Thursday, April 4, 2013

Best Face Forward

A friendly note to anyone who has not yet had a baby but thinks that they might like to: Are you aware that having babies can make your feet fat, hips spread, nipples dark, and nose widen? Those are just a few of the gems. The "symptoms" of pregnancy can be temporary or, the more unfortunate, permanent changes.

In college I experienced extremely dry scalp. I don't know if it was stress, environment, genetics, or something completely different. What I do know is that is eventually went away. With meds.

After birthing my boys in 2011 it was back. And worse. It spread from my scalp to my forehead, down my lady burns, across my eyebrows. Anywhere on my head that had hair was fair game.

Then I had an idea. Maybe it wasn't my skin/body/fault but maybe it was something I was putting on myself. I tried a new shampoo and cleared up my scalp pronto. ALRIGHT.

Now to tackle the face. I tried lotions- nope, cream make-up - nope, astringent - nope, olive oil - nope. Then I had an idea- Mineral makeup! If I could find one with just the bare minimum for ingredients I might stop overloading my obviously confused face.

I contacted Mineral Hygenics and within days was buffing my blotched skin with easy-to-apply light powder, cool kiss enhancer and a finishing translucent top coat. I've never in my life had an easier face regimen. This process goes so quickly that I can usually sneak it in during a morning potty break! Before I was waiting until I had somewhere special to be, now I have no trouble putting my best face forward every day.

Read all of the benefits of mineral makeup here.

If, like me, you need to find any opportunity at all to add minutes to your day this is a perfect opportunity to do it! HHMTF readers get 10% off all orders from now until May, 2013! Just use code handsandhearts at checkout!
See the results for yourself:
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"Before" red forehead, cheeks, eyebrows & darkening under eyes

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Saving Grace
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After! YAHOO!

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I was sent the above mentioned products for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor was I required to write a proitive review. The opinions herein are 100% my own.


  1. I am bad for getting really dry skin between my eyebrows. Perhaps this would help me. Thanks!

    1. It's really allowed my inflamed skin to calm down!

  2. This looks like a great product for those wonderful benefits of pregnancies! :-)

  3. I love using my mineral makeup. It has made such a difference to my complexion. Your picture is beautiful, by the way! :-)

  4. You are so pretty, such great skin I am jealous. I am glad you found something that works for you. I have never tried mineral makeup but will look into it to see if it helps my issues.

  5. That's great that you've found products that have worked for you! We all know that having kids takes work, but we often for forget that part of that work is healing and taking care of ourselves!


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