After nine and a half months of pregnancy, I am ready to have this baby. Huzzah!
So, it’s time to get all my clobber ready for the hospital. By clobber, I’m not just talking about the giant surfboard-sized maternity pads and fancy organic bamboo breast pads, but the makeup and hair saviours that are going to help me feel half human after giving birth.
The key is this: less is more; simple and easy is best. I’m talking dry shampoo, BB cream and some blush for when you are drained of colour from breastfeeding for 17 hours straight.
The products that’ll be in my hospital cosmetic bag (or giant ziplock bag if I can’t fit ’em all…) are:
1. Jojoba and rosehip oil
This is the BEST moisturiser for day and night. Even though it’s an oil, it’s not too heavy or greasy and it’ll keep dry skin at bay under the pumping hospital aircon.
2. Dry shampoo
This will be your go-to almost every day, I swear to you. I love V05 Plump Me Up ($8.79) as it delivers good volume, as well as soaking up the oil.
Here are some more dry shampoo options. (Post continues after gallery.)
Yes, instead of bronzer. When you’re exhausted and tired, you tend to look pale. Even though everyone loves a tan, a spot of blush on the apples of your cheeks will do much more to make you look healthy and awake.
Go for a pink-based tone for the best pick-me-up – try a crème blush stick for the easiest possible application. Plus, you can also use it on your lips!