MORNINGS: Steel cut oatmeal with dried cranberries and raisins. (No sugar! But, I tried it today, and it was actually pretty good!) Or, a FiberOne bar.
SNACKS: Popchips (My favorite is the salt and pepper flavor. So yummy!) Or Walnuts/Pecans
LUNCH: Veggie or Chicken sandwiches (All veggies, no cheese, no salt, and especially no mayo!!!)
Or, if I really need something salty, a light soup (Chicken noodle, asparagus) and salad, balsamic dressing.
DINNER: Salmon, chicken breast, or steak. Yup, that's about it.
Of course, this is just a simple layout of what I plan to do, and I am pretty sure I can stick to this for at least a month, but, no promises :)
Anyway, on to some beauty. Let's talk about Birchbox again. I feel like I haven't really talked about the wonderful program as much as I intended to when I first started this blog. I have been sent 2 items from Blinc
Mascara (the Tubing kind) and Eyeliner (the "peel off" kind.) I love the eyeliner, in fact, I am saving what is left for it for the wedding, because it's waterproof ;) It really does kind of peel off of your eye, too. A little bit of warm water, and it rubs right off!
The mascara, however, not so much. It's way too thin for my taste. I love the "I have fake lashes" look, without really wearing fake lashes. Sure, it's cool that it comes off in tubes, but that's about the best thing about it.
In October, I got something called the Lash Card.
I found this to be a pretty interesting thing, it's a card that blocks your eyelid so that you can put on your mascara without getting it on your eyeshadow. I do this to my self all the time. It's so annoying and frustration. The tip to getting renegade mascara off of your lids without messing up you eyeshadow is by "scratching" it off once it is completely dry. The problem with this is
A. I don't have disposable mascara wands hanging around all the time to use for scratching off (best for this technique.)
B. I don't have time to wait for it to dry.
So, this is a really good invention, HOWEVER... I can't see myself paying for these mascara blockers. Call me crazy, but I'd rather get an old business card (old makeup artist trick, I think this is where the invention stemmed from, actually) and use that. This is also an item that I am saving for wedding day. Can't be too careful, and since I have it, I might as well use it for something important.
Lastly, I will review an item I got back in September, that I just ran out of.
Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firm and Lift Cream. I used this expecting it not to be as good as what I already use for a firming cream (Dr. Perricone, remember? The $120 cream?) Well, it works just as good. Funny story, since I am still doing the OCM treatments, when I put this cream on my nose, the little gunk that I have left in my pores kind of comes out with this cream since it's firming the skin so well. Gross, I know. Anyway, when I looked it up to see if it's cheaper, I come to find that although yes. it is cheaper, it's still $70. BOOOOO... I need to find a cheap, pore reducing, gunk extracting cream!!!
I am expecting a new box this week, so I will keep you posted on the additional goodies I get.
OH! And, if you are thinking about checking out Birchbox for yourself, let them know I referred you!