It’s break time!

daybreak-sodarowDaybreak would like to invite you to spend the weekend with your fellow bloggers enjoying all that Daybreak has to offer. Breathing Space is designed for serious bloggers who want to meet other bloggers, learn fun stuff, and have a fabulous time. The beautiful homes in Daybreak’s North Shore model home village will be your bed & breakfast and home base for this relaxing weekend. Twelve complementary classes will be offered in tennis, photography, interior design, knitting, floral arranging, quilting, yoga, cooking, and more. Take as many as you can fit in, or none at all. Go shopping at Oh Sweet Sadie! in SoDa Row, or take a ride around the lake on a stylin’ beach cruiser. It’s the perfect weekend retreat to trade tips and relax with your fellow bloggers.


Quick Beauty Tips For Stay At Home Moms

When you decide to become a stay at home mom, you say goodbye to those mandatory breaks you often got at the office. You are on clock 24 hours a day and you’ve got a lot of juggling to do. Picking up and dropping the kids at school, managing the family finances, taking care of the house chores and going to the grocery. It’s not such a rosy job, but that doesn’t have to mean you should give up on looking and feeling great. As a stay at home mom, there’s very little time to spare. So we have compiled some of the easy and quick tips to help you stay at home mom look gorgeous even when you are busy taking care of your family.

Have a good lotion at your reach.

Apart from keeping your skin supple, lotion also acts as a frizz tamer. It will also help your hair smell better and will get that sticky mess off your hands.

Treat yourself to a quick foot soak.


Running around your kids all day can leave you exhausted with really tired feet. Soak your feet in a basin of some warm water for about 15 minutes before you go to bed. This will help you feel relaxed and re-energized.

Make your eyes pop out.

Rather than trying to hide mascara from your toddler, get some high quality but low maintenance eyelash extensions. These will make your eyes pop out while helping you go a step ahead from your beauty routine.


Go for easy but a stunning look with lash extensions.

Eyelash extensions are a perfect way to look great the entire day! Forget mascara and look your best no matter how busy your day is!

Choose long lasting hair, nail and skin treatments.

Rather than highlighting your hair every other six weeks, why not settle for color options that last longer? This will save you both time and money. Consult with your nail technician for low maintenance options that last longer.

Add a dash of color with a thick pencil.

Bright, thick makeup pencils can be used for the eyes, lips and cheeks. Just have several in different colors for quick change-ups of your style.

Freshen your skin with a wet washcloth.

For a quick fresh look, moisten a cotton washcloth with some warm water and place it on your skin for about 5 minutes. Finish off with a splash of rose or cucumber water for an extra youthful look.

Get some big sunglasses for those bad days.

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Sometimes, your baby may have kept you awake most of the night and when you wake up, you have eye bugs. You may not as well have the time to conceal your puffy eyes with makeup because there’s breakfast and kids to prepare. Rock a nice pair of sunglasses to conceal such flaws and get a perfect look.

Always keep your eyebrows neat.

You can have them tattooed, waxed, threaded or plucked, neat eyebrows will always enhance your appearance. Just schedule some time every week to take care of your eyebrows and your set.

The above tips will help you as a stay at home mom look great no matter how busy your days look. You really don’t have to give up looking beautiful just because you are a stay at home mom.

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Yoga Retreat

Yoga retreatYoga retreats are an excellent way of deepening your yoga practice while at the same time getting some time from it all. If you have eventually signed up for a yoga retreat, here is how to get the most of it.

What you achieve is entirely up to you

Some people have their own general thoughts about yoga retreats. Going into your yoga retreat for the first time, you may have some expectations, thinking that is should be a certain type of experience. The most important thing to remember is that this yoga retreat will really be what you make it, despite the theme or destination. The objective is about you and your personal care.

Timing and Duration

You can choose a 2 night weekend or even longer like 10 days. This flexibility is a really approachable way for most people. However, do not think that longer stays are better. Sometimes, all you need is just a weekend getaway to re-energize. If you want to plan for your retreat 6 months from now, that could be a great idea of planning ahead. But if you realize in between everything seems to be falling apart, then don’t wait to begin your healing. Get into the next weekend retreat.


When it comes to how much money you will spend, it’s easier to handle your budget if you choose retreats that include almost everything except airfare. This makes it simple to estimate your total trip expenses. You can easily overspend especially if your meals and lodging are not included in the retreat package.
Do not be tempted by the cheapest prices. There could be a myriad of reasons for this for instance; the size of the retreat will have a lot of people all paying less. Regarding the trip cost, think about the length of your retreat. What are you looking for? Quality or quantity? There are different ways to save money, you could ask to share a room or check into a group dorm.

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Be in touch

Whether this is the first time you are going on a yoga retreat or know the yoga teacher, be in touch with your yoga teacher. The best thing about a yoga retreat is that your teacher can take care of the needs of the group and cater to your desire in a closer way. Are you working on something particular? Are you injured? Being in touch with the yoga teacher enables one to get the most out of the yoga retreat.

Pack well

Carrying along some basics will really help you feel safe especially when traveling to a country you have never been before. By having your essentials on retreat makes you comfortable and you are able to concentrate more on your experience. Yoga retreats are seen as ways of giving participants tools for life to carry along in their backpack, but the most important teaching is how participants carry themselves when the backpack is missing. In other words, what you pack is really useful, but do not depend on it entirely.

Know where you are going

Not only will this help you know what you will need to carry along, but you will be able to get more out of your experience if you can plan excursions immediately you get there. When you wait until the last minute to consider what you want to do, it may be too late!
Finally, do it for you. Do not base your decision on what people around you want you to do. Make a decision on your own and you will be glad you did.


Beauty Tips For Every Working Mom (guest post)

good-haircut-for-momsHi, I’m Ella and I blog at I’m glad I could guest post for my friend. I’ve been planning to do this for quite a while but I simply keep procrastinating. Okay, truth is I never seem to get the time. You know every mom never seems to have time whether you are a working or a stay at home mom.

So today, I’ll trade my sleep for this blog post! I am a working mom with the usual 9 to 5 job and still a blogger. Don’t ask me how I balance all this, but I get time to do everything. And as a working mom, I have learned it’s so easy to forget about your looks and walk out of the house looking like you just woke up! With that in mind I have some beauty tips for every working mom that I’m sure will be of great help even to the stay at home mom.

Get a great hair style

When you go to your hair stylist, request them to give you an easy do. This way, you will always be able to style your hair perfectly even when in a rush. An easy hair style doesn’t have to be boring. Let you stylist know it so they can put some fun in your new look. Continue reading

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Looking beautiful even when you go out for retreats with your fellows

beauty tipsEven as day break is inviting people to go spend a weekend with their fellow bloggers and enjoy all what they have to offer, it’s also good to know that if you go looking good you will feel comfortable. Nothing is worse than going for a retreat and then you are uncomfortable on the way you look, this affects the way you interact and you may not be able to benefit fully from the event.


There was a time when beauty was seen as something for women in a certain age group, but, in today’s world, all the ages and genders are concerned ad are hopping on the beauty bandwagon. Even though some believes in the inner beauty, outer beauty is what the majority considers and so it is of utmost importance. This article will give you tips to help in maintaining your beauty:

Beauty starts with great skin

Even if we were born with a beautiful skin, time, stress, neglect, and many other factors can take its vibrant away. However, this does not mean that you cannot get back your beautiful skin. There are numerous products that can help you in this. For example, a full coverage foundation can help you regain your awesome skin and also hide any scar or fault with your skin, leaving you looking stunningly beautiful. By researching more, you can get more beauty products for the best skin. Continue reading