Archive for September, 2010

I have to tell you a little story about Tweezerman tweezers. Back when I was in high school, my mom and I entered a contest to win one of 100 Tweezerman tweezers from Good Housekeeping magazine. We entered by mailing in postcards with our names and addresses and waiting patiently. We’ve often entered sweepstakes before, but this time we actually won! We were overjoyed! While I was living home, my mom and I shared those tweezers. They were a huge upgrade from the old tweezers we used to have. Their precision slant tip made is infinitely easier than ever to grab even the tiniest hair!

When I moved, my mom allowed me to take our communal pair of Tweezermans to college and then to my own apartment. (What a good mom!) In my apartment, my roommate once dropped them, dinging the edge. I (who am not quite ready to be on Hoarding: Buried Alive, but who also keeps things that I think I may need in the future) still had the original package from the tweezers. “Free sharpening,” it said! I sent the tweezers in, and they were repaired to their full splendor!

I cannot say enough about Tweezerman products. But wait! They just got a little better!

Betsey Johnson, one of my all-time favorite designers, has teamed up with Tweezerman to create a collection! This three-design series will be available at Sephora. There is a hot-pink tweezer featuring white skulls, a white tweezer with pink roses, and a black tweezer with… wait for it… pink faces reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe! I am in love!

I was very excited to attend the launch party for these tweezers, and to see Betsey herself there in her Soho store (the perfect location to celebrate these glam tweezers)! It was fun to see how much the tweezer designs reflect themes in Betsey’s current clothing collection. I even got a pair for my mom. (I totally owed her one.)

Get ye to Sephora, squidlets, and get ’em while they’re hot!


Hello, squidlets!

Have you ever noticed that big life changes occur all at once? For me, this is always the case. This week I’ll be beginning a new job at a children’s museum! I am thrilled to begin a new job! I feel re-energized and ready to tackle some other things in my life. One of those things is a closet makeover (more on that soon!), and the other is getting back to a healthy weight!

I know I have about 30 pounds to lose. I have had some success with Slim-Fast in the past, and I have used it in conjunction with Weight Watchers to meet my goals of having a healthy BMI. I, however, did a poor job maintaining my loss and (sadly!) have gained the weight back. I had a lot of excuses because I was finishing graduate school and writing a thesis, I was unemployed and could not afford the healthier choices, I was on vacation, I had no time for exercise. Excuses, excuses!

I’m ready to stop making excuses and start making a change!

After my visit to the Unilever Penthouse last month, I had the opportunity to speak with Ali, a registered dietician at Slim-Fast. Ali helped me to see the ways in which the Slim-Fast plan fits into my lifestyle. Slim-Fast is a great way to control your calorie intake and learn portion control. Itworks on a 3-2-1 plan. What that means is, each day you eat three snacks, two meal shakes or meal bars, and one balanced meal. Each snack can be a Slim-Fast snack bar, a fruit or vegetable, or another snack of approximately 100 calories.

I am psyched to pack my lunch this week — I love the Slim-Fast products! They taste great and really do keep me feeling full and satisfied! I love the Chocolate Peanut Caramel meal bar, and the Double-Dutch Chocolate snack bar is not to be missed! Canned shakes are great for on-the-go. When I have extra time, I love to have the powdered shakes (just stir into milk and ENJOY)!

Although I know I want to lose 30 pounds (see above!), Ali explained that a great first goal is to lose 5-10% of your current body weight. For me that’s about 8 or 9 pounds. Cross your fingers for me!

How have you successfully reached a weight goal? Please share your tips!!!