Just because your kids are getting older doesn’t mean you aren’t in the thick of parenting. You stress, you worry, you see your grays multiplying and your under-eye area can house more bags than your closet.
We feel ya, and we’ve got you covered. You deserve to feel fresh and rejuvenated and we all know you can’t get there without the help of some fun products. And we aren’t just talking eye brightness and concealers (although let’s talk about those, because, teenagers).
Here are my 11 favorite picks for living your best life from the uber-popular Recommendation Sunday thread in our Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group. Don’t be afraid to treat yourself, you are so deserving. Also, you don’t have to share with anyone.
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We love fun stuff, and this bag says (and holds) it all. It’s great for traveling, and is the best gift to give to all your best girls with some of your favorite makeup products (and chocolate) hidden inside.
2. Elf BB Cream
Not only is this BB cream super affordable, it looks so natural and doesn’t settle into any of my fine lines. In fact, a few years ago my kiddos told me to stop wearing foundation because they thought I looked better without it, but I couldn’t help myself, I can’t have a naked face. After putting this on the first day, my daughter who was inspecting my face said it looked like I wasn’t wearing any makeup at all, but my skin tone was nice and even. You must stock up now.
This is said to be the best loose powder out there. We need the coverage, but we don’t need anything that is going to make us look too cakey or done up. It Cosmetics has so many great products to try; you really can’t go wrong, but this is our favorite product.
If you think you are too old to be wearing Wet-n-Wild products, think again. I love this mascara, it glides on smoothly, the fibers stay in place, and you are left with long, natural looking lashes. If I am short on time, I always at least swipe on some mascara to give my face life, and this is my latest favorite.
With a name like that how can you go wrong? We love the blush packaging; we love the price; we love the how it thickens, lengthens, and curls with just one coat.
6. Loopy Cases
We are always looking for ways to make our life easier. Loopy phone cases are only come in some fashion-forward colors and prints, the finger loop helps you “stop the drop.” I don’t know about you, but I’d like to stop the drop in many other places and parts of my life, but I’ll settle for the phone.
A healthy energy drink that gets us out of our afternoon slump? Yes, please. Chug one of theses when it’s time to get the day started, or when you are in need of a pick me up just before you are about to drive the kids all over Timbuktu.
These are so easy and comfortable to put on, you feel like you are wearing a night gown. Only you aren’t in your pajamas, you are in a beautiful dress looking like you have your life together and feeling fabulous. They are comfortable to wear in the summer and can be layered with sweaters or blazers in the cooler months.
A good cream doesn’t have to break the bank. This is our favorite thing to slather on our face to make us feel alive again. You really can spend money on your face without the guilt from spending too much.
This 3-in-1 Moisturizer does it all. It has sunscreen, a bit of concealer, and gives you a boost while moisturizing away. What more could a face ask for?
Another favorite moisturizer is Kiehl’s and this one is proof that keeping our face dewy doesn’t have to cost a lot of dollars; it gives your skin continuous moisture all day long.
So, go ahead and start adding these to your cart– your best life is only a few makeup products, and energy drinks away.
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