My Morning Routine: Tips on Energy and Glowing Skin.

Here is a look at my morning routine including some of my favorite skin products. I have links to shop and prices on everything. Let me know if you have any questions.


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Morning Routine Essentials:

  1. Iron Supplement
  2. Vitamins
  3. Coconut Oil
  4. Ice Water with Lemon
  5. Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean
  6. Soniclear Petite by Micheal Todd Beauty
  7. Image Vital C Face Moisturizer

1. Slow Release Iron

When I had my blood checked for gestational diabetes at the doctor they told me my iron was low. My doctor prescribed me slow release Iron and told me to take it with a glass of orange juice. I was super scared to take it because iron typically makes me sick to my stomach. I do take this vitamin at night most of the time after dinner before bed. I am sure you are wondering why I put this in my morning routine. Well since I started taking iron supplements I have had a ton of energy and I have noticed that it has been really easy for me to wake up in the morning. I have definitely noticed a change in my energy level and I take it every day now faithfully. Please note that I am not a doctor and I am not suggesting or prescribing you anything (I am just letting you know what works for me). Talk to you doctor before taking any supplements or vitamins.

2. Vitamins

I am on a women’s one a day prenatal vitamin and boy does it do wonder to your hair, skin, and nails. It is one of the greatest things about pregnancy. It has really been great for my skin. Even when I am not pregnant I take women’s one a day gummies and they help my hair and skin so much.

3.  Coconut Oil 

I cannot get over the organic benefits of coconut oil. Not only is it a really cheap and affordable beauty product but it’s also natural which is awesome. I use coconut oil to rub on my eyelashes every morning to help my natural lashes grow and to remove any excess makeup that I missed the night before. I also use it on my lips for a chapstick. It’s a great essential for my morning routine.

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4.Water with Lemon 

Your body has gone all night without anything to drink. Drinking lemon water in the morning is a great detox and it helps aid healthy digestion. I know, I know, it’s hard to not want your first sip to be coffee. Lemon water also helps your immune system with the vitamin c and it helps your skin glow. It can also help you keep a healthy weight. Wow ladies… is there any reason you shouldn’t drink lemon water? lol

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5. Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean 

  • It’s a Cleanser/ Toner/ Makeup Remover- perfect for moms/ girls that are too busy to spend a ton of time on skincare
  • Perfect for all Skintypes
  • Massage into Dry Skin.
  • I use this with the Soniclear Petite by Micheal Todd Beauty. link to shop: http://rstyle.me/~acyJF
  • I love how the soap is a foam. Foam soup is the best. Why do they make anything other than that? lol
  • Price: $28.00 at Ulta
  • Link to shop http://rstyle.me/~acyII

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6. Soniclear Petite by Micheal Todd Beauty 

  • It strips away dead skin cells, makeup, dirt, and oil 6x better than hands alone.
    • I definitely agree. I had dead skin on my chin and around my nose and it’s not there anymore.
    • I use this after I use a makeup remover wipe and I see makeup come off in the brush.
    • It cleared up a ton of my blackheads all over my chin and nose.
  • Make sure you wash your brush head with an antibacterial soap after every use.  My friend Stephanie gave me that tips! Thank you Steph!
  • I was scared to use it at first but I love the way it makes my skin feel. I honestly use this every day now.
  • Its cordless and waterproof.
  • This post is sponsored by Micheal Todd Beauty.
  • Price $89 at Ulta.
  • Link to shop

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7. Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Repair Creme 

  • A little bit goes a long way.
  • It makes your face smell like oranges which is super amazing.
  • It helps with aging, redness, and dry skin.
  • Contains vitamins A, C, E to nourish and help protect the skin.
  • I put this on before my makeup and primer every morning.
  • Seriously my favorite face moisturizer.
  • Typically estheticians carry this product and it’s hard to find.
  • I did find some on overstock.com
  • Price: $36.99
  • link to shop

Do you want to know my favorite hair products? Find them here

Thanks for reading and watching this post. Maybe your mornings will be happier with these simple tips. Mornings are no that fun here at the Schwartz House especially Monday Mornings lol.

