One must have Holiday Tradition that I can’t give up on is a photography backdrop of the kids. Dressed in matching Christmas outfits, hair done right and huge bright smiles, they truly make the holidays. I love seeing how much they have grown and changed since the previous year. Gone are the days of shoving embarrassing holiday photos in a drawer never to see them again. Whether its Instagram, Facebook or everything in between, you can’t hide from an onslaught of holiday photos as they are posted EVERYWHERE. Being a Mom who is behind the camera rather than in front of it, the only way this mug is going to end up in a photo is by a SELFIE! So, what’s the secret to selfie success? It’s all about the preparation!
Don’t let a stain spoil the occasion
Normally my kids get a new shirt or sweater for Christmas photos. It doesn’t matter how nice I keep them or how last minute they put them on, one of my three is bound to get a stain on it! Nobody likes to find a stain on their favourite outfit, or worse, notice it once a photo has been taken. Have them check for stains and spills and use Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean 3-in-1 Power Paks to get the job done. OxiClean stain fighters help to remove stains, plus the formula freshens and deodorizes with the freshness of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda.
Keep up the good smile
Maintaining good oral health shouldn’t be reserved for the holidays, it should be an all year round thing. My kids are at that dreadful age where there is more gaps then teeth, however, I do want those lone soldiers to shine! I suggest switching to the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush Sonic Pro Pulse Brush, as it removes two times more plaque than the regular, manual brush. The spinning head allows it to reach the back corners that normally get missed. When paired with Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Bright & Strong toothpaste, you’ve got a winning combo to strengthen and clean. And smile your best for that selfie, teeth showing!
Cut down on prep time
Beauty prep, that is. I’m a busy working mom of 3, the time I have scheduled to do my hair is in between shouts of ‘MOM’ and running out the door. If you’re like me, that straightening job needs to last a few days, without looking oily and greasy. Until now. Dry shampoo is the latest trick up my sleeve. I love Batiste Dry Shampoo — it instantly refreshes hair between washes by absorbing excess oil from the roots and leaving hair looking and smelling clean and fresh. Now I no longer stress when I’m running behind schedule and don’t have time for a full wash or styling session before heading out to the next Christmas gathering. Batiste Beautiful Brunette dry shampoo plus a hint of colour compliments medium, brunette and auburn hair tones. Genius!
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, this is what you get!
What is your favourite selfie success story?