The Fun Side of Pregnancy

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I have had several of you gorgeous ladies message me and check up on me lately so I figured I would post a pregnancy update PLUS some!  Oh by the way, please excuse my roots in ALL of my pics.  I haven’t done anything to it since October because I really haven’t had a reason to!  I don’t care to damage my hair with highlights just for shopping around town.  Not my thing!  I am getting it highlighted in May because of all of the trips we are going on this summer, so at that point I will feel like a whole new woman!

I am now 18 weeks pregnant, well 19 weeks tomorrow (Friday) and this pregnancy has definitely been fun because of MB!  Haha he has been very observant in my .. well.. physical change!  It makes me laugh typing this because he has DEFINITELY noticed my growing belly and “boo boos” (boobies) so he calls them!  He has called me “big mommy” and oh so much more!  It’s all with love though so it’s super cute.

I will say that what they say is true!  I feel like the belly definitely gets bigger more quickly the second time around!  I have struggled more this time with the changes in my body than I did with my first pregnancy for some reason.  Maybe it’s because I’m more sensitive this time around.. because oh I definitely am!  Who knows why, but all I know is that I am eating the best I can and I workout like a madwoman!  Literally I’m working out 6 days/week for at least 25 minutes each time so I’m in shape – I swear!  Haha I think the second time around is just different on the body.  I swear my body literally says, “I don’t care how in shape you are!  I’m going to throw you some EXTRA maternal fat stores for baby ____ !”  Who cares though!  I’m doing what I can and I, along with my baby are healthy as can be!  So here are a few updates!

Weight Gain: Yeah, I said all of that above but I really have only gained about 7 lbs.  I just look soft this time around!  My hubby actually likes it though.  He says he wishes that I would be this weight when I’m not pregnant!

Baby’s Current Weight: 8 ounces!  This baby is growing RAPIDLY!

Baby’s Health: Baby is doing so well!  We have been able to see him/her move a lot during ultrasounds and have seen all of the organs and body parts!

Baby’s Sex: Well… we have known the sex for 2 1/2 weeks so far and we are waiting to tell our family REALLY soon!  Most of my family has been super sweet and excited about it and I know these people (grandparents plus Uncle Josh and Aunt Morgan and of course my long-time friend and supermom Ashley ;)) are going to be excited and surprised to find out baby’s sex!!! We have a cute surprise for them =). The rest of you will know soon!

Cravings: I am literally hungry almost every second of everyday this time around.  I was not like this with MB!  I don’t know what it is but I literally feel like I could eat ALL. DAY. LONG.  Don’t worry, I don’t let myself!  I think about pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes and know that will cause way too many complications.  I am craving eggs and cheez its!  Eggs.. Oh my goodness I have eaten hundreds ever since I got pregnant!  I literally CRAVE them all day every day!

Eating Schedule : 7:00 am egg and oatmeal for breakfast. Protein is KEY for a growing fetus! 10:00 am snack: I usually do some yogurt and veggie sticks or a boiled egg. 12:00 pm lunch: turkey, cheese, kale, avocado wrap with veggie straws or a salad (or both)! 3:00 snack: Shakeology, fruit, or both!  6:30 Dinner: We try to include a good portion of protein in this meal for me.  My body literally is CRAVING it this time around!  And dinner is usually anything and everything under the sun so I’m not even going to try to give an example.

Clothing: This is something I wanted to touch on and will do a more in-depth blog post on real soon!  I have had so much fun shopping for pregnancy!  So many women can’t stand the changes in their body during pregnancy, but I am literally obsessed.  Like I have said before, I think pregnant women are the absolute cutest!  There is nothing cuter than being a 2-for-1!  It’s just so sweet!  So here is what I have been dressing in throughout my pregnancy:

  • First Trimester: Didn’t really have any changes whatsoever to my body other than about a 3 lb. weight gain on the scale so I just stuck to my regular clothes!
  • Second Trimester: I have been purchasing some super cute maternity clothes from ASOS.com.  I have just been doing that because they are cute, not because that’s all I can wear!  I can still wear all of my pants from pre-pregnancy, but am now needing longer shirts and dresses that don’t cinch in at the waist.  I love spring fashion so being pregnant this spring has been a little bit of a bummer as far as fashion goes because I mean, I LOVE crop tops and two-piece sets!  It’s ok though because I have found several awesome non-maternity items that are SO cute with my stage of pregnancy right now.  I love body-con dresses, t-shirt dresses, and long, fitted t-shirts with jeans!  I have found several options from ASOS like I mentioned above as well as Lulu’s plus some boutique clothing.   This relaxed dress I am in came from Lulu’s.
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I plan to do a super fun post real soon on dressing the bump with several examples out of my own closet!  I have also bought several swimsuits for this summer that I will do another post for!  So if you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant, look for these fun posts!

