Sunday, June 28, 2015

Nurture Voxbox courtesy of Influenster

Hey guys! I've got another review courtesy of the awesome folks at Influenster. If you have no idea what I'm talking about check out this post RIGHT HERE about what Influenster is and how you can join..for FREE! Yay! You can't beat free. Anywho, let's get to the review! (haha that rhymed)

This VoxBox was awesome! Mainly because it was geared towards moms and I just became a mom again. Well, I just became a mom to another sweet little girl. I don't like the term "mom again" I didn't lose my mom status or anything between babies. Yes...I am rambling, sorry. Here we go. 

I was so excited to see his packing when I opened the box. It's the perfect yummy, sweet snack that doesn't make you feel guilty after you eat it. Plus you can bite the ends off and use it as a straw (BEST in Dr.Pepper or Coca-Cola am I right?). I love Red Vines so I'm a huge fan of them, if you haven't tried them out to get yourself a pack. Like right now...I'll wait. 

I was REALLY excited to try this one out. I've been nursing and pumping around the clock and little one is still on a up every two hours feeding schedule so needless to say this momma needed some skin pampering. I put it on and left it there for about 8-10 minutes, and when I took it off I was a tad bit dissapointed. I let it air dry like it said but I honestly didn't see much of a difference, then however I went to sleep. When I woke up the next day my skin looked AMAZING. You guys it was like I had spent a week at a spa. My face had no redness, unevenness, and I looked so well rested. I was so impressed and happy with this one, I am definitely going to be buying more!

I had heard of Blue Lizard, but I had never tried their products out so I was really curious about these. I tried out the sensitive tube first. I took it outside with us and noticed the cap turned colors immediately which was really cool. I got to have a mini science lesson with her and show her the importance of sunscreen. I was really pleased that it had no smell and it spread nicely. We stayed out in the sun and it did it's job perfectly without breaking Munchin's sensitive skin out. Hubby and I both tried out the sport sample. Hubby liked how it soaked into his skin really quick so he wasn't " looking like a dork with sunscreen on". Men. I loved that the SPF smell wasn't overwhelming. I also loved that both lotions made our skin really smooth, almost like wearing a hand lotion kind of smooth with no greasiness. I love this brand. 

This is one of my favorites...I mean Munchkin's favorite products. No seriously, I love this stuff on my own hair. It smells amazing and the scent lasts long after you spray it. Just a few quick sprays and I can glide a brush through my little's messy hair. I use it on mine to create beachy-inspired waves, I seriously love this stuff. My only issue is that when you spray it the wrapper around the bottle wants to slide up and you constantly have to keep pushing it down, but other than that it's amazing. 

Hallelujah! A non-drowsy motion sickness tablet! I get motion sickness a lot and I just honestly could't afford to take it sometimes because I couldn't risk getting sleepy on top of being already sleepy. So needless to say I was tickled pink to see a naturally derived, non-drowsy motion sickness tablet in there. I honestly didn't know they made anything like this so I hope if anyone out there is like me you'll see this and see the light. It actually takes away the nausea without the drowsiness so give it a shot, you won't be dissapointed! 

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. It's made with natural ingredients, clinically proven to heal diaper rash in just one treatment, it's free of nut ingredients, fragrance, gluten, parabens and phthalates, it spreads easily, AND it has no smell. I adore this cream. I had never heard of them before but I assure you..I am a fan for life now. I've used it almost at every diaper change and it has made her skin so moisturized and kept her completely rash free. If you have a little one or know someone who is about to have one buy this for them. They will love you for it. 

I had the choice of any of their Easy Brand items and of course I picked tator tots! What's not to love about yummy, crispy tator tots from the microwave?! Yes, I said microwave as in you could have a yummy snack in less than five's a great day to be alive people! 

I picked the Broccoli Rice Au Gratin and I was so pleased with it. We've always been an Uncle Ben's fan so I knew this was going to taste delicious. What I really love about Uncle Ben's is how easy it is to make and have a delicious side for dinner. I paired it with baked chicken and it was delicious! 

