Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season!


Girls Under PRessure

PS 12 days to Re-Launch!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Won't You Join Us?

To our Under PRessure Readers...

You are cordially invited to our blog re-launch to celebrate our two year blog-a-versary!

We will be re-launching on January 6th, 2014 at 11am with a few aesthetic updates and exciting new features and series.

Won't you join us? We're thrilled about the update and cannot wait to share all of our new ideas with you, especially on the heels of graduation. 


Your Girls Under PRessure

Friday, December 6, 2013

Lip Service: December

As future PR people, it's super important to prep our pouts so we can confidently pitch and promote clients! Check out our top lip product picks this month!

Elise's Pick:

So December is holiday party time, which is also a really incredible time to rock a red lip. Or a nude lip. I go for both depending on a) how sparkly I feel like being and b) mostly just A. 

When I received this full-size ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick in Nearly Nude I knew it was going to be a favorite. Matte finish? Check. Smells like fruit punch? Check. Lasts all day? Check. Obviously it's perfect in more ways than one. 

This lipstick comes in seven magnificent colors, my favorites for fall/winter being: Nearly Nude (pictured), Stiletto (a vibrant red), and Smitten (a burgundy, with which I am, well, quite smitten). It's a well worth it $17. Indulge! It's the holiday season, after all!

Jasmine's Pick:
'Tis the season for a little shine, so my pick for this month is none other than C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine! Surely you have come to realize my fav way to protect and pamper my pout is with a minty (or Mentha) tingle.

Of course, aside from the delectable tingle, C.O. Bigelow Lip Shines also moisturize, which your lips will be begging your for in the blistery winter weather. And you can use this clear gloss to glam up your fav matte lipstick or stain for that upcoming holiday party. 

You can find C.O. Bigelow at Bath and Body Works, and it will only set you back $8. However, you get a half-ounce tube (decent size) and it's multi-purpose--totally worth in the investment.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Frosh Perspective: Avoiding the Dreaded "Freshman 15"

Angelina Truchan is a freshman at Wayne State University who plans to major in public relations. She hopes to share a bit of her year and her perspective with our UnderPRessure readers. This month, she puts a focus on fitness. With the holidays looming, it is important to at least try to keep in shape. But, working out is also a great way to increase productivity and studies show that consistent exercise improves grades! So get ready to begin a killer regimen for your body & brain with Angelina's tips!


I’m sure many, if not all of you, have heard of the terrifying “freshman 15” before. It is thought that in entering college, freshmen have the likely chance to gain around 15 pounds the first year due to added stress of adjusting to a new schedule and less time to work out. Also, if you happen to move out of your house when entering college you lose the advantage of a healthy, homemade meal daily. That being said, I’ve decided to write about this scary topic and help all my fellow freshmen out in avoiding the “freshman 15!” I am an avid lover of health and fitness so I hope that some of my tips and new things that I try will help all of you!

I try to work out every day. Although this would be the ideal case scenario, balancing school and work has caused my normal work-out routine to suffer a bit. Getting in the gym at least 3 times a week has become a habit of mine and I encourage you all to do so. I promise your mood for the day can be improved simply by waking up an hour or two earlier than usual and getting in a good work out. Honestly, it is the cheapest form of therapy.

Below is an example of one of my regular routines. Try it out! Interval training is, in my opinion, the most efficient way to improve stamina and burn the most calories. BYE, BYE “FRESHMAN 15!”

  1. 0-5min. STRETCH! SUPER important. This will help you avoid soreness and not give you an excuse to miss the next day’s work out!
  2. 5-15 min. Elliptical l at an intensity of 15
  3. 15-25 min. Weight training (TIP: it is best to weight train
  4. 25-35 min.
    • Walk 2 min. (2.5 incline – 3.4 speed) in between segments of cardio. Your work out will be much more intense.)
    • Run 2 min. (2.5 incline – 6.0 speed)
    • Walk 2 min. (13 incline – 3.0 speed)
    • Run 2 min. (2.5 incline – 6.0 speed)
    • Walk 2 min. (13 incline – 3.3 speed)
  5. 35-45 min. Weight training
  6. 45-60 min. Stair Master
  7. 60-65 min. Bike/Cool Down

I hope you all enjoy this work out as much as I do!