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Hey, it's Chelsy, with a Y! I am a wife to my sweet prince, and mother to one spunky little princess and one handsome little ham of a prince. Painting is my drug of choice. Wine is good too. I'm known to speak without thinking and eat to much chocolate. I love meeting new people, and learning new things. So this is my journey through some not so glorious moments, some not so intelligent thoughts and some possibly crafty ideas.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Get your (brave) face on!


The very wonderful Beth over at The Stories of A to Z issued a challenge, where you show EVERYONE in the blogosphere your nakey face and then show the steps to how you put your face on.  At first I thought the woman had lost her marbles! Show people my bare/pimple infested/swollen pregnancy face?? Uhhhh....No thank you! But then I realized a couple of things. 1. I'm not going to be the only person showing people my nakey face. And 2. I only have 5 followers, so showing the whole blogosphere might be a little dramatic. So here goes:





So here I am straight out of the shower, with a squeeeeeky clean face. How did it get so clean you ask?

Why, with this little bar of soap of course! It's seriously the best thing I have ever used to wash my face. My Grandma always used Ivory soap to wash her face, so I like to think of this as the soap of the 21st century.

(I'm not sure why this is side-ways)
On really oily days I use this and just rub it on with a cotton ball. I also use it alot at night, when I too lazy to wash my face and I know I need to get my make-up off.

Next is concealer/foundation/powder. In case you haven't figured it out yet- I have really oily skin. And with this pregnancy, I have had alot of break-outs.  It's hard for me to commit to a foundation because it seems like they all make me oily- even if they claim not to! But I am loving this Covergirl Clean make-up. It's new, and it's also fragrance and oil free. I've only been using it a couple of weeks, but so far, so good! I use a concealer stick under my eyes and to cover pimples. First, I apply the foundation with one of these:
Then I apply the concealer, and finally pressed powder to set.

I'm not big on blush, and I honestly have no idea what kind this is. I just swirl the brush around all three colors and apply it to my apples. I've also been known to do this before I put powder on so that it looks less like blush and more like a natural rosy glow.




I got this eye-shadow pallet on the right for Christmas and I LOVE IT! It's so much fun! The eye shadow on the left is a mineral one that is light pink. I apply it all over my lids and line along the bottom. Then I apply one of the darker shades in the crease of my lids and blend it with a Q-tip. Then I add a lighter shade right above my lashes.  A tip I learned from who knows where is to apply white eye shadow in the inside corner of your eyes to make them "pop". Sometimes I do this if I remember.
I then apply a brown eye liner pencil on top and bottom. And I use this:
to smudge the top eye liner a little. Then a coat of mascara, and I use a toothbrush (from Jr. High...Seriously!) to brush my lashes and eye brows. Then apply another coat of mascara. I love Max Factor 2000 Calorie.

And finally, my kisser. I just use and eye liner pencil to line and fill in my lips. This one is from Ulta, it's Flesh on one end and Rose on the other. I don't pay attention to which end is which, so sometimes I'm fleshy and sometimes I'm rosey! Then I add my Burts Bees and call it good.

Then I'm done. My hair is still wet, but I couldn't fix it because of this:
You guessed it- I do my make-up while this little lady is in the tub beside me! This routine takes me about five minutes. On nights that I'm going out with the Hubby I switch it up a little and use some bronzer and a smokey eye look. But this above is how you will see me most days. (Except with dry hair!)
Thanks again Beth- this really was fun!!


Monday, February 1, 2010

{Update on the Little Lady}


There have been lots of exciting things happening in the Phillips household lately. Our Little Lady is becoming a toddler in every aspect of the word! We started potty training after New Year's, it lasted about a week and then she started crying, screaming, and refusing to sit on the potty. I read that when this happens, you should stop, wait a week and try again...which I did and had no success. Does anyone have any potty training advice for me? I know I'm not supposed to try and rush the process, but I am really hoping to not have to buy two sizes of diapers come July!


Other toddler happenings consist of counting, counting, and counting! She counts EVERYTHING from her books, to snacks, to the stains on the carpet! Little Miss can count to eleven, but she skips 8, not sure why, but at this point I'm not really concerned, I just correct her and let her go on her way. Maybe after she's two we will work on it more. She can say her ABC's most of the way through, doesn't sing them, says them. She also recognizes most letters and can point them out when you ask. We are working on sounds and so far the only ones she knows are "O", "T", and "Z".  Little Miss also knows almost all of her shapes. She can draw a circle and square when asked, and can point out a triangle, rectangle, star, crescent, hexagon, heart, octagon, and oval.

Showing you her teeth!
Miss T is also a talking fool! She love talking on her calculator phone, and had a pretty extensive language. It's amazing! She is learning her manners, and says "Excuse me" when she burps. "Peease" and "Thank Jou", She says "Yes Sir" no matter who she's talking to, apparently we need to work on the "Ma'am" part! She also calls people by their names, i.e. she calls me "Chelsy" and not Mommy. This goes for Daddy and Grandma and Grandpa too! On a not-so-happy note, she has started talking back. When I ask her to do something, she tells me "NO", I'm not sure if this is a normal thing or if our child is preparing us for her teen years early. She is very independent and quite stubborn so if she decides she doesn't want to do something there is no way around it!


In case you can't tell, we are quite proud of our little girl, and love showing off all of her tricks! I'm curious to see how much things change with a new baby in the house. And new babies in the family- apparently there is something in the water down here in Texas, because we have 8 new babies (including ours) making their big debut this summer. I've started crocheting blankets, and hopefully I will get some burpies, and cloth blocks sewn up before I run out of time! Maybe I can make a nice little tutorial for the blankets I'm making- we'll see!

Happy Monday,