Gift Ideas for the Modern Mom

Gift Ideas for the Modern Mom

Ted Baker purse backpack
$230 –

Circle scarf

Top 10 Beauty and Skin Care Products I Swear By In My Thirties

Top 10 Beauty and Skin Care Products I Swear By In My Thirties
If there’s one thing I give women a heads up on before they enter their thirties, that is to be prepared for changes in their skin.  Entering my thirties my skin care regimen and products changed drastically.  Products that I used in my twenties, just did not work well with well…my “aging” skin.  Even the dreaded acne came back and I thought to myself who gets acne in their thirties.   Not only my face, but my overall skin seemed much drier than normal and I wanted that glow back.  After much trial and error I’ve settled on some products that happen to be working for me and wanted to share.  What’s even more of a plus is that these products work especially well during the winter season.  Here are my top ten beauty products that I swear by for my “thirties skin.”
1. Om Botanical One Step Face Wash
When I found this face wash, I felt like I had won the lottery.  Very few products do you see results right away.  After using this face wash, my adult acne cleared up within 3 weeks. It even helped to diminish minor scarring from my acne.  I wish I discovered this before spending $300 on medication at the dermatologist.  What I especially love about this product is that it’s all made from natural ingredients, no harmful chemicals whatsoever.  Also, it’s a face wash, exfoliater and toner in one step.
2. ConAir Steamer
This is the steamer I purchased, but really any steamer works.  Even small pot of hot water will work fine too. Steaming helped to put a lot of moisture back into my skin and it’s so relaxing to just sit there an allow your face to soak up the steam.
3. Medyskin Anti-Aging Eye Lift Beauty Oil
I was on the hunt for a good eye cream and came across this beauty oil in Marshall’s.  What I love most about this oil is that you do not need a lot, little goes a long way.  It’s helped to restore moisture around my eyes big time.
4. 40 Carrots Retinol- Rich Skin Care Moisture Surge
I remember reading somewhere that women should start using a cream with retinol when they turn 30, since it helps with repairing damaged skin and removing dead skin as well. This is another product where little goes a long way.  The cream goes on easy and makes my skin feel soft.  I use it at night and in the morning under my moisturizer.
5. Rosebud
My Rosebud tin stays with me at all times.  It has become a family favorite as well, helping to moisturize dry lips. Definite must have in your beauty arsenal.
6. Shea Butter
I love Shea Butter, the Shea Moisture brand I use on my youngest son all the time.  However, it works well for adults too.  Shea butter is definitely an all year round product to have.  It’s keeps your skin very soft and soft.
7. Maybelline Vivids
You know how lipstick has a tendency to make your lips dry.  Well not this one.  It almost felt like I was putting on chapstick actually because it was full of moisture, plus the color looked great.  A great choice when you’re in a rush, but still want to add a bit of color to your look.
8. Bobbi Brown Mascara
I’m allergic to mascara big time.  Before trying Bobbi Brown the only other brand I trusted was Origins.  Well Bobbi Brown Mascara passed my test, the formula works for me.  Since my mornings are always a rush, I try to at least add a little mascara to add to my natural look.
9. Pond’s BB Cream
There’s just something I love about BB creams.  This Pond’s brand was actually given to me and when I tried it I automatically became hooked to it.  I also loved that it worked well with my moisturizer and it helps to add a natural and clear look to your skin.
10. Coconut Oil
This is probably my favorite product of all.  Not only is it great for so many uses, but it doesn’t leave a flimy feel on your skin, it’s like your skin soaks it up.  I also use it to moisturize my hair and it works moisture wonders.  I even combine it with my shea butter in the winter time for extra moisture.
What are some of your beauty and skin care products that you keep in your arsenal?  Leave a comment, I’m always looking to try new things.

Make It Monday Holiday Series: Studded Headband

One day while doing “virtual window shopping” I came across this really cute silver sequin headband and the first thing that came to mind was a “Holiday Look.” This week’s Make It Monday Holiday Series is DIY video on how to create a similar version one in less than 10 minutes.  Enjoy!

Do Women Dress For Other Women?

Orange and Black


“Those are cute shoes!”

“Love that dress!”

“Where did you get that necklace?”

“That new hair color looks great on you!”

Do any of these comments sound familiar?  Now, think to yourself did any of these compliments come from a fellow woman or a man. I don’t know about you, but very rare will you find a man complimenting a woman on her shoes or even noticing her new hair color.   Check out the article from the Daily Mail a couple of years ago.  I remember saying this to my husband and his friend one night during one of our many debates and they didn’t believe me.  As women we can be the biggest supporters of other women, but the biggest competitors with other woman–both at the same time! So here’s a poll, let us know what you think and feel free to leave comments on this topic!

Ethnicity – 31 Days Luv Ur Boobs – Day 22

White women have a higher incidence of breast cancer than African American women. However, African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.†

Only nine more days left in October.  Have you gotten your PINK Glory Ring yet? If not, there’s still time, remember 50% of each sale will be donated to the Witness Project of Connecticut.

Breast Cancer Facts and Figures: 2009-2010.” American Cancer Society. 2009. Accessed January 19, 2011.


Weight Control – 31 Days Luv Ur Boobs Day 10

Photo courtesy of and Stockimages

Photo courtesy of and Stockimages

It’s Day 10 and here’s an interesting study.  Don’t forget to check out our NEW Pink Glory Ring.  Help us to reach our goal of selling 100 rings this month!  50% of each sale goes to the Witness Project of Connecticut

There is a strong correlation between increased weight and breast cancer, especially those who gained weight in adolescence or after menopause. Body fat composition in the upper body also increases the risk.♥


Carvalho, Lucia, RN/MSN, and James A. Stewart, MD. 2009. The E

What’s Your Style? In Ten Minutes or Less

Do these comments sound familiar?  “I love her style” “That fits her, but it wouldn’t fit me” “I’m not crazy about that dress” “I’m not sure I’d wear that”  There are different aspects to each one’s style, that’s what makes us each unique, whether the newest eye candy bracelet or your Grandmother’s wedding ring.

As a mom on the go, I know how important style is, but I also know how easy it is to get caught up in busy schedules and everyday life so getting  “pretty and prepped” everyday needs to be done in ten minutes or less.  Here are some cute ModMom looks that take 10 minutes or less to replicate.

My philosophy is true style is more about how one “feels” about themselves, if they feel absolutely great about themselves it’ll “show” in their appearance.  CLICK TO TWEET

So whether it’s throwing on a scarf that you love or wearing a lovely set of bangles or maybe it’s that perfect statement ring, take a few minutes each day to show your personal style in your look.  Remember simple goes a long way and it’s about making yourself feel good!

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