Monday, May 10, 2010

BzzAgent - Covergirl Blast

BzzAgent sent me another product, actually two products, to try out and give my reviews.  They want me to share with you my thoughts about them and encourage you to try the products as well!

Introducing Covergirl's new Smoky ShadowBlast and ShineBlast lip gloss.  These are some new products to help amplify your eyes and play up your lips.  The Smoky ShadowBlast allows you to achieve that smoky look with two easy steps!  The ShineBlast lip gloss has a high gloss finish with light reflecting shimmer.

Here are the facts:

Smoky ShadowBlast
- Easy Two step eye shadow stick with specially designed applicator tips to easily deliver a colorful smoky eye.
     - Step 1 - Rounded end for shading the lid
     - Step 2 - Tapered end for lining the crease and the upper and lower lids
- 6 Sophisticated color combinations
     - Silver Sky
     - Bronze Fire
     - Citrus Flair
     - Onyx Smoke
     - Purple Plume
     - Tempest Blue
- Found Everywhere Covergirl products are sold - the suggested retail price for this item is $7.99
- Hypo-allergenic and suitable for sensitive eyes; dermatologically tested.

ShineBlast lip gloss
- Breakthrough ShineSculpt applicator hugs your lips' contours for optimum, smooth application and 4x more noticeable shine (than bare lips).
- Available in 16 vibrant, shimmer behind the shine shades:
     - Dazzle, Flare, Ignite, Heat, Aglow, Radiate, Smolder, Beam, Ablaze, Glimmer, Sparkler, Firecracker, Glow, Fire, Ember and Gleam.
- Also, found Everywhere Covergirl products are sold - the suggested retail price for this item is $7.99
I received one of each product and I had to choose the color.  But, they already had the pair (one eye one lip) together so I had to choose a certain color combination.  I was a bit disappointed in this because the color combination that I wanted was not offered. I received the Silver Sky (805) eye combo and the Fire (880) lip color.  I must say the lip color is a lot brighter than on the website.

I am excited to try this product as I've mentioned in previous BzzAgent posts, its hard for me to know how to apply make up on asian eyelids/lashes, etc.  So here's to trying a new product! Stay tuned to how it works!

Check out the Covergirl website for more information!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


So, I set my privacy settings on FB and Twitter for a variety of reasons mostly because while I may blog about things, I don't necessarily need to have everything public. But I was reading a friend's blog and she had a post from Susan Isaac's blog about I went to my profile page and they had lots of information listed that I was uncomfortable having as public record.  So I'm passing on how you can delete your profiles as well.

1. Go to
2. Type your first and last name in the search bar at the top of the page
3. Locate your profile and click on it (the names are separated by state)
4. When your profile appears, copy the URL from your browser address bar
5. Scroll down to the very bottom of the screen and locate “PRIVACY” in the bottom right corner
6. Click on the “PRIVACY” link
7. Paste the copied URL in the text box
8. Enter your email (you’ll receive a notification email with further instructions)
9. Enter the captcha code displayed to the right of the text box
10. Click the “REMOVE LISTING” command button
11. Go to your email and follow the instructions to confirm deletion

Saturday, May 1, 2010

going, going...

the other night, i had a red-letter moment.  as i've mentioned previously, i've taken advantage of the park a block behind julie's parent's house for the past several months by running around it repeatedly in an effort to get healthier.

when julie and i moved to arizona, i was weighing in at around 230 pounds.  for someone who is only 5'9", that's not good.  when i weighed myself a couple nights ago, i discovered i am down to 199!!  that's the 1st time in years i've been below 200 pounds in years.  it's a great feeling, realizing success like that.  while i'm not to my ideal body weight yet, i know i'm well on my way and can't wait to be there later this year.

i've noticed that i have 3 basic pieces that have made this weight loss process successful so far.  the 1st is regular cardio exercise.  by running for about an hour 3 times a week (at least), it's really helped me burn through calories and keep my metabolism up.  the 2nd is portions.  i've paid a lot more attention to how much i eat, realizing i don't need 2nd helpings all the time.  the 3rd is watching what i eat.  i still eat sweets and drink sodas.  i just have less of them.  this process may not work for you, but it has for me.

what i've learned (so far) in this process is that real weight loss is about a lifestyle change.  i don't use any special diets, aside from making sure i eat vegetables and fruits everyday.  and i cut down on carbohydrates.   but it's really deciding each day that the goal of losing the weight is more important than the short-term satisfaction of that candy bar...or bag of potato chips...or eating fast food.

i also want to thank julie for pushing me along in this process and encouraging me to get out and run regularly.  especially in the beginning.