Monthly Archives: March 2015

My favorite sleepwear for babies

March 11, 2015

Babycottons Sleepwear

Click on the links below to take you directly to the product page.

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{I linked boy items, but there are the same types of items for girls too.}

{Mason happily playing with a cozy signature Babycottons ‘It’s a Boy’ noni »currently, available only for girls online. click here.}

Babycottons Boy Infant Sleepwear


Babycottons is my favorite brand for newborn, infant + toddler sleepwear. The quality of their pajamas + all their products are the best, in my opinion. My boys actually have the exact same items I linked above.

I first got hooked on this brand when I was pregnant with Liam, and I stared buying newborn items. I fell in love with the soft pima cotton + adorable prints. The beanies, booties, footies + romper sets are so cute + so soft! And as many times as Liam used his footies and sleep sets, not one ever ripped, faded, pilled or lost it’s softness. They just wash and wear incredibly. That’s how I justify the cost! As Liam grew out of his items, I kept them in case I had another boy. Sure enough, I did! Now Mason (6 months) uses the ones Liam (2 years) used to wear, and I still keep buying items for both of them as they grow.

Of course I have other brands I use for the boys, but in my case, after only a few washes I’ve experienced some items that have ripped at the waistband, faded, or pilled. The quality is just not there. I may have only spent $20 on those other pajamas or onesies, but if they only last about month and then I have go out and buy another set, I’d rather just invest in a brand that I know is going to last years (because they have!).

Babycotton items make great baby shower gifts too! I own several blankets + toys. Some were gifts. They carry from size preemie up to 8 years.

 

Photos:  Babycottons + Petals And Pumps.

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BECCA Cosmetics

Becca Cosmetics

March 10, 2015

BECCA Cosmetics

BECCA Cosmetics

BECCA Cosmetics

BECCA Cosmetics swatch

BECCA under eye brightening corrector and beach tint

BECCA Beach Tint Soufflé

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

First of all, thank you to my neighborhood ULTA beauty store for finally carrying    Becca!

When I started swatching products I was instantly in ‘makeup heaven’! The consistency of every product I tried was just so smooth, blendable + luxurious. The items I purchased, I think, would be perfect for creating that summer glow.

I’m not so much into bold makeup looks as I am into natural looks {if you follow my instagram, you already know this about me}. Sure, I love a good smokey eye or a bold lip. But for everyday? Not for me. I save the bold looks for those date nights with my hubby.

Ok, so back to these products. Because I love more subtle looks, AND because I live in steamy-hot-ass Florida, when it comes to summer time, less is definitely more! I absolutely will love using these BECCA products during the next few months!

The packaging is simple, yet good quality. The under eye brightening corrector is a full-coverage, decadent + creamy formula. It’s pink tone covers dark circles while the light-reflecting illuminators help to brighten up the under eye area. I’m curious to see how this formula wears + lasts. The beach tint shimmer soufflé is so beautiful! It has a mousey consistency, and when you apply it to the skin it feels like a powder. Every shade has two colors in it, and when you swirl your finger around to pick up the product the colors just blend so nicely together {I purchased the ‘Papaya/Topaz’ pot}. This shade is perfect for my olive complexion. I love the subtle shimmery-glow it gives + the beautiful pop of color! Next, I couldn’t pass up on this Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed {shade: ‘Topaz’}. When I swatched it, the formula felt so light + smooth. And when I saw it on my skin I was like, WHOA! It’s meant to be a pressed powder. Or you can use it like a bronzer. The unique formula is supposed to adjust to your skin’s natural undertone. Interesting, huh?! »Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed VIDEO«

Finally, the Bronzing Skin Perfector will give me that warm summer glow I’m after. Because I don’t like to sun tan my face, I think this is a great product to have to enhance my complexion! In the swatch above, it looks pretty dark. I just wanted to show the color, but it does blend into the skin beautifully.

Have any of you tried BECCA products? Tell me some of your favorites!

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February Faves

February Beauty Favorites

March 04, 2015

February Beauty Favorites

Concealer | Eyeshadow Primer | Brightening Setting Powder | Resurfacing Peel | Moisturizing Masque | Face Primer | Mascara | Matte Liquid Lipstick


If I had the time to pick 20 products for my February Faves I would! I have tried many greats last month, I had to narrow it down. I’ll share other products in different posts this month.

If you follow my Instagram, you’ll already know from my post last weekend how much I LOVE the NARS creamy concealers! This made my list because the product goes on so smoothly, it’s buildable, fully covers any dark circles, redness and breakouts. It leaves a beautiful natural finish that lasts all day without creasing or breaking down. If you get the concealer in two different shades, you can use one for highlighting and the other for spot correcting, like I do.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

The ‘Shadow Insurance‘ by Too Faced, is a great product if you’re like me, and you struggle with fading or creasing eyeshadow. It’s really helped my eyeshadows perform at their best– they don’t crease, melt or fade. And the primer also helps to neutralize any discoloration my lids have.

Ok, this ‘Raspberry Resurfacing Peel’ is Ahhh-Mazinggg! I’m a skin care junkie as well (duh!) + love me some face masks and scrubs/peels, WHATEVER. I’m so glad I tried this. And you will be too! You only need to use this peel once or twice a week for a couple of minutes. Quick + easy results = heck ya! My skin looks clearer, brighter + feels so smooth after a treatment.

I use the ‘Secret Brightening Powder‘ to set my concealer. It’s so light-weight and adds a pretty luminosity around my eyes.

I’ve been so happy with this hair masque! With just one use I noticed my hair was so soft + smooth. It smells so lovely + has really worked in hydrating my dry, thick, long hair.

I enjoy using this Veil Mineral Primer. I don’t even feel it when it’s on my skin. I used to suffer from my-face-ate-my-makeup syndrome! This mineral-based primer has fixed that problem. And everything that I put on my face goes on much smoother. I suggest you add a primer to your routine if you haven’t already.

My favorite makeup products I love ‘collecting’ are mascaras and lipsticks/glosses. Before trying YSL‘s Voluminous Effect mascara, I used my go-to brand. I decided to try this one because besides the fact that I wanted to try something new, this one seemed promising when I saw it at Sephora. Lately, I’ve had problems with my lashes falling out after having Mason. This mascara has really helped fill in the gaps + make my lashes appear fuller. I prefer thinner brushes and a thicker formula, for dramatic lashes. This one hits all the marks for me- I love it! ‘Shocking’ makes my lashes full, long + thick. It also leaves them looking wet, not matte, which I prefer in a mascara. And again, It’s a thicker formula so it really coats my lashes without making them look clumpy. I also like the thinner brush so that I can really get close to my lash line and work the product through really well.

February Faves YSL Shocking Mascara

Finally, this liquid lipstick by Anastasia Beverly Hills is nothing like I’ve ever tried before. It goes on wet and smoothly, then dries down to a matte finish. I used it for the first time when I went to go see the Maroon 5 concert last week. It lasted all night, until I look it off. My husband loved the way it looked on me and how kissable it was-hehe! It did not come off on him or while I ate or drank. It is a full-coverage, highly pigmented formula. I own the shades: ‘Lovely‘ (pictured) + ‘Neon Coral.’

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick in 'Lovely'

So those are some of my favorites from last month. I hope I gave you some ideas!

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