Ah, Spring! Years ago, this season would mean going outside and exploring the outdoors for us. The weather is perfect, not too cold yet not too hot. It’s the season that symbolizes renewal and much-needed rejuvenation. I honestly can’t stress this enough … I badly need and want a break. Except, having two babies around, you can already guess how much of a challenge that is. Will that stop me? Not at all.
If you or someone you know could use a bit of a de-stressor or even SPA-like treatment, I have just the answer for this dilemma! That’s right. I have racked my brain for ideas and rounded up my must-have Self-Care Products for At-Home Pampering.
Let’s start with a Mindfulness-based stress reduction with “A Year of Weeks: 52 Awesome Weeks of Trying New Things by Erica Root” book from Running Press. Before the digital age took over, we all, at one point have been engrossed with a novel or a short story. These days everyone is all over social media or the internet. To unwind, this book by Erica Root is the perfect approach to unplug without ultimately going offline.
A Year of Weeks: 52 Awesome Weeks of Trying New Things by Erica Root
This book is full of captivating illustrations with engaging challenges broken down into “52” exciting YET achievable activities! A Year of Weeks is a delightful self-help book of trying new things and enriching your life–one year at a time.
I love the part of drinking more water because I barely drink any these days unless it is mixed with coffee. I blame the kids because I needed more caffeine anyway. Or the “I forgot to take a gulp” because the kids happened. It was a LAME excuse. Thanks to this book, this mama is on the road to a healthier version of herself without the pressure! Did I say it is a low-key 35th birthday gift to myself? Yep.
I honestly don’t know about you, but for me, the whole year of 2020 was a blur. It was such a roller coaster ride of doing nothing and everything all at once. I was stressed. My anxiety flared up more than I could keep count and track. It was a silent battle that I couldn’t win. I frowned and cried. I even yelled out loud too. Then I frowned some more while sipping a cup of coffee before carrying on with the rest of my day. Did it help? A bit. But that’s how I was managing my day-to-day. The only caveat is that I ended up making my frown lines more prominent. Yep, wrinkles. Ha!
There’s no winning this one. Or so I thought. I was like a madwoman searching for ways to reverse my worry lines as soon as I noticed the wrinkles forming between my brows. I even considered the idea of fillers and injectables, but because of the possible side effects, it wasn’t an option that I would entertain. That’s when I discovered Vichy LiftActiv Supreme H.A. Wrinkle Corrector! I finally hit the jackpot.
Vichy LiftActiv Supreme H.A. Wrinkle Corrector
I have always been a beauty enthusiast. I enjoy slathering serum, creams, and what not to care for my skin. I have had my fair share of products that I have liked, adored, and even fell in love with. Few fell short and did not deliver. Some I had a love/hate kind of relationship. When it comes to Vichy LiftActiv Supreme H.A. Wrinkle Corrector, I was utterly in awe immediately. I love it! Upon applying, it feels lightweight, and the result packs a very mean punch! I am starting to see a big difference in my problematic frown line in just a few weeks.
The biggest takeaway is that Vichy LiftActiv Supreme H.A. Wrinkle Corrector is formulated with 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, and Vichy Volcanic Water to plump skin for a visible filling effect. Altogether it is clinically proven to show a 47% decrease in wrinkles and 60% decrease in fine lines within six weeks.
For the first time in a long time … I can finally share that I am much happier with my bare skin without having to cover it up with so much makeup.
Since I just shared significant insecurity that pertains to my face, I will take things one step further by discussing shaving our legs and DOWN THERE too. YES. Your lady bits. Your private part. Your vajay. Whatever term you use for it, it all comes down to the same fact … it deserves careful pampering at the end of the day. We all deserve a feel-good self-care ritual that makes us glow from head to toe. Tree Hut Shave Oils make shaving easier and effortless!
Tree Hut Moisturizing Shave Oil
It’s about time you get a close shave without compromising your skin. With Tree Hut Moisturizing Shave Oil, you can ensure a smooth shave every time minus the nicks as well as bumps while keeping your skin hydrated. Their unique formulation is also perfect for those who are prone to razor bumps, ingrown hairs, or even the usual skin irritation from shaving.
