The Daily: May 12th, 2021

Today I learned something fun. Well I suppose I already knew it, but it was a lesson that was very much reinforced. As you know my schedule has been somewhat interesting as of late. I have had an explosion and expansion of my to do list and I scheduled a new work out program at the gym. Balancing everything has been interesting. This week, things went a little bonkers due to unscehduled emergencies.

Not that there really are scheduled emergencies.

They really wouldn’t be emergencies then, would they? I’m sure there is another term for those.

Regardless, today I knew was going to be a little hectic so I decided that I was just going to turn the phone off until I got back from the gym. That way I could keep my workout schedule and if need be work late.

You know what? It worked.

While I suppose there is a lesson in there about turning off your phone, the real lesson is regarding the workout schedule. If you are committing to focusing on a work out program, you have to put it on the calendar and treat it as just as important as other meetings. It has to be treated as a serious calendar item and not something that can be shuffled around.

There may be days when it needs to be shuffled around, because that is just life. But to maintain the schedule it needs to be treated as just as important as everything else going on, not time that can be siphoned off by something else.

I have a lot of weight to lose in order to get into a healthy zone and haphazard workouts aren’t going to do it. So it isn’t really me treating the gym as though it is important, it is me thinking that my health and well being is important. which does tend to put a little different spin on the workout schedule when looked at that way. It makes me feel less selfish for defending that time.

I don’t know how many of you out there are working on your own healthy lifestyle system, but I know that this is something i struggle with. If you struggle too, I hope this helps you out to hear.

On a lighter note, I did manage to sit down and put my makeup on today.

Today’s look:

Primer: Elf Poreless Putty Primer

Foundation: Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation

Bronzer: Marc Jacobs Instamarc Hi Fi Filter

Blush: bareMinerals Bounce and Blur Blush

Highlighter: Natasha Denona  All over Glow

Powder: No 7 Perfect light Pressed Powder

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Mascara: Milk Makeup Kush Mascara

Lipstick: Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick in Midnight

With the Tom Ford Foundation I was noticing a little settling in the lines around my mouth, but i think using more of a pore filling primer will help. I do like how the foundation performs otherwise so working with the primers is definitely worth it. And I do love the Elf Poreless Putty Primer. I hope they continue to make it for a long time. It works really well with such a small amount of product so the container lasts a really long time. And as long as you keep the lid on it doesn’t dry out. As long as Elf makes it, I will keep a container in my dressing table.

The Marc Jacobs bronzer and bareMinerals Blush are also products that I will happily repurchase repeatedly. That Bounce and Blur blush really blends in well. It feels like powder to the touch but tends to blend into the skin more like a cream. It is easy to start with just a tinge of blush for a natural look or build it up for something more intense. I really enjoy it.

The Natasha Denona is a product I never really reach for. I think it is a body glow powder and when going out I do like dusting the collar bone and shoulders, but quite frankly I haven’t been going out much and when I do, I tend to cover up quite a bit. I do like the soft glow the powder produces though so I may just reach for it as a highlighter. It is a really large pan since it is designed for the body, but it still works as a highlighter.

The Milk Makeup Kush Mascara was a new mascara to me and I am not quite sure how I feel about it. The mascara applies well and it has a large fluffy brush which I usually like as they tend to do fabulous things to the lashes. My first experience with it was somewhat underwhelming though. I’ll keep it in rotation though and see if I like it any better in a few days.

The lipstick I chose today was the Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick in midnight. I love the formula of this lipstick. It isn’t drying and if you blot and then wait for a few minutes then the lip prints you leave behind are quite minimal. While there is some fading throughout the day, the lipstick stays with you through the day. However as red as it looks in the tube it is just slightly too pink for me. I think that if I get a really red or even berry lip liner, I could probably make it work. I always look at it and think oh that’s going to be a nice deep red. But with my skintone it just comes off a little too pink toned. I do love the formula though so I really think it is worth it to play around with lip liners.

And that my darlings is today’s look and at least for me, today’s lesson. I hope you have a fabulous afternoon, whatever it holds for you.


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