Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Eco Emi Box: April 2012

*Baby Me Ultra Moisturizing Goat Milk Soup by Alabu Skin Care (3.25 oz $5.15)

0.5 oz
"This is a fabulous vegetarian soup. Unlike most sop which strip your skin of its natural oils, this actually moisturizes your skin as you use it and contains NO artificial colors, preservatives, or fillers --ever! Great for all skin types, especially for anyone with extra dry or sensitive skin"
20% OFF : ECO35 (Expires 4/30/12)

*Lip Shimmer in Plum by Burts Bees (0.09 oz $5.00)

Full size
" Burts Bees Plum Lip Shimmer is he perfect choice when trying o create a simple laid back or sophisticated look without too much effort. Shea Butter and antioxidant-rich fruit oils moisturize, nourish and soften lips naturally and lovingly. Burts Bees lip shimmers are available in 12 shades including three fresh new colors: Cherry, Plum and Strawberry!":

*Enchanting Chai Line Gourmet Enhancers (.25oz $7.00, 1.5 oz $16.00)
  Finishing Sugars (2 oz $6.00, 6.5 oz $15.00
  Special Chocolates (2.5 oz $8.50) by Catalyst Gourmet

"Catalyst Gourmet specializes in vegan, artisan, antioxidant-rich products that lend a delicious, healing and trans formative experience to your favorite foods and beverages. This month's box features a selection of their Enchanting Chai line. The Gourmet Enhancer will bring a captivating flavor and aroma to your drinks and meals without the need of sugar. For a sweet treat, the Finishing Sugar is a divine combination of the Gourmet Enhancer and all natural, raw sugar. Finally, satisfy your
chocolate craving with their antioxidant rich Gourmet Spiced Chocolate. catalyst Gourmet makes healthy living fabulous! Receive delicious recipes and a $5 discount on your $20 purchase by entering code ecoemi12, ends May 31, 2012."

*Natural Toothpaste by Dr Collins (4.2 oz $6.75)

.75 oz
"Dr. Collins Natural Vegan & Gluten Free Toothpaste features the finest ingredients found in nature with a delicious Vanilla Mint & Goji Berry flavor. Superfruits, Antioxidents, and Vitamins support optimal oral health while Tee tree oil and Magnolia bark work as natural antiseptics that fight bacteria and freshen breath. No preservatives, artificial ingredients, fluoride or sodium lauryl sulfate."
*Seaweed Body Wash in Eucalyptus and Peppermint by The Seaweed Bath Company (12 fl.oz. &16.89)

"Natural Seaweed Body Wash with Eucalyptus and Peppermint combines the naturally nourishing properties of seaweed along with all-natural ingredients, including Kukui which is a potent natural moisturizer and Neem Oil which is known in India to be rich in emollients that help to protect and moisturize your skin. Great for anyone, especially suffers of dry, red, scaling, flaking, or rough skin."

*Bronzer in Golden by Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques (4 gram jar $12.00)

3.5 gram
"This is the time of year I search for the bronzer to help me achieve a beautiful sun kissed glow and Lauren's golden bronzer is a must in my makeup bag. I love that it is light and airy and does not turn orange or feel to heavy. This color works great for creating sun kissed looks on pale skin, a warm glow for natural skin tones and a beautiful highlight for dark skin."  15% OFF : earthday2012 (expires 5/12)

*whipped Shea Butter with Kalahari Melon Seed Oil by Shea Radiance (5oz $34.00)

"I am addicted to body butters and I especially love whipped body butters! The whipped butters have a very light and fluffy consistency and Shea Radiance has created a magical recipe containing melon seed oils which quickly absorb into the skin. Rich and easily spreadable, but not at all greasy or heavy. The scent is an amazing blend of essential oils and cozy Indian spices like anise, clove, cardamon, vanilla and black pepper. Meant to give a warm and sweet comforting smell."
                                                       20%OFF : ECOEMI2012

*Tropical Lime Tea by Mate Factor Tea (20 large tea bags $5.99)

"Tropical Lime Yerba mate Tea Bags contains 100% organic ingredients including sun dried lime, hibiscus flowers and green yerba mate. Each bag is Double the size of most tea-bags and is naturally high in Vitamin C resulting in a fruity Tropical blend that is not only refreshing hot or cold,  but is an amazing booster to your body's defense system"
20%OFF : EcoEmi

*Organic Raw Fair Trade Honey by Wholesome Sweeteners (1 pack 16 oz $7.99)

1.5 oz
"A thick creamy honey with a warm butterscotch essence. Blended from multifloral nectar collected on Fair Trade Cerfified cooperatives. This yummy honey is never heated and pairs perfectly on warm biscuits, in salad dressings, with yogurt or hard cheeses."


Sunday, April 22, 2012

My Pregnancy 33~36 weeks

My 8 months of pregnancy has passed.
My pregnancy had been pretty easy, but this month was not as easy, rather it was challenging. 

