Go Little One Go

Go Little One Go Legging Gift Set - Aqua and Light Grey

So, little A is learning to crawl around and she’s practically there. Since it’s summer and since she slips on the floor with regular pants, I usually put her in a shirt so her bare legs can touch the floor. She’s able to move a lot easier that way. A month or so back, I found a company through Instagram called Go Little One Go who makes anti-slip bamboo leisurewear for babies! I thought that was such a genius idea.

Go Little One Go Legging Gift Set

I want to just say, firstly, that these clothes are buttery soft. I honestly wish they made clothes for grown adults. Haha. The reason their clothing is so soft is that it’s made from an allergy-free bamboo – so it doesn’t mess with your little one’s sensitive skin. There is also spandex in their clothes which makes for a comfortable fit on your baby.

Go little One Go‘s clothing is one size that ranges from 6-15 months, which is the typical crawling stage. A is almost 7 months old, 17 lbs, and this aqua and light grey legging gift set fits her nicely. It’s not too loose and not too tight.

What I love about this set is that A is able to move freely and comfortably on the floor thanks to the silicone safety grips on the leggings. They are so great! I can’t tell you how many times A has been trying to crawl in regular pants on our hardwood floors and she gets extremely frustrated that she can’t get anywhere. It’s frustrating for me because her legs get red and sore on the floor if I don’t have pants on her.

I’m really glad that we found this brand. I think their prices are reasonable for the quality of their products and the folks at Go Little One Go are so so kind. I’m just thankful my girl can be comfortable as she explores the floor! Please check them out and look at their shop. You won’t regret it.

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*These products were sent to me free of charge for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Four Green Cleaning Brands That are Safe for the Family

Four Green Cleaners That are Safe for the Family

Since I’ve had my baby, I’ve been wanting to buy more green cleaning products and fewer products with harsh chemicals. It’s amazing how much your mindset changes once you have a little one to look after. You only want the best for them. Not to mention, little kids get into everything. I want to share with you four brands that I love. Their products are all mostly comprised of plant-based ingredients so they’re safe for both humans and pets.

Nature’s Magic

Nature's Magic

The first green cleaning brand I want to mention is called Nature’s Magic. I found this brand while on Instagram (a place where I tend to find a lot of my favorite brands lately :D). I was super intrigued when I read that there were few ingredients and that the ingredients were all natural and safe! They have essential oils in their products, which I think is really nice. There are loads of great benefits to using essential oils. On top of that, the products are powerful enough to actually work. Score!

Nature's Magic Deep Clean

Starting with my absolute favorite product of all of Nature’s Magic’s products is Deep Clean. This stuff smells amazing!! I want to use it everywhere because I just love it so much. I feel like it does work well to clean counters, floors, the stovetop, etc. I’ve used it to mop with a few times. The ingredients are as follows: water, organic almond castile soap, pure essential tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, a blend of other essential oils, and grapefruit seed extract. Tea tree oil is powerful for getting rid of germs and so is eucalyptus oil.

Nature's Magic Glass Cleaner

Next up, we have Glass Cleaner. The only ingredients in this are water, vinegar, a blend of pure essential citrus oils, and grapefruit seed extract. Vinegar is a great household cleaner and can be used to do everything from removing odors to removing stains and polishing. I think this Glass Cleaner works totally fine and gets the job done. I’ve used it on both my mirrors and windows. 🙂 Of course, the smell of vinegar isn’t all that appealing at first, but that goes away fairly quickly — so no worries.

Nature's Magic Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Multi-Purpose. You can use this stuff for dusting, cleaning counter tops, toilets, appliances — anything really. Ingredients in this include water, vinegar, organic castile soap, pure essential rosemary oil, peppermint oil, and grapefruit seed extract. Again, I would say this serves its purpose. It cleans and gets rid of odors, which is nice!

Nature's Magic Wood Polish

Lastly, for Nature’s Magic, is their Wood Polish. You can use this on both wood and leather. I have used this to wipe down my couch and had no qualms with it. I also have polished wood and I think it does a great job. The ingredients in this are water, olive oil, organic castile soap, pure essential lavender oil, a blend of other essential oils and grapefruit seed extract. The only thing I would say I don’t like about this product is the scent, but that’s not that big of a deal.

