Archives: June 2013

I’ve Joined Nutrisystem (and I’m Kinda Scared!)

Nutrisystem image

You know that feeling when you have tons of cute clothes hanging in your closet that you can’t fit into? Or maybe you can actually fit into them but all they do is act like a glowing neon beacon to your midsection, highlighting everything you wish would disappear. Well I know this feeling all too well and I am SICK OF IT!

I have partnered with Nutrisystem and soon I will be on their program for three months. I will also be blogging about it and revealing all my trials, tribulations and triumphs!

My weight loss journey isn’t really filled with huge ups and downs. In fact up until my early to mid 20’s I was extremely thin and wanting to gain weight! But slowly with age, lack of eating well and lack of exercise the weight slowly crept up on me and settled mainly on my mid-section. I’ve actually never done a real diet in my whole life! The only time I set out to really lose some poundage was before my wedding. All I did then was cut out most white carbs, eat less, eat healthier and exercise. I went down a size which I was so excited about! And then I gained it all back by reverting back to my old consumptive and lazy ways.

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The Body Shop Body Butter

The Body Shop Body Butter

Yesterday I went into The Body Shop with a goal in mind – to buy some more of their delicious Body Butters.

I’ve been on and off buying these for many moons and really love them. The only reason it’s been on again and off again is because sometimes it’s just easier to buy other body butter brands like Boots at Tarjay (the Boots ones are excellent also).

I just ran out of my Boots Coconut Body Butter so I knew I wanted to replace that one and get another. In fact they were having a buy 3 for $30.00 sale, which was great because I wound up getting a huge tub of Coconut Body Butter and regular size of the Moroccan Rose Body Butter. Oh I also got two of their Hand Creme tubes and two Lip Butters also, but I’ll save that for another day.

The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter

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Fourth of July Manicure with Pure Ice Stars & Stripes and Zoya Song

Fourth of July Mani 2013

I’ve been getting in the mood for the Fourth of July and decided to play around with the Pure Ice Stars & Stripes collection with the metallic blue Zoya Song thrown in for good measure.

I knew for sure I wanted to use Pure Ice Superstar! (white creme) and Siren (red creme) and definitely Freedom, which is a red/blue and star glitter bomb. But I also wanted the perfect blue and one with a non-creme finish. Zoya Song fit the bill!

Fourth of July Mani 2013 Bottles

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Misa Skinny Dipping and a Lesson Learned

Misa Skinny Dipping with Peacock Sticker

TGIF party people!

Ok so you may have noticed I haven’t done a Question of the Week post for a bit. I wasn’t getting much response from them as of late and quite frankly always trying to think of a question when my mind was blank wasn’t working. So I figured it was time to end them. Sort of. Instead I decided I will post questions when I think of good ones or do other short posts like this. I figured most of you like seeing photos instead of a random question anyway, so win-win!

So this mani started out with good intentions but then my impatience and lack of foresight won out and kinda ruined it.

This is Misa Skinny Dipping, which is one of my favorites by them. It is a bit sheer and a definite three-coater but damn it’s pretty.

I wanted to do a “peacock mani” using this and some peacock feather stickers I recently was sent from Kim at Overall Beauty. The stickers are so pretty!

Peacock nail stickers

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LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub

LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub

LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub comes in a small 4.2 oz tub (or 8.8 oz), and packs a powerful scrubby punch.

This is a scrub with both coarse and fine sea salt, organic lime juice, vodka and avocado butter. Yes I said vodka. The vodka and lime actually have an antibacterial effect which helps clean out blackheads, blocked pores and clears up blemishes.

LUSH Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub-2

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