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Walmart Beauty Box Spring 2017

This is my first season getting the Walmart Beauty Box, which is a quarterly subscription for $5 a box or $20 a year. You are only paying for shipping and nothing for the actual products inside. Let’s face it though. Companies give out samples for free, why do we pay for them? I’m glad that with Walmart I am only paying shipping and everything in this season’s box is worth the money that I paid. I didn’t get any makeup samples, which I am not mad at. I actually like getting more of the other stuff like skin care and hair care more than makeup. Please tell me that I’m not the only one?

The theme of this season’s box is Trendsetter, which looking at the items in the box, I don’t get it. Are these that popular or unique of items? I’m still happy with it and the box is really sturdy. I’m going to reuse it for something. I’m not going to throw it out. I just don’t get the theme of the box.

The paper is so pretty! I want to do something with it. I am saving that for sure. Also, today is my 25th birthday, so this is like a little birthday treat to me. 🙂

Dove Advanced Care Cool Essentials 48H Deodorant

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I have used this before and I really like it. I’m trying to use more natural deodorants, but I’m not going to waste this. I will use it, especially since my degree Woman’s spray irritates my underarms if I use it every day. I’ve been putting down my Lush powder deodorant first and then spraying the Degree on top. I like to put my natural deodorant underneath my remaining aluminium deodorants. This little guy goes for $1.02.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Luminous Hydration Facial Oil

I have tried the original version of this dry oil and I remember loving it. It was around $20 for 1 fl oz, which is cheaper than the more luxury oils on the market. I feel like it moisturized my skin well. I’m curious to see what is the difference with the luminous version. You only need about three drops of oil to cover your whole face or at least mine. I can see this lasting a week or two. I’m going to use a baby syringe I have lying around to drop it onto my face. Approximate value is $0.33.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Facial Moisturizer

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I haven’t tried their moisturizer, so this will be a nice sample to try out. I feel like you can get a few days out of this packet if you used it night and day. I think I’ll get a week of nightly use. Approximate value is $0.90.

Colgate Optic White Radiant Toothpaste

toothpaste

I am really excited to try this toothpaste. I have been seeing it all over Youtube and I heard that it’s a really great whitening toothpaste. I have a toothpaste mini that I am currently working on, but when that one is done, I will take this one out on a test drive to see if it is worth the money. I don’t like to spend a ton on toothpaste, so if I like it, I’ll wait for a coupon to go with it before I buy it. I’m sad there is no coupon and just an insert. Approximate value $1.74

Biore Baking Soda Acne Scrub

Face

I’m weary of these gimmicky products from Biore. The charcoal one wasn’t very good. I hope this one is better. I will use it in my shower once I have finished my Kate Summerville scrub. I like to use scrubs in my shower, since they can be a bit messy at the sink. I look forward to trying this one out and it is a decent size. Approximate value $1.47

John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Moisturizing Conditioner

conditioner

I love the John Frieda Frizz Ease line, especially the serum. Once I finish off my current conditioner, I will be using this guy up. I like usually like my shampoo and conditioner to match, but I have a couple of shampoos with no matching conditioner. Usually, I run out of the shampoo before the conditioner. LOL. I think I also accidentally bought two shampoos one time instead of a matching set. Opps! Approximate value $0.97

Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultra Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner

I enjoy a matching set, so I am glad that I have this to try out when I am out of my shampoo and conditioner and want a mini but not a foil packet. I am so lazy when it comes to foil packets. Anyways, I’ve never tried this brand, but I’m not too picky when it comes to my hair. As long as the shampoo lathers and the conditioner doesn’t weigh my hair down, I will repurchase. I don’t ask for very much. Approximate value $1.37 for both

Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

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This is just a little foil packet, so it will go rather quickly. I’m guessing at 2 to 3 uses. Hopefully, it is a decent color match. Approximate value $0.25.

Totaling up this box, it was worth $8.05, which is $3.05 more than what I paid for it. I think usually Walmart boxes are at least $5 to $10 every season. This season seems to be on the higher side and I will use everything that was sent. That is not always the case with every box, but this one scored very well for me. I would give it 3 stars, because nothing really wowed me but I will use everything that I got.

