OK, it’s just not cool to mention a party unless you also talk about the food.
Because it’s the most important part! — or at least one of the most important parts, right? I mean, who wants to leave a party ravenously hungry? Shoot, not this girl. Huh uh. Not me.
Luckily, there were some pretty epic moments involving food at the baby shower on Saturday, like this lovely spread of Italian- and Filipino-inspired nommage…
Almost everything was homemade (some of my friends and their spouses are great cooks!).
I’ve been craving Italian food lately (actually, I’m always craving Italian food), and there were those cute little tea sandwiches with the crusts cut off, along with some caprese salad-style appetizers and a cheesy tortellini pasta salad dish that was DELISH.
And then my mom brought lumpia (sort of like a Filipino eggroll) and a Filipino noodle dish called palabok.
Oh, and then there was this cake…
OMG! It was a light, airy chantilly lace cake with almonds and berries (I believe it came from heaven/Whole Foods). I almost floated away right there…
It was one of those clutch-your-pearls, melt-in-your-mouth cakes. SO GOOD.
Yes, I did splurge a little (OK, a lot) on the sugar front, but I’ve been pretty good about watching what I eat because of the gestational diabetes. I just allowed myself a bit of a cheat day, though, because it was a special occasion.
We also played a game, too. Before the party, my friends emailed El Hub a list of questions about me and the pregnancy, and then asked me the same questions at the party — things like, “How often did she [me] get morning sickness?” (Answer: I never barfed, but I was almost constantly nauseous.) and “What smells could she not stand?” (Answer: pretty much everything strong.)
Overall, El Hub did pretty well. Most of our answers lined up. One of them was about food cravings, and my answer was frozen waffles with peanut butter and raisins, and he got that one spot on, word for word, LOL!
That one was probably easy for him because he was the person who made all of the waffles, haha.
Speaking of peanut butter…
Too Faced has a new eyeshadow palette coming out called the Peanut Butter and Jelly Eye Shadow Collection ($36, coming soon exclusively to Ulta), and the name sounds quite yummy right meow.
The palette was inspired by Peanut Butter, which is also one of the shades in the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar.
They took that shadow, Peanut Butter, and built a mini-palette with nine powder shadows around it. The pans are arranged into three color-coordinating rows, but of course you could also mix and match them however you want. Really, all of the colors look like they go together well.
I’m wearing the palette today…
Overall, the tones are warm, and the matte browns (as well as the copper and purple shades) contain a noticeable amount of red, which can make for tricky colors to wear sometimes, depending on your skin tone.
If you like the way you look in warm reddish or orangey browns (think MAC Soft Brown, MAC Saddle and MAC Swiss Chocolate), this could be a great palette for ya, and/or if you have blue eyes, I bet the orangey red tones would look amaaaaaaazing.
Oh! — before I forget, my friend Jen brought what could possibly be the most helpful baby shower gift in the history of the world. She put together an awesome basket of really handy, practical things, like…
And she even included some post-labor things I never thought about, like this support band and, um…some stool softener.
I know that’s TMI, but whatever!
It says a lot about a person when they can give you stool softener for your baby shower, OK? What a very thoughtful gift (thanks, Jen!). One of my other friends took a picture of it to remember for the next time she goes to a baby shower.
You don’t even have to wrap it. Just stuff everything in there. It’s still super cute.
In other news, happy Monday and first day of February to you! How’s your day coming along?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,