Low Maintenance Mama Essentials
You have enough going on throughout the day with laundry, feedings, diapers, errands and playdates.
It’s easy to prioritize getting everything and everyone ready before stepping out of the house. Here are a few simple essentials I have that still allow me to feel somewhat put together with simplicity and little effort.
There will be some differences in opinion on this, but coconut oil is our #1 must have in our household. I used it on my belly throughout my pregnancy and still use it during the dry winter months on my face and hair. Coconut oil is perfect in helping remove eye makeup too! Just apply a bit over your eyes and use a cloth to wipe away.
Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap
Mascara, a good concealer and lip balm
I honestly have little knowledge about makeup and luckily my hubby prefers it that way. I keep it pretty simple. When we are going out for dinner or something all I do is apply my Tarte concealer to cover up those dark mama circles, top my eyes off with my Pacifica Stellar Gaze mascara and finish up by moisturizing my lips with some creamy Hurraw! lip balm (they offer a variety of yummy flavors and even lip tints).
Stylish and Roomy Tote/Bag
I originally bought a backpack to use as my diaper bag but was annoyed that it didn’t quite function with my going out ensemble so I found an adorable boho cross body bag that fit my LO’s essentials and mine while I stayed stylish.
Cute Casual Sneakers
White sneakers like the high top Converse are the best at dressing your outfit up or down while feeling comfy. I’ve worn them with leggings, shorts, skirts and dresses. Look cute while still being able to run after your little one.
Yoga pants aren’t just for working out anymore. Ever since I got used to wearing leggings throughout my pregnancy I am rarely caught in jeans. With so many different styles and fits out there, the possibilities are endless. Go sporty with a tank and sneakers. Casual with a flowy tee, jean jacket and chucks. Dress them up with a stylish tunic and ankle booties.
I can’t even count how many I’ve bought over the years or figure out where they go but hair ties are a must for any long haired mama. You never know when you need to put your hair up and get stuff done. Messy buns are apparently in style so hey, take advantage of it while you can.
A scent with a purpose. Why not indulge in the luxurious scent of lavender while also reaping the benefits of it’s naturally calming properties? There are so many varieties out there that are sure to mask the smell of spit up and poop on your pants from earlier, or at least bring you some zen. Added bonus, you avoid all the usual perfume chemicals. You can either find premade EO perfumes or make your own using a recipe like this one.
Whatever craziness your day may bring, though it is easier said then done, pause for a moment and make time for yourself. Practice self-care on a daily basis. More importantly practice self-love and see yourself through your child and partner’s eyes.
You are amazing.
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