First, we got our favorite beauty bloggers to share their money-saving tricks. Now, just in time spring, we asked our favorite mommy bloggers to give us the scoop on their quickie primping secrets.
Tip 1: Caffeine is your friend.
Devine Secrets of a Domestic Diva mom blogger
"Use caffeinated green tea bags to reduce puffiness under your eyes," explains Susan McLean, the founder of Divine Secrets of a Domestic Diva. "Soak the bags in hot water for a few minutes before removing them and squeezing out excess liquid. Then, place them on your closed eyes until they cool. The caffeine will increase circulation, and the antioxidants will have additional wrinkle-fighting benefits for you skin, too."
"Don't skip shaving if you want to avoid beauty slothdom!" warns Jamie Reeves, creator of Blonde Mom Blog. "If I go more than three days, I feel like wearing nothing but sweatpants."
Pictured: Jamie Reeves; Blonde Mom Blog.
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Tip 3: Pamper your paws on the cheap.
Stefania Pomponi Butler City Mama
"If you don't have time for a full mani or pedi, a polish change is worth every penny," says Stefania Pomponi Butler, founder of City Mama. "For less than $10, you can have a fresh nail look in 15 minutes. I like to go during my baby's nap time-he's still sleeping by the time I leave!"
Pictured: Stefania Pomponi Butler;City Mama.
Tip 4: Invest in your eyelashes.
Sheri Thomson Mommy Adventures
"Get your eyelashes permed and tinted," recommends Sheri Thomson, the creator of Mommy Adventures. "It doesn't take very long or cost too much, plus you won't have to put on mascara for two to four months!"
Pictured: Sheri Thomson;Mommy Adventures.
Tip #5: Try an easy beachy, undone 'do.
Amy Corbett Storch; Amalah.
"If you don't have time to do a full blowdry, perfect your messy-on-purpose hair," suggests Amy Corbett Storch, founder of Amalah. "Dry your roots, if you can, then spritz the ends of your hair with sea salt spray while they're still damp. Pull your hair up into a few scrunched-up piles on your head and secure with large claw clips. Once dry, let it down and finish with your favorite styling spray. You'll look like you came from the beach-not the laundry room."
Pictured: Amy Corbett Storch; Amalah.
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• 5 Best Over-40 Beauty Tips
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