Showing posts from September, 2011

Removing Makeup

Products I use to  get a squeaky clean face:

First I remove eye makeup: To remove eye makeup, I use the Sonia Kashuk eye makeup remover. Been using it for a year now and I dont plan on changing anytime soon, I love it! You can find this at Target for about $9.99 This stuff will last a long time, you only need a little!  I use it along with cotton balls.
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Next I remove my face makeup: I use the Olay daily expressions wet cleansing clothes for sensitive skin to remove foundation, blush anything on my face and even lipstick (if its still on)
No water needed. Lifts away dirt, oil and makeup. You can find these at your local drugstore for about $6.

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Then I wash my face:
I use Boscia daily facial cleanser to wash my face. I've used this stuff for almost 2 years now and I love it! Keeps my skin nice and clear and controls my oily skin.

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Miss Bianca: 4 month update

Miss Bianca is 4 months young <3  Weight: 20 lbs Size 2 diapers ready to go into a 3! Clothes: 12 months! _________ Here we are! 4 months already! The above picture is her sitting in her bumbo seat. She LOVES to sit up! So this seat is definitely a favorite right now. Bianca is doing great, I am really loving this stage.  She is always smiling and full of laughs, coos and squeals.  Smiles to get attention
    She keeps her head steady when sitting on our lap or in her bumbo.
    Rolls and reaches for objects.
    And she loves to cuddle.  She actually rolled onto her belly yesterday!  I tried tummy time and she hates it. I still like to try but so far not good. She screams (not in pain) haha yes I think she does it just to hear herself :) She drools a lot, and she loves “chewing” on her hard toys.  I did start her on some baby food.. she loves the carrots so far (stage 1) Shes been using the Similac Sensitive formula for the past month and she does great on it!
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My daily routine

My daily routine *Monday-Friday*

I think daily routines are so important to a mommy's day (to anybody's day really!) I couldn't imagine my life without one.  My advice... Get a routine established, play around with it for a week or two. See what works for you (and your family) By adding a daily routine to your day you add structure. A daily routine creates predictability. Predictability reduces anxiety. A good schedule can also help develop good habits, such as picking up after an activity is over,  brushing teeth, homework to keeping up with laundry, etc.  Only time my routine changes is for Dr. Appointments or special meetings. So onto my routine..
Good Morning. 6:00am: Me and Baby Bianca wake up. I feed her, change her, burp her and get her dressed :) Miss Bianca goes back to sleep... Next I get myself dressed and ready for the day! Sometimes Ill do my make up and look "nice" most days.. Im in jeans and a comfy t shirt  with simple makeup (tutorial for that here)! 7:00am: Wake …

Our anniversary night...

8 years ago I found my soul mate. 9/11 was the date. He said I love you and I wanna be with you forever. I believed him then and I believe him now. We've learned a lot, yet still a lot to learn. We know what we have and we’ve made it this far We often say to each other just how lucky we are It’s a life full of hustle that is crazy sometimes But I can honestly say these are the “BEST of times” I have heard people complain as they age of what they may have missed If I didnt have you, it would have been you I missed. I know as a young girl I gave up what some may feel were the best years of their lives Well I gave up nothing, I feel sorrow for them, I had more because I have you in my life. So to the past 8 years, cheers to us.. and more to come. Happy Anniversary
We started our night off with dinner. Joseph surprised me by taking me to a new place down town. THE HUB Downtown Tucson *Restaurant and Ice creamery*
Everything about this place was perfect... the setting, the customer service and the food!

My Everyday Effortless Makeup

Simple. Classy. Fresh. Natural.

Quick How To: SKIN/FACE: Wash Face and Hands. Moisturize. (Boscia Daily Cleanser) I skipped foundation primer. (To keep things simple & quick) Mac Studio Concealer over any blemishes. (Mac 130 brush) Set with Mac Mineralize Skinfinish. (Light to Medium) Lightly apply bronzer around forehead, under cheekbones and jaw line. (Still Glamorus Cosmetics in Soliel) To brighten up face add a blush color similar to the natural pink you already have in your cheeks.. to apple of your cheeks. ( Still Glamorus Cosmetics in Pink Ice) Done with the SKIN. EYES: I did not fill my brows in. I simply just groomed them. Take a small crease brush and pick up a MATTE taupe color and close eye.. Work into the bottom and top lash line. If you have long lashes apply mascara. I like my lashes to look extra full so I applied Falsies. Red Cherry's # 217 ( My favorites!) Done with the EYES. LIPS: Lightly line lips with Nyx natural lip liner.  Apply a nude/pink lipstick. (Still Glamorus Cosmeti…