Happy Monday friends! We’ve got the first full week of 2017 behind us now and we’re starting to get back into the swing of things over here. But, I still didn’t finish the project post I was hoping to have ready for you today, so I thought I’d just share some highlights from this last week.
First off, it got COLD here. We’ve had such a mild winter here that we were begging for cold weather and it finally hit hard! But, just as quickly as it came, it’s supposed to get back up to the 70s soon!
When you don’t get cold weather often, you love to bundle up! I finally got my Hue wide waistband leggings
and now I see what all the fuss is about! They are awesome! The wider waistband means they are super comfortable on your middle and you don’t even realize you’re wearing them! The fabric is nice and weighty and the XS fit me perfectly with extra length at the bottom for you taller ladies. I can already tell they’ll definitely be a Fashion Fave for 2017!
For Christmas, James picked out this crossbody bag
and I have to say, the boy’s got good taste! This one is handy because it has inner pockets for cards, ID, etc. And it fits my iPhone 7+.
I can’t even take how cute Jordan is all bundled up in her little ear-covering hat! And those teeth! So stinking adorable! I sure didn’t appreciate having teeth like that as a teenager, but they are too cute on her! It’s wild to look at your baby and see a feature exactly the same as your own!
I have to go find a picture now to show you me before braces, hang on! . . . .
Ok, only because I love y’all so much am I showing you this pic! I didn’t get braces until I was 15! And those double cowlicks!! #luckygirl
We must never speak of this again.
If you have an iPhone, did you update it so that when you go to take a photo you have the “PORTRAIT” option now? As a mom who’s always snapping pics of her kids, I was excited to see the nice bokeh effect it had when I took Jordan to the park the other day. Both of these pics are iPhone, but see how she pops more in the second one because the background is blurred? Try it!
I mentioned on my 2016 Fitness Round-Up post
that I was going to try hot yoga
this weekend and it was great. It was super challenging, and I’m pretty sure about halfway through I was thinking, “how much longer is this class?!” I didn’t wear a watch and there wasn’t a clock in the room!
It wasn’t super hot like I thought it would be, but felt warm. Later, as I continued to hold hard poses, I was sweating like a dog! The heat seems to build- as does the smell of stinky feet! I’m sure my own included! Even with that, I really enjoyed the challenge and the different way of working out. I would’ve went back the next day, but my husband was sick so I couldn’t make it. I bought a 30-day unlimited pass though, so I plan to go at least once a week. My muscles are already sore from it!
Starting this week, I’ll go three times a week to train with my trainer. I’m trying to whip myself into as good a shape I can get in before Jordan turns one!
Speaking of, Jordan’s first birthday is February 18 #what?! We’re planning a Garden Party here at the house with just relatives to keep it small and intimate. I’ve already ordered the invites and went shopping at Michael’s on Friday to get some floral supplies.
She’s got another big milestone coming up too! How cute is this onesie?
Old Navy always has cute baby clothes too at great prices. This LOVE onesie is only $8!
I never posted about my experience with lash extensions, and lots of you asked about it, so here goes.
I’ve been wearing them on and off for just over a year. When you go get them, you lie back on a table and they tape your eyelids closed and glue individual lashes to your existing lashes. It doesn’t hurt at all, but is kind of weird to have someone touching your lashes while you can’t see. It takes about an hour, but can be longer for the first time.
I always asked for “natural” style and on the shorter side (size 9-10 and they go up to 15 I think). The very first time I got them done, afterwards my left eye was burning, so maybe some glue got in there and irritated it. I had to take out my contacts for a day while it subsided, but I never had a problem after that.
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You aren’t supposed to get them wet for the first 24 hours, which is hard to avoid. They’ll give you a little lash brush so you can brush them and keep them curled up, going the same direction. Sometimes they can get a little unruly. I go to Amazing Lash in Houston.
Over time, the lashes will become loose and fall out and when they are getting sparse, you can go for a refill. Last week, I let them all fall out/pulled them out and now I feel like my real lashes are so much shorter and sparse than before. My friend said she didn’t think so, just that I got used to them being so full and dark with the extensions. I’ve heard good things about neuLASH
to grow your own lashes, but because it’s so expensive, I’m hesitant to try it. It’s gotten lots of positive reviews and people swear by it. Have any of you tried anything that works to grow your lashes?
I actually LOVE the look of lash extensions and how you don’t have to wear mascara to look alive. Mine lasted about a month before I’d need a refill. The pics below I’m wearing them (from this post
), but I don’t want to do it again if it really is damaging my own lashes.
Below is from the last time I got a refill.
And just to give you something to compare, here’s a picture without lash extensions, but wearing makeup and mascara
I have these before/after pictures from they day before the first time I got them, and right afterward, so maybe my friend has a good point. Maybe my lashes just felt longer before and I got used to having them.
What is it with me showing embarrassing pictures of myself today?! See how much better we can look with some makeup?! I look so mean and tired without mascara! I’m already missing my lashes . . . . ? I feel naked without them now!*UPDATE: I found the neuLash at Overstock for only $65 and ordered it- it’s already shipped so I’ll try it and update you after a month!
Have a great week friends!