Mrs. Meyer’s

Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner

Mrs. Meyer’s is my next green cleaning brand mention. I actually saw an ad on Facebook that mentioned if you spent $20 at Grove Collaborative that you got a bunch of free product. I ended up with a really nice haul of green products that I love. One of them is this Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner. I’ll be the first to say that I would not personally have chosen the Geranium scent for myself, but to be honest, I love it! I feel like whenever I use this, it lifts my spirits and the whole house smells great. Ingredients in this include Birch bark extract, Geranium flower oil, Rose flower oil, and Clove flower oil, just to name a few. I think this is a great everyday green cleaner. I use it in my kitchen and bathrooms a lot.

Dr. Bronner’s

Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner and 18-in-1 Hemp Citrus Pure Castile SoapI absolutely am now a complete Dr. Bronner’s fan! They make green cleaning so easy. Not only are their products effective, but they smell and feel incredible. Dr. Bronner’s products are made with certified Fair Trade and Organic Ingredients. I have to brag about these two products because I absolutely love them! Firstly, I want to tell you about Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner — you can use this product for SO. MANY. THINGS. I’ve used it to wash dishes in the sink .. ummm amazing. I don’t know how, but all of the gunk on the plate literally feels like it slides right off. It is an excellent grease cutter which makes dish washing so effortless.  It’s effective and powerful yet you don’t need to use a lot because it’s concentrated. Also, it’s gentle on your skin.

Other uses for this cleaner are general house cleaning, stain removal, dish soap, laundry soap, floor cleaning (including wood!), car cleaning. You can also use this as a scouring paste by mixing it with baking soda. If you want an all-around cleaner, this is the one! I can’t say enough about it. Plus, it smells amazing. Some of Sal Suds ingredients: Siberian Fir Needle Oil and Spruce Leaf Oil (which give Sal Suds its amazing smell), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Coco-Betaine, and Decyl Glucoside (these three are for grease cutting and cleaning).

Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner and 18-in-1 Hemp Citrus Pure-Castile Soap

The second Dr. Bronner’s product that I can’t get enough of is their 18-in-1 Hemp Citrus Pure-Castile Soap. You can use this soap for everything! Here’s some of the things you can use this soap for – washing your body, hair rinse, washing dishes in the sink, laundry, mopping, washing the dog, cleaning fruits and veggies, all purpose cleaner, getting rid of bugs on plants,  and shaving.

I love the smell of citrus. It is such a relaxing scent to me. This soap smells like orange oil and it transforms my showers! I’m not kidding. I can have the most stressful day ever, and as soon as I get this soap out and use it, the smell just takes my mind to happy places and I feel at peace. You don’t need to use a lot of this at a time because, like Sal Suds, it is concentrated. I like how it lathers, I think the scent is to die for, and I feel clean without my skin feeling dried out, which I love. What I think is funny is that my husband, who loves his old spice scented body washes, has used this soap on numerous occasions. He, too, likes the scent and how well it works.

Norwex

Norwex Envirocloth and Cleaning Paste

Last but not least, Norwex! You may have seen some of your friends on Facebook selling these products. I was introduced to Norwex from my friend Jessica who sells it. What is unique about Norwex products is that you only use WATER with them. I know you’re thinking that doesn’t sound sanitary at all. And trust me, I am a germaphobe so thinking of not using bleach on everything makes me stop and wonder if it actually is cleaning /disinfecting everything. These products do work though. They use silver to disinfect as you clean. Silver smothers germs.

I especially love the Window and EnviroCloths. They are made of microfiber and you can use them on anything really. When I first got my EnviroCloth and  Window cloth, I cleaned my entire kitchen. I’m talking microwave, stove, fridge, countertops, and cabinets. It removed grease, dirt, and everything I needed it to and with the EnviroCloth and Window Cloth mixture, you are left with no streaks and nice, shiny surfaces. I would definitely recommend checking out some of their products. They have everything from cleaning products to laundry and body products.

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Are you still with me? I know this has been a long list, but I promise these products are amazing! I am so glad that I switched to green cleaners. They smell much better than ones with a million chemicals and they’re safe for my whole family so I don’t have to be scared if my child or pet get into them. Definitely, check them out!

