;; Ashley Chloe. ; ;;

I'm Ashley, a 23 year old full time designer, lifestyle blogger, and part time stylist from the sunny city of Miami who has a constant crave for traveling, photography, new things, and art. I've been blogging since I was a late teen in high school about my every day life, what I buy, thoughts, and things I'm currently wanting or lusting for- you can say I've grown up a lot throughout my past few years while blogging about my life. This is my personal blog where you will find my day to day activities from new buys, days out, my travels around the world, new finds, and a bunch of tid bits in between that make up the nutshell I call my life. All the photos you will see on my blog are all captured on my simple Cybershot, nothing special but it works when I want to share what I see through my eyes to you. Please do keep a mental note on any of my social media sites that I do have a full time job as a fashion designer so blogging or updating regulary isn't something that I can do at all times of the day but I do try to make due.







    
I decided to make a post regarding my new lifestyle on healthy eating, I noticed a huge response from many of you who have seen my progress photos on my instagram asking what I do, what are my routines, my daily intake and what not. Now in no way am I a professional nutritionist nor trainer, I’m just like the majority of you who find video’s on youtube and have incorporated much of what I know along with routines I have seen to target parts of my body that I want to improve. Many people go into diets and work out routines for different reasons, mine was simple. Yes I will admit that naturally I’ve always been in very good shape for someone who ate loads of fast food and only worked out for a week every month to keep myself toned. However now that I am older, thinking about kids, and being around for my fiancé for the long run, I decided I needed to live a healthier lifestyle not only on the exterior, but in the interior as well. I work out every day for 2 to 3 hours, it’s literally how I start my mornings at 8am. I normally target different area’s every day, for example today was arm today, tomorrow is core, the following is leg. However I do incorporate running or walking on the treadmill to warm up every day for 30 minutes, along with 200 squats, 200 sumo squats, and 200 jump squats, then I proceed to targeting my focal point of the day for the rest of my hours. Food intake wise, I do take in loads of protein every day, black beans and rice every day, grilled chicken, nuts, steamed vegetables, fish, etc, even for breakfast believe it or not. I also always have either a protein shake or muscle milk every time I leave the gym. Keep in mind that I am not going for a thinner look, I am trying to build muscle, so what I normally do may not be right for you and the goal you are trying to reach. Just remember that if you want to see results, this has to be made into a lifestyle, I don’t believe in excuses for not going to the gym, nor do I believe in quitting. "Just eating one M&M, to burn it off you have to run the length of a football field, is it worth it?"

I decided to make a post regarding my new lifestyle on healthy eating, I noticed a huge response from many of you who have seen my progress photos on my instagram asking what I do, what are my routines, my daily intake and what not. Now in no way am I a professional nutritionist nor trainer, I’m just like the majority of you who find video’s on youtube and have incorporated much of what I know along with routines I have seen to target parts of my body that I want to improve. Many people go into diets and work out routines for different reasons, mine was simple. Yes I will admit that naturally I’ve always been in very good shape for someone who ate loads of fast food and only worked out for a week every month to keep myself toned. However now that I am older, thinking about kids, and being around for my fiancé for the long run, I decided I needed to live a healthier lifestyle not only on the exterior, but in the interior as well. I work out every day for 2 to 3 hours, it’s literally how I start my mornings at 8am. I normally target different area’s every day, for example today was arm today, tomorrow is core, the following is leg. However I do incorporate running or walking on the treadmill to warm up every day for 30 minutes, along with 200 squats, 200 sumo squats, and 200 jump squats, then I proceed to targeting my focal point of the day for the rest of my hours. Food intake wise, I do take in loads of protein every day, black beans and rice every day, grilled chicken, nuts, steamed vegetables, fish, etc, even for breakfast believe it or not. I also always have either a protein shake or muscle milk every time I leave the gym. Keep in mind that I am not going for a thinner look, I am trying to build muscle, so what I normally do may not be right for you and the goal you are trying to reach. Just remember that if you want to see results, this has to be made into a lifestyle, I don’t believe in excuses for not going to the gym, nor do I believe in quitting. "Just eating one M&M, to burn it off you have to run the length of a football field, is it worth it?"

