Sunday, September 26, 2010

So I've been thinking...

Problem**: It's a fact. I need to work out more. This having-a-belly thing is just not working for me. I love wearing flowy tops, but I don't love that it's also partly that I need to in order to cover up the love'd be nice to wear them just because I love them.

Resolution: I am going to attempt something that my college self would be shocked (and a bit ashamed****) of...

I am going to start working out in the mornings before work. Yes, you heard it right. I'm going to try and work out in the mornings 2-3 times a week in the morning before work...meaning around 5:15am. Ugh!! Just saying it sounds awful. BUT the fact is, that I'm really unhappy with how unfit I am feeling and I really do miss having a regular workout schedule.

I'm still doing Zumba on Wednesday evenings (heck yea 1,000 calories in one hour!!) and Pilates on Monday nights. So I figured with those classes plus a couple early morning workouts during the week, I should be able to lose some of this extra weight and maybe even put on some more muscle.

Well, wish me luck!! I will be posting my progress and/or frustration (probably more of the latter) with this idea as I go along.

Until then, I'm going to I can get up at 5:15 to workout. Oh boy. Lord save me!

**when typing in "problem" into google to look for better sounding synonyms, the phrase "Can of worms" came up. Ha!

****and by ashamed, I mean that never before have I ever considered giving up my precious sleep for anything; especially not to work out and become even more exhausted, therefore wanting more sleep...ok why am I doing this again?!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


**ignore the fact that I posted this on Thursday...I was thinking ahead and getting excited for wearing jeans tomorrow at work! woo!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Current Faves

After being inspired of an older post from Amy I thought I would make my own list of 10 great things that keep me feeling girly and pretty. :)

Here they are, in no particular order:

1. Dream Angels Wish Body Softening Lotion -- This lotion rocks! Smells great and keeps my skin super soft. I usually put it on right after a shower and my skin feels great for the rest of the day!

2. Bare Minerals Warmth -- This bronzer is fantastic! I love the brush that came with the kit to use with this. It's nice and warm (obviously!) and it doesn't look too dark for my skin.

3. BioSilk Silk Therapy -- I've had the smaller version (2 or 3 oz. size) for at least 6 months now and it's still pretty full! You only need a tiny drop to put on the ends of your hair before (or sometimes after) blowdrying or styling hair. It makes my hair silky, shiny, and helps de-frizz a bit.

4. Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Nail Polish -- I've talked about these kinds of polishes before...they're abosolutely my favorite! Especially the fact that it actually dries super fast! Who has time to wait for nail polish to dry anyways? Not me! The color below is my current color: Instant Iris :)

5. Maybelline Volume Express The Falsies Mascara --- I finally found a mascara I love!! Woo!! Low clumpage and doesn't look spider like! Yess!!!

6. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser -- This gentle and basic face wash saved me during my Accutane days. It's never harsh and always makes you feel nice and fresh after using it!

7. Maybelline Define A line Eyeliner in Rich Raisin -- So apparently liners with a hint of red or ruby coloring to it really make my green eyes stand out. This one does a great job of making my eyes pop, but not in a crazy dramatic way. I love how smooth it is, and I also love that on the bottom side of the smudger, there's a sharpener! Gotta love that!

8. This is a joint favorite....two of my favorite concealers.. Physician's Formula Correcting Concealer (It comes with a green to diminish any red coloring which is great for acne, a yellowish concealer for under eye bags, and a pink highlighter to put in the corners of your eyes to make your eyes stand out).

The second fave concealer: American Beauty Perfecting Concealer -- This is a super creamy and blendable concealer I found out at kohl's. I absolutely love it, and coming from someone who has tried 5395289211 different kinds of concealers, trust me! This one is a keeper!

9. Aussie Mega Hair Spray -- Flexible Hold -- My new favorite hair do?? Curling my hair with S waves, spraying my hair brush with hair spray, and then brushing my hair!! My hairstylist gave me the idea, and I love how my hair looks!! *I added a picture to show you!!

10. Two inch Turbo Chi Hair Straightener -- Ok, so this is not mine...Yet! This is actually my roommate's flat iron, but she lets me use it all the time. It literally straightens my hair in less than 5 minutes!! It's SUPER freaking hot, so I have to be really careful. It's fabulous and one day I hope to have one of my own!

What are your favorite make-me-feel-pretty products?

Thursday, September 9, 2010


So I've mentioned before, but I have quite a few are just a few:

1. I can never set my morning alarms to typical times such as 6:00 or 5:30. They have to be unusual** even numbers, and usually look like this: 6:02, 6:16, 6:36, 6:52. I'm not sure if this is because of my love for even numbers, my love for every last second of sleep, or a combination of both. But it is what it is. I have even gotten Dan to do it whenever we take naps together! ha!

2. I love symmetry. I typically chew my food on both sides of my mouth (just like a good friend of mine). I'm bothered if one foot hurts, but the other doesn't too. If there's two pillows on one side of the bed, there needs to be two on the other side.

3. I really hate the word moist. Typing it just now grossed me out. It just sounds disgusting to me. I have gotten better and can say moisture and moisturizing out loud, but you will most likely never hear me say the root word. (See above -- I'm not typing it again).

4. I find joy in labeling and color coding. A calendar is just not the same without color coded events, neatly written annvirsary reminders for every 21st of the month, and highlighted days of when I have classes at the gym.

So those are just a few. Trust me, there are a lot more. Although the word "quirky" may have somewhat of a negative connotation sometimes, I like to see it as a great thing. Something else to seperate you from the masses. Something unique.

What are your quirks?
**I added "unusual" to clear things up...obviously I realize 6:00 is an even number (ahem b.g.) but I just think they look better to me when it's a number that's not so typical like 6:02 or 6:18.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I'm in love!

While helping Jen find some ideas for her bridesmaid dresses, I found this beauty...

Kneelength, sleeveless, comes in a variety of 42 colors, it's pretty reasonably priced considering it's a bridesmaid dress and they usually go for big bucks (only $135) ANDDDDD drumroll please...


I'm in love!! No, I'm not planning my own wedding currently....BUT you better believe this dress will be on my mind when I do (or something very similar).

I also love this one too...this is the same one that a friend of mine had at her wedding in this color (apple):

Bonus: They're so cute and fun, they could be worn to other events or other fun occasions!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ooooohhh yeaaaa

I had a Georgetown Cupcake tonight for dessert! My roommate brought some home for dessert!! I tried the red velvet, the key lime, and pumpkin spice! (We cut them into thirds so we could try them all). Red Velvet was definitely my favorite!!

I didn't feel too guilty having these because I had just come back from a Zumba class (which supposedly burns 1,000 calories a class...which I totally believe, considering the sweaty mess I turn into every time).