Night Time Skincare Routine

Happy Friday dolls!

A few weeks ago I shared a post with you all about my morning skincare routine. Today I am looking forward to sharing my nighttime skincare routine. It is a little more extensive than my morning routine, but the results are worth it.

What are some products that you all have in your nighttime routine?

Philosophy Cleansing Cloths: These are AMAZING! They feel so great on your face and remove my makeup so well.

Erno Laszlo White Marble Vitamin C Peel: I use this once for deep exfoliation and it works wonders.

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish: This product makes my lips feel so smooth! I use it two times a week. All you have to do is massage it on your lips then wipe off, so easy!

Tula Purifying Face Cleanser: This is easily the best cleanser I have ever used. It feels so great on my skin. This cleanser goes deep into your pores to remove impurities and helps condition skin.

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Tula Pro-Glycolic Resurfacing Gel: This product is so amazing and it is so gentle on my sensitive skin. It uses probiotics, glycolic acid, and beetroot extract to gently exfoliate your skin. It leaves it smooth and hydrated.

La Mer Moisturizing Cream: I have been using this for about a year now and so happy that I started to use. It is so gentle and leaves my skin so soft.

Tula Revitalizing Eye Cream: I have always been picky about eye creams until I found this one. It hydrates the skin around the eyes which minimizes lines and dark circles.

Tula Dual Phase Skin Reviving Treatment Pads: I use these two times a week and I am so happy to have purchased these. They really brighten up your skin. I saw a difference after three weeks of using them.

La Mer Hand Treatment: This was a splurge for hand cream, but worth it! It makes my hands feel so smooth and I put it on every night. This has to be my favorite purchase in my skincare routine. It was perfect for the winter months for when my hands were super dry.

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Photos by: Hannah Decossas Photography 

Transition to the Crib

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As a first time mom I can’t describe how hard it was to move Lexi from her bassinet to her crib in her own room. I do have to state that her room is all the way across the house. I also have to tell you that Lexi did better than I did. I was so sad to not have her in our room, but it was time for her to move out.

Below are three tips that made this transition easy on Lexi:

  1. Hang out in her room for a bit. Make her feel like you are there. I can’t begin to tell you all how much this helped Lexi. I only did it for almost two weeks and thankful that this helped so quickly.
  2. Do the switch in stages. I started off having her nap in there and then moved her in her room for bedtime.
  3. Create a routine. I always have some bonding time with Lexi in my room and then we go to her room for story time before I put her down for the night.

 

These three things really helped her transition and I hope they can help you mommas as well.

 

Photo by: Hannah Decossas Photography

Get My Fire Place and Mantle Look

Last week I shared my coffee table look with you so I thought that I would share my fireplace and mantle. It pretty much correlates with my coffee table with the mercury glass but I have added some faux greenery and terracotta vases which I love.

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Vase: Pottery Barn | Branches: Pottery Barn | Lantern: Pier 1 Imports ( Similar Here )

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Vase: Pottery Barn | Lantern: Pier 1 Imports ( Similar Here )

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Candle: Pottery Barn | Pillar: Pottery Barn ( Similar Here ) | Faux Branches: Pottery Barn ( Love these )

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Morning Skincare Routine

Happy Friday dolls!

We all know how important a good skincare routine is. To me the morning skincare line up is important. It is about protection and preservation, especially now that I am in my late 20s.

You could easily add about ten steps to your routine in the morning, but there four are important ones that I do every morning.

Tula Purifying Face Cleanser: This is easily the best cleanser I have ever used. It feels so great on my skin. This cleanser goes deep into your pores to remove impurities and helps condition skin.

Tula Pro-Glycolic Resurfacing Gel: This product is so amazing and it is so gentle on my sensitive skin. It uses probiotics, glycolic acid, and beetroot extract to gently exfoliate your skin. It leaves it smooth and hydrated.

La Mer Moisturizing Cream: I have been using this for about a year now and so happy that I started to use. It is so gentle and leaves my skin so soft.

 Tula Revitalizing Eye Cream: I have always been picky about eye creams until I found this one. It hydrates the skin around the eyes which minimizes lines and dark circles.

 

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Photo by: Hannah Decossas Photography 

Get My Coffee Table Look

Now that the holidays are over I put out my “everyday” coffee table decor and I could not be more proud of it. I love mercury glass, it is so timeless and goes with a lot of the decor around my home. I just love this beautiful, simple coffee table look.

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Tray: Target | Pillars: Pottery Barn ( Similar here ) | Coasters: Anthropologie | Candles: Pottery Barn | Large Vase: Pier 1 Imports | Small Vase: Pier 1 Imports

 

Photos by: Hannah Decossas Photography

From Colic, To Reflux, To A Nissen

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Witching hour. When Lexi was about two months old she would cry and cry from about 9:00pm to 10:30pmish every night. That time frame was officially called witching hour in our house. This literally lasted for about a month or so. I thought this was her just being a bay since I am a first time mom, but it was colic.

After a few months she started spitting up from her mouth and out her nose a few times a day. in the course of a week it got worse. I was afraid to lay her down and leaving the room because I was scared that she may spit up and choke.

One day we were at her cardiologist’s office and he noticed her contorting her body and spitting up/refluxing bad and he admitted us to GHS. This was our third hospital visit with her, but I never knew you could get hospitalized for reflux problems. Once we were admitted they did tests for eight or nine days just to rule out anything else and to be sure in fact that it was reflux and that is what it was. They tried feeding her through A NG Tube that went to her stomach and that didn’t help. Then they tried an NJ Tube, that past the stomach into her small intestine and it helped a tiny bit. Eventually the doctors decided she needed to get a Nissen done, which they tie the upper stomach to her esophagus. Things can go down but nothing can come up.

They performed the surgery and it worked. She now has her Nissen. She doesn’t spit up anymore and she is on three medications to help her motility and heartburn. I am so thankful for the Nissen. It really has done wonders for Lexi and I am so thankful for the doctors at GHS.

 

Photos by: Hannah Decossas Photography

Frankincense Oil

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Recently I was talking with a fellow mommy blogger and she was telling me about how she started using Frankincense essential oil on her little girl. She was explaining to me about all the wonderful uses for it and since I have a special needs little girl I thought it would be great to start using on her. So when Belinda, a Young Living Silver Leader reached out to me about working together I immediately told her about my interest in the Frankincense Oil and why that one in particular. Belinda was so kind and sent me over a bottle of it and I instantly started using it on Lexi.

The benefits that got me excited about Frankincense are: ingest to support healthy cellular function, the aroma promotes a relaxation feeling, and supports healthy immune, nervous, and digestive function.

I highly recommend this oil and Belinda has been kind enough to offer a reader the chance to win a bottle of the Frankincense. If you are not interested in that one in particular you can always choose from Lemon, Theives, Lavender, and Copaiba. All you need to do is go to my Instagram page to enter.

 

*Thank you Belinda for sponsoring today’s post*