Written by Jennifer Brix

10 Small Ways to Cut Calories Without Noticing


When people ask me about my weight loss, they often assume I’ve deprived myself of foods I love in order to drop pounds. However, I still enjoy “cheat foods” like cake and pizza in moderation.

In order to maintain my weight loss, I’ve learned more than a few ways to cut calories without making a dramatic difference in my day-to-day agenda. Check out ten tips below!

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Brix Mix: Delicious Body by Vi Shake Recipes for Weight Loss


Spring is here – which means bikini season is right around the corner.

Around this time of year, I like to start replacing one meal each day with a protein shake. Though Body by Vi is my meal replacement brand of choice, the recipes that I use may also be used with virtually any meal replacement product.

Check out a few of my weekly favorites below!

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The Many Amazing Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil

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It may be expensive – and it may have a rather unpleasant smell — but this little bottle works wonders. Don’t believe me? Check out four ways you I use tea tree oil below!


Though I no longer suffer from the acne of my middle school days, I still get the occasional pimple. My tea tree oil treatment remedies my pimple in a matter of hours, however. All I do is put a few drops of tea tree oil on a Q-tip and apply it directly to my pimple(s) before bed. Overnight, my pimple magically reduces in size.

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Have you ever noticed that tea tree oil is listed as a main ingredient in shampoos from brands such as Paul Mitchell, Organix and Herbal Essences? There’s a reason why.

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How to: Rock the Maxi Trend


Though fickle weather has plagued us for the past three months — with temps in the 70′s and 80′s all week long — it looks as though warm weather may finally be upon us.

This season I’m really loving extra-long hemlines à la the maxi trend!


Check out the below flix via Pinterest to see different ways to rock maxi-length dresses and skirts — and gather a little style inspiration in the interim.

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Brix Tips: Why Join


Have you ever considered joining a celebrity-endorsed, subscription-based online boutique? You know, the kind that offers footwear, jewelry items and/or handbags for a low cost each month?

Well, I’ve been a happy member of since 2012 – and I have an array of purses and pumps from the online boutique prove it!

Check out a few things to consider  before joining JustFab below.

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