Well there we go. Hope you guys found some favorites, I know I did. If you try any of these great products out be sure to drop me a line about what you thought. Remember, I received these products for free, but all opinions are my own. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

My little box of happiness!

Things have been a little crazy. Ok, that's definitely an understatement. This pregnancy hasn't been the easiest and between early contractions, Hubby's new job, potty training, traveling, four weddings, sickness oh and this new state I barely have time to think much less write. Still, I wanted to update you guys on a fun website that's been a bright little ball of happiness in all of this chaos.

A month or so ago I stumbled upon this website called Influenster. It's a fantastic little website that lets you post and look up honest reviews for various products, goods, stores and more! They also post coupons, and host fun little Twitter parties. The shining star though is that sometimes you get picked to receive a FREE voxbox of goodies to sample and review. All they ask for is your honest opinion.

 I really enjoy it, it's a fun way to connect to others and find new products! Plus the boxes are a REALLY nice surprise at the end of a crazy day and can range between anything from food to cosmetics. I was picked for my first box after being a member for about three weeks and I was SO excited. It was nice to have a company think of me and send me a little box of goodies and all I have to do in return is give them an honest review. Being a pregnant mom isn't all rainbows and sunshine and it was nice to have this little treat. If you'd like to sign up all you have to do is follow this link. Anyways..without further ado, let's jump into my box!

Ok, honestly I wasn't too excited about these at first...then I tasted them. Holy Hera you guys I am hooked. They're really crispy and have a full flavor that I was not expecting. The Nacho Cheese flavor was the perfect blend of cheese and spicy kick to make them irresistible! The Restaurant Style was also really good but my favorite hands-down is the Nacho Cheese. If the awesome flavor wasn't enough to entice you they're also corn-free, gluten-free, free of MSG, free of preservatives, cholesterol free, have no trans fats and are high in fiber! 

I was excited about this one because it's a whole new way to put makeup on. It comes with a silicone applicator that is supposed to help smooth facial hair down as you apply the foundation. I liked the idea of this one, but I really wasn't a fan of the rubber applicator going over my skin. I didn't feel like it really helped any. The foundation itself is pretty good, though I thought it offered a little less coverage than I prefer. Overall I thought COVERGIRL missed the mark on this one. 

You. Guys. I am in love. I cannot rave enough about this lotion. I've never tried anything from L'Occitane but now I'm resisting the urge to buy everything in their line. The scent is incredible. I don't like an overpowering shea scent and this one is perfect, it hits the mark spot-on. It's a very light shea scent with floral notes. It also moisturizes exceedingly well, I applied it to the top of one hand and then applied my normal face moisturizer to the other and was blown away with the difference. You could see a visible difference in the appearance and texture. Needless to say...I'm a fan for life now. 

I've seen these but never tried them out before. I had been skeptical about if they actually worked and now I can officially say that yes they do! You simply put the strip on your tongue and within seconds your whole mouth is refreshed. I love how portable and small the paks are too, I already have a ton of stuff I'm carrying around for the little one so I appreciate how portable and purse-friendly these are. I thought the Cool Mist flavor was a bit strong, I think I'm more of a Wintergreen girl, but I will definitely be buying more of these when my pack runs out. 

This was another favorite! The bar is only 160 calories and has 6g of protein AND 5g of fiber so it keeps you fuller longer. It reminded me more of a candy bar and less of a nutritional bar. I felt like I was treating myself instead of eating something like a nutrition bar. I plan on buying some and stashing them in the diaper bag for when I'm running around doing errands, a much better alternative instead of stopping and getting a sugary or greasy snack. 

I used this after a very long day of dealing with a sick toddler and man was I thankful for it! The masque smells amazing, even Hubby commented on how good it smelled and it was heavenly to apply it and just relax for a minute by myself while it set. It was a bit hard to spread over my face, but it peeled off really easily once it was dried. My skin was instantly more smoother after use, and I even noticed the pores on my nose looked less defined so I was one happy mama! You definitely cannot beat the price of these either so I will certainly be buying some more to have on hand for some me time! 