Best,

Abraidedblonde.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is in Momma’s Hospital Bag.

What’s in Momma’s Hospital Bag

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This Rock Flower Paper bag is perfect for overnighting somewhere. You can shop the bag here

The Checklist

Clothes

  1. 2 sleep dresses
  2. 1 robe
  3. 3 pairs of sock
  4. 5 pairs of maternity underwear
  5. 3 pairs of maternity bras
  6. 2 pairs of button up pj’s
  7. 2 maternity tank tops to go under pj’s (optional)
  8. slippers
  9. flip flops for the shower
  10. Going home outfit for mommy
  11. maternity top
  12. maternity leggings
  13. boots
  14. jacket

Toiletries

  1. Makeup Essentials
    1. foundation
    2. foundation powder
    3. eyeliner
    4. mascara/falsies/ falsie glue/ tweezers
    5. blush
    6. lipstick/chapstick
    7. blush brush
    8. beauty blender
    9. small bucket to set everything in
  2. postpartum maxi pads
  3. prenatal vitamins
  4. travel body wash and loofa
  5. travel toothpaste/ toothpaste/ floss
  6. deodorant
  7. dry shampoo
  8. makeup remover wipes
  9. coconut oil
  10. hairbrush
  11. hair bands and ties
  12. face wash/ face lotion

Extras

  1. laptop- charger
  2. phone- charger
  3. apple watch- charger
  4. camera bag
  5. favorite fuzzy blanket

I am going to show you some outfit ideas that I am packing in my hospital bag and why I am packing them.

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This white robe is perfect to wear over sleep dresses because they cover and the silk is so comfy for you and the baby.
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I love pj’s that are button down because they make it super easy to breastfeed and you can stay warm.
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Make sure you size up because you will still have a little baby bump postpartum.
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These gold slippers are perfect for walking around at the hospital
Pack plenty of maternity bras and underwear. These underwear are perfect if you have a c-section scar.

Shop this underwear here

Shop bras here

Night gowns are my favorite because they are so comfortable and are also easy for breastfeeding.
Look how pretty this robe looks on top of the night gown.
Don’t forget fuzzy socks. These fuzzy socks you can wear at the hospital or during delivery.
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This top is for going home. Its so flattering around the belly and it breast feeding accessible.

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Toiletries

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I love how I can put all my bathroom essentials in the front pockets so they are easy accessible and I don’t have to worry about them spilling on my clothes.
Don’t forget your hairbrush, hair ties, and hand bands. I will more then likely have a braid the entire time.

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These are my makeup essentials that I cannot live without. Notice I didn’t pack my contour pallate or 30 brushes. This is the only makeup I will feel like putting on in the hospital if any.
I love how this bag has a spot for your cards and don’t forget to pack your insurance card in here too.
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The hospital gives you postpartum pads but they are not too great. I brought a few of my own for the ride home. Make sure you pack tucks pads too.
Don’t forget to pack prenatal vitamins especially if you plan on breast feeding.
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Don’t forget a head band to keep your hair out of your face during labor
I use coconut oil as a lotion, lip balm, and most importantly to remove all my makeup. My biggest tip is to remove all your makeup before you go into labor. You will not be taking any pictures while in labor and you will only take them after. I didn’t let anyone take a picture of me until I put my makeup on and I am going to have a clean face this time.
Makeup wipes are also great to have in your hospital bag in case you are too tired to wash your face.

Extras

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So the last time I was in labor I packed a big fuzzy blanket. I am so glad I did this because it is awesome to have for you and the baby. It’s so soft and comfortable it makes you feel more at home.

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All My Hair Secrets and Details.

All my Hair Products are listed below.

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All of these hair products are in my shower or on my bathroom sink. I use these products almost every day. The most dramatic difference you are going to have with your hairstyles is buying extensions and I talk about them below. I get way more compliments on my hair when my extensions are in. It not only adds length but it adds a ton of volume. Let me know if you have any questions about anything and I will be glad to answer! Latest blog post here

Enjoy!

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My Favorite Hair Products:

Shampoo 

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This shampoo is purple and it helps your hair stay a beautiful blonde color.

