Sunday, September 5, 2010

Let's Detox!

So... ever since I got home from Greece i've had a hard time getting back into the workout/healthy eating groove. Thank God I haven't gained any weight, but I just feel more tired, less energetic and overall less healthy! So, when @candacecbure tweeted that she was going to do a 3 day detox, I automatically wanted to do it as well. My goal is not to lose weight, I just want to detox my body, clean it out and feel better... So here's my plan!

As Candace said on her twitter, this is the basic idea:
"Detox= no sugar, caffeine, white flour, or junk! Just veggies, fruit & lean grilled protein. But mostly veggies- 3 days & will feel great."

So, for 3 days starting Monday September 6th I am doing just that.

-No Sugar
-No Caffeine
-No White Flour
-No Soda

-Lots of vegetables from the garden
-Lots of fruit
-ONLY Water
-Grilled meat/protein

So who's doing it with me?

Follow me on my twitter to see how i'm doing and to let me know how you're doing!

I'm excited :D

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's like this.

Taken from a tumblr :)

You have to have the nicest jeans, or the cutest purse, or say the newest thing so that it catches on. You have to be skinny, you have to buy this, wear this, say that, be on his side, her side, be neutral, have white teeth, have straight teeth, your hair can't be frizzy, and you can't wear that because it just doesn't 'work' anymore. You have to go to parties, be friends with everyone, trust no one, post like this, smile like that, tilt your head this way, and put your hand on your hip because that's how it is. And let me just say, f__k all of that.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Products I regret buying controversey

So.. MANY people seem "disturbed" at the fact that many of the products I mentioned in my video I said I don't really use. SINCE WHEN can I not regret purchasing something I don't use? Doesn't that seem logical? To regret something you don't use... I don't know, just throwing it out there. The amount of comments I got about "not using" the products is astounding! I had NO CLUE that there was a rule book for these types of videos and if I didn't follow it to a T, i'd be scolded.

"As mentioned in annotations, in the video itself and on Twitter if you followed me: I HAVE USED THE PRODUCTS. I have used them a few times when I got them, didn't care for them and haven't really used them again. Hence why I regret BUYING THEM . I have used these products. There is no rule book set in stone for what I am "allowed" to regret buying. Sorry if this is rude, but the amount of these comments I got was extremely annoying because people didn't understand. "

I wrote a "standard" reply for these comments. If you think it's rude, i'm sorry. But people are being very close minded and not really getting WHY I regretted purchasing those items. For the record, everything (except Marine Life) I have tried. I did not care for it. I rarely use it... SO I REGRET BUYING IT. I don't get why it's hard for people to understand haha

Monday, June 21, 2010

Products I need to get before my trip!

Long time... No blog. I know I say that every time I post! But I figure, I need to remember to buy some things before I leave (on July 29th, 37 days!!!). This will probably help me more than it will ever interest you. Hopefully you get something out of it :)

1. MAC's Fix +
One of my ALL TIME must have products. Many people think it's just water, but I use it multiple times a day! Right after my makeup is done I spritz it on then use my SS187 to swirl and stipple it into my skin. I swear it gives your skin such a nice, pretty, healthy dewy look that I adore! I also use it throughout the day if I feel a little gross or just want a little pick me up. My beloved bottle is on it's last leg and has only a couple of spritzs left... So I definitely need to pick up another bottle for my Grecian holiday :)

2. Benefit You Rebel Lite
I know, I know! I have come so close to ordering this multiple times.. I have no clue why I never take the plunge. Even though I love my MAC Face & Body foundation, it is hot as ___ down in Greece and I do not want heavy foundation! I usually mix my foundation w/ my moisturizer, but I just want something I can throw on and then use a dusting of MSFN (Medium + in the summer) for a setting powder!

