Getting ready for the day is NOT always a smooth ride for all of us (moms); the clock’s ticking, yet your body stuck in the middle of dirty table of cheerios or weetbix (if your kids prefer the healthy stuffs, def NOT my kids) and chocolate milk, toys spread on the floor where I can barely see my own feet, and ABC kids on the background (only if you live in Australia).
I have a real struggle when it comes to GETTING READY. Well, it’s NOT only a mom’s problem. It is a problem for ALL GIRLS. Yeahhhh… but, I would say it’s getting more serious when it comes to motherhood. Sometimes the pressure of making things perfect an on time got a lot of us to the point where we’re just gonna choose to go out with a NOTHING other than my “pillow face”.
I believe that every mom, we all deserve to feel good about ourself. But, how can we feel that way when all we could see was dark circles, flaws and wrinkles? Make a time to treat your body, cause you deserved it. Put some make up on and dress up well. Some of my friends asked me about this area, how do I manage to get ready with full make up on everyday. And today, here I am sharing my 5 tips & tricks that will help you getting ready in the morning (well, at least, it worked for me):
1. WAKE UP EARLY
Let’s admit it that I am not a morning person. No doubts. But, beauty is pain. There are some sacrifices you need to make in results to the real beauty. Get yourself done before the kids awake.
2. KEEP THEM BUSY WITHIN YOUR SIGHT
My most effective trick is to let him play with his favorite toy right next to me, yeah in the bathroom. Yeah, right next to me. Bring whatever you can to settle them down. In my case, I will let him play some splish splash in the bathtub and shower him once I finished with my hair & make up. Easy pisy. Win-win situation.
3. GO BASIC
We all DO NOT have much time to get ready. We MAKE time for it. So, let’s make every minute count. 5-8 mins max for your daily make up routine. Apply some basics light make up for day-to-day casual look. Just enough to cover your underbag around the eyes and draw some eyebrow. Finish it off with a lipgloss.
4. NAIL THE HARD PART AT HOME
Make sure that you do all the contour, eyebrow shaping, winged liner AT HOME. The rest may wait a lil longer. Do the touch up and finishes in the car. I always store my make up pouch for an emergency.
5. SCREEN TIME
When all those tricks failed, it’s the time to give yourself a time-out. SCREEN TIME it is. This would be enough to keep them busy forever. Ha.
Above all, practice makes perfect. At first, it will look so IMPOSSIBLE to get through. You would think that somehow your brain and your body won’t synchronised, no matter what. But, if you’re just allowing yourself to have a clear vision that today I’m going to feel great about myself and my body, then we will be able to nail this GETTING READY process. Hair & make up is just one way to make you feel good about yourself. There are so many other things that you can do to feel great about yourself; exercise,manicure & pedicure, spa, go out there and build up some networks, etc. Whatever it is, the most important thing is to accepting yourself for who you are. your look. your body-shape. your being. your family. your house. Mommies, you are all beautiful just the way you are.