Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Something you'll love!

     Ok, I love oils!! I love getting out of the bath tub and mixing my favorite lotion (in which I will share in a later post) and oil together to give my body a silk effect!  You have to nurture your skin in order for it to give you that glow that everyone looks for! Although I absolutely looooovvve my oils, I hate the way that the oil smears everywhere leaving a little mess. Not to mention, it takes FOREVER to dry lol.

    This miraculous dry body oil spray by Victoria's Secret is AMAZING!! You spray your body,rub it in, and there is NO MESS! It smells amazing like warm vanilla brown sugar, and it drys quickly! You can purchase this from Victoria Secret for an average price of $12.00. Go get yours today! You'll be majorly impressed!!



Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A little Medicine for the teethers!!

   Having a new baby is such a joyous time in our lives. However, the teething stages are not so joyous!! Teething can start as early as 3 months. Two teething baby medications that I recommend are Naturals dissolvable teething tablets by Orajel and Homeopathic teething drops by Gentle Naturals. These two are heaven sent!!

    The teething tablets are Benzocaine, dye, and alcohol free. The teething drops are made with natural ingredients and is benzocaine free as well. If you are unfamiliar with benzocaine, it is a local anesthetic that blocks the nerve signal in your body. This is also known as "numbing medication". The main note to know about Benzocaine is that if its used in the mouth or throat too much, it can cause a life threatening condition in which the amount of oxygen in your blood stream can become dangerously low! It's not recommended to give any child under the age of 2 anything that contains this substance! 

    These two over the counter teething medication works in minutes to help sooth my baby teething woes! Add this to your baby medicine cabinet!! I found both of these products at your local drug stores (Walgreens and Cvs). You can also find the teething tablets at target!!
Teething Drops: $4.47 average price 
Teething Tablets: $5.38 average price
**Note I am not a doctor, ALL of my reviews are based on the things that I have tried with myself or my children. Everyone and every child is different, you can try these products at your own discretion***

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Baby bath!!

    Sometimes when your child or baby has a cold, the last thing you want to do is put them in a bath or shower. Johnson's & Johnson's has a baby bath that comforts babies with colds.

     Made with rosemary, eucalyptus, and menthol, this product gives your baby or child  the aromatherapy that he or she needs. This product honestly smells like a Vicks vapor rub body wash that will help with your child's congestion with added warm water! This is a must have if you have children or knows someone that has children! Buy it for yourselves or for them!! You have to try it!!

The average price on this product is $4.29 at my favorite place of target!!! You can also buy this product at Walmart and other Johnson & Johnson retailers.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wrap it up with Turbie Twist!!

     Although using the Turbie Twist is a great way to dry your hair, I love using this product to cover my hair when I'm at the spa or simply just taking a shower(in prevention from getting wet)! This hair towel can be used in a variety of ways when helping to keep your hair protected and dried! I love wrapping my hair and putting the turbie twist over it to prevent it from getting wet when I get my favorite signature body scrubs from the spa!! I always say that I like to go to the spa, but my hair doesn't have to look like I've been there!!

   This product is easy to wash and dry and can be folded small enough to fit into your purse!! This is a ladies must have so go and pick one up today!! You can purchase this from different retailers, however, I purchased mine from Bed Bath and Beyond for an average price of $19.99 for a pack of two (Dont forget to use that 25%off coupon lol)! It's totally worth it!!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sleep better with a Co-Sleeper!

        Are you tired of waking up in the middle of the night to sooth your crying baby in another room? Are you tired of your baby sleeping in the same bed as you? Well try co-sleeping!! It's the best thing  for babies! I recommend this for as long as they can fit in it (not over 1 years), although it says it can hold up to 500lbs.The co-sleeper allows you to have easier night time feedings,a feeling of closeness, and it's a great way to keep your baby close while your doing your house hold duties! I adore the way I can keep it close to the side of my bed. It's truly heaven sent!

   I bought my co-sleeper from Bel Bambini in West Hollywood,Ca for an average price of $359.00. However you can also purchase this co sleeper from for $289.00. I wish I would've known about before I purchased mine, everyone knows how I love a good deal!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Real is the BOMB!!

