Monday, April 24, 2017

Sephora VIB Rouge 2017 Sale

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Sephora VIB sale.

I went a little overboard but here's what I picked up at the sale. I did all my shopping online so I haven't actually received anything yet. Some of these are new products and others are repurchasing products that I love.

Leave in the comments below what you picked up at the VIB sale. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fitness Update

Time has flown by since my last fitness update. I had to scroll way back on my blog and found my last fitness update post in February! Check out my February Fitness Update post if you haven't already. 

Since then I have completed my first race and my training has changed slightly. 

I did a 5km race April 9th to work on my running speed. Unfortunately the race course changed two days before race day due to flooding and they had to incorporate a hill! I haven't done any hill training as it is still early in race season so I was 5min slower than I wanted to be. We hit the hill about 2km into the race and up until then I was running under a 6min/km pace which was great. The hill was about 500 meters long so the turn around was at the top and by that time my legs were DONE. I really struggled the last half of the race but I keep telling myself it was the first race of the year and my time will only get better from here. 

Bear is still joining me once a week for training runs. I'm trying to run at least three times a week - that includes a interval run, tempo run and longer run. 

It's still too early to get my road bike out....even though I've seen some brave soles out and about on their I'm still just biking at my house inside on my trainer around twice a week.

Of course I'm still keeping up with my Beachbody programs as a cross training/strength training. Right now I'm just using 21 Day Fix and in three weeks I will switching to 21 Day Fix EXTREME. Mainly I've been using lower fix to work on leg strength, upper fix to work on my upper body strength and of course core.

My next race is another 5km in about three weeks. I am also trying to find a duathlon sprint race nearby that I can participate in at the end of May but so far I've had no luck find one. 

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Makeup Of The Day

Today's makeup look is all Makeup Geek eye shadows

-Vanilla Bean
-Purely Naked
-Barcelona Beach
-Beaches & Cream
-Shimma Shimma

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What I've Learned From Being A Victim Of Crime | Lifestyle Update

It has been so incredible hard to sit down and put into words what happen to me & my family in December. If you saw my Fitness Update post from February, you would have seen that I mentioned I was the victim of crime.

I don't want to share too much detail as I am pressing several criminal charges against the person whom attacked my home...twice...but I do want to share some of my experience as I felt very alone and like there was no one around to help me during this time. Perhaps sharing what I've gone through could help someone who has been the victim of crime recently or help someones home security so they do not become a victim of crime.

Our attacker came to our home twice, I'm still not clear on what they were hoping to accomplish, before I was able to have them arrested....and even then it was a very long month before things were somewhat resolved. Unfortunately because the first attack was on a Friday night and then the next attack was on Sunday night I couldn't do a lot over the weekend. Monday was really the first day I could run around and ask questions and beg people to help me. I am very sad to say that the person whom damaged our property and threatened us is a family member of my husbands.

By the time Tuesday rolled around I was heading downtown to court to get a warrent for the persons arrest....which was granted but unfortunately our attacker ran and was able to outrun the RCMP. As he was not a high priority person of interest I was told I would have to wait until he resurfaces in order for the arrest to be executed. This took 24 days.

I lived for the next 24 days in compete panic and fear of my families safety. We were completely unaware of if this person was going to return to our home, if more damage was going to be caused to our property,ect. I didn't feel safe leaving the house period. I wasn't even leaving my home to walk my dog and I never wanted to be left alone for any reason. Basically this meant that if my husband needed to go out I would be calling up a friend or family member to come and sit with me.

On the 24th day when this person resurfaced I was told that my warrant had expired...which was in the fine print of my paperwork which I should have read more carefully and I would have to go back to court to obtain another one. I returned to court and my warrant was executed that day....THANK GOODNESS! Finally a feeling of relief.

I know that this is all far from being over but at least we have taken a step in the right direction to keep our family safe.

I am so thankful to say that even though we had several thousand of dollars in damages done to our property my husband & I were very lucky unharmed. We did receive verbal death threats and my husband was physically threaten with a weapon but thankful some ice on the driveway saved his life. Basically when his attacker lunged at him with a hammer he fell to the ground and allowed my husband a few seconds to get out of harms way.

Being a victim of crime can really put your life into prospective. This experience has put some several things into perspective and has shown my family that we are NOT prepared with our home security.

I used to be one of those people who thought....this would NEVER happen to me. We didn't have any sort of surveillance or security system in place - but now we do. I think this is so important now, even though you don't think you need it it's not a bad idea to be prepared. You don't necessarily need to bring in a home security company and spend a lot of monthly fees. Honestly figure out what's important to you and find a self monitoring system. It's a lot cheaper and it just gives you that piece of mind.

Be careful who you trust with information. Unfortunately our attacker (being a family member of my husband) knows a lot about our home. We trusted him with privileged information and he even knew our daily schedule. Be cautious with whom you give out information to.

Have an emergency family plan. The first thing that I did when I figured out that someone was breaking into our home was panic! I knew that we had weapons in our home to defend myself but I couldn't find them and I even struggled unlocking my phone and calling 9-1-1 during the incident. Having a emergency family plan and knowing where everything was and what I should do could save your life. Even if this wasn't a family member but someone just breaking into my home the police suggested that the better thing to do would have been to flee my house with my animals. Knowing the safest way to flee your home, how to defend yourself against an intruder and a family meeting place are all important things that I never sat down and planned out with my family before.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Product Empties April 2017

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Light Tones - This dry shampoo was in my January Favorites and I still stand by what I said. This is a great dry shampoo but I did find another one that I like a little bit better which I mentioned in my March Favorites. Although it never hurts to have more than one dry shampoo option on hand so I defiantly will be repurchasing the Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo.

Sephora Super Smoothing Lip Butter - This was an amazing lip balm - yes I said "was". Unfortunately it doesn't look like Sephora is restocking this lip balm anymore so I'm going to have to find a new favorite. I had several of these around the house. It was amazing! It kept my lips hydrated and had a bit of a pink tint to it. If you know of my similar dupes please feel free to leave them in the comments below for me to try.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray - Still my go to setting spray. I have used up so many bottles I've lost track. This is a must every single day and I already have a new one on the go.

Sephora Mud Mask - I'm not completely finished with this product but it has dried up so I've repurchased a new one. This is a great mask that helps with any texture or imperfections. It will dry out your skin so I would only use it once a week. Because I use it so sparingly the product lasts a long time but you have to be careful because it will dry up quickly.

Burt's Bees Baby Oil - I love to use oil instead of lotion as I find that lotion can leave my skin a little sticky. This is a great oil, it soaks into your skin quickly and leaves it feels soft and silky.

Drybar Triple Sec - This has popped up in a few monthly favorites, I love this product! This is a little sample size I purchased to try out before committing to the full size. Since using this up I have repurchased the full size and I use it almost every single day.

Beauty Blender - I like to replace my Beauty Blender every once in a while. I use mind everyday so there is a lot of wear and tear on my sponge - plus even though I keep it as clean as I can I'm sure there is bacteria collecting on it.

Prada Candy - This is still my favorite scent and yes I have repurchase another one - this time I went for the bigger bottle as well.

Garnier Micellar Water - Finally is my micellar water that I use to take off my eye makeup. I don't find a lot of difference between eye makeup removers so I prefer not to spend too much money for something I use up very quickly. This is a great drugstore option and will remove waterproof mascara without a lot of rubbing.