Love you all and thanks for reading!  Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to catch new posts!

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Runway Ready

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Hey y’all! I haven’t posted an actual blog post in a while, right?  Before long, I’ll post updates on what has been going on!  For now, I have something SO very fun to share with you!

It is so nice to meet others out there with the same interests and hobbies as myself!  I was so honored when this beauty and fellow blogger/fitness enthusiast, Caitlyn Milligan with Milligan Movement blog, asked me to join her in creating a 5 day fitness guide to getting “Runway Ready” for the famous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airing Tuesday, December 8, 2015!  Of course I said yes!  I love meeting new people and I LOVE the VS Fashion Show!  So, during Thanksgiving break while I was already visiting my family on the MS Gulf Coast, I took an afternoon and drove to one of my favorite places, New Orleans, Louisiana to meet Caitlyn!  Saying that we had a blast is a complete understatement!  I only wish we didn’t live hundreds of miles away from each other!

So, what’s all of this about?  Well, Caitlyn and I teamed up to bring you a guide to go by to get, well, “Runway Ready” before you watch the VS Fashion Show!  Here’s how it will go…

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Day 1: Legs For Days! Aka – Leg Day.  We will have several workouts for your legs that you can try for yourself!

Day 2: Sleek Arms/Shoulders Workout.  Get the perfectly sculpted arms and shoulder fit to walk the runway!

Day 3: Inner thighs/seat Day.  All VS angels have a nice behind, right!?  Work yours out through our guide!

Day 4: Take a boxing class!  What girl doesn’t enjoy that?  Boxing classes help every angel get their perfectly sculpted physique!

Day 5: Supermodel Abs!  Ladies, this is ab day.  You will work hard, but you will be glad you did!

Day 1 will start tomorrow so rest up, relax and look forward to working out with us tomorrow!

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Toni Riales

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I wanted to take a beauty-related post and give a shout out to the gorgeous lady up top!  Toni Riales is so remarkably talented in the sense that she can take an idea from her clients and turn it into more than you could have ever imagined!  Toni specializes in fashion/commercial photography, but also works with other professionals in the business world who may need polished and professional images to use for their advertising, website, and personal needs.  She is located in Mobile, AL, but is available to travel to work with clients and agencies in any other market.  If you need professional, creative, or unique pictures for your business website, actor/model headshots, or just for your personal needs, Studio TRP should be your first stop.  I know I will be going back!

We took over 400 pictures in 4 hours with 3 different makeup looks but I figured I would just stick a few in here to give you a sample of Toni’s work!  For more stunning samples of her work, head on over to her website, Instagram, and Facebook to see more of her work.

Photographer: Toni Riales

MUA: Alexandrea West

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Alabama – Where You Can Go To Get Gorgeous

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Can we just start out with the fact that I finally have my computer back (Hallelujah)!  MOVING ON…

I had a fashion/fitness photoshoot last week with professional fashion/commercial photographer, Toni Riales Photography, located in Mobile, AL.  Toni is AHHH-MAZING and I will soon have a post dedicated to her and my makeup artist, Alexandrea West.  You guys, I’m not going to just blog about anyone and any product.  If I don’t like it, why waste my time unless a group of people actually want a review on it.  So, until then, please do yourself a favor and click on their links that I have provided within this text and at the bottom of this post to see their work.  If you are a working or aspiring actress, model, blogger, heck even an insurance agent; Toni and Alexandrea can have you looking like a celebrity.  Not even kidding.  However, we will come back another time in the near future.

