Fitness Friday – The Killer Lower Abs Workout

Plank {60 seconds}
– Hold a plank for 60 seconds.  Your shoulders should be directly over your wrists,           tummy tight, thigh bones rolled in.

Russian Twist {40 reps}
– Sit and hold your legs at tabletop. Using a weighted ball or dumbbell, twist your body from left to right.  Try to touch the weight to the floor on every twist.

Lower Abs Pulse Ups {20 reps}
– Put your legs straight up and using your lower abs, pulse up.  Your feet should be flexed, like a string is on the bottom of your shoes pulling you up toward the ceiling.  For support, place your hands on your lower back.

Block Exchange {12 reps}
- I am stealing this move from my yoga routine. :)  Taking a yoga block place it between your shins.  Laying down, extend your arms over head.  Lift up (shoulder blades off the ground), take the block from your shins then go back down with the block in your hands.

Toe Touches {30 reps}
- Lay on your back and put your legs straight up. By pulsing up, touch your toes.  Try not to let your shoulder blades touch the ground.


Tag @OnPointImage in your gym selfie on instagram for a little motivation. :)

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OnPoint! Beauty | Why you need to use an eyeshadow primer…

OnPoint! Beauty | Eyeshadow Primer

Eye shadow primer gives shadow STAYING POWER.  It helps shadow adhere to the eyelid and stay in place.  It prevents creasing and smudging – also, allowing your look to stay longer.

Primers come in different shades in order to blend with different skin tones.  However, white primer is often used to make eyeshadow shades appear more vibrant. Primer pulls pigment out of shadows intensifying color.

How do you apply primer?
– Smooth a small amount of eyeshadow primer to the entire lid – try to get as close to the lash line as possible.
– Use a concealer brush to blend evenly
– Let the eye shadow primer set for a minute or two before applying eye shadow

OnPoint! Beauty | Top Lip Plumpers

OnPoint! Beauty | Top Lip Plumpers

OnPoint! Beauty | Top Lip Plumpers

Every beauty wants fuller lips without the sting of botox.  Here are my top 3 favorite lip plumping products -

(1) NYX pump it up lip plumper – This NYX and the quality of their products.  This lip plumper is incredible!  It gives a subtle tingling sensation that enhances your lips natural color and shape.
(2) Laura Mercier lip plumper – I love this product in Bronzed Berry.  It’s a versatile shade that is subtle enough for the office but spunky enough for a night out.  This product will leave your lips with a hint of tingle while still feeling super soft.
(3) Dior lip maximizer – this is the best lip gloss/plumper ever! The price is a little outrageous but this product is a complete trifecta.  It leaves your lips shiny, tingly and full!

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Oscar de la Renta | A Designer, An Icon & A Gentleman

Oscar de la Renta the man known for dressing socialites and Hollywood stars for the last four decades has passed.  He was 82 years old.

He died Monday evening at his home in Connecticut surrounded by friends, family and several dogs. De la Renta’s specialty was creating fabulous evening wear designs.  He was know for voluminous skirts, dramatic lines, and rich colors.

His most recent work was seen on Amal Alamuddin – the stunning Oscar de la Renta wedding dress was worn when she married George Clooney.  Hillary Clinton wore a gold de la Renta to the inaugrual ball in 1997 and on the red carpet, de la Renta’s designs have been seen on Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts, and Penelope Cruz to name a few.

Here are a few of my favorite red carpet looks by the incredibly talented, Oscar de la Renta….

Jessica Alba at the 2013 Golden Globes

Jessica Alba at the 2013 Golden Globes


Carrie Underwood, Billboard Music Awards (2012)

{OnPoint! Beauty} Splurge vs. Steal

{OnPoint! Beauty} Splurge vs. Steal


Happy Monday, Lovelies! Today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite beauty products and how you can get the same quality product at half the price! And who doesn’t want to create their favorite makeup looks at a fraction of the cost?
First up >>> Foundation Setting Powder || The beauty of translucent powder is that it keeps your foundation in place, while giving you matte look and absorbing excess oil.  NARS, Make Up For Ever, and MAC have some of the best setting powders on the market – however, the translucent powder by e.l.f. is more than comparable to the quality of the higher price brands.

e.l.f. Translucent Powder ($6)

NARS Translucent cosmetic ($35)

Every girl’s best friend is (or should be) CONCEALER || MAC’s pro longwear concealer is amazing.  This lightweight concealer is buildable, providing medium to full coverage and giving a flawless matte finish.  You can pay four times less for the same effect with NYX concealer.

MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer ($20)
If you have never tried a cream color stick, you need to! Some of you might be intimidated by the consistency but the key to using a cream-based product is to blend, blend, blend!!  NARS makes one of the best all over color sticks and orgasm is an awesome color that works great for everyone.  Again, e.l.f. cosmetics has a great all-over color stick that creates a flawless, luminous finish.

