Monthly Archives: March 2015

Collective {mommy} Haul

Ive been doing some spring shopping, surprizingly… NO CLOTHES. Although that is next on my list of things i need to do { go through my closet, cull everything, and then purchase what i need}. Anyways, i needed some new makeup, as this winter has been kicking my skins ass. I’ve never been so dry in my life. its horrid, I picked up some stuff from Sephora, Shoppers, and the Bay so here it is!! — i will try to list the product of what i bought from where i purchased it, however, shoppers isnt online so i cant link those from the store!

MOMMYHAUL

What i picked up from Sephora:
Anastasia Brow Pencil in Auburn Beauty Blender Clarasonic Mia2 Heads TOO Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
The brow pencil & mia heads were both re-purchases for me, so obs i love them. The Beauty Blender was new for me, and i very much so enjoy it and will re-purchase when the time comes, As for the better than sex mascara, for me, not sure what the hype is about because i hated it, which sucked! i was hoping to love it. I thought the want was way to heavy where the handle was and the brush was flimsy and to me didn’t give a nice effect. I will not be re-purchasing that product for sure!

What i picked up from Shoppers:
Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation Benefit They’re Real Mascara Benefit Hoola Bronzer
All these products were re-purchases for me and so i love them all.

What i picked up from the Bay:
Clinique’s 3 step system including the Liquid Soap Clarifying Lotion & Gel  clinique moisture surge (my night time cream) Chubby Stick Redness Solution Foundation Clinique High Impact Mascara (which i got as a sample)
The 3 step system is a re-purchase. Moisture surge is new for me, i just felt like my face was to dry it wasnt enough my regular gel i use so i upped it at night to this and its been awesome giving me a boost in my Tzone where i’m crazy dry. The Chubby stick is LIFE. strangely its crazy moisturizing and lasts a really long time. It gives a pretty colour to your lips without looking too much. perfect for a jean and tee kinda day. The Redness Solution i’ve only used 3 times, so far so good.. not sure if its hydrating enough for my face {THANK YOU CANADIAN WINTERS!@#()&!} but ill keep trying it out! i like the coverage and the light weight feel and the colour which i feel i’m a hard match to find. last but not elast the mascara, its AWESOME i’m going to repurchase it. its a really nice buildable mascara i like the want and the formula and it gives really pretty full long lashes, at 19.00 thats better than the 30.00 for the benefit they’re real!

Overall, i’m happy with my purchases, my skin seems to be improving, HOWEVER its not 100% just yet. if i havent mentioned it yet. i’m over winter, BRING ON THE SUMMER!

One last thing before you go, my friend from highschool Jasna, has a skincare/beauty blog and has some awesome tips and tricks, you NEED TO CHECK HER OUT, Jasskincare

xox

Nicole

“Oakee big boy momma”

here’s an ppdate on sweet little {not so little} baby cakes!

How Old: 2 1/2 (32 months)

Height & Weight: 42″ (99%) & 29 lbs (40%)

Teeth: he has all of them!

Sleeping: still great! 130-4 he takes a nap and 9pm-8am is his bed time sleepy time…  unless he has a nightmare which is rare he doesn’t really wake anymore at night. He now sleeps with his two stuffed dogs a chocolate lab he calls and a pomerania he calls booboo, and usually a hot wheels car. i pick my battles LOL

Drinking: water, diluted juice, yogurt drinks and 2% milk

Eating: most everything except meat.  THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!

Diaper Size: Oak has been PT’ed since his birthday.

Clothing Size: basically were moving everything to 3T right now, which is a freakin issue because hes tall and skinny he needs the length however, he needs adjustable waistbands for the skinny boy problems ha!

Love’s: what he wants when he wants. typical 2 year old. he loves his big cousins, loves puppies and kitties and loves to brush his teeth himself…. also currently obsessed with pancakes. he wants them every single day for breakfast.

Loathe’s: meat… the struggle is real. boy doesnt like meat. hes like his momma. he also hates being woken up and doesn’t like to be inturpted to do anything like eat or potty if he’s playing.

Words: i think at his age he should be saying about 300 words, putting together 2 and 3 word sentances and really starting to take off with vocab, but hes defiantly no where near that yet. as i said in previous posts we are working with speech laungage pathologists (SLP) and have registered him in a SLP prek class and starts in september 4 days a week 1/2 days, which i really think is going to make a HUGE difference. he currently says probably 100-150 words, combining a few sentances. but has a long way to go. Last time he was assessed he was about 10 months behind where he should be.

Personality: so kind, so sweet, so well mannered. and simply inspiring.

xox

Nicole

whats goin’ on?! let’s catch up.

ahh been so long, i really miss writing out my thoughts. i go back on all my older posts and love reading what oak did at that time in his little life. so sweet. ANYWAYS! been crazy, obviously. but no excuses here.

We went to mexico! did i tell yall? it was amazeballs heavenly beautiful. Tyler and I got married four years ago at the Barcelo in the Mayan Riviera and loved it so much we went back and took Oakley for a little vaca/xmas gift/anniversary gift for one another. we had seriously, SO.MUCH.FUN. Although vacationing with a 2 year old was trying at times, we just had the best of time. Oakley was obsessed with the kids club, chocolate milk shakes, and late night dips in the pool. I was super worried he was going to get TMI Travellers …(poops)…. but he didn’t. so all was well and i’m super looking farward to our next vacation.

In other news, Christmas was awesome. Oak got spoiled, rotten. a ton of typical boys stuff. cars, trains, more cars, books, and more cars, haha you guessed it!!

Tyler and I celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary on Jan 11. i cannot believe its been four years!! its flown by, seriously. FLOWN! obviously when you have kids it does fly by.. but its just feels like the blink of an eye. i’m sure 10 years married will feel like 6 months passing.

Not sure if i’ve ever mentioned anything about it? Oakley has had a speech delay for basically as long as i can remember. He never really started even making sounds other than mama and dada till 18 months. Currently he is behind about 10 months, and for the last year we have been working with a speech pathologist, doing one on one’s, group play-and-say’s etc, and this month we have his assessment to see where he’s at, at if he will get government funding for school that has a SLP  and OT in his classroom, regardless i registered him in pre-k, tuesday-friday 845-1145, which is alot but for his speech it will be great!!! & let me tell you… when i registered him for classes, i went to the school, and cried. and when i say cried i mean UGLY CRIED. One of the teachers pulled me in her office and gave me a box of Kleenex. It was epic. and yes i’m THAT MOM. i’m so excited for him to go to school, make friends, have fun, expand his speech and learn a TON… but i’m seriously going to miss our all day everyday mommy and oak days. wahh. The school is awesome, they have field trips all over to ex. the science center, swimming lessons, music shows, etc, eek hes going to have SO MUCH FUN!!

As for ME?!@!!!@#$(!@&*# WELL. i’m pretty stinkin good. I cant complain. Im feeling good.. currently i’m on a cleanse, which ill tell more later, making a commitment for gym time 3 days a week. doing some serious clean eating. and i’ve finally realized i cant eat like a 15 yo anymore!!! it does straight to my ass, and belly!! bahaha. i’ll be posting my fitness journey soon.

OH AND ONE MORE THING.

i know your all still wondering, and NOPE i’m not pregnant now, and still no plans to anytime soon, if ever.

So thats if for now i think? im sure theres more i forgot to say…. ill be doing an in depth update of oak soon. if you arnt already make sure you follow my instagram i update pretty well daily there.

xox

Nicole