Friday, June 15, 2012

Oh hi there!

I know!  What an epic hiatus...  I'm pulling the "new mummy card" on this one.  Even my husband knows that after I put lil" Z down for bed, I am on pure veg mode... time for a glass of wine, and trashy TV.   And thus, the blog has been left waiting, however not forgotten...  Sooooo much has happened in the last 6 months:  I now have a healthy, happy 6 month old that makes my world GORGEOUS.  Her smile makes my heart sing with love, and it's safe to say that I love love love being a mum (super unglamorous moments and all).  Behold my baby girl:

Gahd that girl GETS ME!!

SPEAKING of getting me....  I'm SOWEE about how my skin has changed postpartum.  I have flaky under eyes happening, and dry chin area, and the rest is a weird combo of dry and oily - less than optimal.  However, because I've deemed myself a "mental giant" (thanks Kat), and have no problem spending my life savings on various beauty products, I think I have a pretty good combo sorted out.  My regime consists mainly of Laura Mercier's face products, including her tinted moisturizer mixed with a dollop of Chanel Soleil Tan bronzing liquid (pricey and delightful, especially when I'm feeling sallow and tired), a shit ton of bronzer (various brands...  tomorrow I'm going to buy some more Nars Laguna bronzer because the 7 other bronzers I have going on right now aren't cutting it for me.  My husband will never understand, and doesn't need to).  And then comes the under eye dilemma.  I've been so digging Laura Mercier's undercover pot, but it's caking on me right now, and I don't get it.  I'm going to try changing up my eye moisturizer, and see if that helps... sigh... vanity problems.

In life news, my mum just left yesterday, after a glorious 9 day visit, where we sweat our ballz off, laughed, drank, baby ogled, and threw in a BBQ for the baby masses.  Oh and the Husbo and I had our first official date night for my 30th birthday at Uchi - AWESOME restaurant in Houston - 10 course tasting menu in my belly?  Yes please!
Off to date night!
Birthday happy hour with the ladies
Babies chillin' at the BBQ
In other life news, i.e. the last few months, behold the picture montage as I have to watch the season premier of true blood and am out of time ;)  Priorities people.
Lovin' with the husbo
Playing with Zee baby
Grandma dags doing some reading with Z
a romp to Calgary to play with sister, cousin, friends, and new nephew Jake!

a jaunt to Palm Springs to introduce the universe to Z
Playing with Lizzy and Erinn in Palm SPrings 
Bootcamping it up in Houston with the fab ladies of Urban Mom
Dugg had a visitor too!!  1/2 cousin twice removed...   Little Stewart
came to visit with Aunty Kat and Uncle Steve

Stay cool people.
xo T

Friday, February 10, 2012

Look what I did!

Baby Zoë has arrived!!!!  Her full name is Zoë Gray Pheasey, born December 14th 2011 (in a total of 4 hours - yeesh), and she is a lil' doll.  Turns out motherhood is quite a fabulous situation, and I'm overflowing with gushy emotions most hours of the day.  We had a newborn photoshoot when she was six days old with the VERY talented Katie Lamb, and here are a couple of my favs:


I gotta say, I'm very grateful that I know how to apply makeup as it was most necessary those first couple of weeks post delivery when everything is overwhelming, your sleep deprived, and feeling like a deflated balloon.  A little concealer, a sh*t ton of bronzer and mascara, and I was able to fake looking rested and not so blindly terrified.  8 weeks in, I've made it a priority to always dress myself in at least semi cute - Lululemon counts as semi-cute - (although easily washable) clothes, and make myself up.  These two small things I swear have made a huge difference in my feeling great (that and the fact that I got VERY lucky, and have a good sleeper for a baby, and a husband that takes on the morning feeds so I'm not chronically sleep deprived), and confident in this whole new mum journey.  

On the makeup front I have some new favs that are life changing.  Get ready to purch because they are must haves!

1.  L'Oréal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes:  SO GREAT!!  This mascara gives incredible volume, and for those of us ladies who like borderline fake, and obviously mascara'd lashes, 3 coats will give you the lash look you crave.  If you want a more natural look, 1 coat is good, although it still does give the lashes some good volume and length.  I'm SOOOOO happy to have found this stuff, because I've continued to spend a small fortune on various mascara's and been at best mildly impressed (Lancôme's Doll Lashes was good, but is almost $30 and dried up too fast for my liking).

2. Laura Mercier Secret Concealer:  This stuff is AWESOME!  Creamy, moisture rich, a little goes a LONG way, and doesn't cake.  I put Jojoba oil on under it, or Grapeseed oil (another new fav moisturizing oil), and follow with new fav thing #3.

3. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder:  This stuff is a setting powder for the concealer and has a slight luminosity to it.  It ensures no settling in fine lines, and gives an awake look, while reflecting light, and giving a slight glow.  It's a hard working powder, and quite frankly I don't know how I dealt with life without it.

Zoë and I walking in her carrier - she's obsessed with staring at
blinds and branches.  Weirdo.
At her 6 day photoshoot - lil' munchkin
Baby farts are loud.  

xo T