With an almost 4-month-old, I’m beginning to discover how difficult it is to keep up with my own routines. Showering and running errands aren’t as daunting as they used to be, but my beauty routine has yet to go back to normal since our newest addition. I LOVE beauty. However, there isn’t enough time in the day to have a long, dragged out beauty routine, which is why I’m starting to keep tabs on products that work AND are good for multitasking.
I’m a sucker for face masks, but having to wash it off after 5-10 minutes doesn’t seem worth it. Still, face masks are a great way to combat beauty woes, and there are several products on the market that I’ve found are great for multitasking, meaning they have longer ‘wait’ periods than most.
All of the below face masks need at least 20 minutes to soak into your skin. Whether you’re caring for a hungry baby, cleaning the house, or lounging on the couch, these products will treat your skin while you work. So, here are 10 face masks for anyone who is a multi-tasker. Plus, all but one are under $50! Happy shopping:)
If you’re anything like me, then a light coat of makeup is your everyday routine. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t love trying out new makeup looks on occasion. Plus, summer is the perfect time to experiment with your makeup! From hosting barbecues to long days spent at the beach, the upcoming season holds numerous opportunities to try out a whole new look.
For those of you who are feeling extra adventurous in the cosmetics department, you’ll love these makeup looks I’ve specially put together. Not only will these looks take your makeup game from amateur to eye-catching, but they are also super easy to do!
Here is a step-by-step guide that details 5 makeup looks I’m loving for summer:
Poolside makeup can be tricky, but there’s no reason to not feel glamorous while lounging around!
Step 1: I always make sure my manicure/pedicure situation is in check before heading poolside. One of my favorites for summer is OPI Nail Lacquer Collection — great selection of colors and doesn’t chip easily!
Step 3: Apply a light coat of Urban Decay Ultra Waterproof Mascara to your eyelashes. The goal is to apply just enough to make your eyelashes appear darker, but not clumpy. If you’re feeling extra bold, add a thin line of colored eyeliner to your lower lash line. ULTA’s Automatic Eyeliner collection has some amazing colors for summer!
Weekend getaways are the perfect time to experiment with different, yet natural makeup looks.
Step 1: Using Tarte’s 4-in-1 Mascara, apply a generous amount to your top and bottom lashes. Unlike some of the other looks, this one calls for long, thick lashes. Next, outline your eyes with MAC Pro Longwear Eyeliner focusing on the bottom inner lash line.
As you already know, my amazing hairstylist Briana Cisneros and I have been making a lot of changes to my hair within the past year. Dabbling with hair dye can be extremely damaging (especially for blondes!), which is why I’m always looking to use the most nourishing and hydrating hair products on the market!
I’ve tried out my fair share of formulas, and although I’ve been impressed with a few, nothing beats the MarulaOil styling and treatment collection by John Paul Mitchell Systems. Marula oil is harvested from a rare, exotic fruit from Africa and is full of powerful nutrients that do wonders on your hair! Not only does the entire MarulaOil collection smell amazing, but each product is free of harmful ingredients, so they are safe to use while pregnant.
The uses for these products are endless — I even use the MarulaOil Rare Oil Treatment Light on my belly — but since I always get asked about my hair, I thought I’d do a step-by-step tutorial (thanks to my hair guru Briana) on how to achieve beachy waves using my favorite MarulaOil products!
Step 2: Apply MarulaOil Rare Oil Styling Cream. Whereas the Primer creates a base for the styling process, the styling cream will help smooth, fight frizz, and seal split ends — a must when using heated appliances on your hair!
Step 3: Blow dry! As the products are activated by the heat of the blow dryer, you’ll instantly feel how silky and soft these products make your hair.
Step 4: Section off your hair and prepare for the curls!
Step 5: Next, start curling! Be sure to change the direction of each curl — wrap the piece around the barrel toward your face, then wrap the next piece away from your face and so on — to get a piecey look. Also, don’t brush the curls out just yet! Letting your hair cool before brushing will produce the best results and allow for the MarulaOil products to work their magic.
Step 6: As you can see, the curls are set and cooled. Using your fingers, brush through the curls. Briana carefully takes each curl and separates it using her hands — this will create undone, tousled beach waves! Briana also used MarulaOil Rare Oil Treatment Light on my ends. Not only does it help nourish my ends, but it also helps add some additional separation. Careful though — a little goes a long way, so don’t go overboard with this product!
(I use this product daily on my hair AND skin! It smells amazing and, unlike other oils, really helps hydrate your skin. The fact that it has no toxins is an added bonus!)
Step 7: Fluff your hair with your hands and piece it out. My hair likes to do what it wants, so we let it decide where it wanted to be parted, then used MarulaOil Rare Oil Perfecting Hairspray to finish it off and give it extra hold. Unlike other hairsprays, this hairspray will give you the hold you want without the weight or crunchiness of an extreme hold product.
These MarulaOil products have become my go-to when I want sexy and effortless looking hair. They’re easy to use, full of beneficial nutrients, and always produce the BEST results!
And, voila! Now you know my secret to shiny, soft, and beachy hair! Be sure to try out John Paul Mitchell System’s MarulaOil products for yourself — I’d love to know what you think. I have a feeling you won’t be disappointed!
Organic products have become my lifesaver since getting pregnant! I’ve always been pretty good at incorporating as many natural items into my skincare routine as possible, but now that my actions directly affect our baby girl, I’m not putting anything on my skin unless I know it’s made from organic ingredients and approved for pregnant women!
Although there are several organic brands you can purchase at your local store, it’s hard to know if these products work effectively. A product can get advertised as much as it wants, but I’m not buying unless it’s been recommended to me by a legitimate source. Hey, I’m not taking any chances!
So, for anyone who is pregnant, health-conscious, or simply enjoys using the best products on the market, here are details on how I use 6 of my favorite organic products that are not only approved by the baby, but they have also been given the thumbs up from me, as well!
2. Coconut Oil: Rub all over body after showering. Some people aren’t a fan of the sticky feeling, but I don’t mind it:) I’ll also use it on my hair and as a mouthwash. It is rumored to whiten your teeth and get rid of toxins!