*Some products in this post were sent to me free of charge for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own. Also, some links are referral links. 

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Promptly Journals: Document Your Child’s History

I take lots of pictures of my daughter, but one thing that I love to be able to keep up with is documenting her special moments in life. Promptly Journals makes that so simple for me to do. Unlike a lot of journals where you have endless empty pages, the Promptly Journal has tons of prompts so you don’t miss any of the important details month-by-month and year-by-year. Incredibly, you can record in this journal from when you are pregnant until your child is 18!

Included in the Childhood History journal that I got is a family history chart going back a few generations. I love that I’m able to share with my daughter where she came from. My dad and mom have always been huge into genealogy so it’s great that my daughter can get a glimpse into her family history.

Along with prompts and blank pages, there are pages you can paste pictures of your little one. It’s the perfect journal to save as a keepsake. Also, I think this would be an amazing baby shower gift for a friend! It’s gender neutral so even if you are giving this gift early, it totally works.

Promptly journals are wonderfully crafted. I love the quality of them and they also come in a few colors: Grey, Sand, and Ochre. The journal pictured above is in the color “Sand“. Pricing is also really great! You only pay $32 for either a Childhood History journal or an Adoption History journal, which I think is a fair price for a journal that will last for YEARS.

Check out Promptly Journal’s pages below and shop their site. You won’t regret it!

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*Product was supplied to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Lasting Lip Color with LipSense

I was introduced to LipSense through Instagram where I instantly fell in love with so many of the colors. In case you didn’t know what LipSense is, it’s a long-lasting, liquid lip color that dries on your lips and is waterproof. You can find loads of LipSense distributor pages on Instagram that are full of color swatches of their lip colors. While browsing Instagram, I found the sweetest distributor by the name of Kayla. She sent me a collection that included a LipSense color, Glossy gloss, and Ooops! Remover.

Hazelnut LipsenseKayla helped me choose a color I loved and even though she didn’t have it in stock at the moment, she found it quickly for me through a friend who also sells LipSense. My lip kit was shipped quickly and she also provided a tracking number for me so I could see where it was.  Kayla also allowed me to join her Facebook group which contained tons of videos and information on how to apply LipSense which was very helpful.
LipSense Glossy Gloss

Applying LipSense is a little confusing at first, but it gets much easier the more you apply it. You actually apply it by layers. Here’s a video to explain some tips and tricks and also how to apply it:

Here are my thoughts since trying LipSense:

Pros 

  • I like that the color lasts longer than your typical lipstick. Instead of constantly re-applying, you basically apply once and you’re set all day.
  • The Glossy gloss is soooo smooth. I usually have pretty dry lips and I love wearing glosses because they are so moisturizing. The Glossy gloss does not disappoint.
  • There are loads of gorgeous colors to choose from that compliment all complexions.

Ooops! Remover

Cons

  • I don’t like the taste or smell of LipSense at first. It does dry, but before it dries, it tastes and smells like chemicals.
  • Ooops! Remover can take a little bit of time to work so if you’re looking to take LipSense off quickly, you’re going to need some patience.
  • The application can take a few minutes to do which is not as easy as applying a regular lipstick.

Hazelnut LipSense

Overall, I like LipSense. The fact that you are able to apply it in the morning and it can last most of the day is cool. I like that you are also able to apply several colors in layers to create a different color. Like I said, the process for applying LipSense is not very hard but it does take patience and time.

If you’d like to order any Senegence products, reach out to Kayla! She is super sweet and will help you with all your needs. You can find her on her facebook group HERE and her Instagram page HERE.

*This product was sent to me free of charge. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Jane.com – Your One-Stop Online Daily Deals Boutique

*Disclaimer: I received a form of compensation and/or free product from Jane.com. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Flamingo Pillow Cases on Couch

If you’ve not been to Jane.com, you should check it out ASAP. They are an online boutique that features different shop’s sales. You can get up to 80% off each product! The catch is that the sales they feature only last for 72 hours so if you see something you like, you need to jump on it.

Flamingo Pillow Case

What I love about Jane.com is that they honestly have a little bit of everything. They have clothing, accessories, gadgets, home decor, baby items, as well as shoes and more. Whenever I go to the site, I find myself scrolling through all the deals so I don’t miss a thing.

