Want to know the best beauty products for us busy moms? As a mother of two boys, there are a few things I have ‘less of’ now that I have welcomed these little bundles of joy into the world. Less time, less money and less of a youthful, natural looking glow. Don’t worry! I’ve found the most versatile products on the market to help you look your best while committing the least amount of time & money to your beauty regime.
Lancôme Flash Bronzer
This amazing face-tanner will give you an instant sun-kissed glow and provide you with an even, natural looking golden hue. During the fall and winter months I like to mix mine with a drop of my face moisturizer to dilute it for a more natural colour. It has tons of moisturizing ingredients, including vitamin E, so it’s not necessary to add additional moisturizers if you like the colour as is. The best part is it lasts up to 5 days! You can pick up your flash bronzer at London Drugs or Shoppers Drug Mart.
I really feel like BB cream was created to alleviate the stress of having to apply multiple products for busy moms like us. Using a BB Cream means you can throw out your foundation, concealer, moisturizer & sun screen. This product does it all in one shot! Some of them even offer ingredients that fight against acne/breakouts, as well as fight the signs of aging. I suggest Clinique BB Cream for those of you with sensitive and acne prone skin. Otherwise, Stilla makes one of the best BB Creams on the market for a very reasonable price. Both products are easily accessible at Shoppers Drug Mart.
TARTE Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
If you are one of the millions of moms suffering from a lack of sleep – chances are you’re also battling some dark bags under your eyes. This is the best under eye concealer on the market. It is a long lasting (no need to re-apply half way through the day!), full coverage, creaselessconcealer. It’s also infused with Maracuja oil which helps improve skins texture, tone and moisture content. So while it’s making you look younger – it’s also fighting the signs of aging. I also use mine on blemishes and any discoloration on my face. Its rich, blendable texture makes it easy to cover almost any imperfection.
OCC Lip Tar
Pigement, pigment, pigment. I dare you to find another product that offers the rich, vibrant shades of OCC Lip Tar. I use mine on both my lips & cheek. Another great way to eliminate multiple products in your makeup bag. If you haven’t already gotten hooked on cream blush, just skip the trial and error and pickup this product in ‘HUSH’. It’s the perfect pink. A little goes A LONG way! Just apply a drop on your blush brush (or finger!) and apply to the apples of your cheeks. On my lips I use a super moisturizing lip balm (love burts bees!) and then I apply a small amount of the lip tar overtop and blend it in. Head to Sephora to check out their limited selection.Or, go to OCC’s website to see the full selection of shades.
Klorane Dry Shampoo
Who has the time to wash their hair every day? Not me! Klorane dry shampoo is my saviour. It allows you to clean your hair without getting it wet. This product absorbs all the oil in your hair so that it looks clean and fresh, as well as leaving it bouncy and voluminous. This product can be tricky if you have dark hair since it sprays a white colour. I suggest those of you with dark hair give your hair a spray before bed and comb it thoroughly. When you wake up the white colour will be gone and you’ll be ready to take on the day with fresh, clean hair.
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
Skip the spray tan and nylons! Get perfect looking legs in just seconds by giving them a spray of this lightweight leg makeup. It covers freckles, veins and imperfections instantly. Its water and transfer resistant. It also comes in multiple shades in order to find your perfect match. Now you have NO EXCUSE not to wear that cute skirt or sexy dress this spring!
MIA HANSON A MOTHER OF TWO, DEVOTED WIFE & LOVER OF ALL THINGS BEAUTY RELATED.
When Mia started her family, she knew that the time she spent away from them must be doing something that she was incredibly passionate about. Something that not only fulfilled her need to help people look & feel their best, but also allowed her the flexibility to work from home and make her family a priority.
So, she quit her corporate job, went back to school and began to build a business of her own… REFINED BY MIA.
Today, she is proud to offer her clients services for their hair, makeup and overall image.
To enjoy the positive results of assisting others to be the best version of themselves.