Thursday, July 30, 2015

New Pampers Premium Care Diapers

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of SheSpeaks and Pampers Premium.*

Being a parent brings endless joys and also endless challenges. There is always something to worry about, because you care so much and always want the best for your child. While it is worth every second of worry for all the amazing experience that parenthood brings, it is still nice to cut out a few worries when possible.

I love having tools to help lighten the load, physically and mentally/emotionally, because it can be overwhelming in so many way. I am so thankful to Pampers for having my back. Not only are Pampers products amazing, but they also offer so much knowledge and so many tools, online and off, like this amazing Influencer kit provided to me by Pampers and SheSpeaks.

I was thrilled to receive this kit because, obviously, I love Pampers. I was super excited to try out their new Premium Care Diapers. I knew they would be amazing, as all their products are. I was still blown away by how great these are.

These are Pampers best care for skin, and it is easy to see why. They are so soft, they feel like cotton. The stretch is great and they allow for ultimate movement, without bunching or twisting. They move with the body, but keep messes in place.

These are unique due to the Absorb Away Liner, which pulls wetness and mess away from baby’s skin. They have Extra Absorb Channels that help distribute wetness evenly for up to 12 hours of protection. They are Hypoallergenic and still have a Wetness Indicator, so I can make sure she is dry even if she doesn't. The Wetness Indicator is especially helpful for newborns, they were a lifesaver for me back then. I can just tell they must feel so comfortable for my daughter, the breathable material is so great, it lets the air circulate, keeping her feeling dry and fresh.

I know that she loves them. She is older now, so she recognizes and understands the difference in the products used for her. She help "choose" her diapers in the store, and she always picks Pampers(which I would get either way) because she knows that is what I trust and what she is used to and likes. She was so excited when she saw these. She actually yelled when I showed her. She exclaimed: "New diapers!? These are for me!"

She wouldn't even wait until we finished the open pack of Pampers Cruisers before she had to try one. And she was so proud of her accomplishment(of getting new diapers) that she had to go around and show daddy and big brother her diaper and when when her aunt came over and asked how she was doing, the first thing she said was, "I got new diapers." while lifting her dress to show it off.

Also in my influencer kit was this adorable baby promise kit with keepsake box, journal and changing pad. It is so cute, but as my little princess is already older, I won't get much use out of that part. Thankfully it will be the perfect accompaniment to my shower gift for my sister, as she is expecting her first.

This kit is perfect for a first time mom and I know my sister will really get a lot of use from it. Thankfully, she also has me and my experience baking her up. I can make sure she never wastes her time or money trying "value" brands that do not perform like Pampers. Once she tries all the Pampers products I gift her, I know she will love them as much as I do.

Her Mother's Promise will be quite a beautiful thing to experience, and I can't wait to meet my niece or nephew and shower them with love and Pampers. I am so glad that New Pampers Premium Care Diapers are now available in time for the birth of her baby, because they are the softest diapers I have ever felt, and I know that is best for baby. Best of all, they are available at Walmart, which is my go-to store for diapers and other baby care items as they have a huge selection and offer a great value.

Pampers wants to help you promise a lifetime of love to your child, starting with their skin! Enter our Instagram Giveaway, and tell us, What is your loving promise to your child?  Simply complete the instructions below, and you could win 1 of 4 prizes!  One winner will receive a $500 Walmart gift card, and three others will receive $50 Walmart gift cards. Each winner will also get a Super Pack of Pampers Premium Care Diapers!

To Enter The Pampers #MothersPromise Instagram Giveaway:  Step 1: Enter your name and email address in the form HERE.  Step 2: Post a photo on Instagram of your little one with your loving promise in the description along with the hashtags #MothersPromise and #Ad. That's it. I already entered. Good luck to you all.

Also, be sure to follow @Pampers and @Walmart on twitter and check out the hastag #MothersPromise to stay up to date all all thing Pampers and Walmart, including other giveaways and promotions.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FabFitFun Summer Box Review

*This post was sponsored by FabFitFun via Bloggin' Mamas*

All of you should know by now how much I love subscription boxes. Who doesn't, really? Getting to try several new products fro less than what it would otherwise cost to buy them, getting a special surprise treat in the mail, it's like having your own personal holiday.

Most subscription boxes come monthly and cost from $10-20. These boxes typically have deluxe sample sizes and sometimes a few full sized items, and they are great, but there is better out there. FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box. It comes 4 times a year and costs $49.99, which is an incredible value considering the products inside total (well) over $200.

