Back to School!

 

While I’m sad to see Summer coming to an end, I’m ready to welcome Fall and all that it brings including…back to school time!

 

It’s an exciting part of the year, but also one that can bring a lot of stress – as the mother of a 6-year-old, I definitely know this :)

 

 

Mornings can get very hectic – between trying to get my son fed & presentable, packing a lunch, gathering school supplies, getting him in the car, driving him to school, and so on, sometimes I forget to get MYSELF ready for the day!

 

Due to this time-crunch, I have really streamlined my “running-to-school” makeup routine so that I can get it done quickly and without any fuss! (Hint: it’s also great for those of you who are rushing to get to a class/work/etc yourselves!)

 

Find Flawless Beauty Primer at: http://www.pixibeauty.com/flawless-beauty-primer-2002

Find Shu Uemera Eyelash Curler at: http://www.shuuemura-usa.com/product/EYELASH-CURLER,default,pd.html?gclid=CKKTgoq2prkCFWpp7Aod5xwAQA

 

Start with 2 very basic steps that take 1 minute or less all together:

– Smooth on a tinted primer with illuminating pigments that will both cover imperfections & add a soft radiance to the complexion

– Curl lashes to instantly open up & bring light into the eyes

 

You now have glowing skin and awakened eyes! Stop here for a great, super-simple face if you are really in a hurry.

 

Find Illuminating Tint & Conceal at: http://www.pixibeauty.com/illuminating-tint-conceal-2006

Find Sheer Cheek Gel at: http://www.pixibeauty.com/sheer-cheek-gel-2015

Find Lash Booster Mascara at: http://www.pixibeauty.com/lash-booster-mascara-2006

 

If you have 3 more minutes, polish the look further by doing the following:

– Apply tinted moisturizer and matching concealer to get an even more perfected complexion

– Dab a gel blush onto apples of cheeks and also smooth onto lips for a fresh burst of colour – this really wakes up the face

– Apply 2 coats of a waterproof mascara to lashes – waterproof is key, since it will hold the curl and won’t smudge all day

 

Voila! Gorgeous & ready to go in 4 minutes or less!

 

 

Another morning-rush secret of mine is to use a multipurpose salve or thick cream – I love to apply to tops of cheekbones for a hint of gleam without any effort, use as a lip conditioning treatment, and even run a tiny bit through the ends of hair to smoothen & de-frizz in a pinch (whether it’s my hair or my 6-year-old’s before school :) ).

 

I love this one by Weleda – the smell & feel of it help me feel calm, even on the craziest of mornings.

 

Find Weleda Skin Food at: http://www.target.com/p/weleda-skin-food-2-5-oz/-/A-10769877

 

This lunchbox is invaluable in our household – with a picky eater who doesn’t like his foods touching, this keeps everything separate & my son happy! Plus, the matching water bottle makes it easy to find once lunch is over.

 

Find Circo Boys Modular Lunch Box at: http://www.target.com/p/circo-bento-lunch-box-with-water-bottle-for-boys-small/-/A-14470705#prodSlot=medium_1_5&term=circo+lunch

 

 

And for students that have outgrown lunch boxes, I love these fun yet classic totes & water bottle from the FEED USA collection at Target. Even better, with a purchase of any of the collection’s pieces, a donation is made to feed families in America – chic & charitable!

 

 

Find the FEED USA Collection at: http://www.target.com/c/feed-usa/-/N-55tua#?lnk=feedSS

 

Last but not least, I’m loving these quirky pencils with facts printed right on them – great to use yourself, or give as a fun gift.

Find Know-It-All Pencils at: http://paperpastries.bigcartel.com/product/know-it-all-pencil-set

 

How are you getting ready for back to school time? Tell me in the comments below!