Monday, February 11, 2013

Review: Flower Beauty Lip Service Lip Butter

Flower Beauty Lip Service Lip Butter in Peony

Man oh man, I have been so bad about posting lately!  This week has been spectacularly busy.  At this moment, I am at my parents house which is four hours away from where I live in Wilmington.  I am in town for the week to visit with family and today we celebrated my future niece at my sister's baby shower!  I thought it would be fun to finally do a review of this product, since I wore it today for the shower!

So here you have it, Flower Beauty Lip Service Lip Butter in Peony.  

The color in this photo looks a little more scary than the color it actually is.  I would describe it as a rose-toned red.  The color payoff is very similar in opacity to other lip butters, such as Revlon's Lip Butter and Maybelline's Color Whisper.  The product gives a nice, sheer wash of color and applies very smoothly.  This particular shade has a slight shimmer in it, but doesn't have huge chunks of glitter.

Like the lip gloss from the Flower Beauty line, the product has a pleasant rose smell.  It's not as strong of a scent as the lip gloss, but it is noticeable.  The packaging of this product is beautiful.  It looks very classy and more expensive than a brand you would think to find in Walmart (no offense meant, I just mean it reminds me of higher end brands you would find at Sephora or Ulta).  Although I do like the look at the product, it is not easy to travel with.  It is a beautiful package to have on the bathroom counter, however it is very clunky for my handbag and the top tends to come off easier than I think it should.

Overall, I like this product.  I think that the color is just beautiful and is a really simple wash of color that compliments my skin tone very well.  Although there is a drawback as to the portability of this lipstick, however I don't mind it enough not to purchase another color from the line.  I think Drew Barrymore's new makeup line is very elegant and has a great price point for the look and quality of the products.

Have you tried a product from this line?  What would you like to try from Flower Beauty?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Fitness Friday!

Fitness Friday on Saturday!  (Whoops)

Hello everyone!  If you read my last post, you know that I have a TON going on right now and have been very preoccupied with all of it.  I'm still here though and plan to stick around and continue to come up with posts for you!  One thing that I did do this week was keep up with my fitness!  I am trying to make a regular schedule for myself for running.  At this point, it seems that Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are the days I am going for runs.  This way, I can give myself a day of rest during the week and allow for some R&R on the weekend.  This week I ran a total of 10 miles in my four run days.  I also got to try out my new hoodie I bought for the cold weather runs I've been enduring! This is the first year I've spent a lot of time doing runs in fairly cold weather.  The hoodie I bought was rather inexpensive from Marshall's and is great!  It's fairly lightweight and thin, so my armband for my phone fits comfortably around my arm.  It keeps me warm, yet wicks moisture away from my skin.

Here's a picture of my outfit the other day after a run:

I have also been keeping up with goal of 365 miles in 365 days!  This picture was taken on January 31st and I had run a total of 32 miles so far.  I am right on track (actually a little ahead)!!

Along with keeping up with other workouts, such as ab workouts after my runs, the roomie and I attended a yoga class at Wilmington Yoga Center taught by one of her friends.  We were warned before the class that she is a slave driver and boy is she!  The class was a "hot yoga" class, although she told us it was actually cooler than usual in there.  I had never done a hot yoga class before and can't imagine what it would have felt like if it was hotter!  The class felt amazing and I was sore for half of the week!  We are planning to continue attending these classes when we can make it (or afford it).  

Today I am having my first dress fitting for my wedding dress!  I am very excited because I can feel that from running and working out regularly throughout this past month, I have slimmed down a bit.  I'm looking forward to wearing my dress again and getting that much closer to our wedding day!  :D

Did you have a good fitness week?  Have you tried hot yoga before?  What do you think of yoga?  Let me know!