FabFitFun is also different from other subscriptions in that is includes full-size fash­ion, beauty, fit­ness and lifestyle products. Most other subscriptions are all one category, so you can get either beauty OR fashion OR lifestyle, etc. With FabFitFun, you get it all, which is perfect for those, like myself, who like to have their cake and eat it too.

This is actually my very first FabFitFun box, but it is definitely the first of many. I am already in love. This is the Summer 2015 box, and it is clear this is a summer box, because it is super hot. It even looks like a present, which made it even more exciting.

There are so many incredible items in this box, even more than I was expecting, and I love them all.

The item with the highest value is the stunning Rose Gold Hear Charm Necklace by Wren (ARV: $100). It is 14k gold dipped rose gold with a black sapphire accent. The chain is 18" with a 2" extender closure. I am thrilled because this is exactly my style, and I am picky about my jewelry, I only wear a select few pieces.

Next is The Everyday Wireless Speaker by FFF (ARV: $29.99). It is smartphone compatible and has wireless pairing, so it is so easy to use. The sound quality is excellent and the size is perfect, it can go anywhere, but it is not so small that you lose quality(or misplace the speaker, like I would if it was tiny.)

The Everyday speaker pairs great with the FabFitFun and CosmoBody jump rope (ARV: $14). I am working on getting back into shape after falling of the diet wagon and regaining all the weight I had lost. My biggest struggle is exercising and the motivation to do so. When I put on the tunes and go with flow with this jump rope, I can burn some calories and have so much fun that I don't back out.

After I mess my hair up by exercising, the incredible I’ll Make You Look Amazing Daily Spray by Gorge (ARV: $24.95) is there to tame my uncooperative tresses on the spot. My hair has a mind of it's own, and it is practically never tame, let alone after a workout but this stuff works miracles.
In fact, it is so fabulous, that I entrusted on of the biggest moments of my life to it. Last week I got to meet one of my all time favorite bands, Seether, and get my picture taken with them. I was so nervous about the picture, as it is likely the only one I will ever get, and I wanted to make sure I looked as good as I possibly can with what God gave me.

I did not want unruly hair to mar a photo that I plan to cherish forever, and thanks to this incredible spray, my hair looked basically as good as it has ever looked, even after the 1.5 hour car ride and literally running to the venue as I was late. I may not look amazing overall, but I was very happy that my hair obeyed for once.

Also seen in the photo(though it's hard to see) is the stunning Tarte LipSurgence™ lip gloss in Flush (ARV: $19). I love that it is so smooth, not only when applied but hours later. It is not too sheer in color and it looks shiny without feeling sticky. Stickiness is the biggest deal breaker for me on a lip gloss, so I am so glad I could fall in love with this. I am a lip gloss addict.

Also making an appearance during my Seether meeting was Inkling Scents Roll On Perfume in Sultry (ARV: $25). This perfume is A-Ma-Zing! I am so glad I choose to wear this scent that day because I was so stressed about being late, yet this scent kept me somewhat calm, enough that I did not fall apart, like I probably would have otherwise.

Also in this box were Scratch Nail Wraps (ARV: $12). I am horrible at doing my nails with polish. Honestly a toddler could do a better job, so usually my nails are naked. I love these nail wraps. Not only are the easy enough that even I can use them, but the last as long as polish and the pattern is adorable.

So far this box covered my health, hair, lips, scent, and nails. So, naturally, they would take care of my skin as well. The Hello Konjac Cleansing Sponge (ARV: $12) is wonderful. It is all natural, made from vegetable fibers, and is pillow soft, yet it exfoliates(gently) and cleanses pores. It restores the skin and even balances pH level. My pores are a huge issue for me, they are enlarged on my nose; it is awful. This sponge is so easy to use and it felt amazing during cleansing and my skin felt clean and soft afterward, it even had a glow.

To follow up the wonderful cleanse/exfoliation of the Konjac sponge is Intensive Care Spray Moisturizer with Aloe by Vaseline (ARV: $7.99), which was the sponsored item in this box. Sponsored items are a bonus on top of the already incredible value of the box. I love this moisturizer, it is so easy to apply, and it is light and absorbs super fast(which is essential for me). Although it absorbs quickly, it deeply moisturizes and leaves skin looking and feeling nourished and hydrated all day.

After taking care of my whole body, FabFitFun decided to take care of my head as well with a 3-month subscription to Headspace (ARV: $38.85). I had never heard of Headspace before this box, but it is basically a personal trainer for your brain. I always used to think I was pretty intelligent, but even then I was always striving for more. Now that I have kids, I can barely remember to to put pants on, so I definitely need this. I love that there is an app, so I can even use it when I am in a waiting room somewhere or something.

