Beauty + Lifestyle blog posts written by yours truly...
As a pregnant lady, sometimes it's hard to find a balance between wanting to feel comfortable (usually meaning minimal effort) and wanting to look like a glamorous babe. After all, the introduction of a baby usually means little time to oneself. My seasoned mommy friends have advised me to treasure moments of "me" time and pampering while I still can. Also it's always nice to feel pretty even when you're feet are swollen like aunt Betsy's prize-winning melons and you've forgotten what it's like to see those things called "toes."
I find that I can meet myself in the middle by choosing luxurious feeling products that are simple and quick to use. The products I've been loving recently have helped me to feel "casually glam" if you will. They all lend a little helping hand to making this mommy feel effortless yet chic and pulled together.
Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Cleansing Gel- This is the first Peter Thomas Roth product I have ever used and I am in LOVE. The cleanser is formulated with rose stem cells and rose extracts and works deep in your skin to repair dullness, texture and signs of aging. A little goes a long way and I massage a dime-sized drop of this all over my face as apart of my nightly skin care routine. I absolutely adore the fresh rosy scent. It's one of those feel-good products that feels like an indulgent spa treatment. My skin looks and feels better than it has in a long time!
It's a 10 Miracle Shine Spray- I love the it's a 10 line of products since I feel that they really do live up to the 10 things promised on the back. Few brands now adays live up to their "miracle" promises so it's certainly a breath of fresh air when one refrains from the temptation of false advertising. I spray this in my hair as a quick, healthy boost for my locks before I rush out the door on most days. It adds shine, improves hair elasticity, nourishes with antioxidants, protects hair from heat styling, minimizes frizz, seals in moisture, and a whole array of benefits. It's definitely a "10" to me!
Eyelure #107 Lashes- These have recently taken the place of my favorite Ardell wispies. I love their flirtatious curl and how easily they sit on the lash line. They not only feel light-weight and airy, but look so glamorous without looking like a ridiculous butterfly has perched on your eyeballs.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette- I felt like I was on the quest for Camelot to find this stunner. I got the very last one in Ulta and I actually told the highly perplexed and amused looking Ulta representative that "I loved her FOREVERRR!!!!" I am a huge fan of warm colors--especially earth- toned browns and jewel-toned brights. This palette is probably the closest match to how I would design a palette made just for me. It delivers on all of those favorite warm hues of mine. This will definitely be a staple product for this fall so watch out for some tutorials in the near future (hint, hint *I'm coming back to you, Youtube!*)
Becca Shimmering Perfector in "Opal"- I just can't stop loving on this. It sounds kind of pathetic (because it is) but sometimes I'll just take this out to simply gaze at its breathtaking beauty. On or off the skin, it shines gorgeously in the light. It gives the skin a stunning, luminous glow that is just unparalleled compared to any highlighter that I've used in the past. The color is just perfect for any skin tone with its champagne luster and fine golden flecks of brilliance. People will literally stop me in the street to ask me how I got such bright and luminous skin (and I don't even have great skin). I know it sounds like I'm exaggerating, but you seriously don't understand the sheer amazingness unless you own one yourself!
Maybelline Baby Lips SPF 20 in "Quenched"- I never understood the Baby Lips craze but now I get it. This is my first product from that line and I really like it so far! It's super moisturizing, has cute packaging, and protects my lips from the harsh summer rays.
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in "Dione"- You might have seen me lusting after these babies in my most recent My Little Beauty Beast segment. Oh. my. GOSH I finally got one and let me tell you--I was NOT let down. The metallic shimmer is simply to die for. I've never seen anything quite like it and I can see why the price is so hefty. I got the color "Dione", a champagne-silver shade that is just breath taking. I love to use this as an all-over color for the lid.