To all the wondrous expectant moms eagerly awaiting delivery day. . .and anxiously wondering what to pack for their "beauty kit" during their hospital stay.
As a mom of two boys, I must admit that I never had the perfect make up / travel bag because I never really prepared for it until it was too late!
But if I ever had a third act, I would make this "new mommy beauty kit" the perfect little no stress luxury kit for staying fresh and beautiful during your maternity stay and busy schedule thereafter.
Let's face it sisters, you will be exhausted after delivery and need quick, effective, no fuss solutions to freshen up for your loved ones. So what's the answer?
Start out in giving yourself a quick Dermal Quench Liquid Lift by Kate Somerville. You will need this boost of oxygen, believe me!
Then, my hottest find is Mai Couture's paper blushes, bronzers, foundation, and highlighters; I love them! Mai Couture's papers instantly boost and brighten your complexion without any mess or brushes! The no fuss papers blot and blend so easily and you are done in a snap. It's really the quickest and perfect make up application around. And the highlighter paper works perfectly as an eyeshadow. Mai Couture's papers come in a chic little booklets and and are instantly disposable, simply brilliant!
Add some mascara, like the "Waterproof False Lashes Mascara" from MAC Cosmetics, because the tears of pure joy and love are hard to hold back.
And don't forget to moisture your lips with my current favorite Hempz Herbal Lip Balm.
I promise that with just those four items you will compliment this joyous moment, feeling fresh, beautiful, and even more glowing then ever!
Ladies with longer hair, if you don't want to wear a "pony tail" your entire stay, you will need a brush (my choice is the "Paddle Brush" from Aveda)
For quick touch ups, use the great smelling "Perk Up Dry Shampoo" from Amika. Amika also has a great travel set with a powerful ionic mini dryer and a mini ceramic styler. Amika's fun, floral design always puts a smile on my face.
During the day, stay fresh with Weleda's Citrus Deodorant; a naturally purifying, non aerosol, body and deodorant spray.
So don't wait until the contractions hit, like I did, BOTH times, to make your perfect little on-the-go, make-up / cosmetic bag ; )))