But I am always careful to look put-together. I believe there is something wonderful about the beauty that God gave to women, and I believe we do ourselves, our husbands, and God a disservice when we don't embrace that beauty.
So you will never see me leaving the house in sweats unless I am going to the gym. I always try to look somewhat put-together. I do this for myself because I feel better and more energized when I am put-together. I also know that God made men to be more visual than women, and my husband appreciates when I look nice.
So how do I manage all of this with a new baby and lots on my plate?
I get ready in 5 minutes.
And here is how.
First I usually take my showers in the evening or after workouts, and I let my hair air dry overnight (usually). Since I have long hair, this is not too much of an issue. Sometimes I will sleep with it in a loose braid to give me some big waves, but usually I just sleep and plan to deal with my hair in the morning
Which gives me this when I wake up
So I usually get the baby dressed and ready for the day, the bring her in my room and put her on my bed for a bit while I get ready. And I give myself 5 minutes to go from the above picture to fully ready for the day.
Let me take you through the process, which I timed while I took these photos
First I get dressed. Sometimes I lay out clothes the night before, but in this case I just went for one of my favorite outfits currently which I wear a lot (being postpartum really limits my wardrobe options....)
And I get this when I'm done, which still looks very natural but makes me look (and feel) more awake. (please excuse the bad bathroom lighting)
I could throw my hair back into a quick ponytail, but I always try to do something to dress up my ponytail just a little bit. It makes it appear that I've spent more time on my appearance than I have. So I decided to add a braid to it (and use this handy "hair holder")
What is your must-have item to feel "awake" in the morning? Mine isn't coffee, it's mascara
Do you also make an effort to look nice every day?