Tuesday, June 30, 2015

summer beauty favorites - makeup

Every now and then we all come across a few products that we love so much, they become part of our everyday (or everyday that I decide to put makeup on) routine. I thought I'd share some of my favorites that I have been using the past few weeks and will continue using all through the summer. 

Wet n Wild eye shadow in Nutty - I love this brown/taupe color. It's the perfect shade to wear, literally everyday. It has a shimmer to it, but it's not an annoying glitter shimmer, it's a tolerable shimmer that makes the color really pop. I also love that a little goes a LONG way.

Wet n Wild eye liner in Graphite - It wasn't easy finding this color, they always seem to be out OR there is that one left over that someone opened. I love this color as an alternate to black, especially during hot summer days. 

And the best thing about these Wet n Wild products.... super cheap!

Benefit Majorette - A cream to powder blush that is a GORGEOUS subtle peach and even has a slight peach scent. I LOVE this blush. It's so soft and just so perfect. I'm pretty sure I will be using this for a VERY long time. 

Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain - I got this in my Birchbox in April, and at first swipe I really hated it. Then my SIL told me how pink hers was when she tried it so I decided to give it a second shot. And I'm glad I did because otherwise it would be sitting in my drawer unused. The color deepens the more you swipe it on your lips (btw, I have not tried it on my cheeks), and the color lasts through my whole work day, seriously, even through meals!

Butter London Disco Biscuit - technically I have only worn this color once this year, but it's such a pretty, fun, bright jelly polish that I look forward to wearing it again and again. 

Next week I'll be sharing some of my favorite current skin care products.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Dear Kins

One year ago today you came into this world 2 weeks earlier than expected. Don’t get me wrong, I was so excited to get you out of my tummy! Your birth was an experience that daddy and I will never forget. I got to hold you in my arms within seconds and I have been so in love ever since.

You are seriously the sweetest little baby. I love your little shy smiles. I love how you love your brother SO much, and he loves you just the same. You get so excited when you see your pink penguin and it’s so cute how you mimic us after cutting your nails, brushing your hair, putting on your socks… all the stuff that you will one day do yourself and not need my help with.

And other times you are the most troublesome. You love to put EVERYTHING in your mouth! You love to scream and throw yourself backwards …. Or sometimes forward. Why on earth do you like to slap your face and laugh?! And I don’t know why you throw your bottle after every meal! 

Happy Birthday Kin Kin!! I love you so much!

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dear Babe

Today was the last day of Kinder and in just 2 months you will begin your elementary journey as a big kid. It seems like just yesterday that daddy and I took you to Pre-K for the first time and we (you and me) both cried. For the first few days you didn't want to go, and now you love school and miss it, and your friends, when you are on break. When I asked you how your last day was you were excited to tell me you had a pizza party. You ate pizza, ice cream, a cookie and just HAD to try the lollipop that the teacher gave you as well. You said you had a tummy ache but it was SO good. We went out to Chipotle for dinner because you like the little bag of chips that come with the kids meal. 

I'm so proud of the things you have learned this past year. Math, writing sentences, and even reading! I almost cried yesterday when you were reading Curious George. We have some really fun stuff planned for the summer and I hope you enjoy every day of it. Kins is going to love having you around all day to play with. 

I love you so much Babe!

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