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Winter Beauty Tips

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As a stay at home mom my morning beauty routine usually consists of throwing my hair up in a pony tail, putting on some comfy yoga pants, and dabbling on a little makeup to cover up my dark circles. Because let’s face it with a toddler and 6 month who love sleeping in our room, I’m not getting much sleep these days.

This year one of my New Year resolutions is to focus on myself more often. Like go to the spa regularly, have a daily gym session, and always have perfectly manicured nails. HA! Who am I kidding? Taking a long bath without one of the kids needing my attention is a luxury for me. But in all seriousness I’ve made simple resolutions like doing my hair, wearing something other than yoga pants, and taking care of my skin.

One of the problems I’m facing right now is the cold winter weather. During the winter my skin gets so dry and let’s not even start on my hair. As a busy mom what I need are quick, easy, and budget friendly solutions to maintain a good beauty routine during the cold winter months.

For me this means a great moisturizer
dry shampoo (oh how I love this stuff!)

and a good nail polish 
Apparently I’ve been living under a rock because I’m just discovering Essie. I love their nail polish. What are some of your favorites, I need more colors. :)

It’s amazing how in 3 short years I went from wearing business attire and high heels to yoga pants and sweaters that may or may not have baby food splattered on. I don’t want to look like I just rolled out of bed everyday and am ready for a change. So far by taking these little steps I’m starting to improve my overall look. 
So tell me, what are some of your favorite winter beauty tips? Any great products I need to try?

Expressions Vinyl Giveaway

 Hi guys! It’s day 2, are you ready for the next giveaway? I sure hope so because today’s giveaway is for a $25 gift certificate to Expressions Vinyl!
I recently used the flocked t-shirt vinyl from Expressions Vinyl to make my daughter’s Valentine’s Day shirt. I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out. If you haven’t visited their site, you should check it out because their vinyl is high quality and very reasonably priced. Plus they carry every color and type of vinyl you can think of. They sell indoor and outdoor vinyl, T-shirt vinyl, patterned, and even printable vinyl. It also comes in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. 
Expressions Vinyl not only carries all sorts of vinyl choices but also the Silhouette Cameo for an amazing price! Since I never got the Silhouette for Christmas I’m ordering it from Expressions Vinyl this week. I can’t wait to share all of my projects with you guys!

If you’re in need of some vinyl then you’ll love this giveaway because Expressions Vinyl is generously offering (1) one A Pumpkin and a Princess reader a $25 gift certificate. To enter use the Rafflecopter gadget below. If you have any questions on how to enter please email me. 

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One winner will be randomly selected. Giveaway ends on 2/23/12.