As a mother of 3 children, wife, working make up artist and blogger I think it's pretty safe to say I know what busy is. Feeling confident and beautiful with minimum fuss is very important. So in a pinch I have found these tips to be quick, smart and effective.

1. You are what you eat. Be sure to maintain a healthy diet packed with fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated is imperitive to maintaining glowing, supple skin. Healthy eating habits is the best way to make sure you wake up beautiful everyday!!!

2. Exfoliate regularly. If you wear make up regularly (like me) a routine of exfoliation will keep your pores clear and skin smooth. Even if you don't wear make up, exfoliating removes dead skin cells, debris from free radicals, and polishes the skin's surface.  I recommend exfoliating 2-3 times a week

Quick tip: Soft bristle face brushes work well with your regular facial cleanser. If you don't have one, add a pinch of baking soda to your cleanser for a non abrasive exfoliant. Be sure to moisturize your skin daily.

3. Green tea eye masks. This tip is amazing to waking up flawlessly. Let's face it, we've all had those nights where we've cried hard, or turned up a little too much. Our eyes turn red, they puff up, they burn. Omg...what do I do?!

Quick tip: Steep a green tea bag in cold water for 5-10 minutes. Lay down, place the bags on your eyes. The tea bags will cool, moisturize, relax, and are full of antioxidants. At times, I've slept in them. When you wake up; no puffiness, no redness, just bright beautiful eyes. If you don't want to sleep in them, just marinate in them for 15-20 minutes. No one would guess the kind of night you had, trust me!!

4. Invest in instant glam. Some if us are make up junkies (I'll be the first to admit it) lol. However time doesn't always allow a full face beat down. Or if you have a career where the full beat would be inappropriate, try this. Instant glam is one of my favorite looks.

Quick tip: Pop on a pair of falsies. Strip lashes are a quick fun way to spruce up your look without the cake face. Try a bit of concealer for blemishes, and a BB cream. A lip gloss (colored or clear).  Dust on a touch of powder/bronzer and VOILA!!!! Instant glam. 10 minutes tops!!!

When it comes to being beautiful we all are. However, sometimes life can strip us of it whether stress, diet, or age. So ladies, let's be smart about it. Purify and beautify from the inside out, so when you wear make up it becomes simply an enhancement. Let your beauty shine!!!! Thanks for reading!!!! Love ya!