Happy Monday friends! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I braved the mall on Friday because I needed one last gift and I wasn’t exactly sure what I was looking for. Luckily, it was a successful mission and I am done fighting crowds and traffic for the year! On another note, I picked up this teddy coat a few weeks ago, but wanted to share it with you now since it is on sale. I saw a few last year, but nothing compared to the amount of styles that have hit the stores this year. They are so cozy and perfect for the winter!
Teddy Coats Galore!
Some people have that ‘glow’ when their pregnant. That well rested, I don’t need to apply highlighter because I already look fabulous glow.
I’m not one of them. With both of my babies, my hormones have gone all out of whack and my skin turns into a disaster area. I look tired and I have tiny pimples all over.. Ugh. I didn’t even have bad skin as a teenager. But what can you do? It’s just one of those things that comes along with growing a human.
The only thing I CAN do is balance my complexion and try to minimize any further breakouts. I stay well hydrated and apply skin care morning and night, and foundation that I know works. Pregnant or not, these products are my all time favorite.
At night I wash my face with Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser. It’s a cream base cleanser that goes on smoothly, takes my make-up off easily, and leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. I was informed by my esthetician that I have large pores (which usually happens when you have oily skin) but my skin was very dry. She recommended that I switch from the gel based cleaner I was using to a cream base. I did, and bam! My skin changed overnight. My pores are smaller and my skin doesn’t look thirsty.
I follow up with Peter Thomas Roth’s Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream to add an extra dose of hydration while I sleep. Hydrating the skin diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles leaving your skin looking younger. Who doesn’t want that?
In the morning I use Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream. There is a reason people swear by this stuff. It is pure heaven rubbed all over your face. I didn’t believe the hype until I stopped by the Nordstrom counter and tried a drop on the palm of my hand. You could see a difference from one hand to the other instantly. I kid you not. It’s a little on the pricey side, but a little goes a long way and I promise you won’t be disappointed.
After I’ve given Charlotte a minute to work her magic (see what I did there) it’s time for foundation. I tried YSL’s Touche Eclate foundation for the first time years ago. I loved it then and I still love it now. A month or so ago I decided to break out of my bubble and try a few other foundations but there was just no comparison, and I once again found myself at the Sephora counter buying my tried and true. The YSL Touche Eclate goes on smoothly, covers imperfections, and doesn’t leave me looking like I have a mound of foundation on my face.
Last, is something that I need now more than ever. I wouldn’t consider myself someone that has dark circles under their eyes, but working full time, taking care of my family, and running after a toddler leaves me needing a little help in the area. I was watching a beauty blogger do a makeup tutorial on YouTube one day and she recommended Maybellines Instant Age Rewind concealer. She’s much tanner than I am and said she used the lightest shade, not because that is her shade persay but because that’s what she preferred. Naturally, that’s the shade I tried as well. It works! I’ve found that some concealers can be a little heavy which makes them more noticeable. This one offers good coverage and goes on silky smooth.
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It’s official! We had our 20 week ultrasound on Friday and found out we are having another little girl.
I have to admit, I wasn’t exactly sure what to think of that when we initially opened the envelope and read the words “it’s a girl!” I never pictured myself as a mom of girls. But the thing is, having a baby girl is the ultimate blessing. I am so close with my mom and now I get to share that same bond with not only one daughter, but two.
When I was younger I always thought it would be cool to have a sister and my girls get to experience that. Someone to share life’s ups and downs with when they doesn’t want to talk to Mom or Dad. Someone to talk to about boys and all things high school drama. A built in bestie.
We are thrilled to welcome another beautiful little girl into our family!