2019 - UP Mommy Life

I'M PREGNANT!


You guys, it has literally been so so long since I have sat down and wrote a blog post. Life has been crazy the last few months and I can't wait to share everything with you! Based on the title of this post, you already know my announcement, but I am pregnant!

I remember when I posted about being pregnant with our daughter, it seems like ages ago! I mean, in a way it is because she is now going to be two in just three days. I swear time has been going by way too quickly. We knew once Mila turned two that we would be ready to expand our family. I always wanted kids closer in age because my sisters and I are very far apart in age and it did make it hard growing up.

I am currently 9 weeks 5 days and our due date is December 2nd! Christmas time is one of my favorite times of the year, so I was so excited to find out that we would be having this baby before Christmas.

I plan on doing more pregnancy updates here on my blog as well as on YouTube. I have linked my YouTube video below if you wanted to see my pregnancy announcement over there. I can't wait to bring you all on this journey with my family and I.

PIXI BEAUTY EYESHADOW PALETTE IN NATURAL BEAUTY SWACTCHES & REVIEW

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Happy March everyone! I can't believe it is already the third month of the new year! Time has seriously been going by so fast and my little baby will be turning two in two months! I seriously cannot believe it! 

I had taken a little break from blogging but I am back and super excited because I have a lot of new beauty products I wanted to share and review for you guys! For today's post, we are talking about the Pixi Beauty Natural Beauty eyeshadow palette. I had received a PR gift from Pixi and it included this palette and another one, but this was the one that was calling my name. 


This palette is filled with a lot of beautiful cool tone shades. There is also a mix of shimmer and matte shades. 


Let's go over the colors in the palette! I am not sure if they have specific names, so we will just go by the swatches below from left to right:
  • matte cream 
  • shimmery taupe/blush pink (this one is very chunky and does have some fall out. I would recommend using fix+ to apply this product on the eyelid. 
  • shimmery beige 
  • pink shimmer shade
  • medium cool toned brown (I love using this shade as a transition shade)
  • another shimmer shade but is more of a rose gold
  • matte dark brown
  • shimmery cooper 
  • purple/brown matte
  • dark brown matte
  • medium/dark brown that has a hint of glitter
  • very dark brown with a hint of glitter



I thought the shimmer shades really shined in this palette. The mattes were a little dry and a bit harder to blend. This is considered a drugstore palette but it does retail for $24.00, so it is pretty pricey compared to other drug store brands. 

I wish the mattes performed a little bit better because I tend to wear more mattes then shimmers. I do think the colors in the palette are beautiful, but I would rather buy a Morphe palette for the $24.00 price point. 

 I would love to hear your thoughts on this palette! It can be purchased at www.target.com for $24.00. 

THE CUTEST BABY CLOTHES ON AMAZON POSH PEANUT

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Being a first time momma, I have learned a lot when it comes to raising a child. And one of those things I learned is that babies and toddlers love to be comfy. And sometimes it is super hard to find cute, comfy clothes for our kids. Which is why I was so excited to come by Posh Peanut on Amazon.

They have a wide range of clothing for babies, toddlers and mommas as well. They have gowns for babies, (which are literally the cutest!), robes for momma and even cute little slippers!

The piece that Mila is wearing in this post is their one piece silky soft romper. This romper is one of the softest pieces of clothing I have ever felt and Mila loves it. It is silky, super breathable and light weight.


This specific romper comes in two shades, Country Rose and Fuchsia Wild Flower. I chose the Fuchsia Wild Flower and I love the colors. It is the perfect piece from transitioning from winter to spring. I love the floral and the bright fun colors. 


This romper is 100% cotton and has a really nice buttery soft texture to it. It is nice and stretchy so Mila can climb over everything and move around without being uncomfortable.

We did get the size 18-24months and Mila is currently 21 months old and usually wears a size 18months in pants and a 2T in shirts. I found this fit her perfectly. 



It also has this beautiful ruffle detailing down the front that just really adds to the outfit. It does have buttons which I love because it does make it easier when I am changing Mila's diaper. 


I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on more. And once we have another baby, I know he or she will be living in Posh Peanut. You can purchase this romper from Amazon for only $33.95 and if you have Amazon Prime, you get free shipping! 

