I’ve talked at length about how since I’ve become a mom I have struggled to find balance in my life between working, having a side business and this blog — leaving little to no time for myself. I know I’m not alone and so many working moms are trying to do the same thing, in fact I feel there’s really no better time to be in this position of a working mom. Lately though my workload has been increasing and it’s been catching up with me to a point where I’ve begun to do some real soul searching. I feel so grateful to be able to work doing what I love every day, I just wish there were more hours in the day and more time to spend with Piper (not to mention do a little laundry and cooking?!). But that’s another story for another day.
In the past year I’ve worked to find ways to have a little bit of time for myself — and products that can help me save time and feel pampered. I do my nails every other week at home with a glass of wine after Piper goes to bed (I’d rather indulge in a solo grocery store trip than sitting in a nail salon), read for at least 20 minutes before bed, multitask with at-home facials using luxe face products while I clean. I listen to podcasts I love every time I’m in the car driving and attempt to blow out my hair every 3-4 days so I don’t look like a total mess. And I recently started using iluminage’s Touch — the first at-home hair removal device — because let’s be honest when I have 5 minutes to shower there is definitely not time to shave.
It’s a quickly and pretty painless process — you apply the device which emits a light on your targeted area (bikini zone, underarm etc…) to disable the hair follicle so the unwanted hair doesn’t grow back. All it takes is a weekly treatment for 7 weeks! I’ve had friends who have done electrolysis and it’s so expensive so this is a great alternative, especially if you don’t have a ton of time on your hands. Be sure to head over to my Instagram where I’m giving away one of the devices!
PS- how adorable is Piper’s Minnow Swim suit? It’s my favorite one of hers and she’s been wearing it all summer!
*This post was created in collaboration with iluminage.
Images by Anna Reynal