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!