I have a confession to make. I don’t wear a lot of makeup.
That’s not vanity talking, it’s laziness. I enjoy wearing makeup, but generally I have to be in the mood to really go to town and put it on all the way. If we’re just running to the store, no makeup. If I’m going to spend yet another day running around the city, probably just eyeliner and mascara.
Also, when I DO wear makeup, unless we go to bed early to watch TV or something, I’m usually too tired (or lazy) to take my makeup off before bed. I know, I know, it’s so “bad for you” and “doesn’t take that long,” but when you’re already tired, it’s just too much.
A while back, I was contacted to try some new products by the Simple company – makeup remover cloths, eye makeup remover pads, and facial moisturizer.
And you know, I really love them. Only having to take 30 seconds at night to get fresh-faced before bed is awesome. Plus, the pads don’t irritate my eyes. Ever since the Lasik a few years ago, my eyes have been a bit sensitive. These are really gentle.
When SoldierMan was deployed, even when I worked until 10:00 at night, I was still able to come home, take a nice relaxing bath before bed, and then read myself to sleep. Since he’s come home, I’ve taken on more responsibilities, and of course it’s a little rude to spend an hour a night in the tub when you aren’t the only human in the house. So giving myself a full mani-pedi and a facial every week…isn’t really doable anymore.
But I feel like I get a little bit of it back when I can clean myself up after a day of running around the desert and then washing dishes before bed.
Bonus: Simple is sold through the Commissary, and they have provided me with a $25 gift card to give away to one of YOU lovely readers, so that you can try the wonderful Simple products for yourselves!
To enter, simply leave me a comment and let me know your favorite way to pamper yourself! Winner will be chosen at random next Wednesday, the 26th.