Sunday, April 21, 2013

FOTD: Face of the Day

Real quick Sunday post, Face of the Day! Today I had a crazy day at work so I didn't get to plan and take pictures for another post that I'm working on. 

Urban Decay's Naked palette:

  • Toasted, all over the lid
  • Darkhorse, in the crease
Maybelline's Mega plush mascara
Revlon Color stay liquid eyeliner

theBalm's nude tude palette:
  • Sleek, on the waterline


Rimmel's Stay Matte powder
Rimmel's Airy Fairy lipstick
MAC's blush in Melba

I hope you had a wonderful Sunday and it was less crazy than mine! ;)

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Oh! and that's my natural crazy hair that I get to deal with every morning. ha! 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Fitness Friday: Why Nike Free's weren't for me.

As you may or may not know, I've become an avid runner. I love to run, running is my safe place. I bought myself these shoes about 3 months ago and in the beginning I loved them. They are extremely light, and when I say extremely, I mean extremely. They are very breathable which I loved too. I'd have an actual pictures of my shoes, but they are muddy and not very cute as they are 3 months old and I've already had to buy new shoes, these are the exact same shoes that I have though, same color and everything.  

I've seen pictures of these shoes everywhere, I bought them because they were on sale so there was my first major no-no. I run about 6-8 miles a week, and they were awesome with that. Then I started trail running 4.5 miles a stretch and I did that twice a week. 

First reason why they didn't get on with me, they gave me shin splints really bad. If you don't know what that is here's a quick description straight from google: Acute pain in the shin and lower leg caused by prolonged running, usually on hard surfaces-- Basically a deep sometimes throbbing pain in the shins while and after running. I always stretch so it wasn't that. The shin splints started before I started trail running. Basically the little support the shoe was giving me, was gone. 

I have a generally normal stride, don't step on the outer sides more or anything; generally pretty straight. I'd know because when I got my new shoes I went to somewhere that knew what they were doing. 

Second reason they didn't get on with me, they only lasted 50 miles or so. I started off easy into my running maybe a mile at a time. Then upped it to 2-3 and so on. So 3 months later and I hit 50 miles including my rest weeks because of the shin splints. A good pair of running shoes should typically last you about 250-350 miles. These shoes only lasted me about 50. 

What I believe Nike Free's would be good for:

  • Aerobics
  • Weight lifting
  • Basic gym activities 
  • Other things besides straight running

They would be a good pair of gym shoes if you go to the gym and do other things besides treadmill. I'll still use them, just not for running. 

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

My MAC Lipstick collection!

I personally believe that MAC has made a name for themselves based on their lipsticks. I'm not a MAC hoarder and I don't believe that MAC is above all else. These five lipsticks are my entire MAC lipstick collection--excluding silly which you can see here-- Their lipsticks used to be 14 dollars and now they are 15 dollars but I bought all of these at 14. Still quite a bit for lipstick, but I believe that it is worth it with MAC so I shell it out!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Get to know me: The Beauty Blogger Tag!

I was just checking my blogger feed and saw Emily Noel had posted this tag. I thought it seemed fun enough, so I thought I'd give it a go! 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Swatched: MAC's Silly

Hey guys! You may recognize this from my last blog post of the things that I have bought recently. It's MAC's lipstick in Silly! When I went to my MAC counter looking for this lipstick I had no idea that it was Limited Edition and had recently come out. I just saw it on Instagram and I decided I had to have it. Silly is a bright pink Matte lipstick that is part of the Fashion sets collection. It also had a lip liner, eyeshadow, lip glass, and a nail polish. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Whoops! ;)

Whoopsie! I went a little crazy in the mall over the past week. I have been feeling a little down, and I guess that I went shopping to compensate; BUT I scored some really good things. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Love of the moment: B&BW Aromatherapy SLEEP Body wash

Hey guys! I picked this up awhile ago when B&BW was doing their spring reset so they marked down a lot of their product. This bad boy was only 5 dollars so I was all over it. It's from their Aromatherapy line and it's called: Sleep Black Chamomile. The bottles description is: This renewing body was contains bamboo charcoal extract to help detoxify before sleep while an aromatherapy blend of essential oils helps you sleep well. I love the packaging on all the aromatherapy products in B&BW because the bottles are clear and whatever color you see is the actual product. Sleep is actually a shimmery black body wash that smells absolutely amazing. The smell is very calming and it's not too in your face. It definitely smells of chamomile. The scent doesn't linger too long on your skin, it's not harsh at all, and makes my skin soft. 

I hope that they bring these products back this year as I will definitely be getting more if they do! Even for the 13 dollar price tag on the bottom of this bottle. I love this stuff!

Thank you for reading!

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Lush bath: A French Kiss.

Hey guys!
 A little while ago I showed you what I purchased from LUSH and I used one of the bubble bars recently. 
This little guys name is 'A French Kiss'. Quoted directly from their website: There are a few ways one can French kiss. At LUSH we like to keep it clean by French Kiss-ing in a luxurious bubble bath. (If you like it Dirty we suggest you have a shower.) The fresh herbal fragrances of lavender, rosemary and thyme with essential oils from the hills of sun-soaked Provence go into our swirly love letter inspired by the warmth and beauty of the French countryside. It's even topped with a sprig of lavender. Lay back and relax into serene purple waters and soak up all of its relaxing benefits. On the website it looks more purple but the one that I bought in the store was more of a pink. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Wishlist!

If you are a long time follower of this blog then you know that I used to do this once a month. I'd tell you what I was lusting over usually at Sephora. Since I have been gone for so long it's kind of just gone away, but this lusting has not; so here it is! Back with a vengeance, my wishlist!

Monday, April 1, 2013

NOTD: Sonia Kashuk, Color Club, L'oreal

Hey guys! Today's NOTD is using L'oreal's Haute couture red(470), Sonia Kashuk's Taunting Teal (14) and Color club's Hot couture(875). How funny is that? Two polishes with almost the exact same name. I didn't even realize that!
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