5 beauty tips to help you look (and feel) put together—even if you haven’t slept in months

There are just some women who always look like they have it together. You know the ones—they're always at work wearing a great outfit, or mid-tantrum with a 3-year-old but their hair is still perfectly in place. Well, these women aren't superheroes, they're just regular moms who have figured out a few expert tricks.

We spoke to a few beauty pros to weigh in on how to look put together in five minutes—even if you had no sleep last night. Here's what they shared:

1. Opt for a natural-looking blush

Use blush to add a pop of color to the apples of your cheeks to give you a healthy flush and radiance. If you have dry and combination skin (especially during the winter season), opt for a cream blush to add a hint of hydration.

2. Apply concealer

Say it with me: Concealer is your best friend. Dimply dab on a bit under your eyes and around your nose to help you look put together in an instant. Look for a buildable concealer that covers dark circles, discolorations and uneven skin tones.

Pro tip: "To evenly apply a cream concealer, I love using a flat dense brush with medium to short bristles, like a Foundation Brush," says celebrity makeup artist, Emily Hache. "Then, I lightly blend the product in with a slightly damp sponge for uniform coverage and a smooth finish."

3. Add a shine serum to your 'do

"A shine serum is a must to get that glossy finish," says MariLynne Cosmillo, Cherry Blow Dry Bar's Director of Education. "You can apply it before and after you style your hair to achieve the right combination of shine and weight. If you're prone to flat, oily hair, skip the serum and opt for a shine spray that's more lightweight and apply from ear-level down."

4. Throw on a headband

Adorned headbands go well with straight looks or low buns and simple, solid headbands pair perfectly with thick waves or top knots when you're trying to conceal dirty, messy hair. "Be sure to keep the embellishments on the adorned headbands on the smaller side, you don't want the headband to take away from your overall look," says Cosmillo.

5. Spritz rosewater for dewy skin

Rosewater is loaded with antioxidants and some antibacterial properties that have been known to soothe the skin and overtime reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Use after cleansing or throughout the day for a quick, dewy refresh to skin or after makeup application to set makeup for a hydrated finish.

Here are our favorites:

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Stila Convertible Color Blush

Stila Convertible Color Blush

We love that we can apply this muted rose color along our temples, forehead, and chin, for a soft flush that instantly makes us appear awake.

$25

Julep Skip the Brush Crème-to-Powder Blush Stick

Julep Skip the Brush Cr\u00e8me-to-Powder Blush Stick

The ultra-fine pearls go on smoothly and give a subtle glow, but not in a teenager-way, but, more like a sophisticated mama.

$14

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

This cult favorite blurs out unwanted lines, wrinkles and dark circles in seconds! It also lasts for hours so you can look awake well past lunch time.

$30

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer

It Cosmetics

We love that this concealer hydrates and reduces any redness with one application. It's also small enough to keep in your bag for afternoon meetings.

$26

Maybelline Fit Me Liquid Concealer

Maybelline Fit Me Liquid Concealer

Enjoy buildable, medium-to-full coverage that corrects and contours your face. It's also great for covering red spots that can make your skill appear dull and dry.

$6.49

The Body Shop Grapeseed Hair Serum

The Body Shop Grapeseed Hair Serum

Use to put your hair in a bun or fix unwanted stray hairs without the extra greasiness.

$8.40

Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax Serum

Kerastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax Serum

Only a few drops of this serum makes tresses look shiny and silky.

$32

Loza Tam Lomax Turban Headband

Loza Tam Lomax Turban Headband

Finally, a "no headache" headbands that's flexible and won't don't dig in to your scalp. Use it to push back strands that you haven't touched in a week.

$21

boscia Rosewater Mist with Witch Hazel

boscia Rosewater Mist with Witch Hazel

One spritz and you'll appear as if you're ready to take on the world. Oh, and you'll smell great, too!

$24

KORRES H2rose Hydrating Face Mist

KORRES H2rose Hydrating Face Mist

Use to tone the skin and extend the wear of makeup so you'll look put together all day long.

$34
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It's time to go shopping for your little ones mama. Not long ago we shared the super sale on Hunter boots for us moms, and now the super colorful and water proof boots are on sale for kids! Perfect timing as Spring is approaching and there will be a lot of puddle jumping in our futures.

The sale is up to 50% off in select styles, but in all the colors of the rainbow! We don't know how long the sale will last so act fast because some sizes are already on low stock!


Here are our favorite styles to shop from the sale:

The original grab handle boot in light blue

Original Kids First Classic Grab Handle

Originally $55, the original Grab Handle boot is 50% off right now.

$28

The classic gloss boot in blue

Original Kids First Classic Gloss Rain

Originally $55, the original Classic Gloss boot is 40% off right now.

$33

Chelsea boot in yellow 

Original Big Kids' Gloss Chelsea Boots

Originally $75, the Chelsea boot is 40% off right now.

$45

The original grab handle boot in pink

Original Kids First Classic Grab Handle

Originally $55, the original Grab Handle boot is 40% off right now.

$33

The classic gloss boot in yellow

Originally $55, the original Classic Gloss boot is 40% off right now.

