Finding time to pamper yourself
as a busy mom can be tall order these days, as we juggle schedules, housework
and errands. But sometimes
just a few minutes here or there will make a huge difference in helping you to
feel refreshed and put your best foot forward.
I wanted to share a few of my go-to products whenever I need a little
me-time and help me have a mini spa
moment—even if it’s just for a few stolen
minutes at home!
One of my favorite ways to feel
like I just walked out of the spa is to enjoy a body scrub when I’m in the
shower. I just love the feel of freshly
exfoliated skin and these scrubs are infused with oils that leave my skin
feeling nourished for hours. A long-time
favorite is the Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish and there’s a good reason this
one is a cult favorite! A quick scrub
leaves my skin soft and moisturized for hours, and I just love the subtly sweet
smell that lingers. The Tata Harper
Smoothing Body Scrub is a new one I recently picked up and I'm in love with the
way my skin just glows for days with this one!
And finally, if you’re a mama-to-be, I can’t say enough good things
about the Basq Citrus Sugar Skin Perfecting Scrub. I used it for both of my pregnancies and
swear that the oils helped prevent stretch marks and left my skin more supple
than I could have ever imagined!
Isn’t it weird how a great blowout
makes you feel like a movie star? Most
days I don’t have much time to spend on my hair in the mornings but I’ve found
a few must-have products that work wonders.
First up, everybody needs a good
dry shampoo. There are just those days
when you don’t have time to go through the process of washing your hair
(#aintnobodygottimeforthat). I finally
found a dry shampoo that doesn’t leave my hair with white residue; not only
does this one from Unwash soak up any greasiness but it also smells
wonderful! I actually have found that if
I spray this in overnight and gently put my hair up in a bun, things are
actually looking pretty good by the morning!
Besides dry shampoo, I also swear
by the R+Co Dallas Thickening Spray.
Besides that it’s named after the town I live in (hey, we
Dallas girls like big hair!), I’ve found that this spray gives my limp fine
hair the volume that I’ve always wanted!
And lastly, the styling tool that
has changed my mornings: the Luma Hair
Straightening Ceramic Brush. With this
tool, I just brush my hair like normal and within a few minutes my bed head is
transformed into sleek, smooth hair. Now
instead of putting my hair up into a bun when I don’t have time, I just plug
the Luma in and I'm ready to go in under 5 minutes!
It's amazing how a great lipstick
makes you feel put together! I always
have a few go-to shades tucked away in my purse and it’s great knowing that I’m
a quick swipe away from at least looking like I tried! (Thankfully, a messy
bun is in these days, right?)
Being a mom is a hard job and
while there may not always be time to spend at the spa, I hope you’ll try some
of my recommendations for products that will give you a little “me moment” in
the midst of your busy schedule!