Sunday, October 30, 2011

Products I Can Not Live Without

I'm not even going to call these beauty must-haves. These are the things that keep me looking and feeling like a normal person each and everyday. I'm somewhat picky and generally only uses these... I've found some others that are okay, but none have the tried and true effect that these products do.

I have acne. Although, looking at my face you probably wouldn't see it. Why is that? Because I wash my face, everyday, with this. I've had issues with it since I was like 9, so I'm not one to skip washing. Even though this comes in a three step system, I usually just buy the face wash. The toner and lotion don't really matter for my face; just the wash. And it is pretty affordable to comparable products based on its size.

Yes, I know it is drying, so I do moisturize my face to make up for it. Occasionally, when my face is really dry, I use Cetaphil, but not that often.

I have long hair. That's wavy and tangly. I know that's not a word. My grandmother used to buy this, and my mom started using it on my sister and I when we were little. I've tried others, and this is so light weight, and I think it really has kept my hair from getting too damaged. I buy the giant bottle and it lasts FOREVER. I bought some yesterday, and I really can't remember when I bought the last bottle.

Even though I am afraid of getting cancer from the aluminum in anti-perspirant, I have to use this one. I sweat a lot when I work out, and this is the only thing that keeps me smelling like a lady. Its the only one that works. I tried Toms of Maine, when I was trying to give up on the aluminum, but they gave me a rash, which is kind of weird since it is an all natural product.

Other than the Aquaphor lip balm that I use at night, this is the only chapstick that touches my lips. My mom has always used it, and its the only one I use. I like the original, but they have a new lime flavored/scented one that I really like. I keep one on my nightstand, one in my desk, and two or three in my purse; you never know when you might need some.

I have super dry skin on my feet, and I live in San Diego, so I wear sandals a lot. My doctor told me this was the best. And it definitely is. It doesn't have a scent, and I can even feel the moisturizing action (I have some on now). I use it twice a day, and it is the best.

These are really my only must haves.
I like Neutrogena and Almay make up, but I buy whatever I feel like.
I like Garnier Fructis Wonder Waves spray for my hair; when I feel like doing it.
Dove used to have the best heat protectant spray, but they don't make it anymore, or at least I haven't seen it.
Shampoo wise I like to switch it up. Right now its Aussie, waiting in line is Dove. I like Garnier as well as Herbal Essences; it all depends on my mood.
When it comes to spending more, I like Redken All Soft.

That's all.
I'm a pretty basic and simple girl.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blast from the Past

I was listening to some of the Beatles, and when I heard, "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You," it reminded me of Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World movie.

Take a peak:

Watching this also made me think of another one of my favorites:
Maxie's World

Enjoy my blast from the past!
I kind of wish I wasn't an adult, so I could still watch these.

Friday, October 28, 2011

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

With October coming to a close, we are fast approaching my favorite time of year.
I do love Thanksgiving, but nothing beats Christmas.
I love Christmas music, shopping, trees, lights, presents (who doesn't, right?), and the overall feeling around Christmas. You just can't help but be happy.
Taking a line from my friend, "Buddy," here's how I feel during Christmas:

"I just like to smile, smiling's my favorite!"

There's nothing about this movie that I don't like.
I love Buddy, and I love Jovie (but who doesn't, hello, its Zooey Deschanel!)

Since the holidays are fast approaching, I can soon, but not quite yet, dig out the Christmas music. I am desperately in need of some new tunes, and since we're on the subject of Zooey Deschanel I can not wait to go get this:

Remember who song in "Elf?" If you didn't know, she and M. War make up "She & Him," and she's a great singer. This CD sounds so awesome.!

I really think you should all go get it. I can't wait to pick it up.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Likes & Dislikes on a Thursday

I am liking... sore muscles; they show me how well I am doing.

I am disliking... that somehow I started biting my nails again this week; I had stopped and now I am back at it.

I am liking... that I can honestly say my eating has been really well this week. Two thumbs up for mostly real/clean food.

I am disliking... that my cravings for Diet Coke have been out of control! I gave it up in March and have only honestly had 3, well, now 4. Will I ever not crave it like a crazy person?

I am liking... that it is almost the weekend; this week has been too much for me.

I am disliking.... the tangles in my hair. Nothing keeps it from getting tangled.

I am liking... Grey's Anatomy & Private Practice this week.

I think that's sufficient for today.
At least for every negative, there is a positive.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Top Reasons Why I Love Fall

Fall is always my favorite season.
Its usually not super cold, but you can cuddle up and get comfy without overheating.
And these reasons always make it better:

I get to see these people more often:
Thanksgiving AND Christmas

I like wearing sweaters.
I like wearing cardigans.
They are so comfy.
They're my favorite.

