AmorePacific Skincare Review

AmorePacific_Skincare_Review_MainEarlier this month Sephora offered a  free AmorePacific Deluxe Sample set for VIBs.  Normally, I wouldn’t be interested in trying new skincare products because I have super sensitive skin and everything irritates it.  But this offer came at just the right time. I had noticed that over the past two months my current skincare routine just wasn’t cutting it anymore.  My skin had been looking more and more dry, dull and tired. Yuck, right?  I am pretty sure it is my age finally starting to catch up to me. I mean, I am not in my 20s or even early 30s anymore and I am so sleep deprived since the baby is back to getting up 1-2x per night (ugh, so painful). Also, I was almost out of my current face cream and I needed conditioner so I thought, why not give it a try?   Read More…

Stitch Fix #3 – June 2016

Stitch_Fix_3_Main_2016_06I am back with Stitch Fix #3. I know, what you are probably thinking; didn’t you already have a Fix this month?Well, yes, but  in my defense I only ended up keeping one item from my last Fix so it makes total sense that I wasted no time scheduling my next one. Much to my delight, this time I was able to schedule it to arrive in just over a week versus the two weeks it took for #1 and #2.  I had asked my stylist to send me some nice color to help me round out my still very limited post-baby work wardrobe for summer.  I was also hoping for pieces that coordinated with each other or back to my first Fix.

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My First Stitch Fix – May 2016

Stich_Fix_Main_2016_05I have been on the fence about trying Stitch Fix for the past several months. Since I am still in the process of losing my baby weight, I didn’t really want to invest in any more work clothes but spending the last 10 weeks rotating the three bottoms and handful of tops that only “sort-of” fit me, I finally hit my limit.  I absolutely could-not-wait any longer to add a few new items into my super-limited post-baby wardrobe. So, I thought this was the perfect time to finally pull the trigger and schedule my first fix. Read More…

5 Essentials For Pumping at Work

Pump_WorkPumping at work can be so much more of a pain than it has to be. With my first,  I successfully pumped at work until she was a a year old and now with my second I have been pumping three times a day at work since I returned from maternity leave back in mid-March.  These are the five things I use to help make pumping at work a breeze: Read More…

Kiinde Twist Review

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I am not sure why it has taken me so long to put together a review for the Kiinde system but I am going to fix that right now.  The Kiinde Twist is a “universal direct-pump breast milk collection, storage and feeding system.” The idea is that you can pump directly into the bags, freeze those and then when it is time for your little one to eat you just pop the pouch into the bottle holder, pop the nipple on and you are good to go.  You can recycle the pouches (yay for recycling!) and then you are only left with the holder, the nipple and the cap to wash.  Wait, did you catch that?  At the end of all of this you only have three things to wash! Read More…

How I Built My Breastmilk Freezer Stash

 

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Going back to work after having a baby is tough.  For a breastfeeding mommy knowing that you have to pump enough today so your baby has enough to eat tomorrow is even tougher.  Sound stressful?  It can be, especially if you are a type-A worrier like me. So what is a working, breastfeeding mother to do?  Enter the “freezer stash.”  This is a stockpile of frozen milk that gives you that all important buffer/sanity-saver just in case your output one day is less than what you need.  But how do you go about building a freezer stash?  There are lots of different ways, some harder than others. In this post I am going share what worked for me with baby #1 and then the changes I made for baby #2. Read More…

Honest Company Diapers and Wipes Review

Honest_Review_HeaderIf you are pregnant or recently had a baby there is no doubt that you have seen the Honest Company’s ads for their diapers and wipes.  They are touted as an eco-friendly, non-toxic alternative to the big brands and come in lots of adorable prints.  Their marketing message is spot on and resonates with a lot of moms who are concerned about limiting their baby’s exposure to chemicals and generally caring about the environment. I was definitely interested in giving these diapers and wipes a spin with the birth of our second baby. Read More…

Aveda Smooth Infusion Review

Aveda_Smooth_InfusionI recently came across an ad for Aveda’s new Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight. The ad featured a model with perfectly shiny smooth hair and said to “Forget everything you know about straightening hair.” It promised to progressively straighten and let you go back to curls when you want. Naturally, I was interested.

For those of you who don’t know, I have very curly hair that I fight with on the daily.  Pre-baby I had great spiral curls that I would rock more often than not. After baby my hair went crazy and the curl fell out (!) so I was just left with weird frizzy hair :( Now 3 years later, I have about 6 inches of curly re-growth and then the rest is just wavy/straightish hair. Given the current state of my hair, I have no choice but to straight/curl it every time I wash it.  And let me tell you, that it is a HUGE production.  I usually wash the night before, air-dry over night and then spend ~45 minutes with a curling iron both straightening and curling it simultaneously. Because this is such a pain, I have been on a quest to find hair products that will help me whip this hair into shape and take the least amount of time possible because I really don’t have an extra 45-60 minutes to deal with this hair every day but I refuse to give in to a daily bun.

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