How to hide it when you are exhausted!

Whether you had too many cocktails at a happy hour, your child won’t sleep for more than two hours at a time or you stayed up too late binge watching your latest Netflix obsession, waking up and looking exhausted is the worst.

Here are some ways to try and hide the tired-eyes look:

  1. Coffee. Obviously.
  2. Water, too. Try drinking a huge glass of water right when you get up. I’ve gotten this advice in the past, and always thought it was bullshit. Well, it’s not. I try to have a big glass of water every morning before doing anything else, and it actually helps.
  3. Shop for a great eye cream: Origins Eye Cream is my favorite. Origins products show up multiple times on this list because they are the best! I use this eye cream every day and love it.
  4. Find a good moisturizer that works for your skin type: Like Origins Ginzing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer. I’m obsessed. My face can get greasy, and I love this because it moisturizes without causing the oily look.
  5. MASCARA! Buxom mascara is my new favorite mascara. It’s really light so it doesn’t weigh down your eyelids when you’re already exhausted.
  6. Color correctors are your friend. I’ve developed some pretty nasty under-eye circle after having a baby. I love the coverfx yellow color corrector for under my eyes.
  7. Find time to pamper yourself with a clay mask. Origins Original Skin™ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay is my favorite. I try to use this at least once a week. It keeps skin looking smooth and youthful looking! Side note: My skin isn’t looking so smooth and youthful lately since I’ve been using it more like once a month instead of once a week…
  8. Only have a couple minutes for makeup because you snoozed a few too many times? Try a colorful lipstick to distract from your trouble spots caused by a lack of zzzs.

What are your tips and tricks for looking alive when you’d rather be snuggled up in bed?

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Hangover tips for new parents

Since having my little guy back in August, I’ve had a couple of hangovers. Having a hangover with an infant is tough. And, I don’t know about you, but I still have occasions in my life where I want to indulge in a couple (or more than a couple) cocktails. So here are my tips for being a new mom and dealing with the dreaded hangover…

Since having my little guy back in August, I’ve had a couple of hangovers. Having a hangover with an infant is tough. TOUGH! You can’t just nap all day long. And, I don’t know about you, but I still have occasions in my life where I want to indulge in a couple (or more than a couple) cocktails. Weddings. Bachelorette Parties. St. Patrick’s Day. Football Games. Random Nights Out!

The amount of times I go out has definitely decreased, but hangovers are still not fun. Here are my tips for being a new mom and dealing with the dreaded hangover…

  1. Drink less and avoid the hangover all together.

LOL – not going to happen. But it feels like a responsible thing to say… Here’s my real list:

  1. Day drink – For St. Patty’s Day, we had Grandma watch B and went out with friends during the day. I was home by 8 p.m., had my Domino’s pizza and woke up oddly refreshed.
  2. Week day drinks and happy hours are your friend – It’s easier being hungover at work than at home with an infant. You can throw your hair up in a messy bun, grab your coffee and greasy breakfast sandwich on your way to work and recover in peace at your desk.
  3. Eat these – #YUM
  4. Overnight childcare is key – If you have family close by who can watch baby while you’re out and then keep them until later in the morning the next day, that’s perfect.
  5. Avoid annoying kid TV shows – It may be tempting to just turn on the TV for baby, but you do not want that headache-inducing music to be playing when you already feel like your head is going to explode.
  6. Nap when baby naps – Everyone told me to do this while on maternity leave, but I didn’t listen. I had to shower, do laundry, make food. When you’re hungover, nap when baby naps!
  7. Split up the duties – Order some breakfast on Door Dash or Bite Squad and invite your friends over to recover with you. The more people around, the more people to play with your little one.
  8. Plan ahead – Have snacks ready because leaving the house is hard enough when you’re hungover – try being hungover and getting baby ready and out the door.
  9. Pedialyte – Honestly, I’ve never tried this one, but have heard good things. Plus, if you’re a parent, you might already have it laying around the house.
  10. Reminisce! – Watch Insta-stories and look at pics from the night before. Because if you don’t remember how much fun you had, you’ll find yourself swearing off drinking, and we all know that’s not actually going to happen…

Anyone else have a baby at home that has made everyday life so happy, but hungover days the absolute worst? Let me know you’re fave tips for handling baby + hangover!

-SM