I want to talk a little about what I did to prep myself for my photo shoot.  Aside from drinking gallons of water (which is pretty typical for me anyhow), taking care of my skin and hair, working out, eating healthy, and shopping (!!!), I knew I didn’t need to forget my tan.  No, not a tanning bed tan.  If you do go to the tanning bed just stop now.  Save yourself!  No, really.  Not only did I need a beautiful glow, I needed an EVEN tan because well, part of my photo shoot was in a bathing suit and you will be able to see about 80% of my skin.  A long time ago I stopped going to a machine to get sprayed because I always felt the color didn’t last, it wasn’t the prettiest color, and most importantly it was rarely 100% even on my body.  It was never even enough for me to feel comfortable wearing a bathing suit in if you know what I mean.  All of this to say I called this lovely higher-end, luxury skin spa that I had used in the past here in Enterprise, Al – LUXE Airbrush Skin Spa.

I have met and spoken with the owner, Kalina (who is strikingly gorgeous BY THE WAY), several times in my community and had previously gotten a spray tan before.  That first tan was the most gorgeous tan I ever had, so I knew I needed to contact her about concocting something for my photo shoot that would looking pleasing on camera.  LUXE uses Fantasy Tan, which in my opinion is the most gorgeous spray tan out there.  Kalina uses one machine to spray the body and a totally separate machine to spray hands, feet, and face for an even and beautiful looking tan.  We spoke about my photo shoot and she also wanting to get me in to do a facial.  Of course I was absolutely ecstatic!  Can I just humbly say that my face and the color of my body looked 100% camera-ready on the day of my shoot thanks to Kalina and LUXE Airbrush Skin Spa.

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Ladies, if you live in Alabama around the Dothan/Enterprise area, or are just coming through town, do yourself a favor and stop by the most fabulous luxury skin spa there is.  LUXE Airbrush Skin Spa provides:

  • Specialty facials
  • Chemical peels
  • Derma-Planing
  • Aromatherapy Paraffin Hand/Foot Treatment
  • Waxing of all types
  • Massages (Swedish, Deep-Tissue, Prenatal, Hot Stone)
  • Professional Makeup Application
  • Spa Packages
  • Private Spa Parties
  • Now offers hair services

Kalina, owner of LUXE Airbrush Skin Spa, has a nursing degree, business degree from Harvard, AND is one fabulous esthetician who has definitely found her niche in making other women look and feel absolutely STUNNING!  If you are looking to try new professional skin care or a new brand of makeup, LUXE carries:

I had the privilege of trying each of these products and they may very well become a staple in my skincare/makeup routine.

Very soon, I am scheduling another photo shoot with Toni Riales Photography for my headshot.  Not to try and become a model (I’m too old to just be getting into that), or an actor, but to send it off to attempt to become a walker on The Walking Dead!  Yes, becoming a walker would absolutely help complete me haha!  Anyway, before I do that I am definitely coming back to Kalina with LUXE to help beautify me again.  Please visit the links I have listed below for LUXE Airbrush Skin Spa, Toni Riales Photography, and Alexandrea West Makeup Artist.  You won’t be sorry!

LUXE Airbrush Skin Spa Facebook

Luxe Airbrush Skin Spa Website

Toni Riales Photography

Toni Riales Photography Facebook

Alexandrea West Website

Alexandrea West Facebook

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It’s My Fave Time Of Year!

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It’s the first official day of fall so I absolutely had to do this post! Yes, here in Alabama we are still experiencing the suffocating 90 degree heat, but there are obvious signs that fall is here (or coming at least).  The afternoons are cooler, the leaves are beginning to turn, and the stores are filled with the most gorgeous fall apparel out there!  Oh and of course – the “PSL” has made its’ appearance!  You know, the Pumpkin Spice Latte that nobody in their right mind would do without this time of year.   Ahh… freaking love it.  So now I am going to list the details of what is helping me complete the perfect fall “look”!  Here we go…

Skin: To keep your skin from drying out as the weather gets cooler…

This time of year, my skin always starts to dry out.  My knuckles crack and my cheeks start to peel.  I have recently  found the most amazing product that I swear by.  I use the Light 100% Argan Oil, Tinted Moisturizer, & Hydrating Milk by Josie Maran.  I use this at night and during the day.  You can find these products at Sephora.  Try them out.  Trust me, you won’t regret it.  This post isn’t necessarily about my skin, but a clean, fresh look always looks best when the base of your look is healthy and glowing.  What is that you say?  Your skin!

