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Monthly Beauty Picks: November

Eva Amurri Martino features her monthly beauty picks for November

I can’t believe it’s November already! Christmas is in like two seconds! Ok maybe not, BUT the time seems to be going at such a fast clip these days, especially since welcoming my son.  There just aren’t enough hours in the day, or at least that’s what it feels like when I look up and realize it’s 8pm and I’ve barely left the house.   That’s why this month I’m featuring some beauty products that I’m loving in my postpartum phase, since they are all about looking and feeling great– without a lot of steps or fuss.  Aaaand that all-important eye cream for the constant dark circles and puffiness that never sleeping (EVER) can cause.  Ahhh newborns– gotta love ’em! I hope you guys enjoy these products as much as I do.

iS Clinical Youth Eye Complex

This eye cream is fantastic.  It’s definitely a splurge, but one I’m happy to make when my under-eye situation needs a lot more TLC.  This is one of my favorite skincare companies because the line is non-systemic, meaning that the ingredients are formulated so that they do not enter the bloodstream.  They stay on skin level, right where they belong!  I find that I look instantly refreshed after using this cream, and it’s excellent for under makeup as well.  I distribute a pea sized amount on to my finger and dab under both eyes, and up around the outside edge to my brow bone in the morning or before applying makeup.

Eva Amurri Martino applying eye cream to her finger in the bright and white bathroom of her connecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After applying face cream in the master bathroom of her connecticut home

Batiste Dry Shampoo

This is one of the best and most affordable dry shampoo products out there, in my humble opinion.  I don’t know about other Mamas, but one of the first things that goes out the window whenever I have a newborn is washing my hair as often as I’d like.  I definitely don’t have time to give my hair a blow out more than once a week (at best) and so I really depend on dry shampoo to extend my style extra days and keep oiliness at bay.  This dry shampoo is an awesome drugstore product and doesn’t leave your hair super white at the root.  I don’t need to look older than I already feel.  LOL.  I just spray at the roots, work it in with my fingers, allow to soak in for a minute or two, and then brush or comb it out.  TIP:  Dry shampoo can also be a great way to add extra texture and volume to freshly styled hair, as pictured below.

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After applying dry shampoo in the master bathroom of her home in Connecticut

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After applying dry shampoo to her hair in the master bathroom of her Connecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After fixing her hair in the master bathroom of her connecticut home

iS Clinical Extreme Protect SPF30

Did I mention this is one of my favorite skincare companies? LOL.  Whenever I’m more in the swing of applying makeup during the day, my makeup contains most of the SPF I need as I run around working or taking care of the kiddos.  But now that I almost never wear makeup (no time), it’s more important than ever that my skin is protected from the elements!  Your skin can get so sensitive and testy after having a baby, since your hormones are still evening out, and it’s so important to avoid discoloration from too much sun.  This face cream doesn’t clog my pores and is great alone or even under makeup for an added SPF boost.

Eva Amurri Martin of lifestyle and motherhood blog Happily Eva After applying face cream in her bathroom in connecticut

Eva Amurri Martino applying face cream in her bathroom in connecticut

Nine Naturals Unscented Deodorant

I’m big on natural deodorant pregnant or not, but many of the brands are scented to make you smell great.  During my postpartum phase with a newborn I’m always really hesitant to wear strong-smelling products that can interfere with my baby’s ability to recognize my scent, not to mention how overpowering they can be to a tiny head that is on my boobs all day– AKA right next to my armpit!  Most unscented deodorants just don’t cut it, though. This one is SO good.   It really works and smells like absolutely nothing, which I totally love.  Side Note:  My hubby steals this from me all the time, which is so annoying but also a great indication of its greatness! Ha!

Eva Amurri Martino trying natural deodorant in the master bathroom of her connecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino testing out an unscented deodorant stick in the master bathroom of her connecticut home

Eva Amurri Martino wearing a black tshirt posing in her master bathroom at her home in connecticut

Eva Amurri Martino wearing a black tshirt posing in her master bathroom at her home in connecticut

 

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  1. Nannick says:

    Yeay! I love your monthly beauty picks (and november *is* my favorite month of the year) double winnings!
    Thank you for reminding me of Baptiste, I used to use it but then switched over to Aussie awesome volume and it gets so big I no longer fit in the car.
    Also thank you for exploring the cosmetics jungle for us, especially on such little sleep. It’s not showing though, you are looking fabulous.

    11.07.16Reply
    • Ha! OMG I love the idea of hair so big that you can’t even fit in the car– do I need to try THAT dry shampoo?!!! LOL.
      xo

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  2. Sharon says:

    This has nothing to do with the cosmetics, but just had to comment on how great you look – hard to believe you just had Major a few weeks ago!

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  3. Izzy says:

    Batiste was my jam after my little guy was born. Thank god for dry shampoo!

    11.07.16Reply
    • Ummm TOTALLY. It’s kind of not cute how rarely I shower in these newborn days– but the good thing is that it really teaches you how to extend a blowout! LOL

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  4. Alessan says:

    I spy a little soaker tub !!!!!!! 🙂 when do we get to see the whole master suite??? I can’t contain myself

    11.07.16Reply
  5. Sava says:

    Hello Eva! Like everyone else says, you look amazing! I so enjoy every post you do, and I have learned so much in the short time I’ve been following. I had kind of a funny question I hope doesn’t seem too silly to ask. I grew up completely unaware of the importance of skincare. I probably wore sunscreen once during my childhood. As I entered my early twenties I started to see my face changing(aging, eeek!), and for the longest time I seriously didn’t know what to do (except I’d smear my hand lotion on my face so I’d feel better about myself ) Now, several years later I’m just learning about this amazing world of skincare! I get so excited when I see all the beautiful tubes and bottles available but….I’m so overwhelmed! How do I know where to start, how to know what I love, and do I need alot of different things? Are a few ok? And I was curious on your monthly beauty pics, do you use one routine for 1 month, then change it out? Or do you use up all the product and then move on to something else? Help!!
    Thank you so much!!

    11.07.16Reply
  6. Irina V says:

    Hey Eva, great post. First let me tell you I adore your fam! Especially Marlow whenever you post a video of her makes my day.
    Just wanted to point out that I think Batiste also has colored dry shampoo, so you should try the one for brown hair (I use one from another brand and I find it better then the classic white ones). Also, try not to rub it in with your fingers as it will absorb the oils in your skin first so it might be less effective on your hair. Try spraying and live it in for 2 min then brush or use a towel to shake it off (that’s what I do for extra volume: keep my head us side down and rub the roots gently with a cotton towel). Hope it helps 🙂 Sorry for tyops

    11.08.16Reply
  7. Danielle says:

    How do you prevent against wrinkles or treat them? Also where do you get the deodorant from?! 🙂

    You’re gorgeous!

    11.09.16Reply
  8. Stefanie says:

    Hey Eva,

    Love your blog and insta. Can you please share which red lipstick you use?

    Xoxo, Stef

    12.15.16Reply