Sunday, September 25, 2016

September Favorites: Mom Must-Haves, Lifestyle & Beauty

        It's that time of the month again ;) It's time to share what I've been loving for the past month. I have some real awesome finds to share with you, so grab a drink and let's dive right in!


1.   Exersaucer ($49.99)

      This is a must have for all moms. Why? because this enables you to finally wash the dishes, add a load in the washer, or simply go to the bathroom. The Exersaucer has been a lifesaver for me. Baby has been extra clingy this month because he caught a cold, however this awesome find is able to keep him entertained long enough to let me take care of things around the house. Big bonus is that it helps with his coordination and has helped him develop stronger core strength. 


2.   Baby Brezza Food Maker ($106.35)

If you've been following my blog then you know I LOVE the BabyBrezza formula maker. Just as its predecessor, the Baby Brezza Food Maker is a huge time saver. It is so easy for my to just buy a huge bag of pre-washed organic broccoli at Costco, fill the Baby Brezza with water, plop a cup or so of broccoli in the glass container and hit the start button. 15-20 minutes later you have organic homemade baby food. It cannot get easier than that! The machine steams and blends so you don't have to. Clean up is a breeze. I just rinse and place in the dishwasher. Needless to say, I am in love with this machine. It lets me easily make and give my baby healthy meals without any preservatives. Total win and well worth the price. 

3.   BOBA Carrier ($125)

     Just like the Exersaucer, this is another momma must-have. This carrier enables you to get things done even when baby is being extra needy. Bonus, this enables you to go into stores that aren't car seat or stroller friendly. 

    I have been getting a lot of extra use out of our BOBA carrier since David has been under the weather. This has enabled me to keep our home guest ready as well as shop and redecorate the home for Fall. 


1.   NuLoom Area Rug (Under $200!)

     Speaking of getting the home ready for fall... my next favorite is this gorgeous area rug for our living room. Rugs can be pricey, which is why I love shopping Joss & Main as well as Wayfair. I was able to get a 9' x 12' area rug for under $200! So I of course had to share the find with ya'll. Let me know of any sites you love to shop at for home decor. Always open to new suggestions!


   The hubs and I recently purchased the new Sonicare Whitening Toothbrush set and have fallen in love all over again with the brand. Not only does it leave your teeth feeling 'just left the dentist' clean, it helps with tooth sensitivity and whitening. I drink a lot of coffee and have very sensitive teeth. The Sonicare brush helps remove any coffee stains without causing sensitivity or pain. I've actually traveled without my toothbrush and was forced to use a manual brush. OUCH! My teeth will never go back to manual again. 

3.   FlashAir Wifi SD Card ($39.99)

      I am so excited to share this next favorite with you. I have had this baby for 6 months or so and it has been wonderful. It is an SD card that can convert any camera into a 'Wifi' enabled camera. You just insert the SD card as you would with any other normal SD card, and this little beauty allows you to transfer any pictures from your camera directly to your phone, iPad or laptop. Genius. 

     I wanted to transfer quick snaps from my camera to my phone so I could easily share or post on social media. However,  I have a Canon t5i which is not Wifi enabled. Upon googling I discovered this amazing find, Flashair. I can now easily transfer pictures taken on my camera to my phone. 


1.   Laura Mercier Mineral FoundationBare Minerals Well Rested Concealer

      My skin has been really wonky since having David. The Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation and the Bare Minerals Well Rested Concealer have helped my skin look glowy and healthy even when it is anything but. This duo provides amazing coverage without feeling caky and melts beautifully into the skin leaving your skin looking radiant. I can not get enough of this combo.  

    This nail polish is amazing. I am in love with the formula. It is by far the longest wearing polish I have ever tried. It leaves a beautiful long lasting shine that is super chip resistant and momma proof. My only gripe is I wish the line carried more colors. 

3.   Mario Badescu Silver Powder ($12)

    As previously mentioned, my skin is all sorts of wonky. In order to tame my greasy t-zone I have been using the Mario Badescu silver powder religiously. This powder has helped combat blackheads as well as balance the pH of my skin. I am no longer as greasy and my makeup lasts a lot longer because of it. I also dab this on to spots as an overnight treatment and it seems to help a lot. Let me know if you have any Mario Badescu favorites I need to try. 


That concludes this month's favorites! Let me know if you end up trying on of my favorites or if you have any favorites of your own you would like to share :)

                                                                                                                                                                    Maria Elena 

1 comment:

  1. Hello gorgeous! What a great post! I'm going to have to try out that makeup combo pronto! xxx Shaz