When in a Funk...Paint Your Nails Blue!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

So folks, I'm officially in a low energy, can't get motivated funk!  It's hard for me to rally with the kids beyond cranking on the sprinkler in the backyard (which they have now made into a cozy coupe car wash- yay imagination!).  Still waiting to hear back on a few projects but starting to lose hope.  And struggling to get into my summer routine which makes everyday chores tough to manage. Oh!  And we are now in week 13 of a home renovation (did I mention that I JUST got my washer and dryer installed after 12 weeks.  TWELVE!).

As the French say, "Le sigh".

So I needed a pick me up.  I'm a hardcore pale pink nails for life kind of gal, so I was shocked when my hands went for the turquoise blue!  But here you have it folks- when in a funk, don't get blue, paint your nails blue.  

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Sloughing Away the Sunscreen with this Duo!

Monday, June 29, 2015

I try to use my clarisonic regularly but sometimes when I forget to charge it, it gets covered in the daily clutter that is our family bathroom and tucked WAY back in the drawers- waiting until I realize how desperately I need it (only to realize I STILL have to charge it...ugh!).

Well, summer is my Clarisonic season, it seems!  I'm a daily sunscreen user (yes! even in the winter!), but during these summer months when I'm at the pool or beach on an almost daily basis, I layer on the SPF constantly!

Just the other day while in the shower I felt like my face wash alone wasn't breaking through the grit of my much relied upon SPF 50- sure enough, when I ran my finger nails along my neckline, they came up with a good layer of yuck beneath them!!!  

Out came my Mia2- so desperate was I, I charged her while in the shower washing my hair- just enough charging time to get through one cycle!

My Mia2 paired with my new M-61 Brilliant Cleanse was enough to do the trick and cut through the layers of sunscreen (ew, and sweat!).  The soft brush of the Mia2 gently buffs the skin and sloughs away that top later of dead cells while doing a deep clean into your pores (something you miss out on if you are only using your hands to wash your face!).  When I use the M-61 Brilliant Cleanse, the Alpha Hydroxy acts as an additional exfoliant to chemically dissolve the dull layers of skin (and in my case, sunscreen!), so I get that soft, well-washed skin I want!

Which reminds me....I accidentally lied to you guys in a previous post- I'm not experimenting with M-61's Perfect Cleanse like I said in this post.  It's actually the M-61 Brilliant Cleanse- and it's great! More on this later...).
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Officially Back to the Grind

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

After two weeks of amazing help from my in laws, I am officially on-duty!  In fact, today is the first day I've woken up before 8am in TWO WEEKS!!

I'm looking forward to getting back into our routine and settling into the summer schedule.
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Holy Hiatus!! Ok, I'm Back!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I am fresh off of a week-long beach vacation and still benefiting from the free childcare afforded to us by my in-laws (so lucky!).  But I've miss you and the blog!  So now that I have that natural beach/ocean exfoliation going on, I am ready to get back to the real goods and topical treatments I love to experiment with!

I've been looking for a cream cleanser, something gentle and not too drying or abrasive.  And I am going to try this sucker!

M-61 Perfect Cleanse

I had a little time to kill today between the gym and camp pick-up so I stopped by my local Blue Mercury, explained what I had in mind, and took their reco.  What I love already about this cream is that it comes in a smaller size so I don't need to commit to a huge bottle without being sure that I love it!  Stay tuned and I'll let you know what I think!

Oh, and if you think of it, send a little positive energy my way for Monday!  I'll fill you in soon, hopefully with GREAT news!!

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