Thursday, February 25, 2016

My "Coloring Book" Dress

I put this Zara dress on the other day and Cody told me that I look like I'm wearing a coloring book. Thaaanks, Husband. I mean, he's kind of right, but that's part of the reason why I love this dress so much. Aside from the flowy chiffon fabric and keyhole neckline, I love that it's covered in a beautiful floral pattern but not completely full of bright colors. 

Lately, I've been in such a neutral colored mood when it comes to clothing, that I would've totally passed up this dress had it been super colorful. Seriously, I've basically been wearing black, white, and grey all fall and winter. At first it was fun, but now it's getting kind of depressing. So this is me branching out and getting ready for spring with a few splashes of color! I know, I know.. my hair is bright blue. Maybe that's another reason why I've been downplaying my wardrobe colors.

Dress and Hat - Zara // Boots - TJ Maxx

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Colourpop Cosmetics Review

I've heard of Colourpop in the past but I just recently decided to give the product line a try. I purchased a shadow and a matte lip gloss and I'm IN LOVE. So, naturally, I have to share my thoughts and opinions about each. 

Colorpop Ultra Matte Lip 

Color - "Beeper", a warm mid-tone taupe.
Price - $6
Finish - matte
Longevity - 6-8 hours

This lipgloss lasted a surprisingly long time on my lips. I'm the kind of person who bites, licks, and rubs my lips together a lot! It's a nervous habit, I guess. Even with all of that, though, once the color sets, it doesn't budge! My lips have also been extremely dry this winter, and there's no flaking with this gloss. I just put a layer of chapstick on and blot the excess off before applying this lip color. It's PERFECTION. Needless to say, I'm super impressed with this product!

Colourpop Shadow

Color - "Nillionaire", warm bronze with multi-colored glitter.
Price - $5
Finish - Metallic
Longevity - 3-5 hours

This creamy shadow is packed with pigment, but only if you apply it a certain way. For the best color payoff, they suggest that you use your finger to tap it onto your lid, then blend it out with a brush if you want. They weren't lying! I first tried it with just a brush and barely anything happened. Then I used my finger to dab it on and bam! Bronzy, glittery goodness.

While I love the look and feel of this shadow, I'm less than impressed with its longevity. However, I found that if I spritz a setting spray over it, it lasts much longer. Overall, it's still a great product for the price!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Brooks Wilder: One Year

Today, my little Boop turns one and I can hardly believe it. We survived our first year with a tiny human! Yay!! But seriously, where did the time go? How did he get so big so fast?! I'm supposed to still be able to lay him in the crack of the couch so he can't roll and fall off, and swaddle him in his little blanket. He's supposed to stay tiny and warm and squishy! But I digress, though he has outgrown all of those things, I love my one year old, booger-nosed, toothy-smiled, gibberish-talking, little man. He is the most perfect and precious gift from God that I have ever received. I am beyond blessed.

We celebrated Brooks' birthday this past Saturday with a camping themed party. All of his friends and family were invited, and we had a blast! Brooks was beside himself with excitement. He was so tired and in such desperate need for a nap, but that didn't stop him at all from being the life of the party! 

Currently //

Height 29.5 inches
Weight 23 pounds

Says "No" by shaking his head.
Loves playing with friends, going to the park, and drinking apple juice.
Hates being confined to places like highchairs, shopping carts, and carseats.
Learning to blow kisses, bounce a ball, and give hugs.

B had a healthy alternative to the traditional smash cake. It was made with applesauce, bananas, blueberries, and cream cheese frosting. He went through several different emotions while eating his cake... from disgust to confusion, and indifference to joy. It was pretty hilarious to watch. 

The party was a complete success! We set up a table with M&M's, various nuts, fruits, and teddy grahams for guests to create their own bags of trail mix. I made delicious s'mores-on-a-stick and my mom baked some cute, little cupcakes. We even pitched a tent for the little ones to play in and it was a big hit! 

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