JoJo Maman Bébé: Duck Family Girls Collection.

Welcome back lovelies! Today I want to talk to you about something different. I had the pleasure to work with JoJo Maman Bébé a United Kingdom online store. They have the widest selection of products you can imagine from maternity, baby, kids, equipment, bedroom, storage, gifts, and toys. If this is not enough I don’t know what is. Their mission is to be a leading global mother and baby brand that’s budget friendly and attentive to their clients needs . That being said, they were so kind enough to send over some of their items from the duck family girls collection. I’m always on the look out for good quality clothes but that’s also in season.

Duck Family Girls Collection

The first dress is this gorgeous duck mix and match t-shirt dress, It’s the perfect addition to any girls closet. I personally loved the two contrasting prints it gives the dress a fun and causal feel. It’s hot here in Hawaii so I want something that’s going to keep her cool. I enjoy its short sleeves, round neck, it’s easy to put on and most importantly it’s 100% cotton. I mean how cute is the duck print? I need this my size (take notes). All jokes aside she loved it and of course rocked it.

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This next dress is this stunning duck print a-line dress just an overall classy little dress. I believe it’s perfect for dressier events and it’s contrast stripe pockets give the dress a fun feel. I also enjoyed it was 3/4 length sleeve and also 100% cotton. This dress is truly one of a kind and unique. You can dress this is up or down depending on the weather. She seemed really comfortable and was totally into the duck print. That’s my assumption after repeating the word duck 100 times.

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Lastly, are these pretty leather sandals that are perfect with just about any outfit. They come in various colors such as blue and silver. White is such a universal color I feel it went perfectly with both dresses. In Hawaii we have summer year round so this sandal is perfect for warmer weather. I loved the velcro strap opening that made it so much easier to put on and it’s cute little pattern gave it that girly touch. I have a feeling these will become her go-to sandals.

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Well lovely’s, I hope you ladies enjoyed learning about JoJo Bébé Maman Bebe items. Feel free to check them out like I said they have a variety of products fitting for every age. These items are high quality you can just feel it! Don’t miss out on their Duck Family Girls Collection that’s perfect for spring coming up. Ttyl!

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Saranghae 5 Step Anti-Aging System: First Impression!

Welcome back lovelies, Today I have for you a first impression on the Saranghae 5 Step Anti-Aging system. I love all things skin care especially with Korean ingredients, I mean… have you seen Korean women? Their skin is absolutely flawless and their secret is skin care. Their products seek to improve the overall look and health of your skin and It’s active ingredients are derived from rare powerful Asian botanicals, that grow in rich volcanic soil. That being said, let’s get to my first impression on these products!

The 5 Step Anti-Aging System

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Step #1 Nourishing & Moisturizing Oil + Foam Cleanser

This cleanser is not like any other I’ve tested before, it does not only have luxurious ingredients like truffle extract and gold. This cleansing formula deep cleans the skin and pores thanks to its powerful oil. It also melts the makeup away and after applying some water it turns into a foam. It’s like magic before your eyes, I have to add it was also gentle on my skin. I didn’t irritated my skin and when I rinsed it off I could notice a huge difference. My skin looked clean, there was no residue of makeup and I had this beautiful glow from within. Definitely a must have cleanser!

Step #2 Deep Radiance Essence + Serum

This product is supposed to penetrate your outer dermal layer and deliver crucial nutrient onto living cells.  This serum is also one of kind, I really enjoyed the feel of it thin and lightweight. The smell was also pleasant I personally love products that have a scent to them. However, I know there are people who don’t like scents so just an FIY.  After the cleanser I applied this serum and I have to say my skin absorbed it in seconds. At times serums can make my skin a little oily but this one didn’t. Afterwards my skin felt so soft and just radiant, theres truly no other word to describe this serum. I can see myself running out of this quickly! 

