Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Itzbeen Pocket Nanny: An Affordable Gadget For Every New Mom and Dad

The Itzbeen Pocket Nanny is a multi-purpose baby care timer.  There are four different timers to help new parents keep track of their baby's schedule.  There are specific timers for diaper changes, nursing or feeding, sleep and awake, and medication or another task you may need to time.  Each time can also be set at different intervals to give you a reminder.  This comes in handy if you are having to wake baby to feed them or administer medication.

This is definitely a must have for new parents, but I can see seasoned parents needing it too.  After having my second son, I was exhausted.  He had colic.  He didn't eat enough and he went a period of time without having wet diapers regularly.  The Itzbeen pocket nanny would have come in handy to help keep track of everything while I was so sleep deprived. It's also a great tool when one parent leaves or baby goes to a sitter or grandma's house. 

The Itzbeen Pocket Nanny can be purchased at in either blue, pink, or green for $24.99 or you can pick up a twin pack for $48.99.  I think this is an awesome gadget and would be the perfect baby shower gift!

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Monday, July 29, 2013

BRO Bar By Stript Wax Bar

The All In One Shower Bar Perfect For Our Men!

The BRO BAR is the 100% vegan, multi-function soap bar for men.  It's a triple combo - Shower, Shave, and Shampoo.  The BRO BAR works into an amazing lather and has natural antiseptic properties that can help heal infections, cuts, and scrapes.  Which is great for treatment of the nick and cut that can occur while shaving.  

It's Loaded With Good Stuff:
Tea Tree Oil
Avocado Oil
Camelia Oil
Olive Oil
Palm Oil
Hyaluronic Acid

My Thoughts:

Honestly, these are mainly my husbands thoughts.  He has been the one using The BRO BAR.  It works into a rich lather and has a light musky scent, which is quite enjoyable and manly.  Being able to use this one bar to shower, shave, and shampoo not only cuts down on the amount of products we have in our shower but it also cuts down on his shower time just a bit.  This would be great for traveling, as it is a bar soap and is 3 in 1.  

The BRO BAR retails for $9 at all Stript Wax Bar Locations in California and exclusively online at ABOUTHESTYLE.COM.  

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss in Naturally Pretty: Swatches and Review


Get an ultra soft kisser with IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss.  This super smooth gloss utilizes the latest lip enhancing technology.  It's silky texture and ultra hydrating formula is infused with oils and butters to leave your lips perfectly kissable.  It lacks the stickiness or thickness of a traditional lip gloss and treats, hydrates, conditions, and nourishes your lips while you wear it.  BONUS, it diminishes the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles.  

The Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss is available in 7 beautiful shades and the one I have to review is in Naturally Pretty.

As a lip gloss junkie, I know a good gloss when I see one.  This one is AMAZING!  Following suit with the IT family, this gloss is packed full of anti-aging anti-oxidants like Vitamins A,C,E, Acai, Green Tea, and White Tea.  These ingredients work to ward off free-radicals.  

Vitality Lip Butter Gloss retails for $24.00 and is available at and

I'm all about getting a better deal.  You can get a set of  3 glosses from for $29.   It Cosmetics Hydrating Lip Butter Gloss Collection offers a nude set, a pink set, and a berry set.  You'll get 2 colored glosses and a clear gloss.  Naturally Pretty comes in the nude set available here: 

It Cosmetics Hydrating Lip Butter Gloss Collection

My Thoughts:

This gloss is smooth and ultra hydrating! I love the beautiful natural color of Naturally Pretty.  I find myself grabbing for this gloss more than others.  If you avoid gloss because it's sticky or tacky, this is the perfect gloss for you.  I would recommend this to anyone looking for a beautiful lip gloss with the added benefits of skincare.

IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss has officially moved to the TOP of my gloss list! I can't wait to pick up more of these beautiful shades!

Have you tried any of these glosses?


Monday, July 22, 2013

EnvyDerm Lip Plumper in Jolie: A Plumping Gloss That Actually Works

EnvyDerm High Performance Cosmetics

This EnvyDerm lip plumping gloss not only plumbs lips but also conditions them.  This plumping gloss is clinically proven to plump lips by 37% instantly.  Over the course of 4 weeks, this gloss claims to have some serious plumping action.  