$33

The camo boots

Original Little Kids Storm Camo Rain Boots

Originally $75, the camo boot is 50% off right now.

$35

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Babies come with a lot of stuff. And when you're out and about, a roomy, comfy diaper bag is the place for everything you need to be prepared for whatever the day throws your way. But is a cute, trendy diaper bag that doesn't scream, well... DIAPER BAG, too much to ask? It's not, mamas.

We've rounded up our favorite diaper bags that don't actually look like diaper bags, but instead like the cute, super stylish bags you might have carried before the days of finding crushed up puffs at the bottom of your purse.

These bags prove you can get the job done, mama—and look darn good while doing it.

Freshly Picked City Pack

Freshly Picked City Pack

This simple, modern backpack can easily take you from a day at work to dinner with the kiddos. We love the hardware details, the lightweight design, and the hidden back pocket.

$150

Vogshow Waterproof Bag

Vogshow Waterproof Diaper Bag

A sleek look, plus a padded laptop compartment, anti-theft and insulated pockets and magnetic buttons instead of zippers. 🙌

$34.99

Skip Hop Travel Bag

Skip Hop Travel Bag

With a large zippered main compartment, there's plenty of room to keep all of the things. We love the adjustable straps—you can wear as a backpack, cross-body, messenger bag, or attach to the stroller.

$99.99

Companion Quilted Backpack

companion quilted backpack diaper bag

Are you off to sit on the beach for a few hours, or taking your toddlers to the zoo? No one will be the wiser, mamas. We love the quilted look, padded straps, and roomy interior.

$178

Mommore Diaper Backpack

Mommore Diaper Backpack

With a water resistant exterior, wet clothes pocket and a main compartment that completely opens up, you'll love having this to tote around.

$34.99

JJ Cole Brookmont

JJ Cole Cognac Diaper Bag

As stunning as it is functional. It has 15 pockets and a removable liner on the inside so you can easily clean up messes in no time.

$99.99

Little Unicorn Boardwalk Tote

If you're looking to keep things simple + stylish, mamas, this is the bag for you. It's versatile, functional, and will get tons of use well past the diaper days.

$69.95

Presidio Vegan Leather Diaper Tote

Presidio Vegan Leather Diaper Tote

This stunning tote would make the perfect on-the-go bag. It comes with a changing page and a couple pockets on the inside to keep everything organized. Don't forget to personalize it!

$99

Ticent Tote

Ticent Diaper Bag

With nearly 500 reviews, this one has incredible ratings. It offers multiple pockets, including an insulated one for snacks or bottles. The waterproof cotton material is ideal for those inevitable spills.

$30.99

Fawn Design Original

Stylish and versatile, this bag can be worn as a cross body or as a backpack. It's roomy without being bulky, and has a total of 10 pockets for awesome storage.

$159.99

Skip Hop Greenwich Backpack

No one would ever know this bag is packed full of baby's items. 😉

$69.99

Rosie Pope Highbury Hill

Highbury Hill Diaper Backpack

If you're looking to up your style, this chic backpack will help you get there. Lots of inner pockets and zippered compartments make it simple to organize your stuff, and the top flap and wide opening make for quick + easy accessibility.

$159.99

Babymel Robyn

Babymel Robyn Diaper Backpack

We love everything about this effortlessly stylish faux leather backpack. It's easy to wipe down, converts to a cross body bag, and even comes with a changing pad and drawstring bottle holder.

$90

Petunia Pickle Bottom Pathway

Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Tote

This two-tone canvas bag could not be prettier. We love that it easily stands upright when set down, and that it's super functional as a diaper bag yet super stylish as an everyday purse.

$159

Skip Hop Duo

Skip Hop Duo Diaper Bag

The timeless stripes on this 11-pocket bag means it will never go out of style, and the durable cotton canvas means it will stand up to years of use.

$70

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A good kid's winter coat needs to do a few basic things really well: be incredibly warm, water-resistant, easy to clean and a classic style so it can look good bundled over any other clothing they're wearing. For this reason, I usually avoid coats with heavy branding or patterns so that any winter outfit I put my son in "goes" with his jacket.

Primary is always one of my go-to brands for their super simple classic styling, so I was happy to see that Primary is currently having a sale on their solid-colored and high-quality winter gear. This kid's winter puffer coat caught my eye because it's on a steep discount (more than 50% off!), fits all my criteria above and even has a few bonus features I didn't know I needed but now totally love.

Kid’s winter puffer coat

I'm loving this jacket because it's fleece-lined, has thumbholes (so helpful in making sure my toddler doesn't lose his gloves) and comes with an "I belong to" ID label so that his coat won't get mixed up in the sea of other winter jackets at pre-school. Plus, it comes in six great colors and has a five-star rating.

As one reviewer put it, "This coat prompted my first review because it's perfect! Warm enough without being restrictive, easy zipper for my 5-year-old to manage himself and easy to clean! He loves the thumb holes!"

Originally $68.00

$29.50
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From tummy time through those first steps and beyond, play mats offer a soft, cushy space for your little one to grow and play. They're a must-have in every new parents' home—and with their bright, primary colors and loud designs, they're also almost impossible to take your eyes off of.

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