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Baby Mantra

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“I participated in Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Baby Mantra. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.” www.momcentralconsulting.com

My children’s skin is very important to me. I always try my best to use the most gentlest of products on their delicate bodies.  Finding all natural products are always a challenge.  When I heard of Baby Mantra products I couldn’t wait to try them.  Their all natural, cruelty-free, and gluten-free products are all made in the U.S.

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I have two children, an 18 month old daughter and an almost 5 year old son.  Both of them have very sensitive skin so I have to be careful with what I use.  Each night they both get a bath individually.  Typically I add soap to my daughter’s bath and use that to wash her.  For my son, I put soap on a washcloth and wash him at the end of his bath.  Then I thoroughly rinse him so he doesn’t get a rash. Immediately after I dry each of them, and then give them a massage with soothing lotion. Baby Mantra’s products fit very well into my routine.

I absolutely loved using the 3-in-1 Bubble Bath + Shampoo + Wash. A little goes a long way. I put in a few drops for my daughter’s bath and it created lots of bubbles; she loved it!  The smell was very calming and relaxing, not overbearing at all.  The soap made her skin feel very soft.  For my son, it worked better when I just put it on a washcloth and washed him. I tried adding the wash to his bathwater since sometimes he likes bubbles. Unfortunately he broke out in a rash the next day.  As long as I rinsed him after washing, there was no problem.  The 3-in-1 Bubble Bath + Shampoo + Wash is made with natural ingredients including Aloe Vera and Lavender.

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Baby Mantra’s Calming Lotion was my favorite. Massaging my children’s skin with it after baths was a very relaxing time.  The lotion was very creamy and the smell was wonderful. A little went a long way with the convenient pump feature.  It made my children’s skin feel nice and soft. Even the next morning their skin was still soft.  Baby Mantra’s Calming Lotion is made with natural ingredients including Shea Butter, Lavender Oil, Olive Oil, and Sage Oil.

Baby Mantra offers a variety of skin care products for babies, kids, and adults. Some of their other products include Calming Massage Oil, Newborn Shampoo & Body Wash, and Detangling Conditioner.  All of their products contain natural ingredients such as Avocado, Sunflower Seed, Mango Butter, and Wheat Germ.

Baby Mantra products are available at the following stores:

Walgreens & Duane Reade stores http://www.walgreens.com/

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/

BabiesRUs.com http://www.babiesrus.com/

For more information about Baby Mantra products, visit their website at

http://babymantra.com/

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Smiley360 – Crest Sensi-Stop Strips Review

I received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here!”

crest_logoOh that OUCH when you eat something cold or hot. Perhaps you ate something too sweet or acidy.  Crest Sensi-Stop Strips are here for you! Just open up the strip and apply it to the sensitive area. It will give you instant relief and you will get up to a month’s protection.

How do they work, you ask?

Crest Sensi-Stop Strips are thin, flexible strips that contain dipotassium oxalate desensitizing gel on one side. “

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It goes on to say the strip makes a barrier that helps to stop the pain by blocking tubules. They will last up to 1 month and many people find relief when they first apply the strip.

My husband has the sensitive teeth in our family. He was quite impressed with this product. His sensitivity is toward sweet foods. He found relief quickly after reading the directions and applying the Crest Sensi-Stop. It also made me happy that after the strip is applied you are able to use your regular toothpaste.

To help your sensitive teeth buy yours today by clicking here. Don’t forget to like Crest Sensi-Stop Strips on Facebook!

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Crave Naturals Review

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We are please to introduce two great new products from CRAVE Naturals! These great beauty finds are sure to join your beauty routine!

