Friday Favorites: "Beauty" Edition

TGIF friends!!!

I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for the weekend, and I am so excited for another Friday Favorites! This week, I’m focusing on “beauty” products. (Those that know me well are laughing…I’m not exactly known for my make-up and beauty secrets…) 
First, let me explain the quotes around “beauty.” To be honest, I couldn’t find a good catch-all term for what I’m showing you today other than the fact that they are all in the bathroom…and I really didn’t want to call my post the bathroom edition. So, “beauty” it is. Let’s go.
I got quite a few comments last week on the leave-in conditioner I listed that is a major lifesaver for Kate. (The struggle is real, girl moms.) What I didn’t share was the second half of our stress-free hair routine: the wet brush. My amazing hair stylist, Jo, was talking with me about Kate’s hair (because it’s insane), and she mentioned this to me as something that she used with younger clients. When I happened to spot a tiny sample-size one at Babies R’Us a few weeks ago, I thought I’d give it a shot. Cue singing choirs of angels. Game changer. No lie. I have no clue why it works, but I’m a believer. I bought the large one for myself!
2) eos lip balm
These have been around for a while, so this one is probably not news to anyone, but I was so curious about these absurdly large bulbs of lip balm I kept seeing at the Target check-out, so I threw one in the cart. It’s pink, it smells amazing, there’s no rolling it up and down, no tiny top to lose, it’s organic (if you’re granola like that), and it makes your lips feel amazing. Worth the extra buck for the good stuff during these cold winter months.
3) Olay Regenerist Cleanser

So, for those of you that don’t know me personally, I turned 30 this summer. Up until that day, I didn’t wash my face. No, really. (This is why my friends will laugh wildly at the fact that I’m doing a beauty post.) I took my makeup off at the end of the day with hot water on a rag, but that was truly my whole “routine.” Well, I turned 30, my second baby turned 1 the following week, and I noticed lines on my forehead the week after that. OUCH. Triple whammy. So, after I cried and drowned my sorrows in guacamole, I went to the drug store, and I swallowed my pride. I came across this product, cried again at the fact that I was purchasing an “anti-aging” cleanser, and brought it home. I got the courage to try it a few days later, and after just one wash, my skin felt noticeably smoother. It has these amazing little beads in there that exfoliate your skin, and it feels instantly healthier. I am now proud to say that I am a daily cleanser who is CONSIDERING a moisturizer. (I know, I know. Baby steps.)
4)OPI Hey Baby
How precious is that name?!! This bright pink is so perfect for the season right now. It is a little Valentine’s Day, a little spring, just right for mid-February. (Although it’s really fun for summer, too.) It has quite a pop and lasts FOREVER if you do a topcoat over it.  
5) The Scale…Or Not…Whatever.
Ok, truth, I don’t own a functioning scale. BUT, this was too funny not to share! My love affair with Tex-Mex runs DEEP, and this just cracked me up. 🙂 
And, of course, I leave you with some preciousness…because I can. And just to keep it on topic, this was a special night where we let the kids bathe in our big tub. 
Happy weekend!!! 🙂

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