Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mom topic.....prepare prepare prepare and how to remain calm....

So I get asked by fellow moms, how is it that Im surviving!?

Being a mom is hard. Im a stay at home mom so not only do I have a baby to take care of but I have a house to manage as well. Always gotta make sure we have things in stock. Always doing the dishes and making sure the house is clean. It's honestly a hard job that never ends. You are on call 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. So here's a few tips that I have been doing to make it a lil bit easier on me....

Day before....
1. Get the bottles ready with water
2. Get the food and spoons/forks out that you will be feedings the baby
3. Get his and YOUR clothes out so that you dont have to think about it the day of...

*see where im going with this yet? PREPARE PEOPLE!

whatever and everything that you can get ready for the day before you should do. Everything from the food, bottles, diaper bag, clothes and diapers/wipes for the nextday. It's insanely hard to get a bottle and food ready while you have a screaming baby crawling after you, believe is! So I suggest you prepare as much a possible to avoid the next day breakdowns.

4. Formula for the bottles, put them in clean empty baby food jars already premeasured so all you have to do is pour it into the bottle and shake or just toss a few into a diaper bag and you are ready to go!

There's a few others but they aren't popping into my head right now...gggrrr. I'll add a few when they come to mind.

Also, when you feel the urge to break down....step away from the situation and breath. I know a few moms who I won't name that have brokendown (including me)BIGTIME! Now, when I feel that urge to cry and pull my hair....I just put Bailey into his crib and go to my room, put on some soft music and just breath for the next 5 to 10 minutes, it helps so much. There's no point in breaking down in front of the baby, that will make things worse.

ANOTHER THING....I dont know about how you were raised but my mother NEVER sat down with me and played with me all darn day and I turned out fine! There's this huge whisper going around about how moms feel like they have to just be on their hands and knees with the baby the entire time....honestly ask youself, was yoour mom like that with you? Now im not saying, that is it okay to leave the house...THATS STUPID! What I am saying is it's okay to make a cup of coffee while your child is playing with his or her toys on the living room floor. It's okay to sit on the couch and watch a little TV while you kid of playing on the floor moms and dads. You dont have to be on your knees every minute. I dont want to smother the baby and I want my son to be a little independent as well.

This is just my opinion on a few things and tips to surviving with your baby. How do you survive?

See you later my fellow moms and dads!


I admit, I copied this from Beauty Broadcast's blog site. Check her out! I LOVE HER!

134= Coastal Scents Large Paddle Face brush
136= Loew Cornell Maxine's Mop 1 inch brush
150= Loew Cornell XXL Brown brushes (goat hair)
187= Sonia Kashuk Highlighting BrushCoastal Scents Duo Fiber Stippling Brush, Flirt! Skunk Brush,
190= Loew Cornell 1 inch Filbert brush
194= Loew Cornell #8 Filbert brush
224= Coastal Scents Sable Blending Brush
226= Coastal Scents Tapered Blending Brush, Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush (dark curvy)
228= Loew Cornell Maxine's Mop 1/4 brush
239= Loew Cornell Maxine's Mop 3/8 brush
242= Loew Cornell Filbert 7500 C

Fluidline in Black Track= Coastal Scents Gel Liner in True Black, L'oreal HIP Cream Liner in Black

MAC Satin Taupe = taupe side of L'Oreal Hip Duo "Sassy"
All that Glitters= NYX Champagne
Amber Lights= Milani Sun Goddess, NYX Golden
Black Tied= Milani Storm, Prestige Onyx
Brulee= NYX Nude
Carbon= NYX Black
Coppering= Milani Flare
Cork= NYX Dark Brown
Creme de Violet= Aromaleigh's Pure Eyes Frost Eyeshadow in Desire
Dementhe= Milani Clover
Electric Eel= Milani Atlantis
Guacamole= Milani Limbo lime
Humid= Milani Clover, Ulta Shamrock
Jest= Milani Peachy Peach
Juxt= Milani Garden Mist
Little Madam= Milani Illusion
Mulch= Milani Java Bean
Naked Lunch= NYX Sahara
Nocturnelle= Milani Shock
Nylon= NYX Barely There
Paradisco= NYX Tropical or CoverGirl Tropical Fusion Quad (orange shade)
Partait Amour= Milani Enchantment
Passionate= NYX Cherry
Perverted Pearl= Milani Silver Bullet
Pink Freeze= Milani Taffy
Plum Dressing= L'oreal HIP duo in Cheeky
Sable= Milani Java Bean
Satin Taupe= NYX Root Beer, NYX Iced Mocha, L'oreal HIP Duo in Sassy (taupe shade)
Shadowy Lady= L'oreal HIP duo in Wicked (purple side)
Shale= Milani Icy Plum
Shroom= Milani Classic Beige or Jordana's Beige
Sketch= Milani Marooned
Stars 'n' Rockets= Milani Shock
Steamy= Milani Clover
Sumptuous Olive= Milani Antiqued Gold
Vanilla= Milani Snow Frost, Cover Girl single in French Vanilla
Vellum= Milani Moonlight
Wedge= L'oreal HIP duo in Shady
Woodwinked= Milani Golden Bronze, L'oreal HIP duo in Wicked (brown side)
Mineralized Eyeshadow Duo in Two to Glow= L'oreal HIP Duo in Flare