 

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box_render_5-copyThe first product is the Whiplash Eyelash curler. Now I must admit I have not used an eyelash curler in about 10 years…but I used to use one all the time! Since receiving this product to review I will be using one more often! My old eyelash curler used to pull  at my lashes when I crimped them with the curler…and sometimes the lashes would stick to the pads. This curler, however, is pain free, no pinching! I did not feel any discomfort when using the product like I have in the past with other products. The curler gave nice definition to my lashes and prepped them for my mascara by adding a nice curl. I LOVE the fact that the curler comes with extra pads!! This is SO important the pads get dirty and can cause eye infection so you do need to change them periodically!

 

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The second product is the eyebrow and  eyelash kit. This is a great 4 in 2 kit! The  product works wonders for shaping and  defining brows as well as separating and  defining eyelashes! I LOVE the angled brush  for adding color to the brows for extra  definition!

 

 

 

The best thing about the crave products is that they have a LIFETIME Guarantee. This is a great attribute for beauty products!

You can view these products and all crave products at  http://www.icravenaturals.com  … they also have a 25% off coupon on their website!

 

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Turn Up Your Look for less with Tresemmé® and Dollar General

Do you want to have a celebrity look but not spend a lot of money? Tresemmé® and Dollar General have teamed up to provide just that! Create your own unique style and beauty all within a healthy family budget!


Turn Up Your Look for less with Tresemmé® and Dollar General

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Sponsored post by Lunchbox, thoughts are my own. Social Media Posts Sponsored by @Lbox

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Block Island Organics Sunscreen

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Welcome to the world of ORGANIC sunscreen! I Love it! We love when products are organic and this is another great find!

Block Island Organics sunscreen is a non-toxic mineral sunscreen for face & body. It provides ultra lightweight non-comedogenic, broad spectrum UVA & UVB protection. Along with all the aforementioned attributes it is also WATER RESISTANT!

We liked that the sunscreen was fragrance free and instantly absorbs into the skin. Regular sunscreens take forever to rub into the skin … but this one takes only seconds to disappear and start working! THe sunscreen is mineral based and synthetic free… which is so nice to hear in such a chemical laden market!

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The sunscreen we reviewed was the SPF 15. We found that it worked well for protection during the cooler months where face and neck were exposed. During the summer months at the beach or pool… we might opt for a stronger SPF…which Block Island DOES carry!

I must also mention that I used the sunscreen not only on my children but also on myself. I applied the sunscreen to my face as an added protection and it went on smooth and was not greasy at all. So often facial sunscreens feel heavy on the face… this one was very light. However, since I rarely wear makeup I cannot say how it would feel as an underlayer to foundation… but I am sure it would work well since it absorbs so quickly!

 

For a list of ingredients please CLICK HERE.

This is a great Organic product … please visit Block Island Organics to view this and their entire line of products. They are running a special right now … if you sin up for their newsletter you get 15% off your order!

 

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Natures Baby Organics & Giveaway

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We are pleased to share another company which offers NATURAL Organic products for children.

This company developed their products specifically for children with skin irritants. Thus, they avoid using any ingredient in their product line that might irritate skin!
We were able to review five of their products. The products came well packaged and they are nice large sizes so you get quite a bit of product for your expenditure in natural products, which is delightful!

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Children will look forward to jump into the tub with this fun new Bubble Bath. Made with 70% certified organic and the highest quality botanicals, essential oils and luxurious moisturizers. Our Bubbles are long lasting and extremely gentle so they will not dry or irritate baby’s tender skin, while the natural scents fills the air. Great for Babies and kids of all ages. Also Paraben free, SLS Free, 1-4 Dioxane Free, Synthetic Fragrance Free, Gluten Free & Vegan.

 

 

 

 

This was such a great bubble bath! My children really enjoyed being able to use a bubble bath again! The traditional bubble baths i buy in the store ALL irritate their skin and we have just forgone the pleasure of a sudsy bath time…but now I am pleased to say my children can bask in a sudsy bath once again with this product! …and boy are they delighting in bath time now that there are bubbles!

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A Healing Balm for Minor Ouchies, Eczema and Irritated Skin.

Organic Tamanu Oil, Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil, & Coconut Oil.

