Ya, so it’s National Relaxation Day …
I should stress (pun intended) that I’m working from home, with two sick kids and a segment taping coming up tomorrow morning! Oh, and the magical 4-day, family-and-friends weekend the hubby and I planned never happened … because someone, then two someones had near 103 fevers. Yup, that’s #momlife #circuslife.
But, today is National Relaxation Day and I am going to take a nap, just as soon as this post goes live. Praying it’s 3:30pm.
Cue zen music.
Cue silk mask over eyes.
Cue ear plugs and sound-reducing headphones.
Cue grandma coming in to save the day.
(UPDATE: this post went live at 5:45pm because my daughter refused to get out of bed with my mom. Then, my mom decided to tell me about it, at which point my daughter realized I was home … #MadatMyMom … #FeelingGuiltyAboutThatEmotion. Nap time might happen 6-7pm)
On my last trip to DC, I taped a fun pampering segment, which ran today. I hope it inspires you mamas to take some time for yourselves. I know how hard it is to put yourself on the to-do list, but it’s extremely important for your well being.
Call mom. Call the next door teenager. Take a nap. Lock the door and do a little yoga or a self mani appointment. But, first, watch my Great Day Washington segment on wUSA9. XO.
Pampering Yourself at Home
Magical Makeup Makeover
Treat yourself to an at-home makeover with MakeupPlus, a virtual makeup counter that allows you to experiment and create classic to bold makeup looks in seconds. It’s an easy-to-use and free app, that let’s you create and share the perfect selfie. It’s an instant way to step up your beauty game and test drive looks before heading over to your fav beauty shop to make a purchase.
Treat Your Lashes Lushly
Pamper your lashes and take them to beautiful lengths with a simple brushstroke of RapidLash Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancing Serum ($49.95) . Featuring a proprietary mix of six highly effective ingredients, including Biotin, Amino Acids and Pumpkin Seed Extra, you start to see full, fluttery lashes in as little as 30 days. Two of my closest girlfriends swear by it!
When you can’t make it to your facialist, WUNDER2 WUNDERTOX Cleaning Detox Mask ($22) delivers a shot of oxygen and moisture to your skin to energize your complexion when it’s looking and feeling lackluster. This innovative formula contains oxygen molecules to help deliver additional oxygen to your skin’s surface, giving skin a more youthful and refreshed look. Best of all, it’s takes just 2-minutes. Ya, you know I love those time savers.
I raved about my love of NuFace before. Yup, I’m still excited about the NuFACE mini Facial Toning Device ($199). Anti-aging power in a palm of your hands. The device stimulates the underlying structure of the skin to tone creating a lifted, more youthful appearance. Do it while watching the evening news or your go-to reality show. Some nights, both are like a reality show, especially with the current election cycle.
DIY Salon Services
Body waxing can be time consuming! And those of us with dark hair have to go at least every three weeks … sometimes I need one after two weeks! SweetEase Waxing Kits ($3.99-$4.99) makes it easy and super affordable to get hair-free trunks in minutes in the privacy of your home. And, it’s mess-free strips wont turn your bathroom floor into a sticky, syrup bowl.
Silly girl. Don’t leave the house the chipped nails. When you skip your nail appointment, stay in and give yourself professional worthy nails with PIXEL High Shine Nail enamel ($3.25) . With 44 versatile shades, I like to stack up a few classics and one or two season-specific shares.
Pampering Mind & Body
Zarbees Immune Support + Multivitamin ($8.99) drink mix is packed with Vitamin D, Selenium and Honey, with a yummy mixed berry mix. It’s like having a personal nutritionist. You’ll be pumped up for the day ahead. It gets two green thumbs up for being free of artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners, dyes and drugs.
When I first saw the Yoga Force A-line Mat ($89), I couldn’t believe it hadn’t been created sooner. This Ergonomically shaped mat has orange alignment guides that ensure proper positioning to help both beginner and advanced yogis reach perfect posture in every pose. It’s like having your own instructor, at home!