May 13, 2015
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
|Photo courtesy of http://pregnancy.pregnantshop.info/tag/pregnant-belly|
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
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:
Aveeno Clear Complexion BB Cream
Youngblood Ultimate Concealer in Fair
Younique Mineral Touch Pressed Powder in Organza
Mark Touch and Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes
Avon Smooth Minerals Blush in Blushing Mauve
Benefit Bella Bamba Brightening Pink Face Powder
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)
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
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??
Apr 28, 2015
Is your hair ready for summer?
Everyone's hair routine is completely different, especially for summer, but if there is anything I can share it's called CONDITIONING.
Deep conditioning, especially in the summer, is the best thing you can do because your hair is naturally going to dry out due to the sun. By increasing the moisture in your hair, you can prevent breakage, overdrying, and even split ends.
Another tip, STOP shampooing! Not permanently of course, but try to limit your shampooing to twice a week. Instead of shampooing, try conditioning only. Your hair will feel like a million bucks, I swear.
What are some of your favorite summer hair tips??