All right moms, let’s just get it out there – a professional photographer I am not. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve probably already come to this conclusion, but I just thought I would throw this post together for moms to share. Why? Because picture taking is generally an invisible work of motherhood. Moms are always concerned with taking photos to capture memories, which then means moms are never in any photos. And as a mom, that just makes me so sad – that my children will look back and have tons of cute photos with their dad […]
Especially amongst moms, there has been a huge push for self-care lately. I mean, there are nearly twenty million posts on Instagram about self-care. But I’ve noticed this trend that self-care seems to be all about spending money. Things like shopping, pedicures, massages, getting your hair done, getting facials and other spa treatments, meeting friends for lunch or drinks are highly romanticized. While those are all fun and good, not only do they not actually resolve any of the stress we as moms feel, it can alienate those of us that are on a tight budget. So here’s a list […]
Probably one of the most confusing products within the beauty industry is foundation. It is so personal and particular to your skin, and there’s so many different brands out there. And don’t even get me started on selecting the correct color! But it is possible to find your perfect foundation match, and I don’t just mean a perfect shade match! So we’re going to go over undertones, skin type, coverage, and different ways you can customize your foundation to suit your unique needs. Undertones Did you know it’s not enough to just match your skin tone when it comes to […]
The first step in getting your beauty budget under control is to decide what your relationship with makeup is. And this comes down to how functional you find makeup in your everyday life.
Here’s a couple questions you can ask yourself to determine what your relationship with makeup is.
All right mamas, I’m so stupidly excited to bring you this new Beauty Budget 101 series. This is 10,000% inspired by Whitney Hedrick. I highly recommend you follow her on Instagram and YouTube to learn more about her movement. She’s all about looking critically at the beauty industry and unpacking some of the messages it is sending us. She also speaks a lot about financial health when it comes to the beauty industry. As most of you know, I’m a stay at home mom and my husband is a teacher. Over the last 3 years my beauty budget has been […]
The eyes are the window to the soul, right? So it makes sense that beautiful lashes can really set off a makeup look. However, not all of us want to fuss with false lashes everyday for a myriad of reasons. So instead I’ve developed these tips to keep your lashes curled all day long. 1) Get a good lash curler Say it with me: not all lash curlers are created equal. It seems silly to get a more expensive one, but they totally do make a difference! I have this one from Shiseido and it’s awesome! And if you have […]
At this season in my life, one of the things I’m most hungry for is community. Being a mom to small children can be very isolating. It’s hard taking two kids along anywhere. And even if you do manage to have a playdate with a friend, you’re usually too busy wrangling your kids or you can’t discuss anything because little ears are always listening. And if you listen to moms and families, raising kids is harder than previous generations for various reasons. Moms are feeling more burnt out and overwhelmed than ever before. We crave solidarity, community, and just plain, […]
Matte foundations are a thing of beauty, right? They’re (usually) full coverage and provide stay-all-day wear. And they’re a must-have for us oily girls. However, sometimes the super matte, a little flat look isn’t always so flattering. Healthy skin isn’t perfectly matte. So how can we transform the finish while still maintaining the integrity of the foundation? Keep reading to learn how to transform your matte foundation! The beauty of matte foundations… Matte foundations are a necessity to some of us… ummm… oilier women. It helps to control our oils so we aren’t a greasy mess by the end of […]
I’m so excited to bring you this blog post! Mandi Mohr is a new blogging friend I’ve made, and she has this incredible post on how to clear acne prone skin. This is something I resonate with because, as some of you know, I’ve struggled with acne for most of my life. It used to make me want to run and hide away. It’s a terrible burden that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Plus, I love that these tips are also affordable! You can find more from Mandi over on her blog at MandiMohr.com. And be sure to follow her […]
Going to the gym can be overwhelming. It’s a new place filled with strange looking equipment, and everyone but you seems to know what the heck they’re doing. It can feel very discouraging! However, I’ve got these special tips to share with you on how to be successful at the gym. I’m not a personal trainer, so you won’t find any specific exercises to do while at the gym or any tips on how to get jacked. These tips are more for your mindset and just general how-to’s. Before we jump into it, be sure to follow me on Instagram, […]