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What makes me feel confident?

As much as I try to exude confidence in myself, sometimes I know deep down in my heart I need a little push and shove to bring out the best in me.  I’m not gonna lie, there are days that I just want to crawl into a dark hole and hide out, but I’m lucky that I have a handful of confidence boosters to get me through it all.  To me, feeling confident in myself is much easier when I have these little things that make the negatives of the World disappear, if only for a second.  Everything you’ll see in this post are just a few of my favorite confidence boosters.  While colors may vary, shades, scents or even the accessory of choice may change, there is one thing that I keep handy dandy for always… and that’s my U by Kotex (definite lifesaver) and of course, My Family.  Every woman has a list of Confidence Boosters in their life, products or people that make them feel like they can rule the World… and here are mine.

Family is my biggest confidence booster

My Family (my husband and sons) are my biggest confidence booster.  Come on… look at those smiles, they melt hearts and bring sunshine to my cloudy days.  I never knew True Love until I met my husband and then had my children and because of this – I consider them to be my biggest support system and they make me feel confident in who I am as a Woman, a Wife and a Mother.

Confidence Boosters

Like all women, handbags and shoes are an addiction and for me… a great handbag and a gorgeous pair of stiletto heels help to put a little pep in my step.  Since I’m a very busy mom, a larger tote that can carry all of my essentials (as well as my confidence boosters for the day), is a must.  The bigger the better.

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I think a sweet and sultry perfume and a signature red or nude lipstick definitely adds to my feeling confident.  And, since I am also a huge Gold color addict,  Cosmetics that are in gold packaging tend to be what I like to pull for when I’m looking for a little extra somethin somethin for the day.  Gold screams luxury to me so it doesn’t matter if it’s a high end brand or drugstore buy – if it is in gorgeous gold packaging, I will rock it out to give me a little swagger.

A gorgeous golden highlight graced across my cheekbones, the perfect contour and gorgeous fluttery lashes are a go-to and probably the one thing I rock out often if I’m looking to wear makeup.  These essential are what keep me feeling great about myself, giving me the tools to be comfortable in my own skin with a little bit of sparkle.

U by KotexLast but not least and one of the most important things to have for any time of the year are the Girly Essentials or feminine products.  The new U by Kotex® Ultra Thin Pads with 3D Capture Core, has a one-of-a-kind center that locks away wetness to help stop leaks. These thin little products keep my monthly friend at bay and I can go about my days confident in knowing I have saved my undies.  Visit the U by Kotex Landing page and find the samples that best fit your mission to save the undies. Click on the “Get Sample” button and enter your mailing information if you are interested in giving these a test drive for yourself for free.

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They say that becoming a mommy is one of the most rewarding things a woman can experience in her lifetime.  Before having children, I’ll admit that I did not think that was possible and after having them, I now know that there is nothing I wouldn’t do for my kids.  They drive me crazy sometimes and I don’t even know what sleep is anymore – but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  While I learned a ton of things after having my children and continue to learn new things each day, there are 10 things that I have learned after becoming a mom that stick out to me the most.  This is supposed to be a bit comical – but at the same time, a realization that our lives are no longer our own and our hearts will always belong to someone else.

“Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”

– Elizabeth Stone 

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  1. It is not always a good thing when your children are quiet.
  2. You develop ninja skills overnight when you must keep your child from climbing, falling, running or putting things in their mouth.
  3. Food is no longer your own and to them, your food always looks better than what they have on their own plate… even if it is the same food you have on yours.
  4. LEGOS, WOODEN BLOCKS, ARMY MEN AND HOT WHEELS while cool to play with are the most painful things your feet will step on.
  5. Unless your children are in bed asleep or out of the house, you will no longer have privacy when you are using the bathroom
  6. Your new favorite Soap Opera or Chick Flick is anything on Disney Channel – you even sing along to the songs and can quote scenes. “The Doc is in and she’ll fix you up – if you’re a toy then you’re in luck”
  7. Your arms become race tracks for hot wheels, bikes and other types of vehicles.
  8. You no longer know what a full night’s sleep is.
  9. You are now an alien – You have eyes behind your back, six extra limbs, you are a lie detector and you’re psychic.
  10. They say you cannot live without your major organs… but yet, the most important thing I learned after becoming a mom… “Your heart really does go walking around outside your body!

So I wish all of you mommies out there (and those soon to be) that you make your own memories out of the things you learned after becoming a mom.  Know that when times are tough and your children can be a handful, that there are other mothers out there that have lived through and are living through some of what you are experiencing.  Becoming a mom is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my lifetime and I wouldn’t change any of it for anything in the whole World.  While challenges are constant, LOVE IS FOREVER!

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Halloween comes but once a year and this year the twins are just a little older to truly understand what is going on.  Last year, the twins were Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and while they enjoyed themselves, they were still learning how to say “Trick or Treat” and getting the concept down.  This year they had an absolute blast.  We took the boys to my Sister In Law’s neighborhood where tons of people come from all over the Island since it is always a nice neighborhood filled with Candy giving houses.  It was lots of fun and even more so that my husband had the night off and could join us.

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My eldest was not in the “dress up mood”.  I think he is at that stage where he is now “too cool” to wear a costume.  He did want me to do some zombie makeup on him and since I only had a couple of minutes, I through together what I could so we could be out the door quickly.  He really liked how it came out and I was happy that he enjoyed it.  I thought he looked super cool and so did other people we came across through the course of the night.

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The twins went through my eldest’s past Halloween costumes and found some they really liked.  Luke loved the Dragon costume, but it never came with a mask – so he was just going to wear it like that.  However, since Isaiah would be using a costume that would have a mask (one that we lost and couldn’t find), Luke wanted one too.  Since I did the face paint for Isaiah, I decided I would do one on Luke too.  This was my interpretation of a dragon face.  I wish I took a better pic of what it looked like without his costume covering it – but you can see the video of it here.  I took a print screen capture of part of the video so you could see some of the detail.

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Luke really loved how it came out and honestly, I thought it was super cool as well.

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As I mentioned above, Isaiah found one of Kaeo’s Spiderman costumes but we couldn’t find the mask for it anywhere.  So I promised Isaiah I would paint his spiderman face on.  He was so excited and absolutely loved how it came out.  Here is the Instagram video for that one, here.  I actually filmed a little before I completed the mask and this video obviously was taken before he decided to play and smear it (the picture above was after playing, so I had to redo it a bit. lol)

We had a lot of fun that night and I’m always looking forward to hanging out with my boys and husband.  These times are rare and it’s important to make each and every moment count.  I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween.  The boys got a lot of candy and was sad to bid the day adieu but at the same time, they also know that “Ho! Ho! Ho!” which is what they call Christmas, is going to be here soon.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and an awesome upcoming week!

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