Wednesday, April 19, 2006

What to blog about now?...

Now that the 21-day challenge is done...what do I blog about? Hmmm...

My New Favorite Products!
{ok...temporarily hijacking my own blog...WTF?! Chris in the bottom two?!!! Com'on people!!!!!! Something had to be wrong because I tried forever to get through but couldn't}
Back to your regularly scheduled blogging
In my recent shopping excursions I've found some new beauty products that I'm actually happy about...this doesn't happen too often Like many I have bags and boxes of stuff I bought that basically was crap.
Here's the first:

Sally Hansen Healing Beauty 18 Hour Lip Conditioner
I love lip gloss, but it's so hard finding the one that 1) lasts 2) has a good color and 3) doesn't feel gloopy. I bought Clear Sugar Cane. The color actually lasts a long time...ok not 18 hours, but you don't need to reapply all day. The color is a little shimmery, but not sparkly. It really conditions your lips and THATS where you notice the 18 hour. Great for this one!

Coppertone Endless Summer Gradual Tan
I have to thank Stephanie for this little find! (Thanks Steph!) Last summer I was a huge fan of the Jergens' gradual tan...but this stuff works faster and smells better. Great stuff here!
And finally:

Revlon Fabulash Mascara

This is a quest I've been on for some time now...the perfect mascara...and I think I may have found it...or something close to it. Actually the perfect mascara is not made anymore. It was the first stuff I ever used called Maybellene Featherlash, I think. Anyway...Fabulash...this stuff is not clumpy, but it thickens like a dream. I already have long lashes, so I really can't judge on it's lenghthening abilities.

In other news...

Today I met with my doctor to discuss the next step of our process to parenthood. Nothing came at too much of a surprise...he recommended trying IUI with injectables two more times before moving on to other procedures, namely IVF. Of course before I can start anything I had to take a pregnancy test, which I'll get the results of tomorrow. Wouldn't that be something? I really doubt I'm pregnant now, but it would be so nice not worrying about this anymore. However, the chances of me getting pregnant naturally is slim to none with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. I'm incredibly nervous...IVF is so expensive and our insurance doesn't cover it. Adoption is just as expensive...but I'm sorry, I really want my own biological child right now. I want to experience pregnancy. I have nothing against adoption at all and if we do adopt I will love our child just as much as if he or she came from my body, but I want to give my body all the chances it has. That's not too much to ask right?

Well, that's all for tonight. Bed is callin' my name....


Stephanie said...

So glad you like the Coppertone! :) I will have to try out that lipgloss. I have a Sally Hansen product that I should tell people NOT to buy. Maybe in an upcoming blog entry. LOL! IF I were to ever use mascara then I need something for lengthening. So jealous you have long lashes! ;)

I'll be praying for you during this whole injection/IUI process!

Angedawn said...

I'm putting that mascara on my "try next" list... I need to change mine. Been using "Maybelline" and it's OK, but I need a change!!!

Wishing you the best of luck with the next steps in your journey! Stay positive... things always have a way of working out.

Gina said...

I'm going to have to try that gradual tan!

Don't give up! I hope you are pregnant right now, even though I know it will happen for you no matter what route you take to get there. ;) My OB told me I have polycystic ovaries (I actually had one operated on right after I delivered Emily) so there is still hope! But either way, like I said, it WILL happen for you!!! Good luck!

susan said...

Like the gradual tan ....I'm going to have to look for that one.

Hope your test is positive but if not I'll keep you in my prayers.

Shannon Bieger said...

Of course that's not too much to ask! I'm really praying for you girl. Thanks for being open and honest about your journey. I think that's so important for others to be able to read about. And one day, your baby is gonna grow up and see all that you were willing to go through just so you can love him or her!

I may have to try that gloss. I love my favorite gloss but I like that this one is a healing conditioning thing!

Anna Aspnes said...

I say totally go for it! Never give up hope. I believe miracles do happen and if it's meant to be it will. There are so many medical advancements out there that there will always be new options. I'll keep you in my thoughts and send pg vibes your way! Take Care