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How do you find time for beauty?

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Jmangel Wed 01-Jun-16 11:56:03

Off on holiday tomorrow and god, getting beach ready is exhausting! On top of just the usual skincare and make up, I've struggled to find time to exfoliate, apply body lotion, fake tan, do manicure, pedicure, dye roots, eyebrows - it's non stop. So any tips on when to fit everything in - also recently started doing a 22 minute workout every day so feeling that there aren't enough hours in the day. My obvious time to do it all would be once little ones in bed but then there's the kitchen to sort out and feel guilty for abandoning DH when he gets home - we love to snuggle in front of boxsets. Once 9pm hits, I'm good for nothing.

DerelictMyBalls Wed 01-Jun-16 12:04:49

I make it part of my daily routine. I do my eyebrows every two weeks, feet daily, legs twice a week, maincure/pedicure on a Sunday evening in front of the TV.

If I left it all until just before I went on holiday I would be a wreck!

recently started doing a 22 minute workout every day

I love how precise this is - 22 mins! grin

Absolutelynothingelse Wed 01-Jun-16 12:13:07

I exfoliate in the shower as well as cleanse my face, shave my legs and pits and pumice my feet daily. Body moisturiser takes seconds which has self tan included.
Acid tone takes seconds, serum takes seconds, moisturiser takes seconds.
Full face of make up takes 15 mins max.
Manicure and pedicure takes minutes. Hair is dyed when required every 6 weeks or so takes 5 mins to apply.
It hardly takes me any time at all and is second nature.
I work full time and have 2 kids to get ready for primary school everyday, it's doable.
I have a cross trainer at home which I'll go on for 30 minutes whilst watching TV otherwise I'd get bored so that fits in nicely.

Jmangel Wed 01-Jun-16 13:55:53

I know 22 mins sounds crazy but it's a 15 minute HIIT followed by a 7 minute abs routine.
Sounds like I need to start slotting things in better whilst watching TV etc. Dh may object to "smells" - he hates nail polish and fake tan but may just have to get him to suck it up!

specialsubject Wed 01-Jun-16 14:03:35

Exercise is good. Otherwise, do what your husband is doing to get ' beach ready' there's really no need for all this farting about, no one cares!

Pisssssedofff Wed 01-Jun-16 14:23:45

Little and often seems to be the key. I have four kids and a dog and don't work at all and frankly look a complete fright most of the time. If you can be arsed do one thing per night. Tbh is just have fun with your babies at the beach

UhtredRagnorsson Wed 01-Jun-16 14:37:03

The simple answer is:
exfoliate, apply body lotion, fake tan, do manicure, pedicure, dye roots, eyebrows
...just don't bother with any of that. It's a waste of time, it won't make you look appreciably better than you do without doing it. Basic skincare (cleansing, serum, moisturiser)? Yes. Makeup? If you must. Anything else? Life's too short. 'Beach ready' is a myth anyway - but doubly so when you have kids. You aren't going to be lying beside a pool posing for a photoshoot.

Jmangel Wed 01-Jun-16 15:52:51

Oh but lord no, I just couldn't rock up on a beach holiday au naturelle - don't think you realise how bad I could be - feet like hooves, skin so so white and stubbly hairy bits on show - I would honestly have palpitations just thinking about it. Think it's because 99% of the time, I'm all wrapped up so it's so out of my comfort zone to bare all. I know no one will be looking at me but it would make me even less confident than I am, and that's hard!, if I knew I hadn't dealt with all this beauty stuff beforehand.

BoboChic Wed 01-Jun-16 16:14:20

I exfoliate all over every morning with a mitt and Eucerin shower oil - this leaves my skin soft and hydrated. I use body lotion sometimes - Eucerin, again. I pay attention to my feet every day and use a wet/dry epilator in the bath as well as a Clarisonic brush for my face. Every day.

Summerdays11 Wed 01-Jun-16 16:14:37

I'm the same . I can't be bothered a lot of the time but I try to do it in small sessions . I feel better if I'm groomed

NatalieRushman Wed 01-Jun-16 16:31:52

You probably just need to squish in some multitasking! I exfoliate in the shower, takes 5 minutes max. I then apply body lotion and fake tan whilst waiting for my hair to air dry, usually catching up on Netflix at the same time. I also do manicures and pedicures in front of the TV. I'm extremely dedicated to my TV shows grin

libertydoddle Wed 01-Jun-16 16:38:36

I do things like a mini facial while DD is in the bath, she plays and I do cleanse, face mask etc. Also mani / pedi when they do happen are done in front of TV in the evening. DH does complain about the smell but hey ho! Keep hand cream in handbag so that way I remember to do it at some point during the day.

Shave legs / pits etc once a week in the shower, use exfoliating mitt in the shower and aveeno shower oil stuff.

And actually no one is looking but if it makes you feel better go for it. Have a great holiday smile

AdoraKiora Wed 01-Jun-16 16:39:02

Bath every night where I shave all my hairy bits, hot cloth cleanse my face and do any masks etc.

Slap on body lotion and facial oil/creams afterwards, or once a week in summer I fake tan all over instead and then watch TV in my bedroom standing up while I air dry a bit grin.

Exfoliate a couple of times a week in the shower in the morning, and slap on more lotion after that.

Its part of my routine, really, don't even think about it anymore.

Sunday mornings I get a manicure. Every 2-3 weeks in summer I'll get a pedicure, too, as one thing I can't be arsed with doing at home is my nails.

hollieberrie Wed 01-Jun-16 17:21:28

I don't do anything except shave my fanjo in the shower on the first morning for the holiday. And jobs a goodun grin

sergeantmajor Wed 01-Jun-16 17:54:47

You could do some tasks while on holiday, like a manicure whilst stretched out on your sun lounger.

I am paler than pale but never bother with fake tan, it ain't obligatory. Which means I don't need to bother with body exfoliation or body lotion either.

The workout is actually good for you (as opposed to appeasing the imaginary beauty jury, which arguably isn't), so that's one to keep.

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