The Perfect Baby and Toddler Carrier from LÍLLÉbaby

LÍLLÉbaby 6-in-1 carrier

Baby carriers have come in handy for me, as a new mom, more times than I can even count. I love them! I had to tell you about this awesome 6-in-1 carrier I was given to review from LÍLLÉbaby. It’s called the Complete All Seasons 6-in-1 Carrier. It’s honestly one of the coolest carriers on the market.

LÍLLÉbaby All Seasons Carrier

Let me first tell you about all of the many different positions you can use to hold your child in this LÍLLÉbaby carrier! There are 6 positions you can use.

LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons Breathable 3D Mesh 6-in-1 Carrier

  1. Fetal – Great for very little babies (newborn-3 months old). Your baby’s neck is supported and they’re face-to-face with you so they’re protected from their surroundings.
  2. Infant – This position is perfect for when your baby has outgrown the fetal hold, but they’re not quite ready for a wide-seated position. The narrow seat is a great for your little one’s back, thighs and behind. There is also a cover for if you want to nurse on the go or if you want to cover your baby from the elements (rain, snow, etc.).
  3. Face Out – Perfect for babies 6 months and up who have strong neck support and can hold up their head on their own. I personally love this hold because my daughter can look around at her surroundings and take everything in.
  4. Toddler – This hold is great for a sleepy babe. They can lay their head on your chest and listen to your heartbeat. My daughter has passed out many times in this position. Ages 6m+
  5. Hip – The hip position is a hold that a lot of parents are used to. Without a carrier, most parents hold their babies on their hips. It helps to take the pressure off of your lower back. This position is perfect for getting certain chores/tasks done. I know with a baby in the front, I can'[t always sweep or do dishes how I’d like so I love this alternative position. 6m+
  6. Back – If you’re going to be wearing a baby for a long time or if you’re carrying a larger child, this position is great. It takes the pressure off of your lower back and keeps the center of gravity inside the carrier. Your baby is able to sit comfortably.

This carrier is literally the perfect all-in-one carrier. Here are some other features for this carrier.

  1. Lumbar Support – I LOVE that this carrier includes lumbar support. Carrying around a 20lb+ baby all the time can be exhausting on your body. I love that the lumbar support is super comfortable and that it works really well. I never have lower back pain while using this carrier.
  2. Two-Way Strap – You can use the straps like a backpack, or you can cross them in the back which makes nursing and other tasks much easier. I actually have some friends who nurse on the go in their carriers.
  3. Sleeping Hood – Perfect for nursing on the go. The sleeping hood is also great for when your baby is asleep. You don’t have to worry about their head flopping around and hurting their neck. It also protects the baby against the elements (wind, rain, sun).
  4. Pocket – There is a pocket with a zipper that makes it easy to store cash or extra essentials when you’re out and about.
  5. Tall and Extendable Torso – Great for taller children. It helps support their necks and backs.
  6. Padded Shoulder Straps and Waist Belt – These are awesome for evenly distributing your child’s weight. It makes the carrier so comfortable to wear.

All-in-all, I love the LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons 6-in-1 Carrier. One of the only things I would change is that in order to put your child in the carrier, you must take your shoulder straps off and place the baby inside. With my Infantino carrier, I’m able to unclip 2 snaps and I can place the baby inside and clip them back. I find the Infantino just a tad bit easier to put on by myself, but I do like the LÍLLÉbaby carrier a lot.

So tell me, what is your favorite carrier?

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Gorgeous Stackable Rings from Everly

Everly Stackable Rings

I absolutely love jewelry so when I see pieces that are stunning, I have to get my hands on them. I find so many great shops and products through Instagram, which is where I found Everly. They make the most gorgeous rings. Whether you’re getting engaged, you feel like dressing up to go out to town, or if you just feel like spoiling yourself, Everly’s rings are perfect.

Everly Stackable Rings featuring the ZARA, DEVLIN, and SIA bands

I love the look of black diamonds, so I opted for a mixture of different bands when I chose my rings. Everly has an incredible deal where you can choose 3 stackable rings for $150. I have (from top to bottom) the Sia band, the Devlin band and the Zara band.

Everly stackable bands

The Sia band features .15 carrots of simulated diamonds. I chose mine with a black mix, but you can have all white simulated diamonds.

Everly Stackable bands with black and white simulated diamonds

The Zara band features .15 carrots of brilliant cut simulated diamonds. Again, I chose a mixture of black simulated diamonds for mine.

Stackable bands from Everly

And lastly, the Devlin band features .75 carrots of simulated diamonds. You can get a plain simulated white diamond ring or you can get a simulated white diamond and blue sapphire ring! Very pretty.

I love the idea of stackable rings because Everly has birthstone bands where you can get your own or your children’s birthstones in each ring. There are a lot of necklaces on the market that feature birthstones but I love the idea of rings. I tend to wear rings more so it makes more sense for me. I also like the fact that stackable rings don’t all have to be the same. You can mix and match colors and designs and it all coordinates well together.

Everly has so many different stones, metals, and designs. You’re sure to find something you absolutely love.

