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Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 2.

Into my second week with Nutrisystem, I have learned that for me, planning is crucial. Most importantly, I need to plan my day around my food.

Like I said in my week 1 update, this plan includes a lot of food. To keep on track, I need to plan what I am going to eat and when I am going to eat it. I need to plan my grocery shopping, because there are only certain foods that I can supplement with. I am super thankful for the brand name shopping list that my friend Nancy (who just so happens to have her very own successful Nutrisystem story) pointed me to. It is one of the many things that Nutrisystem provides as far as support.

Nutrisystem Grocery Shopping List

In addition to planning the food that I am going to eat and shop for, I need to plan my exercise, because that is very important to the success of Nutrisystem. The plan suggests doing 10 minutes of exercise three times a day for a total of 30 minutes. For those that do not exercise on a daily basis, this is easy to plan. I already have a pretty consistent exercise schedule, so this is simple for me, as I walk for 35-40 minutes every morning already. It was actually the easiest part of my planning this week.

See also: Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem Introduction

With all my planning, I managed to stay on track this week and saw another good weight loss. This week I lost 3 pounds, bringing my total weight loss to -7.5 pounds.


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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.


Brows Made Easy from NARS.

When it comes to beautiful brows, there are a few things you need after shaping. You need to fill them in and keep them in place. For this, NARS has two new products that make doing just that simple. Meet NARS Brow Perfector and NARS Brow Gel.

"The brow gives shape and character to the face – it can create a totally different expression.” -- François Nars, Founder & Creative Director of NARS.

Beautiful Brows: 2 products + 2 steps

NARS Brow Perfector is a must have brow pencil in a velvety smooth formula. The pencil (that winds up and down) allows you to reshape, fill, and design brows however you desire. The natural matte finish and innovative oval shape gives complete control and application. It comes in four shades that are really forgiving and match a variety of colors.

  • SURINAME - Black
  • CAUCASE - Brown
  • KALAMATA - Light Brown
  • SALZBOURG - Blonde

NARS Brow Gel keeps brows in place with a unique precision-tapered brush that adds shape and definition to finish the brow look. It works perfect over the Brow Perfector, to enhance the shade, or you can use clear (my choice) to use without disturbing the color of the Brow Perfector. This comes in four shades as well.

  • KINSHASA - Dark Brown
  • PIRAEUS - Medium Brown
  • ATHENS - Blond
  • OURAL - Clear

See also: My NARS Makeover

Both the NARS Brow Perfector and NARS Brow Gel retail for $22.00 each. They are available now at all NARS counters, locations and online at


MAC So Supreme.

I own more lipstick and gloss more than any other beauty product. The problem is, I can NEVER get enough. Especially when it comes to MAC. I don't know if it is the huge variety of textures or shades or that tell tale vanilla scent, these are just my favorite. Imagine how excited I was when I saw this brand new So Supreme collection, which is full of new lipstick and gloss in beautiful new shades. This was made for me.

MAC So Supreme Lipstick & Lipglass

Inspired by the global trend of lipgloss with tint, So Supreme goes sheerer than ever. The lightweight formula packs moisturizing, conditioning comfort with v application, adding a flushed glow to the lips that lasts beyond the shine. Introducing eight new, limited-edition shades in luscious corals, pinks, berries and nudes – four of which, including Gwi-Yo-Mi and Heart & Seoul, are inspired by Asia. Featuring the slick, clickable, pen-style brush applicator first seen in Sheen Supreme Lipglass, tint glides on effortlessly.

These are so perfect becasue they are full of color, but go on sheer and can be layered. These are just what I needed for a little mid-summer pick me up.

See also: MAC Superglass

MAC So Supreme


The So Supreme collection:

Prêt-à-Pretty - soft warm pink
Gotta Dash! - pale clean coral
Playtime - bright coral pink
Sweet Grenadine - bright orange
Pleasurefruit - bright warm pink
Candy Apple - mid-tone warm plum

Bubble Gum - soft warm pink
K-Wow - soft cool pink
Simply Wow - mid-tone cool mauve
Heart & Seoul - warm peach
Kiss, Kiss - cool peach cream
Blushing Berry - mid-tone cool red
Gwi-Yo-Mi - mid-tone raspberry
Glorious Intent - warm plum 

MAC So Supreme Lipstick & Lipglass

My favorite MAC Sheen Supreme Lipsticks: Pleasurefruit and Sweet GrenadineMAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Pleasurefruit and Sweet GrenadineSummer brights from MAC : Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Pleasurefruit and Sweet GrenadineSweet Grenadine and Pleasurefruit

MAC So Supreme is available right now at all MAC locations as well as


Own the Weekends with COVERGIRL.

