Impressive Elevation + Makeup Chat
Today’s post was supposed to be a Scenes From My Long Run style post. I planned to snap a pic of something from each mile yesterday, but unfortunately I forgot my phone at home!
On a normal day I probably would have gone home to get it, but it took me 45 minutes to find parking at the beach due to the New Year’s crowd so once I found a spot I wasn’t giving it up for anything.
I still have a sinus infection and somewhere around mile four my meds wore off, so I only ended up doing five miles anyway.
^ Look at all of that elevation. Whoa baby! 😀
I took this pic when I go home to prove that this run happened because if there are no pics then WHO KNOWS?!?!
^ Hmmm I think the calorie count on my Garmin is off. Is it even possible to burn 800 calories from just five miles? Oh well, I never really use that calorie counter thing anyway. I would be interested to know how Garmin calculates that though!
Our cold streak is over! Every day this week the high will be back in the 80s. I’ve made it one of my New Year’s resolutions to find heat and humidity proof makeup.
I placed an order on Sephora the other night for a few things I saw recommended online:
- Makeup Forever Primer Step 1*
- Becca Ever Matte Primer
- Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
- Laura Mercier translucent setting powder
- Anastasia Liquid Lipstick
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*In my cold medicine induced haze I didn’t check to see if Makeup Forever was cruelty free or not, and unfortunately they sell in China which means they test on animals in China. I am very sad about this as there are so many rave reviews for this primer from people who live in FL, LA and GA who frequently deal with high heat/humidity, but I’ll have to send this product back. Makeup Forever, SORT IT OUT so I can start buying your stuff!
I’ve used the Becca Ever Matte Primer before and I like it so I’m glad I ordered a bottle of that as well. I’ve been trying to convince myself the NYX Studio HD primer is just as good (because it’s inexpensive), but it’s really not as good. It keeps my foundation on, but everything else slides right off after like two hours.
I saw a great tip about lipsticks on a beauty forum. It said instead of wearing glosses, fill in your lips with your favorite lip liner and then add chapstick on top to add moisture back in. Supposedly that combo has super long lasting powers so I’ll be giving it a try!
I’m thinking about trying the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. If you’ve tried that before please let me know what you think!
Please share ANY recommendations for cruelty free makeup that lasts in heat/humidity! 🙂
Are you back to work today, or do you get to enjoy another day off? I’m back in the office today!