Friday, April 24, 2015

New beauty goodies for Mama & happy 9 months

Three quarters of a year. That's 9 months, and my sweet Harper will be celebrating her first birthday 3 months from now. It's crazy how quickly these 9 months have flown by because the 9 months of pregnancy sure lagged at times. Maybe because time always seems to creep by slower when you're really anxious or excited about something, like say, meeting your new baby. Then after baby arrives you want time to slow down so you can savor those precious newborn moments, but instead time steps it up into overtime and starts to fly by. Screw you, time. 

My teeny baby is now this massive thing. She's still not crawling...yet, but she does go from sitting to getting on all fours and looks like she really wants to move. She's also trying to pull herself up on everything, but hasn't quite mastered standing independently.  Her big brother and sister love that she "plays" now and they love entertaining her and making her laugh. 

We're still going strong with breastfeeding, though she's nursing less and less nowadays. Some of her favorite foods are blueberries, bananas, tomatoes, broccoli, whole wheat pasta spirals, & string cheese (cubed). She may only have 3 teeth but that doesn't stop her from eating all of these big girl foods!


Check out Miss Attitude not liking her adorable sun hat. Don't let her cuteness fool you. She knows how to throw a big fit and get her way. Don't you just want to nibble on those chub rolls?


In other news, I made a few beauty purchases I wanted to share with you all. After years of longing and lusting (and asking for everyone's input on social media) I finally took the plunge and splurged on a Clarisonic! After a lot of back and forth I decided to go with the Clarisonic Mia 1{affiliate link} and it's even more beautiful in person than I was expecting. The brush head is also much softer than I anticipated, and the first time using it was Ahhh-mazing! My skin felt so smooth and clean afterwards- it was so refreshing! I don't have breakouts anymore (thanks to my ACV toner), but I do suffer from blackheads, clogged pores, and flaky patches. I'm also getting those awesome little telltale fine lines & wrinkles, so exfoliating with a device like the Clarisonic is supposed to be great for cell turnover and helps with those pesky lines and wrinkles. I'm so excited to be adding this to my skincare regimen and I'll be sure to update later with some before and after pictures. 


Next up was new organization for my makeup. I seriously have so much makeup, it's ridiculous. I have my regular, every-day stuff that I wear most of the time, and then my linen closet is packed with old makeup bags and trunks stuffed with all kinds of fun products for different occasions. My bathroom doesn't have a lot of storage (just a basic sink with a vanity) so my makeup is usually everywhere. It's a nightmare when my husband is in there trying to get ready for work, and then I worry about things getting knocked onto the floor or in the sink (ever cried over a broken, shattered eye shadow or blush? I have!) After looking all over the interwebs for the best makeup organization and storage solution and after sifting through a lot of reviews, I finally decided on this one: Ohuhu® Acrylic Transparent 3 Drawers Storage Box/Makeup Organizer from Amazon. {affiliate link}


After unboxing it I couldn't wait to fill it with my hoards of makeup goodies. It was even more glorious in person than it looked on the computer screen. Some people complained in the reviews that theirs arrived chipped or cracked so I was a little worried at first, but mine was absolutely flawless and looked to be the perfect size for my collection. 


I'm so happy I bought this organizer! Like I said, I have a lot more makeup than just this, but it fits my every day stuff just perfectly. No more digging through bags or trying to find that one lip gloss or eyeshadow color. Everything has a place and all is right in the world. If you're looking for a great organizer for your bathroom or vanity this is a great option! Now I might just need another one for my skincare collection.

How do you store your cosmetics and skincare?
Please share your organizing tips!


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