Fast forward fifteen years. I have two kids. The last time I 'worked-out' was yesterday when I bent down (grunting) to put away my son's toys. I have (to my horror) kinks and crinkles working their way around the corner of my eyes and laugh lines. When I go outside, I blink like a mole, and my husband likes to tell me that I'm the palest person in Florida. In short, I'm a mom with little to no time for herself. (Is there a different kind of mom?) I may not have needed make-up as a girl, but I need it now.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for make-up-less days and natural beauty, but the best way for me to instantly feel good about myself is for me to see myself looking good. Problem is, there are so many brands of make-up out there, it can become difficult to decide what works best for you. Even worse (if you're like me), you'll pick one that works for you at one point in time, and then forget to look for something different when your situation changes. That's what happened to me while I was pregnant.
My one must-have-cannot-live-without-make-up-item is definitely mascara. I have long, long lashes, and they curl all on their own. I need that mascara though because my gorgeous lashes turn pale blond about half-way up! This leaves me looking like I have little, stubby half-lashes, and there is nothing sexy about stubby lashes. (At least not on me there isn't.)
When I became pregnant with baby #2, I started crying profusely. I mean, it got to the point that if I was watching a commercial and there was a baby anywhere in it, I would bawl. If we were out in public and I saw a baby in a stroller, I'd tear up right there. It was a little ridiculous. The result? My mascara ran everywhere. So I switched to Covergirl's Lash Blast 24 Hour. It worked awesome. My tears flowed freely but my mascara didn't. One thing about the 24 Hour remedy though, is that it was thicker than the mascara I was used to, and I had to comb my lashes out a little after applying it. That was fine of course, I had the time to do things like that. After I had the baby though, my time went out the window completely. I barely had time to put the mascara on, I really didn't have time to comb them out!
I had forgotten a big rule about make-up. If your situation suddenly changes, your make-up might have to change too! Luckily, I was given the chance to try some of P&G's Best-Loved Products, courtesy of SheSpeaks! In return for my honest reviews, I was given several products to try for free - and Covergirl's Lash Blast Volume was one of them! To see my full disclosure policy, please see the tab titled, 'Let me disclose to you'.
I have to say, getting this mascara was a BIG wake-up call for me in the make-up arena. Not only am I currently going through all my other products now to see what sort of changes I need to make, but I am rocking this Lash Blast Volume mascara. It doesn't need combing out (which saves me time!), it makes my lashes look thick without the product being thick, and I think that the thinner application brings more focus to my pretty hazel eyes. Here is the picture I took of me wearing both kinds of mascara, and neither has been combed out.
|Lash Blast Volume on this side... and Lash Blast 24 Hour on this side.|