Monday, December 26, 2011

10 Weeks Tomorrow (updated)

12/9/11 at the hospital for dehydration

at my drs office 12/13/11
So as the title says Ill be 10 weeks pregnant tomorrow. I've meant to do so many updates but I have been beyond sick. So sick. My "morning sickness" has been allllllll day long. All night long. Its hard to sleep but Im so exhausted. Its hard to eat but Im so hungry! I was hoping for an easier time my second pregnancy but it doesnt look like Im going to get it. We got to see the heartbeat, at 8 weeks. My next ultrasound isnt gonna be until around 20 weeks though so major boo to that. I may need to switch doctors even though this was my Dr for Noah as well. That has been a bit stressful. Hes just too expensive now that we are short one insurance company. Thats been a sad scary thought. I really like my Dr. Around 8 weeks I had to go to the hospital for an IV because I was so dehydrated from getting sick so much. It left around the begining of week 9 came back a few days ago. Its horrid. I am soooo drained. Sooo tired. It might be a bit early but I feel like I have felt a few flutters. I know that your able to feel them sooner with baby 2 and I have been thoughtful of whether or not it was just gas but it def wasnt gas. It had to be tiny flutters. Very faint. Not regular but If def felt them. Another annoying but common pregnancy symptom has come up lately one Id rather not say as its embarrsing and PAINFUL. It has sucked in a major way. Sooo basically it hasnt been much fun. Im anxiously awaiting better days. Hormones have had me a mess...random stuff makes me cry like not even sad stuff. A commercial can have a kid that says Hi mom! I cry. A movie can show someone smiling looking extra happy...I cry. Everything makes me cry! So this isnt really an upbeat update but its whats been going on.

Breakdown of everything going on:

I decided to add a few things..I've been searching online for blogs with pregnancy related things for the amount of weeks I am and the ones that help that most are the more detailed ones so Im gonna post what exactly has been going on besides just sick so if someone else sees this and is going through it youll know your not alone in your symptoms!

Food: One day it will be the only thing I can eat without getting sick so Ill cling to it...the next day I cant look at it without running to the bathroom sick. Water makes me vomit almost instantly. I can only drink gatorade at the moment. Last week it was ginger that makes me sick also. Crackers helped the first couple they make me sick when I even think about eating them. Apples sliced up have been my go to snack. its the only thing that makes me feel better and for the longest amount of time. Starting a couple of days ago I was able to eat baby carrots with ranch dressing for dip. 100 percent fruit popsicles in pomagrante only have been helping also. I have been a bit worried about not being able to drink water...but I am getting some fluids so it will have to do for now.

Sleep: I cant sleep well. I can still lay on my belly for a few min at a time but it sort of freaks me out so I have mainly been laying on my sides. the back is dangerous once you get further along so I have been trying to get used to not sleeping on my back now. From my first pregnancy on I have had to have a pillow between my legs on my side with I sleep and its no dif now. The left side is what makes me feel less sick. Im not sure exactly why, but laying on my left side helps so much more than laying any other way. Same when I was preg with noah. I cant sleep in my bedroom right now, its been sort of weird but the air in their seems more "foggy" which may be because we have a bathroom in there and shower etc. The air in Noahs room seems more "fresh" (plus noah doesnt snore like his daddy) I made up a pallet and Ive been sleeping on the floor in noahs room for the past few days. Its also a comforting feeling being in the same room as Noah. My back has felt much better since Ive been sleeping on the floor.

Hormones:  A tad bit crazy. Ive been upset quicker than normal. Smart alek things have been on the tip of my tongue at times but I havent said them out loud. I easily feel on the verge of crying for no reason at all.

Movement: slight flutters. not often. not strong.

Body:  My chest is reallllllly sore. A tiny bit of round ligament pain has started up but not much. My body feels bigger but I have yet to weigh myself, my clothes are def tighter, I have busted out my old maternity clothes but they are skin tight on me now cause I didnt lose all my weight from noah. My reg jeans dont button so I use a hair tie and long shirt.

