A Cup of Maximum Slim a Day Keeps the Fat Away!

Hey Chics!

If you're a coffee lover like me, then you'll LOVE this:

What if I told you that you could drink coffee, lose weight, and feel amazing all at the same time? Would you believe me?

Maximum Slim has Organic Green Coffee that does just that!

It's a blend of green coffee and natural herbal extracts that ignites the metabolism without any harsh side effects, detoxify your body in a safe natural way, and has long-lasting effects throughout the day. It helps control your appetite while giving you the energy to get through the day!

My first impression of this coffee was very good! It gives me this burst of energy that I normally would not have. I immediately went went to the gym after eating a light breakfast and ran a mile or so! It also controlled my appetite all day to where I didn't over eat. The taste doesn't taste like gross black coffee. It's actually kind of sweet, which is a plus! Overall, I enjoy drinking this coffee!

How to Take it:

1. Take on an empty stomach

2. Add to 8oz of hot water or milk

3. Stir in one packet

4. Wait 20 minutes before eating breakfast

If you're interested in trying out Maximum Slim Click Here!

Also get 20% OFF your next order using my code 'martika20' at checkout!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

My Life! UPDATE: YouTube, Trombone, Work, College, Health & Fitness!

Check out the my new My Life UPDATE Video!!

If you guys know me, you know that I stay HELLA busy! Trying to balance school, work, trombone, teaching, YouTube reviews/Collabs, and trying to stay healthy/fit and even SANE is fairly difficult! Here's an update on my life:

Until Next Time...

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

#SUPERMOMVOXBOX for All

I would consider myself a pretty decent stay at home mother of 2. At 40, I don't have the adrenaline of my 20s, but I get the job done. Balancing all the needs of my family as a homemaker and my son's challenges takes mega focus and love, which I have in abundance.  How does a mom become a #SuperMomVoxBox type of mom? It wasn't exactly in the plans, but sometimes wonderful things happen by accident. Just like finding the Influenster community. 

Influenster is this fabulous company that sends out products for review to its "Influensters", those who are engaged in the amazing phenomenon of social media. Somehow they are linked up with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, FourSquare, and may even have a blog. Influenster calls their marketing campaigns VoxBoxes and these are super sweet to receive. For the simple things consumers normally do, like reviews and taking photos, you are rewarded immensely. 

I was not sure what to expect in my box, but knew it was all about the #supermomvoxbox. And what makes things so much easier in the life of someone who takes care of everyone else. My box was chock full of products from major brands that we all recognize at our local favorite grocer or big box stores.  

Palmolive Fusion Clean was the prettiest little lime green wonder. #PalmoliveFusion truly gets the grime out of the toughest stuck on messes. And the scent truly lifts with baking soda and lime. It seems quite natural to put these two together for a gentle on your hands, yet very effective stain release. I fortunately have a dishwasher, but those mac and cheesy pans sometimes need a soaking. 

Suave Purely Fun 2 in One Shampoo and Conditioner and detangler were my two full sized haircare samples. The fragrance is light and cheerful. The calendula extract adds the herbal natural element of the product. I tried it out on my son's coarse and curly mohawk. It was delightfully effective in cleansing and conditioning. His curls truly shined afterward. Also it was easy to run my fingers through. He didn't have the urge to pull the towel over his eyes, and with his special challenges, sometimes it is hard to know whether a simple daily ritual will go well or fail. This time, success! #SuaveBeliever

It isn't a secret that the brand Secret provides a true sense of freshness and protection against underarm situations. So trying out the new Outlast Extend was indeed my pleasure. I received a sample size which will travel with me everywhere. The fragrance Completely Clean has a light, refreshing scent. It doesn't fight your perfume or body lotion for attention at all. It is invisible and stays put the entire day. No fear of a hard workout or a work to dinner with hubby, because reapplication isn't required. Secret has always been my favorite deodorant and this brand continues to better their already tried and true quality. #NeverStops

When I need to jot down a note to myself, which is fairy often, the pen I use is almost as critical as the words. Pilot Pens makes the amazing Acroball line, which I sampled both in white and pink. The pink is get noticed ink, and the way it writes is super smooth, no pulling at the paper at all. Be certain that all the gorgeous calligraphy or precise lines for any project will not fade away anytime soon with the high quality ink. For me, I just need that pen that doesn't go bad in a few weeks flat. And Pilot makes pens for life experiences, ones that go the extra distance. Go ahead, write it down old school without any shame. I am proud to say I have notes everywhere. The white Acroball is also very ergonomic. I don't have any hand fatigue using these. Grocery lists will be prettier in pink with my new Pilot pen. #PowerToThePen

Daisy Sour Cream comes in a squeeze tube now. Yes, no scooping required. I redeemed my coupon for a free Daisy Squeeze Sour Cream and let my imagination take over. Well, I don't have too much of an imagination honestly when it comes to using sour cream. Ideally, I think a nice sour cream pound cake was my first choice. But the task was to create a recipe from the Daisy Brand website. Those two guys in my life could see the Tex  Mex before their eyes, so I obliged with the Grilled Shrimp Taco recipe. A few tweaks included a touch of cilantro and garlic. Absolutely yum central! 

