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Hi. I am Elizabeth. 

Welcome to my blog. I use this little space to chronicle the adventures of the Noel family!

My Mom Uniform

My Mom Uniform

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Hey friends!

When I asked what beauty and fashion questions you guys had over on my instastories- the number one question I received was, “How do you look so put together all the time?”

First of all, how sweet of you to think I look put together all the time. Those little squares aren’t shared when I have been wearing the same comfies for 2 or three days with greasy hair and no makeup. That’s when I only point the camera at my kids. Lol

I do find that when I do take a little time and help myself feel a little put together, then I get more done and feel better about myself. I also feel bad when my husband has seen me in the same comfy clothes day after day.

It has taken a long time, but I feel like I have it down to a science now. If I can find 30 minutes, I can make myself feel and look put together. Now, this is not including shower/ washing my hair. I usually need another 30 minutes then- but I usually shower at night or get up before my kids and shower. I wash my hair every other day. I have tried to go longer than that with dry shampoo, but my hair just won’t have it.  

So here is what I do to feel put together:

  • Dry shampoo, and a curling iron: I spray on dry shampoo, and let it work while I put on a little makeup. Then I grab about one inch sections of my hair and run a curling iron through it. I run my fingers through it and spray with my favorite hairspray and texture spray.

  • A little eye makeup and blush: Most days, I don’t have time to do a full face of makeup, and I don’t want to most days. I do some shadow, liner, mascara, brows and blush- then I am done. Is my skin still blotchy and uneven- yes, but I feel a little better with eyes and cheeks done, so that’s how I roll.

  • Throw on a layered outfit. Layering is key. I am always wearing some version of jeans, a tank or tee, and a kimono or cardigan. I throw on my favorite sandals and booties and I am done. This used to be harder before I started trying to by most of my wardrobe pieces to complement each other. I stick to a basic color palette and add fun accessories to add pops of color. I have made a capsule-ish wardrobe, if you will. I like each, comfortable pieces I can throw on. I have given some examples of things I wear on the regular below- so you can see how I mix and match things!

  • Add accessories: I throw on some big earrings and a necklace that pulls the whole look together.

That’s it, guys. My big secret includes minimal makeup and wardrobe staples that mix and match.

I hope that is helpful! I really have just thought and thought until I found a quick routine that will work for me. I just chose the things that made me feel best about myself (curled hair, cute clothes and eye makeup) and worked on my routine from there.

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The second most asked question was about how I style my hair- stay tuned for a video tutorial coming soon!

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, friends!

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