Flamingo Pillow Case

I think they have a great selection of products to choose from. I like that they have newer and trendy items and that you also don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for them. Getting nice things for less money just makes shopping so much better. 🙂 Not to mention, they ship it to your house. I am a huge fan of online shopping.

Pink Ballet Flats

If you don’t have access to a computer, no need to fear! Jane.com has a mobile app that makes it way simple to look through their boutique, place your items in your cart, and check out.

Pink Ballet Flats

From my latest purchase at Jane.com, I got the perfect southern girl’s mug that features the phrase “Bless your heart”. “Bless your heart” can be said to be sincerely heartfelt, or it can be said after you’ve said something not so kind about someone to nullify what you’ve just said. 😀 I find myself saying this more than I’d like to admit. Haha. I thought it was pretty cute.

Bless Your Heart Mug

Another thing I got was two bright and fun Flamingo pillow covers. I had a set of pillow cases from Ikea, but I figured since my couches are brown, I needed just a bit more color for the summer time. It’s amazing how much little touches add so much more depth to spaces.

Lastly, I got the cutest pink ballet flats. There were several colors to choose from, but I figured I have so many black, gray, or brown shoes, it’s time to change it up a bit. Plus, these are perfect for spring, summer, or even winter to dress up an outfit. They’re way comfy too.

Jane.com really is such an incredible daily deal site. You’re sure to find something you love. 

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Lorena Canals Rugs

Some of the top celebrities, bloggers, and magazines LOVE Lorena Canals’ rugs. It’s no surprise because their handmade rugs are not only gorgeous and functional but they’re also made with non-toxic dyes and are machine washable. Which, lets face it, is a need.. especially when you have children and pets!

Lorena Canals has so many designs and shapes for their rugs. Whether you are sophisticated, or fun-spirited, there honestly is a rug for everyone’s taste. I have one of their white, spotted rugs with scalloped edges called “Little Biscuit White” and I absolutely love it for my daughter’s room. The design is so versatile and cute. 🙂

Lorena Canals rug

So, as mentioned above, one of my favorite things about these rugs is that they’re machine washable! One thing you’ll find as a mother is that you need products that provide functionality. Even the cleanest, neatest children can ruin the nicest things so it’s nice to have a rug you can actually wash.

Along with being machine-washable, Lorena Canals’ rugs are sooo soft! I lay my daughter down on hers for playing and tummy time and I find myself wanting to join her and run my hands all over it. 😀 Wherever her rug is, my dog is also wanting to lay on it. I’ve found him in her room several times sleeping on it. It’s the sweetest thing. But, again, I love that I’m able to wash it after he has laid on it.

There are so many gorgeous designs and patterns for all. I would definitely recommend these rugs to anyone I talk to. The only down to these rugs is that the price point is a little bit pricey. But honestly, for a rug that is handmade, will last forever, and can’t really be ruined from normal use, I think it’s an incredible value.

If you’re interested in checking out Lorena Canals’ rugs, you can find their site –> HERE and their INSTAGRAM –> HERE. They have more than just rugs, you can also find baskets, pillows, and blankets too — all, which are machine washable as well. You’re sure to find something you love!

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*These products were sent to me free of charge for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Milestone Baby Cards

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Documenting those first moments with your little one just got a whole lot easier thanks to Milestone Baby‘s milestone cards.

Milestone Baby has a ton of cute cards you can use to celebrate your baby’s monthly and yearly milestones. They’ve got cards for birthdays, holidays and even events like baby’s first smile, and baby sleeping through the night. It makes keeping up with these events so much easier.

Milestone Baby card flatlay

It’s so easy to use Milestone Baby cards. You can place a card that corresponds to the event or date next to your baby and you take a picture of your baby and the card. You can also write a date on the card for a keepsake.

Milestone Baby cards Flatlay

I’ve been loving my Milestone Baby cards. I’m not great at remembering dates and I love taking pictures, so it’s fun to be able to keep up with all the fun events in my baby girl’s life. It’s amazing how fast she’s grown and she learns so fast so there are always new things happening all the time to document.

