Thursday, May 24, 2012

NYX is on hautelook!

Woo! I'm going to try and find a nude lip combo for summer :]

NYX on hautelook

Happy browsing!

Lots of Love,

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Spring Beauty VoxBox!


I got the e-mail at the end of March saying I had been selected to receive Influenster's Spring Beauty VoxBox and I had been checking my mail everyday. I am so excited! This box was definitely full of goodies! In this post, I'll tell you everything that is in ^that box!

This first thing is by far in the top 3 of things I received - Sheer Cover concealer! I LOVE concealers, I can never get enough, and it's amazing. It's so creamy and blendable. Mine came in medium and it's perfect. I use it under my eyes and over some pigmentation on my face and so far... LOVE!

Next, I got a FULL SIZE Bath & Body Works fragrance mist in Japanese Cherry Blossom. I swear they were in my head when they made this box. This scent is my favorite permanent collection scent. I can see myself going through this quickly.

Next is a chapstick. Not just any chapstick, but an SPF 50 balm. Now, if you've ever felt the pain of sunburned lips, this is going to save your summer! I unfortunately have and I can't wait to wear this to the beach!

I also got an Aveno daily moisturizer. I love Aveno, it's a simple moisturizer and I love it. Now I have a backup :]

I also received Sally Hansen's Nail Effects... Cheetah print! I'm going to use it on my toes since I have gel nails. How cute for summer right?! Cheetah toes and flip flops? Adorable.

I gave 2 things to my mom because she uses them both! I got a soyjoy snack bar, and Dr.Scholl's ball cushions. She wears heels to work and swears by them, and I have her the bar because I can't have soy. But in any case, these are pretty good inserts to this box.

So that's all. I think it is an AMAZING box. And no, I'm not just saying that because I was picked to get this box. I really, really love the concealer and the chapstick. And the body mist. And the nail effects. Lol, I loved it all and thank Influenster very much for selecting me!

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Road to Healthy: Getting (and staying!) Motivated

This is by far the hardest part of my journey to getting healthy. I have the food/diet down, and I'm sticking to it really well. I've been cooking alot and have found a TON of things that are good for me and really good. But exercising? Not so much. In the beginning it's such a novelty, you're pumped, enthused, full of adrenaline. Then, as all things, the novelty fades and reality comes back. I made this routine for myself - I was stuck to this new regime for a good week. Then the "oh, I did it yesterday I can skip today" excuses kicked in. I was "busy". Tired. Had to clean. Whatever. I am now made of excuses.

I needed to figure out a way to stay motivated, so I did a little searching online to find good tips on staying motivated when all you want to do is catch up on my DVR. 
I put together a list of things that helped me, and I wanted to share it with you guys in case we are all in the same boat, or just need that little boost to keep your enthusiasm up!

- Don’t start off trying to work out an hour every day and trying to lose 50 pounds in a month. Start with 20-30 minutes of exercise two to three times a week. Going for 10 pounds a week is unhealthy, and really overwhelming. It puts a lot of pressure on yourself, and that is when the motivation can fly right out the window.

- Don't forget to chart your progress, whether it's with a high-tech online tracker or an old-fashioned fitness journal. Seeing the tiny improvements, whether it's increased reps, faster walking, heavier weights, smaller measurements or working out more often, can really help boost your exercise motivation. This one tip really helps me.

- Don't compare yourself to others. Just don't do it. I don't know about anyone else, but it just depresses me.

- Have a support system. Maybe a friend can be a gym buddy or walk around the block with you. Help eachother out!

- Find some sort of fun in it. I HATE it and doubt I will ever find "fun" in sweating and huffing and puffing. I'm trying though, so that works. I don't do the gym, maybe one day, but for now I stick to at home DVD's and am attempting to walk more.

- You can make working out easier on yourself by splitting your exercise session into two or three sessions. Walk in the morning, do a dvd in the afternoon, walk again at night. This can be as beneficial as one long workout. So if you don’t feel like exercising for an hour at a time, do three sessions of 20 minutes each or something.

- Now my favorite, obviously lol. Reward yourself! Something that you enjoy, like a movie or shopping.
Try to think of treats that remind yourself that you are enjoying this because of all the great things you have been doing for yourself!

I hope this helped some people who are struggling like I am. I will do another update, or post another blog when I find some more tips or tricks that I would love sharing with all of you! Let's keep it up :]

Lots of Love,

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Time to get healthy!

I'm not going to lie, I have probably one of the most unhealthy lifestyles. EVER.

I smoke.
I eat crap.
I don't exercise.
I hate and never drink water.

I know that all of those things need to change.
Summer '12 is going to be my journey to a healthier me!

I don't care what size my jeans are, or being in a bikini. I want to be healthy so I can stick around and enjoy life with my family and friends for many years to come!

My goal?
To be in shape and healthy.

So this is post #1. I think that if I know I need to blog it, I will be motivated to do it. Like I'm going to post multiple "Uh, I didn't do anything this week" blogs, right?!

More than ever am I inspired to get my ass in gear because I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic in January. Uh oh...

For week 1 of blogging my progress, I am talking simple changes. Diet. I'm not on a "diet". If I was, it would be all I think about, and it may turn out like all the other times I've gone on a diet - EPIC FAIL.
After meeting with a diabetes counselor and a nutritionist, I am on a low-glycemic diet [cutting out complex and simple sugars]. It's so hard, and I cheat - A LOT. I am really going to focus on what I eat.

I've started the diet about 4 months ago, but I need this exercising. I HATE it. So much. So, so much. But, it has to happen. 

I also wouldn't mind to lose some weight. I've struggled with it most of my life and I would love to change my lifestyle to keep some weight off.

I have committed to My friend Maggie is my "coach" and we have a FB page with other people to help motivate and cheer eachother on! You by all means can join us too if this is something you'd like to take on with us :] It's simple, you choose your at-home program, and record your results. I chose Power Fit Plus. It's two 20 minute dvd's and it comes with resistance bands. It's going to be my 60 day routine. I can't wait to see results!

If I was brave enough I'd put up my stats and before pics, but that ain't happening!

Thanks for listening to me rant ;] If you have any tips, or tricks, some advice maybe, PLEASE feel free to leave it below. It's always easier to do something when you know you have support and need to be the support for others <3

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My Project 10 Pan!

Caution: This post is pic heavy.

I love watching the YouTube videos on Project 10 Pan, so I've decided that I am going to do it too. Like it says in my blog description, I have a serious makeup purchasing addiction. This stuff needs to be used up, AND it will [hopefully] keep me from buying any more.
I have to switch my addiction to something else... like jewelry, lol.

So here are the 10 products that I am going to include.
I won't be able to buy any makeup in it's "family" until I use up these!
Obviously if I finish a mascara, I'm going to buy another one, but you guys know what I mean!

Everything is brand new, just unboxed. So I'm starting from the beginning on all of these!

I am going to do updates on my progress, again with pictures.
I really wanna see how long these products last!

I would love to see anyone else's posts on this, or to join me in this quest.
We can do it together! Let's make our wallets fat!


Maybelline Line Stiletto in black.

 Revlon Lip Butters in 'Creamsicle' & 'Sweet Tart'

 EOS Lip Balm in 'Sweet Mint' - YUM.

 Maybelline Colossal Volume mascara in black.
Olay facial moisturizer.

 Revlon Age Defying concealer in medium.

 Urban Decay Primer Potion - travel size.

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in 'Sunny'
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero.

 NYX Lip Liner in 'Natural'.

WOO! This is a bunch! I can't wait to tackle this :]

Lots of Love,