Monday, April 19, 2010

Quick Spring Make-Up Looks

Just because we are moms and feel exhausted doesn't mean we have to look exhausted! While it is not necessarily important to put on an entire face of make-up to take junior to the park or to walk to the grocery store, we can still maintain a fresh spring look that keeps us looking and feeling up beat.Here are a few make-up trends and tips to enhance your spring looks.

Use body Shimmer.
While we are not 16 years old anymore a soft body shimmer will give us an overall glow when bounced off the suns rays. Dream Angels Heavenly™ Shimmering Hair & Body Spray- $10

Lavish up your lashes.
A nice dark mascara can make even the most tired eyes glow. The best solution is to use a small brush and to make sure your lashes are not clumped together but spread out.
Nude lip gloss. 
While we all are guilty of kissing our children profusely there is no reason why they need to be coated in red lip marks. By using a nude lip gloss not only do you make your lips pop, but  mommy kisses can be wiped away effortlessly.
Wear bright lipstick.
If you are going to go lipstick go bold! Coral and fuchsia lipsticks are the lip trend this spring.Sephora has a huge assortment of brightly colored lipsticks at reasonable prices.

Brighten your eyebrows.
Apply a thin line of a light eyeshadow right below the brow of your eyebrows. This will not only increase your arches but adds more interest in your eyebrows then the sleepy eyes below.

Watermelon Martini

Yippee spring's here! Leaves are growing, flowers are blooming and watermelon is almost in season! Here is a recipe to satisfy your watermelon cravings!

  • 1/4 seedless watermelon
  • 1 tray ice
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  •  Mix together and blend.
Can't get much easier than that right?! Enjoy! 

Stretch marks! Can't live with em, can't live without em. Or can we?

 Now that it's getting warm out it's about time to break out the shorts and bathing suits, but who wants to wear a two piece if you still have those dreaded stretch marks? 'Not I' said the blog writer! So how do we get rid of these god awful pregnancy war scars without breaking the bank on laser surgery or hundred dollar cremes? Here are some great marks-be-gone solutions that other moms have recommended!

Tummy Butter by Palmers is one solution that moms have been raving about. Not only is it easy to find (at almost all Walgreens or drugstores) but it won't break the bank costing about $8.

While Bella Bee Tummy Honey Cream is best to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy, it does help decrease the marks post pregnancy as well and costs around $20.


Spoiled Mama Cocoa Butter is a big of tof both expecting post delivery moms. All of the ingredients are natural and produce collagen that helps to tighten stretch marks, prevent new ones and works well on C-section scars!

While it is a little more than the other products (ranging about $28) you can't beat natural ingredients!

Castor oil is a age old remedy for a multitude of things, from hair growth, laxative, inducing labor and you guessed it- to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Apparently the best remedy is to apply a layer of castor oil on your stomach, cover the area with saran wrap and then apply heat for 20 minutes. Do this routine everyday for a week and you should see results! Best part? This super oil is typically only $4!

While each creme is said to maintain some affect on stretch marks it ultimately depends on the severity of the scar as well as the consistency of the applications. Considering that every woman is unique there is no real guarantee on the healing time frames but with bathing suit season just around the corner what do you have to lose?

People of Walmart photo of the day!