I am simply a "normal" woman from Pittsburgh, PA - happy and grateful for everything that God has blessed me with. I blog about running, weight loss, recovery, relationships, family, working out and anything else that pops into my SCARY head! I completed my one and only marathon in 2014! Make sure to comment and let me know you were here! I love visitors and new friends!
Today I am linking up four of my favorite bloggers for Five on Friday! I was thinking when I was getting ready for work this morning how much I love my favorite makeup. Every now and then I switch it up but normally, for day to day looks, I use the same things everyday in the same way and I love them all! I do not know what I would do if they discontinue my colors, etc. HA So, I thought what a perfect Five on Friday post! Well, here they are! My favorite GO TO's for my everyday look! For your enjoyment (Ha Ha) I have added a selfie that I posted to Facebook this morning! This is after the makeup routine was done and I tried on a sweater that I have not been able to wear yet. I got it at the Loft a year or more ago and it has never fit. I recently lost over 40 pounds! I started the weight loss with the 24 day Advocare Challenge and have since then just continued on with healthy eating and working out and NOW IT FITS!!! I am losing about 5 pounds a week steadily!!! Yippeee!!
First I will show the finished product. I like minimal makeup - maybe too little? Anyway this is the normal day to day look when complete.
First product I love is Noxzema Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum, I swear this tightens my facial skin...I need all the tightening I can get at my age!!!
Next is primer. I just started using a primer in the past year or so and it makes a total difference for me. My skin holds on to the makeup all day without looking cakey, drippy or shiny at then end of a long day! I have tried a few and my favorite is bareMinerals PrimeTime...
After that bareMinerals Matte Foundation Powder...this is awesome...completley evens out my skin and makes it picture perfect!!!
Then my other have to have is my Clinique Chocolate Cherry eyeshowed duo. This is my go to everyday and I love how it looks together! All the bridesmaids used this for my sisters wedding day so a bug thank you to her for finding this for me! It rocks!!!
And my fifth and final must have is this new lipstick! I love it! It came in my Ipsy box and I have worn it everyday since! It is by Noyah and its called Deeply in Mauve.
I can not wait to see everyone else's Five on Friday! Happy weekend yinz!
If you read my blog then you know I am a big fan of getting presents for myself. I have no significant other and I love gifts and presents - soooo I found a work around!
I signed up for a lot of subscription boxes. I have tried them all! The only problem is that I am also kind of cheap so if it is not a value I quit pretty quickly! My all time favorites are Ipsy (a beauty product box) and Stridebox (running product box). They are reasonably priced and NEVER fail to excite!!!
I have also recently quit a few (Grazebox and Birchbox because they are not worth the subscription value - in my opinion). Recently, I came across one that I had not tried so I signed up!!!! It is called the Walmart Beauty Box!!! I just got my first one and it rocks!! It is chock full of full sized samples and all things that I cant wait to try!!! Here is the box when it arrived!!!
A LARGE sample of Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream - I have wanted to try this but was way to cheap to buy it in case I did not like it!
Loreal Revitalift Deep Acting Moisturizer...so excited to try this also! My face needs all the moisture it can get!!!
This awesome full size lipstick - I love the color already!!! Perfect Fall shade so I am told and it looks terrific on!!!
Secret Clinical Strength Clear Gel - I have never tried the clear gel deodorant but since this sample (again large sample) I think I am sold! It dries so quickly and you do not have to worry at all about it getting on your clothing!!!
A little Juicy perfume - this smells awesome! I have worn it to work all week!
This box was a major - YEA!!! I am so happy that I signed up for this subscription and cant wait to see what the Winter box has in store us!!!!!!
As you hear me say every month - I LOVE IPSY!! This month is no exception! Here is the cute bag for this months stash!!!
This face wash is AWESOME!!! It is my new favorite! It leaves my skin so soft and smooth and I swear my makeup goes on smoother also!!!
This polish rocks!! I have it on my nails in the picture below! It has a finish like that sand polish only it is not gritty at all. The dry polish is smooth on your nail...it is an awesome neutral color!! Also, it is a full size product sample!!
This is a lotion sample - I have not used this yet but I will keep you posted!
I LOVE this sample!! This is the most awesome color of lipstick ever!!! It is Noyah and it's called Deeply in Mauve. My new favorite!!!
I like the color so much I took a selfie this morning after I tried it on!!! HA
I also got this full size sample of Mascara. It is by Model Co and so far I am loving it!!!
IPSY never disappoints!!! It is the best subscription box every month!!! So much so that I finally took the BIG STEP and cancelled my Birchbox. :-( It just wasn't worth the money anymore!