On a normal day, I’ll throw on whatever clothes I have on hand. I won’t wear makeup or even brush my hair. For many moms, this is standard fare.
But what if you feel like it’s too easy to let go? Sure, during the early stages of motherhood, you didn’t bother with your looking good. How could you, with the stress and demands of a newborn? You did the bare minimum, and focused elsewhere.
But three years later and you realize you still feel frumpy.
It only takes a few simple hacks to feel and look good again. Hacks that even the busiest of moms can do, with noticeable results.
Smart ways to look good as a mom:
Make sure your basic wardrobe is flattering.
The trick with feeling good about how you look is only wearing things that make you look good. Your standard wardrobe should be comfortable but still flatter your body. That way, anything you throw on, even haphazardly, will complement your looks.
Whether it’s skinny jeans or ballet flats, your basics make sure you look good even if you threw it on last minute. Even your comfortable clothes can be flattering—wear your cute yoga pants over the ones with stains and holes in it (guilty!).
Know your go-to makeup pieces.
What’s the one (or two) pieces of makeup with the most bang? You may not have time to do your whole makeup routine, but ask yourself which piece comes with a major upgrade if you applied it.
For me, anything to do with my eyebrows does the trick (because I have zero eyebrows). That’s followed with mascara. Give me a few seconds with a brow brush and mascara and I’m good to go.
Dye your hair.
Secret time: I have gray hair. Like, a lot, where it’s in my DNA and not because of my age. I started getting gray hair in high school and began dying my roots regularly since college, so I rely on hair dye to cover my roots every month.
And my new fave site for getting that done is eSalon. Typically, your only options are spending money at a salon or using generic boxed color. With eSalon, you get hair color customized for you (just like at the salon) delivered right to your door.
It works like this:
Upload a photo so expert colorists can create a unique blended hair color formula. They’ll also use professional ingredients only used at salons. Plus, expert colorists are available by email or phone for consultation, free! It’s like having your own salon without having to go to one.
Then, the color and personal application instructions are mailed to your home.
Each custom color application is only $19.95 and comes with a money-back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the hair color, they’ll reformulate for free or refund the product price.
So, as someone who dyes her hair at least once a month, I knew I had to give this a try. I don’t go to the salon too often because they get expensive. All the other times, I’ve had to rely on boxed color at the store.
I was excited when the box arrived:
The beautiful packaging and typography (I love good design!) is simple and user-friendly:
It also came complete with my own personalized instructions based on my order:
The results? Here’s a picture of my hair with the eSalon color custom-made for me:
I’m so happy with the color! The whole process, from customizing your order down to seeing the final results, was so simple.
The best part? eSalon is offering 50% off their first order! Redeem your limited time offer.
You don’t have to be stuck with generic colors or expensive salon prices. Get salon service at a fantastic price with eSalon.
Tell me in the comments: How often do you dye your hair? What are your go-to moves for looking and feeling good?