Step #3 Focus Renewal Eye Cream

Now this one I was excited about! You know what comes with being a mom…dark circles,  so anything that can possibly take those bad boys away I’m more than willing to try. This product is supposed to restore vitality, diminishing wrinkles, and brighten the appearance of dark circles. When I first applied it I felt a cooling sensation and I also noticed instant hydration. I will have to continue using the product to notice a real difference but so far so good.

Step #4 Firm & Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream

This product is supposed to diminish age spots, decrease redness and less visible signs of aging. If you ask me this is magic in a bottle, this cream felt so delicate on the skin. It was also lightweight but moisturizing. I did notice my skin a little tighter after applying the product which is amazing for anti-aging. I can definitely see myself using the product on a daily basis, especially before applying makeup. It’s also important we apply these products down the neck to prevent aging on that area as well. I have a feeling it will become my trusty dandy cream!

Step #5 Elemental Essence Mask

I’m a mask type of person I love experimenting with different masks. This mask is supposed to deliver radiant results instantly while reducing pigmentation. First of all, the smell was amazing it was such a relaxing type of smell. It was also soaked with product something I look forward to in a good mask.  My skin looked flawless, glowy and radiant, it also helped with reducing the redness around my cheeks. Just an overall great mask that can benefit so many skin types. Don’t take it from me, try it!

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Lastly, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with these products. I also appreciate good packaging and these were heavy and luxurious. I highly suggest you check them out, there is no gimmick here they are 100% worth it. With Valentines just around the corner is time for some self-love and what better than with Saranghae!

About Saranghae
Saranghae is an award-winning Korean 5 Step Anti-Aging skin care routine that heals, regenerates and protects your skin. Saranghae’s focus on natural ingredients, highly effective products, and excellence in customer services has helped them become the fastest growing Korean skin care brand in the United States.

For more information please visit: www.lovesaranghae.com  

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Rootie “The Rootlifter” First Impression!

Hey lovelies welcome back,

I know its been a while since I talk to you, you know how it is motherhood is sure not easy. That being said, I want to talk to you today about the rootie rootlifter. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on it for a while and the day has come. This seems to be a hot item this holiday so I want to share with you my first impression. If you’re like me after I iron my hair it tends to look flat with no volume. The rootlifter claims to create a natural look, subtle texture in the under layers of your hair, lifting the top layer up and away from your scalp. It also claims it lasts for days and by using it you don’t have to style it so often.

The rootie features are patented checkerboard plate design for a natural looking lift. It has a digital display for precise heat control, ceramic plates for smooth styling. One of the things I like was its automatic shutoff which is always amazing when I need to run after my daughter. Now for my first impression, after opening I really enjoyed the sleek look and the white and pink details. I’m a sucker for packaging so for me this was an A+ I also found it really easy to understand and use. Theres various heat options so you can control how much heat you desire. It was also lightweight something I really like in styling products.

When it comes to how it performed I did noticed an instant difference, it literarly took seconds. What I do recommend is that you apply heat protection first and then use it. Just to make sure your hair wont get any damage. After you get the hang of it and follow the instructions it’s an easy process. I definitely recommend this item if your hair is flat. I don’t recommend it on someone who already has a lot of volume in my opinion it would be too much. That being said I had a good experience using it and I think it’s so much easier than trying to tease your hair with a brush. I love innovative techonolgy especially when it works.

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If you’re interested in getting your hands on it feel free to follow this link to check it out. Happy Holidays!

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Shaklee Youth: Skincare Set First Impression. 

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Welcome back lovelies! Today I’m super excited to talk to you about Shaklee YOUTH products. I have to admit I’m a little sceptic when it comes to trying new skincare products. As you know one bad decision can lead to breakouts and even damages to your skin. Shaklee YOUTH was kind enough to gift me these products to try and share my thoughts.

This product line was formulated specifically to target and address aging at the cellular level of your skin. Even though aging is a natural process I’m always excited to try anti-aging products. That being said I’ve noticed smile lines have made their appearance, so anything that makes my skin look younger definitely has my attention. Their products are also 100% vegan and cruelty free always a plus in my book. In the past I’ve heard of many anti-aging products, but when you look at the ingredients theres harmful chemicals. So knowing Shaklee YOUTH ingredients are vegan gives me peace of mind knowing my skin won’t be harmed. I think we found a hidden gem!

