Summer Roadtrip Fun with Golden Island Jerky (+Giveaway)

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Summer’s not over yet and I am so excited to go on a road trip with my girlfriends this weekend! woohoo! This is a much needed break after taking so many classes and stress from work and home. It’s nice to have a mini getaway to recharge once a while.

I am almost done packing. I’ve packed a few active wear,swim wear,casual wear,underwear,personal hygiene stuff and some snacks to take it on the road. One of my favorite snacks is jerky from Golden Island Jerky.

Now let me tell you about Golden Island Jerky:

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Each handcrafted  piece of Golden Island Jerky is individually sliced and marinated, a unique industry process, and is made from high-quality premium cuts of beef and pork.

Golden Island is created from proprietary spice blends authentic to the brand’s Asian heritage and small-batch cooking methods. Pork Jerky is fire-grilled and beef jerky is kettle-cooked to maximize intense flavors and to create a moist,tender texture. Yum!

Golden Island Jerky is all natural,gluten free,made with no artificial ingredients and no added nitrates or nitrites of any kind.

Golden Island Jerky has 4 delicious flavors: Grilled Barbecue, Korean Barbecue,Sriracha,Kung Pao and Chili Lime.

My personal favorites are the  Korean Barbecue and the Sriracha. I haven’t tried the Chili Lime flavor yet (as it is a new flavor) but I will definitely try it

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Why I like Golden Island Jerky as my favorite road trip snack:

Convenient grab and go Golden Island Jerky is a perfect high protein road trip snack that offers intense flavors and tender texture, all without any artificial ingredients.

Golden Island Jerky offers satisfying and delicious road trip snacking options with intense flavors ranging from sweet to spicy. All made from high-quality cuts of beef and pork.

Being on the road for hours, for me it’s a perfect snack to have.

Where to buy them:

Golden Island is available at Costco Club stores on the West Coast, Ralph’s grocery stores in Los Angeles, Safeway and Albertson’s in Portland and at Golden Island is also available in West Coast Target Stores.

OR why not try Golden Island for free by entering the giveaway! Freebies! yay!

One lucky winner will receive a $365 worth AMAZING PRIZES:

  • 2 Packages of each variety of Golden Island Jerky (worth $65)
  • 4 Popular brand name, highly insulated rambler 18oz. (worth $160)
  • $100 Visa Gift Card for gas
  • Hiking Backpack (worth $40)

To enter, follow the instructions below and the more entries you send, the more chances of winning! What are you waiting for? join the giveaway now!

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This giveaway was facilitated by Golden Island Jerky. I was not compensated for this post but did receive free product samples. All opinions are my own.




Best Outfits For The Stylish Yogi

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Apart from filming their sessions, posting positive messages on social media and holding workshops and seminars all around the world, yoga instructors can also inspire others to start practicing by sporting some extraordinary yoga wear.

Die-hard fashionistas and couture laymen can both find their niche in the vast offer of comfortable and colourful yoga gear, such as widely popular yoga pants, harem pants and body-hugging tops.

Here are some foolproof suggestions on how to look sharp and feel great during your yoga practice:

Embrace unconventional options
Nowadays, more and more people are taking yoga classes, so we can see numerous renowned sites providing rich assortment of modern yoga gear, like Ryderwear. The main thing about cutting-edge look is opting for rarely seen designs, colours or patterns for your yoga ensemble.
Swap your classic black pants with forest green, vivid turquoise or fiery red variants featuring handy side pockets, lacy patches or Flashdance-inspired stirrup bottoms. Express yourself with a truly unique print and strut your stuff with pride in your favourite piece all day long.


Street style
Although some people may not know them by their name, they would easily pick it as one of their favourites for spring and summer season. Harem pants have been maintaining supremacy in the yoga wear-streetwear department, and with good reason.

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Their indisputable boho vibe has helped them infiltrate in the wardrobe of stylish yoga students and free-spirited people of all kind. From capris to full-length variations to comfy cut and funky prints, harems have everything a fashionable individual can ask from yoga attire.


This year is all about the custom feel and personalised choices. Yoga students and instructors can now select their clothing according to the effect they want achieve when they put it on. People can test out five different stages of yoga-wear compression: “naked”, held-in, relaxed, hugged or tight. This division is bound to suit a wide variety of yoga lovers.

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Yoga bag essentials
By browsing the bag content of our yoga instructor associate, we managed to single out the must-haves of every yoga bag. For starters, bring a change of clothes, a towel and a full water container. Follow it by a pair of quality headphones, a favourite essential oil blend and a hydrating tinted lip balm to keep your smackers plump and ready to hit the town after your session.

Styled Yogi Yoga bag essentials


Yoga types 101
Before embarking on a powerful journey of body and mind, it’s advisable to learn more about the yoga types in order to make an informed and most suitable choice. Some people may get confused by the number of different kinds of yoga, but the following short summary of 7 common types and some useful internet charts can speed up the decision:

Styled Yogi Yoga types 101


⦁ Anusara is yoga in its pure, sincere and accepting form, with a humorous twist. Students are encouraged to try their best, however imperfect that may turn out to be
⦁ Hatha is a physical type of yoga and one of the most commonly practices yoga kinds around the world. It’s one of the six original yoga branches which incorporates almost all poses of modern yoga variants
⦁ Iyengar is all about precision and strict sequences accomplished with the help of straps, harnesses and blocks
⦁ Kundalini yoga focuses on constant, fluid movements and the release of energy that’s compared to a serpent (hence Kundalini)
⦁ Prenatal yoga is a series of poses adapted for mothers-to-be that allows them to keep their muscle strength throughout their terms
⦁ Restorative yoga, as its name implies, is a type of practice that promotes deep relaxation with prolonged, simple poses
⦁ Yin is a meditative type of yoga of simple passivity which complements the more active yang types long sessions
Stylish outfits are easy to spot, and carefully selected yoga-wear can inspire new people to join in. Keep your confidence in check with some colourful, flamboyant clothing items.



Author BIO:
Sophia Smith is an Australian based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger, researcher and graphic designer. She has a great passion for yoga and living well. Sophia loves sharing meaningful content that educates and inspires people. She is regular contributor at High Style Life and Ripped.
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#FeelAmazingEveryday Banana Choco Peanut Butter Smoothie (+Giveaway)

Protein Shake/Smoothie is my ultimate on the go meal especially in the morning before going to the gym or to my class.

When #SweatPink (Fit Approach) and Amazing Grass offered me to try the product, I immediately said yes to the offer!

Amazing Grass Protein SuperFood is a plant-based protein and has 3 flavors: The Original,Pure Vanilla and the Chocolate Peanut Butter.

I received the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor and I absolutely love it! It tastes like peanut butter and smells like peanut butter. I love so much that I one time I ate it straight from the scoop!

It’s one of the tastiest and smoothest protein powders I’ve ever tasted.

Here I made a simple recipe for you to try. I used Chocolate Almond Milk for this because it tastes better than the original or vanilla almond milk.

Try and tell me what you think 🙂

Banana-Choco Peanut Butter Super Smoothie


  • 1 large Frozen Banana
  • 1 1/2 Chocolate Almont Milk
  • 1 scoop of Amazing Grass Chocolate Peanute Butter Protein Superfood


Put all the ingredients together and blend it until well blended.
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Giveaway Time!!!

I’ve partnered with Fit Approach and Amazing grass to give one lucky winner to receive and full size Protein Superfood Power with the flavor of their choice.

Simply follow the instructions below and the more entry to send,the more chances of winning. Good luck!

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