Update On My Face

Mea Culpa

So you remember like a few months ago I said I was going to start the ol’ Rodan and Fields face and post pictures. I think I said in 60 days, but I also think that it may be more than 60 days. My most biggest apologies.

I am going to post the pictures and update you, but first- Did you guys know how incredibly hard it is to take a selfie of your eyes? It’s like you look at the screen, but that isn’t right because then you look like you aren’t even aware of what’s going on. Than if you are like me you open your eyes wider, making you look like a complete goof. Well, I mean you will see. Let’s take a minute to give a round of applause to those lovely ladies that have mastered the selfie of the eye lashes.

Why, what does that have to do with your face wash? Glad you asked. I did the Lash boost. It’s my favorite thing ever.

Face Wash Scoop (My Finicky Face is finicky)

Guys, I didn’t do well with the kit I chose. I went for the Rodan and Fields Reverse kit and I don’t think that was the right call for me. I should have met with Laura like she suggested. Also I started this in the winter. My skin doesn’t do winter, which is weird because I live in SD and it’s winter a lot of time. You would think it would learn to deal. Before trying this kit I had never washed my face. 34 years of not washing my face and then I went into doing a regime. My skin was pretty pissed at the gull I had to start trying after all these years.

All this to say that my face dried out quite a bit (it’s dry any way) and I began to pick at it which caused things to look pretty bad for a bit. I have taken pictures and posted them below. It’s so hard posting unflattering pictures! There should be a trophy they give out.

I do want to point out that I will likely try something else later from the Rodan and Fields line (Redefine), so I still love it.

These are all products I paid for myself. This is my honest opinion and I will update if I try further products or if anyone is even interested.

 

That is probably backwards. My after is on the left and the before is on the right. Gaaah! This Before/After selfie thing is so much harder than I thought. This is after about 2 months.
So this was midway between the before and after shot. You can see scabs from me. Not the products fault. All mine. I really love that hair though.

Now Something I Love The Best

Ok, so now on to the product that I will buy forever more. The lash boost. I really like it a lot. I don’t know how well you will be able to tell that it worked due to my photography skills. This is where that whole eye selfie thing came into play.

My lashes make me happy right now though.

The bottom is before. The top is after with mascara. My eyes are hooded so it’s super hard to get anything to show well. This pictures was about 45 days after I started.
I think that shows it pretty good. Also I should tell you that days before starting this lash stuff I yanked out most of my lashes because I was applying fake lashes and I don’t pay attention to warnings about the glue. I have managed not to be harmed by Lash Boost, though. That should tell you something.

My Rodan and Fields Consultant is Laura 

I recommend her. Click on her name to be directed to her page.

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You Get a Puppy And You Get A Puppy…

(Disclaimer: I’m not really giving anyone a puppy. I was being funny like the Oprah thing.)

Our baby, Sunny

I don’t think that I blogged since we had the newest addition to our family. We have a dog, guys. I was never going to get one because I don’t like to pick up poop. I would 1000 times rather change diapers than pick up dog poop. We got a scoop claw thing and that seems to help. Oh and also I ask my husband to do it instead. That helps the most.

The dog is named Sunny. Originally the girls wanted to name her Sunflower, but we are mean parents. She can be a real bitch, but we still love her. -that’s funny word play. I’m not mean… well like only a mean parent, not to animals.

My favorite is she let’s out these long dramatic groans when I have the nerve to move when she’s laying on me, or when Kerry snores. She’s fitting in just fine.

Face It

Something else kind of exciting- I just ordered a Rodan and Fields face kit thing. I’m pretty excited to get started on that. Anyone use that? If you have wanted to try it and don’t have a person may I suggest my friend Laura. Find her here https://lweber1.myrandf.com/. I totally plan on taking before and afters. Stay tuned for 60 days people. You don’t have to stay in the one spot. Feel free to go and then come back.

Don’t Do It Mandelynn

Ugh! It’s taking everything I have not to turn political. I started this as a way to bond with other people over fun things. I’m going to try super hard to keep it that way. Not promising some things won’t sneak in though. Because I’m only human! Only Human!

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We Knew it Was Going to Happen…

We Knew it Was Going to Happen…

Alright, I know we have been waiting for this moment and it is finally here. Monday was the day in kickboxing class where I punched myself in the face. I am impressed that I made it as long as I did. Don’t pretend to be shocked. We both know that it isn’t sincere.

The worst thing about it was I had no one to laugh with about how uncoordinated and goofy I am. And I knew if anyone else saw me they had to be dying laughing. Unless they were a robot. Why would a robot be at the gym, though? Anyways I didn’t turn around and look to see if anyone saw me because, umm I have so much dignity..? (ar you asking if you have dignity, or telling?– umm I’m telling…. ?)

Any ways it was a brutal workout and I was on a bag that is off the ground. I was doing uppercuts when all of the sudden the thing floated like a butterfly and I stung my face like a bee with my own glove. And I shook my head at myself (partly in disgust and partly to make the birds stop circling) and started right back up like a champ.

I should add that I have no coordination whatsoever. Oh, that was already apparent in the story. Ok, then. Many times I think they try to correct my form and then do this thing where it’s like “bless her heart.” Adding to my trouble is that I can’t ever seem to hear what they are saying. For example the trainer came up to have me punch the gloves on his hands. He came up and apparently said “Wanna do some Uppercuts?” I thought he said “Gettin’ some guns?” and I just nodded. I know the two sentences don’t sound anything alike. What can I say? My hearing and lip reading are less than stellar. I eventually figured it out, so don’t worry.

Here is my point- I am never going to be good at working out, but I do it. I do my best. I laugh at myself, which we all know burns additional calories-WIN. If I can go somewhere and punch my face in front of people or almost run into the glass door- you can do it too. Only probably you won’t because you’ll be better than that.

Below is a picture from about 2 years ago and one from about a month ago. Some day I will probably try to do an entry on my weight loss etc, but for now I wanted to show where I started. I hope it doesn’t come off attention seeking. (No, Mandelynn, the part that seems attention seeking is a blog about your life. Good point)

weight loss
I flexed and the sleeves ripped off.

 

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