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Nobody said that adulthood would be so hard! Between being a mom, working a full time job and being a beauty blogger, sometimes it’s really hard to find time to treat myself. And this busy life is exactly why I think self care is so important! We can’t take care of other people and responsibilities if we are not well taken care of ourselves. As a woman I know I dedicate a lot of my time to making sure that everything and everyone around me is taken care of. This has definitely had an impact on how I take care of myself in the past, and I know I’m not alone in this. One of my goals for 2017 was to practice self love, in all aspects of it, and taking the time to treat myself has been part of it.
I think it’s so extremely important to make time for ourselves and unwind. Whether it be just chilling on the couch in your favorite sweats drinking a glass of wine (or a few) or having a full wash day (my natural hair ladies know that’s a task in itself). A self care day plays a huge part on the road to sanity. You have to take time for yourself girl! I personally like the simple things in life, like painting my nails or taking the time to shave lol. So today I’ll be showing you how I create a spa experience at home to practice my self love goal, with the help of AVEENO®
TAKING CARE OF MY HAIR
When we’re busy the first thing we let go of is our hair. I mean who has the time for intricate Pinterest hairstyles when you have to save the world?! And by save the world I mean getting a 6 year old ready in the morning AND getting to work on time.
You really don’t need to spend a ton of money in order to do something special for yourself. I actually love doing these girly things right at the comfort of my home. I don’t have to make conversation with anyone and I can drink a whole bottle of wine by myself in the process without judgments lol.
The first step I take in my self care day is washing and conditioning my natural hair. If you’ve been on my blog before, you know I have really thick natural hair. And my hair can get really dry! So it’s really important to me to keep my hair balanced and moisturized. For the purpose of achieving clean hair and still maintain the moisture I chose to go with the AVEENO Pure Renewal® Shampoo and Conditioner. The sulfate-free formula helped to re-balance the moisture in my natural hair while giving it the shine and softness that I like. There’s nothing worst than a shampoo that strips your hair of all the moisture. This shampoo and conditioner combo helps reduce breakage due to dryness and I we all want to avoid that at all costs.
READING MY FAVORITE BLOGS
I love reading blogs. And this should come as no surprise since I’m a blogger myself, but I don’t always have the time in the morning to sit and read my favorite ones. So I like to take at least one day of the week to sit with my hot chocolate (because your girl doesn’t drink coffee….don’t judge me) and catch up on all the posts.
There are so many inspiring bloggers out there, and it can be so relaxing to sit back and see what other people have been creating as well. Often times this helps me and inspires me with my posts along the way.
This is also a good follow up step from my hair routine. It works our perfectly when I’m doing some deep conditioning or I just want to let my AVEENO® conditioner sit on my hair a little longer.
SHAVING MY LEGS…..YES YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY
I know this is not for everyone, but I absolutely love the feeling of smooth, freshly shaven legs. Plus summer is not completely over and I’m still wearing dresses and skirts, which means that I want my legs to look their best.Today I used the AVEENO® POSITIVELY SMOOTH® Shave Gel to get them looking really nice to strut around town. I have sensitive skin, and shaving can really irritate it sometimes, but this shave gel it helps to prevent shaving irritation allowing my skin to stay smoother and softer for longer periods of time.
Just like with everything else in my busy schedule, shaving my legs is not always on the top of my list, so when I get to it I feel all extra taken care of lol. And having a shaving gel that hydrates my skin and softens the hair for an easier shave will always be alright in my book.
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