If you would like to purchase one of the Posh Peanut Rompers, you can do so here: https://amzn.to/2MWFgXT

TIPS ON HOW TO SAVE MONEY WHILE GROCERY SHOPPING 2019

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Being a stay at home mom, I am always looking for tips and tricks to help save money at the grocery store. Sometimes it can be a little difficult to budget since we do only have one income for our household. So today I thought I would share with you some of my tips and tricks to help save money while grocery shopping. I found that these work really well for my family and I and I hope you can get some use out of them as well! 



TIP #1:
Make a shopping list-
  • If you are someone who doesn't make a grocery list, you really should! Each time we go grocery shopping I always make a list. 
  • Make sure you go through everything in your cupboard first to see if you have any products that can be used in your meals for the week. That way you are using up things you have at home first before going out and buying a much more food. 
  • I always go through my fridge, freezer, cupboard and my stock pile in the laundry room. 
  • I base my meals on what I have at home already and what items I need to finish up a meal. 
  • On my list I always right down what is on the menu for the week and then go from there. 
  • If you go to the store without a list, you will end up buying a bunch of things you truly do not need. 
TIP #2:
Set a budget-
  • Based on what is on your grocery list, set a limit on how much you want to spend. 
  • If you are buying groceries that include a lot of meat, your budget may have to be set a little higher since meat is usually more expensive. 
  • Have either a calculator or your phone out to help keep track of how much you are spending.
TIP #3:
Use coupons-
  • Once you have your list done of what items you need, see if you have any coupons you can use. Coupons.com has free coupons you can print and you can also find free coupons on the P&G website as well. 
  • I always try to find at least one or two coupons to use per trip. And sometimes I can even get free items as well. 
TIP#4:
Compare Ads-
  • We do our grocery shopping on Sunday's when all of the new ads come out. Compare prices are your favorite stores and see which store has the best deals.
  • If one store has meat on sale and another has your paper products on sale, its totally fine to go to both stores! I am all for finding the BEST deals, so if a store right next to each other have different deals, I will go to both. 
TIP #5:
Use money saving apps-
  • I created a whole blog post on my favorite money saving apps that you can check out here. I highly recommend checking that post out because I go into a lot of detail on how the apps work and why they are my favorite. 
  • Also, be sure to see if the store that you are shopping at has an app. We shop a lot at Meijer for groceries and they have an app you can use to save money. It comes with coupons and each time you purchase something, it go towards your goal where you can get money off your next purchase. So always make sure to check to see if a specific store has an app. I highly recommend downloading the Target app as well so you can use the Cartwheel. 

Also a few other random tips:

  • Do not go grocery shopping while hungry. You will end up buying so much food and spending a lot more money. We always make sure to eat breakfast or lunch before we head out. 
  • Only plan to go to the store once a week. If you follow your list and get everything you need for the week, you won't have to go back out. But if you don't make a list, more then likely you will have to take more trips to the store and you will end up spending more money in the long run. So just try sticking going to the store once a week. 
I really hope you found this post helpful! Please let me know if you would like some other money saving tips for other things besides groceries! I have learned a lot the last couple of years with being a stay at home mom. 

Best Drugstore Eyeshadow Palette L'Oreal Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette

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I have totally missed doing beauty reviews and thought it would be a good time to do a new review! I have been using the L'Oreal Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette for a while now and I must say, I am in love. If you are looking for a good drugstore palette, you are going to want to continue reading on!




This palette is so beautiful and it smells amazing (in my opinion), if you aren't a fan of scents, you probably won't like it. But I am a sucker for anything that smells amazing. And this one for sure has a fruit scent, kind of peachy. 

The shades in this palette are stunning. There is a mix of matte and shimmery shades. I also find the texture of these shadows to be very comparable to the single infallible eyeshadows. They are very buttery and blend like a dream. I did notice there was a little bit of fall out with the shimmery shades, but when I use a little bit of fix+ by MAC, it helps a lot! 


I love how this palette is divided up. You can come up with many different looks. The top six shades are perfect for an everyday look and the bottom six are perfect to make a warm smokey eye look. I personally reach for the top six more. 

