I am a low maintenance person. I don’t get my nails done weekly, my visits to the spa are almost non-existent and I don’t jet off on weekend getaways on a whim. That USED to be my life. Now, I trade in my heels for flats, my perfectly coifed hair for an equally perfect mom bun and my spa is actually a bath that I take once the kids are sleeping. My “Me Time” looks different now but it is just as enjoyable and necessary as it used to be.
As a mom of four kids seven and under, I find my days ending with me over-touched and over stimulated. I am longing for the kids’ bedtime as I used to long for work to end on Fridays. It means I get to relax and it also means I get to focus on myself and what I need to continue to be a good parent, wife and friend.
Its not easy to make the time and when there is always something to do but I manage to have a great routine that guarantees that I get to unwind at the end of the day. It involves a bath, hot water, no kids jumping in, and some time to pamper myself all alone.
Bubble Baths, Wine, & Pampering
Running a bubble bath after the kids are asleep gives me the same anticipated flutter as I get when I am pouring a bottle of wine in the decanter to aerate. I get all of my candles lit and make sure all of my necessary tools and products are within arm’s reach. There is nothing worse than having to call someone in to bring me something or even worse, get out myself. If I am committing to the bath I am staying in until I have exfoliated (and pruned) skin, a clear mind and hair that is conditioned back to its original lustre.
New to my “Me Time” routine is Garnier’s Whole Blends new line of hair products. The line is paraben free, contains natural extracts and uses gentle sulfates so that I end up with hair that is shiny, healthy and frizz free. Each blend focuses on a unique hair action. I chopped my hair off this week so I want to keep it healthy and the “Nourishing” line is what I have been using. With the delicious aroma of the Avocado Oil and Shea Butter blend coating my strands, I was delightfully surprised that I could finger comb my hair after washing out my conditioner.
Garnier Whole Blends is enriched with natural ingredients and leaves my hair nourished and more importantly leaves me feeling beautiful, and in turn, HAPPY.
Want a sample of your own so that you can experience some much needed “Me Time” as well? You can get your free sample of Garnier Whole Blends HERE.
Garnier Whole Blends Twitter Party
On February 4, 2016 at 7 PM EST join the conversation #WholeBlends and find out more about the wholesome ingredients used in Garnier Whole Blends on Twitter and win prizes. For more information please head here.
I am choosing to embrace a new, more natural beauty. How about you?