🤫 A Mother's way of Self-Care 🤫 Finding Time For Myself 🤫
🥺A Mother's Way of Self-Care During Quarantine🤧
Ever since this COVID😷 Quarantine started life as we've known it has begun to change.🤷♀️ If it's not us losing a job, taking a pay cut, losing friends or family?🤦♀️ Then the stress of being stuck at home?😢 It takes a toll on one's well being, mental, emotional, and physical self.✌
I don't know about anyone else but I suffer from a Mental Illness that makes living like this much more difficult.🤯 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.🙃 DEFINITELY.🙃 So going from everyday school📕 to homeschooling, having to become a teacher🍎 just puts the icing on the cake. 🍰
For the sake of my mental, emotional, and physical well being✌ (and my poor husband that has to put up with me) 🤷♀️ I have carved out a couple of hours in the morning 🌞(of course before everyone wakes up) and a couple of hours at night.🌛 (of course, after everyone is asleep)😇
I want to share some of my self-care moments so maybe you'll enjoy them too. 🥰
Morning 'Me Time' is a MUST everyday!
🕓4 AM: Wake Up & Skincare🕓
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.📕 These 3 hours are extremely important to me for many reasons but mostly so I can take my time getting ready for my day. 🌞
I always start my day off with my morning skincare regimen.🧴 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.✨
🧴My AM Skincare Regimine for Maskne and Makeup Prep 🧴
💋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.
💲 $40 at sephora.com
💋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.
💲 $39 at sephora.com
💋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!
💲 $54 at sephora.com
💋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.
💲 $34 at sephora.com
🕓5 AM: Makeup & Chill 🕓
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.🦶 It's AHHMAZING!🥰
Looking good makes me feel good.👌 When I have a set of lined-up eyebrows and no clumps in my lashes,👀 I feel like a million bucks.🎉
Lately, I've been using one of my 'All in One' makeup sets to get ready with.💋 It's a major time saver. 🕓
Here are the products I use to make me feel good about myself, even on a time crunch...👍
💄Busy Mom Makeup💄
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.
💄Touch in SOL 'No Pore Blem' Primer
This primer blurs my pores and pairs well with my waterproof foundations.
💲 $18 at sephora.com
💄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.
💲 $39 at sephora.com
💄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.
👀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...
🖤25 shades of Eyeshadow.
🧡2 Shades of Blush.
💚1 shade of Contour.
💜1 shade of highlight.
🤎1 Black Liquid Eyeliner.
💙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!
🕓6 AM: Whatever I want! 🕓
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? 😍
🕓7 AM: The day begins! 🕓
🌤 Once 7 AM rolls around, it's time to roust the kiddo and get on with my "real" life 😉
But those 3 hours I spend every morning are so extremely important to me. I need that time to take care of myself. 😌
It helps me build up my strength to help others later on!! 💕
I hope you all didn't get too bored reading my article 🤪
❓ What are your favorite things to do when you have time to yourself?
❓ What kind of Tarte makeup do you use or have you tried?
Let me know in the comments below!!
Until Next Time Lovelies.........