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Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own.

As my due date is getting closer and closer, I’ve purchased a few items from Nordstrom to help me get through from now through the 4th trimester. I was so excited to find this black founded brand called Ebi that focuses on mamas. Kudos to Nordstrom by the way for carrying more and more black owned and operated brands, I can’t wait to keep shopping them. I have been using the Ebi Oil on my belly every night to help soothe the itching as my stomach stretches to accommodate baby Valenzuela! It is all natural and really hydrating. The best part, it doesn’t have a strong smell. My nose is extra sensitive in pregnancy so even if the smell isn’t necessarily bad, sometimes it’s still overwhelming. I also picked up the postpartum bath soak, and herbal tea. The soak will help my body with the healing process, and tea to balance milk supply and overall wellbeing. I’ll definitely report back on how I like them both!

Other beauty items from my daily routine:

I also wanted to be sure to include my other favorite beauty items I use regularly. Some are new, and others are tried and true favorites I’ve kept purchasing over the years!


Sigma brushes! Where have these been all my life?! I picked up these full coverage foundation and concealer brushes and WOW, I’m so blown away by how much I love them! They leave such a flawless finish on my face and cover all my imperfections perfectly. I know I will be using these for a very long time.

Moroccan Oil shampoo and conditioner. I’m always looking to add moisture to my hair since I live in such an insanely dry climate. I love every other Moroccan Oil product I’ve ever tried, and this duo is no exception. They leave my hair feeling silky smooth and hydrated. LOVE!

Old Favorites:

Anastasia Beverly Hills! I’ve used this brush and pomade combo for 4ish years and have never felt the need to switch. Subtley adds some thickness to your brow and gives it a super natural look. I use the shade “Dark Brown”.

Buxom gloss. Moisturizing, plumping, and gives your lips the prettiest shine!

Too Faced Concealer! Another OG product that I couldn’t live without. Medium coverage, but buildable! I use shade Golden Beige.

Better Than Sex Mascara. I’ve been using this for about a year and really like it paired with my drug store mascara. Thickens and lengthens lashes!

Thanks for taking a quick peek into my beauty favorites! Let me know if I missed anything or if you have any additional questions at all!