Sometimes we get asked about our makeup routine as busy moms. It’s important to have a look that is natural and gives our skin an all over even glow. The worst is looking tired even when we’ve had a sleepless night. Here is a basic makeup routine you can use everyday to look refreshed and beautiful, but not over done. Just one of our favorites with great makeup staples.
EVERYDAY MAKEUP STEPS
After you have moisturized, place some of this color corrector under you eyes with the tip of your index finger. It’s amazing for covering up dark circles, or any imperfections on your face.
Then, layer with this amazing tinted moisturizer all over your face. Not only does it give sun coverage, but it will even out your skin tone and give you that dewy glow that is youthful and refreshing.
The Nars Laguna Bronzer is the perfect color. It adds warmth without making your face look dull. Apply this to the forehead and draw it down around the face, across the cheekbones, along your chin and down your nose. With the remainder lightly set your under eye area.
For a subtle shimmer and more glow, the Nars multi stick is amazing. It brightens your cheeks, acting as a blush. So easy to apply.
Start with a soft eye liner right next to your lash line. This mac pencil in the “Lord it Up” gold color is pretty with just a touch of sparkle. It’s a subtle gold color, a little more fun than a heavy black or dark brown.
Keep the eyes simple for day. If you don’t have false lashes but want the look start with a primer. It thickens your lashes prepping them for mascara.
This Extreme Party Mascara by Bobbi Brown is unique patented to not dry out as you add layers. So layer away over your primer to create thick, long lashes.
To give the allusion of a plumper limp start with a liner. The Nars lip pencil comes in a variety of really natural shades that add volume without looking obvious.
Then blend with a creamy lip stick like this Bobbi Brown. It’s so smooth and pretty.
If you like the glossy look, layer it over the top. Again, Nars has the most amazing natural colors.
If you are looking for a go to routine for your daily makeup this will do the trick. Once you have done it a couple of times it only takes 5 minutes and looks flawless. Have fun with it and have a great weekend!
So lets chat about maternity dresses….I have found the mother ship of them all!!! Isabella Oliver’s dresses are seriously out of this world…honestly I hope I can put into words my love/obsession for them. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wear the big baggy maternity dresses. I personally end up looking ten times bigger then I really am. Before I was even pregnant I found Isabella Oliver on Pinterest and I nearly died over their darling selection of maternity dresses + shirts etc. I seriously could. not. wait. to be pregnant just to be able to wear one of their dresses. They just dropped their new spring line and my bank account nearly died. (just don’t tell the husband) This NEW Clement Print T-shirt dress was just one of my favorite pieces they launched. I also own and few of the plain colored T-shirt dresses + their Long Sleeve Striped ones as well. Okay, so I totally forgot to mention how comfortable these are!! Honestly, I feel like I am wearing pajama’s + with all the ruched detail this dress is bound to last me my entire pregnancy! And trust me….I get huge towards the last two months. Also, right now you can get 15% off all dresses with the code: DR315. So run don’t walk + you can thank me later.
I’ve been getting asked what a few of my favorite staple pieces are. I absolutely can not go with out my Michael Kors sunglasses. I have never owned a “nice” pair of sunglasses until last year, and let me tell you…it was so worth it. These sunnies aren’t even that expensive, but I stayed low in price for my first pair + I need/want to buy another pair asap.
Every pregnant girl knows we gotta live in flats. My Yosi Samra foldable flats are my most favorite + comfortable. Another few of my favorite staples are my basic gold jewelry. I don’t like to wear a lot personally, because I feel like it’s always getting in the way when I do my hair clients, or just washing the dishes + doing laundry. So you won’t see me change it up much in this department much. Watch . Bracelet . Necklace in gold . Necklace in silver .
And last but not least…my grey Michael Kors Wallet/Clutch. I’m at the stage right now where I can get away with not having to carry all my little peoples extra stuff with me + I know that will all change as soon as baby comes. So I’m getting as much use out of this clutch while I can.
