4 Easy Pick-Me-Ups for Busy Moms

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The new school year is upon us, which means moms run ragged super quickly. Between the school drop-offs and pick-ups, orientations, kids’ activity schedules, backpack and paperwork organizing, remembering where and when to be certain places with the kids… The list goes on. I know my mind is swirling with just the influx kindergarten reminders and procedure notices! Add everything else on top of it, and I’ve got a drained battery.

And I’ve got to take care of myself, too?! I have thought about going to the gym for 6 years. My jetted bathtub has seen a drought for over a year (And I have had two awesome bath bombs sulking near my vanity since last fall.) And I could use a 12-hour spa day more than you know.

Thankfully, I have a few products here at home that help me feel like more of a person while I’m in my mom on-the-go role, all without dropping a ton of money or taking a ton of time.

Colleen Rothschild Quench & Shine Restorative Mask and Smooth & Shine Hair Serum

I like to kind of overhaul my beauty routine at the end of summer, and my haircare routine is no exception. Between exposure to the excruciatingly hot sun and numerous dips in the chlorine, I have had a hard time keeping my dry ends at bay. They drive me nuts!! However, I’ve been trying out these haircare products from Colleen Rothschild, and I already feel that my hair is on the mend!

Quench & Shine Restorative Mask

I usually shy away from hair masks because my hair is fine, and I worry about weighing it down. But I was pleasantly surprised by this hair mask! After using it, my hair was smoother, softer, shinier, and it felt bouncy and light! Plus, I have highlights in my hair, and the Quench & Shine Restorative Mask is color-safe!

What else do I love about this conditioning treatment?

  • I can use it (even daily) in the shower in place of my conditioner. I just massage it into my hair and rinse, so I feel pampered without spending much time or money!
  • The mask contains a lot of potent botanical-based ingredients, such as Shea Butter and Argan Oil. I love knowing I am using nature to nourish my hair.
  • None of her products contain Parabens, SLS/SLESSulfates, Triclosan, Formaldehyde, PABA, Toulene, or Benzene.

Smooth & Shine Serum

I like to lock in moisture with this hair serum. Even if I don’t have much time to dry or style my hair, I feel put-together by applying the Smooth & Shine Serum. I just apply a small amount to damp hair and air-dry to frizz-free, smooth, shiny hair. And if I have time to heat-style, the serum protects my strands!!

Some other things to love:

  • You can apply it to dry strands, too!
  • It has a UV filter!
  • The hair serum contains natural moisturizers such as Cotton Seed Oil, Neem Leaf Oil, and Hibiscus Oil.

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Forever One Pendant from Charles & Covard

Sometimes all you need is a simple necklace to make your everyday outfits stand out. This Forever One 0.50 CTW Round Moissanite Solitare Pendant in 14k White Gold from Charles & Colvard is an ethically sound and brilliant option!

This bling may look like a diamond, but it is not. It’s Moissanite, a sparkly white naturally-occurring gemstone. But it’s not mined!!

Because it’s not mined, substantial amounts of the earth are not disturbed or displaced, and no water is contaminated!

Isn’t this necklace sooo pretty and elegant! It makes me feel put together on the most rushed and tiring days!

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Mineral 89 Eyes from VICHY

I am ALWAYS looking for some eye help! #tiredmom The delicate eye area is like the first thing to look like crap on me when I’m stressed and low on sleep. Well, this VICHY Mineral 89 Eyes Hyaluronic Acid Eye Gel hydrates, brightens, and smoothes fine lines on the dull skin around my tired eyes. Yes, this eye gel is calling your name, moms! Hear it?! “Mom! Mom! Mom!”

Okay, I probably stressed you out even more with all the “Mom” calling. But rest assured, your eyes can benefit from these VICHY goodies:

  • 89% Vichy Mineralizing Water
  • Natural-Origin Hyaluronic Acid
  • Pure Caffeine
  • 24-hour moisture that’s free of parabens and fragrances

It’s no surprise that this eye gel is one of VICHY’s top sellers!

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The Cushion Bounce Vista from REEF

And lastly, you’ve gotta keep your feet comfy. When my dogs are barkin’, I’m usually barkin’ too. Ha! And when my feet aren’t cute, I’m not happy either. That’s the whole point of this blog! I love showing you how I can stay cute AND comfy.

These REEF sandals make for the perfect mom fashion! They come in 8 different stylish colors and put major bounce in my step! Plus, the Cushion Bounce footbed is super light, which is a must when chasing littles. I don’t need to be weighed down!

Here’s what else I love:

  • They look way more chic than simple flip flops.
  • The strap is PVC free vegan leather.
  • The sandal also features anatomical arch support, heel cupping, and a high-density rubber sponge outsole!

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So tell me, which of these pick-me-ups would you try first?! Best of luck with the new school year!!


A fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog written by Jackie Mikkelson, Instinctively en Vogue is a source of inspiration for busy girls, especially moms like her, who want to be chic while staying comfortable.



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  1. 8.26.19

    I love that pretty necklace! What a great gift idea!!

  2. 8.26.19
    Rach said:

    I definitely want to try that hair serum. My hair definitely needs some help haha!


  3. 8.26.19
    lyddiegal said:

    My hair could use some TLC right now, it’s had way too much heat styling lately. Love those sandals too, so cute!
    Chic on the Cheap

  4. 8.26.19
    lyddiegal said:

    My hair could use some TLC, way too much heat styling this summer and this product sounds great.

  5. 8.26.19
    legalleeblondeblog said:

    oo that hair serum sounds really good!

    • 8.26.19
      Jackie said:

      I love incorporating it into my hair care routine!

  6. 8.26.19
    Stephanie said:

    I am always hearing such incredible things about Colleen Rothschild – and now you’ve convinced me I definitely need to try their products. And that necklace is seriously beautiful!

  7. 8.27.19

    Love me some Colleen Rothschild!! And those sandals are so cute!

  8. 8.27.19
    kileen said:

    Love these and those REEF sandals look so comfy and chic!! Definitely need to pick a pair up myself!

    cute & little

  9. 8.27.19

    I live for my reef sandals! Seriously the most comfy sandals I have ever owned!

  10. 9.2.19
    Laura Leigh said:

    Sending these to my sister right now!

    xo Laura Leigh

  11. 9.2.19
    anniewearsit said:

    Thank you for sharing sustainable jewelry, it’s so important!

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