Pretty Progress

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The End Makes a New Beginning

I'm getting a divorce. 

That is the first time I've actually typed that. 
It's a messy, terrible, hollow experience that 
leaves you stripped bare. 

Here are things that I know about getting a divorce.
(So far.)

I am obsessed with television now. I don't think I ever was before. 
I live vicariously through:


Also, this kid made me laugh so hard..I have re-watched this part of American Idol about 20 times.

I've also been trying to do new things which includes this Yoga pose:
It's called "Saddle" and yes, it hurt. But then it felt good because I held it for 5 minutes and did not say any of the horrible words that I was thinking for the first 2 minutes of the pose aloud. 

Also, I chopped my hair off. Which always feels a cleansing until you realized you've chopped 7 inches off your hair. Then you cry..but then you're probably already crying because that is what you do when your heart is broken. 

Then you think of every sad song that you've ever heard. 
Like this one:

And you realize the sad songs are true. 

Then you get messages from your favorite people on Valentines day, and you realize that there is still love. 

And you try to move on.  

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Beauty Review: Boscia Black Mask (Rated: MSM or Me Sans Makeup:)

Today I tried the Boscia Luminizing Black Mask.  
Here are some pics showing things I learned about the mask along the way. 
At the end of the post I will tell you how it all worked out and if the mask lived up to the following description from Sephora (aka my mecca):

A groundbreaking, mineral-rich mask that peels off to deliver powerful detoxifying, purifying, and brightening effects.

What it is formulated to do:
This jet-black, mineral-rich mask creates a unique peel-off effect that delivers powerful detoxifying, purifying, and brightening results. Made with a premier-quality clay, its deep-cleansing properties draw out dirt and oil. Other natural ingredients go to work exfoliating skin and refining pores. Powerful antioxidants shrink pores, firm skin, and reduce inflammation. Once dried, the mask strips away dead skin, impurities and excess oil to reveal immediate and visible results.

I love this brand because it contains no:

 Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, 

Petrochemicals, Phthalates, GMOs or Triclosan

 So let the masking begin!!!



 It stays wet looking like that for a while. The directions say to leave it on for 15-20 minutes or until dry.  I think I got my mask too thin so it only took about 10 minutes for it to get tight and itchy.

 I started peeling it off of the at the top of my forehead. I would totally do it thicker next time because it took several tries to get the mask to start peeling back.

Starting to peel 

(It does not feel good.. like less painful better be peeling all 30 years of dry skin off of my face)


Halfway done...sad clown face. 

The left overs. Check out that business in my eyebrows....yep, that took some very delightful pulling and finally rubbing with a wet rag to remove. 

So shocked at how luminous my skin was so worth the discomfort (beauty really is pain, my lovees).

Slight bit of erythema (redness) since I'm a bit sensitive (but we knew that:). But, it went away fairly quickly.

 Success!!! Skin is more luminous and feels clean and fantastic...I think I look 29 again:).



So, here's the deal...I really like this mask but here is a recap of what 

you should know before using:

1. Apply a thick layer all over your face AVOIDING the eyebrows, hairline and under-eye area.

2. Wait until it is completely dry to peel it off.

3. It's going to hurt a little...but it's worth it.

 4.  Remove any residual mask with a warm washcloth that you don't mind ruining (I don't think this business is going to come out of fabric).

5. Get ready to be GOR-JUS!!!  

 Enjoy my lovelies!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Things I want to marry....(figuratively)

This week I'm in love with the following: 

Happy, fizzy, mouth rocking, calorie free taste explosion!!

Me + Bookcase that almost hides TV = 4-ever

Dr. Bronner's Lip Balm is true love for your lips. 
The peppermint makes me feel like Mrs. Clause (I've been eating a lot of cookies this week) 


Zooey D.'s bangs..getting my hair cut/colored on Wednesday!
P.S. I found this Zooey collage online..I'm not that much of a stalkeratzi (slightly less...I love Zooey D...even with the pretentious name spelling) 

Kings of Leon
Heard the Radioactive song 1 time, downloaded it and proceeded to listen until I'm almost tired of it. However, his voice is like the gold coins in Scrooge McDuck's safe...
I want to swim in it.  Scratchy loveliness.

Feel free to love any of my lovees.  They will make you feel like Christmas came early. 

Monday, September 6, 2010

10th Grade Me

Here is a pic of me in 10th grade.

 That is 15 years ago.  Check out that sparkle in my eye....and the Rum Raisin lipstick. 
I want the sparkle back (the lipstick can stay in 1995).

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Flour Bin

For my first Ode to my Mom.

Today is the 3rd anniversary of my amazing Mother's death. 
She was amazing, lovely, fun and Sassy...everything a mother should be. :)

 So, here in happy tribute to my Mom is one of the things that
remind me most of her.
Her yellow Tupperware flour bin...probably from the early 80's. 
It is seriously one of my prized possessions.

Every time I lift the lid the smell reminds me of baking with my Mother....
I don't think I was that much of a help but she let me try.
It is totally worn and not worth anything to almost anyone
else but it is one of the first things I would grab if there was a fire.

Here it is in all of its glory:

Now, go hug your Mom.