deep into the idea that your thoughts, your attitude, & your mental tone have an incredible amount of power over your health.
We all have something to be grateful for, so it's the perfect place to begin. Here’s why gratitude is so essential to your health...
1. It boosts feelings of satisfaction
Show your gratitude by putting it in writing. Get out your thank you cards & start writing. Write them to your kids’ teachers. Write one to your parents, to your spouse, your best friend. Writing letters of gratitude will ensure you feel good inside & out, and you'll be spreading those good feelings to those you're writing to. 🙏🏽
2. It builds relationships
Find ways to weave in expressing gratitude for those things people do for you that you appreciate. Even if it's just your kids putting the dishes in the dishwasher for you -- express your gratitude. It will motivate them to keep doing more, & it will reduce your stress by seeing the good in things. 🙏🏽
3. It helps your mental wellness
Taking a moment to be thankful for the things you have despite the challenges is good for your mental health and well-being. Sometimes it can be hard to see the good things in life, so keep a journal if necessary & write things down. When you feel low, you can flip through it & find something to smile about. As an added bonus, it boosts more than your mood by increasing energy levels too. 🙏🏽
4. You’ll sleep better
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New Blog Post Up! 🙌🏽
Fitness Fuel: What To Eat Before, During & After Your Workout ▫️
Would you ever head out on a long road trip without filling your tank with gas? Of course not! You’ve got to fuel that machine!
Skipping your pre- workout fuel is the equivalent of hitting the road with an empty gas tank. You may get off to a good start, but you’ll likely be running on fumes in no time.
While the same “empty gas tank” principle applies to workout nutrition, it doesn’t have to be as complicated as it probably seems.
Basically, when you fuel your body with the right nutrients before your workout, you’ll be able to lift more, run longer & faster, better your performance, and increase your gains.
So, you’ve just finished your workout and you know you need to eat something. But, with so many choices, not to mention conflicting information...WHAT should you eat?
We’ve pulled together the basics on how to fuel your body before, during & after your workout so you can improve your performance and maximize recovery. Plus, you’ll feel so much better with just a few tweaks to your nutrition here and there. Link in bio 💋
CONFESSION: I'm kind of a chocolate snob - not kind of, I am a chocolate snob. Maybe it's because I come from a family of foodies, maybe it's because I was born in Belgium - I don't know. But what I DO know is that if isn't REALLY good quality, dark chocolate, I won't even take a bite. No Hershey’s for this chick (sorry Hershey’s 🙈). So when @thegoodchocolate sent me a bunch of their chocolates that have NO sugar, I was thinking, "Ugh, another sugar free, plastic tasting chocolate..." And it even took me a few days to talk myself into trying a piece. But once I did? Holy all that is glorious! I was literally sending DMs to The Good Chocolate guys, gushing about how amazing this product is that they created and thanking them profusely for coming into my life. A sugar-free, high quality, organic, GREAT tasting chocolate that I can eat any time in my Keto or Paleo lifestyle? Oh heck yeah! I'm in heaven and you will be too - I personally love the Salted Almond because I love salty with my sweet but all the flavors are amazing!
You have to try it! You’ll be thanking me for bringing you heavenly, guilt-free chocolate 🍫 😍 So here's 10% off on me: use coupon code CLAIRELEEDY (must use link in bio for code to work.)
You’re welcome my chocolate lovers and fellow chocolate snobs 😉💋
Have you used Essential Oils?
It’s incredible how much you can replace and use essential oils instead. For instance -- bug spray, household cleaner, skincare products, etc. There really is an oil for everything, including the common discomforts we all face.
I don’t necessarily have a favorite brand. I’ve bought everything from DoTERRA to a neighborhood EO store. Both were great. I love using Melissa Lemon Balm), Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Camomile in my Dead Sea Salt & Epsom Salt baths at night for stress relief and help with sleep. DoTERRA makes a blend called Digestzen that I take internally and on my stomach for stomach upset or heartburn which works great and pretty quickly. I don’t believe Proton Pump Inhibitors like Prilosec are healthy for your gut so I prefer natural ways to deal with stomach or digestive issues or anything dealing with my Ulcerative Colitis as long as it’s not a serious flare.
What’s your favorite oil?! If you’ve never tried them before, drop a comment below, and I can suggest something that might help make your life a little easier. 💋
As a Makeup Artist I know about wanting to spend as little time as possible on your makeup. I put makeup on other people so often, I don’t want to spend time putting it on myself. I often don’t at all but I notice when I spend just 5 minutes, I feel more put together, more confident. Don’t worry. I got you. 💪🏾 You might have a daughter, niece, sister that feels the same way. I got them too.
This collection takes all the guesswork out and gives you the put together look in less than 10 minutes. Many of my clients and I do it in 5.
The Classroom Collection:
She is a stocked HAC stack compact: your own custom base highlight and 7 of our most popular Fall shades PLUS Stay spray PLUS a 30 second HAC brush PLUS that new compact. Perfect solution, perfect gift. It's so simple (and you know I love simple)! It doesn’t hurt that it’s gorgeous 😍
Save yourself $46. Let me help match you - or your gift receiver - to your custom highlight... then go grab your life saver 👇🏻 Then you (or your gift receiver or both!) get free FaceTime makeup help any time, as much as you need. 🙌🏽🌟💋
“There are two ways of spreading light: Be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” - Edith Wharton
I have a couple friends dealing with some very serious illnesses and I’ve learned so much from them during their journey to battle for their health. My biggest takeaway? Light. Light heals. Finding light in your dark situation makes you stronger. Being the light for others is more rewarding than any gift you can be given. Being the light for yourself is empowering and results in more happiness and strength. Light is and can do so many things. So let’s start spreading more to each other and to ourselves. And if you can’t be the light, as Edith Wharton says, be the mirror that reflects it. 🌟💋
Join me soon in my Facebook group, Simply With Claire- for a 5 day series with some yummy soup recipes and tips on slowing down this Fall. If you’d like to join in the series use the link in my bio to join my group or comment below. 😋
What are some of your favorite Fall soup recipes? #crocktober
A NEW FREE eGuide is up!
Happy October and yay for pumpkins!
Pumpkin season has arrived. People go crazy over pumpkin season, finding anything and everything to flavor their favorite fall flavor -- but before you carve one up to put on your porch for Halloween, grab a few small ones to use in your kitchen.
Pumpkins have incredible health perks you should be taking advantage of. (I don't have to tell you twice to consume more pumpkin, do I!?) Here in my FREE eGuide are just a few of the many health benefits of eating pumpkins instead of just decorating them... 🎃
Use link: bit.ly.pumpkinperks or link in bio