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Day 3: Here’s Lookin’ At You Kid!

This baby boy has looks to kill! I’m always looking at him like, whose baby are you? Today was a good day, we just hung around the house and laid around, playing all day. I didn’t do any cleaning or anything a good housewife does. It’s not easy being a stay-at-home mom, taking care of Baby B is hard enough. But having to clean and cook on top of that is so much. I’m trying to get our house into a good routine, but that’s a work in progress. This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. What are your plans for this holiday weekend?

Day 2: Soaking Up The Sun

Today is our 2nd day snapping pictures of Baby B to capture the First year of his life.

I think he might be teething because he’s constantly wanting to chew anything. He’s also been a little fussy, so I’m giving him gripe water and that seems to help. I also brought him a new chew toy that he seems to like. I’ve been waiting to buy Sophie (click here to see the worlds most famous teething toy) but I guess I’m going to need it sooner than I thought.

Today the weather was warm and beautiful, so we brought a blanket out and just chilled. Baby B loves being outside! He could be crying and the minute we walk outside he stops! He loved looking up at the trees and putting his little feet in the grass. The first picture cracks me up! What a funny face. What is something you like to do when the weather is warm and beautiful? Please leave a comment and let me know!

Day 1(06) only 259 days to go!

I’ve decided to start taking pictures of Baby B everyday until he turns 1. I got the idea from a lovely girl on the Bump who also blogs (click here to check her out) about her daughter and documents almost everyday with a picture. I’m so excited to add this into my blog as well as my usual blog posts. It’s so important to me to have pictures of our family. I’ve always loved taking pictures so now I have to do it even if there’s nothing special going on. Bobby is already 3 months 2 weeks and 4 days old so we’ve missed 106 days, but that’s ok! We will just start with Day1 to make life a hell of a lot easier.

We continue to have an obsession with anything that goes in our mouth! For now we stick with teething rings, hands, and frozen banana’s. We broke out his walker a week ago and he’s okay with it for about 5 minutes. His feet don’t touch the ground, but I know once they do it’s off to the races. Everyday is something new, and he totally has stolen my heart!

So I know it was picture heavy next time I promise not as many! I hope you all are having a great week! Please leave a comment or subscribe I would love it ❤

Lancome Hypnotic Eyes Summer Glow Review

Lancome Hypnotic Eyes Set Summer Glow - $94 value!

One of my favorite mascara is Lancome Definicils, it gives my lashes great length and separation. But I’ve been on the hunt to find a drugstore brand that’s just as good. I went for about a month trying different ones and just didn’t love any, except Maybelline XXL Pro Extensions. So I decided that I need to just go back to what I know, Lancome. I planned on going to my local Lancome counter and trying the Lancome ‘Definicils Precious Cells’ and ended up leaving with “Hypnotic Eyes Summer Glow’ set.

I’ve been using the products for a couple of weeks now and this is my thought on it. The set includes:

Aquatique Waterproof Base in Nude

 “Exhibition”LANCOME Color Design Eye Shadow GAZE (shimmer) u/b“Gaze”

2 Full-Size Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in Gaze and Exhibition

Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Noir

Hypnose Drama Full Body Volume Mascara in Excessive Black

I think that you definitely get your monies worth for $39.50 you get $95.00 worth of goodies. I was going to spend $25 on my mascara so I was happy to spend a little more and get all these items.

The base is a creamy texture and is easy to apply, which I liked. I normally use MAC paint pots for my eyeshadow base, so I was a little leary to try something new. The staying power was okay. It didn’t crease, but I did see the color starting to fade as the day went on. I tend to have oily eyelids and perhaps that was the issue. This is a product that I’m glad that I have but wouldn’t trade in my paint pots or Urban Decay Primer Potion for.

The eye shadows I love! They are great neutral colors that can be worn everyday. Gaze is a shimmer shadow, it’s a light champagne/beige with a slight shimmer to it. It’s a perfect highlight color or can be worn alone for a more natural eye. You can apply this color in your inner tear ducts for a more awake look. Exhibition is a sheen shadow, it’s a medium plummy rose color with a slight sheen. This is  a great crease color that can be used everyday because it’s pretty light and subdued. I never used Lancome eyeshadow before, but I was pleasantly surprised. I will be buying more of them.

