Stepping into Spring with prAna

I have been trying new things this year. Although we haven't been able to travel as much as we did last year, this has given us a chance to explore more local opportunities. I have even stepped out of my box and attended my first Zumba class at my gym!


prAna designs clothes that I can confidently wear all day, no matter what the day brings. I wore my outfit while I was at home working, to my son's school, I changed my top and went to the gym, and I have wore it out to dinner with friends. But I am also excited to wear it whether we go hiking or on more of our spontaneous traveling adventures because prAna is so versatile.

Unboxing Cate & Chloe February Embrace You VIP Box

I love subscription boxes. I think if you know someone likes a certain thing, then a subscription box can be a great gift. I love being surprised with what is inside each month. Cate & Chloe is a jewelry subscription box that I have been truly enjoying because everything has been something I would personally wear, but I really love getting a little box that spoils me each month. I think sometimes as moms while we are busying taking care of everyone else, we forget to treat ourselves. I am excited to share Cate & Chloe's February Embrace You VIP Box to review.


To get you started with a subscription, you can select The Starter which is one Piece of new fashionable jewelry per month plus a free gift or you can choose Full VIP Status where you get 3 pieces per month plus a free gift, always free shipping. So Cate & Chloe sends you a mixture of classic and trendy styles to enjoy.

So here is what was in my box:

Join the Curl Revolution & Embrace Your Natural Beauty

Since the birth of each of my babies, my hair has become curlier and curlier. And when you are use to a different texture of hair, it can be hard since you have to learn to adapt. For YEARS, I would just have frizzy hair because I had no time to blow dry and straighten it. But I had no idea how to make my curls work for me.


Michelle Breyer, co-founder of NaturallyCurly.com - a 19-year-old web site dedicated to all things curly, is celebrating their new book, The Curl Revolution and has joined together for a special partnership with SoCozy and Tangle Teezer.

Finding Time for Make Up Everyday with LipSense

I have been trying to make more time for myself. It has been getting a little easier now that my kids are getting a little older. When my kids were babies, I kind of lost myself a little. I love makeup and dressing up. I also think it is important to not only make sure you take care of yourself, but spoil yourself a little when you're a mom because you do deserve it.


If you are like me, then you don't have time to keep reapplying your makeup all day long, but traditional lip sticks and glosses tend to fade throughout the day, like when you drink your morning cup of coffee. I recently had the opportunity to try out LipSense color and gloss thanks to RedGateBeauty.

Splash Happy with SoCozy this Summer


We live in the pool most of the summer since my in-laws have a pool. We also visit the lake quietly frequently and plan our family vacation around the beach, so protecting my children's skin and hair from all the summer elements is on the top of my list.


Both my kiddos have blondish hair, so chlorine can be hard on it. I have seen sometimes that blonde hair can even get that greenish tint to it. SoCozy has teamed up with FranceLuxe and 37 Actives to celebrate the beginning of summer! They have curated a box of must-have summer essentials for the kiddos (and something for mom too).

What started with an innovative idea to open a salon just for kids, has grown into the nationally-recognized SoCozy brand of salon-quality hair care products developed specifically for kids’. Made from the finest ingredients with absolutely no nasty chemicals, every SoCozy product boasts multiple uses to streamline bath time and calm those hectic mornings of getting the kids out the door.

LipSense Giveaway, 2 Winners, Ends 7/19

Sponsored By: Julie Jones

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Co-Hosted By: MomJunky and Keystrokes by Kimberly

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Beauty Lovers

Whether you are looking for a gift for mom or yourself, or the kiddos happen to get you a Sephora gift card for Mother's Day and you are looking for ways to spend it. I have a list of some of my favorite things from our Sephora Haul that you might like as well.



Here's our Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Beauty Lovers:

Back-to-School with ChapStick + Giveaway

The ChapStick® product, information, and gift have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

Now that summer’s coming to an end, the smell of sunblock will be replaced with the smell of freshly sharpened pencils. As you swap the beach bag for backpacks, and stock up for back-to-school season, don’t forget essentials like ChapStick®, America’s favorite lip balm!

