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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pregnancy Fave's

Hey girls,
  Not too many more weeks of pregnancy to go here and I thought I would compile a little list of the things that are getting me through.  I hope you are all having a great week and enjoying this amazing weather!  It always surprises me at how much I am affected when the sun is out and I know that I will be very sad to see the rain return.  =)




Snack

Chocolate protein smoothie:
Almond milk (or water)
1 scoop of Orgain Protein Powder (found at Costco)
Optional add ins:
1 frozen banana
Peanut butter
Frozen strawberries

Protein is so important when you are pregnant so having protein powder on hand is really helpful.



















Velour Victoria Secret Tracksuit

Peter got me this suit to wear home from the birth center when I had Simon and I LOVE it.  It is so comfortable and has so many wonderful memories.  I love that I can use it this time around as I get ready for #2.  I do wear it now all the time when I need something comfy to relax in.  =)





Manna Shimmer Lotion

  I actually found out about this lotion by getting a sample in my Glam Ipsy Bag!  I love mixing it with my foundation for a nice, overall glow.  It looks pink but does not add a pink tinge on your face when you wear it.  The glow it produces is soft, subtle and beautiful.




Palmer's Cocoa Butter Lotion

 This is the lotion that I have used through both pregnancies now and I love it!  It's budget friendly, smells nice and feels great.  So far it seems to work for me.  




XOXO
Joy

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Will the real Lash Serum please stand up?

Alright girls,
 We've all seen it, all these different serums claiming to give you amazing, holllywood lashes.  How do you know which one to try and which will actually do what it says?  It can be hard to pull the trigger on any of them when there's only so much room in a budget.
About a year ago, I wrote a post about attaining eyelashes that look false - all without false lashes and without paying for eyelash extensions.  To read about it, here it is.

  Over the course of the last year I have branched out and tried several lash serums that all claim to do the same thing:  longer, thicker, darker lashes.  Here is a list of the ones I tried:

-Citylash
  Review: This did a fairly good job and I noticed that they did seem to thicken some.


-Rejuvalash
   Review: This was a total scam where they automatically charge you the next month for more unless you cancel it and I did not notice any significant changes whatsoever.      


-Rapidlash      
  Review: It was okay and did seem to help somewhat at lengthening.
   



After trying these other serums I once again went back to Revitalash.
I have to say, I was amazed at the difference.  It stands on it's own when it comes to serums.  I got the fastest, most notable results and my eyelashes are definitely darker, longer and thicker since going back to it.  I can not sing it's praises enough. It is worth every penny and I will definitely be sticking with it from here on out.







I hope this helps!  Enjoy those lashes.  =)

XOXO
Joy

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Babymoon

Peter and I have been wanting to take Simon on vacation to a beach where it's actually warm, so we finally did!  I was so happy that we managed to squeeze in a trip before the baby comes because I really wanted some time for us as a family of 3 since that will soon be changed.

We picked San Diego because Peter wanted to do a couple (okay, 3) Spartan races at the same time and we had heard that San Diego is amazing.  Let's just say that it did not disappoint - at all!

 When we first arrived, we stayed at an apartment in San Diego  (that we found off airbnb.com).  Peter did his first race on our first full day there so we were pretty ready to settle into vacation mode after that.

At Daddy's first Spartan race

Relaxing after the race was over



Peter and Simon napped in these cabanas 

Beach boy

Coronado Beach




 After a few days in San Diego, we moved to a condo right on the beach in Oceanside where we spent the remainder of our time.  The day that we switched places, we decided to hit up the San Diego Zoo which was so fun!  It is huge and so colorful with all the foliage and plants everywhere.  Simon loved it.

Checking out the polar bears









Peter showing off our "rock game" that we made up

Our usual breakfast spot - the deck right off the master room

Yes, they have playgrounds right on the beach!

So many beautiful sunsets

Simon and a friend doing pull ups at a Spartan race

Daddy's second Spartan race

Lots of rock throwing

30 weeks!



I am so thankful that we were able to go on this trip and enjoy this time before baby comes.  Can't believe we are only weeks away from being a family of 4.  Part of me is so ready and part of me is so nostalgic about my time with Simon.

Did you ladies take babymoons?  I want to hear your stories!  This was our first one and I loved it.

Hope you all are having a fantastic week!

XOXO
Joy