Yesterday, we ended up going for another Sunday stroll through the park near our house. Hayden insists daily that we take “da babies” for a walk in the stroller. How could I say no, even if it was right after church and I was in heels. She’s currently obsessed with her little black baby she got from Santa + thinks the baby in my belly needs everything her baby needs (i.e. a blanket to stay warm, a nap at nap time). I’m trying very hard to soak in these last few months I have with just her before baby comes.
Okay, so on to this amazing Black Tunic (which is sold out everywhere…so I am so sorry. I will update as soon as I find it again. But I have found some other very similar ones.) similar here, here, and here. It is none maternity and I wore this pre-pregnancy weekly!! Both my sisters have this top as well! I love that it can work for any body type and is just so flattering on everyone.
Distressed Jeans + (similar here)….I think Megan and I live in ours + I will always say, a girl needs a fabulous pair of jeans!
These Cheetah Pumps are truly the most comfortable heels I have ever owned!! I wore them last month at a conference all.day.long. without even thinking twice. Now you know that means comfort!!
So as I am sure you know we are in full baby mode over here! Well, baby product buying/searching mode. Haha. By time this miracle baby is born in July there will be an almost 4 year gap between my youngest now and the baby. As I am seeing A LOT has changed in the baby market + I am loving all the changes!! All these fabulous baby items are so much more modern + sleek + stylish then ever before.
The first thing on my baby must have was a new diaper bag, and I knew the exact place I would look if we were ever blessed again with a little babe…Petunia Pickle Bottom. I have admired their bags for years. The selection is unreal and let me tell you the quality is just amazing!! I am in absolute love with this City Carryall. Since we are not finding out the sex of the baby I wanted to stay neutral + I wanted a bag that could get dirty but always look clean and new, so of course black was the only way to go. Seriously, if your in the market for a great diaper bag that doesn’t look like a diaper bag (if that makes since) you’ll just die over their NEW spring line that just came out. Really, I’m thinking of snagging another one…just don’t tell the husband.
Here are my other must haves I have been living in daily since the bump has been growing. I’ve been trying to hang on to “normal” clothes as long as I can before I have to make the switch over to maternity.
Leather jacket…really everyone needs to have at least one leather jacket, and trust me…it will last for years!!
These are beyond my FAVORITE distressed jeans ever!! They are way more then I would ever spend on a pair of jeans, but the stretch in these is just crazy + I can honestly wear them at least 5 times before I even need to wash them. Trust me…so worth it.
The Nordstrom clearance sale is still going on thru tomorrow. Don’t miss out on huge savings! We have looked through the whole sale and found some hidden gems you should snatch up. One of our favorites are the Isbael Marant look alike booties by Nine West. They are a must have for every wardrobe and can we worn year round with dresses and jeans. Take a look at our great sale finds. Have a great weekend!!
There are several great basic tees. We love this stripe one by Splendid.
Retro sunglasses are a must have and these are a beautiful shade of pink.
This Splendid drapey black v-neck has a curved shirttail hem.
These are the Isabel Marant look a like booties only $100’s less!!!
This tee is a killer shade of blue and cinches in at the back, super flattering.
Monrow is a favorite brand. Once you’ve owned one of their tees you will want more. This baseball tee is perfect!
Wedges are a must for Spring and so is something in caramel colored suede. Check both of your list.
Have you tried the Citizens of Humanity Rocket denim? Incredibly flattering. Snatch these all black basics!!
This is a pretty floral blouse in a subtle print. It caught our eye.
The perfect medium blue denim for a season update and on sale!
So we all know about The Honest diaper, and I think it’s safe to say we all pretty much love them!! Well, now I can’t wait to tell you about The Honest Company’s new line of feeding products!
