Spring Styles for Moms
Shield Your Skin
With everyday exposure to sun, chemicals and environmental irritants, sometimes lotion isn’t enough to protect skin. Skin MD Natural creates a barrier to protect skin from outside chemicals and irritants.
This thin lotion absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy residue. With SPF 15, it protects against exposure to the sun and free radicals while leaving your skin smooth and soft. Recommended for eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, as well as normal, healthy skin, it is available at www.skinmdnatural.com for $18 to $25.
Just Brush and Go
Moms need makeup that keeps up with busy schedules and meets more than one need. Colorflo from Susan Posnick (a mom herself) fits the bill with a finely milled mineral foundation that’s sweat-proof, water-resistant and has an SPF of 26.
The self-dispensing brush allows for adjustable and buildable coverage. It also can be used with a concealer brush to give more precise coverage to blemishes.
Colorflo comes in shades for every skin tone. Toss one in your handbag for touchups or for a quick sweep on the kids for sun protection during impromptu trips to the park.
At $64, it’s a little pricey, but refills are just $32, making it more affordable, as well as eco-friendly, over the long run. Available at Luxe Apothecary at the Alexan at North Hills or www.luxeapothecary.com. Place your order for curbside pickup with delivery to your car while baby sleeps.
Jump Puddles in Style
‘Tis the season for spring showers, but don’t let that keep you indoors. Grab the kids and head outside for a little puddle jumping. Just make sure feet stay warm and dry with a good pair of rain boots.
For the kids: The KLAS from Vincent has a shorter shaft especially for the little ones. These rain booties come in primary colors and give your toddler plenty of flexibility. Available from www.vincentshoestore.us from $29.95.
For you: The Zulima Bias Plaid rain boots from Target ($24.95) are cheerful enough to brighten a cloudy day and will have you singing in the rain in no time flat! Find them at Target stores or online at www.Target.com.
One Fit Mama
Exercising while pregnant helps balance hormones, encourages better sleep and gives you a healthy glow. Fit2BMom encourages moms to embrace a fit and healthy lifestyle by designing versatile active wear that contours to a woman’s changing shape during all nine months. Tops, jackets, bottoms and headbands make up the Fit2BMom line with stylish options for the gym and beyond.
Choices range from $49 to $79 at www.Fit2BMom.com.
Mary Michele Little is a mother of two, image consultant and blogger who lives in Raleigh. Read more of her tips at www.onechicmama.com.