When I became a mother amazing things occurred, things I could never ever imagine. It’s hands down my most favorite and rewarding job but it was a huge learning curve in all areas of life. From how to get the boys to the store at the same time (timing and schedules are everything) to handling meltdowns like a boss to figuring out how to remain self employed with two under two at my feet to forcing myself to take care of me.
Let’s focus on something we can all relate to, learning how to feel good while finding your new mom style. I never expected to take so many steps back when it came to taking care of myself, I knew there would be a minor step back while adjusting to motherhood but for me, it was more of a major step back in the feel good about you department. Finding Mom Style and Beauty Preferences has been a 2 year process for me and I’m finally where I want to be in that area… or at least for the time being.
Getting back to Melissa has been fun, which might sound odd but it’s true! My loved ones will tell you my entire being revolves around my boys. I didn’t realize the importance of having a bit of pre-mom personality hanging around after babies, but it’s totally a required thing. So, my world revolves around my boys AND there’s some Melissa in there I give attention to. I give myself attention in different areas than I did previously and that is what took me a bit to understand. I’m getting older (I’m still younger than my old soul says) and with that comes changes in itself when it comes to beauty care regardless of children.
So what’s my mom style? It’s a mix of comfort and fun for sure. Some days I’m in leggings with a bold patterned top and some days I’m in shorts with a tank and some days I’m all about the comfy flowy dress. I’d like to note I’m all about the mom shorts. Ain’t nobody got time for those tiny shorty short shorts when you’re trying to work, chase kids and be comfortable. I get excited about events when I’m required to dress up a bit which includes me wearing skirts and dresses that fit a bit more snug (how you doing, spanx?). Before motherhood I wore shorter dresses with stockings almost daily in my marketing career days. I have taken my love for bold fun patterns with me but just added a touch of length and let the stockings go. Who knows? Maybe when the kids are in high school I’ll go back to my love for wild pattern stockings but for now I have embraced my new comfortable style like a total mom boss. Trading the heels for chucks is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. wink
Finding my new style was one task and finding my new beauty preferences was another. Both of these discoveries brought on a new level of confidence. Let’s chat beauty care preferences.
I’m only 33 but my soul, preference in outings, and music taste says I’m about 68. We all age differently and at 33 I have grey hair (I’m thankful for hair dye and a hair dresser with magical hands) crows feet and some extra eye baggage. I know, I know, I know you don’t want to hear it but we all notice age in different ways, right? I’ve realized the importance of finding great products even if they cost you more than the drug store brands. I’m also not afraid to ask for advice and try different products out! I feel like superwoman with just mascara and lipstick on. Most days I toss on some powder, mascara and lipstick but some days I put a complete face on, either way my preference is simple and natural. I enjoy watching makeup videos but if I can’t get the job done in under 15 minutes I’m out. To tap into the bolder side of my personality I’ve became friends with bright red lipstick which is fun too! After much research and trials I am head over heels for lipsense and Senegence products.
After discovering my new style, favorite makeup and skincare products I’m all about the selfie. My husband finds it funny and cute that I take photos of myself and I get a laugh from it too, but how awesome is it that I FINALLY feel good enough to snap pics of myself regardless of what I’m wearing or how little makeup I have on that day?!
Share your new found style and beauty faves with me!