Chargers football to be exact.
Now if only they could get their act together.

Any kind.
They always taste better in fall.
I also like apple cider and apple pie.
I like the scent of apple as an air freshener.
It smells warm and fall-like.

And last, but not least.
Pumpkin Spice Latte.
I've only had one this fall, but I am already planning for one when I go visit my family after Thanksgiving.

My reasons for loving fall.
I am sure that I have more, but these are my tops for now.
Happy Tuesday.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Risky Business

I like being a girl, I like being girly, and I like the color pink.
I like to look pretty and smell nice.
I like having soft skin.
But sometimes, we all forget that when we take it all of, that we might just be our most beautiful. We might have sparse eyebrows, large pores, laugh lines, or any number of unwanted markings, but what is most important is being comfortable in our own skin.
I've given in to my wavy hair, and have forgone straightening. I think I straightened it 4 times in September, and so far this month, once.
I don't wear a lot of make up, I wear no foundation or anything.
I'm equally content walking out of the house without make up as I am with.
So I'm doing something wild.
I took off all my makeup.
I let down my hair.
This is me, au natural; smile lines, dimples, scars and all:

I've never dyed my hair, and I'm content wit the color.
I try not to tan too much.
I baby my face and moisturize and try to prevent acne.
I brush and floss twice, to three times daily.
I laugh, and don't mind my slight smile lines and dimples.
I have a scar on my cheek, that looks like a dimple, and I'm okay with it.
We should be content with who we are and what we look like.

Of course I wish my hair was longer and that my cheeks weren't so chubby.
I wish I had longer eyelashes and that I was thinner.
But overall, I can't complain.

I smile because I'm happy with me.
You should smile because you're happy with you.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Salt N Pepa's Here And We're In Effect

Actually, only my new friend "Salty" is here.
He's going to help get rid of my itchy throat.
He's kind of yummy, kind of nauseating.
He'll make you bloat, and make your potato chips taste good.
He's white, can be from the sea, and draws water to him like a machine.
He's my new best friend.

He says "hey girl hey!"
Anyway, I'm kind of sick. Emphasis on "kind of". I don't get sick, like ever, or I am in complete and utter denial. My only problem is my throat itches like crazy and my ears are full and icky.
Now, this is a typical day for me in allergy land, but since I'm sick, its especially bad.
It ruins everything. If you're gonna be sick, don't you want all out, feel crappy, look crappy stay home on the couch and watch bad tv all day? Yeah, me too.

Oh well. Salty and I are heating things up in the hot tub (him, not me) and we'll see how he likes it when it becomes a jacuzzi.

Second, I am not caught up on "Parenthood."
I'm not watching tonight's but I finally watched last week's episode.
And if you didn't know that I have a major crush on Adam Braverman due to his normal antics, check this out:

"Malibu's Most Wanted," anyone?
Pretty Fly for a White Guy?

I think so.
Happy Tuesday.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Radio Station? Crustacean? Eustachian?

So I think I have one of these three things (or a combination of the three):
1. Ear infection
2. Sinus infection
3. Common cold

Why do I think this?
Well, for starters, I feel as what I imagine a cat with a hairball must feel like. Something is stuck in my throat. And whatever it is, does not come up. I also don't cough anything up (gross, I apologize).

Second, it is all in my ears and my throat. When I have allergies that is what is worse too. But I took my meds, and most of my sinuses feel dry.

Third, well, I'm convinced I have a very small eustachian tube, because, my ears ALWAYS feel plugged. Even when I get them irrigated by the doctor, I have one day of clarity and then I'm backed up.

I'm having some tea, and will be heading to bed after my shower, in hopes of knocking this one out.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


No, I do not actual have to throw up.
I'm just posting a bunch of words, in a blob, aka "word vomit" style.
I've decided that I need to switch up my workout.
Running like a crazy person isn't getting the job done.
Enter the dreaded StepMill.
I always set it for 30 mins, but today, I actually did it for 30 mins, interval style.
I of course had to run after.
Go me.
I like to say: StepMill: 0, Lindsay: 1

In other news, my sister, is possible allergic to red dye.
She had reactions as a child, and she is now having them again.
What's she going to do without Red Velvet Cake?
Strawberry jell-o?
Fruit punch?

Her world must be ending.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Footloose and Fancy Free

If you did not know, Footloose is definitely my all time favorite movie. I haven't watched it recently (shame on me) but I really love the movie. I love Kevin Bacon's character, Ren McCormack and John Lithgow's character, Reverend Shaw Moore. I love the idea of books being banned and not being able to dance in a small town and a guy from the big city coming in to change that. I love the 1984-ness of it, I know that's not a word, but I still love it.

