Week 8 Bumpdate

Things have defintietly starting to change this past week. My nausea is getting worse and worse. The dishwasher makes me vomit. I can’t even explain it. I have to eat the tiniest meals because, again, everything is making me sick. Eating too much and eating too little. It is so annoying and I hate it! I continue to pray it gets better. In the mean time I have ordered some ginger candies that are supposed to help. IMG_6443Here is a photo I took this morning. No belly yet of course, just some bloating and a messy bathroom.

It is definitely harder this time around having a toddler and not having work to distract me. I need to start exercising more and balance my meals. I do go to the doctor next week which is exciting! I will continue to keep you updated. Please leave me comments about any nausea remedies you have! I need them all!

xoxo Erin

Boxy Charm Breakdown

August is in full swing and 2018 is flying away. This month Boxy Charm was the Life of the Party! Or so their theme suggested. Let’s dive in to this months offerings and I’ll let you know what I thought. IMG_6368

First item was either a hate it or love it kind of deal. The Laura Lee Los Angles Party Animal palette. It’s bold and bright. The colors blend very nicely and give great color payoff. But they are bright! The main thing I don’t like about the palette is that it is difficult to make a complete look. It needs at least one light, matte shade to blend out everything. Just my opinion tho. The palette retails for 19$IMG_6369

Next up is the Smashbox Pucker Up Palette in Bold. It comes with 6 of their best selling Be Legendary bold lipstick colors. I love lipstick so much but I hate lip palettes. They just aren’t convenient in my opinion and the colors are definitely for fall. This will be going in my special effects kit. Retails for 24$

Next I got the Tarte Cosmetics Lifted Sweat Proof Mascara. I do love that it is sweat proof but it is in a black brown shade. Not a huge deal when I’m wearing lashes but when I don’t it is lackluster. Retail is 23$Screen Shot 2018-08-13 at 12.32.01 PM

This months box contained Wander Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks. These promise to brighten, hydrate, and reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines. I’m not a a huge user of eye masks but it makes perfect sense for the theme of the box. Get these guys for 13$ Screen Shot 2018-08-13 at 12.32.10 PM

This item is total junk if I’m being completely honest. The Bang Beauty Chocolate Eyeliner feels like it was left laying around from last year and they gave it to boxy charm for free… I attempted to use it as eyeliner and it removed my eyeshadow without laying product down. I tried using it as a brow product but this formula is so dry and chunky.. ugh such a throw away. And it’s 22$$$ Insane!                Screen Shot 2018-08-13 at 12.32.20 PM

Last product seems to be like a little bit of an after thought. NCLA So Rich Lollipop Lollipop is a cuticle oil. I’m sure everyone could or should use this item but I rarely do my nails so I just didn’t get excited. Could be wrong with how everyone else feels tho! Grab yours for 18$Screen Shot 2018-08-13 at 12.31.44 PM

Overall I always think boxycharm is still an amazing deal even if you only like 1 or 2 items. 21$ but a value of 119$ Hoping that next month brings better surprises.

xoxo Erin

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Huge News, Follow My Journey

This momma is so proud to announce that I AM PREGNANT! Friends I am so excited to share this exciting news. I know many people like to wait until the second trimester to share the news but I am not one of those people and I am just too excited!

Each friday I will be giving a weekly update about how I am feeling and what is going on. Things will include general pregnancy stuff, shopping, dr appointments, bump updates, and more!

So today I am 7 weeks pregnant. I have been feeling pretty good overall so far. With my son I had the most intense sense of smell and was so sick. I do have heartburn and slight nausea but no sickness so far. Loading the dishwasher makes me the most nauseous surprisingly. I have fallen into a cycle of waking up at about 2 am and not being able to go back to sleep for hours.. annoying!!

I’m not showing at all but I will begin to add bump pictures starting next week!

Stay tuned for more bump-dates and follow along with my journey this second round.

xoxo Erin

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Natural Products That Work!

Hey everyone! Recently I have been making a switch to more natural products. I wanted to share what items I have been liking and think are worth a try! So let’s dive in!! I will add more as I try more out!!

