In The Know: Make-up Artist Kerri Herlihy’s Winter Lip-Tip:

One of Boston’s most talented, award winning, and sought after make-up artists, Kerri Herlihy, shares much needed cold weather tips on how to take care of our lips:


Kerri Herlihy

Kerri Herlihy, photo:  Robert Hare Photography.


Kerri’s top 3 tips for soft winter lips:

Lush Lip Scrub
I have been hooked on these scrubs for years! They are made with castor sugar and organic jojoba oil to soften and smooth even the chappiest of lips.They have 3 tasty flavors in Mint Julip, Sweet Lips and Bubblegum, and can be licked off after exfoliating!
Lush Lip Scrub

Lush Lip Scrub

Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant:
Kerri’s latest lip scrub obsession, “While you cannot lick it off, it is super effective at ridding yourself of crusty chapped lips. I typically use this scrub at night before bed. Using small circular motions on the top and bottom lip, then removing with cool water. I then apply a small layer of carmex or aquaphor lip balm to help repair my dry lips while I am sleeping”.
DIY Lip Scrub:
Sugar is an amazing at home, natural lip scrub! When combined with Vaseline it is an amazing combo for super soft moisturized lips. You can add in (in a small bowl) almond oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, or olive oil. I use a baby toothbrush to apply and exfoliate. Using your fingers works well too! Give it a try!
Do It Yourself Lip Scrub

Do It Yourself Lip Scrub


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Fit Fashion Friday

It’s been a whole week and we have yet to come down from the clouds after our first Ms Fit photoshoot!  Our fit fashion story came to life with our amazingly talented team and the unique space we were lucky enough to take over. With the synergy of fitness and fashion becoming bigger than ever since the birth of our blog, we wanted to do something different and in true Ms Fit fashion, hand the reigns over to the people whose talent is immense and whom we couldn’t wait to share with you.

This Fit Fashion Friday is a shoutout to booty shorts. We love to hate them, but we hate that we love them so damn much! I mean, how hot are these??!



A tremendous thank you to our amazing team! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Photographed by: Joel Benjamin  Instagram: @joelbphoto

Model: Amber Shonts of Maggie, Inc.  Instagram: @ambershonts @maggieagency

Hair: Jana Rago  Instagram: @janarago

Makeup: Dani Wagener  Instagram: @daniwbeauty

Styled by Alisa @styleproductions

Location: Gymnastics Academy of Boston 


Top, American Apparel. Shorts, Daniela Corte (@danielacorte). Knee-High Socks, American Apparel. Sneakers, Barbara Bui available at GrettaLuxe (@grettaluxe).

In their BAGS: Fitness Instructor: Heidi Anderson

Boston Fitness Instructor, Heidi Anderson

Boston Fitness Instructor, Heidi Anderson


The beautiful, talented, and incredibly busy, Heidi Anderson, shares what is in her gym bag:

Don’t miss class with Heidi… she is a must:

In their BAGS: Fashion Designer, Daniela Corte

We’ve been trying to keep up with the ever fabulous fashion designer, Daniela Corte since the start of our blog. This fashion designer, mama, wife, fitness junkie, jet setter and health nut surely has a lot she packs into her day (starting at 5:00am for a work out), and surely has a lot she packs into her bag to run to work, a girl’s dinner or to NYC to meet her fave, Kelly Ripa.

We couldn’t wait to dig into her confection of a bag to see what goodies were stowed away…



How delicious is this Fendi bag? Drooling!


Daniela’s favorite key chain, a bear, a little reminder of her kids because she calls them “bear.” Her favorite lip balm with the most kissable case. The eye is a compact mirror, how cool? Fresh Sugar lip balm. Sisley lip gloss. Chanel shadow. Daniela Corte yellow cuff.

Just wait until we get into her gym bag…

Christie Melene Kent’s THREE SIMPLE THINGS:

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 Jewelry designer, Christie Melene Kent, shares her Three Simple Things that add a little joy to her day:


Candles- I start every morning lighting one, taking a moment for myself before my mind and surroundings become filled with chaos.  Meditation can be difficult at first, even intimidating.  Lighting a candle is a centering, calming practice.  The best days are those when I’m the first to rise and catch the sunrise simultaneously. 
Green Juice- It makes me especially happy when someone else whips them up or cleans the juicer.  However, I’m willing to wash & chop to get some of the green goodness my body craves.  Nothing beats the blend of jalepeno, lemon, ginger, romaine, cilantro, celery and pear.
Books- Yes, the good old paper ones. There’s no better way to bring closure to your day, no matter what has crossed your path.  Even if time is limited, a short dose of positivity will suffice.  Miracles Now by Gabrielle Bernstein & A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson offer passages anyone can make time for.  Keep them on your bedside table, as a constant reminder. 


After a pretty hectic day today, I finally got home, I looked at my kitchen island and sitting there were freshly cut roses that I had just bought, and I just smiled… like a really insanely huge smile.  That got me thinking, with everything we have going on in our lives, with kids, with work, with family and all that other stuff in between, sometimes, it’s just the simplest things that can make us smile and be happy. Don’t you think?

Here are my Three Simple Things…


Fresh cut garden roses~ Nothing beats the elegant look and smell of garden roses. They’re not always the easiest rose to find, but when I do, I buy about 3 bouquets because I just can’t get enough. Their aroma fills up the entire kitchen and reminds me of my rose bushes in the summertime. Ahhh, summer!

Lemons~ Yes, lemons make me happy. Their smell and their bright color make me think of summer too. And maybe one day I’ll have a lemon grove so I can pick my own for my morning lemon water and lemon yogurt cake. Yummmm…

Red Lipstick~ I can’t get enough of red lips. Just something about this color makes the rest of my mediocre makeup job look that much better and it matches with everything I wear. The one I’m loving now is Nars, Annabella.

