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Oh hello date night! I've been talking a lot about how we've struggled setting aside time for date nights. Between work, more work, and the cost of sitters…..I feel like I blink and realize it's been WAY too long. So, we're taking matters into our own hands. Yes, we are committing to date nights because…..well, we should. Part of our date night plan involves grabbing that time when we can. What does that mean? Date nights aren't ALWAYS on a Friday night. In fact, once a week we are trying to sneak in a happy hour before picking Lydia up from daycare. She loves the outdoor playtime they have in the late afternoon, and we get to squeeze in an hour by ourselves. Genius, right? The only catch? I don't exactly have a whole lot of time to get date night ready……in fact, I usually change at work and rush out the door in the nick of time. So today, I'm sharing 5 simple ways to get date night ready in under 5 minutes (cause let's be honest mamas, often…..that's all the time you've got)! 5 Ways to Get Date Night Ready in Under 5 Minutes:
Add jewelry: A simple dress from the workday looks totally different with a pretty necklace and earrings. Add a little bling, and you'll be in the mood for date night!
Bold Lip: A bold lip is the quickest way to take a basic look from day to night. I keep a couple options floating around in my purse (a red lip, a darker stain, and a bright gloss). It's amazing how they waken up your face and make you feel ready for a night on the town!
Prep your Skin: When you're trying to get ready in a hurry, healthy skin makes ALL the difference. Makeup sits better, it lasts longer, you look more awake. I've been sharing a bit about my skincare routine (remember when I talked about my RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30?)…..and I just added another step to my “not look like a tired mom all the time” process. Enter RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Chest, Neck and Face Cream. You guys, this stuff is AWESOME. Why? It's a perfect addition to my other products. The winter weather has wreaked havoc on my skin this year (chest and neck included). This cream is amazing, it treats that dry skin and has SPF to protect from sun damage. Trust me, you'll thank yourself when you don't look like an old lady who's spent too much time in the sun!
Change your Shoes: Add some height. Going from flats to heels, or wedges makes me feel date night ready immediately. Plus, they dress up any outfit!
Brush Your Teeth: Seriously, you'll smile bigger. Clean teeth mean better smiles, better breath, and well……more kissing. Which is sort of what date night is all about, right?
Photos by Cindy Green Photo
How do you get date night ready in a flash? Are we the only ones trying to steal date nights when we can?