No cravings yet, im just happy if anything will stay down.

Biggest worry...that my baby still has a beating heart.

My home: A BIG MESS!!  I could care less about cleaning Ive been so sick and drained. My lovely husband has been working so hard to try to keep things decent. All I can do when im not working is rest.

until later ....

Friday, December 2, 2011

First thoughts on Curl Junkie Curl Rehab!

So my first thoughts are....I LOVE this stuff! I got my order today from I got the strawberry ice cream scent, and it reminds me of OHM sweet hair pudding from a long time ago, I havent bought that product in years so if they changed the scent sorry. I shampoo'd my hair with Giovanni Tea Tree, conditioned with Tressame Naturals only this time I rinsed it out. I normally leave in it. Once I got out I sectioned my hair into 8 sections but I ended up sectioned a couple more once I started putting in the product cause it was still too thick..

Monday, November 28, 2011

So whats my big news?!?!



Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Confidence is soo important.

Im just sitting here thinking about something completely pointless. youtube girls. lol Theres some girls on there that are a hotmess in my eyes but have a TON of ppl crazy about them. Those girls have a ton of confidence also. The way you feel about yourself will usually carry over to other people. Thats why its sooo important to do things that make you feel good about yourself. Things that boost your confidence in yourself. When you feel like you are too legit, and beyond fly, (but not cocky) other people will see that and feel that vibe from you. You may make some haters that way but thats a given not EVERYONE is going to like you at all times. What matters is that YOU love you and that you are good with God. As long as you have those two things, everything is extra.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Perioral Dermatitis

So. I'm pretty sure this is what my rash is on my chin(from me just searching stuff online and based off what the er told me when it first appeared). It has yet to go away. It looks horrible! It is on the sides of my nose a little bit but mainly on my chin..I have been trying to cover it up with makeup but I think its making it worse. I quit using the stuff I normally use and have been using grapeseed oil as a moisturizer and sometimes putting aquaphor on it. I think I need to just leave it be though. This really sucks! lol between now and next thursday I'm going to be around soooo many people! :/

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nars Danmari All About Cheeks Pallete! Swatches and Pics :)

I have so many different eye shadows that I think I'll be fully stocked for a loooong time. The only thing I dont have a lot of choices with is blush! I have been wanting to get Nars Orgasm for a while but couldnt bring myself to pay that price for just ONE blush...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The end of my anti aging routine... skincare routine was very short lived..just a few weeks. My skin has been looking a lot better, except as time has gone on its felt less oily. Yesterday it was sooo itchy and I thought it was because it was dry. Today I decided to use my ol faithful, purity made simple by philosphy, once my skin dried, I started getting a bright red scaley rash all around my chin and nose area. It itched so bad it started to burn!! Called my Dr and they werent taking paitents that late, so off to the er. The drs there said it was an allergic reaction. I'm not sure how it went on for weeks without a problem then out of no where today BAM rash. Last night I was too tired to wash my makeup off so I just used a makeup remover cloth that I have never used before. I'm not sure if that had something to do with it or not. I didnt want to risk it so I just returned the Peter Thomas Roth kit. For now I'm just gonna be sticking to what works. Prior to using these products I was just using St. Ives Apricot Scrub and Clinque Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. At times I'd use just plain dial antibacterial soap. So we will see....

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hair Growth Update Feb 2011 (BC)- November 2011

So I did my BC back in Febuary of this year this was the length:

I still had long pieces in the front that I cut off in March 2011:

It was colored towards the end of march early april:

Juneish July:

Then here is October-November 2011(the first two my hair has no product the last one it does:

I'm not sure if its growing slow or fast or normal. To me it seems suppppper slow. I cant wait to have long hair again.

Trying out a dif technique for Wash n Go's

So wash n gos have been my staple for the past 6 or 7 years. My hair is in a wash n go more than any other style. I usually just co wash (use a conditioner like a shampoo) daily in the shower, only rinse it partially out, towel dry my hair then add Giovanni Direct Leave In and Tressame Naturals and a sealant like hairveda vatika frosting or castor oil or shea butter mixed with coconut oil. I dont have any special way of putting it in I usually just slap it on there.

