Friday, February 14, 2014

Emery at 6 months

My little baby turned 6 months on the 7th. Its hard to believe that its been that long. In some ways it feels like it just happened yesterday. In other ways, it seems like its been years. My life has changed so much. Less than a week before Emery was born, I was working for Corporate America, slaving my days away in front of a computer. Now I’m hardly ever on the computer and I have to force myself to crack it open more than a few times a week. I used to live for the time I had off and relished my lunch breaks and weekends since I could do whatever I wanted to (which primarily was napping). Now my ‘breaks’ are when baby girl is asleep and are filled with chores and caring for my home. My work day used to consist of emails and meetings, paper work and data entry. Now, my day consists of 24/7 baby duty (a lot of DOOTY if you get my drift), and all the things that come with keeping a well maintained home. Instead of surfing Pinterest for decoration ideas or makeup inspiration, I’m looking for recipes on how to make baby food. Life has made a 180 degree turn. It really has been a dream come true to be with my little one!

My little baby has grown so much. I cant wait to see who she'll become! Most days she's a happy little sprite who flashes you her cheesy grin whenever you give her a smile. She's rolling all around, which gets her into a lot of trouble, because she often gets stuck under furniture! She's eating veggies and loving them, and would probably try to scarf down Mommy and Daddy's food if we let her!

Just a few hours old

Emery just a few minutes old

What a difference! Emery at 6 months

Emery at 1 month

So serious sometimes.

But mostly she's a little ham!
Its been a crazy and fast 6 months, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I'm so thankful I get to be home with my little love bug!

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentines day look: Naked 3

Ok. Everyone and their Mom in the beauty world is talking about and using Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette right now. I know, I know. But, its seriously a gorgeous palette and perfect for Valentines day. So, I thought I'd throw my two cents in and create another Valentines day look for you!

 1. Start out priming the eyelid with your favorite primer.

 2. Add a shimmery cream eyeshadow to just the lid, avoiding the crease. 

 3. Pack on Naked "Buzz" over the cream shadow.

 4. Use "Nooner" in the crease and blend.

 5. Pack on the eyeshadow "Blackheart" in the outer "V" and softly blend into the outer 3rd of the crease. 

 6. Blend "Darkside" and "Liar" shadows on the center of the lid, going back to "Buzz" if needed to create a soft transition into the inner 3rd of the eyelid. 

 7. Create a winged liner with gel liner and set with black eyeshadow. 

 8. Use "Darkside" and "Liar" on the lower lash line and blend. Add a cream colored eyeliner to the lower lash line. 

9. To finish off the eyes, add the shadow "Strange" to the brow bone, and "Dust" to the tear duct. Add lots of mascara and you're done!
10. Add some light pink gloss for a kissable pout!

I hope you have an awesome Valentines day! If you dont have someone special to celebrate with, treat yo' self, girl!


Products used:

Avon Ideal Flawless BB Cream in "Light"
Revlon Photoready Concealer in "Light"
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in "Light"
Essence 'All About Matte" powder
Revlon Matte Blush in "Perfectly Peach"
Physicians Formula Translucent Pearl Highlighter
Avon Glimmerstick Brow definer in "Blonde"
NYX Wonder pencil in "Light" 
Maybelline 24hr Tattoo cream eyeshadow in "Nude Pink"
Jordana 12hr Made to Last eyeshadow pencil in "Pink Evermore"
Urban Decay Naked 3 palette
Avon Supershock gel liner in Black
Wet'n'Wild matte black eyeshadow
NYX Wonder pencil in "Light"
Jordana "Best Lash Extreme" mascara in Black
 NYX Lip pencil in "Nude Beige"
NYX Butter Lipgloss in "Eclair"