Spartan Up!

The guy behind the Spartan races wrote a book!

It got a great review from one of my heroes, Dean Karnazes (Ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author of Ultra Marathon Man): “If there’s anyone out there who has taken extreme to a new level, its Joe De Sena – in adventure racing, in business, and ultimately in the business of adventure. Spartan Up! is a must-read.”

Spartan Up! is more than an insider’s view of the world of obstacle racing –it’s a manual for the Spartan way of life, including:

■ Finding the will to succeed: The first half of a race you run with your legs; the second half you run with your mind. Turn your pain into an outboard motor to drive you forward.

■ Tossing your cookies: The Cookie Test can teach you how to overcome the need for immediate gratification and help you prosper in the long term.

■ Getting Spartan fit: Survival of the Fittest means training outside the gym for strength, endurance and flexibility for your entire body—and don’t forget those burpees!

■ Moving mountains: Whether metaphorical mountains or the ones on which Spartans race, what you think of as your limitations can actually be a mere starting point for transformation.

I can’t wait to get my copy — order yours today!

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Kiss Looks So Natural false lashes

I was provided a set of KISS lashes from Influenster to review on my blog. I’ve never used false lashes before, so I knew this would be fun!

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[“BEFORE” LASHES]

I enlisted the help of my friend to out them on, which is good — I don’t think I could have done it myself! I’m not talented at makeup, so this was definitely something I needed assistance with.

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[applying the glue]

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[putting them on]

Each eye needed two tries at application, to get them close enough to the lash line. Once on, from above you could see that they were fake, but straight on they looked really natural.

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[“AFTER” LASHES]

I then put on makeup and wore them to the Oscar party I attended. Not one person noticed they were fake! Also a BIG plus was that I didn’t feel them at all once the glue had dried!

The inner corners of my eyes were not very secure, however. By the end of the evening, they were lifting (and I swear I never rubbed them!)

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[end of the night eyes]

Overall, I thought they were a great product and I would try them again for a special occasion — adding more glue on the inner corners!