August 19, 2014

EOTD & pregnancy update!

Good day, lovelies!
Today I went to the doctor for my 39 week appointment, and after not going for a whopping week and a half it felt like such a hassle with my intense laziness in full-swing. My doctor went ahead and did a membrane sweep without warning me and can I just say, ouch. I was sitting there getting checked as usual and all of sudden it was very not-usual. Afterward I found out my cervix is soft (albeit thick, boooo) and I'm 1cm dilated. She is still measuring quite large and so I got rescheduled for my ultrasound tomorrow at 1 which is a huge pain in the you-know-what because a nurse scheduled it incorrectly the first time. Besides that relatively small inconvenience we also went ahead and scheduled me to be induced on Thursday evening! We are so so so excited, I'm a bit nervous because they plan to use Cytotec on me, which using for an induction is off-label use and quite controversial but after some research it shouldn't be any more dangerous for baby or I compared to Cervadyl. We can't wait and you can bet I'll be posting 18,000,000 (roughly) pictures of the baby once she's here and I have time to make a post! 

Moving on though, today I broke out my UD Naked (original) Palette, that I really don't use as much as I should. I forgot how much I enjoy it! In the end I ended up with a darkened (but not too smokey or muddled) eye look. Check it out:

Products used:

Face- Covergrl 3-in-1 foundation, Benefit High Beam, Benefit Posie Tint, Maybelline Instant Age Rewind dark circle eraser (in Neutralizer)
Eyes/brows- Wet N' Wild Ultimate Brow Kit (in 963, Ash brown), Elf Eyeliner primer, Lorac PRO Paltte (in shades Nauve, Taupe, Sable, Espresso, and Cream), Urban Decay Original Naked Palette (in shades Dark Horse, Side Car, and Virgin), L'oreal Infallible The Super Slim liquid eyeliner, and Kat Von D Sin-full Lash Mascara

Thank you all so much for stopping by & reading, I will keep my twitter (@sassysuburbia) updated as much as I can. Have a wonderful day!!:)

August 6, 2014

37 week pregnancy update!

Happy 37 weeks of pregnancy to me! 

Throughout the pregnancy I have had my worst discomfort from weeks 32-35 the past two weeks really haven't been too bad. Although, that in no way lessens how much I want this baby girl to be born already!

I've gained just about 30 lbs so far and really hoping that at this coming doctors appointment (tomorrow) that I've only gained 1lb or less this past week. It's hard to accept the fact that I'm supposed to gain this amount of weight, having had previous body/self-image/weight/eating issues. I know that weight gain is sanonamous with pregnancy, but it's just so odd seeing the number on the scale and knowing I shouldn't be panicked by it. If you know what I mean?

Anyways, I've been doing a lot better with not panicking over the number on the scale. I feel pretty good, I know I could go into labor any moment now which is exciting (in a nauseating kind of way), nerve wracking, and kind of puts my mind at ease knowing she'll be here soon.:)

My worst symptoms thus far are:
Feet being quite swollen, random nausea that hits without warning and is very intense, heartburn, overall soreness, recently I've been having random sharp cramps, and being exhausted all the time!

I've been feeling her shifting around a lot, and now that space is so right in my belly it kind of feels gross. My mother-in-law would describe it as "feeling like a belly full of snakes" which is spot. on. However, it's still so nice and comforting feeling her moving knowing she's doing well in there, especially since we haven't seen her since I've been 22 weeks! 

Send labor dust my way, we are so excited.:) thanks for reading stay tuned for more updates!

Tutorial: Golden UD Smokey Eye

Hello lovelies! After weeks of searching and really kind of being convinced that I was never going to see it again, I found my Urban Decay Vice Palette (original)! I'm thrilled, it's going to be so nice having all these fun colors to play with and produce some more interesting posts for you guys. Because let's be real, I love my Naked, Lorac PRO, and all of those other palettes to pieces but there's only so many looks I can do with neutral colors. So today I'm diving into a step-by-step of a look that's certainly out of my comfort zone, gold!

If you're interested to know how I got this look, keep reading!

Step one: I primed my eyelids all the way from lash line to brow bone.

Step two: I opened up my Urban Decay The Vice palette and dipped a dome-shaped blending brush (mine was quite large, and synthetic) into the color Laced, (which is a dusty-nude pink) and blended it across my entire crease. This is just being used as my transition color and I didn't even really deposit enough color to bother taking a picture of it, just enough to make blending easier and more seamless.

Step three: I then dipped that same brush into the color Muse (a beautiful cocoa-brown with golden shimmer, it leans slightly cool) and dabbed it into my outter "V" and gently blended it into my crease making sure to steer clear of the inner 1/3 and concentrating the most color in the outter 1/3.

Note; I used tape to get a clean line to get the cat-eye effect that I desired but it's completely optional.

Step three: I then took the color Sable from my Lorac PRO palette one a flat-fluffy brush and used that to buff out the crease a little more and just add a bit of warmth and depth to my outter corner.

Step four: then I took my flat, dense, shader brush that came with my UD Naked palette in the color Blitz from The Vice palette (a yellow/gold color that's very matallic, not chunky glitter) and ever-so-gingerly patted that onto the naked part of my lid. I did this a couple times to get the desired effect and make sure it was deposited in the right spots.

Step five: after making sure I had that color right where I wanted it, I went back in with my fluffy flat brush (not wiped off so there's still a hint of left over Sable on it) and verrry gently blended just the edges of Blitz so it doesn't look so blunt, going for a more soft and "air brushed" effect. I also went ahead and added my tear duct/inner-most lid highlight which is the color Nude from the Lorac PRO palette and my browbone highlight which is Anonomous from The Vice palette.

Finally I slapped on some mascara, eyeliner, concealer, and blush. Here is the completed look;

I hope you all enjoyed this look and are just as excited as I am to do many, many more looks and tutorials using outside-the-box colors. Thanks for reading!:)