Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I Got Naked!

But I'll get to that in a minute. Unfortunately, I can't talk about what I really want to talk about, so we are gonna take the easy way out and play Random Wednesday.


+ I caved. I bought a Naked Palette, and am absolutely loving it!
The Too Faced palette was lacking the intensity that I was looking for, but the Naked palettes are known for theirs. My goal was to find a palette that didn't have a lot of matte shades, it needed to have mauves/browns/golds, and would be versatile enough to cover all of my needs. I think I've reached my goal, and it even came with a double sided brush! Those suckers can run up to $30! I would have paid the $50 even without the brush, but that just made me feel even better about the purchase, as I planned on paying the extra money for a double sided brush already.


+ I'm realizing that I'm growing up...A few years ago I would have NEVER paid that amount of money for makeup. I'm still going to use my Covergirl for the rest, but my eye shadow will make up for it.

+ Our hotels are booked for our trip, and I even got a Military discount at the W for HALF OFF. I almost peed myself when the guy told me, and especially since I was about to shell out $300 for the room.

+ I have practically been on a popcorn diet. It's Gluten Free, you can get your fill without consuming too many calories, and these days, it comes in a million flavors. 
I want to make dis:



+ I've noticed that Pinterest has changed things up, so I'm having to relearn to do things. Like for the life of me, I could not figure out how to embed pins into a post with the new interface. Hopefully someone will write up a tutorial soon...Anyone?

+ Now that I'm not getting paid to be in a bikini, I do not have the same motivation as a few weeks ago. I am happy to say that I am still working out every day; I'm just not pushing myself as hard or eating as well. I guess you could say that I'm giving my body a little break.

Mal Smiles

I am still allowing Jillian Michaels to kick my booty, but I need to get back to running. I'm actually trying to get used to running indoors and outdoors, so that I can run on vacation. I know, I know, exercising on vacation sounds awful, but not to me. The thought of not exercising for ten days gives me palpitations. Just call me addicted.


This particular workout is the one that gave me abs. I totally recommend it if you are ready to get your butt kicked. It's not near as bad as Insanity, but it can and will give you the results you've been looking for. Even if I can't make it to the gym, I can't find and excuse to say no to Jillian.

Well, today is kinda my Monday, so it's past my bed time. It just better go by fast, because next week I get paid to go to Denver! Hello...mini workation.

Laters...



29 comments:

Jenn said...

Aww you're growing up! I have that revelation a lot lately haha.
I LOVE Jillian workouts. Well, now I don't. I love their results tho haha.
YAY for discounts!!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Popcorn is my favorite of all, especially since it's gluten free. Receiving discounts is like opening up Christmas presents. ;)
And I still can't make myself like the Naked Palettes. My friend has them and I tried them. They don't work on me. I guess I'm more a Pure Minerals Eyeshadow girl I guess. :(

P!nky said...

I love popcorn it's seriously one of the best snacks EVER!!!!

Jillian totally kicks butt!

Makeup is important, so the extra $$ is necessary! ;)

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

Do you have any good websites or book recommendations on Gluten info or diets? I keep reading so much about it (people TALKING about it) and I'm curious. The clean eating thing is NOT working in this house with the fiance so I'm trying to figure out what I can do..

Pamela said...

Might have to check into that video!

Helene said...

i could LIVE on popcorn! it's the best thing ever. ever.

Blush and Barbells said...

I got the Naked palette as a gift from Meg's Makeup...but somehow it disappeared from my house (undoubtedly in my sister's purse).

Jen said...

That palette looks amazing!

Cece said...

50% off at the W-That's awesome!!! I'll have to try that extreme shed & shred after she finishes kicking my butt with the 30 days shred. It's mainly my abs I want to hang onto anyways.

Cece said...

Oh, BTW-I cannot embed pins in my posts either anymore. I e mailed help on Pinterest and they couldn't help me at all. I mentioned that I'm probably not the only one with this problem and that a lot of bloggers use pinterest so they might want to look into it.

The Pepplers said...

Michelle at the Vintage Apple has a tutorial on how to embed pins that I just found.

http://www.thevintageapple.com/2013/04/how-to-pinterest-embedding-tutorial.html

I haven't tried it yet, but worth a shot.

Nicole said...

The popcorn cake looks amaaaazing! I cant believe I haven't thought about it yet! Popcorn is probably my faaaavorite food of all time-white cheddar is the best!

Hallie Oceanside said...

I want your running addiction, actually I need it.

What are your best tips??

Sami said...

I LOVE my Naked palette :)

I can't wait to hang when you're in town! We should go to Benihana bc I haven't been there in FOREVER!

Sami said...

Oh, oh I forgot! I'm going to be in Colorado Springs this weekend so let me know if you want to have a little blate if you are free :)

Allison Blaize said...

the blog 'the vintage apple' has a tutorial for embedding pinterest links!

smk053078 said...

Oh I have both Naked palettes and LOVE them. Urban Decay is about the only eyeshadow that I wear! It's the best!! And keep up the workouts....I need some motivation....dear Lord, it's bad!! Yay for the upcoming trip!!

Nicole said...

Working out on vacation just gives you more room to eat, right? :)

Shelley said...

I bought my first UD eyeshadow palette last year and I now use it pretty much every time. And It doesn't even look that used! SOOOO worth the money. Michelle from Vintage Apple has a tutorial!

J and A said...

I'm totally making popcorn tonight! :)
I need to get that eye shadow, I have been wanting to forever!! I LOVE that Jillian DVD, can't wait to get back at it after babe and hopefully get some abs like you missy!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

I love this palette and I want it really badly!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

TwoFourFive said...

My policy is to spend more money on things that require good quality, so that you don't have to go back and keep spending to eventually get that thing through trial and error. Does that make sense?

And popcorn is my FAVORITE SNACK! I love it!

I also can't figure out how to embed pins anymore. I tried and tried and couldn't get it to work.

Courtney B said...

Popcorn is my weakness! ESPECIALLY when I was pregnant... I'd dream about the stuff, ha!
Girl, I am so excited for you to go on vacation!
I think our bodies need breaks here and there but we all know you are still gonna look smokin'! Plus there really is nothing better than the high you get after you complete a workout!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

I love Jillian's workout! Need to pop in her DVD more often.

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

Need to pay Jillain a visit!! Go you and yay for a vacay!

Miranda Pridgeon said...

I want a Naked Palette just like that sooo bad, but I always back out because I can't yet justify spending that much money on makeup! Jillian Michael workouts are amazing. Besides Insanity, she is my go to fitness DVD maker! She knows what she's doing for sure!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

I'm a little behind on reading blogs this week but hope your doing well and safe travels!!!

Kim said...

Love the naked palettes! Can't wait to get mine too! :)

Michael said...

Is that Naked 1 because I have the 2nd and mine did not come with a double brush, jelly!

Popcorn is my go-to snack. I air pop it at home so I know it's even healthier.

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