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!!!

Smashbox Lights, Camera, BB Facebook Contest

Hello dahlings!  I have made a fun video for the contest Smashbox is doing on their Facebook page.  I would LOVE it if you voted for me!  You guys are awesome and so supportive.  If you don’t have a Facebook account you can wait until the end of this video and there is a spot on the last page that has a button you can click to vote for me! 

I never win anything like this but I thought it would be awesome to give it a go!  Thank you in advance for those of you that go out and vote for me!  It will be much appreciated!  

xoxo,
Laura

VIDEO: Depot Rock & Republic Eyeshadow

I have done a picture tutorial on depotting Rock & Republic eyeshadow on this blog before, but over time I have had many requests to do a video for it.  Now that I have gotten into making videos a little big I decided to make one on this topic.  As it turns out I had one spot in my Z-Palette that still needed to be filled anyway! :)  
Some of you are probably wondering why on earth I would want to depot these gorgeous eyeshadows, but the reason is because I felt it was cumbersome to sort through them all to find the shade I was interested in using.  Depotting them and putting them in the Z-Palette was a way to guarantee I would actually use them!  Some of you may not have a problem with this but that is all up to you! 
I am sure that some of you are wondering what candle this is, so for those of you wondering it is the Bath and Body Works/Slatkin candle in Twisted Peppermint.  
Thanks for your support and I hope you enjoyed my video.  As usual, you can keep up with my rambliness on YouTubeTwitterFacebook, and here.  Thank you for all of your support!  Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!