Thursday, July 2, 2015

My First Night Out Post Baby!

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So my mother (of all people) has been on me about taking some time away from Baby Girl to have a little fun. At 10 weeks old I had only been away from her twice and both times were for a makeup client. Apparently it was time for me to do something for myself without her A.K.A. Memere wanted to spend more time with her granddaughter. I will admit, it is really difficult for me to step away from her. I will spare the world the details but I am a single mom. I am the only parent there for I do everything and don't get many moments to myself. I'm not very good at letting someone take over for me. As much as I did not want to admit it, I needed a tiny break.

Clearly I took this as an opportunity to look cute and take selfies because why not. My makeup was on point and it's almost a sin to pass up good lighting. 

I decided to spend some time with my cousin, Marisa. She's super busy with college and the one gazillion other things she's doing all at once and I've been super busy with the whole becoming a mommy and having a newborn thing and we haven't had a lot of "Cousin Time" as we call it.

Being the big baby I am, I could not bare missing bedtime so we scheduled to meet for a late-ish dinner date at Olive Garden shortly after Baby Girl's bedtime. She goes to bed at 7:15-7:30 these days. I have an awesome daughter who scheduled her own bedtime and sleeps through the night at her now 11 weeks of age. I don't know if that is super normal or not but I find it awesome none the less. Anyways, I was super excited to get to hang out with Marisa and to have my first glass of wine since I found out I was pregnant.

We had a great time catching up. I was able to go the whole dinner with only one baby talk slip up and had a glass of Pinot Grigio.

Clearly I was excited about the wine.

Marisa found the fact that the once heavy weight wine tolerant girl she once knew had become a light weight who felt a buzz after half a glass of happy juice.

After we realized our server had actually left for the night and we were one of like 5 tables still there we decided to run over to Krispy Kreme as if we hadn't already consumed enough calories for a week. We were a tad mislead. The "Hot and Ready" sign was on but the doughnuts were not hot or ready.

We ended up waiting quite a while for them to make some more.

This is when we encountered a very positive, perky, and downright loveable employee and by positive, perky, and downright loveable I mean a serious gumpy gills. This guy did NOT like his job.

Not only was he just down right rude, he stiffed me on my cappuccino. He literally only filled it up half way. I paid over $3 for half a cappuccino. It wasn't even worth asking for more. I sucked it up, ate my hot and fresh doughnuts, and drank my half empty drink.

By this time it was 11 pm and WAY past my bedtime and pump time. Upon feeling my boobs harden up and feeling a leak coming on we decided to part ways. We weren't too upset seeing as how we were going to be seeing each other the next day at a family function. And there you have it, my first night out without baby. 

I am a party animal, what can I say?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mommy and Beauty Favorites || June 2015

It feels so great to be able to get back into a beauty routine. It feels even better to be able to start trying new things again. I've got some fun things to try and review during the month of July which I am super excited about.

For the month of June I have a little bit of everything on my favorites list.

I will start with my June Mommy Favorites:

Moby Wrap - I LOVE this thing. I acutally use this the most when I am at work. Baby girl gets to come to work with me and even though I have my younger sister helping me with her while I'm there during this summer, sometimes she jut wants her mommy and no one else. I can wrap myself, put her in, and I have both hands to work with while she naps, nurses, or just looks around. I am still mastering using the wrap and different ways to wrap.

Baby Nursing App - I can barely keep up with my car keys let alone how many pee diapers vs. poop diapers my daughter has or when, how long, and how often she is nursing. That is where the Baby Nursing App comes in. One of my awesome nurses at the hospital showed it to me. You can literally record anything related to your baby. You can track weight gain, diaper info, and you even get notifications when it is time for your baby to nurse. This thing keeps me organized...which is a miracle! You can find it in your app store. It is the one with pink icon and a silhouette of a mom holding her baby. If you type Baby Nursing, it should be the first thing that pops up.

Beauty and Hair Favorites:

BH Pro Anti Shine - I use this primer under my makeup everyday. Georgia summers are brutal and this little tube of matte-ey goodness keeps my makeup #flawless! I am the world's worst at touchups and they are virtuously unnecessary with my anti-shine. The best part about this product is that it is very reasonably priced. It is actually on sale right now on the BH Cosmetics website for $10 so check it out Here and let me know if you try it :)

WnW Eye Primer - This is my holy grail eye primer. I've been using it for quite some time. I occasionally try something else out and always turn back to my tried and true. The only comparable eye prime is the NARS eye shadow primer. But, the WnW primer is only $5 so obviously the money saver in me goes with the cheaper option.

WnW Velvet Matte Lip Color in Timeless Chick - I'm loving both matte and maroon-ish/berry/rusty rose-ish lip colors lately. This lip color is from the popular Fergie line just like the eye primer. I really enjoy this line! The longevity of the lip color does have a lot to be desired but I can get past it solely because I love the color.I have found setting it with a little HD powder does help.  I have made this my weekend color!

ELF Studio Makeup Mist and Set - I prefer setting sprays over setting powders any day. I also prefer a good deal over paying a crap ton of money. ELF Studio line products are a favorite of mine in general. I always enjoyed the NYX setting sprays until I tried this one out. It is only $3 and seals my makeup for an all day perfect finish.

MUFE Liquid Lift Foundation - MUFE Liquid Lift Foundation has become my favorite summer foundation. It is medium coverage that can be built to full. I have normal to dry skin and paired with the BH Pro Anti-Shine I am left with the perfect glow without looking oily or sweaty.

Moroccan Oil Hairspray - If you have ever tried a product from the Moroccan Oil line you probably noticed how absolutely amazing it smelled. Well imagine a bombdiggity hairspray that doesn't make your hair crunchy and smells like Moroccan heaven and you have the Moroccan Oil Hairspray. I tried this hairspray a few years ago and recently rediscovered it. I'm so glad I did!

Well there you have it! These were my favorite things for the month of June. If you have tried any of these things comment below and let me know what you think of them. Also, I am always looking for new things to try out so suggest away :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

6 Things I Learned During My First Month of Motherhood

Baby Girl is now 10 weeks old and she is just growing up way too fast already. Life has just changed so much so quickly since my little bundle of joy made her big debut. The act of becoming a mother has really given me a whole new insight on life itself. I originally wrote this post down when she was 5 weeks old but I am just now finding the time in our busy life to fit some blogging in to the routine.

Maternity leave gave me a lot of time to ponder while I was anchored to the couch with a sleeping newborn on my chest (moving wasn't an option if I wanted the nap to last more than 5 mins). I began thinking about how much my life had changed in such a short period of time. The following are 6 things I learned during my first month as a mother.