Glowy with a Chance of Fuchsia

Well, hello there. Β It’s been a while hasn’t it? Life took over and I have to say it was nice to take a break from writing. Makeup wise, I’ve I’ve been trying to sport a different look every day. I do the same with clothes and by doing this, I find it makes going to work way more fun.

On this particular day, it was all about this lipstick, Joe Fresh Watermelon, a deep fuchsia matte. Gorgeousness. I dug this lipstick up from a huge pile that I really, really need to whittle down. I’m glad to have rediscovered it as it’s such a lovely colour.

Since it is a statement colour, I paired Watermelon with simple, understated makeup with a focus on glowy skin: NARS Albatross highlighter, NARS Sheer Glow foundation, Hourglass Ambient Powder in Radiant Light, and NARS Deep Throat blush. Super fun, and easy look to do.

On another note, I’ve started on a path to health and wellness, including starting the 17 Day Diet. It’s this book from a doctor that’s been on the show, The Doctors. In this diet, there are four cycles, each of which lasts 17 days. Cycle 1 is focused on eliminating breads, rice, and other starches and focusing on lots of veggies, fish, chicken and turkey. I’m not gonna lie and say it is easy, especially giving up the carbs and red meat – and wine! But so far, I’ve lost 8lbs (note, I started the diet 8 days ago but I’ve actually started cutting back on unhealthy eating habits over the last three weeks). I will be adding exercise to the regime this week and hopefully more results. There are three other phases to go, where you start to reintroduce healthy carbs, red meat etc. We’ll see how it goes!

What have you been up to?


  1. says

    Oooh! Really? * pounds that quick? I need to look this up! My weight loss has STALLED. Damn hypothyroid hahaha. I was thinking I needed to do low carbs as well, and today I have had no bread, starches, rice at all. Feel pretty good actually.

    • says

      Yes! I’ve tried WW in the past and it was too hard to maintain. This is easier as there’s no counting. Book is by a guy named Dr. Moreno. I’m a bit tired of chicken/turkey/fish and veggie combos (you can eat as much as you want of this stuff) but heck it’s working. You also get to eat 2 servings of yogurt and 2 servings of low sugar fruit. First few days are brutal – i was starving. LOL. But as I ate more veggies as snacks and followed what i could eat, I was fine.

  2. says

    Lurve Watermelon on ya!! And KUDOS to you for the 8 lb weight loss! I actually did The 17 Day Diet about 2 years ago and lost 8 pounds QUICK. It was NOT A PARTY. Very hard to cut out all carbs but effective for rapid weight loss. I experienced mega blood sugar drops and had to “cheat” and eat a banana every day for some sugar so as to not face plant into the carpeting! I wish you the best of luck, lady! I think if you eat clean, so to speak, you’re doing great!! πŸ˜€

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