Summer is my favorite time of year and the weekends are the best, aren't they? Whether I am heading to the beach, going out for a fun date night with my husband or simply visiting with friends at a barbecue, I take the time to incorporate the great summer trends into my look.

This year, I'm all about mixing a bit of denim into my wardrobe, adding on a big necklace and spicing it up with some wedge heels. For makeup, I love a fun, flirty look with color, but I still make sure my skin looks its glowing best. On my nails, I'm loving bright pops of color and nail art, which is a must this summer. COVERGIRL has the products that help me create my summer beauty look and it has me owning the weekends and feeling confident. It's nothing short of magical when a few great makeup products can make me feel my best.

COVERGIRL Summer Looks

For a flirty look on my eyes, I have been obsessed with the new COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pencils, Flamed Out Shadow Pots, Ink It! By Perfect Point Plus Gel Eyeliner and pull it all together with Flamed Out Mascara.

Flamed Out Shadow Pencils offer great creamy color in bold shades. These double duty pencils are easy to apply and have a cooling feel to them; they actually impart a cooling feeling as I glide it over my eye. These are great for both shadow and liner.

Flamed Out Shadow Pots are perfectly sized pots filled with highly pigmented colors, which are perfect to keep on top of all summer trends. They are silky soft, apply with ease, and stay in place all day.

Ink It! By Perfect Point Plus Gel Eyeliner is a self-sharpening, long-lasting, gel eyeliner that comes in summers hottest shades. It applies like a dream and lasts all day long with no smudging.

Flamed Out Mascara is my summer mascara of choice. This mascara is different in a big way, with a big brush that has a little cushion to it. The brush helps evenly coat lashes and deposit the mascara pigment all over lashes. By doing this, it helps to add a lot more volume to lashes, and helps them curl up and out at the same time. This comes in a regular version that is perfect for everyday or a water resistant formula that is perfect for a day at the pool or beach.

My summer fun, flirty look was created with Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Crystal Flame, Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Sapphire Flare, Ink It! Eyeliner in Aquamarine Ink, topped with Flamed Out Mascara in Black Blaze.

COVERGIRL Flamed Out Eye Look 

For my skin, I want a natural, softly bronzed look, with gorgeous glowing skin. To get this look I love, I have been depending on COVERGIRL Clean Whipped Creme Foundation and Clean Glow Blush & Bronzer.

Clean Whipped Creme Foundation is the type of foundation I need in the summer. It is light and airy feeling so it feels like I am not wearing makeup. Even with the light, whipped texture, this offers a nice medium coverage that makes my skin look perfect. I apply this with a damp sponge to get the glowing makeup look I love.

Clean Glow Blush & Bronzer provides natural, lightweight color with it's three varying shades of blush and bronzer. I like to apply the darkest shade to the contour of my cheekbone and then take a fluffy blush brush and swirl the colors together and apply as I normally apply a blush. The look is perfect, each and every time.

COVERGIRL Whipped Cream Foundation & Clean Glow Bronzer

As I mentioned above, on my nails I love a pop of bright and fun summer color. I actually put my nails to the ultimate challenge when I traveled to Chicago last weekend. I painted them first thing on Thursday morning, and they were still looking great five days later. I used COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstinis and they definitely outlasted my expectations. The base color was Pink Lady which is a bright bubble gum pink. I wore this on both my tips and toes. I created a little DIY nail art with a few of the other bright Glosstinis shades. I used Sangria, Orange Oasis, Lemon Drop and Appletini to create the polka dots. I dipped a rounded tipped bobbi pin into the polish and gently touched the tip to my nails. It made for a pretty easy dot without any fuss.

COVERGIRL nail look with Pink Lady Glosstinis

Want to own the weekend and need a little help? COVERGIRL is going to be in a few select cities this summer to help you do just that. Join them at the Easy Breezy Block Party bus tour. Stop by the tour for summer inspired makeovers, manicures, and beauty tutorials. For up-to-the-minute tour location and more information, follow @COVERGIRL on Twitter and Instagram and use the #easybreezysummer hashtag.
Easy Breezy Block Party Bus Tour
August 2 - Chicago, IL at Lollapalooza
August 16 - Santa Monica, CA at Santa Monica Beach
August 17- Los Angeles, CA at H2O Music Festival
August 25 - Brooklyn, NY at MTV Video Music Awards

How do you plan to own the weekend this summer?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by COVERGIRL. I received samples of the products plus compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see the Disclaimer page.