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Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

Mom Pampering Getaway is Selfcare not Selfish, review Sanctuary Camelback Resort & Spa

Hey Mamas,

I love my at-home Mom Sunday Spa Night, but it’s also nice to plan a weekend pampering getaway.

Two weeks, I was able to scrape (yes, scrape) together child care for five days, in order to tack on a two-day pampering getaway onto an existing two-day charity gathering.

Back in October, when the Vasculitis Foundation decided to hold our board meeting in Scottsdale Arizona, I had no objections. Sun, sleep and the opportunity to spa-it-up in the dessert during winter in NYC – sign me up. (Side bar: this was when I still had some part time help I could call upon to fil-in when I needed to fly somewhere for work.)

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

I’ll tell you more about the Vasculitis Foundation, my amazing late father, and my passionate commitment to empowering and educating the vasculitis community, in a post later this week.

For now, let’s talk about getaways. Whether we can plan them on a whim, or need to block out dates a year in advance, a solo spa trip, or moms-only getaway is a must for my mental sanity.

I need time to wake up to myself, tend to my own wellness with no thought of anyone else, be surrounded by women that understand my daily mama hustle, and spa-it up from head to toe.

The Sanctuary Resort & Spa in Scottsdale provided me with the perfect setting for complete relaxation – minutes away from breathtaking hikes, tranquil décor with views of the Praying Monk and Camelback Mountain, and let’s not forget their Asian-inspired spa.

The irony of the trip, is that my two and half days of pampering really amounted to less than one full day (thanks to food poising) but I made it work – night time spa appointment and a morning hike before our (went with my mama BFF, my sister

) flight back to New York City.

Whether it’s a one-day getaway at a local spa (here in NYC, I’ve heard great reviews of Sojo Spa Club) or a cross-country trek to the amazing Sanctuary Resort & Spa, a trip like this is like a major battery pack for your mind, body and soul.

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

For many of us, it’s not easy getting way, but this is where we need to involve our families and let them know how important it is for our sanity – yes, I mean sanity – to get some away time that is ALL ABOUT YOU.

As mothers, we are often giving without asking, protecting our family without protecting ourselves, nurturing without feeding our own souls. A pampering weekend isn’t selfish, it’s self-preservation and, yes, sanity salvation!

If you agree, I’d love to hear your comments.

Also, if you have a getaway you love, drop a comment and let our mama community know which wellness retreats or spas rock your world.

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

Sanctuary Spa Arizona Mom Pampering Getaway

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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

Mom Sunday Spa Night: Edible Beauty Australia #MeaningfulMeMoments

Hey Mamas,

How was your Sunday?

I finally got the kids in bed and now its’ time for a little Mom Sunday Spa Night.

Today’s pampering moment is focuses on cellulite reduction via an Australian brand called Edible Beauty. Edible Beauty Australia & Velvet Coffee Body Butter promises to enhance circulation, smooth out lumps and bumps (I’m talking to you my outer thighs and buttock) and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Edible Beauty Australia Velvet Coffee Body Butter

Mom Sunday Spa Night Edible Beauty Australia Pamela Pekerman

Edible Beauty Australia Velvet Coffee Body Butter

Mom Sunday Spa Night Edible Beauty Australia Pamela Pekerman

 

 

 

I haven’t used this brand long enough to vouch for it’s success, but I do know that all the core ingredients – coffee, coconut oil, and grapeseed extract and shea butter are cellulite beauty busters.

Here’s what I can already tell you about Editable Beauty Australia, it was developed by naturopath and nutritionist Anna Mitsios, who is passionate able not compromising on the ingredients that go into her “edible” collection of luxury skin and body care products. Ingredients are carefully curated from natural plant-based botanical and wildcraft, a term that is new to me.

Word of the night: Wildcrafting (also known as foraging) is the practice of harvesting plants from their natural, or ‘wild’ habitat, primarily for food or medicinal purposes.

And, at Edible Beauty Australia all products are completely free of: Synthetic Dyes, Parabens, Sulfates, Petrochemicals, Artificial Fragrances and Preservatives, Silicones, Propylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, EDTA, Aluminium, Synthetic Dyes and Triclosan.

So, lather up you gorgeous mamas. Join me next Sunday for more Mom Sunday Spa Night suggestions. #MomSundaySpaNight

Edible Beauty Australia Velvet Coffee Body Butter

Mom Sunday Spa Night Edible Beauty Australia Pamela Pekerman

And, in case you missed it, catch last week’s Episode of Mommy Moments, my new Facebook LIVE show devoted to our mom tribe and sharing our stories, laughing, learning and not shaming one another. #ShareDontShame

Edible Beauty Australia Velvet Coffee Body Butter

Mom Sunday Spa Night Edible Beauty Australia Pamela Pekerman

Mom Sunday Spa Night Weleda Wild Rose Pamela Pekerman

Mom Sunday Spa Night: Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil #MeaningfulMeMoments

Hey Mamas,

It’s been a loooong week – trips with kids, finally deciding to kick off Mommy Moments with Pamela Pekerman my Facebook LIVE show debuting this Wednesday 1pmEST, tons of planning for Shop 4 Vasculitis shop for a cause campaign, and, oh ya, new house planning still going strong.

Which is why, I love nothing more than unwinding with a little Mom Sunday Spa Night. #WeAllNeedMeTime

 

 

 

 

 

 

If I waited until I put my kids to bed, which is now creeping around 8:30/45pm, I’d have no energy to enjoy my beloved spa zen zone. So, earlier this year, I decided, for my own sanity, and the overall betterment of my family, I would get a babysitter to come from 5:30-8:30pm.

It’s a $40 weekly investment into my wellness, and I take these three hours very seriously – seriously zen, that is.

Tonight, my bathroom smelled like a rose garden, and I left the tub feeling moisturized and renewed for the week ahead.  (FYI Tonight I actually couldn’t get a sitter, but my father-in-law came for an hour!)

Weleda, a certified natural brand I trust enough to use on my kids – which means a lot – is my go-to for cleaner, green ways to lather my body. Weleda’s  Wild Rose Body Oil is a great way to cap off a bath and lock in your skin’s moisture while also leaving it with a silky shine.

I pair it with the Wild Rose Creamy Body Wash, which has a thick, velvet-like texture. When I lather on this body wash, I really try to be mindful of the moment, and grateful for having these pampering scents take over my body and bathroom. #Mamaste

For my cleaner-greener mamas, Weleda is free of GMOs, synthetic dyes, chemical preservatives, SLS, and other no-nos we should try to avoid. The smell of the products comes from the wild, biodynamic or organic essential oils.

Join me next Sunday for more Mom Sunday Spa Night suggestions.

Until then, follow along via Instagram, this week, as I launch Episode 1 of “Mommy Moments with Pamela Pekerman” on Facebook LIVE 1pmEST on Wednesday November 1st. My first guest is Stacy Igel, a kick-ass momtrepreneur and founder of Boy Meets Girl. I’ll also be sharing tips and products to help improve quality of beauty sleep.