Skin Care!

As I’m sitting here watching the Season 3 finale episode of Downton Abbey on Amazon, I have an anti stress mask on my face; feeling it getting tighter every second on my skin. I thought to myself that I would update you all on my skin care routine, or as I like to call it, half of my Self Care routine, which I’ll make another post for that later. (I started writing this post about a week ago, haha!)

So, let’s get this ball rolling!

Morning/Day Routine

I always wash my face in the shower. I feel it’s more convenient, and makes my skin care go by quicker.

I use two washes, both St. Ives; the blackhead scrub and the apricot scrub.

The blackhead scrub smells amazing! It controls the redness in my face after I’ve showered. I’m still wondering why my face is always red after showering. This scrub is mild and doesn’t exfoliate deep.

The apricot scrub is a more heavier scrub. It exfoliates more than the blackhead scrub, and also smells amazing.

After I rinse my face, and hop out of the shower, I put on the Simple moisturizer. I’ve this stuff for forever, so I had to get a new one. I’ll update on the new moisturizer once I use it for a while.

Night Routine

My night routine is pretty simple. All I use is the Clean & Clear night time face wash with the same moisturizer.

Taking off the makeup

When I take off my makeup, I’ll use makeup remover wipes. Sometimes I’ll use the simple micellar water, but I got new one of that, too; I’ll update when I use that one for a while, as well.

IPSY REVIEW(S)

I think it’s about time that I have a couple reviews on this here blog. The past three months, I’ve been subscribed to the makeup subscription service, Ipsy. I absolutely love it! I’ve gotten products that I’ve heard nothing but good things about. Let’s just go ahead and get started!


Disclaimer: All reviews and opinions are my own. This post is not sponsored in any way. I love the service so much, I just wanted to write a few reviews on my bags so far.

 

 

Let’s start with July.

This was my first bag, and I loved it! It came with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, EYEKO Liquid Eyeliner Pen, Nomad Cosmetics Highlighter, So Susan Blending Brush, and Hanalei Rose Lip Treatment.

The mascara is amazing! I’ve heard nothing but good and wonderful things about this mascara on YouTube from my favorite beauty vloggers. It separates my lashes, and make them flirty… which is what it claims to do, and it does just that! Every time I wear makeup, which is when we’re going out to dinner, a movie, or just hanging with friends or family. I think if I want to splurge on a makeup item, this one is definitely going to be it.

Now, the eyeliner. I’ve only used it once, but y’all. This eyeliner is everything to me! The night I opened this product, I freaked out! In a good way. I’ve always wanted to do a wing liner, and I’ve achieved it in the past, but only about two times. With this eyeliner, the tip lets me achieve the wing that I want. It’s almost like drawing with a Sharpie. Think of that tip.

Highlighter. It’s becoming one of my favorite makeup item. It lets me know that I’m done or almost done with my makeup, and what a good feeling that is, am I right, ladies?! Anyway, the shade of this highlighter is almost the same as my skin when applied.  I love it. (I’m started to get distracted my Downton Abbey, so my train of thoughts are going away. My details and descriptions are getting very short.)

Brushes. I’m starting to love brushes, but cleaning them is a whole other ball game. This brush is so soft, and I even continue describing it. That’s how amazing it is. I actually use this brush to apply my highlighter.

Lip treatments. I don’t ever do lip treatment unless it’s good ol’ chapstick. But the moment I put this product on my lips, the were instantly soft! Normally, I’d have to apply my Burt’s Bees lip balm twice to achieve the softness I like for my lips.

Now that we’re done with July…

Let’s go on to August!

The products for last months Glambag was a contour brush, blush duo, HD translucent powder, a tube of mascara, and a face lotion.

The brush. I haven’t used it yet, but I’m probably going to see how it applies foundation, and blush. It’s soft, I’ll give it that. Like I said, I haven’t used it yet, so I can’t give a true review on it… yet.

The blush duo. I haven’t really used these either. I might have, but I don’t really remember. To be honest, August was a bit of a blur for me. My daughter had her first out of 2 surgeries, so everything is little hazy. This months reviews aren’t going to be good, so please forgive me.

The powder. If I recall, I used this for baking my under eyes, and I didn’t see a difference. I don’t see a big difference when baking, to be completely honest. Maybe I’m not doing it right.. Practice makes perfect, right?!

The mascara isn’t my favorite for this month. I used it, and my lashes immediately clumped. I did my regular mascara applying technique, and it didn’t do my lashes justice. I had to apply my Too Faced mascara, and my lashes separated a little, but not much. I probably won’t use this product again.

Last, but not least, the face lotion. This stuff smells amazing! It smells like I’ve been at the beach. #beachvibes. It makes my face soft after washing and exfoliating.

September’s Glam bag!

