Tuesday, July 19, 2022

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx. #Prep4SummerBBxx

Can you believe we're a full month into summer already? The fun is just getting started over here with so many trips and activities planned in the next few weeks but phew. Summer can be a little exhausting with the constant go, go, go with the kids. This year, I've been making it a priority to have a great summer (for myself) as well.

Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite products for summer and a few easy ways I like to take a moment for myself!

AMOPE PEDI PERFECT                                                                         

Long time user, first time caller (I can't believe I haven't talked about them before!) with the Amopé Pedi Perfect Advanced electronic foot files! This is SO good, guys. I've been using this for years! It's one of those holy grail products that works so well and gives you beautifully smooth feel after just one use.

I am always barefoot and can get some rough-looking callouses on the bottoms of my feet. A quick soak in the tub to soften them (it's optional but the Amope Pedi Perfect is splash-proof!) and a few minutes with the Amope Pedi Perfect and I have super soft feet - every single time! It's so relaxing and honestly, gratifying seeing the skin come off. 

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Skincare is so important to me and for the past few years, have been focusing on switching over to safe, clean products. Have you guys heard of IMAGE Skincare? They check off all of those and then some! IMAGE Skincare has over 15 years in the game and uses high percentages of safe, proven active ingredients and smart botanicals in their skincare. No unnecessary chemicals here! 

The PREVENTION+® daily matte moisturizer SPF 30 has become an instant fave. It has mineral and chemical filters to provide both UVA and UVB protection and an antioxidant blend to help shield against environmental skin stressors. The consistency is super lightweight and leaves a nice, matte finish. Favorite part? This has been re-formulated to meet their our clean clinical skincareTM standard and is without parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, artificial fragrances, synthetic dyes or animal testing.

I'm also obsessed with their VITAL C hydrating facial mist aka heaven in a bottle. I swear I have never felt something more divine on a hot, summer day! It contains vitamin c along with luxe gold sub-microparticles to help protect against environmental skin stressors as well as keep the skin hydrated and refreshed! You can pop this on during any step of your skincare routine!

Head over to imageskincare.com and use code: FOLLOW 15 for 15% off!
Where has this product been my entire (mom) life?! The Good Patch is a line of wearable wellness patches with ingredients that can be absorbed to aid you in every day issues like winding down, sleeping help, needing a pick me up, etc. 
These patches are vegan, free of latex, dermatologically tested, paraben free, cruelty free and made in the USA with globally sourced ingredients. You can pop them on anywhere clean, dry and venous (I like the wrist) for up to 8-12 hours of benefits! 
  • B12 Awake - infused with Caffeine, Green Tea, and Vitamin B12 for a little pep in your step. Perfect when you need a little boost in your day!
  • Rescue - infused with DHM, Green Tea, and Vitamin B1. Perfect for when you decide to binge watch Stranger Things until 4 in the morning and then remember your kids get up at 6.
15% off your first order when you sign up on TheGoodPatch.com + free shipping with the code: FREESHIP - allowing you to try the B12 Awake & Rescue patch for just $10.20 each!

Two years later, my post-partum hair is still a work in progress and I've been working on going heat-free and embracing my hair naturally. For over 65 years, DAX for Naturals has made haircare for ALL skin and hair types and uses the best of the best to protect, condition, define, and restore the hair’s natural state. 

DAX For Naturals Protein Treatment is a nutrient-rich deep conditioning protein treatment to help strengthen hair and reduce breakage. It contains a special blend of oils including Broccoli Seed Oil and Black Jamaican Castor Oil. I love, love, love using this after a day in the pool or at the beach. It smells amazing and leaves my hair shiny and scalp soothed. After I shampoo and condition, I apply this, kick back and relax and let it sit for 15 minutes. Hey, sometimes you just have to seize the moment, am I right? Directions say to pop a warm towel over your head while waiting which sounds amazing but I haven't tried it yet. Rinse with cool water to seal the cuticle and enjoy soft, shiny hair!

DAX For Naturals Styling Pomade is rich with vitamins to moisturize and strengthen. The pomade is super lightweight (which is fantastic for my thin hair!) and formulated with Shea and Mango Butter as well as Passionfruit Oil and Broccoli Seed Oil provides a silicone feel without the actual silicone. This has become my secret weapon against third-day-hair. I love using this with an old toothbrush to slick back my hair in a low pony tail. 

Head over to DAX Hair Care and use code: BBOXX22 for 10% off.


Oh man, guys, there's just something about having your nails and toes done that makes a mama feel put together! One of my favorite ways to relax is to pick a fun shade of nail polish and paint away (definitely a nap time self-care sesh so I have plenty of time for my nails to dry). Trust Fund Beauty is independently female owned and founded company! They are a clean, 21-Free, Nontoxic, Leaping Bunny & PETA Certified Cruelty-Free and 100% Vegan.

My favorite shade right now has been the Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in CEO of Wellness. It's the prettiest bright coral with the smoothest application! 
Oooh and speaking of beauty faves, I've been loving lip oils! Have you guys tried them? The Trust Fund Beauty Better Than Therapy Lip Oil is a clear lip treatment with vitamin e and a clear lipgloss all rolled into one. With a super subtle vanilla scent, you can wear alone or on top of your favorite lip liner. It's easily become one of my favorites to just pop on and go with!

Head over to Trust Fund Beauty and use code: TFBXBB for 15% off your first purchase!


I know we talk a lot about kid's books on this blog but let's talk about reads for grown-ups, shall we? What kind of genre do you like to read from? The Girl Who Survived by Lisa Jackson and The Wife Before by Shanora Williams are both suspenseful reads that'll keep you guessing until the very end. Both books are written by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.

The Girl Who Survived by Lisa Jackson is about "the sole survivor of a brutal family massacre who must uncover the shocking truth about the fateful night that left her forever marked – before the past comes back to finish the job." I just started this one and am about half way through it. It's a good read that keeps you turning the pages...with the lights on. 

For more info, check out LisaJackson.com
Purchase her book here: Amazon | Indie Book Stores

The Wife Before by Shanora Williams is about when a new bride finds her fairytale marriage turning into a prison of secrets. This sounds so dang and I cannot wait to read this one!

For more info, check out ShanoraWilliams.com
Purchase her book here: Amazon | Indie Book Stores

Let me know in the comments how you self care in the summer!