I have always been a multi-tasker but after I became a mom, I really had to kick this multi-tasking thing in high gear! I realized I now have less time in general and most of it was used on someone that needs a lot of attention and assistance with every aspect of her life. A couple of times, I ran out to run errands with Grace and she got a lot of complements on how cute she looked in her outfit. I didn’t get any because I looked like crap. I had 25 minutes to get out the door and 20 of it was used on her.
From then on, I decided I needed to do “something” and not look like a train wreck when I am out. Here are some of the products I use and recommend for on-the-go moms that want to look somewhat decent when they are out:
THE FACE SHOP DEEP FIRMING CLEANSING OIL
Removing makeup is a must at night. If you don’t have the luxury of time on your side., try an oil makeup remover before you step into your shower. Just rub it all over your face and wash while in the shower. If there is residue after, just spot clean with an oil free makeup remover. Yes, this might mean having two products for the same purpose, but it will save you time, trust me.
OPAL ONE MINUTE HAIR TREATMENT
People also tell you that your hair will be smoother if you leave your hair conditioner on for a little bit longer. But seriously, which mom has time to just hang around waiting in the shower? I opt for a hair mask that I use every other day. It is a one minute hair mask so I put it on the ends of my hair and proceed to do other things (scrub face, shave, you know.)
I am guilty of not putting on sunscreen all my life and I am starting to pay for it. Turns out I should have been putting on sunscreen and moisturizer on my face every day. Once again, using a daytime moisturizer with sunscreen saves loads of time!
MAYBELLINE NEW YORK INSTANT AGE REWIND ERASER
I don’t know a single mom without some dark circles under her eyes. A concealer is a must to wake up those eyes (in addition to drinking coffee), to cover blemishes, and to use as a highlighter or eye shadow primer!
BURT'S BEES TINTED LIP BALM
If I have time, I will use some blush to put some color on my face. If not, the only color I will have is a tinted lip gloss. This one doesn’t have a lot of color but it is great because I don’t have to be very careful with it and don’t need a mirror to assist. Just figure out where your lips are and swipe!