Tuesday, February 2, 2010


And let's be honest, it's not like I haven't been off-topic alot lately.  Clearly my focus needs to be readjusted.  I'm working on it!  I went to Wally tonight and stocked up on mixed salad  greens, beans, lean meats, agave nectar (extra large bottle this time), etc.  I am promising myself to pack my lunch tomorrow in my awesome pretty lunch tote, and to make a yummy fruit smoothie for breakfast, and to plan dinner more than five minutes ahead of time.  There is a very small chance I will get up at 5:00 a.m. to go to the gym.  But nobody hold their breath about the gym, I don't need y'all passing out and then being mad because I didn't go, so you bumped your head for no reason.  But there's a chance.

Anyhoo, when I don't feel good about myself I tend to skip the makeup and not make any effort with my 'do, just slap some product  in it after the old shower and run out the door with it wet.  Not that there is a thing wrong with being natural.  I'm just aware that is how I behave when I am not valuing myself as much as I should.  Sooo..... Sunday I treated myself!  Nothing extravagant, just some drugstore/Wally products.  But I got new foundation, powder, mascara and a new tool for my 'do!

The foundation is a liquid mineral foundation by Maybelline.  Unless I go high-end, the foundations light enough for my winter-pale skin usually is way too pink.  But there are a ton of shades with this foundation so I found one that worked without making me look too pink!

 Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Foundation, Nude 1 fl oz (30 ml)

The powder is another mineral product, Physician's Formula Mineral Powder, in translucent:

*Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-free Mineral Face Powder, Translucent, 0.3-Ounces

The mascara is one I always see in magazines as a great buy at a low price; a never-fail oldie but goodie:  Maybelline Great Lash:

 *Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, Soft Black (6 Mascaras)

And last but not least, the tool  for my 'do.  Mine is silver, not blue, and it was only $23... I can't figure out how this one is different from the one I bought so I'm including a pic of it, too.  I've tried it once already and it cut my drying time in half, probably because it cuts out the whole 'dryer in one hand, round brush in the other' routine:

*Revlon Ionic Hot Air Dryer and Styler

Anyhoo, I tried on the makeup and love it!

Alrighty, it's off to bed for me so that there's a chance I might go to the gym in the morning. 

Have a fab evening!

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Cammy said...

Lovely! It's always so energizing to find new make-up!

On a side note, how do you use the agave? In equal measures as sugar or Equal, or do you use less? Thx!

liz said...

@cammy, i use the agave alone as a sweetener for coffee or tea, or as syrup on my blueberry oatmeal pancake http://bit.ly/dDnYKu or in smoothies. when i use it i don't use another sweetener. i have not cooked with it, that i can remember, but if i do i will be sure to report back! by the way i take back what i said about the almond milk being ok after i accidentally froze it, it had a weird taste then. time to make another batch! and GUESS WHO WENT TO THE GYM THIS MORNING! i was there by 6 a.m. for my slo-mo 30 minutes on the elliptical. now i've gotta hustle to get ready for work. have a fab day!

liz said...

oh, and if i use pb2 i add a couple drops of agave to one serving when i mix it.

Agnes said...

Oh my, you look GREAT!!!

liz said...

thanks agnes :)

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

I think it's definitely ON topic. AFter all, you want to stop dieting and change your life. This helps you do both. And as an extra bonus point it's fun.