Whenever I have a couple hours to myself when Cody takes the kids out for a couple hours, I jump at the chance for a little extra pampering. There are so many things that get shuffled to the end of the day, and then pushed to the next day and so on. So I wanted to share a few of my favorite pampering things for my “me time”.

1.) I usually start with a hot bath/shower to relax. In full honesty it’s usually the time I actually get to shave my legs. I never thought that would be a luxury! 🙂

2.) I have put my hair through hell taking it from dark to blonde but it’s nothing a great hair masque can’t fix. This adds a lot of moisture to my hair with concentrated 100% Elastin Protein and I never mind the waiting time to let it sit – it’s the perfect time to catch up on my fashion magazines. I also love the . You do it once a week for 4 weeks to help restore split ends, breakage and reinforce hair fiber from within.

3.) I’ve mentioned it before, but with my latin roots comes dark hair and the inevitable lady-stache! So a few extra minutes to wax my upper lip are much appreciated. I usually pick up a cheap from Sally’s or Target.


4.) No pampering session would be complete without a face mask. is my all-time favorite. are another great option,. Love getting the pores clean!

5.) I love but it seems like there is never a convenient time to actually use them during the day so a couple hours to myself is primetime.

6.) I used to do DIY manicures all the time but then my ADD would kick in and I always ended up messing up one (or more!) nails before they dried so now I typically get manicures at the salon. My toes always fare a little better though so sometimes I’ll add an at-home pedi to the mix.


* Photos by Emmy Lowe. In collaboration with , a product of Unilever.