Friday, April 20, 2012

Prepping for the Spring Party Season

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As sure as the flowers starting to bloom in the spring the invitations will start to come in, party season is under way! Weddings! Showers! Baptisms! Graduations! Birthdays! Our springs are always packed with so many events. For the last three years it’s been weddings.

How does a mom of three  prepare for all these spring events? It has to be cheap, easy, and not time consuming, I have three little ones to get ready at the same time!

Since I live in the Midwest winter is long and dark and really rough on skin. So my first task is always to stock up on lotions for me and my girls. My middle girl has really dry sensitive skin and the only thing that works for her is a combination of Aquaphor and Aveeno Fragrance Free Soothing Relief Moisturizer. 

Now for me, I take quite a bit more work to get my legs ready to be seen in the light of day. First I use plain old faithful Vaseline on my most dry and cracked parts of my feet. I don’t want to scare the tech at my first pedicure of the season with the state of my feet!  I like to rub it on at night and then slip on some white socks and wake up to softer feet. 

The next step starts a few weeks before the event, toning down the blinding white of my legs. I abhor pantyhose, so unless I need the extra bit of slimming from some control tops I usually go bare legged. However after 4 months (or more) of not seeing the sun my legs practically glow in the dark. I like to use a daily moisturizer with just a bit of self tanner in it so I can gradually tone down the white but not have to worry about streaking or turning orange. 

I think we clean up pretty well. 
Note that picture is from 2009, this year we need to add stock up on under eye concealer to hide the bags from not sleeping! Also, new white or very light eye shadow (mine broke) to help make my eyes look brighter and open.

How do you prep for the busy spring event season?

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