The few days I've been doing it differently, instead of using a towel, I've been using a cotton tee shirt to dry my which has made less frizz, then instead of just slapping the products on, I've been sectioning my hair and applying the products section by section. Four total sections. I am loving my hair lately! This is an awesome way of doing it! I was looking for a new way because my hair was feeling really dry. This technique is making sure all of my hair is getting conditioner. So its all moisturized. My hair is uber thick so this helps a lot! My curls are way more defined this way! Here is my hair yesterday after putting my products in:

Monday, November 7, 2011

New video coming soon!

I finally taped the "Get Your Freak On Tag" its 15 weird facts about me, sooo it will be up soon :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Current Skincare Routine

So at 26 going on 27 very shortly, I have been thinking about anti aging products a lot. I've started investing ( yes investing cause im learning anti aging isnt cheap!) in trying out some different routines and products. Previously all I would do is wash my face with St.Ives apricot scrub, or Dial antibacterial soap and moisturize with Clinique dramatically different gel. The gel is oil free and keeps me from breaking out. I tend to have really oily skin but lately I'm noticing some dryer areas. SO earlier this year I started trying some things out, first off I got the Ole Henricksens three little wonders. I had read rave reviews for weeks and I had a TON (it literally equaled out to a full size product in samples lol) of the Truth Serum. I loved the truth serum only I cant say that it made a HUGE difference in my skin, what it did do was make it look more alive if that makes sense. A glow and brightness. The whole kit together broke me out horribly. Still to this day I have acne scars all around my jawline from that mess. If you look at my more recent vids on youtube you'll prob see them when I turn my head up or sideways. I ended up returning the kit. Went back to my ole soap and clinique routine I've ton for the past 10 years and my skin cleared up again. I really REALLY want good looking skin. So I started doing some more research and came across my current products in my routine starting with...
1. Cleanse
I purchased the Clarisonic Classic and a deep pore cleansing head brush ( I got a huge discount on this at sephora SCORE!) This brush has been AMAZING! I am literally shocked, always looking at my face in mirrors in shock at how good my skin has been looking since I've started using this. I love that its also waterproof so you can use it in the shower. If your going to get one, make sure you get one at a place where you have a warrenty and you can sometimes get them on QVC or another home shopping site where you can do multi pay options.
I use this brush with Peter Thomas Roth anti aging cleanser

2. Treat:
After washing in the morning I only use an eye cream which is the Shiseido Benefiance Concentrated Anti Wrinkle Eye Cream then go straight to my moisturizer, at night though after the eyes I use Peter Thomas Roth PM serum. This to me doesnt really feel like a serum its very watery but it is so awesome.

3. Moisturize: I use Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti Aging Celluar Creme. Sometimes I'll use Josie Maran Argan Oil, sometimes I'll use Clinques moisturizing gel.

4. Protect: Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Defense Moisture Lotion.

Now individually all of these items are a bit pricey...however Sephora offers a package for around 56 dollars which is less than most of these for just one item. So its an awesome way to go about getting started with skincare. Sephora will also take returns within 90 days so you can try it and return it if it doesnt work for you.

So I'm loving these products, my skin is loving them. I cant stop lookin in mirrors at how nice its coming along. They have def all been well worth it. Hopefully this is going to help me combat the aging process :)

DIY Pumpkin Mask!

