Mother’s Day is right around the corner and if there is ONE thing that I consider a real luxury as a mom, it is time. I always find myself running from one scheduled activity to another with hardly any time left for myself. I guess in some way, we are like superheroes aren’t we? A hero to our children… exceptionally skillful at just about everything else. For all you superheroes who put your families needs before your own, this round-up is for you! I’ve pulled together a handful of beauty & household products that I think are great options for Moms who have little time for themselves. These products are versatile, multi-functional and effective! And, if you’re here to source out gift ideas for that special mama in your life, then these ideas are foolproof, especially if she’s a busy mom on the go!
Ok, how many of you have time to get your nails done at a professional nail salon? Yeah, I thought so. Kiss Nails brings the salon to you with a wide variety of nail shapes, sizes, colours and designs. Their press-on nails look super natural and take very little time to apply. No one will even notice that you’re wearing artificial nails! Kiss’ new acrylic-infused style, Acrylic Nude (shown below in Graceful) is one of my recent favourites and replicates the perfect nude french manicure! These nails features an oval shape, medium length and flexiFit technology for ultra comfort. The best part….they cost way less than a salon manicure.
Another great product for Mother’s on the go is this Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion by The Body Shop. I absolutely love this stuff and use it every morning after my morning cleanser! It’s lightweight formula seems to even out the texture of my skin, leaving it feeling fresh and hydrated. It also plumps the skin with moisture and helps enhance the efficacy of the products that you use immediately afterwards (i.e. serum, moisturizer).
A great and easy way to give your skin (or Moms!) a flawless base and sun protection on the go is by applying Skin Ceuticals Physical Matte UV Defence under your makeup. The oil-absorbing formula has a matte powder finish, SPF 50 and aerated silica technology that is proven to maintain a matte finish even in hot, humid conditions. It’s also universally tinted for all skin tones and works to minimize the appearance of pores.
No time to put on a full face of makeup in the morning? Mistura Beauty’s 6-in-1 Beauty Solution® buffed right into the skin using circular motions can double as your foundation, blush, bronzer and even eye shadow and it’s just one product! The game-changing mineral powder only comes in 1 shade but its Miracle Match Color Blend Technology allows the shade to work on most skin tones. Did I mention that it also mutes out rosacea and helps conceals blemishes?
Hair colour requires a lot of maintenance and if you have greys, then you have to work even harder to keep your hair looking good. L’Oreal Paris recently launched their Root Cover Up, a product that conceals grey hairs in mere seconds. It’s lightweight, peroxide-free and doesn’t leave behind any unwanted residue. A perfect solution for in between color applications or salon visits. Root Cover Up lasts until your next shampoo and comes in 6 shades ranging from blonde to black.
While my house can certainly be messy at times (meaning that there are articles of clothing, toys and homework everywhere!), I really try to keep the house clean. Even with our busy schedules, my husband and I try to tackle at least one part of the house every weekend. I’ve recently discovered an amazing new range of household cleaning products called Aspen Clean. The brand was voted Product of the Year in 2015 by the Consumer Survey of Product Innovation in the natural cleaning products category (all-purpose, glass, kitchen & bathroom) and I can totally see why. The range, which can be found at Whole Foods Market, is 100% natural, 100% vegan and has been formulated using only cosmetic-grade ingredients derived from plants and minerals. No chemicals, less environmental impact and this stuff really works!!
Even though “one child who shall remain nameless” insists on teaching me phonics every time I take a bath, I do believe that every Mom needs time to relax and unwind on her own. Dial’s new, nourishing Miracle Oil has recently found a permanent home in my shower. The coconut-infused body wash is everything a body wash should be! It smells great, lathers well and leaves my skin feeling clean, soft, smooth and moisturized.
Happy Mother’s Day!!!