Milestone Baby also has cards for documenting pregnancy and toddlers. They also have FREE printables for holidays. You can find the free printables —> HERE.

You can find MILESTONE BABY on Instagram @milestonebaby or Shop.milestone-world.com . They have products for all and their products are fairly cheap. 🙂

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*The products in this post were sent to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Copper Pearl Multi-Use Cover

Copper Pearl Multi-Use Cover

If you buy any multi-use cover, Copper Pearl’s Multi-Use Cover is the one to buy.

I recently took a trip to see my fam and having a 1 1/2 month old, at the time, with no shots was making me nervous. No one wants to see their precious baby sick — especially if they can prevent it. There’s something about seeing a new baby that draws people in like magnets and that can be nerve wracking. Luckily, with my Copper Pearl Multi-Use Cover I was able to put it over my carseat/stroller combo and it kept the crowds at bay. 😀

There is so much to love about this cover. They say it is a 3-in-one use cover, but it’s so much more than that. You can use the Copper Pearl Multi-Use Cover as a nursing cover, a car seat cover, a shopping cart cover, and a shade. As you can see above, I placed the cover over my baby swing to keep the sun away from my daughter’s eyes and it has worked like a charm. You can put the cover over the grocery cart seat so your little ones don’t put their hands on tons of germs. Also, if you’re out in public and needing to nurse, this cover will cover from your back to your front, which is great. For the amount of uses you get out of this cover, the price is incredible.

Copper Pearl has tons of patterns to choose from for their covers. I chose a super pretty floral pattern called “Grace” for mine. It’s bright and cheerful for the winter months and perfect for the spring and summer as well.

Copper Pearl’s Multi-Use Cover is so easy to use because it’s made of a stretchy, rayon-blend fabric. There are no zippers, straps, or anything else. You simply pull the cover over yourself, your grocery cart, your car seat, or whatever else you’re covering. It’s so simple to use.

If you’d like to try out Copper Pearl’s Multi-Use Covers or any of their other fabulous products like their sheets, bibs, blankets, changing pad covers and washcloths then check out their website HERE.

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*These products were sent to me free of charge for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Finn + Emma

finn and emma footed pants design

If you’re looking for high-quality,  non-toxic products that contain 100 % cotton, Finn + Emma products are the way to go.

You’ve probably seen Finn + Emma products floating around Instagram. They’ve become really popular and it’s no wonder, because they really are made to last. Baby girl was able to try out Finn + Emma’s Reversible Bib, Footed Pants, and their Muslin Swaddles.

The Reversible Bib, which is made in India, has such beautiful detail. One side is embroidered, while the other has a unique pattern. It’s like getting two bibs in one. The snaps on the bib are lead and nickel free with coconut inserts.

As far as cleaning the bib, it’s very simple because it’s cotton. You just wash it like anything else.

I love the gorgeous patterns on their bibs. They have a few different kinds of bibs to choose from — either reversible or bandana and they’re easy to use as well as take care of.

 

The footed pants are so unbelievably soft and they’re stretchy as well which makes them easy for your baby to wear them for a long time. The age range for the ones I got was 0-3 months. My daughter is in the 94th percentile for height for her age range and she still fits these just fine. I absolutely love the embroidery at  the bottom of them too! And, again, they’re very simple to wash.

Lastly, Finn + Emma’s Muslin Swaddles .. I like that they’re large, which makes them easy for your baby to use them for a long time.  I do wish they were stretchy and a bit softer. I use my Ollie Swaddle religiously. The reason being that my daughter can’t get her hands out, it’s stretchy, and there is Velcro on it. These swaddles don’t have Velcro so you use them just like receiving blankets. I’m just not a huge fan of old fashioned swaddling.

I would definitely recommend Finn + Emma’s clothing items. I think they’re super soft and durable. Finn + Emma have so many other products as well: teethers, play gyms, and mats. Definitely check out their site to see their full product selection.

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*These products were sent to me free of charge for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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PinkBlush Maternity Review + Giveaway

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Hello lovely friends,

I thought I’d do a fun little maternity fashion post for you from PinkBlush Maternity. So, in case you hadn’t heard the news on my Instagram, John and I are expecting a little girl! 🙂 When I heard the news, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I cried happy tears and had the biggest smile on my face. I’ve had recurring dreams since I was younger that I had a little girl so it’s honestly a dream come true.

