Laughter Can Distract You From Yourself

Every 4 weeks I visit a waxing salon to get my face, armpits, and downstairs cleaned up. Every 4 weeks I struggle with the embarressment and disgust I feel over my large C-section scar/ akward abominal scar/ strange bellybutton scar from the many surgeries I needed to put my insides back to good after having my daughter.

I see a great gal, she laughs with me instead of giving me that “no stop it, your beautiful” speech. It’s truly refreshing to have someone agree your front side doesn’t exactly look like the norm. Today, in her adoring smile, she said “you look amazing with your clothes on.” I nearly peed myself laughing. She knew just what to say to lighten my awkwardness and make feel comfortable.
I wish all humans were so kind. Thank you friendly neighborhood waxing lady, I’d be lost with out you.

Side note, my daughter was worth every scar. I wouldn’t change a thing.

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Booby Pins And Hair Pins Are Different

Bobby pins are the work horse of hair dos. Paired with hairspray bobby pins are unstoppable. So how come your Mom never showed you how to use them? Why is it my hairdresser never mentioned it?
Sometimes we don’t get answers because we don’t know the question to ask. Your Mom probably never used them or maybe was plagued by them in her youth. Your hairdresser most likely has made the assumption you know what a bobby pin is and how to use it.
Bobby pins can be found at the drugstore in the hair accessories section. They will most likely cost 3 dollars for a package.
Great so now what?
Using bobby pins does take practice, but should be a quick study.
Bobby pins need friends, a support team if you will. Where one goes a second must cross it to ensure a secured hair do. Clarification… the bobby pins should look like an “X” after you’ve slid them both into your hair. Once you’ve got the hang of this step modification can be made to your “X”.
Now is where the hair pin comes into play. Hair pins are the backup crew. They can smooth out or tuck in any bits of your hair do that hasn’t cooperated and laid nice against your head. These pins should be anchored with existing bobby pins. You tubing a “how to” on this will be a game changer.
MY Basic pinning of any hair, even if it’s just to put a few side pieces back.
1.Start with a small section of hair.
2.Hairspray the section then curl or twist it.
3.Hold the hair where you would like it to be then pin it in place with a bobby pin.
4.Cris cross your placed pin with a second pin to form your “X”.
5.Respray with hairspray. Yes folks more hairspray!
Hopefully this helps get you started down the path of hairdo success.
Practice makes perfect, luckily with hair you don’t have to be perfect.
Happy pinning!

It’s Sanity Not Vanity

So many of us question the importance of our appearance. We spend money on teeth whiting but walk around with a grease ponytail for days (nothing wrong with that), it’s unbalanced. Many folks slather on sunblock all summer long,” don’t want to ruin my skin” yet never moisturize their face for the rest of the year, also unbalanced. It’s a dirty little secret that most of us care about how we look, we’ve just been shamed into making less of an effort so as not to be deemed vain. It’s not vanity people, it’s sanity! You look good on the out side, I promise it will help you feel good on the inside.
What is to much effort? When have we gone to far with making ourselves look better? Open up any tabloid magazine and you will see the pages filled you celebrity’s who have taken “looking good” to far. This is NOT what I’m talking about.
I teach my clients simple beauty… Fast, affordable ways to get you looking your best and out the door in the morning. It takes 10 days to form a beauty habit, I dare all of you to start using a face cream (one suitable for your skin type) the fine lines and dark spots will soften, making the effort of looking beautiful easier everyday. Yup, it’s that easy, squeeze lotion in hand, rub on face, 10 sec your done. Yes Timed it! I promise that 10 sec will save your skin and help maintain that youthful glow.

Don’t give up. Don’t put it at the bottom of the todo list. The smallest bit of time on yourself can make a huge impact. I am a busy Mom. I do run a successful business 60 hours a week, I never leave the house with out putting on a bit of concealer and mascara. I am not crazy and I don’t have a nanny. I take the 3mins for myself to do something that makes me feel confident and beautiful. I do it with out regret and it feels good. Join me, leave your comfort zone and add something to your beauty routine. Try it for the ten days, if it’s a “no go” then you can say you tried. Don’t give up though, find a new beauty thing to try. You can do this!