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25 Gifts for Runners: Day 25

25 Dec

Merry Christmas!!!! I hope that everyone has had a wonderful month of December and that your holidays are spent with those that you love! And for those of you who love runners, today is the final installment of the 25 Gifts for Runners series I’ve been doing here at Marathon Beauty!

25. Entry to Your Runner’s Dream Race. Why not surprise the runner in your life with an entry to his or her dream race! Does she really want to run Big Sur? How about Chicago? While some of the most sought after are only done by lottery (Nike Women’s Marathon & New York), and you have to qualify for Boston, a runner would love it if you bought them an entry into Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles and then made a fun trip out of it!

To recap on my previous posts, here are my 25 Gifts for Runners:

Day 1-7: Stocking Stuffers

1. Bodyglide

2. Khiels Lip Balm No. 1

3. Goody Stay Put Hairbands

4. Sunscreen

5. GelsShot Bloks & Sport Beans

6. iTunes Giftcard

7. Nunn

Day 8-24: Perfect for Under the Tree

8. Massage Gift Card

9. Foam Roller

10. Resistance Bands

11. BIC Bands

12. New Headphones

13. Running Journal

14. Oiselle Rundies

15. Gym Bag

16. Runners World Calendar

17. iPhone Arm Band

18. Subscription to Runner’s World Magazine

19. Ear Warming Headband

20. Handheld Water Bottle

21. Compression Socks

22. Cute Loungewear

23. Rain/Wind Jacket

24. Pedicure Gift Card

Day 25: If you Really Want to Score Points

25. Entry to Your Runner’s Dream Race

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!


My Running Look

16 Nov

Wearing makeup while running is a controversial topic, especially if you’re at a race and plan to actually race. Purists don’t believe in wearing makeup while racing because looking cute has nothing to do with how fast you are. There are other camps that think it is horrible to show up at a race looking like death. I fall in between the two camps and prefer to wear eye-makeup and gloss but nothing on my face. I don’t wear foundation, concealer or any other face product besides sweatproof sunscreen because of sweat. I’ve gone through that “wear makeup to the gym” phase and all it results in are belmishes.

But, I do wear eye makeup. I believe a little liquid eyeliner and some waterproof mascara can really doll yourself up in an easy way. Couple that with a bright gloss and you look picture perfect, but not overdone. That means you’ll look great when you take your picture for being #1 in your age group!

Below are a few of my favorite liners, mascaras and glosses. Enjoy!

Best Black Eyeliner Pen: The Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner ($20) doesn’t smudge or smear when wet, and lasts through you rubbing your eyes when sunscreen sneaks in around your sunglasses.

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Looking for a Color Eyeliner: When I want some color (or a thick line to look like shadow) I turn to Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen ($14) The liner goes on smoothly and lasts all day. My favorites are true teal and deep plum!

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Bargain Price But Amazing Eyeliner Wear: Wet and Wild has sure changed since I was a 12 year old putting on makeup during the morning bus ride! I love  Wet n Wild H20 Proof Liquid Eye Liner ($4, at drugstores) It says really well, but make sure to use an oil based remover (like Almay Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover) to take off the liner. It stays on really well so the oil-free removers may not work as well.

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Plump Lashes: DiorShow Iconic Extreme Waterproof Mascara ($28) is AMAZING at giving volume that won’t smear away. Love it!

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Looooong Lashes: I can’t say enough great things about Rimmel London Lycra Lash Extender Mascara ($8) It really lengthens and gives you a deep black lash!

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Natural Lashes: I LOVE Neutrogena’s Healthy Volume Mascara ($6-$7) Such a long lasting natural look. I use it on day’s I want to look fresh but not necessairly glam.

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Great Lip Stain: For a stain I have used CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain ($7). The great thing about a stain is that you put it on in the morning and then are able to use your preferred gloss/chap on top!

CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain - Lip Color, Teasing Blush 415 - 1 ea

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Great Color: L’Oreal Colour Riche LeGloss Lip Gloss ($8) in Watermelon Crush or Red Ravishing. It is really good for a 5k because anything beyond that and I’ve  (or my water bottle has) already eaten off the lip gloss.

L'Oreal Colour Riche - LeGloss Lip Gloss, Watermelon Crush - .4 fl oz

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Long Wear Gloss: I heart Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Gloss ($19) It is truly a long wear gloss that provides great color and shine through an entire 10k. I also really enjoy the glitter in the formula, not too big.


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What are your favorites? I’d love to hear!