Today I want to share with you what is currently on my vanity and all the makeup I have been using an loving! I am a sucker for makeup and beauty products, and have been obsessed with them since I was a little girl playing with my mom’s makeup. Over the years, I have tried SO many different makeup brands and products, and have also found out what I like and don’t like. I did acting right out of high school when I turned 18 until 4 years ago. Every job I booked I would always talk with the makeup artists and ask them what products and makeup they themselves loved and used all the time. Some of the products shown below are some of my all time favorites such as the Smashbox “Halo” Powder, MAC lipstick in “Angel,” lip liner in “Dervish,” and Bobbi Brown pink blush! These are products I have continued to buy over and over again and I absolutely LOVE them. I have found some amazing makeup products lately that I am obsessed with as well. Scroll down to read and see more about them all! XOXO
These are two amazing mascaras that I use and LOVE. The L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara is comparable to mostly all the department store ones I have tried and it is really inexpensive. It easily coats every lash and makes them really dark too!!! I love the Butter London mascara, but if I had to stick with one forever it would be the Telescopic!The best Bronzer and Highlighter Duo from Charlotte Tilbury! I use the bronzer everyday to contour my cheeks and the rest of my face, and the highlighter down the bridge of my nose and on my cheeks. I love how subtle and natural they both look when applied, yet they do the job well! I am a blush fan and think blush really does tie together a whole makeup look. I love playing with different blush shades and these three are all my favs! The Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Cheek blush in “SEX ON FIRE” is great for a natural, everyday look. I love MAC mineralize blush in “GENTLE” for daytime and also evening as well. Lastly, my staple blush I will always love and use for an angelic or put together look is Bobbi Brown in “PALE PINK”! There are three different powders I use for different reasons. First, the pressed powder I use to set my under-eye counselor and before I apply my eyeshadow. The loose setting powder is translucent and I always have to set my foundation right after I apply it. Then, I will apply my blush, bronzer, etc. on top of that! This translucent powder leaves no color behind and leaves my foundation with a velvety, soft finish and look. My skin gets oily throughout the day, and this definitely helps a lot to prevent it from getting oily! The Smashbox Halo Powder is great for touch ups throughout the day or if you just want a light powder for on-the-go and don’t feel like applying foundation. It hydrates your skin and leaves it covered without it looking caked on.The makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury is known for doing the makeup for all the supermodels and Victoria Secret models. She started using this Magic Cream on all her clients and backstage years ago. She finally started her own makeup line, and started selling this “magic cream” for everyone to have! I know it is a bit on the pricey side, but I have LOVED the results after using this on my skin. I use massage it into my skin before I apply my foundation and primer. It has totally transformed the look and feel of my skin, and makes my makeup go on so smooth. It also doesn’t make my face look oily and greasy which is important for me! I highly recommend this every day cream for anyone looking for an amazing skin care product that will help your makeup look better! I got a sample of this Magic Foundation a couple months ago and have loved it since. I like how it has SPF 15 already in it, and the medium coverage which is build-able is so amazing. I wear the color “4” and it matches perfect with my skin. If you are debating which shade to get, I would actually go a shade lighter than you think, and just use bronzer and blush to add more color to your face! The concealor on the left is Cle de Peau and the one of the right is from the drugstore and is Maybelline Instant Age Rewind. Both work amazing and cover dark circles, pimples and anything else great!!! I love the feel and coverage the Cle de Peu gives, and the color also matches perfectly! The Instant Age Rewind is so easy to apply because of the twist and tap on applicator. The coverage and color are amazing as well! Both of these I highly recommend.This candle I get almost monthly smells SOOO heavenly and amazing. It makes our home smell so good and I’m obsessed with the scent! Trust me- its a must have!
Is there a better feeling than looking cute when you head out the door but still feel SO comfortable in what you’re wearing?! Since becoming a new mom, I’m always on the hunt now for ALL things comfortable that are also flattering and stylish. This top is all of these things!
This t-shirt has been my everyday staple tee since I got it! I love it so much I got it in white as well, and plan on getting it in other colors to stock up for spring and summer. Little style tip of the day: this top makes you look instantly put together when slightly tucked into jeans! Usually during the week when I’m out running errands or playing with Kennedy and doing mommy duties I’m in something comfortable. I’m either wearing a comfy tee and jeans, or leggings, sneakers and a workout top- without the working out most the time 😉
Also, I ordered these white jeans and they are actually really great quality and fit really well for the price (under $80). If you order online, you can also get a second pair of jeans (any wash or style) for 50% off, which I thought was a great deal!! Hope you guys enjoyed this casual and comfy look! XOXO
Happy Friday! I wanted to round up some my favorite things I’ve been using and loving lately!
These mint sneakers are so cute with workout leggings and are perfect for spring! They also come in the prettiest pink color as well.
