8/24/17 Hair

You guys…. We’ve hit the end of August! Eight months in and I’ve come to notice that my hair has grown a little. It is back to a little past my arm pit and is still very thick. When I put it up, it lands a little past the nape of my neck. It’s healthy and happy for now! I’ve changed up my hair care products a little. Last post I mentioned that I had started using the ‘It’s a 10 miracle leave in treatment with keratin’ and you guys it has helped my hair SO MUCH in this last month. on top of that I changed my shampoo to the Paul Mitchell Awpui (don’t know if i spelled that right) line.

Changing up your hair care routine is SO important! The biggest problem that your hair faces is that it becomes used to its environment. If you live in a dry area, your hair is going to react to it in a better way than if you all of a sudden move to the ocean. Your hair has to adjust. Its a similar idea with hair products. For example, if your hair is dry and you use moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, your hair will slowly start to overcompensate and produce more oil. Eventually the more oil it continues to produce then your hairs natural balance will change and it will become oily. Once that happens it is time to change to an oil controlled shampoo and conditioner.

Its the same set up with hair care products like serums and hair spray as well as leave in conditioners. I didn’t just change my leave in conditioner from ‘Toni & Guy S-Factor Papaya leave in’ to ‘It’s a 10’ because I wanted to. I also changed it because my hair had changed and it needed something that worked with the new environment it was in and with the amount of oil it had begun to produce.

Changing things up for your hair is good for it and it keeps it healthy and happy. I hope these tips helped and I hope to see you in next months update!

~ :-* MMB

What Does It Mean To Be Confident?

Every now and then I find myself questioning what it really means to be confident? I’m not talking about being bold in your everyday life (yes that is important but that is not what I’m talking about). But being confident in your own skin!

CONFIDENT: (adj.) feeling or showing confidence in oneself; self-assured.

To me there are three ways a woman can feel confident.

  1. You choose to not wear makeup and let your natural beauty shine all the way through!
  2. You wear bright/dark bold colors without hesitation
  3. You know your routine look and you wear it with pride

Any of these three ideas can be you! Or you can mix and match them! I do! Some days I don’t want to wear makeup, so I keep it natural. But my biggest insecurity is my skin, so sometimes that choice is not easy for me. Sometimes I do the same look for a few days in a row. With certain jobs that may be your case and that is okay! Other days I want to be bold and wear a bright or dark lip! Or I wear an eyeshadow look I just came up with.

However you decide to order these three ideas, remember to be confident in your choice and in yourself! That is truly a beautiful thing on any person!

Greetings from Miss Martini

Hi there!

My name is Elyse Martin, and I am Mama Mia’s co-author.  I plan to write about general wellness – which I will broadly distill down to “holistic mental health” through discussion on mindfulness, diet, and exercise.  And if you aren’t sure exactly what that means, that is a-okay, because I don’t really have any idea either.  I consider these the “healthy life” trigger words constantly put forth by social media, and this will be my personal journey to figure all that out.  Hopefully you guys enjoy being along for the ride!


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What Are the Perfect Sunglasses For You?

Sunglasses are a great thing to invest in. But do you know which ones work best for you? There is a difference between finding ones you just like and finding ones that work for you. For example, I think rounded rimmed sunglasses are very cute but I know that my face shape can not handle them properly. My sister on the other hand can. Even a friend of mine can pull off the cat eye sunglasses shape better than I can. It’s all because of her faces natural shape! It’s not because I shouldn’t wear them, its just because those two types of sunglasses make my face look condensed but make my head look huge. No one is going to tell you that you shouldn’t wear a certain shape (unless they’re that brutally honest friend you have that hold nothing back) because honestly why would a random person care about your sunglasses choices. Some of us don’t like sunglasses and some love them so much we hoard them. But at any point in the day, it’s good to have a pair at hand to protect your eyes. Have you decided what face shape works for you yet? You don’t need to know specifically. Sunglasses are a great thing to have all year round but the times I find they are used the most is summertime! They’re important for all those hikes you take and all the times people go to the beach (beach is the best place to have them but watch out for that sunglasses tan). Find the pair that works for you and don’t care about what opinions others have! Honestly they won’t care, its only your preference that matters!SUNGLASSES-BEST-FOR-FACE-SHAPES

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I am revamping my website and as of now starting different topics! Each month I will choose one of the three categories I have on this website and write about them twice a week! Are you ready? Here we go!

What is beauty?

Beauty to me is something that is amazing. Above anything else it is what comes from within your own heart. I have decided to start this blog because I like simplicity within my makeup routines and my day to day life. I’m a busy girl with little down time so I wanted to create a blog all about how to take care of your skin and hair as well as makeup. All of these things fascinate me. So why not do a blog about all the things I do on a day to day basis that are simple and easy for anyone to try! Have fun with it and I hope you guys enjoy!