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We shared that we’re expecting baby #4 in November!!  We’re so excited to have another baby.  As of right now Elle’s hoping for a sister, Tommy’s hoping for a brother, and Billy says he’ll be happy no matter what.  Joel and I are with Billy, just praying for a healthy baby.

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More news… We’re making the move from Chicago to Salt Lake City this summer.  Joel accepted a job for a freeze dryer company located in North Salt Lake.  He’s been working there for the past month and traveling back and forth from work to see the family on the weekends.  Fingers crossed we sale our house!!

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My mom came to visit and help pack us up and move us out.  When she got here she let me try her bronzer and I was obsessed!  She went to Ulta and got one for me and a mini me version for Elle (since she steals all my makeup anyway).  I’ve been using it everyday, it’s a must have!!

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I have to add this because I’ve been blowing my insagram up with pics of peonies from my yard.  They’re my favorite flower!  I have about six bushes in my backyard so my house was filled with vases of them in every room.  These are the last of them and it’s making me a little sad that my peony season is ending.

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How cute is this blush!?!  Nars Orgasm (sorry about the name, I swear I’m not a pervert) is the perfect blush with just the right amount of color.  My mom and I love it so much!  The normal size blush is about $30 but this special is $39 and almost twice the size.  While I was at Nordstrom with my girlfriends I spotted it and grabbed one for my me and one for my mom.  When I got home from my girlfriend weekend I found out that my mom had ordered one for each of us from Nars.  They say great minds think alike, pretty sure my mom’s makeup preferences have rubbed off on me!

I’ll be sharing some of the fun things my girlfriends and I did in Chicago and our favorite spots we ate ate later this week so check back if you’re planning a trip to the windy city!  Hope you have a great day!

xo,

Mishelle

** All of these pics are taken with my iPhone and were originally posted to Instagram.  You can follow me @calicrest

Spring Makeup

Spring Makeup on calicrest.com.jpgToday I wanted to share some of my go-to makeup for spring, I seriously can’t live without any of this!  I’ve always loved makeup and have fun trying new things.  Some I’ve used forever and some are new favorites.  Hope you enjoy!

Clarins Radience-Plus Golden Glow Booster:  I recently started using this and I’m obsessed!  I love that you mix this with the moisturizer of your choice.  I tend to break out (bad) when I try new moisturizers so I was thrilled when I learned about this.  It’s so easy to use and you can adjust how dark you want to look by how many drops you add to your moisturizer.  Love it!

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer:  This is probably my favorite product EVER!  I can’t go a day without this.  It’s the perfect undereye concealer and the color is fabulous!  Bobbi Brown does an amazing job with her colors, this couldn’t be more perfect and I go through it like crazy!  If you’ve never used this order it now!!!

MAC Prep+Prime CC Loose Powder:  confession, I’ve never used a loose powder until I purchased this a few weeks ago.   Living in the south I feel like my makeup slides off when it’s humid and this is the perfect solution!  I love it and recommend it to everyone!

MAC Bronzing Powder:  I’ve been using this for years and I love, love, love it!  I have it in Golden and it’s the perfect bronzer, it’s not too dark so you don’t over-bronze.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion:  I got a sample of this when I bought the first UD Naked eye makeup palate and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since.  I’ve tried tons of different primers (MAC, Nars, and some store brand to name a few) but this is hands down the best!  My eyeshadow never creases and if I forget to wash it off at night (which I don’t recommend) it seriously stays on and looks the same in the morning.  It’s like magic!

Benefit they’re Real!:  This mascara is AMAZING!  It seriously looks like you’re wearing falsies.  I love it and think it’s definitely worth the splurge.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #6:  This is my favorite bright pink.  It’s my go-to lipstick, I could wear it everyday!  It’s the perfect color for spring and summer, time to brighten up and this does just that!