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What's your beauty routine?

(15 Posts)
SSSandy Fri 02-Jun-06 09:27:02

Well we talked about housekeeping routines and I was wondering how much effort people put into their appearance? I have good days and bad days but I do see a lot of sleek and glamorous mums out there when I pick up dd or drop her off somewhere.

SHHHH Fri 02-Jun-06 09:32:31

Well I ALWAYS wear make up. My routine is seeing to dd and then I shower,straighten my hair,make up and if I am off out I wear something presentable. If I am staying in I wear maybe joggers..??

TBH I always feel bettre when I wear make up and wear something nice.

ComeOVeneer Fri 02-Jun-06 09:44:46

I'm with you sssandy - good days and bad . Depends how early I "get going". If we are up early then I tend to be more organised and hence "presentable" but if it is a slow day then not so much. I always remove makeup cleans tone and moisturize at night though, whatever.

LadyTambaOfTambaTown Fri 02-Jun-06 09:53:26


Run comb through hair
brush teeth and wash face
occassionally put lip gloss on
and we're done!

SHHHH Fri 02-Jun-06 09:55:41

occasionally wear liploss ltott..?? Lipgloss is a must for me..!

MrsBadgerAvecUneVoiture Fri 02-Jun-06 09:57:41

enter shower
shampoo hair, apply conditioner
wash body with loofah mitt
wash face with face wash
rinse out conditioner
exit shower
comb out wet hair
moisturise face
brush teeth

wash face with face wash
brush teeth
comb hair

Not one for makeup or hair straightening - it's much less effort to dress well if you want to look good.
Don't see there's much point wearing full-face slap with tracksuit bottoms and fleece and personally would rather go barefaced in nice jacket, boots etc.

Do have a Quick Evening Out makeup routine though, mostly involving the Realness of Concealness box from Benefit.

LadyTambaOfTambaTown Fri 02-Jun-06 10:00:14

Id look like a drag queen with make-up on - I have no idea how to put it on! (I wouldnt want to end up looking like my friend who has this big brown dirty ring constantly round her chin - sorry if youre reading this btw, its just someone really ought to have told you about it by now )

FlameBoo Fri 02-Jun-06 10:11:00


Get up
Wash (sink n flannel type wash - got no shower)
Brush hair.

I remember a few years ago when I could actually be bothered to wear makeup. I feel better when I get it on, but it just never seems to happen anymore!

Bugsy2 Fri 02-Jun-06 10:15:12

I do the same every day:
wash hair
slap moisturiser on all over
dry hair
brush teeth
pluck spikey eyebrow hairs
make up: benetint liquid blusher, mascara & long stay lippy - that's it for whole day, never reapply.

Remove make up with baby wipe
brush teeth
slap on moisturiser

Every now & then will do a "special" in the evening: leg wax, paint toenails, fake tan etc

SSSandy Fri 02-Jun-06 10:58:49

You wash your hair every morning still? I don't . However, I've just called the hairdresser for an appointment now, I do make an effort to keep it trimmed once a month at least, but pre-kids I did wash and blowdry every morning, not to mention doing my nails and using clear nailpolish, the full make-up, etc.

I wash my face and moisturise. Then scrape my hair back somehow and glue it into place with hairspray so it looks half-way decent. Then I put on blusher, mascara and lipstick because otherwise I feel naked and it takes about 3 minutes so that's how carefully applied it is.

I keep my nails cut short. Shave my legs once or twice a week (before sport usually).

zoeuk1 Fri 02-Jun-06 13:32:03

i wouldnt leave the house without makeup! come to think of it, i wouldnt even go without makeup if i was staying in all day!
i get up, shower, usually just wet hair(only shampoo it 2 or 3 times a week because its really dry and curly), dry hair upside down,get dressed put on makeup!!!!
before bed i use a face scrub and moisturise.

zoeuk1 Fri 02-Jun-06 13:33:20

oh, and i chop bits of my hair off myself! i know i shouldnt. i cant remember the last time i went to a hairdressers. my hair does need a good trim though. thankfully you cant notice all the split ends.

SHHHH Fri 02-Jun-06 14:18:23

I don't spend hours getting dressed etc but still manage to make myself as presentable as I wish. I also have my nails done every 2 weeks along with my toes..! Hairdressers is about every 3 months as my hair is longish but in good condition iykiwm!!!

The routine I had before dd I still have now and I hope it continues even with an extra 4 kids .....I run before the comments come...!!!

MrsBadger Fri 02-Jun-06 14:31:45

wish I could get my nails done every two weeks... [sigh] for the cheap Hackney nail bars of my youth...

kama Fri 02-Jun-06 16:08:53

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