I’m So Thankful

Pregnant Fun

So…it’s November. And next month we get to celebrate the last day of 2015. In.sane. I’ll spare you the “Whoa, this year went by fast!” comments, but seriously y’all…this year has gone by so very quickly. I ended 2014 with a renewing and refreshing state of mind. I finished a self-improvement program and had so many ideas and goals set for myself. Things that I wanted to do and accomplish. And well…

I didn’t do it ALL. And that’s okay. As long as I am granted another day to live, that means I’ve got the chance to keep going towards those goals. Right now, though? I just feel so incredibly thankful. The seasons has me feeling this way. Here I am on the brink of Thanksgiving and 39 weeks pregnant and I am just washed over and over with graciousness and satisfaction.

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How do you change your facial skincare ritual for cooler months?

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Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Phyrra – shares the Best Ways to Transition from Autumn to Winter!

Prime Beauty – has traveling to Paris on her bucket list, but until then she will be satisfied with the Wander Beauty 4-pc. Paris Collection!

Beautygeeks – World Psoriasis Day was on October 29th and I learned stuff. Something related to psoriasis; it’s called psoriatic arthritis; delivers a double-whammy of potential misery: it affects skin and it affects joints, too. But it’s not a life sentence!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Love shopping for beauty products? You’re going to love it even more if you win 1 of the 2 CVS/pharmacy $50 gift cards Amber is giving away. Imagine what you’d treat yourself to!

Blushing Noir – If you’ve never splurged on Chanel nail polish NOW is the time! Check out the latest Chanel Le Vernis and shop quickly – they’re limited edition!

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Colgate Optic White Update + Another Giveaway

3 month update It has been 3 months, babes! Remember when I first talked about my mission to whiten my teeth using Colgate Optic White Toothbrush + Whitening Pen? I’ve taken quite a few travels in the past 3 months and I’m surprised that I remembered to bring my beloved toothbrush along each time. I can’t stress to you how nice it is to have a whitening product built in your toothbrush. Such a genius idea and one that will likely have me repurchasing this toothbrush just for the convenience.   Because look – busy women and mamas simply don’t have the time to sit and wait for their teeth to whiten. I love how simple using this toothbrush is. It takes away  the whole “put this on your teeth and remove in 10-30 minutes” thing and allows you to brush, whiten and go. It really couldn’t be easier. But is it effective?  I would say so! To stretch it out a bit, I used the toothbrush twice a day but only used the Whitening Pen once a day. A little goes a long way and even after 3 months, I’ve got just a little left. Because you can use any kind of toothpaste with this, I’m thinking that can make a bit of a difference in the results that you may see. I didn’t use a whitening toothpaste because I wanted to see how well the Whitening Pen did on its own.  Twist out [Read more…]

Say What? You Want Free Hair Products and a New Purse?

Sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

It is officially T minus 2 weeks before I am too pregnant to function. I think I’m ready and after getting the house in order, I am working on self-pampering. Because let’s face it, there is very little to no pampering going down with a newborn in the house. But you know what? I’m one of those women that reuses to give up on herself. I don’t care what it takes. I will find a millisecond in a day to do something special for me.

And you should do the same, babe. This, I think, applies to all women. We do a lot, man. We deserve to treat ourselves every now and then. 

Remember when I first talked about Roux and how ideal it was for expectant moms who weren’t able to color their hair during those three trimesters? I’m back to remind you about the fabulous contest that Roux Beauty has going on and to encourage you to enter! Because who couldn’t use hair care products for a year or a brand new Louis Vuitton purse? Current Roux lovers will definitely want to get in on this fun. Upload your picture so we can all see how fabulous your curls, tresses, ‘fros are looking! 

Roux contest

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The Body Wash That Feels Like A Spa Treatment

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

Sooo, it’s back. My eczema, that is. I should really blame myself because while I usually avoid dairy products, I lose my mind when I’m pregnant. For some reason, my hormones are actually kind to me and I can tolerate dairy better while pregnant. So your girl has been going crazy. Aaaand my skin has a problem with it. I’ve become twinsies with the Belle and we are both dealing with cracking skin, inflamed skin and rashes. Lovely, right?

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

It’s a good time to be exploring these Aveeno® products because this Daily Moisturizing Body Wash has been helping ease my skin a bit. And that’s probably because this baby has Colloidal Oatmeal in it.

Yes babes, oatmeal doesn’t make for just a yummy breakfast meal, it can also be an incredibly healing and soothing ingredient for us sensitive skincare folx. You can absolutely tell the difference when you’re using it. Because eczema has the tendency to dry the skin out, this Body Wash does a beautiful job at locking in that moisture – even after a hot shower! Yes, impressive, it is.

Three more reasons why I love it?

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Zoya Flair collection

Zoya Flair

It’s finally starting to feel like Fall around here. I showcased the first part of Zoya’s Fall collection (the lovely Focus) and now I’m back to share off Flair. I got a press sample of these months back and now that the weather has been feeling all Fall-like, these could not have been swatched at a better time. 

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Visiting Walt Disney World While 37 Weeks Pregnant

I’ve done a lot of crazy things in my life. From spontaneously moving across the country to marrying a dude I met off of the internet and eating my placenta, I rarely shock myself anymore. My friends are used to this and often laugh at my antics. When I came up with the idea to take EB on an “Almost Big Sister” trip to Walt Disney World while pregnant, no one tried to stop me. And they should have. 

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Because that was by far the craziest thing that I’ve ever done. No overly pregnant woman should be waddling around Walt Disney World. But this post isn’t about why you shouldn’t do it. I’m going to highlight our up’s and great experiences while casually noting how much BETTER they could have done if I weren’t so you know…pregnant.

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Have you ever made a blind purchase without reading a single review?

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Nouveau Cheap – Hard Candy has lots of fun new products launching right now (plus new shades for existing products). Here’s everything you need to know…and then some!

Olive & Ivy – Want to know what’s new at LUSH for Halloween? I’ve got you covered!

Phyrra – tells you the best eyeshadows to wear to enhance your eye color!

Prime Beauty – thinks Rachel Zoe is ba-nah-nas and so is her new subscription box, the Rachel Zoe Box of Style! The pieces are to DIE for!

Beautygeeks – Reaction is mixed to this post about makeup for a 10-year-old. At what age should girls start wearing makeup? And what’s age-appropriate?

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber grew up watching Jem & The Holograms, and went FULL ON Jem mode for her Halloween costume idea & tutorial, and you’re not going to want to miss it! It’s truly, truly, truly outrageous!

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