Monday, March 7, 2011

On the Homefront

As you may have noticed, there's a new widget on my blog.  

Yes, I'm expecting baby #2! Weeee! I am very excited and so is everyone in my family.  That's one of the reasons I haven't done much in the form of product reviews and stuff bec. I have been preparing myself since middle of last year for the possibility.  

I've thought of shutting down my blog before but thought twice. I'll just leave it here for now.  I do read other blogs daily to keep up with what's going on in the beauty and fashion world although I don't go out and buy.  I haven't really bought any beauty product since maybe middle of 2010 (just a NYX concealer in Beige and maybe a few polishes).  Just concentrating on skincare with my dermatologist and basic things.  I've been breaking out in a major way due to hormones and it doesn't look pretty.  Concealer (Monave foundation-concealer to be more specific) has been a daily friend to me.  I've also been wearing my mineral foundation every single day since last quarter of 2010 to hide/conceal all the blemishes.  

I've never broken out in severe cystic acne ever.  Even when I used Accutane more than 10 years ago, what is happening now is worse and it's all a rebound from stopping my OCP use to be able to conceive.  Even my derma is trying her very best to control it but we couldn't apply the best acne meds. because they're contraindicated for possible pregnancy and pregnant women.  So I'll just grin and bear it for the next 8 months or so.  All in the name of sacrifice even if I look horrible.

Maybe I'll just be posting some overdue product reviews from products I bought a long time ago.  I said maybe, if I'm in the mood.  Or I'll try to post the new stuff I'm using which are apt for pregnant women plus a few clothing necessities used in this period.  Whatever.  We'll see. 

My Notjustminerals / beauty blog will probably turn out to be a "day in the life of a pregnant woman" ha ha!

18 comments:

Pammy said...

I knew it! I saw the picture and I thought you are pregnant and you are! Congrats, Nikki. DD will be a big sister soon. :P

MindyTV said...

Oh wow, Baby #2! Congratulations!

Crissy said...

Congrats Nikki :)

justltee said...

Congratulations Nikki! I'm so excited for you. :D

Your daughter will be a big sister. How about that?! She must be so excited.

Ida said...

Omg this is major. Congrats! Don't shut down your blog. :) And I totally know what you mean about pregnancy acne!

Joy Page Manuel said...

YEY!!!....SOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Congrats Nikki and I will keep praying for you and baby!!!! Please don't shut down the blog. Maybe you can transition to something that deals with 'beauty and pregnancy/motherhood', 'beauty for the busy mom' and of course the natural beauty of babies, hehehehe....Basta, keep blogging please :-)))

notjustminerals said...

Thanks Pammy! You saw my wedding photos on FB? I couldn't post pictures of myself bec. I look horrible!

Apot: thanks...lalo ko nakababad nito sa pag DL ng TV eps! :-)

Crissy, thanks!

notjustminerals said...

LT: thanks! Yes, DD is very excited!

Ida: will do :-) Haay, i'm living on cortisone shots and glycolic peels from my derma at least 2x a month to keep it under control bec. there are events to go to.

Joy: thanks so much! Keep us updated on your house-hunting too. I'm really praying that I reach full-term with no complications unlike my first one when I was in and out of the hospital and on bed rest most of the time.

CherWriter said...

Congrats, Nikki!

Hope you have an easy and wonderful time for the next 8 months. Please do not shut down your blog.

Congrats also to the new ate-to-be! :-)

C said...

Congrats Nikki! Don't stop blogging. Being pregnant and being a mom is just one part of beauty living. Blog about it! I'm sure many of the beauty concerns of pregnant women would be good topics to blog about. Take care!

Mwah,
Cands

Crystal Gale said...

CONGRATULATIONS Nikki! I'm so happy for you...Wishing you and your babay good health and safety :)

shoutingwind said...

A day in the life of a very pregnant Mineral Makeup Addict.

LOL!!

Congrats!

notjustminerals said...

Thanks Cherry, Cands, Gale and Shiela!

Frond said...

I'm a super late blog reader but CONGRATS! so excited for you.. blog about your pregnancy... I know I kinda enjoy rereading my old blogs. Bet you will too!

btw, warning... 2nd pregnancies feel rather differently from first pregnancies :P

have fun....

notjustminerals said...

Thanks Jo! So far it does feel different, in a much better way :-)

The Shades Of U said...

Wow I didn't know about this Nikki!! Congratulations! I'm all done after one baby, but still get pangs of jealousy when I hear about somebody getting pregnant. haha! Take care of both of you!

Garbosa said...

Hi. :) Im very happy I came across your blog.

I am a mother of a 2 1/2 year old baby girl. Ive been taking OCP for 2 years now. My husband and i are planning to have baby number 2 next year but I'm so scared of post OCP acne.

If u dont mind, what OCP did u take before u got pregnant? Me, im taking Diane 35. I also took this around 7 years ago and i had super acne when i stopped. It took me months to recover. I only took it again 2 years back upon my OB's advice. But now, I'm terrified of stopping for fear of the acne that will ensue.

Thank you for your tips on managing post OCP/pregnancy acne. Im glad someone here understands my fear. If you have more tips, please do share them with me. thank you. :)

notjustminerals said...

Hi Garbosa. I took Althea. Diane gave me bad headaches so I switched to Althea. It's also much cheaper and widely available.