Lastly, everyone girl needs an eyeliner that can make creating the dramatic winged liner look a breeze! Stila eyeliner marker glides on smooth and lasts for hours.  At half the price, the NYX Super Skinny Marker can do just the same.

NYX Cosmetics Eyeliner ($8)

Stila Eyeliner ($20)

OnPoint! Style | Top 10 Fall Wardrobe Must Haves

OnPoint! Style | Top 10 Fall Wardrobe Must Haves


(1) Draped Wool Coat | Phase Eight Wool Coat – We have all seen celebs such as Kim K West and Jessica Alba wearing the draped silhouette look.  This is the must-have coat for FW 14!!  I love this particular coat from HOF because it is a steal at < $200.

(2) The Fluted Mini | J Crew Fluted Skirt - The fluted mini skirt is a fabulous addition to your wardrobe.  Paired perfectly with a comfy sweater or crisp button up, it creates a fun fall look.  Another plus – you can wear this skirt with flats, pumps, tall boots, or booties.  Versatile, fun and flattering this skirt is a necessity. <3

(3) A Midi-Length Something | Ted Baker Ballet Skirt – Midi is the hottest length.  It must be a part of your fall wardrobe – this Ted Baker skirt is fun and flirty but also elegant and elongating.

(4) Skinnies | True Religion Skinny Jeans - Skinny jeans are not going anywhere so make sure you invest in a few pairs.  I love these TRs because they come in a dark wash which can easily be dressed up or down.

(5) The Statement Necklace | Banana Republic Statement Necklace – I have included this particular necklace in a few of my posts.  This really is a fabulous piece but any statement necklace will work.  I love how one piece of jewelry can take a look from day-to-night.  Be sure to invest in a few pieces.  Your wardrobe will thank you. :)

(6) A Fun + Neutral Scarf | Banana  Republic Scarves  – A scarf is the perfect way to complete any layering look.  BR has some fabulous neutral designs that can be paired with most any look in your wardrobe.

(7) The Ankle Bootie | ALDO Black Suede Bootie – Great for pairing with skinny jeans, a mini skirt or midi length dress – these booties will be the most versatile shoe in your wardrobe.

(8) The Over-the-Knee Boot | Jessica Simpson Beagan Over-the-Knee Stretch Boots – Elongating. Comfortable. Sleek >>> Three reasons why you need an over-the-knee boot.  I like this JS style but I also love the color! It is great for wearing with jeans or an all black look.

(9) A Pair of Suede Pumps | Jessica Simpson Claudette d’Orsay Pumps – What better way to celebrate fall than with a fabulous suede pump. I love that little something that suede adds to a look – it is classy and elegant.  This JS d’Orsay pump is available in two rich shades – however, if these are too bold for you a classic black suede pump will have the same effect.

(10) The Printed Dress | Ted Baker Candiss Opulent Bloom Print Dress - I am a firm believer in having a wardrobe that consists of 80%-85% solid and neutral pieces, with the remainder of the wardrobe being patterns, color, etc.  For FW 14, you definitely need to add a few fabulous prints to your collection.  I love this Ted Baker dress in Opulent Bloom Print – the classic silhouette keeps it simple and the print gives it just the right amount of drama.

{OnPoint! Beauty} THE 5 Must-Have MAC Eyeshadow Colors

{OnPoint! Beauty} THE 5 Must-Have MAC Eyeshadow Colors


I love MAC Cosmetics, especially their fabulous eye shadow.  I’ve tried TONS of other brands but I always come back to MAC. :) Here are my favorite FIVE MAC eye shadow colors that MUST be in your palette.  I love these shades because they are high pigment so a little bit goes a long way and they work beautifully with every eye color!
From Left to Right -
(1) Espresso

(2) Woodwinked

(3) Naked Lunch

(4) Shroom

(5) Vanilla

{OnPoint! Style} I’m looking for something in…Python

{OnPoint! Style} I'm looking for something in...Python


Your next purchase should be in PYTHON!! Whether it’s a sleek pair of pumps or a cuff to add some snake-y arm candy, your wardrobe calls for something with this fabulous print.  For those of you that are saying “no way, I am not bold enough to wear that,” my recommendation is start small – a piece of jewelry, mini clutch or a pair of flats.  Pair your python with a neutral tone or if you’re really feeling bold pair it with a color like eggplant or electric blue.
I would love hear about your latest python purchase.  So, please share!
Whitney Lauren

Diane Von Furstenberg dress
$365 –

Altuzarra pencil skirt

Coach shoes

Dolce Gabbana brown bag
$350 –

Coach bag

CC SKYE cuff bracelet

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