Back to School with ChapStick Giveaway

ChapStick® is a skincare staple that helps keep lips smooth and silky for the school year. Perfect for students, teachers and parents alike, ChapStick® is the perfect must-have addition to school bags! Especially since it is going to get cooler soon with fall right around the corner and sometimes that can mean chapped lips!

DIY Hairbows + Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links.
 
I have been making Sweet Pea's hair bows for a few years now. I took a break because honestly? She had almost every color and I didn't really need to make one. But I decided to pick it up again since my sister-in-law is pregnant with girl number four and as I was scouring the old links I had pinned on Pinterest, I noticed they no longer existed! How sad! So I wanted something that was easy to pin for all your bow making needs.
 
DIY Hairbow Tutorial
 
Okay so here is a list of what you will need to make these bows.

Unboxing the FabFitFun Spring 2016 Subscription Box

I received complimentary products to provide this post. All opinions are my own.

I have a love affair with subscription boxes. I am totally obsessed. I love getting stuff delivered to my door on a regular basis and I love surprises. My absolute favorite subscription box is the FabFitFun VIP box. I was first introduced to them a few years ago when I had the opportunity to review their Summer 2014 box. Everything in their boxes is always high value and if I can't use, I always know someone who I can gift it to who will. FabFitFun introduced me to dry shampoo (that stuff is AH-MAZING) and my beyond favorite Surf Spray. These are products that I would have never known about or tried if it wasn't for FabFitFun.


This subscription box is a quarterly box and is designed with you in mind. You can now customize your box to your desired tastes, so when there is an item that can be customized, they pick something you may like. Make sure to check out the video below to find out what "in support of I Am That Girl" means.

So Here's What I Got:

Protecting Against the Sun with Blue Lizard Sunscreen


Did you know that snow and ice actually reflect the sun so you are hit with UV rays twice? Did you know that even on cloudy days you are exposed to the sun?


This  is why it is so important to still wear sunscreen even in the colder winter months. When you wouldn't normally think about sunscreen. I was recently sent different sunscreen products from Blue Lizard. I have heard about their products for a while now and even received a sample in the Sun & Fun Box from 16 Minute Club. I was excited to try what else they had to offer.

Ecocentric Mom Subscription December 2015 Unboxing

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

As you may remember I did an unboxing of the Ecocentric Mom Pregnant Box. Once they saw I wasn't pregnant, they decided to send me just the mom box for this month's unboxing. Ecocentric Mom Subscription Boxes not only have a pregnancy and mom box, but also one for mom & baby.


What I love about Ecocentric Mom subscription boxes is they have researched everything to only include the best, healthiest products for you and your family. You also get an item that is a "keeper", something that can't be "used up" and what is more eco than that!

Here's what came in this month's box:

WIN a 5-in-1 Lustrum Curling Wand Set from NuMe! Ends 1/10

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.


I know you all LOVED the last giveaway we did with NuMe products so I am excited to share with you another AWESOME giveaway. :D
 
Welcome to the NuMe Lustrum 5-in-1 Curling Wand Set Giveaway!
 
Sponsored by NuMe

Give the Gift of Luxury with LaBosh Coffee Body Scrub + Giveaway #HGG2015

These products are featured in our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.
 
I love to give body products to my sister-in-law's and my mom. I think it always nice to give the gift of luxury. And I was sent the LaBosh Coffee Body Scrub recently which is natural, vegan, and paraben free. With this scrub, you can exfoliate, detox, and awaken your skin with this coffee scrub! Exfoliation is an essential part of maintaining healthy beautiful skin. The gentle abrasion removes dull skin and encourages circulation making those dreaded less than perfect areas look less noticeable.
 

It is rich in antioxidants, making it an awesome anti-inflammatory ingredient. It contains caffeine, which draws out excess moisture from your skin, causing it to look and feel smoother and firmer. In this scrub, coffee acts as a mild exfoliant, removing dead skin cells and exposing fresh, soft skin. Here, we combine coffee with moisturizing, skin-soothing avocado oil and a bit of sea salt for an extra exfoliating kick.

