My Weekend on Instagram: April 21

I have been pretty MIA in the last month or so…  My mind is all over the place and less focused on my blog and my readers and more focused on the preparation for my newest addition!  I have been doing a lot of shopping, a lot of eating, a lot of sleeping… :)  I have also been incredibly emotional, obsessive, frugal… Sheesh!  My whole life has been upside down.  One place I try to update a lot is my Instagram account.  (Feel free to click that link and start following me if you don’t already!)  I want to share with you a few of my weekend posts.  
So first off, I did some shopping.  I went down to the outlets in Saint Augustine, FL on Saturday and did a big of shopping for the baby.  I found the CUTEST demin romper and now I am on the hunt for some pearls in the form of a baby bracelet to accompany this adorable little ensemble.  

Heading back from the outlets I stopped by my nearest Sephora to grab a foundation that I have been dying to try… Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat.  I haven’t completely formed my opinions on it yet because I have only worn it once but BE ON THE LOOKOUT for the review which will surely come soon!  

While eating breakfast this morning, which consisted of a cinnamon roll, my beautiful Weimaraner named Gus stared me down.  Let this be known… he has never had a bite of a cinnamon roll, so his obsession this morning really made me laugh.  He also hates to be photographed and his obsession over my food distracted him long enough for me to snap this picture.  Really quite funny if you ask me.  Another funny thing about this picture is that there is a watercolor picture of my dog in the background.  You can really see how much he looks like the picture in this snapshot.  <3
So after I ate breakfast I threw on some comfy clothes and headed to Walmart and Ulta to do some damage.  I needed to get dogfood from Walmart but while I was there I picked up a tackle box and repurposed it to be a hairbow holder for the new baby.  It really is adorable.  I used my sharpies to label the box… which is technically the ONLY thing I did to repurpose the tackle box.  The box itself was under $5 and I already had the sharpies… 
I was trying to think up a good way to store all of these adorable hairbows and this was the only logical way to do so… At first I wanted to hang a ribbon from the wall and clip them all to it but the headbands wouldn’t have worked that way… 
There is a brand new Ulta that was just build less than a mile from my house and its grand opening was this past week.  This weekend they were giving out bags of freebies to those that were signing up/already had accounts with the store.  I actually went into the store to pick up the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette but they were sold out so instead I cashed in my rewards points (I only had one so I picked up the cotton rounds I love) and browsed around.  
The Real Techniques brushes were BOGO50 and I have never purchased any previously so I was excited to see that they had both brushes that I was interested in.  I also grabbed the nail polish remover  from Zoya that I have been wanting to try as well as the OPI Liquid Sand polish in Solitaire!  The rest of the products in the picture were the freebies in the grab bag.  They consisted of an Ulta Beauty lipgloss and lotion, a Kenra Volume Spray, and a Joico K-Pak.  Overall the trip was a success but I am still wanting the Boudoir Eyes palette.
After getting settled in for the evening I did my typical cleansing routine and then jumped right into my Sunday Beauty Ritual which always consists of a mask of some sort.  Tonight I used the Adovia Purifying Mud Mask and it felt great.  I have reviewed this before here.
Anyway, a nice peaceful weekend.  I spent a lot of time alone and just enjoying silence and rest.  I appreciate all of your support with my website and the few videos that I have put out and thank goodness you all haven’t deserted me while my posts have been slowing down.  I like to do these little ramble posts ever so often to reconnect with you all.  Thank you for taking the time to read them!  
Let me know in the comments below what you did this weekend!  I always enjoy reading your comments!
*This post was in no way sponsored and all of the products mentioned were purchased by me.  

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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!!!

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