We all want to look our best every day, and especially on Valentine’s Day, but when you’re a busy mum, it’s unlikely that a personal beauty routine is at the top of your “to do list”.
There can be a fine line between wanting to look good and becoming overly obsessed with vanity on a daily basis. And when you’re a mum, it seems there’s never enought time left over in the day for an extensive beauty routine. However, there should always be a few minutes that you can allocate to a few simple beauty and health routines for yourself. So let’s use the upcoming Valentine’s Day as a motivator to help give you 3 beauty tips to help get you started looking fresh and renewed, before the big day arrives.
Blind them with the Shiniest Hair Ever
They say love is blind, and while I’m not sure that’s exactly true, I do know that super shiny and healthy looking hair can send out a look of radiant health and attraction.
I don’t know about you, but I torture my poor hair in so many ways, that I’m surprised it hasn’t jumped ship on me yet. So if you’re ready to beg foregiveness for the abusive way you treat your hair by giving it a much deserved pampering, start first with this deeply restorative hair treatment that features the benefits of Ojon oil. You’ll love the way this deep conditioning and velvety balm rescues even the most damaged, dull, brittle or frizzy hair.
And after you’re done deep conditioning and repairing your poor, mistreated hair, commit to establishing the simple daily routine of applying nutrient rich Moroccan Oil to your hair to help restore shine, softness and help protect your hair against the damage that can result from heat and chemical colouring. I’ve found the best way to evenly apply this oil is to place a couple of drops in the center of my palm, then rub my palms briskly together to spread the oil evenly and then grab a handful of your hair and spread the oil from you palms over your hair strands from top to bottom. And use sparingly, a little goes a long way, especially if you get into the habit of applying this oil to the bottom half of your hair strands daily.
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Add a Healthy Glow to those Cheeks
Remember that old expression your Grandmother used to say about adding some roses to your cheeks? Well even though times have changed, the idea behind that old expression still remains the same.
Nothing brightens up and gives a face a healthier glow than adding the soft blush of a subtle bronzing powder like this one from Nars. And it’s available in 3 different colour tones, so you can choose one that best accents your cheekbones and makes you look like you just returned from a brisk 5 mile run.
Sweep them off their Feet with Velvety Lashes
Even if Mother Nature didn’t bless you with naturally long and thick lashes, there are still a couple of quick and easy eyelash tricks that can help pump up your own eyelashes.
Rule number one to building amazing eyelashes: Always begin with a quality eyelash curler. This eyelash curler by Shu Uemura is not only well priced, but it’s been one of the top picks used by professional makeup artists year after year.
And now that your lashes are perfectly curled, next apply the finishing touches with They’re Real Mascara to give you lashes a totally luscious and velvety look that will make people believe you were born with them!
See how far a couple of these new beauty tips can go towards freshening up your look, not only for Valentine’s Day, but for every day of the year.
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