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available in petite/tall
High-quality stretch denim. Sits at the waist, relaxed through the hip and thigh, slightly tapered leg opening. 5-pocket styling. $9.99
Here are some cute boots that just might work for moms and working girls.....
BCBGMAXAZRIA Bless $325
Nine West Yoursocute $169
Bandolino Edwena $149
All available at Piperlime.com! Go Shopping Anna!
Pictures from justjared.com
What would the day be like without a posting about Katie Holmes, excuse me, Kate Cruise. Here she is on Tuesday seeing another play. Wow, she has the easy life. She is sporting some pretty cute shoes that only she could pull off and a sensible dress. Check out the bruises on her knees. I am sure all that stage work is tough. Can't wait to see some reviews on her performances once they begin.
What do you think of the shoes? We know Leslie hates them, what about Cheryl?? Susan? Sara?
According to Leslie, these shoes are hideous. I think she is crazy and just wait until she sees them on me! I am loving the vest action too. Katie Holmes was seen sporting one with a tank top yesterday. It looked really cute except her boyish haircut. Will you pull off a vest this year? I think it's great for work and for shopping. You can make it more casual with jeans and a white tee.
This High-Potency Serum is clinically proven to help erase fine lines and wrinkles. Within weeks, your skin is noticeably smoother and firmer.
Innovation: Anti - Wrinkle & Firming Concentrate Technology L'Oreal Paris has created New Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate, a highly potent clinical action treatment with Pro-Retinol A® and Pro-Lastyl. It helps naturally renew skin cells, dramatically smooth lines and wrinkles and powerfully firm skin from within. This lightweight serum concentrate is quickly absorbed, easy to layer and leaves skin satiny smooth.
Clinical Anti-Wrinkle Action~With concentrated Pro-Retinol A®, it accelerates skin renewal.~This high-potency serum helps reduce lines and wrinkles.
Long Lasting Hydration~Soothes dryness and provides 24 hour hydration.~90% of women saw smoother skin and 75% of women immediately saw more radiant skin.*
Dermatologist tested for gentleness
For all skin types. These towelettes help to remove all traces of impurities and even eye make-up. It gently exfoliates skin dead cells and helps enhance skin smoothness and radiance.
If you are in need of a new baby wash or you are going to a baby shower soon, this wash will do. I can't imagine that you wouldn't like it. My two year old has sensitive skin and it didn't have any negative results on him.
Here is some information on it:
PLAY GIFT™ Choose Your Bag. Yours With Any $29.50 Lancôme Purchase.
-RÉNERGIE Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Treatment
Olivia Garden Ceramic Ionic Thermal Brush
After I left the salon, I was so excited to have another hairbrush. It is that feeling of, "maybe this will be the one." I had to quickly hide it from my hubby since I already own about 5 roller brushes. Into the beauty cabinet it went, as the five hairspray bottles tumbled over. I really should organize it someday. Maybe I can get some tips from Aby over at Creative Organizing.
Later that evening, I decided to get a little crazy and style my hair after my evening shower (who does that?). After I was done, wow! Did my hair look good! The brush was smooth and didn't get tangled in my hair and the handle was perfect and didn't slip. I also appreciated the ion-charged bristles that seemed to dry my hair faster. As a mom, you can always appreciate a few saved minutes on your primping time.
This brush is awesome and I would highly recommend it for anyone. My hair length is above the shoulders and I found the second size to be a little big. I am currently growing out my hair so I wanted to invest in the size I will use next year. I think I will also buy a smaller size so it works better on my shorter hair.
This brush is eco-friendly with natural bamboo, has ion-charged bristles, ceramic coating for anti-static, an ergonomic handle and is anti-bacterial. The brush is also very light which I liked.
If you would like to buy one of these brushes, they can be found online at http://www.oliviagarden.com/. You can also buy one at Studio S in Tucson or call Sierra and tell her I sent you!
In November, Lancôme will be debuting a limited edition lip set created by Aaron De Mey, Lancôme’s new artistic director.
The set includes Piha Black Color Fever Lip Gloss and Piha Red Color Fever Lipstick. The red color was inspired by the red of a Christian Louboutin sole.
The trick to wearing these colors is to wear them alone for a dramatic “going out” look or layer them until you come up with your desired look. De May also likes to use the black color as an eye shadow – interesting.
If you do want to get your hands on this set, you better get it while it lasts, as Lancôme will only be selling 500 sets. They will only be available at the Bloomingdale’s in NYC and at one of the five Lancôme boutiques. The cost is $48.
