Jan 16 2018

I’ve Joined Weight Watchers: My Thoughts So Far

Today I want to talk about Weight Watchers. Before we begin, though, let’s address the obvious. At the beginning of each year people are all about their New Years Resolutions – and this year I’m no exception. Yeah sure, it’s easy to dismiss the whole notion of resolutions as a frivolous often fruitless pursuit. Not so long ago, I was a non-believer – rolling my eyes (on the inside) when I heard people talking about their resolutions. Thought I was too cool for that stuff (insert sarcastic tone). But I was a twat. Truth is, resolutions are no different than having goals in life – and I don’t think anyone would say that having goals is a bad thing.

One of my “goals” in the new year is to drop a few many extra pounds I’ve been carrying around. I’m not going to go into the history of my journey to a healthier self in this post but maybe one day I’ll tell you all that story. Suffice to say, I’m no stranger to “diets”.  At this point in my life, however, it’s about living the best life I can live and not what size jeans I wear. Quite frankly, aesthetics are an after thought. I could care less about fitting into some external, contrived notion of how I should look. I want to be fit for my daughter, future children and family. Another concept I’ve rolled my eyes at in the past is Weight Watchers. I had the air of superiority when it came to “dieting”. Oh, I didn’t need anyone to tell me about nutrition. I knew how calories work…what’s healthy and what’s not. I knew about exercise. Oh yea, I knew alright…I guess that’s why I was the picture of perfect health, right? Not. (Does that expression show my age?)

This brings me to the subject of this post. I needed something to make my fitness journey easier – tracking calories is just too time consuming. A few of my friends had recently joined the Weight Watchers program and they suggested I give it a try. So I’ve swallowed my pride, pushed my ego aside and decided to give it a go.

 
Weight Watchers and Eating Healthfully
 

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Jan 10 2018

Confessions of A Confused Blogger

It’s been nearly a year since my last post. I’m not sure exactly how to start blogging again other than to just do it. Truth is, although I desperately missed (aspects of) my blogging hobby, turns out I was a very confused blogger. Blogger. I started to hate strongly dislike that word. I mean what is a blogger, really? Dictionary.com claims a blogger is “a person who regularly writes material for a blog”. Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it?

As I approached my third year of doing just that, however, I realized that I actually wasn’t really sure what blogging was anymore. I have a website and I write about “whatever” to people who may be slightly interested (or at least temporarily curious) about what I have to say about a given subject. Does that make me a blogger? If I write crap that no one ever reads, am I still a blogger? Or, with one born every minute these days, do I have to be deemed moderately successful, making this a career (i.e. making money) in order to call myself a real blogger?

 

Confused Blogger

 

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Feb 01 2017

YSL The Street and I Collection Review & Swatches (Keep an Eye on Me Palette)

 

The Yves Saint Laurent limited edition “The Street and I” Spring 2017 Collection is meant to be inspired by the graffiti art that colors the cities of the world. Though both rooted in artistry, at first glance, the thought of a luxury makeup brand embracing graffiti as a theme seemed somewhat ironic to me. But the more I thought about it (the history of graffiti and the history of Yves Saint Laurent), the more I acclimatized to the idea. And it is just makeup, after all (wink). So, with that in mind, let’s talk about my pick from the YSL The Street and I Collection…the “Keep an Eye on Me” Couture Collector Eyeshadow Palette.

 

 
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Jan 29 2017

Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation Review

 

Full coverage foundations used to be my go-to. Having suffered from less than perfect skin for most of my teenage and young adult like, I craved the flawless canvas that fuller coverage matte foundations promised to offer. Years later, I discovered what wonders could be achieved by strategic use of concealer without resorting to the mask-like effect that high coverage foundations can sometimes result in. And more recently still, as my skin has matured, I find myself preferring medium coverage foundations that offer a satin, luminous finish. That being said, there will always be a place in my heart…and in my collection…for a full coverage matte foundation. So, of course, I was tempted by the release of the Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation

 
Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation Review
 

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Jan 22 2017

Beauty Favorites 2016 (“Best of Beauty”)

 

A few weeks into the new year and I thought I’d kick things off on a positive note with a Beauty Favorites 2016 post. I haven’t done a favorites in ages. Something I’m hoping to rectify in 2017. The products featured in this post aren’t necessarily products that were released in 2016. More like products that I discovered last year. I’m not featuring skincare because I plan to do a skincare routine post at some point. Over the past four months or so, I’ve been experimenting with my skincare and have found some fantastic products. There are just a few that I need to get a better sense of before I feel comfortable enough to share my routine/recommendations with you guys. Hopefully, I can get that up sometime around February/March. I’ll also talk about my favorite hair care products in a separate post.

 

Beauty Favorites 2016 Best of Beauty

 
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