Soap and water are not enough: The Seint skincare routine that changed everything.

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!

DONE!

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. 

https://tamlynn.seintofficial.com/en

Pop Shelf : First impression Review

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!  

Be kind today

Xx -Tator

New year, Better Skin, SAME GREAT YOU with Seint Skincare

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

Refresh wipes!

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!

Your one-stop shop from ANYWHERE IS HERE!

Shop with my favorite seint artist Tammy Minard here: https://tamlynn.seintofficial.com/en

Join our wonderful Facebook community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4262690267081207/

Get color matched! Save yourself HOURS a year by switching to the best system & only all-in-one makeup there is!

SEINT BEAUTY 

Happy new year from everyone at Tatorthoughts! May 2022 bring us all health, happiness and, wonderful memories! Thank you all for an incredible year, 2021 was definitely one for the books!

Tatorthoughts Takes on Seint!

Welcome to the first of several reviews that we are calling – “Tator’s take on Seint Beauty”

I recently unearthed the gem that is Seint Beauty, (formerly mascara beauty) but to be completely honest with this one I feel as if I was living under a rock! I’m not sure how it took me so long to discover Seint but now that I have I doubt that I’ll ever go back.

I’m extremely picky when it comes to the feel of product on my face and I can say that  seint sits so well on my face I forget it’s there,  seint is light, smooth and gentle. Created by Cara Brook to accentuate and enhance your natural beauty, therefore improving the lackluster beauty industry as a whole. 

Seint (formerly mascara beauty) as a company is less than five years old, and since it’s a rival has taken the market by a storm!

I have the pleasure of working with an amazing seint artist, Tammy Minard Who prides herself on making the entire process quick and painless. No more trips to the mass market beauty store ladies!

Not only will this save you time, effort and stress switching to Seint saves you money!

Seint products are very affordable in comparison to their counterparts that just Can’t quite measure up. 

It all started with a clean face natural light selfie used for an accurate color match and when I tell you it’s that easy I mean it. 

That’s all I had to do!

And receiving my color match from Tammy opened my eyes to how far off base my traditional makeup colors really were for my skin. 

Your makeup should fit you not the other way around!! Seint is made to enhance your face. Not to hide it.

With that being said you can achieve different degrees of coverage from light to full depending on your needs NOT product specifications like most drugstore foundations. 

Seint gets better with every application! And when you need an adjustment in shades from seasonal changes or just different ways to apply that work for you there’s always a Seint artist ready and willing to help. 

There’s several diagrams & graphics that help as well a few of which I found particularly helpful I’ll be posting below!

Seint is for every age & every stage from professional makeup artists to young ladies just starting out on their cosmetics journey. Seint is ageless!

We all know some makeup brands don’t photograph well no matter what you do but I’m happy to report seint does!

It is the perfect way to ditch the bulky makeup bags and trade in your tubes for tins! Seint is the all in one makeup collection where that once bulky bag becomes a sleek, slim BEAUTIFUL compact that holds all your makeup from eyeshadows to bronzers & contour! Truly becoming grab & go.

Seint offers everything you need in individual items and collections. 

•Brushes

•Skincare 

•Attire (that your artist doesn’t earn on)

& makeup

Seint makes the perfect self care products as well lad incredible gifts!

I started with the basics SPECIFICALLY MATCHED FOR ME!

1 highlight-linen

1 highlight-candlelit 

1 Contour – Astoria

1 Lip + Cheek – Hollywood

1 IIID Palette 12 – Poolside

1 IIID Brush

1 Perfector

1 Eyeshadow Brush

Anyone who is familiar with make up knows, add a major retailer for all that’s listed above you are spending hundreds of dollars well friends I’m here to tell you when I purchased my Saint makeup I spent less than $200!! With my regular use this make up will last me months. This is a very cost-effective move for us. 

I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally be using clean make up, it glides on so smoothly and takes less than five minutes to apply unless you want a higher glam look which I usually don’t. 

The setting spray I won as a prize, got me started on my journey with Seint and I’m so glad it did! It doesn’t mist like most would but it does work better than any I’ve tried before so I just apply it to my perfector and apply to my face from there after I’ve finished my look. 

