Thursday, 17 August 2017

Twenty Eight Weeks



I've officially hit another milestone! THIRD TRIMESTER! Where has the time gone? 
I was told it would go by fast & when I was told this I was probably 9 weeks along. I was just dragging every day because I felt like it was going by so slow! Now, I wish I had more time with being less uncomfortable though. The overwhelming feeling has officially set in like I need to get everything done. Which, I will probably get the majority and be bored by the end of my pregnancy waiting on little one to come into this world to join us.
This week I can say the lower back aches are real, pelvic pain is a new one so I will be chatting with my doctor about that one! I've officially gone from getting up once in the night to getting up 2-3 times to wee. Always around 4 am too. I can no longer really reach places to shave, I walk much much slower because of the back/pelvic pain and slip on shoes are my best friend.
I can no longer squeeze to get into the truck anymore in our driveway so I have to walk to the end and let Spencer drive down.. Which I find HILARIOUS. Although I've been getting bigger the number on the scale has stayed the same for the last 3 weeks, I noticed my thighs aren't rubbing together too! Since adopting the vegan lifestyle it has stopped a lot of bad cravings that was making me gain weight rapidly. My body is still changing & growing bigger and babe is getting the best nutrients since this is the best I've ever eatin.. I wish I was kidding! 



Our boy is a our squishy! Seeing him at 28 weeks was so amazing. I loved seeing him yawn, smile & well his lips! He has my lips! He has his daddys big smile though, I bet his hairline too heheh. 

Being on Instagram constantly I was determined to try and win a DockATot & I did it! I knew it was unrealistic to purchase one with while they can be up to $400 in CAD. I bought a bassinet second hand for $30 for babe the week prior, I thought to myself.. How funny would it be if next week I win a DockATot.. Well, that's exactly what happened! I got the message in my DM's & my eyes almost popped out of my head! I was shoook.
I ended up selling the used bassinet for what I paid for it. Our DockATot came in the mail so fast and we were so excited to open it.. 


Our little (notsolittle) Silver decided it was hers. I said she can only be on it with the protector on it. She hopped off after I gave our kitties dinner and it's now in a safe place but you can see from the photo below, Silver was in bliss!  


We had our 3rd prenatal class & had the hospital tour. It was really great! However, I had an anxiety attack while in one of the labor/delivery rooms when the instructor turned on the bed warmer to show us how loud it was. I think what triggered it was the loud beep. My brain went right into panic mode & I felt my eye tearing up and my whole body just going into a sweat. I felt like I went from 36 degrees to the highest fever you can get in seconds. Worst feeling ever and I've never experienced it before! I ended up leaving the room to redeem myself with Spencer and went back in once I felt cool enough & calm. I've always had a hard time with hospitals after spending 3 months in 2015 there with my mum before she passed away. I will go into that someday on my blog because I think it will be important to share my story and how I feel about becoming a mother without a mother. 



Overall, this week has been really good, just uncomfortable. Hoping next week is better but that's wishful thinking because I know I will just start to get more uncomfortable!


Question: When did you decide to stop working?


I've been told I'm crazy for wanting to work to term. It does sound crazy once I see others saying they took the 6 weeks off prior as expected. I think I would go nuts!






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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

≫ Summer Make-Up Routine ≪


Lately I’ve been trying to force myself to limit my routine to just a couple products. This is hard for me if you have been following me for some time you'll know I use to like to go all out with my makeup. For example...




I start saying, oh, I’ll just cover up my under eye circles, and then I need mascara, and then maybe just fill in the brows a bit…and next thing I know I’ve been in front of the mirror for 20 minutes or so. As of recently... aka the last two years,  I’ve been experimenting with a more minimal look to get out the door on time in the morning & get the rest of my work morning routine done. 

I always start off with my Derma E face sunscreen and after I wash my face and as I get our two kitties their food I let it set. I then go in with my GlamGlow illuminating moisturizer for a little extra highlight! I love the scent of it as well.. Reminds me of yellow skittles!  
 


I have an oily complexion normally but I think while being pregnant it has gotten a lot better! I also use a BB Cream by Marcelle! I love that it isn't full coverage because I use to slather on full coverage foundation when I was young & I feel it ruined my pores! Since simplifying my make-up routine & getting some laster treatments done, I feel like my pores look less dilated and less prone to getting horrendous acne spots from clogged pores.  

 

Once I have blended in the tinted BB Cream I follow up with my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. I was always against paying the pricey price tag for this concealer but once I did after receiving at Gift Card.. It changed my concealer game!! With it's medium to full coverage, being buildable and easy to blend.. I didn't have to use so much concealer on my face! It felt like a miracle when I first tried it. I even went to my spouse and told him because I was so excited! It looks more natural than the drugstore concealer I was using that would oxidize. 
After my BB cream I would swipe under my eye area,  around my nose where it's a little more red, my dark spots & acne scaring. I always use my real techniques complexion sponge. 


 
I love to set my face with Laura Mercier's Translucent Setting Powder while using the complexion sponge on the flat edge while damp because it gives the best finish & leaves my skin looking natural and flawless. 
Moving onto brows & lashes, I like to keep it super simple. I ran out of my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer and just started using eyeshadow to fill my brows in like I use in the old days and I actually prefer it more! I use my KVD Shade & Light palette and for my lashes I use my Lancôme Monsiur Mascara





Typing this out it seems like a lot of steps but I promise it takes me 10 minutes max! Super quick & easy.. Maybe since I've been doing it for so long it's just a piece of cake for me. 
I like to finish of my face with Burberry Highlighter & some blush. The Burberry Highlighter completely changed my glow-up game! I use to use the Becca highlighters religiously but  I was graciously sent Burberry's Summer Essentials. The pressed highlighter has been getting love from me every day! The one I use is Rose Gold. As for blush it changes every other day so I didn't want to include a specific since I have multiple brands I use! 



I hope you enjoyed reading about what I put on my face! I really like this routine. If I opt for a foundation I always use the  Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation. I love the finish but I found out recently the ingredients are not very good for you! I made my own report on EWG Skin Deep If you look at my old skin care routine You will see why I started researching the products I used on my face. If you download the IOS/Android App called Healthy Living you will understand why products shouldn't be used on your body! It's scary. 

Question: If you could only use ONE product, what would it be?
Mine would be concealer hands down because my scaring/dark spots are my biggest insecurity. 











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