30 January 2015
28 January 2015
We've finally gotten a bit of a cold snap up here in the last frontier! Hallelujah! Temps have been hovering in the single digit negatives, with wind chills a bit more brisk than that. No complaining from this pregnant lady! My extra insulation has me thinking that 30 degrees is rather warm...
Anyway, when it's bitingly cold outside, I want nothing more than to snuggle up in my jammies and not move a muscle. Alas, life must go on and toddlers must play, so I've figured out how to make loungewear work in the daytime.
27 January 2015
Today Kyle is here to answer some mushy gushy questions about yours truly. It's been a few months since we participated in the Blogger Men Tell All but I had to capitalize on
forcing Kyle to say nice things about me the link up's Valentines Day twist.
Ready? Dun dun dun dunnnnnnn!
What is her best quality?
What is something the two of you enjoy doing together?
What is your favorite post of hers that she has ever written?
26 January 2015
Here is how I did with last week's hopes & plans...
23 January 2015
Recently I've gotten into quite the groove with my beauty/skin care routine. I've never been big on consistent routines, mainly because I love experimenting with new products. Don't get me wrong, I still looooove trying out different things, but lately it seems everything I've purchased in the beauty world has been a home run. Can't complain about that, now can I?
Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream || This stuff. Give it to me everywhere. Ok not everywhere, skip my t-zone. I rub this stuff on my cheeks and neck every night before bed, sometimes even under my makeup during the day if I'm feeling particularly parched. Kyle may or may not have used this stuff on occasion, it's that good.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir || Thanks to jolly ol' St. Nick, I finally got to give this beauty elixir a try. What is a beauty elixir you ask, I haven't a clue. You spray it on your face whenever you want and you instantly teleport into a peaceful spa. I was drawn to this stuff because I read that it acts like a toner (I LOVE toner) and due to my current state (pregnant) I can't use many of my favorites. I use this under both my day and night time moisturizers and really any other time I need an escape ;)
It Cosmetics Tightline Primer || This is a super recent purchase. I grabbed it from Ulta during my trip to North Carolina. Of course, I grabbed the waterproof formula of this eyelash primer. Not only does it prime your lashes for mascara, but it can even double as your eyeliner if used correctly. It's so intense that it can do the job of your mascara even on its on. Any mascara applied on top of this primer will be worth a million bucks, promise.
L'Oreal Paris Brow Stylist || Admittedly, I purchased this brow gel because I was too cheap to splurge on this one. But, I've really enjoyed it! It is a great, quick alternative to fully filling in your eyebrows and it last all. day. long! The only drawback for me is I wish their color range was a bit more broad.
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer || I've almost emptied out this container of concealer and will 100% repurchase it. I use it not only to conceal, but got it in a light enough shade to double as my highlighter. Its gooooood.
Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel || Every single night. This is one I'm sure I've mentioned before, but I'm obsessed. I've seriously had this jar forever and still have a ways to go before its empty. I like to keep mine in the refrigerator for a little extra something when I apply it under my eyes before bed. It is so refreshing and hydrating! I really notice a difference in my under eye the following morning. I highly recommend!
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush || This is my first ever Tarte blush! I got mine in the shade 'glisten' which is a shimmery peachy pink. I find myself constantly reaching for this stuff. The shimmer is subtle but enough to really wake your face up. I look forward to trying out new shades.
Sugar Lip Polish by Fresh || Alaskan winters make you do crazy things for a little hydration. I've been using this lip scrub nearly every day because my lips are so cracked and scaly. It enables my lip balm to get the most bang for it's buck by really scrapping away all the flaky skin. Love!
*This isn't photographed, but it must be mentioned... this under eye setting powder by elf. For the longest time I had no idea you were supposed to use a different powder to set your under eye makeup. Skeptical, I grabbed the cheapest stuff I could find and my world is forever changed! No creasing, lasts for ever and is as soft as a baby's bottom...everything you could want in your under eye makeup. #amiright?
22 January 2015
After having flown to the lower 48 with Mallory at least five times over the past year and a half, I thought I had it down to a science. The number of spare outfits, diapers, wipes, snacks, entertainment, all of it; I knew what I needed and what I didn't. Little did I know how much Mallory's ability to walk paired with my growing belly would make for a torturous "infant in arms" flight. I know you're thinking, "duh Amanda! That sounds like a nightmare anyway." I wasn't thinking it was going to be a pleasurable flight, but not too terribly different from those that preceded this one.
In Mallory's defense, she did great on the flights to North Carolina! We had two layovers which allowed for plenty of time to grab a meal and find the airport play area. She was calm on the plane and either watched Frozen, ate snacks, or took little catnaps. No complaints here!
21 January 2015
Hikari Cosmetics Mechanical Eyeliner || This eyeliner retails for $13. Mine came in a silvery/gray shade that I have been really surprised by. Eyeliners aren't typically something that I get terribly excited about since it usually isn't included in my daily beauty routine. This eye liner may just be an exception. It's easy to apply and the shade is perfect for everyday wear. Really enjoying this so far!
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18 January 2015
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This Week's Hopes & Plans ::
08 January 2015
07 January 2015
Over the past year, I've kind of fallen out of love with blazers. I'm choosing to blame it on temporary insanity caused by motherhood. ;) What was formerly a staple in my closet, had dwindled to the "donate" pile. It wasn't until I saw this blazer and knew I just had to have it! Icing on the cake -- It was just $12!!! There were so many ideas running through my head on how it could be styled. Paired with a white button up, chunky pearls, camel colored wedged boots and a bright red lip. Or how about a polka dotted blouse, black leather booties, a gold chain necklace and a nude/pink lip? Mmmm so good!
But, this is the look I chose for my first rendezvous with this plaid blazer...