While I was pregnant with my second baby I made a promise to myself. I promised I would not let myself go like I had with my first baby. I promised that every day I would make an effort to make myself feel good. I promised I would not wear my pajamas all day. I promised I would brush my teeth, comb my hair and wash my face. Even if I only had 10 minutes, I would do something with that short amount of time to make myself feel better.
The difference it made was HUGE! Feeling better about myself made all of the sleepless nights and crazy days go smoother. It sounds silly and maybe even a little superficial, but I'm a believer that making one positive change will have a positive effect on the rest of your life. Now don't get me wrong, there were some days when I didn't change out of my pajamas and sometimes I couldn't shower until late in the evening, but overall the difference in how I felt was like day and night.
Over the last 2 years I have found a routine that, after I do all he necessary hygienic stuff, I can be put together and ready for the day in 10 minutes. It took some time and practice to perfect, but this is my go
to look. Now I know some girls don't like wearing make-up and I'm not saying you need to wear it to feel good about yourself. I'm just encouraging you to take 10 minutes out of your day and do something, anything that makes you feel good. You deserve it :)
Here's my look and the products I currently use to achieve it!
|Before. Just showered, teeth brushed and face moisturized.|
|After dry shampoo....scary, I know.|
|Why I love this: 1. It's easy to apply. Just use your fingers and apply like you would moisturizer. 2. It has SPF. 3.It looks completely natural. 4. It evens out my uneven skin tone.|
|My powder of choice is MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural. It gives your skin a beautiful, natural finish. It's super light and it doesn't give you that cake-y, way-too-much make up look.|
|MAC blush in Honey Jasmine. I picked this up from one of their summer collections, but I'm almost positive it's a part of their permanent collection.|
|I start with under eye concealer. I LOVE this one by Maybelline. It doesn't crease of sink into my fine lines. It hides the circles and even help brighten.|
|Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink. I can't say enough good things about these!|
|This is the best nude kohl liner I have tried! Rimmel Scandaleyes in Nude. It's creamy, cheap and waterproof!|
|The left side is without and the right side is lined. Sorry about the death stare...|
The last step for my eyes is mascara. This is the one thing that is an absolute must. I have no problem leaving the house with a bare face, but I can't not wear mascara.
|Cover Girl Clump Crusher. This is the BEST every day mascara! It looks so natural , but it can be built up to look more dramatic. But, it doesn't matter how much you add it does not clump! No spider lashes here :)|
|After mascara! It makes such a difference.|
|My 3 go to lipsticks. Two of them are Revlon Lip Butters. They don't feel like a lipstick, they're low maintenance and they last a long time. The third one is by MAC. It's feels more like a traditional lipstick, but still quite creamy.|