Regardless of your current relationship status (single or taken), and never mind if you’re technically a soccer mom:  There’s no reason as to why you shouldn’t look your best. Give some to yourself! Here are three things that you can do to make sure that you look amazing (because you never know who you might meet this weekend while pumping gas or making a grocery store run!)

1. Rock a red lip. Yes, I know this may read as ridiculous to wear red lipstick while you’re out running weekend errands with your kid in tow, but there are so many amazing variations of red now available on the market that it won’t have to be bright, traditional red. Instead, try a balm such as the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Cherry or L’Oreal Colour Riche Balm Pop in Fiery Red. If you are looking to rock a traditional red lip (yes!) try the CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Garnet Flame.

2. Give your hair some TLC. I know, I know. It can sometimes be just too much to wear your hair in something other than a ponytail or a messy bun and trying to make time to get to the hair salon on a regular basis can sometimes be impossible. However, there are things that you can do at home to make sure that your hair stays healthy. While showering, apply the Pantene Daily Moisture 2-Minute Moisture Masque into damp strands and then put hair up into a bun. Let sit for two minutes, rinse strands and voila! Super soft, manageable strands are all yours. Be sure to apply the Pantene Heat Shield Serum before blow drying to help prevent heat damage.

3. Smooth it out. Even if you are single and you quite possibly may not be getting laid, having soft, smooth skin is always a beauty must. Plus, I believe you should always be prepared for the possibility of romance, so I highly recommend that you take the extra time in the shower to shave. The Gillette Venus Swirl is one of the best new razors on the market! It contains a silver ball that swivels in all types of directions which makes for an easy, comfortable shave. Follow up with a light moisturizer such as the Suave Sea Minerals Spray Lotion. Whether or not there’s sex in store for you tonight, you’ll feel sexy!


Andrea Arterbery is a freelance writer/social media manager. A former beauty editor, Andrea has written for several publications and websites, including The New York Times, YAHOO! and ESSENCE magazine. Follow her on Instagram (@aarterbery/@theartofbery), Twitter (@arterbery/@theartofbery) and read more about her single mom lifestyle at

Comments are closed.