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7

Feb

2016

Jillian Harris

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5 Lifestyle Tips To Simplify Your Life

This year, one of my main goals is to simplify all aspects of my life. Whether it be fashion, food, beauty or decor, I want to zone in on what matters most. I want to be able to reduce the daily fuss and stress that we put on ourselves when it’s not necessary. I hope that with doing so, I will be able to make more time for myself to do the things that I LOVE and haven’t been able to do before. I think by simplifying everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is a great place to start. Follow my 5 simple lifestyle tips below to help simplify your life.

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1. Consider Easy Layers | If you’re on the go, or are short on time when it comes to outfit selection, opt for clothing with built-in layers. Layering can help spruce up an otherwise dull outfit without much fuss or thought! Alternatively, simplify your jewelry to one classic staple piece like a gold watch.

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2. Count on a Bold Lip | To make a beauty statement with minimal effort, reach for your favourite lipstick or crayon to add a pop of colour. A bold lip allows for the rest of your make-up to be minimal and kept more neutral. Layer your lips using a lipbalm first to ensure they are not dry or chapped before applying your lipstick.

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3. Freshen Up | Don’t overcomplicate things when you’re in need of a quick, fresh boost! In any situation, whether a night out with friends or at a dinner party, simply pop in a stick of Excel Naturally Sweetened Gum for a fresh boost without sugar substitutes, artificial sweeteners and colours. Keep packs in your purse for easy access on-the-go.

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4. Decorate with Texture |  A simple way to make big impact in any room is by including elegant décor items for added texture. Keep it simple – to add dimension to any space, include a sleek mirror, or throw faux fur to add some interest to flat furniture.

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5. Sharing is Caring | When hosting your next dinner party, or a get-together with friends, consider creating small, sharing plates everyone can enjoy versus slaving over main courses. Keep it simple with classic favourites such as a nice charcuterie board, captain’s kale ceaser salad, and simple pasta dishes. Sharing plates are both a fun and simple way for any group to enjoy a bit of everything and allow for you to sit back and enjoy the party!

 

 

Do you have any other tips to simplify your life??? Share them with me in the comments below …

xo
Jilly

 

 

 

Thank you Excel for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own.

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  1. ken

    February 7th, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Wow that’s a lot of shots with Excel gum in the picture….

  2. Kel

    February 7th, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    How to simplify your life: buy Excel gum. Lol. ?

  3. thiscitylife

    February 8th, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    She never discloses her sponsored posts. Case in point.

  4. NT

    February 11th, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Excel in every shot, doesn’t make the post seem as genuine since she is getting paid for it. Who keeps gum in their back pocket?

  5. Jillian

    February 11th, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Hi Kel! It is a sponsored post and I did disclose it … I’m sorry that I can’t please everyone 🙁

  6. Katherine Lifestyle Blogger

    February 7th, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Love your jeans!

  7. KayB

    February 8th, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Wow, tons of Excel gum…

  8. Christina Welch

    February 8th, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Hey Jillian! Love this post 🙂 where did you get your jeans? They’re really cute!

  9. Cathy Claus

    February 9th, 2016 at 11:30 am

    some good points! and love the jeans too! source?

  10. jenny

    February 11th, 2016 at 8:59 am

    In other words…Excel paid you to do this.

  11. Julia

    February 11th, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I think calling this content “lifestyle tips that simplify your life” is a huge stretch. I was expecting something more “meaty” (no pun intended).

  12. mackenziew

    February 11th, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Love the post Jillian! I’m all about the bold lip and layering!

  13. twodozenroses

    February 13th, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Jillian works her balls off at tons of things, including a real job, so I don’t even care that she has sponsored stuff. It’s people like Andi Dorfman who annoy me, because she doesn’t have any real job at all. She’s only a product pusher, and comes off as tacky and desperate. Jillian is a sweetie pie.

  14. Love2Design

    March 11th, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Short and sweet, definitely going to layer more. Thanks Jillian!

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