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Yikes! Showing My Face in Public

Since I turned 36, I have been painfully aware of how I've let myself go. I use to be pretty vain, but that all went down the drain when I accepted the fact that I was going to have to give up things that I now view as luxuries, such as taking a shower everyday.

In the past month, I have started to take some baby steps towards making myself feel better about myself. I colored my hair for the first time in years and I am trying out Sensa to lose a little weight. And since I have to be ready to walk a block away from our house to meet our kindergartner at the bus stop daily, I have started to apply a minimal amount of make-up in the morning. These are are the two products I rely on to make myself look less blah, but still natural at the same time. It probably takes me 90 seconds to apply both of these products.

I use Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara to make my eyes be more "there". I use to think that tiny brushes gave me more control, but I actually like the thick full brush better. It does the job in less strokes, which means less clumping. I generally prefer mascara over eyeliner for everyday use because it looks much more natural.

The other product I use is mark Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint. This product is so easy to apply and it looks very natural because the color is sheer. I just put a little on the apple of my cheeks, a dab on my forehead and my chin. Then I blend it in with my fingers. I could probably use this product on my lips too, but I prefer to use a sheer lip gloss.

I know that these are not huge beauty secrets, but I thought it would be a good reminder that, if I can spare 90 seconds to give myself a boost each morning, then you can too.