The Shaklee YOUTH skin care set has various products, starting with the Youth activating serum. This serum can be applied twice a day for that extra hydration and for more positive results. Since I have combination skin this serum really makes my skin feel so hydrated, soft, and plump. I also enjoy that it doesn’t make my t-zone oily but it gives me that glow from within. This product contains so many good ingredients including apple cell, lotus japonicus, and encapsulated vitamin A

Their second product is the YOUTH radiance C + E that’s supposed to plump, brighten, and visibly reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This can be used in the morning, day or evening, It just depends on your preference. Like I’ve mentioned I started noticing wrinkles so I was so excited to see if this product actually worked. I have to tell you this has to be my favorite product. It really does reduce those fine lines and creates a beautiful canvas for makeup application and even for those natural days. Because of its silicone consistency it does an amazing job filling in pores.

In their line they also have a  Youth activating BB cream with SPF 30. This product is supposed to even, correct, hydrate, nourish, and protect with minerals. I’ve tried this product a couple of times and I have to agree that the claims are true. However, since my t-zone is oily I find this product enhances that. So if your skin is on the oily side this product might not work for you. This BB cream comes in four different shades but since the shade range is limited it can be hard to color match. I suggest mixing the shades to get your perfect match.

I recommend you check Shaklee YOUTH products and give them a try yourself. Remember every skin is different so what works for me might not for you and vise versa.   That being said I have to say my first impression on these products was definitely a positive one. The products are truly high quality, come in beautiful packaging and you see results instantly. They also have other amazing products, I highly suggest you check them out. These products will definitely be part of my new skin care routine.  If you want to look younger longer this might do the trick! 

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*These products were sent to me for free but my thoughts are 100% my own.

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PlanetBox: Makes Lunch Time So Much Fun!

Welcome Back Lovelies,

IMG_6623Today I’m excited to talk to you about Planetbox a company that’s focus is on making  packing lunch enjoyable for everyone. I was surprised when I found out these boxes are not only great for children but also for adults. These Planetboxes are high quality, stainless steel, non-toxic, non-leaching, reusable, and BPA free. The fact is for many months I have stored my daughters food in bowls. Even though they do the work there’s many disadvantages of using them. Including the staining and even bad odor after a couple of uses.

I present to you the Rover Box! They have various Planetboxes to choose from, this box holds 5 cups of food, its versatile, and includes 1 big dipper and 1 little dipper. I  enjoy these dippers because I can store liquids so it doesn’t get mixed up with the other foods. She loves her yogurt so this big dipper is perfect for that,  Just brilliant! They also sent me their rover box magnets, that give the box a personalized look. You can also personalize your box by making custom magnets. Simply upload your photo, add text and even pick the magnet color to make it your own.

They also have carry bags this one matched perfectly with the magnets. This bag is made with 100% recycled polyester fibers. It has pockets in the front to hold a bottle and big dipper. One of the accessories that goes perfectly inside the carry bag is the cold kit. It covers the box like a blanket keeping food cold up to 8 hours. Overall, I have to say PlanetBox exceeded my expectations these are truly high quality products that can easily last years.  I hope you check them out and say goodbye to plastic bowls that don’t last. Believe me preparing lunch will be so much fun, If you’re interested  click the link to check out their website. They have many accesories to choose from, Happy Shopping!

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Top 5 Editing Apps: That Will Change Your Game.

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The fact is there’s so many picture editing apps out there and it can get overwhelming trying to find the perfect one. Weather you want to improve your pictures or just have fun. The top 5 best editing apps will change your game. Even though you might have heard of these apps before. I want to share with you why they are the best.

Let the countdown begin!