With Love ❤

Selena

Beauty, Evening skincare routine, First Impressions, Freebie, Haul, Morning Skincare Routine, SALE

Sephora Haul

Yes, I did it again and I will do it again during the BI sale. I got my invite in the mail this week and I was so excited. I thought it was only for VIB and VIB Rouge. I think it’s new this year that BIs are invited. If I would have known, I would have saved my money to buy this stuff during the sale. I still got a great deal and I don’t regret my purchases. You can look forward to another haul at the end of April/beginning of May. I don’t know how the shipping will be and I’m a bit sad that I still haven’t received my Play box yet.

Let’s get into what I purchased at Sephora this time! I paid a total of $53 dollars including tax and earned $2 dollars cash back on Ebates. If you sign up with Ebates, your first purchase on $25 dollars will earn you a $10 gift card and I chose Walmart. I should be getting mine in a few weeks. Ebates is so easy to use and I love earning cash back and they just send you a check. It is like extra money. I love it!

Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil for $40 USD

I am so excited to have this in my collection! I have wanted something from Sunday Riley forever. It is a cult favorite and everyone loves it because the products really work. I knew that I wanted one of the oils, because oil lasts a  really long time. A little goes a long way and a 1 oz oil from Palmer’s lasted me two years. I also wanted the small 0.5 fl oz bottle to make sure that this works for my skin, before having an oil that’s going to last me a very long time. The bottle is so fancy! It is heavy and the packaging makes it feel like a luxury product. It is supposed to be a really good acne fighter and clear pores. I am looking forward to putting this in my medicine cabinet and putting it to good use. It is GREEN. It is so fun when products add a surprising element and have funny names. Hopefully, this oil is out of this world. If it lasts me 6 months and I like it, I will repurchase it. I think $40 is not a bad price for a face oil that works and lasts a long time. I don’t plan on using this every night. I’ll start out with once every 4 days and build it up to every other night. I want to avoid the purging stage….

Sephora Bright Set Loose Finishing Powder in 01 Banana for $7 USD

I needed a new setting powder, since my Cover Girl is running low. I don’t like that one much, so I decided to try this one. It was on sale and I thought why not. It is made to brighten your face and is good to use to set your under eye concealer. I will be trying this one out after I finish up the Cover Girl. I don’t want too many powders open at once. I’m hoping this one won’t be too dark to use all over. It worries me that it’s “banana” colored. I don’t want it to look too yellow on my skin. Either way, it was a good deal for the price. I also have a loose white powder that I can use if this goes too dark/yellow for me.

Sephora Rose Lip Mask for $3 USD

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I love a good mask like any other girl out there. I’ve never tried a lip mask before, so I really wanted to try one. I don’t know when I’ll use this. I kinda want to save it for when I really think my lips need it. You might not see a review of this for awhile. I’ve been loving rose scented stuff lately, so that’s the reason why I bought the rose.

MUF Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder Free With $25 Purchase

As if I needed more powder, this is the white powder I was talking about earlier. You get a decent amount for a deluxe sized sample. I am always trying to find the next best powder, so I am excited to try it out.

Benefit The Porefessional Matte Rescue Sample

I’m so happy. I actually got the samples that I wanted this time around. It is a matifying primer that is supposed to be super lightweight and a water-based gel. I really want to find a good primer that works with my combination skin. I haven’t found one that has really wowed me yet.

It Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ Sample

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I have this on my Sephora loves list. This is something I’ve been thinking about buying lately. I love foundation, but I also want it to look natural on my skin. This seems to be a product that would do something like that. I can never find anything to match me ever, so I’ve always been disappointed in face products. They are never the right color and I don’t like to wear them. I got the shade medium, so hopefully I like it. I can always get a shade down if I like the formula.

