As I type this, my amazing husband is downstairs fixing me chicken noodle soup, and I can hear my wild boy (who has been cooped up in the house for the last five days) giggling from the table. It seems I wasn’t lucky enough to escape Sam’s flu virus after all. I started feeling bad Sunday night with what I thought was just a bad cold (after all, I got the flu shot like a good pregnant woman, and the pediatrician assured me that I should be fine), but by yesterday it gotten much worse and I felt like a train had hit me. Just to be on the safe side, I went to the doctor and my official flu test came back positive in a flash. The doctor ordered me to bed for the rest of the week – which feels like an eternity. It’s hard being the mom and being stuck in bed totally helpless, and I don’t think I’ve missed three and half days of work consecutively since I started teaching; but, for now, I’m trying to focus on getting myself healthy and doing whatever I need to to protect this little baby in my tummy. So here I sit.
All that to say… I’ve got all the time in the world for blogging and no energy for writing about anything worthwhile. So, despite the fact that I’m feeling anything but beautiful today, here are two new beauty products I’ve been using lately and enjoying:
Tarte Airblush Maracuja Blush in Shimmering Poppy – I ran out of blush recently and decided to give this one a try because I’d heard such great things. It has not disappointed. The color is great for my skin tones, and it seems to last longer than other brands I’ve used. (Where do they get the names for these things?)
Cover Girl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation – I was going to stick with Tarte and go for the Amazonian Clay that seems to be so popular lately; but, my sister convinced me to try this drug-store brand instead. It is literally 1/6th the price of the Tarte foundation, and I really like it. According to Kathryn – my beauty expert – people are comparing it to Tarte and like it just as much!!!
And two I’d like to try:
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream – Lately I’ve noticed a lot of wrinkles around my eyes especially, and I don’t love it. This one was named one of the “5 Best Eye Creams” by Elle Magazine and promises to both prevent new wrinkles and decrease the appearance of the ones that are already there. #what30doestoyou
What about you? Do you have a favorite beauty product right now? If so, please share!