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post #161 of 167
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Originally Posted by Periwinkle View Post
2. Throw away all scrunchies and hair comb/clip thingies. If you must wear hair in a ponytail, buy those simple Goody covered elastic bands in solid black or brown or whatever matches your hair. Keep them everywhere (see above) so you can deploy when needed.
YES. scrunchies make a woman look as dated as "mom jeans" do!!!
post #162 of 167
i'm getting pretty curious, reading through all the posts, as to how often i'm going to get a shower when i have 2 babies!! *eep* i still imagine it'll be daily, as it is now, but i'll have to wait til hubby is home to do it since i'm not an early riser (though if i'm up with baby anyway before he goes to work...)
anyway, here are my tips (they are not quite what i do right now since i'm pregnant and have NO energy but i do try to look nice every day):

-mix second hand and new clothes so that you're not spending a fortune.
-if you live in a place where you get winter (as i do), invest in a nice pair of winter boots and a nice coat. we put a lot of $ into mine but i only buy new ones every few years so hubby thought it was totally worth it.
-remember: you are WORTH the effort and the money. i don't feel guilty when i spend money on myself but i know mamas who do. if you were worth it before kids, why aren't you now?
-buy a nice pair of dark denim jeans. they always look good.
-buy something to keep your hair back. mine looks like crap until i shower so i bought scarves that are like headbands to cover my hair. also, hats. brush your hair, put on the hair scarf, and go. example of one of mine here: http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n.../23w3d007a.jpg
-have a GOOD BRA. makes all the difference in looking good.

i do spend a lot of time in yoga pants but i try to put on a nice shirt regardless. nothing overdone. just clean and trendy.

i forgot to mention that when i get up in the morning, i just throw on a tee and pants/shorts and a bra, brush and cover the hair, and that's good enough if someone drops in on me. if i leave the house, i put on more decent clothes or i shower and dress nicely. i don't get to shower til naptime (3 p.m.) unless i put my son in our bedroom with a movie or something and take one earlier in the day. it was easy when he was an infant; i just put him in his bouncy chair or buggy in the bathroom with me! he didn't mind at all. just waited patiently.
post #163 of 167
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Originally Posted by SugarAndSun View Post
whoah! I actually shaved in yesterday's shower and it ruined my whole day! My dc took sposies into the tub with them and they wound up breaking all over the place. I was so mad I lost it! I should have just left the two inch hairs there!
i'm confused. were you in a different shower?
post #164 of 167
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Originally Posted by artgoddess View Post
What kind of razor do you ladies have that can safely shave your legs in 5 seconds? Took me at least a minute and a half to do below the knee today.
LMAO i want that brand too!
post #165 of 167
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Originally Posted by tjjazzy View Post
LMAO i want that brand too!
I've only read the last two pages of this tread, but I found the Intuition shaver to be nice for quick shaves. I've had to give it up for now b/c it was giving me awful itchy legs, but I think I'm just allergic to the stuff that acts as shave cream.
post #166 of 167
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Originally Posted by tjjazzy View Post
i'm confused. were you in a different shower?
Our master bathroom has a separate shower and tub. Perhaps that is the case with the other poster?
post #167 of 167
Gosh yes... don't I know it! Especially after my beautiful 11 pound DD2 gave me a stomach makeover, I've just not looked like myself. I look so tired all the time and am. I used to go all natural all the time, but I just bought some mineral makeup and have been using it. It makes me look fresher without looking made up. I do need clothes. I haven't bought myself any clothes in years. I'm losing weight from baby, so after that, I'm going to get a little bit of clothes. DH has told me several times he just wants me to be and look healthy... not sure exactly what that means, but it ain't what I look like now.
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