Photo Fun

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The other day I had some free time and decided to do a few photos with the little one. It never fails my photos don't turn out the way I was hoping and I end up with nothing to show for it. Most people in the family think i'm good at photography but that's only because they weren't there! They didn't see the melt downs and the hundreds of photos where she was simply a blur!                                           So I've found that props are my friend and we just play pretend and I have a better chance of getting a good photo. We also don't tend to think about taking photos of the process of getting ready. We do it for brides as they are getting their hair done and putting on their wedding dress, but we don't tend to take photos of our little girls being....well little girls. We forget to take pictures when their hair is up in rollers (a little dated maybe but not around my house), and when they are trying to put on our lip gloss or what have you. You always see the finished product and sometimes the best pictures don't come when we're finally done making the up because they are so tired of us messing with them.

As you can tell mine are far from being the best but I just though I'd share the idea cause I'm always looking for photo ideas and it never fails the weather doesn't hold up or I don't have any of the props they do. Its not over the top glamorous but so far the family loves it. Good luck!

Queen Spa Night

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Last night as I was roaming Pinterest I came across a pin that said "Bath Like a Queen" and something about Esther. I was immediately intrigued knowing Esther to be a biblical heroine who just happened to be gorgeous.

To be honest I had been in this frumpy mood lately and I just received some goodies in the mail for my birthday. One was the Fresh Rose Face Mask. It was a deluxe freebie from Sephora that I got along with my other goodies. Upon looking it up on Ebay I saw that my 0.68 oz freebie was going for $15! I wasn't sure that I wanted to waste it on myself.

Then I ran across that pin that led me to the Fancy Little Things blog and a post all about treating yourself like a queen. You can read the post here: Bath Like a Queen. Her spa night is fool proof and you will feel amazing! I didn't have honey for my face so I decided I was worth it and tried the Fresh Rose Face Mask. One word: Amazing! I have really dry skin and before I put on my makeup I typically have to put on lotion twice and then my primer. Before I put it on I used my Neutrogena Wave with the Olay pads. Then I put the mask on and left it on for about 10 minutes. My skin was softer than when I put on my Bare Minerals primer. Its still soft today and I didn't have to put on any lotion. I don't know that its worth $55 for less than 4 oz but its worth trying a sample. The sample size should be good for at least 4 facials I would think depending on how liberal you are with it. Moral of the story: take time for yourself not because you deserve it, cause lets face it we never feel like we do, but because you are treasured and loved and your body should reflect your inner beauty.