Category Archives: Photography

Holiday VoxBox – NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine Review

I have been trying to make some time to do some reviews of items that I received from the Holiday VoxBox. All of the products that I received are awesome, but my favorite product is the lip gloss. The lip gloss is made from NYC New York and is technically a lip shine. I have used this product every day since I have received it. I wish that I had pros and cons that I could share with my readers, but thus far I have only pros. The best part of this product is that you can wear it by itself or wear it on top of a lipstick. Overall the shine lasts for hours on end and really makes your lips pop. I attached a picture of myself using it by itself. It is a perfect lip shine for any complexion. It helps spice up any look.

If anyone is looking for a perfect solution that will not break the bank, but will do the job above and beyond, I would say NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine is the way to go. IMG_1060 

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A Toddler Mom’s Worst Nightmare—Bed Rest

The worst thing that could come out of any doctors mouth is “BED REST”. Unfortunately, In my case I was told on Friday that I am on bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy.I only have 4 more weeks left, but I don’t think any pregnant mother enjoys hearing those words especially when you have a toddler to raise and a house to maintain.
I am shocked that I was not  placed on bed rest sooner, but I was finally getting into the hang of being miserable working 40 hours a week on top of taking care of my 3-year-old , keeping up after my fiance, and maintaining the house. For a first time mom it might be a little bit easier for them to stay at home and actually get some rest, but for a mother of a 3-year-old it is a near impossible feat. This is something that is  impossible to try to explain to a doctor. I feel like sometimes I might get more rest by going to work than being home with the little man. Don’t get me wrong, I love my son more than the world itself, but it is tough to try to keep a child entertained at home when you are on bed rest. I think by the time the baby comes both my son and I will have driven each other crazy.
I wasn’t planning on placing my son in daycare of preschool until the beginning of next year, but at this point I feel like maybe it is better if I just enroll him now while I am on bed rest so that way I can actually rest. I have tried planning some easy activities that he can do while I rest, but it is tough to keep a lone 3-year-old entertained. I am wondering if there are other mothers out there that have come across similar issues. I was told that bed rest is patient testing especially with my type of lifestyle. I am the type of person that is constantly on the go –either shopping, working, or just doing chores around the house. Not being able to do any of these things on my own is what is going to kill me.
I am hoping that I can at least try to get some rest and that when the baby comes that myself and the baby are healthy due to the doctors decision.

 

The good news is that I will have more time to try to enhance my blog. At this point, I am just doing this for fun. I enjoy writing reviews and just writing about what I feel, but I wouldn’t mind if blog turned into something bigger. While I am on bed rest, I am going to attempt to take a little bit of time out of my day to update my blog daily.

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Canon EOS T1i

This is probably the most expensive gift that I have ever given myself. Not only was it spontaneous , but it was also one of my “if only” things that I have been working towards. Titus decided that he would go through my purse last Wednesday and  break my other digital camera.  As soon as I realized that it looked broken. I started looking for a new camera. Of course, I just couldn’t get a normal camera. I have always wanted a DSLR ,but just did not have the money for it. Photography is one of my hobbies and I absolutely love taking pictures of everything and anything.

The camera that I decided to go with was the Canon EOS T1i. This camera is not the top of the line DSLR, but it is also not at the bottom of the barrel. It is a great in between camera. The older digital camera that I had was 12 megapixel camera, this DSLR is a 15 megapixel camera. I can not express how excited I am to finally get my hands on a semi-professional camera…..wooo hooo. I can finally maybe have a part time job/hobby by taking pictures for photos senior pictures/any event..

On another note, My vacation has been amazing. I have been able to spend quality time with son. We have been to the park, beach and shopping. I think I definitely needed a break from work for a little bit. Sometimes I feel a little overworked, but eh I enjoy it. I can’t stand not doing anything. I need to keep busy all the time.

Here are some of the pictures that I recently took since I got the new camera.