Monthly archives of “August 2015

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tumblr_nksockDlRp1sp8304o1_500Last week, I saw an awesome presentation from a runner that really motivated me to take up running again.  Hi T.J.  Any who, running is not new to me but I haven’t been an effective runner since high school.  I have really good excuses, here me out.  First, my neighborhood is super hilly.  Ain’t nobody got time for that.  Secondly, I go…what I have coined…”pig.”  I struggle with the breathing routine that is required for a long distance run; therefore, I end up wheezing after about 3 minutes on the track -_-

My first day on the track, “I ran for my life” and came back to my apartment absolutely drenched!  Later that day, husband and I passed by the park and I asked him the distance of the track.  Turns out, it was only a quarter of a mile *you may laugh hysterically here*  I have continued doing that quarter of a mile and will add more laps as I progress.  The thing I like about running is that it’s FREE and right outside of my apartment.  Plus, I’m sure my Zumba classmates will appreciate this.  I know they got tired of me being the best dancer, ever.

I am 90% done with the new site: Although I will continue to have a presence on Blogger, it will no longer be my main blog *insert tears here* Till then, you know I need friends so like Pink Gumbeaux on Facebook and follow me on Twitter and Instagram. And, check out my last post: Classic Multitasker Concealer Brush #21

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unnamedGather around kids, we need to talk.  From all of my introvert posts you can conclude that I’m kind of a quiet person, hanging in the background watching the scene…  Sometimes, my eyes focus on details more than I would like.  Like, I end up looking at hands, elbows, knees, feet and for the last few weeks there has been a common theme: ASH

Guys, it takes about 3 minutes out of your entire day to moisturize your skin.  And, you’re not doing it just for fun, there are benefits: keeps skin hydrated, smooth calluses and rough spots, and makes your skin glow J If you want to go all out, do it before bed and the next morning, it’ll make you look and feel like Cleopatra!

But, I feel like I need to say a few more things before ending this convo.  Being of the lighter complexion does not exempt you, you are still ashy.  Moisturizing only the visible parts of your skin is cheating, you are still ashy.  And although there are a host of lotions readily available to you, skip those.  Some of you are moisturizing and are still ashy.  You guys need the natural stuff from the mother land.  Shea butter, coconut oil, etc.  Find it at your local Whole Foods or natural grocery stores.

Pink Gumbeaux is undergoing construction, watch your step!  We’re creating a brand new website that will launch soon! Till then, you know I need friends so like Pink Gumbeaux on Facebook and follow me on Twitter and Instagram.  And, check out my last post: All About That Base