Are you lusting after Fall 2015 Collections?


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

Love for Lacquer – Fall is upon us and that means amazing Fall nail collections! Check out the Modern Vampire collection from Cupcake Polish!

My Beauty Bunny – Nothing is pretty when you’re exhausted. Learn how I’ve upgraded my beauty sleep with My New Vegan Mattress and the Benefits of Bamboo Bed Sheets.

My Newest Addiction – Do you dislike layering on tons of product? Well TATCHA has taken two steps (sunscreen and primer), married them, and placed it in a beautiful baby blue tube. You NEED to check out the TATCHA SILKEN Pore Perfection Sunscreen.

Nouveau Cheap – Is the new Play! by Sephora Beauty Box subscription service worth $10 each month? Here’s a detailed look inside the very first box. You be the judge!

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How Am I 34 Weeks Pregnant?

34 Weeks Pregnant

Okay, two things: A) that image may have been posted before and B) it’s a pretty old picture of the bump. I do take quite a few preggo selfies, but girl…you don’t want to see those. Mainly because they’re usually taken in Esposo’s boxers and not always with a bra on. It’s the ultimate version of TMI and I wouldn’t want to put your eyes through that. 

See how much I love you?

Blog posts will slowlyyyy be coming to a crawl as I prepare for this second babe of mine. I SHOULD be nesting but the freelancer bee that is me is working like mad to stack cash. Self-employed mamas like me don’t have paid maternity leave. Thankfully, my  clients are SO wonderfully understanding and flexible so while I do feel a bit overwhelmed, at least I like what I do. And you know, not working is NOT an option. I like to work. And I like to make money, so there’s that…

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Do you like your hair?

This post is sponsored by Target.

SheaMoisture Black Castor Oil

Hair. It’s a big thing, right? I mean, I don’t care if you’re a little girl or living it up in your octogenarian years, chances are you have some issues with your hair. I’m with you, sister. My hair and I have such a love-hate relationship that many days, I’m shocked to see that my hair hasn’t run away from me. It sounds dramatic, I know, but I’m not always that sweet and attentive to my curls. I’ve gotten better but man, I used to color, perm and toss heat on my hair and then get livid when it wouldn’t grow. Isn’t that some craziness? Why do we do that? We put our strands through the ringer and then get furious when they aren’t “cooperating” with us. 


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What Took Me So Long To Try the Say Yes to Brand?

Yasssss to Yes to Carrots! I am SHOCKED that it has taken me this long to really test and review this brand. I’ve tried a few things from them but not many. How crazy is that? The brand sent me a few things to try and I’ve spent a good 2 months dipping and dapping and honestly, this overall feature doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface how I feel about them. I am incredibly impressed! I decided to feature 5 of the best products that I tested and liked. And these babies made the cut.

Say Yes to Carrots

First – do know this, Yes to Carrots also has a ton of other “Yes” products whose ingredients help to target various concerns.

Yes to Carrots – normal to dry skin/moisturizing 
Yes to Cucumbers – sensitive skin, hypoallergenic formulas
Yes to Tomatoes – acne prone skin
Yes to Blueberries – aging skin
Yes to Grapefruits – dull skin in need of brightening and evenness
Yes to Coconuts – dry and damaged skin

The options? Endless! They’ve got something for everyone. If I had to pick one line to use, I’d probably aim for Yes to Carrots and Yes to Tomatoes but truthfully, they’ve got so many products that I’ve had great results from the lines that don’t necessarily cater to my specific needs. So let’s rap on these…

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When Pregnant Chicks Want Hair Color – Roux Saves the Day!

Sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

Let’s rap about hair color, babes. Do you do it? You know I do! I am forever dyeing my hair and likely won’t stop any time soon. I’ve taken a break while pregnant but as soon as baby boy makes his appearance, I’ll be running to get some highlights or who knows – maybe I’ll go purple or magenta! Until I can get my fix, I’ll be using Roux Fanci-Full Temporary Hair Color Rinse.


Have you heard of this brand? Sold in Sally Beauty Salons nationwide and on, Roux gives you the option to temporarily change or modify your hair color. And easily! The temporary Haircolor Rinse is perfect for pregnant chicks like me who may not want to do an all over color. Because the Rinse doesn’t have any ammonia or peroxide in it, I felt completely safe using it. I selected the color Chocolate Kiss and while it was darker than I preferred, it was nice to get a hint of darkness in these summery days.

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21 Apple Recipes – Un-Domestic Gal friendly

Okay, loves. I’m slowing down. Mentally and physically, that is. Esposo is working out of town for an entire month and if you know anything about our household, you know that he is the primary chef. Yes y’all. I clicked on the right profile because I managed to snag a dude that cooks everything that I eat at home. Lucky isn’t even the word. There’s really nothing bad about this setup except that when dude leaves, I’m screwed. And not because I don’t know how to cook. The fluff on my hips, thighs and tum tum ain’t all from takeout meals. I’ve become so incredibly spoiled and lazy that having to shop AND cook for my own meals is just, well, a tad bit overwhelming.

Toss a picky toddler in the mix and most days I’m tempted to whip up a protein green smoothie for both Elle and myself. I’m getting it together and between Pinterest and this list of apple recipes, I’m thinking we may survive!

21 Apple Recipes

I have a list of gathered recipes that feature…apples! From savory to deliciously sweet, there really is something for all palates. My goal is to recreate at least 3-4 of these in the next few weeks. Awhile back I whipped up homemade apple sauce (gracias ole’ Crockpot!) and it was such a huge hit in this house. The recipes that I’ve got my eyes on are in bold.

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My Hair is Loving Cantu for Natural Hair!

This sponsored post is brought to you by Cantu and I got the opportunity to review Cantu products. Be proud of me, babes. I am still keeping up with my hair these days. I made a vow to spend more time caring for my hair and like clockwork, I’ve been doing deep conditioners and daily scalp massages. My hair is thriving and I couldn’t be happier. 

Cantu Hair Products

You’ve heard of Cantu, right? I’ve been using their products for years and though the packaging has changed and the ingredients are different, it appears that they are even better than ever. I mean, the packaging alone is up my alley because they’ve got for Natural Hair on everything which tells me that these products are likely formulated for people with hair like mine. Yeah mon! 

Basically, Cantu had me a hello! I received the following products to test drive. The ones in bold are what I’ll be talking about in this post.

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Did I Tell Y’all I Was Having A Homebirth?

7 months pregnant

Sooo…pregnancy. I feel like it has been forever since I  clued the Clumps of Mascara family on what’s been happening with baking Baby #2. I want to say that this pregnancy has flown by but yeah…no. It hasn’t. Those first few months of morning sickness seemed like a century and now that I’m a good 31 weeks, of course life is in overdrive. Surprisingly, I’ve got baby items ready to go so I’m thrilled that at the very least, baby boy will have a onesie or two. 

Physically, I’m dragging and it’s getting difficult to bend over but I’m keeping up with my daily stretches and squats and getting in some walks as much as I can. Elle and I hang out at the park where I attempt to chase her and I’ve got my eyes set on a chiropractic adjustment and a prenatal massage. 

I’ve been blogging like a mad woman over at What To Expect and but there’s one thing that I haven’t talked about just yet – my homebirth.

I’m having one! 

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