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Morning Sickness

I have always heard about women talking about morning sickness and one day I dreamed it would happen to me. Well it did, and boy was/is it not at all what I expected. It happens so suddenly, anytime and for me was really intense and almost violent.

I was so happy about my morning sickness! After wanting this for so long I would lay on the bathroom floor just smiling and laughing. I know that seems odd but it made me feel like it was real, like this baby was really going to happen.

I tried several different things to help me through upon the advise of other mommy’s I know. These are what worked for me. Everyone is different and different things help. For me personally I was told so many times to eat saltine’s or something similar I wanted to scream, that just didn’t help me. I know it really helps a lot of women though!

Here is what I liked!

Preggie Pop Drops. These I got at Target and loved that they were drug free and natural. So easy, just like a cough drop or hard candy. I would keep a handful on my night stand and pop them in throughout the night too.

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Sparkling Mama Fizzelixir. This was a yummy drink that allowed me to have the carbonation but without all the sugar. The ginger and citrus combo calmed my stomach and allowed me to get a little relief through the work day.

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Morning Ease Lemon Ginger. These are very similar to the Preggie Pop Drops but available at several retailers. Another lemon ginger combo that worked out great for me. Kept these in my purse and could just grab one anytime I was out and about and I just didn’t feel right.

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Sea Bands. I was most skeptical about trying these. I wore them for a while and didn’t really know if they were helping so I took them off and suddenly got a rush of morning sickness. I was like omg they work and put them back on as fast as I could. These are easy to use and a great suggestion if you don’t want to drink or eat something.

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These are the 4 products that I really liked and that worked for me. Again everyone is different but I recommend giving these a try. I am still using them all throughout my pregnancy on rough days.

 

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FabFitFun – Summer 2019

Summer is here and so is my new FabFitFun Box! It’s so fun to open the box never knowing what fun new products are inside. I am going to share my favorite products form the box.

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Generation Clay Brightening Purple Clay Mask. This mask is filled with Davidson plum, a gentle, natural version of skin-exfoliating alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Making it a great option to rejuvenate your skin and dull those dark circles under your eyes. Additional benefits include witch hazel to extract excess oil, vitamin E, an antioxidant that protects against free radicals, and desert lime, an Australian citrus fruit that boosts hydration, assists with the absorption of antioxidants and increases collagen production. I could see a difference after one use and absolutely recommend giving it a try.

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I have talked about the Coola brand before. This is a great product to use after putting on your make up for the day. It sets the makeup and has SPF in the spray. It is refreshing and really helped my make up stay on all day.

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You guys, these SOL Janeiro products are amazing! The smell alone is unmatched, even my husband has commented. The shower gel lathers great and leaves no residue on your skin. The Bum Cream is great for tightening skin, smoothing bumps and moisturizing after a great shower scrub. Being pregnant I love to also slather this body cream on my growing bump to help with stretch marks. On their website you get 10% off your first order so don’t hesitate!

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The Grace & Stella All Day Rose spray is so refreshing and hydrating. In this Texas heat a spray to start off the day is perfect. I use it on my face, neck and chest to refresh and hydrate my skin in the morning or after washing my face. It’s gentle the subtle rose scent is calming.

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Invisi Bobble hair rings are so versatile and comfortable. They allow me, someone with long hair, to pull my hair up without leaving a “dent” or line in my hair that has to be re styled. They also do not pull at all so the comfort is great to last all day or through that tough workout.

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I could go on about all of the products but these are the stand outs to me. I love being introduced to new products and see how they work. Try these and let me know what you think.

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FabFitFun – Spring 2019

I was so excited for my FabFitFun box to arrive! Every time I open a box I get so excited to try the new products and see what fun surprises are in store. The boxes have introduced me to so many brands and products that have become staples in my home.

Here’s what was in my box!

Unplug Meditation Aromatherapy Diffuser: I love the egg shape and the fun wave of light colors as it’s on. It puts off a great amount of scent throughout a large space. Currently it’s working perfect in my home office because it uses a USB plug so very portable and easy to use anywhere.

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Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial: The smell of this cream is divine. I also love the glass container, perfect for recycling. The product is used to even out skin, repairs fine lines, moisturizes and reduces black spots/discolorations. I love a night cream because who doesn’t want to wake up with better skin. The company also really cares about the ingredients in their products.

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Giadzy Copper Plated Measuring Spoons: I was so excited about these. I have been wanting new measuring spoons. I love the copper look and the quality is great. The ring is very easy to take a spoon on and off for use BUT they are hand wash only!

