THE HAIR & BEAUTY EDIT (FOR THE CHAOTIC MOTHER WHO'S TRYING TO KEEP IT TOGETHER)
Ok. Here's the deal. I'm at that point in life where I consider wearing my hair down as making an effort. This is truth. So much truth. I'm not complaining and saying my life is in shambles and I can't get my shit together, but listen, twin toddlers that are two years old, are enough for me to want to stay in my pajamas all day every day. And that's not exaggerating. So with all due respect to those who aren't slumming it at home these days with babies and get out in the real world every day with a plethora of products in their hair and on their face, I'm just going to break it down in the most simplest terms, by the most simple laid back non product junkie I know, Me.
Here's a list I've compiled of things that are working for this momma and making me feel pretty, even when I'm not. And that (product wise) is worth every investment. Because when I feel pretty, everything else is better. Also, for the record, I don't feel pretty every day. Nobody does. And if they say they do, I call bullshit.
My dermatologist has been out on leave due to an accident she was in and I've been in crisis mode without her. I visited the Nurse Practitioner in her office, but she didn't enlighten me with the issues I was having with my skin this past spring and summer. (Also my derm is on the mend and I'm grateful). Cue to two weeks ago, I met the new kid in town, Nurse Practitioner Maegan Griffin at Skin Pharm in Nashville, TN. She put me on a new skin regimen and no joke, I feel like a different person. If you're local to Nashville, she's definitely worth a visit. Knowledgable, funny and on her game. Highly recommend. See the products below that have changed my gameface.
N0N MAKEUP JUNKIE
I'm kind of a simple one stop kind of makeup girl. Concealer and done. Then I turned 40. And I finally purchased makeup this year. I don't wear face makeup every day but when I work outside the home or go out, I apply the Trish McEvoy Even skin and it's life. Probably my most coveted product in my bathroom currently. Add my bobby brown concealer, (2nd most important because eyes), Palladio primer, my Palladio sheer lip balm, a little mascara (any but try this one) and dab of blush and I'm good as new. See below.
HOT MESS HAIR
A decade ago, a hair stylist and makeup artist I was working with told me her secrets. "Dirty hair looks the best. It's also the easiest to style." Gross. But actually, yes. And it's working out for me really well these days considering my hands are full of babies constantly. So, dry shampoo. It's like my pretend boyfriend. Always there, always has my back, and always makes me feel pretty. It's the most important tool in my bathroom next to my hair dryer. Of course a good shampoo and conditioner is a good foundation, but let's be honest, we're not shampooing every night anymore like we were babies. I invest in dry shampoo and blow out necessities. See below.
Pretty basic. I just go with my gut. And what my momma said. Wash your face before bed, drink water and get sleep. Less is more. And I update my own hair and beauty edit as the world changes and I evolve. And it also depends on what's happening with the babies. And my hormones. Just my two cents. Message me with any questions. K bye!