When you have a newborn, sleeping well is no longer a guarantee and sometimes that doesn't change even when you have a toddler. Motherhood basically means we say goodbye to sleep and hello to a sleepy look -- tired eyes and dull skin. Then when we're getting ready to go on a rare night out or even just a jaunt to the grocery store, we're just too tired to take the time to look bright, cheery, and pulled together.
All mamas have that glow, but sometimes we need some products to help bring it out. These beauty products should be on every new mom's must-have list because they perk up your look without taking much of your time.
It's kind of a miracle in a bottle, was super popular in Asia, and now it's finally all over the place here -- it's BB Cream! Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream ($7.44) is an 8-in-1 Skin Perfector ($7.44) that will hydrate, cover imperfections, brighten and even out your skin, and protect it with SPF 30. Essentially all you need to not look so tired.
Sometimes all you need is a hint of color on your lips. Burt's Bees Lips Shimmer ($4.97) comes in many shades and is just enough of a tint to brighten up your smile.
It might be an unproven fact that just about everyone loves the smell of cucumbers. So how can you not love Yes To Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Body Lotion ($6.99). Smell good, feel good, look good.
We'd like to think that the new mom glow is real and stays with us making us look all cheery and fantastic all the time. But that's just not reality. To get the rosy hue back, we have Hard Candy Hide & Glow Duo Cheek Tint ($6).
Every mama should be able to have an hour and however much money it costs to go to a spa and get a facial. But until then, there's Alba Botanica Hawaiian Papaya Enzyme Facial Mask ($10.47). In just five minutes, the mask removes impurities and gets rid of dead skin, helping you look more radiant. Yes -- all you need is five minutes!
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Something my kids handmade
A fun holiday at home with my family
Some time off!
Something just for me, like a plush robe