Use Organic Soothing Stick to treat minor cuts, scrapes, burns and any dry patches. Rub or touch lightly onto skin to soothe and promote healing. A roll-up tube for easy application, it can go with you in your pocket, diaper bag or purse. Ideal even for chapped lips and winter cheeks – you’ll be surprised by how many uses you find for this convenient skin-soothing product. Gentle enough for baby, effective enough for the whole family. Fragrance Free Scent.

This was an interesting and exciting product! This worked wonders on my daughters Eczema outbreaks! We also found it worked well on skinned knees from bike rides and outdoor play. Cannot wait to see what uses winter brings!

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Calms Dry, Sensitive Skin.

With Organic Aloe, Organic Chamomile, & Calendula.

When it comes to moisturizing and soothing the skin, nothing surpasses Aloe. It’s even ideal for those hard-to-treat irritations. Jojoba Oil and Aloe absorbs quickly, retains moisture and restores elasticity, leaving skin very soft to the touch. Calendula promotes healing and is gentle for delicate skin.

 

 

 

 

We liked that this product did what it said…without irritation and NO greasy feel! We also LOVE the fact that it is usable on the face. I have found that some products irritate or dry out the face if applied…NOT this one!!! It is AWESOME for sensitive and delicate skin!

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Made with the highest quality botanicals, essential oils and luxurious moisturizers like shea butter to pamper you and your baby’s tender hair and skin without drying. You will love how this luxurious shampoo and body wash will bathe your skin in luxury. Also available in Vanilla Tangerine and Lavender Chamomile, in both 8oz. and 16oz

 

 

 

 

We LOVED that this is a combination shampoo and body wash! This makes life so much easier! We can use this product at home or at the gym when we take the children to swimming lessons… having a combo product certainly makes life easier when showering on the go at the health club!

 

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This Conditioner uses organic & natural ingredients to provide an incredibly soft and manageable finish for your babies’ hair. Using ingredients such as Organic Aloe.

 

 

We LOVE that this product is a leave in or shampoo out product. My daughters’ hair is so easily tangled and this product is AWESOME at relieving those tangles and making brushing a breeze. We have used the product both as a leave in and have shampooed it out…either way it worked wonderfully! I can say that for hair that is severely tangled this worked well as a leave in conditioner to help alleviate the knots! My youngest is so pleased that the brushing routine in our house has gotten much easier with this product. No more crying when time to detangle!

Overall, Nature’s Baby Organics is doing a wonderful job at providing consumers with products that are Natural, organic and family friendly! We really enjoyed the product and hope you will take a moment to peruse their website and find your favorite products!

Natures Baby Organics Giveaway

In case the prize does not show up correctly in the rafflecopter, here’s the complete list of products you could win -
One winner for all five of these products:

1 – 16 oz. Shampoo & Conditioner Coconut Pineapple (New Scent!)

1 – 16 oz. Conditioner & Detangler Coconut Pineapple (New Scent!)

1 – 8 oz. Face & Body Moisturizer Fragrance Free

1 – 0.63 oz. Organic Soothing Stick Fragrance Free (USDA Certified)

1 – 12 oz. Bubble Bath Tangy Tangerine

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Good luck!

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Crest – Smiley 360

received this product for free from Smiley360 in exchange for my honest review. You can join Smiley360 here!”

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Smile! Crest has some fabulous products out there. I was lucky to be able to test out Crest Pro-Health Tartar Protection with Fluoride Rise and Crest Pro-Health Clinical Plaque Control Toothpaste. 

I’m usually on the hunt for the best deal with coupons and sometimes buying substandard toothpastes and rinses. After trying these Crest products my attitude has changed, I will no longer be buying cheaper toothpaste. I really enjoyed the flavor of each of these and how my teeth and mouth felt so much cleaner!

Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste says that it provides benefits to control cavities, gingivitis, plaque, sensitivity, tartar, whitening, and freshen your breath. That’s sounds like a lot of great benefits. Crest also reminds us to brush regularly to achieve the full effectiveness. 