3. NARS blush in "Taj Majal"
I know this blush looks crazy, but i've been convince to purchase it because of Michele1218 who claims with a light hand this is an amazing summer blush! I am coral crazy, so I feel compelled to purchase this before I depart haha

4. NARS lipgloss in "Greek Holiday"
... I think the name says it all.

5. Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Once again a re-purchase! My little tube that protects me from the dreaded creases and clumps is almost done! And again, with the heat and without primer my shadow will fallllll off my lids!

6. Sunscreen for my face!
Even though I never burn *knock on wood* in Greece, I did have quite the sun burn this past week because of Canadian sun! So I now know I need sunscreen for my face... my body is covered!

7. NARS Lipstick in "Roman Holiday"
A gorgeous hot-pinkish lip color and a fabulous name... What more could I want? I think hot pinks look amazing with tans, and this seems perfect! Can't wait to swatch it :)

... that's all I can think of for now! But i'll be updating this list for sure :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Blog Sale (MAC, Lancome, and More!)

(I copied MakeupByMel's blog sale rules because they basically said everything I wanted, and more!)

1. Payment is through PAYPAL ONLY!
2. Shipping will be a flat fee of $5 for both USA & Canada (unless stated that shipping is included). No over sea shipping, sorry!
3. This will be on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis.
4. In the comments below, please leave me your email address in which I can send the
invoice well as the list of products you would like to purchase. After payment is made, I will contact you through the same email for your mailing address.
5. Lets keep this only serious :) Please don't inquire about something if you are not interested. Lets give everyone a chance :)
6. All products are in great - perfect condition (unless stated). Many products are limited
7. Everything is final sale. No returns.8. I am not responsible for lost or damaged items. What you see in the pictures if what you
get :) When the products leave my hands at the post office, I am not responsible.
9. You have 24 hours (1 full day) to pay for your item or it
will be handed off to the next person. Check your email a few minutes after you inquire for
something. If you have an invoice you won!

All products that are sold will be taken off this posting to avoid confusion!

Let's get started :)

This is a Lancome eye shadow in the color "kitten heel". This is a gorgeous pink color, very similar to MAC's All That Glitters.
My Price = 11.00
Benefit's F.Y.Eye primer. Bought it and it has never worked for me. I have used it maximum 3 times. It is still very new. This is a discontinued product by Benefit. I guarantee it is sanitary.
My Price: $20

This is a really great palette by Lancome. It's a Color Design Eye & Face Palette in "La Nuit Seduction". I used this is my holiday makeup look so you could re-create it if you buy it! It has a 6 eye shadows (great neutral colors) and one gorgeous plummy blush.
My Price: $20.00

This is a really interesting product. It's by Lancome and called Le Kohl Gloss. Mine is the forest green one and if you love Green, you would love this. It's a super pretty wash of Green for your eyes and would make a great, Green base. Not for me.
My Price: $10.00^F1_Eyes^F2_Eye_Liners^F3_Eye_Lin_Pencils&vname=PRD_Name&&

This is a GORGEOUS Lancome Face Powder. I love the colors but I NEVER use it. It's the Lancome Pop N' Cheeks in 01 Coral Flirt. It's a super pretty sheer pinky-peach-coraly color! The original gold over spray is now gone, but it is still super pretty. I have never used this on my cheeks, so it's basically brand new.
My Price: $20.00

This is one of the two quads released with the MAC Fafi Collection. I got this for Christmas one year and have never used it! The colors aren't me, but they might be you! This is the MAC Fafi Eyes 2 and is selling for over $50 on eBay.
My price is $25!

Happy Shopping!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

How I'm Getting in Shape and Gaining Confidence

Many of you girls and guys saw my Twitpic that I uploaded today. I decided to do this so you guys could get to know me and see that I have been dealing with my weight forever. The pictures are obviously very different (I hope, haha) and the one on the left was taken during the summer of 2008 in Greece. The one on the right was taken yesterday, on May 9th.

