Homemade Holiday Gifts

There is something about making gifts that is just fun. So whether you are on a budget or just really crafty here are a few ideas for gifts that anyone girly would love!

  1. Body Scrubs. They are so easy to make and not that expensive! Get some small mason jars, coconut oil, granulated sugar or brown sugar. Those two ingredients are the base to any great scrub. I add coffee grounds to the one I make for myself but you can really do anything. The options are endless for the scents you could create!               Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 12.59.26 PM(Pic from pinterest)
  2. Baked treats!- Whether it be cookies, candies or pies baking is fun and gives the ultimate form of love. I don’t know many people who don’t love a sweet bite of something delicious.

  3. Scarves/hats/blankets- If you know how to knit or sew making things someone can use or wear is always fun. I made lots of burp cloths, paci clips, and bibs for my son and niece so for people with babies these types of things are nice. I can’t knit but i’m sure I could make a blanket!

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    pic credit: handmadehandsome.blogspot.com

  4. Lotion- My mom makes a really great lotion that is perfect for dry skin or pregnant bellies. And we have used this recipe and jarred it as gifts at my baby shower. You simply mix baby lotion, vitamin e cream, vaseline and any essential oils you want. If you look back on my old post about diy stretchmark remover you can find a recipe that is amazing!!

Alright Lovelies! That is all for today. Starting off Blogmas in full swing. If you have any ideas of things you want to know or want to see or read let me know in the comments and please come say hi over on instagram or twitter!!

xoxo Erin

HUGE! Makeup Haul!!!

Hello Friends! Like many of you (I am sure) I have done a lot of shopping! So I thought I would share a haul and then as I try the items out through the month I will do a look/review. Alright there is quite a few items so I am going to jump right in!

From Sephora I purchased the clarisonic sonic foundation brush head and Pretty Vulgar The Ink Gel Eyeliner in Black list.

From Morphe Brushes I got: The 39A Palette, 15N palette, Paint the Town Red lip set, Eye Slay brush set, and the Y11 deluxe pointed contour brush.

From ELF Cosmetics: Shimmer Lip Balm, Holographic eyeliner pencil, Illuminating Eye Cream, Makeup Remover Cloths, Liquid Matte Lipstick, Silicone Angled Liner Brush, Blending Perfector Brush, BB Cream, Detail Crease brush. IMG_3446

Colourpop: Star Crossed Liquid Lip, NKLA x Laura Lee Lip Bundle and eye bundle. IMG_3449

Bath and Body Works and Walgreens: Hello Beautiful Body Spray and Lotion and Moon Light Body wash, Loreal Mascara, Milani Blush, LA Girl White Foundation. IMG_3464

Last but not least HUSH!: I got the Aura, Inferno, Athena, and Aphrodite Palettes by Bad Habit and I got a stretch mark cream, and two pore products.

Some of the items I am still waiting to be delivered! I really can’t wait to test everything out and let you know how they are. These items can make some great gifts. Have you tried any of these? Let me know what you think!!!

xoxo Erin

31 Things to do Before December 31st

Alright I thought this would be a fun way to start off Blogmas. I got this idea from pinterest but I’m writing things I think would be fun to do through december. As a reminder I have a baby so some of these ideas you might not like or maybe you will. Totally make a list that works for you!!              Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 12.45.17 PM

I am so excited for Christmas!! I’m sure y’all are too! Let me know your ideas of what to do in December!!!

xoxo Erin

Updated Favorite Baby Products

I haven’t written one of my baby lists in a while and as my baby is turning one in a few days, I began to look around and make a mental list of all my #1 baby products that I would go to directly for my next baby. If there will be one… So let me dive right in!

