blogsurfing around last night i found miss beth who bravely showed her before & after pictures of getting her face on along with some tips. (& yes she is beautiful au natural). she challenged other bloggers to do the same. even though my normal routine is brushing my teeth, straight ironing my hair & puting on some homemade deoderant (mine doesn't have the vitamin e but has coconut oil), i thought today would be fun to get all "made up".
so, here ya go.
this morning, miss gracie & i headed to the bathroom (ben was playing his morning dose of mariokart wii). hello bedheads!
first thing, brushed our teeth. i've been adding a few drops of the wild oregano oil p73 to my toothpaste. this stuff is supposed to be a natural wonderdrug (i had no clue how expensive it was! i purchased it a year ago when a health food store went out of business). i've also been trying to place a couple of drops under my tounge to try & fight off the cold that has infected our home. still got it though. ben's toothpaste is on the wall behind gracie in his very own touch-n-brush. one of his favorite christmas presents! kooky kid.
we washed our faces & went to work. miss grace put some revolution skin care lotion on her sweet face (normally, she doesn't do this, but wanted to put on "makeup" too) & i put on my momma stuff. i loove philosophy products. i use on a clear day with retinol lotion & hope in a tube around my eyes.
on to the makeup..
my makeup bag is full of stuff, but i only use a handful of the things. no tricks of the trade here.
i do love my philosophy supernatural mineral makeup & the fact that it has a sponge applicator.
i've also been loving my eye bright pencil from benefit. helps hide my lack of sleep a bit i think.
some straightening iron help &
a bit of texturizing cream for my mop & the hair is done. i hate my haircut. normally, i love the job my hairdresser does. but, last time no way. it's pretty messed up. (i think he was punishing me for bringing my well behaved kiddos with me to the regis salon). over the weekend i colored it to a darker shade. i used clariol perfect 10 (only 10 minutes, can't beat that!) in lightest cool brown. damaw (my very blond & beautiful momma) suggested sunday i add some highlights or sumthin. i think maybe i'll return to a blondie in the spring.
now for my little one's rats nest, i love oyin handmade's juices & berries. unlike other detanglers we've tried, this one will keep her cute little curls.
& here are the finished results:
a bit blurry, but oh so lovely.
gorgeous, right? um, yeah. but we had fun!