This Friday, I will be 28 weeks pregnant and entering my third trimester! Crazy, I know. It’s been a crazy ride so far, but I’m loving every second of it. As far as most pregnancies go, I feel like I’ve had it easier than others.. at least compared to stories I’ve heard. The only things I’d really say I have any issues with are my achy body, feeling tired/lack of sleep, and finding maternity clothes that not only fit well but feel and look good.

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Ever since I’ve become pregnant I’ve been looking up shops through Instagram that carry cute maternity clothing. One shop that I’ve come back to over and over again is PinkBlush Maternity. They have trendy and beautiful clothing pieces that are perfect for women who want to feel and look cute throughout their pregnancy. I’ll admit that since I’ve become pregnant I don’t always feel very glamorous or cute. Having a changing body can do that to someone. Many days I wear yoga pants and large shirts so it’s nice to have a change up.

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PinkBlush Maternity allowed me to review one of their beautiful, chiffon maternity dresses and I couldn’t be more happy with it. What I love about this dress:  it’s made of quality material, has a gorgeous, floral pattern, it fits my curvy body, and it isn’t too short. I’m 5’8 so finding dresses that aren’t very short is somewhat hard for me. Something else I love about this dress is that everything is covered. You know when you buy a dress and the underlining is pretty much see-through or only comes halfway up the dress?! That drives me nuts. The lining of this dress comes all the way down to the bottom and is opaque so you don’t have to worry. You can wear this dress summer or fall because the sleeves are 3/4 length and the dress flows so it keeps you cool.

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PinkBlush Maternity has so many other clothing items if dresses aren’t your thing. They have hospital robes, active wear, tops, and bottoms. You can also find cute shoes, bags, hats, sunglasses and more in their shop.

I wanted to share PinkBlush Maternity with my friends, so we’ve teamed up to bring you a $75 gift card! It can be used on anything on the website. All you have to do is like/comment on my Instagram post about the giveaway. If you like both, then you get 2 entries. A bonus third entry if you share the post on Instagram and tag me and PinkBlush Maternity! 🙂 If you’ve previously won a PinkBlush Maternity giveaway in the past 3 months, you won’t be eligible to win. Good luck to you all! 🙂

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*Disclaimer: All products in this post were sent to me free of charge for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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All Natural Products By inVitamin

inVitamin All Natural Products

Not long ago, I found a company through Instagram called inVitamin who makes all-natural products such as deodorant, tooth and gum powder, as well as face wash, and  a wide variety of other products. When I showed an interest in their all-natural deodorant, an incredibly kind gentleman by the name of Dan messaged me and sent some products over for me to try. I have been trying these products every day for over a month, so I’ve been able to use them quite often.

inVitamin All Natural Coconut Oil and Baking Soda Deodorant

I’d been wanting to try an all-natural deodorant for years because solid, aluminum deodorants seem to clog my pores, ruin my clothes and cause more harm than good.  I was able to try inVitamin‘s Natural Deodorant Cream which only contains 5 ingredients : Coconut Oil, Baking Soda, Sugar, Vitamin E, and Beeswax.  When initially opening the package, it was melted and a bit messy because it had been in the heat. After letting the deodorant sit in my bathroom over night it was able to set up and clump together — creating a consistency that was perfect for spreading.

inVitamin All Natural Coconut Oil and Baking Soda Deodorant -Second Picture

Here were my thoughts on the deodorant:

  1. Easy to spread under my arms.
  2. Great scent. Even after wearing the deodorant for several hours, the smell of coconut and the freshness of the baking soda kept me smelling great.
  3. My underarms stayed dry, which is especially great in the summer when it’s so hot.
  4.  Compact container that you can easily take with you wherever — though, I’d recommend keeping it in a cool, dry place.

Over-all, I’d say it’s a very decent deodorant. It smells wonderful and it’s easy to use as well as effective!

Price : $6 (3oz) — A little goes a long way, so this is a great deal in my opinion.

