Sunday, January 19, 2020

Mexico Packing List

 Last year we decided to book a Mexican vacation for this blustery time of year that drags on and on.  And it was amazing.  Round two is happening this week! Traveling with two little ones is always an adventure, but the vitamin D is worth it.  I thought I'd share what's in my suitcase! 

1.  My favorite "mom suit".  Handles being tugged by small hands, but still has a little pizazz.   
3.  My fave sunscreen now comes in a tinted version!
5.  My favorite beach hat that is big enough for giant heads like mine! 
6.  Best denim shorts- this pair and this pair.
9.  Obviously, an eyelet top

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Simple Beauty Routine

This fall my skin went kind of cuckoo.  I'm still nursing Ralphie, but I think I had some sort of hormonal swing and just got all out whack.  I'd heard amazing things about Elizabeth at SpaMD and she seriously worked magic on my face.  Like no more breakouts and a lot more glow.  She also gave me a lot of advice- her main point being that simple is best.  She encouraged me to add witch hazel after cleansing, as a toner, and it's truly helped so much.  I'm a mom and at the end of the day I basically just want to remove my eyeballs from their sockets and go to bed, I don't have time for a lot of creams and masks, so having a quick routine that works is, as Ophelia would say, "perf!"

1.  Hydrating, gentle cleanser
2.  Witch Hazel (make sure it's the no alcohol one, and I like the one with rosewater!)
3.  Soothing moisturizer
4.  A bonus I sometimes put on in the morning- this "golden elixir".  Seriously makes you glow!