We all know that woman who always looks so put together every single time you see her. I’ve always wondered, how does she do it? So, of course I did some research so I could share some tips with my BFFs.
- #1. Be “The Planner”- I am all for spontaneity but planning for certain things does alleviate stress. I try to choose my outfit, shoes and accessories the night before. It is a true time saver and you won’t make any rushed decisions that you may regret later.
- #2. Mom was Right (insert an image of your teenage-self rolling your eyes) Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I wake up a bit earlier (before the chaos of motherhood kicks in) to allow time to have my first meal of the day. This ensures that I don’t binge on the easy to grab but not so healthy options lingering in my office.There is nothing polished about shoving chips in your mouth on your way to a meeting.
- #3. No Fashion Emergencies- I pre-pack an emergency kit in my purse for those unplanned incidents. Bandages for blisters, mints for the unexpected garlic overdose at lunch and safety pins for sudden wardrobe malfunctions are my must haves.
- #4. The most important tip that I always follow is Setting (and sticking to) A Pampering Schedule. Once a week I get my nails done and one day of the week I carve out time to give my face some extra TLC. I have my daily skincare ritual, but one day a week I set aside time for my special at home facial date with my Clarisonic® and the new VLB Skin-Loving Elixir Revitalizing Face Oil.
I use my Clarisonic® for extra exfoliation on my face, neck and décolletage. After massaging for a good 10 minutes, I use our VLB Skin-Loving Elixir Revitalizing Face Oil and I let the elixir absorb into my skin while I listen to relaxing music for 10-15 minutes clearing my head and focusing on some breathing exercises. This luxuriously rich oil acts as a “Trojan horse” prepping the skin to allowing our moisturizer to penetrate deeper into the epidermis. I finish my facial by applying our VLB Skin-Loving Moisturizer Nourishing Face and Neck Cream and Skin-Loving Treatment for Eyes and Lips. This extra care for my skin (and mind) works wonders for me to feel my very best.