*Everly sent me these rings in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Baby Basics for Fall and Winter from Babbleboxx

*This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx.com. All opinions are my own.

Baby Basics Babbleboxx

I received a Babbleboxx recently with products to review and I can’t tell you how much I love what I received. I did a few Insta stories on my Instagram showing the unboxing of my Babbleboxx and the feedback I got from my followers was so great! Every one was loving all the products I unboxed. 

I’m going to go down the line and tell you my opinions on each of the products I received and also where you can find them. There is also some great discount codes for some of the brands, so keep an eye out!

Osh Kosh B’gosh

OshKosh B'gosh Plaid Dress

I was thrilled when inside my Babbleboxx there was two pieces of OshKosh B’gosh clothing – a plaid, multi-colored dress and a denim jacket. I love the quality of OshKosh B’gosh’s clothing and I feel like their clothing lasts forever. The materials they use for their clothing are top-notch. Avery, of course, looks like a doll in both pieces.

OshKosh B'gosh Jean Jacket for Girls

I love the buttons on the back of the plaid dress. I think every little detail gives a handmade look. I also love that on Avery’s jean jacket, there is the look of buttons but it’s actually snaps. It makes putting her jacket on so much easier.

OshKosh B’gosh has both baby clothes and toddler clothes. Their sizes go up to 5t! You can purchase their clothing here: http://www.oshkosh.com/babybgosh.
Receive 20% off  a $40 order by using the online code: OKBG3352 or retail code:
036992

Mumbrella

Mumbrella

Okay, this product is genius! Let me tell you.. So, the Mumbrella is essentially an umbrella for moms to use on their stroller — HANDS FREE! I have a stroller that is very easy to push but only really with two hands. If I am walking my dog or if I have anything in one of my hands it makes is impossible to push my stroller straight. Having the Mumbrella makes walking in the rain so much more doable and enjoyable. Aside from protecting me from the rain, it also protects me from the sun! It’s both water resistant and 50UV coated.

Setting up the Mumbrella is very simple.  There is a clamp that can be tightened or loosened and you simply attach it to either the handles or the axis of your stroller. I chose to attach my Mumbrella to the handlebar of my stroller. There is a bendable area midway up the Mumbrella that swivels so you can have the umbrella canopy exactly where you need it. You can also adjust the height of the Mumbrella by pushing a button on the side of the clamp. One of my favorite parts is the swiveling for the canopy so it can sit exactly where you want it to!

Purchase the Mumbrella at http://www.gomumbrella.com/ . There are a few different patterns to choose from. Use code BABBLEBOXX for free shipping!

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Maximum Strength Jar

Boudreaux's Butt Paste Maximum Strength Jar

Before receiving Boudreaux’s Butt Paste in my Babbleboxx, I had not yet ever purchased this diaper rash ointment. I would always look up reviews on Amazon or online to see what folks were saying about this diaper rash cream and a majority of the reviews were praiseworthy.

After having finally used Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, I can say that I do really like it. I’ve always used Desitin Rapid Relief, but the Zinc Oxide percentage in Boudreaux’s Butt Paste is even higher. It works wonderfully to both treat and prevent diaper rashes. I really enjoy the design of Boudreaux’s Butt Paste’s tub. When changing a wiggly (nearly toddler) sometimes you need both hands free. It’s not very easy to open a twist top lid with one hand. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste comes with a flip top so it’s extremely easy to open for diaper changes.

You can purchase Boudreaux’s Butt Paste by going to this site: http://www.buttpaste.com/

Mustela: Hydra Bébé ® Body Lotion

Mustela Hydra Bebe Lotion

I love a good lotion and if both my daughter AND I can use it, it’s a winner to me. 97% of the ingredients in Mustela’s Hydra Bébé baby lotion are natural. Avery has super dry skin. She’s always had some type of eczema. What I like about this baby lotion is that it’s very moisturizing, it smells great and it helps keep her skin soft.

One thing I’ve had to worry about with Avery is if certain products are going to irritate her skin. She’s been pretty sensitive to several lotions in the past. Luckily, this baby lotion is hypoallergenic and she’s never had any issues with it. It’s no wonder it’s one of the best-selling moisturizing body lotions on the market. I love it for my little girl. The fragrance is really nice as well!

You can check out Mustela’s products HERE. Use code BABBLEBOX17 for 20% off at MUSTELAUSA.com 

Vichy Mineral 89

Vichy Mineral 89

You guys know I love a good skincare product. A majority of my blog before I had Avery was skin care related products. So what this moisturizer does is it protects your skin from pollution, cold weather, stress, etc. It helps boost your skin’s hydration.

Here’s my thoughts on this moisturizer: I like what it does for my skin long term.  I think the texture is not totally my favorite. The moisturizer is like a gel so, initially, when I put it on my skin it feels like it sits on top of it. After rubbing it in completely, I do feel that is has moisturized my skin. I, personally, love silky light-weight lotions since I have pretty dry skin. But I think this moisturizer does a pretty good job. The moisturizer contains Mineralizing Thermal Water with 15 essential minerals in it. This is found at the bottom of French volcanoes. I like that Vichy Mineral 89 does not have colorant, fragrance, paraben, alcohol or silicone. For my dry, sensitive skin it is important to not have fragrances in my skincare products. I have to say I love the bottle this product comes in!

