LITTLE HAPPIES

First and foremost, thank you to everyone who reached out to me on Mother's Day to let me know they were thinking of me. Much, much appreciated. 

It's been a really strange and overwhelming few weeks, but here are a few things that I think are worth jotting down...

MAD MEN. It's hard to say I'm looking forward to the series finale, because I don't want to it to be over. But I do want to see how it all ends. Have you seen the trailer? I teared up the first time I saw it - that song ("Times of Your Life" by Paul Anka) always reminds me of my mom. The penultimate episode was incredibly difficult to watch, but I loved reading the "Mad Style" analyzations of all the fashion. Heartstrings = tugged. (Sally Draper you are my EVERYTHING and I sure hope there's a spinoff with your name on it.)

 

MINI FRAPPUCCINOS. I haven't had a frappuccino in years. The last time I really wanted one was after my half marathon in June 2013. For some reason we didn't get to a Starbucks until the day after the race, and after a long walk on very sore legs, we were shocked to see that the location had closed at 2pm. (It was 2:30.) Needless to say (and much to Ben's horror) I threw an absolute fit in the middle of the sidewalk. I never got my frap, so I'm pretty excited about the limited run of mini frappuccinos.  And if I ever run a half marathon again, I am planning my post-race meal WAY more meticulously than last time.

 

PIPPA MIDDLETON AND I ARE CLASSMATES. That is all.

 

PILATES MAT. You don't have to spend big bucks on the reformer to get a Pilates body. Check out why mat Pilates is still a killer workout and how to get results at home with the magic circle.

 

NEW BEAUTY FAVS...

Luxe-smelling rosewater body wash that won't break the bank. (Serious bang for your buck.)

All-natural undereye concealer for $5.99 that actually works. (I found mine at Whole Foods.)

Powder foundation with awesome buildable coverage. I HATE the brush I originally bought to use with this (short, tight bristles with a slightly rounded top) but now that I've switched tools (longer bristles with a little more movement and a flat top) I see it in a whole new light. It really does give a beautiful, airbrush-like finish. (I also picked up this Park Ave Princess Contour Palette and this Bronze and Glow Contour Brush to use with it. Will report back!) 

 

Happy almost-weekend! Anyone else doing the AIDS Walk in NYC?

 

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