A day at the Beach

Saturday, May 9, 2009

We went to Huntington Beach yesterday. My friend Crystal joined us on our adventure. We usually don't make very good plans so we left around 11am. I made sandwiches and sliced up some watermelon. Kris and I are not huge fans of the beach, so its rare if we stay more than a couple of hours. We just wanted to get out of the house and do something different. It was a long drive because traffic in California is always ridiculous, and to our surprise the beach was...empty!! It was really windy and overcast. The sun made an appearance for 5mins at a time. For those of you that don't know, when its overcast you get burnt the worst so double up on that sunblock. I love tanning. I usually get sprayed because I'm so inpatient and can lay in a tanning bed no longer than 5 mins without going nuts. Being that I'm pregnant I should do sun-less tanning anyhow. I really wanted to get in, but the water was soooooo cold!! Kris was chasing me around in the water and I was screaming because it felt like he was throwing iced water at me! Lol, running around made me almost flash the whole beach, YIKES! . As you can see in my picture to the right, my belly is starting to really pop out. I'm dreading stretch marks and I hope they don't come anytime soon!! Hey, do you guys have a favorite California beach? Let me know!


Friday, May 1, 2009

Today I looked in the mirror and noticed I had soooo much hair around my eyebrows and I was due for a good waxing yesterday! I remembered I had a bottle of GiGi Sugar Bare (Microwave Formula) in the restroom just incase I couldnt get a last minute appointment at the salon. If you are planning to try this product out don't forget to pick up a pack of GiGi Natural Epilating Strips & Applicators. It comes with different size applicators that make it easy to wax different spots on the body. If you have really tender skin and have a low tolerance for pain I don't recommend it. Also I suggest giving yourself at least an hour for the swelling and redness to go away before you apply makeup! When I go to get it done by a professional they commonly use a cooling gel or oil, since I have sensitive skin I opt for a hot towel or a face cleansing wipe instead. When my face had time to relax and I am ready to apply makeup, I love filling in my eyebrows with a dark shadow. I have Dark Brown/Black hair and using a pencil in a "black" makes the face look too harsh. Instead try using a deep brown like 'Espresso' by MAC and apply the shadow with a stiff angle brush with light strokes. My eyebrows have been threw alot and one is a little thicker than the other and this technique helps me the most. Good luck and let me know how it works for you! -Sonia