I'm still here, it's just that the week seems to have gotten away from me.
The mornings have been a blur of waking up, rugging up and heading to work.
It's been a week of trying to re establish Routine. A word steeped in anxiety for the parents of toddlers who've just returned from holiday. Sleeps are getting better, clinginess is abating and I'm gradually finding a bit more time to myself in the day to get back into routines of my own - like the brisk Friday morning walk for coffee. Why, I've even found myself a half hour to write this blog post!
Getting my energy levels back post that head cold. I'm feeling more human for being able to get out and get my heart rate up for a bit at the gym.
|Opening my Cotton On order at the breakfast table because it contained an emergency supply of track pants for Toddler SSG and he kind of needed them right away.|
Loving these leggings from Cotton On. They're the core compression ones from the Active range, in the Active Core Capri style ($24.95 from memory). They sit pretty high at the waist and hold those areas in that diligent Russian twists and fit ball contortions have yet to touch. What's not to like about that?
It's also been a week of shattered compacts. First my MAC Studio Fix died and now my Laura Mercier blush has suffered a similar fate.
This Maybelline Fit Me pressed powder ($14.95) in Sun Beige sort of comes close to Studio Fix but not quite.
The colour is a reasonable match but it's a bit drying on me and ends the day looking patchy.
To replace my blush, I thought I'd give Physician's Formula pH Matchmaker ($21.95) a go. It's a blush whose hot pink tones are meant to settle on your skin and fade to the perfect rosy blush to complement your skintone.
It comes in a snazzy light up compact.
Unfortunately for me, the end result was anything but natural. It's quite pigmented and the shimmer did nothing for my pores. I ended up looking a bit hot and bothered on both days that I tried to wear this to work.
The moral of the story for me? Stick to what works. As luck would have it, I received a StrawberryNet 'We Miss You' discount in my email today so the blush situation is sorted out but sadly, StrawberryNet no longer carry MAC so I'm going to have to find a counter to get my StudioFix. Or perhaps I'll just go online this weekend. Any other MAC raves I should have a look at?
Hope you have a lovely weekend.