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Ways to Take Care of Yourself

I’m a firm believer in self-care.  We’ve been given one body, one opportunity to live this life.  Yet, we allow basically everything in our lives to take precedence over us.  If I were to ask my readers if they feel like they take adequate care of themselves, chances are that the majority of you would say no.  I get it, you’re busy.  We’re all busy.  It feels as though we’re living at a pace never before known to mankind, and maybe we are.  But here’s the thing: you only get one body.  One shot.  That’s it.

Ways to Take Care of Yourself Massage Envy Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

I’ve talked to several girlfriends who are wives and moms and are just worn out.  It’s almost always the same story, they can’t remember the last time they did something for themselves.  Life happens.  Jobs, kids, marriages, moves, family issues, they all happen.  We put ourselves on the back burner, then we literally burn ourselves out.

What if that didn’t have to happen?  What if we trained ourselves to carve out some “ME time” regardless of our hectic lives and schedules?  If we could achieve this, I’d venture to say that we’d all be happier, healthier and less-stressed.

When the opportunity arose for me to partner with Massage Envy to visit Scottsdale, AZ earlier this month, I was so excited.  I’m a firm believer in the services that they offer.

Massage Envy (ME) hosted an Influencer Summit and invited me out to learn more about the brand, their offerings and the new services coming soon.

I was able to sample their amazing new product selection consisting of essential oils, massage tools and facial care products.

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Surprisingly, one of my highlights was being treated to this awesome Total Body Stretch session.  Total Body Stretch is a new service being offered by ME that can be selected as a stand-alone service or done in conjunction with a massage and will be launching mid-May across the country.  Total Body Stretch is literally that; stretching.  Except this is in a total professional, blood flow promoting, muscularly healthy, and also a feel good kind of way.  I’m the type of person who loves to get a workout from their massage.  I want to feel the pain of my knots (and I have a ton) being worked out.  I want to leave feeling like my body got a workout.  The Total Body Stretch provides the opportunity to really stretch out those muscles and helps to improve flexibility and mobility.  My tight calf muscles felt properly stretched for the first time since I started running.  I left my session feeling so much more calm than when I arrived and ready to take on more.

Ways to Take Care of Yourself Massage Envy Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Ways to Take Care of Yourself Massage Envy Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

I also experienced their new chemical peel.  I’m no stranger to facial treatments.  I’m all about preventative treatment.  So many people start to do something about the signs of aging when they really notice changes.  Preventative treatments, such as chemical peels, will help to prevent that premature damage from occurring.

Ways to Take Care of Yourself Massage Envy Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Ways to Take Care of Yourself Massage Envy Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

If you’re new to the world of massage and/or facial care, ME is truly a great option.  They have spas located all over the country.  If you’re a member, you’re able to use your membership at any of their locations while traveling (WIN for me!)

Ways to Take Care of Yourself

  • Exercise:  The best stress reliever.
  • Massage:  Works out your tension, your pain and your knots.
  • Facials:  When you look good, you feel good.  Beautiful makeup begins with beautiful skin.
  • Schedule alone time:  Carve out time to be alone so you can do whatever it is that you enjoy doing.  Maybe that’s reading a book or taking a nap.  Whatever it is, make yourself make time for yourself.
  • Eat good things:  Instead of looking at food as something to just shove down our throats to get us through the day, let’s look at food as fuel.  Food is what gives us the energy to operate, start paying better attention to what your daily fuel looks like.
  • Start a vitamin regimen.  Take the time to figure out which supplements are right for your body and start to implement them.
  • Drink water.  Put down the sodas and reach for water.
  • Get your sleep.  Try to create a sleep schedule and stick to it.  This is near impossible for new parents or travelers, but creating a schedule will help train your body for regular sleep.

Thank you to Massage Envy for partnering with me to create this post.  All opinions are my own.

How to take care of yourself. Beauty Guide by Angela Lanter
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Tied-Neck Floral in NYC

CeCe Floral Print Tie-Neck Dress, Pink Pumps, Crossbody Bag. Angela Lanter Outfit

CeCe Floral Print Tie-Neck Dress, Pink Pumps, Crossbody Bag. Angela Lanter Outfit

CeCe Floral Print Tie-Neck Dress, Pink Pumps, Crossbody Bag. Angela Lanter Outfit

CeCe Floral Print Tie-Neck Dress, Pink Pumps, Crossbody Bag. Angela Lanter Outfit

CeCe Floral Print Tie-Neck Dress, Pink Pumps, Crossbody Bag. Angela Lanter Outfit

CeCe Floral Print Tie-Neck Dress, Pink Pumps, Crossbody Bag. Angela Lanter Outfit

We spent a few days last week in NYC.  I’ve tried to count how many times I’ve been to NYC and I believe it’s been about 10 times now.  During all of those trips, I had never made it over to the beautiful Macy’s store in Herald Square, but this trip I finally stopped in.  I never realized what I was missing until now!  The store is seriously breathtaking.  I was blown away by the gorgeous window displays and floral arrangements all over the store.  It was such an awesome experience.

