MOMMY Monday : Mom’s Night Out Makeup


Hi everyone! I am free for a night, so the question is…what makeup should I wear? Today I am going to show you a simple and pretty makeup look that you can wear on a Mom’s night out with your girlfriends, or a date night with your husband! I chose to do a bronze-brown eye with coral lips and cheeks. I hope you like this look, and will try it out!



Always prep your skin with moisturizer before applying makeup- it makes your face smooth and soft! I chose to skip the primer and went straight for foundation. I applied Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in the shade B10. This foundation is super light and gives a dewy finish to the skin. Underneath my eyes I used my (well loved) Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in the Brightener shade- the perfect pinky toned concealer that cancels out the blue toned under eye circles. I then took my NARS Light Reflecting Powder in Translucent Crystal and set my under eye concealer with it. This keeps the concealer from creasing and adds a brightening quality. For cheeks, I used my Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette in Streak. I am in love with this little palette and I have a full review on it here.



For my brows, I applied my favorite brow product, the Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown/Brunette. I then took a cream eyeshadow, Maybelline’s Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in Nude Compliment, which is a light bronze color, and applied it all over my eyelids with my fingertip. I then took the matte brown shade from the Dior 3 Couleurs Smoky Palette and applied it to my crease, blending it out and deepening the color towards the outer corners of the eyes. Next, I took the cream shade in the palette and applied that to my browbone and inner corners of my eyes to brighten up the look.

For liners, I used the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner in Intense Black on my upper lashline and tightlined with the NARS Larger Than Life pencil in Via Veneto. I then took this Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in Bad Girl Bronze and smudged that under my lower lashline and waterline.

I curled my lashes and applied Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara to my upper and lower lashes. To finish off the look, I took my favorite MAC Lipstick in See Sheer and applied that to my lips. This is a beautiful sheer coral shade that goes perfectly with the bronze eyes. I skipped the gloss for this look because the lipstick is shiny on it’s own.

Here is the finished look:


I hope you guys liked this, and thanks for reading my blog!

MOMMY Monday : Handprint Sun Craft

Hi everyone! My oldest daughter and I love to do arts and crafts during the day. She loves anything having to do with coloring or painting, so we have fun doing little art projects together in her playroom. Today I wanted to show you a cute project we made so you can make it with your kids! She loved making this and I love anything having to do with hand or foot prints- that way you can save it and look back on it and see how little their prints were! So this is just a sun made out of a paper plate and handprints. My daughter absolutely loved making this and has requested that we make a pink one tomorrow. So here’s how you make it!

What you need:

-yellow and orange construction paper
-yellow paint
-paper plate
-glue stick
-black marker


The first thing you’re going to do is paint the entire back of the paper plate yellow. You want to do this first, so that it has time to dry while you make the handprints.


Next you are going to trace handprints on the yellow and orange paper. We traced six handprints on each page.



Cut out all of the handprints and glue them around the underside of the paper plate (by now the paint will be dry).



Flip it over and you have your sun! But, it needs one last thing- a face!



How cute is this? Allison had so much fun making this, and I hope your kids do too if you try it out!

Thanks for reading! xx

MOMMY Monday – What’s In My Diaper Bag?

Hi guys! Welcome to my first Mommy Monday post. Today I am going to show you what I like to keep in my purse/diaper bag! I hope this is helpful to expectant moms, or moms who need ideas on what they should pack with them when taking the kiddos out.


I don’t use a traditional diaper bag, I prefer to just use a really big purse! I am currently carrying the Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM as my diaper bag. This purse is just one big tote, so I ordered this purse organizer from Purse To Go, so that I would have some organization and a lot of different compartments. They have a lot of different colors in this organizer, but I chose the cream color so it would match the bag.


Changing Pad – this is a plastic coated changing pad that rolls up really small. This is a must have for my bag when I have to change the baby in a restroom or a public place.

Diapers – I like Pampers Swaddlers best for newborns. They have the yellow line in the front that changes to blue when the diaper is wet.

Wipes – I like to buy the Kirkland’s brand from Costco.

Simethicone Drops – these are infant drops for gas, they are good to have just in case Ashley is feeling uncomfortable.

Kleenex – these travel packs of tissues are another must have! I always need to wipe faces or fingers.

Hand Sanitizing Wipes – these wipes from Babyganics come in these nifty little individual wrappers and are alcohol free- so you can use them on faces, hands, even pacifiers.