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THE2BANDITS Athens Necklace: I have really been in to simple necklaces I can layer with others in my collection and this will fit in perfectly. The bar has an iridescent color changing piece that makes it match any outfit you could want to wear this with.

Tula Purifying Face Cleanser: Washing my face is one of my favorites parts of the morning and I am very intrigued by the use of probiotics. This is a cruelty free product and is ingredient conscious. The probiotics are said to help gently remove dirt and lock in moisture. I can’t wait to find out

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Manna Kadar Champagne Body Scrub: This is a huge jar of body scrub first of all! It has charcoal and dead sea minerals to give a gently body scrub removing dead skin cells. This will give your body a refreshed skin glow.

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Ouai Leave in Conditioner: The smell of this product is also amazing. The first think I always do is smell my stuff, who knows why. This is to smooth, soften, detangle hair and protect against heat damage. I am also a huge fan of Jen Atkin.

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Over the next few weeks as I use the products more and more I will share additional thoughts on how they work and what I will keep using. Let me know what you are most excited about.

 

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Winter Box FabFitFun

I cannot express how much I love my FabFitFun boxes. I get to try new products, learn about companies and have a fun surprise every season. People ask me a lot what comes in the box, well you never know! That is the fun. However, it is FULL SIZE products so you can truly try them and see if you like them. For me a sample size is usually enough for one time so how do I really know if I like it or get any of the results it claims. The products are anything from personal care, make up, jewelry, clothing, house hold items, bags, and so much more. A lot of stuff I share on here I was first introduced to through FabFitFun.

The winter box was wonderful this year.

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First of all the Jade Roller, seriously my favorite thing. TIP: Do not store this in your bathroom, keep it in a cool place. I keep mine in the refrigerator because the cooling feeling is amazing. I use it after moisturizing my face and make sure you go in one direction not back and forth.

The Blaq eye masks are divine and really help with my dark circles. The Hydrate face mask is amazing, see full post. The highlighter and lipstick are perfect colors for me, which they determine from the quiz. Dry Shampoo is always a life saver and this one was great. Body scrub and a hair mask, plus a blanket….I mean I am truly loving all of these.

 

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Skin Care/Beautycounter

Recently a friend introduced me to some new skin care products, make up and hair care. I have really enjoyed the products I have tried so of course I am going to share. 🙂

I try to be knowledgeable about what goes into the products I put in and on my body. It can be very difficult to get a lot of information about beauty products or personal care products because they are not monitored or required to leave out harmful chemicals. Recently there has been a large surge in people bringing awareness to this issue, including my girl Kourtney Kardashian. (As you know I love my reality TV)

I would really love to be able to go to the store and know that the products on the shelf are safe. We just aren’t there yet. Other countries are far ahead of us in this area.

Anyway! BeautyCounter, these products never use 15000+ ingredients that are harmful (including the 14000 banned from being used in European countries). 80% are naturally sourced or plan derived. The most important part to me is the transparency! They share everything that they are using, no guessing games. They also keep up on all the research being done to continue to grow and develop only the best safe products for your use.

I have been using one of their holiday bundles (which was a great deal) it includes the cleansing balm, balancing facial mask, moisturizer and brightening oil. I have loved each one. The cleansing balm is different than any cleanser I have used, it is thick and tacky but after using for about 2 weeks now it really works great. My skin feels soft and clean with a brightness. TIP: use a washcloth to rinse off to ensure you remove all the balm. After cleansing I use the mask twice a week, as it dries you can really see it getting into all of your pores and tightening your skin. I love to really get in deep to my pores so this is great for that.

The brightening oil I use twice a week as well and it just gives my skin a little kick and adds to the softness. Especially during the winter this is great to counter act the dry air. The Adaptive Moisture Lotion is by far my favorite! The texture rubs on so smooth and a little goes a long way making it last. The smell in AMAZING and the way it balances out my skin all day long really makes it look and feel great.

Take a look at the link below for so many more products and what options are out there for you to get safer personal care products you don’t have to worry about! Tina Herbert has introduced me to these and is a great source of information. Don’t hesitate to ask her questions.

https://www.beautycounter.com/tinaherbert  

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Kate Somerville Mask

I have tried a lot of Kate Somerville products and normally love them. This Exfoliate mask is a great texture, color, smell and always love the packaging. However I didn’t have the best experience with this mask.

