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The news that we needed to baby and pamper our eyebrows hit us about six years ago. Now, we’re onto eyelashes. Being a former pageant girl, I’m no newbie to the world of fake lashes. I was wearing them at 16 every weekend for various events when people I went to school with thought that meant you were “trying too hard.” I’m glad we’re past that. I love that anything goes these days: messy hair, bright lips, bell bottoms, crop tops, bodycon dresses, etc. I love that the days of being criticized for “trying too hard" are past us. I mean, girls were spending 30 minutes on a messy bun in 2013 to make it look like they weren’t even trying...
If you’re a mom, you know how difficult it is to not look like you just rolled out of bed. With 4 little ones, it’s almost impossible to get out the house without someone’s bodily fluids on me somewhere. Before kids, I was the person that did not go anywhere without makeup or my hair fixed. After kids, well, I laugh at that pre-kid self ... A LOT! Over the years, I’ve done my best to get her back. I feel so much better and more confident when I have a little make up on and my hair doesn’t look like rats live in it! So I’ve compiled a list of things that help me look a little less...
We've all had a rough year. Some of us more than others, but it's safe to say we're all looking for a little luxury in the mundane. I'm here to tell you I've found it and it's all under $10 on Amazon! I will not insult you by calling this self-care, unless you purchase all these and check into a hotel for a weekend alone. However, it adds a level of luxury to things you're likely already doing. Taking mundane tasks and elevating them to queen. Shampoo Scalp Massager - if I'm being honest, this gal inspired this whole post. This was an impulse buy, but for $6 I was okay if it turned out to be a flop....
Maybe you've had a hard day and decide to indulge in some self-care, or maybe you’re on a mission to revive yourself for 2021 by doing some things to make yourself look and feel a little better. I finally get that self-care alone time and find myself scrolling through tutorials & IG stories from self-proclaimed beauty gurus and wondering, "Wait, do I need these products their slanging at me?" I know I'm not alone in wanting to keep things simple, or not having the time to do a 15 step routine every day. I mean who honestly does? Instead of wasting time or our hard-earned money, I have turned to some of the greatest beauty gurus and asked them what...
I was taught how to do my makeup once when I was 17 by my mentor Carley McCord Ensminger. I still do my makeup the exact same way with almost all the same drugstore products at 25. In my years competing for Miss Louisiana, I learned how to go from no makeup and wet hair to stage and television ready in under an hour. When you learn the basics, not a lot needs to change as time and events change. Here’s a few guidelines I stick to that save me time and money as a single mom that I’ve carried from my pageant days: 1. Keep it simple My friends are always surprised when they see how small my makeup stash actually...
In the age of body inclusivity and self-love, why are we still facing a size inclusion issue?! It is not rocket science, and I’m sure I’m not the only mom who has had to embrace extra pounds since giving birth! There are so many reasons these days to have a little extra meat on our bones, and for some reason, even though designers have seemingly embraced a curvier body, many stores still aren’t carrying the size. It is so frustrating to get excited about a shirt or pair pants only to find they only go up to large or x- large. The question is why?! I do not want to order my clothes online all the time. If a buyer can...
I am in no way a fashion/ beauty blogger kind of mom. Clothes (shoes) are my passion, but when it comes to makeup I just go with easy. However, I have found some products that have improved my skin and my confidence. #1. The Ordinary - High Spreadability face primer I am a little embarrassed to admit that before a month ago I never used a primer before applying my makeup -_-  but now that I have discovered it, I am a huge fan and my makeup is so much smoother.  $7.90 at Sephora  #2. ColourPop Eye Shadow Palettes  Over the years I have tried quite a few eye shadow palettes, but these by far are my favorite. Not only are the themes...
Having painted nails is one of the few self-care indulgences that I've consistently participated in for years. There's something about having my nails done that makes me feel just a little bit sunnier. Occasionally I enjoy a mani/pedi with a girlfriend, but since having children, I can't really seem to find the time (or can't justify the cost) to take a trip to the nail salon. Most of the time I paint my nails at home and, fingers crossed, no one asks me for a snack before they're dry. During the COVID-19 quarantine, any type of self-care became pretty scarce. People are embracing their longest, gray locks, unmanicured brows, and trips to the nail salon ceased to exist for many,...
Many moms can’t find the word bored right now. Homeschooling, constant cooking, while many try to work from home is pretty impossible to say the least. Then there are some of us with teens and big kids that can’t find enough to do to keep from going batty. Take me for instance: I work from home as an online teacher anyway. So this wasn’t a change for me; it’s my norm. I’m a mom of 3 older kids so they pretty much know how to do things for themselves, and my hubby owns a web design and marketing firm, so he’s in his home office working all day. Like many moms when boredom strikes I can’t just take a beat and...

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