Right now, most of us moms are in the middle of the back to school rush. We’ve run around town stocking up on school supplies, clothing for the kids and backpacks. We’ve figured out our lunch packing strategy and pulled the crock pot back out in order to ensure we have dinner ready on time. But what have we done for US? This is the question that Younique Independent Consultant Rachel Kwant challenged me to answer. While I did receive Younique samples to help me get my mama groove back on, all opinions are my own.
With school back in session for a little over two weeks where I live, I’m feeling the stress of getting back into the school day routine. Now I’ll admit that I’m not complaining about the little bit of down time I get while the kiddos are at school but I will say that mornings and afternoons are quite stressful! More often than not I find myself in the car, driving frantically and wondering what I’ll do when I get to school and have to actually present myself like I’ve somewhat got things together. After about four of these mornings of throwing on a baseball cap and saying a quick prayer that I can walk the little guy to class without anybody realizing it’s me (which is totally impossible when you have the most friendly preschooler on the face of the earth), I got smart. I sat down and put together an Mom Essentials bag that allows me to pull myself together and switch from stressed out mom to super mom in less than five minutes!
Intrigued? I figured you would be and I thought it’s only fair that I share with you the four items that are in my “Mommy Makeover Bag”. They are pretty simple and I’ll tell you, they help me pull myself together in a rush! So where to start…how about at the beginning.
The first item I can’t leave home without is Younique Shine Eye Makeup Remover Cloths. Now, I know, I know, you’re wondering why I’m taking OFF makeup to go into school. And I’m not. I’m actually prepping my raccoon eyes to look presentable. You see, I have a bad habit of being really worn out at night and forgetting to wash my face (or not washing it well enough). And when I look into my rear view mirror, I see a pretty scary site. So these easy to use wipes that seriously take off even yesterday’s makeup are an essential. They allow me to get rid of the remnants of yesterday and be ready for a fresh look.
Once I’ve got a blank pallet to work with, it’s on to a little blush. Trust me when I say even if you don’t have on your foundation, blush can work miracles. It brightens you up, gives you the look of life and if applied right can present that I roll out of bed looking this rosy effect. Please, don’t overdo it on this step but do trust me when I say it make a big difference.
Once my cheeks are nice and rosy it’s time to put back on what I just took off….my mascara. Seriously, if I was stranded on a dessert island and could only have one beauty product, it would have to be Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+. I have ALWAYS wanted long, lush lashes. I have never had them….until now. Because with this easy to apply mascara, I get gorgeous, long, lush lashes in less than a minute!
The two step process is simple! I start with the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ Transplanting Gel, move on to the 3D Fibers and then add another layer of Transplanting Gel to seal in my look. I NEVER thought I could have lashes that looked like this and seriously, who cares that I don’t even have on other makeup with these lashes! They are really all anyone is looking at anyway!
With my look pretty much complete, all that’s left to do is go with my fourth essential, chapstick, and I’ve got a look that can take me into the school, bring me face to face with parents and teachers and help me appear that I have it all together. And while it may seem super simple, this easy five minute routine is all the prep I need to make me feel like I have the confidence to face the world.
So now that you know my secret to looking and feeling confident fast, it’s time to put together your five minute mom makeover kit! Start by picking up your essential Younique products from Rachel Kwant, Independent Younique Consultant. Whether your mom essentials are the same as mine or something totally different, she’s the perfect person to help you achieve your perfect mom look! And even better if you have questions, be sure to join her private Facebook group to chat all things Younique!
But wait! Before you run off to do a little online shopping with Rachel, be sure to enter to win two of my must have mom makeover essentials from her! That’s right, Rachael is giving one lucky winner their very own pack of Shine Eye Makeup Remover Clothes and Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+!
Excited? You should be! And entry is super simple! Just use the form below! Good luck!
Giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on September 18, 2015. Giveaway is open to US residents only, 18+ except where prohibited by law.