Makeup Monday: Ipsy, April 2016


  1. |★★★☆☆| nth Degree Smoothing Moroccan Argan Oil ($14) – Okay.  I mean, I don’t know what it’s really supposed to do.  Currently all it does is make my hair static-y.  I assume, over time, my hair should feel healthier, so I give it stars for promises.
  2. |★☆☆☆☆| Star Looks Cream Eyeshadow in Rose Gold ($???) – Pretty color, but goes on cakey and clumpy and does not play well with other products.  Also, their website sucks and I couldn’t find anything like this.  Here’s what it looked like by lunch time…all splotchy:
  3. |★★☆☆☆| Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence Lip Creme in Wonder ($24) – It’s a nice color, but a little bright.  And the formula is drying and not on my lips within a few hours.
  4. |★★★☆☆| Skinn Cosmetics Bright Eyes Enhancing Eyeliner ($18) – This is kinda cool.  You apply to your waterline and it makes your eyes look bigger.  It’s a very made-up, doll type of look, which isn’t my usual style, but I’m glad I get to try it.
  5. |★★★☆☆| Pur~Lisse Beauty Masks ($8) – The actual mask was good – left my skin feeling renewed and refreshed (which, I believe, is what it says on the package).  However, I HATE these sheet masks.  They don’t stay on well or fit your face correctly, and you look like you’re wearing a Hannibal Lector mask.

Overall, the bag is cute, but I already threw out the eyeshadow, I’ll the give lipstick a second try, and will only use the eyeliner sparingly.


I promise I will find a good spot in my house to take pictures if its the last thing I do. haha


Sunday Runday 4/24


  • Hamstring Stretch and Straight Leg Lifts EVERY MORNING 
  • Workout 3x 
    • Mileage = 6 miles
  • Yoga 3x X ..twice
  • PT 3x X ..only once
  • Avg 1450 calories/day X
    • I had one fuck it day that didn’t count, and my average of the other 6 days was 1486, so I’m making progress!
  • Weight = 136 lbs


  • Monday 4/18 – PT + Yoga + 6 Exercises for New Runners – I used to love happy baby.  I have no idea what the fuck happened to my quads, but I could barely even reach my feet.  How and when did everything get so tight?
  • Tuesday 4/19 – 17 Arm Exercises – Gotta balance out all this lower half work, right?
  • Wednesday 4/20 – Yoga for Runners w/Lesley Fightmaster – As you can see, I’m trying new yoga videos.  This one had some awesome sequences, but she flowed through them way too fast to get in a good stretch.  And she was super quiet and whispery (which, I know, is most yoga classes, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it).
  • Thursday 4/21 – Lunges + 3.2 mile run [10:32 pace] – I know I said I was taking this week off, but the delivery meal we have tonight is 920 calories, so I had to do something.  Still some pain in my thigh, but not bad.
  • Saturday 4/23 – 2.77 mile run [11 pace] – Running home from my therapist is an efficient use of time.  It’s also ALL up hill.  BUT, I got to try out my new shoes, the Brooks Ravenna.  Thumbs up!


  • Average 1400 calories/day for 6 days
  • Workout/Run 3x
  • Yoga 3x
  • PT 3x