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Fresh Coat: OPI Simply Smashing and OPI Black Shatter....

Friday, February 18, 2011

 I finally got the OPI Black Shatter!!! Woo- Hooo!!! LOL!

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, I've been on a hunt for this. Well, actually I was waiting for one place to get it, my local Trade Secret. First, they didnt have it, then they did, I arrived two days later and they sold out. They were literally selling the Black Shatter out of the duo kit because they sold out of the single bottles of it. Finally, they got some more in but only had the the duo set with Simple Smashing. So, I had to cave in and get the set.

I wasn't happy either. That set....$15.95 for TWO BOTTLES OF POLISH. You know how many Kleancolors I can get with $16? 16 bottles. lol! I digress.

 At least the chick who rung me up ( who I went to high school with and we were on the band together) threw me in a goodie....OPI Nail Envy ( retail at $15.95).  Thanks ggguuurrlllll!!!
 I did Simply Smashing underneath the Shatter. Simply Smashing, three coats, still too sheer. That will probably end up in my Spring Blog Sale unless someone wants it now. ( email me at ruralglamour at yahoo dot com for details:)).
 But that Shatter....honey...I. AM. SOLD!!! I'm sold on the hype of it!! I love the look of it and after it has dried and you put a clear top coat on, its absolutely fabulous!!!

Next up...the massive hunt down of the China Glaze Crackle Polish. I rather buy them at Sally than order them online and wait for them but I must have them all. Send good vibes in the universe for me to find them!

Review: Physician's Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Powder in Bronzer....

 Hi Family!!!

Today I am reviewing Physician's Formula Happy Booster in Bronzer. When I saw these in Wal Mart I thought the packaging was sooo pretty. Then I started to  search around online and I noticed two things:

-People were saying that it was sold out everywhere.

-The lack of Women of Color reviewing them.

Now there are Happy Boosters in  Beige, Translucent, and Light Bronzer that are way way way too light for me. I can look at it in the packaging and tell that wouldve been $13 down the drain. So, I thought that the Bronzer shade would work better.
 Everything about this packaging is gorgeous!! The metallic pink double compact, the perfect sized mirror, the cute brush and the pretty hearts beautiful shades of  brown, gold, pink and bronze. Bravo PF!!

Physician's Formula also added a scent to this Bronzer. They tout it as "Violet"...but it smells more "Rose" to me.
 This a swatch of the bronzer...barely. Its not a heavy pigmented  bronzer but even on the  back of my hand, it barely shows up. It has a pretty golden sheen but if you are looking for a punch packed bronzer, this is not it.
 Can't see it can you. Yep. Happy Booster in Bronzer just blended right into my cheekbone. I wasn't disappointed, though. I could tell that was going to happen after I swatched it on my hand. Its shows up in real life, glowy and subtle. Great for the day time. The best part was that I could smell the Violet scent on my face, I liked that!

Consensus:

- I like Happy Booster in Bronze but I don't love it. Is it worth $13? Depends on what you like in a blush or bronzer. If you are looking for a subtle cheek shimmer, buy it. I'll probably play around with this some more.

Jamie's Weight Loss Diaries.... #6 Weigh In


***Thursday is Weigh In Day...I weigh myself ONCE a week. I can't jump on the scale every day, all times of the day, when I feel fat, before a date....too much on my medicated brain. lol! Once a week is good for me. I'm a born again scale person. I'm  just now embracing the scale. I avoid it all thru my teens and twenties....***

February 17, 2011

+3 lbs

Up to 226lbs

(13 lbs lost since 12/30/2010)


You read that correct. I gained 3 lbs.

And I have a laundry list on how it happened. It all started when I missed a couple of days journaling my food in the my food journal.

-Then I had the weekend from hell. A fallout with my parental unit and a sick child who was two hours away from mewrecked my appetite.

-Two words: Valentine's Day. smh. That was the Ice Cream mishap day.

-The day after V- Day I ate out TWICE. One of those times was a Chinese Buffet that didnt go too great.

-I worked out only twice.

And I gained 3lbs back.

I was completely devastated but I've been through worse in life so I used Thursday to bounce back to journaling, better food choices and I've worked out twice since yesterday already. I'm determined to get the weight off and set backs will always come and go. That's life.

Did my mid-week grocery run yesterday and picked up my food for the weekend too. I've also figured out another weak point in my eating habits I'm going to have to work on...My mother's Sunday afternoon dinner. This past Sunday, she made Chicken Tetrazinni and I ate it a total of THREE times. I'm a bit surprised about my 3lb gain now. lol!

Getting this first 40 off and going to tougher than I ever imagine and keeping it off is going to be the fight of my life.