One great site I came across recently was from a reader, Sara. She is also a mother and runs a company called MellyRoo Designs. She specializes in custom gifts such as sippy cups, tumblers, checkbook covers, brag books and more. She displays most of her items on her blog which has a link to her Etsy shop. You can choose one of her available designs or request a custom design.
I personally love her princess tutu!
For my boys, I would choose these cute sippy cups. What a great way to stand out at your next play date!
These coffee tumblers would be great at work and prevent someone from taking your mug!
MellyRoo Designs also has giveaways every so often so make sure to bookmark her site. Thanks for being our first featured blog of the month MellyRoo Designs! We look forward to watching your company grow and seeing your new designs.
Check out MellyRoo Designs at : http://www.mellyroodesigns.com/
Hi everyone! As promised, I am having a Back to School Giveaway!
The prize includes a lip gloss, eyeliner, nail polish and my favorite gum, Orbit, in bubble gum mint flavor. There will only be one winner!
Here are the rules, post a comment and you are entered. You can leave it as anonymous and simply sign your name after your comment. If you sign up for Moody Maria through feedblitz on the sidebar, you will be entered again. If you already receive the newsletter, you are automatically entered! Drawing will be on August 31st and announced September 1st. Open to US residents only please.
Good Luck to everyone.
The other night I was putting on this eye cream. My 5 year old was grabbing my hand and pulling me out of the bathroom. I snapped at him, "Stop! Do you want me to have crow's feet? This is supposed to get rid of my crow's feet!" He was in shock. He really liked the sound of that term and asked, "Mom, what are crow's feet?" He was fascinated. Why can't all men be fascinated with crow's feet?
I decided to give this eye cream a try since I loved the L'Oreal Revitalift cream. I am using both each day and have noticed a difference in my skin. I have only been using this eye illuminator for a few days but so far I like the results. I will definitely give it a few weeks and report back to you.
Sometimes, a good night's sleep just isn't enough to refresh tired eyes and remove the signs of fatigue and aging. For crow's feet and expression lines, as well as dark circles and shadows caused by hollowed, tired eyes, typical eye treatments are not enough.
B. On the surface: Light-diffusing, chromatic micro-particles minimize dark circles and even the eye contour by reducing the shadows that make the under-eye area look hollowed and tired.
Instantly the appearance of expression lines and crow's feet is softened and diffused.
The appearance of under-eye dark circles is immediately minimized. Under-eye puffiness is reduced.
That is some background information on why I wear makeup to the gym. Now for the top reasons I think you should wear makeup to the gym. And I am not talking lip balm with a light color or Carmex. I mean full-on makeup!
How the makeup should look: The natural look consisting of light lips, light foundation (not heavy and very little powder if any), natural eyes and light mascara, and a tad of blusher. And don't forget the eye drops and chewing gum.
Now I am sure some of you will say:
- We are there to workout, not look good.
-We don't want to sweat our makeup off.
- We don't want to stain our towel.
- We don't want people to stare, make fun or point.
- We don't want to make our spouses suspicious.
Well, hopefully after reading my reasons you will be convinced to wear makeup to the gym or at least think of me before you go. Then if you see someone you know or one of these examples happens to you , I can say a little cyber, "told you so!"
Gym Marketing Materials
Where do you think the gym gets its pictures for bulletin boards, their website or their marketing pamphlets? From ordinary people who happened to show up that day. That lucky day when you too can be in a Canyon Ranch brochure (as I was in 1994). It's called right place at the right time people.
Did your mother ever teach you to be friendly to everyone at work and not burn bridges? The same rule applies at the gym. You might be working out to get pumped up for an interview you have that day. Do you realize that your future boss might be on the treadmill next to you? Do you really want to be pale, sickly and have bad breath? I swear you won't get the job if that's you! But if you are a pleasant looking person and friendly, they might just remember you later in the day.
This applies to the previous reason but I will include it as well! When you attend a gym near your home or work, you will constantly meet people that you will interact with on a daily or weekly basis. Please make a good first impression so that down the road, when you do need help or a good connection, they are there for you.
This is the lamest reason to wear makeup to the gym, but it counts for all you single people out there. I don't need to go into details, but the pretty girl always wins.
When you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you will work out longer and take more pride in your body. If you have a good day at the gym, it's likely you will be back for more tomorrow. Working out is the best thing you can do for your mind and body. The worst thing you can do is not show up!
I don't care what you say... Oprah could show up at your gym. I live in Arizona and she shows up here each year to stay at a local health spa. You never know if she wants to do a story on your gym or someone in your gym. Hey - it happened to the yogurt shop in town. This couple owned a local yogurt shop and they almost fell over when Oprah stopped in with her crew! Don't tell me that wouldn't be the best day of your life (ok maybe not) and you didn't have makeup on?? Get out the lip gloss girls, Oprah's coming to town.
