As most of you have already read I have written previously about Saint and the products offered by this company however the skincare collection is something we’ve not yet covered.
Makeup is an important tool for many people looking to enhance their natural beauty, cover blemishes, and improve overall confidence Seint does a wonderful job of all of the above with quality low impact ingredients and high-quality products of all types in cream & powder.
Seint also offers makeup tools such as brushes apparel and storage solutions.
But none of that does its job as well as it could without a strong well cared for foundation. The skin is your largest organ.
Just let that sink in. Think about all the things that we do in a day that could possibly be damaging to our skin.
Chemicals from cleaning, overuse of body products, The impact of laundry detergents, and of weather and sun exposure.
These products have done my skin so much good and they’ve made the already amazing makeup application even smoother and simpler for me! As a busy mom with a demanding lifestyle I don’t have 2+ hours for self-care to get ready everyday and thanks to Seint I don’t need 2 hours, nor do I have to sacrifice myself for the sake of time.
It takes me 30 minutes to do everything from skincare and clothing to makeup & hair CONSISTENTLY. Yes, you read that right this ISN’T A FLUKE!
The Seint skincare collection consists of a three-step system and four items.
•Cleanser (100 ml)
•Toner (100 ml)
•Creme (50 ml)
•Microfiber Cloths (Set of 3)
(The previously mentioned 50 count refresh wipes that I love so much are sold separately)
It really is as simple as 123.
Wash your face with cleanser, wipe away makeup and any oils and residue with the buttery soft microfiber cloths,
Gently spray your clean, dry face with toner
And lastly, moisturize with milk cream to lock in all the healthy self-care effects!
The microfiber cloths wash extremely well and the toner and cleanser can be refilled.
You can use them all as a system or at separate times as needed for your schedule and for your skin the sky is the limit with Seint!
The packaging is classy and consistent always giftable and welcoming.
The microfiber cloths even come individually packaged and housed in a pull drawer box which is wonderful for storage!
If it works to breathe new life into my neglected tired-mom skin it can do wonders for anyone willing to pick it up and try it.
I deserved the self-care and you do too.
There’s no longer any guilt surrounding me taking care of myself because I’m giving my children and my husband the best of me not just what’s left of me and I’m not having to sacrifice tons of time with my family and doing the things they need me to do to take care of myself I can do them simultaneously things are still getting done and I feel better no one loses here! As cliché as it might sound it’s truly been a blessing to me so if you’re ready to jump on the Seint bandwagon, I’m genuinely glad I did shop with my favorite artist at the link below under the skincare tab.
If you know the family behind tatorthoughts at all, & if you’ve been here for a while you do you know that our go to for large purchases or important appliances & electronics is Best Buy.
This week was no exception.
After more than 3 years In our all hardwood home with the exception of the plethora of rugs we own I was absolutely burnt out over struggling to sweep. Those with wood floors know the struggle needless to say sweeping multiple times a day was much more than a chore.
I headed into Best Buy kid free for a moment
Which rarely happens with only my husband and dreams of spotless floors in tow.
I was a mama on a mission:
Obtain the thing that would decrease my ever growing daily to do list by at least 3!
I thought I wanted a bissell to match my hand held pet pro that I’ve loved since I got it only to discover something that better fit our needs & to my surprise at a better price!
This delightful creation being The Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind with Allergen Block
I opened it as soon as the box touched our living room rug
-It was well packaged and in several pieces.
-Smelt very strongly of new plastic and rubber which I didn’t mind because I’m one of the few who enjoy that smell (comparable to the smell of new tires.)
-packaging was informative and attractive on all sides which was a plus for me as someone who values marketing and aesthetic graphics on product packaging.
-even with my physical limitations and dexterity challenges it took me less than 6 minutes to assemble everything by myself.
I used it for the first time that same day and was both delighted and oddly disgusted over how well it worked on what I thought to be clean floors.
The cord has an incredible reach, and the fact that it is tangle free and retractable living within the machine is a major plus for us. It’s a Super convenient feature!