Urban Decay Optical Illusion Complexion Primer and Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

I figure I can use the darker ones for bronzer and contour colors. I’ve always wanted to try more stuff from Urban Decay, so I took a chance and chose this sample. I’m hoping that I like them, but if not, I’m not gonna cry about it. It was just something fun to try.

Well, that’s it for my haul. Come back in a couple of weeks for the next Sephora haul. Have you bought anything from Sephora lately?

With Love ❤

Selena

Children, Food, Haul, Healthy Living, Lifestyle, My Life, SALE

A Day Off Haul

Yesterday, I finally took my little one apple picking at the end of the season. I strapped him to my chest in his carrier and he managed to slap a few apples off the tree. We have about 5 baby apples, which were the ones Dean “picked”. The orchard had a little store and you buy your apple bag first and then go picking, which is different from other places. Other places give you a bag and then weigh your apples afterward. I only paid 11.99 plus tax (for the bag, which was only about a quarter).

We had a great time picking our own apples, which were Red Delicious, MAC, Fuji, Pink Lady, Macoun, and Courtland. Only Red Delicious, Pink Lady, and Courtland are in season, but we managed to pick a few good ones still remaining on the other trees. They had a beautiful store of already picked apples, a bakery, and tons of homemade canned goods. They are opened year round, so I’ll definitely be back.

I had to buy a few things from the store, of course! I bought a 1/2 gallon of apple cider, because the one at Walmart sucks and I wanted to see if there was a difference. This was even cheaper than Walmart at 3.75 USD. I really wanted to try some apple butter, but they were all out. I opted for apricot butter instead, which I hope will taste amazing on my morning toast. It was 2.85 for 9 oz, which is a steal! The big jar of apricot preserves was 6.20 for a pound! My dad and I love apricots, so we had to get this. I also bought an apple cider powered doughnut and a piece of apple crisp, not pictured because it was gone in the car. 🙂 From there, I went to Walmart for some food essentials and odds and ends.

These were on a little clearance food display for a dollar a piece. I got both varieties to put in a little glass bowl at my desk at work for a little chocolate pick-me-up. It was really cheap, so I was like “Why not?”. I’ve never had these flavors before.

This is the NUK Learning Cup, which is essentially a sippy cup with a bottle nipple like spout. I think that Dean will take to this one a lot better. It is most similar to a bottle, so I’m hoping it will be a smooth transition and that he will immediately take to it. It’s a little girly, but this was the only design they had. If he takes to it, I will invest in some boy ones for him. My goal is to get rid of the bottles by 1 years old. Hopefully, he likes this one and after he’s one, we will learn how to use a regular cup. Maybe, he will use the 360 cup then, because he would be older and can figure it out better. I’ll be sure to review the bottles that he uses (Parent’s Choice), before I get rid of them.

I am definitely coming down with something. I’ve had massive migraines, stuffy noise, and sore throat. I bought hand sanitizer for my desk at work to keep myself as protected as possible. I need gentle medicine, since I am still breast feeding. The Equate version of Thereaflu is a lot cheaper and works just as well. I used a packet last night and it tastes just like a sweetened cup of tea. It took care of my stuffy noise and sore throat. I wish I bought more than one box, but hopefully, I don’t have a cold for very long. I’m taking the second packet in an hour or so. Like I said, I have to be very careful with how much and what type of medicine that I use while breast feeding. I do better with drinkable meds than pills anyways. I’ve always used meds that dissolve in water, once I found out that they worked better for me than traditional pills.

pens

I love the PaperMate InkJoy pens a lot. The packet of pens that I bought for school are almost running out, so I needed replacements fast. I’m through half the course and I already filled up my notebook as well. These pens were cheap at under 4 USD. I have a few more colors as well such as light green and brown to color code with. I might need to replace my highlighters as well, since they aren’t working as well as before.

Well, that is my little Friday haul. I hope you all enjoyed it. I enjoyed my day off yesterday and I hope I can be just as productive the rest of this weekend.

