Where have I been?

Hello world!

It’s me, Yesie Marie and I am back again. I know, I know, I’ve been slacking a bit. Let me tell you, I have a good reason for it! Since the last time I posted, I have gotten married and had a beautiful baby girl. Yes, a whole new life now!

I am still majorly focused on beauty, skincare and fitness,  but now I can add wife and mother to my blogging experience! I figured there are a lot of people out there who have questions about weddings and babies, and I am more than happy to HONESTLY help you all out.

Let me tell you, there are A LOT of things that people do not honestly tell you when it comes to wedding planning or being pregnant. Yes, it is all personal experience but upon asking other wives and moms, I have found that they all have experienced similar things to what I have.  The only difference is they experienced it in secret because they believed they were the only ones!

I want to be your online confidant, for all things beauty, skincare, fitness, wife and mom related. I guess you can call me your friendly lifestyle blogger! I am on maternity leave for a bit, so what better time to restart this blog than while my daughter is sleeping on my chest and I am enjoying every second of her existence! And yes, babies really do smell like love, happiness and unicorn dreams, with just a hint of spit up.😍

Please comment and let me know what questions or topics you would like to discuss for future blog entries!! I love a good dialogue! Also, it would really help me out if you can subscribe, like and share my page!!

(Wedding photos by Paulo Basseto at Studio27 Photographers and Maternity shoot with Katie Andronico at Lavender and Soul)

Until we meet again,

Yesie Marie

 

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Awesome Eye Cleanser Review!!

So, we all know my obsession with makeup right? My least favorite thing about applying makeup is the removal of the makeup. First off, if I love my look, I want to leave it on as much as possible (Who wants to erase their work of art)? My next problem is, I have such sensitive skin, especially around my eye area. It is such a pain in the butt to remove my eye makeup.  If I buy a makeup remover that totally removes my eye makeup, it burns all around my eyes and makes me tear up.  I look like I cried for days! If I buy a sensitve makeup remover, It doesnt hurt but barely removes anything so I have to continue wiping and wiping off makeup in order to completely remove they eye makeup and I still end up looking like I cried my eyes out.

Its been totally frustrating for me but I needed to find something to remove my make up and not make me look beat up in the process. I decided to go to my trusty Duane Reade. I was looking for my normal cleanser (which shall remain nameless), and one of the associates at their cosmetics counters told me they were sold out.  I explained my issues to her and she said she had a product she wanted me to try.  I am a bit of a skeptic but I told myself, what the heck lets try this.  She had me try the Lierac Paris gentle cleanser cleansing water. I sampled it on my hand and it felt so light weight and airy. It smelled fresh but not strong. It was around 22 or 24 dollars which for a drugstore product was a little pricey, but not too bad so I took it home. So that night, kind of wearily, I tried the cleanser. I used a cotton ball to wipe off the eye makeup and it removed EVERYTHING! I was shocked, but being the skeptic that I am, I thought, “oh man, now my eyes will burn tomorrow morning”. Let me tell you, to my own surprise, this stuff WORKED. I am in LOVE with this product. It only takes a little to remove all of your eye makeup and does not hurt! I did not look beat up the next day. You get ALOT of product that will last for a while because a little goes a long way with this product. I highly recommend this product for people with the same problem that I have!

If you guys have any other recommendations or products you would like for me to try out and give you a review on, please write a comment below and I will try my best to test out the product and give you a good review!!

Until we meet again,
Yesie Marie

FITNESS FRIDAY! PART DEUX!!

So, I know I am late on this post, but its been a very busy two weeks for me. I sincerely apologize, but hey, here’s the deal on my TWO WEEK CHALLENGE!!! It’s been a crazy and healthy two weeks for me. I have been so determined to make my TWO WEEK CHALLENGE goal for you all to prove that it can be done. I have been working out with my trainer Nick like crazy, doing all the workouts we discussed last fitness Friday. It has been intense, and I loved EVERY second of it! In case you don't remember, I made a TWO WEEK CHALLENGE to lose three pounds in two weeks by eating healthier and working out with my trainer. Well ladies and gentlemen, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!! I lost the three pounds in TWO WEEKS! That may not seem a lot to some of you, but for me IT IS A MILESTONE and only just the beginning.

I will tell you, I had been so good with my eating habits. Phil (my boyfriend) joined in on my diet plan and the first thing we did was go grocery shopping. We ate a diet of lots of lean proteins and moderate amounts of carbohydrates. We had our herbalife shakes for breakfast, and ate perfectly portioned snacks and meals every three hours. Our snacks were usually either fruit and almonds, fage greek yogurt, carrots and hummus, or a protein shake. We each drank only water and protein shakes, we wanted to get rid of the unnecessary sugars that even fruit drinks contain. I must tell you, we felt SO much better, had so much more energy and our skin started looking more glowy. After one week, we no longer craved the usual (unhealthy) foods that were around.

Nick (my trainer) totally followed through with the plan he made for me in the last post. We had such intense workouts. I was literally drenched in sweat after EVERY workout. I worked out with him four times each week. We did a different, but equally intense workout each day. Lots of movement and using my body weight to help tone and shed those pounds. It totally worked. He had as much faith and determination in helping me with this two week challenge as I did, and I am so happy to say WE DID IT! I’m so greatful for the support that Phil and Nick gave me (Phil even lost two pounds, not that he needed to but hey, thats awesome)! We did great, but the TWO WEEK CHALLENGE IS NOT OVER! I plan on continuing this two week challenge with you all until I reach my goal. I would love for you all to join in this challenge with me, share your successes and even your rough patches with me. I appreciate all of your support and I AM HERE TO SUPPORT YOU ALL AS WELL! Now, I have another CHALLENGE ACCEPTED for myself. I will set myself to lose three pounds in two weeks again! Next TWO WEEK CHALLENGE I will have Nick set my goal so WISH ME LUCK!

Any questions you have for Nick, Phil, or myself, just feel free to comment below and I will get you the answer as soon as possible. Please follow and spread the word!!

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Until we meet again!
Yesie Marie