Let me tell you a story...really it is more of a fairy tale. Once upon a time I lived in a world that I could go to any store and know there was no chance of seeing anyone I knew. For me this was amazing! I went days on end with zero make up, messy buns and living in sweat pants that I’ve owned since high school. It was the year of my life I spent living with Mark on the west side of Cleveland and while there were some perks we had to move back home to the east side! I love being back on the east side, close to family and friends but I did take for granted how much work it takes to get yourself looking presentable. Nowadays running to Target means seeing at least 7 people I know sooo call me vain but I feel the need to at least look somewhat human before I go out. As a momma with 2 kids, including a little boy that I can't keep my eyes off, taking time to pamper myself happens few and far between. Here a few quick and easy "Mom Hacks" I use to look and feel great on the go!
I love a good facial or micro-dermabrasion service, but unfortunately I couldn’t tell you the last time I had time for one. Let me introduce you to micro-dermabrasion paste. This stuff is heaven in a jar! This is an oil free exfoliater that will gently remove dead skin cells and bust black heads leaving your skin feeling like silk!
If I had to pick one thing to take on a dessert island with me, this would be it! I mean who wants to waste their time on an island washing their hair ;)! I love washing and styling other peoples hair but when it comes to washing my own I HATE it! Maybe because I have 25 pounds of extensions in my hair? Regardless it’s the worst! Save yourself some time and money by stretching out those shampoos! Davines dry shampoo is my absolute favorite. It is spiked with sebum-absorbing rice powder and special molecules made from citronella oil that nix odors, instead of hiding them.
Quick Hair Style
Sick of wearing a messy bun every day? Here is a quick style that will make you look like you actually had time to get ready!
- Part hair in desired part line and leave out then pull remaining hair back to normal pony tail
- Take left out hair and cross one side over the other
- Pull the ends of both sections under the pony tail and secure with a small elastic band
At Home Mani
Being a hairstylist, my nails are always a hot mess. Sometimes I need to pull it together real quick for an event and let’s be honest I don’t know a mom out there that has time to let their nails dry. After you polish your nails coat them with Sally Hansen Dries Instantly top coat and then dip them in freezing cold water, you will be back to picking up the same toys you’ve already cleaned up 5 times in no time!
Multi tasking is a must as a mom. Meet the product that multi tasks just as well as we do! Take 10 seconds to rub radiant defense on your face and let it get to work for you! This is an all-in-one skin tint that protects your complexion against a variety of stresses and even improves skin’s overall appearance over time. This product also offers a light to medium buildable coverage in six different shades, which is perfect for the mom on the go! On top of all of this, Radiant Defense also has a 30 SPF, yes this is just as important in the cold weather months!!!