For the last 8+ weeks,
I've been averaging about 3-4 hours of sleep every night, due to my darling newborn.
It's crazy how one's body can adjust and "survive" on so little sleep...
Believe me, I could go on and on about how tired I am and feel, and how exhausted I look.
But I won't.
Everyone knows that this stage will soon pass,
so I'm hanging in there without much complaining.
I don't claim to have a magic formula for functioning on very little sleep...
but I have to confess...
I have a secret that totally works for me.
When I was in college, I had a wonderful professor who always looked amazing, despite the fact that she slept very little. It was a known fact that she was way over committed, but managed to show up for class with the most amazing smile and glowing face.
One day I said to her, "Wow, Dr. 'N', you look so refreshed! Have you gotten some well deserved rest??", and you know what she said?? "Thank goodness for makeup!!"
I smiled and never forgot her statement.
So, I am here today to pass on her secret... THANK GOODNESS FOR MAKEUP!
I have a new found secret obsession for makeup. I'm not a shallow person... believe me. I am one of the most low maintenance persons out there. But I gotta tell you... makeup is IT. I'm able to look decent despite very little rest. I do rely on a VERY FAST routine, since my time in front of the mirror is LIMITED to 3-5 minutes, if that!
If you're still skeptical about putting some color on your face,
Makeup is not about looking FAKE...
It's about enhancing your features.
So, here is what I do:
1. Cleanse and moisturize.
2. Conceal and Cover - Concealer and either Tinted Moisturizer or Foundation.
3. Add Color - Blush or Bronzer. Eyeshadow (cream color all over the lid), eyeliner, and mascara. Lipgloss or tinted lipbalm.
It literally takes me less than 5 minutes to put on a "rested" and glowing face.
I don't wear this everyday, but on days I need to go somewhere and appear a bit together,
I know I can count on this "little secret".
So, now that you know my secret, STAY TUNED!
I contacted one of my "secret" providers and I'll be doing an entire blog post featuring HER.
There'll also be a giveaway!!
I'm so jealous... I wish I could win the kid that's up for grabs!
It should be coming up very soon... so, STAY TUNED!!