Sunday, November 30, 2014

/Make-up/ L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

this was purchased by me.

I spotted this mascara a while ago and decided to pick it up because I can never have enough mascara...and I wasn't too happy with the current one I was using. I saw this, read the words on the packaging, "Dramatic Volume Effect, Separates & Builds Every Lash", and I immediately wanted to try it. I've been using it about a month now and here are my thoughts on it.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

/Announcement/ Black Friday 2014

It's that time again for the holiday shopping to begin! It's not really official can be a bit terrifying to brave the crowds, especially here in the U.S. I know I had a round-up of links last year for any readers interested in finding great deals online. Here are my shopping picks for this year!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

/Announcement/ Pinky Paradise Black Friday Sale!

Although it's not Black Friday yet, you can celebrate early shopping with this special code to get 50% select lenses at Pinky Paradise.

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There are a select few lenses on sale (I recommend the G&G brown, G&G grey, G&G shinny aqua, GEO angel grey, & the Princess Pinky eclipse pink lenses). There is a limited amount of lenses so order now! The sale is only accessible through the image above and it ends on 12/9 world time (which I think is something like make sure to get your order in a day ahead!).

Monday, November 24, 2014

/Diet/ Weeks 15 & 16

Hello! This is a slightly late update..I was on a short trip to Northern California during the weekend and I could exactly blog. So, it's already been about four months into this diet. To be honest, there hasn't been much progress in terms of weight loss and I haven't been doing a lot of what I said I would....but! I have started and nearly completed the Blogilates for Beginners workout calendar! Oh my gosh, I'm on the last week of it and I'm surprised I kept up on it everyday.

It was really difficult at first, most of the workouts were painful and I felt terrible after doing them. After three and a half weeks, I've developed a routine and the workouts aren't so bad. There are some that I really didn't like so I just swapped them out with another video working out the same are on the body. The routine I've developed is doing all the exercises in the morning. I used to separate the workouts and do them throughout the day, but I figured I'd rather get everything done with once. The calendar is a helpful guide to keep you track with exercising. I like that the rest days have easy and healthy recipes to try. Some are tasty, but some weren't...probably because I messed them up since I don't usually have all the ingredients. What I like most about following Blogilates is that it's not too difficult and it's free. My body feels stronger and I'm more conscious about what I eat. I'm also doing more cardio! Though the running I usually do is on a break though...I'll get back to it soon enough.

.Weight: 117 lb/53 kg
.BMI: 20.7
.Current Routine: Following the Blogilates for Beginners calendar, leg exercises on the rest days, eating healthier
.Goals: Finish the beginner's calendar & move onto the regular one, more running, healthier & smaller portioned meals

/Make-up/ NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray

this was purchased by me.

I got this a while ago...I can't remember when, exactly, but more than three months ago. I originally purchased it because I was interested in trying a setting spray and my skin was feeling very dry at the time; I wanted to set my make-up with something that wouldn't accentuate or irritate my dry skin while keeping me shine-free. Enter NYX's matte setting spray.

Monday, November 17, 2014

/Lenses/ GEO Bella Brown Circle Lenses

this was purchased by me.

I finally made a purchase from Pinky Paradise! I bought this pair of GEO Bella brown lenses along with another pair, which I will review later, during their free shipping promotion in September. I've been wanting to try these lenses for a while because they look very natural and there have been favorable reviews on them. After wearing the Bella Brown lenses for a few weeks, here are my thoughts on them.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

/Skin/ Burt's Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream

this was purchased by me.

I got this soon after buying the Burt's Bees sensitive skin cleanser. I needed a new daily moisturizer at the time and I figured I would try something from the same sensitive line. I also happened to have a few coupons that saved me a good amount of money when purchasing this \(^^)/. So I've been using this for a couple months every morning and I'm ready to share my thoughts about this product.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

/Diet/ Weeks 13 & 14

Time for my twice weekly diet progress report! I'm back on track with exercising, not necessarily eating right, though. I've been drinking so much water (back to the sparkling mineral water which is very filling)...Also, I started drinking a fiber supplement daily. The one I'm drinking is from Trader Joe's and it's not that expensive, about $7/tub. It lasts me about two months or so.

I like this fiber drink because it's made of natural ingredients. It's just plantago husks which really help to clean out the body from the inside.

Anyway, I haven't really lost that much weight since my last update. I think I need to change what I eat & portion better, which is what I keep saying. I just have to do it. In work out news, I started following the Blogilates for Beginners Calendar. It makes it a lot easier to do workouts everyday (videos are assigned) as well as track my progress. Everything on Blogilates in completely free (yay!) and I hope to advance to the regular monthly calendar soon. I should try more recipes from there too...

.Weight: 117/118 lb, 53/53.5 kg
.BMI: 20.7/20.9
.Current Routine: Following Blogilates for Beginners Calendar, run 30 min/day, drink lots of water daily, fiber diet supplement 2x/day
.Goals: def more vegetables, soup & smaller portioned meals, start wearing those compression socks, more walks...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

/Lips/ NYX Paparazzi Extra Creamy Round Lipstick

this was purchased by me.

Yet another lipstick! Cannot get enough lipstick....Anyway, I bought this a while ago at Ulta. It wasn't on sale or anything, NYX lipsticks are fairly inexpensive in general, but after having a look at all the round lipsticks in the display I settled on this one. I thought the color was pretty & wearable so I bought it. Here's my review on it^^