If you are blonde you know it can turn this ugly brassy color. This prevents your hair from doing that.

Shop this shampoo here

Conditioner 

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This conditioner is great if you color your hair.

Sulfate will strip your color and this keeps your color lasting longer.

Shop this conditioner here

 

Dry Shampoo

This is my favorite Dry Shampoo because of the price.

I only wash my hair about once a week.

I use this every day in between washes.

Shop this dry shampoo here

Texture Spray

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I use texture spray to help my curls stay in and it really does work.

If you have thin hair like me and you need extra body you have to get some texture spray.

Spray in your hair when wet.

Shop this texture spray here

Curling Iron

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I use a 3/4 inch Hot Tools Curling Iron.

I only curl small pieces of hair. Maybe 1-inch pieces

Shop this curling iron here

Frizz Control 

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Dry Shampoo can cause your hair to be frizzy.

Also the winter can really dry your hair out with the heating inside the house.

I use this product when my hair is wet or dry.

Just apply a small amount in the palms and rub it all over your hair to calm down your frizz. Try not to touch your roots.

Shop this Frizz Ease here

Extensions 

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I use 2 different types of extensions. I use Halo extensions (halo is one big piece attached to a fishing wire) and Clip in extensions (they have 9 weft pieces that you clip in all over your head).

There are pros and cons to both but right now I have been loving halo extensions because they only take a second to put in and out, they are more comfortable for everyday wear, they are very easily hidden, and they blend a lot easier.

The cons with a halo are that you can only do a couple hairstyles (mainly for wearing your hair down) and sometimes the fishing wire will rub on your head and makes your hair do this weird loop thing. So you have to watch it sometimes.  I am wearing halo extensions in this picture and  Shop these exact extensions here.

Hair Brush

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This is seriously the best hair brush I have ever used.

I love it because it doesn’t hurt your head when you are trying to get out all of the tangles.

This is a great brush to use every day and for when you do a blow out with your hairdryer.

Shop this hairbrush here

 

Hair Spray 

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This is by far my favorite Hairspray because it holds my curl so well.

Not only does it hold your style but it also adds a ton of volume.

Shop this hairspray here

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Three Outfit Ideas from Pink Blush Maternity.

Collaboration with Pink Blush Maternity.

I am wearing a small in this dress. Shop Pink Floral Dress here

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I am wearing a Large in this dress. They sent me a small and it was way too small in the bust area so size up!  Shop White Maxi Dress here

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This top is a size small.

Shop yellow shoes and earrings from this blog post here

Shop Magenta Off the Shoulder Chiffon Top here

Hey Guys,

I teamed up with Pink Blush Maternity to show you three different styles and how I styled them.

Style 1- I am wearing this floral off the shoulder top to my baby shower next weekend. This dress is so soft and stretchy. You could wear it for a special occasion or just around the house. It is seriously made of the best material. I love the floral print. Floral print just reminds me of my sweet Annslee Kate because I want to decorate her room in all floral.

Style 2- This white maxi dress runs small in the bust area. I definitely had size up quite a bit and I am so glad I got a Large. If you are pregnant and your bust hasn’t gotten too large then you could probably get by with your normal size.

Style 3- This Magenta top is a show stopper for sure. I love how flowy it is and the color is so pretty. I added an extra pop of color with the yellow just to be a daredevil but you could totally style this with some cheetah print heels as well.

Watch my Youtube Video here:

I hope yall have a great Thursday (Friday Junior)

Abraidedblonde

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Grey Over the Knee Boots and Pink Cardigan Outfit.

Green Hills Mall

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Pink Cardigan- shop here

Grey OTK boots- shop here

White Lace Tank- shop here

Last Saturday we shopped at Green Hills Mall in Nashville, TN. This mall brings back so many memories when my mom would take me to the doctor which was across the street from this mall. Every time the doctor would give me a shot she would take me to limited too to buy an outfit. I had a crazy love for fashion and limited too even was a little girl. If you are ever visiting Nashville this mall is pretty awesome. It is definitely high fashion but it is always fun to go into Chanel and look at everything.

