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Friday, February 11, 2011

Show us your life-Beauty Tips and Tricks

I am participating in Kelly's Korner "Show us your life" blog series. Every week she assigns a topic to blog about...sometimes its about your home, kids, family and this week it's about beauty tips and tricks. Now, keep in mind this is coming from a stay at home mama of two kiddos, one being 8 wks old. My tips and tricks are few these days, but I do have a few survival tips that make me feel somewhat normal these days. On a typical day, I spend about 35 minutes from shower to shoes getting ready. This is what I aim to look like on a normal day...and believe me, it doesn't always happen! This picture was taken yesterday when I was able to get ready while both kids napped...it was after 1:00 by the time that happenend!



1. Shower every morning. I recently read a shower is worth 2 hrs of sleep and i wholeheartedly agree. It makes me feel like a normal, productive person...not to mention it helps me LOOK like a normal productive person. Taking a shower does not mean a gussy up afterward. Most often I put on sweats or something that can be spit-up on :) And, I often have to choose between a shower and some type of chore, like cleaning my kitchen or folding a load of laundry. I always choose the shower, because in the long run it's going to pay off more than cleaning my kitchen!

2. Learn what your hair wants to do and go with it. Although I would love to blow dry my hair straight everyday, its not always going to happen-a baby cries, a boy needs breakfast, etc. My hair is naturally wavy and it took me about 20 years to quit fighting it and learn how to style it. On days I just don't have time, it looks like the picture above, which I'm aware isn't fantastic, but works nonetheless without me looking like a hobo.


3. Make-up is never optional for me! I at least put on mascara and blush everyday. It's scary walking by a mirror and thinking "Who is that haggard looking woman?" Mascara and blush take less than 60 seconds to apply. And if it's a really bad day and I can only do one, its blush...gotta add some color and life to that face! My Mil got me the Lancome Beauty Buster Box for Christmas and when I have time, I LOVE to play in it and get all pretty! Sadly, those occasions are few and far between.

As a busy, busy Mama these are about the onyl tips and tricks I got up my sleeve. If anybody has any tips or tricks to hide the post baby belly I'm sporting, send them my way!

13 comments:

  1. I totally agree with the shower comment! I was a stay at home until my son was 20 months old. Getting the shower is worth as much as sleep and you just feel so much better!

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  2. I agree too about the shower- I have some friends who take theirs at night and that would NEVER work for me- I rely on a shower to help wake me up!

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  3. you are so right about the shower - I just don't feel awake unless I take one in the morning. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. The rare days that I don't get a shower before I leave my house, I feel awful!!! You are so right about that! Thanks for the tips!

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  5. I agree about the shower daily in the morning, and the need for makeup daily! I am much more productive if I shower and have makeup on!

    I have a 12 week old baby, and as far as the baby belly goes i'm just trying to figure out how to get rid of it myself. I have been doing a quick 20-30 minute workout video a few times a week, and trying to eat a little healthier. I think it's helping, at least I can fit into SOME of my pre-pregnancy pants. Good luck! Also your children are adorable!

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  6. You are precious! Love your tips! :) If you want to, check out my blog at http://mer9807.blogspot.com. Have a blessed weekend!

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  7. I treasure my shower time and never leave the house without makeup! :)

    My kids are a bit older (I have three), but morning time is always a rush, too...okay...every day is a rush. LOL!

    I posted some tips, too. Who knew that cantaloupe was so good for your skin? Like, seriously!
    www.sophisticatedsteps.blogspot.com

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  8. Mascara and blush are my two MUST HAVES too! I look dead if I don't have them :) I keep extras in my car and desk drawer just in case.

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  9. I have never understood how people can go for days without washing their hair! Even if it didn't feel dirty, I agree that a hot shower can go a long way in getting going every day. I think you look cute, and your hair looks really sassy on you :o)

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  10. Great post! I'm blog hopping and found yours. I'm now following. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

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  11. I have a three month old and feel your pain with the sweats and spit-up! ha! I think I will now be trying the blush and mascara-hoping it will make me feel a little more put together, with my grey sweats that is!!!

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  12. I definitely agree with you about the shower. I shower EVERY morning. I can't NOT! :P

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