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Shape Up For Spring in 5 Simple Steps

Submitted by on March 30, 2011 - 11:47 pm

Spring has sprung.  Flowers are blooming and the sun is really beginning to shine.  All is new.  Having grown up in Massachusetts, I can honestly say that, spring has always been my favorite time of year.  That being said, I thought that I’d share my top 5 tips for shaping up for spring.

Eat fresh! – It’s that simple.  Eat real, fresh fruits and vegetables.  Steer away from processed & frozen foods, which for the most part lack in nutrition and are full of additives that your body doesn’t really even know how to process.  Trust me, your body will thank you.

Move your body! –I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  “Move your body!”  No excuses, just schedule in 2-3 body toning workouts and 3 cardio workouts/week.  Even 20 minutes counts.  There’s no need to even leave your house.  Click Here for some workout ideas.

Glam you jambes! – Show some skin but make sure to groom a little first.  Start off by exfoliating your legs with a loofah, mesh sponge or body scrub product.  Then wax or shave and don’t forget a yummy pedicure, for the finishing touch.

Get your glow on! – Look sunny, without the sun.  We ALL look better with a little glow and luckily it’s easy to get your glow on with a sunless tanner, at home and in no time at all.

Doll it up, Baby! – Indulge in a fun spring outfit.  You know that you deserve it!

Bonus – Have fun!

Getting Zen, In Only 10

Submitted by on March 3, 2011 - 5:13 am

Contrary to popular belief, mediation is not about tuning out and negating the rest of the world.  It’s actually about tuning in, to your breath, to your body, to your mind.  According to world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, Deepak Chopra, meditation is “a way to get in the space between your thoughts. You have a thought here, a thought here, and there’s little space between every thought”.  The beauty of meditation is that it can be done anywhere, at any time.  Actress and Humanitarian Angelina Jolie has said “I find meditation in sitting on the floor with the kids coloring for an hour, or going on the trampoline.”  Many other celebrities, such as Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes and Will Smith swear by its positive effects.  Here are three simple steps to getting zen in only 10 minutes.

  1. Sit up straight, and tall.  Scan from the top to the bottom of your body, making sure that each part is relaxed, (eyes, cheeks, mouth, neck, etc. to your toes).
  2. Become aware of your breath moving in and out.  Your mind will wander.  That’s totally ok.  The idea is to continually bring your focus back to your breath each time your thoughts travel away from it.  Inhale deeply and exhale deeply, maintaining good, supported, but not tense, posture.
  3. It’s really that simple.  As time goes on you will find that your mind wanders less frequently and for shorter periods of time.  You will become skilled at tuning back in to your breath.  Start this practice for a few minutes and increase to 10 minutes, or longer.  See how in tune with your mind and your body you become.

“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water.  Now put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.  Now water can flow or it can crash.  Be water, my friend.”  Bruce Lee

I invite you to go within, to meditate.

Tell 5. Save Lives. Do the Series of 5.

Submitted by on February 26, 2011 - 8:02 pm

This month is all about Telling 5 and Saving Lives!  As one of the bloggers in the Blog Your heart Out Campaign my goal is to inspire you to Tell 5 women how they can fight heart disease.  A great way to fight heart disease is to be healthy.  You know, eat right, exercise, surround yourself with the right people and keep your stress level at bay.   Since I just love exercise I thought that I’d share my killer “Series of 5” audio workout.  These Pilates moves will keep your abs in super shape, and hopefully inspire you to make exercise a priority in your life.  You can do these moves on a mat or on your bed.  Doesn’t matter to me, just move your body and remember to Tell 5 Women about GoRedForWomen.org.

Click his link Tell 5. Save Live. Series of 5. (To listen- click again on next page.  To download- right click.)

Blog Your Heart Out, Baby!

