As a parent, school days can be such a struggle. From the early wakeup calls to the chaos of scrambling to get your kids ready for school, putting on a full face of makeup is the last thing on your mind. Mom and fashion blogger Bethany Struble knows this feeling all too well.
On a normal weekday, her mornings typically start at 6:30 AM, working to get her 8-year-old daughter Kylie to school. Once Kylie is dropped off, Bethany responds to emails, attends meetings, and edits videos for her YouTube channel until it’s time to take her daughter to her after-school activities — from gymnastics to violin practice. Their evenings are then spent tackling Kylie’s homework until bedtime and the routine repeats itself the following day.
Although Bethany is fortunate enough to have the support of her partner, she still deals with challenges many single moms face.
“Luckily, I’ve had an amazing partner and he’s really helped me a lot. [However], he doesn’t live with me so sometimes when I’m sick, all of the responsibilities are still on me and that’s when I realize I’m just one person,” Bethany tells Babble.
With her busy lifestyle, Bethany certainly understands how difficult it can be for moms to dedicate time for themselves — let alone on a skincare and makeup routine. That’s why she’s sharing her quick morning process. It doesn’t take much time at all and will make you feel good — and ready to tackle the day ahead!
“As much as I don’t think you need to impress anyone, I think a simple routine to help you feel fresh gives you a bit of a confidence boost without having to wake up an hour early to curl your hair,” says Bethany.
From face creams to skin tints, here are Bethany’s six key beauty products that’ll leave you ready to conquer any school drop-off.
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1. Lumion Oxygen Mist
Give your skin a boost of protection and nourishment all day long with a spray of this mist — perfect for all skin types!
Available now from Lumion, $24
2. Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream
This cream adds a protective layer that prevents water loss from your skin.
Available now from Amazon, $39
3. First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint
This skin tint offers effortless coverage and is formulated for a wide range of facial complexions.
Available now from First Aid Beauty, $34
4. Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer
A budget-friendly drug store concealer can still do the trick of hiding your blemishes!
Available now from Wet n Wild, $3.99
5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel
With one swipe, your brows will set for the whole day.
Available now from Amazon, $22
6. Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip and Cheek Cream
This compact (in peony) is a lipstick and blush-in-one — the best of both worlds!
Available now from Amazon, $25