Monday, April 21, 2014

my mama "beauty" routine



{calypso tunic c/o // tory burch pants - on sale! // j.crew hat // shoes are "jayden" via shoemint // lipstick color petal c/o anna beauty counter // nail polish is cocktail hour // earrings }
{tuck was about to go into the hot tub so he's wearing this}

The way I do my hair, make up, and how I dress myself each morning hasn't changed much since becoming a mom.  Which maybe means I'm lazy in this department.  Though I'd say from the early days of new motherhood, that yes, these days I am looking a little less disheveled.  But in general, I've been pretty low maintenance for a long while.  Heck I didn't even have a  hair dryer when we lived in Switzerland... because I guess I just wanted more room in my suitcase for ... I don't even know.  And honestly when I look back at pictures I question my decision to not either bring a hair dryer or you know buy one there as other countries do indeed sell hair dryers.  I digress, obviously and always.  Soooo blow drying my hair - has never been an everyday or even every week thing.   Unless I am going to something- date night or otherwise, my hair just doesn't get blown dry.  And when I do people always say "what's different?!"  or "your hair looks good" ... So you'd think that would encourage me.  But, nope.  Pony tails, hats, braids, just basically looking a little homely always get me by.  My make up routine takes under five minutes on a day to day basis.  Which is BB cream, concealer (my-always-ever-since-i-was-born-dark) under eyes, blush, eye liner on top lid, mascara, and some lip stick.   
Now back to the hair - I have been loving the beauty counter's shampoo and conditioner!  I normally have trouble with natural conditioner not really doing much when I go to comb my hair but after using their conditioner for over a month it's been so much easier. I just comb and let it dry while I run errands, etc. during the morning.  And it usually lands back in a pony tail because I just don't love hair on my neck!  I really wish I had the guts to chop all of my hair off.  Though I hear that's more time intensive, so maybe not.  More digressing!  And then lastly my clothes hasn't changed much - when I was nursing, a little of course.  And now that I'm not nursing it's just business as usual for clothes.  And lately this has been my mom uniform. Printed slacks or white jeans, tunics, and a hat.  And if we're heading to the beach - just the tunic, my suit, and a hat!  I've always loved items doing double duty in my wardrobe, so naturally I love tunics.  So there's a bit of a run down of my mama "beauty" routine.  Happy monday after Easter!!  











8 comments:

  1. You always look stunning! I would have never known you didn't take a long time to get ready.

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  2. you look beautiful! love those pants :) :) i should try that concealer! i have been getting some darker circles around my eyes lately. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. I never blow-dry my hair. It's healthier anyway! And you always look cute!

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  4. You all look fab!!

    xoDonna
    www.soyouagree.com

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  5. Those pictures are too cute! I love those pants on you!

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  6. I can most certainly relate to the "mom uniform!" Mine lately has been boyfriend jeans, a vintage tee and flats. And I so get it with longer hair being less maintenance! I finally grew my hair out after years maintaining a bob. So much easier! I wash it, pull it into a wet bun, and then let it air dry. I'd much rather spend my time enjoying the beautiful weather and playing with my kids!

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  7. I enjoy your blog so much! Thanks for these tips :)

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  8. You look fab and pretty! Maybe now's the time for you to get rid of the ponytail and invest on a good hairdryer. :) I'd recommend the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Professional hair dryer. It has ceramic heat, adjustable settings, cool shot button, dual voltage...the works. Best one I've used. You should try it too! ;)

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