Let's Chat: Your Weekly Dose of Random!

October 24, 2014

It is Friday; and in true Fitness Blondie fashion, I am linking up with the girls and it is time for another round of "Let's Chat": your weekly dose of random in regards to all things life!

I received my Ipsy bag a little late this month; it felt like it took forever to come. I absolutely love the bag this though; the teal color is very pretty. I used the mascara, eyeliner, and lip color, in the picture below and I think they look great together. The lip color is natural and the mascara really thickens and lengths the lashes. The liner glades on nice and smooth; which is essential for me when I am picking out an eyeliner.

I have not used the protein BB cream that came for my hair but I am excited to use it as my hair is super dry. Has anyone else used it; what do you think?

If you do not know what Ipsy is, it is a monthly cosmetics subscription. On the first of every month you are charged only $10 bucks, and in the middle of the month you receive 4-5 beauty products. The best part? When  you sign up, you take a survey of your likes and wants, and Ipsy will send products catered to your preferences!
My mantra lately has been lazy girl hair. I have written about it before and I am still keeping this style going. I have not been a morning person at all; not that I have ever been, it has just been worse over the post couple of weeks, ha. Therefore, my hairstyles are all 3-5 minutes or less. However, it works! A little dry shampoo, leave in conditioner, and some volumizing hair spray is all a girl needs.
My anxiety has been so much better and damn it feels great to say that. I am staying so super busy with work and blogging; but it's great. It is essential to my growth and success; so I will take it. I have officially started training regularly at my new gym and so far so good. It is good to be back at a gym with a lateral cardio machine; I have been taking advantage of it regularly. I have also been really putting myself out there to make new friends. I have gone out with friends that I have not seen in a while and I have made a few awesome new ones; especially my girlfriends Candice and Brandie. I have been going out, doing new things, and having a lot of fun! That means so much to me especially due to the place I have been in life over the past months.
My dear friend Heather has launched her brand new company Shine Athletica. It is absolutely amazing to see women chasing their dreams and putting in the hard work and dedication it requires to be successful. Heather has done just that with her new apparel company. I know my friends and readers need new, awesome gym gear on a regular basis, so help me support small business and visit Heather's site! She has also been kind enough to offer a coupon code; which we all love!
The wonderful and amazing Diatta has interviewed me for the GuideStar Professional Connection blog to talk all things blogging; what I stand far, how I grow, and what blogging means to me. Head on over to read the article and show Diatta some love; she is so smart with blogging and works so, so hard!


  1. I mean honestly can you be anymore gorgeous?!?!?!!? Love all your makeup picks!

  2. Glad to hear that your anxiety is getting better. It's a hard thing to get under control. Happy to hear that you have been successful.

  3. I really need to start figuring out what to do with my hair - I need to get on that STAT.

    And - I love the pictures of what you've been up to lately - super fun!

  4. So glad to hear you're feeling better! And it looks like you're having a fantastic time in Charlotte!

  5. Glad to hear that things are getting better for you and that the new gym is turning out to be a great decision.

    I need to sign up for Ipsy. Makeup in the mail? Yes, please!

  6. Ohh I keep hearing about Ipsy and I so want to sign up! I think I could give up two coffees a month for makeup samples! ;) You are SO gorgeous, love your "lazy girl" hair styles! Anytime I try to do something quick and easy with my hair it's like "NOPE!" and doesn't want to cooperate!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Well, you KNOW I love me some Ipsy too! I want to try that Milani liner, I'm curious if it could be a dupe for the UD 24/7 liners? Glad you are feeling a little better and your anxiety is better. Mine is too and it's definitely a great feeling :) Cheers to the weekend beautiful friend!!

  8. I have been wanting to sign up for Ipsy, but I have to see if they do international delivery :) I am all about the lazy girl hair too! I cannot live the It's a 10 product. They have a great straightening serum as well! Have a great weekend :)

  9. The lip color looks great on you! I so haven't been doing my hair lately thanks to the rain. Glad to hear your anxiety is doing better. Congrats on the feature girl that is awesome!!

  10. How exciting to be the feature for the spotlight, congrats! I have so much makeup I don't know what to do with it. While I prefer cheap and bargains, I admit I also have lots of expensive stuff so I like that this is only $10.00

    I am SOOO happy to hear and see you going out and enjoying life. It helps so much. I am glad the anxiety is getting better too.

  11. LOVE your lazy girl hair! Thanks for sharing how you achieve that look. My hair has been a little limp with the whole postpartum hair loss thing so I love the advice on adding some volume.

  12. Oooo!! I need to check out that BB cream for hair... my ends are so dry :( Let me know how you like it!!

  13. You look amazing with a bun!!! I don't know if I've ever seen your hair like that. I LOVE IT!

  14. I loved my ipsy this month. You look gorgeous as always! I am glad your anxiety is dissipating and you have been able to go out and have some fun.

  15. You always look so amazing!!! I am totally jelly of yoru make up and hair skills!

    Glad your anxiety is starting to calm down some. Finally, right?!?! I hope you have a fabulous week doll!

  16. I absolutely love Ipsy too! You got a great bag this month. Loving the bun too! I am so bad at making a messy bun.. Go figure! Loving your blog! So glad you stopped by mine so I could find a new favorite!


  17. Congrats on the spotlight!! That is awesome!! Your Ipsy bag was way better than mine this month- you lippers look great in that picture!


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