All in all, the total value of this box is a whopping $275.79! That is not even counting the sponsored item, which is considered a bonus. And it only costs $49.99! I don't see how that is possible, but I am surely not complaining. But it get ever better! If you use the coupon code WORLD at checkout, you will get $10 off, making it only $39.99 for nearly $300 worth of fabulous items. 

There is absolutely no reason not to get this. The lip gloss and the Gorge spray would cost MORE than this whole box of awesomeness. Don''t regret letting this slip through your fingers. Check out FabFitFun right now, use promo code WORLD and get a great deal on a huge haul of fantastic products.

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  • Sunday, July 26, 2015

    June Starbox Review

    I am so excited to once again be reviewing for Starbox. If you have been following for awhile, you should remember that I reviewed Starbox every month for over a year. Starbox has always been my favorite monthly subscription service, due to their high quality and full sized products.

    The Starbox I had reviewed in the past is no more, however, and now the time of Custom Starbox is upon us. Custom Starbox  is every bit as good, in fact it is better, than the former Starbox, which was already amazing.

    What makes Custom Starbox so great? Well the price is lower now. It is only $12 and that includes shipping. Obviously, it is customizable, so you can select items you can be sure you will get use out of. No more worrying about getting a "bad box". Now in addition to makeup, you also get gift cards, so you can get a good deal or even free items on other things in addition to your cosmetics.

    Many of the cosmetics for the custom Starbox are "perfect size" items, meaning they are smaller, travel sized items(not samples by any means though). However, there are full sized choices sometimes, like this month for example. Since you can choose, you are sure to get the best value. I mentioned gift cards also being included, and you even get to choose those. All in all, you select 3 cosmetic items AND 3 gift cards ever month for $12 shipped, that is a great deal!

    This is my first month trying Custom Starbox  and I already love it. My June box is fantastic, and I more than got my money's worth.

    I am obsessed with lip gloss, especially Starlooks lip gloss, so while there were also a lip liner and mascara to choose from, I went with the two lip glosses and the full sized Infinity Eye Liner.

    I have always loved Starlooks Infinity Eye Liner, and I already have one of their pencil eye liners in a gold color, and I love how it accents my eyes, so I just had to have this full-sized beauty in the lovely gold color(called Wyld) that was offered. It is just as stunning in person as I had hoped it would be.

    This liner alone would cost $16 from Starlooks, so already I got my money's worth and then some. Even if that was the only thing on the box, it is still a good deal, but there was so much more. I also got the two stunning "Perfect Size" lip glosses. Starlooks lip gloss is wonderful, it is richly pigmented for a wonderful color, the glass and shine is impeccable, and it is moist and long lasting, and never sticky. I chose both shades, and both are gorgeous.

    This is the shade "Let's Make Out", and it is my favorite of the two. It is light and shimmery with the perfect pink tone. It is so shiny and just makes me feel great. It is not too dark, so while it is whimsical with the shimmer and light tint, I can wear it with other makeup, but also without and not worry it will look out of place. If I wear darker gloss with no other makeup, it looks odd and I feel silly, which is the opposite of why I wear it.

    This shade is "Guilty Pleasure". It is a darker, more opaque shade, but it is still a very lovely pink color with a bit of shimmer and a great shine. I love this for when I wear full makeup and want a fuller lip color as for my lips to not be overpowered, but I still want a lighter/brighter color. I  love my pink lips, so I don't want to wear other colors just so my lips get attention, this gloss is the perfect balance of bold and sweet.

    The "Perfect Size" lip glosses are $9 each at Along with the Infinity Liner, that brings the total value of the cosmetics in this box to $34, which is an incredible value already. On top of that, there are still three gift cards.

    As I mentioned, this was my first custom box, so I will admit, that I was not sure which gift cards to choose, as there were a lot of choices. I kind of rushed through and ended up with an Onyx XOXO gift card, Nomad Tribe gift card and, of course, a $20 Starlooks gift card.

    I did not really find a use for the first two cards, and I may not have made the best choice(for myself) in those, but the Starlooks gift card is an amazing addition. I was able to get two addition products from Starlooks with free shipping with the gift card. I paid nothing out of pocket.

    I got another "Perfect Size" Lip Gloss, in Cuddle, and I got MD Hair Modifying Dust, which I have been wanting to try for a long time.

    So after everything, without even using two of the gift cards(yet), I ended up with two full sized products and 3 "perfect Size" products, that are very generous, all for $12 including shipping. For a $53.50 total value(not even counting the other gift cards), I think that is a deal worth celebrating. I am so excited for July's Starbox and cannot wait to see what is in store in the upcoming months. It is like a holiday in my mailbox every month, and I love it.

