I have a moment of down time at work right now. It’s supposed to be a fairly slow week at work, we’ll see how that goes though! I wanted to write a post about the beauty products that I enjoy and the things that I want to get in the near future!
Right now I am OBSESSED with Physicians Formula. You can purchase their makeup at any drug store like Bartells or Rite Aid. It’s on the higher cost end of drug store makeup, but definitely worth it if you’re not looking to hack off an arm and a leg for anything you would buy at Sephora. I love their bronzer and I just started using their BB Concealer. Their concealer is AMAZING! I use it for spot correction on blemishes and acne scars. To be honest, I think it has improved my overall skin quality as well. It seems like my scars are ever so slightly fading!
I have also been obsessing over Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. The stuff is awesome! I have really fine oily hair, and it makes a great alternative to dry shampoo. It reduces the look and feel of oil, my scalp feels cleaner when I use it. Not to mention it helps my teasing stay put and smells great! It’s a little spendy, $40 bucks for a bottle that lasted me about a year. Definitely worth every penny though. If there’s anything I spend A LOT of money on, it’s my hair. I was fortunate enough to work at a hair salon last year where I was able to stock up on Aveda hair products at ‘back bar’ price. A HUGE bottle of shampoo retailing at $100 would cost me almost $8! Miss those deals. I still get my hair done by Michelle who works over there, and she’ll hook me up with discounts.
Another product I enjoy is Epicuren Gelle Cleanser. I recently have been experiencing really bad acne on the sides of my face, it started about a year ago. I thought it was temporary and it would go away, but it’s stuck around for quite a while, and to be frank, kinda bums me out. The esthetician at the salon I worked at told me about Epicuren and gave me their Gelle Cleanser to try out. So sweet of her! I still have the bottle from a year ago! I use it sparingly, like you’re supposed to. It’s a very potent cleanser that will dry the SHIT out of your face, acne doesn’t stand a chance! I’m running out though and need to get more!
Wow, the list could go on and on. I love Kiehls Blue Herbal Acne Lotion. Keeps my face moisturized without getting oily. Gives my face a matte appearance. Diggin’ the Rene Furterer Vegetal Mousse for volumizing my hair, also smells phenomenal! Seriously love a lot of products out there, you can follow my Pinterest Board too, I’ve got PLENTY going on!
*WHEWWW!* Now for the things I WANT!
I definitely want some lifting gloves. Not Power Lifting straps, but just some gloves that will protect my hands from ripping open from deadlifts using a stacked Olympic bar. Okay, okay, they don’t RIP open, but it freakin’ hurts! I don’t wanna worry about my precious fragile hands even thought I love the hard-earned callouses; I want to lift HEAVY!
I would also love, love, LOVE some Optimum Whey Protein, Cake Batter flavor of course! I just ran out of my Muscle Milk protein today, which I’m excited about because that means I get something new, but I’m also bummed because that means I’ll be out of something for a WHILE. I am the Queen of Procrastination.
Of course, I would love some new workout clothes. In January I will be spending more time than usual in the gym, and I only have oh so many outfits that I can keep clean and rotate. I need some more Lululemon tank tops, sports bras, and long sleeve shirts. I could definitely use another pair of pants too, but maybe that’s just wishful thinking! I have plenty of shorts and running tights, I just need their classic Groove Pant, or something a little more form-fitting so as not to get in my way while working out.
On top of gloves, whey protein, and new Lululemon clothing, I would also love a new gym AND my own Cable Cuff for the cable machines to build my booty with Glute Kickbacks! I HATE sharing machines or equipment at the gym, and LA Fitness doesn’t even have a cuff! So annoyed, I could go off AGAIN about how much they suck…. haha, but I’m going back there tonight. Definitely checking out Iron Works this Saturday though, can’t wait to see what they have to offer. I wouldn’t mind running to the gym every morning either, it’s so close and would be an excellent warm up!
I’m getting butterflies in my tummy, I’m so excited for January, I can’t wait to kick my ass! I’m going to meal prep like crazy, write insane workouts, stick with my workout plan, set Personal Records, break in my competition shoes, and rock my suit when it gets here. So freakin’ stoked! 15 days until official training and 18 weeks out from Emerald Cup 2014!
Gonna rock the shit outta that stage!