Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Some of My Guilty Pleasures. What are Some of Yours?


Some of My Guilty Pleasures

We all pretty much have guilty pleasures that we like to indulge in whether it be listening to some of your old-school jams, going on unnecessary shopping sprees, getting an occasional massage or indulging in something sweet. I think it's a way of keeping our own sanity even though many of us don't like to admit some of the things we occasionally enjoy when there's a small feeling of guilt involved.

TV is a common guilty pleasure whether it be watching some old re-runs, "reality" shows, daytime talk shows or following a new series. As a Glam Media publisher, I get the wonderful opportunity to work with many different brands. Right now, Glam is celebrating the premiere of ABC's new show Mistresses. A bit scandalous, Mistresses is a new drama about four girlfriends on their own paths to self-discovery. We have a bit of a feeling that it's sure to be one of our next guilty pleasures.

Continue reading to see what some of my guilty pleasures are. I'd also love to read some of yours!

A Certified Pamper Day

Keeping up with a beauty regimen can be a lot of work and can require loads of upkeep. One of my guilty pleasures is designating myself an all-out "Pamper Day" to myself. My pamper day is an all-out spa day for myself, hosted by myself and usually falls on a Sunday when I have absolutely no plans and feel like sticking around at home for the day.

I usually do what I tend to neglect on most days, which would be a full body exfoliation in the shower, shaving from head to toe (sometimes waxing) and loading myself up with a good moisturizer and throwing a protein treatment and deep conditioner in my hair and cover my hair with a shower cap while I do some of my other things. I like leaving deep conditioners in my hair for as long as I can, so with some time to kill, I like to tweeze my eyebrows really good with a 5X mirror (and any other strays I can find) and pick from my array of beauty masks. If my nails aren't looking the best, I'll paint my finger and toe nails - one of dreaded chores of being a girl. I love freshly polished nails, but I just hate doing it. I try to be good though about removing my polish as soon as it chips, but I've been guilty on several occasions of having chipped nails for days. My day usually ends with a self-tanning session and by the next morning, I feel incredibly refreshed and ready to take on the day. I loathe the feeling of when I neglect my beauty routine, but to my defense, it's only usually the periods of time where I've been super busy and haven't had much time to myself.

Thrift Stores, Consignment Shops & Garage/Estate Sales

Who doesn't love a bargain, right? So it's no secret that If I see a sign for an Estate Sale, I'm following the signs and arrows all the way to the sale. I've always enjoyed going to them since I was really young to see if I can score something really good for a low price. You definitely have to get there early if you want dibs on the good stuff, and sometimes you can get really lucky. I always have the hopes of snagging some vintage designer fashion jewelry or accessories. I've found some pretty cool things, including a real Louis Vuitton wallet for like fifty cents.

I also really enjoy going to random thrift stores and consignment shops once in a while when I get the chance. It's not something I do regularly, because frankly I don't have any good shops that are local, but if I spot one, I always like to take a peek inside.

Lately though I've been regularly looking at online consignment stores that specialize in designer goods (mostly handbags) in hopes of scoring a great deal on something that really wouldn't be in my budget otherwise. Hey, no one has to know that you weren't the original owner.. haha!

Splurging on Makeup

Surprise! I'd consider purchasing makeup a guilty pleasure only because I own so much already that I absolutely do not need any more. It's really hard for me not to give into makeup temptations, but you can bet that If I spot anything pretty at a makeup counter, it's going to go home with me. My ultimate guilty pleasure is the higher-end, pricier brands of makeup that I don't purchase too often. Purchasing a pricey foundation or blush makes me feel extra luxurious.

Junk Food

I eat very healthy regularly for the most part, but I'm guilty of indulging.. maybe a little too often than I should. There are many "forbidden" foods on the invisible list in my head which mostly consists of fast food, junk food (candy, chips, snacks, processed baked goods) and pretty much anything loaded with calories and that's high in fat or sugar.

One of guilty pleasures believe it or not is just a regular, greasy, fast food meal. I never eat fast food - maybe once or twice a year and when I go to restaurants, I will never order fries with my food. Don't get me wrong, I love it! But it's something I've steered clear of for many years. Actually eating a full meal at McDonald's would be a treat for me! Don't judge. haha!

I'm also a sweet addict and can't go to any store without looking at the bakery section. I won't necessarily purchase anything, but I love to feed my eyes with all of the yummy treats. A really good coffee cake would be a total guilty treat for me. I also love cannolis (with chocolate chips), napoleons and pretty much anything filled with custard and topped with whipped cream.

1990's Animated Movies

I was huge on Disney Movies as a little kid and during my Summer vacations I use to watch my Disney movies over and over again. I was a child with a large imagination and I remember I had a big selection of VHS tapes and I always acted like I was shopping at the video store when it was time to pick a movie. I think I even use to stamp a card with the date to "return" the movie (back to my shelf) because I saw them do it at Blockbuster. Some of my favorite movies were Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Thumbellina, Once Upon a Forest, Princess and the Goblin, The Swan Princess and many more! I still love these movies, and if I happened to run across any of them playing on TV, I'd definitely watch them.

