I don't like spending a lot of time getting ready. Neither of us do really. However, I do enjoy looking polished and dressing up. So here are my solutions to balancing the two.
basics to stay presentable without all the fuss
toothpaste | I have recently begun making my own and am loving it.
deodorant | another new recipe for me.
mascara | once this one runs out I'll be trying this recipe.
nude nail polish (Sally Hansen) | protects nails with all of the dish washing and bakery work.
ways to either tame hair that hasn't been washed or fancy up an everyday look
ocean salt hair spray | I find that this recipe has just the right amount of hold for my hair without any fuss or chemicals.
everything to get the dirt off
sugar scrub | just pour granulated sugar into your gentle cleanser and add a couple drops of essential oil. Done and done.
deep pore scrub (Burt's Bees) | for the days when the sugar just doesn't cut it.
cleansing cream (Burt's Bees) | gentle and kind and soft.
protecting newly washed skin
coconut oil | this is still my favorite lotion option. This time I added in a few drops of tea tree oil and am loving the calming effect it has on my skin.
beeswax and olive oil balm | both Katie Jay and I use this one all the time. It's a wonderful lip balm, cuticle cream, and intense hand cream. I have also started using it as an eye cream.
night cream (Burt's Bees) | very calming and just right after a long, dirty day.
for fancy occasions
a fresh, citrus scent (L'occitane) | clean and bright
blush | I am still using the same recipe (and the same container) that I posted about two years ago.
foundation | another recipe I still use and love after two years.
eyeshadow | a mystery brand and color that I've been using since junior high. I'm still in love with it. Not sure what I'll do when I finally use it all up.
for that extra treat or really bad days
bag balm | a staple, though I find I use my new beeswax balm more often now.
hand cream (Dr. Teal's and Jenna Hipp) | much loved stocking stuffers for those days when you just need a little boost; especially for baker's hands.
dead sea mud mask (radha beauty) | another stocking stuffer and a new Monday habit (so soft!)