Thursday, March 31, 2011

3 Minute Touch-Up

You have just finished filling up your child's milk cup for what seems like the 25th time today and catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. . . Yikes! Your mascara is under your eyes, you look like a ghost and your shirt looks like it has oatmeal or something equally unappealing on the shoulder, welcome to my life. You glance at your watch and notice your husband/partner/boyfriend/babies daddy is due home in 10 minutes. It isn't a lost cause, in 3 minutes you can look and feel better!

Just a thought, this is nothing personal and I am not suggesting that women shouldn't let their natural beauty shine though but whether you get all done up or just put a little make up on to go out with your girlfriends, or out for dinner, you are faced with people that you will either never see again or don't care about the attraction factor. Why not put a little effort in for the person you will be with for the rest of your life, the one you want to be attracted to you still in 30 years from now. It isn't the make up itself, but the effort!

I have divided this to target everyone;  the never wear the stuff females, the make up wearers and the 'before I had kids' make up ladies.

The Never Wear Make Up Female (applies to all categories)
1. Apply lip gloss even if it is just clear Blistex, Chapstick etc. -5 seconds
2. Mist yourself with a perfume, if you are not a perfume wearer spread a scented body lotion on your forearms and neck. - All day with the kids, being outside, cooking, chores can leave you less then fresh. -10-20 sec.
3. If you are wearing clothing that shows your arms, chest or legs spread some body cream or lotion on. - Through out the day our skin looses moister, glowing skin looks great, especially on legs -30 sec.
4. Depending on how you wear your hair give it a comb, toss, or tidy the pony tail. -30 sec.
5. Spritz a spa water like Vichy Thermal Spa Water or Avene Thermal Spring Water on your face to freshen and wake up your skin (and you). -10 sec.
6. Change your shirt. - Remember the days when if you spilled on yourself or were spit up on you ran and showered and changed right away? Now you just wipe it off with a baby wipe and get on with your day!?!?! (Don't pretend you don't!) Wow what happened here! Let's get past this ladies and go back to changing into a shirt free of vomit/snot/food/crayon/paint etc.! - 20 sec.

The Make-Up Wearer
First do all the steps under 'Never Wear Make Up" then proceed with;
1. Dip a cotton swab in eye make up remover and run it under your eyes - This will take off any make up that has settled under your eyes throughout the day, instantly making you look fresher.- 10 sec.
2. Top up your existing mascara with a thin coat of mascara. - 20 sec
3. A swipe of a pinkish/peachy blush.- Instantly makes you look alert and healthy - 10 sec
4. Place a highlighter on top of your cheek bones and under eye brows - This makes you look like you got more than 4 hours of sleep. - 20 sec.
5. Finish with a Mineral Powder.

The "I Wore Make Up Before The Kids" Lady
First do all the steps under 'Never Wear Make Up" then proceed with;
1. Curl your eyelashes and place 1-2 coats of mascara on. - Curling your eyelashes instantly opens the eye area helping you appear more alert. - 45 sec.
2. A swipe of a pinkish/peachy blush.- Instantly makes you look alert and healthy - 10 sec
3. Finish with a Mineral Powder.

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