Make Up Monday – Birthday Sephora Haul – The Make Up

  • NARS One Year Bolder 2015 Birthday Gift – This is actually what prompted me to make a Sephora purchase.  Of course I’ll spend $50 to get free shipping, 2 free NARS lipsticks and 3 free samples!  Haha.  I’ve talked about red lipstick before.  It’s good, but it’s not for me.  I actually left a lipstick print on the dog’s head the other day.  That being said these are both beautiful colors and I love the thick crayon application.  My complaints = they’re a little drying and settle into the lip lines.  I didn’t expect to have any complaints from a NARS product, but oh well.  At least they were free.
  • Sephora Wonderful Dreams 8-Tone Eyeshadow Palette $10 – Yes, seriously, this was only $10.  I don’t know why.  It’s a beautiful combination of shades and variety of shimmer and matte products.  I wish the dark matte colors went on a little thicker (I tried to line my eyes with Hot Cocoa and it didn’t quite do the trick), but the light shimmers are beautiful and buildable. 
  • Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow in Blonde Ambition $12 – I’ve been looking for a nice, non-yellow highlighter/base color.  This one is really good quality eyeshadow but it has too much of a gold/yellow shimmer to be exactly what I was looking for.  Oh well.

Next week I’ll review all the non-make-up products!


Sunday Runday 10/11



  • RUNNING: 3 days, 11.8 miles X 


  • Monday 10/5 – 2 mile run, 22 min – So, my plan for the half is to run 2 miles at a time with short walk breaks in between (the last half I walked every 1 mile).  But, I had to stop 5 or 6 times to walk during this 2 mile run.  Now, I’m horrified.
  • Tuesday 10/6 – Nothing – mind you, when I say “nothing,” I really mean an hour walk before work and another hour walk before bed because…dog.
  • Wednesday 10/7 – PT & Stretch
  • Thursday 10/8 – 4.4 mile run, 48:17 – This was a solid run.  I barely stopped to walk at all and I fully tackled both hills (very slowly, but I didn’t stop!).  It was a good confidence booster.
  • Friday 10/9 – PT – Yeah I really screwed the pooch on doing yoga 3 times this week.
  • Saturday 10/10 – 5.3 mile run, 57:37 [10:50 pace] – This run was okay.  I accidentally overdressed because it felt cold in my condo out of the sun.  I also wore my Brooks motion control shoes, which are super heavy and unwieldy, so I almost tripped a few times and my calves are sore.
  • Sunday 10/11 – Yoga


1 Week until the Half Marathon!  That means bananas for breakfast, 2 runs this week (~3 miles each), 2 bottles of water each day, yoga!, stretching and foam rolling.  Really, there’s not much more to say!