EnvyDerm Lip Plumping gloss is formulated without parabens, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, phthalates, GMO's, tricolsan, mineral oils, or animal products.  It contains 13 organic moisturizing oils and vitamins to soften and rejuvenate your lips.  

It is available in 10 beautiful shades including clear.  It's non sticky and layers perfectly over your favorite lipstick.  The color I have is Jolie, which is a light peachy pink with a slight shimmer.  

My Thoughts:

This gloss is smooth, silky, and extremely comfortable on the lips.  There is an initial tingling sensation that you feel immediately after application, but it doesn't sting.  It's a tingling cooling sensation.  You can definitely feel it working but it's not uncomfortable.  The scent is minty fresh, which undoubtly comes from Menthol, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Oil, and Gaultheria Fragrantissima (Wintergreen) Oil.  It's quite a refreshing gloss to wear.  

I love that it contains Argan and Jojoba Oil.  Those are two of my favorite ingredients that I look for in skin care and make up products.  

Overall, I think this is a great product.  I can most definitely notice the initial plumping of the gloss.  Which I think is really important.  We all want to see instant results.  I honestly believe the claims that in 4 weeks I will have a noticeably plumper kisser.

This gloss is available for purchase at for $28.00 for .18 fl oz.  

EnvyDerm is NEVER tested on animals and is made in the USA.  

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sigma Beauty 20% Off Week July 22 - July 29

If you are among the many that have been dying to try the brushes from Sigma Beauty, wait no longer. Sigma regularly offers a 10% off discount but this week only they are giving you an amazing opportunity to save 20%!! You must shop through this link and enter the code SBAP20.

Plus all purchases of $30 will receive a free gift!

Happy Shopping!!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

It's Almost Time To Pack: Hospital Bag Inspiration Wish List

As the time is getting closer for me to back my hospital bag, I have been doing some online window shopping in preparation.  Since I already know I will be in the hospital for three days, I know I want to pack several comfortable nursing bras and tops along with other essentials to keep me cozy while cooped up in the room.  

When the time comes, I will post a "What's in my hospital bag" video.  But I foresee several of these items making it into that bag.  

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*Images taken from the websites of Boob Design, Cake Lingerie, Amoralia.  

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

TooFruit: An Organic Skincare Line Just For Kids

TooFruit is an organic vegan skincare line that is designed just for kids.  Our kids that their own skincare needs and it's only natural for us as mothers to want the best for them. TooFruit created this special skincare line to meet the specific needs of children from 6-12 years of age.  It can prevent future skin issues such as acne and gives children the opportunity to create positive grooming habits at an early age.  

TooFruit has a patent pending filmo-protect complex of raspberry, olive, and coconut.  Along with being organic and vegan, Too Fruit contains no artificial colorants, no silicones, not parabens, no alcohol, and no fragrance. Perfect for our little ones sensitive skin.  

All of TooFruit products are made in France and are certified bye ECOCERT as natural and organic.  

Here we have the Douce Mousse, which is a daily face cleanser with sweet pineapple and coconut extract.  With just one or two pumps your child can wash away the impurities that have settled on their skin during the day and their skin will feel smooth and soft without any tightening sensation.  Their skin is left FRESH and CLEAN.  

This is an amazing product for our little ones skin.

You can find TooFruit on Twitter @TooFruitKids and Facebook 

TooFruit can be purchased at  

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IT Cosmetics Full Coverage CC+ Cream Review

Your Skin But Better - IT Cosmetics

IT Cosmetics stands for Innovative Technology and that name couldn't be more appropriate with the introduction of this amazing new product.

It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF50 CC Cream

It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF50 CC Cream  is a full coverage CC cream that has been infused with an anti-aging hydrating serum.  It has SPF 50+ broad spectrum UVA/UVB non-chemcial physical sunscreen ONLY!

This innovative cream has been clinically proven to improve the texture of your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles! Who doesn't want that?! It can be worn in place of or under your foundation.  I have been wearing it in place of a light coverage foundation and I am in love!

This gem is chock full of anti-anging goodness. Ingredients list packs the anti-anging punch with Peptides, Niacin, Algae, Vitamins A, C, B, E, Hyaluronic Acid and Hydrolyzed Collagen.  It's free of chemical sunscreen, parabens, and talc.  

