Is applying your makeup more of a task these days than a fun way to care for yourself? It might be time to renew your beauty routine, putting fun and excitement back into caring for you – the tired, flustered mama!
I remember the day’s as a teen or young adult when I couldn’t wait to get to my makeup station. It was fun – the music was blaring – I was dancing around and making faces in the mirror. Time for me was so much simpler back then… I didn’t have two toddlers trying to crawl up my legs!
Beauty for me became chaotic – so chaotic I left the house one day with mascara on one eye but somehow completely missed the other.
I mean… how does that even happen?!
Caring for me became a chore. It was just one more thing to accomplish. One more task to complete.
Have you been there?
Renew and refresh your beauty routine!
Once my kid’s got a little older it wasn’t as hard to get to my makeup station but the excitement still wasn’t there. My love for caring for me didn’t get exciting until I upgraded my makeup.
Out with the old in with the new
The excitement of unwrapping new makeup – the challenge of trying new looks… experimenting with new colors – so. much. fun! Ahh!
There is excitement and energy behind something new – specially when it comes to our beauty.
If I had to compare it on a fun scale I’d say it’s easily as fun as going to the salon and getting a new cut and color. You feel like a new woman! Or at least I do… but I get excited over little thing’s like that 😉
This lead’s into our first action step…
Step one: Get new makeup!
How old is the makeup you have in your drawer right now? How long, in all honestly, have you owned your makeup palette? Toss it – it’s time to upgrade!
Suggestion: Please don’t go to the drug store to purchase new makeup – graduate to quality makeup that won’t harm your delicate complexion. As we age our skin needs more care. It needs gentle products that wont harm or age our skin faster – and makeup can age us faster. Quality makeup isn’t hard to find. Here is my favorite brand, it’s what got me exited about beauty and self care again! >>> Clean out your makeup bag!
Don’t settle for cheap – your skin can’t take it anymore! Okay, rant over 😉
Step two: Create a makeup station
This is my little slice of heaven ladies. My space, my corner, my place to take the time I want and need to feel confidently beautiful.
Empowered beauty – that’s what I call it.
Suggestions for a makeup station:
- Tray – to keep everything on
- Shelf – to store makeup on
- Drawers – to hide all the little things
- Makeup 😉
- Coffee cup to hold brushes and extra’s – Etsy has the prettiest coffee cups!
- Mirror – light up mirror is a bonus!
- Be sure and visit How to set up your beauty corner for more ideas and organization fun 😉
Step 3: Organize
This is were the fun begins! This is were you toss out the old and bring in the new. Search your home for a special place where interruptions will be limited and set up that beauty corner – deem it my space and let the excitement build to visit it daily.
Maybe add a radio to play music? Perhaps a diffuser to create a calm or energizing atmosphere.
Inviting – peaceful and all yours. Sound’s amazing doesn’t it… well get started! XOXO