You can purchase Vichy Mineral 89 HERE. Get 20% off and free shipping by using code Babbleboxx. Offer Live: 9/1/2017-11/30/2017 

Land’s End Diaper Bag

Land's End Diaper Bag

I had no idea before I received my BabbleBoxx that Land’s End made diaper bags. I’ve always known they made clothing because my friends love to purchase their clothing but I didn’t know they made other items.

I love the design of this diaper bag. I think its a design that can go with lots of different outfits. I’m a huge purse lover and so it’s no surprise that I also love cute diaper bags. I’ve never loved the stereotypical “mom” diaper bags …you know the ones I’m talking about. I think the fabric of this diaper bag is great. It’s super soft and lightweight. I like that there is handles on this diaper bag as well as a strap that can be attached to your stroller or grocery cart.

You can see more of Land’s End’s diaper bags on their website https://www.landsend.com/

Playtex Nursing Bra

Playtex Nursing Bra

So, I always pumped for my daughter. One word of advice I would give to my pregnant or nursing — even non-nursing friends.. get a comfortable bra. Most bras can be super uncomfortable when your milk comes in or when you’re pregnant. You want a bra that is super soft and versatile. 

It’s pretty funny, I know several moms who still wear nursing bras despite not producing milk. Some nursing bras are just super comfortable. I like that this Playtex nursing bra has no wires. It also extends 2 cup sizes and one band size making it the perfect fit! Very comfortable, in my opinion.

You can check out Playtex’s nursing bras on their website http://www.playtexnursing.com/

What are your baby basics for Fall/Winter?

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Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth + Giveaway

I learned about a great whitening kit from Smile Brilliant through YouTube long ago. I don’t remember who was talking about the kit but they said such great things about it that I purchased my own kit. I had such great results the first few times I used Smile Brilliant, that when they messaged me to try out a whitening kit again, I said “oh yes!”. Long time fan here. 🙂

Smile Brilliant Whitening Tray Mold

So, what I really love about Smile Brilliant’s whitening kit is that they custom make trays for your teeth. I feel like there’s so many kits that are one-size-fits-all and that doesn’t quite work. With Smile Brilliant’s whitening kit, you receive putty and a mould to create a teeth impression. They have detailed instructions and they even give you extra putty, so everything can go flawlessly.

One thing that is great about creating your teeth mould with Smile Brilliant is that you can make it at home. You receive an envelope to ship your mould to their lab for free and within 2 weeks your whitening trays arrive at your house ready to use!

Something that absolutely drew me to Smile Brilliant is that they have gel for teeth sensitivity. My teeth are extremely sensitive to cold and especially to whitening gels. I love that I can use the sensitivity gel and there is no pain and I don’t get sharp random pains through my tooth. I’ve used Crest Whitening Strips in the past and even have done ZOOM Whitening and the discomfort and sensitivity they caused is something I don’t want to experience again.

Whitening is very simple. You can whiten anywhere from an hour to 3 hours. I like to start off slower like 20 minutes when I first whiten, but then I boost the time with the following days. It’s recommended that you whiten every day or every other day for optimal results. You should also use 1/3 of the gel from each syringe to whiten each time. You can use the whitening with veneers, which is awesome! It doesn’t whiten the veneers more than their actual original color, but it does remove surface stains. I have some veneers AND I love coffee and sodas so I think it’s the perfect all-around whitening.

Smile Brilliant Before and After Whitening

I’d absolutely recommend Smile Brilliant’s teeth whitening kit to anyone who is looking for professional quality whitening that works. With the ease of using everything at home, you can’t beat that. You receive everything you need in one box and you can also order extra whitening gels or Desensitizing gels online if you need them.

If you’d like to check out Smile Brilliant check out their sites below.

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GIVEAWAY! WIN A TEETH WHITENING KIT! OPEN TO USA, UK, AUSTRALIA AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS. SIMPLY CLICK THE LINK BELOW AND ENTER YOUR NAME AND EMAIL:

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GIVEAWAY ENDS IN ONE WEEK.

ALSO, FOR $20 off trays, use coupon code prettyloved20

*Smile Brilliant sent me this kit free of charge for an honest review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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Tooth Whitening Gel

Cradle Plus Pacifier Feeder

Cradle Plus Pacifier Feeders

My daughter is great at feeding herself except she is super messy with certain foods. I found Cradle Plus through Instagram and they have awesome products to help with the mess of meal time.

Cradle Plus Pacifier Feeder Nipples

I’ve been using the Cradle Plus Pacifier Feeder with A when she eats bananas or fruits that are a little harder for her to chew. The feeder has been working wonderfully for her and she loves it!

Cradle Plus Blue and White Pacifier Feeder

Cradle Plus Yellow and Orange Pacifier Feeder

Cradle Plus Green and Blue Pacifier Feeder

So, the kit comes with 3 different handles, 3 different nipples and screw tops to keep the nipples on the handles. You can mix and match the different nipples with each handle.

