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I'll Have What She's Having: Rachael

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We pick the brains of some of the most talented, stylish, and busy moms we know to find out what they do (and buy) to make their lives work.

You’d think it would be difficult to refer to oneself in the third person, but as a copywriter for Scary Mommy, Rachael Lubarsky is used to challenging writing situations. She’s a mom and step-mom to three boys (two of them teenagers), so she’s also great at navigating her way through a house of testosterone (#onlygirlathome). She’s a huge skincare buff and actually enjoys researching effective anti-aging ingredients in her spare time (no, really). She gave us product picks on everything from beauty secrets to keeping her kids entertained to successfully schlepping through her NYC commute.

BEAUTY

LIVING PROOF Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling

“I’m in a continuous state of cutting and then growing out my hair, but one constant remains – I don’t have the patience or skill to spend more than 5 minutes on it in the morning. This cream really does the work of multiple products and doesn’t feel sticky, greasy, or crunchy. I can just scrunch and go.”

$28 AT SEPHORA

PUREDERM Collagen Eye Pads

“I’ve done some research on eye masks and MOST of them contain irritating ingredients and fragrances that are not going to help the super-sensitive skin around your eyes — in fact, they might make things worse. These are gentle and if you keep them in the fridge, they feel soothing and refreshing on a morning after one (or three) too many cocktails. Plus, they’re cheap as hell.”

$5.99 (FOR 30 SHEETS) AT AMAZON

GOLA Women’s Tennis Sneakers

“If commuting in New York City has taught me anything, it’s that comfortable shoes are a must, because you are walking your ass off every day. These sneakers have a retro vibe and make me feel cooler than I actually am.”

$65 AT AMAZON

Our mom experts only recommend picks they really love. We may earn a commission on purchases made through links from our site, but if we love it, we know you’ll love it. And we Scary Mommies gotta stick together.

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