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Monday, January 29, 2018

Hourglass Brow Arch - Review

January 29, 2018
Hello skittle biscuits!

Back with another beauty review. Firstly, hourglass always has their packaging on point. Luxurious yet simple. I naturally have full brows but they tend to be a little sparse near the ends. The packaging is similar to a mascara where it has a wand. The dual brush makes grooming your brows super easy because it has short and long bristles to help achieve the look you need. It applied smoothly unlike other brow gels that come up clumpy and messy. After applying I saw that my brows looked even and full. My pro tip is to first brush upwards to volumize your brows and follow with brushing them sideways. Can't wait to share this product with my family and friends! I received this product for free from Influenster!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

How I survived the first week with Newborn Belle - Learn from my mistakes

January 10, 2018
Hello All!

I know in the past I've written about my pregnancy journey but I'd love to start sharing tips about motherhood! I never imagined that such a little being could bring me such joy. Yes, she does tire me at times but her smiles are so worth it.

So here are my tips for surviving the first week with a newborn.

1. Have your car seat ready to go. Oh my, it was so hectic bringing Belle home from the hospital. The weather had just began to drop in Houston and our car seat wasn't properly installed. So the whole time we were out there I was worried that she was cold and all the nurse did was tell us that she can not touch the baby or help with the car seat. I was so frustrated!!

2. Have your mom or Mother in Law stay and help. I know this sounds ridiculous but trust me, your body is still healing and any help you can get will be much needed. If they can help you cook or do laundry, that is one less chore and you can concentrate on baby and sleep when baby is sleeping. I mostly ate hot soups and rice since I was pretty much banned from eating anything cold or sour. It's really important that you eat right during this time period because your body has been through so much.

recipe here: Pork Hock Soup

3. Sleep in shifts. The first night home, my hubs and I pretty much stayed up the whole night to feed little Belle every 2 hours. After the first night, we learned our lesson and took shifts. He took the early night from 10pm - 2am and I took over the rest of the night/early morning. It was really helpful that he had that week off as well. It was really great having him home and having that time to bond as a family is really important in my opinion.

4. SWADDLE. You will become a master at swaddling. Babies love to be swaddles at this young age because it feels like they are still in the womb. I found that the swaddle blankets with the Velcro was really helpful. We received some for our baby shower and wow they worked like magic!
Link here: Swaddleme (non-affiliate)

Look at how happy she is!

Well until next time and please let me know if you have any questions!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb

January 08, 2018
Hi skittle biscuits,

Today's review is for Belif's eye bomb. Belif is a korean brand and I am so glad it is readily available at Sephora. 

On top of the pretty packaging, my favorite thing about this moisturizer is the minty/cool feeling when I apply it! I felt like it made the fine lines around my eyes less noticeable. My eyes felt hydrated all day and made my concealer look amazing! My pro tip is to use your ring finger to apply because the area around the eyes are so sensitive. I received this product complimentary for sampling purposes.