I was always a little heavier than I should be. Never MASSIVE but just always a little bigger. I pretended that it didn't bother me but it ALWAYS has. I have never been comfortable in my own skin, and i've always tried to hide my body with sweaters (ask ANYONE who knows me well IRL). I started seeing a Nutritionist when I was around 11 and I saw her until I was around 12. I learnt a lot, but I always thought i'd be bigger than everyone else. I felt hopeless. This is why I am still a little shocked at how I put myself on YouTube: The place for anonymous cowards who like to hate on people. At first I got no hate on my weight, everyone was really nice. But looking back at my old videos where my arms were huge and my double chins were massive, I wonder how I ever posted them. When I started getting "bigger" the haters started arriving and they attacked me about my weight. As much as I would like to say that they had nothing to do with my dedication to weight loss, I can't. I did this mostly for me, but part of me wanted to lose weight so the haters wouldn't have THAT (AKA my body) to use against me. I thank them. They gave me the push I needed to get in shape. So I did, and I couldn't be happier.

Looking back at pictures during my heaviest days definetely provide my with the inspiration I need to know that I never want to look like that again. So Tip #1 is to find pictures of yourself that make you disgusted at yourself. It sounds harsh, but it's the truth. After you find those pictures, think of what you want. I never want to be skins and bones. I get most of my features from my Greek side. I have hips, I always will! So embrace them! I just want to be happy with my body and that is my number one goal.

Now that you got the whole mental thing down, you actually have to work on it. When I started my working out in January (I remember because it was the first day I had Strep throat that I decided this) I only did Cardio. I walked on the highest incline (incline = God) I could on my Treadmill at a fast walking pace for just 20 minutes. I did this 5/7 days. Not having a treadmill is not an excuse. You must have a street near you. A hill? Stairs? A backyard? Use it! I also do 60 crunches a night, and some reverse crunches!

Once I was comfortable with cardio, I added weights to my work out. I went to Canadian Tire and bought two 4LB weights. Not much, but trust me. They work! So I started doing arm lifts and Bicep curls! Add this all together and it takes me 30, MAX 35 minutes a night. You can fit it in if you want too.

As for my diet, I really don't deprive myself of anything. Moderation is the KEY. If I want pizza, i'll get some. But I won't have a whole small (yes. a whole small) like I used too. I'll have 2 slices. Some cheesy bread? Fine. But only 1 piece! Ice Cream.. One scoop! All in moderation! I cut out most of my unhealthy snacks (like those carb-y snacks) and substitued them for healthy snacks like apples, strawberries, wheat thins, Greek Yogurt (flavored ones are AMAZING!!), ect.

I can honestly tell you that losing weight and getting healthy will make you feel so much better about yourself. As the pounds come off, my shyness does also. I'm less shy because I feel like my weight won't be such a focus now! It's a really good feeling, I know it's stupid but it's how I feel :)

So that's it-- cutting out the bad foods, drinking more water and working out often really makes a difference! If you have any questions, please let me know! Hopefully I help some people!

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments. They really are amazing and so kind. I don't know what I would do w/o you girls and guys! I love you!!!


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Get to know me Survey/Girl Confessions

1. What is your first name?:

2. Drama?

3. Are you a girly girl?:

4. Who was the last person you hugged?:

5. Small or large purses?:
The bigger the better!

6. Are you short?:

7. Do you like somebody:
not at the moment

8. What would you do if someone smacked your butt?:
depends on who it is and if they were joking around haha

9. Do you care if your socks are dirty?:
i hate socks in general!

10. Do you dress up on Halloween?:

11. Are you double jointed?:

12. Where is the weirdest place you have slept?:
Best Western Motel... The only hotel in the little city haha. Never staying there again!

