Having kids age you. It sucks. You don’t drink enough water, when do you ever have the time or cash for a facial, and any other self care takes a major back burner so that you can make sure your children have the best. Its real life and is one of the reasons, I think, why so many women lose themselves and give up. WE ARE JUST TOO DANG TIRED! But, I am a huge advocate for loving yourself, because,
GIRL! you can’t pour from an empty cup.
After having Poppy, I struggled with this a lot. My body didn’t bounce back like it had with Aubrey, My blog was taking off, so I didn’t have a traditional mat leave, and I just couldn’t get my stuff together to organize time, well, for myself. Beauty hacks were my new favourite thing to google between breast feeding. My want was how to achieve that fresh face celeb look without botox and having to spend hours putting on makeup. A few things I was doing before. But, Others were new. and one was as new as yesterday but is so BANGING, that I needed to include it.
Bend Anti-Aging Capsules
Start from the inside out. Ok, so Marc, who started Bend, is a very close friend of mine. I have been taking his products since I was 19 and this new Fish oil supplement that helps your aging skin bounce back to a more youthful glow is real. I have been taking Bend for a year now and the results are amazing. Because Of it, along with the other three #mombeautyhacks I can walk out of the house barefaced and not stress about what my skin looks like or who I may see.
I have written about this HERE, but this was major for me. With having my brows shaded and shaped by Micro- blading, my face is well framed without makeup. This has to be the most expensive #mombeautyhack, but I have never loved my brows more, how easy it is to tweeze them now, or even the difference It made in my overall look, even from stepping out of the shower.
So, this is my newest tester. If you follow my Instastories, you would have seen that two days ago I tried out the Lash lift. Essentially what it does is perms your your lashes into a curled position. Then, you can get them to tint your lashes so that you don’t have to necessarily wear mascara at all. As a lover of Lash extension but without the budget, this seemed so interesting to me. The results were amazing and even better when you add a layer of good mascara on top. Now to find a lash growing serum….stay tuned.
Spray Tan/ Tanning Lotion
When you have a glow, not only do you feel more confident with your body, but you also seem more confident in your whole being. I love me and good spray tan, but when mom life doesn’t allow that to happen, I use a high quality sunless tanner at home. Usually after the kids are asleep, I shower, shave, exfoliate and apply St. Tropez Foam tanner with a mit. I allow it to dry a few hours and sleep on it, showering the next day. I’ve tried other tanners that were similar, but St. Tropez is still my favourite. Thank you Victoria Beckham circa 2005 for introducing me 😉
So there you have it. Those four things I have and maintain and seriously feel like a million bucks. And, although some of them, like micro-blading has an upfront higher cost, it realistically has no maintenance for 1-3 years and can save you so much time.