I didn’t find the vacuum to be too bulky or heavy like reviews of others have stated and
I wasn’t too bothered by the noise level although it was louder than I initially expected, both my toddler and preschooler slept through it completely unbothered.
I like that I can change suction and performance type by using a dial and go from rugs to hardwood seamlessly.
It comes with multiple attachments that work well for their intended purpose and there’s no loss of suction with use.
It’s easy to empty the contents and allergen filter Maintainance is simple.
All in all for a $180 purchase I’m extremely satisfied.
It won’t replace my desire to mop daily with my O-Cedar ProMist MAX Microfiber Spray Mop, but that’s simply by personal preference and the fact that I have small children who spend more time than most in our floors.
Tatorthoughts is now a proud addition to Hoover nation and the Hoover whole house rewind family!
•Two grab and go color packs from the target Dollar-spot
•Two Crayola bath books from the target Dollar-spot
•One light up flamingo bubble gun from the target Dollar-spot
•Some bunny loves you book
•Leapfrog Leapland adventures video game
•Two sets of bunny ears from Pop shelf
•Two Usborne phonics books
•everyday kids brand satin-trimmed blanket
•American baby satin-trimmed blanket
•First years Take and toss cutlery set
•Two 2pack sets Chicco Insulated Rim Spout Trainer Spill Free Sippy Cup 9oz sets
•Two pairs of K KomForme Toddler Light Up patterned Rain Boots with Handles
These baskets were SO MUCH FUN to build!
The baskets themselves were made custom by Two incredible small businesses, both previous features on Tatorthoughts.com.
I guess you could say this mama is a little “EGG-stra”, but the way I see it is god gave ME the precious gift that is these incredible kids & I only get so much time with them young. It brings me so much joy to be doing the things I dreamed of and prayed for right now.
I’m living my answered prayers!
Time moves so quickly and that fact is bittersweet but I’m thankful I get to simultaneously spoil my babies as I savor that precious time with them and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus this weekend.
To many, it may seem like Easter baskets filled to the brim with small trinkets. For me, it’s a way of giving praise and thanks to the one who made it possible and speaking my love language of gift-giving and acts of service & togetherness to two small humans that light up my life.
With that being said let’s dig into these baskets.
I chose these four retailers because they met both theme and functionality needs.
As per my latest post you know I’m new to pop shelf so the ears were a bonus but they were included in the baskets so they had to be featured here.
We aren’t huge Usborne book readers however every once in a while we do make an exciting splurge purchase and I felt these phonics books made a great inclusion in their Easter baskets with “raccoon on the moon” being the phonics book for the letter R and “shark in the park” being the phonics book for letter S
Amazon is my go-to for a lot of things because it comes to me and if I have any issues I can make fairly simple returns so the fact that the majority of these items came from Amazon is a no-brainer.
I have no regrets on quality or prices here and I’ve got to say when it comes to these rain boots these shoes are pretty incredible!
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t trying to figure out a way to wicked stepsister my feet into these boots before my kids saw them I suppose it’s time for me to find some nice glitter rain boots for myself even if mine most likely won’t light up from heel to toe as theirs do.
my kids love blankets and reading books so you really can’t go wrong there and for some strange reason we can never have enough silverware for adults or children.
I don’t get to shop at Target as much as I would like to but I do try to go at least a few times a year and Easter is always one of them the target Dollar spot is where it’s at for many things but Easter especially.
We also got our entire family’s Easter outfits from target this year so it was easy during that shopping trip to grab and drop on our kid-free shopping spree to fill out those baskets.
Don’t worry about the lack of candy pictured here, they will be getting plenty even if it’s not kept inside their baskets or hidden underneath what can only be described as the glitter of Easter decorations also known as plastic Easter grass.
I guess I should HOP off here now and prepare for everyone’s favorite bunny to make his arrival and take all the credit for this show of love and pride that mom & dad put into things, ah but the years are so short so I digress. I suppose I don’t mind sharing credit for a while longer.
I just hope I have some very happy grace-filled toddlers on Easter.
