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Things to Do to Make Yourself Happy

Keeping your spirits high each day is important. We women have a lot on our plates and it’s always good to do a little something for yourself. The same applies to our beauty routines. There are so many things to do to make yourself happy, and some are as simple as great mascara! The following are some of the ways in which I make myself happy when it comes to my beauty routine.

Practically Speaking

I live for the practical. I don’t care to wear heels because I usually have 3 kids in tow. Chasing a 3 year old who has decided she no longer wants to wait to cross the street just isn’t practical in heels. I hardly wear dresses since that would involve thinking before bending over and so on. This motto also applies to my beauty items. I don’t want to drive to 20 different stores to get everything I need. Yes, I’m sure there are some AMAZING beauty products out there, that are also practical at those higher end stores; but if it isn’t available while I’m grocery shopping, it usually isn’t making it into my regime.

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Top 5 Must Have Beauty Items

1.  Batiste Dry Shampoo for Brunettes or Batiste Dry Shampoo Original

When I was turned onto dry shampoo I realized I had been missing out on something wonderful for so long! Ever wake up and think, “UGH! I have to wash my hair, blow dry it,  AND straighten it…again???”.

Well of course washing your hair is important. You don’t really want to be the stinky mom at Pre-school pick up, do you? But every day is not only a time suck, but it’s also not great for your hair and scalp. I recently had a Dr. recommend that I should be washing my hair every third day. In order to look and feel clean in between washing my hair, this dry shampoo has been a great addition! It smells amazing, and makes my hair look even better than on the freshly washed days. Now that’s a bonus!

2. Clear Care Contact Solution

Having red, dry, or itchy eyes is not only uncomfortable, but it doesn’t look great either. If I don’t use this to clean my contacts every day, I might as well wear my glasses. My eyes become so dry and irritated without it.

This contact solution needs the special case that it comes with, you can’t use just any contact case!

The solution has 3% hydrogen peroxide and interacts with a part of the contact case so that it removes dirt and debris from your lenses. Using this solution means that I get so much more wear out of each pair of contacts. Be sure you let them sit in the case for the full 6 hours before putting them in your eyes. Trust me, it burns!

3. Maybelline New York the Rocket Volum’ Express Mascara

Being the cheap practical person that I am, I went ahead and bought one of the more inexpensive mascaras at the store, and quickly found out why it was so inexpensive.  My lashes were almost non-existent and they looked chunky. The mascara that I am now using, Maybelline New York, is by no means expensive, but worth the little bit of extra money for a better look. My lashes look full and long when I use this. It’s a new favorite for me.

4. Make up blender sponges

I would always just smear my make up on with my fingers. My fingers were there and they got the job done. My sister-in-law, who is much better with beauty stuff than I am, suggested I use these little foamy applicator things. A few weeks later, I passed them at the store and thought, “What the heck?”. It really does make a difference people!

5. Aquage Hair Spray

You want your hair to do what it’s told and stay in place, but you don’t want it to look like you dumped a can of glue on your head either, right? This hairspray will give you just that. Not to mention the fact that the next day, your hair doesn’t feel like it ever had any product in it! Success!

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Things to Do to Make Yourself Happy!

Make Your Day

There are so many things to do to make yourself happy each day. Why not start your day off on the right foot. Incorporate some products that will make you feel fresh and beautiful. When you feel like you are your best self, you are able to tackle anything that life throws your way!