The mattes are very pigmented and don't appear chalky. They have a buttery formula and everything blends really smooth. The shimmery shades are also very pigmented and have a soft buttery feel as well. The shimmers look perfect padded in the middle of your eye, or even just all over the lid. And I like that there is some deeper matte shades that help deepen up the crease.



Not only is this palette amazing, it is also affordable! It is only $14.99 and can be purchased at www.ulta.com. I do know Ulta has a lot of sales on their drugstore makeup, so you could potentially get it for even cheaper. 

Being a stay at home mom, I love finding awesome products on a budget! I also love the blushes and lipsticks that are part of this line! I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments! 

My Holy Grail Beauty Products of 2018


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Holy moly guys, it is officially 2019! I am so excited for the new year and wanted my first post of 2019 to be a reflection on my holy grail beauty products for 2019. I had a crazy journey for 2018 when it came to beauty products. I got rid of about 80% of my makeup collection and out of that 80%, these are the products I used the most in 2018. And some of them are super close to reaching pan. I think I am going to try and do a little project pan coming up soon so I can officially use up a lot of the products that I have kept in my makeup collection! So let's get on into my holy grail products of 2018. 


Let's first go over all of my holy grail face products:
  • It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50- I have been using this CC cream forever (been through multiple tubes) and this tube is almost completely gone as well. I have talked about this product so many times in the past and its literally my favorite. It has awesome coverage, smells amazing and includes SPF 50. If you are looking for a light weight foundation, I would highly recommend picking this one up. 
  • Erborian CC Cream High Definition Radiance Face Cream Skin Profector- this stuff is also amazing. I love using this on days where I am in a rush. I just apply some product to my finger tips and just blend all over my face a neck. It gives a light coverage and its perfect for everyday where. 
  • Benefit Porefessional Face Primer: I have also been using this same primer for years. It is one of the best that I have found that really fill in your pores. It also helps make my foundation look better as well. 
  • It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Pressed Powder- I love using this product to set my whole entire face. I use it on top of the Erborian CC cream to set everything into place. It is a translucent powder and does exactly what I need it to do.  
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder- I use this powder to bake under my eyes when I wear concealer. I don't wear concealer too often, but when I do, this powder is perfect to set it. I have been using this powder for years and it's honestly one of the best powders out their. 
  • MAC Sudio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer- when I do wear concealer, it has been this stuff! I like it because it feels really light weight under my eyes. I actually wore this on my wedding day as well! 
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Contour Powder- this is by far my favorite contour powder that I have ever used. I have it in the shade light and its the perfect cool tone contour powder for my skin tone. I use it to contour and as a bronzer. I am super close to hitting pan! 
  • Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso- this is one of the prettiest blushes that I have ever owned. I am also getting super close to hitting pan on it as well. Is it such a beautiful peachy coral blush with a little hint of shimmer. Looks so natural and beautiful on the cheeks. 
  • Essence Pure Nude Highlighter- I am someone that isn't into really intense highlight, so this Essence one is a huge hit for me. It gives you such a pretty glow without making it too noticeable. It is super subtle which I love. And it's also less then $5! 



Now onto the eye and lip products!
  • Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil- when I got my eyebrows waxed before my wedding, they used this on my eyebrows after and I fell in love. I can't believe I wasn't using this product before! It is nice and creamy so it makes filling in my eyebrows much easier. I need to pick up a full size because I am almost out of this one!  
  • Pixi Brow Gel- I have been loving this to set my brows! It is super affordable and does a great job setting in all the hairs into place. 
  • L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara- I am in love with this packaging on this mascara but I also love the product. The wand makes it so easy to get all of your lashes coated with mascara. It also does a great job at separating the lashes and making them appear longer. One of my favorite drug store mascaras! 
  • MAC Lipstick in Faux- this is one of the prettiest lipsticks in the world. I wear it 90% of the time when I do wear lipstick. It is the perfect brown/pinky/nude and I think it flatters a lot of skin tones!



So those are all of the products that I have been loving and using in 2018. I would love to hear what some of your holy grail products were in 2018. I am so excited for 2019 and can't wait to try out a few more products that I have been having my eye on. I do want to use up a few of these products first, which I will keep you guys updated on!