*I’ll report back with a quality update on any of these products later should one be needed.*
this week I visited pop shelf for the very first time with a really good friend of mine on what we have coined “mom‘s day out”
I had heard little of it before visiting myself, however, I chalked it up to them being fairly new.
While my day out was fun I was only mildly impressed by this new mystical store I found myself perusing. (Think more colorful version of family dollar or dollar general here.)
Sure their cute seasonal setup was aesthetically pleasing and they have an array of items but I wasn’t immersed in wonder or jumping for joy.
(To be fair, there is very little I would jump for.)
The item availability and quality seemed nice enough and their prices seemed fair but one item caught my attention specifically.
Pink tax is real and in this moment that was evident.
Being that my daughter’s birthday is in June and my son just had his birthday last month; I found myself browsing the party section filled with bags, gift wrapping, sashes, tissue paper, and birthday ribbons.
The birthday ribbons I felt were a must purchase item until I saw that while one of each was gendered towards a boy and a girl and they were essentially the same generic birthday ribbons in pink and blue the pink one was TWICE the price of the blue for the same item in pink.
I doubt very seriously it cost them anything more to make the pink ribbon than it did the blue and I found the price hike unfair but I digress.
During this visit, I picked up a few items and collected a very small Pop Shelf Haul.
The process of shopping and self-checkout was simple enough and it wasn’t overwhelmingly crowded or busy which I enjoyed for my calm leisurely day.
While my first encounter was brief and left me with a slightly sour impression of the brand I may go back if I’m in the area.
Don’t get me wrong, Pop Shelf has the potential to be great especially if they start paying attention to slight oversights and gaps in marketing.
During this trip, I purchased two different print sets of Easter ears to include in my children’s Easter baskets
An extremely soft cupcake print baby blanket for my daughter because I call her “Cupcake”
*DISCLAIMER: I’ve yet to see how well it holds up after washing*
The Birthday pin Ribbon For her upcoming birthday (only after mentioning the price discrepancy to the employee before my purchase was made)
And a beautiful well-bound journal/ Notebook for myself and upcoming big events.
In short: yes, I’d go back likely once a season max.. Or if it were the last time simi-decent store on earth.
Moral of the story; gender price hiking for the same exact item is crap & good friends make even somewhat lackluster things great!
My youngest kids are turning 2 & 3 years old in 2022.
(writing that sentence broke my heart a little.. Anyways let’s continue)
Their ages mean that they’ve either never had a life not somehow impacted by the covid 19 pandemic or had very little of one that he probably will never remember.
This also means their “firsts” look a lot different than most. now that they’re *Almost* to the age where they can sit through a movie we decided to test it out and create a movie theater experience for them at home. I 10/10 recommend doing this! This wasn’t the first movie they’d seen by any means, but this was the first movie we made a huge deal out of and the first one they actually sat through 90% of before getting distracted by their desire for more Snacks. Thank God for a pause button and Disney+!
Encanto broke barriers, my family is Disney driven but I’ve always pushed for Disney to do better & do more in the representation department, and with this movie they did just that, and no I’m not JUST talking about a female character ( Luisa ) with visible muscles and demonstrated strength, but that is a good point too. Let’s not forget this movie showcases STRENGTHS AS GIFTS. As if to imply anyone’s strong points in life are gifts as well, which I love!
Go listen to the songs, look up the lyrics if you have to. Really understand what they’re saying and look how they are portraying it.
This movie has deeper meaning and value beyond catchy, well-written scores, accurately drawn characters, and bright vibrant colors. This movie is empowering to Young and old & healing for those who need it most.
Don’t ask me. if I have a favorite character because I don’t, but if I did we couldn’t talk about him- no-no-no.
BRUNO… Why can’t we talk about him?!
A little yuppie sure, slightly superstitious, and a little awkward from being given such a powerful gift no one but Mirabel bothered to look at for more than face value & then living life surrounded by his rodent friends hidden in the shadows in the walls of his family’s magical home for what some might argue was just a “few days” too long. He always had the best of intentions and went away to wage protection. Again the movie is deep but unless you’ve been exiled or looked at differently by your family you may not understand Bruno’s plight. It’s no fun being the one “we don’t talk about.”
