I'm sure we have all had moments where we've caught sight of ourselves and thought "how did I let myself go out like this?!" I think it happens to most busy mums out there, certainly all of the ones I've come across! We are so busy trying to juggle kids, home, work and husbands that we barely have time for ourselves. Many mums will drop the idea of looking beautiful completely, whilst others will blame it on their busy lives. I've always been bothered how I look, I don't think that makes me shallow, for me it's about having pride in my appearance and feeling good about myself. So, here are my 5 beauty tips for busy mums:
who prefer to use ordinary nail polish I suggest something quick drying as this will help you get them painted and dry in 5 minutes.
2. Face and Eye Cream
Sleep is something we could all use more of, lack of sleep takes it's toll on your skin and eyes, the dark circles in the morning aren't something you can hide from! Find a face cream that works for you to keep your skin hydrated, but also an eye cream, for years I didn't bother with one, but arming yourself with a super-charged eye cream will help you wake up with fresh and bright eyes.
up on makes me feel put together and ready for the day, where I used to spend ages faffing over what make up I'd use etc. I can now be finished and ready to go in 5 minutes.
For me, if my hair is having a bad day it doesn't matter what else is going on with my face/outfit I just feel horrible. Try and get your hair trimmed regularly and make a little bit of effort with it, this doesn't mean you need to spend hours styling it. If you have long hair a simple pony tail is fine or for shorter hair clips or a hair band can make all the difference.
5. Prepare The Night Before
If you're working mum or you've got a busy day ahead prep as much as you can the night before or change your daily routine slightly. Once the kids are in bed hop in the shower or run a bath, use this time to wash your hair and shave your legs, using a moisturing body wash will help save a lot of time in the morning. If you're feeling extra organised you could even prepare your outfit for the next day. There are somedays I frantically try and find something to wear and end up grabbing anything. Getting everything ready the night before helps me to feel organised and put together.
Bonus Tip. Overcoming a bad haircut
We've all been there, that long overdue trip to the hair dresser that you've been excited about ever since you booked the appointment, that then turns into the appointment from hell. You walk out feeling horrendous, like the hairdresser has just massacred your hair. Unfortunately there is no way to get your hair to grow quicker but try to be creative. Think of some ways you could style your hair differently, use hair bands or clips to disguise bits you don't like, or if you're hairs long enough, a loose bun can hide most things and has definitely been my go to on a couple of occasions!
Me & You Raising Two