As busy moms we get so caught up with putting the needs of others first that we often demote ourselves to the bottom of the priority list. Unfortunately, attention to our appearance takes the brunt of our neglect. Motherhood can get kind of hectic at times so when it comes to styling ourselves, we need straight-forward and time-sensitive how-to instructions in order to helps us get the desired look in a pinch. Whether you’re a mom-to-be, a newbie, or have some mileage, it does us some good to kick-it-up a notch when it comes to feeling good about ourselves. Today, tell yourself your worth an extra 10 minutes to fix your hair, throw on a new lip shade, and embrace your inner and outer beauty. You could do it in a matter of minutes, have it last for hours, and still turn heads. So don’t let being a mom stand in the way of looking and feeling your very best. Instead, lets get “primping” with just a few simple steps. All you need is a trending lip shade to pair low-key hair and basic wear. Looking chic just got that much easier.
Get the look with these how-to tutorials:
For a simple, but über cool look: Side part your hair and pull it into a side fishbone braid.
- Grab a section of hair where you want the braid to start.
- Separate it into 2 sections.
- Grab a small section of hair from underneath the right section.
- Pull the section over and combine it with the left section of hair.
- Grab a small section of hair from underneath the left section.
- Pull the section over and combine it with the right section of the hair.
- Repeat 3-6 and secure with hair elastic when you reach desired length of braid.
- When finished, pull some hair out at the top and sides of braid to loosen and give a more relaxed look.
Bonus: Get the Boho look by undoing you braid and leaving your hair with loose waves. Spritz some natural homemade salt-water spray to give your beachy-waves some structure and hold. Link to my DIY board on Pinterest to view my pin on how-to-make your own salt-water spray.
Now that you’ve got the hairdo underway, it’s time to get lippy.
Canadian cosmetics brand, ILIA uses an ethical approach to a colourful line of organic Lipstick Crayons. Made from 85% certified organic ingredients that nourish and renew your lips while leaving you with a smooth finish and long-lasting wear. No messy sharpener necessary; once you run low, just turn the cap for some more. All lip shades are utterly stunning, but at the moment my ultimate fave is Karma Chameleon as it adds warmth to my complexion on cooler days. This natural product can be worn light or layered for a drastic look and requires minimal application. It is in your greater good to make this lip product a staple in your bag. This green beauty had me at sustainable, the end.
Apply one coat of lip colour, blot lips with a tissue, and go in with a second coat of lip crayon to really give the pigment lasting power and a bolder look. To prevent lipstick from bleeding, lightly brush some mineral powder over one-layer of tissue in front of your lips. Accentuate your lip line by using a lip pencil on the natural inner lip line. Voila, you lips are kissably-ready.
Hair + makeup, check!Finish your new primped-up look with some oversized sunglasses. Now, you’re ready to conquer just about anything! A pop of colour, a kissable pout, and a seriously awesome hairstyle awaits you.
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