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Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Fast & Easy Beauty

Fast and easy makeup is what we all yearn for when we have busy lives. Especially when you become a mom, beauty takes a backseat to everything else! We often don’t get to shower or eat like normal people, let alone slowly blend in our eyeshadows. However, feeling pretty is still essential. We were once women before we became selfless moms who cared about how we looked. None of that is dead now that we have little lives to worry about. So, I’m here to share some of my daily beauty staples. I keep it very simple by using products […]

Home & Family, Well Being

10 Secrets of Happy Friendships

Have you thought about what makes a particular friendship so satisfying and how both of you feel good inside when you think of one another? Friendships are like marriages in some ways without the ceremonial hoopla, jewelry, and physicalities. But, the trust, intimacy, closeness and unconditional nature of it can be similar to being friends with a puppy. Only, that puppy talks to you and is able to bring you wine on the bad days. Friends are Family We Choose Here are the 10 secrets to a happy friendship that may or may not have been inspired by puppies.   […]

Big Picture, Mindset

The Secrets of Self-Care and Beauty for Mature Women

I’m here to tell you about the secrets of self-care and beauty for mature women, but I think these tips can be applied to every age bracket. I’ve lived a pretty full life and I’ve been past the stages that many are you in right now. Worrying about the size of your pants, if people think you’re pretty, wasting time on things that don’t matter, and pretty much everything that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of life. We all have those days when we may look in the mirror and think ” OMG”. But, hopefully, we have days when […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

How to Stop a Bad Mood

It’s purely a coincidence that the bad mood article falls on Valentine’s. But, hey, it’s probably a good day than any to address the bad moods. Remember for today, don’t have any expectations so that you’ll be pleasantly surprised. *Wink* With bad moods in general, life happens. People annoy you, someone cut you off in traffic, the train was late, you got a ticket, you lost your 50th tube of lip balm, or you just woke up moody because of a bad dream. Do you know the bad dream I’m talking about? The one where your spouse does something he […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Smoldering Valentine’s Day Look

There are 24 hours left until Valentine’s Day and not that we’re counting, but planning out a makeup look takes time. But, have no fear, we’ve created another simple, yet sexy, smoldering Valentine’s Day look for you. This entire look takes about 15 minutes, so it’s not overly complicated or complicated at all. You won’t need a trillion products to achieve this look. Check out how it’s done below.   Face I used my favorite powder foundation, Au Naturale Cosmetics in Lucia, but any favorite foundation of your choice will do. I then applied Au Naturale Concealer Powder in Flax […]

Home & Family, Well Being

10 Secrets of Happy Marriages

It feels like we’ve been trying to figure out how to be happy and how to stay happy. So, it only makes sense to figure out what a happy marriage looks like. We all know the definition of marriage, when two become one, joining of souls, and all the rest of the poetic romance. But, what’s it really like to be happy in a marriage, especially in today’s society? We’ve talked about how we should try our best not to compare our goals, our journey, our faces, or our bodies to anyone else. This also means we shouldn’t compare marriages. […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Kid’s Valentine’s Day Crafts

Before I had kids, I used to semi-dread and semi-hope for something special on Valentine’s mainly due to societal pressures and norms. But, the reality is that every day, you should be loved and cared for and not just on Feb 14th. Then, when I had kids, my guarded, cold heart became open, vulnerable, and even more sensitive to love than I ever really imagined. It’s a fragile but amazing place to be. The first time my son brought home a handmade Valentine’s craft from school, I thought it was the cutest thing I’ve ever gotten. I came home, put […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Romantic Valentine’s Makeup Look

How many of you love Valentine’s Day for the fun fact that you get to put on extra makeup? For my Valentine’s Day look I wanted to create a soft smokey romantic look with a classic light pink glossy lip. I love a bold red look as well but for me, Valentine’s is more soft and romantic. Here’s how I created this look.   Skin Prep First, I spritzed my face with the Teri Miyahira Radiant Beauty Mist to amplify any moisture lost during cleansing. Then, I applied the MOA Aphrodite Facial Oil to help keep my skin feeling supple […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Healthy Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and the best thing about this holiday aren’t the sappy love songs, public declarations of love that slightly make you nauseous, or the card your spouse bought on the way home. Hands down, the star of this day are all the desserts. It may come as a shock, but desserts can be healthy and delicious. Whether you plan to bake all day or pick up the most delicious pie in town, here are some of the most delicious dessert ideas. Let us know if you end up making any of these and if […]

Big Picture, Mindset

5 Ways to Master Your Emotions

We all know emotions are a powerful entity. We use it to express ourselves, convey our feelings, and even as an outlet to exude our personalities. Something about February gets us emotional, be it the inception of the whole lovey-dovey expectation of Valentines or because Target has had hearts and candy out since Jan 1st. It’s a beast that many of us feel like we’ve tamed but then we lose the leash. We equate our wellness with being able to understand and control our emotions yet we unleash our emotions in the worst way when times get trying. Blame hormones, […]