Monday, October 26, 2015

MIMM: Just Another Race Weekend

Hello and welcome to a new week!  I hope you all had a great weekend- mine was relaxing, productive and lots of fun.  Typically when I have a race, I take it easy the rest of the weekend.  I did that once again since I was running the Pittsburgh 10 Miler, so hopefully this Monday recap isn't too boring.  Let's take a look at some highlights!


I stopped by Ulta to pick up some products and use my 20% off coupon!  Here's what I got along with some thoughts on the products so far:

I've never used an eyeliner like this before.  There is a cushion that is soaked in ink, so you press a brush into the cushion and apply.  The color is really gorgeous but I'm still getting used to the application.  I love how the color is very subtle if applied thinly, but can also be applied thicker for a more dramatic look.

This is a long-time favorite of mine, so I had to stock up while I had a coupon (plus L'Oreal was buy one get one 50% off).  This is actually my third bottle of this spray, and I love how it sets your makeup for hours and removes any powdery areas on your face.  I've tried higher-end versions of seeting sprays, but I always come back to this!

My other L'Oreal product was this liner, which I am in love with.  This line has the smoothest, softest, longest lasting pencil liners I've found.  I love how this color is really deep and rich, but not black.  I think this will look great applied in the waterline to brighten up the eyes, or applied as a regular liner to give a different look!


I've been wanting to try a brush from the IT Cosmetics line for a while.  Everytime I go into Ulta, I go in that aisle and love how soft the bristles are.  I finally decided to pick up a brush from their Airbrush Collection.  I love how this applies foundation, and it's SO soft!  The bristles are firm but blend really well.  It's also a perfect size- not too large or small.  I think this became my new favorite brush, and now I want to try more brushes from the line (particularly the Velvet Luxe Collection...)


On Saturday night, Dan and I went to Steffany's for dinner.  Thank goodness they have cable so I could watch the intense Penn State game!  What a nail biter- and now we're bowl eligible!  We had pasta, German Potato Salad, bread, and lots of dessert.  Steff had the most adorable cupcakes, and I'm kicking myself for not getting a picture.  Just image adorable Halloween-themed cupcakes.  Cute, right? After dinner, we played Exploding Kittens and Cards Against Humanity for a while, then headed home to rest!



Sunday I ran the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler!  I'll have a recap up tomorrow, but the race went really well.  My game plan was to take it easy and enjoy the race- which I did.  I also ended up with a PR which was a nice bonus!

Dan took a ton of pictures (I'll share more tomorrow) but here is a panoramic he took of the Rachel Carson Bridge with gloomy clouds behind.  He's such an amazing photographer!

Tell me about your weekend!
Did anyone else race this weekend?
Who else used their 20% off coupon?  What did you get?


Linking up with HoHoRuns and MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap
Erin and Katie for Weekend Updates!

33 comments:

  1. Congrats on the race! Looking forward to the recap...I used to LOVE stila, I want to try that liner, looks pretty. And, I could use a few new makeup brushes, thanks for the suggestions.

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    1. Thanks Meredith! I haven't tried much from the line..I have a single shadow in Kitten that I never really use. I hope you like those brushes if you get them! They have lots of sets too!

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  2. Yay for a PR! :) I bet it was a fun race. I always love fall races.

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  3. That's a nice medal to have. My weekend was lazy lazy, but it was the perfect weather for it.

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    1. Lazy is the way to go :) Hope you feel relaxed now!

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  4. Congrats on your PR! I'm excited for the full recap and hear what you think about the distance. Pittsburgh looks beautiful I'm looking forward to more pictures!

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    1. The distance is my favorite! Thank you Margaret!

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  5. That's is a great pic of the Bridge. Looks like you got a bunch of goodies at Ulta. It's hard to go in that store and not get anything. Especially if you had a 20% off coupon. Congrats on your PR! I did the Tussey mountain relay race yesterday. Good times!

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    1. It took so much self control. Thank goodness Dan was waiting outside or I would have spent a lot more time (and money)!! Can't wait to hear about your race!

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  6. That medal is really cute! Can't wait to read your recap. So glad it was a great race for you!

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    1. I love the medals this year! Thank you for cheering me on Jennifer! Definitely put the pep in my step:)

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  7. Congrats on that PR! Can't wait to hear more about it. I've been meaning to try out that makeup setting spray since you first mentioned it on your blog. I'm glad you brought it up again so I don't have to try and find it in your archives! I hope we carry it in Canada. It sounds awesome.

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    1. Thanks Suzy!! I'm pretty sure it's in Canada...if not I'll just add that to my list :) I seriously need to start a list and send you a box of goodies! Christmas present?

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  8. Woohooo way to rock the race!! I've never seen or heard of cushion liner...seems like it'd be something to get used to :)

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    1. It's actually nice because it controls how much product goes on your brush a lot easier than gel or liquid liner. I think I'm in love!

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  9. Congrats on your PR! That make-up extending spray sounds amazing and plum eyeliner is the best.

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    1. Thanks so much Laura! Both products are amazing..used all my new stuff today and I'm in love :)

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  10. Looking forward to the recap, I didn't run it because I volunteered. I was the guy who got to take the winners for their drug test. Rather than that my weekend was pretty lame.

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    1. HAH no wonder I didn't see you!! They don't care if I took drugs or not..too slow :-P Sounds like a fun job!

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  11. woah, that photo of the clouds is amazing! go Dan! congrats on your PR, that is awesome. now, exploding kittens?!

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    1. Dan's a great photographer! Thanks Kristen! And the game was so fun..you would love it :) It was created by the guy who does The Oatmeal and it's a fun card game. No cats are harmed I swear!

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  12. Congratulations on your PR, you rockstar! I'm looking forward to setting a PR with my first 5K in November, haha. :) I spent yesterday at an amusement park with my little, lots of fun but exhausting as well. I wasn't ready for Monday this week!

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    1. Thank you so much Emma!!! And yay for your (future) PR..that's so exciting! And gives you a goal to break next time!

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  13. Congratulations on the PR. I can't wait to hear the details. I like the square medal in the fall colors too. That is an awesome picture of the bridge with the stormy clouds. I appreciate you linking with us today!

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    1. Thanks Holly! The medal is really neat :) Thank you for hosting!

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  14. I so need a re-vamp of my makeup! We don't have an Ulta but if we did I would have used it on a new set of Urban Decay Naked maybe the 3rd edition. I love it and would not dare spend the money, but I'd sure ask for it for Christmas. Ha. Can't wait to hear about your race but congratulations on the PR, Yea!!!! Thanks for linking up with us, appreciate you!

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    1. I got the Naked 2 and honestly didn't use it very much! Now I have the Lorac Mega Pro and haven't even wanted to buy any other eyeshadows since. I'm such a neutral girl that that's all I need! It's fun to look though :) Thanks for hosting!

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  15. Nice job on the PR! Sometimes taking off the stress allows us to do our best, right?

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    1. Thanks Sheena, and I think you're absolutely correct!

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  16. Great job on your race PR, Gretchen. Now this Exploding Kittens game ... sounds strange. hahahah! :)

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    1. Thanks Ashley!! The game is actually really fun. I think you would like it. I swear- no actual exploding kitties :)

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  17. I just finished your recap! Great job and congrats on the new PR! I love the medal and your picture of the bridge!

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