These things are basically my holy grail. And they will be even more so when the new baby arrives. I started using most of these things right after M was born… those days when shower time was literally down to the second. I remember laying M down to sleep, he was all snuggled up & content, yet the minute I stepped into the shower I could hear him start crying… sometimes he was, sometimes it was just me thinking I could hear him (so I power-showered and ran to check on him only to find him sleeping lol). Either way my showers were like 90 seconds and a flurry of activity (and this is when they actually managed to happen *sigh*).
Basically, efficiency & multi-tasking are the top requirements for me. One of my shower favourites is the Jergen’s shower lotion. I have never found shower lotions to work as they claimed, until this one. I buy the big bottle with a pump (saves even more time lol), and once the water is turned off, quickly apply it like lotion to wet skin, lightly towel off, and I’m not kidding you – your skin will be buttery soft. This lotion is amazing and I’m so hooked on it.
I ran out of this scrub a few months ago and really need to pick up some more. The Skinn peppermint face scrub was the perfect in-shower pick-me-up. The bright scent was really uplifting and invigorating, and since this was really my only alone time, it almost made it feel spa-like (grasping at straws but I was so sleep deprived that it didn’t take much for me lol). All I needed was 20 seconds to scrub this on my face and I felt like a new woman 🙂 Ugh and this scrub seriously smells sooo good. I can’t stress that enough.
Also shower related, is the Schick Intuition razor. This razor is bomb. I thought it seemed so gimmicky before I had actually tried it, but it was gifted to me in my hospital swag bag after I had M, and once I used it I loved it so much. It’s such a little thing, but not having to soap/shave cream your legs before shaving really cuts down on time. Also, I buy my refills at Costco whenever they go on sale, and that’s the best price I’ve ever found for them.
After the shower is turned off, but before I shower-lotion up, I will wrap my hair in a microfiber towel turban to keep it off my shoulders (and lotion free). Once my hair is almost dry, I take it off, brush out my hair and ideally blow dry it (it’s a new thing I’m doing, blow drying… it works wonder on my pesky cowlick lol) but honestly, blow drying feels like a luxury and I usually end up air drying it with a little Moroccan oil in it. I’ve had mine forever, so I can’t remember where I bought it from but Bed Bath & Beyond carries them, I’m sure drugstores would have them as well (or Amazon).
The one thing that really gives my face life is a little blush topped with my Becca highlight. It keeps the ‘I haven’t slept properly in over two years ‘grey-face’ thing at bay. That and lip balm. Becca’s highlight is so pretty and soft; it adds a little glow and so far, it’s my favourite highlight that I’ve ever used.
^using literally until the last drop 🙂
Do you have any mom morning tips to share or product must-haves? Share in the comments below because I would loove to hear about them 🙂