My name is Dana Maye Buchmiller, pronounced "Bookmiller," and I love to write. I have a beauty and style blog, DanaMaye.com. I love finding budget beauty finds as well as thrifting. I also share posts about rocks and crystals, and my beloved puppy, Copper.
I have been going to my local gym for the past 5 weeks, and am having a blast. I have tried out several fitness classes -cardio dance, pilates, barre, water aerobics, yoga and cycling/spinning. One of my favorite classes is spinning class!
The workout is super intense, but the endorphins I feel afterward are so worth it. I leave drenched -and happy. I feel proud of myself, knowing that I pushed myself and took care of my body.
A Few Tips:
Work your way into the class. Teachers will push you hard, and the class can be super competitive. Make sure, however, that you don’t push too hard, especially if you are just beginning. Injuries can happen if you work too hard too fast.
Have your instructor help you adjust your bike to your body. I didn’t do this, and my hand went numb as a result (my handlebar was too low, and I was placing all my weight on my hands.) Now, having the right settings, I am getting a more efficient workout, and my hands feel fine.
Bring a water bottle and stay hydrated!
Also, bring a hand towel to mop your face and keep the handlebars dry. You will sweat a lot.
If you are looking for an effective workout, cycling/spinning fitness class is a great choice!
I figured I would take a short break from makeup and talk about one of my favorite things in the world -chocolate!
Ben and I discovered an amazing candy bar when we bought a UK sampler of Cadbury chocolate -it’s called the Crunchie bar. It’s basically honeycomb dipped in chocolate. It may sound a little strange if you haven’t had one before, but I assure you -it’s delicious!
Here are a couple of links if you would like to try one:
I decided to pick up a new eyeshadow palette! I know some women prefer larger palettes with a great color selection, but I prefer smaller, more portable palettes. Today’s eyeshadow is one of Maybelline’s City Mini Palettes -this one is the Chill Brunch Neutrals palette.
To be honest, I was a little disappointed in the fourth and fifth shades, the bronze and gunmetal shades. While they showed up metallic in a finger swatch, the colors were barely noticeable on my lids with a brush. That said, I love the cream, the rose gold, the lilac and the plum shades. They are all very pretty.
Here is the super natural look I created, using the rose gold and plum shades.
If you’re looking for a palette with a huge punch of color, this is not the palette for you. If, however, you are looking for a palette that is super natural and perfect for daytime looks, you’ll probably enjoy this little rendition. I know I will be getting some use out of it!
Today’s post is about the e.l.f. line, called Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow. I picked up this little baby for $5 at Walmart, which is a great price compared to the Stila Liquid Eyeshadow. It’s also cheaper than the Pudaier Liquid Eyeshadow as well, although the e.l.f. line comes in less colors. This silver eyeshadow shade is called Disco Queen.
Similar to most metallic liquid eyeshadows on the market, it comes with a doe foot applicator.
The color is definitely very metallic! It looks like sheer glitter in the dark, but in the light, reflects pure metallic silver. This is a new fun piece to my collection.
As you can see, I like to add the liquid eyeshadow to the center of my lid. It creates what is called a halo eye, and is a makeup look that I really enjoy. In fact, I would now call it my signature look!
And there you have it! I definitely recommend this eyeshadow!
(In case you were wondering, I am also wearing Maybelline’s The City Mini Palette in Chill Brunch Neutrals.)