Pacifier – or Binky as we call it. My 3 year old never used one of these, but Ashley really likes them. These are the Avent ones for newborns with little sheep on them.

Socks – baby feet get very cold, so I like to have an extra pair of socks just in case.

Burpcloth – I like these Gerber brand burpcloths. They are thick and very soft. I use these to clean up any drool or spit up.


Giant Ziplock bag – this is a must have also! This is great to have in the bag just in case the baby has an accident and stains their clothes. Just change them and throw the dirty ones in this ziplock so it doesn’t get your bag all dirty. Lifesaver.

Extra Change of Clothes – I just have little floral printed onesie in here just in case.

Snacks – I like to keep a few snacks in my bag just in case we get hungry while out and about. I like these Kind bars, and Allison likes squeezies and raisins.

Activity – I always keep some type of book or activity for Allison in my bag just in case she gets bored and wants something to do. This little pack had crayons, stickers, and a little coloring book to keep her entertained. Perfect!

Wallet – I love this hot pink wallet from Kate Spade. It fits all of my cards and doesn’t take up much room.

Phone, Keys, Sunglasses – pretty self-explanatory there.

Makeup Bag – now for the good part. Haha. I keep this little rose gold colored pouch in my bag with a few makeup/beauty items in it.

-Travalo filled with Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
-Chanel gloss in Eden
-Dior Lipglow in Pink
-Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rose
-NYX Butter Gloss in Apple Strudel
-Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Pencil
-Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens
-NARS Light Reflecting Powder in Translucent Crystal
-I also keep a few hair ties in case Allison or I need to put our hair up.

So, that’s it for the diaper bag. It is a lot, but I like to be prepared. I hope this helps out other moms, or gals that are just curious! I know I always like to see what other people have in their bags.

Thanks for reading guys, have a great week! xx

I’m a Mom of Two!

Hey guys! So, I have not posted in a couple of weeks and that is because I have a new little baby taking up all of my time! Seriously…I have like 4 UNREAD magazines from the mailbox just sitting on my bedside table. That tells you I’ve been busy-magazines are my weakness.

Anyway, we named our new little baby bear Ashley Elizabeth, and she was born on June 23. She is such a sweet baby and she looks just like her big sis Allie. We are so happy to be a family of four now! I am usually pretty private on this blog concerning my personal life, but I thought it would be nice to share a couple of pictures with you all.

I was also thinking that I could do more Mommy-type posts in addition to my regular beauty posts on this blog, let me know if y’all would be interested in that! Maybe Mommy Monday instead of Mani Monday? Haha 🙂

I hope y’all have a great weekend and enjoy these pictures of my sweet girls.



Thanks for reading! xx

How To Keep A Toddler Entertained On A Plane

Hi everyone! This post is a little bit different from my normal beauty-type posts, but I want to try and incorporate more lifestyle posts like this into my blog.

We took our 2 1/2 year old on her first airplane ride recently, and I thought it would be fun to show you all what I packed for her to keep her entertained on the plane. I know that this post will appeal to my many mommy readers out there, but even if you aren’t a mom, maybe you can share these ideas with moms that you know!


Backpack – A backpack is good to have for trips because they are able to just carry it on their back so their hands are free. This one is from Gymboree and has a cute smiling flower on the front.
iPad and Headphones – I have a bunch of educational games on the iPad that Allie loves to play. I also got her these headphones that are little and comfortable for her head. You can also download music or movies that they can watch on the plane.
Notebook, Crayons, Stickers – This is Allie’s little notebook that she likes to color and put stickers in. This can keep her entertained for hours. She loves Dora and Disney Princess, so I brought those stickers along.
Baby Wipes and Tissues – Any mom knows that you ALWAYS need these. Tissues for blowing little noses and baby wipes for cleaning up little faces and sticky hands!
Snacks – I brought along some little snacks for her in case she got hungry on the plane. I made sure to include these little suckers to help her ears to pop, and I brought some fruit snacks, raisins, a squeezie, and some graham cookies.

I was so proud of how well she did on the plane. We got lots of compliments about what a well-behaved child we had! That’s a great feeling.

Let me know if you have any other suggestions for what to pack for an airplane ride!

I hope you guys liked this post; thanks for reading!

xoxo, Amy