Hello November

Hey everyone, welcome back! Hello November I know it’s been awhile since I’ve put up a post. I have been gone actually the whole of October. I had October blog plans but life happened. So much has happened in October and I decided to take a breather and return for November. My plan is to be a consistent blogger but I always remember am a mother and wife and it’s okay to take a break.

 November

It is November, I have so much going on this month and plans ahead. I am so excited to get back to blogging and planning my posts for this month. For the month of November I want to do a lot of lifestyle posts this month. I have a few mommy posts in mind and planned ahead, I am going to open up and take about my blogging struggles as a mommy blogger. And I plan on keeping it 100% raw and real with you all. Of course I’ll choose to share what I feel comfortable with sharing and keeping what I want kept personal. I may chose to share it of course whenever I feel when it’s okay. I will be posting my mommy routine morning and night. How I handle my blog plannings and when I get time to do both.

This month I have a lot of exciting things planned. It is amazing to me that this time last year I was gone and pregnant with my second daughter. And this month she will be one already. Literally two weeks away exactly I will be throwing her a party. And of course I will be posting pictures, if you are interested in keeping up with me my social media is posted on my blog page. I honestly thank you all for being there still for me and being apart of my page. A lot has been going on and I try for everything not to get in the way of posting. But sometimes life just kicks you in the but. I wanted to get this post up sooner of course but unfortunately I couldn’t.

Overall for the rest of November, I have a lot of exciting things planned for this month. I also have official great use I got my self an iPad so I will be back to posting whenever. I am so happy it has not been easy going without a laptop. I will be posting my mommy routine this Wednesday, also if you haven’t all got to read my last post you can find that HERE. Thank you all for reading my little update and plans for my November.

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My Self Care Routine

Hey everyone, and welcome back to another blog post. Wednesday already and half way through the week. For today’s blog post I wanted to share my usual self care routine. Now since am a mom I dont get much time for myself to be honest so whenever I do get a chance I do these usual routines. Its important to get some time out of the day or week to have a little self care time I believe its healthy for us. And its extremely important of course for us mom because it helps us not lose ourselves in motherhood. Now the best brand for your care needs would be Farm House Fresh. They have the best products go check them out now!

Self Care

Shower Time

Now I know a shower is just a shower, but I love when I get time out. This is one of my best care times because I love doing a good body scrub. Right now I am currently using a caramel body scrub and I absolutely love it. Almost every time I get my time out to go shower I am using this. Another great tip I use that I actually found on Pinterest is a great shaving tip. If you are a shaver like me a great tip is to use Johnsons baby oil prior to shaving. In the shower and then your going to want to shave. This prevents ingrown hairs and helps get a better shave then shaving dry. This also helps hydrate your skin when you come out your legs will be so soft I promise yall!

Work Out

Working out is another great idea, I am going to be completely honest I hate to work out. After having two kids my tummy has not been looking to great. And I gave in to least try and change that. One of my revolutions was to least try and work out this year so I have been trying to. I have not been doing it on a regular but I try to whenever I have the energy. Its not as fast results but I am proud because we all have to start somewhere right.

Nails & Make up

Now another great thing we can do for ourselves is least get our nails done or get pretty for no reason. One thing I do whenever my husband is home is go and get my nails done! I love just having time out for me and have time to relax. And to be honest it feels pretty good I dont even care how much I spend on them. I do though always do my own toes at home. I dont trust nail salon tubs I just have heard to many horror stories in college since am a esthetican. However if I am not doing that another great thing that makes me feel good is make up. Sometimes we just need to put on some makeup, even if we not going out sometimes we need to do something for oursleves. I use to prior to baby number two always have time for this and now I rarely touch my box. I usually not even in the mood to put it out when I go out because I dont have the time. But I honestly want to get back into finding time, hopefully soon I can.

Breakfast

So I am not much a healthy eater but I always try to have breakfast in the mornings. My usual routine after dropping my oldest off at school is laying down with little one for awhile. Then when she goes down for her nap by 11:00 AM I am then usually hungry and go quickly make something. My usual : Eggs, Oatmeal, Toast, Banana, Waffles, Bagels with a cup of coffee.