Crest Pro-Health Rinse claims many of the similar outcomes of the toothpaste with regular usage.  The bottle also states that protects surface stains and rebuilds enamel.  That sounds great for a coffee drink like myself. 

I’ve been using both products regularly for about a week and my teeth and mouth have felt much better and fresher! I will continue to be using Crest products! 

Make sure to head over to Crest’s Facebook Page for upcoming offers and promotions. To learn more about Crest Products click here to be taken to their website!  #TartarRinse

Happy Brushing!

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Natural Mosquito Repellent – Do You Use it?

Re-posted from July 2013.

I don’t know what it’s like where you live but here the mosquitoes are horrendous. We don’t like to use chemical laden insect repellents. We tend to rely on a natural mosquito repellent, like our essential oils. I’ve taken to putting the essential oil Purification on at the beginning of my paper route and while it does not work 100%, it does deter many of these pesky creatures. We have also used cedarwood, peppermint and lavender.

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Mike the Gardener had a little article on what to plant in your garden to repel mosquitoes and I sure wish we had got our lemongrass and marigolds planted! Our daughter did plant a pot of catnip for the cats, which has sprouted. That was more to keep the cats down at the barn rather than at the house – they think they are house cats and try to get inside! But they have a job to do down at the barn – rodent patrol – so we want them to stay down there. Our children love those cats and started feeding them at the patio door and guess where they camped our and hung around? Yep, the patio door! Or any door for that matter. We nipped that in the butt by telling them to stop feeding the cats at the house or the mice would take over!

So do you have a natural remedy to combat the mosquitoes? Have you ever grown your own natural mosquito repellent?

P.S. If you happen to sign up for Mike the Gardener’s Seed of the month, please use our referral code: https://www.averagepersongardening.com/seedsclub/step_2.php?node=R28D4WDCHM so we can get credit for it.

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Just Go Girl

This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network and Just Go Girl.

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When I was younger I was very active. I played intramural floor hockey during lunch breaks in high school as well as on our school’s soccer, basketball and volleyball teams. In Bible college, I did aerobics, basketball, volleyball, touch football and walked an hour almost every day! Enter childbearing years and parenthood….and my activity slowed down not only due to busyness but due to changes my body went through having my children. If you know what I mean, and if you don’t I’ll have to spell it out for you. Athletic leakage or urinary leakage. Yep, that’s probably more information than you wanted to know about me, isn’t it?

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The JustGo Pad™ is a cool teardrop shaped pad (patent pending). Available exclusively at JustGoGirl.com and may be purchased in packs of 10 ($8) or as a membership at the following levels:

Committed: 10 pads, $8 per month; for women who work out two to three times per week

Dedicated: 20 pads, $14 per month; for women who work out five times each week

Obsessed: 30 pads, $18 per month; for women who work out every day

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My original thought when I saw the design was, “It’s going to give me a wedgie.” Just being honest! However, I am happy to report that I was surprised it did not. They worked well and seemingly better than the mini pads I currently use because of the wider coverage at the top.

Do you or someone you know experience athletic leakage? Visit Just Go Girl and order free samples today!

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12 Last Minute Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is drawing near and if you are anything like us, last minute plans are usually the norm. So in light of all you last minute shoppers and planners, here’s a list of last minute Mother’s Day ideas:

1. Picnic

2. Botanical Gardens

3. A quiet day alone to do whatever she wants

4. Flowers

5. Chocolates – can’t go wrong with chocolate!

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6. New books (I’ll be posting about the book above this week!)

7. Dinner at her favorite restaurant

8. Something from the heart

9. Jewelry

10. Green Thumb basket

11. A gift card for a dress from Matilda Jane

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12. A gift card to Moody Sisters who has a new lip balm out called Mango Peach! Our children liked it.

What are you getting your mom this Mother’s Day?

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