Realistic Hair & Skincare Routines: The Mom Hour, Episode 48

Last week we talked about our ever-evolving “mom style” and what looks we’re loving at this stage of life. This week we’re moving on to hairstyles, skincare, make-up and beauty routines.

Join Meagan and Sarah for much confusion and hilarity – and hopefully a little insight – on growing out short hair, going gray in our 30’s, being completely overwhelmed by skincare products, and making time in the daily routine for basic beauty and skincare.

(But first, some recent hair selfies 🙂 )

Easy Hairstyles for Moms

tips for growing out short hair

easy long hair style for moms

Links we mentioned (or should have) in Episode 48

Gaming the CVS coupon system :)

Meagan’s husband Jon is gaming the CVS coupon system 🙂


  1. I just looked at the sunscreen. I would love to know if you ladies use it. The sun screen is expensive but the refill seems reasonable. There is another brand “Mineral Fusion” that is bit cheaper. I wonder if it is as good.

    • Dayna, it’s my sister who recommended and she totally swears by it. Her fiance uses it too – so there’s nothing “shimmery/girly” about it. 🙂 I haven’t bought it (yet) but am definitely interested.

  2. Great two-parter! I saw the same “Mineral Fusion” brush-on sunscreen as Dayna and am thinking about trying it — along with their other moisturizer/sunscreens. I’ve also used Origins’ A Perfect World moisturizer with SPF and it’s okay, but I’m not sure it’s worth the price tag (I got it on sale) and I’d prefer a mineral-based sunscreen. A little does go a long way, though. I’ve also heard GREAT things about Paula’s Choice moisturizer with SPF.

  3. I use a cheaper SPF 30 sunscreen that I find at Target. It is Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30. I have combination skin and have always struggled to find a moisturizer that doesnt cause break outs. I have been using this for awhile and I am very happy with it.

  4. I’m interested to know what hair products you both use and also what type of curling iron you would recommend. I have frizzy, half curly shoulder-length hair that I can’t quite figure out. Thanks!

    • Julie,
      Have you read the “Curly Girl the Handbook” I have similar hair and it has been a game changer!

    • Julie, I don’t use a ton of product on my hair. I have it colored (at least the roots – thank you, grays) every 6 weeks and use a drug-store shampoo and conditioner when I wash every 3 days. I usually let it air dry (super frizz) and then brush it out and either flat iron or curl it with a curling iron. I have a 1.5 inch curling iron – I think I’d like one that is even a little fatter than that. I just got mine at Target. Sorry I’m not more help! The biggest thing for me figuring out my frizz/curl was keeping my hair long with long layers. And learning to curl it helped too. YouTube videos are always a good place to start. 🙂

  5. I’ve had short hair for years now so I don’t think my advice will hold much water – but I have been using Crew hair paste (yes, the man’s stuff) for years and that’s really all I need at this length. I’m currently growing it out so I’ll be needing advice on product soon!

  6. Ok, I’m coming in late here, but I just listened to this episode today and loved it! (I’ve been binge listening to back episodes for a few weeks now.) You ladies are actually quite sophisticated with your makeup routines, so I feel like I’m getting a push to up my own routine (which consists of a bit of tinted moisturizer I bought on a Sephora spree last year–that’s pretty much it. I don’t even wash my face at night. I need help). I just jotted down all the products you listed, but Sarah, you mentioned you had a few favorite drugstore mascaras. Can you name a few? Thanks!

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