29 Weeks Bumpdate

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Ok guys, I’m 29 weeks and feeling like I’m 35 weeks!! It’s crazy that I literally thought that this pregnancy would be a total breeze… I mean, considering it’s my third one… in a row. LOL. It’s true when they say that every pregnancy is different. I definitely started strong with this one and was dancing rigorously up to 20 weeks but as soon as I entered my third trimester last week, I have just been feeling as pregnant as ever!

Thankfully, for ALL of my pregnancies, I never experienced morning sickness… just nausea at worst. I do, however, currently suffer from fatigue, crazy hormones (sorry to my hubby Leo lol), horrible cravings, shortness of breath, and my favorite (NOT)… leg cramps in the middle of the night! I just gotta keep reminding myself that it will soon be over and I’ll have a newborn to snuggle so all of this discomfort will be worth it in the end.

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Any way, Landon and Scarlett are both so attached to me but I’m not complaining! I’m looking forward to my maternity leave this summer where I can just spend as much time with them as possible 🙂 Here are the most recent pics of my babies *insert heart eyes emoji here*!

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MQ_scarlettoutfit1^ Matching Top and Bottom: Osh Kosh (on sale)!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! xo
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Ipsy May 2017 Glam Bag Review

MQ_mayipsy1What’s in the Ipsy May 2017 “Summer Friday” Glam Bag?

  1. Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matte Lipstick in Posh
  2. Royal & Langnickel MODA Precision Angled Brush
  3. Global Beauty Care Charcoal Wash Off Mask
  4. Manna Kadar Cosmetics Radiance Split Bronzer and Highlighter Duo
  5. Pacifica Island Life Eyeshadow Palette

MQ_mayipsy3MQ_mayipsy2Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matte Lipstick in Posh

I was so excited to get this lipstick shade because it’s very similar to one of my everyday colors that I currently wear (MAC – Whirl). It’s a true matte lipstick and I love the smooth application. In the picture above, I put 2 coats on my hand. I wear the MAC Prep + Prime Lip under all my lipsticks and it definitely helps with hydration, smoothening the lines and keeping the color on longer.

MQ_mayipsy4Royal & Langnickel MODA Precision Angled Brush

This brush is not only super cute (love the white tips) but it’s definitely quality too! It’s a multipurpose brush that I mostly use for nose conturing and blending my eyeshadow. Love it! I also found out that this brand has brushes for Art AND Beauty… now that’s awesome! No wonder their make-up brush is legit.

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This is one of those masks that give you an immediate result, which is smoother skin. I loved how my face felt after I washed this off… it felt much softer. When it comes to face masks, I need to feel immediate results so I actually know it was worth the time I left it on my face haha.

MQ_mayipsy6Manna Kadar Cosmetics Radiance Split Bronzer and Highlighter Duo

When I first saw this in my bag, I assumed it was eyeshadow so I was surprised to find out it was actually a bronzer and highlighter… oops! Any way, when it comes to bronzers, I typically like ones without a shimmer so I actually just used the highlighter on this duo. The light shimmer is really nice outdoors. The palette I use for contouring is the Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette.

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Yay for an eyeshadow palette! These colors are really pretty although the 3 colors I would use the most are the lightest one on the left and the 2 shades of brown on the right. The product is pigmented and on the shimmery side which I love for the warmer weather. What’s awesome about this brand too is that it’s 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free!

Overall, I was pretty satisfied with this month’s bag. The quality of the products are good and since they’re similar to products I already use, I would probably be using them up. I’m not a fan of the see-through ice cream make-up bag though but I know Scarlett will be and she can use it for her little trinkets. Haha. Any way, Ipsy has been stepping up their game lately and I get more and more excited to see what I’ll get each month. If you’re considering to try it out, don’t hesitate! It’s worth more than the $10/month… click here 🙂

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Shoes Day Tuesday

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Yes!! It’s that time of the year when I can dust off all of my sandals and start wearing them again. Okay, I’m totally exaggerating because I live in San Diego, California where the weather is mostly perf… (am I right fellow San Diegans)?! But any way, it’s definitely the season to splurge and buy more sandals… to make it easier for you, I put together a bunch of super cute pairs that I will have to convince my husband that I NEED to buy lol 😛 They’re all flat because I’m about to be a whale in my 30+ weeks of pregnancy and need to be comfy haha totally kidding, kinda.