  1. Dr. Brown’s Options Narrow Feeding Set, clear– These bottles are my holy grail!! The straw in them helps to reduce air bubbles and makes the whole feeding process smoother. It is a little more to clean but so worth it.
  2. Dr. Brown’s One Piece Silicone Pacifier, 0m+, Blue, 3 Pack– If you are going to use pacifiers there are so many ones out there to choose from and every baby is different but these work like a dream for me. It is shaped just like the bottle nipple so it just works so well. You can easily go from bottle to paci with no crying in between.
  3. Gerber Good Start Gentle Non-GMO Powder Infant Formula, Stage 1, 23.2 Ounce (Pack of 6)– If you are choosing to use formula or if you aren’t able to breastfeed for as long as you would like, as in my case, you will need to pick out a formula. I did a ton of research and compared ingredients and prices amongst many different brands and decided to use gerber myself. It worked so well for my son but of course every baby is different.
  4. Baby Dove Tip to Toes– This is the BEST baby wash! Super gentle and smells so good. I found that some washes could be a little drying but this one is amazing! I would definitely recommend to everyone!
  5. Eucerin Baby Eczema Relief Body Creme 5.0 Ounce – If your baby ever gets dry patches, look no further. They don’t have to have eczema to use this body creme. It really is amazing and you will notice a difference so quickly!
  6. Desitin Baby Diaper Rash Maximum Strength Original Paste, 4 Oz Tube– Eventually every baby needs a little diaper rash cream and desitin is my personal go to. It can be used for more than just red bums, I’ve used it in little mans neck where it would get a little raw from drool. It can be a full time job just trying to keep babies dry.
  7. HUGGIES Little Snugglers Baby Diapers, Size 1, 216 Count– I mean… You have to diaper your baby.. I like huggies and after trying pampers and honest brand, I personally just can’t use any other brand but huggies. They are my favorite!
  8. Fisher-Price Deluxe Bouncer, Soothing Savanna– Having a little chair like this one while little man was small was a life saver. I would definitely recommend investing in a bouncer chair.
  9. Lansinoh Lanolin for Breastfeeding Mothers, 1.41 Ounce (Pack of 2)– Lastly I had to add this for my breastfeeding mamas. This stuff beats anything out there for saving your nips and I even use it for saving chapped lips!!! It seriously can’t be beat!!

That is all my tops at the moment. I know there are lots more but things like cribs and rockers are going to be up to your personal style. I am sure I will do more of these. Please let me know in the comments if you like these types of lists!

 

xoxo Erin

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Cute AF Collaboration

My fellow blogger and twitter friend, Kyles, reached out to me to do a collaboration. Now saying that we don’t live in the same city or state for that matter we had to get a little creative. So we chose a palette we both have and created looks. The palette we used was the Colourpop cute AF palette which is a super warm palette. Don’t forget to go check out and follow Kyles to see what she created!! you can find her : BLOG and TwitterIMG_3406 For this look I created I wanted something a little more simple than some of the looks I create because I had a ton of errands to run and had to take the baby to his checkup.

Out of the palette I layered and smoked colors over the lid starting with the lightest colors in the palette then gradually adding in darker colors but focusing them more on the outer corner. I used every matte shade except the yellow. Then to add a touch of shimmer and blend everything together I added the gold/orange shimmer in the bottom row.

I really love this palette but wish it had more dark tones in it. I find it almost a little difficult to create a whole look with the palette, It can be done but just not to what I love personally.

IMG_3404 Check out my instagram for tons more makeup pics!!

till next time!! Everyone who celebrates have a great Thanks Giving!!!!

xoxo Erin

Sweater Weather: BoxyCharm

The delivery of my Boxycharm box just may be the best part of every month! I am literally so obsessed!! This months theme was sweater weather and we got some goodies as usual.

IMG_3274 So the contents of this box include: Luxie Beauty Quad Eye Travel Set which retails for 32$ and contains 4 travel size brushes. Luxie Beauty makes some great brushes and I can’t wait to try these out.

Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray retailing for 31$. I am always testing out new products and I am excited to test out a new setting spray. It is supposed to dry quickly which is great, no wet face here!

Winkylux Kitten Palette MSRP: 25$ This palette has some very pretty and unique shades and they feel very creamy. Here are some swatches I did very quickly.. they aren’t perfect. I also have the lip color swatched on here as well.IMG_3275 The berry color swatched left to right is the next product is by LAQ A & CO. Cloud Lips. Retails for 17$

Lastly we received some KNC Beauty Collagen Lip Masks which retail for 15$ This jelly lip mask hydrates, moisturizes, and plumps with natural ingredients.My lips always are in need for some intense hydration so I literally am going to put a mask on now!!!

That is all for this months box! Until next time!!

xoxo Erin

It’s November!!! Wish List!

Halloween is officially over and I have a tummy ache from all the candy haha. I am so ready for November because it is my son’s first birthday and Thanksgiving. I literally can’t wait! All the food is going to be amazing!! So I am planning a trip during december for 3 weeks and I have been working on a shopping list for some goodies I want to get myself. I thought I would share!

First I want to get a pair of over the knee boots. I think they are so good looking and I would order a pair online but I’m afraid they won’t fit my legs. So definitely gotta try them on!

Next I would like to get a body suit, I think they look so good giving that sleek tucked in look with jeans and shorts.

I do want to get more clothes but I am not sure what exactly. I need more outfits for my instagram photos!

Of course I want to get more makeup and the holidays are sometimes the best times to get makeup because you can get sets! I don’t have anything for sure that I want to pick up but there are some amazing collections coming out from MAC and Morphe and lots more of course.

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What about you guys? What is on your shopping list currently?

xoxo Erin