April 28, 2022
Running Shop Good is such an intricate blend of difficult, beautiful, all-consuming and rewarding, but motherhood takes this combination to a whole other level. Being a mom has grown me in ways I could have never imagined; it’s taught me to have perspective, to slow down and be in the moment… and to practice gratitude even when the tough gets tougher.
Am I ready to do it all over again?? Yep I am (second Baby K coming early October)! I feel blessed and honored to be on the journey of pregnancy and motherhood once again, and you know I have my top product picks to support me within arms reach…
Check out my specially curated ‘Mom’s Day’ wish list,
with the soon-to-be, new or busy momma in mind.
01 / For the belly
The best all-natural gift set for mama’s to be. The Hatch Mama line is not only beautiful but 1000% functional. All my new mama friends are receiving this belly-loving duo for a super fun and luxurious way to pamper their changing skin.
02 / For the body
Goop ‘GoopGenes Nourishing Repair Body Butter‘ + Osea ‘Undaria Algae Body Oil‘
I consistently notice dry skin at its peak during my second trimester as my skin starts to stretch and move. But this luxury duo keeps my skin happy, supple and soft. Pro tip. Immediately post-shower, layer in this order: oil then butter… and feel it slowly melt into every nook and cranny.
03 / For the face
Botnia ‘Replenishing Facial Oil‘
The most pregnancy-friendly facial oil IMO. I recently swapped some of my more exfoliating products for super rich and anti-inflammatory oils and this is my fave. This one includes a high yield of antiseptic fatty acids to help keep any bacteria at bay while plumping and nourishing my oftentimes dull or dry skin.
Salt + Stone ‘Natural Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50‘
During pregnancy or postpartum days, the skin is much more susceptible to UV rays and possible sun damage or hyperpigmentation. So, I. Never. Leave. The. House. Without. This. On. Bonus? It melts into the skin just like a moisturizer and is so sheer, I don’t even remember I’m wearing it.
04 / For going out
Kosas ‘Air Brow Tinted‘ + Alima Pure ‘Velvet Lipstick‘ (in Olivia) + Kosas ‘Revealer Concealer‘
In all honesty, I have about 10 minutes or less to get ready for my first meeting of the day. To hop from wiping smeared avocado off the floor to shop-ready in 10, these three products are all I need in my life, and would be the dream beauty-kit for any busy or new mom alike. The concealer is perfect for hiding dark circles or pregnancy-related hyperpigmentation, and nothing sets the tone of the day like a bold lip and bushy brow.