• InBeauty

    Sephora VIB Sale Haul 2018

    Who waits until Sephora gets a sale event to start makeup/skincare shopping? Meeee! Sephora does their big annual sale twice a year (spring and fall). Though the spring sale is only 15% off unlike the fall sale which is 20%, you’re still getting a good deal no matter what! Here are some of the items I’ve purchased during the sale. I really wanted to mainly focus on skincare which I haven’t ever. Now that I’m getting older, I really need to start taking better care of my skin.

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  • InFaith, Family, Grief

    Dear Autumn (Day +183)

    Dear Autumn,

    I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since you’ve passed. It doesn’t feel like that at all. I felt like I’ve just lost you yesterday. This week had been so rough for me. The thought of knowing you’re no longer with us anymore physically just pains me. My heart just aches in pain and the tears just keep flowing. I tried so hard to keep my mind off of things but it always lead me back to you. You were my happiest hello and my hardest goodbye. I’ll never forget that day when I heard you crying for the first time when you were born. The joy and happiness I felt was indescribable. You were my everything. You were my first for everything. Your dad and I were parents for the FIRST time because of you. You were my first born and you were my first child to leave into God’s arms. I just can’t believe it. I don’t understand why but I know God had a reason.  Read more

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  • InBeauty, Reviews

    Current Favorite Highlighters

    Well it’s that time to talk about my current favorite highlighters. I have been using BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette since it came out! I kept seeing new highlighters here, new highlighters there and nothing has caught my eye until I saw the launch of Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit and Fenty Beauty Highlighters. I had it in my wishlist for awhile until Sephora had their November sale last year. You know your girl had to put these in my little black basket! I have no been so excited about highlighters in a long time.
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  • InHealth, Lifestyle

    BodyBoss Journey

    Well, it’s that time! Now let me tell you, I have not worked out since I was in my early 20s. I’m not going to lie… I can be a VERY lazy person. Especially trying to eat better and staying fit. After the birth of my 2nd daughter, my body has changed a lot more than with my first.

    Man with my first, she sucked up ALL the fats from me because she ate so much! I even lost my pre-pregnancy weight and weighed as much as I did in high school! It was pretty crazy. I was breastfeeding her full time… up until 11 months when she didn’t want it anymore. I thought hey, it could happen to my 2nd baby but nope. I was done breastfeeding Chloe when she was 8 months old. With the stress of living at the hospital and caring for both my kiddos plus being my oldest daughter’s donor for her bone marrow transplant took a toll on me. Especially having a rough c-section with Chloe. After my oldest, Autumn, died last year, my supply has constantly decreased where I constantly had to supplement with formula.

    So with stress and not eating right, my body definitely reflected that. I would feel so exhausted all the time, no energy, and just want to lounge around (when I can). Chloe definitely keeps me super busy as she’s super active, haha. I found out about BodyBoss through an ad on Instagram stories. I was like huh, that looks interesting. Being a designer nerd, I LOVED how their materials are designed and just the marketing aspect of it. It got me intrigued for sure. I watched tons of YouTube videos and read tons of blog reviews about it. What made me bit the bullet was “100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE”. I’m like well then, let’s do this!

    I ordered the online and print version as they were having a special. You can get both for $99.50 when it was originally $169.40. The online version alone is $69.50 so why not both right? Plus if there’s anything wrong with your internet where you can’t pull it up on your computer, you have your print version with you.

    I want you guys to follow this journey with me and see if this method works! I will write a post once a week on my thoughts for that week and also provide pictures for transformation. The package also includes nutrition and smoothie guide as well as pre-training! Read more

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  • InFaith, Family, Grief

    Dear Autumn (Day +152)

    Dear Autumn,

    I know I’m about 11 days late on your 5 months angelverssary. It’s been such a weird month. Your baby sister and I went to Southern California to visit both your grandparents. They miss and love you SO much. There were days I just imagine you there next to your grandma while she holds Chloe and plays some of your favorite kid music. Not a days go by where my heart just aches. I try my best to keep myself together but some days, I have no self control.

    Tonight, I had to save all of my photos on my phone because that’s all I have left of you. Just memories in photos and videos. Photos that showed your happiness, your joy, but also your struggle, your pain. There were few photos that struck a nerve instantly. The ones of you starting to crumble day by day. Those were the hardest to look at. You can just see the changes within weeks of each other. From a happy girl wanting to dance to slowly feeling those horrible fevers where you just wanted to stay in bed and be left alone. You wanted to play but you just didn’t have the strength too. A video of you trying to hold the iPad to watch your favorite music videos but you couldn’t dance or point in the air too. Then photos of you in the PICU where you had to be intubated. Read more

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  • InFaith, Family, Grief

    Dear Autumn (Day +124)

    Dear Autumn,

    I can’t believe it’s been 4 months since you’ve passed. Each day still seems hard and unreal that you’re really gone. Mommy just miss you so SO much. I miss talking to you, playing with you, hearing your laugh, seeing you care for Chloe, and you singing along to Bubble Guppies or your favorite movies and music. Every time I think of you, my heart just stops. This pain starts creeping up and aims right at my heart.

    There was a picture I took of your baby sister playing right by your picture and urn. It was sunny on and off throughout the day. As I’m trying to take a picture, I noticed this shield around Chloe. I’d like to believe that’s you protecting her, forever and always. I know you’re not here physically but you’re here in spirit. Through your favorite songs or things you’d like to do. It’s just been really hard dealing with this intense of loss. Its just not right. Losing your baby at only 3 years old when you have so much potential in this world. Your father and I wish so badly to see you grow up because you’re just so sweet and so smart.

    But that wasn’t God’s plan for you and for our family. He wanted you home with him. Read more

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