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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Day 2: Countdown to gastric bypass

I couldn't bring myself to try the New Direction Vanilla Pudding for lunch after having a light breakfast. I was starving. I will have to try these at home over the weekend. I still haven't stood on the scale to assess the damage.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

So the saga begins

Day 1: instead of lunch I had one packet of New Directions Nutritional Supplement Cream of Chicken Soup. Nothing to write home about. I followed directions. It was very clumpy. A coworker gave me a tip -- mix a small amount of hot water in it and mix it until it smooth and then add the rest of the hot water to it. Hopefully that will take care of the floating layer of goo. I have until the day after Labor Day before my two week liquid diet begins. Then roux en y here I come. As I drank my lunch, I asked myself "why am I doing this?" I know the answer is my health. I will work on perking up. I'm just exhausted from working so much. It will get much better.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Wet N Wild Color Icon™ Eyeshadow Trio Swatches

I recently picked up two Wet N Wild eyeshadow trios from Walgreens. I have been pleasantly surprised how highly pigmented the Color Icon eyeshadows are. The color payoff is fantastic. The shadows are very soft and smooth and are easy to blend and pack onto your eyeshadow brush. I have read reviews that warned about them getting crumbled if you drop the palette — so be careful. So far, I have worn the 380B Walking on Eggshells trio to work. With a good primer or eyeshadow base, I didn’t get any creasing or fading. I have also worn the bright green in the 331 I Dream of Greenie trio. I highly recommend the Wet N Wild Color Icon™ Eyeshadows. Best of all, each palette is only $2.99! I have my eye on a few more trios including Spoiled Brat. These may not be Mac eyeshadows, but you get more than your money's worth.

Below are swatches of the two palettes. No eyeshadow base or primer was used.

331 I Dream of Greenie

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in  I Dream of Greenie

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow in  I Dream of Greenie swatches
380B Walking on Eggshells

Wet N Wild Color Icon EyeshadowPalette in  Walking on Eggshells

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow in Walking on Eggshells swatches