So right now I am 34 weeks along with my second child! Being pregnant comes with a belly (of course) and I have purchased a few things that I feel like are a absolute must!
The first belly item I have purchased was with my son, and it was Stretch Mark Oil and Lotion. I have now came to realization that I can not get rid of my stretch marks :( :( :( BUT I can help my skin become more flexible while stretching out and not be as itchy. I bought 2 different kinds of Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula
To me they helped out A LOT and I felt like I wasn't damaging my skin as much as I would without putting anything on my belly.
Second item I purchased was the Bella Band.
This is pretty much a spandex, multipurpose band that can help hold up your maternity jeans, cover your belly so it doesn't hang out of your shirts once you get further along, and can hide you unzipped zipper on your fav non-maternity jeans. I love this because it does what it says it does! I have had mine for about 2 years now and it is still as wonderful and the day I got it.
Third is a belly support I recently got because my daughter loves to sit on my pelvic nerves :)
This has to be my favorite thing right now because I do have large babies and I have the worst pelvic pressure! This helps lift the baby, and relieves my pelvic bones. It also feels so great on my back and helps me sleep better at night. It looks like complicated mess, but it really isn't hard to put on. It also does not show through clothing.
I actually couldn't find a picture of the brand I got, but it was from Babies R Us and the exact same thing.
And the last must have item I bought was the Belly Bandit.
This is a post pregnancy belly wrap that helps shrink your tummy back to how it originally was! This thing worked wonders for me especially because I was super swollen from being in labor for 24 hrs. then eventually getting a surprise c-section :/ I got the original Belly Bandit, but I am planning on getting the Bamboo one next because it is recommended for c-section mommies. (softer)
These have all helped me a ton and hopefully can be something to consider for you expecting mommies out there!!!
So I have always been a fan of Kim Kardashians Style/Makeup, especially her signature nude lips. She always such a perfect shade for her skin tone and I wanted to know how she got them. I looked up on her blog the other day and found a link to her MUA Troy Jensens Blogabout how to get this "beige lip"!
He says, "To get a true beige lip I first applied a touch of foundation over the entire lip and then powdered to set. Then lined the lips with a nude lip liner. Next I applied a creamy beige lipgloss over the entire lip and then applied a sheer pink shiny lip gloss just to the center of Kim’s lips." I was actually really surprised that he used foundation over a lip because I have always heard it's a big no no to use foundation as a nude lip. BUT I decided to give it a try (with inexpensive products of course :D) and the results were amazing! I felt like it was a great shade for my skin tone, and it lasted quite some time!
***please excuse my camera! I currently do not have a digital camera and am using my BB camera :/***
What I used:
*Neutrogena healthy skin foundation -natural beige 60
*elf Clarifying Pressed Powder -light beige
*I would have used elf's mineral lip liner in Peachy, but my son
hauled it off somewhere :(
*Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze -Lasting Shimmer 500
*NYX Lip gloss -Beige (center of lips)
Click here to read his full blog post on Kim's look IT'S GORGEOUS! :)
For fall, I have been wearing nothing but dark colors with clothes/nail polish, so I decided to switch it up from dark or nude colors on my nails, to a more colorful nail polish that would still look great for fall.
I chose "Cashmere Cream" By N.Y.C. $1 Target
I liked this color because it was a pretty, frosted, baby blue color.
First: Remove previous nail polish
Second: I applied one coat (dry)
Third: I applied Second coat (dry)
Fourth: I applied a clear nail polish to seal off the nail polish (dry)
*TIP: Roll the nail polish bottle in between your palms besides shaking it. This will allow the nail polish mix better, and remove air bubbles ;)*
K sooo recently I have gotten into false eyelashes just because I think they are fun AND I feel like they complete your look especially if you are wearing a lot of eyeshadow.
Some lashes that I started using were the ELF cosmetics false eyelashes. First of all they are SUPER CHEAP (only $1 at Target or eyeslipsface.com) and they are gorgeous! They come in two different styles:
And in Natural Lash
I loved these both. They did not feel plastic, shaped to my eyes well, and were easy to reuse. The only thing I did not like about these were the glue! It was hard to open AND most of the glue was dried up :(
So what I bought was a pretty popular glue called DUO. It worked so well! It dries clear, holds amazing, AND is easy to remove.
I also bought this from Target for about $6.
After wearing False Lashes for a while, I found that they can be pretty pricey if you want to wear them just about everyday (even if they are a dollar). I decided to look for and alternative and I came across "ebay lashes"
These lashes are sold in packs from Hong Kong. I found a seller that was selling 4 packs of eyelashes for $1.00!!! Plus S&H; it came to about $7. To me I found that to be such an amazing deal.
It came in the mail less than 2 weeks and in great condition.
The seller I bought these lashes from (xespiderx) was selling 4 different styles of lashes, 10 lashes per style.
The first one: natural criss-cross look
The second: natural sectioned off look
The third: dramatic sectioned look
The fourth: full dramatic look Pros: They are a great price, beautiful lashes, look wonderful on, blend easy to your natural lashes, curl easy, and can look great with mascara. Cons: They feel like plastic, are do not reuse that great, do not shape to the eye as well as most false lashes, and the waiting time to receive.
Those are just some lashes I like right now and I hope you liked this :D