#5 VSCO

VSCO, Is a well-known app that a lot of “insta-gramers” use to make their feeds look cohesive. There’s so many advantages of this app, the major one is the variety of filters it has. I’m talking about high quality filters that can fit anyone’s style. Even though I don’t use this app as much as I did in the past. I had to include it because it’s vital when you’re starting off. There’s so much to choose from plus it makes the editing process easier.  If you want a BAM! in your pictures then this is the way to go.

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#4 Snapseed

Snapseed, Is one of those apps that can be used for many different reasons. I personally use this app when I want to edit close-ups. Let’s be honest when your up close to the camera you can see every imperfection. It doesn’t hurt to fix those wrinkles and enhance your features. The tool I use is called portrait, it really smooths the skin and makes your face look flawless. Who doesn’t love that! 

#3 PicMonkey

PicMonkey, Is not only great for editing pictures is also great when you want to create logos, overlays, and all sorts of creative work. This app is also used by YouTubers especially for those just starting off. There’s also a desktop version that allows you to use all the features picmonkey has to offer. In the past I’ve used this for my blog images and YouTube channel. You can also add wordings, stickers and much more to your pictures. Give it a try!

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Facetune, Is one those must have apps that focuses on fixing those little details other apps can’t. Out of the bunch it has the most tools including, conceal, brighten, smooth, darkroom, backdrops and so much more. I personally use this app for many things especially concealing dark circles, erasing unwanted scars and if needed hiding the double shin. Lets be honest this comes handy! There’s also an older version of facetune but for some reason I love this version the most.

#1 Adobe Lightroom CC

I honestly wouldn’t know what to do without this software/app. I use this app every single day and it always has my back, in regards to more complex editing. This is also an inexpensive editing software and great for beginners and even experts. There’s no limits to this app I enjoy using the desktop version because it has all the tools I need. However, the app is amazing when you’re on the go or when you need to edit something right away. Believe me this is the game changer and will get you the next level. I do all my major editing here like fixing the exposure, shadows, saturation, white balance, and selective edits. Plus you can sink all your pictures to work on your computer later. Out of the bunch this is definitely #1

Well lovelies! This is all for today, I hope you enjoyed this quick and simple post. It’s important to be unique there’s no correct way of editing, just be you and establish your own aesthetic. Lastly, remember to be creative and use your imagination. Practice makes perfect, Happy editing!!

Have any request for future posts? Then comment below!

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Artsbot Activity Kit: Hair We Go!

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Artsbot Mission!

I’m all about encouraging creativity, that’s why I’m excited to talk to you about the Artsbot activity kit. First of all, I want to share with you their mission in hopes that you fall in love with it as much as I did. They wish to inspire kids to get off their screens, get creative and share their art with the world. As part of their mission they would also donate an activity kit to a kid in need, with every kid that shares a picture with their creation. I’m all about giving back, so I have to tell you I’m excitied to be part of their mission. Don’t worry you can be part of this to, just stick around to learn how!

The complete package!

These activity kits come with everything you need, no need to use a glue gun or even scissors. It’s literally art on the go no messes and easy to use. The hair we go kit includes all you need to create beautiful headbands and barrettes. Even though she can’t do them herself she had fun handing me the ribbons and flowers. It was truly a mommy and me experience! Who doesn’t love DIY headbands? They look so adorable. 

The Hair we go activity kit, also includes drawing materials one of the things she loves to do on the daily. There was also fun bot stickers that grabbed her attention immediately. She had so much fun drawing and placing the stickers all over the notebook. Theres many things they can create with this kit, for kids it’s all about the little things and Artsbot has it covered.

Let’s spread Creativity!

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Overall, I believe this is a brilliant company that does care about not only their customers, but also kids in need. I have a saying that if my daughter loves it I love it. I highly suggest you check them out. Also! Artsbot was so kind enough to give me a 10% off coupon code: LRivera10 to share with you. If you’re interested please follow the link to order your first box. Once you receive it make sure to tag #botheart for a chance to befeatured on their social media and so a kid in need gets their kit. If you have any more questions feel free to check their website for more information. Come and join us and lets spread their mission to inspire creativity on the go!