Tuesday, May 9, 2017

My First Run of the Year

I did it!  I ran my first registered run of the year, the GoodLife 5K.  It felt like such an accomplishment.  My goal was to run the face in under 35 minutes, ideally in 30 minutes, and my time ended up being 34 minutes.

The day was great!  The 5K started at 8 a.m. and it was such a great experience.  I can't wait to run my next run, which will be a 10K, following a 15K in October.

Set goals!  They're really important!  Work your hardest to achieve them.



Thursday, May 4, 2017

Another Day, Another Run

I did it!  I wanted to be able to run to my local mall and I did it!  Since I always drive to the mall, I was always under the impression that it was too far, but when I checked the distance, it was only 5 km!  This felt like a huge accomplishment.

In terms of my timing, it has not improved.  I can still run 5K in 35 minutes.  This is the timing I expect to achieve on race day but I will keep training until Wednesday.

The end goal is to run 15K by September, therefore, I want to be able to run 5K without any breaks and then continue to improve my endurance.

Lets see how this goes...



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I Have To Run 5K In Two Weeks And I Just Started Training

So, I have always ran but I take it at my own pace.  I like a combination of walking and running.  I call it interval training, but lets be honest-- its because I get tired!

Last year, I played soccer and I was able to consistently run for a while.  That lasted until I took a soccer ball to my face which consequently made my deviated septum worse.  I literally can't breathe through the right side of my nose and I get frequent sinus headaches, it sucks!

I used to love running and I believe that it is one of the best ways to stay healthy.  Over the past year, I have been extremely out of shape.  I went back to school for a graduate certificate and my main source of nutrition has been pizza.  I made the decision that I will do as many runs as I can this year in order to stay healthy.

School ended on April 21, and after months of working out inconsistently and no running, I have finally decided to train.  My first run was horrible, literally.  I ran in some old tights and a water bottle belt and my tights started to fall off after 1 km, not to mention that I was super tired.  I gave up.  I came home and went to the mall to buy new tights  (shopping therapy always works).

My second run in my new Lululemon tights was so much better.  I started to realize how wearing the right gear really counts.  I managed to run 5 km in 40 minutes.  My third run was in 35 minutes.  My goal is to get under 30 minutes for 5 km, but I do not think I will be able to for this run.

I have decided to write an update after every run to track my progress.

If you all want training tips, I will provide them as well!



Tuesday, January 31, 2017

I Took Some Time Off Blogging and I Learned A Lot About Myself!

In 2012, I started my blog and my YouTube channel as a hobby.  I loved beauty and makeup and I was discovering new things on a daily basis.  Amongst all of that, I was growing as a woman.  I started my blog when I was 23 and fresh out of University.  As many of you may know, and others may discover,  the 20s bring on a lot of changes.  Over the years, I discovered a lot about myself and I realized that I loved blogging but I was changing.  My interest in makeup and fashion had changed drastically.

In my early 20s, I was much more experimental!  I liked to try different colours on my faces and I constantly wore bold colours.   My outfit choices were daring, which worked at times, and at other times....well, lets just say my black tutu with lace tights and purple eye shadow rocker-chic look wasn't a hit amongst my friends.  The point is that I did whatever I wanted to and I felt great.

Being on social media comes with its own set of pros and cons:  you get to do what you love but you have to be a rock towards criticism and your personal life can be exposed to the world.  I stopped posting because I needed to re-discover myself and my social media outlets.

Now, in my late 20s, I rely more on staples.  My makeup look is the same almost everyday and I am discovering that mom jeans aren't that bad (just kidding!).  Instead of buying and sharing makeup, I want to share my experiences.

So, here I am!  Back at it and ready to let you back into my world!  I may not show as much of my personal life but I hope you enjoy my journey!



Monday, April 20, 2015

Lip Monthly Bag Opening

I received a Lip Monthly bad a few weeks back and as a self-proclaimed lip junkie, I could NOT be any happier.  Although my review is going up a few weeks after the release of this bag, I thought it may be useful for those of you who are looking to expand your collection.

Here is a peek into what I received:

I received four products with a total value of $64.00!  The prices are as follows:

Be a Bombshell Lipgloss: $13
So Susan Lip Dome: $10
Jelly Pang Pang Supermodel Stain: $25
MMU Cargo Eye Shadow: $16

The product that I am the most excited about is definitely the Supermodel Stain.  There are four colours in a compact container which is perfect to put into your purse.  You can combine the colours and it gives you the perfect natural lip look.

The Cargo Eye Shadow was a product that made me nostalgic.  I received because it is the "Monthly Mixup" product that is offered in Lip Monthly bags.  Cargo was the first expensive eye shadow brand that I purchased and I was in love with my palette.  Speaking from experience, Cargo eyeshadows are highly pigmented and creamy!  I am very excited to try this out.

The last two items were both lip items.  I am already inspired to try both of these in the summer with an all white outfit.

To subscribe, go to the Lip Monthly website.

If you would like to sign up for this bag, pricing is as follows:

Monthly - $10/month
4 months - $30 for all 4 months (you save $10)
Annual - $100 (you save $20)

My personal preference would be the 4 month subscription because it is a great way to try out the box for an extremely reasonable price.  What do you all think?  Which monthly subscriptions are you a part of?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Luxe Box Sneak Peak

If you are anything like me, you LOVE subscription services.  There is just something exciting about receiving a box of goodies in the mail.  It feels like you are receiving a present every time a new box arrives in the mail.

I had the unique opportunity to take a sneak peak at the Spring Luxe Box and let me tell you -- its perfect!  From the brow gel to the bronzer to the self-tanner, it is everything that you need as the weather (hopefully!!) starts to warm up.

Luxe Box is a Canadian seasonal subscription service (prices are below).  You create your beauty profile and they send products to your home. You can go on the website and purchase the products that you like.

If you don't believe me when I say this box it amazing, take a look below:

First of all, lets look at these sizes!  Even though the box is seasonal, these sizes are HUGE! I love the fact that they are deluxe sample sizes as well as full sizes.  We also get eight products in this box and the self-tanner comes with a glove.  Are you impressed? I am.

The best part about this box is the prices.
- Annual:  $24/box (4 seasonal boxes)
- Semiannual: $25/box (2 seasonal boxes)
- Quarterly: $26/box (1 seasonal box)

My favorite product:
The self-tanner...I am Indian but I am pale.  I wish I had that beautiful glow that girls have!  I have tried this self-tanner and it works well!

The product that I am the most excited about:
The brush!  I would love to try the "beauty blender" on a stick!

If you are interested in signing up:  click here

I will be reviewing this box as soon as I receive it!



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