Bath Time Troubles

I have recently made a discovery that should have been super obvious but it wasn’t until it happened to me and my family! While going through our normal night time routine of giving baby K a bath I realized that some of his bath toys were dark inside. They were growing mold!!!! GROSS! One squeeze of our bathtime basket balls and black gross-ness was in the bath water. I quickly removed the toys and drained the water. This is when I decided that there will be no more bath toys with holes in them.. which is surprising a lot to ask for.

Most bath toys I found were squeeze toys that squirt water. Knowing that I wasn’t just going to keep buying bath toys that could grow mold on the inside and that are very difficult to clean, I kept searching. I finally found a set of plastic boats that can’t hold on to moisture at walmart and found rubber duckies at target that don’t have a pesky hole in the bottom!

Moms make sure you are checking bath toys for mold and drying toys out if they do have holes!!

Be back tomorrow friends! Hope your October is rocking so far!!!

xoxo Erin

ABH Prism Palette

I dunno about y’all but I am living for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette. It is so unique and pretty!!! What do you all think? Is it worth 42$ I have seen some videos where the quality is way up from the subculture blow up. I am just living for the unique colors.                                                                               Screen Shot 2017-10-10 at 3.51.06 PM

I secretly am hoping that Bad Habit will make a dupe for it so that I don’t have to spend 42$ but who knows maybe I will break down and buy it??

xoxo Erin

Cat’s Pajamas Palette…

Hey friends! Happy Saturday! So for todays post I wanted to see what everyone was thinking about Laura Lee’s Cat’s Pajamas eye shadow palette. When I first saw her swatch and talk about the palette I have to admit I was super underwhelmed. It is a pretty palette but the black doesn’t seem to be very pitch black and even though I die for a fantastic cranberry and gold eye shadow shades.. I just don’t think the palette is worth 40$.                                                   IMG_2499 The packaging is beautiful but it doesn’t seem to all match with the flowers and glitter to me. I also don’t think there is a great mixture of matte colors in the palette. IMG_2500 Who ever swatched this did make the black look better than Laura did in her video but I am still super unsure. I also understand that it comes down to 4$ an eyeshadow but I can’t get over the fact that I can get the Morphe 35F palette with very similar shades, 35 colors, and only a price of 23$..

I can’t wait to see what people do with the palette and what they think. Let me know in the comments if you are going to purchase and what you think about her palette!!!

xoxo Erin

How To Get Silky Smooth Hair

Silky smooth hair seems to be what you see every model, youtuber, and gorgeous girl on pinterest has. Everyone wants super silky smooth hair and I am going to tell you how to achieve it quickly and easily! Follow along and I’m sure you will get great results.image4

  1. Start with clean, wet hair. I like to spray some It’s a 10 or any heat protector you like throughout your hair and brush it through.
  2. Then I add my absolute favorite product which is the silkening oil treatment from Aquage. Start from the ends of your hair and work it up so that you do not get your scalp greasy. This will make your hair super silky and soft, shiny and smell amazing! Brush this through as well.
  3. This step is probably most important. Blow dry your hair while brushing. This will prevent tangles and fly aways getting out of hand.
  4. Lastly use a flat iron to smooth out your hair and tame any fly aways there might be.                                                                IMG_2495

Voila! There you have it! Super silky smooth hair!

IMG_2494 Here is my hair hours later still super smooth and soft and silky even through all the humidity I live in!

xoxo Erin

Your Lash Bar Review

Your Lash Bar: Full review. Friends lets jump in!

As part of my goals I set for myself each month, I usually have one that is about getting dressed and accessorizing and in general putting myself together more often/better, even if I don’t leave the house. So as part of that, that means putting my face together. I always look for new lashes and I have some that are absolutely amazing and love but that doesn’t mean I don’t continue to look for others for my collection. I have decided to try out this brand Your Lash Bar which I found on instagram.

They are super affordable: 3 for 15$ or 5 for 25$ or 6$ each. IMG_2397I picked up these 3 styles. Top left is Kamikaze. Top right is Bellini. Bottom is Manhattan. All their lashes are named after drinks, so cute! I also picked up this lash applicator tool, I usually use tweezers which works great but I thought I would give this a try. I love the packaging. The marble with the rose gold lettering and the drink glasses in the letters. All the little details are beautiful.

The lashes are nice quality at such a great price. They are not too heavy and don’t weigh down the eyes, which of course is important. Bellini and Manhattan will definitely be staples in my lash rotation. Kamikaze will probably be more for special looks and photos because of how over the top they are.

Overall these lashes are a total hit! Give them a try and let me know what you think!

xoxo Erin

Apple Dump Cake… YUMM

In my house we are always craving a little something sweet.. not great for our waistlines so we try to only indulge every once in a while. A classic for fall is apple pie but if you want to take the super easy, super tasty route try an apple dump cake! I did get this recipe from Never Ending Journeys so all credit goes to her!

Here is the recipe: Screen Shot 2017-09-28 at 10.02.52 AMGuys it is sooo good and so quick and easy!! Great for if you need something easy for a gathering or pot luck!

 

xoxo Erin

October Goals

Who else is super excited it is October?? I think it just kicks off the holidays season. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! I always get super excited and go all out! So let’s jump into some goals.

  • My first goal is to continue on my healthy/happy body image. I want to lose a little weight, which I have spoken about before and I was doing great but now I need to step it up and not fall off the train. I want to get into posting outfit photos and I need to be happy and confident with my body in order to do so.
  • Next I want to dress and makeup myself more. Even if I am not going anywhere I need to get out of my PJ’s and put an outfit together and do my hair and makeup. I think that will help me with my first goal as well.
  • For October I really wanted to do my first Blogtober. I can’t promise I will post every day but I want to really try my best!! I also have been working on many SFX looks and I will be trying my best to post a new SFX look on my instagram each day so definitely take a moment and go follow me on Instagram! I will of course share some of the looks on here as well.

I’m keeping this month very simple because I have big goals and I graduate with my Masters in Public Health!!!!!! Yayyyy!!!

till next time

xoxo Erin