Submitted by on February 11, 2011 - 4:51 pm

Attention all Bloggers!  Today it the OFFICIAL BLOG YOUR HEART OUT DAY!   If you’re a blogger, (who isn’t these days?), join me TODAY and BLOG YOUR HEART OUT!  Has heart disease affected you or your family, as it has me?  (My maternal grand-father died of a heart attack at only 65 years old).  Share your story or your support.  Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the US.  Let’s raise awareness and make a change.

Blog today and you may selected as one of the 5 best blogs!  The winners will receive a great prize!  click here for details.about heart disease

BLOG YOUR HEART OUT, Baby!

Wealth & Wellness Success Blueprint has launched!

Submitted by on February 7, 2011 - 10:59 pm

I’m so excited!  The Wealth & Wellness Success Blueprint (WWSB) Program that I have created with Celebrity Nutritionist Cynthia Pasquella has OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED!  This program is chock-full of AMAZING content to boost your Wellness Business to 6 Figures, and Beyond in 2011!

Are you a Wellness Professional who’s tired of doing the same old thing and getting the same old results? Click Here to learn all about the WWSB program and to join us, TODAY!

Today is National Wear Red Day!

Submitted by on February 4, 2011 - 6:29 pm

Today is National wear Red Day! Please join me in wearing red in order to raise awareness of the risks of heart disease in women, and all Americans.  Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the USA?  And that 1 in 3 women die of heart disease each year?  (That’s 1 per minute).  It’s so sad but true.  Therefore, I am dedicating my time this month to be an expert blogger for the Blog Your Heart Out campaign.  In conjunction with the National Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign I am helping raise awareness of the prevalence of heart disease in American women and sharing resources to help YOU prevent heart disease in yourself, in your family and amongst your friends.

So please put on something RED and make a difference today and help me spread the word about the importance of heart health!  Please Click Here for more information on how you can join me this month and GO RED FOR WOMEN!

PlusClick Here to see why Jenny Garth is concerned about heart disease.

Blog Your Heart Out!

Submitted by on February 1, 2011 - 4:46 am

BLOG YOUR HEART OUT: 2011

Too many women die each year because they are unaware that heart disease is their #1 killer. one in three women suffers in silence, and almost one woman dies every minute of this largely preventable disease.  In support of Go Red For Women and the American Heart Association, fitlosophy inc. is launching the 2nd annual BLOG YOUR HEART OUT campaign to create awareness and to encourage people to speak up against heart disease.

As part of this initiative, fitlosophy has selected 5 bloggers to SPEAK UP and share their personal stories in an effort to raise awareness through social media methods such as blogs, twitter, and facebook.  I have been selected to be one of these 5 bloggers!  Yippee!   The rest of the BLOG YOUR HEART OUT team  and I will be using our fitbooks to track our progress through the American Heart Association’s BetterU program – a free online 12-week nutrition & fitness makeover.

Click Here to join me on this important and fun journey.  Stay tuned for my BLOG YOUR HEART OUT blog posts, right here!

30% off EVERYTHING-end of year sale!

Submitted by on December 31, 2010 - 6:11 pm

Just one more day before we ring in the new year and TODAY is your LAST DAY to receive tremendo (tremendous) savings on direct and personal access to me, PLUS enjoy my La Buena Life products and programs— all at a significant 30% savings*! (Yes, I have decided to give it all away at GREAT SAVINGS!)

Enjoy my wealth & wellness, fitness coaching and audio programs to give you what you want and deserve-health and wealth in the new year. Make 2011 your BEST YEAR EVER!
It’s all here for you and everything* is on SALE — 30% off — through Midnight EST, TONIGHT.
Simply enter coupon code “SAVE30” and press “apply” at checkout to get your 30% savings.

Remember this sale only lasts until Midnight (Eastern) TONIGHT, Friday, December 31 so DO NOT miss your opportunity to shop and save.

How many of these best-selling programs and products do YOU want?
• Sugar-free Challenge 30% Off!
• Cardio Latino Interval Training mp3 Program 30% Off!
• In-Studio Private Pilates Instruction** 30% Off!
• Virtual Pilates/Personal Training** 30% Off!
• La Buena Life 1-Day Intensive** 30% Off!
• La Buena Life Superstar Experience** 30% Off!