With Love ❤

Selena

 

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Mini Walmart Haul *Day 10*

Yes, that’s a Kmart bag, but you get the picture. I got a bag of stuff from Walmart that I want to share with all of you. I picked up these things while picking up stuff for the animals and a few food items for the week. I bought a couple of beauty items and something for Dean. I haven’t done any big shopping lately. Next weekend, I’ll be hitting the clearance rack at Macy’s and Marshall’s for clothes for Dean mainly.

Veet

Veet Gel Cream Hair Remover

This is a product that I will always go back to. It really does work and doesn’t make my legs sensitive afterwards. I don’t use the plastic scraper that it comes with. I have a detachable shower head with a handle to it. So, I take it down and spray my legs with water to rinse the stuff off and them just lightly rub my legs to remove the dead hair. I leave this stuff on for 8 minutes. Any less, and my ankle hairs will not come off. Its a really great product and I stand by it, unless the formula changes. My legs are allergic to Nair, which I feel is harsher on the skin.

Cleansing Water

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

I said that I would try another drugstore cleansing water and this is it. I bought the pink one, because the blue/green one is for waterproof makeup and it looked oily. There was a layer on top of the water. I just use this to refresh my face in the morning. I don’t want oil on my face. I’m excited to give it a try after I’m done with a deluxe sample that I’m using. Has anyone else tried this? Did you like it? Simple Cleansing Water was just eh, to me. I wasn’t impressed by it. I’m hoping that this one will be better. I like other skincare products from Garnier, so I have high hopes.

Pampers Splashers

Pampers Splashers Disposable Swim Pants

Danielle’s mother gave me a $2 USD coupon off of this product and I just had to buy a pack to try them out. I will be taking Dean to the ocean and to lakes, so I need a diaper that can get wet. These should last the whole summer since it goes up until 34 pounds and he’s almost 17. They are Sesame St themed, which is cute. There are 24 of them, so that should last a few times of going to the beach, where I would use a combo of regular diapers and these ones. The package states that they have tear away sides, double leg cuffs, and there will be no diaper swelling. They have the iconic Pampers diaper smell, which smells like baby powder. They smell like this since Pamper pretreats their diapers with a powder that prevents diaper rash. They look cute, but are also very useful. They ended up being $8 USD with the coupon, that’s 2.75 for 8 of them. Thanks!

Well, that is my mini Walmart haul. When I tryout the pants, I will give a review on them and there will be more baby /child posts to come. I’m coming up with more baby related ideas like a monthly Dean update. It’s going to be lots of fun!

With Love ❤

Selena

Beauty, Evening skincare routine, First Impressions, Haul, Morning Skincare Routine

Sephora Haul!!!

I have a Sephora Haul for all you today. It was my birthday a few weeks ago and I never bought anything for myself. I just wasn’t sure what I really wanted. I decided to treat myself to a few new skincare bits and some makeup that I did not already have. I used a coupon for two deluxe samples, got my free birthday kit, and picked out three foil samples. Although, I didn’t get any of the foil packets that I had originally picked. Does that happen to anyone else? They just put random samples in my box. I’ll try them anyway though. I just wish that I had got the perfume sample and mask samples that I had wanted. I paid $60.57 for all of it, which I thought was a great deal.

Face butter

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter, 2 ml for FREE

This is one of the three free samples that I didn’t pick out. I’m interested in trying it out, but I’m not excited about it. Face butter sounds heavy and sticky to me for some reason. Maybe the whipped will make it feel lighter? I like trying face oils, but this sounds more solid, maybe like a lotion or something.

Moisturizer (2)

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream, 3 ml for FREE

This is another face moisturizer sample that I have never heard of. It must be Korean or something. Nope! It’s from Japan.I like that the sample is in a tube instead of a foil packet.

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Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream, 1 ml for FREE

At least this wasn’t another face moisturizer, it’s an eye cream. I’m actually excited about this one. I have like three full sized eye creams/gels right now, but if I like this sample, I will be picking it up in the future along with one from Kiehl’s.

