Busy Mom With No “Makeup Time”

 I’m a busy mom with no “makeup time”

I can get the baby (and husband) looking picture perfect in ten minutes, flat. Myself, is a different story. Like most women, I need time. I need to be able to shampoo, condition, blowdry, and style my hair. Outfits need coordinating.  My shoes must be pondered. But realistically speaking? #Aintnobodygottimefodat… Especially a Busy Mom.

The most wonderful time of the year…

Every Mom wants to look her best during the holidays, if no other time of the year. There’s family to entertain, pictures to take, and commitments to meet. The last thing any of us want, is to be remembered as looking tired, haggard, or stressed.

There’s a few things I do, and use, when pressed for time before a big social event http://wp.me/p7XODP-g1 @jasminea5100

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Prep Early

If I need my toenails painted, I do it the night before. Clothes are laid out and pressed, once I’m sure I won’t change my mind. Which, is actually also done for the baby. And I make sure he’s ready before I’m ready. That way, if I need to scale back to keep from running behind, at least the baby is done. Even if whatever event isn’t until six hours, if I can go ahead and take 10 minutes to straighten my hair, I’ll do it. Busy Mom’s need to utilize their time wisely, so wherever you can save it and prep early, the better.

Ask for help

If my husband can keep our son from spilling juice on his Christmas sweater, while I’m trying to finish my makeup, it’s a win-win. I’m not freaking out over looking bad, and the baby’s white sweater won’t have stains on it. If anyone is around that can help hold the fort down, while you get dressed, take advantage of it. You’ll do a better job on your appearance if you don’t have to chase the kids around for a few minutes.

Stick to necessities…

While we all love curling (or straightening!) our hair, sometimes we need to delegate our time wisely. Most busy moms are known for their up-dos anyway! When I simply can’t justify spending time on it, a neat bun will do. You can also add in cute clips for a festive touch! And with necessities in mind, stick to the basics when running behind; Foundation, mascara, lipcolor. A little goes a long way! A good eyeliner never hurts either, and is my most used tool!

Quick Tips for Getting a Glam Party Look!Busy Mom with no "Makeup Time

Today, I’ve been swapping makeup tips with Nicole, at Cold Coffee and Chaos so if you want to see my main tools/products I use when I need to hurry, check it out (as well as some other awesome tips!) – while we may be Busy moms, we can still look our best when we really need to.

 

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Practical Gift Guide For A SAHM

Shopping for a SAHM?

This post contains affiliate links, for which I get a very small percentage. The price stays the same for you, and all views are 100% mine. Christmas is almost here. Looking for the perfect gift for a Stay At Home Mom, isn’t always an easy task. We usually don’t want anything, and hate thinking of ourselves. But here is a gift guide that can help you find something more practical for that particular Mother you have in mind…that she’ll actually use!

Coffee Mug

Practical Gift Guide for a SAHM
I’m A Mom, What’s Your SuperPower?” 12oz Coffee Mug

Why? Because Mother’s need COFFEE! We require energy to get everything done around the house…or really, just function at all. Mom’s always need more mugs, because they get broken/displaced/used and un-washed. This mug is ceramic, microwave and dishwasher safe, and best of all? Holds 12oz of “Mama Juice”, i.e coffee or tea. Plus, it’s funky colors (available in several) and kitschy tone, is bound to put a smile on her face!

The “Home” Spa Treatment

Practical gift guide for a sahm
Pure! Spa in a Basket

Because let’s face it – most Stay At Home Moms don’t go to the spa. They either don’t have time, or don’t pamper themselves that way. This is a gift that she will actually use on her own terms. This kit is awesome! This six (6) piece set includes everything you need to enjoy your own, home-spa; Bath Salts, Sponge, Lotion, Bubble Bath, Shower Gel and Body Scrub! All 100% natural, and did I mention it’s Kiwi!!! Who doesn’t love Kiwi? Well, it’s available in Pear, also. Here’s a tip: Include a handmade coupon for “One Hour Alone” and offer to take the kids off her hands for a while. She’ll love it!

The Ultimate Crock Pot

Practical gift guide for a SAHM
Instant Pot

A popular item in nearly every gift guide. Why? It’s not just a regular crock pot – it’s the best crock pot known to man! Err…wo-man. Yes, stay at home mom’s are usually…at home. But how convenient is it to just throw everything in the pot and let it slow-cook on its own? The Instant Pot is fully programmable, and is actually a 7-in-1 cooker! Pressure, Rice, Slow, Warmer, Steamer…it does almost everything? Wait…it makes yogurt? Ok-everything! Mom will love how easy it is to use, AND keep clean. This will help her with time-management, and stress! If you’ve never seen someone flip over a crock pot, just wait!

Help keep her beauty tools clean!

Practical gift guide for a sahm
Silicone Holders for Makeup Sponges

Because time management is everything for all Moms, this is a game changer. Why? Not putting your makeup sponges on the bathroom sink (or, god forbid, it falls on the floor only to be found and used a week later), and instead in this nifty holder, will; decrease the need for cleaning so often AND prevent nasty stuff getting into Mommy’s pores (taking up more time needed for exfoliation). Plus, it helps organization. Totally practical, and will be used (trust me!). They even have breathe holes, which are perfect for drying wet sponges.

Keeping the coffee warm…


Yeti Coolers Rambler Tumbler

Probably the most popular item in this gift guide – The Yeti Tumbler. It’s basically perfect for anyone, but especially a SAHM. Her beverage can be kept hot (or cold!) all throughout the hectic day – going with her as she runs errands, and keeps busy around the house. And she’s going to want that coffee to stay hot! You can even get a new replacement lid to make it totally spill proof! And, let’s face it, all us Moms need that. Kids spill stuff. Heck, parents spill stuff.

Everything in this gift guide can be used, and appreciated, by anyone – but especially the stay at home mom. It’s not jewelry that will sit in a box to (hopefully) be worn once. It’s not another thing to dust, or keep someone from using as a toy. They’re all products catering to either a need, or a secret desire she won’t admit.

And, if you happen to be a Stay At Home Mom reading this, be sure to share it on your social networks, so your husband can see! He won’t mind the hints…just blame me 😉

Practical Gift Guide for a Stay At Home Mom
Practical Gift Guide for a Stay At Home Mom

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