Click Here AHORA to save! But hurry, this 30% off sales ENDS TONIGHT, Friday, December 31st, 2010.
(Your 30% savings is automatically deducted from your total at the time of check out).

With the new year only hours away, why not get a head start on setting yourself up for success now? Plus, investing in your education is a smart tax write-off for 2010***, saving you even more. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by- Click Here AHORA to shop, save and set yourself up for w healthy and wealthy year in 2011!

By giving yourself the gift of success, I promise, 2011 may be your most amazing year ever!

*Excludes DVDs distributed by Amazon.com, as well as In-Home Private Pilates/Personal Training.
** Due to my limited availability this will be limited to the first few participants. You will be alerted at check-out whether or not spaces are still available.
*** Consult your financial planner/tax advisor to see how you would benefit.

To YOUR Good Life,

P.S. Remember, you MUST enter coupon code: “SAVE30” and press “apply” at checkout in order to receive 30% off your order. This coupon code expires at MIDNIGHT (Eastern) TONIGHT, Friday, December 31, 2010. Shop and save 30% on all of my products and programs* NOW!

Super Holiday Sale!

Submitted by on December 30, 2010 - 3:01 am

The year is almost over, 2011 is right around the corner and my goal is to help you make 2011 an amazing year! So many of you have joined my 30 in 30 Challenge and have been sharing your progress with me, which has totally inspired me. Being held accountable for something is very powerful and effective, as I am sure you have noticed. And just to give you an idea of how powerful it can be check out what one of your fellow 30 in 30 Challenge rock stars has to say:

“Yes, this has been an amazing month. I can’t believe it is half over! I just did your Pilates for Weight Loss video. Wahoo! A week from today I turn 62! (Thanks to the Challenge) I don’t know what old is yet!”
Kathy H., Florida

Through her emails Kathy has shared with me just what the 30 in 30 accountability has meant to her. She has dropped pounds, sizes and has more energy than ever. All this has happened because thanks to the 30 in 30 Challenge Kathy has committed to making some time for herself everyday.

So, in an effort to help YOU stay in (or get into) great shape in 2011 I’ve decided to offer my Private Pilates and Personal Training sessions at a super-reduced rate. Having a coach and scheduled workouts are great ways to set and achieve goals, including getting into the best shape of your life.

Bottom line?
2011 will be AWESOME if you commit to taking care of #1, YOU!

Read on to see how you can train with me and SAVE BIG!!!

Wouldn’t you love to start the NEW YEAR knowing that I’m standing in the in the wings, to support you, motivate you and help you get into the BEST SHAPE & mindset that you can, so that you can have a healthy and wealthy year? Or would you rather continue to feel tired, broke and/or fat? If you want the latter DON’T DO A THING! However, if you’d prefer the former I URGE YOU TO ACT NOW!

In order to live YOUR BEST LIFE EVER read on & click on the offer(s) that you’d like to take advantage of, below!

In-Studio Private Pilates Instruction with Ana Cabán

Enjoy exclusive, private fitness & wellness instruction with Ana. Discover the benefits of Pilates Training with award-winning Fitness Instructor and Presenter, Ana Cabán. Let Ana custom-tailor a series of workout sessions to your needs and train you in a Pilates studio in L.A.
10 Sessions Regularly $900. Get them NOW FOR ONLY $775.*

Click Here to learn more and to purchase!
(Coupon Code 30 IN 30).

* Due to my limited availability this offer is open to the first 3 people that respond, only. Sign-up TODAY!

