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There’s just something about summertime that always makes my soul happy. Now that I’m a mom, summertime looks quite different for me than it used to. Gone are the days when I could roam about with friends as I please. Beach days are more of a hassle than they are relaxing and even going out for a walk has its challenges these days. It’s totally okay, though! I LOVE my kiddos and I love this season of life. 😉
While my summer is more low-key these days, it’s still a top priority of mine to spend time refreshing myself. My “mama me-time” is definitely something I look forward to. Today, I am sharing some of the must-haves I have been obsessed with for basic self-care and pampering this summer. Let’s get into them!
ME-TIME MUST-HAVES THIS SUMMER
THE PERFECT SUMMER READS FROM KENSINGTON BOOKS – Reading is always one thing I have always wanted to become better at. I was never a huge book lover growing up but I have started to appreciate some reading time during my downtime. I had a lightbulb moment and realized that I just had to search for the topics that interest me. As someone who gets sucked into anything creepy, suspenseful, and/or crime-based, I had to reach for these two books from Kensington Books.
The Wife Before by Shanora Williams and The Girl Who Survived by Lisa Jackson are both suspenseful reads with wild twists that will make you not want to put them down. Lisa Jackson and Shanora Williams are both New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, so you know you’re in for something good. Both are great reads for pool days, road trips, or for some downtime at home.
THE GOOD PATCH WELLNESS PATCHES – Okay, these are absolutely GENIUS! The Good Patch wearable wellness patches have been a godsend for me this summer. The wellness patches come in a sealed pouch in a pack of 4 patches. When I’m in need of a boost all I need to do is simply peel, stick on my wrist (or any venous area), and feel! They’re easy to use and perfect for throwing in my diaper bag for on-the-go.
As a mom of two who also works from home, some days I don’t know how I’m going to keep going. The Good Patch B12 Awake wellness patches are infused with Caffeine, Green Tea, and Vitamin B12 to give me the boost I need to get through the midday slump! I have a girl’s weekend away with my best friend this weekend so I’ll be bringing along the Rescue wellness patches (infused with DHM, Green Tea, and Vitamin B1) to help me bounce back after my weekend away.
The Good Patch wellness patches are vegan, free of latex, dermatologically tested, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and made in the USA with globally sourced ingredients. They have 16 different options to choose from, so you have to check them out and see which will be great options for your lifestyle!
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TRUST FUND BEAUTY NAIL POLISH + LIP OIL – I am all about some mama me-time pampering. TFB believes that investing in yourself should not be a luxury, but rather a priority. I couldn’t agree more! From lips to tips, Trust Fund Beauty is all about redefining the meaning of clean + vegan beauty, making it more accessible, inclusive, loud, and proud.
If you’ve been around my corner of the internet for a while, you know that I can’t pass up a chance to paint my nails. Painting my nails has always been one of my go-to self-care pick-me-ups! I have the “CEO of Wellness” nail polish shade from TFB – the perfect bright coral for summertime. Their nail lacquers are 21-free non-toxic, with a pigment and long-lasting formula. Made with pride in the USA!
Trust Fund Beauty’s Better Than Therapy Lip Oil is formulated with therapeutic Vitamin E and a natural and subtle vanilla scent. I love using it as a topper over my favorite lipstick but it’s also great alone as a lip treatment.
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AMOPE PEDI PERFECT ADVANCED ELECTRONIC FOOT FILE – The Amopé Pedi Perfect™ Advanced™ electronic foot file is the ultimate pedicure tool for a great pedicure at home. Its micro-abrasive particles of finely ground diamond crystals exfoliate the skin on the feet, leaving them smooth and beautiful. The Amopé Pedi Perfect™ Advanced™ is splashproof, so you can use it on wet or dry feet. It allows you to have a spa experience in the comfort of your own home. After just one use, your feet will look great and feel great!
IMAGE SKINCARE FACIAL MIST + MATTE MOISTURIZER – My skin has been going through a lot over the last year, especially the past few months being newly postpartum. I was so excited to get to try Image Skincare’s Vital C Hydrating Facial Mist and PREVENTION+ Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 30.
Image Skincare’s Vital C Hydrating Facial Mist is my new skincare BFF! It’s the multitasking must-have that I’ve been in desperate need of. It’s lightweight and hydrates on-demand, leaving skin feeling soft with a gorgeous dewy finish. It shields the skin against daily environmental stressors with the help of the antioxidant Vitamin C and luxe gold sub-microparticles. I use it to prep my skin before makeup and to spritz my face throughout the day when my skin needs an instant pick-me-up.
Their PREVENTION+ Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 30 is incredibly hydrating and moisturizes my skin seamlessly. Its lightweight formula minimizes shine and is formulated without parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, artificial fragrances, synthetic dyes, or animal testing. This broad-spectrum protection is just what I need this summer.
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DAX HAIRCARE FOR NATURALS STYLING POMADE + PROTEIN TREATMENT – DAX for Naturals line is for men and women seeking to embrace their natural hair while staying within budget. Both products are for ALL skin and hair types!
The DAX for Naturals Protein Treatment is the perfect revitalizing hair mask that strengthens and moisturizes damaged hair. It’s enriched with Broccoli Seed Oil, Black Jamaican Castor Oil, and their own unique blend of essential oils. I just used this mask for the first time the other night and it left my hair feeling smooth and shiny!
The DAX for Naturals Styling Pomade is packed with vitamins and is formulated with Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Broccoli Seed Oil, and Passion Fruit Oil to strengthen and nourish hair. This is the ultimate lightweight styling pomade. Easily style and achieve the look you’re admiring while also hydrating and adding shine to your hair.
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