Hello beauties! What an incredible discussion about image we had going on yesterday! Thank you, thank you, thank you for participating.
Just this morning I read January Vogue’s “Up Front” article about supermodel Lara Stone. At a size 4 she is/was often deemed “fat” and has had jobs canceled on her. It was a fascinating read, and all I can say is thank heavens she has become such a fashion darling. We need more diversity in the fashion world! Maybe my model dreams aren’t over now…
Back to real life, though! I took photos of the gorgeous city this morning. Hoofing it to my last day at M.Shanken:
Tuesday morning, however, I was too much in Popsicle form to snap any pictures. After a workout, a hot shower and a makeup session that you’ll see at the end, I arrived at 9am to make some oats:
Oats and Mighty Mapes powered me through the morning, allowing me to blog and blog read to my fullest potential.
I got swept up in a fabulous chat in the mail room around 1pm and didn’t eat lunch until 2:
On the plate: 8oz. cottage cheese, grapes, 1/2 a boiled sweet tater and raw green beans. This was my first encounter with cottage cheese since April or May and it was glorious. Since reintroducing dairy into the diet (Greek yogurt and cottage cheese, mainly), I have yet to experience stomach issues. I’ve probably jinxed myself by saying that. Eff.
Five o’clock eventually rolled around and I headed to ‘Boken. It was so frigid I’m pretty confident that my eyeballs were frozen. They had major delayed reactions. No brews involved.
Eating happened almost as soon as I got home. Another round of CVS and grocery shopping had me famished! I snacked on pretzels and hummus. After the eating:
Dinner resembled lunch:
The redundancy of meals is due to my leaving NYC for good on Saturday (and I hope I’m not leaving “for good”–I shall return!). I’m afraid to buy too much for fear of wasting what little money I have left.
I wasn’t afraid, though, to buy a gigantic box of Cheerios. I own any cereal box that comes near me. For dinner part two/dessert part one/whatever I fixed some Cheeripros:
Spiru-tein powder turns an alarming shade of green when combined with liquid:
It was a delicious combo, but it sparked my desire for more Cheerios. I’d say half the box has been eaten in two days. That’s how I do.
I had some trail mix, an apple and a cookie later in the evening, but I’d like to share other little things that I’m loving…
Makeup review! Monday evening I found myself examining the new Covergirl products in CVS. I ventured from my usual makeup staples and bought:
I get disgustingly excited about new makeup, so I thought I’d share with you how it turned out!
First, I started with ShadowBlast. Step one: Cover lids and inner corners of eyes with this:
Step two: Create smokiness and depth by putting the dark shade in the creases and the rims of eyes:
Step three: Add shadow with angled brush around outer corners of eyes, upper and lower, like eyeliner. I never use eyeliner, but always use this method:
With those three steps, my eyes looked a little something like this:
Then it was time to get Blasted:
Mascara is always my favorite step. It makes a huge difference:
-Supa easy to apply. It’s like coloring with crayons!
-Fabulous dewy, shimmery colors that blend easily with use of fingertips.
-It creases in two seconds. Maybe my eyelids are greasy, but I even powdered them beforehand. Major bummer.
-Doesn’t that last picture say it all? It both defines and voluminates. I’m not sure whether voluminates is a real word.
-The applicator is huge and clunky. I stabbed my eye and the side of my nose. Maybe the problem isn’t the applicator…maybe it’s the user.
-Wasted product. When I pull out the wand to use it, a gloop (also not really a word) of mascara dangles off the end, which I have to wipe off on the tube, which creates a mess. No bueno.
Overall, I dig it. I’m determined to make the shadow work for me, and today, I didn’t stab myself in thine eye with the mascara! To complete the look, I glossed it up with CG WetSlicks Fruit Spritzers in Raspberry Splash. I kept it easy, breezy, beautiful:
Definitely smiling with my eyes.
Ciao for now,
QUESTION: Do you stick to your usual beauty favorites or do you love to experiment? What’s your favorite beauty product?
Sometimes a light and fluffy topic is needed, ya know? I’d say I’ll always love Maybelline Define-A-Lash and Carmex. Apparently, I’m down for experimenting, too. With makeup.
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