These brushes are the bomb and the perfector is better than any beauty blender I’ve used, they all come so clean and I love it!

I trust my Seint make up so much that I even had professional pictures taken with Seint instead of my normal go-to And this only scratches the surface! You guys are not going to believe what comes next stay tuned!

(There’s also a review coming on JCPenney portraits too!)

In the meantime, to get color matched just as I did reach out to my favorite seint artist Tammy Minard!

***HURRY! BLACK FRIDAY SALE RUNNING NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST 30% OFF EYESHADOWS AND ILLUMINATORS! ***

CHRISTMAS GIFTS AVAILABLE!

You can shop seint with her here:

https://tamlynn.seintofficial.com/en

Grove collaborative subscription product review

Y’all I have got to rave about Grove collaborative! This is one bandwagon I had to jump on and let me tell you why, wow our family is very blessed we still have some serious obstacles we have to maneuver around unfortunately cleaning products that are available on the open market such as the ones you find in your grocery store or other big box stores are not friendly to our lungs I am heavily asthmatic, my son has had collapsed lungs and my daughter has an upper airway condition that we have to closely monitor so that complicates things in the cleaning department (not that I would have it any other way, because I obviously love my kids and sometimes myself.)

but that got me looking into other options I kept seeing commercials for Grove Co. and I finally just caved and said what have I got to lose?! The answer of course was absolutely nothing let me tell you this was probably one of the best choices I could’ve made for my family. Now, this is not me saying that it works for everyone I’m just speaking from our experience and what works for my household. but when I caved I caved big my order had so many things in it, SOO MANY!

my order included;

  • 1 grove co matte cleaning Caddy {$14.95}
  • 40ct unscented seedling by Grove tree-free compostable kitchen wipes 100% Bamboo. {$3.95}
  • 2 Grove go reusable glass cleaning spray bottles with silicone sleeves (cream & light blue) {$14.95 each}.
  • *2ct Grove Co multi-purpose cleaner concentrate {$6.95}.*
  • *1 Grove co glass cleaner concentrate streak-free formula refill {$3.95}*
  • *1 Grove co all-purpose household cleaner concentrate refill {$3.95}*
  • 1 set of Grove co microfiber cleaning cloths in cream {$7.95}.
  • 1 pack 2ct Grove co walnut scrubber sponge {$4.95}.
  • 1 Method brand 24-ounce toilet cleaner spearmint scent {$5.49}
  • 1 Method brand citron scented 28 ounce all-purpose + anti-bac spray cleaner {$3.99}.
  • 1 16 ounces Mrs. Meyer’s brand Lemon verbena scented Multi-surface cleaner {$5.30}.
  • 1 method brand all-purpose cleaner 28-ounce bottle in lavender scent {$5.49}
  • 1 Mrs. Meyers 8 ounce room freshener in geranium scent {$5.49}.
  • One package seventh generation brand 35 count disinfecting multi-surface wipes In lemongrass Citrus scent {$4.49}.

**Items marked with an(*) we’re all purchased in the same scent, Orange & rosemary.**

14 items = $106.90 USD before tax. I know it sounds like a lot and believe me it is I now have a favorite cabinet in my house!

It’s of course in my laundry room way up high and baby-proofed so no toddlers or infants or curious monkey children can possibly harm themselves or waste product. 

Of course, we all know I am an advocate for doing whatever works for you and your family just as I advocate and do what works for myself and mine. 

But I can honestly tell you these products I would definitely order again maybe not on the frequency they suggest because I don’t run out as quickly but definitely keeping them on my roster of favorite things to use! I like that most of these products are safe to use in kid-centric areas, And so far none aggravate my asthma. I don’t think anything will ever change the fact that I’m a huge fan of cleaning with white vinegar but this grove subscription is a trick to keep up my sleeve it’s been a blessing to my family and I love being able to clean without putting myself at risk or potentially harming my children’s airways. Thanks to Grove I no longer have to clean while my children are out of my home or completely separated from the rest of the house. 

