My birthday and Christmas this year was a DOOZY.
You see, I had my daughter on the 27th so you can guess how I was feeling 2 and 3 days prior to that. NOT AWESOME. I experienced mind-boggling heart burn towards the end of my pregnancy and on Christmas Eve (my birthday) and Christmas day, I was still reeling from a couple nights of no sleep filled with toe-curling pain. And if you Google a heart burn friendly diet (also a gallbladder diet, which at the time I thought I was having issues with), you will understand how greatly this impacts holiday food options. And if you have been pregnant before, you will also understand JUST HOW MUCH food means to you. At times, it is all you look forward to. For me, Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner was comprised of THEE blandest food you can possibly think of. Also –
- no carbonated beverages
- no caffeine
- nothing acidic or spicy
- no peppermint (thus no candy canes)
- nothing fried or high in fat
and worst of all….
nothing high in sugar
My Christmas dinner was comprised of white turkey meat and mashed potatoes with no butter. I couldn’t even have a sugar cookie because they had peppermint icing. Have I painted a sh*tty enough picture for you all here? My birthday and Christmas were abysmal.
Lucky for me, my sweet husband and dear sister Rachel were able to remedy this dire situation with the one thing on earth that ALWAYS makes me feel better…
Check out the loot.
Bobbi Brown Highlight and Glow Duo
The highlight in this palette is just GORGEOUS but the blush for me is mehh. And for $65, these two shades best be poppin’.
Mac Patrick Starrr Patrick’s Powder
This powder was in high demand and for darn good reason! It is truly a lovely setting powder and gives the face a beautiful, flawless finish.
Morphe Jaclyn Hill Palette
This palette. Ohhhhh this palette. Everyone and their mom either owns it or has seen it. For me, these shadows really live up to the hype. My sister Rachel hit the bullseye giving me this and I really have worn it everyday since I got it!
Too Faced Born This Way Concealer
The jury is still out on this product. So far, I think I love it but I only like it on it’s own and without a setting powder. The problem with not setting it, is that it is prone to moving on me. Into fine lines, and worse, leaving little spots on the sides of my nose from my glasses. It is gorgeous, but I do love the ability to set my undereye concealer.
Glam Glow Birthday Gift
I was very excited to receive these two products from Sephora this year for the birthday gift! Any of the Glam Glow masks are AWESOME and the moisturizer is very nice as well.