Me and my BIG 5 year old son Jack!!
It has been a nutty crazy weekend as we have been celebrating my first born's 5th birthday this weekend!! I still cannot believe as each year flies by, that I have been lucky enough to have been blessed with this little guy each and every year. I wore my sparkly sleeve t-shirt in honor of his big day- nothing says birthday party like sequins right??
I love this pic of my LITTLE almost 2 year old son Jack- where did this little munchkin go??
I like to credit my son, as well as my other two angels (almost 3 years old and 7 months), for keeping me looking youthful. Most would find that puzzling, as children tend to be, shall we say, a lot of work, tiring, exhausting, challenging, you get the idea. So how can they make JennySue feel younger?? Well, I don't necessarily always feel younger, but I definitely think that having little people around tend to make me WANT to look younger/better/well rested!! I want my kids to be proud of their mom and grow up realizing how important it is to take care of yourself and that appearance and good grooming is unfortunately/or fortunately (however you look at it), a big deal in terms of how people perceive you.
I know some will think this vain and say, "well you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover" or "looks aren't what make a person and you shouldn't put things like looks on a pedestal." And I don't. But I do believe that putting your best face forward and how I present myself with hair and clothes, is a pretty spot on representation of myself and I want my kids to feel the same way about representing themselves. It's more about confidence than anything and I want their individuality to always shine through.
This is me and Jack while I was prego with #3, he chose our red glasses as his fave!!
I've said this in the past on my blog, but I feel that for me as a mom of 3, I can tackle my days better when I feel like I look my best. And that requires a lot of paint and spackle!! So that's me on my soap box and that's why I have enjoyed doing this blog, so that I can share my makeup tips for those that don't have kids but still want to put their best face forward, and for those tired but happy moms who don't want to look like tired moms;-)
My makeup attempts at not looking like a tired mom of 3!!
My piece of advice for today for ANYONE that doesn't want to look tired- college students to the over worked mothers of the world, the best way to combat a tired face is to get flawless skin.
My 3 types of products of the moment to get that fresh faced look like I achieved above:
1. Skin primer. Cover Girl & Olay's Simply Ageless Serum Primer ($14) is a great makeup base to apply before your foundation or powder that helps with skin's texture and tone. Primer just makes all the other skin products perform that much better.
2. Concealer. Always apply concealer AFTER foundation to get better coverage. And don't forget to apply it to any dark age spots or blemishes to create a smoother looking complexion. Avon's Anew Age-Transforming Concealer is a good inexpensive alternative ($10) that helps diffuse fine lines.
3. Highlighting powder. Use a highlighting powder to do just that, highlight your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose to get a youthful looking glow that looks like it's coming from 8 hours worth of sleep! Try MAC's Mineralize skin finish powder in soft and gentle ($28).
Thank you Jack for inspiring your mama to stay young!!