My Typical Go To Items

I tend to get many questions on what are my current favorites from nail varnishes, to favorite things to order off the menu from certain places, to even what my favorite products from certain companies. I decided to make a quick post on my three current nail varnishes, items to buy from Lush Cosmetics, and favorite off the menu plate from Panera Bread. Nail polish wise ( as seen above ) you can buy them all from H&M in their beauty department. From left to right, Check Me Out, Silver Glitter, & Purple Mist. Although I’m also currently obsessed with Jenna Hipp, these two main coats along with the glitter top coat are another one of my favorite varnishes to sport in the summer. Lush Cosmetics wise, I have received many questions on how I keep my skin clear especially after the fact that I work out so much so I’m constantly covered in sweat. I normally buy Lush’s Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub which I use once or twice a week to exfoliate my skin. I also use Mask Of Magnaminty which is an awesome face mask I use once a week - the end results are amazing. Although I’m currently avoiding Panera Bread and have a pretty strict food intake at the moment, when I did go to Panera, I normally ordered the Italian Sandwich but sense carbs aren’t my biggest best friend at the moment, I’m currently laying off it. 

I tend to get many questions on what are my current favorites from nail varnishes, to favorite things to order off the menu from certain places, to even what my favorite products from certain companies. I decided to make a quick post on my three current nail varnishes, items to buy from Lush Cosmetics, and favorite off the menu plate from Panera Bread. Nail polish wise ( as seen above ) you can buy them all from H&M in their beauty department. From left to right, Check Me Out, Silver Glitter, & Purple Mist. Although I’m also currently obsessed with Jenna Hipp, these two main coats along with the glitter top coat are another one of my favorite varnishes to sport in the summer. Lush Cosmetics wise, I have received many questions on how I keep my skin clear especially after the fact that I work out so much so I’m constantly covered in sweat. I normally buy Lush’s Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub which I use once or twice a week to exfoliate my skin. I also use Mask Of Magnaminty which is an awesome face mask I use once a week - the end results are amazing. Although I’m currently avoiding Panera Bread and have a pretty strict food intake at the moment, when I did go to Panera, I normally ordered the Italian Sandwich but sense carbs aren’t my biggest best friend at the moment, I’m currently laying off it. 

Catching Rays At The Biltmore Hotel

Sunny afternoons have become harder and harder to enjoy since catching a ray of sunlight past 11am has become a rare occasion in Miami since the official summer time started here. My best girl friend and I woke up early and drove out to the Biltmore Hotel and some how gathered motivation to push each other to work out, use their spa, and lounge around by the pool to finish our day. I’ll admit, yesterday I totally caved in and had an extremely barbecued pulled pork burger at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, but today if official the day I start eating clean, and being more physically active to get my dream body within 34 days. Also on yesterdays outing, I did pick up a few items at the make up counter from MAC, NYX, L’Oreal, and Maybelline - and let me just say that I have officially upgraded to a different under eye concealer after trying MAC’s Pro Longerwear Concealer. 

Sunny afternoons have become harder and harder to enjoy since catching a ray of sunlight past 11am has become a rare occasion in Miami since the official summer time started here. My best girl friend and I woke up early and drove out to the Biltmore Hotel and some how gathered motivation to push each other to work out, use their spa, and lounge around by the pool to finish our day. I’ll admit, yesterday I totally caved in and had an extremely barbecued pulled pork burger at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, but today if official the day I start eating clean, and being more physically active to get my dream body within 34 days. Also on yesterdays outing, I did pick up a few items at the make up counter from MAC, NYX, L’Oreal, and Maybelline - and let me just say that I have officially upgraded to a different under eye concealer after trying MAC’s Pro Longerwear Concealer. 

Welcoming August With Zara, Converse, & Velvet Caviar

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