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๐Ÿคซ A Mother's way of Self-Care ๐Ÿคซ Finding Time For Myself ๐Ÿคซ

๐ŸฅบA Mother's Way of Self-Care During Quarantine๐Ÿคง
Ever since this COVID๐Ÿ˜ท Quarantine started life as we've known it has begun to change.๐Ÿคท‍โ™€๏ธ If it's not us losing a job, taking a pay cut, losing friends or family?๐Ÿคฆ‍โ™€๏ธ Then the stress of being stuck at home?๐Ÿ˜ข It takes a toll on one's well being, mental, emotional, and physical self.โœŒ
I don't know about anyone else but I suffer from a Mental Illness that makes living like this much more difficult.๐Ÿคฏ For me at least... 
I am also a mother of a spirited 6 almost 7-year-old boy that is definitely allergic to sitting still.๐Ÿ™ƒ DEFINITELY.๐Ÿ™ƒ So going from everyday school๐Ÿ“• to homeschooling, having to become a teacher๐ŸŽ just puts the icing on the cake. ๐Ÿฐ

For the sake of my mental, emotional, and physical well beingโœŒ (and my poor husband that has to put up with me) ๐Ÿคท‍โ™€๏ธ I have carved out a couple of hours in the morning ๐ŸŒž(of course before everyone wakes up) and a couple of hours at night.๐ŸŒ› (of course, after everyone is asleep)๐Ÿ˜‡
I want to share some of my self-care moments so maybe you'll enjoy them too. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Morning 'Me Time' is a MUST everyday!
๐Ÿ•“4 AM: Wake Up & Skincare๐Ÿ•“
I set my alarm for 4 am every morning so I can have 3 hours to myself before I wake my son up at 7 am for School.๐Ÿ“• These 3 hours are extremely important to me for many reasons but mostly so I can take my time getting ready for my day. ๐ŸŒž
I always start my day off with my morning skincare regimen.๐Ÿงด Being so early I try to keep it quick and simple. Lately, though, I have had issues with Mask Acne so I have added 2 more products to my morning routine.โœจ

๐ŸงดMy AM Skincare Regimine for Maskne and Makeup Prep ๐Ÿงด
๐Ÿ’‹Dr. Dennis Gross 'Acne Eliminating Gel'
I apply a very small amount of this acne-fighting gel on my skin in the spots where I get frequent breakouts - usually around my mouth and nose.
I only use it twice a day so it doesn't strip my skin of its natural moisture.
๐Ÿ’ฒ $40 at sephora.com
๐Ÿ’‹GLAMGLOW 'Bright Eyes' Eye Cream.
This is an illuminating anti-fatigue eye cream. I dab it around my eyes until blended in.
It makes my eyes look brighter and less puffy throughout the day.
๐Ÿ’ฒ $39 at sephora.com
๐Ÿ’‹GLAMGLOW 'Moisturetrip' Moisturizer
My skin drinks this up like a Raspberry Iced Tea on a hot Summer's Day.
This water-gel moisturizer is incredibly hydrating for my skin. It's also really lightweight so it doesn't affect my makeup! 
๐Ÿ’ฒ $54 at sephora.com
๐Ÿ’‹GLAMGLOW 'Tropicalcleanse' Daily Exfoliating Cleanser. 
This Cleanser is an excellent multi-use product - it cleans and exfoliates my skin very well all at once.
I use about a quarter-sized amount and rub in circular motions enough to cleanse and exfoliate. Then rinse with warm water.
๐Ÿ’ฒ $34 at sephora.com

๐Ÿ•“5 AM: Makeup & Chill ๐Ÿ•“

This is where the magic multitasking happens...
I pull out my Foot Jacuzzi and Epson Salt to soak my feet in while I put my makeup on. It has little jet streams that massage my feet.๐Ÿฆถ It's AHHMAZING!๐Ÿฅฐ
Looking good makes me feel good.๐Ÿ‘Œ When I have a set of lined-up eyebrows and no clumps in my lashes,๐Ÿ‘€ I feel like a million bucks.๐ŸŽ‰
Lately, I've been using one of my 'All in One' makeup sets to get ready with.๐Ÿ’‹ It's a major time saver. ๐Ÿ•“
Here are the products I use to make me feel good about myself, even on a time crunch...๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ’„Busy Mom Makeup๐Ÿ’„
BROWS
Tonya Crooks 'The BrowGal'  $23
& It Cosmetics 'Brow Power' $24
&
 Milk Makeup 'Kush Fiber Brow Gel' $20
The pencils shade and define my brows so naturally and the gel sets and holds my brows in place all day.

