I love helping women. I love to help women in practical ways, in ways that will help them feel more peaceful and rested. To help them feel like they accomplished something. I also like to help women accept that it is okay if they DON’T get it ALL done. It is okay if they DON’T have it ALL together. And I like to let them know that they are not alone and MANY other women feel the same way.

I think that by admitting it and banding together, we can help one another be more comfortable in our own skin. In the roles we have chosen to live, which includes being a mom. Whether a mom to littles, or a mom to grown kids. Because face it, you will ALWAYS be their mom.

Sometimes though, we need to take a step back and do something for us. We need to take care of ourselves. We need to eat right, or at least try to the majority of the time. And doing so will help our energy levels.

We need to get enough sleep. Somehow, we need to make that happen. Unless you have children under the age of 5 or over the age of 15 living in your house, then you probably won’t sleep much. But try!

And you need to have some FUN. Go out with the hubby. Take a craft class. Play in the dirt and grow something. Do something that makes you smile!

And take care of you. Your body, all parts of it. Make sure you go to the doctor and the dentist. Don’t put off checkups and annuals or important tests like mammograms (like I did).

And you want to take care of your skin. Take it from someone who didn’t start taking care of my skin until I was about 42, oh how I wish I had done something before! I was overwhelmed though, at all the different options and ingredients and products available. I actually went to work with one major beauty company for 2 years and learned quite a bit about skincare and taking care to prevent aging from happening before its time.

Many of the “signs of aging” that we see are actually due to sun damage, caused by years of sun exposure. Not necessarily laying out and being on the beach forever, but just day-to-day sun exposure. You NEED to use a foundation and a moisturizer that has an SPF factor in them.

I have recently joined with another major beauty company, Mary Kay. I have seen a different side of the beauty business, and so I love the way that Mary Kay runs their business, trains their consultants, and the way they encourage their consultants to always put God first, family second, and then your Mary Kay business. In my previous company and job, I was pressed to work 80-90 hours a week. So this is a breath of fresh air for me. 

I love helping women find products that work for them, and help them to feel good about themselves. To make their skin look radiant and fresh. And I also enjoy helping women learn to do their makeup and find colors that work for them. I have learned a “dash out the door” makeup routine that literally takes 4 minutes.

The great thing about Mary Kay is getting to sit and work with these women face-to-face, and to talk to them about their families and about their dreams and aspirations as you go trough their makeover. But another great thing is that even if I can’t meet with you personally, we can do a consult via phone, email, FB messaging, or even Skype. After a consult, I can send you a few samples to try, or if you like, you can go ahead and order via my Mary Kay website. We have a 100% guarantee, so even if you haven’t actually tried something, you can return it if for some reason it doesn’t work for you.

A Mary Kay special, JUST FOR THIS WEEKEND, thru April 15, midnight. $13 off ANY SIZE order!

Why $13, you ask? Mary Kay consultants celebrate every Friday the 13th, as the company was actually launched on Friday the 13th, September 1963!