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lululemon Markdown Lowdown (3/21/19)

I’m part of the lululemon collective and will receive a commission if you make a purchase through the links below.

Here are my top must-haves from this week’s new markdowns:

Women’s

  • Energy Bra Long Line in Azurite Poppy Coral Multi/Black: In my opinion, the Energy Bra is the most versatile sports bra in lululemon’s line of core sports bras. This Long Line version gives the feeling of extra support with a longer band & updated the lines of this classic bra. $58 -> $39
  • Tracker Short V 4″ in Azurite Poppy Coral Multi: One of the the most popular short styles every year, this is a must-buy anytime a color/pattern gets marked down. Especially early in the season. What’s better than getting shorts before summer and on sale AND with a matching (also discounted) bra?! $58 -> $39
  • So Sherpa Hooded Jacket in Heathered Silver Spoon: The large bell-shaped sleeves on this make it more interesting than other oversized, fuzzy hoodies. Black and Garnet colors are also marked down! $148 -> $99
  • Still Mind Crop 23″ in Black: The waistband on these is a throwback to the Astro Pants of 6 years ago, but the fabric is upgraded to the naked sensation and buttery soft Nulu (made famous by the Align Pants). The Interlink Ice Grey Black pattern is marked down too, but it’s white-backed, which isn’t my favorite as it tends to lighten the pattern when it gets stretched. (The longer, stirrup-pant version of these crops are marked down too.) $98 -> $69
  • Vinyasa Scarf *Rulu in Ringspun Denim Black White AND Heathered Gravity: If you don’t already have a Vinyasa Scarf, you’re seriously missing out. You can’t call yourself a true lulu-lemon-head without a couple of these in rotation. There are tons of YouTube videos touting the versatility of this scarf. I use mine anytime I travel – even if just as a blanket on the airplane. $48 -> $29

Men’s

  • Geo Knit Reversible Crew in Heathered Anchor/Heathered Light Cast This unique sweater’s reversibility makes it two for the price of one. The jacquard knit is blended with silk to add softness and is fully machine washable. $158 -> $99
  1. Mason’s Peak Flannel in Grey Sage: I love this shirt and I love this color. Ladies, I have this in a medium and wear it open over tanks all the time but it also looks great tied up in the front. $118 -> $99
  2. Sky Loft Jacket in Dark Olive/Mossy: (also pictured in Black/Obsidian) Reversibility is the name of the game today. This lightweight jacket is water-resistant, wind-resistant and filled with Primaloft® insulation. $198 -> $119
  • Conflux Long Sleeve in Grey Sage: This anti-stink long sleeve can transition seamlessly from workout to all day. The TENCEL® fabric will feel soft and cool against your skin. $78 -> $59
  • Division Track Pant *Online Only 32″ in Grey Sage/Ocean Mist: Track pants haven’t looked this good in a long time! $118 -> $79
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7 Products to Take You from Workout to Workday Without a Shower

We’ve all been there: You burned some calories, maybe PRed your deadlift or your 5K run, worked up a sweat and, in general, just proved you’re a badass workout machine. But now it’s time to get ready for work or that Tinder first date you’ve been stressing about all day, and you’re out of time. What do you do?

You can take your time in the shower, do your hair and walk into the office/restaurant a little late … your boss/date will understand right? Or you can try out a couple of my tips below. I’m the queen of extending blowouts – take it from me, these things work.

Disclaimer: Since deodorant and oral hygiene seem like no-brainers to me, I didn’t include them in this list. But you still have to use ’em, y’all. Just because they aren’t listed doesn’t mean they’re not necessary.

7. Moroccanoil Body™ Pure Argan Oil

This is the most expensive item on this list, but it’s also the most versatile; you can use this head-to-toe — hair, nails, skin. This pure argan oil is extremely rich in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. But no need to worry about that gross greasy feeling, it absorbs so fast! All you have to do is put a few drops in your hands and massage it into your face, over your body and smooth through your hair. You can mix it with a small amount of lotion for extra hydration as well. Fragrance-free and paraben-free.