FACE
๐Ÿ’„Touch in SOL 'No Pore Blem' Primer
This primer blurs my pores and pairs well with my waterproof foundations.
 ๐Ÿ’ฒ $18 at sephora.com

๐Ÿ’„Tarte 'Amazonian Clay Foundation' 
This foundation is the only foundation that doesn't sweat off of me or lift.
 I paint it on my face, kinda like war paint, then blend it out with a sponge. It is super full coverage.
 ๐Ÿ’ฒ $39 at sephora.com
๐Ÿ’„Laura Mercier 'Translucent' Setting Powder.
This setting powder sets my foundation without making it look cakey. I use a large face brush to apply it.
EYES
๐Ÿ‘€My new favorite Makeup set to use right now is my Tarte 'Sweet Escape Collectors Set'. It has almost everything for a full face. It's only missing brows and foundation.
It is a GORGEOUS set! It comes with...
๐Ÿ–ค25 shades of Eyeshadow.
๐Ÿงก2 Shades of Blush.
๐Ÿ’š1 shade of Contour.
๐Ÿ’œ1 shade of highlight. 
๐Ÿ’›1 Lipstick.
๐ŸคŽ1 Black Liquid Eyeliner.
๐Ÿ’™1 Black Mascara.
They are all from the 'ManEater' Collection. The mascara makes my lashes look almost like false lashes. They look longer and so much fuller. The eyeliner draws the most precise lines and holds in place all day.
This Tarte set is perfect to grab and go with. I like to take it when I travel, well when we used to be able to travel. Lol, This set is so versatile. I recommend it to anyone & it would work for any skin tone!

๐Ÿ•“6 AM: Whatever I want! ๐Ÿ•“
So after I have taken my time to get ready for my day, I usually have about an hour before I have to wake my son.
My absolute favorite thing to do during the spare time that relaxes me and makes me money so I can buy myself more things to pamper myself with is doing online research studies and surveys.
I like to spend my extra time online making some side money - I use it to pamper myself with new products and there without feeling guilty. Here's a list of a few of my favorites!
OhmConnect ~ Swagbucks ~ ProductReportCard ~ Pinecone Research ~ Survey Jukie ~ SmartApp 
I also spend this time doing reviews for companies that send me free products... PrismPop, anyone? ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ•“7 AM: The day begins! ๐Ÿ•“

๐ŸŒค Once 7 AM rolls around, it's time to roust the kiddo and get on with my "real" life ๐Ÿ˜‰
But those 3 hours I spend every morning are so extremely important to me. I need that time to take care of myself. ๐Ÿ˜Œ
It helps me build up my strength to help others later on!! ๐Ÿ’•

I hope you all didn't get too bored reading my article ๐Ÿคช
Question Time!
โ“ What are your favorite things to do when you have time to yourself?
โ“ What kind of Tarte makeup do you use or have you tried?
Let me know in the comments below!!

Until Next Time Lovelies.........

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  • Caer

    I wanna try this product, this looks so awesome!!

  • Jessica Bennett

    you are beautiful! Gotta get that self care in

  • Stefany Scaggs

    Great morning routine. I love the eye cream I have the same eye cream and it really brightens doesn't it. And it really firms under eyes. I love tartes Clay foundation too. I have got to find me a face wash, I am using Murrad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser. I been using Dior Dream Skin and I love it it has really brightened and blurts scars it tightens poreds it evened out my complexion it has helped redness. My moistorizer right now I'm loving the Chok Chok Glowing moisturizer. Great morning routine and great post!!

  • Kelly K

    I'm a mom and I can never get up that early lol. Especially if I didn't sleep well the night before. Which usually I do. You have a great morning routine though!

