I use to LOVE getting all dolled up for outings and events. Heck, I use to even try to look cute to go to Target. Now? Well, let’s just say things have changed quite a bit. I’ve become relatively low maintenance since having my baby 15 months ago. I still like to look somewhat cute and presentable when running errands or going to the park, but most of the time I’ve got about 5-10 minutes to get ready before getting distracted by my toddler trying to shove random objects down his throat.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Megan, it’s almost August! Fall is just around the corner!” Except not, because I live in Louisiana where it’s going to be 100 degrees and 95% humidity until late September. So we’re practically just in the middle of our summer here. Being that it is so hot, my routine has become even simpler. Especially with the help of my newest find, Dwell & Slumber Caftans. These breezy, soft dresses are the PERFECT summer dress. They’re also breastfeeding and baby bump friendly! So they’re a win, win, WIN! Pair these with a pair of cute and comfy sandals and you’re good to go! I am really loving the Birkenstock trend right now, but I’m all about saving money where I can, so I decided to go with an almost identical pair from Walmart. You can find them there for $14.88, or you can get these from Target for less than $25.
My ride or die bag will forever and always be a large convertible day bag from Nena & Co ,no matter the season. These one of a kind bags are the BEST carryalls ever. Each one is hand made and totally unique. The backpack straps make it so easy with kids. I highly recommend an organizing insert to help compartmentalize your bag and keep things tidier. The inserts really help with turning one of these beauties in to a functional diaper bag.
If you know me, you know that it’s no secret that I am head over heels in love with Monat. This haircare line is truly changing the industry and has given me the best hair of my life. I am an affiliate with the company, but I’m adding these products here because they are truly the BEST. The smoothing system has been a complete game changer during this dreadful summer humidity. My hair is so smooth, silky, and sooooo shiny after using the smoothing shampoo and conditioner. Add in blow out cream for an at home blow out, and finish off with their Rejuvenique Oil Intensive and OMG, LIFE CHANGING! My favorite way to use the oil is as an overnight leave in treatment and on my face. These products are all naturally and botanically based and there’s not a single yucky ingredient ever. This crunchy mama approves BIG TIME.
Because I usually have so little time to get out the door in the morning, my makeup routine is insanely simple. Some days I’ll put in a bit more effort, but mostly I’m a tinted moisturizer and some mascara kinda gal. My favorite lightweight foundation/tinted moisturizer is Tint Skin from Beauty Counter. This foundation is so lightweight and has just the right amount of coverage for day to day. I love everything about Beauty Counter’s mission and goal to raise cosmetic safety standards in America! They have so many other great products that I love, too!
Y’all, I’ve been on a hunt for the perfect mascara since I was probably 13. It’s been a long 12 years but I can finally say that I’ve found the one. LimeLife’s Perfect Mascara is truly perfect. Like, it’s everything a girl could ever dream of. It’s not clumpy, its smooth and easy to apply. And oh my gosh, does it make your lashes PERFECT. This formula adds so much length and volume to your lashes without getting clumpy and messy. It’s seriously heaven, if heaven were a cosmetic item.
If you have any questions about any of these products feel free to ask! I always love chatting about beauty and fashion!