Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Polka Dots and Purple

I am sorry my posts are so sparatic these days. Life seems to be busy, and when it's not I'm relaxing! I'm basking in this amazing time in my life.

Maternity Outfit

Seriously you guys, being pregnant is amazing. I just can't believe how fast the time goes. I can't believe how great I feel for being 30 weeks. I can't believe there is a little boy growing inside me. I can't believe how often he rolls around and kicks. It's all so amazing lol!

We had our first baby shower this past weekend, it was such a blast! Everything is getting more real. We are filling his closet, his book collection, his blanket collection... Just waiting for the little boy to fill the room :) gaaah the waiting is so hard!

Maternity photo, polka dot maternity clothes

Can you believe I'm already bigger than these photos? This boy is growing growing! We can't wait to meet you James Lincoln!!


Monday, January 12, 2015

In My Makeup Bag

My makeup routine has become very "routine" for lack of a better word lol. Usually I switch up every now and again but I've found some favorites that I have been using on repeat.

Usually I do a basic shadow and mascara in the morning. Currently the two faced pallet is what I have been using, I love the neutral colors. The Covergirl mascara is just something I picked up at the drugstore, but I have used better. I can't go a day without my fake up, it's super moisturizing under eye cream that I just love!

Lately I have been apply powder, which I normally don't wear. The benefit powder is something I picked up with a giftcard, it is definitely an upgrade from drugstore makeup! The evian spray is a new product that I have been using, it helps even out my powder after I apply it. You just spray it 9-12 inches away onto your face and it helps blend makeup with your skin to give it a more natural look. It really helps because with powder I always feel like I'm left feeling fake, but the spray helps even it out. It is also super refreshing!

What's currently in your makeup bag? Any must haves?

**this is a sponsored post, all opinions are completely my own**

Sunday, January 11, 2015

InstaNatural Products

When I first got pregnant I read a few blog posts here and there about harmful chemicals in cosmetics and how you should avoid them. Now I am not one to go crazy and throw out all of my beloved cosmetics, but when it came to stuff I use every day like "belly lotion" and hair products I started looking for alternatives.

There are tons and tons of options out there for lotion specifically for pregnant moms. I have been switching between a few, but when InstaNatural sent me pure organic argan oil I had to try it on my stomach. So far I am in love!! Its not the same as lotion, because it is an oil, but I have already noticed a huge difference. Argan Oil has anti-oxidants that can help restore the elasticity in your skin, which you need when your skin is being stretched to fit a baby lol. It also helps heal damaged skins cells and reduce inflammation. I have already noticed that the few stretch marks I have are not as bold as they were a week ago! I'm not a beauty guru but from what I've researched argan oil is great for skin healing. I am going to continue to use it especially in the third trimester when I am growing like crazy!

The oil comes in a generous size bottle, since you only need a few drops of oil the bottle should last a long time! I love the pump in the bottle too, it is a lot easier to use than the oils where you have to screw the cap back on. You also can get the perfect amount.

InstaNatural also sent my an argan oil hair mask the mask contains argan oil, amino acid complex, coconut oil, shea butter and vitamin B5.  It's main purpose is to repair damaged hair and hydrate hair. The mask smells soooo good, kind of like a coco butter, sugary smell. It was so easy to apply too! Last time I used a hair mask I made a huge mess of the bathroom and I hated it, it was just too much work. Not this one, it was super easy to apply, and supper easy to rinse off my hands. It was pretty mess free! I have to use it a few more times to truly speak to how well it works, but currently my hair feels shiny and smooth :)

InstaNatural is the leading online distributor of nature inspired beauty products. You can buy their products on Amazon and in certain spas and salons around the country. All of their products are natural and organic. I'm hoping to try a few more of their products in the next few months and ill let you know! I was seriously impressed with the two I've tried so far!

How about you, do you use organic beauty products? Ever tried Argan Oil, what was your experience?

**This is a sponsored post, all opinions are completely my own**

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Jeweled Sweatshirt - 3rd Trimester

Guys I made it!! The third trimester is in full swing! I really can't believe we have three months left until my baby boy is here!

Jeweled sweatshirt, maternity photo

The second trimester flew, and it was wonderful and soooo good to me. I am hoping the third goes smoothly. So far the only discomfort I'm having is the constant belly stretching haha, it literally feels like someone is pulling at my skin, he's growing a mile a minuet!

H&M maternity outfit
Winter outfit

Currently baby James loves church & m&ms. If I want him to kick like crazy it's one of the two! The hubs and I were joking that he will work in the church when he grows up because he kicks soooooo much during the sermon, not music, just the sermon lol.

Baby bump photo, 28 weeks pregnant

My favorite part of the day is cuddling up with my puppy Calvin at the end of the day. Him and baby James are already best friends, Calvin sleeps on my belly and James kicks him. Galah I'm so in love :)

Happy back to work week loves. I hope it's not too hard for you!

Details: jacket {Tommy Hilfiger}, sweatshirt {H&M maternity}, jeans {Jessica Simpson maternity}, shoes {dsw} hat {forever 21 -new and only $2.99}


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