This is a sponsored post for Target
Way back when, before three little pink people came and took over my life, I used to be a regular user of beauty products. I have distant memories of waking up in the morning refreshed, after a solid nights sleep, and faffing around in my clean organised bathroom with powders, potions and paints designed to make me look fabulous. I even used to spend quality time actually styling my hair – imagine that!
But over the past eight years things have been very different. When I stumble out of bed in the morning, generally after an interrupted nights sleep, I set straight to work organising the lives of my girls – with little to no thought about how I look. If they’re lucky I’ll have run a brush through my hair before I come out. Such is the life of a mumma to little people!
But there comes a time in every mamma’s life when you have to start thinking about yourself again. To reclaim some time to spend on YOU and remember how it felt to put your own needs and appearance first. Now that my littlest is at kinder for fifteen hours a week that time has come for me. (She says as her emotions flail wildly between ecstatic happy dance and tearful pity-party.) So this week I found myself wandering leisurely around Target’s Beauty Department checking out their Beauty Sale. To be totally honest I’d pretty much forgot it existed – after all it’s on the opposite side of the shop to the kids clothes and toys!
So what did I find during my wander? Well first off I should tell you I’d totally forgotten how indulgent it feels to mooch around leisurely looking at beauty products. (Nothing like dashing in for 20 seconds to grab what you need and dragging the kids to the checkout before they touch something they shouldn’t!) If you haven’t done it for a while you really should think about giving it a go. Lipsticks, perfume, hand-creams and nail-polishes are awesomely relaxing - especially when you’ve got a little time to spend with them. I did however notice that colours have changed A LOT in the past eight years. So I’m guessing I’ve got some catching up to do. And by the way who knew false eye-lashes were in?
I came home with a collection of little treasures to bolster my dwindling bathroom beauty supplies. Some pretty nude nail polish for my toes and some lovely L’Oreal prouducts. But my favourite is my new Phillips pink hair straightener. Loving how easy it is to use and how quickly it takes me from messy curls to sleek and soft. I love the look of my hair straight – but the process to get there, not so much. This one is so much hotter and quicker than my old mini-straighter. Can’t help but love that!
Does your beauty bag need some reclaiming? What one item would you go out and buy right now if you had the child-free time to do it?