Monday, July 25, 2011

Products I Want to Try

Last night I watched a show on Food Network - "Kid in a Candy Store" and saw this amazing treat:

Chocolate Dipped Jelly Bellies

It comes in 5 flavors - cherry, strawberry, raspberry, coconut, and orange dipped in dark chocolate.  I've been on a bit of a coconut kick lately and I think these sound delicious - I usually have a dark Hershey kiss and handful of Starburst jelly beans when I get home as a little treat - this could kill two birds with one stone.  Too bad shipping is more than the product itself...I'll just have to keep my eye out or hope someone loves me enough to send me a special treat!!  :)

Urban Decay Primer Potion "Sin"

Thanks to my friend, Cassie who told me to try this - I have such a problem with my eyeshadow rubbing off by the end of the day.  I've been using Bobbi Brown cream shadow, but I'm kind of sick of the color.  I also started using regular concealer and then applying a powder on top, but that doesn't seem to be doing the trick.  Cassie told me about this and I think she uses the "original" which doesn't have any color to it, but I thought I would try the "Sin" version - it is a champagne color.  I bought it at Sephora yesterday and used for the first time this morning - so far, its been a success!  She also recommended that I get the squeeze tube vs. the kind that has a wand, so I'll pass along her tip - I think you get way more out of it this way and you end up using your finger to apply anyway.  Thanks also to my father-in-law who gave me a Sephora gift card for Christmas that I have been using!

Crystal Light Mocktails
 I think I first saw these on my favorite site, Pinterest - I happen to be a big fan of Crystal Light, okay, so it has a lot of aspartame, I'm okay with that...Lisa & I were trying to think of some low calorie drinks for our beach trip and I think this might just do the trick!  I'll let you know if they're good..

Asics Gel Nimbus 12 Running Shoe

I literally had the same pair of running shoes for all of college and this past year when I decided to get in better shape, I finally sprung for a new pair - wow!  What a difference it made!!  I wasn't getting shin splints, ankle pains, etc. Recently, I have started getting those sneaky pains again.  My aunt told me her doctor recommended new shoes every 400 miles - I checked a few other sites and all seemed to be relatively consistent between 300-500 miles.  Based on some rough calculations, I figure I had put over 500 miles on these shoes, so it probably was about time.  I tried on a few pairs this weekend and this is the shoe I went with.  I'm definitely not a shoe expert, but I LOVED the way the ties are not on the center of the foot.  You can see a little better in this picture:
The Type A personality part of me wanted them to line up just for aesthetics, but when I tried them on, I just really liked the way they felt - seemed like it relieved some of the pressure of the laces.  I haven't been in a run in these yet (I actually ordered them online for cheaper than I found them in the store, so have to wait a few days to get them), but I'm hoping they hold up well!


Cassie said...

I need to go get some of those Mocktails. Leanne really likes them.

Glad that I can comment now!

Amber said...

I know you posted this a while ago but I just read it tonight. I love the idea of the offset laces. I always have pain on the top of my right foot after a big workout. Please tell me these are the best shoes in the world, please???