Now I’ve never been a particularly glamorous woman or a real girly girl but I do love makeup , especially wearing makeup. However I have found since having BG as I’m sure you other mum’s have that I don’t have the time or inclination to follow my old beauty routine , well at least not everyday (when OH is off I have a mini pamper session). To be honest when she was first born my makeup and hair were the last thing on my mind but as we have gotten into a routine and she sleeps through the night, the need for me to look and feel more human has arrived.
My old routine would take me at least 20 mins, my new routine takes 5 mins. I have recently had my hair cut short and highlighted which helps make my routine shorter. I bet your wondering how do highlights make my routine shorter well I shall tell you.
I am naturally blonde but I have had my hair dark for the last 5 years, being a natural blonde means that I am pale and have light eyebrows which means I require more makeup to look alive and need to fill my eyebrows in to match my hair, so lighten my hair means I need less makeup, hence less time.
My old routine:-
Eyebrows (wax first then powder)
Straighten all hair
Wipe face with 4 in 1 face wipe
Dust face with mineral powder
Vaseline on lips (stopped using lip gloss everyday as I kiss BG a lot)
Run brush through hair (Run hair straightner over top of hair if have time)
Not only do I save time and money with my new routine but I’ve realised I don’t actually have to wear so much makeup to look good!
As we are talking pampering a extra little story for you. Monday night OH came home a huge Champneys gift set for me (which is lush) when I asked him (in a nice tone) what he had bought it for he replied “it was reduced” not the answer I was looking for!!! Lol