When I put the mask on the consistency was great, it was just the right thickness and went on easy and lathered well. After the instructed 30 seconds of rubbing in you let it sit for 2 minutes. Well, that is when the burn set in and boy did it burn. I could barely stand it but I thought maybe it was just the first time so I did the 2 minutes and rinsed off. My face wasn’t red or anything like that, the results were great. My skin was smooth and radiant.

It was recommended to do 2-3 times per week so the second time I followed the instructions and I couldn’t make it through the 2 minutes because the sting/burn was just too much for me to handle. Again no red skin I felt like they were good results again.

Over all this just doesn’t work well for me. I don’t want burning from a face mask even if I get good results. It may work for your skin type but not for me.

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Links for Fab Fit Fun Products

Rachel Pally – Get 20% off your first purchase!

https://www.rachelpally.com/

Free people Eye Mask –

https://www.freepeople.com/shop/starry-eyed-mask/

Anderson Lilley Candle

https://www.andersonlilley.com/

Fab Fit Fun Roller

http://fabfitfun.com

KNC Beauty Lip Mask

https://kncbeauty.com/

Dermelect Ridge Filler – 10% Off when you Subscribe to their emails!

http://dermelect.com/

Ish Beauty Lip Pallet

https://ish.co/products/lip-statement-palette

Maya Brenner – Love Bracelet

https://www.mayabrenner.com/

Murad Skin Care – Sign up for 20$ off!

https://www.murad.com

 

Message me for a coupon code on your first FabFitFun Box!

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FabFitFun

You guys know I love my FabFitFun boxes! They introduce me to some amazing products that I would not find other wise. The Spring 2018 box was no different!

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The Rachel Pally clutch is the perfect pop of color for any outfit. I love to wear black, grey and white so my accessories are my opportunity to be fun. This clutch is reversible, soft, large enough to carry everything you need and beautiful. The protective storage bag is great to keep it in perfect condition for year and years of use.

The Free People eye mask is so relaxing. I have never used a sleep mask before but it was such a change I love using it now. It is thick and full of cushion, the inside is silky smooth and the added amount of pressure helps me fall asleep fast.

I enjoy burning candles in my house year round, the smells and style make my house more homey. This candle was beautiful to display in the gold container. I didn’t get much sent out of it but I have an open floor plan and I think if I paired it with a matching one it would have been perfect. It is made of all natural ingredients too so there aren’t chemicals just floating up in your home.

You know I love a good workout, everyday, so this roller is perfect for relieving the muscle pain. The handles make it easy to use anywhere on your body. I use it mostly on my legs because I work them hard and this really helps to reduce the pain and restore my muscles. If you work out regularly you need one!

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I have never used a lip mask before so I was excited to try these out. They are collagen infused for moisture and plumping. I would pop these on after my evening shower, my husband thought they looked terrible, but they worked! My lips felt soft and smooth after wearing. I am not sure if they plumped them up but I used them more for the moisture benefit anyway.

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The Dermelect Cosmeceuticals nail polish was one of my favorites from the box. I bite my nails, terrible habit, and they are weak and rigid. This polish filled them in and gave a subtle pink shine so they looked great too. I am wearing it right now on my fingers and toes. I highly recommend this for any nails that need some help.

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This box also had the ISH pallet in it. I love the variety of colors, they went on smooth and the consistency is perfect for mixing to get some additional personalized colors. The small Love bracelet is the perfect addition to my jewelry collection. I love smaller pieces I can mix together with others and yellow gold is my favorite.

My summer box is on it’s way and I can’t wait to share it with you. If you have questions about where to get these products or need additional information about them comment or message. I will post links for each product soon!

Message for a coupon code for your first box!

Food · Health · Products

Bai

I drink mostly water, it is rare for me to have a different beverage, well other than coffee. Sometimes I just want something else, something with a little flavor, maybe carbonation and a sugary soda is just not for me. I stopped drinking them years ago and now if I have one I can only drink a small amount and the taste isn’t even the same.

I have been trying to find other options to enjoy that are better for me but still fun. I have seen a lot of people drinking these Bai drinks so I tried it out. I am still on the fence. I love the bottle, because that’s what matters right lol. The taste seemed a little dull and I felt like my mouth was really dry after drinking it, which usually happens to me after a sugary drink.

I took a poll on Instagram to see what other people thought since I was so back an forth about it. I was surprised by the results. It was a no until the last second when a few last minute votes flipped to more positive. Maybe I need to give it another shot, a different flavor maybe…thoughts?