I’ll be honest with you: this homeschool mom needed a makeover! (Keep scrolling down for a video of my morning makeup routine for busy moms.) And because I’m super busy like I know all of you moms are, I only have a few minutes out of my day that I’m willing to devote to freshening up.  So I came up with my 5 minute makeup just for busy moms like myself!

5 minute makeup

My history on makeup

For many years in my life, I didn’t care about how I looked, and especially at home. I would throw on a pair of sweat pants and an old raggedy shirt and step into my day ready to tackle all the chores set before me.  With time, this routine became habitual.  Wake up, take a quick shower, throw on sweats, and tackle the day. I just didn’t make time to beautify myself unless I was going out to church or a special event with my husband.  At home…who cares?

When the change happened

Then, my oldest daughter became a teen, and that’s what changed everything. I remembered what it felt like to be young, to have energy, and to have an  interest in how I looked.  I never thought I would ever care much about my appearance at home, especially while homeschooling.  I mean, honestly, who cares that I’m in the same yoga pants from two days ago when I’m only teaching math to my 3rd grader?

It wasn’t long before I realized that I care…I really do care.  I care about my appearance and what I put out there to the world. I care about how I project my image because it reflects what’s going on in my heart.  And because I’m raising girls, they get to see mom at her not-so-best every day we are at home.  I just grew tired of being that frumpy mom and I finally said “enough is enough”.  I put my foot down and started to do something about making myself feel better.

The first thing I did was work on my makeup routine.  I’m no makeup artist and I don’t work magic with a brush. I use the cheapest makeup and I have the simplest techniques, but until I figure things out and I can afford to invest a bit more in my makeup, I decided to use what I have. Here’s a short video showing you how I do my 5 minute makeup routine in the mornings nowadays.

My 5 minute makeup routine

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About Demetria Zinga

Demetria is a homeschooling mom and mompreneur who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, two daughters, and a dog. She currently runs two podcasts for homeschool moms and moms in business, writes songs, and spends lots of time at coffee shops. Her goal is to be an encourager and motivator of women, helping them to find success and joy in homeschooling, business, and motherhood.

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