When it comes to pampering at home, my fail-proof approach is to give myself a manicure and pedicure. After all, I stay busy all day long. I rarely take breaks nor pauses to unwind. The skin on my hands and the soles on my feet are battered, abused, and underappreciated. Since I wash dishes, utensils, etc., non-stop, it also plays a role in making my nails brittle. The solution? Kerasal Intensive Foot Repair and Kerasal Multi-Purpose Nail Repair!
My feet were very well-cared until I had my rough pregnancy. I couldn’t find extra time nor energy to pamper my feet or keep a routine visit to the salon. The obvious outcome? My feet became very dry, flaky, and even started cracking in the heels. It was depressing. The first time I came across Kerasal Intensive Foot Repair was from a fellow mama in my group. She suggested the product and claimed it was a miracle worker. I ordered my first tube in mid-2019 in their Kerasal Amazon Brand Store. I became an instant fan afterward.
Kerasal Intensive Foot Repair
Kerasal Intensive Foot Repair is clinically proven to deliver visible results in just 1 Day! It exfoliates dead skin, loosens hard skin, and moisturizes dry feet. One application plus cotton socks overnight make a tremendous difference right away. Once a week, I would use my Amope electric foot file then finish it off with a nice lather of Kerasal Intensive Foot Repair.
Before and After Kerasal Intensive Foot Repair
Also, my nails tend to break, and some tend to look rougher. Since I have already tried Kerasal in the past, I was looking forward to trying out their Multi-Purpose Nail Repair. I had high hopes, and mind you, it did not disappoint! They claim to see visible results within a week of application and advises to keep using the product to see the full effect between 3-6 months.
Kerasal Multi-Purpose Nail Repair
Kerasal Multi-Purpose Nail Repair is the #1 Dr. Recommended Brand for reducing discoloration and thickness, smoothing the surface, and hydrating brittle nails.
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Now that I have little ones, I became very picky with the products I use, especially if it means a potential hazard to their health. In this day and age, most of the products marketed that consumers have grown to love are full of unknown chemicals. As a mom, I tend to wash my hands multiple times throughout the day. Because of this, no matter what nail polish I use, it is bound to break or chip away regardless. Since I prepare food, feed my babies, and play with them, it is quite scary to think they can ingest some of my chipped nail polish!
On that note, mama still wants to look chic and pampered now and then. That also means I have to choose what polish I wear carefully. Is it clean? Non-toxic? 10-free? If it is, will it be salon-like quality? Thankfully, I discovered Halo Hand!
Halo Hand Nail Polish
Halo Hand offered only the best nail colors, took out all the chemicals, and made their polishes clean! They are always non-toxic and 10-free. The colors change every season to help shoppers stay on-trend and release them on their limited edition seasonal kit. I swear I wished I had known about their products ages ago before I had my kids because I kept my nails bare for the most part throughout all my pregnancies.
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Now that we got you all pampered up from head to toe, the final key piece to this at-home pampering is to get some cute yet super cozy footwear! Just like the saying goes, “good shoes take you to good places”. Since it is Springtime already, Reef Pool Float is my top pick! This eye-catching flip-flop is cute and also very comfortable with its squishy footbed! It doesn’t sacrifice comfort for its bold design inspired by Japanese Kabuki sandals.
Reef Pool Float Sandals
The overall design of this Reef Pool Float flip-flop is flawlessly crafted. The footbed features a quilt stitch detail, and the straps are made with oversized tubular foam that played a role in making this footwear extremely comfy. It is lightweight, great for a walk outside, around the pool, or even at the beach!
This flip flop all to itself is an insta statement! Not a big fan of the bright yellow color? Problem solved! It is also available in another color, a soft shade of Coral that is very chic and feminine!
There you have it! A round-up of vetted products that would make a great refresher to your Springtime routine-in case you haven’t yet.
Life is a whirlwind. We hope for the best. We wait for things to change. But most of us tend to forget that being human, we can adapt to whatever life throws us quickly. For us, we made do with what we can from the comforts of our home. You can adjust too. Pamper yourself now and then. You deserve it, and trust me, your mind, body, and everyone else around you knows it is much-needed.