As a mother of three, wife, and business owner, I'm usually juggling a multiple things at a time. My self care routine often falls last in line behind a laundry-list of things (which includes laundry itself.) With Coronavirus keeping me home most days, I've been conveniently forgetting to shower, put on a cute outfit, and apply make-up. Most days, I'm floating along in my pjs, last night's bed head in full effect, until it occurs to me...
"Sh*t I need to leave in 10 minutes!"
Whether it's a trip to the pediatrician (that I entirely forgot about) or a quick trip to the grocery store, sometimes I have to quickly to toss myself together.
I have a hard time going out in public looking like a complete mess. I hear the words of my Grandmother (in her southern drawl) telling me to "Have some self respect!" So, I turn to my favorite "go-to's" that I know won't leave me cringing in the off-chance that I run into someone I know.
To say that this is a 10 minute beauty routine would be an understatement since these tips can actually be done in 5 once you get them down.
I love this line from "it cosmetics," because it quickly covers up ALL my trouble spots. As a 42 year old woman with rosacea, fine lines, and uneven skin tones, this cosmetic line is a god-send and helps me quickly get out the door knowing my skin looks even and clear.
Ok, so I'm no sports fan, but I do have naturally curly hair which tends to resemble a squirrels nest unless I shower daily. When I'm in a hurry, I pop on a Chicago Cubs hat and step into my roll as a sports aficionado. If this look is good enough for "The Duchess," it's good enough for me.
Have you heard of the term "dazzle camo?" Its a wartime technique used to distract the enemy. thankfully this technique can be used for bad hair days as well. I love my KJ Made flats because they are so comfortable and stylish. On 15 minute days they are a great conversation piece and distraction from the hot mess happening upstairs.
Last but not least, the easiest way to cover up last night's t-shirt is to pop on as stunning coat like the Southport Overcoat in grey available at Coat Check. Slipping into a coat that looks and feels this luxurious will make you completely forget about what you are wearing underneath. After all, the only person you really need to impress is yourself.