A few weeks ago I was featured on the lovely Heledd’s blog Running In Lavender as part of her Beauty Q&A series. It was really good fun to answer her questions and have a think about some of my favourite products but in reality I don’t often use them everyday, especially not in the mornings. I would say on the average weekday morning I have maybe ten minutes, at most, to get ready for the day. In an evening or on a weekend I will be able to take my time but in the morning it is a mad dash to get ready before the children notice I’ve been upstairs for too long. So here is my really basic, super quick beauty morning routine, beauty for busy Mums!
The easiest thing I have found to cleanse my face is L’oreal Micellar Water, it is really quick, cleans well and doesn’t sting my eyes. Next up I moisturise and at the moment I am loving Green People Vita Min Fix 24 hour cream*. I like that you don’t need a lot and it absorbs quickly, it smells fresh and leaves my skin feeling soft; perfect for when I don’t have much time. I finish off with Dr.Organic Dead Sea Mineral Eye Rescue Rollerball. My friend Vicki from Let’s Talk Beauty gave this to me when I was a sleep deprived mum. Vicki is my beauty guru, I always check in with her before I buy something new. This rollerball is fantastic, just a quick sweep under my eyes and they feel refreshed and cool.
Day to day I try and make do with as little make up as possible so I keep it simple when I don’t have much time. No7 BB Cream is one of my favourite products ever, it is basically a tinted moisturiser and it just evens out my skin tone enough to look natural. It also has SPF in which is a must for me. I usually have a few mascaras on the go but this No7 Lovely Lashes is the one I reach for most at the moment. It lengthens my lashes but looks very natural, it also contains Argan oil to help nourish your lashes. Lastly I just pop some lip blam on, again I have SO many lip balms; currently this EOS lip balm is the one that I take everywhere with me.
My finishing touch is usually Tresemme Volumising Dry Shampoo. I don’t wash my hair everyday, in fact since it’s been cut short I try to leave it as long as possible. I know this is better for your hair but mine is so fine that it does need a helping hand. This dry shampoo is great for just giving it a boost in the morning, it smells so nice too.
This is definitely no frills beauty but when I’ve only got ten minutes to spare this is my back to basics approach to make sure I look somewhat awake when I leave the house. I’d love to hear what beauty products you always reach for when you need to get ready quickly.
Disclosure – Products marked with a * have been sent to me free of charge, all opinions are my own.