Studio Fix Fluid= Revlon Colorstay

GENERAL: MAC Tendertones= L'oreal HIP Jelly Balm
MAC Viva Glam V (Five) - N.Y.C. Cafe

Creme d'Nude= Revlon Matte Lipstick in Nude Attitude
Myth= Revlon Matte Lipstick in Nude Attitude
Viva Glam V= NYC Cafe
Bare Canvas= L'oreal HIP Paint in Secretive

Blackground= Mad Minerals Cream Shadow in Carbon
Indianwood= Mad Minerals Cream Shadow in Bronze Frost
Painterly= Mad Minerals Cream Shadow in Bare Necessity
Rubenesque= Mad Minerals Cream Shadow in Apricot Frost

MAC Palettes= Coastal Scents 4 piece & 15 piece palettes (hold same size pan), also has empty palettes that hold 15 and 28 shadows

Antique Gold= Splash eye sparkles in Caribbean Bronze
Golden Lemon= Splash eye sparkles in Golden Beach
Pink Bronze= Pure Luxe in Fresh
Vanilla= Pure Luxe in Copper Aura

PLEASE READ! Disclaimer--The recommendations posted to this blog are not my own. They are the ideas of others who view this blog. Please do not hold me personally responsible for any duplicate products that you do not like. I trust that those who offer recommendations have also TRIED the MAC item they're comparing it to, and legitimately believe they are offering a true duplicate product.

Great makeup for less! ELF and drugstore items....

Hey you beautiful people out there. So I just got my ELF stuff and seriously I love it. Let me tell you about a few items which you should seriously check out and considering everything is a dollar. It's great deal.

  • ELFs eye lash curler. It's better than that expensive Shu something curler you get at Sephoria. It does the job that a $20.00 curler does! BARGAIN!

  • ELFs contouring blush and bronzing powder. The blush is the exact same as the NARS blush in orgasms. So for about $10 - $15 less you are getting the same blush. DEAL! As for the bronzer, it's pretty good. I dont couture really but I have seen people use it for that and it works great. Now can somebody please show me how to do that correctly?

      • ELFs flat face brush. It's super soft and works just as good well honestly even better than the BE brushes that are out there. I love mine and after washing it, it still hasn't shed.

      • ELFs eyelid primer is amazing! To me, it's just as good as Urban Decay's eyelid primer. If you dont know what a primer is. It's what you put on your lids before you apply the shadow so it stays on there much longer and doesn't crease. Creasing isn't sexy. Im just saying.

So for now those are a few things that I have fallen in love for and let me tell you, my purchase on that website cost me 23.00 and I got 20 items. HELLO GREAT DEAL!

I will be posting again soon. My laptop is dead so I need to use the main computer in the house and it's pretty slow. Talk to you later you pretty people!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I found a new love....NYX AND E.L.F!

Okay seriously, why didn't anybody tell me about these cheap and amazing products!?
Let me tell you a little bit about each.

First off, it's not available anywhere close to me! Lame isn't it!? I had to buy it online at okay so the eyeshadows are very pigmented which I love and for a price of $3.00 you are getting a great deal. Personally I use the taupe for the crease of my lids (it blends well with anything) and Barely there as a highlighter for my brow bone. I just choose any color for my lid depending on what Im wearing. Their Mega Lipglosses are fantastic as well! I love Beige the most. It's very natural and I honestly love the smell. Weird but true.

  • True Taupe Eyeshadow
  • Taupe Eyeshadow
  • Mega Lipgloss in Beige


I just ordered a huge amount of stuff from them and each item cost ONLY $1.00! HELLO THATS A DEAL PERIOD! Once I get everything I will post my feed back on everything. From what I read on their products, they are very pigmented yet some smell weird. I'll keep you posted.

Lets get this introduction over with shall we....

Hello and thanks for coming to my blog page. My name is Virginia and Im a stay at home mom. I was a hard working chic till I was laid off when I was about 6 months preggo and well here I am! Im also a make up addict! I know what you are thinking, make up plus a baby isn't possible...well yea I know but there's a way around it so you can have a life outside of changing diapers and making bottles.
Not only am I mom but before all that I was that chic that went to the mall and bought lavish things, enjoyed restaurants and spas.
Now I'm in the phase where okay I had the baby, I have this schedule down and now I need to find the new me. Well this new me can't afford those lavish things anymore so I need to do some experiementing with drugstore makeup and paint brushes since I can't afford those expensive MAC make up brushes. Like seriously who can afford those brushes!? It's insane!
Now let me tell you that I'm not a "make up guru" or "artist", Im just me :)