My Makeup

Many of you that follow me know that I have a new foundation OBSESSION with Ashley Sievert Beauty’s foundation.  Y’all, seriously… you don’t even need moisturizer OR primer underneath it.  If you skin is ridiculously dry, I recommend the Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil Tinted Moisturizer.  Back to the foundation… So you can purchase her brush to apply it.  The foundation has tremendous coverage and literally will make your skin look absolutely flawless.  The best part about it?  You don’t even need much at all to cover your entire face.  I think 2 pumps of the foundation is recommended and I only use one.  I purchased the foundation in “Milan” and it is beautiful.  I do blend a little bit of my dark Morphe concealer from my contour palette into the foundation to make it a tad darker.  Anyway, it’s fabulous and I don’t even really want to try anything else!  I mean, I will try other things but this is tough to beat.

I used Morphe’s 35N eye shadow palette which I am obsessed with!  There are some beautiful colors for fall in this palette that I believe you will all love!

On my lips I used something I purchased at Wal-Mart!  Elf Cosmetics has a beautiful lipstick pen in the color “Wine” that is drop dead gorgeous for fall.  If you love a bold lip, this will do the trick!

“The Braid”

I purchased this hat and knew I HAD to do a braid with it.  I’m obsessed with this hat and will give you the deets on where it came from below.  This is a wool hat – very trendy right now – that looks fabulous with all different styles of hair.  Up, down, long, short… You name it, it probably looks good.  So I wanted a simple side braid with hair in the front to frame my face.  All I did was start with a basic 3-strand braid half way down into a fishtail.  I pulled A LOT of hair out in the front and curled it quickly around a curling iron.  After I finished the braid, I pulled it apart (of course) to make it big!  Anyway, that’s it! Simple simple.

The Outfit

I live in a small town in Alabama with the most adorable boutique located in our little downtown area.  The name is “You Nique Boutique”.  This store was the first place I shopped at when we moved here a year and a half ago, and I still love to shop there when I’m not shopping online at some of my other faves.

I drive by the store almost every day and once I saw this dress with this hat on a mannequin in their window, I knew I had to have it!  So here we are.  You can find them on Facebook: You Nique Boutique or on Instagram @ayouniqueboutique =).  Check them out!

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Sideways French Twist + A Thought For Today

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Hey Ladies!  I figured I would add something positive to the internet world today by adding a cute little hair tutorial for you beautiful ladies to try out.  At the end of this tutorial, I’ll add my little thought of the day on…you guessed it… Ashley Madison.  If you want to skip my thoughts on that dreaded topic, go right ahead and end your read at my YouTube video of my tutorial.  Oh and thank you “MCTY” for my fabulous top. You know who you are ;).  Enjoy!

Side French Ponytail – (If you know of a way to make my YouTube videos clearer, please let me know.  I have been taking them on my phone which is probably the problem, but if there is something I can do on the YouTube side – would love to know!)

This style is excellent for unwashed hair!  Here are the steps!

  1. Put dry shampoo in your hair then curl with a curling iron on lowest heat.
  2. Take all of your hair to one side of your head and tie off with a ponytail holder.
  3. Open up your hair above the ponytail holder and put the hair on the bottom over and bring through.
  4. Pull ponytail holder tight, then pull apart the hair in the twist.
  5. Pull out all of the pieces that you want and your done!


My Thought of the Day on Ashley Madison

Those of you that know me, know that one of my worst fears aside from something happening to my child or husband is being married with kids and being cheated on.  I’m sure many married men and women can relate.  Because of that fear for myself, the events that have happened due to the Ashley Madison hack have been heavy on my mind and my heart.  I am one of those individuals that will hear about something terribly tragic and it will literally keep me up at night.  Some of these things include: people I know or know of dying, cancer, wars overseas, politics, even thinking about countries that hate Americans keep me up at night!  I get caught up in the emotion of what other people are going through and feel, while imagining what I would feel in each of those situations and it ends up weighing so heavily on my heart.

My initial thought when my husband told me about the hack was, “Good!  That’s exactly what those idiots deserve!”.  After I lovingly asked my husband if he was on this list because I could now easily find it if he was, I pulled up the released list for myself and began to aimlessly scroll through it.  It only took seeing one name I so much as recognized (don’t even know personally) and knew they had a wife and kids to literally make my heart palpitate and make my stomach churn.  My initial actions to the Ashley Madison hack were knee-jerk reactions to the situation without thinking in depth about the future outcomes of it.

