This week has felt like a month. Between the debate, Chrissy Teigen's heartbreaking news and now with President Trump tweeting that he and Melania have tested positive for COVID-19 it's hard to not feel overwhelmed. On top of that, we are still in a never ending historical pandemic, people are still losing their jobs, there's an election hours away and moms, well, we are at the end of our rope.
Yes, motherhood is political, and no, self care is not enough to fix burn out, but if all you need right now is to turn off your phone and cozy up to a soft blanket because you've had enough, I hear you. Hard same. So we picked some stuff for you to buy and pamper yourself. No regrets, we all deserve some self-love right now.
Here are things that will make you feel hugged:
Before you think "another living thing for me to take care of?" this plant is safe for both human babies and also furry babies and needs very low maintenance as long as you have it in medium to bright light. It will filter the air in your house and just brighten any space.
"Weighted blankets put gentle pressure on your body to make you feel safe, comforted and relaxed," according to this product's description and, honestly, I'm sold. I sleep with one every single night and it's helped me with postpartum insomnia. 10/10 recommend.
This oil repairs and restores skin that's suffered from daily wear and tear and environmental stressors. And boy, have there been stressors, huh?
It's perfect for rolling out of bed and onto the front porch with a good book or slinging pancakes for your hungry crew, or you know, hiding from reality under the covers... Whichever you might prefer.
Just because you can't travel to Iceland right now doesn't mean you shouldn't be enjoying their luxury spa products. Fill your tub, throw some of these bath salts in, close your eyes and pretend you are soaking in a tub in overlooking the fabulous views of the amazing country Iceland is. Plus these will help keep your skin healthy and beautiful.
A sound machine can help both kids and adults fall asleep. Go ahead and get one for your room right now so you can drown out middle of the night thoughts like When will this all end? or How is it October already? or just general existential dread.
Laying your head on this luxury at the end of another year-long day is nice mini dose of pampering. And the benefits carry over into the waking hours too—a silk pillowcase will keep your hair and your skin looking fabulous. Who cares if you're not actually leaving the house?
Maybe you could use a little help quieting your brain when you put your head on that pillow. I've been taking these CBD + melatonin softgels for the past few weeks and while it's asking a lot of any supplement to even make a dent in my psyche some evenings, I can say they do help me turn it off for a little while.
Lately I don't even have the energy to keep up my skin care routine, and these masks from Bliss have been the savior I need right now. Easy to put on, funny to look at when wearing and most importantly, leaves your skin glowing.
Quarantine hair does not need to be boring (or frizzy!). This hair mask will brighten up your day by depositing some fun color in your previously lightened strands.
Bling is always on the treat-yo-self menu. And this one celebrates the title that truly matters.
You can't control everything, mama—and that's okay. Focus on what you can control and the future looks brighter already.
Wearing a robe all day would feel a bit like giving up. But call it a cardigan and BAM! totally acceptable. This one is so soft and delicious you're not going to want to, anyway.
If your look is more casual and sporty, this sweatshirt is made for you. It's soft, it's comfy and it will keep you looking put together even when hanging out on your couch.
It's ice cream. Delivered to your doorstep. Grab a spoon, a fork or a shovel and make a night of it.
Just because we are still in the middle of a pandemic doesn't mean that your nails shouldn't be looking amazing. With this at home nail polish kit you can decompress by painting your nails (and toenails!) in trendy colors.
I've never been more motivated to make my bed a hotel-level of satisfying than this year. I want to crawl in every night (or afternoon—don't judge me) and feel cocooned in cozy. I've never been a sheets snob either, but this linen set has me swooning—and seems to get better each time you wash it.
Remember the great puzzle rush of March 2020? Well, now that it's getting cold again and we're still being warmed by the glow of a dumpster fire, it seems time to for them to once again take up residence on the dining table. There's something about solving low stakes problems that's oh-so-comforting. Bonus points for this one looking the way we all feel.
Chances are, you won't be warming yourself by the rays of the Tuscan Sun anytime soon. But a girl can dream, can't she?
Let me put it this way: this body wash is the best thing that happened in my 2020.
This superbalm holds 200% of its weight in moisture and will have your lips (or cuticles, or elbows, or any body part really) feeling lovely almost immediately. It's safe to use on newborns and you can even use to keep your nipples feeling great in between breastfeeding sessions.
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