Happy Shoes Day Tuesday!!!
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Boho Baby Bump

MQ_boho2MQ_boho3MQ_boho4MQ_boho1MQ_boho5Dress: Romwe – Choker: Cotton On (similar) – Shoes: (old; similar)

Guys, I am officially in my 3rd and final trimester! I can’t believe how fast this pregnancy is going. Baby #3 (yes, we still don’t have an official name yet although we do have a couple options) will be here in about 3 months! I’m currently soaking up my time with Landon as the baby before he becomes a big brother. He’s been so attached to me too and I don’t mind at all because… snuggles! As for Scarlett, I’m really excited for her to be a big sister again because she is obsessed with babies so she will love helping take care of her newest baby brother (under my supervision, of course lol). She loved Landon when he was a newborn but now that she’s older, she understands a little more. She even knows that the baby is in my belly… too cute.

Any way, this boho style dress (not maternity) is from Romwe and only $22! Such a steal since the quality is pretty good and the style of the dress reminds me of Free People. It’s the perfect dress during pregnancy, in my opinion, because it’s loose and airy… it’s like wearing a loose sheet haha. I’m really picky when it comes to prints but I like this one, it’s not too out there.

P.S. Landon turns ONE this weekend (his party won’t be until the 17th though but I ain’t complaining cause this busy mama needs more time to finish planning lol)!

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Perfect Cup for a Toddler

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As some of you may know, we moved into a house a little over a month ago and we are really starting to enjoy it! It’s such a pain to move… I hate packing and unpacking with a passion! Lol. The person that has been loving our new house the most is little miss Scarlett. She gets her own play room (technically, it’s hers and Landon’s but she’s claimed it), a backyard and front yard to play in and an awesome park across the street. I’m so happy that she is able to create these wonderful childhood memories! I spent a lot of my childhood outdoors so I will make sure my children get to do that as well.

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One thing that makes my life easier when Scarlett is playing outside is the Nuby Snack N’ Sip Cup! It’s seriously the best invention ever! I love that you can store snacks on the top container… Scarlett loves it too! She enjoys that she can literally snack AND sip. It’s the only thing I have to take outside with us when she wants to play. I never have to step a foot in the house until she’s done cause she’s good to go for awhile with her goldfish crackers and apple juice 🙂 Mamas, it’s also super easy to clean… thank goodness!

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*GIVEAWAY* I’ve teamed up with Nuby USA to give one lucky winner a Snack N’ Sip! All the details on my Instagram @rainalegado 🙂

*This post was in collaboration with Nuby USA. As always, all opinions are my own.
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Taking Care of Yourself While Pregnant

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When I’m not pregnant, I have no problem living a healthy lifestyle… eating healthy meals, working out on the regular and just making sure I am taking good care of my health and fitness. During my pregnancies though, it’s a whole other story! During the first couple of months, I have no problem watching what I eat but when it comes to the middle of the second trimester and ALL of the third trimester… forget it! I want everything fatty, salty, sweet, and basically everything I would normally feel bad about consuming lol. That makes me so thankful for prenatal vitamins so that I can be reassured knowing that my body and my growing baby are getting the essential nutrients that I may not be providing with my current diet.

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FortĂ© Elements sent me a 30 day supply of their Prenatal+ and I was so excited to check it out. Not only is it packaged in a super cute box but it was already separated in different packets for each day. You know I love convenience and anything to make this mama’s life easier! I am always on the go so I just grab one and throw it in my bag to take to work. I used to purchase any brand of prenatal vitamins (typically the gummy ones) but honestly, after reading the benefits of this particular brand… I was sold. Here’s what FortĂ© Prenatal+ helps with:

  • Maintaining a healthy pregnancy by providing nutrients that are essential for the health and wellness of both you and your baby
  • Maternal Nutrition and Baby Health

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What sets them apart from the typical drugstore brands is that they are Pharmaceutical-Grade Quality. They are produced in FDA-compliant manufacturing facilities using pharmaceutical-grade manufacturing practices. Forté Elements is also supported by Medical Science. They are formulated by licensed physicians and based on published clinical research to provide the right blend of vital nutrients.

Sounds so legit right? Well, it is! I’ve been using this for over 2 weeks now and I feel so good knowing that I am providing my body and baby what they need to stay healthy during this pregnancy. Let’s be real… growing a human is tough and can take its toll on a woman so it helps to get the supplements you need from a trusted brand. Believe me, this is my 3rd time lol.

They also sent me some of their anti-nausea supplements and a packet of pregnancy exercises based on what trimester you’re in… so awesome! PLUS a meal plan. I might just have to do separate posts on these two topics so stay tuned! In the mean time, check them out here… they have much more than just prenatal supplements 🙂

*This post was in collaboration with Forté Elements. As always, all opinions are my own.

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