      Hey everyone so I have found a new show to watch!! I am in love with the Fox 11 (Los Angeles) station, just in case you didn't know, mu television literally stays on channel 11 from the time that I wake up in the morning, until the time I go to sleep, except for the nights when Homeland, Scandal, and The Game of Thrones is airing. The Real Talk show is a very fun show to watch and it makes me feel like I'm at home gossiping with one of my girls!! They give you the real on all the celebrity gossip and the real on personal tips!! Not to mention the fashion on these ladies is THE BOMB!! I love to watch what they are wearing as they continue to look flawless thought the episodes!! This is their second week airing and can't wait for many more!!! Btw I want a Gab Bag!!!!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

It's something about the vapors!

      It's something about these Vicks soothing vapors that keeps me coming back for another purchase! When I hear a little congestion in my children chest, I immediately plug in my Vicks vaporizer!! Once you plug this in it immediately starts to vaporize the area helping your children sleep a little better at night.

    This portable Vicks vaporizer last for up to 8 hours and even has a built in night light. This waterless product is the best thing out next to a humidifier that helps with you or your child's congestion! One of the advantages of this product is that it comes with 5 vapor pad refills!! So there is no need buy any right away!!

Why wouldn't you want to sleep better at night? This product is a win, win situation! I purchased this from Cvs pharmacy for an average price of $13.50!!**Pricing varies at different stores**

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Learning Together!!

   My son is four years old and it's almost time for kindergarten in the fall. As you know sometimes teaching/preparing your child to learn how to write can be a bit of a challenge.That's why pencil grips are the best thing invented to help our children succeed during the challenging stages!! They are small enough to grip onto any standard pencil, and some of them even have the ability to be used as erasers (not in the contents of the shown pack).

   I bought this and it works well for my son because he has the gift of being ambidextrous. The pencil grips are transitional for both right and left hand children! I purchased this from a local target for an average cost of $4.99.If you need extra help with your child, I truly recommend this!

Jamba Juice!!!

   After dropping my eldest son off to school, stopping to get a Jamba Juice is a must have!! My favorite is a Strawberry Surf Rider with an energy boost, or if I think I'm starting to feel under the weather, ill ask for a immunity boost!! Strawberry Surf rider is sweet with a hint of sour and I love it!! Every time I go into my neighborhood jamba, I always feel the need to purchase one of their take home cups because I always misplace the lid or straw!! One of the perks of purchasing a jamba cup is that you can receive a small percentage off of your juice each time you bring your cup in when you purchase a new jamba!! It is also a great way to cool off this summer,while getting a boost of vitamins that we forget to take every day!!

    Not to mention my son got hooked on the pirate booties, which a healthy snack for kids!! 

   Starting July 27th, Jamba Juice is giving away free juices, with a total of four maximum per family (kids must be present)!! What's your favorite flavor??

California Baby!!!

   Here is another product by California Baby that I truly love!! I am starting to travel with this "Diaper Area Wash" because while my baby and I are running errands around the city, he likes to leave me a present in his diaper,yes poop!! Sometimes his diaper can get so bad that it comes up his back and I hate those!! Therefore, I have decided to take it a extra step further to insure my baby cleanliness!! As you know, dirty diapers are no fun, so keeping that area clean after a bad diaper is important! The babies with the most sensitive skin can also give it a try!! On another note,if your baby does have super sensitive skin just to be safe, dilute the product with a little water and enjoy!

I use this product by putting a little on a baby wipe, then apply.

    I love this wash!! You should try it!!
Average price: for a 6.5 ounce is about $11.49 and for the travel size which is about 2oz it's $4.99!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

ABC Play Mat!!!

     ABC is easy as 123!!! Yes it is with the ABC mat!! These mats are known nation wide so they are not new to most parents!!! For those that doesn't know, the ABC mat works for children two and up. However, some mats may vary in age. Since the age requirement of this purchase is two and up, I keep a close eye on my 6month old while he's enjoying his tummy time with his brother!!

