I had a great time at the Frazzled Mama Event!
If you missed it, I shared some quick hair and makeup tips for moms on the go, as well as some tips for dressing postpartum. Keep reading for all my tips!
First off, I want to encourage you in regards to self care. Self care is important and necessary. Make it a priority. I know as a mom, your time is really limited, but you’re not helping anyone if you aren’t taking care of yourself. You’re going to get burnt out and weary.
With that being said, I realize that showers– though they should be a priority (again, self care), they might be fewer and farther between! So, dry shampoo is your new best friend. I’ve got a couple products linked. One is pricier but worth every penny, the other is more budget friendly but still great quality.
Dry Shampoo will help to soak up some of oils to get you through until your next hair wash. I just spray it in, let it set for a bit (your hair might look white) and then sort of rub it in/brush it out and you’re good to go!
The other function of dry shampoo is that it adds texture and volume. If you’re like me, you’re might lose or have lost a ton of hair postpartum. dry shampoo helps to add some fullness and texture when you’re feeling like your going bald.
So maybe baby just had a blowout and you spent all your time giving him a bath and now you’ve got to leave and your still not ready. what do you do?
top 4 products when you have 5 minutes or less:
- concealer (brightens up your eyes)
- mascara (makes your eyes pop)
- blush or bronzer (adds a little healthy glow to your cheeks)
- some lip balm (makes your smile shine!)
For moms, one of the most important makeup products to invest in, is a good concealer. Read my Top rated Concealer review !
A couple other little tips to help you feel and look fresh. This exfoliator makes your skin so soft! I use it in the shower once a week or so and it makes a huge difference.
The other is self tanner. It’s a super fast way to add some glow to dull skin. I put it on right before bed once or twice a week and it only takes a couple minutes and you wake up with a gorgeous tan!
Read my Self Tanning Routine
As a new mom, one of the best things you can do for yourself is let go of any expectations about what your body should look like postpartum. Mama, I just want to remind you that you carried and sustained a beautiful life for 9 months. Your body may carry marks, and it might be hard to look at, but your body is a physical picture of love and sacrifice and strength. So lean in to that knowledge and show yourself grace. There are a couple things you can do style wise to help you feel a little more comfortable in your changing body.
Treat yourself: Buy new piece of lounge wear for postpartum.
Something comfortable and pretty will help you feel more like yourself!
We spend money on maternity clothes to accommodate our growing bump. But then after baby we spend the next year or more awkwardly trying to fit in our pre pregnancy clothing or trying to make our maternity clothes work. Here’s what I suggest:
Don’t wait until you’re certain “size” again.
Buy a couple key pieces that you love that fits your body now. In a couple months, you might need to buy a few things in a new size. I have some “postpartum” clothing tucked away in a bin with my maternity clothes for next time. Some of them are for 0-3 mo pp, some 3-6 mo pp.
check out clearance racks and thrift stores if the budget is tight!
Postpartum style tips:
- Look for material and styles that skim the body.
- stay away from empire waist silhouette
- Nursing friendly: button front, wrap front or loose tops that can be pulled up
- Turn basic leggings and tee into a “put together” outfit: tie a button down shirt or jacket around waist, add a vest, or add a lightweight cardigan or kimono
Nursing friendly swimwear: this is a post from last summer, so many of the links will be sold out, but there is good inspiration for what to look for! stay tuned for an updated 2019 post!
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