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Getting ready in the morning, with four kids getting ready at the same time (or needing me to get them ready) leaves me with little time to myself. That is why these 10 beauty hacks for the busy mom will help you (and me!) get ready quickly!
1- Start your morning off with a great anti-aging serum. I use Boots No7 every morning because I love their serum! I use it every day. For over 80 years, its mission is simple- to help us look & feel beautiful. Simplicity is key.
It is UK’s #1 beauty brand for a reason- they have clinical proof that their anti-wrinkle power works in just four weeks to reduce lines and wrinkles. That’s why I love it- I was able to test it and see results with the serum that makes skin look younger. I love the way that it feels, too (seriously- my husband laughs when I put it on because I use it a few times a day. I just love it.)
Its probably the combination of Matrixyl, plus the peptide that work together, but whatever it is- its great and 80% of women agree with me, that they saw their best anti-aging results ever… according to their study! (haha!)
FUN FACT: One is sold every 10 seconds. You can watch a video about it here.
2- USE OLIVE OIL
If you want longer looking lashes in the middle, put a little olive oil on them. It will keep your lashes looking darker all day long. (You can use a mascara type wand for this).
3. USE BABY OIL
If you use mascara and you get it on your upper eye lid, a little baby oil will remove it.
4. GO FOR NEUTRALS
If you are in a rush, don’t go for dark colors (eye shadows, lipsticks) because they show flaws and errors. Go for the neutral colors and tones.
5- LET IT GO…
Do an Elsa Braid when you are in a rush.
I do this all of the time. I will start a braid on the front right and end it on the bottom left- braiding around my head.
I made a tutorial to show you how I do this…
6. USE LOTION… ON YOUR HAIR:
If your hair looks a little frizzy, but you don’t have time to fix it, this next trick works wonders. I just take a tiny dab of the lotion and I rub it in my hands and run it through my hair. I use it like I would use leave in conditioner- working from the ends up to the top.
7. FIX IT AND FORGET IT
Do your hair first, before you put your makeup on. That way it can ‘set’ while you are getting ready (skip to #7 for another hair idea that I do a lot).
8. CURLS GALORE!
Now you can get the curls that you want while you are driving where you need to be: Just dampen hair a bit and then put it in a sock bun and leave it there until you have to take it out. You can see a full tutorial of the sock bun here.
9. USE A TOOTHBRUSH- ON YOUR HAIR!
To tame fly aways on your hair, just grab a new toothbrush and spray it with hairspray. Brush the fly-away pieces down or to the side. It works great!
10- USE EGG WHITES… ON YOUR FACE!
Every few weeks, I will make an egg white mask at the end of the day to refresh my face. Just whisk a few egg whites until it is a foam. Apply to face and let it dry. When it is dry, wet it and remove it. Use Boots No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced afterwards to re-moisten and work on fine lines. My mom and I used to do this all of the time when I was younger: (it was natural and fun!)
I hope that you liked my beauty hacks- I’d love to hear yours!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boots No 7 via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.