So I don’t know about you, but one of the biggest obstacles I’ve faced as a mom is the fact that I’m an introvert. My alone time is very important and necessary, and moms don’t get a lot of alone time. It’s just not part of the gig! But not enough alone time leaves me feeling depleted and short-tempered. If you’re also an introvert, then I assume the same happens to you. I wanna share a couple tips on surviving motherhood as an introvert. Surviving motherhood as an introvert Tip #1 Let go of the blame. Do not, under any […]
Did you know that your skin type is a huge factor in determining what foundation you should be wearing? Certain foundations are geared towards certain skin types. Unique formulations help to combat any problems you have due to your skin type as well. In this installment in our foundation series, we’re going to be discussing how skin type plays a role in what foundation you should be wearing. We’ll learn about what buzz words you should look for to help you find the best foundation for your skin type. And if you don’t know your skin type, don’t worry – […]
When it comes to makeup purchases, I’d say that eyeshadow palettes are probably one of the biggest blackholes for people. Eyeshadow palettes are fun and exciting, and, because of smart marketing, we start to imagine all of the fun looks we could create with them! But in reality, it’s just more money wasted on makeup that’s just collecting dust. In this post I’m going to teach you about how I critically examine eyeshadow palettes. I’ll give you some easy tips on toward curating your eyeshadow collection.
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, […]