Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Finds #1

Happy Monday! Doesn't feel like it since it's summer (; I can't believe it's been a WEEK since I last blogged. How did that happen?? I expected Summer to be less busy, not more busy. 

Here are my fabulous finds from the past week.

I finished this book, The Extra Mile by Pam Reed. Not only is she an amazing ultramarathoner, but a mother and an amazing author. While it wasn't my favorite book ever, it was definitely a good read. I guess I had been hoping for more tips about running, and more of the journey of training and how she was able to overcome barriers, but she talked more about how she was naturally born to run far and fast in hot conditions. Still, I enjoyed it and I learned from it. 

I did a lot of shopping this past week. When I say a lot I mean A LOT. 

$10 Delia's Shorts. High waisted, white, and super cute.

A few weeks ago, I had participated on Girl's Life's facebook page, and I guess my comment won me a gift card. An $150 Athleta gift card!! On Friday I made the trip down to Chicago to spend my moolah.
I settled on these patterned capris and this hot pink running tank. I actually haven't worn them yet because they are so pretty. <-- Bad excuse!!

I did wear the headband though! It's so cute!
I also got this lime green headband. It has a sticky backside, but it's not my favorite. It slides a little bit when I run. It's cute though, so I will probably keep it. I should have read the bad reviews before I bought it. Oops! It wasn't my money though (:

My Athleta total came to about $128. That is the most money I have ever spent that wasn't actually my money. I liked it.

I didn't spend the whole $150 because I can use the remaining amount at Old Navy. I love Old Navy running shorts so I kept the rest to buy some of those. Sure enough, on Saturday, I got an email saying that all the running shorts were $5, that day only, in stores!!

Obviously I grabbed my gift card and ran to Old Navy..

Note about Old Navy running shorts: 1. Buy them, they are perfect. 2. They run pretty big. I guess most running shorts do but I wear an XS in these, and I wear a size 4 in American Eagle Jeans. A size 6 would probably fit comfortably in these too. My sister is a size 8ish and wears an XS too, except they are pretty tight. 

Speaking of my sister, she decided it would be fun to use MY makeup instead of hers. My mom bought her good makeup, from Sephora (She never did that for me, I've always bought my own cheap makeup or asked for it for Christmas!). Despite this, the sister went into my makeup and ruined both my Tarte mascara AND my "happy birthday" Benefit They're Real mascara. Thanks, sis.

Also ruined my shimmer stick too. Yay. I guess that's what little sisters are for. 

So I had to buy a new mascara, and since I have sensitive eyes and wear contacts for too many hours, I am a little picky. I wanted one that I could afford to replace (not the Tarte again!) and I settled on this one.

No complaints so far. It makes my lashes really long! I am hoping to do a review in the next week or two.

Speaking of reviews, I will definitely be doing a review on my most recent purchase...

I had never been in a Lush, but my sister really wanted to go in, and we had a coupon for a free facial. A free facial?? Sign me up. The sales associate gave my sister & I half hour facials each. She was super helpful, we got great samples, and she consulted us about our skin and routine, and she told us exactly what the ingredients in the products were doing. 

I loved it all, especially the chemistry and ingredients behind it all. However, I couldn't afford all of it, so I settled for the cleanser & toner. 

I will do a review with some before & after pictures soon! (: Stay tuned. 

Last week I tried to do WIAW but completely forgot to take pictures of anything besides breakfast. I tried it on Tuesday (so I could post Wednesday morning) and on Wednesday and discovered I am too impatient to take pictures of my food before eating. 

 Tomorrow I am taking pictures of the food I eat to give you a peek into my food life. 

Well, I'm gonna try. No promises (;

How was your weekend? Any fabulous summer finds?



  1. I love little posts like this one! My weekend was fabulous, thanks for asking Emily! I've found a couple books that I want to read and some new clothes which is always a plus! That's so cool that you won a giftcard! Love that you say moolah too!

    1. I'm glad you had a fabulous weekend (: What books? I need something (productive) to do this summer and I love to read!

  2. I use that mascara and love it! It works well enough, but what I really love is that there's no nasty stuff in it- that and the cool bottle it comes in ;) And that's awesome about the gift card! I love Old Navy too, it never goes out of style :)

    1. I love it too! (: I always feel better using organic or mostly organic products on my face, especially so close to my eyes (: Old navy is the best!


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