It's a Girl! (Life Update)

1:03 PM

It's a girl!

For those of you who didn't see my announcement on Twitter or Instagram, I'm pregnant. For those of you who did, we have found out that we are having a little girl. As you can see, Marin is super excited for a little sister (or maybe she's just really happy about the announcement sweets).

I haven't really been doing a lot since I found out that I was pregnant, mainly because this pregnancy has been completely different when compared to my first pregnancy.. I have been so sick and tired all the time! Definitely not the easy pregnancy I had with Marin. The morning sickness got so bad that I actually had to take a leave of absence from school, which I was not happy about at all.

I am planning on returning back to YouTube soon, which I know I say a lot.. but with no school and more free time, I think this could be a good way for me to get back into the swing of things online. Plus, I always wanted to document my pregnancy with Marin and didn't really get to do that, so pregnancy vlogs this time around sounds like fun. Also, I want to try and write at least one blog post a week, so let's see how that goes.

Since I'm taking a leave from school (the driving and chemicals are too much for me right now), I've thought about taking a few online classes. I just hate sitting at home and doing nothing when I could be doing something productive, so I'll be sure to update you all on whether or not online school becomes a part of my life again.

Other than that, not much has changed in our lives. We had a wonderful holiday season, spent with our family and loved ones. Thanksgiving dinner was delicious and Christmas morning was full of love and laughs. We had a nice New Year's Eve dinner with friends and rang in the new year with loved ones at home (watching the New Year's Rockin' Eve, of course).

I am excited for 2017 and all that this year will bring, I hope you are too! I plan to share all of our adventures and experiences with you, so hopefully this starts with a new blog post next week and a new vlog sometime soon! I love you all and thank you for being in our lives.

xoxo Briddy Nicole ♕

MAC x Mariah Carey Holiday Collection

11:34 AM

All I want for Christmas is.. THIS!

MAC Cosmetics has unveiled the entire Mariah Carey collection and it is gorgeous! Yes, maybe a bit much for some people, but I am just living for the sparkle. It screams holidays with Mariah, that is for sure. The collection will be available online December 8th and in stores on December 15th. So on to the fun part, the products!

There will be five lipsticks available ($20 each) and will include Bit of Bubbly (soft pinky nude, cremesheen), Dahhlinggg! (pinky peach, cremesheen), MCizzle (cool peach, cremesheen), All I Want (champagne shimmer, frost), and I Get So OOC (shimmering brown, frost).

Four lipglasses (18.50 each), as well as two lip pencils ($22 each), will also be available. The lipglasses include colors such as Rainbow Interlude, Little Miss Monroe, and Butterfly Bling. For the lip pencils, New Ombre is a cool peach and So Dramatique is a deep brown.

Probably one of my favorites in this collection is the extra dimension skinfinish ($45.50). My 
Mimi is a warm gold shimmer and something that I can definitely see in my makeup bag this holiday season.

Something that I haven't seen in a lot of MAC collaborations is this product, the loose powder ($39.50). I am actually really excited to see some swatches with this, perfectly named Touch My Body and described as a radiant gold shimmer.

There will be two eyeshadow palettes ($41 each) in this collection, It's Everything and I'm That Chick You Like. I'm honestly not sure which of these I want more, both are full of flattering shades.

I just have to say that MAC x Mariah really outdid themselves with the packaging on this collection. As a girl who loves her packaging, I'm already obsessed with every product. I mean, liquid eyeliner is liquid eyeliner (this is $22, btw).. but this one, This Is My Night (rich black-brown), just feels like something I need to add to my collection.. I swear I don't have a shopping problem.
Two powder blushes ($24 each) will also be included in this collection. Sweet Sweet Fantasy is described as a deep coral, while You've Got Me Feeling is a light candy pink. I'm not too big on blush, but I would still like to try these out and see how they look in person.
The collection also features two sets of lashes ($18 each), 05 (more natural-looking fringe) and 36 (super-glam). Obviously my favorite lashes are these gorgeous lashes above, the 36 set.


Last, but not least, we have the brushes that will be released with this collection. I usually don't buy any of the brushes that come out with the collaborations, but the sparkle is calling my name. The 239 Eye Shader will be sold for $28.50, while the 183 Buffer is $59.50.. which means I'll probably stick with the shader if I end up picking up one of the two.

So what are your thoughts? Love it? Leave it? What are you hoping to find in your stocking?

xoxo Briddy Nicole ♕

What's on my plate? GOOD THiNS Review

9:17 AM

I am always looking for new things to try, including snacks. I have been trying to cut out the junk food as much as possible in my life recently, so snacking has been hard for me. I try to find products that don’t have any artificial colors or flavors. When I looked at a box of GOOD THiNS, I knew I had found the right snack for me!

By checking out the GOOD THiNS box (this one is the POTATO one, which is the original), you can easily find out more about the product. In “the goods” section, it notes that these have no artificial colors, artificial flavors, cholesterol, partially hydrogenated oils, or high fructose corn syrup. This is VERY GOOD for me and already has me wanting to eat them.

Biting into my first GOOD THiNS, I am sold. These little morsels are delicious on their own, but I can already imagine the dips that I can set out with these if I am ever having a party. They’re like chips, only better. I love that I can eat these without having to feel guilty about what I am putting in my body. They are perfect for a little snack on the go or even an appetizer at a dinner party. I seriously cannot stop eating them.

Check how others felt about GOOD THiNS in this video below!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by GOOD THiNS through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about GOOD THiNS, all opinions are my own.