Hello and Happy Friday!  Any fun plans this weekend?  Tom’s football team has their first scrimmage of the season I’ll attend tonight.  Then we’re launching BodyPump 106 at my local gym Saturday morning, get ready for an intense release!  The past few weeks since we last checked in for a Friday Favorites I’ve had the chance to try a few new products in Skincare, new Protein Bars and other food and fitness favs.

FRÉ Skincare

I was recently sent the 123 FRÉ Set which includes a protect me moisturizer with SPF 30, purify me hydrating facial cleanser, and revive me deep replenishing serum.  The three step routine is designed to create a clear complexion and healthy glow.  And is made to combat exercise and sweat induced skin damage such as breakouts, dehydration, and signs of aging.  I’m usually pretty good about washing my face immediately after a workout.  But in the Summer months I sometimes find myself sweating if I just walk from the car to the store.  I’ve only been using FRÉ for a few weeks, but I do enjoy the fresh feeling and my skin feels super hydrated.  If you want to try FRÉ for yourself visit this Instagram Post to find out how you can save 25% off your order.

 FRÉ Skincare

Recent Reads

We only have one week left of Summer break before teachers return to work, boo!  I’ve been soaking up all the relaxation time by the pool and shared a few of my favorite reads so far from the Summer in this post.  I just finished The Girl Before which was a great suspense book about two girls that lived in the same house and dated the architect that designed it.  The book follows their story to uncover the mystery of the girl he dated before each of them.  Another great suspense book I enjoyed was The Woman in the Window.  And if you’re looking for a lighter read I also finished When Life Gives You Lululemons which is by the author of The Devil Wears Prada and is Emily’s story after Runway.  I would highly suggest all three!

The Girl Before

New Quest Maple Waffle Protein Bar

I’m a sucker for anything maple flavored!  While These Maple Waffle Quest Bars don’t beat CCCD and Birthday Cake in my opinion, they weren’t too bad. I think Tom enjoyed them more than me, so he’ll probably finish the box we were sent to try.  I find that I can’t always finish a whole bar either and will sometimes just have a half and my stomach feels satisfied.

Quest Maple Waffle Bar

Food and Fitness Week in Review

Did you check out last weeks Food and Fitness Week in Review?  Each week I share our menu and my workouts from the previous week to give you some meal and workout inspiration.  This Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Mousse Pie was the star of the show last week.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mouse Pie

Healthier Peach Crisp

Switching gears to a healthier dessert.  My recipe for a Healthier Peach Crisp was published on Pure Taste Recipes last week.  It’s made with simple and better for you ingredients and of course the fresh and juicy peaches.  The perfect Summer dessert in my opinion.

Fresh Peach Crisp

That’s it for me today, thanks for reading and I hope you have a great weekend!

Linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five.  And Heather for Friday Favorites.  Enjoy your weekend and be sure to read previous Friday Favorites posts here.

Questions of the Day:

What’s your favorite Skincare line?

What are you currently reading?

Any fun plans this weekend?

4 Comments on Skincare, New Protein Bars, and other Friday Favorites

  1. MCM Mama Runs
    August 17, 2018 at 7:20 pm (2 months ago)

    I use Beautycounter for my skin. It’s really helped me not break out as much this summer, which is a total win. That pie looks AMAZING. I need it NOW.

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm (2 months ago)

      I’ve heard great things about Beautyconter, but haven’t tried any of the products for myself. And go make the pie NOW! It was so good!

      Reply
  2. Fairytales and fitness
    August 19, 2018 at 12:58 pm (2 months ago)

    I’ve read 6 books this summer, which is more than I’ve read in a long time!

    Thanks for linking up with us.

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      August 20, 2018 at 3:34 pm (2 months ago)

      That’s awesome! Which was your favorite?

      Reply

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