I do admire him for looking over his family from a distance and totally vibing in the background of that musical number though!
You go, Bruno! Also, the connection between Mirabel and Bruno is top-notch! 10/10 recommend.
There are a plethora of gifts graced to the Madrigal family and it simply wouldn’t be a Disney movie without the stereotypical feminine perfectionist Princess – Isabel.
She’s the less evidently flawed, somewhat full of herself sister who can make flowers bloom. I like beauty and traditional princess types as much as the next person but I gotta say she’s one of my least favorite characters until her attitude changes towards the end of the film.
Pepa and Félix are Mirabel’s quirky aunt and spunky uncle and are parents to Dolores, Camilo, and Antonio. I love these two and think their bond brings a fantastic representation to the Disney table.
Pepa’s gift is the ability to affect the weather with her emotions and Felix is her grounding force you never Can tell what mother nature has in store with an absolute certainty but you can be sure that pepa’s emotions swing like shutter doors in a windstorm and can often be unpredictable as well it’s fitting and I found it really sweet that he is the one for her and is simultaneously able to help calm her literal storm. I found it both amusing and wonderful that throughout this movie they normalized such a large range of emotions and you can pause the movie at any point on anyone’s face and see legitimate reactions granted I know that they are drawn characters but for kids to see real emotion is a wonderful thing it empowers them to feel what they feel and expressed that as such and I as a parent am 1000% here for it!
The youngest of the Madrigal clan, Antonio is shy with a huge heart. He has a special connection to Mirabel, relying on her for comfort and courage—especially on the day he is to unveil his gift. I find his connection to his cousin extremely sweet and I can see so many similarities between my son and his character so grateful for large families such as ours and the fact that my children will also know the support of their elders especially cousins! I just found him absolutely adorable throughout the movie and I truly believe that his relationship with Mirabel solidifies that she is the glue to the family and that in and of itself is her gift for me.
Camilo, Pepa and Félix’s middle child, was born to entertain. Throw in his magical gift that allows him to switch up his appearance to be whomever he wants to be in the moment, he’s definitely the life of any party because he can hold a 17 person play on his own. I admire that as someone who used to be a major part of theater however he does have some typical teenager attributes that had me rolling throughout the whole movie the budding self-confidence was a plus for me though! but this goes back to my comment about this movie being chocked full of legitimate expression, look at this kid every time he changes it is on point!
Dolores is Mirabel’s cousin who’s usually the first to know the town’s biggest secrets, most compelling drama, and juiciest revelations. She can’t help it: she was blessed with extraordinary hearing. Whisper if you will, but Dolores can still hear it!-
oh, I found it hilarious that she associated Bruno with the sound of falling sand which I understand because I mean look at his room the house is no longer powerful for Mirabel to assist in her journey to find his vision and it’s literally a wall of sand, I guess you could consider that ironic but between Bruno’s living within the walls of the house constantly throwing salt in superstition and complete life of secrecy I found her compelling and her comparison of him to be very fitting. this is one thing my family cannot relate to though because several of us have a hearing deficit as well as auditory processing disorder so as happy as I am for her I wish Disney had more representation for those who are differently able. still holding my breath for a Disney character that uses sign language.
Julieta and Agustín are parents to three daughters: Isabela, Luisa, and Mirabel. Julieta, one of Alma’s triplets, was blessed with the power to heal. Radiating warmth and kindness, her magic is found in the food she lovingly prepares for all who need it.
They always say a mothers love is healing and I guess that is accurately represented in Encanto. good job Disney moms everywhere are thanking you right now!
Meanwhile, Agustín is somewhat out of place, A man with no gift having married into the magical Madrigal family, I found myself well represented in him. I much like Augustin am clumsy yet well-intentioned always willing to help and doing my absolute best for those I love especially my children.