Cradle Plus Teddy Chain

You also receive a plastic bear chain to attach to the loops on the feeder handles.

Using the pacifier feeder is very simple. I made a few videos for Cradle Plus’s Instagram explaining how to use it. You can click the arrow on the right side of each video to go to the next one :

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I’ve really been liking Cradle Plus’s Pacifier feeders for A. I have tried several different brands and types of feeders  – the mesh ones as well as ones with plastic nipples from Nuby. So far, Cradle Plus’s works the best for my 10 month old. She is able to grip the handle of Cradle Plus’s feeders and hold them herself which I like. The nipples are made of silicone so they’re soft for her to chew on while she’s teething.  She also doesn’t have to squeeze the feeder so she doesn’t end up with a ton of food all over her.

If you’d like to purchase one of Cradle Plus’s Pacifier Feeders for your baby or for someone you know you can check out their social pages below. I’ll have a post about one of their other products soon! 🙂

For a limited time you can get $10 off your order with promo code EMBERSALE!

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

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Celebrating International Literacy Day with Incredibundles

Incredibundles Literacy is so important, and I believe you can never be too young to enjoy a good book. That’s why it’s important to teach children to have a love for reading and writing even in their early years. This month, on September 8th, you can celebrate your love for literacy on International Literacy Day! Incredibundles has made it easy for kids to love reading by providing bundles of different books. You can collect classic books, fun toys, and gifts in bundles that are shipped to your or a friend’s door. Incredibundles and Melissa and Doug Blocks Incredibundles is an amazing company that has drastically changed the way people give gifts for baby showers and more. They’ve revamped the baby gift basket by opting for a reusable storage container that is oh-so-cute. You can enjoy award-winning products and books shipped in these wonderful storage containers by ordering them through their website. One thing that I love about Incredibundles is that for every bundle you purchase, they donate to charity and they have several charities that they work with. The Tale of Peter Rabbit book The process for ordering is simple. You can either pick an already made bundle from their website, OR you can create your own bundle. I created my own bundle and I found that purchasing everything à la carte worked wonderfully for me.   SkipHop Zoo Stack and Pour Cups My order was shipped quickly to me and it was packaged beautifully! Everything arrived in a very cute container. There was a bow around the container, bubble wrap to keep anything from shifting around, and there was tissue paper inside with a metal seal on it. Right away, I was impressed with the quality Incredibundles put into the packaging alone. Avery couldn’t keep her hands off anything I ordered for her, as you can see from the pictures. Haha 🙂 That let me know that what I picked for her was perfect. Incredibundles and Peter Rabbit Plush

So what did I pick for her?

Brown Bear and Friends Board Book Gift Set

Brown Bear & Friends Board Book Gift Set by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle

Some of the first books I ever remember from school. I especially remember “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See”. I think that book and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” are probably two of the most known and loved children’s books.

SkipHop Zoo Stack Cups

SkipHop Zoo Stack and Pour Cup Set

These all have different sized holes on the bottom so your child can put water in them and let the water pour out. They can also stack the cups as well.

Melissa and Doug ABC 123 Blocks

Melissa and Doug ABC/123 Wooden Blocks Set

I thought these would be fun for Avery to play around with. She can’t exactly make words out of the blocks yet, but in time she’ll be able to. In the mean time, she can toss these around and stack them.

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon Illustrations

Harold and the Purple Crayon book by Crockett Johnson

Again, I remember this book from my early years in school. The illustrations will always be fresh in my mind. I love this book and I know Avery will too. I thought it would be fun to read this to her.

Incredibundles Peter Rabbit Plush

Peter Rabbit Plush Jacket Embroidery

Peter Rabbit Plush

To go along with her Peter Rabbit book, I got this beautiful, soft, plush bunny.  I love the quality of this plush. He has “Peter” embroidered onto his coat, as well as some other embroidery. He’s also a decent size. I thought he’d be fairly small, but he is a nice, medium size. Perfect for snuggling. Avery has already tried to poke his eyes more times than I can count. :’D

Good Night, I Love You book

Goodnight, I Love You book by Caroline Jayne Church

A super cute book for putting little ones to bed. It’s one of those classic, feel-good books.

Incredibundles Create a Bundle

The Tale of Peter Rabbit book by Beatrix Potter

My brothers and sisters and I used to read these books and watch the movies they made of them all the time. Our family loves Beatrix Potter books! When I saw this book on Incredibundles website, I had to get it for Avery. 🙂 I hope to keep this book in our family for a very long time.

Incredibundles Gift Set

All-in-all, I had a very pleasant experience with Incredibundles services. I think they’ve done an incredible job finding quality products for babies and children. Everything shipped quickly, was in excellent condition, and my daughter loved all the products. I’d definitely recommend Incredibundles to anyone who is looking to get presents for a baby shower or birthday.

You can check out Incredibundles website HERE and their social media below.