Virtual Pilates/Personal Training with Ana Cabán

Enjoy the same fitness & wellness instruction as my EXCLUSIVE private clientele, without leaving your home, (no matter where you live).
If you’re a busy professional, a stressed-out student or a supermom that has enjoyed training with my DVDs for years and have always wished that you could train with me privately, but don’t live in the L.A. area then THIS IS THE THING FOR YOU! Let me custom-tailor a series of 5 workout sessions to your needs, (just like I do for my L.A. clientele), & deliver them to you, LIVE, via Skype, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, hotel room, or your parents den (for a fraction of what it would cost you to travel to L.A. and train with me here). There is no reason not to workout with me. I can be wherever you are. This is your opportunity! The best part? All 5 workouts will be recorded and sent to you as video files, to use over and over again.

5 Sessions Regularly $400. Get them NOW FOR ONLY $300.*

Click Here to learn more and to purchase!
(Coupon Code SKYPE FITNESS).

* Due to my limited availability this offer is open to the first 6 people that respond, only. Sign-up TODAY!
All you need to enjoy private sessions with me is an internet connection, Skype and a mat**.
**Additional fitness props may also be employed, if you’d like.

Some nice things people have said about me:

“Ana’s feel good, look good, do good philosophy has become an important part of my approach to life’s ups and downs and challenges me on a daily basis…Ana has become my role model for staying fit, keeping myself in good shape and maintaining a positive attitude.”
Nadina Rauf, Rome, Italy

“Ana is a true professional who always delivers! She is a very patient, understanding and skilled teacher. Her passion for Pilates shows up in every session and in every video. I am very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Ana and hold her in the highest regard. If you have the chance work with her on any level my only advice would be do it! It’s an opportunity not to be missed.”
Rebecca Stetson, 
Executive Producer/director, GAIAM

“I’ve known Ana for almost 30 years. She’s always been someone who knows what she wants, with the drive to accomplish anything. Sincere, intellectual, enthusiastic, focused, centered, and caring are only a few of her many amazing traits. Ana’s a leader and a role model, as well as a great down to earth friend.”
Benjamin Silver, Owner, Benjamin Silver Wines


Thank you for allowing me to connect with you through the 30 in 30 Challenge. I hope to continue to inspire you in 2011.

To YOUR best life,

P.S. Please note that these offers will expire on Friday evening, 12/31, at 11:59PM PST! SO ACT NOW!

¡Feliz Navidad!

Submitted by on December 24, 2010 - 7:38 am

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Do You Have F.O.M.O.?

Submitted by on December 23, 2010 - 11:54 pm

There is a name for the person who goes for it all, has to be moving all the time, and never turns anything down. According to Speaker, Life Coach and author Deborah Deras, that would be an adrenaline addict. This person has F.O.M.O., the Fear of Missing Out, and usually had a long “to do” list. You know this person (perhaps it’s even you), the one who needs to be involved in everything because they honestly feel that their life will be lacking in some way, if they are not. So, what they do is say “yes” to everything, over-scheduling, multi-tasking, over-stressing and actually getting less done. With today’s technology, it’s so easy to do. And even if their intuition tells them not to overload their schedule or multi-task, they do. Research shows that multi-tasking not only slows you down but actually makes you less effective. While you’re in the midst of a task a simple distraction like a phone call can set you back as much as 45 minutes in re-gaining your concentration. Yikes! And I’m not talking about taking the call. Even just looking at the phone to see who’s calling, can break your concentration.

Deborah has some great techniques for achieving more with less effort. One of them is making a “let go list”. Rather than making a “to do” list she recommends writing a list each day of things that are “zapping your energy”. (You know, the ones tied to that negative voice in your head). She suggests trusting your intuition and writing down at least one thing (i.e. activity or thought) that you could let go of that day. By letting go of this item you will be less stressed and achieve more with less effort. She also suggests scheduling “white space” into your calendar. We are usually so busy squeezing things into our schedules that we forgot to leave ourselves time to regroup and recharge. That’s why Deborah suggests literally scheduling periods of rest, which she calls “grace time” into your day. That way you will have the energy to actually DO the things on your calendar.

