5 beauty favs

One of my favorite things to read about is beauty products! Not necessarily from beauty experts, but regular people.  Here are a few things I've found lately that I am looooving...

one. Chantecaille Lip Gloss in Charm - I got this at Woo in Charlotte. I love that place! This lip gloss feels amazing. 

two. Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Arabian Nights - Again, I bought mine at Woo, but found it also at Nordstrom. They recommended the blue to make my eye whites look whiter and I really like it. I've been trying to line the water line of my eyes, that is my favorite look.  

three. St. Ives Pink Lemonade & Mandarin Scrub- I was at Target and really needed a new scrub (I have a gentle face wash) and impulse bought this one. I used it the other day and it felt great. I loved how my face felt after! 

four. John Frieda Frizz Ease 3Day Straight Flat Iron Spray- This has definitely helped keep my hair straight! I don't have time to wash my hair daily and this helps me be able to wear it down more before I do a pony tail.

five. Laura Mercier Bronzer- Ok there is a pattern here...I've been spending too much time and money at Woo! 

There are lots of other fun products I've gotten at Woo recently. They are great about recommending a variety of brands and helping you find what works for you. I told Dave to send me here for my birthday for a makeover! 


4 months with my cuties!

Every mom says it and it is so true- time flies! I really can not believe they are 4 months old. There are times I'm ready to see the next phase- crawling, talking, etc and times I want them to be 4 weeks old again!

They turned 4 months on October 30, which happened to be the same day we took them on their first road trip. We planned to leave super early, when they nap the best. So we fed them around 6:30 and then put them in the car. They slept until 10:45 when we finally found a Chick-fil-A to stop at! Another bottle and then back in the car and they were happy as can be. I feel so lucky that it went so smoothly. It was a 5+ hour drive with our stops and they didn't cry once.
party favors from #allwed!

Also in October they were baptized! Full post on that to come.

with their godparents

On Sunday (November 1) James laughed for the first real time! It was amazing. He has been smiling so much more lately and cooing a lot. But this was a full laugh. Dave was kissing on his belly and putting him in the air. Then on Monday (November 2) Eloise had her first real laugh! I was wiping down her neck area (which was covered with spit up-gross) and she started laughing. It was adorable and I can't believe they did it just a day apart. I can't wait until it is a more regular thing because it is the cutest sound ever.

We had their 4 month check up Thursday and it went great. James weighs 14 pounds and Eloise weighs 12 pounds. He is 24" and she is 23.25"! We just started putting him in size 2 diapers, she is still in size 1. James is now wearing 6 month PJs (Target brand) and 3-6 month PJs from Old Navy/Gap. Sweet little Eloise is still in 0-3 or 3 month PJs.  All of the Halloween things I bought her were 3-6 month and they swallowed her! 

For the past couple of weeks they were taking turns waking up between 3 and 4am...for no reason. Just wanting to be held or comforted. Our doctor gave us the go ahead to let them just cry it out. So Thursday night we were ready to do it, but didn't have to! They slept until 5:45am on their own. Friday night James woke up at 4:30am and cried for a bit, but eventually went back to sleep and they slept until 7. We are trying to transition Eloise from the rock n play to her crib...so that is a little tough at the beginning of the night. 

Friday we gave them rice cereal in the high chair for the first time and it went great. They loved it. Not sure how much they really ate, but it was fun. 

This age is so fun! They are getting such cute little personalities. I love the cooing and smiling. They are so happy!