Beauty tips & tricks for new mummies who just don’t have time for that!
Oh, it’s not easy being a mum, is it? No matter how much people tell you it’s going to be difficult, you never really realise it until you have the newborn in your arms. As much as you love your little one and don’t mind giving them all the attention they need and deserve, we’re here to tell you that you need some love and care as well! Yes, we’re talking about me-time again.
Did you check out our recent blog covering all the great spots in Singapore where you can grab some much-needed me-time? It’s a good read if you’re looking for some inspiration on how to take time out to relax and restore your mind. But the me-time we’re going to cover today is all about your beauty routine! Yes, because that’s me-time too.
Your morning beauty routine is one of those brief moments of the day that you get to focus on just you and how you want to present yourself to the world. Some days will simply be no makeup kind of days, but if you enjoyed wearing makeup before you were a new mum then there is no reason to give it up now. With our beauty hacks, you’re going to whizz through your beauty routine from now on and look just as fabulous!
Fight fatigue with eye makeup tricks
Suffering from perpetually tired eyes? You’re not alone. Reports show that for the first year of a baby’s life, parents get on average just 4 hours and 44 minutes sleep! We’re yawning just thinking about it. No matter how many vitamins you take, there is no avoiding the fact you’re going to be feeling a bit tired, but that doesn’t mean you have you listen to those not-so-friendly reminders of “Poor you, you look so tired today” for the whole 12 months!
Tiredness is most visible in the eyes and that’s why eyeliner is going to be your saviour. Sure, you might choose to forgo nail polish because who has time to fix those chips when you have diapers to change every other hour – but don’t give up on the eyeliner! It is the ultimate quick fix for sleep-deprived eyes. Add a touch of concealer to your lids to brighten the whole area and create a contrasting effect when you apply mascara. If you really want to ramp up the faux-vitality effect, go ahead and add a pop of bright, highly pigmented eyeshadow to the inner corner of the eye.
Start using multi-purpose beauty products
Not only is this tip going to save you time, but it will cut down on expenses and help save the planet too by creating less waste! This belief that you need a separate product for every part of your body is a myth. Take coconut oil as an example. Coconut oil can be used as a deep conditioner for your hair, a body moisturiser and it’s even a remedy for broken cuticles and chapped lips! Another nifty product is tinted moisturiser which combines two steps of your beauty routine into one. You’d be surprised the time you can save by merging just a few small steps in your beauty routine.
Hair hacks to get your mane under control
Coco Chanel once said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life” and if you’re a fan of the show Fleabag you’ll remember the iconic hair salon scene where she declares, “Hair is everything. We wish it wasn’t so we could actually think about something else occasionally. But it is. It’s the difference between a good day and a bad day.” So, hair is important. We are all in agreement on this. But how do you make hair manageable when you have zero time to style it? We have a couple of tricks up our sleeve.
Firstly, if you’ve got long hair, ditch the curling iron and embrace braids! Plait your hair just before you go to sleep and wake up to beautiful boho waves. However, a short hair cut is always going to be easier to manage. Ask your hairdresser to recommend a low-maintenance haircut that will suit your face shape or find inspiration online with websites like The Hairstyler. If you’re set on keeping long locks, then it is a good idea to invest some time in perfecting a handy hairstyle so you can save time in the long run. Think messy buns, half up half down dos and twisted ponytails.
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