These things are even safe to use on their highchairs. We even use the geranium scented room spray as my son’s calm-down spray! Bye-bye multicolored single-use plastic bottles from the supermarket the Warren‘s won’t be needing you anymore! I love that grove is sustainably friendly and eco-conscious not only am I providing my family with a clean home I’m also leaving my kids with a better earth! Little steps like that we can all take & they make a huge difference!

They’re always running promotions for free/reduced-priced products and their customer service is top-notch if you have any questions feel free to reach out!

Grove Co. brings the clean to you! We could all use a little more sanitation in our lives especially amid a global pandemic so why not start somewhere that is kinder to the earth we leave behind, those we love the most, and to ourselves?!

Tatorthoughts has gone Grove and we are not looking back!

Go do something great today!

XOXO Tator. 

Function of —tator: The function of beauty shampoo & conditioner product review

So April is C-section awareness month & anyone knows whether they’ve been here for a week or since I started in 2018 that that C-sections are a part of my story. 

I’ve birthed two very beautiful now healthy babies via C-section but, what also goes along with motherhood or at least should is self-care so in honor of my journey and total transparency April is getting real at tatorthoughts.  

I’ll be the first to admit that since having kids anything but them and my marriage has been put on the back burner or labeled as less important including self-care. 

I’m the mom that stares burnout in the face daily and this is why.  I pour all I have into others and have but a few drops left for myself. After more than TWO YEARS of this, I realized that was my problem. An investment in myself is NOT money or time wasted.  So yes. I have been the mom with the chronic hot mess bun, the mom whose skincare routine consisted of baby wipes, the mom who felt soul-crushing guilt for taking 30-minute showers every other day. 

I didn’t feel this way because I was taking things away from my kids, my kids have always had everything that they needed and then some but I felt guilty because the 30 minutes I spent on myself in the shower which was needed believe me it still could have been time I spent with my kids and I’m sure any mom knows what I’m talking about.

but I’ve realized that my selflessness wasn’t doing anyone any favors I was a mess and I knew it I felt bad because of how much of a mess I was, how little of my life I actually had together or felt like I did anyway. all my kids were getting was the burnt-out mom zombie that I had become from such a long time of putting myself last and everyone else first.

so you’re probably thinking “what the heck do shampoo and conditioner have to do with any of that?”

well, a lot for years I have used nothing but the colorful crap you find on drugstore and grocery store shelves I made very little investment in myself because I figured that’s what everybody uses. if they didn’t they wouldn’t make it right?

I was damaging my hair and I didn’t even know it I was just showering because it filled a basic need washing my hair because it needed to be done and thinking nothing else of it. Then I started seeing function of beauty mentioned in YouTube videos of the families that I follow (shout out to Phil & Alex)

and every time I saw it I thought more about it I started looking into the things I was already using but it took me ordering my own custom formula ~introducing function of tator~ to see the real difference and oh my god there is a difference. my hair is lighter, it looks and feels healthier it’s not so oily, it has shine & volume, it’s not dull anymore and all my build up from the years of unknowing damage is gone it turns out I don’t have straight hair at all my hair is wavy y’all!

yes, shampoo and conditioner did this for me!

I love the fact that I get to pick the scent I want! I picked peach (obviously lol)

I can choose to have them colored or have no dye at all. I may do that one day but for now, for the effect, I chose my two favorite colors offered. 

you can even choose scent strength and believe me, I maxed it out because I deserve it. 

honestly investing in myself feels pretty good and I’m thankful that I have a husband that supports it’s probably one of the coolest things I’ve ever had ordered for me and yes it’s JUST shampoo and conditioner

so here’s to April and C-section awareness month. Here’s to April and self-care. Here’s to a better Tator behind Tatorthoughts.

Goodbye to the mom zombie one day, one step one milestone at a time. I owe it to myself, my kids. My husband to be me in grace rather than a crumbling me in distress. 

This company is great and I can’t thank them enough for giving me part of myself back. Their package is fantastic and the free stickers are fabulous. But let’s face it raiders will end up with those. All in all a total win!

If you wanna invest in yourself and give healthy hair a try use my referral link for 20%off!

https://605cfa53ab50e.functionofbeauty.com