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Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water, 1.69 fl oz for Free

I have always wanted to get products from Caudalie, since everyone on Youtube is in love with this brand. I love cleansing water to wash my face with in the morning. I’m excited to give this deluxe sample a try and it’s also a decent amount to try out. I am almost out of my current cleansing water, so this will be perfect to try after finishing up the one from Simple. Disclaimer, I don’t really like the Simple one.

Tarte Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion, 7 ml for FREE

This is the other deluxe sized sample that I chose. I like that it has a pump for ease of use and I’m always looking for that facial sunscreen that will keep me protected but not greasy feeling/looking. I haven’t found a holy grail facial sunscreen yet, but I’ll let you know if I ever do come across one that I would repurchase. So far, no such luck. Maybe this one from Tarte will be the one.

Fresh It’s Your Birthday Get Fresh! Sephora Beauty Insider Gift Includes Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, 0.6 fl oz & Fresh Rose Face Mask, 0.5 fl oz for FREE

I liked that I actually had an option for my birthday gift. I wasn’t feeling the Marc Jacobs red lipstick and black eyeliner. I don’t wear red lips and I don’t need another black eye liner. I loved this skincare option. First, I love Fresh. Their soap is AMAZING. Second, I want to try more by this brand and these are decent samples to give it a whirl with. These are such great little treats for my skin!

Caudalie Beauty Elixir, 1 fl oz for $18 USD

This was such a splurge item leftover from Christmas. Sephora’s sale section has a lot of Christmas and 2015 launch leftovers. I’m so happy to finally have my hands on this coveted glass bottle. This would have made a lovely Christmas present and I can see buying myself Christmas presents ornament style for Christmas. It smells strongly of peppermint tea or Candy Lane tea to be exact. I like the herbal undertones and can see this as being lovely to spray on whenever. I’ll probably bring it to work for a refresher during the day. It can get warm in there. It’s also nice to show off a luxury item.

Tarte Skincare Rainforest of  the Sea Set Includes Drink of H20 Hydrating Boost, 10 ml & Deep Dive Cleansing Gel, 0.25 fl oz & Marine Boosting 4-in-1 Mist, 0.24 fl oz for $10 USD

Let me start off by saying that these samples are tiny, but for 10 dollars they are a worthwhile deal to try out some Tarte skin care products. Plus, the gold accents make these products look so luxe. I think that the tissue paper is a nice touch. The products smell nice, herbally with citrus notes. The boost is a gel constancy, which I like more than lotion ones. The mist is straight up orange juice. It smells so good! I have so many things to try! I love it, but my bathroom is cluttered. I need to use these up, so I can make more room for my products to breathe. The cheerful packaging has brightened up my beauty cabinet.

BareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio, 3 0.14 oz for $29 USD

I probably went a little crazy with the swatch pictures, but I wanted to show how beautifully this product looks in all different lightening. The highlight is beautiful and natural. The blush is pink toned, which is perfect for my skin tone. It gives me a nice glow. The bronzer is brown without being muddy or orange. I love this limited edition face pallet!  The powders themselves are buttery with no powder fallout or dust particles going everywhere. They really stick to the brush and the pans are decent sized. I don’t have a hard time going into them with my brushes. This is the kind of pallet that I would use everyday. It is so easy to add on powder products in a flash. I don’t have any other bronzer, so Warmth will be getting lots of love from me. Bronzer is something that I use on the daily along with highlighter, but I’ll make time for the blush too. I feel ready for summer now. Lol

Have you shopped at Sephora lately?

With Love,
Selena
Fashion, Freebie, Haul, Lifestyle, My Life, SALE

Nursing Mom Clothing Haul

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

It is so hard to find clothes to fit when you are nursing a two month old. I was shopping for tops for work and at home that would make nursing and pumping easier for me and less of a clothing hassle. I hate shoving his head up my shirt and I fear that the humid air from being trapped in my shirt cuts nursing sessions short, making them more frequent than they have to be. I don’t mind throwing a cover over myself when nursing my son when my dad is around, but I wanted a way to nurse that wouldn’t make my friends uncomfortable. I am fully comfortable nursing my son in front of friends and relatives, but I would never do it in public. That’s just not me. I get limited time to pump at work, so I need clothes that are easy to push aside. I don’t have time to take off layers and put them back on and straighten myself out. That is a few minutes too many. If I have 15 minutes, I want to use twelve minutes on the actual pumping, not ten minutes. At lunch, I’ll be able to pump for 27 minutes and I’ll have 15 minutes left to see my baby. On Mondays, I have an extra 15 minutes to pump as well. The rest of the days, I just have my paid break and lunch.

