Thursday, October 3, 2013

First time mom & dad :)

I'm a MOM!!  I say it loud and proud.  I had my amazing little boy back in August and he is two months today and I'm loving every moment and little discovery along the way.  This is the first child for us and we couldn't be happier.  There was so much information out there when I was pregnant that I was reading And a lot that wasn't out there when I was going through my pregnancy.  I totally feel the need to start a mom blog which I know there is hundreds but I never can find exactly what I need that is going on with us and what we are experiencing.  So, in addition to this blog I will be starting a first time mom blog.   I haven't decided on a name yet but I am thinking and taking any suggestions.   Anyways, he's sleeping and I have a few moments to start a few things so I will get down.  Just wanted to send a post into the blogging universe.  Here is a few pictures of my awesome little family!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Dressing the bump @ 20 weeks

Yes, I'm having fun buying clothing that I can dress my bump with. I love the looks I'm creating that are cute but comfortable. I bought my first pair of maternity pants and love them. I definitely will be getting more. Nice been shopping at Sears for my blazers and some of my cute shirts. The brown shirt was my Xmas gift from my mother-In-law.

Motherhood store is the best thing that any woman can ask for to get her maternity pants.

Psss.... My doctors have given me the side eye about my heels but I'm still going to work them until I can't anymore.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Face Time - 2 product reviews - Lancome & Garnier Nutritioniste

 Product 1:  Garnier Nutritioniste Nutri-Pure Wet Cleansing towelettes.  Cost:  1.05 from Dollar Tree

My experience:  Easy carry along packaging and it doesn't dry out.  The scent is slight but nothing over powering.  I like it to clean my make up brushes and to use on my face when I'm leaving my job.  If I oil my hair or use any kind of hair spray or product - I do use this on my face post to get rid of any residue that may have fell or built up on my face during application.  Great product for a dollar and I bought to.  One for my bag that I take to my different clinical rotations for school and work and the other stays in my make up container for home use.

Product 2:  Lancome Paris - Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 30 Daily Moisturizing Creme

Cost:  Free Deluxe Sample from

My Experience:  Great moisturizer!  It's not greasy and the deluxe sample has lasted me so far two months.  I use a small amount because a little goes a long way with this product.  My face has not broken out due to any of the chemical make up of the product.  It's scent is slight but nothing in my opinion that will give you nausea or make your head hurt.  I use it every morning after washing my face with Olay.  I would definitely buy the real size once this runs out.


3 Hair Product Review - Ouidad, Aussie, Organics

Product 1:  Ouidad Styling Mist    Cost: 4.99 at the Sephora location in Columbia, SC

Info from  A dual-purpose styling aid that provides control and definition.

What it does:
Ouidad Styling Mist Setting & Holding Spray combines long-lasting hold with freedom of movement. Achieve shiny curls that stay all day—sans the sticky or crunchy feeling.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Dyes
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
Use this high-performance essential to hold a finished style in place or to set and secure strands as they dry. Jojoba oil and hydrolyzed wheat proteins impart a beautiful, healthy-looking shine.

My Experience:  

I personally wouldn't buy this product again.  It doesn't hold the curl like it says.  I use this product on my sew-in hair which is 100% HUMAN HAIR.  I notice I get more tangles using the product and it does have a better smell than most.  I wanted to try it because i thought it would be better for my hair since I get multiple uses out of it and wanted something that had an all day effect.


 Product 2:  Aussie Instant Freeze Extreme Hold  Cost: around 3:00 with tax at Walmart

My experience:  This has been the best hair holding spray i've found to hold my curl.  It doesn't tangle and it leaves the memory in the sew-in to the extent that if I go to sleep and place my hair in a pony tail and wrap it in a ball.  I still have some the curl from the previous day retained and it still looks thick and curly.  I typically style with the big barrel iron for volume and to get that extra sexy.  I love this hair spray and more than likely won't try anything else.  It doesn't tangle my sew-in hair which is important.  It pretty much keeps the hair in place.  HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVERYONE GIVING IT A TRY.

Sorry for the poor image quality I used my cell.

Product 3:  Organics Root Stimulator Edge Control   Cost: 5:49 at the Asian Hair Supply Store

My experience:  One of my friends recommended Edge Control since I don't get relaxers on my edges and couldn't make it to the beautician due to school.  My natural hair is a mixture of kinky in some areas and wavy in others.  I do have to use a generous amount in certain areas.  It does give you a fresh relaxer look but it is thick and I don't like the spread of it.  I feel like at first it gives you the desired look you won't but I'm not a huge fan of putting gels, glue type substances, and etc in my hair.  I don't recommend it for all day use - I feel that you will need to touch it up if you plan on being out all day.  I use this product maybe 5 times a month.  I have actually used it to help blend my hair with my sewin hair if I was doing a straight look.  I feel it is great for that.  This is not something that I personally wouldn't buy again but I did like the look.

Bonding with my Sister over Magnetic Nail Polish by Nails Inc.

 I got my sister and I the Magnetic Nail Polish from Sephora by Nails Inc.  We love it.  Here are several pictures of us trying it out.  She already had her nails previously painted with gold.

You apply the color first then apply a second coat immediate hold the magnetic over the polish for 10 seconds and it creates the design.  Super love it.  I highly recommend shopping online if you can do it.  The shipping is what will bite you in your butt if you don't get enough items.  Thanks again.

Company: Nails Inc.
Cost: 7.00 online
Store:  Sephora Online
Color:  Whitehall
Lasting Power:  Color lasted for 6 days before chipping or peeling and she plays basketball and gymnastics.  Great and easy application and great bonding time.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Nivea - A Kiss Of Berry Swirl Review

Hey ladies!  I am a hoarder when it comes to balms and moisturizers for your lips.  I stepped out of the box when I found this amazing beauty, NIVEA - A Kiss of Berry Swirl Vitamin Enriched Lip Care SPF 10.  Typical Price around 4.00 online found this at the Dollar Tree for 1.05 with tax included this was a great bargain buy.

I'm in love with the flavoring and scent.  The packaging has a silver tape that says, " Seals in moisture " and I definitely agree it does.  I love wearing it so far.  I've been using it for two weeks and I catch myself reapplying it more than I would my typical, Carmex due to the scent and texture. 

The instructions on the side of the tube.  Clearly states:  Apply liberally to lips before us exposure.  Reapply a needed.   The actual contents have a swirl pattern throughout it and I love the peachy appearance it has.

I typically am not a fan of any type of lip balm or chap stick with a scent but this one I love and can tolerate.  I also love that it gives the lips a hint of color but not so much that it looks like lip tint.  


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