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First up I have talked about this product before but I am still loving it. It is the Berber’s Treat Black Eucalyptus Gel. It exfoliates and moisturizes the skin. I am obsessed! //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=mommy409-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B01CAN8ARY&asins=B01CAN8ARY&linkId=55edd6413aea2155ebb550976815c6e2&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff

Next up I recently have stopped using benzyl peroxide or salicylic acid for spot treatment and have switched to burt’s bees blemish stick. It smells a little like black licorice but I think it works nicely.             //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=mommy409-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B001E6Q9IG&asins=B001E6Q9IG&linkId=25867b2a39b8926ca26df70cb03ef691&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff

Sheamoisture makes really great products for body care. I love their African Black Soap line. It feels so great and the price is so affordable! This link lets you try multiple products so inexpensively! //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=mommy409-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B00RQ65FFG&asins=B00RQ65FFG&linkId=7de2aee17168e3737a5b6663681aa197&show_border=false&link_opens_in_new_window=false&price_color=333333&title_color=0066c0&bg_color=ffffff

Lastly I haven’t exactly tried it yet but I have ordered a set from NXN which is supposed to be a more natural skin care line and I can’t wait to try it out. I will keep you updated on how it works. Hopefully I love it just as much as my Saturday Skin.

What natural products do you love?

xoxo Erin

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Baby Deals and Freebies!

Hey friends! I am all about getting deals and who doesn’t love freebies, especially if you are a new mom! There are all kinds of deals you can get as a new mom and by all means you should take advantage. You may discover new products you love and you can start stocking up on things you will definitely need for your bundle of joy. Here are the deals I have found and think are worth it. There are tons of people out there with coupon codes where you can get “free” stuff but you end up paying like 15$ in shipping. These are not those deals. I want better deals! hehe

  1. First off sign up for baby registries. Amazon and Babylist are my favorites. Also sign up for targets registry as well. I haven’t picked up my goodie bag there yet so I don’t have a picture. They are so easy to do, just fill your registry using their guide and redeem the free baby box! I got so many great items including bath items, hat, muslin swaddle, onsie, pacis and more!                                                        img_6099.jpgIMG_6101IMG_5585
  2. Next up sign up for all the formula companies such as enfamil , Gerber, and Similac . With my first son I had planned on breastfeeding but because he had jaundice I had to supplement with formula for a week. Luckily I signed up for these guys and they sent lots of samples! It was definitely worth it. Later on gerber sent me coupons to get 4 free sippie cups!! It was awesome!
  3. The next one is says it’s only available in certain states but I’m pretty sure if you pay the 3 dollars in shipping you can still get it. I’m not 100% sure tho. Check out The Baby Box Company and all you have to do is watch some videos about babies and take a quick quiz to get free goodies. The videos were actually really good and full of information. Definitely worth checking out. Baby Box Co

 

I will continue to search and update this list as I find great deals for new moms or moms with Babies on the way and as I get things in and add pictures!!!

xoxo Erin

 

 

Testing Out New Elf Products

I recently picked up some new products from elf cosmetics and here are my final thoughts after testing them out. IMG_6228

I have realized that it’s sometimes a safe bet to go darker with elf products. I picked up the primer infused blush and bronzer. I really enjoy them both but I could definitely take a darker shade in both. The formula lasts nicely on the skin and are very smooth. The intense h2o proof eyeliner pen is amazing! It’s actually waterproof and I haven’t had any bleeding. I actually can’t believe it. I also got the pore toner balm. I haven’t noticed if it actually helps yet but I do enjoy how it feels and how my makeup applies on top of it. Lastly I received a 12 piece brush set as a free gift. The brushes are okay and nice for how inexpensive they are. IMG_6229

Over all I would say it was a pretty good haul and I am pleased with the items. ELF is such a great brand for super inexpensive products that still perform!

xoxo Erin

July Boxy Charm: Road Trippin

Hey Friends! I have been a little late this month on unveiling my Boxy Charm which is super unlike me. But I did some traveling and this box was just lack luster. Still worth the 21$ but I probably wont be reaching for these products often.. Here are my thoughts about what I received.

Crown Brush – Fuego Eyeshadow Palette 29.99$ Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 12.42.17 PMThis palette is actually really pretty and had decent pigmentation but the shimmer shades leave a lot to be desired. They do not perform very well. I have much better palettes that I would rather reach for.

Wander Beauty – Unlashed Volume and Curl mascara 24$ Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 12.42.30 PMThis mascara is not good. It takes years to build up and who has time for that? Not worth the money at all. Nothing much else to say.

Note Cosmetics – Luminous Silk Compact Blusher 11.99$ Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 12.42.40 PMThis blush is SO pigmented. Its actually amazing and I would definitely get more shades!

Chella Beauty – Eyebrow Creme 26$ Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 12.42.50 PMThis eyebrow creme is nice and has good pigmentation. The only thing I am not loving is the packaging.

Farmacy Beauty – Bright On Mask 38$ Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 12.42.41 PMThis mask rocks! It doesn’t over dry on your skin and leaves it clean and bright.

Total value is 129.98$!!!

Till Next Time!!

Erin