Let’s address a topic which with most moms are intimately familiar. The dreaded daily frump. We’ve all done it, I’m sure. Kids need to be ushered out the door, errands run, and households maintained. If you don’t report to a nine to five job, it can be easy to let it all go. Heck, even if you do have a nine to five, it can be easy! Jeans become almost a uniform unless you’ve made the transition to yoga pants in the ultimate declaration of not giving a crap. Hair is slicked back into a messy ponytail and makeup? Ha! As if! Now, let’s be real. Jeans and yoga pants aren’t going away for most of us. The hair and makeup, on the other hand, is something you can tackle in less than 10 minutes. Stop making that face! You know I’m right. Mom always told me that when you look better, you feel better. Whenever I was sick, her prescription was a bath, getting dressed, and doing my hair at least. You know what? Even when I was still sick, looking better made me feel better. So, here are some tips and a before and after:

1. If you need to wear the jeans and yoga pants, make sure they are clean and free of unintended holes. Pair them with a colorful shirt. You can still look neat and polished when you are casual.

2. Brush that hair and pull it back into a low bun. You could also brush it and simply pin back the sides. Pinterest has loads of ideas for quick, casual hair.

3. Develop a five minute face. Mine consists of It cosmetics products: cc cream, bye bye undereye concealer, lip gloss, vitality face disk with blush and bronzer, tightline mascara and a quick gel liner. 

          A. Smooth on the cc cream just like a moisturizer. 

          B. Apply concealer in a pie shape under the eyes. Set with translucent powder.

          C. Apply the luminizer, bronzer and blush from the face disk. 

          D. Swipe on a quick lip gloss and mascara. Line your eyes if you have time. 

I did a video but it turned out badly. So, I’ll redo it and post it in the comments this week. Until then, a quick before and after shot. It’s not super glamour and not the best look but it will do in a pinch. So, I challenge you to look a little more polished this week even if it’s only for one day. You might find you feel better and that’s always a good thing 😊