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Guest blogger: Lara of The Glossarie


Hi there! My name is Lara and I curate a little beauty and accessory obsessed wonderland called The Glossarie. I’m a huge fan of 101 Things and so thrilled to be guest posting for Johanna who is hopefully snuggling up to miss Olivia – is she not the cutest?!

I thought that my take on a mom-friendly five minute face would be the perfect way to chat up a few of my favorite products while also giving Johanna some simple ways to stay pretty while tending to little Livie, so here goes:

Tinted Moisturizer

This stuff is a summertime secret weapon! Just a pea-sized amount (or less depending on your coverage needs) applied with a stippling brush is a quick and easy way to a flawless finish. My favorite brand is Laura Mercier Oil Free but if you’re looking for a budget friendly option, I recently tested Wet N Wild’s $4 version and was very impressed.

Under Eye Brightener

Smashbox has created Photo Op Under Eye Brightener for those of us who don’t get as much sleep as we require. I’ve tested about a billion under eye brighteners and this one is the best around. I do three little dots under each eye and blend with my ring finger for absolutely invisible dark circles – a must have for sleep deprived mommies.

Lip Stain

Let’s just say that the combination of sticky lip gloss and adorable smooch-worthy babies is a recipe for disaster. Thankfully, lip stains have come a long way and deliver the longest-lasting absolutely budge-proof color. I love the Josie Maran Magic Marker. It glides on and you can layer any lip balm on top to prevent drying. Now Johanna can give Olivia endless kisses without worrying about leaving any lip color behind!

Hair Cream

When trying to sneak a shower during naptime, it’s so much easier to skip the heat styling. I’ve wanted to feature this Fresh Sake Hair Cream on the blog for awhile now because I think it’s so amazing. If you scrunch it in after towel drying your hair and then leave it (no brushing or blow drying), it somehow works with what your hair naturally does and just amplifies it – frizz free. A total miracle product!

Then, just brush on your favorite blush or bronzer, swipe on a bit of mascara if you so desire and you are one hot momma!