13. Has anyone touched/smacked your butt in the past 24 hours?:

15. Do you call anybody by their last name?:
Tons of people!

16. How many guys will read this just because it says “Girl Confessions”?:

“X” Marks the Spot:

[x] I do wear make up
[x] I have cried at a movie theater.
[x] I can put mascara on without opening my mouth.
[] I get jealous.
[] I think Johnny Depp is sexy.
[x] I love to laugh.
[] I like death/grind/black metal.
[x] I like rap.
[x] I like country
[x] I carry a purse.
[x] I’d be lost without my computer.
[x] I own a Spice Girls CD.
[x] I own a Britney Spears CD.
[x] I own a boy band CD.
[x] I get bored watching football.
[] I’ve never been called a spoiled brat.
[x] Guys are confusing.
[] I’ve been called a bad influence.
[] I have/had a piercing other than my ears.

17. What color is your bra that your wearing?:

18. Do you prefer light or dark haired guys?:
either or

19. Are you currently frustrated with a boy?:

20. Do you have a best friend(s)?:
3 real ones :)

21. Have you ever had your heart broken?:
not yet

22. Have you ever thought of having plastic surgery?:
Kinda.. Just keeping it real.

23. Do you like your life?:
very much

24. Has one of your friends ever stolen a boyfriend from you?:
not yet!

25. Have you ever jumped in the pool with your clothes on?:
of course

26. Do you have more friends that are girls or boys?:
i think girls

27. How long have you had Facebook?:
3 years

28. Have you ever slapped a boy in the face? :
haha yes (not that hard)

29. What are your biggest fears?:
spiders, death, plane crashes, being buried alive, burning alive

30. Have you ever cried yourself to sleep?:

31. Have you ever not been able to get someone off of your mind?:

32. Do you believe in the saying “once a cheater, always a
depends on the person

33. Have you ever had a good feeling about something?:

34. Do you ever wish you were famous?:

35. Are you currently missing someone?

This guy or that guy?

Punk/Goth or Gangster?: neither ...

Preppy or Cowboy?: preppy!

Face or Body?: face

Sweet or Sexy?: mixture of both would be nice.

Well-educated or Dropout?: well educated

Armani or Abercrombie?: armani

City-slicker or Rural Guy?: both, a good balance.

Blue, Green, Grey, or Brown eyes?: blue or green

Contacts or Glasses?: contact

More Questions.

36. Eyeliner or Mascara?: mascara

37. Louis Vuitton or Dooney & Bourke?: Louis Vuitton

38. Pumps or flats?: Pumps

39. Skirts or pants?: Depends

40. Socks or leggings?: leggings

41. Hoodies or jackets?: hoodies

42. Heels or sneakers?: Heels

43. Straight or curly hair?: straight

44. Hoop or dangling earrings?: studs

45. White or black?: black or white

46. Victoria’s Secret or Bath and Body Works?: victoria’s secret

47. Smoothies or lattes?: smoothies

48. Diet or regular sodas?: diet

49. Water or daiquiris?: water

50. Pearls or diamonds?: diamonds

51. Vintage or boho?: boho

52. Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen?: Ashley

53. Lindsay or Hilary?: Hilary!

54. Ipod or cell phone?: iPhone

55. Friends or family?: Family.. Friends are the family we choose :)

56. Lip gloss or lip stick?: both

57. Manicure or pedicure?: pedicure

58. Tiffany’s or Chanel?: Is it possible to choose?

59. Love or peace?: both

60. Sunglasses or purses?: Purses.. I can use them to shield the light haha

In a girl or guy…

Funny or Serious?: funny

Romantic or Daredevil?: both

Cute or Hot?: either

Dark Eyes or Light Eyes?: light , depends

Long Hair or Short Hair?: depends

Curly Hair or Straight Hair?: straight

Clean-cut or Rough?: clean cut or rough..

Good Dancer or Good Singer?: both

Basketball Player or Football Player?: football

Jock or Rebel?: rebel jock? idk!

Smoker or Non-smoker?: non smoker

Druggie or Clean?: clean

Has a Motorcycle or Has a Sports Car?: sports car or motorcycle

Beard/Mustache or Clean-shaven?: clean shaven

Younger or Older?: sames

Player or Loyal?: loyal!