#notetoself Pay closer attention to the letter next to the shoe size when you’re ordering shoes online. Because it means something.
I decided to treat myself to new running shoes as a reward for writing in The Five-Minute Journal for two weeks straight.
(Well…I needed the shoes anyway, but this was a good excuse!)
So I ordered these cute Brooks Ravenna 9s from Amazon, thinking I’d get them in time to break in on my Saturday morning run, but alas…they aren’t on my feet.
Only as I was tearing into the box did I see that it was marked “WIDE” and “7.5 D.”
Apparently, the “D” means wide, for people with wider feet, which I didn’t realize when I put them in my cart.
I always get regular width shoes, which are sometimes marked as, but it’s usually just implied, width “B,” so back these go.
I did briefly consider keeping them anyway, because I was SO looking forward into running in them today, but better safe than sorry. These cuties are going back, and I’m going to re-order them in regular width.
I’m really particular about how my running shoes fit. No, seriously, if there’s even one grain of sand all up in there, I’m completely non-functional! I’m that nightmare person who will stop every five steps when I feel anything off with my shoe situation.
So, yeah, pay attention to that little letter when you’re ordering shoes.
That’s my tip for the day!
In other news…boy, oh boy, this felt like a long week to me. I am SO happy today is Saturday. I’m just settling in with the new Entertainment Weekly and my first cup of coffee, ah… 🙂 While I skim through this, here are some stories that caught my eye this week.
Do you love Chanel? And video games? Do you live around Toronto? If you answered yes to these questions, you totally need to do those of us who don’t live anywhere near Toronto a solid and play these Chanel video games like right now.
I MEAN, WHAT THE WHAT?! Um…can you imagine a Chanel version of Super Mario Bros? That would be so next level!
These color-shifting pigments look like rainbows on skin. They’re made by an indie line called Dawn Eyes Cosmetics, which probably means that one of the big brands will copy the idea in the not-too-distant future, le sigh.
This beauty editor bride prepped for her wedding by employing a beauty regimen that started six months before the big day. It started with monthly doses of “baby Botox,” a micro-droplet technique used on the brows and forehead to smooth fine lines, and a series of laser treatments for discoloration, sun damage and scarring.
Any cysts from acne were immediately injected with cortisone at the dermatologist’s office, so the breakout would have time to heal and not leave a scar.
That’s a lot to take in! Basically, my wedding prep was way less intense. I got a massage and plucked my brows the day before, and I also hired a makeup artist to help me get ready for the ceremony on the actual day.
“Boy beat” has been making the rounds on Instagram as of late, but it means different things to different peeps. Sir John (my makeup hero) says “it’s an androgynous way to look at makeup being masculine and feminine at the same time, adding a bit more structure than you would have naturally.”
The best, coolest makeup tutorial I’ve seen in a really long time involves blue under-eye concealer, glitter and a six-year-old girl who happens to be Pink’s daughter.
In case you were wondering if your hair mousse or nail polish remover will catch on fire, this dude (who could possibly be a pyromaniac) has the answers.
And now, how to paint a realistic cat…
I’m thinking of making this for Easter Sunday.
If I were running in my new shoes, I’d be listening to this.
Have a great weekend, babe. Talk to you very soon. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,