All posts tagged: beauty

Easy Beauty Products for Working Moms on the Go

As a working mom, I don’t have a lot of time to pamper myself. I like products that are easy and quick to apply, like mineral foundation. Here are two of my favorites that I’ve been using this week: Rimmel London Keep Calm Lip Balm.  I have two shades. This one is Berry Blush. It’s vibrant but not messy. No lip liner needed to apply. The color stays on pretty good. It’s just that pop I need for a day in the office or an afternoon out and about with the family. Make a statement without being overly dramatic with this shade. Please note that I took this photo in front of Rolling Stone magazine featuring Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley because we can all enjoy a little eye and ear candy! I love Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polish because I can paint my nails during my lunch break. I choose neutral shades most of the time because I like the clean, fresh look and I can get away with chipped polish a little bit if I …

Mom Hair Problems

When I was pregnant, I didn’t color my hair black as usual. By the time we took our newborn photos, I had about nine months of reddish brown roots and black ends. Roots drive me crazy. I usually want all my hair to be the same, shiny color. I also like to have a little edge, so I always go back to black. However, once I had the baby, I became obsessed with going back to my natural color. We have a new house and I didn’t want ruin the bathroom dying my hair black at home. You know how messy hair color is! And it’s too expensive to keep going to the salon every few months. I can’t justify the cost. I went for a hair consultation and decided that I didn’t want to spend hours in the salon, away from my newborn, undergoing color correction. Also, my hair was so healthy and I know the bleach would damage it. So I left the color alone and decide to chop my hair: It looked great when I …

How Motherhood Changed my Makeup Purchasing Habits

Mascara. If I see a girl with natural lashes, I want to hand her a wand and lead her on a magical transformation that will change her entire face in one swoop. Makeup isn’t just an indulgence, it’s a necessity. At least in my world. I’ve always been a makeup junkie. I’m a VIB insider at Sephora, in fact. My sensitive skin calls for delicate products that won’t irritate me. I can’t help it if the ingredients I need are in more luxurious brands! I had fun with makeup my whole life. But when I got pregnant, I had to realistically look at my finances and cut back expenses where appropriate.  My makeup routine had to be revised. My must-have products pre-baby: Laura Mercier primer (I used the mineral blend but it seems to be discontinued) $34.00 Laura Mercier mineral foundation $39.00 BareMinerals Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Concealer $19.00 Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder $37.00 NARS blush (shade: orgasim) $30 Urban Decay Naked Palette eyeshadow $54.00 Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara $24.00 During my pregnancy:   For most of my pregnancy, I …