Monday, September 26, 2011

BB Cream

Ok, so I know I'm way late to the party on this one... BB cream has been around forever, but better late than never right? so basically BB cream was made by Korean cosmetics companies originally for people who had just had some sort of skin treatment/facial peel... so that they could wear makeup that wouldn't harm their 'new' skin. so the BB actually stands for "Blemish Balm" a lot of BB creams say 'blebish balm' and I don't know if that is an asian typo or what, but you know.
anyways BB creams usually consist of uv protection/sunscreen, skincare, treatment, calming, makeup primer and foundation all in one. You will rarely find a line with a lot of different colors... as its suppose to just even your skin tone. more like a tinted moisturizer rather than a heavy duty foundation. There are many different brands, but here is my quick review on the one I got the other day. My skin feels great and my pores look strangely smaller! enjoy!

L'Oreal HiColor Highlights

So I took a chance and dyed my hair after 3 years!!! I discovered a new developer for sensitive scalps... today my head is totally fine, no reaction! (I know.. can you imagine if I HAD-had a reaction while pregnant, not the wisest decision I've ever made!) Anyways, here is a review for the L'Oreal HiColor Highlights and Ion Sensitive Scalp Developer vol. 30.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

little packages

Good morning! (this is my sons new 'camera face'!) haha!

My little niece Selah was born yesterday evening. I wish I could be there. She is so cute and looks just like my sister. Childbirth never ceases to amaze me. In some ways it is weird thinking of my sister with a baby. When I think of the two of us I think of us still as little girls... not as grown ups. Now we are both grown and have kids. How weird. It made me so excited for when our little one comes. I can't wait! I have been praying that my water breaks so I know when to go to the hospital for sure. The last two I didn't really feel the contractions until they were the BAD ones, and when that happens its too late!!

I've been signing up for all these free baby samples and freebies. So I've been getting all these little samples in the mail, plus random packages from friends and family. So when the doorbell rings I get so excited. I love packages!!! Oh, and I signed up for Birchbox, so I can't wait till I get my first one. I will film what's inside. (for those of you who haven't heard of birchbox, its a $10/month service that sends you full sized samples from high end cosmetics/beauty/hair/skin companies!)
on another note, the other day me and my pregnant friend went shopping (I know, but I needed a break from bedrest!). We were at Target we decided to get the scooters since it hurt so much to walk. I was taking down all the displays and could not stop laughing, my sides still hurt! anyways, we were at Marshall's and when we were in line to pay she discovered this little perfume that is AMAZING!!!!! We ended up searching the store for more, I found one more.. but if I see them again I am going to buy them all!!!
It's a Body Shop perfume, and I'm not sure if its discontinued or if they still carry it in the store.. but if you ever see it.. smell it!!! I wish there was a such thing as smell-o-vision! If you've ever smelled "Polka Dot Skirt" from Anthropologie..its along those lines. warm, sweet and fresh all at the same time. kinda nostalgic and reminds of something from my childhood but I can't remember what. I have been sniffing my arm all day the past few days.. its SOOOOO good. The Marshall's price is $7.99 it says original price $25.00.

Hope you all are doing well! I don't know how to respond/reply when people leave comments on posts.. if you know how let me know!

Monday, September 19, 2011

34 weeks

I am hyper turbo now going on about an hour and a half of sleep. I was so uncomfortable last night, and then my son was crying in his sleep... finally at about 4:30am I put him in our bed with dad and went into his bed, to wake up at 6:ooam. So I feel all awake right now, but I'm assuming in a couple minutes here I'm gonna look like a zombie and need some coffee.
So I am 34 weeks now. Or atleast that's what I'm saying. Originally (according to my period tracking) My due date was Nov. 5th, but when they did all the measurements and stuff at 4 months, they said that I was due Oct. 28th. Now each time I go they go back and forth. why?! lets just go with the measurements people!!! I am feeling in some ways better... she is dropping lower and lower (which I don't understand, because I swear I was walking around with a head between my legs) so I feel less pushing and pressure in my ribs.
I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday and I'm hoping we can set up an induction date because of all the pain. They said to try to keep her in until 37 weeks. Been on bedrest since 31... so 3 more weeks to go and then I'm going on a looooooooooooong walk, doing lunges and possibly jumping jacks! hahaha...
My husband and I are so excited. Can't wait to smell new baby and see what she looks like. My daughter is going to be such a helpful big sister. She was with her brother at just 2 years old, but she just has such a natural nuturing and caring side. It is helpful to me that she is like that! My son.. I think he understands a baby is coming, but then he tells me there's a baby in his belly button too. haha!! he still is a baby to me and I don't want him to grow up. He's just so cuddly.
Oooh, and my sister gets induced this Thursday. I'm so excited!!!!

Anyways, gonna move some things around while I have energy... my nesting is in full affect!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

babies babies all around...

I feel like everyone around me is pregnant! I get to go visit a newborn today, and my sister gets induced next week. I'm kind of jealous, I want it to be labor day for me too (well, no... not really she needs to cook a little longer... but you know what I mean). Childbirth is so amazing to me and never fails to make me an emotional mess. God is a genius.

So my gestational diabetes (if I really have it..grrrr) is going okay. I'm watching what I eat, eating more doctor told me I didn't have to stick to the strict diet as long as my numbers are good. I haven't had a high number yet...and I've been sneaking stuff, so I think its all good! I think the hardest thing for me is not drinking yummy drinks and forcing myself to eat in the morning. I'm not a breakfast person.. but for this little lady in my belly I will do anything! (I'm so curious what she is gonna look like and be like!

I discovered this liquid liner by Milani the other day. Its kinds of a weird consistency, Its kinda jellyish...BUT it stays on! because of the way my eyes are shaped I have a really hard time with liquid or pencil liners because they end up all under my eye.

Here is a quick video on my skincare routine.

Up & Up makeup remover wipes

Neutrogena: Acne Stress Control foaming face wash

Clean & Clear Sensitive skin foaming face wash

Clinique Clarifying Lotion

Clinique dramatically different moisturizing lotion

Garnier Dark Spot Remover

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

beautiful morning

So the whole family..and extended family went camping for a couple of days. I stayed home due to bedrest. Part of me is sad that I'm missing out, but maybe it is time I needed alone to remember the how good God is. Today I blasted some worship music, drank a big cup of coffee (to get rid of my headache) and my spirit feels lifted, renewed and good again.

I am thankful this morning for a husband who takes good care of me, who is a good dad to my kids and honestly... puts up with all my crap! hahah!!!

so I have totally neglected blogging and video making and thought this would be a good opportunity to catch up. not that I have anything interesting to say or share whatsoever.

*cue sound of music

"and here are a few of my favorite things..."

Sunday, September 4, 2011

bedrest and agespots

so I've been put on bedrest. its been almost a week and I am going crazy!!! waaaahhhh. I wish I had a laptop, I could be blogging up a storm. I don't know how people stay in bed all day. I get all achey and cranky. Plus, they told me to eat every 2 hours. I'm going to be ENORMOUS!!!

In other unrelated news, I've been getting age spots. I have 2 really big dark ones on my cheek bone that have been bothering me. Every time I see the commercial for the Clinique dark spot remover I am intrigued and tempted. I snuck out to Target the other day and saw that Garnier had a new dark spot corrector (much cheaper tan Clinique) so I decided to give it a try. It says it takes about 2 weeks to see results so I will let you know. Has anyone tried either or have a better solution? let me know!!