Hey Rebel Leaders and Domestic Warrior Princesses! I haven't done a Fave Rave since August because, well...I keep forgetting! Oops! Honestly, I have so many new products that I am totally obsessed with that I am feeling the need to share, but also just want to include some tips and tricks of how I get through some of the stuff we have planned for the next few weeks of crazy. February is my birthday month, annual family vacation to Key Largo, FL (a 6 hour road trip) and Valentine's Day...all of those either being really exciting or super depressing. I'm not sure which, yet. Here's an idea of what I am gathering up for all of this years festivities.
First of all, I am a huge fan of the "at home spa day." So as my 37th birthday (yes, I said my actual age) approaches I wanted to share some of the new products I have been tinkering with on the rare occasion that I get to indulge in some beautification between loads of laundry and packing lunches. I love all things Bliss for the best in DIY spa days with high quality products. Recently I have had all the feels for the Mask-A 'Peel' Radiance Rubberizing Mask! Just mix with water, slather on, let dry and peel. And before I get ready for vacation I like to use a Hot Salt Scrub and Self Tanner because literally no one wants to see my pasty legs without a little sun-kissed glow. When it comes to my hair, I have a serious crush on the Olaplex at home treatment. It's easy to use, you can get about 4 treatments per bottle (depending on the length of your hair) and it's legit a miracle for color treated tresses like mine. Can we say godsend?!
We all know I am single AF, but that doesn't mean I don't do a little Valentine's Day splurging. This year I am making a little gift basket for my son with some fun little surprises, like awesome bath bombs, a sweet new shirt to wear to school and my little man's FAVORITE candy. Don't judge, but may I report back after the most humiliating holiday of the year that I sent myself flowers...and carbs. Let's face it, I will probably eat a whole pizza that day. That being said, I'm also really into taking ownership and loving my own body this year. I am getting up there in years and have always battled with weigh issues. I have always worn a one piece bathing suit...but this year, NO WAY! I am learning to LOVE my body for Valentine's Day and letting it shine on our sunny vacay. This year I will be lounging poolside in a bikini and reading my new favorite book by Ashley Graham.
Also, it takes me a good month to plan for a 6 hour road trip down to the Keys, or anywhere for that matter, so this year I am preparing a few weeks in advance by getting the car super organized and making sure we pack light and save plenty of room for all of the ridiculously amazing road-side crap you can find in Southern Florida. One of the things I am pretty adamant about it not eating junk food along the way.. It's just not a good idea. Sour bellies and sugar cranked kiddos don't make for an easy coast down state. I try to pack healthy snacks, and meals for the backseat where B and passengers can grab something easily. When we make a pit stop I am fully prepared for the horror of public restrooms. Trust me and always have these items in your car at ALL times: Trash bag, Gallon ZipLoc Bag, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper. You never know when these will be needed and you DON'T want to be stuck roadside with no way to clean and contain messes or mishaps. This has happened to me and they only thing I can say is that if it weren't for my make-shift hazmat kit, I would have been totally screwed.
So, wish me luck. Another year closer to 40, another adventure, and another single Hallmark holiday to come and go. This year its about ME! Time to love myself, own my life and be grateful for every wrinkle, dimple, disaster and triumph.