Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition ~ Beauty Secrets

It’s Wednesday and time for Extreme Makeover: Me Edition once again. Every Wednesday, those of us who are participating update one another on our progress and answer the question that Amber has posed for the week. This week’s question is: What is your favorite beauty secret?

~ Diorshow Mascara. I love it. It is the only mascara I have found that doesn’t clump or flake off, and it looks as fabulous at the end of the day as it did right after I finished putting it on. {I’ve always had trouble with mascara “disappearing” throughout the day.} It’s a little more expensive than I would like, but definitely worth the extra cash!

~ Ponds Cold Cream. I have been using this stuff for over a decade to remove my makeup every night. It is gentle on my skin and eyes, and doesn’t make me break out or dry out the way other makeup removers do. Plus it smells good!
~ My curling iron. I have fairly thin hair that can look really limp if I straighten it. For the last few years, I’ve been curling it as in the picture below {turning the curling iron so it’s straight up and down after my hair is wrapped around it} ~ it hides the fact that I don’t have a lot of hair and gives it lots of body. A little bit of hairspray after my hair is all curled and I’m good to go ~ I have curls that will last all day!

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This week wasn’t a fabulous one for me. We were pretty busy with family activities, and I got slammed with FOURTEEN wedding garter orders over the weekend, so I didn’t have {or give myself} lots of time to work out. In fact, I haven’t done any sort of physical activity since we did the Relay for Life on Saturday. It’s been a mad scramble to get all my orders finished and mailed ~ yesterday after working my regular hours at work, I came home and spent almost five hours on garters. By the time I was done, I had zero energy to work out. But it’s a new week and I’m ready to start over and get back on the healthy living/working out/eating right train!

My goals for the week:

~ Work out as soon as I get home from work, before starting on my garters. I have to put myself first if I’m ever going to get back in the shape I want to be in.

~ Drink more water at home. I do pretty well getting my water in at work ~ it’s hard to forget to drink it when my water bottle is right in front of me on my desk. I’m going to start filling my water bottle as soon as I get home and keep it with me at all times so I can get my daily dose in.

~ Add more fruit to my diet. I've been slacking on my fruit intake lately and need to step it up a bit.

~ Continue to replace breads and pasta with salads. I kinda OD’d on salads last week and went a few days without eating one, but I’m ready to start eating at least one every day again. I picked up a few more salad ingredients last week ~ strawberries, mandarin oranges, sunflower seeds, and olives ~ so I can mix up my salads a bit more. {I was eating the same salad every day and getting pretty darn sick of it, so it’ll be nice to have some variety.}

Good luck to all this week!



Connie Weiss said...

I love mascara! It is a great face brightener!

Great goals! I'm so proud of you for putting yourself first.

Have a great week!

Xazmin said...

You are so lucky that your hair will hold curls all day! I don't know if mine is too heavy or what, but I'm lucky if I get a few hours out of mine!

I'm sorry for the lack of time you had to work out, but that's awesome that you got so much business!

Good luck on your goals this week...I know you can do it!

Vivienne said...

I'm going to have to try that mascara. I have never found one that I love.

Kristina P. said...

I never curl my hair because I am too lazy!

Jen said...

I like your plan of substituting salads for pasta and other no-no's AND making them creative. If I don't have a lot of stuff in the house, salads just seem boring. But that's a great goal - to have at least one a day.

:) Jen

J.J. said...

Love my mascara. I often think about the women in the past that didn't have it...poor things.

I guess that is a good things that you got so many orders!!! Yea for your business!

shortmama said...

I am with Xazmin on your hair holding curls all day?! I have a LOT of Thick wavy hair so curls just fall right on out within a couple hours.

Oh and I am loving those salad ingredients, can you ship your made salad my way please! Thanks!

Chrissy said...

Great goals! Good luck on those.

Have a great day!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Great goals for the week! I have the same curling iron and love it ;) Mascara is soooo important. I'm still searching for the perfect one.

jenjen said...

I will have to try that mascara. I still haven't found one that I love. I also love my curling iron - works well for me since my hair is frizzy.

Good work this week - keep it up!


onegirliegirl said...

Mascara is my friend too!

I have very fine hair, as well! My hair is too short for the curling iron now, but when it was longer I could never get the curls to stay all day.

I know you'll have a great week!

xoxo ~Lisa