• CoolSculpting…8 Week Update

      Y’all, CoolSculpting is a miracle. I really can’t get over how incredibly well it’s working. I went back to Dr. Biesman’s office for a…

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Y’all, CoolSculpting is a miracle. I really can’t get over how incredibly well it’s working. I went back to Dr. Biesman’s office for a check in before the final result is revealed and I can’t believe the results. At the first check in I noticed the depuffing. I really felt like my stomach looked smaller. This time I REALLY saw how my body is being contoured by CoolSculpting. I have a curve in my waist that I never had before even at my smallest. I didn’t realize how effective it was at transforming your shape as well as removing that last bit of stubborn fat.

How crazy is that result? And the full results are not even in yet. And my clothes fit so much better too! Everything feels so much slimmer.

You can also see in this photo how much more elongated my core looks now. I can’t tell you how pleased I am with it so far. Also I told you guys about the numbness and itching that I was feeling for a few weeks after, for me this is almost completely gone. The results are still not completely in just yet so I will keep you posted in my last blog and vlog going live in late August early September!! Thanks for following along in my partnership with Coolsculpting who sponsored this blog!

You know when you take a bite of something healthy and you’re like NOOOOOO WAYYYYYYY. No way this is good for me because it tastes too good. Well I’ve got a treat for you. This recipe is inspired by my sweet friend Alex White who has an incredible Nashville Company called Milk and Honey Food Co.

Here is the official recipe…

ENERGY BITES

2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1 tablespoon black chia seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup raw honey
3/4 almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (I use Premier Protein’s Vanilla)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup sliced almonds
First you blend all the dry ingredients in a food processor(or blender). I typically pulse it a few times.
Then I add in the wet ingredients. All but the chocolate chips. Instead of chocolate chips you could always add in your favorite dried fruit or coconut flakes or anything you’d like. Big Mama likes dat chocolate…
 Once you fold in the chocolate chips you start forming the bites. I prefer rolling them into balls but you could also do bars or whatever shape your little heart desires!
Then stick those little babies in the fridge for at least 2 hours!! They’re good to stay in your fridge for a quick breakfast or snack for several days…but mine don’t usually last more than 3. Hope you love them!! Leave a comment below and share this with your friends!!

After my initial CoolSculpting treatment, I left Dr Biesman’s  office feeling very hopeful that my results were going to be amazing. After my initial treatments, I had some swelling that lasted about a week and some tenderness in certain areas. That faded, but some spots became itchy instead. Other than that, there was really no down time. I went right back to working out as usual and doing anything and everything I was doing before.

Patients can see results as soon as 2-3 months out, but it varies case by case. I saw results quickly! Because I had been working out for months, my muscles were developed, but there was still a layer of puffiness covering it. CoolSculpting helped me get rid of that puffiness and reveal the existing muscle.

…as you can see in this picture, you can see my definition even in the before, but CoolSculpting really helped slim down.

Even in the past, when I’ve lost weight, I’ve never been able to get rid of that final layer of fat, but CoolSculpting did just that! I already feel better in my clothes and swimsuits and definitely am a big fan of CoolSculpting! My results have been the best-case scenario as I began seeing results as early as 4 weeks later. Sometimes it takes people longer to see results, but some will have noticeable results by 6 weeks.

Now on the subject of re-treating; CoolSculpting reduces fat by up to 20%. If there are certain areas you want to reduce further, you can re-treat it. Typically, people will wait until they have visible results to re-treat. I did re-treat my lower abdomen, lower back, and love handles at 4 weeks because those were the areas I had the most fat. I have not yet seen results from the re-treat, but I’m hopeful it will reduce the fat in those areas even further. Some patients don’t need to be re-treated, but I wanted to try it for myself! The re-treat felt the same as my initial CoolSculpting treatment, with a little discomfort and initial swelling followed by an itchy, tingly sensation for a few weeks.

So far, given my initial results, I would highly recommend CoolSculpting to anyone looked to lose that last bit of stubborn fat. I also highly recommend Dr. Biesman’s office and Tammy if you are located in the Nashville area.  

Look out for another blog post coming soon to cover my updated progress followed by the final reveal vlog and blog going live in August!

Thanks so much to CoolSculpting for sponsoring and collaborating with me on this blog, and thanks to all of you for following along!

 

Being in the beauty industry is so much fun because sometimes I get the opportunity to try out the latest and greatest treatments for all of you (and me)! With that said, I’m super excited to announce my new partnership with CoolSculpting beginning NOW – so big thanks to them for collaborating and sponsoring this project!

I’ve been hearing the buzz about CoolSculpting for a while now, and I have a lot of friends who have tried it and have had great results! Of course, I had to see for myself.

For those of you who haven’t heard, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, clinically proven, fat-reduction treatment for people who have areas of stubborn fat that diet and exercise won’t target. It uses cooling technology that is FDA cleared and it works by gently cooling targeted fat cells in the body so  they’ll be gone for good!