All Natural Activated Charcoal Spearmint Flavor Tooth and Gum Powder

The next product I tried was the All Natural Activated Charcoal Spearmint Flavor Tooth and Gum Powder.  This is my absolute favorite product of the 3 products I was able to try. You use it like a toothpaste and it’s super simple to use. I like to wet my tooth brush and pour a little powder into my hand and then swirl my tooth brush in the powder. I believe now they’ve got little holes on the container that you can now pour the powder onto your toothbrush which makes it much easier to pour the product directly onto your toothbrush.

inVitmain All Natural Charcoal Tooth and Gum Powder

inVitamin has 3 flavors for their tooth and gum powder which are: Cinnamint, Orange, and Spearmint. I really have been liking the spearmint because I’m a mint toothpaste type of girl. The taste took a little bit to get used to but after a little while was fine. You can taste the spearmint as well as the hibiscus flower petal powder but you can also taste a slight bitterness of the charcoal powder which isn’t too overwhelming.

The tooth and gum powder contains : Bentonite clay – activated bamboo – Charcoal powder – myrrh gum powder – organic stevia leaf powderr – organic hibiscus flower petal powder – organic orris root powder – organic spearmint extract

inVitamin Charcoal Tooth and Gum Powder

Here are my thoughts on the tooth and gum powder:

  1. I noticed my teeth seem more white — even after a few uses, which is really awesome.
  2. The small pieces of charcoal really “exfoliate” my teeth and clean them so much more thoroughly than a toothpaste alone. My teeth have never felt more clean! Honestly, I wish I had found this product years ago.
  3. The taste is not bad — takes a bit of getting used to, but it’s definitely tolerable.

Over-all, I love this product. I would highly recommend it to anyone who’s thinking of trying an all-natural type of tooth powder.

Price: $9 (2.75 oz) : You don’t need to use a lot of this product at a time so I think $9 is very reasonable. I haven’t gotten down to a third of my container yet and I’ve been using this powder for over 2 months.

inVitamin All Natural Bug Gel

The last item I was able to try is the Natural Moisturizing Bug Gel which helps keep pesky mosquitoes and gnats away from your skin. It feels like a lotion and is very effective.

The ingredients for inVitamin‘s Natural Moisturizing Bug Gel are: Organic Castor Seed Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Organic Jojoba Oil, Guar Gum, pure essential oils of Rose Geranium, Virginia Cedarwood, Cinnamon Leaf and Clove Bud, Natural Vitamin E, Leucidal (a 100% plant based preservative).

Thoughts on the product:

  1. It’s effective. I found it easy to keep annoying bugs away from me by slathering on this gel.
  2. Because of the clove, I wasn’t extremely fond of the scent of the product, but if you like the smell of clove, you will like the scent just fine.
  3. My skin didn’t feel irritated while using this. The jojoba oil and aloe vera gel kept my skin feeling hydrated and soft.

Over-all, this gel is effective, and is perfectly safe for children! A great alternative to sprays that is a much safer option.

Price: $7

 

One thing I love about inVitamin‘s products is that not only are they all-natural, but they aim to make their products safe for not only adults, but for the whole family.  Their products are homemade in small batches, which I love! Every product they make, they use in their own homes and they stand by each product.

If you’ve not heard of inVitamin, I would highly recommend their products! Please support them by checking out their site and trying a few of their products. You won’t be disappointed.

*Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge for my honest review. All thoughts in this post are my own.

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Happy. Calm. Focused.

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HCF Happy. Calm. Focused. are supplements used to nourish the neurotransmitters that help you feel good by providing amino acids and vitamins to help enrich them.

The amino acids, minerals and vitamins found in this are:

DL-Phenylalanine   – L-Glutamine – Vitamin A – Chromium – Vitamin E – Vitamin B1 – Vitamin B2 – Vitamin B3 – Vitamin B5 – Vitamin B6 – Folic Acid – Vitamin B12 – Biotin – Calcium – Iron – Magnesium –Zinc

DL-phenylalanine ( a mixture of D-phenylalanine and L-phenylalanine), if you’ve never heard of it,  can be found in : milk, meat, cheese and eggs and is used in this supplement. Your body doesn’t naturally make it so you must get it from foods.

Some symptoms of low phenylalanine have been: low energy, depression, and memory problems, as well as decreased alertness.

