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