Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Super Stars and Confessions

It's that time of month again - Glam Bag time!

This month's theme was

Super Star

So what did I get this month? Let's take a look...

Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray
I'm not a hairspray girl at all. I feel it leaves my hair tacky and weighed down. But in the interest of trying things, I gave this a shot. It was ok. It did its job and held but this isn't something I'd buy on my own. I'm just not a hairspray girl.

Pacifica Tuscon Blood Orange Body Butter
My skin gets so dry in the winter. Seriously, it's bad. My legs, when neglected for a few days, are ashy, cracked, pale delights disasters. This was thick, smelled delicious and went on amazing. It wasn't greasy at all and absorbed really well.

Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil
I've been hearing a lot about Argan oil. It's supposed to be a great natural moisturizer for your hair. Like my skin, my hair also gets dry in the winter. I love this stuff. What I don't love is the price tag attached to it. But for serious? It's fabulous. It's almost like a dry oil. My hands weren't greasy at all after rubbing it in and there's no odor.

Nailtini Laquer in Frappe. I tend to shy away from these super light colors but this is the perfect color for french manicures. A sheer pink that I decided to spice up by creating a polka dor mani... which I'm lame and forgot to take a picture of. Sheer pink dots over a dark gray. It was awesome I tell you!

SOHO Concealer Brush
I'm not sure if it's a sin but I'll confess that I apply my concealer with a makeup sponge. Is that sooo 2002? I really have no idea. That's how infrequently I use the stuff. But when I do, I apply a thin sponged on layer. I've been meaning to try more brushes. You know, other than my eye shadow one, and this one was ok. I don't think I could use something like this every time though. It would take too long. I used my sponge for my face and used this to get in and around my eye area. They retail starting at $4.99.


Now that that's out of the way I want to hop up on my soapbox and do some bragging! (I can use a soapbox for bragging right? Or is it just preaching?)

On Sunday I had a nightmare to live through kids party to attend. While I was waiting for my friends to finish getting ready I stepped on their scale. You guys, it was the worst flashback I've ever had. In the interest of realism, I'll let you in on it... 190. What. The. Fuck. Look, I know it's my own fault the number crept up from 165. And I think the worst part of it is that just at the beginning of the month it was 188 and I remember thinking 'ok. I'm not happy about it and will change it but it's not soo bad' Aren't the lies we tell ourselves awesome? Just to be clear, the number on the scale isn't a big deal to me. I'm tall and I'm built solid. I will always weight more than the "skinny bitches", even when I myself am "skinny". I am perfectly ok with that. I care about feeling good in my own skin.

Soo... because of that rude welcome awakening, I got my ass to the gym Monday after work/before school. And you know what, I felt great! Once I'm there I'm good to go. Getting there is the hard part. And even better? I went again last night after class. That's right 2 days in a row! Take that fat!

Wednesday is my double class night so there will be no gym session. Plus I figure I need a recovery day before I get back at it on Thursday. It's weird what finally makes things click for some people. Some have it easier, they tell themselves to go and they do. Others need someone else to go with them. Some need a goal. I don't know what it is for me. I just know that I'm uncomfortable; I do NOT want to weight what I currently weigh; and I did this once so I know I can do it again.

So, there it is. Me recommitting and being motivated. Feel free to keep my accountable! I promise I won't get mad. I may scream about needing a burger, cupcake or pint of beer but it's the fat talking.


  1. I like the control alt delete saying! Way to get motivated! What gym you go to?

  2. Well good for you for trying to lose weight and good luck with it. Beat the tar out of it. It was quite a shock for me when I stepped on the scales again for the first time in a while a year or two ago. I knew I was big, but I didn't realise I was quite THAT big.

  3. It's great that you're getting fit and healthy by visiting the gym. I guess my only advice (from a gym-hater) would be to keep your health at the forefront of your mind, not your body image haha. I know it's obvious, but it's easy to get discouraged when you step on the scale or look in the mirror and don't see any results.

    Best of luck!!

  4. Blargh. I've been avoiding the scale because I'm afraid of what it's going to say. Okay. Confront my demons! CONFRONT THEM!