Single Mama Beauty Tip #3: Facial in a box

by mssinglemama on July 3, 2008

Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

Your Turn …
If you have a blog – leave a link to the best post you wrote all week.

If you don’t have a blog – leave a link the best post you’ve read all week.

Try to keep them on the single parent theme, but if there’s something extra special out there, feel free to post it.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

Your Turn …
If you have a blog – leave a link to the best post you wrote all week.

If you don’t have a blog – leave a link the best post you’ve read all week.

Try to keep them on the single parent theme, but if there’s something extra special out there, feel free to post it.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

Your Turn …
If you have a blog – leave a link to the best post you wrote all week.

If you don’t have a blog – leave a link the best post you’ve read all week.

Try to keep them on the single parent theme, but if there’s something extra special out there, feel free to post it.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to , leave your favorite posts here. DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

Your Turn …
If you have a blog – leave a link to the best post you wrote all week.

If you don’t have a blog – leave a link the best post you’ve read all week.

Try to keep them on the single parent theme, but if there’s something extra special out there, feel free to post it.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

Your Turn …
If you have a blog – leave a link to the best post you wrote all week.

If you don’t have a blog – leave a link the best post you’ve read all week.

Try to keep them on the single parent theme, but if there’s something extra special out there, feel free to post it.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

Your Turn …
If you have a blog – leave a link to the best post you wrote all week.

If you don’t have a blog – leave a link the best post you’ve read all week.

Try to keep them on the single parent theme, but if there’s something extra special out there, feel free to post it.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to , leave your favorite posts here. DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

Your Turn …
If you have a blog – leave a link to the best post you wrote all week.

If you don’t have a blog – leave a link the best post you’ve read all week.

Try to keep them on the single parent theme, but if there’s something extra special out there, feel free to post it.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to highlight my favorites and let you highlight yours … DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

Your Turn …
If you have a blog – leave a link to the best post you wrote all week.

If you don’t have a blog – leave a link the best post you’ve read all week.

Try to keep them on the single parent theme, but if there’s something extra special out there, feel free to post it.
Because we’re single parents and we don’t have time to read a million blogs every week I use this post every week to , leave your favorite posts here. DON’T BE SHY. Shameless self-promotion is strongly encouraged.

My personal favorites this week

Canada Day 2008

This post is so moving, so heart felt and so well-written that I’m almost scared to point you this way because you’ll never read my blog again. No seriously, go read this post in which Kristen describes her and her 3-year-old’s experience in a busy cafe with happily married people everywhere. Something we can all relate to.

3 Steps to Instant Happiness

Green Bean Mama shares one of her tricks to instant happiness. I really enjoyed this post! Thanks for the tip Clare!

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive

Single Ma at Fabulous Financials always serves up amazing posts but this one shows a clear case of how paying it forward can pay big. If you’re not a regular reader of her blog, you should be … this single mom knows how to save the pennies.

Your Turn …
If you have a blog – leave a link to the best post you wrote all week.

If you don’t have a blog – leave a link the best post you’ve read all week.

Try to keep them on the single parent theme, but if there’s something extra special out there, feel free to post it.
For Christmas my little brother bought me a gift certificate for a facial …

I still haven’t used it.

I have one night to myself each week, I usually use it to run errands or go out with friends. I really, really want to get that facial but I just can’t seem to find the time to make it happen. So when I stumbled across the Burts Bees Facial Kit I snapped it up.

The little kit includes everything you need for an at home facial and it’s only $8.95. (I found mine at Half Price Books for $3.95). First the cleanser, next the scrub, then a green mask and to top it off, a mosturizing cream that’s to die for. While the cleanser, cream and mask are just for one time use, the scrub will last for a while. Mine came with a cute little bowl to mix up the scrub and mask.

My face was glowing for days…and the best part is you can do it at home! Just had to pass it on.

If you’ve tried it or have any other beauty tricks or tips, please leave a comment!

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davidrochester July 4, 2008 at 11:20 am

Believe it or not, I have a weird one that my grandmother used to talk about all the time. Let me say up front that at the age of 93, she had beautiful skin. She used raw honey as a facial mask three times a week. I thought she was nuts until I did a little research and realized how many amazing properties honey has. Apparently the best kind to use for this is raw unpasteurized honey, so of course moms with infants will have to be careful not to have their faces licked while trying this. 🙂 It also works, I found out, for guys who have razor-sensitive skin … cuts down on irritation.

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osolomama July 5, 2008 at 10:57 am

The Poor Woman’s Flat Iron. . .is my tip and I’ve been doing it for years. OK, it doesn’t work as well as the first-prize flat iron Ms. Single Mama tempted us with, but here goes: once your hair is almost dry, put the styling brush down and lock a section of hair between the fingers of one hand. Make sure your fingers have truly grabbed a piece of hair–I usually use the index and third fingers. You can curl your fingers for better grip if you wish and hold from underneath the hair or above it. Usually, if you grab from above, the fingers are curled; below, hold them straight. Now pull on that hair until it is taut (and straight). Aim the hair dryer at the hair section for at least 10 seconds. Gradually slide your fingers down the hair until the hair is released, but hold it taut all the way down and keeping aiming the dryer there. Do this all over your head. My hair puffs and this gives me a much sleeker look. So there you go! It’s the “finger flat iron.”

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liv July 6, 2008 at 1:57 pm

i’m going to go with the philosophy make-up optional kit. it’s magic.

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