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

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Find Your Valuables with the Chipolo Tracker

Chipolo Tracker

Finding my valuables has become so much easier since having my Chipolo tracker. As a mom, I’m always feeling scatterbrained and I’m always busy doing a million things. I can never remember where my keys, purse, phone or many other things are. Chipolo has made losing my valuables a thing of the past!

I can connect my Chipolos to an app on my phone. Whenever I lose a valuable, I press the icon for it on my phone and it will play a ring tone on the corresponding Chipolo to help me find it. There’s also a map showing the location of the Chipolo.

So what if I lose my phone? I simply click the Chipolo twice and it will ring my phone even if it’s on SILENT. 😍 Which, if you’re like me happens way more than it should.

chipolo-app

 

Also, If I lose one of my valuables that has the Chipolo on it and someone else who has the app goes by that item, I get an email telling me the location of the item! I think that is so brilliant.

So what do I not love about the Chipolo? I only have two qualms so far.

  1. The Chipolo works through Bluetooth. So if you are out of range, you will not be able to connect to the Chipolo through your phone. The max range for the Chipolo to ring your item is 200 yards. But this decreases with walls, etc. I have only run into this issue once where I went to ring my Chipolo and because it was in the basement it didn’t ring. I figure it’s hard for a lot of cell phones to have service in a basement so it makes sense that it wouldn’t ring.
  2. One of the two styles of Chipolos has a non-replaceable battery. There is the Chipolo Classic and the Chipolo Plus. I have the Chipolo Plus, which has a non-replaceable battery. The battery is supposed to last 12 months. I will have to see how long mine lasts. The reason that the battery is non-replaceable is that with technology ever-changing they’d like you to change out Chipolos. There is a recycling program where you can return your old Chipolo to the company and they will give you up to a 50% discount off a new Chipolo. The price of one Chipolo is $24.99 so you wouldn’t be paying much at all to replace one. You also get a bigger price reduction by buying Chipolos in bulk.

All-in-all, the Chipolo is pretty great! It has saved my sanity more times than I can count. I love that it’s water resistant. It comes in 7 different colors. I have two Chipolos. One of them is in the color “Rose Quartz” and the other one is in “Pearl White”. They look so good with my Diaper bag and keys. I think it’s great that the ringtone is nice and loud too. It’s up to 100db which if you read this chart compares it to a power lawn mower’s noise level.

Check out Chipolo at https://chipolo.net 

*This product was sent to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Zipadee-Zip Swaddle Transitioner Blanket + Giveaway

If you’ve swaddled your baby for a while but they’re starting to turn over, you may want to get a swaddle transitioner. I’ve been using the Zipadee-Zip for a few months now, and I love it. My daughter had been swaddled since birth so, naturally, I was worried about taking a swaddle away from her. The swaddle was comforting to her and also it was familiar.

I starting using the Zipadee-Zip when Avery was 4 months old – but that proved to be too soon for her. With teething going on, and so much mental transitioning, she just wasn’t ready for it. I decided to try it months later at 6-7 months and Avery slept wonderfully in it. I would say the biggest thing is to not compare your child to anyone else’s. Do what works for your child.

As far as transitioning Avery when she was older, it was seamless. I’m glad that I waited a bit to use a transitioner with her. Her first night (at 6-7 months) with the Zipadee-Zip she slept with no problems. The nights thereafter, she slept great too.

What I love about the Zipadee-Zip is that Avery has a blanket to keep her warm. I don’t have to worry about the material covering her face or anything scary like that. Because Avery used to take naps with me nearby, I’d let her use a blanket. So she became comfortable with a blanket. At night, that posed a problem. Thankfully, the Zipadee-Zip solved that problem for me. I love that it’s easy to put on to her. I simply put her arms and legs in and I zip it up. If she happens to turn over in the night, it’s no problem because she is able to use her hands and arms to move around. One thing that is great about the Zipadee-Zip is that it helps with the startle reflex in babies. It has a wing design so there is a slight resistance if the child puts their arms out.

I’d definitely recommend the Zipadee-Zip to moms whose children have been swaddled. It’s the perfect way to transition your child to sleeping without the swaddle.

The makers of the Zipadee-Zip also make teethers! My daughter absolutely loves hers. I clip it to her outfit and she’s able to grab it and gnaw on the silicone shapes. There is also a piece of fabric with a snap button on the opposite end of the clip so that I can attach a binky to the teether. Let me just tell you now that I have tried numerous teethers with Avery and she will hardly ever touch them. This one is one of her absolute favorites! 🙂

You can find the Zipadee-Zip HERE. Follow their social media platforms below.

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Also, the folks at Zipadee-Zip are very kind and wanted me to do a GIVEAWAY for my followers. Enter at the link below with your name and email. There’s also a chance for extra entries. 🙂 

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*This product was given to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Shopping with Babies Made Simple Using the LullaBelay

LullaBelay

Shopping with a baby can sometimes be challenging. Unless your baby can sit up well on their own, you have to put their baby seat into your cart and that takes up room where groceries would normally go. Fiddle Diddles has solved this problem with their LullaBelay. This crazy, genius invention is absolutely perfect for shopping trips!