The eyeliner is the one item I was disappointed with. It’s a waterproof black that I don’t feel is dark enough to be applied to the waterline. The liner is the click type and doesn’t need to be sharpened which is nice, and it also has a smudger on the end, which I like. I had to apply a lot of product to my bottom waterline and after about an hour it was gone. On the top lash line the product did show better but it faded quickly. I would not buy this product again, I will stick with my Physician’s Formula gel liner!

Now to the main attraction, the Hypnose Drama. Surprisingly I like it. I’m not one that like the volume type of mascaras, but this one gives me the length that I like. The brush is a S-shaped which can take some getting used to. The product claims that you only need one coat and your good. I don’t find that to be true because when you take the mascara out there is so much product you have to wipe some off. I just take a piece of paper and remove some of the product by running the paper up the wand. For me this is the trick. Along with combing my eyelashes while wet. Once these two steps are done, I have look and length that I love so much from Lancome mascara. If you have short lashes try this product, it’s worth the $25. Make sure you comb your lashes because this product can clump if too much is applied.

I think that this set is well worth the money. I love the shadows and mascara, I will be buying them again. Lancome makes the best mascara, it’s one makeup product you should spend a little more on. When I don’t have makeup on my lashes are short and no dull. When my mascara is done people always ask if my lashes are real. I always tell them, to try Lancome mascara.

Now I’m off to finish the laundry and spend some time with my hubby! Hope you’re having an amazing day loves!

Family Time is My Favorite Time

Today we decided to spend some family time together in Center City. It was a warm day and there’s nothing better than walking around enjoying the city. So we packed the diaper bag and headed out. We went to South St. since it’s full of shops and stuff, but it wasn’t as nice as I remember it to be. I always loved to go there and shop but they didn’t have any good stores. We went to eat at Reading Terminal Market, which is a farmers market with a variety of amazing food.

Bobby had gumbo from a creole restaurant, he said it was delicious. They even had alligator, but he wasn’t ready to try that.

I had the chicken wings from the Amish market. They taste so fresh and homemade. The wings are just seasoned and you can put a homemade hot sauce on them if you want. I just like them dry.  When I saw the banana pudding, I had to try it. Bobby recently introduced me to this spectacular dessert, I love it. This was also sold by the Amish, it was tasty but I think Golden Correll still has the best banana pudding I’ve had.  Daddy and his boy!

Reading Terminal Market has so many different stores. They had a handmade soap and candle store, I didn’t get a chance to check it out but I definitely want to next time we go. There is also a bakery, handmade quilts, fresh fish, fruit and veggies, and tons of great food. It’s the perfect place to go to buy fresh, homemade, locally grown goodies!
 

  Baby B was such a good boy. He loved to look at all the different colors and objects. He sat in his car seat looking up almost the whole time. I love to watch him experience things for the first time. Even though he may not remember we will be able to show him pictures and videos of his childhood. He looks so serious in all of the pictures we took, he’s showing his “mean mug”! After we ate we just walked around. We passed City Hall which is one of the most prettiest buildings Philadelphia has. It has the tiniest details, I can just imagine how much time it took to construct. In every big city there is a china town, this is the entrance to ours. The coloring and detail are beautiful.  We had an amazing day, and we don’t get to have them that often. With a new baby, time goes by so quickly, it’s nice to just take in precious time as a family.

What are some things that you like to do with your family, friends, or special someone?

My Six Favorite Nail Polishes


Having a fresh manicure is something I think every girl loves. When I look down at my hands and see  freshly painted nails it always puts a smile on my face. I love getting my nails done by the professionals, but with a new baby it’s not always feasible. So doing them my self is the next best thing. Painting your nails can take some patients that not everyone has, including me most days. This is why a Quick Dry Topcoat will help from smudging your nails because you can’t wait any longer for them to dry (please tell me I’m not alone). Seche Vite is the one that I use and will highly recommend you to get it. It’s available at Ulta but, I’ve found it on Amazon.com around $5.00. Now on to favorite polishes right now.

1. Essie French Affair- The whole French Affair is beautiful, I believe it’s the newest collection out right now. It’s a light pink color, but not sheer. Most pinks I find are more sheer, so you have to do a couple of coats, this one is not. You can do 2 coats and be fine. Light pink is a color that you can wear everyday no matter what you’re wearing, a great neutral polish.