    If you are not yet a Starbox subscriber(even if you have been in the past), you must check out the new Custom Starbox . You will not find a value like this with any other subscriptions, especially not one you can customize. What are you waiting for? If you are wishing you have these products right now, I suggest you subscribe before I make you jealous again with my next Starbox review. You could be celebrating with me or kicking yourself, the choice is yours.

    *I received this box at no cost to facilitate an honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.*

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Acer Iconia Tab 10 GIVEAWAY!

    *This is a sponsored giveaway with Mums the Word Network and Corning Incorporated. All opinions are my own.*

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    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    WWE is Taking Over Tuesday Nights!

    I am so excited to announce that WWE has officially claimed Tuesday nights. WWE had already claimed my Monday nights with Raw and my Thursday nights with Smackdown. And my Wednesday nights are covered, thanks to NXT on WWE Network. Now Tuesday finally joins the pack.

    It all started on June 23 when Tough Enough made its return to USA at 8pm EST. June 23 also happens to be my birthday, and the Tough Enough premiere was a gift in itself. The competitors are great, and I love the coaches. The drama, drive and passion are all excellent, which makes for great TV. I fell in love immediately and knew this show would be something special.

    I have been watching Tough Enough each week, and it just keeps getting better, but last night was even more fun, with the return of Total Divas on E at 9pm EST(immediately following Tough Enough on USA). So not only did I get my fill of drama on Tough Enough, it was doubled and then some thanks to Total Divas.

    The new Tuesday lineup is shaping up to rival Monday, Wednesday and Thursday now. One can never have too much WWE in their life. I can't wait for next week, but last night was so awesome, I am still buzzing. So much excitement.

    First, on Tough Enough, Dianna quit the competition! She was missing her fiance and the other competitors did not much care for her, so I assume she felt overwhelmed, but she was actually performing well in the challenges, better than pretty much every other female competitor.

    There was the usual tension between the competitors, especially between Daria and Gabi. The men were also getting heated. A fight actually broke out between Tanner and Patrick, who are the two front runners of the competition in my mind. While it was quickly broken up before it could actually get serious, the tension is clearly still there. On a side not,I would  tussle with Tanner any day.

    I actually think at this point, Tanner has the most potential out of everyone, and I think he could win. I hope that he does, he is my favorite. I think he would make a great superstar, not just athletically, which is an area he does excel, but also with his personality, which is way more important in a superstar than many might think.

    Although he was once again criticized by the coaches and judges(at first) this week, ZZ is still one of my favorites. Athletically, he could use some work, but his personality is so big that he is definitely a star. He was put in the bottom again, but on his plea(and on the Touogh Talk aftershow), the judges understood what ZZ was trying to do. In the fan vote it was clear that the viewers already knew where ZZ's heart was, because he was overwhelmingly saved, receiving over half of the votes(there were 3 choices).

    Along with ZZ in the bottom 3 was Daria and, for a second straight week, Sara Lee. The fans seem to love Sara Lee as well, while I do feel she lacks personality or any specific physical advantage. In the end, Daria was sent home and Sara Lee and ZZ live to fight another week.

    As if the show was not entertaining enough, immediately following Tough Enough on WWE is Tough Talk on WWE Network, which is hosted by The Miz. I love The Miz. He is a great talker, and very witty, which he does not always get credit for. It definitely shows on tough talk, and other fans have noticed. The WWE universe's tweets scroll across the screen for the duration of the show(30 minutes) and he is getting so much praise, which I love.

    The only problem is that Tough Talk and Total Divas air at the same time, but with WWE Network, you can watch on demand at any time, so I watched it after Total Divas. It was worth the wait. The fighting and the Miz calling people out was great. ZZ graciously informed us that his boobs are in fact real, when a couple ladies were discussing(arguing) their own anatomy. Tough Talk alone is enough reason to get WWE Network, it is hilarious. WWE even puts Tough Talk on Youtube for those who are still in the stone age and don't have WWE network, so you have no excuse not to watch it.

    On to Total Divas. There is always drama on this show, but this week it was in overdrive. Lying, gossip, jealousy, lack of respect, and that was all in just one event. How about Nattie and a hearing impaired dominatrix forcing TJ to get so angry he left his home? Yeah, that actually happened.

    Total Divas may not be the best show for children, but if it is entertainment you crave, it is absolutely the show for you. Not only that, but the Divas are beautiful and their style is fabulous, I envy their clothes and accessories on a weekly basis.