   This mat is light weight, easy to clean, and is reversible! One side is ABC's and on the other side is shapes (different maps may very)!! My kids love this!! Thanks to one of my BFFs Chey'na who purchased this for them! They truly enjoy it!
Purchase Price:$20-25.00
This one in particular was purchased at Costco, however, you can google ABC mat and a variety of places where you can purchase this particular item is listed!
**Sorry for the blur, the lighting was off due to the plastic**

Lets Kick & Play Together!!

   I bought this kick and play about a month ago to entertain my baby and help with his motor skills!! Might I add, that we honestly loves this!! This transitional play gym is amazing to pack up and travel with and it's easy to put together!! The mat is comfortable on a nice fluffy rug or carpet. Its easy to wash on a delicate cycle and air dry is the best! For a little entertainment for your baby this is the best kick and play!! My baby loves the music and kicking his little fat feet on the piano!! A great investment!! Average price:$59.00 at your local target or Toys R Us!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Here's My Secret, Keep it up!!!

      Hey loves!!! Although I go to the hair shop to get my hair treated, it is imperative that I also take care of my own hair. Whether I'm wearing my hair natural,straight,wet,weaved,or twisted, I constantly keep my scalped oiled with these two products. With my first born my hair shed sooo much, and I had no clue of what to do.

     I started mixing products, and trying different products to help with my hair breakage and to help grow my hair! I finally came across these two products and it has been heaven sent. Within a years time,my hair grew to my bra strap from me cutting my hair to my shoulders almost. Now its pass my bra strap 2 years later!!!This is my hair rituals....what's yours???

That's what friends are for!!!

      I had to blog this picture out because  my husband friend sent this to us saying that he hasn't cut his goat-t since our wedding last year!! It's very sentimental to him and he wanted to keep it until our anniversary or when he saw him again!! He is now going to cut it next week for his ten year vowel renewal with wife. Friendships are truly the best! What is the craziest thing that your friend has done for you?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Put a little steam on it!!

     Whether your rocking your natural hair or not,color on your hair or not, it is sooo important to take care of your hair. My wonderful hair care specialist and stylist Courtney keeps my hair healthy and silky to the touch!! With my color, I love to get my hair steamed (with conditioner of course) because it keeps my hair texture on point and it helps prevent from breakage. This also works for the people (man or woman) that have excessive dandruff and it penetrates the oils and conditioner to the scalp more deeply. How would this not work for you???

   Ask your haircare specialist/stylist about it, you won't be sorry!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Spa Time!!

      Do you love facials??? I do!!!! My favorite type of facials are the nourishing/H20 facials! I truly love these facials because they keep my skin nice and hydrated. Since I'm not an avid water drinker like I'm suppose to be, these facials help restore my face leaving a beautiful soft glow! During the summer months, both men and women forget to stay hydrated, which can cause your skin to become a victim to breakouts, becoming too dry, or a little puffiness under the eye can appear. That is why it's truly important to keep your skin rejuvenated!
   For the people that can't go into the spa very often, purchase the spa products (after your facial) so that you can repeat the routine at home! I love products and I love buying spa products that I can travel with!! So take a break and get away, everyone needs some ME time!!!

My favorite spa is at the La Quinta Resort in Palms Springs, Ca! What's yours?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pose for the camera!

      Here is one of my favorite things besides my cell phone, my Polaroid camera! Believe it or not, with every digital camera that I have owned, I have yet to print any pictures off of them. Why? I don't have the time to wait to upload all three thousand something pictures from my camera or phone. As most of you know with a Polaroid you can start building your memories instantly . This Polaroid camera is easy to fit into your bag/purse (if you like carrying big bag/purses) and it doesn't take long for your picture come to life! If you want pictures instantly, you can purchase this camera from Best Buy (online only).
Average Price: $69.99
Flim Price: $10 dollars for a pack, it is 10 prints in a pack. So it's about $1.00 per print. You can also look around for savings on your film via Internet at other stores.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Are you protecting your skin??

      While your favorite person is on vacation and it's 90 plus degrees, it's best that I keep my skin hydrated and protected from the sun because getting sun burn is painful. I recommend these two products! I love the Aveeno protect + hydrate on my face and Coopertone Sport on my entire body. The reason that I use two different products is, what works on your body doesn't necessarily always works for your face and vise versa! Aveeno has proven to protect my face from the blazing sun, but sometimes it's a fail on my body,weird huh? Not to mention Aveeno comes in smaller tubing, and if I were rushing it would take forever just to rub in my sunscreen over my entire body from head to toe.

