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Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 3.

I had a stressful week. I went away three times in the past month. At the beginning of the week, the goal was to get caught up. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes at Beautiful Makeup Search. I get over a hundred emails a day - sometimes many more. (As of right now, I still have over 400 unread emails.) I need to open boxes, sort products, photograph products and try products. I have to edit the pictures and finally write about the products. I have a pile here yet to even be opened. And I need to talk to you guys! I have neglected social media. I am behind. It stresses me out.

Then things got worse.

We had a pretty big leak in our home. We thought we could dry out walls and carpet, but the carpet was just too soaked and it began to smell. Ugh. So we are tearing things up and putting in new floors. This is definitely not what I didn't want to be doing these last few weeks of summer.

On top of that, the most terrifying thing happened. My mom had a trip to the emergency room. She seemed to be okay and I thought things were under control. 36 hours later, she had to go back. You know that phone call when you know something is wrong? I was scared out of my mind when she called me because I could hear it in her voice. This time she was admitted.

Needless to say, things have been hectic and like I said, stressful. Do you ever feel like you have weeks and weeks of just one thing after another - nothing ever going right? That has been my life since June!

See also: Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem Introduction

Over the week, I have not kept to my Nutrisystem plan. Both my eating and exercise suffered. I only got in two long walks. I missed meals and planned healthy snacks that usually keep my fueled throughout the day. I didn't drink all the water that I needed to. I was not prepared. I had run out of meal bars that are normally something great to depend on in situations like this. I finally placed an order and will be keeping a few in my purse from now in, just in case. Eating healthy at the hospital cafeteria was not an option. You would think it is the healthiest place to eat, but it is not.

Learning to stay on track while having stress is something I am going to have to learn. I know it is not the end of the world. Every day is a new day and while not on track, I know I didn't over eat. So there is that! I just didn't stick to the plan. Even with the week not going my way, I reluctantly got on the scale. This week I lost 1/2 pound for a total weight loss of -8 pounds so far. I guess it goes to show that eating less does not equal more weight loss. There are a correct number of foods to eat and calories that must be consumed in order to be successful. I am hoping to do better next week and hit my one month goal of losing ten pounds. Wish me luck!

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog.

Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me with the Nustrisystem program, free of charge, which includes food and support, in exchange for my honest opinion of the program. No other compensation has been given. All thoughts are my own.


Top 10 Gold Makeup Products.

Gold really catches the eye, doesn't it? I'm not talking gold watches and chains or a hot gold pair of shoes. I am takling beautiful makeup. Gold is one of my most favorite makeup shades for fall. Gold makeup, worn properly, can totally warm up your beautiful makeup look. I like to add a gold gloss on top of a lot of different lip colors, especially red or hot pink. It is the most gorgeous shade to highlight the cheeks with, and I wear it as an eye shadow base quite often.

Gold is a perfect shade as we make the transition from summer to fall. Here are my top ten favorite gold makeup products.

1. NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss - Gold Digger

2. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact - Beige

3. COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pencil - Gold Flame

4. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish - Gold Deposit

5. L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow - Eternal Sunshine

See also: Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Collection

6. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Goldmine

7. Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow - Sunlight

8. bareMinerals Eyecolor - True Gold

9. YSL Golden Gloss - Golden Sand

10. Stila Set & Illuminate Baked Powder Trio - The Illuminators

Be sure to take a look at what my blogger friends have in their top ten.


Clinique's NEW Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+.

Have you heard? The iconic yellow lotion seen on more bathroom counters in America than any other has been reformulated to deliver even more dramatic results. Really, it is true. Introducing Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. Make note of the + (plus).

Why mess with a good thing? Clinique's famed moisturizer was already the #1 selling moisturizer in the United States, so why did they go and make it even more different? Well, times have changed and science had seen a lot of advancement in skin care. So Clinique took the latest ingredients and advancements to tweak the formula to make it even better.

Clinique's NEW Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

Doing so was no easy task. It took 6 and a half years, 3 formulating dermatologists, 53 researchers, and 100 formul trials to get the new Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ just right.

See also: Clinique Dark Circle Eye Corrector

The mission was to provide barrier strength and to boost the moisturizing power of the lotion. The barrier repair complex is comprised with a blend of sunflower seed cake, barley extract and cucumber fruit extract that helps to strengthen the skin's barrier, imparting resilience ad resistance to environmental stresses. The new moisturizing ingredients include Hyaluronic Acid to help skin hold onto moisture for improved hydration; Glycerin to attract moisture to the skin; and Urea, which is a naturally occurring component in the products of the skin's own moisturizing factor that helps to mimic that function.

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ was tested on 1,600 people of different ethnicities across 5 countries. Users saw:

  • 50% improvement in moisture for all day hydration without an extra drop of oil
  • 54% improvement in skin's barrier strength in eight weeks without changing the famously silky texture.

I can attest to both of those statements. The new Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ formula looks the same, feels the same, and still absorbs very rapidly. This formula keeps my skin feeling hydrating and and glowing all day.

Look for Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ on Clinique counters and online at clinique.com now. It retails for $26.00 for 4.2 oz.