Let me go ahead and make myself clear.  Do I for one second feel sorry for those individuals who were stupid enough to sign up for a service such as this?  NO.  I would like to think divorce is off the table in a marriage, but why an individual can’t simply ask for a divorce if he or she wants it instead of going behind their spouse’s back, cheating, and taking their disgusting germs back to their spouse is beyond me.  (Yes, germs disgust me and I wash my hands like a doctor).  So in one way am I happy these people were caught?  Well, for their spouse’s sake, yes.  Do I think it’s ok for people all over social media to be making a game out of catching names on the list they recognize?  NO.  NO.  NO!

I looked at my child today and thought to myself, “There is another baby boy or girl out there who’s whole world is about to be turned upside down and inside out because of this”.  Not only that, there are men and women who are having to find out about this from a published list.  Their entire worlds coming crashing down before their eyes, and there are actually people out there making a game and a joke about this.  I would love to ask those people who are posting these lists everywhere one question.  Is there a list out there that if it was hacked could bring your entire world upside down?

A friend from college shared on Facebook yesterday afternoon very insightfully said, “We all have our Ashley Madison’s.  Be careful when casting your stone from your glass house”.  She’s right – we all do.  Whether it’s lying, stealing, alcoholism, drug addiction, hate, porn, envy, lust, etc… Everyone has something.  There are people committing suicide over this – families breaking, kids about to have to split households…  What we SHOULD be doing instead of posting these lists everywhere and getting excited about “catching” someone you know on it is praying for these people on the list, AND those who have a spouse on there.  Pray for those people on that list and give them an opportunity to turn their lives around instead of making them dread the rest of their life.

***Whitney’s thought of the day is done.  Be kind.  Use your brain.  Worry about yourself.  Peace.***

On another note, how awesome was the Fear The Walking Dead premier last night? OMG =) !!!

 

This Makeup is HAWT!

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Ya’ll! I feel like I would be doing all of you a disservice if I didn’t tell you about a new foundation that I have been using the mess out of lately. Again, not affiliated with the product, I just use it and ❤ it so much. That’s why I’m here right? To make you aware of some phenomenal products out there that you may not have heard about otherwise! Have you heard of @ashleysievertbeauty ? If not, thank me now! She is a MUA out of NOLA and she has her own freaking amazing makeup line that you have got to try. Follow her on insta and purchase her tester pack to match your color. You don’t have to wear primer or moisturizer underneath this flawless velvety foundation! It’s the best thing ever. You will see!
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Lolly Blossom Designs – Mississippi Handcrafted Jewelry

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Needless to say, I was absolutely thrilled when the creator of this stunning bracelet messaged me about collaborating with her on a blog post.  Why?  First off, she is the owner of one of my favorite boutiques, Oh…So Sassy, a women’s clothing and accessory boutique located in Biloxi, MS.  When I lived in Hattiesburg, MS during and post-college, Oh…So Sassy was where I always went first when I had something specific I was looking for.  I absolutely loved the boutique and knew I could always find what I wanted.

Lindsey Mickle is the owner of Oh…So Sassy Boutique and has recently started making her very own line of jewelry!  This line of jewelry is under the name of “Lolly Blossom Designs”, and let me tell you, her designs are simply gorgeous.  When Lindsey mentioned making me a Family Birthstone Cuff Bracelet with a birthstone for each member of my family, I was beyond excited.  I have been keeping up with her on Facebook and I had totally fallen in love with these cuff bracelets!  See the gorgeous pics below.

11289891_10206868586855111_1644440697_nThe Family Birthstone Cuff Bracelets are made with Swarovski crystals.  You can get one crystal with each member of your family OR one with just the kids.  A 3 stone bracelet is $38.  The bracelets can be done with anywhere from 2-6 stone.  The 2 stone bracelet starts at $34.  These bracelets take 2 weeks to make, and you must pre-pay.  You can customize your bracelet however you want!  My personalized bracelet is the picture you see at the top of this page.  I chose to put my baby boy’s birthstone in the middle because, of course, he is the center of our entire world!

