My Must-Haves in Eye Products

Being pregnant can change your skin and since you are already having insecurities with so many other things it can be even harder to deal with problem skin. My issue with this pregnancy is with my eyes! Once I got pregnant I became really tired and it showed around my eyes. So I found the 3 best and pregnancy safe beauty products that helped me stay looking awake and glam.

Dermaquest Eye Lift- Being in my last trimester sleeping has been very difficult especially when you have a big baby...lol. I usually wake up in the mornings with bags under my eyes but after applying Dermaquest's eye lift serum its like they disappear. After a sleepless night the serum brightens, lifts and hides my bags from the night before. It is also an all over moisturizer so when I apply my concealer over top the serum it gives me an extra protective layer under my eye.

Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment- During the colder seasons my skin gets very dry and towards the end of this pregnancy my skin is even more dry. Dry skin makes you look tired and it ages you, especially around the eyes so that is why I love layering on Kiehl's creamy eye treatment at night. At least twice a week I use it like an overnight eye mask. 

Vasanti Concealer- Recently I discovered Vansanti makeup and the shades and tones are made for Asian women. So this liquid concealer matches perfectly with my skin tone and it doesn't make my under eyes look like a raccoon. It goes one smooth and blends easily. I like to take the wand and draw an upside down triangle under the eye than I use a damp makeup sponge to blend it; this will give you the perfect coverage.



Maternity Shoot

This year has been one of the best and scariest years ever. I started off the year making grand life plans that didn't surround a baby, but once I found out I was pregnant all of those plans quickly changed. Having been so use to living for myself its been hard to turn off the switch and start surrounding my entire being around another human. Even though I can't stop complaining how much I hate pregnancy I know how lucky to have been blessed with this opportunity. The road may have been hard and will get harder, but the hardest things in life can become the best things ever. 

Thanks to Purple Tree Photography for capturing yet another amazing chapter of my life.



Comfort vs. Fashion Dilemma

When you start wearing your husband's clothes does that mean that you have given up on being a fashionista? Is this a time where you have to pick comfort over fashion? I don't want to give up my style yet, but as I get bigger I can't bother myself to try and squeeze into tight dresses and high heels (it gives me a major headache just thinking about the discomfort to come). Why is it so hard to be a women? I mean I have already given up my freedom for the rest of my life for this child; and now I have to give up my closet too.

I dream on a daily basis on getting my body back to shape so I can wear those tight dresses and be more comfortable. I know its going to be a challenge but I'm willing to do it. However in the meantime I have to live with this body and for the next 5 weeks. I just want to be comfortable, so shopping in the warden's closet is going to be my only option, I'm going to have to transition cool men's wear into a pregnancy direction (as seen above...not that easy...don't try it at home...lol!)

Giving up my closet hasn't been easy, and sometimes I still lie to myself and go back to my closet like an addictive drug. For example yesterday (against my better judgement) I had an meeting and decided to wear these cute Chanel kitten heels. I looked great and felt great, even though my third trimester nausea came out to play. Of course I couldn't catch a break, and after the meeting I walked out of the building and slipped on the wet sidewalk and twisted my ankle. Luckily I didn't break it or else I would have killed someone from the major pain because pregnant women couldn't take any pain medication. I was still in a lot of pain all day but managed to deal with it. After dealing with that all night I have decided to choose baggy and comfortable clothes with runners over my closet! I am kicking the habit!!! 

Wearing: Zara Men's Jacket, Asos Maternity Top, Rick Owens Pants, JOLIE Tote, Nike Runners and Jon Beau Toque, Chloe Sunnies 



One step at a time (34 WEEKS)

It's 11:30 am and finally I get the energy to roll out of bed! As I step over a huge pile of dirty laundry on our bedroom floor, I realize that I have already used up 80% of my energy. Now as I walk into the bathroom my back pain flares up and I look at myself in the mirror and I start to feel...I think its the feeling of guilt?!?!? Wait but why am I feeling guilty? Oh and than I think to myself; if I wasn't pregnant I would have already had breakfast, gone to the gym and arrived at the office to take my first meeting by 11:30 am. But instead at 34 weeks pregnant doing all of those things takes much more effort, and I feel bad that I can't do it all.

So how much effort does it really take? Well imagine carrying a sack of potatoes on your chest while running a 5k marathon and looking cute at the same time. Not easy! However I wish this wasn't the case and that's where the guilt comes from. Not being able to balance running my business and getting ready to be a mother makes me feel like I have failed already. I want to be that women that everyone complements on being able to do everything. 

I think society puts way to much pressure on women when they are pregnant to look a certain way, or when they become a mother to do everything for free. But not everyone can look like a super model, and being a mother is already a full-time job, so how do you fit in another career when you already have one? Well there's no real answer because I have been searching for something to make me feel less guilty since I got pregnant. Instead I have decided to tell society's discourses on being a women in this day and age to go fuck themselves? I'm over it I'm going to live the way I want to live because I only have 6 more weeks to myself. Bye-bye guilt!!!

Wearing: Missguided Jacket, Zara Sweater and Shoes, ASOS Maternity Tights, Chanel Pin



Pimp eats- Double dip oven baked chicken

One of my biggest pregnancy cravings has been fried chicken. After eating so much of it I went on a hunt for a healthier version because my butt was getting bigger by the day. After trying a couple of recipes I found the perfect one and it is super easy! Enjoying this finger-licking recipe. 

- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- 2 cups of gluten free bread crumbs (its easy to make your own but its easier to buy it, I like to use the Glutino Original Bread crumbs)
- 6-8 chicken thighs

1. Pre-heat oven to 380 F
2. Take the 4 eggs and lightly beat it in a bowl
3. Take the flour, paprika, ground pepper and salt and mix it all together into a deep set plate
4. Take the bread crumbs and pour it into a deep set plate
5. Take your chicken thighs and dip it into the flour mixture, than egg and lastly into the bread crumbs. Repeat one more time
6. Lay the thighs on a baking rack and bake for 1 hour.

Bon Appetit!