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We sat down with two mamas’s that we admire the most – Natalie Gee Robinson and Rachel Robinson to find out how these two powerhouse women juggle work, life and being parents to twin boy toddlers and a four-month-old baby girl.

Natalie Gee Robinson is co-founder of one of our go-to beauty emporiums Gee Beauty, Natalie believes in using beauty as a form of self expression. “Most people don’t wear the same designer every day, so it should be the same for their beauty routine. I love to show clients how to transform from the gym – yes, there are fitness-friendly faces – to work to nighttime. In addition to perfecting our signature Gee Beauty Brow, some of the tips i like to share are creating a quick and effective skin-care regimen, fresh and glowing skin, and a fun or dramatic eye look.”

Rachel’s approach to fitness is not only about changing the body, but really changing the way you feel inside. She focuses more on the internal feeling & sense of accomplishment – rather than on the body, even though that of course follows when people commit to a healthier lifestyle.

Find out how they multitask, find balance and make it all work even with a busy household.

Do you have any beauty shortcuts that mom’s need to know about? Everything for us must multitask, because sometimes we literally have 5 min each to get dressed and be ready! We love Dry Shampoo, a good Hydrating Mask that we can double as a night cream, and a really gentle body wash that we can use for us and the kids! 

Everyone has that ritual that makes them feel confident and pulled together, what’s yours? Our bathroom is such a sanctuary, while small and cozy, it’s where we all take the best baths! Bath time for our kids is something we never miss, and so for us, taking a few moments to get in the bath really helps us feel refreshed. We love bath salts, and whether we have 5 or 15minutes, we make sure to allow one another to have these moments! 

Do you have any first-time mom advice? We are with you! Half the time as a new mom, you are winging it, so stick to your instinct even when you think you don’t know, you do. We really found talking to other moms is always so helpful. 

What beauty product can you not live without? Goldfaden Bright Eyes! Talk about a product that gives your skin so much hydration and de puffs at the same time is a win for us!  

How do you find balance? Balance is really about taking any moments you have to yourself and enjoying the time to value it. 

How do you de-stress? We talk a lot to each other and how we communicate means everything for our peace of mind. By talking through our stressful moments, and taking the time to listen, we have found is the key to really de stressing. Also a glass of wine and a hot bath, can certainly solve a lot too! 

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I often get asked how I achieve glowing flawless skin. For the record no one has perfect skin, not even me. A flawless appearance takes diligence, patience and the correct products for success. This holiday season you too can achieve the Goldfaden glow by following a few easy steps.

Exfoliate

Keep it simple. Two to three times a week is all it takes. If you’re a member of the ‘aggressive exfoliator’s’ club and your skin can handle it, then everyday is okay too! We suggest having both a physical and enzymatic exfoliator in your regimen. They serve different purposes and should never used on the same day.

***An enzymatic or chemical exfoliator can come in the form of a peel, pad or sheet mask. All this means is that you are exfoliating with an acid.

***Acids come in two types, AHA and BHA. AHA acids are glycolic, lactic, malic and citric and are beneficial for the surface maintenance. BHA is beta hydroxy/salicylic acid.

***AHA acids exfoliate dead skin cells, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, reverses the appearance of sun damage, hydrates and makes skin look and feel firmer/tighter.

***BHA acid targets the surface but also works inside the pores. BHA contains calming properties so it is good for sensitive skin and those who suffer from redness.

Then there are the physical exfoliators – the scrubs. Physical or manual exfoliation result on smooth, clear and even toned skin. For an even canvas to apply makeup to scrub away with our cult favorite Doctor’s Scrub. Not only will you look flawless with makeup but your skin will be clearer, smoother and more even without makeup!

 

 

Smooth & Fill

Don’t have time to run to the dermatologist, don’t fret – it causes more wrinkles! Needle-less is our targeted line smoothing serum that perfect for those stubborn lines and wrinkles. Apply this powerhous
e serum, which is full of hyaluronic acid and peptides, to clean troubled areas for an instant result.

 

De-puff & Brighten

A crucial step is to hydrate and brighten the eye area, especially if wearing makeup. The eyes are the focal point of the face and they need to be hydrated. Thin skin under and above the eyes can age a person, so always apply one pump of Bright Eyes under and above each eye. We do not formulate with silicone, so you wont experience any pilling of slippage when applying makeup over.

 

Hydrate & Glow

There is a trick to getting the Goldfaden glow. Apply Fleuressence Oil all over the face by pressing a dropper full firmly into the skin. While the skin is still moist with oil apply a mixture of skin primer and foundation.

***Mix a pump of primer and a pump of foundation (my preference is GEE Beauty) on the top of your hand and use a kabuki brush to apply all over the face. The Fleuressence oil will add extra radiance to the skin and result in a dewy plump appearance.

 

Dust & Radiate

Finish off the look with GEE Beauty Soft Focus Powder. Dust across the hairline and on the top of the cheeks (where sun would naturally hit) and then along the jaw line and onto the neck. For extra radiance at night or anytime, add RMS light luminizer to the top of cheekbones and on the cupids bow (that little indentation above the lip).

Glow baby, glow!

The beauty look we’re loving for Spring 2016 is THE GLOW. An illuminated, flawless-looking complexion radiates the look of health, vitality and fresh energy – everything that Spring represents essentially. The secret to achieving a gorgeous, golden-touched glow starts with the right skincare. A consistent regimen of exfoliation, protection and hydration will create a smooth, even-toned canvas perfect for light, breathable natural-looking makeup.Gee-Beauty-Tinted-P#14D49B1

In warmer temperatures, we like to swap out our foundation for a tinted primer. Gee Beauty’s Prime Skin Tinted Power Primer is the perfect light, breathable, oil-free, hydrating and brightening base that gives great coverage without weighing down or ‘covering’ the skin. The complexion instantly looks fresh, flawless and polished, with a semi-matte finish. Next we like to press a cream blush into cheekbones to create definition and give a pop of nectar-pink color. Using a cream formulation lends well to an illuminated, soft, dewy look. Our best-selling shade Afterglow can even double as color for eyes and lips.

Finish the look with a dusting of bronzer which you can contour the top of the forehead, the temples and under the cheekbone for added definition. The Gee Beauty Fan Brush is a must-have makeup tool to create natural-looking contour because it gently transfers makeup without looking heavy, plus its wide enough you can dust along the jawline, collarbone and shoulders – its essential to blend everything into the hairline and neckline for a flawless finish.Gee_Beauty_Fan_Brush2

Brush brows upward and fill in with our Precision Brow Pencil to create added fullness and to really frame the face (full looking brows give a modern, youthful look and can take years off your appearance).

The look for lips is all about fullness with nude, pink, blush and bright shades. For lips that last, line the outer edges of the lips with pencil and fill in completely, then apply a creamy luxury formula with opaque color to create dimension. A Gee Thing and Hello Gorgeous are the perfect blush-nude and medium-pink hydrating, softening lipsticks with major staying power.

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For a little added shimmer, apply a light dusting of illuminating powder along the

tops of the cheekbones, down the center of the nose, and just above the center of the lip (the cupid’s bow) to complete the Gee Gorgeous Golden Glow.