Password therapy// The last week in December my computer at work prompted me to change my password, I always used the common monikers in the past some word + year, etc. but something prompted me to make my password my daily affirmation. I was going to plugging this phrase into my computer multiple times a day at the very least five days a week for the next 90 days. I’m can’t remember if I had read this idea somewhere or came up with it on my on, but I’ve been keeping up with this practice since that day in December and it has helped me think positively ever time I log in that things will change – why? Because it worked for this guy. So it will work for me too.
Beauty Routines // So remember when I shared my beauty routine and I said I was going out that weekend to do a complete beauty haul. Well reality set in (aka penniless) and so did a tan, whats the mean? I haven’t worn makeup aside from mascara and blush that aren’t empty I haven’t worn any makeup, I’ve also since had to dip into my shower goodies in my gym back for shampoo and conditioner oh and I’ve been using the extra conditioner I have as body wash, ya think I need to get myself to a CVS, Ulta, Sephora, Target stat or what? I’m sort of happy I’ve waited to do my binge buy because this week I’ve read about some really great products on some other blogs.
- Erin of Living in Yellow shared her daily routine with Belmondo (which is offering 15% with the code LIVINGINYELLOW)
- Grace of Stripes and Sequins shared her summer beauty routine which features a few two items from Tata Harper that I wouldn’t mind adding to my own routine, especially the Resurfacing Mask
- My friend Deana of Tesori Belle included the step-by-step contouring kit in her Sunday lusts post that kind of have my contemplating as replacement for my bronzer
I also received my first #VoxBox from Influenster this week which featured Aveeno® Positively Radiant® Targeted Tone Corrector to test free of charge. I’m super excited to test it out, especially since I haven’t been wearing foundation and have a few dark spots from years of acne! I swear by Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo and Conditioner but it’s been a bit since used any of their face products – have you used an Aveeno face product before?
DIY // When I first began writing her on LWR I connected with the DC Ladies on Twitter (@TheDCLadies) and I instantly added them to my Feedly (speaking of Feedly, am I the only one not using Bloglovin’ ? I find Feedly to be more similar to my old faithful Google Reader and haven’t been able to get used to Bloglovin’, advise me!). Despite living 500 miles from Washington, D.C. I am in love with their site – they chat about everything from Fashion & Beauty to Career & Money to Travel & DIY and so much more and of course I’ve bookmarked some of their dining out suggestions for whenever I visit Kate in DC. Yesterday contributor Rin Maloney shared her recent DIY Bar Tray project and now my mind is swirling about how I can apply this project to a smaller tray, maybe for jewelry or something for my dresser at the new apartment! For Christmas last year Jenn gifted me with the Design Darling Acrylic Tray (similar, mine doesn’t have background design) which if I snapped a photo right now has piles of mail, brushes, receipts, etc on it but usually displays my perfumes and lotions so I would want to make something that compliments it! I am thinking perhaps maybe a pink or orange tray with gold accents, thoughts?
This week’s Read with Red had a little bit of everything from makeup, to DIY, to daily affirmations, what are you reading about this week?