Sephora VIB Sale 2015

Who isn't excited for a good sale at Sephora?! I mean nothing at Sephora EVER goes on sale, so when it does, we. must. capitalize! Here are the things I'm eye ballin'...

makeup must haves

1. hydrating eye cream by Bobbi Brown || This was actually on my Nordstrom wish list about a month ago, but due to budget constraints didn't make the cut. ;) I've used up multiple samples of this eye cream and really enjoy it! It can be used at night time, but I especially love it underneath my make up since it has a built in primer. 

2. Clarisonic replacement brush heads || Why not use this time to stock up on some staples? Switching to the Clarisonic brush head for acne prone skin has been a game changer for me, even though I wouldn't describe my skin as such. I think it just gives me a deeper clean. 

3. foundation primer-radiance by Laura Mercier || I received a sample of this stuff in one of my recent Nordstrom orders and looooved it! This is one of those primers that could possibly be worn on its own, it's that good.

4. everlasting liquid lipstick by Kat Von D || As you know, I'm a huge fan of my Kat Von D liquid lipstick in the shade 'lolita' -- it's so matte and stays on forever! A few months back I swatched the shade 'outlaw' and was obsessed! 

5. naked2 pallet by Urban Decay || Can you believe I don't own a single Naked pallet?! Not a one. This one is definitely my favorite so at a discounted price, I do believe now is the time. ;)

6. brightening violet powder by Besame || I don't remember where I first heard about this stuff, but it gets rave reviews. I've been using this stuff to set my under eye makeup and while I'm happy with it, I've have been looking for something with a little more brightening punch. 

7. naked illuminated by Urban Decay || Oh my goodness! I tried this on the other day and it is stunning!! If you don't like a little glitter, then this highlight won't be for you...but oh is it beautiful. 

8. NARS kabuki its brush || Pretty sure that everyone I watch on YouTube uses and swears by this brush. The one thing my new Sonia Kashuk brush set is missing is a contouring brush, which pretty much means I need this one, right?

9. almond smoothing & beautifying supple skin oil by L'Occitane || Another YouTuber favorite right here. I love almond scented anything and actually prefer oils to traditional lotions, so I'm really excited to give this a try. Tiffany D talks in greater detail about this stuff in her recent video


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Hopes & Plans [Weekly Link Up]

Welcome to the "Hopes & Plans" link up! Any hopeful or goal-oriented post is welcome! It can be your life's dreams, aspirations, monthly goals or simply your chore list. Share with us! I hope for this to be a place where we can come to be inspired and motivated by the things other people have in the works. The possibilities are endless! Most things in life begin by first having a hope and then some kind of plan.


Happy Monday! We are kicking this week off with an ultrasound and doctor appointment to check on Baby Woody. If you follow me on instagram, you know that I have been having pretty regular contractions for a couple of days now, so it will be nice to touch base with the doctor and see how things are going. Not being allowed to walk during contractions is a special form of torture that's for sure! 

My induction has been scheduled for Monday April 20th! How crazy?! Next week at this time I will either have already had my baby or he will be well on is way! Eeeeek! I'm so excited to have made it to 36 weeks and getting to next Monday will mean I have carried this baby longer than I carried Mallory. I have to say, I'm quite proud of myself. ;)

Anyway...

weekly link up

This Week's Hopes & Plans ::

one || Shop the Sephora VIB sale. As you well know, Sephora NEVER has sales. Like never! Check back here tomorrow for my picks. ;)

two || Clean the infant carseat. Ok, this one is really for Kyle to do. Ha! We have been using the infant seat in one car and the convertible seat in another--so the infant seat is completely toddler-ified.  Aka. GROSS! This may be the last item on the baby prep list...

With baby watch 2015 underway, I'm keeping things simple this week. 

Your turn!


Friday Favorites + Baby Update

Happy Friday! Oooooo do I have some good stuff for you today. Eeek!

one || Mallory and her "shoe phase."First it was her snow boots, but since it's spring she has decided those are soooo last season and she's on to bigger and better things with her rain boots. She will bring them to us at random to be worn around the house. She loves the extra stomping power. Too funny! (Clothing not required to rock rain boots.) 


two || My new make up brushes. After two separate trips, I was able to finally get my hands on these babies! I've only used them a couple of times so far, but I'm really enjoying them! The price simply can't be beat--plus, how pretty are they?!

sonia kashuk makeup brushes

three || This blush. Over the past couple weeks I've gotten not only this Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink, but also the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush. Being totally honest, the Milani Baked Blush is ten times better! I love the color pay off and the staying power, not to mention the price point is perfection! Highly recommend Milani Baked blushes. 

milani baked blush dolce pink

four || Kyle's work schedule. So I can safely say that it is a small miracle that Kyle's work has been so flexible this past month. He has been totally accessible to our family during my time on bed rest and for that I'm so so grateful! Suffice it to say that the Army rarely, if ever, cares about whether your soldier is needed at home...we've been lucky for sure. 

five || Baby Woody will be here in about a week! Ahhh! After beginning to have "real" contractions this week and having remained pregnant long enough to require my group B strep test to be repeated, my OB decided to sneak a peak to see if I had made any progress. Turns out I'm walking waddling around at a solid 4ish cm!! That of course means Baby Woody could arrive at any given moment! We would be so excited to go into labor naturally, even at this stage in the game, because it would mean baby is ready and my body is ready. A natural start to labor could even mean avoiding the nasty drug magnesium! Major, MAJOR bonus. My doctor did suggest scheduling induction for 37 weeks if baby hasn't arrived at that point. I will be 37 weeks 9 days from today! There are several advantages associated with Baby Woody making it to 37 weeks, namely giving his brain more time to develop. We would love to avoid repeating the breastfeeding issues we experienced with Mallory who was born at 36 weeks and 4 days. Of course, in the end, we just want baby and mama to be safe...that's why we pay the doctors the big bucks. ;)

35 week pregnant belly
Most recent belly shot at 35.3 weeks.
I think that's all I had to share with you today... 

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Have a fantastic weekend!