So slow down! No more “mañana wanna”, says Deborah. Stay in the present, follow your intuition, be in your body, not in your head, and do what moves you even if that’s taking a nap.
As a recovering adrenaline addict, Deborah Deras knows what it takes to be able to balance it all and achieve more with less effort.

For more tips on how to do the same, check out her appearance on last Friday’s “Cafecito”. Click Here to listen to the show!

¡Buen Viaje!

Submitted by on December 9, 2010 - 7:10 am

Travel can be stressful and also uncomfortable. Unless you’re travelling first class, air and train travel can be tough. (Let’s not even talk about being stuck in a car for long periods of time). The good news is that there are exercises that you can do right in your seat, (whether in a plane or on a train or even in an automobile~not while driving, of course), that can help make the ride more comfortable. Here are some of my favorite tips and moves for keeping my circulation going and my body agile.

Tips

When travelling make sure that you:
• Are as comfortable as possible. This can be done by using a neck pillow/pillow and wearing a wrap, which can double as a blanket, (as many airports have removed blankets from shorter flights and some are even charging for blankets and pillows now).
• Don’t clutter the floor with your belongings. Stow larger items in the overhead bins and place items that you will use, (like your iPod, book, eye drops, glasses), in the seatback pocket.
• Keep legs uncrossed to encourage good blood flow.
• Stay hydrated. Airplanes, in particular, are very dry and the food that they offer, (be it nuts, pretzels, chips or sandwiches), is usually very salty and the airlines never serve you enough water. Bring your own water, (which you can buy after passing through security), and avoid drinking caffeine and alcohol, which will only dehydrate you more. And, of course, bring your own healthy, low sodium snacks, like fruits, (fresh or dried), and nuts. (Bonus tip: Apply a clear gel mask to your face before the flight to avoid over-drying of skin, which can lead to breakouts. My favorite? Sampar Nocturnal Lifting Mask).

Moves

While seated take the time to:
• Do simple neck stretches and shoulder rolls, a few times in each direction.
• Breathe! Link fingers together, in front of your chest and breathe in and out a few times.
• Bend forward, (and hold for a few seconds), then arch your back, (and hold for a few seconds).
• Flex your wrists, moving your hands up and down, a few times.
• Link your fingers behind your head and curl your chin towards your chest, stretching your neck and upper back, and breathe deeply. Repeat a few times.
• Rotate your ankles a few times in each direction.
• Place your feet on the floor and lift your heels, then lower heels and lift toes. Repeat a few times.
• Pull one knee in towards your chest and stretch, then alternate legs. Repeat a few times.
• Bring one ankle on to the other knee and gently press your knee down, for a good hip stretch. Repeat on the other side.
• Sit tall and then twist your torso, to look our one window. Unwind. Then sit tall and twist your torso to look out the opposite window. Unwind. Repeat a few times.
• And whenever possible take breaks to walk up and down the aisles.

Enjoy these tips and moves and you are sure to have a pleasant journey.

Black Friday Sale ENDS TODAY!

Submitted by on November 16, 2010 - 10:08 pm

Hola amigos,

Yes,it’s true.  My crazy Black Tuesday Sale will end tonight.  So, I urge you to take advantage, because I don’t know when I will offer these rates again.  Read on to see how you can workout with me (or buy the gift of pilates for a friend) and SAVE BIG!!!

But first!  I want to let you know that I will be holding and EXCLUSIVE Virtual Pilates Mat Class in December.  You can gain FREE access to the class (broadcast via Ustream.tv) when you purchase my Cardio Latino Interval Training Workout. This workout is a great supplement to your Pilates practice.  The best part?  The music is so good that you don’t even feel like you’re working out! Click Here to check out my Cardio La tino Interval Training mp3 Workout.

PLUS! One lucky person who takes advantage of ANY of my SALE deals will be entered to win a $100 Ana Cabán Gift Card to use for themselves, (on a future purchase), or give to a friend.

