On a daily basis what kind of pampering do you do for yourself?
Ok, ok … How about weekly?
Fine, don’t call it pampering. Let’s call it mama self-care. Caring for yourself through little things, no day long spa days or cruises :) The things that fill you up so you can then turn around and care for your family.
It’s a lesson I’m constantly learning and trying to implement. Put on my oxygen mask before assisting others. Such valuable lessons those airlines have engrained in our minds.
Most days, I’m run ragged. I’m productive, in a crazy pick-up-the-same-mess kind of way, but overall, productive. I shower daily and brush my teeth and usually steal away for a bathroom break of my own. Hear that? I pee alone sometimes! But make-up, hair, nails? Those aren’t my norm unless we’ve got fancy plans.
Here’s the thing though. I feel more “me” when I take a few extra minutes for some mama self-care – good moisturizer, pretty nails, some lip shine, a puff of perfume and a swipe of mascara. So, my friends, pop in a guilt-free screening of Frozen and let me introduce you to two of my new favorite items. Things that are just for me! You could almost consider them part of my oxygen mask.
Have your heard of them? They’re fab. Just fabulous!
Jamberry is a nail wrap company. They have non toxic, gluten free, vegan, made in the USA nail wraps that come in over 300 designs. For the most part, my nails are usually naked – polish chips off too fast with my oh-so-glamorous chores and a few months of acrylics years ago damaged my nails soooooo bad. Jamberry is the PERFECT in between! These adhesive nail wraps last for 2 weeks on fingers and 4 on toes and haven’t hurt my sensitive lil’ nails one bit. My first application took me about 30 minutes, but now that I’ve got the process down I think my second round will go much faster. These video tutorials were super helpful too …
I loved trying out Jamberry! They’re just fun and make me feel more pulled together. Total win. This is the set Jennifer let me try and I think this one and this one are awesome too! Such a fun little addition of glitz to my yoga pant uniform :)
So, with pretty nails that last forever, even with daily chores, I followed my mama self-care mantra and grabbed my new, forever favorite mascara from Younique to spruce up my lashes.
Ladies. This stuff is unreal. And natural!
Younique has a full line of natural make-up products, but it’s the mascara I’m smitten with. 3D Fiber Mascara has me going from dreary-tired mama to WOWSER, LOOK AT THOSE LASHES mama. It wakes me up almost as much as my morning coffee :) Best of all – it’s cruelty-free, paraben-free, carcinogenic-free, hypoallergenic, water resistant (while still washing off easily) and increases lash volume by 300%. What’s it made of you ask? Green tea fibers. Unique, right (wink, wink)!
Ready to treat yo’self?
But wait! A mama self-care post wouldn’t be complete without a lovely giveaway! Yes, oh yes, one sweet mama will win a Jamberry nail wrap set of her choice, Jamberry heater AND a Younique 3D mascara set – woohoo! Cross my heart, you’re going to love it all!
Jennifer and Christi both sent me sample of their products so I could share with you. If I didn’t love them I would have kept my lips sealed. But, both Jamberry and Younique have out a pep in my step and have truly made me feel a bit more taken care of. High five for mama self care!