CoolSculpting is perfect for me because, as many of you have seen in my latest content, I have been working VERY hard on my fitness and weight loss. Now that I’m in a good place with my fitness and weight loss goals, I wanted to try CoolSculpting for those last pockets of stubborn fat.

It is not a weight-loss treatment; it’s for people living a healthy lifestyle who want to fine tune their bodies. If you, like me, can still see those noticeable bulges in certain areas, you too may be a good candidate.

I chose to have my treatment done at Dr. Biesman’s office in Nashville, TN, as they have an extensive history with CoolSculpting, and the majority of patients are extremely satisfied with their results!

Overall, CoolSculpting has a 95% customer satisfaction rate, so why not give it a shot??

During my initial consultation, we discussed the areas that bother me and the best options moving forward. I had some noticeable fat pockets on my back and abdomen that are a good fit for treatment. We also decided to do one treatment on my inner thighs. I can’t wait to see how the various areas of my body respond to the treatment!

CoolSculpting is customized for each patient depending on their specific areas of excess fat, so whether you have one bothersome area or ten, there’s a treatment plan to fit your needs!

I can’t wait get started with my treatment, and, of course, it’s perfect timing since you all know I’m getting married this summer!   With my calendar, full of honeymooning and other travel, this is the ideal time to get my body ready for the summer!   After putting so much energy and effort into losing weight and getting fit, I can’t wait to top it off by trying  CoolSculpting to reduce those stubborn spots. I am so excited and grateful to the people at CoolSculpting for collaborating with me on this journey!

Results typically take anywhere from 6-12 weeks, so I will be covering my progress here on my blog as well as on my Instagram (@malloryervin), and be looking for a vlog on my YouTube channel coming soon! And check out the site here: http://www.fyitrack.com/?91932830

 

 

 

So Valentines Day…you and I both know the pressure is on. The expectations can be so dang high sometimes that you just want to throw in the towel and order a heart shaped pizza(which isn’t a bad thing). So this year I decided to do a little post on how to make Valentines Day a little easier. So let’s go you little lovers!! First off…DIY arrangements and decor.

Uhhhh $70 roses?! Ain’t nobody got time for that. Do you know how many dozens of roses you can get at Whole Foods for $70 plus the delivery fee?? 7 DOZEN ROSES if you buy the deal on the double dozen!! So make it easy on yourself and do a diy bouquet. What woman wouldn’t love to walk in to her kitchen and see not one dozen, but a few? Another thing I love is holiday decor. Never underestimate the statement a few balloons or a little banner can make. I love companies like Shop Studio Pep to bring holiday inspo to life like I did here. I got the balloons from them as well as the little XOXO banner. Or you could make it yourself. I also LOVE my letter board from Letterfolk. You can switch out the letters to make it say whatever you want! This is also the perfect Valentines Day gift!!

Another thing I LOVE to do to make the day easier is to buy premade desserts. Yes from scratch is from the heart, but so is picking up the phone and dialing in to Sprinkles Cupcakes. Or you can do what I did here and buy a pre made brownie mix and add that special touch by baking them in heart shaped ramekins.

Short Set: Zimmerman // Duster: Brown Allen

Ok now for a couple easy gift ideas. So HERE is a YouTube video on what to get your lover for this special day, but below are a couple shots of my favorite easy ideas from the video. I LOVE the underwear subscriptions from MeUndies! It’s Kyle’s favorite gift I’ve ever given him he says. You get a new pair of what ever style underwear you want(men or women) each month and the design is a surprise! These high end underwear are typically $24 but with the subscription are only $16. And then I love Shutterfly for free prints! I got TONS of prints in all sizes for Kyle and I for FREE with the app, I just paid around $20 for shipping and handling. But for what I ordered, I felt that was a steal. I then place them in a photo album or frame for a sweet personalized gift.

Sweater: Spiritual Gangster 

And last but NEVER EVER EVER least…beauty. Now you can watch a thousand of my YouTube vids on whatever makeup look you want to recreate at home, but lets talk hair…because we can’t get that hair Valentines ready without going to a salon right…WRONG!! Let me introduce you to my new favorite products to freshen your color and hair between salon visits from dpHue.  So this line is a game changer in the world of at home hair care…especially for a blonde. The further I get away from a fresh color the brassier my hair gets. Throwing something on there to tone it has always helped but I could never find the right product that worked, or didn’t dry out my hair, until I found this line. So they have the Cool Blonde Shampoo that’s what I use first as I would use a normal shampoo, then I follow that up with the Cool Blonde Conditioner. I LOVE these products for blondes!! And I’ve included them in the post because of course, a fresh beautiful head of hair is super important for Valentines Day prep and to make it easy, you can now do this at home.

