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Mommy Makeover with M.A.C & Lush Comestics - #BeautyIsAnAttitute

This past weekend I decided to do a mommy makeover. Why? 2015 has not been my favorite year and I'm actually just waiting for it to end. Here's to 2016! The 19th was my mother's birthday and also one month since she passed away. Those of you who have been reading my blog posts also know that I suffer with depression so Saturday the 19th which could have been a horrible day for me, I turned into something positive. In order not to sit at home and dwell on the fact that my mother was no longer there for me, no longer there for me to celebrate the holidays with, I decided to go out and get a makeover done. I haven't been feeling beautiful about myself for some time and when you have negativity in your life it makes you not want to do anything. With my depression it makes it even worse but I know Beauty Is An Attitude so I wanted to go out and do something for me. I also know my mom would want me to be happy and wouldn't want me to sit and mope around the house, and I'm sure if she saw the final results she would have been happy. I thought that it came out great! What do you think?

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It all started with me booking an appointment to the M.A.C store. I had a 10am appointment but my girls both wanted to go along so I ended up having to reschedule for 11am. On a weekend everyone wants to sleep in. Not me. I love getting up and getting going early. The earlier you get out the door the sooner you can get back indoors. I'm not a fan of crowds (blame it on my anxiety) so I like to get there before they show up. I was so impressed with the end results of my makeover I decided to get everything that my makeup artist applied. Here's a tip for you: ask if you can substitute some of the items because M.A.C products can turn out to be pretty expensive if you do it the way I did. I spent almost $600 on makeup products but it was so worth it in my opinion. Sometimes you have to treat yourself!

Next we headed to my daughter's favorite store in the mall, Lush Cosmetics. She's been telling me about Lush for quite some time now and I decided that I was going to give them a try myself. The one thing I loved about Lush besides walking into store that just smells absolutely amazing, is the fact their products are all handmade. They are all 100% vegetarian with no animal testing. So I decided to try out two of their face masks. I have oily combination skin and these two just stood out to me.

Lush Brazened Honey:

Now what stood out to me was the main ingredient in this well besides the word honey, it was Ginger. This was touted as being their deepest cleansing mask and it would leave my face feeling fresh clean and oh so much brighter. I have to admit that I've used this a few times and it really does work. I love the feeling on my face and it does have a grainy texture so it exfoliates while it cleanses. I think this is definitely going to be my go to mask.

Cosmetic Warrior:

Now my daughter has been raving about this one and so I just had to give it a try. OK I guess that's where the difference in tastes/style etc comes in. What she raved about, I wasn't such a big fan of. I'm sure it worked for her but I just couldn't get past the smell of garlic. While I know garlic is good for you, I'm not sure I want to really smell it on my face for the five minutes I have to keep it on for. So guess what? She ended up getting this one and she was more than delightful. This one is supposed to be really good for breakouts and blackheads. I don't really have much blackheads but I do break out occasionally.

The cool thing about Lush is that when you bring back 5 of their containers you get a free face mask. Masks costs $7.95. Same with M.A.C, bring back any 6 empty product container and you get a free M.A.C lipstick of your choice.

So while I'm loving my makeover and I do try to maintain my look I'm not the girly type of girl. I'm a huge fan of tees and jeans and I'll only dress up when I'm going out, which is hardly ever these days. Sometimes though you need to give yourself a treat and do what makes you happy. After all Beauty Is An Attitude!

Let's discuss: How do you treat yourself? 

Annmarie John
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  1. I don't wear make up, but I think it would be fun to get a makeover. Your make up looks awesome

  2. Isn't it nice to pamper yourself sometimes. YOu are looking great and refreshed.

  3. You look gorgeous, but I'm also not one to doll myself up all that often. I find something as simple as a fun lip gloss is all I need to feel a little pretty.

  4. Lush is one of my favourite brands. I could spend hours in that many wonderful products!

  5. You look amazing and I love the way you just are light up from inside! I have never heard of Lush but I'm in need of some pampering and I'm going to have to check them out!

  6. I am sorry to hear that you lost your mother. I am glad that you were able to find something to pamper yourself on that difficult day.

  7. Looks fab! I'll have to try it out. I love me some make-up:)!

  8. I am a beauty product/makeup junkie! Love it! You look gorgeous and should take "Me" time as often as you can because YOU deserve it!

  9. You should celebrate yourself. I am so sorry for your loss but I am so happy that you chose to do something positive on the day. You look gorgeous and will be gorgeous whether you do jeans and tees or dress up!

  10. I love a day at the spa...getting my hair done. I'd be happy to have my home to myself and to have peace and quiet too :P
    You look beautiful!

  11. I am a big MAC user and love to go to ULTA or the MAC store and stock up. You look nice in the color palettes you selected.

  12. MAC has the best! You got some great stuff!

  13. I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Definitely give yourself plenty of time to grieve. It's nice to see that you treated yourself to a day of beauty =) You deserve it! Hugs.

  14. Look at you, hot mama! You look fantastic. Now you and your little one are going to tear up the town when you're out together. You gals are looking good!

  15. Lush is one of my favorite brands! I love that store! You look amazing!

  16. Love your makeover, you look beautiful, not that you need any makeup! But wow! I especially love your lip color!

  17. I love that shade of lipstick on you! You look amazing and what a fun day!

  18. Looked good lady! I love LUSH ! One of my favorite brands!

  19. absolutely gorgeous. I 've heard of Lush but never actually tried the Products . I treat my self by getting my hair done and also purchasing a luxury beauty item ever few months

  20. Flawless! Love how healthy and fresh your hair looks. This reminders me I need to go pamper my hair


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