Pretty Winter Make-up


Good afternoon!

I hope 2009 is treating you all well! :D My year has started off pretty freaking fantastic. :D Ok, I am exaggerating a bit, but it’s all in the attitude right?

I made sure to have a great workout to start the year off on the right foot.

The workout:

  • 0.10 mile walking warm-up, 4.0 mph, incline 3%
  • 5 mile ‘easy’ run, 6.5 mph, incline 3% (48 mins. 20 secs)
  • 0.15 mile walking cool-down, 4.0 mph, incline 3%
  • Max heart rate: 169 bpm (87% of max)
  • Avg heart rate: 154 bpm (79% of max)
  • Total duration: 50 mins.
  • Feel the burn: 424 kcals

It was a great workout.

What kept me going for 5 miles?

I was picturing how I was going to design my half-marathon outfit! Let me just say this: It will knock your socks off! Weeeeeeee.

This run brought my weekly mileage to 13 miles so far! I am right on track. :)

  • Friday: Either another OFF day or another ARMY Fitness Challenge (2 miles)
  • Saturday: X-training (my new workout video is due to arrive!)
  • Sunday: Long run (7 miles)

This would bring my weekly total to 22 miles.

My good friend Leah is also training for a half marathon this spring! She told me her resolution for 2009 is to run 1,000 miles!! How cool is that?? I did some quick math and I determined that that would also be a realistic goal for myself. It averages about 19 miles per week.

I think I may join Leah in the 1,000 mile year!


Pretty Winter Make-up

Lately I have sort of gotten into a make-up rut. Same make-up, different day if you will.

So on this fresh new start to the year, I thought it would be timely to change up my make-up routine!

So I present to you a little demo on a pretty winter make-up look. :)

I have still to this day not been able to find a shade of red that looks good with my skin. I think I figured out why today. My skin is much better suited to berry shades, which is why I think this Clinique lip gloss (in Cherry Berry shade) always gets me compliments when I wear it:


If your skin gets pale like mine in the winter, this shade looks awesome next to pale, winter skin. It gives a bright ‘pop’ of colour!


Snap, crackle, POP:


Whenever I wear a bright lipcolour, I always make the eyes very light so as to not look like a drag queen/12 year old girl.

Time to set the base:


I lightly dot MAC Concealer on my eyes and then dust with translucent powder to set. Now my eyes are ready for Dry-to-wet liner and eyeshadow!

After doing this, I lightly spread some light coloured eyeshadow by Annabelle with my finger:


Time to Paint on the eye liner:


Then add a subtle sparkle


Or two…


And you have a pretty and easy winter look:



For a full break down of my favourite make-up and beauty products visit my ‘Glow‘ page and my ‘Shop‘ page.

Do you have different looks or make-up for winter vs. summer seasons?

For myself, one of the biggest changes I need to make is my foundation colour. In the winter, I have to go about 2 shades lighter because my skin gets so pale.


See you tonight for a photo re-cap of my crazy past year!!


“People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.”


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VeggieGirl January 1, 2009

Great makeup!!

Can’t wait to see your half-marathon outfit!! :-)


2 Carolyn January 1, 2009

What color is the the Clinique? It looks great.


3 Melissa January 1, 2009

Gorgeous! Great tips!


4 Dave January 2, 2009

I may join you for the 1000 mile goal, that could be a toughie!!


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