I can hardly wait to be able to use this new formula / along side nursing for baby! Talking about nursing. My doctor has alway wanted me to add DHA to my babies diet so now Honest has thought of that as well!! The baby DHA is something I am also looking forward to using. Honest’s liquid DHA supplement is an enriching formulation made from pure, premium fish oils – optimized for your little one’s developing brain & eyes. And can we talk abou this nursing cream!! I have always had to use a cream for the first month or two of nursing. This organic nipple salve is to help soothe pain and irritation.
So we all know if your going to nurse it’s always nice to have some sort of nursing cover on hand. Their new 2 in 1 nursing cover + scarf is so fun!! Not only does it double as a scarf, but I love that’s it’s big enough to use as a light blanket or car seat cover.
Okay…next new fabulous item… the Honest’s bottles!!! Yes, the word perfection might just be an understatement!! These awesome bottles are made of silicon and are squeezable! Currently these come in 8 oz size and soon the 5 oz will be available.
I absolutely loved collaborating with The Honest Company in helping them introduce some of their new feeding products to you! I love what this company stands for + not to mention all their amazing products!
Since tomorrow is the 1st day of March this post is fitting. One of the big trends for Spring is soft pastels and mint is a huge color for Spring. We noticed a fabulous mint pleat skirt and top combo in the new J. Crew Spring catalog. Fabulous finds in minty shades are everywhere. Don’t be caught without something green in March. Check out our fresh mint picks below.
Today Anthropologie is having a sale for an extra 25% off sale items with the code EXTRAEXTRA!! We have gone through all the sale items and picked out our very favorite items!! Seriously this sale is amazing! Enjoy!!
This Popular Tote in black is just perfect for everyday use + I love the fact that is is big and deep with a front pocket so I can cram all my stuff + my kids stuff in there.
Hello friends!! I can’t tell you how nice it feels to have the “cat out of the bag” and be able to finally share this pregnancy with all of you! So far so good…baby is doing well and staying healthy and we couldn’t ask for more.
So today I have decided to share my most favorite/worn items with you + might I add all are non maternity. Also I might wear this “go to outfit” at least twice a week, but who’s counting?! We all love a great tee + jeans + flats right?! And the best news is…this t-shirt from Mulberry Press Co. is on SALE over at Brickyard Buffalo today!!
Okay, can we talk about flats for a minute? I have bought quite a few pairs in my day and I have loved less then I’d like to admit. But the day a good friend introduced me to Yosi Samra it was a game changer. These babies fold in half + you can stash them in your purse (for when you have decided to be fancy + your heels are now killing you). Yes, please tell me we have all had those days? I have two pairs of their basic flats and have almost worn my first pair out because, I wear them non-stop. Both my girls own a few pairs also and they are by far their most favorite/worn shoe ever!! These black flats are my staple right now!
So we have had some exciting news for awhile + we are over the moon thrilled about our little secret…but I am still a bit nervous to share the news as we have had a very rough last year, (but that is another post in itself). All I can say is we have been getting plenty of practice with our new Nuna Stroller for when baby comes in July!!! We couldn’t be more ecstatic about adding another little one to our family!!
It has been so long since we have had a little babe in our house + any baby items that go along with a new bundle of joy, so we are pretty much starting over in the baby gear department. Our first fabulous find was this stroller from Nuna. We have already been breaking it in as Hayden is obsessed with strolling around her own baby + she likes to hop in for a ride as well. She begs everyday to go for a walk + says, “I need to stroller my new baby. It come out today?” Oh boy, I wish babies could come that fast. Haha. I am trying to enjoy every minute of this pregnancy as I know just how lucky we are to be having another little miracle join our family.
The IVVI is seriously a dream. I couldn’t believe how easy it was for Hayden to maneuver + turn the stroller as she was “being mommy”. I can’t wait to make so many new memories + take our new babe on so many adventures in our IVVI.
Hayden’s outfit details:
-Of course this girl loves anything bright right now, so this neon cardigan is always a perfect addition.
-The most basic cheetah tank. Both my girls own every color + you’ll die over the price!!