Easy, Quick Make-up Tutorial And Tips For Tired And Busy Moms With Essence And Catrice

Make-up Tutorial For Tired And Busy Moms Header ImageIf you follow my Instagram account, you would have seen that some of my fellow mamas asked me for a make-up tutorial. I am a full time working mom with a toddler and a 4-month old baby – I do not have time to spend hours in front of the mirror doing my make-up! I also hate waking up early, so the more time I can save – the better.

I do however believe that you should always try look your best, because when you look good – you feel good and it has an impact on your confidence. This is the easiest, quickest make-up look. It takes me 10 minutes or less to do in the morning and it looks like you spent hours perfecting it! I am no make-up artist, these tips are in no way professional – just easy little tricks that work for me. Continue reading

The Naturals Beauty Essential Collection – Natural and Affordable Skincare Products {Product Review}

“The Essential Collection is a range of sophisticated botanical skin care products best suited for 25 – 50 year old. The products are full of extracts and actives known for their anti-aging and skin wellbeing properties.

This range is made in keeping with our ethos; you’ll find the Essential Collection is free of any parabens, petrochemicals and other synthetic ingredients. Handcrafted in small batches to ensure wonderful freshness. Both eco-friendly and animal-friendly, the Essential Collection offers truly ‘green’ skin care”- Naturals Beauty Website

Naturals Beauty Product Review Caffeine and Fairydust - The Essential Collection

Naturals Beauty sent me some products to try out a while ago and I just had to tell you guys about them!

Their skincare range ticks all my boxes – cruelty-free, natural, gentle and affordable! I have been using these products for a couple of weeks and my skin is looking amazing, I have added them to my daily skincare routine and have fallen in love. Our skin absorbs up to 70% of the products we apply to it every single day, and seeing that your skin is your body’s largest organ – that is quite terrifying. I feel it is so important to use natural products wherever possible – and this amazing range just proves once again that it does not necessarily have to cost you more. Continue reading

Beauty Tip: How To Fix Broken Eyeshadow

So I found this amazing tip on Pinterest on how to fix your broken eyeshadow. It is so ridiculously simple…

All you have to do is pour a few teaspoons of surgical spirits / alcahol (Isopropyl Alcohol) over the cracked make-up. Stir and break up the chunks until all the makeup is dissolved. Set out on a flat surface overnight. The alcohol dries up and you’re left with perfect and fresh makeup! Why have I not known this my whole life?? THIS IS AMAZING!

Beauty Tip: How To Fix Broken Eyeshadow

Introducing Hair Mobile by Mel – Will You Be Our Valentine? {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

We all know how hard you have been working, how little time you have for yourself no matter how hard you try… Life is busy, and expensive!

Melissa (she also did my hair for my wedding) is my go-to hair stylist. Continue reading

Animal Testing – Does The Cost To The Animal Justify The Research? Make An Informed Decision.

The next time you are applying your make-up or washing your baby’s hair, take a moment to consider whether or not you can do so with a clear conscience. I have never understood the need for companies to test on animals, and I never will. I think it takes a very evil kind of person to subject these little creatures to the kind of pain and torture they endure. I know that we are all busy, and change is not always easy, but are you comfortable with the fact that the animals being used in these tests suffer and ultimately die, all in order to ensure that we can improve our appearances? Are humans morally more important than all animals? Is there a sliding scale with humans at the top and the simplest animals at the bottom? Or are humans and animals morally equal?

“Right now, millions of mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats, dogs, and other animals are locked inside cold, barren cages in laboratories across the country. They languish in pain, ache with loneliness, and long to roam free and use their minds. Instead, all they can do is sit and wait in fear of the next terrifying and painful procedure that will be performed on them.” – PETA

I have done extensive research over the past couple of weeks in order to provide everyone reading this article with the correct information, and to compile a list of companies that do and companies that do not test on animals. My list focuses on beauty brands, baby and kids brands and household products.

Animal Testing - Does The Cost To The Animal Justify The Research? Make An Informed Decision.

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Mikayla Rose and Her “Furry Legs”… 3 Going On 13

How do we teach our little girls to love their bodies?

Good question, I have no idea.

For those of you who do not know, I am a very proud mommy of 3 (and a half) year old Mikayla Rose. She is funny, smart, witty and very confident… so I was completely taken aback by what happened the other day.

I often look at Mikayla while she is sleeping or watching a TV program, I’ll look at her pink cheeks and her little nose, her pouty lips and long legs, her small little fingers, her long eyelashes and think – I made those with my body. Every piece of her; I’m like a sorceress or some sort of magical fairy goddess. I remember thinking that I would be crushed if she ever hated one bit of herself.

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One of the hardest parts of being a working mom is having to leave in the morning before Mikayla wakes up to get ready for school. To make things a little bit easier for my husband, I would lay out her outfit for the day the night before… It’s safer for all of us that way. When I got home, however, Mikayla was not wearing the outfit I picked for her.. Let’s just say it was very clear that Daddy dressed her.

When I asked Cole about it , I was told that Mikayla refused to wear the adorable Next denim shorts I got her, because she did not want the kids at school to see her “furry legs”. Wait…what??? Continue reading