My heart broke in a million pieces when I saw they were remaking it, with rap in it? Something about that ruins it for me. I was watching Blake Shelton's video for Footloose and I felt forced to like it because its Blake Shelton. I don't know if I find it worse that they are literally remaking it with the same characters and would I like it better as a sequel, or the fact that it will be different.

Personally, it just won't do as well in 2011. Its too sexed up.

Anyway, this is my favorite scene:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Little Bit Country

Every time I hear this song, I want to throw on my boots, and a flowery skirt, kick up my heels, fake a southern drawl, and dance around like a crazy girl.

I love this song. When I was visiting my family, I went out with my sister and her friends, to a "pub" that had country night which is clearly, right up my alley. They had a live band, and it was pretty awesome. The drinks were strong, so worth the $$$.

Little Sister (Danielle), and her best friends Leah and Katelyn.

Me and the sister

Katelyn and myself. We don't dance, we drink beer.

Take a listen, and a look, at Mr. Bryan

I have a GIGANTIC crush on Luke Bryan. Damn him for having a GORGEOUS wife.

Anyway, I have this, I don't like to use the word fetish, it sounds so bad, but I have this strong like for country men and their jeans. It just goes hand in hand.
Country singer + good jeans = hotter than a desert day in July.
Here's my list, if you needed to check it out yourself:

1. Luke Bryan
2. Rodney Atkins
3. Jason Aldean
4. Tim McGraw
5. Blake Shelton
6. Charles Kelley
7. Jerrod Niemann

I think you get the hint.
Hope you're having a sensational day!

Oh, I ran 4 miles today. But that's all. One week of vacation killed me. Building back up again.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Get Up, Stand Up

Here's a quiz:
1. What does the pink ribbon stand for?
2. What does a beige ribbon stand for?
3. What does a blue ribbon stand for?
4. What does a black ribbon stand for?
5. What does a gray ribbon stand for?
6. What does a red and white ribbon stand for?
7. What two things can a lavender ribbon stand for?

I love the color pink.
And it will be popping up everywhere this month because October is: "Breast Cancer Awareness" month. I am quite sure that many of you already know this. And if you watched any football today, it was quite apparent with the pink attire that many players were sporting.
Most people know of someone or have a personal relationship with someone who has had breast cancer. My coworker and my aunt, both are currently survivors. With that being said, I wholeheartedly support the cause, but I am also very wary in the way I choose to support. I look at all the hype, hysteria, and knowledge we feed into our people, for one specific kind of cancer. Thanks to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, it is everywhere. I don't want to take away from what a great job that foundation is doing. But did you know that there are other months that support awareness of cancer that you may not know of.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

National Cancer Prevention Month

National Colo-rectal Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer Control Month
Cancer Fatigue Awareness Day
Testicular Cancer Awareness Week
National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week
National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week
National Minority Cancer Awareness Week

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
Melanoma Monday
Brain Tumor Action Week
Blood Cancer Advocacy Days

National Cancer Survivors Day
Sarcoma Awareness Week

Childhood Cancer Awareness
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness
Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness
Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Prostate Cancer Awareness
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Week

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Mammography Day

Lung Cancer Awareness
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Did you know about these other days, weeks, or months of awareness? Maybe you did and I congratulate you. Maybe you didn't, and that's fine. Just remember, for every person you know affected by Breast Cancer, you can probably name just as many affected by some other type of cancer. Farrah Fawcett didn't die from breast cancer; Patrick Swayze didn't die from breast cancer; John Milford didn't die from breast cancer.

Every time you buy something pink to support breast cancer, think of how you can also spend or donate to help battle all these other forms of cancer.

Stand Up to Cancer, Not Just Breast Cancer.

I bet most only know the answer to number 1 and maybe number 7 (part of it).

1. Breast Cancer
2. Oral Cancer
3. Prostate Cancer
4. Melanoma
5. Brain Cancer
6. Head & Neck Cancer
7. Cancer and/or Gynecological Cancer

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunshine Saturday

I'm excited that my hair is finally growing and will soon (okay maybe by my birthday or shortly thereafter) look like hers. Oh, and I'm hoping to win myself some tickets to her concert.

Recipe available from link as well.
Fall = pumpkin everything.
I bought a new pumpkin candle.
I am holding out for a Pumpkin Spice Latte, but I'm looking for pumpkin flavored coffee.
Mmm, that pumpkin and cream cheese pie looks divine.

I love the look of all those mirrors together.
I want to do this in my apartment.
Chris doesn't understand mirrors that you don't use to look at yourself in.

Flare jeans.
My absolute fave!
Much more flattering than skinny jeans, on me at least.
I have the pair on the left in dark denim and black.
I'm excited to bust them out.

This song.
I'm just like my mom.
We hold our purses the same.
We look the same.
We walk the same.
We like the same things.