#selfieworthy

#selfieworthy

Not a compliment fishing post- I promise! 

I was flicking through my phone,heaps of pics of my hubby,my son Harry,places we’ve been recently etc. The last selfie I took was a month ago. Now, I am sure to most that doesn’t seem like a long time but to me,it is. I looked I the mirror this morning, I saw the dry skin under my nose,(I currently have a cold) the slight crinkling around the eyes,the list goes on.

I was not feeling #selfieworthy

So

In between nappy changes,dummy spits and numerous bottles, I managed to squeeze a little maintenance time.

Now, #selfieworthy is not about picking yourself apart,more about doing a few little things to build yourself up,feel great and share it with the world.

A double cleanse,maybe a 5 minute face mask. Maybe a longer conditioner treatment or a whitening toothpaste. All little things,easy to complete and quick!

My Recommendations

Cleansers:

Thrifty: Cetaphil Gentle Skin cleanser. 125mls. $10. Easy to use,fragrance free and soothing. I would recommend this to practically everyone.

Splurge: Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser. 237mls $35. I know that there are many great skincare lines out there. I believe that Dr Perricone does really understand the science of skin.

Face masks

Thrifty: Montagne Jeunesse VeryBerry mask. 15g $4.00. One time packet,splodge on,let it set and rinse.

Splurge: Perricone MD concentrated restorative Treatment. 59ml $115. Not one for just splodging on but it’s one dreamy treatment.

Conditioning hair treatment

Thrifty:Schwarzkopf Extra care ultimate repair anti damage mask. 250mls $4.50

I like that my hair afterwards didn’t feel heavy just well nourished.

Splurge:Fekkai Technician Colour Care mask. 220g $25 (US) This is STILL the best hair mask I’ve ever used. You can leave it in for as little as 60 seconds.In Australia it was $60! So get online and grab a tub.

Whitening toothpaste

Thrifty: Kemphor White toothpaste. 75mls. 3€

A Euro pharmacy staple,I only tried it recently and I am in love. Gentle minty flavour and makes your teeth feel polished-not squeaky. It’s Spanish made too. Check it out online.

Splurge: Theodent 300 whitening crystal mint. 75mls $100.

I am yet to try it,but at a $100 bucks a tube,it has to be good-right?! 

I finish with a  lip scrub with a baby toothbrush for good measure and I was feeling #selfieworthy again.


What little #selfie maintenance jobs do you like to splurge on?

Love and lipstick.

Tiffany. Xx

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Getting ready for a wedding.

7:30 am. Alarm one. Mr W and I do not work convential hours  anymore. He works very hard as a sculptor for as many hours as he is awake each day,seven days a week. This gives us flexabily as to when we rise each morning. Most mornings,this alarm or the next at 7:45 is enough to get us going. Except this morning. HG has been too big for his generous sized Moses Basket for a little while now. However I’ve  delayed moving him into his crib as the Moses basket fits next to our bed. Now HG has spoilt us as parents. From when he was six weeks old,he’s pretty much slept through the night-until now.

When we happen to be moving him into the crib. It’s been few fretful long nights. Dummies dropped through the bars, a bump of the head,tooth pain (possibly) It’s all going on. So when the alarm bleeped cheerily at me yesterday morning,my mood did not match its. 

8:00am. Alarm three. Get up,get milk for HG. Thank goodness I’ve finally relaxed enough to make some up bottles in advance so I can sleepwalk downstairs with  HG in tow and one minute later,he has milk. Done.

I ponder breakfast and decide I need a cold fashwasher before food. Back upstairs to roust the husband,collect the empty milk bottles and wash my too tired face.

8:45 am. Mr W is off,he has to assist a friend with firewood collecting and sorting. With strict instructions to return at 11 am sharp.

8:45-9:45 am. Bottle washing,nappy stockpiling,formula spooning ensues. Clothes washing, a reusable nappy sort,wash up. Sweat. A lot. All whilst still pondering outfits and wanting to wear the coolest,sac like item I own. Spend most of this hour trying to get HG to have a nap as I’d like him to not be a total asshat during the ceremony.

9:45-10:30 am. With the baby asleep and Mr W out, I was so tempted to crawl back into bed,I could almost feel the cool sheet as it floated back down onto me. Instead of standing in front of the mirror,trying to control the frizz and work out the coolest hairdo I could have.

10:30-11am. Narrowed it down to three options outfit-wise. Send photos to trusted coterie of advisors. Find jewellery. Apply makeup,fingers crossed it stays put.

11-11:15 am Lay out clothes for HG times two. He’s a barfer. Clothes for Mr W organised. Worry that Mr W isn’t home just yet. Bundle everything but the kitchen sink into various bags. Wake and change the HG repeating my mantra,please don’t barf,please don’t barf… Sweaty husband arrives,rush him into a shower. Pack car,wipe barf off HG’s chin. Check lipstick and we are off.

11:55am. Thank the lord I live in Spain now,so whacking out the fan and vigorously fanning myself looks completely normal. The walk up to the picturesque spot is interesting but not something you want to do for a wedding. Did I mention there was a camera crew from a British reality TV show filming the entire thing??

From there forth it was a lovely,albeit warm day. Filled with love,meeting new friends, wedding wine and cake. The outfit was pretty perfect,flattering,colourful and cool. HG was changed several times over. At one point he was in just a nappy! 

It was our first wedding as a married couple and our first with HG. It’s funny that memories I had forgotten about my own wedding came flooding back. Our first dance,seeing all of our friends. My husbands choicely worded speech.

Tell me your best wedding moment,the one that makes you smile.

Love and loquats

Tiffany.xx