School drop-offs. That major presentation for work. The essay due tomorrow. Making that gym class you’ve been meaning to try. Picking up groceries, getting the car serviced, catching up on your favourite TV series so you’re not out of the loop, trying desperately to find a clean outfit to wear tomorrow so you don’t have to do any washing, having something more than toast for dinner…
No matter what your busy day consists of, you are not alone. These days, writing a to-do list seems to be an exhausting task in itself. Our lives are so full, from work to home to balancing social lives and everything else in between.
We all feel that way sometimes Khloe. Image: Giphy.com
Yet a busy schedule isn’t something that we should dreading — though a peaceful Sunday afternoon never goes astray — but something we should be embracing. If the sign of a full life is a good life, then women have it in spades.
Fortunately, that’s what Garnier BB Cream’s Beautifully Busy Campaign is all about.
The Beautifully Busy movement is designed to celebrate the modern lives of Aussie women, remind us that whatever our to-do list is filled with, we’re all beautifully busy (even if at times it feels anything but!). We all have days where it feels a bit too much and others where we smash everything out before 11am.
Being busy means different things for all different women, from family to career, relationships and studying. But no matter what keeps your schedule full, and your alarm set early, busyness is something you should be proud of.
A typical day for Jane involves juggling work, looking after her 18-month-old daughter Matilda, maintaining a social life, her relationship with her husband, keeping up the house and trying to fit in time to switch off. Phew.
Keeping up the house and trying to fit in time to switch off. Phew. Image: Supplied
Like many women, returning to work after maternity leave was a particularly busy time for Jane.
“Work was really busy - almost out of control. Meetings were running over, my husband had to help out a lot while I was adjusting to work again. Managing Matilda at the same time was really hard. Now my hubby helps keep the balance,” she says.
Making an effort to take time for herself whenever she can, Jane has a well-rounded daily beauty regimen that’s helped by a few time-saving products that work as hard as she does.
“I use Garnier BB Cream, Micellar Water, night cream and eye cream,” she says.
A four-in-one multitasker, Garnier BB cream works as a moisturiser, corrector, light foundation and sunscreen to make skin look healthy and radiant in just one simple step. (If only four other tasks in our busy days could be ticked off as quickly...)
“Doing what makes me happy motivates me to keep going with a hectic schedule. I prefer to be busy - it feels normal to me.”
For Amy, being busy looks totally different. As a nurse, she finds it hard to maintain a routine and her shift work means there’s rarely ‘me-time’.