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Mom Sunday Spa Night: Best Under Eye Mask & other Tips for Brighter Eyes

Hey Mamas,

In honor of tonight’s 90th Annual Academy Awards, I’m glamming up with the best under eye mask and watching the awards show in style.

(Yes, I have a babysitter and my hubby, in order to make this magical evening happen!

And, yes, my daughter is having a nasty temper tantrum and crying from her room while I wrap up this blog post. #MomLife )

But I digress. Here we are Mom Sunday Spa Night!

Grab your glass of Rose, and head to the bathroom vanity, with me, as I share my pick for the best under eye mask, plus my favorite beauty routine for creating red carpet worthy eyes.

Best Under Eye Mask

Oh K! Ginseng & Eucalyptus Under Eye Mask does the trick for tired mom’s seeking a boost of brightness and a powerful punch again puffiness. I’ve tried many eye masks, thus one has earned my Pam’s Pick approval for best under eye mask, hands down. Can I have Amen, mamas?

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Naturopathica Vitamin K Brightening Serum is quite possibly the best thing that happened to me while I was pregnant. It served me well during my months of nursing, and it continues to be a favorite and new #HustleLikeAMom duties prevent the required beauty sleep.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Pomade helps to lift, sculpt and fortify brows, prepping them into tip top shape. Then, IT’s buddy, IT Cosmetics Brow Power Powder in universal taupe gives a completely natural filling of warm color to the brows. The combo frames the eyes,  and gives you a faux face lift. Yup, IT’s that fabulous.Younger Looking Brighter Eyes Pamela Pekerman

IT Cosmetics Perfect Lighting Radiant Touch Magic Wand is there when you haven’t made time the under eye mask or the brightening serum. Just like magic, the wand corrects all that needs to be corrected (and some days, that’s a heck-of-lot!!), evens out under eye tones and gives that much needed brightness to make eyes look youthful

Beauty by PopSugar is launching March 11st and you will love this thoughtfully crated collection of products, especially Thick+Thin Mascara which gives volume and helps you hit every hair with the right amount of mascara. Then there is that Online Liquid Eye Liner which totally does away with smudging thanks to wickedly smart gliding wheel delivery system. You have to check this one out, mamas! Lastly, the Beauty by PopSugar Eye Shimmer in Out of This World is the perfect glow for day or night functions.

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Winter Skincare Tips Pamela Pekerman

5 Winter Skin Care Tips from Head to Toe

Hey Mamas,

If your skin is shivering and cracking during the drastic shifts in temperature, this winter, I’m sharing some tips I’ve picked up from years of beauty press appointments with some of the top skincare experts in the biz.

Think about it, we change our wardrobe for the winter, shouldn’t we update our beauty cabinet with proper winter skin care?

Here are my top 5 Winter Skin Care Tips.

Winter Skin Care Tips – Oily Face Cleansers

TRY: Vita Coco Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, $7.44

Winter Skincare Tip Coconut Oil Face Wash

If you’re a fan of hash soap and foaming cleansers, give them up for the winter. Opt for a cream, my personal favorite, oil-based cleansers. Oil products contain lipids, which mimic skin’s natural composition and help maintain the moisture barrier. I’ve been using raw, organic coconut oil as my face wash for nearly two years, and it rocks! There are brands like Kopari, that are amazing and focus on coconut products, but I just get mine in the grocery store – one can for the kitchen cabinet and one for the bathroom vanity.

BONUS TIP: Wash your face with lukewarm, or, if you can handle it, cold water which is amazing for awakening your face and closing pores. While warm water feels nice on a cold winter day, it can actually dehydrate your skin.

Winter Skin Care Tips – Thicker Creams from Head to Toe

TRY: Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream, $59 (for face/neck) Weleda Skin Food, $19 (for body)

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It just makes sense. Our skin gets dryer during the winter, so it needs to eat more. Look for an oil vs water-based face moisturizer, which will help your skin retain moisture – holding on to nourishing benefits for dear life! For the body, I also go thicker, with Skin Food from Weleda being a constant companion in my bag and nightstand.

Winter Skin Care Tips – Don’t Forget Your Serum

TRY: Neocutis Micro•Serum Intensive Treatment, $260

Winter Skincare Tip Neocutis Micro Serum

Serums should be used all year around, because they help your moisturizer work better, by allowing the nourishing ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin. During the winter, you especially want that hydration and moisturizing to go deep and stay put. I know it’s pricy, but Neocutis Micro Serum really is intense. You’ll love it for the hydrating hyaluronic acid, and the collagen boosting benefits that improve tone and elasticity of skin.

Winter Skin Care Tips – Love Your Lips

TRY: Nuetrogena Hydro Boost Lip Treatment, $8.99

Winter Skincare Tip Neutrogena Hydrating Lip

Find a non-scented, non-tinted (because those can dry out lips) balm. You want to create a nice barrier around your delicate lips, to protect them from the cold, and the drastic temp change when you walk inside a heated room. Neutrogena’s lip balm keeps my lips hydrated for long periods of time, and I like that it’s a square case because I can easily find it the mama abyss (aka my bag).

