February Favorites!

Happy February!

I got out of the habit of doing monthly favorites, because I wasn’t using new products! At the beginning of the month I ran out all my skincare and a lot of make-up I use daily. I picked up a few new things that I have really loved!

Skincare Favorites:

I picked up the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. I have super dry under-eye’s and this stuff works! It’s one of the “cheaper” eye creams I have used ($26). It is so hydrating, and my concealer applies so smooth and flawless! Dare I say it, but this Kiehl’s eye cream is better than the Bobbi Brown eye cream ($50-$70) I’ve used for years!

Kiehls-Creamy-Eye-Treatment

The sales woman at the Kiehl’s counter talked me into picking up the Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturing Serum Concentrate. I don’t know how she did it because I always do my research before going into a department store so I cannot get talked into buying things! But I think this is a fairly new item because I’ve never even heard of it before! Maybe it’s just new to me! It has a weird texture, it’s not thick and oily like a normal serum, it feels kind of watery, yet effective. I pat this on my skin morning and night before I apply my moisturizer, which I found is the best way to use this. It really evened out my skin and faded a lot of my dark spots!

Hydro-Plumping

Make-up Favorites:

I picked up the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte and Poreless foundation. I love the original Fit Me! foundation so I was super excited when I saw they made a matte version! This formula I wouldn’t say is matte, but I would call it natural! It doesn’t make me super oily after a couple of hours, but it does leave me with a very natural skin-like finish that I love!

Ivory-FitMe-MattePorelessFoundation-pack

Maternity Favorites:

I’m still obsessed with my Biggs & Featherbelle Belly Balm! It is very thick and oily but is so moisturizing and nourishing, especially in this cold weather! I just use this on my stomach, back, and chest area. I use my daily Vaseline body lotion on my legs, arms, and feet. I’m trying my hardest to prevent stretch marks and so far, I don’t have any! (knock on wood!). I got this item for Christmas so I’m not 100% sure where you can buy this in store, but you can grab it on Amazon!

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I am OBSESSED with the Motherhood Maternity Seamless Tank Top. It’s seriously the most comfortable tank top I have ever worn! It’s long so it covers my entire belly and stretchy so it will grow with my growing tummy! I wear one of these tank tops everyday!

Being pregnant, I’ve had a hard time sticking to an exercise routine. The most cardio I can personally do is walking and any kind of squats are out the window! I’ve been using my resistance band for some simple arm and leg workouts and it’s made me feel a lot better about myself! I have always been pretty good to sticking to a daily workout routine but being pregnant, I can’t do a lot of the workouts I was doing before. Who would have thought a simple $10 resistance band would have made me feel a heck of a lot better about myself!

resistance-band

So that’s it! Hopefully I’ll try more things in March so I can get back into the habit of doing monthly favorites again! Let me know if you have tried any of these items! 🙂

xoxo Audrey

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Yay for Babies! and Baby Beauty Products!

Hello all!

2015 is here! We have 360 days to make changes, improvements, or not do anything at all! I always find it so weird that people wait an entire year to make a change! ha.. oh well! 🙂

Anyways! 2015 is going to be a HUGE year for my husband and I because we’re having a baby! I’m due July 2015 and currently 14 weeks pregnant!

As soon as I found out I was pregnant I had to make a change in my beauty routine skincare wise!

First off, my regular body lotion WAS NOT cutting it for me anymore! My skin is so dry, tight, and itchy all the time I need to use the thickest body lotion I can find! I’ve been using a variety of different body butters for whatever mood I’m in, and how dry my skin is!

My go to is usually the Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Butter. bodybutter

This is such a great daytime moisturizer for me right now. This sinks into my skin quickly so it doesn’t smear all over my clothes, it keeps me moisturized all day, and it smells so good! I don’t think I have ever bought one of these full price, BBW always has a sale or a coupon so keep your eyes peeled! 🙂

Before I go to bed I like to use an oil based balm that is much thicker than a regular body butter. I got the Biggs and Featherbelle Belly Balm for Christmas and I have not stopped using it since! big-bell-2

It’s very thick and exactly what it says it is, a balm! It’s so hydrating and just feels so good to use after I get out of the shower and about to hop into bed! It doesn’t transfer onto my sheets or anything and doesn’t leave me feeling like a grease ball! I never feel itchy after using this and I don’t even feel the need to put any moisturizer on in the morning (but i still do!).

I carry around the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream for Stretch Marks around in my purse!

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I like to keep this with me if my skin feels extra dry while I’m running errands or at work! This is just an easy body cream. I like this rather than the regular lotion because it’s a bit thicker and you have more control over how much product you use.

I got a gift set of the Mama Mio skin care favorites for Christmas. I haven’t tried everything in the kit yet, but I have tried the Mama Mio Glamorous Glow Facial Wash. mamamio

I love this stuff! It seriously leaves your skin glowing! I use this with my Clarisonic and it’s been a dream for my skin! I haven’t broken out at all since using this cleanser. I use this after all my makeup is off that way it can really reach into my pores and I can get a deep clean out of it!

These are the products I have been loving so far! I’m sure my routine will change once I get bigger! My biggest advice to you if you are pregnant is to moisturize your skin! If you don’t want stretch marks or really want to cut down on the stretch marks, you need to moisturize your skin properly!

What products did you use when you were pregnant?! I would love to hear about some of them!

xoxo,

Audrey