I tried out Charlotte Tilbury makeup when I was on the hunt for the perfect foundation and lipstick and FINALLY found both. The foundation isn’t shown above, but here is what I use in color 4. It is amazing and goes on so smooth and has a build able coverage. This lipstick and lip liner that I use almost everyday gives the perfect pink/ nude shade and makes my lips look really full and pouty. The Magic Cream was something I got a sample of from the makeup counter, and I noticed a tremendous difference in my skin’s texture, smoothness, and fine lines after I started using it. I put it on in the morning before my foundation and my foundation goes on better and looks 100 times better since I have been using this. It is a bit pricier than I would like, but I honestly think it’s worth it if you really want something that will actually work amazing.
Totes are the only bag I will wear nowadays, and I really love large ones to hold all of my stuff and Kennedy’s stuff. This Rebecca Minkoff one is such a great tan color to go with any outfit.
The white fur heart shaped pillow caught my eye for Kennedy’s nursery and I can’t wait to order it! I am in the process of re-decorating our bedroom, so this blush pink throw is a MUST! It is going to look great with the light and airy yet glam feel I’m going for.
These espadrille wedges were sitting in my shopping cart for a while, but I’m SO happy I decided to get them because they are by far my favorite wedge I’ve ever worn. They are surpassingly super comfy and easy to walk in, and they go great with almost any outfit. I love wearing mine with jeans for a date night or a cute dress for church.
I am loving soft pastels and light jeans for spring, and I love this cardigan and ripped white jeans for a perfect weekend casual outfit! It would be so cute with the wedges for a girls lunch or brunch with my hubby!
Hope you guys enjoyed my round-up of what I have been loving! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by to check out my post! XOXO
This past month has been such a big change for both Kennedy and I! I feel like 4 months was a turning point month for me as a mother. This is when I feel like I am more confident and getting better at everything, and I’m not worrying as much as I used to. We are also both getting the hang of our routine and I’m more in tune to her needs and wants quicker now. Kennedy has also changed so much in just this month alone. Here are some changes that have happened over this month and some milestones:
CHANGES + MILESTONES:
She has grown over an inch and is about two pounds heavier! She is now 27″ long and 16 lbs 5 oz! She is in the 100th percentile for height and the 83rd percentle for weight! She is quite the tall girlie and is even longer than most of the 8-10 month old babies in her Little Gym class. She is wearing 3-6 month clothes, but is fitting in 9 month outfits (lengthwise) now!
She has started rolling over on her own ( back to belly), and can now push her hands and arms up to look around when she is on her belly. She has also rolled belly to back, but only a few times.
She is such a big girl now and sleeps in her own crib at night in her nursery but still takes her naps in the Halo bassinet in our room. She is still sleeping about 12 hours straight a night, which mommy and daddy are so thankful for! More on her sleep/ daytime schedule below!
We had her try baby food a couple times and she actually liked it! So far she has tried sweet potatoes and apples & bananas! But I am still going to hold off starting baby food FULLY until she is six months old. That is what her pediatrician recommended and I also read it prevents allergies when you start baby food at six months. I just recieved the Baby Beaba Babycook in the cutest Mint/latte color, and I can’t wait to start making some of her baby food with it!
Kennedy loves grabbing things and putting them in her mouth! She also likes sucking on her fingers and her fist. I got her this banana teething toy and the Sophie the Giraffe, and she LOVES holding them and chewing on them now! It took her a while to get the concept of holding them and actually putting them in her mouth to teeth on, but I practiced and helped her with it and she finally got the hang of doing it by herself.
She is cooing and making lots of grunts and other noises now! I love to hear her “talk” and being more vocal. She doesn’t do it all day, but here and there throughout the day!
I have been taking her to a mommy and me baby class every week! It’s at a place called The Little Gym and Kennedy LOVES it! She is smiling the whole time and loves interacting and playing with the other babies! They have them do fun activities and games that help them with milestones and their development. I have already noticed an improvement in her willingness to try things and master them quicker since doing the Little Gym class!
She is recongnizing people now and remembering them. She will remember friends of mine and other little babies she has met before. She has a little boyfriend John who is the same age as her, and she gets SO excited when she sees him! It is the cutest thing in the world!!!
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Here is Kennedy’s 5 MONTH daytime and sleep schedule:
This is just a rough schedule on what her day as a 4 month old usually looks like. Everyday is different, and some days we are out running errands at different times. But I usually try to follow this daytime nap and sleep schedule for her! I’ve been trying to do this routine for the past 2 months, and she has been really good now at going down for her naps and to bed! This routine will also change according to how much she wants to nap throughout the day. Also some time during her “playtime” I will hold her or put her in the carrier while I do tasks around the house. I also clean her eyes for her blocked tear duct after she eats during the day. Before her naps were so all over the place and never on a schedule, but this month was really a turning point on her “getting” her nap routine. I personally think having a daytime and bedtime routine for a baby is so good for them and makes them feel secure and happy because they can kind of predict what is coming next. I love having her on a routine (even though it isn’t perfect every day) and getting her to bed early!
7-7:30am- Wake up, feed her, and then change her
8am-9:30am- Tummy time first for as long as she can stand and then playtime. After I do tummy time with her, I will put her on one of her playmats (she loves this one) or in her Baby Einstein jumper while I make breakfast. After a little bit, she will start yawning and when she starts to get fussy, I know she needs her nap. She will usually sleep 1-1.5 hours after waking up.
