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Favorite Things – Holiday 2017 Edition


Ever since Julie Andrews sang the famous song in the movie The Sound Of Music, it seems like every winter people like to share some of the things they have enjoyed throughout the year (or are simply excited to try)…

aka It’s time for Favorite Things!

At The Underbelly, we decided this year we would share just a few of our favorite things that have helped ease some of the nasty side and after effects of our Breast Cancer treatments.


What are some of your Favorite Things that have helped against your side or after effects? Tell us in the comments below!

*None of the following items are paid endorsements and while links are provided for each item, questions about specific products should be communicated to the retailer or distributor.

Hugo Naturals - All Over Lotion (Unscented)

Hugo Naturals All Over Lotion is great for those dry skin moments thanks to treatment.

Where to Find: Hugo Naturals Website


Billow Pillow

Billow Pillows are perfect for those nights where you just can't get comfortable after mastectomies, radiation, or even to just take the pressure off of problem areas.

Where to Find: Billow Global


Mehron Skin Prep Pro (No Sweat)

Made for the stage, but strong enough to keep makeup from melting off during hot flashes. (I use this along with Ben Nye's Final Act Setting Spray to keep my makeup on all day)

Where to Find: Mehron Website


Ben Nye - Final Seal Makeup Setting Matte Spray

As mentioned above, great when paired with Mehron's Skin Prep Pro for keeping makeup on all day, even during those annoying hot flashes.

Where to Find: Available at Amazon.com


Village Naturals Therapy Aches + Pains Muscle Relief Foaming Bath Soak with Epsom Salt

Great to unwind and soak the aches and pains of the day in our favorite Eucalyptus Spearmint scent Epsom Salts.

Where to Find: Village Naturals Therapy or Various Retailers


Give a Care - Give a Care Package

Give A Care's Packages are perfect for those times when you need a pick me up without a pink ribbon attached to it.

Where to Find: Give A Care



The Ginger People - Ginger Rescue

I keep these in my purse for when I start to feel nausea coming on. Small packaging is great for on the go and travel.

Where to Find: The Ginger People


Not Your Mothers Naturals - Sea Minerals Collection

This is a great collection for dry, brittle hair without being heavy or weighted down.

Where to Find: Not Your Mother's Naturals or Ulta


Sephora Makeup

For some of us, makeup is our wig. The people at Sephora have developed the  Brave Beauty in the Face of Cancer Class for patients that will help teach techniques and about products.

Where to Find: Brave Beauty In The Face Of Cancer


Burts Bees - Lip Balm

Dry skin and chapped lips seem to be a way of life during treatment. One product that has been helpful along the was has been Burts Bees Lip Balm.

Where to Find: Burt's Bees or Various Retailers


Smashbox - Photo Finish Primer (Oil Free)

Another makeup primer that made our list. Photo Finish goes on light without feeling oily.

Where to Find: Smashbox or anywhere that sells Smashbox Products



Bio Oil

Bio Oil is great for helping to reduce the viability of scars. Make sure to ask your surgeon when it is safe to use after surgery.

Where to Find: Bio Oil or Various Retailers


Amazon Kindle Fire with Unlimited Prime Subscription

For those long days in the waiting rooms or back in infusion, Kindle Fire with Amazon Prime Subscription is great for watching movies, playing games, and zoning out on long days.

Where to Find: Amazon.com


Sweatpants and Coffee - Anxiety Blob

We love anxiety blob because he passes no judgment and just gets us. He can go with us on trips to treatment and scans, and when were anxious, we can hug the stuffing out of him.

Where to Find: Sweatpants and Coffee



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