Thursday, April 30, 2015

Current Beauty Faves


I am particularly obsessed with the above beauty products at the moment and for great reason!!  Unfortunately, part of the reason is age but I'll get to that in second!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Polish in Shell We Dance? Love this color. Its so natural yet pretty. If you are over all the loud colors and even the pastel blues and greens- give this a try.  It's a "grown up" color but still so fresh and youthful for those of us in our late 20 somethings.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner I have FINALLY found the holy grail of liquid liner. When I say that this liner stays on all day and does not smudge... it's literally true. I have been so content with this product that I'm telling everyone about it.

Eucerin Original Healing Lotion My skin has been extremely dry lately. I'm talking desert dry- not fun at all. Now part of this problem is pregnancy (I can't seem to drink enough water) and the second part is ageing. As we get older our bodies don't lock in moisture as much. This lotion has been the answer to my prayers. I have never been one to have to lotion up twice a day and I wasn't about to start now. I particularly like it because it doesn't feel too heavy and gets the job done.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer With age comes wrinkles. :(  I have been noticing the laugh lines starting to set in and possible crows feet coming through.  I've been using this product for 2+ years now and I've never been so grateful for it. I also have found that since I've started using it that my skin has a healthier glow to it.

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Maverick This is simply one of my faves because I've been using it daily. Its just a nice wash of color to make you appear done up but effortless.

Bobbi Brown Eye Corrector in Peach Latetly my nights have consisted of me waking up between the hours of 2-4 am to use the potty and then it takes me 45 minutes to fall asleep again. I then wake up at 8 am (latest) to pee again. Long story short, my bags are looking glorious. I'm sure its age a little too but, the lack of sleep is not letting me look so young. Eye corrector is a must these days. I tried Neutrogena's because I heard really great rumblings about it but nothing beats this!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I'm Pregnant

13 Weeks
My first reaction to a positive pregnancy test was nothing like I imagined. My intuition told me that something was different and I just knew I had to be expecting- seeing the positive test just made it sink in more.  I felt a rush of glee over me and then immediately after I was frightened.  I left the bathroom and told Shane the news and I could hear it all over my voice that I was in shock. I'm going to be someone's MOTHER!

I'm starting to type this at 10 weeks pregnant- by the time you read this I will be 15 weeks along.  So far its been a bumpy ride. The first ultrasound was done when I was 6 weeks and I was so surprised to see my little baby's heart beat.  I was speechless to say the least.  I didn't get the wonderful "morning" sickness until about 7 weeks and wow I didn't know that I could vomit so much.  As most of you know, I ADORE food.  These days, food really isn't on the top of my list of things that make me happy.  Other than that, I am seeing a little bump arise from my usually squishy/chubby tummy and I'm always super tired. I keep telling myself that it's all temporary. :) Now at 15 weeks, the vomiting has subsided and I am getting my energy back- my sense of smell is my worst enemy.

We have nicknamed our baby "Buttons"- simply based on the fact that Shane resembled an elderly man when he was just a baby.  This, of course, made me think that our child may look fresh out of the retirement home and I thought of Benjamin Button- hence Buttons.

I'm fixated on making sure that our little baby is set up for success. I'm researching like crazy on everything an anything baby related. I have also been harassing people about their birthing stories. My mother has challenged me to an all natural birth but I'm not as bad ass as she is- so we will see.

 For anyone interested, I will be giving updates via blog.  I also have other posts regarding beauty and fashion on the way. :)  Overall, we feel so blessed to have Buttons on the way.

button's wave.