Available in five shades: fair, light, medium, tan, rich.  I am currently in the shade medium.  

My Thoughts:

I currently have a lot of hyper pigmentation from my pregnancy.  I have been using a light coverage foundation everyday up until now.  I have replaced my foundation with the IT Cosmetics CC+ cream and couldn't be happier.  It gives my skin the coverage that I need while it moisturizes my skin and lays on a blanket of anti-aging goodness.  It's light weight and comfortable on the skin.  I wore this for over 10 hours and I didn't see any patchiness, any fading, or oxidizing.  I'm not oily, but I didn't noticed that the finish changed at all not even in my t-zone.  This is just perfect!

This has quickly become my new go to product.  I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone, especially my dry skin girls.

It Cosmetics Anti-Aging Full Coverage Physical SPF50 CC Cream launched in May of 2013.  It's currently available on for $38.00.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

SOLYVIA Cosmetique Beauty Box Review

Solyvia Cosmetics Beauty Box Trio contains three of Solyvia's HMC3 products with ingredients from Corsica.  HMC3 is a powerful anti-aging, anti-oxidant, cell regenerating formula.  

HMC3 is a combination of 5 ingredients: Immortelle, Myrtle, Wild Carrot, Landanifere Cistus, and Sea Fennel.  All of these ingredients work together to create a powerhouse for anti-aging.

What comes in the Beauty Box Trio:
Santa Giulua - Face Serum
Girolata - Eye Contour
Scandola - Elixer Oil

Benefits of the Beauty Box Trio:
Skin firming
Cell regeneration
Environmental protection

Each bottle has a roller ball applicator.  

My Thoughts:

All in all these were enjoyable products to test out.  The packaging is beautiful which is a major plus.  However, the face serum would have been better in a pump.  Trying to get enough serum out though the roller ball proved to be problematic.  

You can find Solyvia on Facebook at

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Isabella Oliver SALE: My Favorite Maternity Clothing Line

Isabella Oliver has been my favorite maternity line since I discovered it during my last pregnancy.  I always take advantage of their sales.  Their clothing is sleek and modern but can be a little pricey, so shopping sales is key.

They are having a huge maternity sale now and I just wanted to let you all know about it.  Head over and check out the sale and stock up on some great basic pieces to create your perfect maternity wardrobe.  

Don't miss out! Isabella Oliver Maternity Sale - Further Reductions Save up to 60% off. Shop Now!


My Current Non-Beauty Favorites: A Few Things That Make Me Happy!

Happy Monday everyone! Today I thought I would share a few of my recent non-beauty favorites with you!

Bath and Body Works Beach Cabana Candle

Roasted Coconut Chips from Trader Joes

Bath and Body Works Lemon Room Spray

Funny pics of Dax that I find on my phone.  

A baby sleeper for our newest edition, due in just 9 weeks!

Packages from Isabella Oliver!

Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my current favorite things.  =)


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Nume Magic Wand Review and Boho Curls Tutorial

Hey guys! So after so many requests, I'm finally sharing my thoughts on NuMe Professional Products.  I have the 25mm magic wand and I love it.

Check out my thoughts here:

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fast Food Bra By Boob Design: The Best Fast Food You'll Ever Have!!

If you're a nursing mom or plan to be in the future, let me introduce you to one of my favorite nursing brands, Boob Design.  Boob Design is a Scandinavian company that was created by the very creative and talented Mia Spiepel.  Boob Design is a smart and stylish collection of nursing bras and maternity and nursing tops that every nursing mom should know about.  

The Fast Food Nursing bra by Boob Design is seriously a dream for any nursing mother.  This bra is so comfortable.  I have already been wearing it and sleeping in it and there is still a bit of room to grow for after baby is born.

The fabric is ultra soft and it truly fits like a glove. This is one of the best nursing bras that I have ever owned.  While it's wireless, it is still supportive enough to wear during the day and comfortable enough to sleep in.  

Comfortable fit and easy access for nursing.  

Super cute striped print with a tiny red bow.  

A tagless bra is oh so nice!

All of Boob Designs bras are OEKO-Tex 100 certified, which means the end product has no harmful chemicals.  That makes us mommies feel even better about wearing this amazing nursing bra.  

Thanks for checking out my review!