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10 Simple beauty tips for busy moms

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

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If there’s one thing moms are short on, it’s time. Whether you’re a working mom or one who stays at home, you want to look your best and you don’t have much time to do it. Try these tips to get gorgeous with little effort, no matter who your audience is.

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6Fake looking awake

Those red rims around your eyes are a dead giveaway that you're in serious need of sleep. Use a nude-colored eyeliner to color in the inner rim of your eyes – top and bottom – to conceal the red and fake a rested look. Avoid using white for this trick. It looks obvious and draws attention to your problem area.

7Shower at night

Move your shower routine from the morning to the night. If you wait until the kids are in bed, you may get a few uninterrupted minutes to enjoy yourself, and you're much more likely to be able to shave both legs before someone needs your help. You'll also take precious time off your morning rush by making this move.

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8Stretch your mani

Make that manicure last as long as possible by adding a clear coat of polish every other day. You'll help the polish keep its shine and keep chips at bay.

9Stay hydrated

It can be hard to take care of yourself when you're so busy taking care of someone else, but do your best. Drink lots of water and stay hydrated. You'll not only feel better, but you'll look better, meaning fewer steps in your beauty routine.


If all else fails, cover up. Sometimes, you just don't have time for anything. In those cases, a great pair of big, black sunglasses are a mommy's best friend. They cover dark circles and hide drab skin, all while looking chic and stylish. Throw your hair in a ponytail and add a pair of these, and you're ready to head out the door.

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