Thursday, April 26, 2012

Three Things Thursday

Happy Thursday! I'm so ready for the weekend! 
I literally suck at blogging.  I haven't been able to come up with any topics! So I decided to resort to a standby- 3 Things Thursday- 3 things I've been loving!

1. Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfecter BB Cream

I bought these several months ago at Ulta for around $10 or less with a coupon.  I haven't used any type of liquid foundation in years. I've been an avid user of either Pur Minerals or Bare Minerals for a very long time.  My face is pretty sensitive. So a lot of liquids give me weird tiny bumps.  But I bought this to try it out (you can return anything at Ulta) because of the BB Cream fad! I actually watched a video from Makeup By Alli about it. You can see her post here.  I love this stuff!  I had planned on using it to cut down my time getting ready before work. Mineral powder tends to be messy and time-consuming to apply.  I've used it every single day since I bought it.  I can easily build the coverage or just apply a thin layer.  But I do have pretty good skin, and I don't need a lot of coverage.  I highly recommend this stuff! It doesn't feel heavy in the Louisiana heat or greasy at all. But I do apply a setting powder over it when I want full coverage.  That takes me to my next new love!!!

2.  Benefit's Hello Flawless Custom Cover-up with SPF
 I bought this at Ulta using one of the 20% off coupons not long after the BB cream.  I was looking for something to set it with.  I really like this powder!  I can use it alone for a good coverage also.  There isn't a lot in the package for $34.  But I've been using it daily for a couple of months, and I haven't touched pan yet.  Since I haven't worn liquid and needed a cover-up I don't have anything to compare this to.  As long as I can buy this on sale I will definitely re-purchase.  I use the lightest shade- Me, Vain? It actually works pretty good with my skin, but some days I add my Nars Laguna Bronzer over it.

3.  Lauren Conrad Bow Ruched Blazer
 I bought this, of course, on sale at Kohl's.  It looks white in the picture, but it is actually a very pale pink.  Its super cute and very lightweight and only 3/4 sleeves.  Its very versatile. I've been wearing it over some dresses for work.  And I love it with a plain tank underneath and jeans too!  I love the look of blazers, but I've never bought many.  It is just way too hot here for that. I don't care how cute it is!  But I can actually handle keeping this on.  Well for now anyway- I might say something different in August when its 100 degrees. 

I'm doing a 5k on Sunday to benefit Children's Hospital of New Orleans.  Its Called the Run Forest Run, and its sponsored by Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.  I'm really excited about it because my husband is coming and 2 other couples!  I honestly couldn't run a half mile without stopping to walk when I did the last one in March.  I've been getting up at 5 am 3 times a weeks to run.  I progressed to running 2.5 miles without stopping then walk/run the rest.  Then on Monday I aggravated my knee again.  I've had problems with this knee for a long time.  So I had to take the week off from running, and I've been wearing a compression knee sleeve.  I've been doing yoga every night at home, and last night I did a cycle class. I think that helped!  I'm just annoyed because I've been working so hard. I really wanted to run the whole thing- that was my personal goal!  But I'm worried about my endurance since I actually haven't ran since Friday.  Monday I had to come inside after .5 miles because it was bothering me so bad.  So hopefully it will be OK on Sunday!


  1. Love your blog! I'm a new follower! I read your comment on Lia's blog today and I noticed we are pretty much the same way with weight - so I'm sure we have more in common too! Excited to read through your blog! :)

  2. LOVE that blazer and really love that it is pale pink! I just got a Kohls coupon, I may need to check it out!


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