Friday, February 15, 2013

Which is better?

I'm a product tester with a group called Bzzagent so I get free stuff and coupons and all I have to do is tell people about it. Jealous? Sign up here.


Well I got a Schick Hydro razor for free so I thought I'd do a thorough test. I opened a brand new head of my usual razor, Venus Embrace, so that both would be sharp. Also I used shaving gel since it does actually make your legs smoother. My right leg was shaved with the Venus Embrace and the left with the Schick Hydro.

What each was evaluated on:

1. Blade
2. Overall Leg Smoothness
3. Razor burn feeling afterward
4. How comfortable it is to hold

So who won? Well let me tell you.

1. The Schick blade was good and bad. Good -- really sharp blades means I got a close shave. Bad -- Sharp blades means I cut myself :( Also the Venus blade has more conditioning strips around the blades so I don't have to be quite so careful while shaving which is great for me because I'm clumsy. Winner: You choose

2. After shaving I had my husband test each leg for smoothness to see if he could tell a difference. For a while he couldn't really tell but after 30 seconds declared that my left leg was just little bit smoother than my right. Winner: Schick Hydro

3. I did get a little bit more of a razor burn feeling with the Schick but not by much. Winner: Venus Embrace

4. Both have comfortable handles and the heads move pretty well. Winner: Tie!

I'm not sure which is would win for you but for me, I think I'll stick to my Venus Embrace.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Made up

One of Aaron's Christmas presents from me was a more done up wife. I went to Sephora and dropped a fair amount on fancy make up since I didn't want to do it half way. In my quest to learn how to do my make up better I found this make up blog. It's really cool and great if you are like me, a make up novice.

I followed her video and this is the result. I probably should have posted a before shot but oh well.

I waxed my eyebrows myself too.

I also bought some rose colored jeans at Ross for only .... wait for it .... $4.50!!!! Even if I only wear them 3 times it was totally worth it. 

The pic isn't the greatest because I took it myself.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Zombies, Run!

This is a little app that has changed my life.

As so many people in the world do, I don't really enjoy jogging. It's tiring, it doesn't burn very many calories, and to me it's boring. With swimming at least I don't have to pay attention to where I'm going and can just zone out, not really a good idea when running around outside.  I've tried music but it doesn't keep my attention for long enough. I've also read books while walking on a treadmill and that was awesome except for the fact that I can't read and jog at the same time. Audio books would work but I'm not good at motivating myself to go faster than a moderate walk.

That is the beauty of this app. It's essentially a zombie story that you as a runner are a part of. It tells you a story but it's interspread with your music playlist and occasionally zombie hordes chasing you. So I get two different kinds of entertainment and someone telling me to occasionally run faster in a way that is really motivational.

Other cool things about it. You pick up supplies along the way so during one of your songs it will interrupt for a second and say "picked up a pair of trousers." or maybe first aid kits or whatever and at the end of you run you can build up your little town. It's like those silly addicting games on your phone but you only get items during your run.

Did I mention it tracks your run on GPS so you know your speed, how far you ran, and the actual route you took?

Aaron and I both walked/jogged 5km yesterday and I actually had fun. What!?!? I actually had fun jogging? I never thought I'd say it.

So if you want a fun way to get into jogging check out Zombies, Run!