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August 2011

Breakfast with the Stars

So, I come to work every morning early to have breakky at work. On my first day David asked me if I wanted cereal, toast or “Green Goop” Not wanting to be a bother I said “what ever Kira is having” you know in your first couple of weeks your all nice and kind ect….. giving them time before you show your horns 🙂 David looks at me and asks me if I’m sure, I watch him start to gather vege’s and put them into the blender and say “ummmmmm, yeah I might pass” What ever is in here must be good for her, How else is she such an amazing photographer? But Oh My Gosh Is smells like lawn mower clippings! I watch my boss eat this Green Goop every single morning. I just wanted to share what breakfast here at Art Photography by Kira looks like Hope you enjoyed it 🙂

Beauty For the Working Mum

As a mum of three under 6, I don’t have time for complicated skin care routines. Showering alone is a luxury that I rarely indulge in. So I’m a big fan of Dr LeeWinn’s anti-aging scrub. I use it morning and night, while brushing my teeth, washing my face and washing my hair telling my two year old not to pee in the shower.    I use a mask twice a week. I use Dr LeeWinn’s anti-aging mask (no I don’t work for this company, they sell their products in coles and thats where I do my food shopping online at midnight in my PJ’s) I apply my mask when I walk in the door on a Monday and Thursday after work, then I leave it to dry while I cook dinner, wash it off in the laundry while I put the wet laundry from this morning out of the washer and into the (most likely full of dry clothes) dryer. Drinking pure water is one of the best ways you can improve your general health without much effort. Why? Because our body is over 85% water. Drinking tap water, which is often filled with chemicals, will over time adversely affect your entire system. Right around the world people are purifying their tap water or choosing to drink fresh spring water, and they are loving the amazing benefits.   Another thing I do for my skin is Silica. Silica is AMAZING! I take Blackmores silica & Blackmores Hair Skin & Nails morning and night. While I’m in the kitchen being a maid to my babies. Skin care doesn’t need to take up too much time. If I can find time in my day for skin care I’m sure you can too. Ex Oh Ex Oh SammyO

Finding Love For Y. O. U.

So this is my third week in this job. I have met with….. one, two, three, four, Eight woman. Ranging in ages, sizes, backgrounds. I hear from every single one of them, eeuuw I’m ugly, no I’m fat, look at my cellulite, I have stretch marks, I hate my ears, my nose is too big and so on & soooooooo ON!  I’m sitting here thinking, ARE THEY HIGH? I have deep seeded self esteem issues. But being here for only three weeks I’m already learning to shut up and just say thank you when someone gives me a compliment. It’s faster and easier than the uncomfortable response I would have given in the past. I’m SammyO, The new Marketing person here at APBK {mind you I have no education in marketing so if you want to help me keep my job and share some tips I can be reached at; sammyo@artphotobykira.com.au J} These women are absolutely breath taking. I kid you not. Yet they still have the same hang up’s that myself, a size 16 has. One breath takingly beautiful client came in here last week. I would kill that Bieber kid if I could look like her! She was self conscious of her body after giving birth to a beautiful baby. Mind you I could not see one single flaw with this lady at all. So to help me realise WTH is going on here, I dug a bit deeper. I found that women love to compare themselves. We always want what we don’t have. I want to be thin, while she wants my breasts {she’s nuts I tell ya!} I want long hair while she is dying to just chop her’s off! We are all beautiful. Thin, chubby, tall, short, black, white, purple. The experience with discover Sensual You will help you realise this. There is no mould for beauty. It comes in every shape and colour. That’s what makes it so desired. I struggle with this too, so I do know it’s easier said than done. But around here if you put yourself down you get a newspaper to the back of the head {kidding, kind of haha} So the small change I have started to do is simple. I want you to do it too! Say nothing but “Thank-you” and smile when someone gives you a compliment. I have attached this photo because I want you to see, We may think we are different and we are, But we are still normal. We are all beautiful. Ex Oh Ex Oh SammyO Image courtesy of http://www.mydove.com.au/