About Moi

About Moi
My Name is Brittany, and I'm 23yrs old. I was diagnosed with Lupus when I was 15, and then diagnosed with RA, when I was 18. I also got married when I was 18, and I'm enjoying my happily ever after with my hubby! When I got married, I was slim and trim...But not for long. After getting married, I started to gain a LOT of weight! In 1yr, I gained 50lbs! Finally, I went to the Doctor, where I discovered I have low thyroid. After being put on medicine, my weight gain slowed down, although over the next 3yrs, I gained an additional 26lbs. When I was 20yrs old, I got yet another diagnoses of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. That's 4 diagnoses in a 5yr period, if you lost count. They all effect my weight, in one way or another. Add on top of that, my love affair with food, and every 1 of those 76lbs gained was accounted for. Being 76lbs over weight is unhealthy for anyone, but it was especially unhealthy for me, and my health issues. Since starting this blog, in Jan-2010, I have lost 40lbs! I'm a new, slimmer, and healthier me! Before losing weight, I was told I needed knee replacements. Losing weight was the ONLY tool I had to help me hold off on that life changing surgery. Since losing 40lbs, my knees have never felt better! My husband and I are also trying to start a family, but my PCOS was not going to make it as easy as 1,2,3, as I didn't have periods on my own. My doctor had told me if I wanted a baby, I HAD to lose weight. Since losing 40lbs, I've had regular cycles for the first time in my life! Which is very important when trying to have a baby ;) This journey of mine is more than me simply wanting to wear skinny jeans. It has been a quest to becoming :Deliciously Healthy, so ALL of my dreams can come true! I'm almost half way there! With each new day, I get closer and closer to my goal of 120lbs, and becoming :Deliciously Healthy!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

This doesn't really have much to do with weight loss- A beauty post

Lately I've been obsessed with watching makeup and hair tutorials on youtube. It's so much fun to watch tips and tricks, and to learn the right way to do things. I've enjoyed experimenting with new techniques, and stepping away from my normal (boring) look.

Here are a few of my favorite videos:

I LOVE this video that shows you how to get the Kim Kardashian hair. I learned so much from watching it. Basically that I've been doing it all wrong.

I've already tried these 2 makeup techniques (using a few different products). Love!

I'm scared, but determined to rock this smokey eye:

And yes, if you haven't noticed, I've developed a bit of a girl crush on this girl. She has the best tutorials in my opinion.

Here's 3 ways I can actually tie this into weight loss:

1. I find that feeling pretty on the outside, helps me to stick to my diet. It puts an extra spring in my step, and I want to feel as good as I look. Eating healthy, and slowly getting to my goal weight, definitely helps to do just that.
2. It is so much fun buying new beauty supplies. You can use it as a reward/motivation for you to reach a goal. For me- If I can go two weeks without any big cheats (ex. A Hershey kiss is okay, a big mac is not), then I get to go buy a MAC eyeshadow kit! I'm so there.
3. When I am bored, I eat. Plain and simple. So it's important to keep myself busy. Lately I've been spending a lot of time in the mirror, trying these new techniques. It's been fun, and it has kept my mind off of cupcakes. Which is huge. Cause I'm always thinking about cupcakes.

So there. I guess this did have something to do with weight loss after all. I can pretty much tie anything into weight loss now. I'm like a pro ;)

Do you experiment with your beauty routine?
What's your favorite beauty product?
My new found love is HD green makeup primer (I got it at Sephora). Not only does it help my makeup last all day, but the green combats my red skin that I've been blessed with.


NAN said...

Aww fun for you. I actually love the Sephora store and both my girls and I are into makeup. My older daughter is good with hair and gets a keratin(non formaldehyde treatment) periodically but the one your age not so much! You look like you have pretty thick hair! Mine is pretty straight and I will never be one of those seniors with a poodle perm haha. One of these days I will post a picture!

Bella said...

I LOVE makeup/beauty products!!! I just got back to wearing Bare Escentuals after years of not wearing it but being unhappy with anything else I tried. So I finally went back to it, and I love it even more now than I used to. Go figure!

Fun post! I think you should show us some of your experiments in upcoming posts. Maybe "Makeup Monday" or something like that?!

:Deliciously Healthy said...

I think that is a good idea Bella! :D

Kat said...

Re: #1 - I SO agree!

I've also been dying to do a few Youtube makeup videos because I really want to learn how to do a proper smokey eye - I need to get on that.

erica said...

My beauty routine only changes when the weather changes. My friends from college are constantly asking me to do tutorials of how I do my makeup and hair. I think I must have sent over 200 videos by now lol.


Unknown said...

I learnt many a thing from youtube tutorials lol. I went thru a phase of watching last year. They're great!

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