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Hey Moms, It's Time for Some End-of-Summer #selfcare

Summer with the kids is FULL ON. Restore yourself with some essential self-pampering.

By Patricia Cunningham

Let’s face it, moms, at this point in the summer it’s all about NOT FALLING APART. You’ve been juggling everybody’s wacky summer schedules, keeping everyone fed, bathed and lice-free and making sure the babysitter gets paid. You even wedged in a family getaway (where you still had to do laundry!). But now, with just a few sweet weeks left of summer, it’s hitting you that you’re tired. And the back-to-school push is just around the corner—holy ****! You need a mini break, but you’ve used up all your vacation days. It’s time for some #selfcare.

What’s self-care you might ask? Think of it as a breather. A personal day for the soul. It’s about being kind to oneself. And it’s genius. So sit back, relax and feel better. 

Sea2Skin Active Hydration Mask

Get some of that youthful summer glow back with this hydrating mask that will feel like a dip in the ocean. Rich sea botanicals and natural marine collagen revive skin and hyaluronic acid and rose hip oil moisturize. Don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22.

BUY FROM: Free People, $30 (10 uses in one pouch)

Matcha Green Tea Powder

Matcha is like regular green tea on acid—with 137 times the antioxidant punch. Its benefits include improved skin and bones and lower blood pressure, and it has a host of anti-aging properties. A natural calorie burner, it is said to increase energy and focus. Wonder if these come in bulk?

BUY FROM: Amazon, $23.75

Evolution Salt Co. Crystal Salt Massage Stone

These massage stones are made from Himalayan crystal salt and contain magnesium, which helps release tension. Can be heated in the microwave or chilled in the freezer. Great for hitting those deep pressure points. Just don’t let the kids eat ‘em.

BUY FROM: Urban Outfitters, $8

KNC Beauty All-Natural Collagen-Infused Lip Mask

After a summer of kissing boo-boos, your lips need some love, too. This lip mask repairs dry, cracked lips with natural collagen and hydrates with rose flower oil, cherry and vitamin E. Might even give you a little plumping. Hello, sailor.

BUY FROM: Urban Outfitters, $5

CozyChic Lite Calypso Wrap Cardigan

Sometimes you just want to take a little break in the den alone and lounge in a seriously soft and stylish ombré wrap cardigan and binge on some TV.

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $92

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote - Streaming Media Player

And you don’t even want to deal with the remote. “Alexa, play Big Little Lies again, please.”

BUY FROM: Amazon, $39.99

Green & Black’s Chocolate Bars, Salted Caramel

Three words: Treat yo self

BUY FROM: Amazon, $10.79, 4-pack

Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

Rapidly dry your hair with no blow dryer necessary and save your locks from damage. We’re talking no frizz AND the feeling you are as cool as Nina Simone

BUY FROM: Sephora, $30

Keeko Pulling Oil

This Ayurvedic coconut oil-pulling oral treatment will brighten your smile and give you healthier gums—and could possibly help detox the entire body. That was easy.

BUY FROM: Free People, $29, 14 sachets

Guided Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation is a simple way to de-stress and gain focus. In this audiobook, meditation guru Jon Kabat-Zinn walks you through the technique. Ohm.

BUY FROM: Amazon, $17.70

The Super Elixir Alkalizing Greens Sachets

You’ve been so busy worrying about everyone else’s nutrition, you forgot about your own, right? Supply yourself with healthy nutrients and help restore your body’s pH balance with these handy packets. Each contains omega 3, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

BUY FROM: Free People, $26

CozyChic Socks

We all hate to leave the enveloping comfort of our bed (well, unless two kids and a dog have decided to set up camp there). When you finally flee, take some of that blankety feeling with you with these uber cozy socks.

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $15

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate


A stressful day can wreak havoc on your face. Restore your skin’s healthy appearance overnight and awake feeling dewy and renewed, at least until you have to do the dishes.

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $46

Sleep Lavender Bath Salts

Soothe those aching bones and detoxify pores with Pacific Sea Salts and 100% natural pure lavender. So relaxing you’ll want to ignore all the commotion outside the bathroom door.

BUY FROM: Amazon, $12.34

Silence + Noise Estelle Printed Pajama Pant

PJs you can wear all day? Totally my jam.

BUY FROM: Urban Outfitters, $69

Carillion Miami Wellness Resort Hotel

You may be short on vacation time, but that’s no reason not to book the next one! This wellness resort in Miami definitely fits the #selfcare bill. Acupuncturists, energy healers and other health specialists are on hand. There’s a myriad of exercise options and super nutritious meals. And the spa provides a full thermal experience—crystal steam room, Finnish sauna, experiential rains and even an igloo. And, well, it's Miami. If I go missing, you know where to find me.

BUY FROM: Gilt Travel, SALE $219 per suite per night (Regularly $422, 48% Off!)

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