    Naomi is back this season, which I love as she is probably my favorite to watch on Total Divas, and along with her comes her husband Jimmy Uso, who is adorable. He adds so much to the show. The fact that Naomi and Jon(Jimmy Uso) actually accompanied Nattie to a sex shop (yeah, that happened too) was so funny.

    It is also incredibly fun playing "spot the superstar" as my friends and I do. We love finding our favorites in the background of the show or just finding a very random superstar in a frame. We often have to re-watch the episode to do that though, as we are too wrapped up in the conflict to notice the background sometimes.

    To summarize, I just wanted to let you all know that my Tuesdays have been taken over and that I couldn't be happier about that. I have affectionately invented the title TTTuesday. If you want some excitement in your Tuesdays, you have to check out Tough Enough, Tough Talk and Total Divas.

    *Although I am a #WWEMom and will be compensated for this post, all opinions are 100% my own. *

    Friday, July 3, 2015

    A Giveaway to Make Life #BetterForBaby

    *I received these items from Double Duty Divas and Pampers to facilitate an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

    Being a parent is pretty much the most life-changing thing that a person can do. Intentionally or accidentally, becoming a parent WILL change you, usually for the better. That is because when you love someone else even more than you love yourself, you will do anything to make sure they are taken care of.

    I am not, nor have I ever been, a morning person. To this day, I have no desire to ever get up early. That does not stop me from getting up early after staying up almost all night at times, to care for my children. And while I may not shine when I rise, I never think twice about it. It is who I am now. I do it out of love, and tired though I might be, I am happy to do it.

    That is just one minuscule example of the way my life has changed since becoming a parent. There are so many other ways that I cannot even speak to, because it is not just one distinctive trait, but my entire personality and mindset have been shaped by parenthood. People always focus on how parents shape their children, which is absolutely true, but it is often forgotten just how much a child can shape a parent.

    Whether is is going from only being satisfied with a spotless home to being happy when there is only two loads of laundry piled up and half a sink full of dishes or it is preferring a bedtime story and a hug to a night on the town, my life has changed drastically, and I could not be happier. 

    There is absolutely nothing I would not do to make life better for my children. Pampers knows all about that, which is what brought about their Better For Baby campaign. The Better For Baby Campaign is a program that recognizes how babies have the ability to bring out the best in all of us and that is why we should do our part to make life better for them.

    Since babies bring out the best in us, we should ensure we do whatever it takes to make life better for them. That includes now, but also in the future, by making the world a better place for them to grow up in.

    Pampers is a brand who has supported the happy, healthy development of babies for more than 50 years. Pampers is committed to doing their small part to making life #BetterForBaby through their core brand commitments. These commitments are: protecting premature babies,  helping families in need through product donations, preventing maternal and neonatal tetanus and reducing their environmental impact. In fact, at the launch of this program, Pampers made significant donations to Graham’s Foundation, UNICEF and Feeding America in recognition of their valued partnership in helping Pampers support the happy, healthy development of babies.

    Pampers isn't just giving back via charitable donations. They are giving all of us parents a chance to win amazing prizes to make life #BetterForBaby. Pampers is hosting a Twitter Party on Wednesday, July 8th from 9-10pm EST. To participate, use the hashtag #BetterForBaby. Not only will you gain valuable knowledge on parenting, you could win an incredible prize in the process.
    Prizing includes:

    ·         Prize 1: Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care System ($60), Pampers/wipes

    ·         Prize 2: PUR Baby White Vertical Faucet Mount and Filter ($25), Replacement Filters   ($20), Pampers/wipes

    ·         Prize 3: $100 TOMS GC (a great company that gives back), Pampers/wipes

    ·         GRAND PRIZE: $300 VISA GC

    ·         RSVP: Pampers/wipes

    To join the Twitter Party, RSVP HERE.

    Pampers isn't stopping there. They generously provided me with a fabulous prize pack to facilitate this post, and they have been kind enough to offer the same wonderful prize for a giveaway. One very lucky entrant will win the Better For Baby prize pack worth over $100. 

    The package includes:
    Enter via the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. Good luck.

    The chances to win do not stop there. The Double Duty Divas launched a contest on June 24th where anyone can tweet a #BetterForBaby pledge during the campaign using #Better4Baby and #B4BDivas along with a link to the video to enter to win an Apple Watch worth $750! One random winner will be chosen and the contest ends July 15th.

    I made a pledge already. I pledged to have more patience with my children. Even when you feel like you have the patience of a saint, there are always times where you lose your patience, it is only human. While I always try very hard to be patient, I do find myself getting frustrated, and I am going to work harder on that. Do you have a pledge in mind?How can you make life #BetterForBaby?

    For even more ways to make life #BetterForBaby, follow Pampers on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

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