We Joined A Gym

new shoes

Me and Austin joined a gym! We’ve been talking about it for a while so when our local Retro Fitness ran a pretty sweet deal we decided it was time. Our joining fee was waved and we are getting the next two months free. That’s a pretty sweet deal in my opinion. We had our first workout tonight and I’m nervous I’m going to be so sore tomorrow.

Since I’ve had the same gym shoes for nearly 6+ years I pretty much needed to get new shoes. I bought my last trainers from the kids section (yes my feet are that small) and they lacked the cushion and arch support I really needed. I found these New Balance shoes in the clearance section of  DSW. Aren’t they fabulous? The color is really amazing, they are incredibly comfortable and, the best part, they were $35! I love browsing through the DSW clearance section – so many hidden treasures.

While we are on the topic of fitness, I have the pleasure of sharing some very exciting news with you guys. ClassPass has officially launched in Baltimore! ClassPass is a service that gives you access to all of the best fitness studios in your area for one price. If you are someone who loves switching up your routine it’s really a much better value than joining multiple studios. Or, if you are like me and are searching for a favorite class and studio ClassPass is a great way to get to experience the best studios in your area for one price. Paying a $10 or $20 drop in fee can quickly add up, especially when you are studio hopping.

I’m signed up for my first ClassPass beginners yoga class tomorrow and I fully intend to take as many classes over the next month as I can so I can report back to you guys about what I loved and what really worked for me.

Not in Baltimore? Not a problem. ClassPass is now in over 20 cities so be sure to check out their website to see if they are in a city near you.

I have to say a big thank you to ClassPass for giving me the chance to try out all of these classes and their program. I am so excited to share more with you guys about my fitness journey over the coming weeks. Be sure to check in regularly or follow AmandaPhenomenon on BlogLovin to keep up with my fitness updates and all the other fun things I post.


Lip Products Decluttering

Lip Products Decluttering

 Saying goodbye to my lip products is definitely much easier said than done, although in all honesty is pretty hard to say as well. I am admittedly a lipstick junkie. I love my lippies and they’re like my babies!

So to make things a little easier on myself, at least in this go around at decluttering, I pulled several lipsticks (pictured below) out from my stash to focus on finishing up because I know I wasn’t going to be getting rid of much.

I actually did end up throwing something away so yay me!

Lip Products Decluttering

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick Dupes

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Dupes

I received my MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus lipstick this week, as I’m sure many other beauty lovers did as well. Upon first applying the lipstick, while I loved it, I did notice the color looks incredibly familiar. Today I dug into my stash to see if I could find a good dupe for this fabulous new MAC release.

Before we get into the colors I also just wanted to note that even if you have some of the colors I’m going to recommend as dupes, if you’re a lipstick lover I still think it’s worth buying Viva Glam Miley and my reasons are twofold: 1. MAC just makes good lipsticks so you won’t be disappointed, and more importantly 2. the entire purchase price of the Viva Glam line goes towards AIDS research so it’s a lipstick with a cause.

Now onto the dupes!

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Dupes

Top row (left to right): Viva Glam Miley Cyrus, Good Kisser, Pink Pigeon, Show Orchid, Kelly Yum Yum
Bottom row: Playtime, Pheromonal

I picked through all of my MAC lipsticks first to see if there was a dupe within the brand. There are plenty of colors that came close but two seemed to take the cake and unfortunately they are both limited edition colors from previous collections. Good Kisser from the A Novel Romance collection is nearly identical in color but has a matte finish instead of an amplified finish. The other color that came really close was Sheen Supreme lipstick from the Moody Bloom collection, Pheromonal. Pheromonal leans slightly more coral and has a much more high gloss finish.

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Dupes

Top row: Viva Glam Miley, Wet n Wild Don’t Blink Pink, Milani Rose Hip, Milani Hot Pink Rage, Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
Bottom row: Maybelline Vivid Rose

It seemed there wasn’t a perfect dupe within the MAC line so I check out the rest of my stash for similar colors. Once again two lipsticks really stood out to me. Wet n Wild Don’t Blink Pink is pretty much a dead ringer for the color, but the finish is nearly matte. Maybelline Vivid Rose is maybe, if you stare hard enough, just the tiniest pink more blue bases than Viva Glam Miley but side by side you can hardly see a difference. They both have a highly pigmented creme finish.

MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Dupes

I love that the two best dupes that I found were from the drugstore. If you don’t have access to a MAC or just can’t afford MAC at the moment there are two really great affordable options.

Wet n Wild Don’t Blink Pink is the best color match and I’m pretty sure they retail for like $2 or $3 which is amazing.

Maybelline Vivid Rose is nearly the same color with the same exact finish. This looks identical to Viva Glam Miley on the lips and is the lipstick I recommend as the best dupe.

I hope you guys found this post helpful! See you tomorrow with a new video!

Eye Products Decluttering

eye products decluttering

 Happy Friday my little cray crays! I’m out the door to grab some sushi, but befoe I dine let me leave you with my latest decluttering video.

eye products decluttering

eye products decluttering
9 items trashed, 1 to give away

eye products decluttering

Testing out all of these goodies

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