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Put Your Self First! How To Create A Simple Daily Beauty Routine

It isn’t about being pretty.  It isn’t about comparing yourself to anyone else.

It is, quite simply, about putting your very best face forward every single day.  Not dressing like you are heading out on a date.  Not putting a full face of make up on because you need to impress the crew at the gym, but looking in the mirror and wanting the reflection of your outside to match your insides.  I’ve found as I get a little older – and you may have as well – that this takes a little more effort than it used to.  I’m going to consider this a perk of aging – I have the wisdom to recognize I should make a little more effort occasionally.

When I do the few things to my outside – whether that is brushing my hair, doing my quick and simple make up routine, or putting on my favorite pair of boots, I’m telling MYSELF I’m ready for the day.  I don’t do any of these things for anyone else.  I have my daily beauty routine down to a matter of minutes.  I walk you through the basics in the video. (minus the hair brushing – if you want to see me make an effort on my hair, we will have to plan another video… for this one, I didn’t touch it after I got up that morning… :)

Do you have a morning beauty routine already in place?  If so, what does it include or what could you change so you feel a little more like ‘you’ when you start your day?

Read more from Danielle on her personal sites ExtraordinaryMommy and DanielleSmithMedia.

You can also follow her on Twitter.

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