Friday, July 03, 2020

Recent Purchases – Beauty

Recent Purchases - Beauty

I have not sat down in awhile to write a post so I thought why not share things I’ve purchased recently and do reviews.

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream
I received this as part of my FabFitFun box. According to the description, it “delivers moisturization while maintaining a gorgeous, healthy glow.” I would agree with that. I put it on in the morning under my foundation and when I wash my face at night it still feels hydrated. Same with at night, when I wash my face in the morning I can feel the product still on my skin.

Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm
I saw this on IG over and over again and thought “Oh what’s the hype about” and figured I would try it for myself. It took me awhile to like it because it was SO different from my previous cleansing process. After a few weeks of using this I noticed my skin wasn’t as dry immediately after removing my makeup. I find it easiest to use this product with the muslin cloth in the shower. Otherwise I make a mess at the sink. If you aren’t willing to spend the full price, they do have a mini version.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation
Since having Baby G, my skin has
been different. I don’t know if it is hormones, age, lack of sleep or a combination of all. My go to foundation for the last couple of years has been L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro Glow, but now it rubs off or looks patchy by the end of the day. When I saw an ad for their 24-hour Infallible foundation I thought that might be what I need. Not so much. It’s a very thin formula. For good coverage I have to use double the amount of product and it doesn’t last any longer than the Pro Glow. At this point I think I will need to start spending the extra money on a more high end foundation.

Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin, and Nails Gummies
Postpartum hair loss…it sucks! My hair started falling out about 6 months after Baby G was born. Right around the time my milk supply dropped and I stopped breastfeeding and pumping. Here I am 10 1/2 months postpartum and my hair is still falling out. How long does this last? I have no idea! With my hair getting thinner and thinner I knew I needed to do something. I add Vital Protein’s Collagen Peptides to my shakes (when I have time to make them), but haven’t see any changes. Probably due to lack of consistency. My sister-in-law did chemo for colon cancer and I asked if she used any products to help her hair grow back and she recommended Nature’s Bounty. So far I feel like my new growth is much more visible so I am happy with the product and will continue to use it.

That’s all for now. Being in quarantine means much less beautifying happening. I guess some people have found it a great time to test out new products, but for me, I have enjoyed doing less. Until next post…xoxo Becca

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Baby Products We Love 6-9 Months

Baby Products We Love 6-9 Months

It’s important to note the majority of Baby G’s 6-9 months was spent in quarantine. You will notice a lot of the items are reflective of how we kept him entertained during Zoom meetings!

A subscription box with educational toys for stage-based learning. It’s a little on the pricey side so I consider it a splurge for sure, but Baby G loves the products so we have continued to get boxes. I would say this would make a great gift if you’re wanting to “send” something for a year.

Radio Flyer Wagon with Canopy
Oh my goodness! We randomly brought this thing out at my in-laws house and assembled it. So glad we did because he loves it. I love that it has a canopy so he’s not in direct sunlight (hello pale skin!).

SwimSchool Splash Play Mat
For those hot days, we would pull out this splash pad and let him enjoy some sun and water. There is something about water that makes him go crazy. He has the best time! I bought him a rashguard set from Carters and can’t wait to get him in the pool soon.

Evenflo Play Space
With a boy on the move we had to get our hands on something to contain him. We purchased ours from Amazon and there was not 2-day shipping. Apparently Amazon did not know what was “essential” to me haha It’s easy to set up and move around as needed.

Little Tikes Outdoor Swing
Baby G’s aunt got this for him from the “Easter Bunny” and he giggles so much when he’s in it. I remember having one of these when I was little and it was on my list of items to purchase, but she beat me too it.

Kiddo Feedo Baby Food Storage Container and Freezer Tray
Before moving into quarantine, I was starting to make Baby G’s food. This freezer tray came in handy. Each well is 2 oz. I now use it for other things like saving Pedialyte after I have opened a bottle and don’t want it to go to waste.

Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys
Teething is hard! Baby G loves these. They thaw out quickly so I have a few other teether toys I rotate in and out while these refreeze. There’s always the old ice cubes in a washcloth trick too.

NailFrida The SnipperClipper
Game changer! I always hated clipping Baby G’s nails and I have cut his little fingertips a time or two. Their nails are so tiny and no matter how careful I was being it would always happen. Hello mom guilt. The clippers I had broke so I ordered these and love them. I just wish it had a light on it…that would be the end all pair of nail clippers in my mind! These have a “spyhole” so you see  where you are are cutting and the blades are a little different too, they cut more like scissors.

Squid Socks
Baby G would rub his feet/legs together until the skin was raw so we started putting him in socks every day. He hates things on his feet so he would eventually get the socks off. It was a constant battle at home and at daycare. Then I heard about Squid Socks (Shark Tank) and ordered some. Hooked, he has a lot of trouble getting them off, though he has succeeded. I will say, they are expensive for baby socks and they aren’t the best quality in my opinion, but they do stay on much much better than any other sock we tried.

Zipper Pajamas
I don’t know why I haven’t shared this sooner. WHY don’t all baby pajamas come with zippers? Who wants to be snapping a million snaps in the middle of the night or with a screaming baby. Zippers are the way to go. I love these 2-way zipper pjs from Carters and the inverted zipper of these from Wonder Nation are awesome. Register for a ton of zipper pajamas and if you’re gifting clothes…get some zipper pjs! They’ll love you forever!

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