Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sunscreen That Does Double Duty

One of my mom's best beauty tips is to keep your skin protected from the sun. This is something I like to take seriously, even though I do love to feel those rays on my face. However, my skin can get quite oily at times so I always hate putting greasy sunscreen on my face, even when it's specifically for that purpose. So when I was given the opportunity to try out Colorescience's Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush with SPF 50, I was pretty excited. As it turns out, this handy little tube just might be one of my new favorite additions to my beauty routine as well as my handbag.

This highly refined tinted mineral sunscreen has both UVA and UVB sun protection. After applying the scentless formula it doesn't come off on your clothes, is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, and won't irritate your eyes when perspiring. But the best part is that it's all contained in a handy self-dispensing and refillable powder brush. With a few swirls of the brush all over your skin, you'll be set for two hours of sun protection before you have to reapply. It's sunscreen made easy!

I can tell this is going to be such a life saver as I transition into motherhood over the next several weeks. Who knows how much time I'll have to put myself together each day so I'm sure I'll be grateful to have in my bag a time-saving product that not only evens my skin tone, but will protect my skin from potential sun damage at the same time.

If this product sounds like something you need in your life, then you're in luck because Colorescience is offering a Buy Three Get One Free offer paired with free shipping right now. Redeem this offer at checkout while it lasts. Get your preferred formula now and start living life with fuss-free sunscreen!

Many thanks to Colorescience for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to try Sunforgettable! All opinions expressed here are my own.

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Friday, August 8, 2014

35 Weeks

35 Weeks

With just a handful of weeks to go, it's no surprise to me to have more and more people commenting on how big my belly seems to be getting. Thankfully, I still have some cute maternity clothes to get me through these last several weeks.

This monochrome floral print dress has been on heavy rotation throughout my pregnancy and it always gets compliments. I love the print and the twisted fabric detail above the bump. And because the print is so simple, it's really easy to style it in different ways. Just adding a motorcycle vest over the top of it give the look a little bit of edge.

Read on for full outfit details...

35 Weeks

35 Weeks

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Our Angel, Harrison

It's not often I get too serious here, but family is very important to me and I wanted to share a little bit about my nephew as he is one of those things I think about too much. I don't often talk about this, so you may or may not know that I have an almost-four-year-old nephew who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. This sweet boy has suffered so many hardships. It just makes my heart ache. But through all his pain, he is still such a sweet spirit who always has a smile to share. He's come such a long way in his journey and for his birthday later this month, my sister is trying to do something special for him; she wants to give him the experience of walking.

I want to not only share this dream with you, but share our angel's story as well. I've asked my sister to share what Harrison has been through in her own words. Read on for this dear boy's story.

"Harrison was eager to come into the world. On August 17, 2010 he was born via C-section at 27.5 weeks gestation. He was a little fighter from the beginning. Perfectly healthy. On October 8th, we learned he was sick. A day later we learned it was meningitis. At the time, I didn't realize just how serious that was. They took an MRI which showed half of his brain had been liquefied. Doctors and nurses couldn't tell me how much this would affect him. They tried to give me hope.

On November 5, Harrison was finally able to come home. A little more than a month later he was admitted overnight on December 11th while they ran some tests. His head had been swelling, but they weren't sure what was wrong with him. They eventually determined he had Hydrocephalus and scheduled him to have a shunt places on December 22nd.

In April 2011, Harrison started having seizures. In May of 2011, he had a shunt malfunction and had to have a shunt revision, and then another two days later. A virus put him right back in the hospital and they had to place a feeding tube in. Luckily, that was only temporary."


Love me some Harrison-boy snuggles. #family #proudauntie #christmaseve

"Harrison has spent countless days in physical therapy trying to work on the simplest things without much success. In June 2013, it was decided he could no longer eat on his own because he wasn't gaining weight. So they placed a gastronomy tube.

In October 2013, he had surgery to place a Baclofen pump.

In April 2014, he had his biggest surgery to date where they lengthened his tendons in his groin and Achilles, shortened his femurs, and had a plate put in his hip. He has never been able to sit unsupported, talk or walk.

This boy has been through so much and has never complained. He has so much love and brings a smile to everyone's face. I want him to get to experience walking. I want him to know how much I believe in him. I want to motivate him to keep trying even though it isn't easy for him."

My big, happy boy wearing his new christmas shoes from me! #proudauntie #christmas2013 #redshoes #nephew #family

Help this loving mother, my sister, give her child this precious gift by donating to her fund to purchase him an Upsee. Even if it's just a dollar, it helps! Our family would be forever grateful!

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