This outfit is so comfy and perfect if you are pregnant because you can buy non-maternity. I got a ton of compliments on these boots and I just love how affordable they are. The boots are a little snug so I put some thick socks on, put my boots on over the socks, and used a hair dryer on all of the tight spots. That trick works like a charm. I think they are snug on me because I am so pregnant. lol

29 weeks pregnant update- I am getting so big. My acid reflux is almost at the unbearable point and it was not this bad with Grayson. I cannot sleep very well through the night. I am facing a ton of anxiety. 10 times more the usual. I am hoping nothing is really wrong with me and it’s just the pregnancy. I still have no cravings at all. Isn’t that weird?? Chris rubs my belly and feels her kick more than ever now. It makes me super happy when he does that.

Thanks for following along with me and you if have any questions about anything shoot me an email at kellyannmomblog@gmail.com. I will respond super quick. I also do photography shoots on the side if you are in the Nashville area. By the way, I mean any questions… outfit details, make up details, hair details, pregnant questions.

I am working on a what is in my hospital bag post and I am super excited about that collaboration. It is almost time for the hospital. This is getting so exciting. I just can’t wait to snuggle her and soak in that new baby smell. If you are a momma you know what I am talking about.

Did you see what we were for Halloween? Halloween was so fun. To see blog post click here

I hope everyone has a great weekend,

Abraidedblonde

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Happy Halloween from the Toy Story Family

WE ARE A TOY STORY FAMILY!

Grayson was not liking the cold. So he isn’t the happiest in some of these pictures!! I got all of our costumes on Amazon!

Mommy- Toy Story Barbie

Daddy- Buzz

Grayson- Woody

Grayson loves this costume and every time he puts it on he says, “reach for the SKY!”. I cannot wait to take this boy trick or treating on Tuesday night! We are going to have a blast.

Tomorrow I am going on the news to show some easy DIY costumes and I cannot wait to show some mommies some last minute ideas! Tuesday I am dressing up as a scarecrow for work. I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!

 

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Maternity Products Roundup and Sneak Peak of Baby Annslee!

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Here is the 4D ultrasound of Annslee Kate! I think she looks like me! YAY! haha Who do y’all think she looks more like?

A. Too soon to tell.

B. Kelly

C. Chris

 

 

4D ultrasound 28 weeks pregnant

 

How am I feeling?

My heartburn is terrible. I am on a prescription heart burn medication that helps a little and I take TUMs on top of that. Heartburn is not fun. I wonder if she is going to have a lot of hair. Even though they say that is myth. But the nausea has gone away and that’s good! My milk came and that hasn’t been fun. I haven’t been able to fit in any of my bras. 🙁

Do my clothes fit?

Some of my clothes still fit if they are stretchy enough but maternity jeans are now a must. The hair tie around the button trick doesn’t work anymore like it used to.

Are you uncomfortable?

Bending down isn’t fun anymore so I already try to avoid that at all costs. I have a sharp pain on ONE freaking spot on my back. Sometimes I feel like it is really hard to breathe.

Cutest memory this month?

So Chris came in for my doctor’s appointment so he could see the first 4D ultrasound of Annslee Kate. She wouldn’t get her arm off her mouth so we could see her whole face. I told Chris to come try and move her because every time he rubs my belly she will move. So he came over and start rubbing my belly and she moved her arm. It was the craziest thing. Me and the ultra sound tech were cracking up. There is already a sweet connection with her and her daddy. I can’t wait to see the two of them together. He is going to love this little girl.

Nesting?

I have been cooking like crazy and organizing the house. I am totally and completely in the nesting stage.

Favorite Maternity Products?

Belly Butter – click to shop on Amazon here

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Maternity Underwear

What I love about these is that they cover enough and they don’t look like Granny underwear. I got 5 pairs but I might get more. They are the cutest maternity underwear I have ever seen.  Shop here

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Maternity Bras

Another great find from Amazon. A girl in my mommy group told me about this. They are so comfortable and the back has extenders incase you get bigger. Shop here

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Maternity Clothes

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Everly Grey is a great maternity brand. All of their tops are breastfeeding accessible. I cannot wait to rock these before and After Annslee gets here.

