project 31 - day eight

Day 8. Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)? Share, please!

Every woman has beauty secrets.

Here are some of mine:

  1. Take a pre-natal vitamin even when you're not trying to conceive or pregnant. They do wonders for your nails and make your hair grow crazy fast.
  2. Aveda Beautifying Composition is a miracle product. You can use it on virtually any part of your body, for virtually any problem. Chapped lips? Beautifying Composition. Dry hair?  Beautifying Composition. Out of eye make-up remover? Beautifying Composition. Preventing stretch marks*? Beautifying Composition. I use it for everything. And it smells amazing.
  3. Find a good stylist and hang on to him/her. Tip well, and visit regularly. If they try to move away, do everything in your power to ensure that they are unable to do so, up to and including sabotaging home sales, new job opportunities and/or personal relationships that threaten to take them away from you.
  4. Curling your eyelashes instantly makes them look longer and fuller. Accidentally ripping out your eyelashes whilst curling them has the opposite effect. Curl carefully.
  5. Sunscreen.
I used to care way more about beauty and make-up and hair. Then I had a baby.

And I swore that I wouldn't become that Mom you see being sabotaged by Stacy and Clinton, but I can totally see how easily that could happen. It's so easy to throw on jeans and a sweatshirt and call that dressed for the day.

I still won't leave the house without make-up on, but I'm guessing that if/when we have second (or third or fourth..) baby, that may change. Then all you Moms of Multiples will have to give me your beauty secrets.

*Yeah, yeah... I know that stretch marks are genetic and there's nothing you can do to prevent them and yadda yadda yadda. But I rubbed Beautifying Composition on my big ole pregnant belly every day for over 30 weeks, and I got zero stretch marks. Just sayin'.

Day 1. I have a three month old and already I'm thinking, I'm going to miss him at this age. Have you felt that way, and what age do you miss the most?
Day 2. What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3. A photo that makes you happy
Day 4. Style 31. Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5. Post a YouTube video.
Day 6. Your most embarrassing moment
Day 7. Do you believe in the "cry until he sleeps" method?
Day 8. Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)? Share, please!
Day 9. What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10. What are some of your favorite MAC products, and what foundation/powder do you wear?
Day 11. Post a recipe. Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12. Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13. Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 14. Style 31. Post an outfit pic!
Day 15. What do you wish for?
Day 16. How old was Jack when he started sleeping through the night and how did you do this?
Day 17. Write about 3 things that make you happy.
Day 18. If you could, what would you tell yourself before you had your baby?
Day 19. Write about your significant other
Day 20. Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.
Day 21. Write about your most vivid childhood memory. Post a picture of you taken over ten years ago.
Day 22. What did you do today?
Day 23. Who's your celebrity look alike?
Day 24. What is God teaching you presently?
Day 25. Style 31. Post a pic of your favorite comfy clothes.
Day 26. What do you hope your grandchildren will say about you someday when you are gone?
Day 27. Who are your favorite bloggers?
Day 28. Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29. Your day, in great detail
Day 30. What do you think is going to happen to you after you die?
Day 31. Your favorite quote


  1. I'm a definite super-schlumpy mom of two kids. I often roll into Ry's preschool drop off having not showered, no makeup, and the same sweatshirt I slept in (under my coat of course). I did just order $80 worth of products on aveda.com, so that counts for something, right?

  2. ok you made me want to sprint to the store & get the aveda beautifying composition.
    you also reminded me that i haven't been able to find my eyelash curler. i have to put that back on my to-do list.
    totally agree about handcuffing yourself to a good hairdresser!