      That's where Coppertone Sport comes in! It's a great sunscreen spray that even stays on when you sweat((if applied correctly))! It's quick and easy to apply and I have personally used it in 90 degree weather! This product is great to use to keep your skin safe!! Don't believe me, try it yourself!!

Yes, both products make sunscreen for babies and children as well. I repeat the same remedy for my own kids as well! I use Aveeno for their faces and Coppertone for their bodies!! It works for us, what works for you??

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Want to feel renewed?

    This body wash is the bomb,and why not use it while I'm in Tahiti celebrating my marriage anniversary!! I love the smell of this body wash because it doesn't smell like its made with too much citrus. The pomegranate seeds and Coconut milk that is embedded in this product gives you that spa feeling once your done. I highly recommend that you use this in the shower opposed to a bath so that your bath water doesn't get too seedy at the bottom. This renewal escapade will have you feeling luxurious after each shower. This is definitely one to add to the collection.
You can find this product as some drug stores such as Cvs or Walgreens, as well as grocery stores, target, and Walmart!
Retail Price: average about $6.00
Hope you enjoy!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Another Alternative!

      Yes you've guessed it! There's another alternative for babies to use outside of petroleum jelly that is natural and safe! I love the texture of this product opposed to other jellies and creams. This honey scented, soft texture, non sticky product gets the two thumbs up in helping to prevent diaper rashes for my baby! It even helps to remove make up or with moisturizing your own skin! Go check it out!!! You can purchase this product at your nearest whole foods or from their website directly!

Average price: for a 9oz jar is about $16.00. For a 2oz jar is roughly about $6.00.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 237 years of Independence America!!!

      Happy 4th of July everyone!! Today is the day that Americans get to celebrate their 237th year of independence from The Kingdom of Great Britian in 1776. Time for the fireworks, bbq, and family fun!! Today is my National Day!!! If yours is any different, what is your national holiday?? I would love to know!!
***Be safe everyone***

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Let's get sensual!

       This by far has to be one of my favorite items to use! This jasmine vanilla body scrub after use leaves your skin silky soft. A few years ago one of my cousins put me onto this and I haven't been able to shake this product since! The jasmine vanilla gives you the perfect glow especially during the summer months!  No lotion after use is needed on certain skin types as it can become too oily if used improperly! This is a 100% must try for my Mrs.Penn followers so go check it out!!!
Product info...
Purchase from: Bath and Body Works
Scent: Jasmine Vanilla
Estimated Cost: $16.00 per container 
**As of right now Bath and Body Works is having a great sale on this item.Buy two and get two free for online purchases. Check your local store locations for in store sales**

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Product Product Product Galore!!

     Anyone that knows me, knows that I  love trying new products, and this Johnson natural baby line for my natural parents gets a two thumbs up from me! This product leaves your baby skin feeling so soft and it works for baby acne, well at least it works for my baby! Johnson natural is great for morning bath times because the product is very light, whereas the night time products can be a little thick.With this product being 98% natural how can you not try it out!!!

**Add to the collection**

Hello Parents, 
     Please add this to your baby must have check list! This Vicks behind the ear gentle touch thermometer is incredible!! For the sicky babies that hate to have those hard metal or paper tips inserted things in their ears, this soft tip is a great go to! Since you place the tip gently behind the ear, if your baby is sleeping, you don't even have to wake them up to take their temperature!! This even works for my four year old who ears are even sensitive to a Q-Tip at times! A parents must have forsure!!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Try Something Else!

     As you know sterilization is key to keeping the germs away from your baby items.Instead of boiling water on a stove, this portable sterilizer allows you to just plug in, add water, and go! This Tommee Tippee electric sterilizer is the best thing yet and you can travel with it. It's also very mommy friendly to put together, so no headaches with tons of little pieces. It's easy to clean and sterilizes six bottles in 5 minutes!! It's a must buy!
I rate this product to be 10 forsure!!
Average Price: $60.00
You can find this product at your nearest Target or Babies R us!