Face of the Day

Today I went to the movies. I didn’t want to wear too much makeup since I walked there and back, ~6 miles total in 90-degree weather. It’s October! When is autumn going to start??

Just a few products today

This is the first time I’ve used Aromaleigh foundation. I’m going to finish the sample before I write a review on it, but so far so GREAT.

One of my favorite blush/lips combinations is Everyday Minerals Snuggle and Eyeko’s Strawberry Fat Balm. They make me look bright, awake, and dare I say it…youthful. Unfortunately, both Eyeko and Everyday Minerals seem to have been re-branded since I purchased these items. Eyeko now only sells mascara, and Everyday Minerals changed their formulas…so I’ll just enjoy the items I have now. Snuggle blush should be easy enough to replace, but I’m not looking forward to the day I run out of my Fat Balm!


Wendy

I am one sweaty betty

so I’ve got the dreaded pit stain problem on my workout tees. Having to replace them after a few months really adds up, so I’ve been trying a few different methods to eliminate sweat and deodorant smells and stains from my clothes.

  • Oxyclean – I add this to a load of laundry no matter what it is. Not particularly effective on the sweat stains, but I like using it for all my laundry.
  • White vinegar – I tried using this in the rinse cycle in addition to fabric softener. This didn’t seem to do much for anything, but it’s possible that my tees were beyond redemption at this point.

I’ve just replaced a lot of my workout tees, so I’m now going to try a white vinegar soak: half a cup of water with one tablespoon of white vinegar. I just dip the pits in the solution before throwing them in the wash.

In addition to this, I’m starting using Certain Dri on a regular basis. I’ve used it before and I know it’s pretty effective at keeping the sweaty beast under control, but now I’m using it as part of a regime – every other day.

I’m hoping the vinegar soak + Certain Dri will help me get a few more workouts out of my clothes before I have to chuck them!


Wendy

Friday’s Workouts – TRX and spin

Yesterday I went to TRX. There was another woman in the class so the instructor gave us a full-body workout. My core is particularly sore today! I sat in a cafe for a while to do some work, then I headed over to my usual gym for spin class. Angie is a fantastic spin instructor. She times all movements to the music, so you know when the tempo changes or the song hits a bridge or the chorus that you sprint or stand up or sit back down. Awesome. Yesterday was a lot hills and my quads are feeling rough!


Wendy

Product Review – Lash M 3-in-1 Eye Bright

I’ve been using Lash M 3-in-1 Eye Bright for the last few weeks. Thanks to Meg’s Makeup for sending this to me in a recent gift package!

  • I like the icy, tingly feeling I get under my eyes when I apply this. I actually use it in the morning too – although the directions say to use it at night – because it makes me feel a bit more awake. I can’t find the ingredients on the Lash M website so I’m not sure what’s in there for that tingle.
  • The texture is a little bit sticky, so I have to put a moisturizer on top of it, lest my skin fold over and stick to itself when I lie down to sleep. The last thing I need in that area is another wrinkle.
  • I haven’t noticed that my panda circles have diminished, nor do I feel like it’s a good moisturizer
  • Finally – the cream squirts out of the container rather indiscriminately, and with that white-ish color…that’s just unfortunate.
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Go on, tell me this doesn’t make you blush and giggle a little bit

I don’t think I would repurchase this. This might work for women who don’t have serious under-eye circles or wrinkling problems, but I need something a little more heavy-duty and with some slip.


Wendy

Face of the Day

Here is what I wore today for an appointment I had at 9am:

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  • Foundation – Lumiere Cashmere in Light Golden
  • Blush –  blush half of e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
  • Eyeshadow – the shadow half of the e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
  • Lipstick – Avon Smooth Minerals in Malted Minerals (discontinued)
  • Concealer – Silk Naturals Sleep in a Jar Light Peach Under Eye Concealer
  • Eyeliner – Avon Glimmersticks in Cosmic Brown
  • Mascara – L’oreal Something in Brown (can’t remember what kind! but it’s been discontinued)

I was going for a professional look, and these stand-bys are always quick and easy without looking like I spent a ton of time on my makeup (as I am wont to do).


Wendy