The holidays are creeping up on us, as are loads of sweets, fatty foods and lounging around. And because of this I’ve had clients and fans, alike, asking me how to stay healthy with all these temptations around us. I know, first hand, how tempting the treats can be and how easy it is to over eat when visiting the family. (I’ve done it numerous times). But now that I am healthy & happy
(read more here)
I want to help you. So this morning I came up with the radical idea of offering many of my products and services at CRAZY reduced rates, in order to make it IMPOSSIBLE for you to get off track this holiday season. I’m calling it my Black Tuesday Sale. I know, I know, I worked enough years in retail to know that Black Friday isn’t for another week and a half but I couldn’t wait that long to give you this AMAZING OFFER! ‘Gotta strike while the coals or hot, right? Or at least while I have this insane wave of generosity. (Which WILL END in 48 hours).

Bottom line ? My insanity = your savings.

Join me for the holidays and I’ll be here to hold your hand, whether you need inspiration to do your cardio exercise, help kicking your sugar habit, or want virtual private pilates/personal training. I’m really excited to help you remove your bad habits and reprogram your mind & body TO GET THE RESULTS THAT YOU WANT!

Wouldn’t you prefer to start the NEW YEAR in the BEST SHAPE & mindset that you can? Or would you rather continue to feel tired, broke and/or fat? IF YOU WANT THE LATTER don’t do a thing! However, if you’d prefer the former I URGE YOU TO ACT NOW! This crazy idea of mine popped into my head this morning and I suggest that you TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT NOW, before I change my mind.

In order to live YOUR BEST LIFE EVER read on & click on the offer(s) that you’d like to take advantage of, below!

Ana Cabán’s Cardio Latino Interval Workout (mp3 Instant Download)

Regularly $9.97, Get it NOW FOR ONLY $5!

¡Sí senor! You can workout with me for only $5!!! Get 60 minutes of slammin’ latin cardio music composed by Samuel Torres, percussionist to Shakira, Mark Anthony, Poncho Sanchez and Chick Corea, to name a few. The workout has two 30 minute tracks. One with me inspiring you to ¡muévete! (move it) and one instrumental, so that you can just jam to the beat. Either way, get ready to burn up to 600 calories/hour!

(Enter Coupon Code FIESTA).

Ana Caban’s Sugar-free Challenge Home-Study Program

I’m so tired of hearing complaints of people putting on weight during the holidays that I’ve decided to make this offer IRRESISTIBLE! Kick your sugar habit to the curb NOW-NOT NEXT YEAR ~ look and feel FABULOUS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Are you a sugarholic? It’s ok to admit it. You’re in good company. Many of us are sugarholics. And this time of year can be particularly hard for us. Whether you have a history of diabetes in your family, are carrying a few extra, unwanted, pounds, have digestion problems, headaches, fatigue, or whatever your reason my Sugar-free Challenge can help you reset your system and restore your health.

Regularly $147, Get it NOW FOR ONLY $47!

(Coupon Code ADIOS SUGAR).

Virtual Pilates/Personal Training

Enjoy the same fitness & wellness instruction as my EXCLUSIVE private clientele, without leaving your home, (no matter where you live).

If you’re a busy professional, a stressed-out student or a supermom that has enjoyed training with my DVDs for years and have always wished that you could train with me privately, but don’t live in the L.A. area then THIS IS THE THING FOR YOU! Let me custom-tailor a series of 5 workout sessions to your needs, (just like I do for my L.A. clientele), & deliver them to you, LIVE, via Skype, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, hotel room, or your parents den (for a fraction of what it would cost you to travel to L.A. and train with me here). There is no reason not to workout with me. I can be wherever you are. This is your opportunity! The best part? All 5 workouts will be recorded and set to you as video files, to use over and over again.

5 (45 Minute) Sessions Regularly $400, Get them NOW FOR ONLY $275!

(Coupon Code SKYPE FITNESS).

All you need to enjoy private sessions with me is an internet connection, Skype and a mat*.