Using the LullaBelay is really simple, but explaining it can be a little bit tricky, so I’ve added an instructional video from Fiddle Diddle’s YouTube channel. To explain briefly, you use carabiners to attach your baby’s seat to the grocery cart you are using. You’re probably thinking “umm.. wouldn’t the cart tip over??”. The answer is “no”, and here’s why… You attach the LullaBelay to the bottom of the toddler seat, and NOT to the handle bars. The LullaBelay actually LOWERS the center of gravity from where it sits! Crazy, I know. So it is completely safe to use. You can read more about the safety tests they’ve performed HERE.

Fiddle Diddles LullaBelay

So, I know the next thing you are probably thinking is “wouldn’t the car seat get in the way of where you’re walking?”. The answer to that is “no”, the reason being is that your baby’s car seat actually fits nicely under the handle bars of the cart. Thus, you are not walking into their car seat as you stroll around.

LullaBelay

I’ve absolutely loved using the LullaBelay. I can actually fit my groceries in my cart. I’ve gone to the grocery store several times without my LullaBelay and am completely frustrated with the lack of cart space I have. When I first got it to review, my husband was a bit skeptical. After a stroll down one aisle in the grocery store, he was sold and was pushing the cart around the rest of our grocery trip. My daughter loved it too because she was so comfortable, she fell asleep in her seat.

I like that you can put a covering over the seat, or you can leave it off and just let the seat hang. I’ve gotten so many looks and questions whenever I bring my LullaBelay to the grocery store with me. People want to know what it is and where to buy it! I feel like one of those cool moms who’s in the know. Haha

If you’d like to purchase a LullaBelay of your own or share it with friends, you can check out Fiddle Diddle’s site HERE. They offer a 3o day money back guarantee!

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*This product was sent to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Easier Meals with Baby: Featuring Nuby

Nuby Sure Grip™ Miracle Mat Section Plate

Nuby has some amazing products for babies and children. One product that I’ve found myself reaching for over and over is their Sure Grip™ Miracle Mat Section Plate. It makes meal time so much easier for both A and myself.

Sure Grip™ Miracle Mat Section Plate

Meal time seems to be a struggle sometimes whenever A gets a plate or bowl. She inevitable tosses them on the floor or wants to spill her food out of them. I’ve learned to keep a dust pan and brush close by so that I can clean up the crazy amounts of food that get dropped on the floor. With A’s Sure Grip™ Miracle Mat Section Plate, I don’t have to worry about the plate tossing! It suctions to a flat surface so it can’t be moved! Truly a life saver for moms and dads.

Nuby Sure Grip™ Miracle Mat Section Plate

The plate is 100% silicone and very easy to clean. You can simply wipe it out or you can put the plate in the top rack of the dishwasher. The plate is also microwave safe which makes it the perfect all-in-one plate. You can find these plates at Babies R’ Us and Amazon.

Baby using Nuby Silicone Spoon

My second product that I tend to grab for A’s meals is Nuby’s Silicone Spoons. They are so great for teething babes! A has been teething since 4 months old and she loves to chew on soft, rubbery things. These spoons are so gentle on her gums, they’re easy for her to hold, and they’re not too soft to the point where they flop around. Again, these are silicone and dishwasher safe. I love them! I have some spoons from other brands and they tend to be too hard for A’s liking. I love that she can grab these, and it helps her love feeding herself!

Nuby Silicone Spoon

Baby and Nuby Silicone Spoon

I love the ease of using Nuby’s products and I find them to be extremely affordable so they fit anyone’s budget. These are currently my two favorite products from Nuby. You can check out more of Nuby’s products HERE.

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

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Make Memories with Growing Roots Subscription Box

Growing Roots Subscription Box

I’m not new to the idea of subscription boxes. In fact, I love them. I think it’s fun having new products sent to my door on a monthly basis – especially when the products being sent are things I’d never think to buy for myself. I can say that I have really enjoyed my Growing Roots subscription box that they sent me. These boxes aim to connect families by building memories and they do just that.

The Going to Bed Book

Spending quality time with my daughter is very important to me, as is having “me”/ relaxation time. I love that there are amazing books in these boxes as well as pampering items for mommies.  As if the whole concept of the box is not great enough, with each box bought, a child in need has a book donated to them. Growing Roots box’s mission is “We believe in empowering families to spend more time together and in the benefits of early literacy.” I think that is so sweet.

Little Flower Relaxing and Detoxifying Lavender Bath Salt

I love that I’m able to build up my daughter’s book collection with quality books. I know these books will be in our family for a long time! I especially loved seeing that there was a Dr. Suess book in my box because growing up, Dr. Suess books and movies were some of my absolute favorites.

Someday book

Each month you receive 4-6 quality items sent to you for $39 + shipping. Something I like about these boxes is that items you get don’t all come from big companies. They come from small shops like ones found on Etsy. I think it’s really cool that Growing Roots Box supports small shops. You can tell a lot of thought goes into their product choices.

Bed Time Chore List

Products I received in my Growing Roots subscription box are as follows:

Ten Apples Up On Top! Book: I adore Dr. Suess books! I think they’re so great for children’s imaginations.

