Summertime Blues

Hey all! I haven’t written a blog post in FOREVER. Tonight I’m feeling kinda dark so it seems like the perfect time to write and share it with others right?? 😐 The girls have had great summer so far. We’ve been on-the-go and crazy per usual. They are 1000% from the moment they open their eyes in the morning until the minute they finally give up at bedtime and I am exhausted. I love them, but I am exhausted. Do you ever feel that way? I love them so much but I am so tired. It’s really, really hard to be a good mom, good wife and a good friend. I feel like I’m failing at 90% of those things 90% of the time.

IMG_5917My recent stress reliever has been The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s one of the best shows I’ve seen in years. SO addicting, so interesting, so dark, and also, Nick. I’ve also been loving all of the murder podcasts, per usual. I listen to them in the car, doing laundry, getting ready, grocery shopping…basically all of the time. Lately I’ve been listening to In the Dark, The Vanished, Someone Knows Something and The Aftermath. Do all of these titles speak to why I am a little dark and twisty?! Whatevs.

IMG_5915Another new obsession/stress reliever is makeup. Who would have thought that at 34 I would get into that? Instagram stories are my gateway drug and thebeyoutybureau is my crack. A few of the products I am loving lately include:

Ardell Stroke A Brow
Gives a microneedling kind of look without the permanency.

Lancome Sourcils Styler Brow (CLEAR 00)
Keeps brows in place. I don’t love the colored version as much. I put this over the Ardell Stroke A Brow.

Pharmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm with Echinacea GreenEnvy
I like the way this takes off my makeup and it feels like it moisturizes it as well.

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer
Feels creamy. Keeps eyeshadow on.

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (use as a finishing spray)
Helps keep your makeup on. Gives you a subtle glow.

IT Cosmetics – Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ (love that it has SPF)
Gives skin a glowy look. Stays really well.

SHISEIDO Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream
SUPER moisturizing. Makes me feel like I’ll never have under eye wrinkles (it doesn’t, but a girl can dream.)

Ok, that’s it for now. I’m trying to get Mark into Queer Eye. Wish me luck!

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