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Down Time

Last but not least having some down time. As a mom I always make sure to get a break into the days and especially after the kids go to sleep. Throughout the day my down time usually consist of Netflex and some good online shopping or browsing. This helps me reflect relax a bit and rest my body. Even if your not a mother we humans are always on the go. Its always good to get a break in and relax a bit and gain some energy. If I honestly didn’t take any down time for myself I couldn’t have typed this post lol. By 6pm I usually dont have energy in me and cannot wait till 7pm – 8pm bedtime to finally get the whole night to myself. I am sometimes to exhausted and just need that whole time and night to regain my energy.

That is all for my self care routine, I hope you all found some of my tips useful. I am surprised I found energy to type this out tonight. But remember to squeeze in a little care through out your day we all need to be pampered. I feel like all of this is what least helps me and keeps me going. Thank you all for reading, please remember to like & comment I always love hearing from you all. And if you haven’t checked out my last post you can do so HERE.

Ipsy September Bag

Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog page! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Back to another long week for me, I am hoping this week is better than the last. For Monday’s post I wanted to do a post on what I got in my September Ipsy bag. If you would love to take a look at their site you can find that HERE.

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The first product I’ll be talking about is the IT Cosmetics facial cleanser. This is a one step use skincare solution that hydrates and cleanses the skin. This skincare cleanser is used for every skin type out there. It also helps with dryness, dullness, uneven texture and fine lines and wrinkles. When using the product you would gently massage the product onto the skin for about 30 seconds and then rinse and pat dry.

The next product inside is the Colourec Raine eye shadow in champagne life. Champagne life is a vibrant gold shadow color, the brand makes their eye shadows super bendable for a long lasting finish. Above all the eye shadows sell for $6.99 USD, their products are also cruelty free. I am not much of a eye shadow girl and I also haven’t heard of this brand but I actually love how the color looks. I am impressed that Ipsy picked out a color I can actually wear and blends in with my skin tone. If you would love to check out the brand please click the link above. In addition this next product I have I am excited to try because I always wanted to but never ended getting it is the Benefit Cosmetic gimme brow!

September Top Ipsy Product

This is the brow volumizing tinting fiber gel. The micro fibers in the gel help crate a natural looking fullness to your brows. You would press through your brows to crate your perfect look and definition of your choice. The mini version sells for $17.00 CAD on sephora. I struggle a lot with keeping my brows on through out the days. My face tends to start getting oily, in other words am excited to try this out and see of this product can help. Now the second to last product found in my bag is by Qhemet Biologics, burdock root butter cream. This product keeps fine, thin hair moisturized for days.

How Burdock Root Works

This creamy leave in delivers the perfect amount of moisture to thin, fine and low porosity 4b-4a hair, keeping it soft and supple for days! Ideal for thick, high porosity 3c hair too, a little of our Burdock Root Butter Cream packs a heavy punch helping to retain length by keeping dry, brittle edges soft and supporting growth with nourishing botanicals. – Qhemet Biologics

Ingredients: Contains Pure Mediterranean Olive Oil for softness and emollience, Burdock Root, Nettle Leaf and Oatstraw for conditioning, scalp nourishing and shine enhancing, vegetable glycerin for humectancy and MSM for healthy hair growth. – Qhemet Biologics

  • No mineral oil
  • No proteins
  • No silicones
  • No dyes
  • No artificial fragrances
  • No parabens
  • Has a natural, light citrus scent

In conclusion, my last product in my September ipsy bag is the Ofra lip gloss smiley for ryleigh. This lip gloss has a sheer shimmer to it and its a comfortable gloss. These glosses are sun filtered, shine, cruelty free and vegan. I have not tried the gloss as yet am not much of a shimmer person when it comes to glosses but I will give it a try. One of the best things about getting an ipsy bag or any kind of monthly make up subscription bag is getting exposed to these small beauty brands.

I have never heard of any of these brands but am always open to trying them. If you would like to know more about ipsy just click the link above! That is all for September bag, please like & leave a comment I always love to hear from you all. If you havent checked out my last post please do so HERE.

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Fall Purchases

Hey everyone, welcome back to another blog post. For today’s blog post I wanted to do a quick post on my recent fall purchases from Fashion Nova. Fall is coming and lately I have been in the mood and have started buying all my fall gear. I did not do much of a purchases I so far got three items I really wanted and need and all items are still on Fashion Nova for purchasing!