*Additional fitness props may also be employed, if you’d like.

Clearly, Christmas is coming early this year. Make sure to let Santa know that you’ve been a good girl/boy because I can’t wait to begin working with you! Here’s to a fabulous holiday season!

Happy Black Tuesday!

P.S. Remember that one lucky person will win a $100 Ana Cabán Gift Card to use for themselves, (on a future purchase), or give to a friend.

P.P.S. That this offer will self-destruct, (I mean expire), on Sunday evening at 11:59PM PT! SO ACT NOW!

P.P.P.S. When you buy my Cardio Latino Interval Training Workout you will automatically receive FREE Access to my EXCLUSIVE Virtual Pilates Mat Class in December.  (Details emailed to you after purchase).  Remember to use Coupon Code FIESTA to get my workout for ONLY $5!

P.P.P.P.S. For tips on staying trim during the holidays (and everyday) listen to Friday’s episode of Cafecito with special guest Celebrity Nutritionist, Cynthia Pasquella.  Click Here to listen!

It’s Eco-Rico, Baby!

Submitted by on October 26, 2010 - 7:13 pm


Nothing make me happier than helping others and working with Eco-Rico Creator, Giselle Achecar, was no exception. From conception to launch, it has been a joy, (and a wild ride). Congrats to my Boriqua (Puerto Rican) sista’! Tune in to more episodes at www.eco-rico.com. Click Here to watch episode 001!

Looking Fly on the Fly

Submitted by on August 24, 2010 - 7:05 pm

We are all busy these days, in fact the current trend for responding to “How are you?” is “Busy”. But just because we are “busy” doesn’t mean that we need to forget about our appearance. Here are some quick and easy tips to help you look great whether you have 1 minute or ten.

Rápido Skin-Care Tricks:

Wash Wisely

Use a cream, versus gel cleanser, at night. The oil in the cream cleanser will dissolve dirt, sunscreen, waterproof mascara and long-wearing lipstick, in one pass. Not to mention, creams leave skin more moisturized, which is great while you sleep.

Streamline Your Creams

Instead of using a moisturizer, a sunscreen and a foundation try using a tinted moisturizer, which will moisturize, unify, tone and protect at the same time.

Make Your Own Facial

Facials are so good for the skin. They can improve the tone & texture of the skin and give you a healthy glow. If you “too busy” even book a facial mix some flour with a couple of egg whites and smooth onto your skin. Leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse. Your pores will be tightened and your face refreshed, in no time!

Rápido Makeup Tricks

¡Ojo¡

Tus ojos (your eyes) are the focal point of your face, so don’t forget to play them up. For a quick pop spread a pale shade of a shimmery shadow onto your lids and create contrast with black mascara.

Brows, Ladies

If your eyebrows are groom then you look polished. In order to look super pulled together, (whether you are or not), make it to a salon for a professional brow shaping once a season and maintain the shape, as needed, at home.

Add a Pop of Color
Give your lips and cheeks a pop, with the same color. All you need is a red or pink lipstick, which you can use on both the lips AND the mouth. And remember to K.I.S.S-

Keep It Simple, Sexy!

Off to “The Happy Valley”!

Submitted by on August 1, 2010 - 3:30 pm

My son and I are off to “The Happy Valley” (the Pioneer Valley, in Western Massachusetts) this week. I really can’t wait to go. It’ll be a week filled with family fun. My brother, (in photo above), sister-in-law, nephew and my parents will be there. Not to mention that a few of my high school friends will be around. And I am really excited because I am going to have tea with a fellow La Buena Life member and blogger, Carrie (http://bit.ly/CarrieWrites). It’ll be a great week!

I hope that you are all taking some time out to enjoy with your families this summer.
What are your special plans?

Ana Cabán, The Good Life Guru

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LA BUENA LIFE TV- Let’s be Frank

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Ana Cabán gives us a taste of Let’s Be Frank, nitrate-free hotdogs.

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