Apr 5, 2013

The List - April

You guys! IT'S APRIL!  April is my favorite month for lots of reasons! My birthday is in April, my wedding anniversary (5 years!) is in April, my favorite flowers (tulips) bloom in April....I mean, come on.  Oh, and I'm going on a trip soon....can't wait!!

So anyway, I'm linking up again with Erika and Beth for The List!

I usually start these lists with some exercise goals for the month.  Let me just toot my own horn for a minute. During the 31 days of March, I worked out 32 times! Can I get a hell yeah?!

I've been doing Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred and am really seeing and feeling results. I'm definitely stronger.  I will be continuing this.  I don't do it every day, because I've also been running, biking and doing other classes, but I do it at least 4 times a week.

Since I'll be on vacation for part of the month, I will do my best to keep my strength and cardio fitness up, but I'm sure there will be a bit of a decline when I get back.  No biggie, though. 

Oh, and tomorrow is The Color Run.  Wish me luck for my first 5K!

I tried a new felting technique last month.  These are my first two felt paintings.  I really, really like them, so expect some more.

Some products I'm loving right now:

From left to right:

--The Guv'ner by Lush.  We picked this up in Ireland last year. (I visit Lush when we go to Europe, because there aren't any too close to my home...) Apparently, this is supposed to be for boys.  My husband uses it too.  It's a powder, and not an anti-perspirant, which is something to get used to.  But the scent is very herbal, and not overpowering.

--No Drought by Lush: This is my first and only experience with dry shampoo.  I never thought I could be one of those girls who could skip a day of washing their hair.  But turns out, I just had to train my hair and scalp.  It probably took about six weeks of not washing my hair on the weekends and wearing dirty hair in a ponytail, but it was worth it! I LOVE my second day hair! And I love this herbal scented dry shampoo!

--Argan Hair Oil: I've been using hair oil for a while, but recently switched to this brand, and I'm loving it so far.

--Mineral Fusion makeup. I also recently switched most of my everyday makeup to this brand.  The coverage of the concealer and pressed powder foundation is decent without being heavy.  And I'm really impressed with how the nailpolish wears.  Usually I have a chip within 12 hours, but I can wear this for a few days without issues. And that coral!

Oh, I think that's enough rambling for now.  Come link up with us!


  1. The color run sounds so fun- good luck!
    I love seeing what products others use. I can't wait to check out Mineral Fusion.
    Thanks for linking up & have a great weekend!

  2. Great picks! I love love not washing my hair every day, haha! It does take some retraining though. I like Oscar Blandi for my dry shampoo- you can get it at Ulta, which is a little closer than Europe (in case you run out) :)

    I want to see some color run pictures! Good luck!

  3. Did you know there is a Lush store in Overland Park, KS now? I love that store... so glad they FINALLY have one in the KC metro now!