LaBosh loves giving back and helping other women. They are proud to donate a portion of our profits to the A21 non-profit organization. A21 helps women that have been sold into human trafficking be reunited with their families and loved ones.

Enter to WIN!

NuMe Megastar Straightener Giveaway, Ends 12/14

Guest Post Provided by Mommy's Favorite Things.


NuMe is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative hair and beauty brands. Salon grade products range from hair straighteners and curling wands to styling sets and personal hair care items. As a result of its high regard within the beauty industry, NuMe has been featured in magazines such as Vogue and Allure and on television shows such as Access Hollywood, Good Morning America, and The Today Show.

Their mission statement is...

Ecocentric Mom Pregnancy Subscription Box #HGG2015

These products are featured in our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide.

No I am not pregnant. I thought it would be nice to feature an awesome gift idea for all of you pregnant ladies though because you deserve to be pampered too. Introducing Ecocentric Mom Subscription Boxes! But it's not just pregnancy boxes, they also have a mom version and a mom & baby. And I LOVE subscription boxes. I think they make a GREAT gift idea. I received this month's box and I wanted to let you see what was inside.


What I love about Ecocentric Mom subscription boxes is they have researched everything to only include the best, healthiest products for you and your family. You also get an item that is a "keeper", something that can't be "used up" and what is more eco than that!

Here's what came in this month's box:

Enter to WIN a Mia Mariu Love Your Skin Pack! {#MomsTheWord Giveaway Hop, Ends 5/10}

Welcome to the Mom's The Word, Mother's Day Giveaway Hop!

Mother's Day is just around the corner! Whether you're wanting some new jewelry, cash, home d├ęcor, clothing, or something else, we have it in this amazing giveaway hop from over 60 fabulous bloggers! Each participating blog below is hosting their own unique giveaway with a value of at least $30. Some feature gift cards to your favorite stores while others have high value giveaways from companies you know and love! Mom Powered Media is also hosting a Grand Prize Giveaway Package valued at $700!


ENTER TO WIN!
I am excited to share the chance for one lucky Nanny to Mommy reader to win an awesome Mia Mariu Love Your Skin Pack valued at $69!

Heal, Don't Conceal Your Rosacea Symptoms with Prosacea

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Prosacea. All opinions are 100% mine.
 
Since I became pregnant with my daughter, I have had red bumpy, dry spots on my face. When I was pregnant with her, they were all over my body. After a few months, the ones on my arms and legs went away, but the ones on my face remained. When I had her, the spots on my face never went away. When I got pregnant with my son, the spots started to get a little better although I didn't try any special products. But almost as soon as he was born, the spots started returning. These spots are known as rosacea. At my worst point, I couldn't go outside and sweat because my face would burn. I couldn't use certain products and still can't use certain soaps.



I recently was sent Prosacea® Medicated Rosacea Gel to try. Prosacea Medicated Rosacea Gel is a Dermatologist recommended medicated treatment that effectively controls rosacea symptoms, like redness, bumps, and irritation. I have been extremely embarrassed by these red spots since they started to appear and have taught myself new make-up techniques to try to cover them up.

Controlling Adult Acne {Proactiv+ Review}

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Proacitv+. I received samples of Proactiv+ to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating.

I don't know if any of you have this issue, but ever since I had my babies, I have had skin troubles. Including rosacea and acne. Acne...I don't like to admit it because I'm an adult who is closer to 30 than I would like to admit. So the discussion of acne is super embarrassing to me.

 

My New Skin Care Routine with #PevoniaLife {Review & Giveaway}

I am a Pevonia Life blogger. As one I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.


 
Between two pregnancies and getting older, my skin has changed drastically. I now am more prone to blemishes that I thought were gone with my teenage years. I have dry, red spots know as rosacea that I developed during my first pregnancy and have never completely gone away. You can see it in a few of my pictures, most people think it's heavy blush when I have makeup on. My face is super dry, even during the summer. So when I received the opportunity to try out products from Pevonia Life, I was all over it!