Thursday, November 8, 2012

In a haze...

I am basically sleep walking through my days lately. I gave up coffee—above is my new favorite, chai tea—due to bad sleep and anxiety. The time change has not been an easy adjustment for this sleepy girl (perfect time to give up the coffee, eh?). And as school stress mounts (5-weeks until I am done with my B.A.!!) my focus seems to be everywhere and no where all at the same time.

So here are some things that have been saving my tired-life as of late.

Minimal makeup. Some days, weeks, or months I find little to no desire to spend any amount of time doing my makeup. On such occasions, I grab for my foundation (currently using the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation), a touch of Benefit's Dallas blush, couple of coats of mascara, and and my Anastasia brow duo. I finish it off with a lip stain—in this picture, I used Revlon's Kissable Balm Stain in "Honey." Too easy.

No-fuss footwear. I have had these Converse sneakers for aeon's, but they are always a classic and fun staple. Comfortable. Pair with nearly everything. And better with age. If you don't own a pair, I certainly recommend buying some. This color would be so great for fall!

Easy-peasy dinners. My mom gave Dan and I a magazine of nothing but soups recipes. Heaven. The Cheesy Potato Soup from above has only seven ingredients in it, plus, there were leftovers! We cut calories by using low-fat cheese and milk and it was still delicious.

Call me crazy, but sometimes the idea of an hour plus gym workout sounds less than appealing. So lately I have been alternating workouts with the "Bum Bum Rapido" workout from the Brazil Butt Lift series. It's an intense 10-minute workout that always leaves me a little sore the next day. I actually look forward to doing this workout because I know it is effective and it's over before it starts! Best of both worlds.

That about sums up my guide to easy living. I think this time of year brings out the sleepy person in all of us, so I figure why not just go with it!

Til next time. 

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