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Now, more than ever, I appreciate beauty products that make my life easier. As a new mama I don’t have as much time to spend on my looks as I used to, but I try and make the most of the time I do have.
Even though I’m busy taking care of someone else, I still want to look good myself. I want to wear some makeup, have clean hair and nice clothes. Just for myself. And also probably for others. It might sounds superficial, but it really isn’t. Having the time (however little) to put into my looks, makes me feel sunny on a cloudy day.
And writing that down, I feel like I need to explain myself, which gives me even more reason to say it out loud. It’s okay to want to care about your looks, even with the baby. Mum guilt, I’m silencing you!
Finding my way as a mom – and as Charlotta
I used to never understand mums, who highlighted the fact that they were also, well, themselves. That they also did this and that. I just saw them as they were, just also as mums. Well, now I get it. I get the importance of – in a way – separating myself from the constant mum role. Of having some time for my own things or hobbies. Of also remembering Charlotta as a friend, as a blogger or as a girlfriend. Just as Charlotta.
Being a mum feels natural, yet it’s new. I’ve never been this alert the whole time. Or had this much responsibility. Or having my brain be so full and empty at the same time. I’m actually scared of scheduling dinners with friends – what if I have nothing to say and all I talk about it is the baby?
I am me, but I am also finding my way. And I guess that’s fine. I try not to stress about having my life perfectly together – or our apartment in order for that matter. Life revolves around our family now. At home. Enjoying the little things. Taking little moments for myself, so that I can be the best mom possible.
Taking care of my physical form is one way for me to do that. And oh boy, how wonderful it feels! Carrying our baby in the house, passing a mirror and seeing a refreshed Charlotta. Even if it was just concealer hiding the dark circles, that no one notices anyway. Or wearing a nice shirt, even though it’s gonna have either milk, drool or some other liquid on it (it’s just gonna happen).
Beauty tip for moms –
Aquis time-saving hair towels
Taking a hot shower is one of those moments, I try to cherish. I breathe deeply and recharge. But I have to admit that washing my hair and drying it can feel like work. And yet I would like to enjoy clean hair and my natural curls even just at home.
So when I do wash my hair, I appreciate a product that makes the process quicker – and nicer, might I add!
If you’ve been here before, you already know I love Aquis towels. Now as a mum I have even more respect for these time-saving towels.
- Made from special fabric that dry the hair 50% faster than a regular towel
– while being gentle on the hair
- They work for all hair types, but are especially great for naturally curly hair
– they help to bring out curls and waves
- They keep my hair healthy and shiny
It’s a joy to rave about these products time after time. I’ve used them for over 2 years now and during that time I’ve managed to grow my hair long and healthy.
I usually first gently dry my hair with the towel and then wrap my hair in a turban. The turban is a lifesaver. You can just put your hair up and let the turban work its magic, while you do important tasks. Such as entertaining the baby (or whatever hundredth task you need to do at home).
You could also get away with just the turban and that’s actually what I pack if I travel.
I’m wearing in the photos the alice+olivia turban. It has a silky side, which can be used to protect the hair (and curls) in the night!