I tried out the Creamy Chocolate Fudge and was really impressed with the flavor. I was honestly expecting a somewhat chalky flavor but this was nothing like that. It's a really delicious shake to be so good for you! There are 23 vitamins and minerals and 10 fruits and veggies in one shake plus it has 16g of organic protein to help keep you fuller longer! I plan on buying some of the Iced Cafe Mochas and keeping them on hand instead of reaching for those sugary Starbucks Iced coffees. 

This is one of those products that I never thought I needed until I actually tried out. Now...I must have them on me at all times. They're so convenient! The floss glides really easily between teeth and the mint flavor is delicious! Just using it as a floss pick freshens up your mouth but it also does more! It has a textured, pointy end to use as a toothpick and you can also use it as a tongue cleaner too! Hubby keeps stealing my bag so I'm going to have to buy him his own stash haha!  Like I said..try it once and you'll be hooked trust me! 

I thought this was a really neat idea to get kids into the habit of exercising better oral hygiene. I thought the colors were really fun, I actually wish they made the Comfort Clean adult picks in some of the fun colors like the kids have. The flavor wasn't very overpowering and the extra-long handle seemed to be a plus. I'd happily purchase these for my girls when they get a little older. 

Ok, so there it is everyone! My honest opinion on all of the goodies I got in my #RefreshVoxBox from Influenster. Again...I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. So are you apart of Influenster? Have you gotten a VoxBox before? What are you most interested in trying out? 

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 2014 Roundup

Hello everyone! Can you believe it's already December! WOW. Where has the time gone? Between moving, a new job and a future new baby things are super crazy around my house. How about yours? I finally got some time though to sit down and work on this December 2014 roundup so without further ado here are my favs.....


Subway Art


1. IMom

Kid's Activities

Monthly Meal Plans 

Thank you for visiting! Hope your holiday season is merry and bright! 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Geranium Diffuser Blends

Do you guys remember when I posted my ZAQ Mirage diffuser review? I was so excited to get it because not only is it amazing of course, but it gives me lots of reasons to try out new diffuser blends! YAY! I'm kind of a diffuser addict now and I'm not sorry at all about it. Diffusing makes the house smell great, uplifts or calms moods, fights germs, and simply makes me happy. I've been playing around with some blends and today I wanted to share with you blends that are focused on Geranium . Here are some common uses for Geranium :

1. It's a common perfuming agent, very well liked scent
2. It's a mood supporter, very calming
3. Historically used to help remove bad or negative memories
4. Diffusing it can help:
- relieve stress
- ease PMS symptoms
- calm anxiety
- fight depression
5. Helps clear acne and fade scars
6. Helps with firmer, more moisturized skin
7. Heal hemorrhoids
8. Fights off intestinal worms

I'm sure you can see why I love this beautifully scented oil. Here are a few of my favorite diffuser blends with Geranium, and a little further down I'll post some of my favorite recipes using the oil!

1. Va-va-voom blend or Cupid's Blend (couldn't make up my mind)
2 drops of Geranium
2 drops of Ylang Ylang
Diffuse this and let the magic happen. Very floral, feminine scent this would be GREAT to diffuse all day for Valentine's Day!

2. Romantic Cabin
1 drop of Geranium
2 drops of Shield Blend
Spicy, fall-ish scented with just a hint of floral. I'm thinking this is the perfect blend to use while you and your sweetheart snuggle up on the couch drinking hot cocoa together ( also fights germs!)

3. I need a pick-me-up please! 
2 drops of Geranium
2 drops of Grapefruit
If you're feeling down, having a bad day or simply need some motivation to tackle those cleaning chores THIS is the blend for you!

4. Peace & Calm 
1 drop of Geranium
2-3 drops of Lavender
Peaceful, soothing lull of lavender with just a small undernote of anxiety relief from the geranium. This is a nice blend before bedtime or during bible study.

Ok, those are my absolute favorite blends so far, but there are lots of other ways you can use this oil too such as:

Hydrating Face Oil by Savory Lotus
Balancing Facial Wipes by Aura Cacia
DIY Bug spray by Scratch Mommy

If you'd like to purchase your essential oils 
at Spark Naturals you can use coupon 
code "Bubble" to save 10% off your whole order!