L-Glutamine ( mostly found in skeletal muscle) assists in cell hydration, metabolism, brain function, immune function, and can be used to help anxiety.

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I started taking these about a month ago. I received a 90 count bottle from HCF’s company to see how I liked it and here’s what I thought:

  • I had no jitters or buzz — which is good because, just like eating regular food, I got natural supplementation.
  • I felt more calm — like the edge was taken off my anxiety and I could kind of just “be” and not worry as much.
  • I didn’t have any physical side effects such as a sore stomach or headaches.
  • The pills were very easy to take. You just take 3 in the morning on an empty (important) stomach with 8oz water and take no more than 6 daily . It helps to maximize the effectiveness.

Over-all, I’ve liked these pills. You won’t get a jolt of energy or anything crazy like that but you’ll just feel better. I feel like they did what they said. I didn’t quite feel more focused, but that’s ok. I am a very multi-tasking person, so that’s hard for me to do when I want to do 10 things at once. Lol. Definitely give them a try some time.

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Beauty Box 5 – 2nd Box

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Remember in an earlier post I had written about getting 2 Beauty Box 5 boxes last month? Here’s box number 2. 🙂

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La Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Remover Wipes – These are paraben-free, oil-free makeup removing wipes that contain Aloe, Oat Kernel, and Cucumber Extracts. They’re very gentle. I have pretty sensitive skin so, unfortunately, I can tell when there are too harsh of chemicals in products. My face will turn red which it didn’t do with these. I found these are exceptionally gentle on my skin. They almost feel cloth-like which is awesome because most makeup wipes feel super thin and don’t have a great texture. I wear eyeliner on the daily and these took it right off. 🙂 They also smell pretty nice with a subtle perfumy scent. I wish I could describe better but I’m not sure how to describe it. Haha. My only hang up would be that they’re pretty expensive.

Full-Sized Price: $19.99 48 packets $2.49 pack of 8

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Style Essentials Nail Polish – Ohh my gosh! Remember I told you I wanted something like this on my Christmas wish list?! It’s almost like they had read my mind about this. I really like this polish. It’s clear with flecks of white and black so you can wear it over different nail polishes. Super fun. 🙂

Full-Sized Price: Pack of 4 – $7.00

Purlisse-SPF-Moisturizer

Purlisse Pur Protect SPF 30 Moisturizer – A light-weight moisturizer containing : Blue Lotus, White tea, soy proteins, sea silk (a super thin fabric that comes from pen shells), and lupine peptides (which are said to renew the outer layer of the skin as well as help collagen and reduce wrinkles). It feels nice and sheer and doesn’t feel oily which I love. The white tea calms sensitive skin. I had no issues with that. It’s got vitamin E as well which is great for your skin. I would say the only thing I disliked was the smell of it because it’s a bit strong at first but after a while you don’t notice as much. Also, this is slightly out of what my price range would be for a sun screen.

Full-Sized Price: $55.00 1.7 oz

Nanacoco-Lip-Gloss

Nanacoco Lip Gloss – This is a fully pigmented lip gloss with vitamin E that isn’t sticky .. which is awesome. 😀 When I first tried this gloss, I wasn’t a fan. I’m not a huge lip gloss wearer. I always feel like it wears off too fast and it’s slippery. Hahaha. I’d much prefer a lipstick over any lipgloss but this lipgloss is not half-bad. It’s got a beautiful hot pink-ish color. It’s a bit thicker than most as well so it doesn’t seem as liquidy. Over-all, not too bad.

Full-Sized Price: $3.99 0.22 fl oz

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Novex Brazilian Keratin Hair Treatment – This is like an ultra-moisturizing treatment that you leave in for 25 minutes after shampooing. It’s great for when you have damaged hair because Keratin is the main protein that makes up hair. I really like the smell of it. It reminds me of Pantene shampoo or something similar. 🙂 It gives your hair a little bit of a pick me up for times when it’s damaged or feeling course.

Full-Sized Price: $19.50 for 2 lbs. Not too bad.

I liked this box a bit more than the other box. I can’t wait to receive my December box and see what’s in store.

*Disclaimer : I had a subscription to this box. I did not receive these products for free and as with all posts, my opinions are my own. 🙂

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