Getting ready in the morning is sometimes always difficult when you have a little one. I always mean to get dressed and freshened up while my daughter is napping. However, I typically get sidetracked writing blog posts, drinking coffee, or going down a rabbit hole of YouTube videos. So, when she does wake up, my priority is getting her washed, dressed, and fed, leaving me about three minutes to make myself look presentable to the public.
If I am being honest, I really don’t care about my appearance anymore. I mean, I do want to look a little put together, but if it can’t happen that day I do not stress. Alas, I do miss the days when my skin glowed and there weren’t little pits of dark gloom lurking under my eyes (thank you sleep deprivation and too much caffeine).
I aim to do my hair and apply makeup (fat chance). This rarely happens, unless my husband is home to hang out with the baby, which gives me an additional 15 minutes (you will take every second you can get, trust me).On the days when he isn’t home, I brush my teeth, wash my face, and throw my hair into some type of messy bun thing. Forget makeup. It takes too long to prime my face, apply foundation, fill in the brows, and apply mascara. That was until I found a mascara a couple weeks ago that is too easy to apply for me to skip that step. Halleluja!
I am not going to lie. I am a bit of a makeup junkie. Well, I used to be. I have never worn a significant amount of makeup but I have always loved buying and trying new products. My go-to products were typically mascara and lip gloss. I tried pretty much every mascara out there from expensive brand name ones to very cheap drugstore types. I cannot believe it took me this long to discover L’Oreal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise! I love it so much more than any expensive mascara I have tried, and that is because:
Applying this product is very smooth. You know how sometimes you try to apply mascara and it almost feels like it is dry, and you will need to layer it? Lash Paradise does not feel like that at all.
It isn’t clumpy.
It stays on my eyes. I don’t end up having black smudges all over, looking like a racoon.
It adds beautiful volume and length without looking caked on.
The packaging is so pretty! I love the pink tube. If being girly is wrong, I don’t want to be right!
I will not go broke buying Lash Paradise. When you are a new mom on a budget, this is super important.
I will never ever judge another woman for not looking energetic or like she is perpetually ready to run a half-marathon. Being a mommy is tough work, almost like preparing for a potential battle every day. But, it is amazing how adding a little something to your eyes makes you instantly look more awake. I don’t always apply a full face of makeup, but I do make sure to put on my mascara now. It makes me feel better to know that I don’t look like a zombie when I go out into the world, even if I feel like one. Hey, fake it ’til you make it!
Do you have any cosmetic products that you love, and might make my life a little easier? Comment below. Cheers!