Scarlett Ballantyne
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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.

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

(2) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 4:46 PM

Every year when the holidays come around, I cringe. When I drive around the neighbourhood doing my daily tasks and see the lights and snowmen and wreaths everywhere, I feel a heaviness in my chest.

I am not one of those moms that is stoked to decorate for the...

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Smoky Eyes Dos and Don'ts for Women Over Age 40

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 3:07 PM

The quintessential smoky eye can be elusive and yet is the epitome of makeup-application-royalty. In other words, every girl wants to try a smoky eye. With the Holiday season approaching, it is the time of year for every girl to try it for an evening out on the town. If...

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5 Tips For Surviving Your Next Family Photo Shoot

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 11:10 AM

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...

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What To Do With All The Makeup You Never Wear

(2) Comments | Posted November 3, 2015 | 3:53 PM

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...

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Why Do Halloween Costumes For Teenage Girls Have To Be Slutty?

(35) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 5:32 PM

When my girls were little, they were content to wear old dance costumes and be "princesses" for Halloween. Then, as they got a bit older, everything had to be a "scary-something": a scary bride, a scary doll, a scary witch. It was pretty easy to just add a little powder...

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