              When it’s the simple things make you happy, it’s that much simpler to be happy.

Follow-up on Crystals How to Program them!

The Power Of A Talisman

As a follow-up to our last post, I wanted to share this great how-to on programming your crystal  by Monte Farber and Amy Zerne:

Crystals can receive and hold your intentions. This is called “programming.” The term is used because the process is similar to computer programming: Intentions are energy thought forms like visions, wishes, hopes and affirmations, powered by practice and belief.

The first step is to choose a clear intention, such as feeling peaceful, creating abundance or attracting more love into your life. Focus on the purpose of your wish and the end result you would like. Place the crystal against your brow, between your eyes. (This is where your powerful and intuitive third eye is located.) Close your eyes and go inside the crystal to create a personal thought form. Visualize the end result in your third eye. See it, say it and feel it to make it real.

See the colors, hear the sounds and experience the emotions of your wish. When it feels real, breathe the vision into your crystal, then open your eyes. The vision vibration will be stored in the crystal until it is purposefully cleared out.

Here are specific instructions for the best results to program a crystal.

Step One: Sit down with your crystal in a place where you’re not likely to be disturbed. Get comfortable.

Step Two: Hold the crystal in your dominant hand (right hand if right-handed, for example) and clear your mind of anxious thoughts. Breathe deeply and slowly. Start to focus on your intention for the programming of your crystal.

Step Three: Focus by repeating a mantra of descriptive words aloud. For instance, if you want to program your crystal to bring focus for an important project, repeat the words, “I need more focus for this project,” over and over again. A whisper is fine, or you can repeat your mantra in your mind’s eye.

Step Four: Repeat your intention as you place your other hand over your crystal to lock the vibrations in.

Step Five: Continue to repeat your intention while holding the crystal cupped in both hands, and until it feels as though the crystal has accepted the programming fully.

Step Six: Open your hands and thank the crystal. To access the programming, simply hold and rub the crystal and ask for its programming to be released whenever you need, or until you clear the crystal for your next intention.

Our Little Tip for Keeping our Energy and Motivation Up: Crystals




Happy New Year Ms Fits!  We wanted to share our unique tip to help keep you motivated toward reaching your New Year goals….Crystals. Crystals have been used throughout history for their healing and energy capabilities and were considered sacred in many ancient civilizations. It would take the span of many books to cover crystals, the hundreds of different types, and their many uses, roles in traditions and rituals, place in healing and meditations, history, and the many different beliefs that surround their “powers,” so for simplicity I am just going to share a few of my favorites types (specifically the ones that just may help support new goals for 2016).  Wearing or carrying crystals is a very simple tool for adding a little positive boost to your energy and motivation!
I have had quite a few impactful experiences with crystals and now they are always around me. In the years since incorporating them into my life, I seem to continually meet many new “crystal people” and healers, and it is so fascinating what I have learned from them, specifically how differently people’s reactions can be to different stones. For example, some people will feel a heat, others will feel a coolness, vibrations, exaggerated heaviness, etc.. I even met a woman from New Zealand whose crystals shattered after they were done “doing their job” of removing negative energies. Many healers claim the crystals choose you, not the other way around. There is even a crystal for increasing fertility, like the chrysanthemum crystal (I have given this one to so many of my friends trying to get pregnant. Warning: So far, all have had babies).  I have also heard this many times, crystals seem to have a way of disappearing or moving on to other people that need them.


Crysanthemum Cyrstal

Crysanthemum Cyrstal

I know this might sound a little odd or new age to some, but crystals are simply known to have higher vibrations that work to boost energy, heal, increase spiritual connectedness, and help release negativity. My house is covered in them, I wear them a lot, I always seem to have a few on me.  I also have a crystal essence that was made for me by a dear friend that I spray everywhere. I use them in hopes to surround my family with positivity and create a space in my home with a healing “pure” energy. You can easily create this by placing quartz crystals in the four farthest points in your home (creating a energy parameter).

There are hundreds of crystals, but here are just a few for healing, to boost energy, motivation, and help release negative energy:

Carnelian Stone

Carnelian Stone

Carnelian Stone –  This is a power and motivation stone. Increase physical energy, ambition, and drive.  Said to bring a surge of life force and boost creative energies.  Supports courage, strength, vitality, increases enthusiasm. Helps to awaken one’s talents and aids in moving forward on a new path. The carnelian stone is considered a career stone and great to carry on you during interviews. Also protects against negative energies.


Golden Apatite

Golden Apatite

Golden Apatite – Increases motivation and builds up energy reserves. The yellow Apatite crystal is used for mental clarity, improved will power. Also said to increase creativity, confidence, aids in manifestation of one’s dreams, and even used to stimulate the metabolism for weight loss.



Red Jasper – Increase physical energy, vibrancy, and vitality. Said to enhance strength and energy and useful in generating muscle tissue, can enhance the effects of exercise. Overtime, Red Jasper can increase the amount of Chi, or energy force, in one’s energetic field.


Sun Stone

Sun Stone

Sun Stone – This is another energizing stone, stimulating leadership and will. It carries the light and happy energy of the Sun. Physically said to increase metabolism, digestions, and vitality. Sun stone can kindle the fire of leadership within those who carry or wear it. It is also a very healing stone of personal power, strength, and to bring in blessings.


Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz

Quartz (clear) – Amplification of one’s intentions, used for healing, cleansing, clearing of negative energies. Can assist in any type of healing, and generating prosperity. Also used to amplify the energies of other stones.