Plackers was not a company I knew before sampling the Dual Grip Fruit Smoothie Swirl Kid's Flossers. Now I won't forget how easy it made our flossing routine. My son has some issues with fine motor tasks, as kids with Autism sometimes do. The shape of this product helped him truly take control of the movements involved with tooth flossing. And the flavor also is a nice enticing way to aid children into the habit of daily personal care. If Plackers adds simplicity and streamlines my routine in any way, I am a happy customer. #LoveAtFirstFloss

I love my #SuperMomVoxBox. If you'd like to join this fabulous society of millions of consumers, click here

The Items Mentioned Above Were Samples send out for promotional sampling purposes. All of the opinions listed were mine and provided without payment. Thanks Influenster for the fabulous Super Mom Vox Box; I am truly grateful for the opportunity to review. 

10 Ways to Treat Yo Self

We constantly work hard, whether it's  long hours at our job, enormous amounts of classes, or just pleasing others that we are now so physically and emotionally drained to the point that we tend to forget about us and our needs. At that peak, we're not very useful anymore. - I am very guilty of this. 

There has to be a healthy balance between work and play. As the wise tale states: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." It's sad, but true. Summer is rolling around, so school will be out of the picture for most of us (that's one stresser gone), but then there's work. Here are 10 ways you can treat yo self:

1. Take a Bubble Bath 

I'm not just talking to the ladies, either!! Men, too need to partake in this timeless relaxation method as well. Don't believe me? Here is a photo of my love, George after a long, hard day of work.  I told him I'd run him a bath, and he was obviously reluctant at first, but he gave in. Now he's listening to his favorite music while having beer in the tub! Love it.

 

2. Get a Manicure  

Now, this you can either do yourself with your mani kit at home, or you can head over to the nail salon! Either way, you're going to leave feeling ten million times better! 

 

3. Make a Spa Day 

Take an entire day to dedicate just to you, and run over to the spa! There, you can receive relaxing services such as facials and massages along with nature music and aromatherapy. If your spa is a bit too pricey, don't worry! You can go to your local store, pick up a scented candle as well as face masks, or if you're a DIY person, you can pick up natural ingredients to make your own face masks! For the massage, you can use a massage oil or just get coconut oil and massage yourself - or get your significant other to massage you. This is a great bonding moment.

 

4. Make a Badass Playlist 

And play it LOUD!!  

 

5. Save for a Quick Trip 

Need to get away for the weekend? Nothing feels better than knowing that you're working towards something amazing! George and I have been doing this and it really makes our trips (such as our trip to Orange Beach) that much more special knowing that we planned it together. So whether it be with family, friends, or love, you'll have a blast!

 

6. Watch a Movie in Bed 

Netflix & Chill? Why not slip into something comfy and watch some movies!?

 

7. Sleep

There is nothing wrong with doing absolutely NOTHING. I'm sure we all have catching up to do when it comes to sleep. I will definitely be utilizing this when I return home from college.

 

8. Have some (controlled) Retail Therapy 

This, by far, is my favorite on this list, BUT I stress "controlled" because we can definitely lose ourselves while shopping. Make a BUDGET for what you can spend and leave the rest at home. Go out and buy whatever you want that makes you happy and makes you feel good! 

 

9. Go Out for Dinner

Whether you have a hot date, or you're flying solo, you should always treat yourself to that fancy dinner! There's really nothing awkward about it (Who knows, you could meet some cutie while you're there) . 

 

10. Unplug 

Being in the technological age, a lot of us don't really know what "Unplugging" or "Going off the Grid"  is or how it can really help our psyche. I went six weeks without electronics and connection to the outside world other than handwritten letters, and I can honestly say that it was the freest I have ever felt since childhood. Am I expecting you to do that? Not at all. But if you can ever go a day or two off the grid without people flipping out, take advantage of that. 

(Make sure you watch all of my VIDEOS before you do 😉)!

 

These are some of my ideas on how to Treat Yo Self! I wanna know how you Treat Yo Self! Comment down below!

 

Until Next Time...

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic