WHOLESOME BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS WITH GARNIER®

In the spirit of Mother’s Day, Garnier® Whole Blends™ continue to remind us of our unique beauty.

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Everyday my emotions fluctuate intensely. Extreme exhaustion, happiness like I’ve never known, frustration(oh the frustration!), a form of patience that I truly believe only a parent is capable of, and love. So much love. The purest form that is what unicorns and fairy dust are made of. All of these emotions encompass the beautiful moments and memories I have and continue to create with my children.

It’s so easy to focus on the negatives and the feelings that may seem “bad” (i.e.: frustration, a loss of patience, the nights where your head hits the pillow and you think to yourself..”I could have done better today”). I have come to realize that every morning is a fresh start. A clean slate to continue creating memories and try to be the best mom you can be. And luckily our kids are so very forgiving. Am I right? Now that Lillie is 9 months, I have finally begun taking better care of myself. I am no expert in parenting but what I do know is that when you feel good, your energy shoots up and you are an overall better person, wife, and mama. Taking even just a 1/2 hour a day makes a world of difference in my mood and demeanor.

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A few days a week I carve out time for my overall beauty routine. This includes everything from threading my eyebrows, face masks, hair masks, and giving myself a blowout. For hair maintenance I have been using Garnier® Whole Blends™. The Repairing line with Honey Treasures shampoo/conditioner and mask keeps my hair strong (which is so important since I have been regularly coloring it since last year) and it smells divineeee. Some important things about this line to note: it’s paraben-free and is so gentle on my hair. The ingredients used for all Garnier® Whole Blends™ (such as Argan and Coconut Oil) are all purchased fairly and sustainably to support local farmers and what I love most: Garnier® has partnered with TerraCycle to keep beauty products out of landfills.

So yes mamas, I promise, taking care of my hair and my overall health and body has made a huge improvement in the way I feel day to day. It seems so small but in reality it is such a mood booster and makes me feel put together. Even when we are just headed to the park or on an errand. Happy mama, happy life… 😉 Take a little time to pamper yourself. You are worth it! And it makes creating those beautiful moments with your family all that much sweeter.

Photos by Mary Grace

49 Comments

  1. Joy Leigh 05.09.2016

    This is beautiful! I can’t believe how tall León has gotten.

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    • nicole.amaris@gmail.com 05.09.2016

      Thank you! I can’t believe it either…where is my baby?!

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  2. Debbie B 05.09.2016

    I totally agree that taking care of your hair and overall healthy and body makes you feel much better!

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  3. JANINE H 05.10.2016

    Your photos are simply BEAUTIFUL. I think you truly captured the beauty of motherhood. Makes me want another baby!

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  4. Susan Smith 05.10.2016

    I pamper myself by taking a bubble bath while drinking a glass of wine

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  5. Susan Smith 05.10.2016

    https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/730039187924094976

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  6. Lisa Brown 05.10.2016

    I agree, mornings are a way to start anew. I like to pamper myself with baths and vigorous walks.

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  7. Lisa Brown 05.10.2016

    tweet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/730088869866049536

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  8. sandra 05.10.2016

    i like that they have partnered with terracycle

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  9. Erika 05.10.2016

    I’d like to try these. I think the coconut water and vanilla milk blend sounds lovely!

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Cindy 05.15.2016

    I like their Argan Oil & Cranberry Extracts.

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  11. LaTanya 05.16.2016

    The ingredients in these products sound wonderful.

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  12. LaTanya 05.16.2016

    https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/732204993239977984

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  13. Jessica To 05.16.2016

    I like to refresh myself with a long, hot shower.

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  14. Debbie B 05.17.2016

    i posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/purplepanda1966/status/732364306164023296

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  15. heather 05.17.2016

    I pamper myself by taking a nice hot bubble bath while listening to some soft music.

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  16. Elle 05.19.2016

    I like to take walks or run outside for a dose of fresh air and it’s time for me just enjoy my music and have me time.

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  17. Kerry 05.19.2016

    Beautiful message – and beautiful hair:)

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  18. OFG 05.21.2016

    I’m a big fan of slow mornings and evenings. It helps start the day in the right direction and end it that way too.

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  19. onyinye Elochukwu 05.21.2016

    I alway find time to take care of my self…happy mommy happy family. 😉

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  20. Jessie C. 05.24.2016

    YES! I totally agree with that overall health and body has made a huge improvement in the way I feel day to day.

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  21. Rebecca 05.27.2016

    Kids are a lot of fun and are worth the sacrifice. It’s important to not forget to take care of mommy’s health too!

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  22. Rebecca 05.27.2016

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Michael64263870/status/736015255546040320

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  23. Sarah L 05.29.2016

    To take care of myself I swim 3 times a week, sing in a chorus and volunteer at the Botanic Gardens.
    Thanks for the contest. (this is part of the Blogher contest, yes?)

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  24. Sarah L 05.29.2016

    https://twitter.com/slehan/status/737045184324632576

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  25. Shawn Gallagher 05.30.2016

    Beautiful hair!

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  26. Shawn Gallagher 05.30.2016

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Esham4life/status/737398996407308288

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  27. Thomas Murphy 05.30.2016

    I would love to try Garnier Whole Blends!

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  28. Thomas Murphy 05.30.2016

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/737413742632312832

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  29. maria cantu 05.30.2016

    Your hair is beautiful.

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  30. Ellie Wright 05.31.2016

    I like to pamper myself with a hot bath and good book at the end of a hectic day.

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  31. Ellie Wright 05.31.2016

    tweeted

    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/737510522560471040

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  32. Bert Ruiz 05.31.2016

    My wife would like to try the Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Extracts blend. Warm Baths at the end of the day are her way to relax

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  33. Bert Ruiz 05.31.2016

    tweeted for my second sweepstakes entry https://twitter.com/iamdadtastic/status/737526037853016067

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  34. Faith J. 05.31.2016

    Tweet! https://mobile.twitter.com/faithjacklynswe/status/737557808896319488

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  35. Faith J. 05.31.2016

    Garnier whole blends is my favorite on the market!

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  36. ANGEL JACKLYN 05.31.2016

    TWEET https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/737609674334183425

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  37. ANGEL JACKLYN 05.31.2016

    What are beautiful moments without out children, am I right???

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  38. ANGIE 05.31.2016

    I do not see an actual sweepstakes prompt anywhere on your post, so I will just comment on the post itself. I hope this is OK! I just want to say that I thought the photos and thoughts expressed in this post were beautiful. I am childless by choice but that doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate motherhood.

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  39. ANGIE 05.31.2016

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/737661504510644224

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  40. Emily N. 05.31.2016

    I appreciate that the products are paraben-free.

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  41. Kathryn C 05.31.2016

    not sure if this is part of the BlogHer sweepstakes “Naturally Inspired Hair Care -part 2”

    #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    have never tried these products but I’m glad of the review- would love to try the Avocado Oil & Shea Butter nourishing product first!

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  42. Kathryn C 05.31.2016

    my #SweepstakesEntry- tweet:

    https://twitter.com/thrincor/status/737764134310252548

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  43. Rajee Pandi 05.31.2016

    Beautiful I love to try them

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  44. Rajee Pandi 05.31.2016

    https://twitter.com/momsfocus/status/737790349263835136

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  45. natasha Lamoreux 06.16.2016

    https://twitter.com/Natashalamoreu1/status/743564307066138624

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  46. natasha Lamoreux 06.16.2016

    I have been wanting to try this line! Looks amazing. I like that the Repairing line will keep my hair strong .

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  47. Molly 04.29.2017

    so nice! where do you go for threading?

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    • nicole.amaris@gmail.com 05.22.2017

      I usually head to a spot near my house in Harlem!

      Reply

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