Tuesday, July 31, 2018

5 Must-Read Summer Book Recommendations

I've always been an avid reader.  My earliest childhood memories include reading picture books with my parents, and as I grew older, my love for narratives by Beverly Cleary and Judy Bloom went strong.  In high school, I can remember devouring the vampire-themed novels that were popular at the time, then segueing into John Grisham thrillers in my twenties.

These days, I enjoy reading anything from Memoir and Historical Fiction to Realistic Fiction and Chick-Lit.  My favorite books are those that make me think deep, with characters that are relatable and realistic.

These five novels are compelling page-turners that you won't want to put down | www.livingyoungandhealthy.com


Over the years, with life getting busy, reading has often gone to the wayside.  But this summer, I rekindled my love for reading and have been able to finish quite a few novels.  I've put together my summer reading list with five of my favorite reads (well, four books and one series) that you won't want to put down and will keep you turning the pages.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Fashion Friday Feature: Items to Wear Now from the Nordstrom Sale

Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (for Nordstrom Cardholders only) started yesterday and so many people were trying to purchase online that the website crashed!  This sale is no joke, and clearly, people take it very seriously!

The thing about this sale is that it occurs right smack in the middle of summer when we are all sweating in our shorts and tank tops, dreaming of cooler weather to come.  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unique from their other sales because this sale features new fall items at a discounted price.  But it can be hard to gear up for fall when we are sweltering in the heat.

For this reason, I've put together a look featuring items from the sale that can be worn now AND later in the fall.  Keep in mind that you must be a cardholder to access the sale right now.  On July 20, the sale opens up to the general public.
These items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale can be worn now in the summer and transition into the fall when the weather cools down | www.livingyoungandheathy.com

Monday, July 9, 2018

5 Essential Steps and Products for a Flawless At-Home Manicure

Let's face it.  Life gets busy and making it to the nail salon regularly can be difficult and costly.  For this reason, I have perfected the at-home manicure using a product that significantly reduces the dry time and helps to prevent messing up all of my hard work.

One day, I was browsing Nordstrom Rack, and conveniently at the register, they had a display with this OPI quick dry top coat.  I picked it up and gave it a try.  I couldn't believe how quickly it helped to dry my nails.  No more waiting hours to be able to do anything.  This top coat set my nail polish to completely dry within an hour!  Since then, I've also been using this Dry Fast Top Coat by Seche.  It too works wonders.

The perfect at home manicure made easy with this quick dry top coat | www.livingyoungandhealthy.com

5 Steps and the Absolute Essential Products for a Flawless At Home Manicure | www.livingyoungandhealthy.com

The essential tools for the perfect 5 step at home manicure | www.livingyoungandhealthy.com