We’ve all been there – rushing out the door to get our preschoolers dropped off at school, then the junior high age, and then ourselves to work – all before nine am! Sometimes, we have it all together, and other days, well, we look like we only slept five hours the night before – and likely that could have been the case! So, mastering the art of looking put together in a pinch is an art every mama needs to learn. Sure, we’re well versed at this point in beauty tips as busy mothers, but when you’ve got five minutes to be work-ready and out the door, here’s what you’ve got to do.
Looking Put Together In A Pinch
Master An Up-Do
You may work in an office or work environment where you’re allowed to rock a messy bun, but chances are, you don’t. So, it’s essential to be able to master an up-do that is work-appropriate. Once you’ve picked your style of up-do that works for you, whether it’s something as simple as a high ponytail or a french braid, you can at least have your hair pulled together in less than thirty seconds.
Concealer Is Queen
Somedays, there is no amount of caffeine or under-eye patches you can consume or wear while packing lunches in the morning that will cover up just how tired you’re feeling. Heck, even if you’re well slept and feeling refreshed, you may be like many of us and suffer dark circles or under-eye bags. Enter the holy grail – concealer. Even if you’re not a full-faced makeup gal, concealer takes literal seconds to apply and helps you look vibrant, well-rested, and generally happier. So, find a concealer whose ingredients you trust and work well with your skin type. Keep it in your makeup bag or purse to always look put together in a pinch.
Deserted Island Request
It’s long been answered by the majority of women that if they could only take one cosmetic item if they were stranded on a deserted island, it would be mascara. If you think about the fact that they’d choose mascara over a toothbrush or CBD muscle balm, it’s pretty eye-opening. And that’s the whole thing about mascara. It’s absolutely eye-opening. Unless you’re a Kardashian or have an unlimited budget to get lash extensions on the regular, you probably are in love with your mascara like most women. So, add a swipe of mascara to make your peepers pop in a pinch as you run out the door!
Maybe you don’t have to go to work, but you’re just doing a school drop-off or pick-up. Well, there’s still the inevitable socializing that goes along with these things, so in this instance, a pair of fabulous sunglasses are your new BFF. You can look like a virtual zombie under the right pair of sunglasses, and no one would know. So, for those times where you’re seriously short of time, and you’ve got to run out of the door at a breakneck pace, throw that hair in a high pony and throw on your hater blockers – you can thank me later.
Whether you’re a fashionista or the type of gal that buys an outfit right off the mannequin in the store, you should have some go-to outfits at the ready in your wardrobe. Hanging them already all together in your closet is an even better idea. That way, literally zero thought needs to go into “what the heck am I going to wear today?” because it’s already picked out for you, you’ve worn it before, and you know it looks great on you. You don’t have to go overboard with this, but one or two put-together looks at the ready is never a bad idea. Also, if you have time in the evenings to do so, consider planning your outfits the night before and having them ready for the next day.
Confidence Is Key
To round it all out, the key to always looking put together in a pinch is confidence in not only how you look, but more importantly, who you are. Confidence is the most attractive thing any of us can possess, so do the things you need to do daily to learn to love yourself and wake up confident in the person you are and who you are becoming every day. Here’s to living your best life and looking amazing while doing it!