Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Let's Vlog!

Having a child has made me much more of a sentimental goober. Not that I wasn't sentimental before but I feel like I went from zero to one hundred in the span of a second. And, with watching other peoples vlogs like I do, it makes me want to do my own so that I can look back on this time of my life in the years to come.

You know you're happy when you feel the need to film parts of your life. So that's what I did this week and I'm pretty sure, time permitting, that I'm going to continue to do so. This first one isn't too interesting but I make cauliflower pizza crust and show off my adorable daughter.

The next one should be a lot more entertaining since we're going on vacation! Aren't vacations the best? I'll be honest I'm a little nervous about a four hour drive with an almost six month old but hopefully it will all work out. Send me positive vibes and Bellatrix sleeping vibes! I will be praying to our dear lord baby Jesus that she at least is happy for most of the journey if not sleeping. Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Dooney & Bourke Dover Tote

Let's talk about the bag I never knew I wanted. For Mother's Day my husband decided to give me the gift of shopping. When I shop I usually do it by myself because there's no reason to subject him to that and I enjoy having some me time. Since it was my first mothers day he thought it would be a nice idea to head to the mall, let me pick out some goodies and have lunch. It was so unexpected and cute and I had a great time. The only issue I was having is that I didn't necessarily need or want anything in particular. I fully planned to just browse and enjoy the time with my little family but then I spotted it.
I've been searching for the perfect tote bag for years. I have a decent amount of handbags (some might say too many) but nowhere is there a tote to be seen. It was definitely a love at first sight kind of thing, if you can handle that in regards to a bag.
The middle zip compartment is one of my favorite features of the bag. I also love the locking closure so that I can still reach in there if I need something small but still offers a shield against someone trying to pick pocket.
This is definitely the biggest bag I own but I love that I can stick a bottle and my diaper clutch in it if I need to so I'm not carrying around two huge bags. It's also not a very heavy bag on it's own so with everything else weight wise it does well.
Over the years I feel that Dooney & Bourke has lost a lot of popularity. They've been around for so long but it seemed as though they we're stuck in a different decade, not really adding any new or interesting styles. This one though is a definite love for me and has totally inspired me to recheck out the brand.

Are there any older brands you've been inspired to retry?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sephora Mini Haul

I can never just go online to Sephora and buy one thing. I always have to make that free shipping minimum or it feels like I'm throwing away money. Logical thinking at it's best.

I went in for mascara and came out with...more. I look forward to the one day when I can walk into a retail store and only come out with what I went in for. A girl can dream.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara: My lashes are extremely hard to keep curled. I've tired just about everything and nothing does the job like I want it to. This is why I don't tend to spend money on higher end mascaras because it's basically a waste of money for me. I've seen a lot of great reviews saying how well this one worked though so I thought I'd give it a whirl. There's nothing wrong with it specifically it just doesn't keep my lashes curled. It does however give the tiniest lift, which I do appreciate, just not for $24.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Mini Rollerball Set: I've been wanting to try these since they came out and I usually never buy a perfume without knowing how it smells first-but why not? Let's live life on the edge! Buying perfume without knowing how it smells! Thankfully, I love both of them. The White smells pretty strongly of rose, which if you told me that before smelling I'd give it the pass but it ended up being my favorite of the two. The Black reminds me of a sweeter, not as strong version of Tom Ford Black Orchid and that's not a bad thing.

Soap and Glory Hand Food: My hands have been extremely dry lately so when I was browsing the sale section to make the shipping minimum I threw this in. I'm worried now that it's going to be discontinued since it was in the sale because I love it so much. It smells amazing, moisturizes very well and it really lasts throughout the day. You don't have to reapply it every hour and I don't know about you but I always appreciate one less beauty step.

Things I didn't buy but kind of did since I used my points:

Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Family: This set comes with a shampoo, conditioner, primer and oil. I haven't used it yet because my hair is in desperate need of a cut. The last six inches are like straw and it's just way too long/damaged to even attempt to use a nice new product. However, I will definitely come back and review it because it smells amazing and I've never met a Bumble and Bumble product I didn't like.

Korres Black Pine Firming, Lifting & Antiwrinkle Night Cream: I've been looking for a new night cream for the last few months and I wanted to give this a try. As far as any noticeable difference, it hasn't been long enough to really tell yet. But, it smells nice, not overpowering and it's light enough to combat this summer heat. The last thing I want to do in 110 degree weather is slap on a heavy cream.

So, that's it! Have you tried any of the products above? Can you recommend a good curling mascara! Let me know in the comments.