Top 5 Posts of 2013

Happy New Year everyone!

I thought I’d do yet one more Top 5 list; this time my most-read posts.

5.Lucy Minerals blush swatches
I’ve got a pretty bad photo of my two favorite two Lucy Minerals blushes – Juicy Peach and Sea Coral, but this post gets quite a few views from indie mineral makeup shoppers.
Lucy Minerals Juicy Peach Sea Coral blush swatches

4. Maren puts the X in P90X
This is a family blog, so we’ll just leave it at that.

Maren P90X German Potato Soup

How can you be in that much pain and have that much fun?

3. Sneak Peak of P90X3
There was a ton of buzz around P90X3 and I was so very lucky to do one of the workouts months before it was released. Buy it here!
P90X3, Tony Horton, Beachbody

2. My first half marathon and I don’t know how I feel about it
I’d been training for this race for a few months and the day finally arrived. I was not as happy about finishing as I’d hoped.
Half Marathon finisher medal, Phoenix half marathon

1. Fitness Friday “What’s Your Excuse?”
Maria Kang sure has taken the blogosphere by storm, and this was my most-read post 2013.
Maria Kang what's your excuse

Have a great year!


Lucy Minerals blush swatches

I do love orange-y blushes. Two of my favorites are Lucy Minerals Juicy Peach and Sea Coral.

Lucy Minerals blush swatches, Lucy Minerals Juicy Peach, Lucy Minerals Sea Coral

Top: Lucy Minerals Juicy Peach
Bottom: Lucy Minerals Sea Coral

These two blushes are nicely pigmented and have good staying power. I had to use soap to remove the swatches from my wrist.

Juicy Peach has a hint of sparkle to keep it from being matte, while Sea Coral is pretty shimmery but without being over-the-top. I tend to use Juicy Peach most often, perhaps because I have a large jar of it.

What is your favorite blush?



Blush Challenge – Lucy Minerals Sea Coral

Oh em gee. Lucy Minerals blush in Sea Coral is gorgeous.

Lucy Minerals Sea Coral swatch

It’s a deep peachy coral with silver sparkles. Not so shimmery that it can’t be worn to work, but definitely a bit of glimmer. It’s highly pigmented, so I needed to apply with a lighter hand than I normally do. On my super-duper oily skin, this lasted I bought the “try it” size (only $2.50USD!!) quite a while ago it never made it into the rotation. Well, it’s going to the front of the drawer now.