Run Forest Run....

October 10, 2012

Cheesy Title I know but I couldn't help it!! Since April of this year I have joined my co-workers on a  "quest for  healthy living."  Let me start by saying I am not a fan of running, my co-workers would always invite me to run and I would say "oh no, I hate running, you won't catch me running" it took them one year to convince me to join them, and here I am 6 months in, and I am enjoying every minute of it!!! I always ask myself "why am I doing this?"  "What is the purpose of running?" "Will I ever stop now that I have started?" these are just some of the questions, and from what I have read running is great for your heart, bones, your stress level, and over all health.  However I have not lost any weight, but I have noticed that my legs and butt have started to "firm up" I even see some toning in my arms.  Now if I can just loose from my mid-section!!! So lets talk about my running schedule we run Monday, Wednesday and Friday and I am up to 4 to 4.5 miles with a pace of about 9 minutes 45 seconds a mile.  My goal is to eventually get to 5 miles 4 times a week with a pace of 8-8.5 minute miles.  A side note if you do decide to start running from what I learned so far always start with a light stretch before your run, always stretch after you run and on your off days you want to work out your hamstrings, quads and butt because you want to make sure that your legs are strong so you are not putting all your weight on your knees!!! 

Fall/ Winter Lips

September 24, 2012

Here are a few lipsticks I purchased recently. I did a quick swatch for you all so that you can get a better idea on how the color is.

This is a gorgeous brown plum color lipstick.  Might be a bit drying BUT wear with a lip balm, or tiny bit of gloss and you're set!

 MAC "Chili" (top)
Reminds of old Old Hollywood glamor.   
It's a nice matte red lipstick with an orange undertone

 Chili is on the left
Viva Glad III on the right

Royal Blue

August 26, 2012

Let me first begin by saying how HOT it has been in LA for the past couple of weeks! As much as I LOVE Summer, this weather is just insane! Being that I cannot do anything about the heat, I embraced it by wearing summery, bright colors. Don’t ask me how, but these skinny jeans and neon blouse sure got me feeling happy and bubbly! As the end of Summer fast approaches, I have to say, I am REALLY looking forward to wearing the boots, dark skinny jeans and large knitted sweaters...and of course...losing all the Baby weight!

Outfit Details:
Top: H&M
Jeans: Target
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Vince Camuto)
Purse: H&M
Jewelry: MRSHEEK


August 20, 2012

I scored on this Splendid blouse a couple of weeks ago from TJMaxx.  Usually TJMaxx is a hit and miss but this time around I found some great stuff with reasonable prices of course.  This blouse is extremely comfortable very thin and flowy and what I like most is its made up of two different materials, I don't know if you can tell but the sleeves are made up of a soft cotton  and is actually a lighter shade of blue. Summer will be coming to an end and I am looking for great transitional pieces, all I can think about is scarf's, booties, leggings and leather jackets..

Oh, I almost forgot, the lipstick I am wearing is by Nars and its called "heat wave" which I think fits perfectly because in LA we are definitely having a heatwave.  This lipstick is an orange based red and I think it complements my olive skin just beautifully, I actually prefer and orange base rather thank a pink base.  If you are in the market for a red lipstick make sure to check this one out.

Hope you having a great week!!!

Blouse/Splendid. Jeans/Zara. Shoes/Nine West. Demi Link Necklace & Audrey Bracelet/MRSHEEK. Lipstick/Nars Heat wave