Useful Products for Mom
Affordable Care for Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin has special needs. Yet products created for sensitive skin sometimes include irritants that can make a condition worse. Eczema, dermatitis and dry skin can be exacerbated by added fragrances, parabens, colors, dyes or other ingredients.
Exederm is a line of products created just for sensitive skin without any unnecessary chemicals. Products are gentle, nonirritating, hypoallergenic and formulated without irritants commonly found in skin-care products.
But best of all, Exederm is easy on the budget. With prices starting at $14.99, a three-step program that includes cleansing wash, intensive moisture cream and flare-up cream costs $34.99. Order from www.exederm.com.
Clothing Made to Move
Moving through a busy day can have many moms donning jeans and a sweatshirt for comfort, without ever thinking about style. But what if you could look great while having the flexibility you need?
Jockey Person to Person is a line of clothing that’s made to move with you. Build your wardrobe from comfortable and versatile essentials such as knit tops, pull-on pants, skirts and jackets. You’ll be ready for a long day of carpool, meetings, errands and more, while looking comfortably chic and feeling great.
Affordably priced, Jockey Person to Person is available through home shows and at www.myjockeyp2p.com/tammycopeland.
Pack Your Bag
As you make your way to visit friends and family this season, make packing an art with a chic and stylish duffel bag from cinda b. Crafted from super-durable and water-resistant fabric, these lightweight bags feature a big-mouth opening to ensure you can get to all of your goods. With bungees on each side to allow the bag to expand, you’ll find you have room for more than you think!
Try the Overnighter or the Weekender for quick trips, or the Vacationer and the Garment Bag for longer excursions. With matching cosmetics case and accessories, you’ll travel in style like celeb moms Jennifer Garner and Brooke Shields.
Available from www.cindab.com for $22-$164.
Scents and Sensibility
Busy families, houseguests and visitors can do a number on the bathroom. To keep the air smelling pleasant, keep a little Poo-pourri next to the potty.
Made from essential oils, Poo-pourri is a spray that you spritz right into the bowl before you, um, do a number of your own, to create a natural barrier to embarrassing and unpleasant odors. The bathroom will be left smelling surprisingly fresh and no one will ever know!
Find it for $9.95 and $14.95 at www.poopourri.com and at gift and specialty-item stores in the area.
Shift Your Shape
It’s nice to have a few tricks up your sleeve when it comes to looking slim. As Thanksgiving rolls around, some may find a few unwanted rolls. This is when a little more support becomes essential.
So treat yourself to a few items that can help the body you have look more like the body you want: Shape fx Push-Up Control Jeans have a secret weapon built right in. With a power mesh panty designed to flatten the stomach, it also lifts and shapes your derriere for a better bottom line. From www.newport-news.com for $64-$74.
The Unbelievabra is designed to smooth away bumps and bulges around your bra line and reduce the visibility of back fat. It’s a one-piece cami with a molded-cup bra and built in tummy-control that gives you a sleek appearance under tops and dresses. Priced from $75-$85, order at www.shapeez.com.
Handcrafted jewelry often tells a story, especially when it’s crafted from the pages of a children’s storybook. Many of the lovely necklaces, earrings and bracelets from Bijou Savvy are made with pendants crafted from children’s book pages, wallpaper from a dollhouse or other found objects. Handcrafted by a Raleigh mom, you can find Bijou Savvy at http://bijousavvy.etsy.com for $10-$65.