Let’s get onto the haul!

Macy’s: This baby haul came to $20 USD total, because everything was on clearance. Macy’s is really great for their clearance.

Carter’s Sleepy Sack in 0-9 months:

I love these sleepy sacks! They are great during the Winter time for Dean to sleep in. He can now roll over on his own, so no more swaddling. This is the next best thing and I don’t have to worry about his feet getting cold. It keeps him all warm and snugly. I also love the cute prints as well. The zipper feature is great as well for middle of the morning/night changes.They are ultra soft and Dean seems to enjoy wearing them.

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Carter’s Terry Cloths Onsie in 9 months:

Dean is my little dinosaur and now he can dress like one. I like putting him in this night and day. It soaks up the night sweats and the sweat in the day from the heat in the apartment. We sit on top of the boiler, so it can get hot without the heat on. This is nice and big on him, which helps prevent heat rash from sweating. He has been getting a heat rash/moisture rash from sweat. It is a lot better than it was before. It disappeared off his back and face. It is a bit on his chest, but mostly on his arms. I think it is because he is chubby and the sleeves tend to be a little tight on the arm, resulting in sweat collection. I believe this terry cloth has helped to promote healing of the rash. Again, zippers are my friend.

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Carter’s Plush Onsie in 9 months:

My dad spotted this one and it is very plush. This outfit is great for taking your little one out and about. I have a winter blanket thing that attaches to the infant car seat, but when he outgrows the car seat (He is already 11lbs and the car seat only goes up to 20lbs), this would be nice and warm to wear out in the convertible car seat. I also like that it says “Little Guy” on it. I’m always about buying things that fit now and later. He has so much 3 month and 3 to 6 clothes! I have three drawer out of six filled with his clothes! I decided to consign a bunch of my clothes and all the good things that he outgrows. I’m going down with my first batch today. I’ll let you guys know how it goes!

Target: My dad and I both bought clothes here.

denim tunic

Liz Lange Maternity For Target Denim Tunic in Indigo in XXL for $24.99 USD:

I was hesitant to buy this, because I always question buying myself clothes. I knew I needed to buy some new tops though. My boobs made that really apparent. None of my current tops really work for my nursing sized chest. So, new tops was a given. I didn’t get any pants though, because I’m still in my fattest maternity jeans. I get to start an exercise routine tomorrow, so I’m hopefully that I will shed off some pounds in my thighs and butt. I have lost thirty five pounds out of the sixty I gained. I only want to lose twenty pounds. I heard five extra pounds is good for nursing. I’m not in a hurry to lose. I can take my time. It took 10 months to gain. I don’t mind if it takes that long to lose. I really love this top. It is soft and long enough to cover my butt. I plan on wearing this with leggings or skinny pants. I always wanted a denim shirt and this one fits beautifully. I was discouraged at Sears, when none of the tops fit in the Junior section. I guess they think that young people cannot have large chests or something. The button down is a great feature for nursing or pumping at work.

Motherhood Maternity: I spent over $200 USD here. Nursing clothes are EXPENSIVE!

