{Random Thoughts by Michelle}

Ahhh…Spring break is finally over and the munchkins are officially back at school today!  I was actually sad to see them go back.  I treasure our breaks from school together.  We had a wonderfully busy break with a trip up to Monterey Bay and a trip to San Diego for my little sister’s wedding shower!    And mixed into all the fun, I had two shoots that I am excited to blog about soon and my oldest is officially missing her two front teeth (I promised her if we pulled it out last night I’d take her to the horse stables after school to feed the horses…bottom line, it’s out now!  Horses won!).  So now that the kiddos are back to school, I’m back in full-effect with blogging!

 

Over the Spring break, I used two products that were just incredible, so I thought to myself, “Self…these are TOO AMAZING to not share with everyone!”  When I find a product that sweeps me off my feet, I feel the need to scream it from the rooftops and tell you all how much I love it.  So, here are two products that I recently can’t live without!

 

This first product is amazing x’s a zillion.  I can honestly say, on the days I use it, I have AT LEAST one person say, “You look so fresh!  You just look great!”  My secret is, it’s all in the Airflash!  It is NOT me.  I wish my skin was that amazing, but let’s face it…the honest truth is it is Dior’s amazing Airflash Foundation.  It is worth every dollar…EVERY SINGLE ONE!  Try it out, I promise you will be amazed.  At the Dior counter, they recommended spraying it onto a makeup brush and applying it that way; however, I find it best to apply like the packaging in spraying a “z” over my face and then blend well with a brush.  I promise you, you will look like you just stepped out of a Vogue fashion shoot.  Your skin will be so flawless, you will look 10 years younger…it’s like plastic surgery in a bottle!  Yes, you basically airbrush your foundation…and I love every minute of the results!  So try it out!

*Photo from Nordstrom.com…you can purchase your Airflash there!

My second item out there is for all the photographers in the house!  Or any of you with a DSLR camera that want to carry it with you but also want the benefits of a purse.  When I was at WPPI, I decided to purchase a Kelly Moore Bag and I fell head over heels for it this past week as we traveled.  My poor Louis had to take a backseat to the new Kelly Moore!  I purchased the Heather Grey Hobo, as featured below, and it was the perfect match.  I love wearing it as a messenger bag, and I love the flap that goes over the top.  The flap protects the camera more…especially when it was sprinkling on us as we walked around outside!  And it has enough room for me to fit my Mark II 5D with a 35mm lens and lens hood attached…along with my big wallet, pocket calendar, phone, kleenex, pen, extra CF cards, back-up battery, chapstick and eye drops.  LOVED it.  I have a feeling I will be using this more than I thought.  The sole purpose of buying the purse/camera bag was to encourage me to take “The Beast” with me more when we are going out as a family.  I usually don’t want to be bogged down with all my equipment when going on our family adventures…but with this amazing bag, I don’t feel bogged down at all.  It is all right there on me, and it ENCOURAGES me to use my wonderful camera, “The Beast”.

*Photo from Kelly Moore Bags website

Check out her site…there is a color and style to match every personality.  Thank you Kelly Moore…your bag has now encouraged me to lug the beast with me…and look cute in the process!

Hope you all have a wonderful week…and happy Spring!

xoxo,

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