I’m gonna talk about the bag for a second. It’s black, and so chique and elegant looking. I think I just found my new makeup bag, ha ha! Now, for the products. It came with an angled brush, a duo blush, a foundation primer, a nail polish, and a face mask.

This brush, like the two before it, is soft. I tested it on my eyelid with no product, and it’s so soft.

The blush duo. I think I like this one better than the last. I just swatched it, and they’re gorgeous! They actually may work better as a highlighter or a eye shadow because they’re shimmery.

The foundation primer, is a Smashbox Cosmetics product. It’s their Photo Finish Radiance Primer. It, too, has some shimmer to it. Mixes with my skin tone very well. I’ll definitely be giving this a try within the next couple days.

The nail polish. I actually have a coat on my left thumb right now. It’s a pretty mauve color. I think it’ll be perfect for this fall.

I’m starting to love face masks. This one smells good. I’ll be using it within the next few days.

 

Be on the lookout for an update on a lot of these products!

What I Eat In A Day!… Sort of.

What is one thing we all do every single day? EAT. Food. Don’t you just love food? I sure do. I swear I still have the appetite of a teenager, and could eat everything in sight. Keyword: could. For today’s post, I’m going to be talking about What I Eat In A Day.

I see this all the time on YouTube, and it got me thinking… should I make a post about this?
Well, here you are! Reading this to find out what I eat in a day. It changes depending on what’s going on that day, so I’m just going to focus on what I eat when I’m home.
So, let’s get started!

Breakfast
It’s starting to be one of my favorite meals… only because it’s ONE of the first things I think about once waking up to the sounds of my daughter making noises. We actually eat breakfast if the time allows us. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” I know, BUT when you have an 8 month old and you need to grocery shop, or you’ve just woken up late, breakfast isn’t on the menu. BUT HERE LATELY, it has been.
The very first thing we do, or I do whoever is out of bed first, is make coffee! If I’m up and out of the bed before my husband, I’ll make my coffee and prep his. All I do is pour the water into the back of our Mr. Coffee Single Serve Coffee K-Cup thing, put the K-Pod in it’s slot, and set a little note out that says “Just Hit Brew.”
Now, for the food portion of this varies. Sometimes we’ll have biscuits and gravy, he’ll have cereal and I’ll have toast, I’ll have grits, or we’ll both have toast. Just depends on the day really. Daughter always has bananas and a bottle. I’m not an egg person anymore for breakfast, so we don’t eat eggs in the morning. The only way I’ll eat eggs is in cookies and cakes… or French Toast…. I’m weird. ON TO LUNCH!

Lunch
Lunch also varies with us. Some days we’ll eat Whataburger (my favorite), or we’ll have a PubSub, or sometimes we won’t even eat lunch. Just depends on what’s going on that mid-morning to early afternoon. Hubby leaves for work at 12:30 – 12:45, so we have to eat lunch pretty early, I would say.
If I have to eat lunch without him, it’s normally one of the two mentioned above, or I’ll have leftovers. Maybe some pizza rolls… or chips and dips like it has been lately. Daughter has sweet potatoes and a bottle. She sometimes doesn’t eat all of the potatoes (or taters as I like to call them), so I’ll put them in the fridge and she’ll have it for lunch the next day.

Dinner
Now, for dinner. It’s literally the same thing every night. I always have the Tyson Honey Battered Chicken Tenders with honey mustard to dip. Always. Hands down. It’s filling. Not the healthiest option; well, none these are the healthiest option, but it’s quick and easy. 450 for 10 mins. Boom! Dinner is served! Not sure what hubby has.. he tends to take stuff to work, and it’s normally two pb&j sandwiches; one for lunch, and one for dinner. Daughter always has a bottle. I tend to not put a lot in her tummy before bed (which is at 8:30), so all she’ll have is the bottle. 8oz for all the three meals.

Snacks
My snacks tend to vary. Sometimes I’ll have some coconut milk ice cream, and some days I’ll a couple cookies, some days chips and dip. Just depends on what we have.

Drinks
As mentioned in the breakfast area, I always have coffee. I cannot function without coffee. I’ve tried to drink green tea for breakfast, and even water, but it just doesn’t work out. I always get headaches and I’m grouchy. My husband can vouch for me on that one. But, throughout the day, I always have water.. unless we go to Whataburger, then I have their sweet tea. If I’m in the mood, I’ll have some green tea, but it’s not always. Like today, right now, 8/9/2017 at 2:15pm, I’m having a craving for some green tea now that I’m talking and thinking about it, haha!

 

Well, that’s it for this post! I hope y’all enjoyed reading this. Hubby and I have been talking about going healthy and working out, so hopefully within the next few weeks/months, you’ll been seeing an updated version of this post, but with more healthier foods mentioned.

Thanks for stopping by! <3