They even have matching outfits for you and the baby in the hospital.

Top- here

Jeans- here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matching hospital outfits here

Thanks everyone for reading! I hope you can find some maternity products that helps you and your growing belly!

 

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Yellow Pumps and Distressed Jeans

Yellow Pumps and Distressed Jeans

Outfit Details

  • Yellow pumps- Women’s Nimo Pump -Yellow • $29.99 • DSW here
  • Distressed jeggings- Only Coral Destroyed Skinny Jeans • $27 • Asos here
  • White v neck top-  H&M- $19.99 here
  • Gold watch- Micheal Kors $134,99 here
  • White Clutch- Rebecca Minkoff Love Small Chevron Quilted Crossbody Bag • $195 • Neiman Marcus here

 

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Outfit Details

  • Yellow pumps- Women’s Nimo Pump -Yellow • $29.99 • DSW here
  • Distressed jeggings- Only Coral Destroyed Skinny Jeans • $27 • Asos here
  • White v neck top-  H&M- $19.99 here
  • Gold watch- Micheal Kors $134,99 here
  • White Clutch- Rebecca Minkoff Love Small Chevron Quilted Crossbody Bag • $195 • Neiman Marcus here

 

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I am really into this pumps and distressed jeans look lately. I feel like it really dresses up the jeans and makes you look super classy. I told Chris I wanted to go buy some cheetah print heels. He said no like usual. haha. These yellow heels or so out of the box but I really LOVE them. Sometimes you need a little color in your life.

Pregnancy Update

I have been super anxious lately about having another baby and feeling like Grayson isn’t going to get enough attention. So much has happened in the past 3 years and it has always been Chris, Grayson, and me. Just the 3 of us. I have guilt that Grayson isn’t going to be the center of attention anymore. Do any other moms feel this way?

I think he is going to love and adore his sibling. I know he will be super excited just to have someone to play with all the time. The boy is exactly like me sometimes. He loves to be around people and he doesn’t like to be by himself. I love being around people, talking to people, and building relationships. My husband on the other hand is more reserved.

I have considered taking maternity leave a week before my due date and spending that entire week with Grayson. Just me and him. Some moms have been giving me tips and they say to give Grayson a gift from Annslee when she gets here. I think that idea is a great idea. If anyone else has any ideas/tips about having a second baby fill me in. The power of mommy groups helping each other is AMAZING. I am in a couple groups on Facebook and I love it.

Should Grayson stay at the hospital with us the majority of the time we are with the new baby? What did y’all do?

Should I pack a bag for Grayson when we go to the hospital so he has plenty of snacks and things to play with while I am in labor? I think this is a good idea!

Do you let your toddler hang out with you while you are in labor and then get grandma to take him out when you get ready to push?

I would love your feed back!

Don’t forget to check out my latest post. here

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DIY Scarecrow Costume

DIY Scarecrow Costume

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What you need to Recreate this DIY Scarecrow Costume:

  • Floppy Hat- Click here to shop at Walmart
  • Flannel Shirt
  • White Tank (If you are pregnant and your flannel shirt does not fit)
  • Dark Jeans
  • Brown Boots
  • Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner- click here to shop at walmart
  • Maybelline New York Superstay 24 Liquid Lipstick in Non stop Orange- click here to shop at walmart
  • Kiss False Eyelashes- click here

 

Hey Loves!

I teamed up with Walmart to show a costume look for around $25. I think this costume is great if you are on a budget or if you are thinking about doing something last minute. It’s also great for pregnant women because it’s hard to find a maternity costume. I think this look is so cute and the only thing I had to buy to recreate it was the hat, eyelashes, eyeliner, and orange smudge proof lipstick. The jeans, tank, top and boots were already in my closet. How awesome is that?

The makeup took about 10 minutes max and I made a tutorial on how to recreate the makeup for this scarecrow look. I did have foundation and concealer on my face before I made the tutorial. Don’t worry if the black lines around the mouth and nose are absolutely perfect. I think it looks cuter when they are a little messy.


Don’t forget to check out my latest blog post at the pumpkin patch- here

Thanks for reading! I hope everyone has a great week!!

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