When I’m not using the Cool Blonde shampoo and conditioner I love dpHUE’s Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, which I follow up with their Leave In Hair Therapy. It makes my hair so soft and since my hair is baby fine and fragile, that leave in hair therapy helps with detangling, protecting it from heat, restoring the ph balance and soooooo much more. You should REALLY check these products out for easy V-Day prep, but also just in general! Here are all these products below…

So you see?? Valentines Day can be made a little easier! I mean, it’s all about the love anyways right!? So I hope you guys loved this blog post and feel free to share it with your friends and loved ones to help them prep for the big day!! Thanks so much for reading!! All the products are linked below:

Photos By: Lindsey Grace at Wild Native

This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own and all products are ones I love and use.

Want to see my faves from our engagement shoot?! Well I thought it was about time…see the outfits linked at the end as well as a video I put together on how to style the perfect engagement shoot.

 

My Gold Dress: Nicole Miller

My White Dress: Zimmerman

My Sequin Blazer: IRO

My Black Dress: Monrow

Photos By: Chloe Wen

And I also did a video on how to style the perfect engagement shoot on my YouTube channel!! Check that out here! And thanks so much for reading!!

 

You know I love my city…and especially during Christmas!! Nashville comes alive during the holidays! So I partnered with the Music City Marketplace and Visit Music City to bring you some fun gift ideas all from local businesses. A few other bloggers participated as well. I’ll link them below. So basically what we did was curate a stocking.  We each chose our own favorites and our stockings runneth over. Here are shots of my picks and I’ll be sure to let you know what each item is and the price…but the best part is…you can get all of this at the Music City Marketplace! The most precious store filled with local goods in the heart of Nashville. Here are my favesssss….

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Wink Wink Paper Co. Nashville Print // $36.00

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The Greatest Album Covers of All Time book // $19.95

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Aviate Brand BNA Hat // $35.00

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Marble Guitar Cheesboard // $30.00

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Studio Vertu Handmade Nashville Coaster // $10.99

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Hummingbird Factory Hello Tea Towel // $15.00

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Hummingbird Factory Hello Tea Towel // $15.00

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Paddywax 8oz Apothecary Candle in Sea Salt & Sage // $19.00

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Nisolo Lori Tote in Oak // $158.00

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Seraphine Designs Pyrite 14K Gold Plated Bracelet // $225.00

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DCXV Industries White I Believe in Nashville Unisex Tee // $24.99

So I hope you love my local finds!! Also I want to shout out the awesome local photographer who shot these pics for me, Amy Richmond. She shoots really awesome polaroids as well. She’s so cool! And thanks to the TN Textile Mill who made the stockings for us. Also check out the other bloggers’ features on their site if you want to see some more!! Thanks for reading! All the places and bloggers linked below.

The Curated Stocking Participating Bloggers:

· Beth Sachan of Eat.Drink.Smile

· Laura Lea Goldberg of LLBalanced

· Kelly Henderson of Velvet’s Edge

· Landyn Hutchinson of Living With Landyn

· Greta Hollar of GretaHollar.com

And to visit these awesome places in our city here are their links:

Visit Music City click HERE

Music City Marketplace click HERE

Music City Marketplace’s Instagram click HERE

 

Sweatshirt: Wildfox (20% off)

DO NOT MISS THIS DAY!! If you are shopping online at all this holiday season, you will get the craziest deals of the year today only! Do yourself a favor and check out my finds her and my top sites to go to. Here are some things you can’t miss…

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Sweater: Wildfox // Jeans: Rag and Bone

The bow sweater that broke the dang internet. I love a holiday sweatshirt more than anyone in the United Sates of America and this is my favorite this year. Here are the others I’m loving now and with the cyber Monday sale on Shopbop you’ll get 20-25% off!

And now for another one of my favorites. You know the lace camis I wear all day er’day…well they’re ally 30% OFF!!!! So not miss these. Yes they’re pricey for a cami but when you get one you’ll see why they’re so high. They’re perfect with jeans or with a holiday skirt! Here’s my favorite one for holiday.

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Cami: Cami NYC (30% off) // Belt: Gucci // Jeans: Rag and Bone (20% 0ff) // Shoes: Steve Madden

Get these things stat if you’ve been eyeing them. You will not find a better deal all year…I promise. And lastly. The Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots that I have in 3 colors are 40% OFF HERE!!!

My other favorite sites with sales!

Cami NYC: HERE

Code: CYBERCAMI 30% off sitewide

Flare Jeans: HERE
Code: GOBIG16

Baublebar: HERE
Code: SAVE35 for 35% off 2 or more items

Chicwish: HERE
Code: BLK25

Shopbop: HERE
15-25% off with code: GOBIG16

Tarte: HERE
Code: 25% off with code WKEND
Neimans: HERE
Code: GC4YOU for 15-40% off
Saks: HERE
40% off Designer and earn a giftcard up to $750 with code CYBER16
Bergdorf: HERE
40% off designer

Don’t miss today…shop it like it’s hot.

Photos by: Chloe Wen

 

 

 

 

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