Before I had kids, I use to hear mothers say that motherhood was one of the most challenging, yet most rewarding experience. I really didn’t understand the meaning of that until my twin stepsons came to live with my husband and I when they were ten years old. I think my biggest challenge at the time was having to go from being the weekend “fun” mom to now being a mom who had to enforce rules, responsibility, as well as, being a nurturer. Four years later we added another little boy, our little firecracker. Now it was learning how to be a mom to a newborn and now teenage boys. Let’s just say the conversations that go on in Campbell household could be its own reality show.
As mom, the best accomplishment has been watching my children grow and settle into their own personalities. Can I be honest for a moment? Being a mother is overwhelming and at times, and definitely isn’t for the “thin skinned” and if you aren’t careful you can lose yourself in what I like to call the monotony of motherhood. One day you’ll look in the mirror and realize that it has been months since you’ve had your brows threaded or it has been a while since you’ve taken that hot bath with aromatherapy oils you love so much. I believe it’s important to still remember the little things that make you feel beautiful and great about yourself. That’s one of the reasons I design jewelry for women. I love helping women feel great and confident about themselves. Sometimes the simplest jewelry piece can change the mood of a person.
This Mother’s Day post is dedicated to all my rock star moms out there. Truth be told we’re all rock stars, you almost need to be in order to be a mom today. We work it from sun up to sun down each and every day. I especially want to highlight the tips from these cool and modern moms. Check out their beauty, style, hair and wellness secrets that keep them going and allow them to remain beautiful. Happy Mother’s Day!
Roll on perfume – perfect to freshen up anytime during the day!
Dorene – Chief Fragrance Officer of The Columbia Fragrance Co.
Sunscreen. Wear it. Your face will thank me when you’re 50.
Miranda Peterson- Owner of Miranda Jae Designs
An exfoliating facial scrub for daily use (I prefer the Neutrogena grapefruit wash)
Vivi Nyugen- Registered Nurse/Forensic Nurse, Grad Student & Photographer
I scrub my face with wet coffee grounds for exfoliating, and then use lavender essential oil to moisturize and purify my skin.
Shannon Bushong- Physical Therapist & Jewelry Designer of Shan B Designs
My eyes, I always need to have my eyes looking good, especially since i went bald, so the makeup on the eyes is really big for me.
Deborah Lynch Burchell – Personal & Private Chef of Simply Caribbean
I love using face cleansing wipes at night and when traveling for removing makeup. They’re super convenient and help me ensure I don’t go to sleep with makeup on my face!
Melanie Edwards – Blogger of modernmami
White eyeliner. It sounds nuts. On the waterline and the inside of your eyelid. I look like I slept 12 hours, when it was really closer to 4.
Chelsea Sullens – SAHM & Photographer of Loud Waterfall Photography
Chanel number 5 is my go to fragrance! #classic
Monica Johnson – Realtor/Associate Broker of My Atlanta Agent
I always keep interesting colors of nail polish around. I like my nails short with an interesting color. Makes me feel all, “Sex in the City”!
Eva Greene Wilson – Law Student & Blogger of Socamom
Eyebrows on fleek, when everything else is falling apart cute brows always make me feel ready for the world. I love anatasia’s brow pencil.
Alysia Christiani – Print Producer & Blogger of Rewind and Come Again
My secret to dealing with adult acne is to spot treat any pimples with Beautycounter’s Lustro Face Oil #3. It dries it up completely in a day or two.
Michele Kekac – Manager at Beautycounter
Lipstick, earrings and my wedding ring are my go-to.
Marlene – Author & Jewelry Designer of Marlene Clarke Jewelry
I have 2-3 colorful scarves in my trunk in case I need to add some quick flavor to my wardrobe!
Tiffany – Writer & Educator of YourWriter4Life
I’ve got to be comfortable in my clothes. So if that means yoga pants and a t-shirt , I will make it a ‘nice t-shirt’ and add a fun long necklace to dress it up!
Lynda – SAHM & Jewelry Designer of On the Wire
A great pair of stud earrings – pearls are still my go to! I can wear them with anything, they are elegant and beautiful. I have a few awesome pairs listed on my Etsy Store.
Melissa Pedersen- SAHM & Jewelry Artist of Melissa Pedersen Jewellery
Wear simple, meaningful jewelry.
Vanessa Painter – Owner & Artist of DesignMe Jewelry
To dress my look up I wear great stylish jewelry. Usually my handcrafted beauties, but always with some great sparkle to give great interest.
Julicia Hernandez – Designer of Julicia’s Creations
I walk in flats and change to heels before business meetings.
Vincci Ching – Creative Director of Heritaged ReFashioned
A lesson I learned when I worked retail was keep your bottoms simple and in basic colors (black, navy and brown). Add the colors in your tops and accessories (jewelry, purses and SHOES)!
Zondra – Sr. Financial Analyst
Less is more!
Mikelah – Blogger of Style & Vibes
I have short hair which can create the worst bed-head, so I sleep on a silk pillow case which minimizes bed-head.
Stephanie Flynn – Maker & Metalsmith of SFDesigns
Since I have curly hair, water is my best friend. If I’m in a rush I’ll damp my hair with a water spray bottle and use conditioner to help sleek my hair into a neat ponytail or bun.
Kamilah C. – Creative Director & Designer of The Pink Locket
To get away from stress I take a very long Bubble Bath.
Jennie Lau – Designer & Co-Founder of AdmirableJewels
Make time for some girlfriend moments. Women need to stay connected!
Cindy – Handcrafted Jewelry Designer of Sienna Grace Jewelry
Soaking in the bath 10 minutes every night with some Epsom salt and a couple drops of lavender is a must.
Jen Knapp – SAHM & Business Owner of Serene Body Essentials
When break time comes around I put on some relaxing music, put my legs up in my office and put cucumber slices on my eyes. I usually do this twice a day.
Lexi Butler – Owner & CEO of Lexi Butler Designs
I practice yoga and drink a lot of water to help me balance my mood, energy levels and to help me reconnect with myself.
Nikki – Founder of Nani Botanicals
Having a little bottle of bubbles in the car and purse, will help to calm a fussy, baby, teen or adult.
Jennifer DV – SAHM, Psychologist & Jewelry Designer of DTailsULike
A pedicure can make you feel like a whole new woman. Having an hour to let someone pamper you while you relax is a great treat.
Tiffani G. – Payroll Administrator & Blogger of MyMommyVents