Thursday, January 24, 2013
A few months ago, my town opened a CrossFit gym. CrossFit is one of those things that's currently "trendy" in the fitness realm and I've been eager to try it since I first learned what it was. The opening of a special gym solely for this type of exercise was so exciting. I told myself that I'd sign up for a month of classes but never really found time to fit it in my schedule until this month. With only four classes left of CrossFit Bootcamp, I've learned way more than I ever could have imagined I would in such a short period of time. Not only have I learned a lot but my body has come a long way. I've noticed my legs looking much more muscular and trimmed and I have gained a great deal of strength. I'm afraid that when I have to go back to working out in a regular gym that I'm not going to like it! I've been documenting all my workouts from class on a new tumblr that I made for health/fitness, so check it out if you're interested!
Spring semester started a few weeks ago and so far, so good. I'm taking the last few gen ed classes that my university requires. I enjoy the art class I'm currently taking, 2D design, so much more than drawing. This class allows for a lot of creative freedom and although the assignments are a heavy workload, I enjoy doing them. Honestly, I don't mind all that much that they can be challenging. My professor is really cool, which is a huge plus, and makes the course seem like less of a bother. I've been doing a lot of artistic exploring, if you will, and have discovered that I really enjoy working with conceptual art. The above photo is sort of an inspiration board for two pieces I have in the works. One I hope to finish tomorrow and start the other sometime this weekend. Stay tuned to see the end results! I'm really excited to see how these turn out!
Oh, and I have an appointment for the first session of my new tattoo next week! If I said I were excited, that'd be an understatement. I can't wait to see what my artist has drawn up for me. I just might post a sneak peek for you all ;)
Hope you've all been happy and healthy! xx
Friday, January 4, 2013
It's no secret that I'm in love with Lush bath bombs. I went especially crazy trying out new bath bombs and melts around the holidays because of the limited edition products. My favorite bath bomb I tried was called the Enchanter. It's cute orange and yellow stripes are what drew me to it but whenever I smelled how citrusy it was, I knew I had to have it. Normally with a bath bomb this big I'd cut it in half but after being told by one of the sales associates that there was a surprise in the middle, I had to refrain from doing so and I'm glad I did.
Once you drop the Enchanter in your bath water, it immediately turns the water orange and yellow. After about a minute or so of fizzing SURPRISE! hot pink color shoots out mixing with the other colors to create a psychedelic illustration. The only bad thing about these bright colors is that the pigments leave a line around the tub and I even noticed some pink spots on my skin while I was having my bath, but it's nothing that can't be scrubbed away.
This was the longest time I've ever just sat in the bath tub. Everything about this bath bomb was simply amazing. The fragrance, the colors, the fizzing process. The citrus and lime scent lasts well into the next day and leaves you with satin-like skin. Anytime I've had a nice relaxing bath I'm in a good mood, but there was something about this one that made me ridiculously happy! This is going to be my go-to bath bomb whenever the cold weather is bumming me out!