Spring Change

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I have to start out with just putting it on out there. My poor husband, he will forever be stuck in the middle of my “mid-life crisis'” and my self exploration into my adult identity. I’ll tell you a little about myself first. I am 29(or if you want the honest truth I’m on my 4th anniversary of my 29th bday), I am married, and I have 3 children. I think most people would say normal until you hear their ages. Ten, two, and 11 months. Yep that’s right I had my oldest at the ripe old age of 23 years old.

As a young single mom I knew who I was. Having attended

cosmetology school at 20 and then going back to school to become an Esthetician, I knew who I was inside and out. I had many life experiences at a young age that showed me who I was. Fast forward seven years to 2014, being 31, getting married, and having my second daughter! I couldn’t be more excited. This was the first time I was able to slow down and stay home and enjoy my baby and being a mom. Then 2016 came and so did my first son and my last child. Boom 16 months apart. Life didn’t slow down, it sped up like the tilt o whirl at the fair and all of a sudden it stopped. All of a sudden I look up and everything is different including myself.

Today is the spring Equinox, spring brings in change and new life. Today has been somewhat symbolic in my life. I found myself making my usual hair appointment today. I mean my roots, come on, they need help. As I’m looking at photos online to find inspiration for my spring color I can’t help  but be drawn to these beautiful colors of peach, pink, and lavender. So naturally the first thing I do is text these pics to my stylist, then my best friend, then my husband. Of course as women we seek approval from the ones closest to us. If I do it will it embarrass my daughter, will my husband still find me attractive, will the other moms think I’m even more nuts than they already do?

The other moms. This is a subject that has always given me anxiety. Having had my daughter at 23 years old, by the time my daughter started school I realized all the other moms were at least 10 years older than me. We didn’t exactly have that much in common, I mean I still roll around town dancing in my SUV blasting Britney Spears and Lady Gaga. Needless to say I’ve seen many strange looks from the other moms already. It’s like always feeling like your judgmental older sister is always watching you. Thank goodness my real older sister has never been like that..I’d die.

So this leads me to my ultimate issue. Is it me? Is it appropriate? I mean I don’t work a professional office job so no dress code here. I’m a 33-year-old mom though with 3 kids. Eight years ago when I was a 25-year-old single mom, no doubt. I would do it in a heartbeat it’s who I was and I knew that, I still do. Is that still me though. I mean would I love to be Barbie again? Absolutely! Who wouldn’t?! But is that realistic to what is my new adult reality now that the last few years on the tilt o whirl has stopped?

Thus is the search and journey into my new adult reality. I may be standing here questioning who I am these days, but I can still see that super fun vivacious single young mom I once was. So I think for now, the #unicornmom in me has won!

*I will update with photos when I get my hair done.

Pics of my Inspiration

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Beauty Creations Cosmetics (Updated)

I am so excited. I have been checking out this brand for months now. @BeautyCreations.Cosmetics is a line I have been completely unfamiliar with until now. I found the brand on Instagram and after following the line and stalking photos for months I broke down and decided to order a few items to try.  From what I could tell the line seemed inexpensive and the images I saw were impressive so for the price tag I figured, how could I go wrong?

My order processed and shipped fairly quickly. As I anxiously awaited my package I tracked it like any makeup obsessed online shopper would. The tracking information said it would arrive Thursday (March 16th) so I was over the moon excited when my package came Wednesday (March 15th)!. Even in the midst of a home full of sick people I excitedly ripped open the package and started feeling and swatching my new goodies.

Needless to say, everything I touched I was in love with. It was one big “omg”  after another. Beautiful pigment, texture, consistency, I could go on and on. I didn’t know what to try first, duh the highlighters! As I started to turn over all of the packaging I realized I made the number one big mistake I never make when buying new brands that are unknown to me. I didn’t check the ingredients list. Mineral oil, the first ingredient listed on just about everything. Mineral oil is an inexpensive ingredient and could be why the brand is so inexpensive. Not the friendliest known ingredient to pores, I then knew this is not going to be my go to everyday makeup.

Skincare is first and foremost on my list when purchasing an everyday cosmetics line, so this definitely bummed me out a little. I let myself fall so hard in love with this line before I knew what I was doing.  Lesson learned.

With cute packaging and seriously awesome preformance power, I definitely don’t count @BeautyCreations.Cosmetics out. With an average price tag of $4.99 for a liquid lipstick and $18.99 for a palette of 35 beautifully pigmented soft, buttery eyeshadows @BeautyCreations.Cosments will be filling up my kit!

If you are someone that finds yourself reaching for drugstore brands or loves you some  #wetnwildbeauty, try this. You won’t be sorry! @BeautyCreations.Cosmetics definitely gives #wetnwildbeauty a run for their money and beats out most drugstore brands I’ve personally come across.

UPDATE!!! 3/26

Ok I’ve got a quick update on these fabulous little wonders. I’m eating my words on this mineral oil. I’ve been wearing my products nonstop to give them their fair chance. Of course I’ve looked amazing every day, but the kicker my skin has continued to be amazing. 

I’d still be cautious for the combo to oily complexion friend. I believe if you prep properly with the correct daily skincare and protect your skin as you should anyway with a primer you should be fine. 

Let’s be real if you aren’t doing your daily skincare routine you can’t blame it on the makeup anyway. Love you skin and it will love you like mine loves me. 

Go pick up yourself up some @BeautyCreations.Cosmetics. You can thank me later when you’re taking your amazing new selfies. 

*leave a comment if you’d like to see an affiliate code. Let’s see what we can do! šŸ˜‰

To check out the line visit Beauty Creations Cosmetics

*Double Shine Contour Palette

*Gold Digger Highlighter

*Glamorous Highlighter

*Caramel Candy Highlighter

*Sweet Heart Matte Gloss

*Unforgettable Matte Gloss

*Pink Rose Matte Gloss


*Everything in the review was purchased and paid for by me.

 

This is just the beginningĀ 

When I started out on my Instagram journey, it was never my intention to write. This past week I had an experience that inspired me to do a few reviews. There are so many different brands, artists, bloggers, and “gurus” out there these days. With that comes tons and tons of information that can be completely confusing. Hopefully I can untangle some of the miscommunications, misconceptions, and over abundance of information out there and make beauty simple!