2. MAC Coconut Ice- This a light coral color that’s perfect for spring. I brought this color last year so I’m not sure if they still have it, but I love it. Coral is such a popular color this year for spring, and I’m totally loving it. This is more of a subtle coral and not as bright as it normally is. I wear this shad all the time and love the way it looks. The only thing is I’m not crazy about MAC nail polish, I’m not sure if it’s the formula or what. They are quite costly as well.

3. Essie Carousel Coral- Yes, another coral. I told you I was loving coral. This is another shade that I’ve had for a while, but now that spring is here I’ m all about using it again. This is more vibrant than Coconut Ice and I think I like this one much better. Sometimes you just want a bright color on your nails and this is one that I love.

4. Sinful Colors Savage- This is a drugstore brand, that I purchased at Rite Aid. The color I say is a greenish blue, like a dark turquoise. I saw it the other day and it really caught my eye. Its part of their new Lone Star collection which had some really cute colors. The best part about this brand is they only cost around $3.00, what a steal. I have other colors from this company that I like, and they have a bunch of colors at Rite Aid. So thumbs up for Sinful Colors.

5. Essie Mint Candy Apple- Perhaps I have a thing for Essie polish. This is a fun mint green color, almost the color of a Tiffany’s box. It’s such a spring color, you can just look at it and think spring. Maybe because it’s a pastel color and people always wear pastels in spring. Anyway, I love this color on my toes, that’s what I’m wearing now.

6. Maybelline Beach Plum- This was a limited edition color that I got on sale and absolutely love it. It’s a purple color, but not too dark. It’s more in the middle is we are talking about darkness. Not light and not dark, shall we say Barney purple. I love mixing it with a purple glitter polish on 1 nail, it looks so amazing. Yes, so amazing I’m wearing it now!

Ok gals and guys that’s all of them, my 6 favorite nail polish colors. Hope you liked them, please share your favorites. Now its adult time. We’re dog sitting for my mother-in-law, so we have 2 dogs. It’s a lot of work to have 2 dogs and a baby, I’m pooped! I had the best 1st Mother’s Day ever! Bobby and the baby made me my favorite breakfast, french toast and bacon. It was so yummy! They brought me the prettiest roses and we went on a picnic in a park. It was a wonderful day, spent with my two boys. I hope you all day a wonderful Mother’s Day and are having a great week.

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Xoxo

Baby’s First Easter

This Easter was the first holiday we were able to celebrate with Baby B since he was born in February. When I was pregnant I would think about how the holidays would be when he was here, and how exciting it will be to see the holidays through a child’s eyes. There’s nothing more special than to watch someone experience something new for the first time. I know I love experiencing new things in life. When I gave birth that was a feeling that I never felt before. It’s something you can’t put into words. I was experiencing something brand new for the first time. Baby B is still too young to know what was going on, but just having him here with us was wonderful.

Growing up we always had different traditions on holidays. On Easter we would go to Mass on Saturday night and then Easter morning we would go downstairs, find the eggs that we colored days before, then open our baskets. We always used the same colorful baskets. My mom would cook dinner, and all the brothers, sisters, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, and nephews would be there. It’s memories like this I’m so excited to make with my family. To me, that’s what makes a holiday so special. I decided that I wanted to get Baby B a basket that he could use year after year. Something with his name on it. I started browsing Etsy and found a couple of cute buckets with names on them. I figured I could just make one myself and not spend $20-30. I asked Bobby’s Aunt to make it since she is wonderful at making crafty things like that. She got him the cutest duck easter basket and then put his name on it. It wasn’t what I had pictured, but it was perfect. Thanks Auntie!

Bobby and I decided to spend our first holiday as a family here at our house. I cooked and we just hung out enjoying the day. We did a mini photo shoot of Baby B in his Easter outfit. He wore an orange and white striped long-sleeved Ralph Lauren Polo romper and tan sneakers. He looked like a little preppy stud muffin! It’s hard to find cute clothes for boys, but you can never go wrong with Ralph Laurens Polo. It’s cute, comfortable, fits well, and is fashionable. It can be a little pricey, so thank God we have an outlet super close and Marshalls always carries it. We had a wonderful first Easter and I feel so blessed to have such an amazing son and fiance  to spend it with. Now it’s time to enjoy the warm weather of spring with long walks at the park, flip-flops, Rita’s Water Ice, and family!