33 weeks of pregnancy
33 weeks: My right side of rib and same spot of back aches had started.
I felt pains on my ribs before every time my baby kicked there or moved around there before, but this pain was different. 
Pain happened to me constantly if not all the time. 
First I thought the right-upper-back-pain was because of my slightly hunchbacked posture, but no matter what I did, it didn't go away. 
So I researched it, and found out that some pregnant women have those troubles. 
Some say that the pain is from the ribs ,that are pushed by the baby or uterus, touching nerve between them. 
That kind of makes sense, because the pain is always same spot, and I always feel my uterus pushing only on my right side. 

34 weeks of pregnancy
34 weeks: I still felt the pains, but since I couldn't do anything about it I stopped thinking about it. 
I had a prenatal visit, and the doctor assured me that I'm in a healthy pregnancy and doing great. 
My baby's heart beats sounded healthy, and he is in a right position ( his head down).
 We bought Ford Focus 2012 since my husband's baby car which was parked on the street was crushed by another car. <-- more detail HERE
  I like the car.  Great for commute and family with baby, spacious and energy efficient.

35 weeks of pregnancy
35 weeks: Last week of 8th month of pregnancy.
More complains this week..
Back and ribs pains are worse than before. And it's getting hard to clean myself after the 
I cannot sleep in one position for a long time, because my back will be aching after a while. I need to toss and turn a lot. I cannot find the comfortable way of sleeping.

36 weeks: Now I'm in 9th month of pregnancy. Finally!!!
 4 more weeks to go! I've started packing a bag for the labor.
And I went to babiesrus to get some more stuff for the baby, so we get really ready for our baby to come.

We still need to install baby car seats though...
maybe next weekend.

In this month, I gained about 2.5 pounds, and I've gained about 21 pounds since I got pregnant.

****Okay, just like Jessica from TheCrazyChaoticHouse commented (Thank you Jessica!) on my last pregnancy blog, my tummy is getting bigger and bigger... and sometimes it hurts especially right after I had  big meals.. (my skin is screaming saying "eat no more!! I cannot stretch anymore!!!"

Yes!! few more weeks and we get to see our baby!!!
How exciting is that!!!!??????

Friday, April 20, 2012

Love Love Love!!

My order from Foxy Vida just came yesterday.

I was so excited to get these items for my future baby.

Now I was glad that I got them!!!
Because they are amazing!!!!!!!!

Look at those!!!
Diaper bag

Wipe case

Changing pad
 Aren't they cute????

I love the color and pattern,  and especially, they are well-made products.

The owner, Mary Lee does custom made so, you can pick your favorite pattern and have her made it.
She has a lot of amazing patters, I had a hard time choosing one.

Please check Foxy Vida out!!!

I cannot wait to use them for my little boy whom I'm so desperately ready to hold!!

How handsome he became!!

He is now 26 week-old.
He sometimes looks so handsome and sometimes looks so adorable.

Today, he is sooooo handsome!!!

Who wouldn't fall in love with him?????

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

**BIRCHBOX** April 2012

This month's theme is "natural wonders".

*amika/ Obliphica Nourishing Mask
Full size $40.00
"Rich in rare omega acids and vitamin C, this conditioning mask boosts shine and even helps repair split ends."

*Juice Beauty/ Oil-Free Moisturizer

 Full size $28.00

"Feed your skin with this standout hydrator, which is made with an organic fruitbased formula that won't clog pores."
*Wonderstruck Taylor Swift
Full size $49.50 -$59.50

"The pop-country songstress' scent is as catchy as her lyrics. We think it is worthy of a standing gig on our vanity."

*Zoya/ TRUE Spring Collection

Full size $8.00

"Lighten up for spring with this fresh shade. The non-toxic formula goes on opaque and lasts 50% longer than traditional polishes."

*dropps/ Laundry Detergent

Pack of 20 $6.00

"Lighten your laundry day load with these single-use, eco-friendly detergent packs. We love their convenience factor and adorable design."

Monday, April 9, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

My husband's baby car got hit!!!!

So last Friday night, well, Saturday morning precisely ( because it happened around 1:30 AM on Saturday), I was still up working on my jewelry, and I heard honk and a loud screeching sound followed by something crushed!!

I looked outside from a window upstairs, and saw a car stopped in the middle of the road the driver trying to start the engine in front of my house.
Then I saw my husband's car was crushed!!!

I jumped up and went to wake up my husband who was dead sleeping ( he didn't hear the loud noise!! )
We ran downstairs and out to the outside.

It was a horrible crush.

My husband loved the car taking great care of it.
He always said that someday, he will pass this car along to our baby boy as his first car....
That will never happen anymore...

The driver said bunnies caused this accident, I just glad the driver didn't get hurt,
but my husband just lost his beloved car that he truly thought it was his baby.....

The neighbors who were woken by the sounds complained that the people drive so fast on the neighbor in the middle of the night.
If only he didn't drive faster than he was supposed to, this could have been avoided...

We are just sad to loose the car that our-soon-to-be-born-baby could have been driving in the future....