Saturday, April 17, 2010

And I'm back...and sitting pretty in pink, no less

Yep, prodigal blogger finally back.  I was sorta taking a Spring Break break - trying to trim the electronics especially over the long Easter weekend when we went away to the River for a few days.  Wonderful time, didn't have to work too much, and the weather was fantastic.  And things have just been so busy between work, sick kids, sick me.  I've kept a semi-conscious state on Polyvore, but that's really about it.

I did have to kick my own butt to get back on here (with some help from a little nudge from Anon & casual-crew - thanks!) because I think I've just been kinda in the blahs lately.  Honestly, the holidays didn't do me in - it was the 2 back to back blizzards and 7 pounds.  Thanks, Mother Nature.  Yes, I know, it really is my fault - declining activity, increasing amounts of (let's be honest) crap eaten and where does that get us?  You don't have to be a rocket scientist to realize it's going to add a few pounds.  Maybe I should be grateful it was only 7 accumulated over the past couple of months?

And then my Lenten plan. First of all, the distracted driving part - getting rid of that - was fantastic.  A true eye-opener.  And I'm so glad I did it. The reigning in clutter part?  Just didn't happen - work was just way too crazy.  And to go back to the previous thought yeah, wellness just did not figure into the equation as I'd planned.

But spring is a time for rebirth and renewal, right?  It's funny - while we were at the river, I helped my mom go through her closets - which I LOVE to do (always easier to go through someone else's, right?).  And it made me realize that I just really really REALLY need to go through mine.  With what time?  Oh yeah, that...  well the upside to the crazy hours is that there are only so many hours in a contract and it has to slow down sometime...which is now.  Leaving me a bit more time for the things that I really need and want to do.  Like blog.  Like go through my closets.  Like get back to walking Lucy as much as I should.  Speaking of Lucy, here's the latest photo from Spring Break:

Is that a happy dog or what?

So the pink part...I need to get into a whole discussion on foundation later, but I was at the Nordstrom Bobbi Brown counter on Friday, and what did I spy with my little eye?  New lip product...Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15.  I got Pink Glisten 4.

No link there because it's not even out on the Bobbi Brown website or the Nordstrom website, but they had gotten it in the day before.  Gorgeous colors.  SPF 15 - always important in the summer.  Feels great - perfect texture for me (not matte, not goopy).  And a bit sheer so the color isn't too crazy on the lips.  Below I have some on my hand next to the lippie.

It's so pretty.  Just so so so pretty.  Not sure when the official release will be.  I haven't gotten it in my regular BB emails.  And the SA told me it's flying off the shelves.  They only got 6 of each color to start, and I got the 5th tube of my shade.  So if you must have it now, get thee to Nordies.  Or wait for the full release...I'm sure Bobbi will have some kind of fun offer.

And I must have really been in a pink mood because after the mall, I hit Target to get a few birthday presents and other odds & ends. I just happened to be strolling down the cosmetic aisle, and just had to pick up some polish.  It started when the BB SA and I were talking about the polish on her thumb which was the new Chanel Riviera color - a warm peony pink.  Trouble is that it's really pretty sheer.  So with my new bright pink lippie in hand, I really was craving a fun pink polish.  I've been wanting to try the new Sally Hansen all in one salon treatment polish, but they didn't have the right kind of pink. (You know I'm not a brights girl when it comes to polish, so I'm kinda picky about my pinks.)  Then I saw this lovely little shade..for about $2.  It's by NYC or New York Color - In a New York Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish, in 242B - Uptown.  Not sure how the wear will be, but I'm never in the mood to keep on pinks for too long so it doesn't really matter.  I will say that the brush is somewhat similar to the regular OPI brush and is kinda flat - love that - it's so much easier to control.  And it really is a perfect match for my new lippie.

In other pink polish news...below are pics of OPI's Panda-monium Pink polish from this Spring's Hong Kong collection.  It really is a dead ringer for Essie Neo-Whimsical - and being OPI, is SO much easier to apply.  So if you're craving a lavender-pink for spring, I highly recommend the OPI.  

Lots more to discuss in upcoming posts, but hubby's out for hockey game watching/beer drinking/maybe some poker playing....kids are headed to bed...and I'm trying to decide whether to color my hair, go through my closet, or just chill out and catch up Glee & Project Runway from this week. Blogging's not the only thing I've lapsed on.  And to all my dear blogging friends, I'll be trying to catch up on my blog reading - I've missed you and can't wait to see what you all have been up to!!

Toodles for now...

14 comments:

Kathy said...

Nice to see you back! I would watchGlee, it was so good this week and so nice to see them again too!

Lucy does look incredibly happy!

AnneG said...

Really glad you are back!!!

Pamela said...

I was so happy to see you at the top of my Google reader!!! Welcome back. That BB lipstick is soo pretty and springy! I agree about SPF on the lips!!! It's something you don't always remember but I was on a vacation at a beach in FL once and it didn't take me long to realize the importance of sun protection on the lips!!

Rosa in DC said...

Yay you are back!
I might have to get that Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine, did they have other colors? I always like to try new make up.

HeidiG said...

Kathy - good point, Glee is so much fun...

AnneG - thank you! Hope to see you soon, too!

Pamela - thank you! Ugh - yep, anyone who has been burned on the lips won't forget it, that's for sure!!

Rosa in DC - yes, many colors. I want to say either 8 or 10 - I think 10 lining up on the counter display. I'll post more info once they are online.

Lolo said...

Welcome back!!! I am one of your long time lurkers and I am so glad you are doing OK. Be kind to yourself -- as working moms that can be pretty tough sometimes. But it sounds like things are slowing down so enjoy your long overdue chilling out "me" time!

Tabitha said...

Really missed your posts, glad you're back!

casual-crew said...

Welcome back Heidi!

I can relate to declining activity and lbs creeping back, since I moved I am not as active as I was it makes a huge difference! It is best to nip it in the bud.

Lucy pic is so cute and you are right she does look happy.

Anonymous said...

Really missed your posts - you are so down to earth and enjoy reading and seeing the outfits. Love the nails, wish I cold pull off that pink....maybe I will try! Glad to see you back, Lisa.

Suburban Princess said...

Welcome back!!!!
I have missed your cheery face and fab outfits!

JCAUNCMom said...

Ditto ditto ditto what everybody else said -- welcome back, cutie pie! Did you watch Glee last night? Awesome episode. I cannot believe I am fitty-cent-plus years old and I love that show. I'm either young at heart or, um, immature. Guess which one I pick! ;-)

A Bigger Closet said...

Heidi, it's lovely to see you're back. I've missed your posts. :)

Summerilla said...

Very happy to see you back here! Lucy is just as adorable as I remember!

And those blizzards were killer on everyone I think. I'm pretty sure I gained 5lbs during them - I was eating mini candy bars after another at some point because I was so bored!

HeidiG said...

Thank you all!! So nice to be back.

And the Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine is now available online for your perusal. Enjoy!!