Saturday, January 29, 2011

Organize Your Bathroom Vanity

Yay! Found the Sally Hansen Nail Strips @ #CVS

They were pretty easy to apply--much easier than I expected.  My only complaint is that one of the packages (they come with two 8-packs), there was a light white line across the stickers.  It's hard to notice, and it was probably just something with the manufacturing.  Other than that, they're great!  They were about $10.00.  I'll update on how long they last!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects

I just saw these in the February issue of InStyle and can't wait to try them!!!  Says they last 10 days!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Workout

Last year I posted about how I was doing Jillian Michaels's 30-day Shred workout and loving it!  Well...then I got preggo and took a little (okay...long) break!  Now I have found a fun, new workout thanks to my husband's Play Station 3.  He got the Active 2 Program for Christmas and I have been using it and loving it!!

I'll go back to Jillian's DVD when it gets closer to summer, since I was sooo pleased with the results.  But for now, I'm going to continue the Active 2.  Each program is a series of lots of quick, one or two-minute segments related to basketball, soccer, aerobics, and even boxing.  You wear an arm band on each arm and one on a thigh to keep track of your heart rate and to track moves and motions throughout the program.

The one negative: apparently you can only keep track of one person's data.  So my husband and I cannot both track our progress separately.  No biggie though....calories burned are calories burned, no matter how they're tracked!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Speedy Hair & Makeup

Why do so many women leave the house without doing their hair & makeup?  I guess some think they don't need it....but, come on, don't we all need it??  I think a major reason is because it "takes so much time."  It does not have to take lots of time!!!!  I'm just as busy as the next woman, and I never leave the house without it.

Here is my one, major tip for quick & easy hair & makeup:  Have your products organized and accessible!!

I hope to add pics and video of my own personal vanity & products at some point, but in the meantime, here is an example:

1.  Get a vanity or desk specifically for your makeup & hair products.  This can be a small, simple desk from a garage sale, or you can invest in a real vanity.  Either is great!  You could even designate a few drawers from a chest or dresser you already have.
2.  Trays!  I have my makeup organized in my vanity drawers in litttle trays.  Cheap and easy to grab quickly.  I keep hair brushes directly in the drawers.
3.  Crates!  I use a small crate for hair products like gels, hairspray, etc. 
4. Purse Hanger!  Since I use my hair dryer almost every day, I like to keep it out.  So I have it hanging on a purse hanger on the side of my vanity.  Again...very accessible!
5.  Vases!  I use vases for makeup brushes.  I used to keep them tucked away in cases, but it's so much more convenient to have them sitting out.  Plus, it reminds me to clean them more often when they are out!