Motherhood Intimates in 36 E in Black and Nude for $24.98 USD Each:

I got one in nude and black. Sorry, I don’t share pictures of my intimates any more. The best basic colors. My older nursing bras that I bought before birth were too small after my milk came in and regulated. I think it was one of the reasons why I got mastitis in my right breast. I love the lacy design and the clip down design. I needed to get a wire supported bra, which leaves marks when I clip the bra down to nurse. It fits comfortably though. I never had a more comfortable wire bra before. There isn’t much more to say, except I miss my bright colored fun bras that I no longer fit into and have to wait over a year to possibly fit back into again. le sigh

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Simple Wishes Hands Free Breast Pump Bra in Baby Pink in I/XL for $34.98 USD:

I love the baby pink color and how well this bra works with any pump. I used this with my electric double pump and my electric single handheld pump. It allows me to be hands free to use my lap top or kindle. It is comfortable, but not as supportive as a nursing bra. I would use this one Mondays at work, where I have to pump three times and have to be a real stickler about the time. Mondays are busy where I work. I have no complaints and I see the value in the money.

Motherhood Maternity Nursing Mock Wrap Top in Navy & Gray in Large for $29.98 USD

Yes, I paid thirty dollars for a nursing top. The prices may be a bit insane, but I did purchase large sizes for my large chest and these have special functions that regular tops just don’t have. You can pull down the grey built in undershirt under one breast and put your child underneath the two wrap layers. Nursing is discreet with nothing to see. This also works well for pumping. The material is very soft and overall, this was worth the thirty. It was just a big shock on how expensive this stuff is, but then again, I’ve seen plenty of clothes at other places be just as expensive. I’m just not use to buying items full priced.

Motherhood Maternity Nursing Tang Top in Navy & White in XL for Free!

There was a clearance sale of buy two get one for free, so this was my free item. It was originally $24.98 USD and reduced to $14.99 USD. I like the side ruching detail and the pull down nursing feature. It is great to put underneath other non-nursing clothes to still get a nursing feature out of it. Fifteen dollars for a tang top is still a lot in my opinion. Oh! All these nursing shirts have elastic underneath the girls for support while nursing.

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Motherhood Maternity Button Down Tunic in Grey & White Pinstripes in XL for $24.99 USD

This shirt was originally $34.98 USD. Since I paid 25 for that other shirt, I don’t consider this a high price to pay. I wasn’t a big fan of it at first, but I love the way I look in it. It sheds off pounds and is very figure flattering with the tie waist feature. It is prettier on than on the rack, that is for sure! It is a stiffer, starchier material than I am used to. I’m trying to have a more appropriate adult wardrobe to be taken more seriously and hey, I have a son now. This fits right in there. I’m still going to have fun with some cool prints and sexy dresses, but I want a more adult style…or more like a young 24 year old would wear who has a kid. Still young but mature at the same time. If you know what I mean.

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Motherhood Maternity Plus in Plaid in 2X for $34.99 USD

I’m noticing that I bought a ton of tunics, but seriously, it is the most flattering on my figure right now and let’s me get away with wearing jeans that right now, are a little too tight to wear with a shorter shirt. I love this cotton soft tunic! It is in a magenta, purple, blue plaid that is simply gorgeous. This originally went for $44.98 USD. It was expensive, but this was the only size that fit my chest comfortably in this style. It may be large, but it fits perfectly on my shoulders and is very comfortable. Again, having a tie waist feature is very figure flattering.

Motherhood Maternity Nursing Cami in Coral Pink in Large for $26.98 USD

Yes, I paid that much for a cami with a built in bra. It is crazy expensive, but very comfortable. It has the clip down feature and is great to wear around the house. I would wear a bra with it, when out and about in it. It isn’t enough support for that. It is the right amount for leisure time at home. This has the ruched siding details on each side as well. I love the bright color and how comfortable it is. I’m all about the comfort these days.

JCPenny’s: I actually found a few regular tops that fit.

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St. John’s Bay Short Sleeve Crew in American Navy in Large for $14.00 USD

There was a buy one get one free and I didn’t realize that clearance was excluded from the promotion. So, I will be returning this and buying two again so I can get the second one for free. This way, I can also use my coupon that I earned for 10 USD off of 25 USD on a jewelry purchase. This is a great undershirt to go underneath my navy polka dot shirt.

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St. John’s Bay Long Sleeve Crew in Chic Pink in Large for $4.79 USD

This was clearance from $16 USD, which is 70% off. I got this to go underneath the pink shirt. I have started to really love pink, especially bright ones. There is just something special about this color that I love.

