Well, Hello 2016…

Happy 2016

We made iiiiiiiit! Woohoo! Getting the opportunity to see another year is pretty epic, y’all. I hope you’ve been able to celebrate in some way because seeing 2016 is pretty huge in my book. But man, it’s not even 3 full days in the year and I’m all kinds of frazzled.

That’s because I’m me. My brain goes at 256 MPH and I struggle with slowing it down. I’m going to work on that this year. Yesterday I turned 31 years old and I’m like…what??? It’s shocking because…didn’t I just graduate from college? Wasn’t 3rd period History just last week? I’m an adult? Since when?

Heh.

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Merry Christmas!

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I’ve been unapologetically ghost for most of this month and last month and I am in sheer shock that 2016 is right around the corner. I don’t know if it’s postpartum hormones or the 90 degree temps around here but I haven’t been in the Christmas spirit and this is a shocker since I LOVE Christmas everything.

The few gifts that I purchased were actually wrapped by Amazon. Which, by the way, is the best idea ever. Mama is tired and it shows. I’m grateful my kids are young enough to be entertained by the small (and inexpensive) things of life. Next year I’ll be more prepared…maybe!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. 

My favorite beauty discoveries of 2015

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

Clumps of Mascara – Wanna smell pretty? I don’t! I can’t handle strong fragrances and I love when brands give us body care products that have gentle scents. Yessss.

EauMG – Every year Victoria puts together a holiday gift guide for her favorite people – freaks, goths, post-punk dames, vintage vamps, alt-chics. Here’s Victoria’s Holiday Gift Guide for anyone that leans towards a “darker” aesthetic.

Gouldylox Reviews – Everyone is talking about Wen and the lawsuits. Should you stop using Wen?

Love for Lacquer – The MAC x Ellie Goulding collection is a neutral lovers dream. Check out these gorgeous pieces!

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Tales of an Unfaithful Car

Wanna feel like a boss? 

Buy a car.

I’m not kidding. I thought I had hit the jackpot the day I went to that used car lot and purchased my first car. Yeah, it was used, but honey, that was MY car. I saved up the money for a down payment. By.myself. I felt like such a grown up. 

Last month I finally paid that car off and while le’ Nissan and I have had our share of fabulous road trippin’ memories, ole’ girl is acting like she wants to give up the ghost. I mean, what? I pay you off and you want to start acting up? This is sad.

NOCO Genius Boost

Getting the opportunity to review the NOCO Boost Jump Starter could not have come at a better time. Poor Esposo is now rollin’ with my car (while I get to tote the kids in his car, hehe) and every few weeks, he finds himself getting stranded. Okay yeah, we know it’s time to buy a new car but we will literally rock with this bad boy until the wheels fall off. And this Jump Starter has literally saved us time and time again. 

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What one beauty item would you really love to receive this holiday season?

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

Blushing Noir – Neutral for days! The MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection was made with me in mind – even though it’s all about that Ellie.

Clumps of Mascara – Tis the season for fabulous beauty finds from Target. But hey girl, don’t forget the pretty packaging, too!

Gouldylox Reviews – Need to survive the holidays in style? Determine your Elf-type and grab these to win the season!

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The Day My Daughter’s Teacher Found Out I Was A Beauty Blogger

This post is sponsored by Target.

Elle has been attending a formal preschool for a little over a year now, and I’m one of those parents who wishes her school was open on the weekends.

I’m not even kidding. Parenting a toddler is SO difficult, and sometimes I find myself needing a break from my (not so) darling little angel. Elle’s teachers have always been so wonderful, and I make it my business to really get to know them. I’ll never forget the day one of the teachers found out I had a beauty blog.

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“Seriously?!” she said.

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Bub’s Birth Story

I just went through 200+ pictures that my birth photographer took of Bub’s birth and I still get all emotional. Because ohmigoodness, what an INCREDIBLE birth!

Very rarely do you see words like incredible, life-changing and spectacular used next to “birth” but seriously, y’all…I love giving birth. I love everything about it. I love the mystery. I love how each contraction brings me closer to seeing my  baby. I love how if and when I trust my body, my baby and myself, a baby is…born!

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Subtle Lips + Red Nails + A Pop of Silver and Gold

This post is sponsored by Target.

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Tis the season, babes! I am sooooo ready. My baby is here. Our house is all kinds of decked out and I’m excited to spend the holiday season with just my small family of four. This year, however, I’m skipping the whole “GO INTO DEBT” theme for gifts and so I’ve selected only a few gal pals to receive gifts.

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