I get on soap boxes.
Once I got on one about people walking or riding bikes on the road DIRECTLY NEXT to the designated biking/running trail.
(By the tone of my sentence it’s clear I’m not quite over it yet.)
It finally culminated in Rachel and I parking the car and jetting out to catch up with the road runner.
Not because I wanted to harass the poor guy or anything just because I really needed answers. Was there something I didn’t know about these runners that made it perfectly logical to risk their lives on winding roads when a trail is literally spitting distance from their feet?
As we caught up I asked him as gently as I could.
“Hey. So… why the road? Why not…the trail?” ( magician hand gesture toward the shiny black trail)
His answer will forever leave me empty and unfulfilled.
“Um (looks at the trail as if he’s never seen it before) I dunno….This is just….my run.”
It’s kind of like the exasperation I imagine my dental hygienist feels when she asks me for the millionth time if I floss regularly and I start to squirm uncomfortably.
“I just….don’t think about it?”
Which is a pretty great lead in for her soapbox.
And yet, I still don’t floss often er….ever.
Which is kind of making me wonder about this post at all, cause if she can’t convince me to floss and she’s up close and personal in my mouth with sharp objects, is it really possible that I can convince anyone of anything?
But I’m gonna try anyway
because I love you.
Here’s the challenge:
Do all three of the following challenges for 2 weeks.
Take a before and an after photo.
Notice differences (if any)
Tag your results on twitter, insta or facebook (you don’t have to include a before in your tag if you’re shy, any or no photo is fine) #soapboxchallenge (also tag me so I can see them all!)
You can tag once a day for the whole two weeks and at the end of it I’m gonna give one of the taggers a $50 Girt Certificate to Sephora.
I realize this is kind of another giveaway so, sorry if those are getting annoying, I just really want some good motivation and… money talks.
You will be giving me a MUCH better gift of knowing once and for all if my soapbox is even as important and awesome as I think it is.
I know I have talked about this many times, yet many of even my closest friends are still depriving their skin of some MUCH needed hydration.
With wonderful moisturizers like this one costing almost nothing, you really don’t have an excuse not to give it a try.
Thirsty skin can cause dullness, caked looking makeup, magnified lines, breakouts, irritated skin, uneven texture and oddly it can even cause oilyness.
For the next two weeks slather on ample amounts of a good creamy moisture to your face morning and night.
2. Drink a TON of water!
When I am skimping on my H2O my face pays a serious price.
Darker/ puffier circles, dull skin, red eyes and swollen nose and eyes.
The challenge for the next two weeks is to drink at least a half a gallon of water a day.
3. Wash your face before you go to bed!
I know, I know. I get tired and lazy too. Let me tell you though, it is not worth it.
All it takes is one or two nights of unwashed sleeping before I get all cloggy in my pores and start to intensely regret the neglect.
Before I made a good habit of it I didn’t notice to stark contrast nearly as much.
The next to weeks? No skipping. Not even on no-makeup days.
I’m going to join you cause I haven’t been a saint on my water drinking lately and I often forget my morning moisture. So I’ll be posting my results as well.
If you are already doing all of this, you have my respect. You can still post the hashtag for purely gloating purposes if you like.