GEMs Of Beauty:
Moms on the go tend to be moms who neglect their beauty routines. There are simple solutions for the sleep-and-time-deprived, and that means streamlining your routine so it’s flawlessly grab and go. For me, that means sunscreen, a swipe of a neutral eye shadow and another of mascara, lipstick or tinted lip balm, and a voluminizing product on my hair. Total time: 3-4 minutes tops. Oh, and brightly colored nails. Having a manicure—whether a do-it-yourself or in a salon—is guaranteed to make you look like you’ve got your beauty basics under control, even if your hair looks so bed-heady that your daughter’s baseball hat (you know, the mangy one she left on the floor of the car) is your new BFF.
Nail polish takes time to dry, of course, so you need a little bit of planning—but it’s so worth it. There are a gazillion colors to choose from, and nearly every bottle is so inexpensive (especially when compared to many of the other items on your shelves) and lasts so long that you don’t have to break the bank to switch it up. And what’s especially wonderful is that playing around with color is now not only acceptable for anyone over the age of 10, but a beauty trend that shows no sign of abating.
So go ahead and be a nail adventurer. Banish the boring French manicure and try a deep burgundy with golden or bronze or any kind of metallic tips. Go black with white trim or vice versa, or pink/red or blue/green on a diagonal. If you need to have conventional, classic nails for work, then go crazy on your toes. These colors will help get you going: