Getting Back My Momjo with Conair and My Easy New Looks

Monday, November 24, 2014

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This past weekend was a big one -- Miss Lola celebrated her first birthday!  I am still in disbelief about a few things:  1.  How is my baby girl already one?  2.  How did I survive an entire year as a working mom with two little ones?  It's been tough, I'm not going to lie.  But I've decided that I'm going to start taking time for me.  It's time to get my Momjo back.  Yes, I said Momjo.  I'm referring to my ability to get out of the yoga pants and create some easy new looks for myself.  Maybe it's for day errands or a night out with the girls - either way, I need to stop dreaming about those stretchy pants (let's be honest, they are pretty nice) and take time to for myself to feel fancy again!

If it's one thing I lack, it would for sure be time.  Oh time, how I used to have so much of you.  There are days I wish I had just a few more hours to get everything done.  But I can't magically add those extra hours to my day so I need to adjust my life to make sure I can fit in the things that I need to get done.  For example, the other morning I had my usual mental debate with myself as my alarm went off at 5:20:  Do I get up and workout or do I roll over, hit snooze and sleep for another forty minutes?  On this specific day my snooze button won, but somehow my alarm switched from A.M. to P.M.  I woke up almost thirty minutes later than I should have in a huge panic -- I'm a teacher!  These kids can't wait to start school!  As I rushed at lightning speed to get ready I went to turn on my ancient aged hair dryer only to find out it wanted to work on low and blow cold air.  Once again as I cried tears of panic I was reminded that it's okay to buy the essential beauty things for myself.  I probably should have bought a new hair dryer in May when it decided to suck up my hair in the back which caused it to never work the same since.  Desperate times call for desperate measures -- a braid for the day it was and I promised myself to get a new hair dryer after work.  A subtle yet timely reminder to get back to working on my Momjo promise.

I headed to Walmart to grab a new hair dryer.  Considering this is something that I use more often than not, I decided to invest in a nice one.  Hello, Conair.  Thank you for your amazing products.  In order to feel fancy, I decided to get the Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer.  This beaut not only reduces drying time (which would have helped my snooze button disaster earlier that morning) but it dries with lower temperatures and faster airflow to help minimize damage.  I also threw in a new Conair Velvet Paddle Brush and a 90 pack of Conair Bobby Pins - can never have enough of those!  Finally, I decided it was also time to add to my Momjo investment plan and purchase a Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret.  Healthy dried hair totally needs some shiny curls.  Mama was back my friends!

As I mentioned earlier, my time is quite precious these days.  But I also needed to think of some fun new looks to amp up my Momjo factor yet ones that didn't take hours of my time.  During nap time, I planned on creating three different looks that were simple yet fashionable and quick to do.  The Infiniti Pro by Conair® 3Q™ Brushless Motor Dryer dried my hair in under 8 minutes and it was smooth and silky to the touch -- can I say I am obsessed with this hair dryer?  I used my paddle brush to get brush to the ends of my hair as I dried to add to the silky feeling and help blow it out straight.

Momjo Look #1
After my hair was dry I warmed up the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret.  I quickly got the hang of it and was able to create some amazing curls really fast.  I grabbed one inch sections of my hair and the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Curl Secret gently drew my hair into the chamber, holding it there for up to twelve seconds and then beeped to let me know it was time to release my soft curl.  I was able to curl my entire head under ten minutes, which to me is pretty duable, especially with the way my curls turned out.  After curling my entire head, I gently ran my fingers through my curls to get a looser look.  I love how natural my curls look!

Momjo Look #2
My next look was a simple addition to my loose curls.  I took about a two inch section of my hair and twisted it backwards.  Then, using a few of my Conair Bobby Pins I pinned it against the side of my head.  This is definitely a look I would wear when running errands or grabbing lunch with friends to keep those smaller pieces out of my face yet adding just a simple twist of fun to the curls.

Momjo Look #3
Finally, I took my Conair Velvet Paddle Brush and gently brushed my curls to make them more waves than curls.  Then, I braided a small section of my hair and pinned it back and to the side with my bobby pins.  It was more of a Bohemian Chic look but one that I'd wear when I was going out on the town with my girls.  After a day at work this would be a simple solution to change up my look by going from day curls to evening waves.  Simple yet chic.  

It's funny how a few new purchases can change your whole outlook of your daily beauty routine.  Now I think I need to add a few more essentials to the wardrobe to compliment these Momjo looks, wouldn't you agree?

How do you keep your Momjo going strong?


  1. Having the right styling tools and products makes all the difference. Your hair looks fantastic!

  2. You look fabulous! Good job taking time for yourself. That dryer is such a time saver, right?