August 03, 2009

Beauty Bootcamp

I have six weeks before my job heats back up so I want to take a little time for ME during this break, so I'm taking a beauty bootcamp! This is not a real program, nor is it even a real term (I don't think), but it best describes what I want to do.

I take moderate care of my hair, but I want to deep condition it every week and fuse my split ends back together. There is no reason that my elbows are so dark, dry and crusty all at the same time. Same goes for my knees. And, let's not talk about my feet (see photo -yikes!). Although I get a pedicure every 2 weeks my heels look I've been walking barefoot in the sand and let's not even start to talk about my corns. I am 35 years old (and trying to be a grown woman) and don't know how to apply make-up.

I want a make-over and I want to start learning about beauty and various things that I can do to improve a different part of my body every week. I'm working on the fitness/health element through Better U, so now I need to pair it with the beauty element.

I'll definitely keep you posted on my journey and when I get a few tips, I'll let you know. If you're joining me at Beauty Bootcamp, let me know. Maybe there'll be enough of us to get a coach!

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from the desk of ....me said...

i like this. i really like the idea of shifting your focus on a weekly basis. it definitely makes the process less overwhelming. i look forward to reading some of your tips. don't feel bad, i'll be 35 in a few months and have no idea how to apply make-up either.

Justice Fergie said...

oooo i like this! count me in. say, how about a makeup party with a lesson provided by the best makeup artist in town? i'll ask her if she's down.

Jade said...

Oh my, do I hear you! The age 29 just hit me with an ugly stick and suddenly I have to enlist in skin-care bootcamp. What passed for skin-care in my college days (err...what skin-care? showers count, right?), no longer cuts it. So I heaved a big sigh, went out and bought Alba Botanica (http://albabotanica.com/?id=53) brand facial wash, toner, and moisturizer/night cream, which I now use twice daily. Erm...when I remember to. :}
But I love them. They make my skin glowy and soft, they're mild, supposedly work with all different skin types, and they smell SOOO nice.
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Hope that helps! Good luck!

Jonez said...

This sounds like fun!

Ananda said...

this works for me. i wanna know more about natural beauty products. i wear burt bees with mac lipstick. i need to do facials more regularly. and i would love more pedicure tips. i just got one today and feel good about it. need maintenance help.

mom of 3 boys said...

sounds great, I understand what you mean about the elbows and knees I have never been able to understand why they look like they do? it's almost as if I forget to clean that area during showers when I really do focus on those areas, any tips would be great.

Revka said...

You know, I have no idea how to apply makeup, either. I wasn't allowed to wear it at all growing up and definitely wouldn't ask my mother for tips!

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