  • sally peabody

    If it helps to know most people in this day and age suffer with mental health whether or not they they allow themselves to realize it. I have my issues. We have just become more open about it. I think you fall right in there with the rest of the world. It is human nature so do not fear it. I admire your strength in speaking up. That shows your ability to deal with it and carry on. We are women and created to bare much emotionally. It comes with our purpose and are ability to create a life . I would say that makes us very special. Your facial routine is fantastic ! You display much self discipline to keep to it. You look fantastic before and after ! You truly have it down pat. Your after look is flawless from you skin...wow..to your eyebrows. I am extremely impressed. Pretty soon with your choice of skincare I believe you will find that you will not even need foundation. Fresh lime is very good when used as an at home toner and can aid in any discoloration. It has the Vitamin C of lemon but a much higher acidity and when combine with a Glycolic acid makes a superb facial peel. Use caution when mixing the two it can be strong so read up on it and only use once a week. Anyway..that is not the topic but for me I feel fantastic when my skin looks healthy and even toned. I love learning about skin care. I have spent my life exploring, researching and working in the field so.....as we know I can get carried away. Beautifully written and great information. Tarte is a favorite I especially like the blushes and baked eye shadows . They have a fantastic array of make up brushes !!!

  • Jason

    beauty!

  • Taylor Goldsby

    ๐Ÿฅฐ

  • Rita Whirls

    What a great routine. I love the products, they sound worth trying. I need to take some more me time.

  • Rose Guttillo

    Grest review, it is hard time right now dealing with Covid and the way it is right now I am learning how to meditate and when I get anxious, I try to practice mediating.

  • Naf

    Ohh I want that eyeshadow palette but Tarte cosmetics! Great post. I love applying different colors for eyeshadows and lip colors, that boosts my confidence. I also love colorful things.

  • Christine Czaiczynski

    Like the review very informative and make-up makes a difference especially for us older women who don't want to look like our mothers used to so I will check some of these products out. Hair color also helps some of us who don't look good gray.

  • Pauline

    All these products are fit for a Queen that is what I see in this creative posted review. I read your daily work week and pamper and time with your family review. Good for you. My day varies from day to day and week to week. I havn't worked in years but I do work for family and pets everyday with chores and assisting others even outside pets. I do dedicate a great deal writing comments and sending out likes to followers on PrismPop daily. Got to get those coins girl to try new products!

  • Tonilynn Rosario

    Wow what a wonderful written post . I love those photos you included. a face mask boosts my mood always.

  • Ja-Nee

    What a wonderful post!! You look beautiful and that wing liner is sharp!!! I've changed up my routine. It was time. I more so focus on my skin with those horrible dark spots. I love vitamin c serums and lip gloss. Those two products make me feel confident.

  • Bre Walker

    Nice review and pics! I love Tarte! That Sweet Escape Collector's Set looks awesome! My daily skin care routine is to wash my face, apply foundation, powder, blush/bronzer, eye shadow primer, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, and lip stick/lip gloss.

  • Serena

    Rachel I love everything about this post! Your makeup looks amazing, the detail and steps of your routine etc. The timeline was one of my favorite details because itโ€™s like we are spending the day with you. Iโ€™m so glad you set aside time for yourself and your side hustle for makeup is such a great idea!

  • Katie

    I understand the struggle lol. I have a one year old boy at home that is just alllll over the place๐Ÿ™ƒ! I barely get a moment to breathe lol. That Tarte foundation looks amazing on your skin! And that pallet you used is ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. I was actually going to buy it when it came out and just never did๐Ÿ˜ž. Looking forward to this years sets.

  • Rukhsana

    foundation really boosts my confidence as it adds color to my pale skin and hides all flaws on my skin. my relationship with makeup is to be artistic and to keep perfecting myself to be able to do makeup professional level.

  • Kelley Harner

    Wow. I need your energy and even a piece of your routine.!

  • Robin

    Wow,wow, wow!!!!!! What a great walk through of your routine. I have also changed up my daily skin care routine, mostly for mature skin ๐Ÿ˜ญ changing hormones are a pain in the butt. Thankfully there is PrismPop so I can read reviews and tutorials like yours to help me out๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’“๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’“

  • Samantha K

    I totally understand, I have four kids and have anxiety. It gets very overwhelming having to stay home ๐Ÿก and try to make everyone happy. I feel so much more confident when I take some time to myself to do my makeup and look put together. My favorite thing lately is trying new eyeshadow techniques. Great review! Keep doing what you're doing, you need that time to yourself! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Sanellys Reeve

    Looking gorgeous my queen ๐Ÿ˜

  • Margaret manning

    I absolutely love this review

  • Stephanie

    Great review!! I just love that Tarte Sweet Escape collectors set! Hey, I do all those sites to make extra cash too!! Have you tried Qmee?

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