Local News Stations
Local news channels do stories on gyms all the time. I see stories on gyms and what type of exercises to do and what trainers teach you, blah, blah, blah. Wear some makeup and they will want to interview you! Shy you say? I don't care. If you are the only person in there, they will talk you into being on tv. Don't waste your 15 seconds of fame looking like you just crawled out of bed.
Ex-Boyfriends, Old friends, Old teachers, Old Bosses
With a limited number of gyms in your town, you are going to run into people you never thought you would see again. There is nothing you can do about who comes to your gym, but can you take a little pride and slap on some Covergirl? It's really not that hard. No matter what, they will be blogging about you later that night and you don't want to outcome to be harsh. I almost see a new person every time I go the gym. It is seriously a high school reunion.
Hopefully wearing makeup to the gym will make you go home and wash your face and reapply your wrinkle cream. Hopefully it will make you be more aware of your skin and how delicate it can be.
So, there you have it. This is why you should wear makeup to gym. This was all for fun, but I hope it will at least get you thinking about looking and feeling good about yourself. Get to the gym or walk or do an exercise tape. Do anything to get started. Because when you feel good on the inside, it will shine through and the less makeup you will have to wear.
Here is a cool lip color for this look:
Wicked Lovely Lip Gloss by Smashbox
From their website: The long-lasting, chip-resistant polish ensures flawless results with each application, and its green ingredient list excludes DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde.
I found it girls! I found the perfect hairspray for producing Helmet Head! This stuff is stiff, sticky and holds all day. Be warned, do not touch your hair or you will immediately get worried that you need a deep conditioning treatment at your local salon or in the privacy of your own bathroom. Seriously, my hair felt like straw when I used this.
I admit it, I can be cheap at times. I thought, "how bad can it be?" It really is as bad as you would think a $4.39 hairspray should be. No offense if you use Suave or another drugstore brand and love it.
Now you are asking yourself, "did she keep it?" Of course I did! Halloween is just around the corner and you never know, I might get cast in a Spackman/Colvin production and need really good hairspray for my role.
And what happened to Elnett in the US???? L'Oreal is really disappointing me. Please someone email me and tell me where to find this in Arizona, San Francisco or Houston.
Congratulations! Please email me at email@example.com with your mailing address and your favorite shade of MAC lipstick.
Treat your feet!
Dual-sided strap features massage nubs on one side to stimulate circulation and buffer on the other to keep feet soft and smooth. Handles provide firm, easy grip. Plastic. Imported. 29" L x 1/2" W.
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The lotion has a pump dispenser which I love and a little comes out on each side. You simply rub them together and then onto your face. Their was a slight odor which wasn't completely pleasant. When I woke up, my skin felt dewy and looked clear. It will be interesting to see if I do see any results from this product over the next few weeks. I will follow-up in one week.
Here is the consumer information:
With Pro-Tensium + encapsulated Pro-Retinol A®
Dermatologist tested for gentleness
Combines In One Step:Ultra-concentrated lifting gel + Anti-wrinkle comfort cream
Recommended Anti-Wrinkle And Firming Regimen Everyday, AM & PM
New Advanced RevitaLift smoothes wrinkles and firms skin as it remodels skin's surface from within. ADVANCED REVITALIFT® Double Lifting is a unique dual action treatment that instantly re-tightens skin and effectively fights wrinkles.
~Upon first application, 62% of women immediately saw tighter skin.**~Skin's texture is smoother and pores are less noticeable.
Anti - Wrinkle Comfort Cream~A comforting anti-wrinkle cream enriched with encapsulated Pro-Retinol A® that penetrates the skin's surface to effectively fight wrinkles and reduce the appearance of neck creases.~In 4 weeks, wrinkles are visibly reduced and 81% of women saw facial skin lifted and tightened.**
*When compared with another Dermo-Expertise anti-wrinkle cream.**Based on consumer evaluation.
How/When To Use: Before the first application, tap the bottle on a hard surface and press the pump several times. Press on the center, as indicated, to dispense enough of the two creams to apply both on the face and neck. Use every morning and/or night on cleansed skin. Double Lifting may be applied under your day or night cream for a more intense treatment. Discontinue use in case of irritation.
FOLLOW UP: I used the entire bottle of this product and still love it! It was a great lotion and did not make me breakout. I need to run out and buy more! 9/12/08
Do you think other stars will follow soon? It is a hard cut to pull off.