Our Thinking Out Loud host is currently on a beach in Hawaii and while I hope she is having the best time, the selfish side of me really misses talking to her every day.
Amanda is one of my closest friends, even if we have never met in person!
I know I have told you that my dad ran the NYC Marathon three times but my mother? A runner she was never.
I do recall those moments in the early 80’s when I would tag along with her to step aerobics classes and then there was her phase of walking on the treadmill holding two-pound weights in each hand but that’s about it.
Just the other morning I politely reminded her that she needs to take up her daily treadmill walks again as being naturally thin does not make her immune to the need for some sort of daily movement for health purposes.
I also reminded her that women need to strength train too in order to keep the bones strong, especially as we age.
Meredith, if you would have seen how many hangers I was carrying ON ONE ARM the other day to the fitting room….
I must admit, she made a funny and wasn’t trying to be funny (she was totally serious) and I am still laughing about it.
And when I checked my email yesterday morning, clearly the topic was still on her mind with the need to prove her point:
Shopping is one of my favorite forms of cardio and from now on, I will start counting it as part of my strength training too.
Speaking of shopping, I did some much-needed damage at the Dior makeup counter the other afternoon.
I stand by my belief that Dior makes the best eye shadow on the market.
I had stopped wearing Dior for a little bit as I worked on figuring out some of my makeup allergies but have now gravitated back towards the more neutral palettes which involve less of the high pigmented colors and very little shimmer (not to mention, Dior has been removing the parabens from most products which is really important too).
This five color palette plus black gel liner (no need to wet a brush!) is called the Eye Reviver for good reason — it totally brightens up your eyes and gives you so many options in terms of how you want to do your makeup!
The eye shadows are so versatile that they work with any eye/skin coloring and give you plenty of variations when creating your day time casual or evening necessary all-done-up look.
Dior shadows glide on and stay on like no other. Trust me. I know these things.
AllSeated event at Glasshouses NYC.
From Dior’s website:
Using Fresh Color Reveal™ technology, CHEEK & LIP GLOW instantly reacts to the moisture in the skin and lips to give them a luminous custom pink glow. Fresh and ultra-light, its fluid embellishing gel formula blends seamlessly with the skin, leaving nothing but the weightless veil of a healthy glow.
Not only is it awesome for the high cheek bones, I am really bad about remembering to apply lipstick and gloss so this cheek plus lip combo is perfect.
It literally stays on the entire night, gives you a pop of color without being sticky AND if you put a gloss/lipstick over it, it will help that to stay on nice too!
As bad as I am about applying lipstick, I finally picked up the new coral shade of Dior’s version of chapstick I mentioned a few weeks ago.
Referred to as Lip Glow, it’s a lip balm packed with moisture (and SPF) and also brings out some natural color to your lips without making you feel like you are putting on lipstick, which as you can tell from what I have already said, is a big deal to me.
If you have missed my previous makeup/skincare related posts, check out these links:
I am off to the city this morning for a meeting but of course I will squeeze in my run first…
….in my new pair of Energy Boosts!
Excuse me while I go play with them!
Be sure to check out what everyone else is thinking about today!Shopping Is My Cardio #thinkingoutloud #shopping #Dior #Dioraddict #EnergyBoosts #makeup #allseated #events Click To Tweet
There are no affiliate links in this post! Just sharing my favorite Dior products and where you can find them.
What color are your eyes? Green!
Do your parents exercise or do you need to remind them?
When you put on makeup, are you more of a heavy on the eye, light on the lip or the other way around? I am all about eye shadow!