That sums up the family Madrigal and briefly explains our overjoyed connection to it. The 1hour & 39minute runtime was one of the best more “normal” firsts we’ve had with our kids and i’ll always be grateful for every second of it. Such precious memories made here and it sounds so refreshing to say that because you often don’t realize you are living the best days of your life until you are long out of them this one I don’t have to wait for. I know today these are the days I’ll consider some of the best of my life.
now I must say as a lover of the arts, and creative mind and since retired thespian myself this movie shocked me. it was absolutely beautiful in every way so vibrant and full of color and life, loud & booming, with astonishingly breathtaking music so fitting to the film that there was absolutely nothing I would critique or change the musical numbers were powerful inclusive, and impactful I will be singing the scores for years to come and I need this album in my everyday life. not only was the cast star-studded but the musical input and reference points were amazing Lin-Manuel Miranda did an amazing job but would you expect anything less from Hamilton?!
This is out of the norm for tatorthoughts in most respects but in one very important aspect it is not.
This is real life, this is deserving of notice. So it’s getting a well-deserved spot here.
Hard work and determination get you a long way in life. Sometimes others take notice.
These are key aspects we’ve always tried to instill in our family. You could call it a core value for us.
I say that to say this, #proudauntmoment
My wonderful niece is 15. She’s always been hard working, genuine, one if a kind, and humble in all areas of life. She’s one of the most well-rounded, unique humans I’ve ever met and she’s MY niece that’s a privilege I’ve never taken lightly and I never will.
We grew up together in fact I’ve been an aunt longer in life than I haven’t been, there’s less of a gap between us than there is between my sister & I but we simply see that as an addition to the strength of our bond. She’s never known life without me and I haven’t known much of one without her and wouldn’t want to.
She gives 100% daily and she knows what she brings to the table has value. That’s huge for being 15 but it’s even bigger when others see it too!
She was HAND-SELECTED for nomination to attend a Law & CSI trip under NYLF!
this is HUGE FOR HER!
We consider this a blessing in itself as this is and could continue to be a major stepping stone in her ideal career path.
This young lady wants to make a difference and I have no doubt she will!
She understands that while this is a once in a lifetime opportunity this is also a rather large expense for a 6 day experience.
In a humble effort to help curve costs we started a bonfire campaign with her own custom designs!
I’m proud of her not only for being nominated but also for stepping out of her comfort zone and creating a fundraiser with her own artwork on several different product options!
With that being said any proceeds raised from her bonfire campaign will go directly to fund her trip
If anyone would like to purchase from the campaign you can do so at the link below or by scanning the Qr code listed in this post, tipping is also enabled & orders of 5+ products ship free!
If you would like to help or show support in other ways you can contact me to do so!
You can read more about the trip and opportunity by clicking this link also.
It’s obvious by now that I love Seint and Beauty and that says a lot because I’m just getting started.
But even with amazing makeup skincare is key and while the whole skin Care line review is coming very soon I want to speak on one specific thing Saint offers that I have not seen anywhere else
These thin 50 count wipes are TSA approved and travel-ready, they come in sleek desirable packaging and live up to the rest of saints expectations.
In one wipe you get a 2 product combination of their incredible Cleanser & Toner!
I LOVE THESE WIPES!
The container is top tier as is the product it holds so well. It even has an extra leak-proof cover beneath its twist-tight lid!
These wipes are thin but pack a heavy-hitting punch, One is all it takes for effortless quality skincare and incredible glow at home, and on the go!
These are perfect for makeup removal or to prep your perfect canvas for seint beauty’s makeup application!
Skincare is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT and seint makes it easy between this and their skincare line you’ll have skin you don’t want to cover up at all especially not with traditional drugstore or big label makeup.
Seint makeup doesn’t hide your skin, it accentuates your natural beauty and gives you everything you could need or want in a beauty & skincare regimen in one place!
I’ve been using my wipes daily and can already see an incredible change in my skin, I feel better about the skin I’m in just by making ONE CHANGE!
As of 2022 you get free us shipping with a purchase of $50usd or more so order your wipes and whatever else you need and you’ll automatically get free shipping! Such a great deal!