9:30am-10:30am- Her first nap of the day. I have her sleep in her Halo bassinet which is in our bedroom during the day. Our room gets less light during the day than her nursery, and I notice she will nap longer in the bassinet. I also put the Doc a Tot in the bassinet for her to sleep in too. I make sure the room is dark, the fan is on, then I turn on the white noise on the iPad (I love the free white noise app), turn on the susher, and then I lay her down while she is awake but still sleepy. I will then turn on the vibrations which is on the bassinet and this will make her really sleepy fast! I give her the NUK pacifier and her most favorite blanket ever- this Barefoot Dreams blanket! She will always grab it and snuggle with it. I then rock the bassinet back and forth a little bit until she falls asleep. This is the nap time routine I do for mostly all her naps. She will usually sleep 1 to 1.5 hours each nap.
10:30am-12:30pm- Feeding, tummy time, and playtime! This is usually the window where I go out and run errands after she does her tummy time. I’ve been trying to do lots of tummy time in-between all her naps to avoid a flat head and to strengthen her neck and back muscles. She will either fall asleep at the end of our trip out or I’ll be home in time to put her down for her nap again. Even if she falls asleep in her car seat, I will always take her out and put her in her bassinet so she can finish her nap in there.
1:30pm-3:00pm- Feeding, tummy time, and play time. Some days I will take her on a 3 mile walk or work on reading books. I try to read several books to her during the day, and I like reading to her during this time. Even though she doesn’t understand what I’m saying yet, she loves looking at the pictures and hearing my voice read to her! I think it’s important to have them get a love for reading and books, and the sooner the better!
3:00pm-4:30pm- She then will go down for the her last nap of the day! I try to not let her nap after 5pm anymore and I don’t let her stay up for more than 3 hours after her last nap. If she naps past 5pm I won’t wake her up, but I just won’t giver her the evening nap she used to take.
4:30pm- I will feed her, change her and then almost always drive with her to meet Alex for dinner in Downtown. He works everyday until past 10pm usually later, so he is never home for dinnertime. He works very long hours, so basically it’s just me with her all day and night while he is at work during the week. Kennedy loves seeing her daddy and eating with him!
6:30pm- I will come back home and start winding her down and start getting her ready for bed.
6:45-7pm- Usually during this time I get her bath ready and give her a bath! She loves bath time and even if she is fussy during this time of night, she will always get really happy for her bath. I bathe her in her bathroom in the big tub. I put her on the Angel Care bath support which I have been really loving. It keeps her body supported in the bath but she can still splash her legs around. I will fill the water a little bit above her hips. I try to have a longer bath and have her splash and kick a lot to get her tired. It usually gets her really tired afterwards!
7:15pm- After her bath, I do her bedtime routine which I have been doing for her since she was a newborn. I dry her off and put on a diaper, put lotion on her face and body and give her a little baby massage, then I put on her Owlet monitor sock, pjs, and the put her in the ErgoPouch sleep suit! This keeps her warm without the need to put blankets in her crib! I read her a book in the glider in her nursery, and afterwards turn on the white noise machine and the susher. Once she hears those things she will get really sleepy and start rubbing her eyes. I feed her a bottle of about 5-6 ounces and she is almost always asleep at the end of drinking her bottle. I try to burp her and then lay her down in the our favorite the Doc a Tot in her crib.
7:30pm-7:30am- Baby girl will usually sleep for 11-12 hours straight every night! I keep her Owlet heart rate monitor on so if anything happened, an alarm will sound on our phones. I also use the Nest monitor and keep it on loud on my iPad next to my bed all night so I can hear her cry if she ever woke up.
FAVORITE BABY SHOPS LATELY:
Sparrow Deigns– I got a couple cute onesies from this shop and they are SO cute and mostly unisex!
Smocked Auctions– I love their bubbles and rompers for spring and summer! They are so easy for her the wear and are super comfy too! I stocked up on some for the warmer months coming up!
The 1st Years– They have really cute unique and custom clothes for babies! I have personalized sneakers for Kennedy and a super cute onesie that says “Mama is My Bestie.” Their products and clothes make great baby shower gifts!
Baby Gap and Old Navy– I love these stores because they always have some great staple pieces such as dresses, sweaters/jackets, and pants for each season. I got Kennedy a few dresses, bubbles, shoes and rompers for spring!
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! Even before I had Alex as my valentine and I was a single girl, I still loved this holiday. I think it’s about celebrating those you love and showing your family and friends how much you love them. I can’t wait to do some fun traditions with Kennedy on this holiday in the coming years!
This long cream tunic sweater is one of my favorite finds! I LOVE when tops are longer and I love the pretty natural color- it goes with everything! This runs a bit large, so I recommend sizing down. Also these reflection sunglasses are my favorite sunglasses to wear lately. They are perfect for spring and summer and I love how oversized these ones are! Hope you guys enjoyed your Valentine’s Day and have an amazing day! Thanks for stopping by! XOXO
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