Confident in Beauty

Hello loves!  I wanted to talk to do a recap of my makeup looks in the recent months.  Most of these looks were done before I knew I was pregnant but they were all done while I was pregnant.  And you can really see the “glow” grow.  I also want to touch on a subject that has been difficult for me my entire life.  I have never been thin/skinny/lean by any means… I had just hit a 40 lb weight loss when I found out I was pregnant.  Now I am in the process of gaining weight, which sort of makes me upset…   My body is transforming into an incubator, but I have never been more confident in my beauty.

If my due date is completely accurate I was about two weeks pregnant in this first picture!  :)

It is kind of wild seeing some of these FOTD’s because I am looking at them knowing that I was blind to the fact that I was pregnant!  :)

Going about my daily life as though nothing major was going to be changing in less than a year.

I can honestly say that since I have found out I was pregnant I have been more confident in my beauty.  And I am not saying that in a self-centered way; I am not even meaning external beauty at all.  I am saying pregnant women are amazing.  They are growing a human inside of them and still handle daily life as though nothing ever happened.

Some are already mothers, caring for their children.  MANY have steady employment and lots of other responsibilities.  Not to mention the work of preparing for the newborn.  Doctor visits crammed in where ever you can manage!  Being pregnant is a full time job on it’s own.

This next picture was taken 2 days before I took my pregnancy test.  I was about 6 weeks pregnant in this shot.

You can see that I look sort of sleepy in the next one.  Pregnancy really wears on the body and really drains you of all energy.

But then after a really great rest, you just have to get up and do it all over again!

I am gaining weight, and although I am not happy with where my body is right now I know I am making it extra comfy for my growing child.  This post is sort of an emotional one for me… Mostly because I am emotional but also because this is just me rambling about my inner thoughts that I never usually share with anyone.  Please don’t make fun of me, as I am very sensitive right now! LOL  
When was there a time you felt confident in your beauty?  Let me know in the comments below!!!

Khaki Ball Makeup + Special Announcement!

Hello everyone.  Some of you know that my husband recently made Chief in the Navy!  Exciting times…  Every year there is a Khaki Ball (which is a military ball for E7 and above in the Navy) and I wanted to share with you the makeup that I wore that evening!  I also have some really exciting news to share with you, so make sure to stick around until the end!

I basically did my everyday look but better for the occasion.  Seriously… I did everything I typically do but I did it very slowly and was careful to do things exactly like I wanted them.  I could typically do this exact look in about 10-15 minutes but I wanted my makeup to last all night and I wanted to look my best so I ended up taking around half an hour to 45 minutes on the look.

I had a haircut the morning of so my hair was particularly bouncy this day!  :D  I hot-rolled it to give it a little extra volume and flip at the ends.

I don’t have any pictures to show you of my dress and that makes me pretty sad.  There was supposed to be a photographer there the evening of to get a shot of me and my sailor together but there wasn’t… and by the time the ball was over I was tired and all worn out… you will know why in a minute! LOL

Products used for this look:
FACE:
Giorgio Armani Face Fabric mixed with IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye 
Laura Mercier Loose Minerals in 2
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores
Rouge Bunny Rouge Orpheline
EYES:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Laura Mercier Cream Eyeshadow in Platinum
Rouge Bunny Rouge Caress of Mink
Anastasia Beverly Hills Want You To Want Me Palette for the blending shades
Smashbox Cream Eyeliner in Onyx for wing
RevitaLash Raven eyeliner for tightline and waterline
It Cosmetics Hello Lashes
LIPS:
Giorgio Armani Beige 102
Now for the announcement!
I am pregnant!  This is the picture I posted to my personal Facebook wall (and twitter and Instagram feeds) earlier this week!  Really exciting and definitely unexpected!  I already have a 6 year old (soon to be 7 in a couple months) and figured I would have another eventually but it definitely took me by surprise!  I still haven’t gotten sonograms or anything done, so as those get in my possession expect that I will share them with you or possibly even do a YouTube video.  Who kows!  :D
 I haven’t felt my best for the last couple of weeks–which is why my posts haven’t been so plentiful lately.  I have been extremely tired and had no drive to do anything except work, be a mommy, and go to sleep.   I am sorry for neglecting you guys here.  Expect that I may be extremely exhausted for the next couple of months!  I am apologizing in advance!   Thank you to those of you that comment and support me and give me the drive to keep posting reviews and such!  You remind me why I do this–I do it for YOU!