Macy's CeCe Floral Tie-Neck Dress Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Macy's CeCe Floral Tie-Neck Dress Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Macy's CeCe Floral Tie-Neck Dress Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Macy's CeCe Floral Tie-Neck Dress Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Macy's CeCe Floral Tie-Neck Dress Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Macy's CeCe Floral Tie-Neck Dress Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Macy's CeCe Floral Tie-Neck Dress Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

I grew up shopping at Macy’s.  Our wedding registry was even at Macy’s!  It has always been one of my favorite retailers.  Because I’m such a frequent shopper, I’m always on the look out for new finds.  My favorite find recently has been CeCe Clothing.  I love their designs and choice of beautiful, bright colors.  Their pieces are great quality and selection is always fabulous.  This floral tie-neck dress couldn’t be cuter for Spring!  I paired this dress with hot pink pumps for the perfect pop of color.

What I’m Wearing:

CeCe Floral Print Tie-Neck Dress  //  Hot Pink Pumps  //  Similar Crossbody Bag

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Thank you to Macy’s and ShopStyle for partnering with us to create this post.

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We’re Moving VLOG

2016 was quite a year for our little family.  We experienced a few ups and our fair share of downs. Matt took on my favorite role yet, as Wyatt in Timeless, which had us moving from LA to Vancouver.  Watch our VLOG of our biggest move yet…

moving from Los Angeles to Vancouver VLOG featuring Matt Lanter and Angela Lanter

It’s so strange to think how different our lives look now compared to this time last year.  So much can change in 365 days.  Change is often uncomfortable, but it is necessary.

I noticed a lot of questions on YouTube about Soka during our trip up the West Coast.  Because our car was totally packed out and we spent very long hours on the road, we decided to leave Soka at home in LA with our friend, Crystal (Soka knows her as Aunt CeCe).  We were only in Vancouver for about 5 days before flying down to San Diego for Comic Con.  I drove up to LA after Comic Con and stayed home for the week, packing up the rest of what we needed while moving…  And doing a ton of purging.  After that, Miss Soka and I flew up to Vancouver to officially move into our new home.

Moving tends to always set the urge for a good purge (I should trademark that rhyme haha!)  If you missed this post all about purging your home, check it out now.  The beginning of a new year is also a great time to start fresh, hint hint!

I’m currently back home in LA for a couple of weeks and the purging is back in full force.  I’ve been working my way through our house, cabinet by cabinet.  Oh girl, let me tell you…  It feels GOOD to be in an organized house.  I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time focusing on anything in a messy, cluttered room.

My plan for this week is to majorly purge my closet.  I’m planning to try on every pair of jeans and pants I own.  I want to start off 2017 with a closet full of only the things I really love.  I’m considering opening my Poshmark store up again…  I’ll keep y’all posted if I do.

Now that the holidays are over, I’m excited to pick things back up here at HG.  I’m ready to get back into my Girl Talk Tuesday series and start creating fun new videos for 2017.  I’d love to hear from you about what you’d like to see more or less of in 2017 on HG.  I’d really appreciate if you could take a few moments to leave a comment below to let me know what would make you happiest to see from me this year.  Is it more lifestyle blog posts?  Maybe more outfit posts?  Or would you prefer more YouTube tutorials?  Whatever it is, please let me know below.  Scouts honor, I read each and every comment I receive!

I love my Gorgeous Girls so much.  I am so thankful for each and every one of you in my virtual family.  I’ll never get over the fact that you care enough to read what I write or watch what I post.  There’s nothing I’d love more than to have some real face-to-face girl talk over coffee with each one of you.

I’m so happy that HG has become a hub where I can connect with each of you.  I love that I can chat with each one of you beautiful babes about whatever topic is at hand (how fun was our Gilmore Girls post?)!  So here’s to a new year together.  A new year filled with happiness, love and laughter with my Gorgeous Girls.

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