March 22, 2013

Beauty And The Bug

It's been rough around my house for the past 7 days.  My family members have been dropping like flies with this yucky stomach bug that is apparently going around nationwide (is there comfort in knowing that we're not alone?? I don't think so) and it's been absolute chaos and sleepless nights.  But I did have a few bright spots along the way that have helped me to survive and feel some normalcy...

{My Survival Beauty Products.}

From top to bottom:

*Color Me Monthly polish in "Adorned"
Lancome Hypnose Star mascara
Maybelline Baby Lips clear
Hanae Mori perfume
L'Oreal LeGloss in "saucy mauve"
*Rodan + Fields Anti Age Multi Function eye cream
InStyle Magazine

 {These sad sweet faces kept me going. Sick babies resting in dad's comfy recliner.}

{My first born tuned 7 on Wednesday. Luckily, he was the healthy one!}

 {Color Me Monthly polish came just in time to brighten my week w a new mani!}

{My JT (Jack Thomas) got excited that I bought the other JT's (Justin Timberlake) new CD!}

Special thanks to 2 ladies who helped me feel like a beauty despite the bug this past week:

Meghann at ColorMeMonthly.com for sending me their March polish that came just in time for me to paint my nails the fun purple shade since it wasn't real "fun" around my house!! Color Me Monthly is a monthly polish subscription for only 7 buckaroos a month and you get a surprising new polish shade delivered right to your door.  They are truly focused on being environmentally responsible from their formulas, bottles, and packaging down to the box and paper stuffing!  They believe high quality polish doesn't have to be high priced due to all the flashy marketing that drives up your cost.

Ryan at Rodan & Fields for sending me their eye cream to try out.  I love it.  I used it every night and morning (kept it in the fridge bc cold eye cream feels awesome) since my eyes felt so puffy and tired for a whole week.  Using this eye cream made me feel like I was actually taking care of myself in some small way!
*These products were sent to me for consideration and I was not paid for my opinions or review, as usual!

We are now thankfully on the mend and everyone is looking healthier and happier - thank goodness!  After all this craziness and being stuck at home with sick kiddos,  I'm really looking forward to attending the B. FAB Awards brunch this Sunday hosted by Tastemaker Magazine that I was a nominee in the Best Beauty Blogger category. You can still buy tickets here on Eventbrite if you want to come and meet me and the other nominated bloggers in beauty and style!!

Hope you all have a great and healthy weekend!!


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5 comments:

Jessica Camerata said...

Glad everyone's feeling better! Always wonder how Mom's never get sick! I thought the stomach bug is like the plague. You better not give it to me on Sunday!!!

xo Jessica
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Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

So surprised you have a 7-year-old already. You look so young.

Oh goodness that stomach flu was horrible. We got it last month (must have passed through Seattle earlier.) and so did all of our friends. Horrible!

Hope you all feel better.

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog -Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Fashion

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@Jessica- Ha!! I promise to be "bug free" by the time I get to you on Sunday. I'll bring the hand sanitizer JIC.

@GirlieBlogSeattle- you just made my Friday with that "young" comment, thanks lady! I knew it was all over the place, but even Seattle huh?? Hope you are all better as well!

Shoko said...

so adorable! happy birthday to your little boy!

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

Awwww, I hope everyone is better! It's so sad when little ones are so sick. I remember that!
I was sick with this bug too about 2 weeks ago-I was sick for a good week so I can relate. :)