The first purchase I bought from Fashion Nova is a leather moto jacket. Now let me tell you I have been looking everywhere for one that was not to pricey. I have been on Pretty Little Thing, Missy Empire and MissPap and I haven’t been loving the prices. Also I instantly saw that fashion nova just added one and I just had to get it right away. I ordered an extra small and the jacket carries an over size fit so it fits me just right. The jacket has the right amount of thickness to it, you can honestly wear this on a pretty chilly day with a hoodie and you shouldn’t be too cold. One of my favorite details about this jacket was the fur inside the whole jacket. I am in love with this detail you feel so warm. And therefore you can wear this jacket in the most days in fall. You can dress this jacket up or down. Pair with a cute pair of jeans or tights or even with a cute sweater dress. If you’d like to purchase the item you can find it HERE.

The next item I got in my fall purchases was a cute winter jacket. The funny thing about this jacket is I have been eyeing it for most of this year. The jacket comes in three different styles, black & pink, green and red or camo and red I believe. The jacket i got is actually the most popular style so that sells out quickly. I ordered a size small and after trying it out the jacket fit pretty well. The only thing about the fit is that there was comments about the sleeves fitting short. Good thing is the sleeves did end up fitting me perfect I am assuming if you have pretty long arms it might fit short. One of the top details I loved about the winter jacket was the pink fur hood and the fur inside. i love how warm the jacket looks, the thickness is great and the fur inside makes it ten times more warm. If you would like to purchase the item you can find it HERE.

Hooded Sweater Dress

The third and last item I ordered in my fall purchases is a hooded sweater dress. I got this in a size small and it fits baggy and reaches about my knees. I love this hooded dress at the moment, its actually my favorite right now in my closet. The sweater is really comfy and I love how its not too baggy but fits just right. The sweater is pretty warm but maybe not for a really cold day. But there is enough room to wear another light sweater underneath. All of these items are still up for purchase. If you would like to purchase the hooded dress you can find that HERE. Thanks to everyone for reading, remember to like and leave a comment. if you haven’t read my last post you can check it out HERE.

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Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask

Hey everyone, welcome back to another blog post! I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I can’t believe it’s Thursday already we’re pretty much more half way through the week. It’s crazy starting next week Tuesday it’s back to school over here. There was supposed to be a blog post posted yesterday but because of the craziness I decided to try and get one out today. For today’s blog post I am going to be doing my full thought on the glow recipe sleeping mask.

The glow recipe sleeping mask is a radiance boosting and skin smoothing mask. This mask has watermelon and hyaluronic acid also AHA’s that gently exfoliate the skin while you sleep! Anyone can pretty much use this mask it is for dry, normal, combination and oily skin types. This mask helps with your pores, dryness and your daily oil concerns. The main ingredients in this mask are of course watermelon, which helps with skin inflammation and it also helps hydrate the skin while you sleep. Also as stated hyaluronic acid this also helps hydrate the skin and the AHA’s in the product helps exfoliate, brighten and remove dead skin cells from the skin. One of the top reasons why I am loving this product is because it states it is a pillow proofing product. The mask is also vegan and cruelty free!

glow recipe

I used this product a couple times, I wanted to get the full on feel of the product before I decided how I like the product. First off I love the texture of the sleeping mask. I do not love how it feels at first when applying, I love the feel after words when worked in. I feel like its feels a bit sticky when at touch and applying. I love how I dont need a huge amount of product when applying the mask. I made sure to read the application steps online before using the product. And you honestly only need a small amount, a little goes a long way.

How to use: For a sleeping mask your going to want to use a generous layer. If you are a dry skin type simply apply a dime size amount onto the skin. When applying the product you would pat the product then rubbing the product in. The product does have different instructions if you want to use it as a wash off mask instead. But it is ideal if you have stressed skin or sensitive (inflamed). Instead you would just apply a thick amount of the product. Let the product sit for about 10 minutes then you would rinse off with lukewarm water.

glow recipe

In overall I would most likely use this mask for part of my night time routine. I love the packaging for glow recipe and their general color for the brand. I am planning on purchasing more of their products. The watermelon glow ultra fine mist, avocado melt retinal sleeping mask and pineapple C brighting serum I really want to try. If any of you have bought any of these products and tried them out let me know how you like them! Thank you all for reading and until the next blog post! If you haven’t go and check out my last recent post HERE.

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