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School starts in 3 days and I’m freaking out and excited at the same time! I mean, this summer has been from hell. I’ve had both littles attached to me and looking to me for constant entertainment 24/7. Like, why? WHY? #ihatesummer

So I’m more than ecstatic about being with one kid a few hours during the week, instead of two. Nonetheless, going back to school also brings back a lot of fun things like germs, sickness, and lice! EW. EW. EW. We’ve luckily never dealt with lice, but I’m all about keeping it at bay. Thanks to HEB, I can purchase awesome products like SoCozy to do preventative care on Aria’s hair for going back to school! That girl has a lot of hair, and I know that I need to watch out. Especially since she loves sharing her princess crowns and tiaras with her friends! 

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The “momdrobe’ can be real struggle when you’re a stay at home mom. I don’t want to wear sweats everyday. I obviously can’t chase a toddler with heels on. I mean I could, but let’s be real…I’d twist my ankle in a second. I like looking put together when I leave the house, and sometimes I get bored of jeans and a top. I’ve switched up my wardrobe to more of a “momdrobe” so that I can wear more of it, because it used to be filled with office wear as well and obviously that’s not getting put to any use. I have a few things for when I go out on date night or for a girls night out, but for the most part, it needs to be dedicated to my everyday life, which caters mainly to motherhood. 

Enter this amazing dress I found. Goes with wedges, flats, converse…just about everything. Easy to throw on everyday and makes you look put together in a snap! 

It comes in a few colors and I scored my striped blue one on sale for $12!! Not sure if it’ll happen again, but it’s on sale right now for $15 which is pretty hard to beat. 

No, but like seriously. I’ve got #mombod and this dress does an okay-ish job of hiding some of those extra rolls my babies gifted me. =)

Just go buy it and thank me later. 

Love,

Alfa

Well, hey there. If you’re reading this, you know damn well that I’ve been pretty MIA. It’s been hard these last few weeks with the kiddos and it really hasn’t left me much “my time”. Plus, I’ve been working a lot for my shop and that’s been taking priority as well. BUT, I really miss just writing so I turned to my good ol’ pal..my blog.

[ONE] Shoes. I’ve been buying the most boring shoes lately as my life has gotten chaotic and wearing cute shoes just doesn’t work out for me most of the time. I’ve just turned to comfort since it’s much easier to chase kids that way. BUT then, these peeked out at me when I was just perusing the aisles at Target the other day. And oh wait…a red sticker? Shut up. Clearance? And whoa whoa, my size? Did god just smile at me? Hallelujah. I picked these beautiful navy wedges up for $20. Wedges are still doable with kids once in a blue moon…or I justified that to myself when I bought these because I literally could not put them back.

[TWO] Every summer I chop off a bit of my hair because it’s just so dang hot down here. This Sunday is supposed to be 105. Uncool. See what I did there? Ohhh me and my “punniness”. OK, I’ll stop now. But no seriously, battling long hair, especially with a 2 month old again always in my arms is murder. But I told myself, no way no how was I cutting my hair this summer. I’ve wanted long hair for as long as I can remember and I knew the only way to get there was to not chop it off this summer even if it meant that I would have more buns and ponytails. And I was like man that’s gonna suck with putting in all the effort of straightening and then denting it with an rubberband. And then, I discovered these wonderful things. I think I’m totally late to the game on these but they are a serious game changer for me. I can have a ponytail and it not leave a dent! Like what???? Sign me up! So anyway, these have become my new arm candy and I’m lovin’ it.

[THREE] Counting down the hours til’ this evening because the hubs returns from his yearly conference. This year was tough and my mom came to help a little. But man, I am looking forward to having a break of having to bathe/diaper/clothe/feed two babies. My. Back. Is. Dead. Hubby did well tho by sending me some goodies to make it through!

Aaaaaand, I hear a baby. I guess that means no more writing for me. Til’ next time loves! 

