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Friday
Aug302013

Make Summer Last with a Trio of Coconut Treats from mark.

I cannot believe that the long Labor Day weekend is here. I don't want summer to end. Ever. I plan on making it last with this trio of coconut treats from beauty brand mark.

These decadent body treats that will have your body silky smooth, soft and freshly cleaned in the summer scent of coconut. You can choose from any of the three, or do what I do and combine them all for a long lasting summer scent.

Making summer last with a trio of coconut treats | Beautiful Makeup Search

Three's A Charm Coconut Treat - $8.00

This multi-tasking cleanser can be used as a body wash, bubble bath and gentle daily-use shampoo too! It produces a rich later with this awesome, creamy coconut scent. I squirt a quarter sized dollop onto a netted body sponge and wash in the shower.

Get Misty Coconut Treat Body Mist - $12.00

This refreshing mist hydrates the skin and leaves it lightly scented. I like to spray it on right before I get dressed. The refreshing coconut water infused scent weaves in mandarin with luscious hazelnut and coconut cream to keep me smelling summer scented all day.

Whipped Up Coconut Treat Body Butter - $10.00

Rich in vitamins and skin conditioners, the formula works within skin layers to hold in moisture all day. I rub it on my skin while still damp, right out of the shower. My skin is left silky soft and lightly scented in the sweet coconut scent.

See also: 25 Summer Beauty Products

Shop online at meetmark.com.

Thursday
Aug292013

Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 5.

I had a rough week. I am super busy and super stressed. Every little thing seemed to bother me. I haven't felt like this in a long time. Staying on my Nutrisystem plan was not easy.

I am a stress eater and have been for years. It is one of those things that got me to where I am with my weight, I know that. I try to avoid stress and do other things besides eat now. I call my sister. I go for a walk. I do what I can to get out of the situation.

For the most part, it is working. Then Saturday night happened, when I wasn't even stressed, but I think it was the result of the previous few days. We were out shopping, and on our way into the store there was a food truck. My husband says we need to eat. I tell him there is no way we are eating from a food truck. Until I notice they are making fresh apple cider donuts. Without a second thought, I say, "Get some!". I only had a bite. Not even 1/4 of the donut. It tasted so good. I was satisfied. Until we were walking back out, by said donuts and my husband stopped for more. The boys needed more. I thought I was fine, until I felt the warmth of the donuts in the bag. I reached in and ate the whole thing. I didn't think twice.

It didn't stop there. We went to dinner, and not to the healthiest place. There was no healthy option beside a salad, so that was the plan. That is, until the waiter asks if we want chips and salsa with our drinks and I say  "suuuuure", and dove right in.

I was disappointed in myself. But that wasn't the worst part. I felt physically sick to my stomach. I was not used the the sugar and heaviness of the donut. Combine that with a few handfuls of tortilla chips and salsa -- you get the point.

See also: Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem Introduction

I vowed to be better. I took a 5.3 mile walk Sunday morning, but still wasn't quite back on track. Though I did exercise every day, I did not get back on track with my eating regularly as I had been for a few days. It is so easy to give up, but I am not. I have been back to staying on my Nutrisystem plan and tracking everything as I should.

I did get on the scale and my weight stayed the same. I am relieved that I didn't gain any weight, but my unexpected few days off didn't help on my getting healthy plan. I have to remember that I am down 10.5 pounds so far and I am fitting into clothes that I couldn't earlier this summer. I will not let this slip up get me down. I can do this; I just have to keep reminding myself.

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.

Tuesday
Aug272013

Top 10 Beauty Buys Under $10.00.

10 Best Beauty Buys Under $10.00 | Beautiful Makeup Search

I am the first to admit that I have been a beauty snob most of my life. I discovered department store beauty while still in high school and my taste went up from there. I am so glad that I have opened my mind to drugstore products in the last few years. I can now say that some of my favorite beauty products are in fact, from mass brands that are sold in drugstores, and most under the $10.00 mark. By now you should be able to tell that I have a serious love for COVERGIRL and L'Oreal Paris, but I am also using a few other great drugstore beauty products too.

Here are my top 10 beauty buys under $10.00.

Top 10 Beauty Buys Under $10.00

1. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss - $5.49

2. L'Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Conditioner - $5.99

3. Pond's Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes - $5.99

4. COVERGIRL Clump Crusher by Lashblast Mascara - $6.99

5. L'Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Shampoo - $6.99

6. Maybelline Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow - $6.99

See also: 10 Top Skin Treats Under $10.

7. Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick - $8.49

8. Gillette Venus & Olay Razor - $8.99

9. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation - $9.99

10. L'Oreal Paris Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain - $9.99

As I was making the list, I quickly realized that I am no longer such a beauty snob. I have so many favorite beauty products that cost under $10.00 that I think I could have filled this list with 100 items!

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