One of the undeniable truths about being a mother is you never find
it okay the time to indulge yourself. The word indulge is not to be confused with something lavish and expensive but instead points to purchasing something as simple as a pretty journal or relaxing candle for yourself.
Taking “mommy guilt” out of the picture sometimes the last thing you want to do is drag a sleepy, crying toddler into an establishment so you can browse and pick up a few things for yourself.
About a week ago I had the pleasure of previewing Atlantic Stations’s newest boutique Abby & Co. and this store set the right environment for Mamas to pick up something for baby and themselves.
Full of awesome….I say.
From baby shower gifts to stationary to those hard to find baby items they have a little bit of everything. A one stop shop.
I had the opportunity to chat with the wife half of the husband and wife duo that owns the store and she stated that their vision was to create a space where Mom could grab something for herself in the midst of purchasing something for her child or a gift for a friend.
The entire store was just full of win. I didn’t know where to look first. Totally one of those places where you are mindlessly picking up things and get to the register to realize you’ve amassed quite the tab.
Believe it or not I left with only things for myself and none for the baby. I think I supported Abby & Co.’s vision!
Are you still on the Mommy guilt train and need a little coercing to pick up a few things for yourself? Why?!
A few weeks ago I had the awesome opportunity to visit the new Dermalogica concept store in Atlantic Station for media night.
For those not familiar, Dermalogica is an awesome line of skin care products that are primarily used by professional estheticians. The great part is you can also purchase these products for use at home.
The story of Dermalogica’s start is amazing. The founder of the company Jane Wurwand started the company as the International Dermal Institute (IDI) where she taught estheticians vital skills to be successful in the industry. Eventually her passion for proper skin care evolved into a full fledged skincare line. Talk about working your passion! How inspiring. I even got the chance to meet and chat with her at a private dinner after the event.
Trina and I at dinner
The Dermalogica concept space in Atlanta is primarily a learning space where skin care professionals in Atlanta can come and learn, however they also offer services to the public to include:
Face Mapping: This service is FREE of charge and allows a professional to analyze your skin from your forehead to collarbone identifying problem areas and offering product suggestions for treatment.
Skin Bar: If you have any questions or want to learn more about Dermalogica’s line of products the door is open! Come have a sit and chat with professionals about your skincare concerns and learn how to use the products. You can stay there as long as you like and ask all the questions you want…however there will be no drinks for you. Sorry!
BioActive Peel: BioActive Peel helps reduce acne, pigmentation and signs of premature aging by safely removing dull outer layers of skin and helping the skin underneath regenerate. Skin is left smoother, brighter, and softer than ever.
dermalogica microZone: Take 20 minutes out of your day to get your skin repaired with flash exfoliation, extractions and a moisture boost.
I’ve been faithfully using some of products I was given and I am smitten with them. I will be going in the next week to get my face mapped and get in on some of the services they offer and I’ll be sure to share the experience with you.
Are you using or have you ever used Dermalogica’s products? Do you love them? Do you have a skincare regimen?
*I was provided product and/or compensation. All opinions are mine. You already know*