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Sunday, February 28, 2016

February Empties!

I love the feeling of finishing a product!  It gives me a great reason to shop my stash or go out and see what else is on the market. I honestly don't know if I want to buy skincare products in bulk to save money because I will grow so bored of using the same thing year after year. However....  I have diapers and formula to buy so hard reality may have to win out again. 

Regardless, here is a picture of the finished products for February. 

My crowning achievement here is the finality, sure as gone, doneness of the Kate Lorraine Collagen Vitamin Creme. This took me 2 years to finish. The reason I bought it was that it was made with placenta (bovine). At the time it was said that the nutrients from the placenta would help rejuvenate the elasticity of the skin. I don't know if it really worked or not but this cream was very moisturizing without feeling heavy. 

The other proud moment was finishing the Stila Lip Glaze in Kitten. Done, done, done!  I'm currently not into lip glosses or glazes or anything of that texture because I can't kiss my kids when I have that stuff on. But in the interest of finishing stuff off I'm wearing this at work, at night when I sleep, and other times when I'm not with my kids. 

I also got a couple of samples out of the way. The Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Cream felt nice. I could see myself spending money on it. Not sure if it will live up to its age-delaying claims but it sure did moisturize nicely. The other sample was some Shiseido serum.  There was only enough product in it for one use so there's not much to tell.  And that basically wraps this post up!  

I feel really happy about getting back into makeup and skincare, like I've got part of myself back again.  

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Returning to Blogging + KIT Mom

Hi there!  Is anyone here anymore?  I'm coming back to blogging after a long hiatus learning how to be a mom of two under 2!  I've really missed blogging and having my own identity outside of being "Mama."  The thing is I don't think I can keep this just makeup and beauty related because - let's face it - I have no money for splurge purchases and I have barely found time in the morning to do my face. 

So, what am I going to put on this blog?  Life stuff!  That probably will include beauty issues, mommy issues, wifely issues, and anything I need to get off my chest. As a nod to my humble beginnings on the blogosphere my first post after this one will be beauty related (because I have actually finished a moisturizer!).  I don't know if I can commit to a post a week, but maybe a post every 2 weeks. I'll do my best. 

My first order of business is to get something off my chest. I confess right now that I am a mom that does NOT have it together. I take care of and love my daughters, but that's about all I'm doing. I can fix dinner for my family and get dishes done. But as far as cleaning the house?  Doing laundry?  Getting our vegetable garden started?  Nope. I'm barely mustering vacuuming the floors once a month. I just don't get it.  I see other moms at daycare who manage to look presentable at 7:30 in the morning with hair and makeup done and dressed to give power presentations.  Did they wake up at 5 to get themselves and their kids ready?  Because it is chaos in my house in the morning with me trying to get my toddler and infant fed, dressed, changed, and ready to go at the same time. If getting up at 5 is the secret then I guess I'm flipped because I sure as heck do not want to get up before 6. I mean, I haven't slept through the night since the third trimester of my first pregnancy and I am so tired in the mornings that I need all my available time to sleep. I'll say this again: I wish there was a parenting manual on how to be a KIT (keepin' it together) mom.