I found this mask on another blog and thought Id share it! Since pumpkins are out in abundance right now its right up our seasons alley!
Pumpkins are high in vitamins A and C and zinc, this gourd-like squash helps heal and protect the skin from free radicals, all while gently dissolving dead skin cells. The addition of egg helps bind the mask together, nourishing and lifting the skin. To get the recipe for this homemade pumpkin face mask, read more.
  • Make your base: Whisk together about 1/4 cup of pumpkin (canned is ok to use) and one egg.
  • Customize: If desired, add a splash of milk, which does a beauty good, after all.
  • For dry skin: Add a bit of honey, which not only acts as a humectant, but the natural sweetener provides antiseptic properties, too.
  • For oily skin: For an astringent effect, mix in a splash of apple cider or cranberry juice.
  • Apply: Slather the mixture on your face. Relax, read, do chores, or whatever you'd like for the next 15 to 20 minutes and rinse off.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The verdict on baby oil...

So basically what I thought originally was right. Baby oil is a no go. I googled a few things and some people said it was good others said not so much but for the same reason I originally thought. It blocks your pores etc. Sooo thats prob why it makes me sweat so bad!

So some oils to try instead would be:
Coconut Oil
Argan Oil
Olive Oil
Emu Oil
Vit e

Unrefined Shea Butter
Cocoa Butter
Mango Butter

Now im not tryin to fake the funk but I've only tried shea out of the butters. So I cant say what would be best. Im on a mission to have better looking moisturized skin. So I'm gonna be trying all of these out. I want my skin to be moist and looking younger! Yes I'm only 26 but I can already see time taking its toll on my body. I will def report back with my moisture findings :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Natural oils and butters VS Mineral oils...(body edition)

Soooo If you know me well you know I love all things natural for hair and body. When I was a teenager I was using baby oil every day on my body, and my skin always was soft and pretty (and sweaty lol that stuff seriously makes you sweat!) Once I got a little older and started learning about not using mineral oils in your hair products I also stopped using them in my body products. I figured the reason the I was sweating so bad was because the mineral oils were blocking my pores. (my reasoning not saying its a legit claim just my thoughts on the matter and I haven't read up on it..just sayin) So I've been using shea butter, coconut oil, and any other blends I can find online for my body products. Lately I revisited baby oil, not because of the recent "hair grease" trend in the natural world but because it was right in front of me when I got out of the shower ( I use it to remove eye makeup) and my shea butter wasn't. So that day my skin was so soft! It stayed soft the whole day! I have been using natural products for years now and I haven't had skin that still looked and felt moisturized all day long yet! The baby oil did I'm wondering what the deal is with this.
This is def just for body though...the only way mineral oils will touch my hair again is if they start making diamonds sprout from my scalp! I have been there done that and my hair broke off constantly. Only since I went to natural products for my hair has it thrived. On my body though its another story...I'm def gonna be looking into why the natural products aren't keeping my skin as soft as the mineral oil products...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Skincare Mask!

Dr Oz’s Aspirin Mask Skin Remedy Ingredients:
- non-coated aspirin
- lemon juice
- baking soda

How to Make Dr Oz’s Aspirin & Lemon Juice Skin Home Remedy

Doctor Oz said that this Flawless Skin Home Remedy is a great way to clear your complexion. The aspirin has salicylic acid which helps to remove acne and pimples since it is like a chemical peel. The lemon juice has vitamin C and helps minimize sun damage to your skin. Baking soda works great at the end to neutralize the salicylic acid.
1. Mash up 6-12 non-coated aspirins and combine with freshly squeeze lemon juice.
2. Let the aspirin dissolve until it turns into a paste.
3. Apply the mask to your skin and leave it on for 10 minutes.
4. Remove the face mask by dipping a cotton round in some baking soda and some water

Update of the Cassia and Amla

So I finally uploaded the pics I took the night I did my herb treatment. I didnt notice that big of a difference. My hair is shiny today, and feels good BUT thats coming from an etsy shop :
her products are amazing. Thats def where my shine is coming from.
Here is my hair after I washed it and conditioned it, no products air dryed.

here is my mix:

I mixed up 100 grams of cassia, 100 grams of amla, some evoo, castor oil, hairveda vatika frosting, and warm water. I let it sit for an hour before putting it in. I got my powders from butters n bars.