Now that you know what these bracelets look like and what they are about, it’s time to order yours!  These beauties are unique and stylish!  They will go with anything that you have in your closet!  On top of that, they have sentimental value and you will want to wear it everyday for that reason alone!

{{{{Here’s the best part!}}}} When you order your personalized bracelet, you can enjoy 10% off when you use PROMO code “OhSoStunning”!  How awesome is that?  To order, you can email Lindseycb@yahoo.com or message her on her personal Facebook page. (Click the link to get to her page.)  Any way you choose to order, use that promo code to get the 10% discount! Check out more pictures below.  I hope you enjoyed getting to learn more about my friend Lindsey and her fabulous businesses!

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My Contouring Technique

IMG_3016Hey y’all!  It’s been awhile, right?  So sorry about that.  We have been on the go a lot lately, but we’re back for a while and ready to get back at it.

So, I have had several people ask me about contouring.  Contouring is not easy, and I am in no way an expert.  I learned how to contour my face about a year ago now and have been doing it ever since.  I know you have all heard about Kim Kardashian’s famous, heavily contoured face.  Whether you love it or hate it, it’s amazing what it can do to the shape of your face.  You can bring out your cheekbones, make your nose appear smaller, and make your forehead appear smaller all by applying your makeup a certain way.  I normally don’t do as dramatic of a contour as the ones that tend to “wow” you on the internet, but I do apply mine in a way that brings out my cheekbones the most.  I am going to demonstrate in the pictures below.  Note: BLENDING IS KEY IN MAKING THIS LOOK GOOD.  Take your time and blend, blend, blend!  By the way, it’s ok to laugh at my unblended makeup in the first two pics.  My husband likes to tell me I look like a total freak!  I don’t mind, really!

1. I like to start with the contour (the dark makeup that helps bring out cheekbones, sharpens the nose, makes the forehead look smaller, etc…).  After I apply my contour, I blend with my beauty blender.  I blend like a madwoman.  There is nothing worse than seeing a horrid makeup line.  I normally bring my contour up a little higher on my cheekbone than I did here in this picture, but this will give you a good idea.  Note: I also have a contour on my jawbone.(null)2. Funny, I know!  After I blend in my contour, I add the highlight you see in this picture.  I blend several different colors together to achieve the look I want.  I love the under-eye highlight.  It really helps bring out my cheekbones and stands out in pics so well! After I apply my highlight in the areas that I like, I then begin to blend in with the contour.  Like I mentioned before, please blend best you can or else you really will look super weird!  IMG_29993. Next, I add a little more cream contour and highlight colors to get it perfectly blended.  This process is not a quick one! After I add more cream, I then take my powder contour kit and blend powder over the cream.  I use a cream and powder contour kit from Morphe Brushes.  I will say that I am in no way affiliated with Morphe Brushes, it’s just what I use and love!  I have had people ask me what I use, so there you go. =)06cf_1024x1024 06f_1024x10244. Voila!  There’s your finished look.  ((Notice the cheekbones. I worked hard on those babies.))  I am constantly working on this because I absolutely love the look.  I will eventually try and achieve a more dramatic look, but this is what I use most of the time.  I do not do this everyday.  I usually use this technique when I am getting dressed up!IMG_3016

 

I hope this was somewhat helpful to those of you who were interested.  If you ever want me to do a video tutorial to show my full application process, let me know and I will make time to do so!  I appreciate you all for reading!  You can keep up with me on Instagram @whitneycornett and FB at Stunningly Southern!  By the way, how fabulous is this dress from Lulus?  I fell in love when I saw it on their website, and was so pleased at the fit!

 

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Peace!

Whitney

No Heat, Beach Waves

IMG_0906Ok, this is the quickest AND easiest way to get natural looking beach waves without having to use a curling iron or straightener.  To achieve this look that I did today I followed these steps:

1. I put Spectrum Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in my hair ~ 30 minutes before showering.

2. Let it dry best you can before going to bed.

3. Put in a tight French braid and go to bed.  {See tight French Braid in pic below}

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4. Wake up, take down braid, and let dry.

5. Apply Beyond The Zone Rock On Volumizing Powder at the roots and throughout hair.

6. Style, and go!

This style is so easy, and is damage-free, and helps create the perfect, messy beach wave look!  If you try it, tag me so I can see how gorgeous you look! =)

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