Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Parents Magazine: Mom Knows Best Beauty Awards

I was in American Baby magazine when I was pregnant with my second child and photographed over my last trimester by the incredibly talented Sarah Merians. I was one of the 3 women featured in an article " Your Growing Pregnant Belly" and it was a blast to look back over the years ( as my son will be turning 10) and still see it online. I always primped before the shoots, had on a full face of makeup and also had my hair blown as I wanted to look my best. I will always cherish that time in my life and feel so blessed that is was documented.

For the fourth year running, Parents magazine is proud to reveal the winners of our annual Mom Knows Best Beauty Awards. After analyzing feedback from 300 readers who tested nearly 700 products in the makeup, hair and skin care categories – we narrowed down the pool of new beauty launches to 25 products that scored high in convenience, value and delivered optimum results.

Below and online at, please find a full list of the 2014 Mom Knows Best Beauty Award winners. Did your favorites make the cut?! I see that a lot of mine did...

Best Body Wash – Dr. Teal’s Ultra Moisturizing Body Wash
Best Sunscreen – L’Oreal Paris Advanced Suncare Quick Dry Sheer Finish Spray 50+
Best Body Moisturizer – Organic Doctor Organic Virgin Olive Oil Skin Lotion
Best Deodorant – Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid

Best Home Haircolor РGarnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Crème Magnetic Collection
Best Dry Shampoo – Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo
Best Curl Definer – Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl Cream-Serum
Best Frizz Fighter – Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight
Best Shampoo – Matrix Total Results Heat Resist Shampoo
Best Conditioner – L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Volume Filler Thickening Conditioner

Best Skin Perfector – Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector
Best Night Cream – Philosophy Miracle Worker Overnight Age-Resetting, Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer
Best Face Cleanser – St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub
Best Daytime Moisturizer – Clinique Superdefense SPF 20 Daily Defense Moisturizer
Best Eye Cream – Olay Total Effects Eye Brightening CC Cream

Best Concealer – Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(Marc)able Full Cover Concealer
Best Eyeshadow – Japonesque Velvet Touch Eye Shadow Palette
Best Mascara – Merle Norman Wicked Lash Mascara
Best Eyeliner – Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil
Best Foundation – Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging Skintone Matching Makeup and CoverGirl TruBlend Liquid Makeup
Best Lipstick – Tory Burch Lip Color
Best Tined Moisturizer – Sonia Kashuk Radiant+ Tined Moisturizer
Best Lip Gloss – Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss
Best Blush – Revlon Highlighting Palette

1 comment:

  1. I would love to have seen that article you came out in. I have never tried Almay products I can't believe it made the award for best foundation lol, I guess now I have to give it a try. Thanks love