I participated in a sponsored campaign on behalf of Burt’s Bees. I received samples and compensation to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
I’ve officially been a mother of two for 12 weeks today and in those 12 weeks, I’ve slept less hours than I’ve cried. Ok maybe I’m exaggerating just a little but mothering, especially to two youngsters, leaves little to no time for self-care, much less pampering, and I could really use a spa day. When resources are constrained you have to get creative so I have developed my very own “Mommy and Me Spa Day” – and when I say “Spa Day” I mean more like “Spa 15 Minutes” (on a good day). But I will take what I can get! For this luxurious spa day, I’ve selected Burt’s Bees products because it’s important to me that the products I use on my baby are natural. Me, I will put tar on my face if you tell me it will make me look younger but, for my baby, I will only use the best products.
So moms, are you ready for some indulgent pampering? Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
1) The skilled and steady hands of a surgeon.
2) Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Getting Started Kit: This set features almost everything you need for your baby including natural soap, shampoo, lotion, oil and diaper ointment. It’s a steal for $12.97 at Walmart.
3) The patience of a saint…and a nail file.
4) Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in the color of your choice (I went with Fig).
Step 1: Wash your baby’s hands and feet using Burt’s Bees Shampoo and Wash. Make sure to pry open those little fists and clean out all of the, what I like to call, “hand cheese”.
Step 2: Good luck with this one. Attempt to file your baby’s nails while they squirm, kick, cry and clench their fists. Give up. Try again. File two nails. Give up again. Repeat these steps until you just can’t take it anymore (relaxing AND spa-like, right?).
Step 3: Rub some Nourishing Oil on your baby’s cuticles, that is if babies even have cuticles.
Step 4: Moisturize your baby’s hands and feet with Burt’s Bees Nourishing Lotion. Normally I don’t like to put lotion on my baby’s hands because they always end up in his mouth and I would rather him not ingest lotion, but I feel better about Burt’s Bees because the products are natural. Not nutritious, per se, but at least natural.
Step 5: After you’ve spent all that time trying to give your baby a mani/pedi you will have exactly three seconds left for the “Mommy” part of the “Mommy and Me Spa Day”. Naturally. But three seconds is all you need to swipe on some Lip Shimmer – the peppermint flavor is almost like those eucalyptus-infused towels you get at the spa and the color will brighten your face as if you’ve had a facial. It’s a stretch but, as I said earlier, I will take what I can get.
Finish your spa day off with a few kisses on your baby’s newly pedicured toes and get back to work, moms! What do you think this is, the Four Seasons?