Adidas Update and New Beauty Finds


I request a lot from my shoes. I know what I am looking for, I know what I need and I won’t settle for less.


Here’s the thing – plenty of sneakers are comfortable. That’s what makes this so complicated.

You can try on a ton of running shoes that seem to feel amazing. You can even run a few miles in them and feel terrific. But, those same sneakers may not feel as great at mile 10 as it did at mile 3, and may feel even worse day after day of pounding the pavement.

I consider the running shoe hunt a matter of the survival of the fittest. These Adidas Energy Boosts have survived thus far. We shall see how they handle this weekend’s long run.

So today is the last day of school before the break. Exciting for the kids and teachers…me? As a mom? Not sure yet.

I am excited though to say my moisturizer is just about empty. Normally needing to purchase new beauty products can be annoying because I hate shelling out the money but there is a reason I am excited about this bottle being empty-

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As you can see, it is the Whole Foods 365 brand signifying that a visit to Whole Foods is in order. Translate this to read: visit to Whole Foods = excuse for lunch at the food bar.

I haven’t mentioned some new beauty items I have purchased in recent weeks so let’s discuss today, OK?

New Blush from Tart:


I am still a recovering Dior Addict for allergy reasons and while I do like my Clinique products, I felt like I needed a new and cute blush compact in my life.

Tarte is allergy friendly and made without parabens and those icky ingredients we don’t want touching our skin.

This Amazion Clay 12 Hour Blush (Dollface is the color) really gives a nice pop of color and stays on throughout the day rather than becoming absorbed into your tinted moisturizer/foundation which tends to happen with other blushes I have used.

 Eye Shadow palette from Guerlain:


Sometimes you just need to splurge.

Switching from Dior eye shadow has been the hardest part of the shake up in my makeup routine. Finding amazing eye shadows like I used to have has been tough. Guerlain (which is actually in the same family of companies as Dior) makes a terrific variety of palettes while being allergy friendly (at least for me) and free from parabens.

What I haven’t bought but noticed on the shelves in Trader Joe’s are the gift sets for different bath salts, scrubs and hand soaps.


Reasonably priced if you still need a cute gift…or just want to buy something for yourself.


This hand soap set is a great hostess gift when you don’t know what to bring or want to bring something other than cookies. Or in addition to cookies if you are coming to my house.


On my list of things to order at the moment are awesome Active Accessories hair ties:


They are listed for $8 for a pack of six (with free shipping).

Oh, and before I forget, actually how can I forget? This article has shaken my little world a bit.


Click on the image for the link to the article.

I first read this article about my beloved Lisa Frank sticker empire the other day when it was posted as a link over at the blog, How Sweet It Is.

If you have checked out my Slam Book page, you already know I am a huge Lisa Frank fan and avid sticker collector.


Did you used to collect stickers? Do you still have your collection? Can I see it?

If you loved Lisa Frank as a kid (or still do now) it is a must read.

I am off to run outdoors for the first time in several days. The weather is actually warming up a bit! Don’t know how long it will last since winter officially begins tomorrow but I will take what I can get.

Have a wonderful weekend!



Favorite new make up/beauty product?

Did you collect Lisa Frank stickers?

What do you think of the article?

Have you tried any of those Trader Joe’s soaps out for the holidays?




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  • IHeartVegetables December 20, 2013, 8:00 am

    Ohhh that blush is so cute! I love trying new make up 🙂 FYI I couldn’t get the Lisa Frank link to work 🙁 Wahh!

    Happy Friday, girl!

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 20, 2013, 9:47 am

      Thanks for letting me know – I fixed the link so it should work now!

  • Davida @ The Healthy Maven December 20, 2013, 9:50 am

    Must pick up those soaps in Minneapolis! And any excuse to visit Whole Foods is something I totally understand!

  • jumpeatrun December 20, 2013, 11:44 am

    As a teacher….I LOVE winter break 🙂
    Hope the adidas work well for you this weekend!! I loved my Boston’s for years!!

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 20, 2013, 2:04 pm

      So far I really really like them and can’t get over how light they are yet have so much cushion.

  • GiGi Eats Celebrities December 22, 2013, 4:12 pm

    HAVE YOU FOUND Trader Joe’s pumpkin lotion, OMG!!! Get to the store now and buy it before it’s too late if you haven’t – ITS THE BEST THING EVER! You’ll probably want to eat it with a spoon, but I advise you don’t lol!!!

    And thank you for the TARTE recommendation, I am on the hunt for a few new beauty products, including a blush 🙂

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles December 22, 2013, 4:44 pm

      I saw the pumpkin butter body cream there a month or so ago and I should have bought it! I actually looked for it the other day and of course it is gone.

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