Monday, May 27, 2013

A Hawaiian Escape

Happy Memorial Day friends!  

I hope you're doing something so amazing that you don't have time to read this (well not really, I hope you always make time for Baby Mama Juice - the blog and the drink).  

It's barely beach/pool weather here and I'm really worried about Mother Nature at this point.  Is she sick?  Retiring?  Moved away to another planet?  What's the dealio?

Wouldn't it be lovely if we were all in sunny Hawaii, sipping on Mai Tais by the pool, where it's 83 degrees?  

Duh, that was a hypothetical question.

I have a lovely little guest post today that will transport us to our tropical dream vaca.  Just make this yummy face mask, whip up a Mai Tai, and draw a hot bubble bath, and...Aloha baby!
Without further ramblings, I'm handing it over to the lovely and talented Kendra Thornton:

A Pit Stop for Your Adventure
As a full-time mom, I can honestly say that life with my children is an adventure.  Trust me, I know adventure.  During my former career in the travel industry, I was able to visit 28 countries on 6 continents as well as many destinations throughout the United States.  Now as a mama of three, keeping up with their hectic schedules, tackling homework and taking care of the house, is no small feat! Sometimes self-care gets lost on the priorities list.  To do all of this, this mom has to re-energize and rejuvenate. I take good care of myself so that I can take good care of my family. My pleasure is a long, hot bubble bath and a deep-cleansing facial mask.

Inspiration for this face mask comes from the Kahala Spa & Resort in Oahu, ranked amongst the best hotels in Honolulu. The ingredients were all-natural and found on the island, which was great in aligning with my family’s holistic lifestyle. This mask has since made its way home to Chicago where I am able to celebrate a little me-time without having to book an appointment. Below are the directions for creating your own Coconut and Pineapple Mask that will help you to relax and your skin renew. 

Coconut and Pineapple Mask

• 2 tbs coconut milk
• 4 slices of fresh pineapple
• a blender or food processor
• a bowl

Quick Tip: You may buy a whole coconut from your local grocery store or purchase pre-packaged coconut milk.  To stick with all natural ingredients, I purchased the whole coconut and drained the juice. 

Step 1: Place the pineapple in a blender or food processor and add the coconut milk.  Blend until smooth.  I use the pulse function to ensure it doesn’t become too watery.
Step 2: Remove the face mask from the blender with a rubber spatula and place in a sealable container.  If you don’t use the whole mask, you can refrigerate and use at a later date.

Step 3: Apply the mask to a clean face and allow the mask to sit for 10-15 minutes while your skin absorbs the vitamins and rich enzymes. When you are relaxed and your skin replenished, wash off with luke-warm water.


p.s.  Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice?  Because Baby Girl has been up past 9pm over the last 3 nights while we've been on vacation.  I'm sure I'm going to pay for it dearly this next week.  Sister love needs her sleep and when she doesn't get out world.  


  1. This mask looks divine! I need to try it because I'm definitely in need of a long awaited tropical vacation and it certainly didn't happen this weekend in cold, rainy NYC!

  2. Ohh this mask sounds amazing and refreshing!


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