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Glossier Review

A couple weeks ago I ordered these two products from Glossier – The Stretch Concealer & the Perfecting Skin Tint, I had a lot of gals on Instagram ask me to keep them updated on what I thought of the products, so here is what I think…. 

Stretch Concealer

I love the concealer, It does exactly as promised. The idea for this concealer is that it stretches with your face avoiding the classic cracked concealer look. I went with light because I wanted to use it to brighten my under eyes (which 3 babies in 3 years have turned completely purple), but medium would have probably also worked well with my skin tone. I also use it to even out the skin tone around my nose.

Perfecting Skin Tint

This again is what it says it is. It’s not a foundation, and doesn’t give much coverage. It more just tints & evens skin tone. I use bronzer so I like to have something underneath for it to set into, this works for that. I think I’ll use it more in the warmer months when I’m tanned and don’t want much coverage. But for the winter months I have been mixing it with my favourite Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer (in Natural Radiance) to give me that extra glow I “need”. 

Overall I would recommend the stretch concealer for sure, the skin tint I would recommend for light coverage only because it’s so natural and free of anything harmful to your skin. If it wasn’t for the health benefit I would put it much above any other skin tint. Also, the prices are great and obviously the packaging is too. 

Next up I will definitely try the Boy Brow (since I love brow gel & have heard great things) and the Soothing Face Mist, because I like to go heavy on the mist to set my make up & refresh it. 

Any products you’ve tried and loved (or hated)?

*Unfortunately they don’t ship to Canada, surprise, surprise…. I live near the border so I’m able to order to my mailbox there. But hopefully they will soon!

and Skip makes 3.

These photos were taken during Skipper’s second week, He’s so tiny and not balding yet 😉 He is 2.5 months now and such a sweet, sweet baby. Skip is a good sleeper & eater, and has a very calm personality so far. We of course are also much more calm this time since were not rookie parents anymore. 

I’ve realized that the first time around I was so worked up about figuring nap schedules, working on getting Poppy into her own room at night, and felt like I would never have 2 hands to use again. Going from a kidless to life to all of sudden getting frustrated at your husband when he moves the duvet too loud, not being about to just sit and watch a movie together in the evening, or leave the house by just putting shoes & a coat on can be overwhelming at first. It felt like ‘oh no, this is what being a parent is’. I didn’t see how temporary those stages would be. 

Since Poppy & Skipper are 3 years apart Poppy left that baby stage completely before he joined our family. Poppy & Goldie were 16 months apart and that would have been a much different life for us if she had come home when she was born. But having the 3 year gap showed me how quickly all those stages pass and now I no longer wish them away. I actually get excited every night to pull him out of his nursery and put him in the bassinet beside me when I go to sleep, I’m not rushing him into his own room because I know that soon he’ll be in his own room for the rest of his childhood and I wont fall asleep to the sound of his little breathes. 

So if you are in the beginning stages of being a parent I encourage you to enjoy and embrace it. Soon you’ll forget about waking up soaked in milk every morning, your child wont fall asleep on your chest, and you’ll have two hands again. I’m enjoying the newborn phase so much more with long term perspective. 

Thank you so much to my pal Kir (and Casper, her cute 7 month old assistant) for the beautiful photos, Check her out at www.photosbykir.com.

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Food For Your Eyes

I’ve teamed up with IRIS Visual Group to share some of my favourite recipes made up of ingredients that are good for your eyes. Taking good care of your vision is something that we often overlook until it becomes a problem, but being proactive with our eye health can be something we’ll be so thankful for down the road.
There are a handful of foods that benefit your eyes health and can help reduce the risk of cataracts with age. Dark leafy greens, like kale, help your detailed vision, more foods for your eyes also include grapefruit, egg yolks, butternut squash, apples, carrots, chickpeas & lemons – All used in these 3 favourite recipes I often make for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Breakfast

SAUTEED GARLIC KALE WITH SCRAMBLED EGGS

Handful of Cut Kale

½ Tbs Coconut Oil

1 tsp Garlic Powder

Salt

2 Eggs

Hot Sauce

Whisk eggs and set aside. On medium low heat melt Coconut Oil in a pan, once melted sprinkle with garlic powder and add Kale, toss in Coconut oil. While Kale cooks, scramble eggs in a separate pan. Top Kale with Scrambled eggs add salt and Hot Sauce.

Lunch

MASHED CHICKPEA SALAD

1 Can Chickpeas

2 Tbs mayo

1 Tbs Mustard

2 Pickles diced

Juice of half a lemon

2 tsp Turmeric

1 Tsp Garlic Powder

Salt to taste

With a potato masher or the bottom of a clean can, mash chickpeas in a bowl. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Serve on Toast with Kale, or a rice cake.

Recipe adapted from Oh She Glows.

Dinner

CROCKPOT BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

1 Butternut Squash – peeled, seeded, cubed

2 Carrots peeled and diced

1 Apple cored and diced

1 Onion sliced

1 Clove Garlic diced

2 Cups Vegetable Broth

1 Can Coconut Milk

Salt & Pepper to taste

½ tsp Cayenne Pepper

1 Sprig Fresh Sage

Add all ingredients minus the coconut milk to the slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Once cooked, and squash + carrots are tender, remove fresh sage, add coconut milk. Blend with an immersion blender or transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve topped with coconut milk & paprika.

Adapted from Gimme Some Oven.

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