Winter Skin Care Tips – Drink Up Butter Cup

It goes without saying, that you need to beautify from the inside. Drink plenty of water, which, depending on your weight is anywhere from 6-9 cups per day.

HOW MANY CUPS TO DRINK? Multiple your weight by 2/3 (or 67%). You should adjust water intake based on activity. Add 12 ounces of water to your daily total for every 30 minutes that you work out.

Also, choose fruits and veggies with a high water content, like cantaloupe, apples, cucumbers and zucchini. Those count!

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Mom Sunday Spa Night Turmeric Mask First Aid Beauty

Mom Sunday Spa Night: First Aid Beauty Ginger & Turmeric Mask

Hey Mamas,

It’s the first Sunday of the new year, the first Mom Sunday Spa Night of 2018, and, for those who love a good awards show, tonight is also the 2018 Golden Globes.

So, I’m sharing one of my golden glow skincare secrets – turmeric mask, specially the First Aid Beauty HELLO FAB GINGER & TURMERIC VITAMIN C JELLY MASK.

Also know as the golden root, turmeric is an antioxidant powerhouse that fights free radicals – aka the damaging rays and other environmental stressers that attacks and try break down your skin cells. I say, “Heck no!” and “Hello Fab!”.

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Hello Fab Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask $32

Mom Sunday Spa Night Turmeric Mask First Aid Beauty

Mom Sunday Spa Night Turmeric Mask First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty’s Ginger & Turmeric Mask goes on cool, which is super refreshing after a warm bath, and does not drip like some jelly masks. It’s also pretty clear, with a hint of orange, so I feel comfortable walking around the house in it.

I usually leave the mask on for about 20-30 minutes, then rinse off with super cold water – the colder the better for minimizing pores and keeping skin tight.

If you’re looking for a quick brightening boost before a big event, or another mask to add into your beauty repeater, consider this your fab new friend.

Below are some more beauty benefits of turmeric, in case you need extra convincing.

PS Mark my words, Turmeric will be the Matcha wellness and skincare buzz word of 2018! #YouHearditHereFirstMom Sunday Spa Night Turmeric Mask First Aid Beauty

Beauty Benefits of Turmeric Mask 

  • Natural Skin Brightener
  • Minimizes and Declog Pores
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties Sooth Tired Skin
  • Overall Improvement in Skin Tone
  • Improves Appearance of Dark Spots & Scars from Acne

Travel Beauty Essentials by Pamela Pekerman

Travel Beauty Essentials: FRIDAY 5 FINDS

Hey Mamas,

Happy Friday. Happy sunshine.

Summer unofficially kicked off, this past Monday, with Memorial Day. And, that means it’s time for weekend getaways, lots of time in your car getting to picnic spots, camping grounds, museums, and more.

And while I probably should be telling you what I like to have in the car to keep the kids engaged, clean and fed, that will be next week. I’ve prioritized sharing my in-the-car, travel beauty essentials first.

How are you going to be happy in your mom mobile if you look or feel like a hot mess? #YouAreWelcome

Travel Beauty Essentials Friday 5 Finds by Pamela Pekerman

Travel Beauty Essentials for Lips

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Lip TreatmentLove your lips as much as I do? You’ll want to keep them well conditioned for that next kiss. I always seem to get dry, especially when drinking around during the summer – hot outside, AC inside. Neutrogena nailed it with this hydrating lip treatment that splashes your pucker with hyaluronic acid. #LipLove

Travel Beauty Essentials for Health

Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Water – Water is one of my biggest beauty essentials, but I like to kick it up a notch and pour in a packet of Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Water powder. These compact, on-the-go packets have a mix of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and probiotics that help improve skin tone and elasticity, while also giving your water an organic, spa-like taste. Lavender lemon is my favorite, but they also have Melon Mint and Cucumber Aloe. #CollagenCraze

Travel Beauty Essentials for Hydration

d.stil Water Bottle – This isn’t just a water bottle, it’s a do good water bottle. Together with Water.org, d.stil has already helped transform lives of over 400 people by providing access to safe water and sanitation. I hydrate myself and I help others hydrate and elevate their everyday lives. What I love about this brand is they don’t just donate, d.stil has partnered with Water.org from the get-go, to make the mission long-term and more than a pr blitz. I see plenty of those! We have so much power with every purchase. I urge you to choose to do good with your wallet. #HydrationWithPurpose

Travel Beauty Essentials for Hands

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream – Hands down, pun intended, this is my favorite hand lotion. Everyone needs a good hand lotion in their car. This natural sea buckthorn lotion moisturized like no other, and comes in a convenience 1.7oz size. #HandUpBaby

Travel Beauty Essentials for Stress

This Works Stress Check Breathe In – This roll-on is formulated with a 100% natural superblend of pure essential oils includes Eucalyptus, which helps combat physical and mental fatigue (much appreciated when I’m stuck in 2+ hours of traffic heading home from the Central Park Zoo!), frankincense which help fight infections and the always nerve-numbing lavender. I keep one in the glove compartment and one in my bag at all time! #TrafficJamFix

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