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Jessica Alba Covers InStyle Australia January 2012

 

Highlights from Jessica’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to visit InStyle Australia!

On what she found most surprising about becoming a mother: “That I felt completely different. I really came into myself as a person. Before, I was always working for my identity. And then you take the focus off of yourself. I was probably—definitely—a bit of a narcissist. When you are young and an actor and driven, it’s a bizarre state of mind to be in at times. I was so focused on things that didn’t matter at the end of the day. Now I have what I do for a living in perspective. Working was everything to me, my entire identity, and once I got to step away from it, everything changed.”

On what’s different with the second baby:
“I’m more relaxed. Every sneeze or runny nose or little bump on the head that would have freaked me out before…I am more easygoing with that sort of thing. And the sense of knowing that I can get Haven to stop crying. It was all new with Honor and I wasn’t confident, and she could feel that so she continued to cry. That didn’t happen a lot, but when it happened I felt like I would crack.”

On how Cash feels about being the only guy in an all-female household:
“He’s totally great and a real hands-on dad. He’s just such a nice, good person…His biggest thing is that he doesn’t like the idea of them growing up and dating! He’s kidding, but I can tell he’s kind of thinking of the future already.”

On her go-to gadget:
“I just got the new iPhone 4s and I haven’t really figured out how to use it; I have the iPad at home. I had a BlackBerry before, so it’s all kind of new.”

On Haven’s must-haves:
“With a baby you always have diapers, and diaper wipes, and a change of clothes – the essentials. And a pacifier of course.”

On Honor’s must-haves:
“She likes to carry around different princesses, like Jasmine or Rapunzel or a Barbie, or some kind of dolly. Honor loves to carry around random things that she finds for the day, like sunglasses or binoculars. It changes all the time…Honor is really girly. She likes to dress up, try on my high heels and play with purses.”

On keeping Honor entertained:
“We always take a change of clothes — she’s three and likes to play in puddles and everything else. There’s always a coloured pencil or crayon and something for her to doodle on because there are moments wherever we are that she’s sitting and will want to do something. I think we started doing that when she was around 18 months old – that period when you can tell them to stop putting things in their mouth and to draw on the paper.”

On stroller derby:
“Always a double stroller, never two separate ones — one sits in front and one behind.”

On what she splurges on:
“My kids and my house. I’m always doing things to my house. I go that bit extra: I designed my furniture and had it made in an eco-friendly way.”

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Brand new and cute as a button:NEW Vaseline® Lip Therapy Original®2

 

With the cold dry winter weather my sensitive skin prone family can have some serious lip chapping issues. When it gets this cold and the wind pick ups normal lip balms just don’t cut it. Vaseline has long been a staple in my house to protect little lips from the cold winter winds. Vaseline has made it even easier this year with their new mini size  Vaseline® Lip Therapy Original®2.  A great formula just for your lips and it comes in a cute little tub that will fit just about anywhere.

Did you know that nearly 4 million Americans use Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly? It’s commonly used to help soothe lips and skin, but this handy product can also be an easy-to-use beauty tool to help get a beautiful and effortless holiday look.

Here are two fun and effective tips:

  • Mix a dab of Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly with loose eye shadow to create a moisturizing blush.
  • A pinch of your favorite powdered drink combined with Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly creates flavored lip gloss – it’s pretty and delicious!

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Check out these great new products at your local drugstore or mass retailer.

 

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How young is too young?

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I was a girlie girl growing up and loved all things ruffly, glittery and pink. Now with a 7yr old daughter of my own we have fun painting our nails, doing her hair and on special occasions she wears a bit of makeup. I have taken her to a nail salon to get her nails painted before but it seems that is just the beginning for a lot of moms.

With a new trend of little girls getting full facials, eyebrow waxes and even bikini waxes how young is too young? Do you think its to each his own or should their be minimum ages for treatments?

Come share your thoughts in the Coffee Talk Community.


Deck the Nails with OPI!

I bought this adorable little pack of nail polishes at Ulta last week, and I’m in love! Even though they’re quite teenie…they’re perfect for the holiday season! If you’re anything like me – you only do fun glitter polish around the holidays.

They’re so cute and fun! I think it was $8 at Ulta – go pick one up!