Our Almost Baby Story

I really can’t believe I’m sharing this.

I had actually written this post already in November, but the story line was completely different. I had planned this amazing way to tell all of you that I was pregnant.

As you may recall in my engagement story, the WILD ride on November 9th didn’t end there. When I wrote that post, I had already discovered I was pregnant. I was beaming, or “glowing” as they say, with joy when I was writing it but I knew it was too soon to share. I had imagined writing a post about my spirituality and believing that through the tragedy of losing Sergio’s mother, she sent us a little angel. Sergio and I cried (for the thousandth time that week) in complete happiness at the thought of starting a family together. We found out less than 24 hours after we buried his mother. It honestly felt like the universe had planned this, that something bigger than us was at work to bring this little miracle into our lives completely unplanned.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DERMAPLANING

I've been dying to write this. In fact, every time I take a close look at my face in the mirror, I want to scream my thoughts from the rooftop. If you don't know what dermaplaning is, it's a method by which dead skin and baby hairs are removed from the face with a sharp scalpel. It makes makeup application smooth and allows for better absorption of topical products like serums, creams, oils etc.

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BODY GLOW POTION RECIPE & OTHER CONCOCTIONS

I absolutely love mixing products together to make the perfect concoction. I have so many different products that I adore, but sometimes I wish they were just slightly better, so I find ways to mix them together. I use my products like I eat my food, it's all going to the same place, so let's mix it up! *cue the science goggles and witches cauldron* BTW, I have an entire area of my kitchen dedicated to oils and mixing bottles (my favorite things to collect) Another reason I mix products together is for space when I travel.

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MEDITATION : THE ULTIMATE BEAUTY HACK + GIVEAWAY WITH INSCAPE

I've never really considered myself to be a "beauty blogger", I just consider myself to be someone that just genuinely cares a lot about my beauty routine.  Like A LOT. I’ve hit most of the beauty topics – topical treatments, lasers, peels, injectables, beauty foods, supplements - but it’s about time we dig even deeper, literally. Have you ever considered that your mental state can play a part on how your body / face ages?

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GETTING THAT GLOW FROM WITHIN... THE MAGIC OF CERAMOSIDES

You guys know I’m always on the prowl for major beauty goodness. As much as I talk about products you can use on your skin, I am always excited to find ways you can achieve beauty benefits from the inside out. Truth be told, I am a total Nature Made® fan and have been for as long as I can remember. So, it feels pretty amazing to be working with them to review their new product, Glow by Nature Made®

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4 WAYS TO SOFTEN YOUR SMILE LINES

The smiles lines... formally known as "nasolabial folds" are such a pest. It's one of the first places you might expect to notice signs of aging in both men and women. Why? It's an area of your face that gets a ton of movement, talking, laughing, eating, smiling... and as we grow older, we lose elasticity in our skin that allows our face to bounce back from those movements.

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