Growing Roots Eye Pillow: Wonderful for keeping cold or hot depending what you need it for. Whether you have a headache or just want to get rid of bags under the eyes, this is great.

Bed Time Chore Chart: My daughter can’t use this yet but I love how it’s designed! A metal sheet on wood with magnets that have chores for kids so they know what to do to get ready for bed. I, personally, am a visual person. I feel like this would make doing night time routines a little bit more fun for kiddos.

Ten Apples Up On Top! book

Someday BookThis is such a lovely book. It’s about a mother who dreams of all the wonderful things her child will do in life.

The Going to Bed Book: A cute book that makes going to bed more fun. 🙂

Lavender Seeds

Lavender Seeds: I love that they included these because I’ve always wanted to make a garden. Lavender is so great for helping people fall asleep. It has a relaxing aroma.

Little Flower Relaxing and Detoxifying Lavender Bath Salt: Firstly, this bath salt smells so wonderful. Secondly, it’s definitely relaxing. I could not wait to try this bath salt and pretty much immediately opened it and poured myself a bath. It did not disappoint.

Eye Pillow by Growing Roots

Overall, I liked what I received. I thought it was a great box. There were pampering items for me and lasting products for my daughter, so definitely nice in my book.

If you’d like to purchase a Growing Roots subscription box of your own, you can do so HERE. Follow Growing Roots on their pages below!

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*This box was sent to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Chaser

Heirloom Woven Criss Cross Tie Back Maxi Dress

I can’t say enough about Chaser brand’s clothing. Their clothing is so soft and each piece has a unique quality of its own. This is due to the vintage washing and dying treatment of their clothing. It creates a one-of-a-kind look for each piece and makes them feel buttery soft.

Heirloom Woven Criss Cross Tie Back Maxi Dress Back

Chaser’s Summer 2017 line of clothing provided the perfect wardrobe for a beach trip with my sisters in Florida. The beachy, boho vibes they let off were just what I needed. I could effortlessly mix and match different pieces to create the cutest outfits.

Vintage Rib Lace Up Cami in St. Tropez Color

Tons of celebrities wear Chaser clothing including Kaley Cuoco, Lucy Liu, Kaitlin Olson, Hilary Duff, Hailee Steinfeld, Amanda Stanton, and loads more! They have the trendiest, cutest clothing – so it’s no wonder why.

I would say for great quality, excellent craftsmanship, and appeal, Chaser’s clothing is definitely worth buying. They have everything from printed tees to dresses, swimsuits, jackets, as well as clothing for children! Unfortunately, Avery is just a little bit too young for their children’s line — but just you wait. There is the cutest clothing for kids.

Clothing Pictured Above

  1. Heirloom Woven Criss Cross Tie Back Maxi Dress – Color: Vintage Black (Could not find on their website to link.) This dress has pockets! Need I say more? 😀
  2. Vintage Rib Lace Up Cami – Color: St. Tropez $46 Love the front details with the ties.
  3. Vintage Rib Lace Up Cami – Color: Rain Tie Dye $46
  4. Cool Jersey Double V-Neck Tie Front Tee – Color: Playa Stripe $59 I get so many compliments on this one! Love the tie front and how super soft this top is. Great dressy/casual top. You can wear it anywhere I feel like.

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

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How I Got My Hair to Grow Back After Pregnancy

Among the many things that happen during or after pregnancy is the unpleasant surprise of learning that you may lose clumps of your hair and have bald spots. :O I wish I could write a book about all the things I learned during and after pregnancy. There’s so much that you’re not told when you become pregnant. I’m not sure if women want you to hear all the wonderful things about pregnancy so they don’t scare you off, or if they just simply forget. Either way, I learned a lot during and after those 9 months of my pregnancy.

One day, while I was pregnant, I ran my hands through my hair in the shower and out came a handful of hair. I have thick hair, so I’m used to pulling out some. But when I saw twice as much hair in my hand, I became worried. As the months went on, my hair wasn’t stopping coming out. I had read that during pregnancy a lot of women get luscious, beautiful hair, but mine was looking and feeling far from that. Months after I had had my baby, my hair was still not growing back, and I was feeling really self-conscious about my hair.

I took my prenatal vitamins, I drank water, I brushed my hair, but nothing was working to help my hair grow back.  I went on my phone and happened to see an Insta Story of a girl that I love following on Instagram and she had raved about a product called Vital Proteins. She mentioned how it helps your hair and nails because it is collagen. I’m no stranger to taking hair, skin and nails products, but I was desperate to find something that ACTUALLY worked. I decided to email them and ask if I could try their products out. They happily obliged and sent me their Collagen Peptides as well as their Collagen Beauty Greens.

When the products showed up to my house, I quickly ripped them open to try them out.

I’ve been using them for months now (the Collagen Peptides more than the Collagen Beauty Greens) and I can say that they WORK. Like, ACTUALLY WORK. Within a month of taking the Collagen Peptides my hair was growing back and I could notice the baby hairs sticking out my hair. I can’t tell you the amount of joy I had seeing my hair start to fill back in. There’s a confidence that comes from little things like that.

