So your cherub got chewing gum stuck all over his hair, brows or even lashes? Or way better, got it stuck in yours? Put away those scissors. Lay down those combs and brushes. Pour yourselves a (soft) drink, clink glasses and relax. No wine required here – unless you were looking for an excuse to have a glass. You sneaky you.
Because there’s a simple, basic, foolproof way to remove this nasty sticky gunk from your kid’s/your own crowning glory without any tugging, hair-pulling and self-esteem-smashing.
And the good news is, it’s the cheapest of tricks and it requires only ONE ingredient that you cannot possibly fail to have in your kitchen: oil. Any kind of cooking oil. I used olive oil because of its well-known hair repairing properties. But any oil will do the trick.
Take a wash cloth, pour some good ol’ oil on it and rub on the distressed area…then let the magic happen as you watch the chewing gum vanish into nothingness!
It saved my son’s mane and eyelashes a couple months ago, and I’m so, soooo glad I gave it a second thought before going snip-snip on his adorable coils and curls. Which I did a few weeks later, but that’s a whole other story. And it’s not because of chewing gum, I promise.
A couple weeks ago it was my birthday, and this one was epic! First I got to sleep in an extra hour, which is a mom luxury, and I woke up to this → → →
I didn’t cook any meal that day, which was aaaawesome… And I was treated with some rad makeup and new clothes! What’s not to like about that?
Among other things I was gifted the LORAC Unzipped Gold Palette, which I had been eyeing since its release in early 2015…
LORAC isn’t sold in Europe, and overseas shipping fees can sometimes exceed the product price, so I first tried to postpone and pretend I didn’t need it… Because let’s be honest, I have like, 20 neutral palettes in my make up drawers… no, just kidding, I have, like, 40! But I’m so glad I finally decided to take a plunge and order it as a birthday present from my bae!
I usually buy online from Amazon.com because I trust them vs. eBay where you can end up with fakes, but this time, as I ordered this palette too, which price tag and shipping fees were way to high on Amazon, I bought it fromBCstore.fr. It’s an online US-based beauty boutique that ships in a number of countries, and carries makeup that isn’t otherwise available worlwide (LORAC, Kat Von D, It Cosmetics, Tarte…)
So here’s the baby, up close and personal:
What do I love about this palette? Well to boil it down, I think LORAC carries one of the best eyeshadows formulas EVER. And trust me, I’ve tried a lot of high-end, middle-end and drugstore eyeshadows. I yet have to meet one that beats LORAC.
It is sooooo pigmented and buttery-smooth, yet has THE. best. staying. power. EVER!
The colors lean on the warmer side, which I find to be the easiest color range to work with. I’m positive it would suit a wide array of colorings, from fair to dark. And while those shimmering golds, sparkly champagnes, and glistening burgundy browns scream summer to me, I think this palette is the bomb year-round. As to shades description and dupes, after hours of swatching and comparing, I only came up with 4 possible dupes, but I’m not giving in and will update this post as I (hopefully) find new ones.
Because it is so soft, don’t be a beast with these eyeshadows and rummage your brush through it like you’re trying to scrape the last remnants from the Nutella jar!
Just barely caress the pan with your brush, be gentle, be respectful… and give your brush an ever-so-slight flick to get rid of any excess (aka fallout)… Then thoughtfully, reverentially apply it to your eyelids… And beam in amazement at the instant payoff! Go ahead and do a little victory dance while you’re at it!
Then hop around again when you check yourself in the mirror at the end of the day and see that everything’s still where it belongs.
I am obsessed with my new baby, and have to convince myself to NOT use this palette everyday.
Are you impressed? What are your favorite palettes currently? Share your makeup addictions and make a girl feel a little less inadequate in the process!
Truth be told, we have one to two months of warm weather here at most, but I cannot resist all these cute babies and kids summery outfits. Plus, children grow out of their clothes so fast, you get an excuse to indulge in adorable new attire each year! I don’t know about you, but I feel much less guilt when I shop for my little ones than for myself 😉
Thanks heaven for grandmas!
My mom bought this lovely girl’s dress from Jacadi and we’re obsessed with its vibrant color! I love bold colors on anyone really, but they look especially dashing on brunettes and darker skintones.
Faux-sailor suit, real swag
I might be jumping a little late in the trompe-l’oeil print bandwagon, but I lovethis H&M set:
The good thing about 18 months-olds is they don’t have their say on your personal stylist skills, HA!
Handle the super-hero thing with grace
What 4-year-old would resist a good superhero tee? I usually feel like superhero garments look cheap, tacky and I dislike the typical mismatched color scheme; but I tolerate this one from Mango Kids, because it has kind of a vintage vibe. Pair it with shorts and a cool straw hat and you should be able to cope with it. I think Mango doesn’t sell boys clothing online yet.
Now at preschool, my son’s classmates basically believe I’m one hell of a mom. I got a bunch of little boys’ requests to buy them the same shirt, haha! #askyourownmomdude #butshewont #imsuchacoolmomthough
What kind of summer clothes do you like to buy for the kids? Do you consent to buy outfits of their choices that you don’t really like?