Thursday, October 29, 2009
Luckily for me, my mother always told me growing up to be proud of my body, to be happy that I'm healthy, and that God gave me a beautiful body so I have never been very self-conscious. However, since graduating college I find that I must snack at work to stay awake and being in a relationship I have gained what people keep telling me is "happy" weight. Well, I'd be a lot more happy with a flat stomach! It's the only thing I would ever change about my body and I have grown more and more insecure about it. I talked to a trainer about it before and asked if it was even a possibility with my body shape and he asked me if I had always had belly flab, yes even at my thinnest. He told me I could have a flat stomach if I worked out 5 days a week and measured everything I ate. Ummmm no thank you, can I just get it smaller?
I read the article "Oh Wow. These Bodies Are Beautiful" in Glamour and it has restored my confidence and after seeing the pictures I fell in love with my body again. It's a second article that was written after an article in the September issue with the 2nd photo's model Lizzie Miller. The photos featured these beautiful women au natural and their bodies look just like mine- healthy and some rolls of "love" that appear when I'm not leaning back and sucking it in with all my might. They're gorgeous and their real. The picture of Lizzie really popped out at me, she was so gorgeous. Then I read the article and teared up. Being a woman is loving your body and taking care of it- not eating only 500 calories a day and devoting all your free time to the gym. That free time should be for continuing your education, laughing with your friends, and loving the ones you love. Yes, you should work out, but not be a slave to it.
If every woman in magazines looked like the women above, how would it make you feel?
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I don't even know what this is....Julianne could make anything look great. She has a body I would die for, gorgeous hair, and a beautiful face. You're even one of my beauty inspirations. This is what she wore to the "This Is It" premiere and I'm going to just believe that she got dressed in the dark. She has too many looks going on here. Sending my love and a lightbulb to you J!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I love how you look glamorous and rock and roll with the smoky eyes, dark nail polish and fishnets. Kudos!
If you could have any job for one day/week/year, what would it be? It has to be something completely frivolous- no saving the planet/people/animals, just an occupation that is fun. Of course, you would magically have the skill/talent/body/whatever to do the job to perfection.
Here are mine:
- Go-go dancer in some hot spot club (how fun would it be to just dance all night and get paid?)
- Morning news anchor (I would kill to be Regis & Miss K)
- Ben & Jerry taste tester
- Stylist to Gossip Girl or SATC
- Victoria Secret Model for their annual December show (Dec. 1st this year everyone!)
- Food/Movie critic
- Singer (performing and shaking my thang a la Beyonce would be incredible)
- Advice columnist
I had more earlier this morning on my 1.5 hr drive to work where I "live the American dream"...ahem. What are your ideas?
Friday, October 16, 2009
Here's what I bought and my review:
MAC Eyeshadow Palette in Smoke & Mirrors
This is a great palette of gray/brown/mauve that are great for both day and night. I already received 2 compliments today on my eyeshadow- I think this might be my new everyday shadow with the dark black/brown taking me from day to night. You'll have to use your own brush because the one included is ridiculously small though. Overall A+.
MAC Lip Bag in Put A Spell On You Pink
Props for the super cute bag! As you know, I deemed the Dazzleglass life changing, this one is a nudish pink, and the lipstick is a pretty sheer pink with a gorgeous sheen- good by itself, great with the gloss. Plus you get a coordinating lipliner- how could I resist?
Finally, the MAC Face Kit in Fab-racadabra.
This is the perfect all in one; a golden bronzer, shimmer blush (one I think I already have though), and an iridescent highlighter.
For anyone makeup challenged this collection is for you. The best part about palettes is that they are already coordinated so you don't have to worry about picking colors that blend or are for your skin tone. The eye palette has 4 to choose from, lipstick has 2, and the face kit has 2 as well (there is also a lip palette, lash kit, 3 brush sets, along with nail polish, glitter pencil liners, and eye shadows duos. Another plus with palettes is that they're easier to carry around than a dozen pieces.
Have you checked out the collection? What's your favorite makeup? You can see the whole collection here.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I remember when I was young my mother had gray and black pairs and I thought they were the bomb. She was smoking when she wore them and I thought she was just the hottest. I loved trying them on too, even though my legs weren't long enough and wanting to be old enough to have my own pair.
Seen here on these lovely ladies, boots are a great to pair with short dresses, whether summer or winter. Boots are wonderful for taking your summer items into fall with a fabulous pair and a cute belt or jacket. Penelope definitely ups her otherwise casual outfit with her gorgeous pair, and Chlo takes her out for the evening.
What do you think of this boot trend? Will you buy a pair?
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Things to complete look:
Leather jacket: check
Skinny belt: check
S&M shoes: check
Drapey white dress: semi- check.
I have a white tube dress that I think could work, but I'll have to try it all on first. My other white dresses are too summery and since it's fall that will not fly! Hmm.... I'll have to check out my other dresses. Note to self: I need more dresses that are loose and drapey.
I'm also dying over Malin Akerman (she's also from 27 Dresses) outfit as well. We all know how i feel about yellow. Her dress is so sweet with the soft yellow sexy top and light pink draped skirt, plus her nude shoes make her legs look so sleek and long.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Here are my favorite pictures so far:
Every Sunday, my BF and I get together with his family and we all watch The Amazing Race . If you haven't watched it- then my friend, you are missing out! Last season was the first season I watched and after seeing a few shows, I thought to myself "Why didn't I ever watch it before???? This is incredible!" It's the only show that is unbiased- anyone can be on it! You see people from all over America, from different backgrounds, jobs, class, etc. Each team is made up of two people and it's so interesting to see the dynamics of them because some are friends, lovers, ex's, coworkers, family, whatever. They travel all over the world and compete in tasks that are related to the country or culture of the place they're in. The game is also about luck because a team could have a bad taxi driver, get wrong directions, or something they thought would be simple will be much harder than they imagined. This show has to be one of the most interesting shows I have ever seen on television. I suggest you check it out! You can meet the teams here and here.
So far I'm rooting for The Harlem Globe Trotters Herb & Nathanial, brothers Sam & Dan, and couple Meghan & Cheyne and I'm hoping that the poker players Maria & Tiffany get booted soon.