Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sephora and Bath & Body Works Haul

So I did a little shopping this past week.  I, also, bought another candle from Bath and Body Works that was not included in my Youtube video.  Just wanted to give you a more detailed break down of my haul. Enjoy!

 White Barn Candles (clockwise starting from top left): Leaves, Pineapple Mango, Marshmallow Fireside, Lavender Vanilla.  2 for $20 sale, Regular Price $19.50
Sephora Collection Makeup Up Artist Brush Belt Set $99 sale, Regular Price $275 (I think this item may be discontinued though)
(Left to right) Lorac Tantalizer (Beauty Insider 500 pts-The Essential Glow)
Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation in "I'm So Glamber" Amber (promo code)
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream (B.I. 500  pts- The Essential Glow)
Lancome Mascara Deluxe Sample Trio "Cils Booster XL," "Definicils," "Hypnose" (VIB promo code)
Alterna Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist (B.I. 500 pts-The Essential Glow)
Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Natural in N45 Red (B.I. 100 pts- The Essential Glow)
Anastasia Hydrafull Gloss in Sorbet (B.I. 500 pts- The Essential Glow)
All four are from the Beauty Insider 500 pts-The Essential Glow (Left to right) First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads, D&G 3 L'Imperatrice Fragrance, Clarins Day Screen High Protection SPF 40, Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Mascara
 (Left to right) Nails Inc Nail Polish in "Hampstead Gardens" $5 sale, Regular Price $9.50
NARS Nail Polish in "Storm Bird" $18
Nails Inc Wave Magnetic Nail Polish in "Whitehall Teal" $7 sale, Regular Price $16
 Sephora Collection Smoky Kohl Eyeliners in Blue, Purple and Black $3 sale, Regular Price $12

 Tokidoki Arte Palette in "Lion Pappa" $3 sale, Regular Price $10
(Eyeshadows clockwise starting top left) Pearl Nude, Matte Light Brown, Pearl Gold, and Pearl Dark Brown.  Blush in Golden Peach.
 Sephora Collection Double Contouring Cream Blush in "Rose Glow" $14
(Left to right) Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral SPF 30 $12, Sephora Collection Pro Angle Liner Brush #22 $7 sale, Regular Price $16; Makeup Forever Smoky Lash Mascara $23

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

7 Days of Sex (Pregnancy Edition): Day 2


So day two may be day one.

About an hour after I posted last night, my husband was knocked out in bed.  It was slightly discouraging, but after reading a few articles about the "7 Day Sex Challenge," I feel more determined than ever to actually go through with this "challenge."

When I was going through the misery of my first trimester (throwing up everyday and just feeling miserable), I waited for the moment when the crazy sex hormones of pregnancy would kick in.  Because in every movie I have ever seen with a pregnant woman, she was always uncontrollably horny. I thought raging hormones would help me overcome my insecurity.

Yea, of course I was wrong again.

Once I got over my sickness, well the daily edition of it, my libido didn't take a crazy spike. I wanted sex but it wasn't enough to make me to do anything about it with my husband.  One of my fellow YouTubers, who recently had a baby, made me feel a little better by telling me that not every woman goes through that horny phase.

Today, I reminded my husband that in order to have sex for seven days straight, we actually had to HAVE SEX!

I am zero for one right now, but hopefully tonight will be a better night.  *crosses fingers*

Monday, September 10, 2012

7 Days of Sex (Pregnancy Edition): Day One

As shameful as this may be to admit, seven days of sex would of seemed laughable four years ago.  Not because it wasn't possible, but because it wouldn't have seemed like much of a challenge. However, at 24 years old and 7 months pregnant, I am forced to realize my sex life at 20 years old is a far cry from my present one.

When my husband and I started dating, we actually waited to have sex.  I was no virgin, nor was I waiting for marriage, but I wanted to see where waiting would get me.  2 years later, it got me a ring, a pregnant belly, and a "home" in country Kentucky.

Unfortunately, marrying someone in the military meant we never really got into a rhythm sexually when we were married.  While my husband is kind enough not to admit it publicly, I know I have been hot and cold when it comes to sex with him.  That is mostly driven by insecurity.

For friends and maybe even a few past sexual partners, that may come as a shock.  But for me having sex with a guy who I didn't know anything about his past was easier than having sex with my husband.  Because I never really felt like I had to live up to anything.

Oh, and don't even get me started on my body issues.(sigh).

Don't get me wrong, I have had my fair share of awkward nights with past bed mates but that was simply because they were a disappointment from the moment the condom was in place.  But I always envisioned myself as this lioness type of woman in the bedroom when it came to my future husband.

I was wrong.

Most women have heard the saying, "What you won't do for your man, another woman will."  That is something that lingers in the back of my head at all times.  While I don't believe my husband will cheat, I do feel bad that I don't fulfill him in that aspect of our marriage.

Yes, that is embarrassing to admit, it is unfortunately the truth.

As we approach our one year anniversary, I am starting to realize more and more how important sex is in a marriage.  I can't tell you how many times sex has come up in our arguments and in the most random of ways.  Needless to say, my first trimester of pregnancy did not help the situation.

So to sum up what could be a long(er) introduction, I asked my husband if he would want to try this whole 7 days of sex experiment.  He was ready to go in the car, where I told him.  However, sex in the car is not as appealing as it was when I was 19 (and it wasn't even appealing then).

Today is day one, which actually should of been two days ago, and we are already off to a bumpy start.  I was ready to go earlier today but he was working on his bike.  As I look at the clock, I realize it is getting late and both of us are drained.  So wish me luck and I will keep you posted tomorrow:-)

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