Thursday, March 28, 2019

My current make up favorites/routine

The world of make up is so much fun to me! The different shades, the new techniques to use, the new products, the amazing dupes, and of course the magic it can do like cover those dark hug circles with concealer and make you look well rested! I am subscribed to a handful of beauty guru's on Youtube and Instagram that I love following because that is really where I get basically all of my make up or beauty recommendations. So if your a makeup addict or lover like I am, I wanted to share my current favorite make up products that I use and my makeup routine! So let's get started!


I always moisturize my face first with Clinque's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion it just leaves my skin so soft and smooth and my face feels hydrated all day, I love it! I've been using this since high school and will probably use this my whole life lol.

Then I start with Liquid Foundation. In all honesty I don't really have one that I've been using for years. I think foundation is one of those makeup products that I just love trying different ones and if its affordable and I just happen to see it first at the store I buy it haha. So as of a couples months I've been using Loreal True Match Lumi in the shade nude beige. My mom was actually the one who gifted this to me and I have loved it since! I feel like it gives great coverage, doesn't make you look cakey and lasts basically all day . It's my current favorite foundation and only costs $7.79 (at Target)


Just like foundation, I switch between concealers, not because I can't find the right one but because I love trying new brands. What I've been loving recently is Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Concealer in the shade Fair or Ivory depending on the season. This is one of my magic items that truly does what it suppose to do and truly hides those blemishes and dark circles, and as a momma it's considered a holy grail item; if you hide how tired you look/are. One item that I've been using for years and years is BareMinerals Original Foundation in the shade Light 08. The powder foundation is so light and you truly feel like your wearing nothing! It stays on the whole day and even though it $22 it lasts several months and is definitely worth the price!

Eye shadow palettes I think are almost the most funnest part of a makeup routine! They're literally hundreds of different shades and you can really make one heck of a creative beauty eye look. I tend to stick to more neutral palettes, so as of right now I've been loving is NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette  in the Warm Neutrals Palette. It has the perfect mix of light shades and dark shades to create the perfect smokey look! And right now its on sell for $13 instead of $18!


My highlighter that I love love love using is  Aspyn Ovard's Collab with Pixi by Petra Powder Highlighter ! This has lasted me such a long time and pretty sure I'm never switching because its gives the perfect amount of shine to make your skin look beautifully glowy and radiant!  As for my Blush I'm loving Milani Baked Blush in the shade Luminoso. I love this shade because it really add the perfect amount of shade to your cheeks and adds such a pretty shade of pink!
I then use Maybelline's Eye Studio Master Precise Eyeliner in Black and then for my mascara I use Rimmel London's ScandalEyes Volume Waterproof Mascara in Black, and its only $5.49!
Now last but not least if I remember I finish my look with E.L.F Mist & Set spray which helps keep everything in place and another reason why I love using it is that it wakes me up!

I change my make up look/routine every couple of months and love love love finding out about new makeup products! So if you have any recommendation on products or brands you love using that comment below! I love these kind of posts and really plan on doing more, so stay tuned, and happy weekend!

xoxo,
Vally

Saturday, March 16, 2019

4 Activities to do with your toddler Indoors

 Ever since mason started walking he's been an energetic busy busy boy haha. He loves to run, jump, dance, climb, you name it, this kid has the energy for it haha. I always loved personally being a busy person.  Don't get me wrong there are times when I want to stay home like just having a baby, our family being sick, or having morning sickness. But I always try to make a goal of leaving the house at least once a day. And since becoming a mother, I want that goal to be set to my kids or at least try you know. So during the summer that's no problem at all. We have days filled with going on walks, going to the park, mason having swimming lessons, or us just relaxing outside in the backyard. But I bet many of you agree that it can be hard to keep those little active kids some what entertained when its cold/snowing/raining outside or you just don't feel like leaving the house am I right? So I complied a list of activities to do with your (toddler aged kid) indoors that will surely entertain them in educational and fun ways! Also keep reading until the end to hear about a favorite item I share from a favorite brand of mine!

1) Hidden Figures Sandbox

I got these little buckets of colorful sand last summer at Target's dollar section for $3 and I immediately had to buy them because I knew that they would fun to use one day. All you have to do is grab yourself a bucket or container and fill it with any sand like material you want. I got this clear container at the dollar store and filled it with little dinosaur figures and mix them with the sand. The buckets of colorful sand I had bought came with molds so that was a great plus to add. Mason was a little unsure of the texture but eventually liked finding the figures and making molds of the sand. You can buy the sand at Target, Walmart, or any craft store. Such a fun activity for both indoors and outdoors to make your child feel like their at the beach exploring for new treasure!




2) Sponge shape Artwork

I honestly think this was Mason's favorite activity just because the large amount of artwork he made! I had bought an assortment of different color washable paints when mason was little that knew I would use them in the future at Target for such a great price. You can buy washable  kid safe paints really anywhere. We then bought a canvas at the dollar spot and used regular printing paper in case mason wanted more. I also bought a different assortment pack of sponges that I believe are meant to be used for art work at Walmart and then  a 4 pack (different colors) regular dish washing sponges at the dollar store. I cut the pack from the dollar store into a different variety of shapes
and filled a disposable muffin tin (also bought at the dollar store) with paint in each spot. I then added the stick sponges to the paint and laid out the sponges next to the canvas/paper. Mason had a blast and loved playing with paint. Now since this is paint though washable, it can get messy, so I definitely suggest putting newspaper around your artwork space (definitely wished I had done that haha)! It's a great way for the kids to learn about colors, shapes, and expand their creativity. We loved it!!




3) Colorful Cloud

I almost feel like this was a little science activity in some way, just because of how cool it was an how I never would of thought to do this myself haha. So all you need it 1/2 cup water or fill half of your medium/large container with water. You will need a clean bowl or cup in order to see the magic happen. Then grab yourself shaving cream (got mine at the dollar store) and will need either an eye dropper or like us we used a medicine syringe. I also cut the bottom of plastic bottles to create mini cups to use for our different colored water. We added 4 drops of food coloring to our little cups of water and added a good amount of shaving cream to the top of the water (forming it to a cloud like shape) of our large clear cup/bowl/container. And that's basically it, everything is simple from there. Just fill your dropper with the colored water and empty the dropper on top of the shaving cream and watch the colored water melt into the shaving cream and slowly go down into the water! It's such a cool experience for your kids to watch the colors mix and in an artistic way melt into the water slowly. It's honestly can be very beautiful too!





4) Coloring Snow
Now if your like us we live in a state where we get snow during winter. This was the easiest and hardly spent anything on this activity! All you will need is snow, a clear container, paint brushes, a small amount of water  and of course paint. I used plastic cups to use for my colored water. I added a good amount of paint to the bottom of the cups and added water. Remember the less water you add the stronger and more variant the colored water will be. And that's about it. Let them dip the paint brushes into the colored water and watch them make a blank white snow into a colorful work of art! Luckily this time I remembered to put down newspaper around our work space! Mason loved it and so did momma!




Mason spent so much time doing everyone of these fun activities and loved explaining what he was doing and sharing with me what he was learning like his colors, shapes, and especially loved showing off his artwork! There's so many other activities you can do with your kids indoors and it doesn't even  need to be a big activity , because one of the things I've learned about being a mother is that kids can be entertained by the smallest things. Find more activities on the web or pinterest and be sure to tell me your favorite activities to do indoors with your kids/toddlers! Hope to share more ideas/favorites in the future!

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