Here is the after still no products in hair, just rinsed out the mix, co washed with a cheapie condish

my hair was still a little wet in the last ones. Im not exactly sold on it yet. I only used half of the mix I made so I will prob try it again, next time I think Im going to mix some conditioner in the mix and do more so of a glaze. I will say considering cassia is colorless, my hair looked more red after I rinsed it which is odd. Im not sure why that happened. Maybe the amla? I thought that would have a darkening effect only if you had light hair, but not sure. I do have hair color on top of hair color on top of hair color lol and it was just the parts that are colored that looked lighter aka more red.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Cassia and AMLA powders! Goin ayurvedic! (sort of)

So Im doing a hair treatment tonight. We'll see how it goes. I ordered some herbs from butters n bars website. I got 100 grams of Cassia, 200 grams of AMLA, and 100 grams of Brahmi powders. For this batch all I did was mix the Cassia and one box (100 grams) of AMLA. Mixed it with warm water, some evoo and castor oil. Let it sit for an hour while I washed my hair. Its all air dried now and theres no products it in, I'm gonna go ahead and start with the process of application! I'll report back. I need to get with the program and start taking some pics! :)
Later gators.

ps. I've tried henna in the past when my hair was natural before. HATED it. yes it was baq. yes it did everything its done for everyone elses hair who loved it. It loosened my curl pattern too much and I like to be able to put highlights in when I want and I couldnt because they came out red! Bleach on bleach on bleach and it was red red red. No blonde like I wanted. So im not going to do the henna now that its all cut out but I tried cassia before pre henna and it was good :) so now im gonna try out these other herbs as well

Monday, October 24, 2011


A lot has been going on these past weeks.
Its been quite the roller coaster ride.
I havent been able to sleep at night.
Just awake. Not really functioning, just awake and unable to sleep.
For a brief time it felt like my life was on pause..
that pause is over but I still cant get the drive or motivation to get going.
I cant sleep at night, then once I finally fall asleep, with having a baby hes up early, so Im so tired when I get up I cant function more than to take care of him..everything else is suffering.
My life seems to have shifted in a major way recently. Maybe I'm not dealing with the change well.
Either way I dont feel like me. I dont even feel close to feeling like me. Part of me feels like I dont even know who "me" is.
There's so many distractions in life, its so easy to lose focus of what you want, what you stand for. You get so caught up in everything going on around you that you lose yourself and your footing. I feel like im standing still while everything around me is flying by.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Face of the day: Smokey eye (pic heavy)

Im uploading a new makeup tutorial right now, its gonna take forever. Here are the pictures from the look (click read more for the rest of post)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I think this nail design is my fave so far!!!

This once again was not what I had in mind when I started painting my nails today...especially since when I started my hand was wrapped up since I fractured my thumb today...booo to that. Couldnt paint it accurately though with my hand wrapped so away with the wrap! Dedication.
Anywho..I used sinfuls base coat (first time trying it) sinfuls blue in why not and black and white striping polishes. Seche top coat. I LOVE this. I think im gonna play around with different colors once this comes off

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Face of the day

So this is my first time doing a face of the day....and I have to feels a little vain. However here it is! Were about to head out to texas roadhouse to eat, I am in LOVE with the free butter and rolls lol. Sooo tasty! I hope everyone has had a good sunday!

Makeup used:
Foundation :A mix of mac studio fix liquid in nc45 and nars sheer matte in syracuse
Concealer: Benefit erase paste in number 2
Bronzer: Nars Casino to contour cheeks
Blush: Wet n Wild mellow wine and Mac Dainty
Lips: Mac impassioned lipstick
Eyes: Mac paint pot in painterly, Mac shadows in wedge and brown down, Revlon matte shadow in vintage lace and lined them with bobbi brown cavier ink cream liner ( i cant remember if its a called or cream or gel, its just like fluidlines but bobbi browns version) mascara loreal collagen.

Vitamins, Coffee, and Rainbows!

I have been taking a few different vitamins for a little while now to help with faster hair growth, better skin, stronger nails and overall health! These things help with so much more than just hair nails and skin. I got mine from