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Pinkie & Me

Now you might think, who on earth is Pinkie is what does this have to do with Beauty? Well, we all know that beauty is skin deep and comes from the inside out or at least this is what my mom always told me. Pinkie is slowly becoming attached to my hip, in literal terms because it is there where I see the extra pounds have creeped in like a fly that got through the screen door because someone left it open to wide! In this case, I have been leaving my mouth wide open to too many unhealthy things because well, let’s face it because I was just having way too much fun. Between dining out, eating my sons leftover food to avoid having to throw it out and another fact it’s SUMMER and what good is summer if you can’t have a glass or two or three…of Lillet and Prosecco Aperol. Confession’s of a lifestyle Youtube channeler, I let my eating habits go a bit overboard and who wants to go to the gym when it’s blue skies and the sun is pushing you to stay inside or under the shade of a tree that just so happens to be located in a beer garden? So I welcomed Pinkie into my life a few weeks ago, thanks to the amazing talents of again Erica McIntyre. If you haven’t realized by now, she and I have created a bond I hope will last for eternity. Pinkie and I are saluting you Erica…

Pinkie is not actually “it’s real name” formally know to some as Plexus Slim, a drink founded by Plexus. Say what, you haven’t heard of Plexus; well don’t feel bad neither had I until maybe 6 months ago. I kept seeing this pink drink popping up on various Facebook pages, advertisements, etc. I assumed it was pink lemonade but as I have come to learn, we/ I make way too many assumptions and much to our surprise they usually are wrong and boy was I wrong. Plexus Slim is a powder supplement composed of (see photo) and taste like, are you ready for it; pink lemonade (drums please) AND watermelon, raspberries and a tangy taste of lemon. In other words, it’s simply delicious! There are no artificial sweeteners or colors, gluten free, 100% vegetarian. Apparently, Plexus was designed to help people who suffered from diabetes to get their blood sugar under control. Little did they know that this would be beneficial in not only helping people to get their blood sugar under control but additional side effects include; weight loss and ALL things good for cleaning you gut! Now let me just say, I am skeptical about a lot of things, hence it’s why I wanted to share all my experiences through WLD in products, things and places that I have personally had the pleasure of researching/ testing and making a conscious and biased opinion. AND it is in my opinion that Pinkie and me are going to be together for a while. Plexus is not a diet but a healthy way of living by focusing on one of the core essentials to good (gut health) and that is through the gut… I have since, reached out to Erica to purchase more Plexus products and will keep you informed to the good benefits and/or negative things I discover. What I found interesting along with the long list of products that Plexus has to offer that they reiterate that this is NOT a diet and a cure for disease and that along with promoting “gut” health, one must incorporate some kind of physical activity 2-3 times a week. While one might think this is common sense, many have yet to make the connection: Gut health + some level of fitness= GOOD/ HEALTHY living. Who wants to be on a diet for the rest of their lives because I for one know too many people who have been on a diet since the day drive-thru’s and all these frappe-ccino something’s came on the market. Originally, I tried Plexus because I was not only interested in getting my gut healthy, but the few extra pounds someone what motivated me too. Since trying Slim, I do feel better; more energy, eating less and have started going for 15-20 min. jogs 2-3 times a week, something is changing inside me.

Here at WLD we want to always be honest, truthful and not telling or promoting something we think is bad, negative or a waste of your time and money. Lord, knows I have been duped, stumped, hoodwinked and any other dubious terms you can think of to last me a last time.

Dear Pinkie, I hope you’re not offended that I have “outed” you like this but you KNOW how much I adore you and can’t keep you to myself, no matter how good you taste. Toast yourself to better gut health, and shop directly at WLD here and have a look @Plexus Slim

Woodluv Diaries luvs Plexus Slim aka Pinkie!

Remember to Liebesüss| Love Sweet


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The discontinuation of me (Roger & Gallet)

Of all the first things to blog about, I envisioned it being about a restaurant I just so happened upon or my latest trip to a fabulous 5-star hotel, but none of those things can compare to the thing I think we all cherish most: our health. More to the point, our bodies and how we smell! Well at least, some of us have the pleasure of having clean water to bath in and an ample supply of beauty products to leave us smelling and dare I say looking good. Therefore, I ask “have you ever wondered what happiness really smells like? And no I am not talking about how Benjamin Pratt or Sarah Jessica Parker’s body smells fresh from the shower; although… I am however talking about a smell so fresh and clean it brings not only a smile to your entire face but in the words of my husband, “you smell sexy!”

May I introduce to you “Gingembre” from the genius minds of French perfumiers Roger & Gallet. If I’d know back in high school that one day I’d be wanting to get down on bended knee to ask these two, please please not discontinue what has become my signature scent, I would have paid more attention. Instead all I can say is, “Ferme ta bouche” (shut your mouth) because this was all my French teacher would say to me, “Ferme ta bouche Jacqueline” my chosen French name as I still very much disliked my birth name. Anyhow, Roger & Gallet if you can hear me, I am so happy to not Ferme ta bouche and beg of you; please please (S’il vous plaît) ok two things I can say in French, don’t discontinue Gingembre. I have driven, walked and bicycled all over the city of Munich buying up all the Gingembre products I can find. With desperation asking the clerk, to check in back one last time. One positive thing about all this sadness is that since it is being discontinued, I’ve been able to purchase it at 50% off and while I do love most of their products, I have often had to forego buying lunch in lieu of walking out of the store with my Roger & Gallet mini shopping bag. The days of fighting my sister-in-law (I won Pam) for her stash are over. I hesitated in writing this for fear of others finding a secret hide away of Gingembre stock somewhere out of my grasp. However, I have learned that it makes me happy when I can smell happiness on others because if we all have learned one thing, it is that happiness does make the world go round. @Roger & Gallet, if by chance you are cleaning out leftover stock of Gingembre, you would make me the happiest of ladies if you would just package it right up and send it to Woodluv Diaries front door. Merci beaucoup, oh my french teacher would be so proud. Woodluv Diaries luvs Roger & Gallet! Remember to Liebesüss/ Love sweet

Remember to Liebesüss| Love Sweet