Posts Tagged ‘Beauty

my first chemical peel & microdermabrasion

August 12, 2010

During my two weeks off I got pretty used to not wearing makeup. When you’re in the hospital for three days and then don’t leave the house for the next week there’s really no need for it. Through this I discovered something very important about myself: I hate putting on makeup. For that matter, I hate blow-drying my hair and styling it too, but that’s a topic for a different day. I’m at the point in my life where I want to minimize things that don’t make me happy, and I’m making a big push for a simpler lifestyle. Now, I’m not willing to go completely bare-faced in public, but I decided to take steps that might allow me to…
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Friday Things

March 5, 2010

Today was a hard day for me, emotionally. It started last night out of nowhere, and then when I received a package this morning that I had ordered for future baby, well, you can imagine how that made me feel. So in order to avoid being too depressing, here is some randomness from the week. My dogs can be really cute and sweet. Even Oliver. But then he goes and eats my books. Four so far, to be exact. Taken from the bookshelf. Oh, and I chopped off my hair. Why? I don’t know. Something to do. Other things I’m thinking about: I think it’s time to start exercising again. There is a super sprint triathlon on May 9 that…
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My Self-Conscious Friday

November 6, 2009

I used to hate driving to work, but now that I’ve started making coffee at home and drinking it before the drive, I’m coming to enjoy the 40 minutes to myself (probably because I no longer fear that I will fall asleep and die). I was sleepy when I woke up this morning, but that made the coffee taste even better. I got in my car with my mug in hand and my favorite U2 song queued up, “Stuck In A Moment”. I was just coming back to work from two days off and looking forward to the weekend off too. I was ready for it to be a good day. But since I don’t have a travel mug, I immediately dribbled some…
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Hair Makeover

September 24, 2009

I haven’t done anything with my hair for awhile, and it’s definitely been getting on my nerves. My personal hair stylist also happens to be one of my best friends, Emily. She just had a baby on September 12 so I wasn’t sure if she’d be up to doing my hair yet, but I figured I’d ask. (I also wanted an excuse to come see her little boy.) I was so excited that she said yes! Before I left, I took some pictures of my hair. This is the best one (it’s hard to take good pictures of yourself; at least it is for me): My hair is straight, extremely fine, and doesn’t hold much of a curl. It’s always…
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#16. Find the Perfect Mascara

August 2, 2009

In my makeup routine, I have found that the single product that changes the way I look the most is mascara. I like to look natural and fresh, even though we all know that it takes work to look “natural” and not “just-rolled-out-of-bed-greasy-and-rumpled.” So I’ve made it my quest to find the perfect mascara, and then I will buy it and keep buying it no matter the cost. Here are a few products that I’ve used in the past, that have made me look for greener grass: Too Faced Lash Injection Sephora Brand (can’t find a link) Mary Kay’s Ultimate mascara Maybelline Full ‘N’ Soft Bourjuois False Lash Illusion I tend to like big, round brushes, but I’m willing to…
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