I don’t know about y’all but I rarely have time to indulge in a lengthy routine to get myself ready to leave the house. Five kids kind of prohibits that. I’m happy if I get a shower that includes shaving both legs! Moms of more than 2 kids will totally feel me on that one, I’m sure. From shower to out the door, I can be ready in 10 minutes or less on a normal day. Now if I’m going somewhere special then obviously it’s going to take more time to get all gussied up and beautified- Matt calls it plaster and spackling. Funny man.
I am not a product hoarder. Once I find products that I like, I buy them religiously until my skin decides to rebel or they stop making product. I use St.Ives Invigorating Apricot Face Scrub every single day. My favorite daily moisturizer is Neutrogena Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30. After I moisturize, I always use Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer.
I don’t wash my hair every day. I know, the horror. I wash it every other day and sometimes every third day. I do shower every day, don’t get your panties in a twist. I just don’t wash my hair every day. I use Rockaholic Dry Shampoo and go for the textured look. On days that I do wash my hair but don’t have time to style it, I use Herbal Essence Tousle Me Softly Spray Gel. I spray that on while my hair is still wet (avoiding the roots) and then scrunch my hair until it’s dry. I end up with beachy waves with a minimum of effort.
I’m not big on makeup. I don’t wear much of it and I don’t wear it everyday. I have a few go-to’s that are always in my makeup bag. I swear by Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup. I’ve tried all the expensive brands and I come right back to this one! I use the same Revlon PhotoReady brand of Bronzer, Cream Blush, and Eye Primer + Brightener. For concealer I love Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment/Concealer. I rarely wear eye shadow or mascara. For some reason I am allergic to something in most mascaras and my eyes swell shut. It’s not a good look so I tend to skip the mascara. For my lips I swipe on some L’Oreal Infallible 8hr Plumping Gloss in the Plumping Tawny shade. That’s it, the full extent of my makeup routine. 3 minutes or less, every time!
There you go. 2 minutes on Step 1, 5 minutes on Step 2, and 3 minutes on Step 3! 10 minutes or less and I’m out the door. It’s a good thing I’m so speedy too because Matt takes his time getting ready. I’ll have myself ready plus all the kids ready, the diaper bag packed, snacks and drinks packed, and he’ll still be staring at himself in the mirror. The life of a mama, huh?!
What are some of your favorite products? How long does it take you to get ready to leave the house?