St. John’s Bay Polka Dot Blouse in Shocking Pink Dot & Navy Dot in XL for $18 USD Each

I got the same blouses in two different colors that is how much I love them! They fit really great. These were buy one get one free, making them 18 each. These ones makes my stomach look thinner as well. This has been long winded, so I’ll end my haul here.

With Love <3
Selena

 

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Amazon Haul

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I recently teamed up with two different brands to deliver all of you honest reviews on their products. While I was checking those products out with some coupon codes, I decided to pick up a couple of things for Serena. I also recently went bra shopping, so stay on the lookout for another mini haul as well. Without further ado, here’s my little haul and my first impressions of everything that I got!

Greenies Teenie, 130 ct for $21.39 USD

Remember in a recent post I mentioned how these worked so well for Serena’s teeth, but were way too expensive? Well, I could not believe how cheap they were on Amazon! Either Amazon is giving me a great deal or the price of Greenies went way down from the last time that I bought them, which was a couple of years ago. These treats are made for small dogs. It came in a big cardboard box with two resealable bags of treats in it. It is an upgrade from the last time I bough a box and the treats were just loose inside them like other treats. I hope these work just as well as last time. I keep mine in the fridge, so Serena takes extra long chewing them and getting that stubborn plaque off her teeth. She is getting one a day for a month and then, I will go on from there and check back in with all of you on her progress.

*Valentia Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask, 4oz for $25 USD

I used a free coupon code provided by the company to redeem this product to review for all of you. Face masks have to be my favorite beauty product to try out. I have had moisturizing sheet masks, but I have never tried a plumping mask before. This mask is supposed to boost collagen production, increase skin radiance, reduce fine lines, and secures skin moisture. My face needs some TLC since having a baby and neglecting my face and needs. I’m just getting back into a facial routine and I will be using this to try to whip my skin back into shape. It does not say how many times a week I can use this product, but since it is a hydrating formula, I would think that I can use it three times a week. I cannot wait to try it tonight! I will be giving a first impressions review sometime this week on all beauty products in this post.

*Valentia True Glow Eye Cream, 1.18 fl oz for $25 USD

These products look so luxe and the boxes are gorgeous with the gold accents. I like that it is in tinted glass with an easy to use pump. I hate dipping my fingers into pot products. I like that it is tinted orange, because I feel like it helps to minimize my dark circles. This eye cream is supposed to reduce wrinkles, nourish and hydrate, tighten the eye area, brighten dark circles, and restore radiance. While I cannot comment on the wrinkles, I look forward to using this eye cream at night, where I can use some thing a bit thicker.

*OZ Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel, 0.5 fl oz for $17.49 USD

Another eye product,  yes, but this is for morning use and the other was for evening. I feel like gels are lighter for day time use and this one even says that you can use it under makeup. It is suppose to eliminate dark circles and puffiness, soothe and soften the eye area, and give dramatically radiant and youthful eyes. I am excited to be trying natural products that is good for my skin and safe to use while breast feeding. This gel is clear and thick, so I feel like it’s going to do a good job. I cannot wait to use it tomorrow!

Buddy’s Paws Digestive Enzymes, 8 oz for $19.70 USD

I bought this for Serena, because I also think that her bad breath issue could be a stomach issue. She battles constipation from swallowing her food instead of chewing it, so this will at least be good for that if it doesn’t do anything for her breath. This product contains prebiotics and probiotics, which is great for the digestive system. It is a powder supplement that I am giving her once a day at 1/8 of a teaspoon, since she only eats 1/2 cup of food a day. I mix it into her 1/4 cup of dry or wet dog food. Her first treatment is tonight, so we shall see!

Well, that is it for my haul! Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. If you have tried any of these products, let me know your thoughts on them in the comments section below. Thanks for participating!

With Love <3
Selena

*Disclaimer: Valentia and OZ Naturals sent me these products for free in exchange for an honest review of their products. All opinions are my own and everything else was purchased by me with my own money.