Three Beauty Tips to Help You Maintain Super Mom Status

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Colgate-Palmolive. All opinions are mine alone. #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias

We can all agree that motherhood is absolutely amazing.  The love and bond you create with your children is beyond imaginable.  But what nobody tells you about is "that other stuff."  Moms, I think you know what I'm referring to right now.  For example, those days when you realize you haven't showered in two days and you can't remember if you brushed your teeth for the day.  Also, those moments when your son just used black marker on your couch cushion, your daughter spilled her snack bowl on the freshly vacuumed carpet and your dog got into the dirty diaper pail.  But it all comes with the territory when you sign up to be mom and you gladly take it with stride.  Whether we want to admit it or not, it really is hard to look like Super Mom each and every day.  But, have no fear, I'm here to help.  It is time I share with you my three beauty tips and tricks that have saved me from looking like I emerged from the darkest cave of doom.  These tips can help you fake it on the days where Super Mom just doesn't come naturally.

1.  Dry Shampoo
If you haven't invested in this amazing beauty tool yet, you sure are missing out.  Dry shampoo is perfect to use on those days when you have early appointments, have to drop the kids off at school or want to make your husband think your day was a breeze.  You simply spray, brush and style.  I'm not even going to tell you how often I sometimes go between hair washes because dry shampoo has saved my life.  It smells great and makes my hair fresh.  In Mommy vocab that means my hair doesn't look like a grease ball or smell like last night's batch of oven baked tater tots.  For less than $5, this is a beauty tool that won't break the bank yet help you step up your Super Mom game.

2.  Bronzer and Gloss
Okay, don't freak out when you see the word "bronzer."  I'm not talking about turning into an Oompa Loompa.  If you use it sparingly you can add just a bit of glow to your ghostly pale winter skin during these drag and frigid days.  I literally add a pea size to my morning moisturizer to help brighten my face so I look alive, rather than dead with deep, dark bags under my eyes.  Then I finish with a tinted gloss to add some pizzazz to the look.  You will totally pull off the "plain, not really trying yet I look like I could do this all day with my eyes closed" look.  Plus it pair perfectly with those form fitting yoga pants.

3.  Colgate® Optic White® Express White Toothpaste
Let's be honest with each other.  If you want to survive a day, it must be started off with coffee.  But with coffee comes teeth staining.  And who has time for lengthy whitening treatments?  On  a recent trip to Walmart I was able to find a simple and easy solution to this problem.  Colgate® Optic White® Express White has two times more of the professionally recommended whitening ingredient (when compared to Optic White Sparkling Mint toothpaste) and can whiten your teeth in only three days* - just by brushing!  It is a fast and easy way to brighten and whiten your smile basically without any effort.  It helps me feel a little less guilty about that second cup of coffee knowing that I can still maintain and show off my whiter teeth.  My husband even asked me if I had whitened my teeth.  Why how sweet that you noticed, Honey!  But do you really think I have time to do that in my Super Mom schedule? (wink wink) 

Motherhood is ridiculously amazing.  But like everything else there comes the good days and those not so great days.  But there's no need to feel bad about not being able to live up to the Super Mom title every moment of your children's lives.  Sometimes you need to fake it, to make it.  

Moms - What is your beauty tip to help you feel like Super Mom?
Also, what can whiter teeth in three days mean to you?


**Don't miss out on the roaming demo in your Walmart stores on February 28th!  Ambassadors will be passing out coupons for $1 off Colgate® Optic White® Express White products.  Check the list to see if your store is included in this fun opportunity!**

 *For best results, use as directed for 4 weeks


  1. Some of these products are new to me, I'll have to check them out.

  2. I just bought my first can of dry shampoo last month, love it!

  3. I remember how difficult it was to make myself feel less like a schlub, with a baby! What I have found is Smashbox Photo Finish and some good mineral powder a sweep of lipstick and YES White Teeth ;) is a quick and reliable way to look presentable when you're going out, no matter how many of hours of sleep you had the night before ;)

  4. I do love my Colgate and can't live with out it. But these are great tips!

  5. I love teeth whitening toothpaste! I also use dry shampoo lately and it comes in quite handy. :)

  6. All good suggestions here. I recently discovered dry shampoo and it has literally changed my life. I love it.

  7. Those are great tips for busy moms. I know that I put my appearance pretty far down on the list, but it's nice to feel put together.

  8. I have always been leery about using dry shampoo, thinking it would leave my hair in a powdery mess. I guess that isn't the case, so I may have to give it a try sometime, after all. :)

  9. coffee, I hate what it does to my theeth, but cannot live without it...

  10. Love this, yes it's hard being a mom but these tips make it easy to stay beautiful