6. Wet Brush Detangling Hair Brush

Although designed for use on wet hair, it works just as well detangling dry hair. I have thick hair and I tend to let it grow long, so having a brush that can handle my sweaty tangles is important! I discovered this brush about 2 years ago and it’s been a game-changer.

I use the classic version, but they also have paddle brushes, travel size, a couple “pro flex” versions and more – lots of options!

5. eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream

Just because you can’t shower doesn’t mean you can’t be smooth, ladies. It’s packed with natural shea butter, vitamins C & E and provides 24-hours of skin-softening moisture — it’s so moisturizing you can shave wet or dry! Plus, it’s enriched with aloe and oat extract to help prevent nicks and razor bumps. Paraben-free and Phthalate-free, just like all the products I recommend.

I like the Vanilla Bliss scent, but it also comes in Pomegranate Raspberry, Lavender Jasmine and Tropical Fruit.

4. Thayers Rose Petal Alcohol Free Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Facial Toner

I’m not a fan of long beauty routines (hence the list of products you can use to avoid showering), but a good facial toner isn’t something you can skip. The rosewater in this one helps soothe and restore dehydrated skin and works in tandem with the witch hazel to tighten pores and control oil production. Plus rosewater is also full of Vitamin C, which aids in collagen production, strengthening skin cells and fading blemishes/scars.

3. Drybar Detox Dry Conditioner

This Argan oil, mango butter and Tiare flower formula hydrates, smooths frizz, softens and detangles like a traditional conditioner, without the need to wash.

After working dry shampoo into my roots, I spray this from the mid-shaft of my hair all the way to the ends. I love how fresh my hair feels, looks and smells after using! I like the original scent (it has notes of jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla) without being overbearing.

As always, this product is free of paragons, sulfates and phthalates.

2. Goodwipes Hygiene Wipes

Take the traditional sink shower to a whole new level. They look and feel like baby wipes but do so much more. Not only are they 100% biodegradable and hypoallergenic, they’re made with natural tree tea oil, cooling peppermint, aloe and ginseng. I’m a big believer in essential oils (thanks to my chiropractor and my mother), so that’s a big plus for me! And no alcohol means you can use them as often as you want without drying out your skin (although you should probably actually shower every once in a while).

These wipes come in handy pretty much anytime you need to freshen up when there’s no shower in sight – on the road, between flights and during festival season. They come in a fresh, light scent, a lavender scent and a men’s cedar scent, to leave you feeling refreshed, revitalized and ready to tackle your day.

1. Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo

I’ve used a lot of dry shampoos in my life, and this is by far my favorite. It’s lightweight, effective and smells great! In a pinch, I’ll use other brands and I have a few on hand for emergencies, but this is my go-to. It absorbs oil without feeling heavy and leaves my hair totally soft-to-the-touch (important to me because I have a bad habit of messing with my hair a lot) and completely moveable. I love that there’s no residue or left-over evidence I’ve dry shampooed instead of washed my hair.

Just like the Drybar Detox Dry Conditioner, I use this in original scent.

Day 51: 60 min Just Ride

Still feeling fatigued despite taking a day off yesterday, so took it easy on the bike today.

Goal Check-In

GOAL: Hit my Apple Watch move goal of 800 active calories 45 out of 60 days starting Jan 16.
PROGRESS: 39/51

GOAL: Meet the Peloton Amplify Output Challenge goal of 3000kj and push my output to 7000kj for the month of March.
PROGRESS: 1,178kj

GOAL: Contribute 18 hours to the SweatySwarm vs XXL Tribe minutes challenge in March. 
PROGRESS: 3 hours + 40 minutes

GOAL: Ride 2019 miles this year #2019in2019
PROGRESS: 437.4
Jan = 150.1
Feb = 236.4
March = 50.9