XO,

Alfa

Gonna jump right on in…

[ONE] Now, I know I talked about sandals a couple of weeks ago, but I’m also obsessed with these (on sale this week!). Like, in love. They are ridiculously comfy too. Basically, another staple in my closet for the summer.

[TWO]

This nail color. LOVE. I rarely pick up fun colors for my nails since I love neutrals, pinks, and reds but I just saw this at Target and had to have it. I think it reminded me of Tiffany blue. 😉

Not to mention, the last time I did a “crazy” color, was at least like 5 years ago! Ha! I guess it’s time to change that around right?

Excuse my nail painting..this is what happens when you paint nails fast so that you can tend to your 6 week old! =P

[THREE]

Now I think I’m late to the game on this one (let’s blame motherhood on that) but I’m super obsessed with the curling wand. After watching endless tutorials on YouTube while nursing, I think I finally figured it out and I don’t think I’ll go back to a regular curling iron with the clamp. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it! This is the one I’m using and it rocks! 

Hope you guys all have a fabulous Fourth of July weekend!

XO,

Alfa

As a mama of two now, makeup isn’t really something I have a lot of time for. I have maybe just a few minutes to grab a shower everyday where I’m rushing like a maniac. I get out, quickly scramble to put some clothes on, and then end up with about 3 minutes to add makeup to my face. 

Now of course there are days where I go without makeup, but the days I do put it on, I feel much more put together and feel ready to take on the day. Same thing about clothes… I’ve noticed if I keep my yoga pants/pajamas/sweats on, I feel less productive somehow and have a much more lazy day. Getting dressed and choosing to wear regular clothes, makes me a happier mama who feels more like a person which automatically motivates me to get stuff done. 

But I digress… 

So another thing about makeup for me is that I rarely have time to buy expensive, luxury brand or department store makeup. About 90% of it is from drugstores, because let’s face it, I go to target ALOT. It’s easy to pick up most of what I need right then! Ah, mom life and catering towards convenience. 

Anyhow, here are my current makeup faves that are simple, easy, and most importantly fast!! 

Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

I’m loving cream blushes. They stay on longer over the powder blushes especially while running around during the day. This one in particular is light and airy, and doesn’t feel too heavy on your face. You could use a sponge or a blender to put it on but I just use my fingers and it glides on just fine!



CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara

I have really thin lashes and this brush worked really well to not make my lashes clumpy. I. HATE. CLUMPY. LASHES. Like I super despise them. Nonetheless, I know that mascaras are one of those products that are very different person to person, but if you happen to have fine lashes, I highly recommend you to try this guy. You might just love how well it elongates your lashes! 


Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour Cream Eyeshadow

Another product I’ve discovered that I’m pretty obsessed with are these cream eyeshadows from Maybelline. I just use my finger to glide these on my eyelids and they last all day! ALL DAY!! Plus, they don’t crease as easily which totally rocks my world. I rely on three neutrals basically: Creamy Beige (top left), Barely Branded (top right), and Tough as Taupe (bottom). 


Garnier BB Cream

I definitely don’t use this everyday. I save this for special events but I thought I’d add it in because it rocks. Smooth and airy. Can’t even feel it on my face when I put it on because there is no cakey feeling!

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil

I follow this beauty blogger and she had some great tips and a tutorial on using this pencil as a base for eyeshadow (instead of a eyeshadow primer) and also for contouring. Use it to also highlight your eyebrow bone. On the inner corners of your eyelids. I just love it. Especially how effective a $5 pencil can be in my makeup bag! Make sure to get the white pencil…I think the color is called Milk. 

CoverGirl Intensify Me Eyeliner 

I know liquid liners can be intimidating for some but this pencil is able to take away all of the scaryness for those folks for sure. I love that you have an option of a thin or a thicker line if you just turn the tip. I was a huge fan and it lasted the entire time without smudging.


I definitely don’t claim to be a beauty blogger, but when I find products I love, especially at this stage in my life, I feel the need to share with others! 

Have any beauty drugstore products you just can’t do without? I would love to know other products that are making your lives easier! 

XO,

Alfa


I received the mascara and the eyeliner complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes