Blush Challenge – Silk Naturals Climax

Silk Naturals Climax is another dupe for Nars Orgasm; but you didn’t need me to tell you that since the name makes it pretty obvious.

Silk Naturals Climax in bright sunlight

I wasn’t too terribly impressed with this blush – it’s far too sheer for me. Now, the website does say that it is indeed sheer, and so does the jar, so I should have noticed before purchasing it. I probably should have bought Satisfied instead. On the other hand, this blush is just what I need for days when I wear heavier eye makeup, so it’s a keeper.


WOTD – P90X Shoulders & Arms and hiking

Today my guy and I did P90X Shoulders & Arms. I love this workout – it goes quickly and I love it when I can get more tricep dips every time I do it. I just cannot stay away from P90X.

This ain’t no aerobics class from the 70s!

Then we went for a hike.

View from the Verdugos

It was a nice day for hiking, but a little hazy. The loop was 5.75 miles with an ascent of ~2000 ft. The descent seemed really steep to me; my quads are on fire!




Blush Challenge – Aromaleigh Verve

How gorgeous is Aromaleigh Verve?!

Aromaleigh Verve swatch

Very gorgeous. It’s a mauve-ish color with a gold undertone. I piled it on today since I just dyed my hair brown, and I feel like I can wear bolder makeup with brown hair. It looked really, really pretty – fresh and rosy. It stayed put, even though I walked 6 miles today.

I’m bummed it was discontinued. I admit to browsing the blush section of the Aromaleigh website, although clearly I do not need to add to my stash.



WOTD – Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit

Getting through Insanity is kind of psychological. I know I can do it, because I’ve done it before. I’ll have to remind myself of that when I get to the Max workouts in month 2. I remember being horrified that the workouts were an hour instead of 30-40 minutes. That’s a huge difference when it comes to this sort of exercise, or any exercise, really. But! I can do it, because I’ve done it before. Repeat x10.


WOTD – Insanity Pure Cardio

Pure Cardio is my favorite of all the Insanity workouts. I feel like I’m in the scrum with these guys and when they cheer and punch the air, I do it along with the DVD because I’m so excited for this workout!

Pure Cardio seems pretty intimidating because there are no breaks in this workout. But if you break it down, Pure Cardio s really only a 15-minute workout. About 10 minutes for the warm-up, 5 minutes of stretch, 15 minutes of cardio, then another 5 minutes of stretch. Totally doable, right?

Doing Insanity again and seeing how far I’ve come makes me wonder if I could do Asylum. Although if I did, all the bouncing would probably get me evicted from my apartment so maybe not.

 What do you think about the Insanity workout series? What’s your favorite workout?