Jun 30, 2015

Say Hello to Benjamin Maxwell - Our Newest Addition


It's been 5 weeks since our little man graced us with his presence.  And I have to say, it feels like he's been with us so much longer than that.

Benjamin Maxwell Muir was born on May 27th, 2015 at 9:33 am, only 3 days after his scheduled due date.  He is the cutest, most amazing little guy and we are so happy he's joined us.



Now, I just have to figure out a makeup routine that I can perform one handed, since Ben LOVES being held all the time.  HA

    

May 13, 2015

Our Maternity Photo Shoot


I was really hesitant to have some maternity pictures taken and what's funny is I am not too sure why. I realized about 34 weeks in that I had hardly any pictures of myself pregnant and then slowly started to think about how much I was going to regret this one day.

So, I called up my friend/photographer and she fit us in for an emergency session.

Here's a glimpse into the day:

















These pictures were taken when I was exactly 35 weeks.  Here's me today at 38 weeks and 3 days:


I can't wait for this little man to make his appearance!

    

May 1, 2015

DIY Beauty Fridays: Homemade Stretch Mark Oil

Photo courtesy of  http://pregnancy.pregnantshop.info/tag/pregnant-belly
Being pregnant has, truly, opened up a whole new world to me.  Things I had never even thought of before are now ever-present in my mind  Of all the strange and new thoughts I have, the most interesting one is about stretch marks,

Now, first, let me begin by saying that stretch marks, when combined with pregnancy are a beautiful thing.  They signify your growing body to accommodate your growing baby and are truly a work of art.  On that note, I can STILL be slightly vain and say that I'd rather not have too many.

And I don't have any yet, which is great however, my body is almost at full capacity and I am moisturizing about 5 times a day.  I believe I owe this lack of stretch marks to a little miracle home remedy I've been using for quite some time.


Homemade Stretch Mark Oil 

1 cup olive oil (EVOO is the best)
1 cup aloe vera gel (not picky on brand but try to find a relatively pure one)
8 vitamin E capsules 

Mix first two ingredients together and, once mixed, pop the vitamin E capsules and drain into mixture.  Mix well.  Store in sealed container, in the fridge, for a nice cool gel.  Apply liberally to stomach, hips and thighs.

Seriously, this stuff is amazing.  I do recommend you try this out as both vitamin E and aloe are great for reducing redness from already existing stretch marks.

Happy Friday ladies!

    

Apr 30, 2015

FOTD and Younique Incentive!!!


Morning glossers!

So, today marks my second to last day at work before I start my maternity leave.  I am getting so excited to meet our little man AND to be finished work for a whole year!!

On my face, today, I am wearing the following items:

FACE
Aveeno Clear Complexion BB Cream 
Youngblood Ultimate Concealer in Fair
Younique Mineral Touch Pressed Powder in Organza

CHEEKS
Mark Touch and Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes 
Avon Smooth Minerals Blush in Blushing Mauve 
Benefit Bella Bamba Brightening Pink Face Powder 

EYES
Tarte's Ten Limited Edition Collector's Palette
Cover Girl Ink It Eyeliner
Benefit They're Real! Mascara (base coat)
Younique 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara (two coats)

LIPS
Buxom Full-On Lip Gloss in Christina 


I am loving my lashes when I wear Younique.  Speaking of Younique, I am offering a Younique Incentive right now.  I have a Younique Fiber Lash Mascara Set to giveaway to the next person ( in Canada or the US) that spends $150 on my Younique site.  You'll get a free mascara AND get to try out some amazing products!!  For those that aren't aware how great Younique's mascara is, check out my lashes.


If you are wanting to shop, check out my link here... https://www.youniqueproducts.com/ChristinaMuir/products/landing

    

Apr 29, 2015

Amazing Skin Products You Can Find at Urban Outfitters


I adore finding new products that I've never heard of before.  Call it a gift but I can shop anywhere and seemingly find something beauty-related that is absolutely awesome.

I will say that Urban Outfitters sells some really great products, by cool companies, for relatively good prices.  I have found some fantastic moisturizers, salt sprays, masks and glosses that are in constant rotation on my vanity table.  Here are some of my favorite skin care items you can find at UO...


Fig and Yarrow Spring Facial Herbal Steam - This stuff is amazing!  Just add some hot water to this blend, hover over it with a towel covering your head and enjoy a deep pore cleansing.


TonyMoly Fruit Hand Cream - Not only are the cases adorable but the scents are glorious.  I can't use these at work (as we have a no-scent policy) but at home, these are my favorite.


The Gnarley Whale Beach Waves Hair Spray  - This picture is showing Mango scent BUT the Thai Coconut scent is my favorite.  This spray moisturizes your locks while giving you beachy, boho waves that every one wants for summer.

The Face Shop Smile Peeling Foot Mask - With summer just around the corner, you'll want to treat your feet to a foot mask.  This one is the bomb because it's inexpensive and your feet will be so smooth after using it.


DHC Deep Cleansing Oil - This used to be my go to cleanser.  Truly, it did. I love facial oils and loved how clean my skin was after using it.  Best thing about it is you don't need to use water to remove it!  So no drying your skin out.

SkinFood Rice Mask - This mask is super moisturizing and will make your skin glow after just one use.  It's a bit thick but your skin will love you for using it!

What are your favorite products from Urban Outfitters??

    
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