I think every year I make the same New Year’s Resolution: to make more of an effort to put on makeup and look like a grown up every day. Here it is mid-March and I’m still working on making this a part of my every day routine. Even though we’re a couple months into the year I’ve actually become more motivated lately to keep up with my resolution. Believe it or not, having a baby has inspired me to focus on “putting together” my face. Because the rest of me? Is going to take some time to get back into put together shape. There’s no quick fix for 9 months of pregnancy weight gain, but there are some quick fixes for a beauty routine to help me feel better about myself every day.

A New Mom’s Beauty Routine

It will come as no surprise that my beauty routine is a quick one. With three kids under five, my days are not spent in front of a mirror applying 30 different products. It’s just not realistic (and I have better things to do with my time). I do invest a couple minutes every morning and every evening on my skin care regimen, but my beauty routine in the morning is QUICK.

Here’s my day-to-day routine: Moisturizer with SPF, Foundation, Mascara and Lip Gloss. That’s it.

The real tip and trick is to use products that do double-duty. I use a tinted moisturizer with SPF – one product that does multiple things. My lip gloss is really a soothing lip balm with color. Why use multiple products when your can find one that will do all the work?

P&G Award-Winning Beauty Products

P&G has a HUGE selection of beauty products that are very affordable – and, yes, many do double-duty and help a new mom save time. What you may not know is that many P&G beauty products have won awards from top beauty magazines. Here are some of the products that will help any mom maximize time and look her best.

Time on your Side: Never let your beauty routine drop off the list – even if your day is full. Discover P&G beauty award-winning picks and shortcuts to streamline your daily routine.

  • Aussie 3 Minute Miracle: Elle Essential pick
  • Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips: Elle Essential pick

Spring Awakening: When the temperatures rise, it’s time to refresh your beauty routine. Update your warmer-weather beauty routine with these must-have products bearing the seal of approval from your favorite magazines.

  • Secret Clinical Strength Waterproof: Real Beauty Gold Star Awards winner
  • Venus Bikini Trimmer: Marie Claire 25 New Products That Will Change Your Life pick

A Fresh New Look: Sometimes it’s hard to get out of mom-mode. But a pretty, polished style is easy to achieve at home, even on the most hectic mornings, with these award-winning beauty products.

  • Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Serum: Redbook MVP Awards winner
  • CoverGirl Nature Luxe Gloss Balm: Oprah Spring Makeup O-wards winner

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Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    Debbie P

    My best beauty tip is using a pumice stone for your feet to keep them smooth. I wear flip flops or am in bare feet most of the time, so my feet always get really rough. A pumice stone kept in the shower has been my saving grace.

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    Debbie P

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    One of my secrets is that I love dry shampoo spray! When I only have time for a quick rinse in the shower, there’s no way I’ll have time to wash, condition, dry and then style my hair! So, I spray on some dry shampoo and cover my head w/ a shower cap before jumping in the shower. Then, all I have to do is brush through it after my shower. I love it!

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    julie rmr

    It’s not really a beauty trick, but I take showers at night — one less thing to do in the morning!

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    Jessica F

    I like to make a scrub out of sugar, olive oil and vanilla extract.

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    Jessica F

    I like the post on facebook

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    I dip my fingers in milk for strong fingernails. It works.

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    Susan Smith

    I put a conditioner in my hair and leave in overnight while I sleep to help my dry hair .

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    Susan Smith

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    i conditioner my hair everyday

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    Kristen M

    My best beauty tip is to moisturize more than you think necessary!
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    vaseline and sugar is a great lip scrub!

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    my current trick is using the new BB cremes that are out there. I use the garner one since it is cheapest, but it is a quick one step moisturizer and tint all in one.

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    Samantha C.

    Fave tip, add some blush! Always look awake with blush 😉

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    Always wear concealer under the eyes!

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    My favorite tip, always keep a little lip gloss on hand. Totally pulls it together!

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