I visited my dermatologist last week and we talk about some trouble spots I was having on my face. I never had acne until I hit 30 (and for the first trimester I was pregnant with Henry). She recommended getting a face wash with glycolic acid in it... That sounded scary so I went to Sephora.com and read reviews.
I bought this and am waiting for it to come in. Also if you order online and spend $35 you are eligible for a free gift, just type in the code Summerscore.
One of my favorite things about getting older is that my eyebrows quit growing and somehow have large gaps missing... I don't know.. I've never been a big waxer or tweezer but now I'm a huge fan coloring in my eye brows! Not dramatic just enough to look like I actually have eyebrows. I received a sample of this in a Sephora purchase and I'm loving it!
| four | Family Time
This is what $40 at main event looks like...
| five |Laundry Catch-up
I was so behind on laundry this week. I had a weeks worth of clean clothes next to my bed. Last night I turned on a movie and sat and folded clothes for an hour and a half. I'm finally caught up! That is not a favorite but being caught up is!
We've been to the gym. We got our hair cut. We swam. We ate. We visited with Family. I am buried in laundry and have been working so hard to get it washed and put away.
Here's a peek at our week!
Wesley likes Jonathan more than me but when J goes to work Wesley shows me some love!
Tuesday Jonathan had an MRI and doctors appointment. We had time between our appointments so we went to a thrift store. I found the most beautiful solid wood, leather top desk that would be perfect for a kids room for $100, I asked if they would take $50 and they accepted. Then I went to pay and their machines were down, I said we would come back and then we didn't... I'm still a little heart broken over this...
I started calling Jonathan the bombfactory.com because I think he is awesome...
My love before lunch.
Waiting and reading...
Jonathan's MRI came back stable! Praise the Lord! We will go back for another one in 3 months!
Wednesday we went to the gym and swam with friends.
Also, I had to use the restroom so I went to the ladies room. When I tried to leave the ladies room the door wouldn't open... I started yelling for my friend. She pulled and I pushed and I still couldn't get the door open... I was trapped. The top of the bathroom opened to the men's restroom, so I climbed to the top and through the rafters and over the wall and out the men's side... I'm sure I looked like a monkey!
My kids get to the pool and act like I haven't fed them in weeks...
Last night we had dinner with these two! (and their kids!)
Gone are the days where I grease my body in tanning oil and bake in the sunshine... If you see a lady wearing a long sleeved rash guard with a wide-brimmed hat and smells of SPF 50- DON"T BE ALARMED! It's just ME! I'm sharing my favorite summer skincare products below!
My dermatologist told me out the Elta Brand of sunscreen and I have been using it for two years. I use the tinted sunscreen everyday under my makeup, it doesn't feel or smell like sunscreen either.
I don't recommend spray sunscreen because we aren't using enough to protect our skin for the recommended time period. The FDA continues to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of spray sunscreens. The challenge in using sprays is that it is difficult to know if you have used enough sunscreen to cover all sun-exposed areas of the body, which may result in inadequate coverage.
One of the best things we can do for our hair/face is to cover it up. I wear a hat whenever I go outside! My pool bag holds two hats, each for different sitting situations. (I'm being serious) I have a bonnet style hat for reclining in a pool chair and a wide brimmed hat for chair sitting...
It's best to stay covered. I wear layers to the pool, usually a bikini top and bottoms and then when I feel like I'm getting too much sun I will throw on a long sleeved rash guard. It doesn't make me hot and it doesn't let me burn!