What I love about the Collagen Peptides and the Collagen Beauty greens is that you can use them in both cold or hot drinks. I, personally, like to put my Collagen Peptides in a hot drink like a hot chocolate. I’ve put it in apple juice before and it makes a weird texture and flavor, which I don’t love. You can mix these both up into smoothies and they’re wonderful. The Collagen Peptides have no flavoring really and the Collagen Beauty Greens have a slightly fishy taste due to having marine collagen in them. They also raw greens in them so there is that taste as well. Hence, why I say to put them in a smoothie. They’re not my favorite flavor. Two great things in the Collagen Beauty Greens is that they also contain Hyaluronic Acid which is great for joints and skin and they contain Probiotics, which are good for digestion.

Would I recommend these? Yes, yes I would. I think they work wonderfully. I would choose the Collagen Peptides over the Collagen Beauty Greens as far as taste, but I think Vital Proteins has done an incredible job making these products. I’m tempted to wrap this up in a friend’s baby shower gift next time! 😀

You can check out Vital Proteins HERE!

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

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Favorite. Swaddle. Ever. Ollie Swaddle

Ollie Swaddle box and swaddle

My daughter was swaddled from the day she was born until about 7 months old or so. While sleeping in her pack n play, her arms would inevitably make it up to her face and wake her up if she wasn’t being swaddled. My husband and I would never have gotten sleep without the Ollie Swaddle.

I received the Ollie Swaddle as a baby shower gift from my sisters-in-law and then from Ollie Swaddle, and I’ll admit I had heard of it, but I didn’t know exactly what it was. I hadn’t really researched it much. After receiving the Ollie Swaddle and trying it out at the hospital with my newborn baby, I was really impressed! It kept her calm and happy, which made me very happy since my husband was sick with Strep and couldn’t be at the hospital much with me. A. stayed so calm that I actually kept her in my hospital room for the next 2 days and she didn’t stay overnight at the nursery.

What I love about the Ollie Swaddle is that it is stretchy, soft, and has velcro closures on it. It also helps with the startle reflex in babies because it helps contain the baby’s arms and legs. The older that my daughter has gotten, the more she likes to wiggle in her sleep. I’ve tried using other swaddles but she’s like Houdini and wiggles her arms or hands right out! The Ollie Swaddle has helped her keep her arms to her side and not wake herself up.

DockATot and Ollie Swaddle

Another thing that I like about the Ollie Swaddle is that you can use it to transition a baby out of the swaddle by leaving their arms out. There is a stretchy loop that you can use to close the swaddle at the bottom (almost like a tail) and it keeps your child’s feet warm. 🙂 It’s definitely my favorite swaddle and I would highly recommend it! It was a life saver with my baby!

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

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Latchy Catchy Review + Giveaway

Latchy Catchy

I live in a rental house that has been in the middle of renovations since I moved in. As you can imagine, having nail guns, saws, and drills running during the day isn’t very quiet. My daughter still takes 3-4 naps a day so I need to be able to have somewhere not too loud for her to sleep. Luckily, I’m able to quietly put her in her nursery or in my room and close the door without noise thanks to my Latchy Catchy.

The Latchy Catchy is a cloth door silencer with loops on both ends that attach to your door knobs. It keeps the door latch from clicking and creates a snug fit so your door shuts without waking up your baby. My daughter is pretty great with noises, she can sleep through most things unless they’re too loud. One thing that makes her jump awake is clicking, or clanking (like on a glass). I have no idea why she wakes up to these noises but eating with a fork and glass plate is impossible next to her when she’s sleeping. I hate when she’s sound asleep and the tiniest clank jolts her awake. She doesn’t seem to wake up when I close her door with the Latchy Catchy which is great. Mama needs her to get as much rest as possible. Teething anger is real! :O

Latchy Catchy on door

I love the ease of putting the Latchy Catchy on my doors. As I said, you simply put one loop on the inner door handle and the other loop on the outer door handle. That’s all there is to it!

I have two Latchy Catchys. One is on my bedroom door and one is on my daughter’s bedroom door. Because of the snug fit with the door, the Latchy Catchy helps you be able to completely close the door but you’re still able to easily open and close the door again. No more door slamming, and no more pinched fingers for little ones! Yay 😀

The design I have featured above is “Naptime + Roses”. Super cute name. 😀 I love the floral pattern. I also have an animal print patterned Latchy Catchy called “Sleepy Safari”. It’s a white and gray Leopard print. The pricing for one Latchy Catchy is $14.99 but they have sales all the time which makes them pretty affordable.

You can check out Latchy Catchy HERE.

GIVEAWAY – Latchy Catchy wanted me to give away a free Latchy Catchy to one winner! To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post, or leave a comment on my Latchy Catchy post on Instagram. More entries if you follow @LatchyCatchy on Instagram and follow me @Prettylovedblog too, as well as tag friends. 🙂 Giveaway ends July 9th.  Good luck! <3

*This product was provided to me free of cost for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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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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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.

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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.

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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. 🙂

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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.

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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

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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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