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Scarlett Ballantyne

Scarlett is a writer, makeup artist, designer, and business owner. She is the mother of two teenage girls and wife of a very supportive husband.

Scarlett is an experienced makeup artist, writer, interior designer, and business owner. After her kids got to school-age, Scarlett embarked on a successful direct-sales career, and she continues to coach, develop and mentor mompreneurs while pursuing her passion for creating by freelancing as a makeup artist. Scarlett writes and curates all pretty things relating to beauty, entrepreneurship and motherhood on her blog. Her most important job is as a mother to two teenage girls and a wife to a very supportive husband.
Scarlett Ballantyne

Am I A Bad Mom For Not Going All-Out For The Holidays?

I am not one of those moms that is stoked to decorate for the holidays. I am just not. I find it inconvenient. I find that it clutters up my house. I hate the colours green and red! I don't like the temporary nature of decorations, because as soon as you put them up, it's time to take them down.
12/10/2015 05:46 EST
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Smoky Eyes Dos and Don'ts for Women Over Age 40

outh lends itself to a heavier, more dramatic and sparkly eye, but the average mother that wants to learn how to do it for a night out, does not want to look like an overgrown Avril Lavigne with a messy-looking eye! There are lots of older women that still want to look trendy, but can't pull off that dark and glittery look.
11/19/2015 04:07 EST
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5 Tips For Surviving Your Next Family Photo Shoot

We are a family who gets family photos done maybe once every two years. Getting my family of four -- plus the dog -- all coordinated for a photo shoot, takes a lot more energy. On many occasions, the timing just doesn't work, or I forget to book someone and then six months has passed.
11/10/2015 12:10 EST
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What To Do With All The Makeup You Never Wear

Are you a makeup hoarder? If you like makeup and have even done a little bit of experimenting, then you probably are! The thing about makeup is that often we buy things at the suggestion of others, from the sales person at a local beauty counter, or even on a whim online. Then we get it home and don't know what to do with it, or it looks different when we apply it ourselves.
11/03/2015 04:53 EST