I'd love to hear what some of your guilty pleasues are! Let me know in the comments!

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30 comments:

  1. Thrift stores and consignment shops would definitely be one of mine also! I love being able to get a bargain but I also love when I find unique pieces! I rely on thrift store and consignment shops for a lot of my DIY projects!

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  2. I love getting a good deal too. It makes my week to be able to get an awesome deal!

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  3. I LOVEE bargain shopping too! I found a lot of my funky modern furniture in estate sales :) I also found the best Express/Victoria's secret outlet warehouse in Columbus recently! Literally spent hours in there, I love a great bargain! I also love animated movies, but I'm a sucker for the newer Pixar ones :)

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  4. So crazy that those are my guilty pleasures throw in youtubing and that would be my list I am obsessed with tutorials haha.

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  5. eeek mine are watching Clueless, Ben & Jerry's, facials, deep conditioner, and doing my nails while listening to my fav songs. Also sunless tanning lol honestly I have so many. Combining them all into one day is what makes them so special.

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  6. I have so many guilty pleasures nutella is def. one of them dont tell anyone but I can literally eat an entire jar in one sitting which is why I cant have any in my house ;) and I also share the love for makeup shopping that is my #1 guilty pleasure. its so nice when they arrive on my doorstep and I rip open the box and see the new products for the first time. thanks for sharing yours with us as well! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  7. Drawing, crafts, reading and playing music are my favorite things to do for some "ME" time! Although, I find it so hard to turn off the voice inside my head saying I should be getting other things done!

    Lacy
    MakeupbyLacy.com

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  8. Cooking, makeup shopping and reading..totally obsessed :)

    www.cynthiasnydose.com

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  9. I think all of the above, except estate sales, are guilty pleasures of mine! Esp the splurging on makeup part! But who knows... you might have gotten me curious about estate sales now!! :P

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  10. Real Housewives OC, Jersey & Beverly Hills! Lol! Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey, bread & butter... Jay's Hot Stuff, Garcia's (or G's as I like to dub it)... the list goes on but dept. store, Sephora or Ulta for any beauty product is on the list too! Hehehe.... my mom LOVES going to McShane's (consignment store)... her weekly special and shopping on Craigslist. She's addicted.

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  11. Mine would definitely include splurging on makeup & skin care products also junk food n candy and watching keeping up with the kardashians !

    xo

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  12. Hmmm.... Guilty pleasures. Mine would be food and makeup. Max Brenner's chocolate and any makeup from a high-end brand, especially foundation and blush. My last guilty pleasure makeup purchase was Guerlain's Rouge G De Guerlain L'Extrait. I paid $66. Very guilt-inducing but I LOVE it!

    Great blog by the way. Love the way you write; very relatable. :)

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  13. If I treat myself to something food-related, it's usually chocolate. And LOTS of it ;-)

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  14. My guilty pleasures are my trips to the local spas. I totally indulge in a good facial whenever I can! With so much product testing, my skin can get a bit aggravated, and it's an amazing way to relax. There's one that's less than a mile from our house, and they have the most amazing pedicures.

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  15. Junk food for sure: it's a way to stay sane when you're doing your very best the rest of the month to eat and drink healthy. And then there's movies: I sometimes have self-proclaimed movie marathons where I watch 2-3 in a row.

    My "strongest" guilty pleasure is watching TV shows online during lunch break. For some reason I have to watch something or my lunch break will feel wrong lol. I watch everything from Wicked Tuna and Game of Thrones to Anger Management and Tosh.o

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  16. I have the same guilty pleasures, especially makeup! :)

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  17. I like it that you had mixed make up and sweets altogether. It is a rare mix up but I sure do hear you loud and clear. I share the same guilty pleasures. But I never thought to mix them up together.

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  18. Makeup is my guilty pleasure and coffee! I'm addicted. =)

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  19. Since I'm a makeup geek, makeup is my guilty pleasure not Chocolate chips or junk foods..lol

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  20. This is a 100% true post. I think I am guilty on all of the above.

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  21. Chocolate is definitely a weakness for me. I do manage to control my cravings, but when I do eat some, I LOVE it! I especially like caramel inside those little squares. Yuummy!

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  22. One of my guilty pleasures are foods rich in antioxidants, having a pair of new shoes and tanks. I love loreal's hair mask with arginine and some blush-ons from max factor. Love them all.

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  23. I can avoid junk food but its not possible for me to avoid chocolates...i am mad for it.

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  24. I'm in love with your blog! I just started one up a few weeks ago quite similar to your with a kick of health and fashion thrown in ;)

    Check it out - www.ErinCoakley.com

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  25. I don't know, but I guess these are too many to mention :). Like your post and I hope there are more of your remarkable post!

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  26. I love tinted lip gloss and I love making homemade berrie smoothies with my vita mix blender! Oh and I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate :)

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  27. What is that sephora eyeshadow you're holding in the picture at the beginning of the post???

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  28. I love anything Chanel...

    http://www.swagscent.com/?gccid=16606849

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  29. what a great article.when it comes to guilty pleasures makeup is one for me

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