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Hello, Enchanted Readers! (Do we still have any of those after two weeks of no posting? No? Oh, alright.)

With a series of school interviews, work interviews, hectic school and surgery, something had to go.  Unfortunately, it’s been working out and blogging – two of my only “me time” things!  I’m going to try to start getting up thirty minutes earlier each day to get a quick 15 minute fitness sesh and quick “good morning” blog post in.  We’ll see how long this lasts.

Multiple updates:

1. I’m starting school again in the fall.  Hellooooo, graphic design degree!  Yay, me.

2. I think I’m going to try out P90X.  Anyone else done it?  I’ve had friends who have had fantastic results and I really want to feel strong and fit again.

3. I bought my Clarisonic Mia today!  SO excited.  I’ve heard the first week or two can be pretty awful while your skin adapts (yucky pimples and such) but I don’t think I’ve read a single negative review overall.  Hey, if it works it works!  I picked the turquoise and got “Beautiful.” engraved on the back – a little reminder to give myself some positive self-talk each morning to start the day.

4. Moving to Kansas City in the fall as well.  Let the apartment hunt begin…

5. Tomorrow is EASTER!  My whacky family is having Italian apparently?  Stay tuned, Sarah and I will give you a breakdown of whatever dessert we decide to bring.

That tis all I have for you today.

Get out there and carpe your diem, yo.

-m.

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I have the best sisser-  I have been straight broke lately, folks.  I used to go therapeutic shopping every week.  I haven’t been able to buy anything fun for myself in almost a year.  Top that with the fact that my weight has been fluctuating like mad.  I dropped down almost six sizes last year and got rid of all of my LARGER clothes, but now I am backy back backin’ up right back into those bigger sizes and have NOTHING to wear.  I guess I was too optimistic when I lost weight… 

She invited me to go shopping with her yesterday after spending a ripe 2 hours hanging out at the DMV because my silly self somehow managed to LOSE my new registration tags and I have been driving so completely illegally for about 16 days.

It wasn’t as bad as it could be, though, I must admit.  Luckily, I got stacked on the smoker’s bench outside (it was a particularly lovely afternoon) and they have this sweet texting system where they text you when your number is up.  I was sitting next to a dude licensing his Suzuki bike and we kept each other entertained with small talk.  I don’t mind being trapped somewhere boring if I can get some cool conversation in. 

But, anyway, shopping!  She got me presents… 

We did (both) get this cool necklace in gold.  It’s a tiny purse!  I’m pretty sure it could easily hold fitty cents for when you walk down to the store and buy a single piece of Dubble Bubble bubbly gum.

So it’s perfect for everyday use, right?   Maybe if you are six years old…

Haha, hoo okay…I just wanted to be part of the shopping blogging…

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No one likes a cranky old bat.

“I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.”  ~Tammy Faye Bakker

“Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”  ~Bo Derek

 

A good blogger would snap pictures right and left as she spends five lovely, perfect hours at the mall with her sister.

A good blogger would also remember to charge her camera ahead of time so she could do so.

I’ve been in a bit of a winter-funk lately.  I tried sleeping more.  Doing this detoxin’ thang to get my body in balance.  Smiling more (I actually came to the realization that this was missing when I went to my 8 pm yoga class Monday night, tried to smile in one of my poses, and realized my mouth felt all funny because I hadn’t smiled the ENTIRE day. And that’s just not how we do things in an enchanted life, lady).  Meditation, yoga, family time – I have been trying and trying, but just couldn’t shake the general feeilngs of sadness.

Solution for this morose mama? 

Shopping, shopping, shopping.  Granted, this isn’t always a solution, but it sure was yesterday.  I haven’t selflessly spent money on myself in a long while – typically I spend money, but carry around some pretty intense feelings of guilt about it.  NOT THIS TIME!  I spent the whole thirty-minute car ride home reciting mantras about how I was allowed to be happy and be free of guilt and I am feeling pretty fabulous today.  Still on my list of purchases before graduation: a suit and my camera love.

Best purchase yesterday: Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer.  This stuff is phenom and makes your eye shadow go on smooth, vibrant, and with a ton of staying power.  100% worth the 22 bucks to keep me looking awake and dolled up all day long instead of sleepy and bare-faced by noon.


There’s really no quicker way to destroy your relationships and feelings of self-worth than being a cranky old bitty all the time – no one wants to hang out with that girl.  Whether it’s taking a minute to breathe, taking a day off work, going to a yoga class, busting out a run, stopping by a pub to enjoy a St. Patty’s day green beer, or heading for the mall to pick up a little something that makes you smile, do something today that makes you feel fabulous.  And seriously – pick up that eyeshadow primer, diva.

You’ve got a diem to carpe – go get it!

Enchanted (i.e. safe and fun) St. Patrick’s celebrations, all!

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