Summer is the most colorful season of all and while I am embracing it to its fullest I understand that incorporating lots of color is not everybodies cup of tea. So how about starting small and adding some color to your nails. It makes them pop even more when you stick to wearing neutrals. I recently read an article that shared the top three Summer nail polish colors – hot pink, orange and blue. To be honest those three are right up my alley and I love them equally so it will be really hard choosing a favorite. Probably gonna rotate all Summer long.
I bought all three of them from Essie cause they have such a huge selection that I knew this brand would carry all three of them. I got Watermelon (hot pink), Meet me at sunset (orange) and Aruba Blue.
Essie Aruba Blue
Meet me at sunset
I am currently wearing Aruba Blue and can´t decide which one will be next… Which one is your favorite??
FYI: I prepared this blog post before our baby girl arrived so there would still be fresh content on the blog while I am taking a break from blogging. That’s why you’ll still see me pregnant or referencing my pregnancy in some upcoming blog posts!
a few weeks back I finally gave in and subscribed to Estrid, a razor subscription service, after I saw an Instagram add. I have been curious for a while about it after seeing so many posts and opinons about Billie and Athena so I decided to go with it.
The starter kit arrived with my razor, two blades, a holder for the shower and a travel case I purchased seperately. The holder is super convenient cause I always hated my razor sticking to eveything else in the shower after it dried. There are 6 beautiful colors to choose from, I went with the matcha hue, a gorgeous pastell green. Not that the color matters for function but it is nice to have a pretty looking tool when you use it this often.
Shipping was pretty fast and free. I payed 16,95 Euro for all the things I listed above and am very happy. You can choose from different subscription models. I went with two new blades every two month for 9,95 Euro and think that it is a very good price point.
I have used the Venus Gilette razor my whole life and decided it was time for a change cause I was not satisfied with it anymore. I have come to the sad realization that many things I have used since I was a teenager have gotten bad or even worse in quality over time so I had to look for new products.
What I think about the Estrid Razor…
After using it for the first time I was very impressed with how smooth my legs have been. I did not get razor burn (which has always been an issue for me) and I also didn´t cut myself. It stayed like this after every shave so naturally I never looked back.
One razor blade lasts about 4 to 6 weeks with me shaving every third or fourth day. Somehow my legs stay longer smooth with this razor and I am very very pleased with the outcome because I hate shaving.
I am definitely going to use their service as long as they are in business which hopefully will be a long long time. If you are intrigued just try it, there is not much too loose and you can cancel anytime.
This is an honest review and I am not sponsored in any way. Just a very pregnant and happy girl over here loving her new razor cause it reduces the amount of shaves.
Being pregnant is hard. With all the upcoming changes in your body, the things you can´t eat and drink anymore, only half access to your beloved closet and all the things to think about it is likely to forget about all the beauty prodcuts in your cabinet. Are they save to use or not? Yes, this is a question not to be forgotten.
I have shared a pregnancy skin care post during my last pregnancy, you can read about it here but since prodcuts change and there are so many new things on the market I wanted a share a little update also including make-up products I am currently using.
Pregnancy Safe Products I am using in my second pregnancy
Biotherm Lait Coroporel // The most refreshing scent for a body lotion. It smells like vacation in Italy with scents of lemon and buttermilk. A little goes a long way. I wrote to Biotherm to ask if this was pregnancy friendly and they told me yes.
Rituals Sakura Hand Lotion // My favorite Rituals scent is the cherry and white rice so I was very pleased to know that I can still use this hand balm.
Rituals Rescue Lip Balm // THE best lip balm ever. I helps within seconds and moisturizes for hours. A little goes a very long way.
Coconut Body Scrub The Body Shop // A all natural body scrub that smells like showering in the carribean.
Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Balm // I have finally got my hands on a few shades in January and I am so happy I can continue to use them. The most beautiful everyday shades.
Tarte amazonian clay 12 hour full coverage foundation // Swapped out my It Cosmetics CC Cream for the Tarte foundation and I am not mad about it. Coverage is equally good and in my opinion it even holds up longer plus it is less expensive.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick // Just glad I can continue to wear my beloved Pillow Talk and No Walk of Shame lipsticks.
Benefit ThePorefessional Pore Primer // Magically evens out every bump in my skin so I am very happy I can still use it.
Burt´s Bees Glossy Lipstick // I have used those in my first pregnancy too and still love them. Many great shades and lots of them are highly pigmented.
CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser // My go-to face wash for a few months now. It is a huge bottle so it is great that it´s pregnancy safe. Skin gets irritated during pregnancy (at least mine) but this works fine for me.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Aqua Gel // Got the day and night face cream cause the ones I have used before are anti-aging which means quite all of them have ingredients you can not use during pregnancy / breastfeeding.
The 15 Minute Beauty blog is a great source to check products you are using or looking for alternatives. Also I am not a doctor and I am not giving you medical advice here. I just shared what I am using at the moment or to what products I have switched while being pregnant and also while breastfeeding. I have only listed the prodcuts that go directly into the skin cause you really only need to worry about creams and liquids. Powders, wax based products (like eyeliner) and mascara aren’t things you need to worry about.
I haven´t had the most productive week to be honest I have been so so tired and not feeling super well so this will hopefully turn around soon. I mean the second trimester is supposed to be a lot better energywise and I also have a ton of stuff to get done until baby #2 is here. Still sounds so surreal.
Anyways let´s have a look at the foundation I am sharing today. I have been trying many throughout the last years but this one has quickly become my favorite.
IT Cosmetics CC Cream
Why has it become a favorite of mine. It is buildable which means it covers blemishes perfectly, it has SPF 50 (very important these days – the sun is making you age and is also a huge risk for skin cancer), there are so many shades available which means there will be definitely the right one for you (my shade is fair), it is available in travel sized (just got mine for my hospital bag) and it is definitely affordable for the quality. Stays all day long. Looks great with or without powder on.
A little alos goes a long way too. I bought mine on Black Friday and used it nearly everyday and it still has lots left. The picture shows how much I need for one coat that covers my whole face. I apply it with a sponge but a brush would be good as well.
Side Note: As great as the CC Cream is I recently found out it is not pregnancy safe at all. The CC cream contains Retinoid, Snail Secretion, Salicylate and Licorice Root which are neither safe for nursing nor pregnancy. I switched to the Tarte amazonian clay 12-hour foundation which is totally safe.
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