Although everything with my gorgeous baby Bronte is going pretty smoothly (touch wood), the moments of leaving the house — no matter what time of day — are always MENTAL.
My phone is under the doona or in the nappy bin, my keys are in the back door as I scratch around in the pram, and my sunglasses are on my head while I shout at my husband to help me find them. Utter chaos.
Having a few essential makeup items in the baby bag – which accompanies us regardless of the outing – reduces some of the personal panic when I walk out and realise I look like a corpse after two hours of sleep.
I like to keep the baby bag makeup kit pretty minimal – just those few items that we must have to look slightly more human:
- Foundation or BB cream (or tinted moisturiser, or whatever you like, really).
- Lip protectant – I am loving original Lanolin again.
- Under eye highlighter.
- Mascara. (Post continues after gallery.)
Optional: your favourite lipstick and perhaps a blush – or use a crème blush in a pink colour and you have lips and cheeks in one!
As much as I hope this helps, I know it will still be crazy at your house, as it is mine…
Until next time, yours in morning madness…
What are your ‘life with a newborn’ essentials?