This blog is dedicated to random nonsense: product reviews (i'm always trying something), weight loss attempts, general observations, movies, books, pictures, thoughts, feelings, and struggles that make up this extraordinarily ordinary life.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


It's me again. I just wanted to mention that I have been using this awesome new cleanser. Lately, I've been feeling like my face was looking a little ruddy and dull...not to mention the small creases I'm beginning to see at the corner of my eyes and my forehead. Scaaaary. So, I purchased this face wash called Serious Skin Care Glycolic Cleanser from HSN. It's only been a day or two, so I'm going to wait maybe 3 more weeks til I post the before and afters. However, I wanted to say that with the limited time I've used it and being as I have very sensitive skin, I was surprised to find I didn't break out or anything!! Let me tell ya...that's a huge problem with me and trying out new products. Bumps, rashes, name it. This cleanser is strong enough to be effective at removing the dead skin and evening out my overall skin tone, but gentle enough to make my skin smoother without all the irritation and without drying my skin out. I'm pleasantly surprised. And I'm looking forward to seeing what happens.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse- Product Review

As summer approaches, I can't help but think about my stark white Irish skin. It's May. And it's only a matter of time before I'm forced to wear less clothing, in turn, exposing strangers to quite possibly- permanent blindness. It's that bright, baby. So, since I am too fair to lay out and bake in the sun, and I don't do tanning beds (considering i'm not in the habit of paying anyone to give me skin cancer slowly), I'm always on the look out for the best sunless tanning products. I did some research and through the miracle of YouTube discovered a product called St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse. Here's the 411:

-I was alarmed by the color, but soon realized it's SUPPOSED to be a scary greenish/brown color.

-The application was super easy. Because it's a foamy mousse- it didn't drip and get all over the place. Plus, to save myself the hassle of washing my hands and making sure they wouldn't get stained I used the gloves you get in the box of hair dye.

-I followed the directions and waited 4 hours before washing off.

-I loved the results!!The tan was not streaky at all AND my favorite doesn't have that orangey hue that you get with a lot of other sunless tanning products. It was a beautiful bronze color. Very natural.

I can't wait to do a full body tan next week for Memorial Day Weekend! OOOWWW!

My First Post!

Wow. My very own blog spot! Guess I should introduce myself. My name is Katie. I'm 31 years old and I just got married this past March, five days before my 31st birthday, to the most awesome guy in the world. I'm not joking. the WORLD. To all those girls out there still waiting for the man of their dreams to come along, keep hope alive. Rory was my first boyfriend and I didn't meet him until I was 28 going on 29. Guys never seemed too interested in me. I want to say it's because I'm a chubby girl. However, with age comes wisdom, and looking back I'm pretty sure it was because I had a terrible self image. I was so self conscious, when a guy did talk to me- I thought he was just being nice. The idea of finding "the one" creeped in around my mid 20s. I guess it was around the time all my younger sisters started finding love. I'm not gonna lie. It ain't easy sitting at Christmas dinner surrounded by couples. One day, I asked myself- "What if I'm not destined to meet a guy until I'm 35 or 40? I will have wasted all this time obssessing about finding someone and being miserable when I don't...instead of enjoying this time to be single and have fun." The minute I decided to give up stressing, and worrying, and making it my top priority to find a guy and just started working on myself and doing what I wanted and making myself happy just being alone- that's when Rory showed up. Literally! It couldn't have been more than 6 months later. I always hated when people would tell me, "It'll happen when you stop looking." Listen, no girl sneaking up on 30 years old is going to stop looking. You can still look, but when you finally decide to be content and love your life without that special somebody- that's when they seem to turn up. It happened to me. I'm so lucky. And I know it.