Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pregnancy Log - 18 Weeks

How far along: 

18 weeks

Baby Size: 

Sweet Potato


I had some nausea in the first trimester but it has mostly dropped off aside from occasional car sickness (if I'm not driving), some minor headaches and heartburn. Overall, I'm feeling better!


It's getting tougher. I've been a stomach sleeper my whole life. When I found out I was pregnant I started to get nervous about it. From what I've read, it is fine to do until it feels uncomfortable, but I've been forcing myself to sleep on my side now to get used to it. The Snoogle is a lifesaver! My main sleep issue is waking up once or twice during the night to go to the bathroom. I'm a light sleeper so I sometimes have trouble falling back asleep.


The only real craving I've had was ice cream, more specifically, DQ Blizzards.


My taste buds have definitely changed. Before the pregnancy I was a die-hard diet coke addict. I drank at least 2 a day. Pretty much right away after finding out I was pregnant, soda started tasting horrible to me, especially diet soda and I found myself in a drink crisis! I've switched to Seltzer when I want something other than water, but it just isn't the same. I guess this is my body's way of forcing me to drink water. My nose is extra sensitive now and people's stinky lunches at work are making me crazy!

Maternity Clothes:

I've bought some, but haven't really worn them yet. Luckily we are in the season of flowy skirts and maxi dresses. I can still wear my regular tops but my pants don't comfortably button. I've been wearing my regular pants with a belly band. With fall approaching, I think its time to invest in some maternity pants.

Missing Most:

Wine, beer and carefree coffee drinking. I've limited myself to 1 cup of coffee per day. I'm usually a 3-a-day coffee drinker so this has been challenging! That afternoon pick-me-up coffee is what I'm missing the most! Not drinking alcohol hasn't really bothered me much. Fall beers are my favorite though and as those hit the shelves it is making me a bit disappointed I'll be missing them this season.

Can't Wait:

To find out the gender! We had our anatomy scan last week and we have the results but we're waiting for a few weeks to do a gender reveal party. The suspense is killing me!

Gender Predictions:

I have a feeling in my gut that it is a boy but I can only seem to come up with girls names that I like. I'm so confused!


It is starting to feel a lot more real now that everyone knows and it's fully setting in that we are having a baby! I'm a nervous person by nature so I wasn't letting myself get too excited until I was out of the first trimester, which was driving Mike nuts. I just can't help it! Thankfully, everything is progressing well! I've even started to feel little faint movements here and there which is exciting! On the other hand, I can get moody pretty easily. I'd compare it to PMS, getting annoyed at the littlest thing and having little to no patience. It is definitely a roller coaster of emotions sometimes and I feel like my mood can change at the drop of a hat.


No movement yet but I'm definitely pinning ideas like crazy! I think I'll get more serious once we find out the gender.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Special Announcement!

Today I'm thrilled to share the news with you that I'm pregnant!

Mike and I are expecting our first baby due in January 2016. I'm 18 weeks along. We are so excited! I plan to share updates here and there on the blog along with my regular posts. Stay tuned!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfecter Pressed Champagne Pop Review & Comparison

This is a collaboration between YouTuber Jaclyn Hill and Becca Cosmetics. Since Jaclyn is responsible for much of the hype about the Shimmering Skin Perfectors it only made sense that she created her own unique color for the brand. It's no secret that Jaclyn is one of my favorite makeup artists on YouTube so when I heard about her latest collab I knew it had to be mine!

Becca describes the color as a soft white, gold shade with pinky peach undertones. It has a warm, almost orange undertone. I'd describe the color as the lovechild of Rose Gold and Peach. This shade has the same creamy texture as the other shimmering skin perfector pressed powders. They are all highly pigmented and easily blendable.

Jaclyn describes this shade as being flattering for all skintones but she created it with fair skin in mind. Sometimes it can be difficult to find that perfect highlight shade that shows up correctly if you have pale skin. Champagne Pop creates a beautiful soft lit glow that doesn't overpower lighter skin tones.

Since the color payoff is so high with a high-shimmer finish, it does take a bit of finesse to apply Champagne Pop without looking like a disco ball. The two brushes I turn to are the Sigma F35 and the MAC 188. The F35 is a tapered highlighting brush. It lets you dust the highlighter lightly over targeted areas for precise application. The MAC 188 is a small duo fibre brush that I reach for when I want a lighter application as it picks up less product and is great for blending.

I thought I'd compare the color of Champagne Pop to the other shades in my collection. This shade is lighter than Opal but darker than Moonstone. Rose Gold is more copper in tone, Opal is more golden and Moonstone is more yellow.

Overall I love this highlighter. Even though I have 3 other varieties of Becca's highlighters, I think I've found my perfect shade. It compliments my fair to medium complexion and does not give me a white cast or look muddy on my skin.

This is a limited edition product that is exclusive to Sephora.

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