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I love my four children. I really do (bless their hearts). They run me ragged over the summer to the point that I find places to hide where for at least five minutes, I can’t hear their fighting, whining, or repetitive appeals for a snack. Oh, but they are the sweetest and I can’t imagine life without them!
Until they go back to school. Then I remember the glorious feeling of freedom that comes only from sending them off and then looking at a beautifully full eight hours ahead where no one is bouncing a ball against the wall or running around giving atomic wedgies to siblings. The kids are all prepped for back to school, now it’s back to me.
Back To Me: 9 HSN Faves for Getting “You” Back
Every fall, after the initial chaos of buying school supplies and adjusting to new schedules, I take a breather and bring the focus back to M.E.
I get back into a much-needed exercise routine; I buy a few new things for myself that make me feel good, and I focus on re-centering my life. It feels absolutely wonderful and I suggest it to any parent who devotes most hours of a day to his or her kids.
Right now, here are some of my Back To Me favorites from HSN and you can use code HSN2021 to get $20 off your first purchase of $40 or more. Plus, easily split your purchase into multiple payments through HSN’s FlexPay option. Yay!
After a long summer of no makeup, I’m ready to get back into the routine of getting ready to really tackle the day. New foundation was definitely on the docket, but I wanted to do my research and choose one that was flawless, high quality, and would also be good for my skin. Skinn Cosmetics Scientific Color Foundation has rave reviews, was a great deal, and offers full beautiful coverage while nurturing your skin.
The slanted brush that comes with the Skinn Cosmetics foundation is phenomenal. It’s the best makeup brush I’ve ever used as it makes application and blending so easy. The Skinn Cosmetics foundation itself comes with the coolest applicator sponge that you can dip and apply to your face so no need for fingers. Get it here for a great price!
2. A brighter smile
Teeth whitening is just one of those things I let slide when I’m too busy taking care or everyone else. It’s the last thing to glean my attention when there are mouths to feed and carpools to drive. But now, when the kids are back in school, it’s time to get my white smile back.
Okay, I found the coolest new teeth whitening kit…it’s called Intelliwhite Fusion 2-in-1 Whitening Serum. There are NO strips involved, which I was thankful for.
Instead of strips, you use the handy mouth guard (my kids laugh hilariously when I have it in) to paint the serum right onto your teeth. Wait 20 minutes, and you’re done! I’ve done several applications so far with fab results.
If your teeth could use a great whitening, definitely snag this kit. I’ve been impressed with how quick and easy it has made whitening my teeth.
3. New sheets
I took one look at my bed sheets the other day and realized something–kids can really destroy a set of sheets. Not sure how it happened…maybe it was all the jumping on my bed with the same dirty feet they were playing outside in, or the cheesy Cheeto fingers that ended up there. And don’t even get me started on the slime “accidents.”
One thing’s for sure, it’s time for new sheets.
This Concierge Collection Egyptian Cotton 4-piece set is luxe. These sheets just feel luxurious without the high price tag and I think my husband and I needed that for ourselves, to feel like high-rollers.
If you want to feel like a celebrity, slipping into these sheets will immediately take you there.
4. Making emergency food storage a priority
Heaven knows we’ve seen some pretty bizarre things these past few years…severe hurricanes, earthquakes, and a global quarantine that just isn’t seeming to go anywhere fast. It’s more important than EVER to make sure you have an emergency supply of food and water on hand.
Of all the things I’ve let slack, this is quite possibly the most vital to get back on track.
I found this Readywise 150-serving Emergency Meals Preparedness Kit at HSN and consider it the best purchase I’ve made for my family in a long time.
It is packed literally to the brim with MRE-type meals that you just add hot water to and you’ve got a warm, sustaining, healthy meal that’s ready to go.
And these meals aren’t your typical dry rice and beans; these are meals like pasta Alfredo, chicken pot pie, brown sugar and maple grains, and more.
The Readywise 150-serving kit has a sturdy handle that you can just grab and take with you. When my husband and I lived in Florida, you had to be ready every hurricane season to grab your essentials and evacuate. Luckily we didn’t have to do that, but we were without power for nearly a week and these meals would have been so valuable then. (There is actually a hurricane box as well.)
If you’ve never tasted Readywise products, you are in for a treat!
Their freeze-dried fruits are amazing. My 150-serving kit came with three free samples and I’m not ashamed to say I downed the strawberries and pineapple in less than an hour. It’s fruit. No shame.
Actually, these kits would be amazing for camping. Just boil some water and you’ve got a hot meal.
If you’re ready to get back to “you,” here are a few more other necessary indulgences from HSN I think you might like:
5. Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Bang Mascara and Liner duo – I mean, just sounds bad-A.
6. These Dolce Vita wedge sneakers – Love these! I’d wear them out to lunch with may girlfriends.
7. Bearpaw boots – One of my personal favorites for fall and winter. Absolutely LOVE the buckle-back detail on these!
8. These loungy Tech Jogger pants – Love them in camo and in Elderberry. These are pants I live in all day long when I can.
9. These collapsible mugs – my new obsession!
Remember, you can use code HSN2021 to get $20 off your first HSN purchase of $40 or more, including all of my favorites above.