Makeup Vanity Setup

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For the past several months, I’ve been working on creating a little nook – a little makeup/vanity table.  I looked at about a million images on Pinterest, searching for inspiration for my setup.  It was so interesting seeing so many different takes, seeing people’s personality shine through in something as simple as how they organize and store their get-ready-in-the-morning stuff!  I wanted my space to blend in a way into the room – the room is primarily gray with a bit of blue and brown, so I wanted it to be pretty neutral in color.  I knew I wanted to incorporate some weathered/farmhouse elements, but also some feminine/elegant touches.

A mirrored vanity table seemed the perfect thing…  Except …mirrored surface….makeup….  that just seemed like a bad combo!  Haha.  However, I’ve found that it is super easy to keep clean – yes, it does get makeup and powder on it, but because it’s mirorred, you can see it and it’s easy to wipe off.  The Pier 1 Hayworth collection mirrored table is gorgeous, but that price was definitely more than I wanted to spend.  I nervously purchased THIS table (hopefully, it comes back in stock soon).  Most of the reviews were promising, but I was worried about the quality.  Not having seen the Hayworth desk in person, I can’t compare them, but I was thrilled with my mirrored table.  It was easy to put together and just looks so classy!  I was also wondering about if my legs would fit (some people added risers), but at 5’3″, I find the height absolutely perfect to fit my legs under.  I already had the faux-leather tub chair, and while I can’t keep the chair under the desk because of the arms, it is comfortable and works just perfect for the space (the tub chair and 2 pillows were from Big Lots).

This makeup/desktop  weathered-finished wood organizer c/o Gianna’s Home fits in the style of the room so great!  I am currently using it to store my hair bands, Lilla Rose clips/U pins, and Lipsense colors in, but it will be so useful for so many things in the future I’m sure.

The clear organizers were from Amazon (there are a ton you’ll find), and I also really like how it organized my makeup and doesn’t take up too much space.

The mirror on the wall is from Walmart.

Overall, I am loving how this little area turned out – the mirrored table actually makes the space there seem a little bigger since it reflects light, and I love having my makeup displayed yet organized and not messy looking or all jumbled together.

Spand-Ice

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BACK PAIN – ACHE – DISCOMFORT – OUCH!!!

I’ve mentioned many times over the years that I have a bad back…  A bad back meaning for many years, I was basically bed-bound, floor-bound, and my back pain ruled my life.  I would have some good moments where I would feel almost like a normal human, but they were interspersed more often than not with the really bad pain.  I tried so many things to help.  My chiropractor (who I think is awesome, really like him!) became like my second home.  But I still didn’t feel normal…  It was still just managing the pain to a “livable’ level.  See, the hard part about chronic pain is that at times you can hide it (many times, you just can’t, and those were the times I’d stay home).  You smile, and people don’t realize just how much pain you are in.  Anyways, enter Plexus.  It was *the* thing that finally truly helped my pain.  After being on Plexus products (I started with the TriPlex Combo and then also added in the Ease caps) for several months, I was no longer living at, or even visiting, my chiropractor’s office.  It is the only thing that changed in my life, and so I have no question about it being the thing that worked.  So my back pain – instead of being a normal everyday 6-7/10 on the pain scale with flare ups (very often) of 10/10 pain, is on the whole now maybe a 1-2/10 in my every day normal with a few days here and there of maybe 7-8/10 pain.

While my pain level is very low these days, I do still get some back pain here and there.  That’s why I was excited to try Spand-Ice when I was contacted about trying it out for a review.  Anything that helps the back, that is good for pain, is something I love to try.  So what is Spand-Ice?  Well, it’s something I had years earlier wished was in existence – I would get ice packs or warm packs and try to hold them in place, which worked while sitting, but as soon as I’d stand up, I’d have to hold them in place and it was just awkward.  This is a tank, that also gives a bit of support as well as securely and comfortably holding the ice/warm packs.  It zips up and can be worn as a vest, or you can wear a top as an extra layer beyond that if you don’t want it to be the focal point.  I have worn mine several times, mostly as ice instead of heat, but the heat does feel nice.  I think it’s a great option if you are wanting something to help aid in annoying pain/irritation and also as just a tool for recovery and injury prevention.

It is comfortable (I got a size L, and I’m glad I did – it is snug, but I think you want it to fit fairly snugly, but I know a M would’ve been too small on me).  I would guess that I could wear a L or an XL, and that someone who buys the S could also wear a M.  Besides their Revive Tank, they also have wraps, as well as tanks for pregnancy!  And not to leave out the men, they also make the wraps and the tanks in men’s sizes as well.  And there are extenders if that’s needed.

Here is a video of the founder sharing how to wear the tank plus showing just how long it stays nice and hot/cold (and that you aren’t tied to your couch, but can get things done at the same time!)

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