Top 5 Mommy-ssentials
We’re always so focused on our kiddos, aren’t we? I can’t tell you how often I spend 30 minutes getting the kids ready to go out the door only to spend 2 minutes throwing on jeans (maybe- it’s usually workout pants) and smelling my shirt to make sure it doesn’t stink before calling it good.
I’m trying to get better about this, but y’all, time management has not been my friend since having two littles. Even with my rushing out the door, though, there are just some things that are non-negotiables for me. These are the things I absolutely need to walk out the door, (almost) every single day. I’m calling these my “mommy-ssentials”. (I’m not even going to lie, I really like play on words.)
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My Top 5 Mommy-ssentials
1. Younique Concealer.
Y’all. I do not ever leave my house without this concealer on my face. I never used to wear concealer; it just never covered anything and I was constantly reapplying. This stuff covers all of my dark circles, which is crucial. As mamas we have more than our fair share of dark circles, amiright?! This covers it all, so my face instantly looks brighter and I look more awake. My makeup routine doesn’t get used very often since I’m home, but I literally don’t step out of my house without this. Favorite part- this little bottle has lasted me OVER A YEAR. Wearing it every day. The best. Head over here and check it out! (This is not an affiliate link, y’all- I just truly love this stuff. And the 3D mascara is phenomenal. Check that out, too.)
Bonus- My cousin sells this, and she does amazing make up tutorials and is just so helpful- go join her Facebook Group to get in on that! I love watching her lives to help me get some adult time during the day!
2. Dry shampoo.
I’m way behind the bandwagon on this, guys. I just recently discovered it, but it’s already my favorite. I won’t say that it leaves my hair fresh, but it definitely makes it look less dirty, and that’s a pretty big step. Also- helloooo volume! My hair is super flat, but I’ve used this even after just washing my hair just to give it a little lift. I’m still trying out brands, though, so drop me a comment and let me know your favorite!
3. Comfy shoes.
I love flip flops, but I had to quit those. Oliver has this thing where he likes to try and stand on my feet and this other thing where he likes to run away from me without any warning. Flip flops just don’t hold up to those job requirements. The ones in the picture up there are from Ross for super cheap, and unless I’m gettin fancy, they are the only shoes I wear. They slip right on and are so. dang. comfortable.
4. A hat.
Let’s be real- sometimes we’ve stretched the dry shampoo just a day too far. And on these days, we wear hats. I don’t pull off hats well, guys. But sometimes fashion must be sacrificed for the sake of people not telling you to go shower. I’m partial to this hat because, #broncos. (Anyone else just a little bit ready for football season?! Shop this hat here if you’re also a Broncos fan!)
We have almost this exact one. The holy grail with 2 kids. I had a messenger style diaper bag with Oliver and loved it, but couldn’t imagine a car seat and a toddler and a bag banging against my side. We switched to a backpack and haven’t looked back. It’s not even a diaper bag style backpack, but it’s great and being hands free has made all of the difference!
So tell me- what are your favorite mommy-ssentials?
Have a phenomenal day!