Friday, April 13, 2012

Confessional Friday

I'm linking up with "A Blonde Ambition" for the first time for "Confessional Fridays!"

1. I haven't run since Saturday (ran a 10K and still recovering from it) My half marathon is May 20th. I feel very guilty about having taken so many days off, but honestly, I've also kinda loved it! Hoping to get in a quick run tonight before bed.

2. We're leaving on a 13-hour road trip tomorrow for North Carolina to visit some dear friends who we haven't seen since their Key West wedding in October!

Such a fun destination wedding!!

As much as I love a good road trip, I'm dreading being in a car for that long! I'm hoping the scenery along the way will help pass the time :)

3.  My Starbucks addiction is getting a little out of control. I think I need an intervention. Now that the warmer weather is almost here, I'm going to try and just drink water or maybe iced green tea (homemade) But it's just so gosh-darn yummy!!!

4. I have not had a pedicure in a very, very long time (read: 6 months) The weather in NC this weekend is supposed to be HOT! Which means I will not be suffocating my feet in closed-toed shoes. Need to remedy this ASAP!

Ok, I think that's all. Happy Friday! Don't forget to link up at "A Blonde Ambition" 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

My new favorite moisturizer

I've been using this stuff for less than a week and I am already seeing amazing results! It just makes my skin look so much more alive! (does that make sense?) The scent reminds me of suntan lotion/a tropical vacation and the formula is light and non-greasy. I like that it gives me just the right amount of shine, because a lot of other oil-free products I've used make my face look way too matte.

The SPF 20 is another added bonus! 

I bought it at Target for around $14, but I'm sure you can find online a bit cheaper. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Linking up at on this last Wednesday of March.

Here's what I'm loving today:

My running shoes (Asics Cumulus 12)

I bought them at the Rhode Runner store in Providence - the staff there was very friendly and helpful! I will definitely go back in the future when it's time to upgrade these shoes!

This lip gloss from Urban Decay

It came with my Naked 2 palette and it's the perfect little size to take anywhere.

These frozen veggie blends from Green Giant:

I mix them with some brown rice and voila - a quick, healthy dinner. They say there's 2 servings in there, but it's pretty small, and I have no problem eating the whole package by myself. 

That's what I'm loving today!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mad Men

No, this isn't a spoiler post about last night's episode - I haven't even seen the premiere of Season 5 yet (we gave up cable a year and a half ago)

However, in anticipation of the upcoming season I rewatched the first episode of Season 1 and the last episode of Season 4. I forgot how much I love Don Draper!! It was really interesting to see how much the cast has changed in the past 5 years, too.

Anyone else a Mad Men fan??

Friday, March 23, 2012

Great mascara, but not for me :(

So I recently purchased Cover Girl's latest mascara - Lash Blast 24 Hour

The first time I used it - I loved it! Great volume, separation, etc. I thought to myself "This is my new go-to mascara - yay!"

Until later on that day, when I noticed my eyes were itchy, irritated and painful.

Now, at first, I didn't make the connection that it was the mascara. I thought my contacts were the culprit. So I popped in a new pair a few days later.

My eyes were still feeling dry and itchy by the end of the day.

So I did an experiment and used my Maybelline one-by-one mascara instead.

Ta-da! No itchy eyes, no irritation!

But I'm so sad, because I really, really loved this CG stuff.... Has anyone else (contact lens users) tried this and had similar issues??

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Yes, I've been a bad has been uber busy (when is it not??) Lots of stuff happening at school & home and just not enough time to blog :(

We've had some unseasonably warm weather up here in New England for the past few days - tomorrow is supposed to be in the 80s! Love it!

Ok, so onto today's topic. Here are some things I'm loving today!

John Freida Clear Shine Luminous Glaze

I'm pretty sure my friend Holly has blogged about this stuff before. Every time I see it in a store, I immediately think of the rave reviews she gave it. Well, it was onsale at Ulta few weeks ago so I snagged a bottle and have tried it twice. 

This stuff is amazing! It doesn't weigh down my hair, it makes blow drying/straightening SO much easier and it helps to brighten my blonde highlights too. I've only tried it in the shower on wet hair, but it says you can use it on dry hair (before you shower) as well.

Essie's "Go Overboard" is what I'm wearing on my nails today. It's definitely a little more blue than the picture above. A really fun blue-teal color!

Love my Camelbak! I have it in the purple shown and it really has helped me drink more water (as the sticker says on the side!) I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the straw contraption, but after the first couple of sips, I was hooked! So much more convenient than having to unscrew the whole cap to take a drink.

I've been in love with this salad dressing for almost 2 years now and as soon as the weather starts to warm up, I bust out a bottle for my salads because it's such a refreshing taste! I've also had their ranch dressing which is pretty tasty!

Ok, that's it for today - gotta ease back into this whole blog thing :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Naked Palette 2

Just ordered this from Sephora (Thanks Sooze for the giftcard!) I've heard mixed reviews about the colors/packaging, but I have the first Naked palette and love it so much, I just had to get the 2nd one, too!

I can't wait to try out the brush - I love that it's dual ended. And the lip gloss looks very cute!