Saturday, March 4, 2017

PinkBlush Maternity Review

**I received some of the featured products free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other product or monetary compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.  Products received will never influence the content, topics, or posts made on this blog.**



To all my readers:

I am so sorry that I have been a little MIA for quite a while.  There have been many changes in my life the last couple of years and I feel like I have fallen off of the bandwagon.  It is now time to continue my life and what better way than to start out with a fun announcement........

After many changes in my life the last couple of years.....I am SO excited to announce that I am expecting a baby!  I have wanted another child for many years but due to many circumstances it didn't happen.  It was probably the best thing for me personally at the time.  I have learned now that it just wasn't the right time.......until now.  Of course, I am TERRIFIED! I am completely starting over after having my last child 10 years ago.  There are so many things that have changed since then.  I am so excited to have the opportunity to review maternity clothing from PinkBlush Maternity.


 PinkBlush Maternity Review

There are so many new products on the market now than there were in the past.  One of my favorite products is the much better selection of maternity clothes. I always had the hardest time with my previous pregnancies finding things that fit me that I actually liked and felt good in.  Feeling good about yourself when you are pregnant is such a huge thing.  It is a time when your body is going through so many changes and it is so easy to get in a negative rut about yourself.  I sure am no stranger to that feeling.  This pregnancy has been especially hard on me in that way because I was in very good shape before getting pregnant.  I was finally starting to feel good about myself right before I got pregnant.  Then everything changed.  It has been so long since I was pregnant.  I had forgotten many of the changes the body makes.





One of the things I always have the hardest time finding is cute maternity dresses.  Most dresses I tried were just never quite small enough.  I am a petite person and many times a size small was even too large for me.  I really like the style of PinkBlush maternity dresses. They fit perfectly in all the right places and accentuate the parts that you want to accentuate while pregnant and hide the places that I didn't want to accentuate.   The colors of this dress are perfect for any skin tone.  I have quite fair skin and was worried it would make me look more pale, but I was quite pleased with how it looked against my skin.  I am normally drawn to dark and rich colors.  This dress was different and just drew me in.  I was excited to try something different and I am glad I did!! :)  I really LOVE this this maternity dress.



The only downside I had to this dress was that it was too long.  I can't easily wear flat shoes with it.  (As shown in picture below.) Although all the dresses in this post are all the same size (small), the length was not created equal.  I am not a huge fan of wearing heels when pregnant so I usually always wear flats.  I am very clumsy when pregnant.  Which I hear can be normal.  In my previous pregnancy I fell and broke my foot while pregnant. I now like to make it a little easier on myself.  I can wear this dress just fine with heels but I will need to hem it if I would like to wear it with flats.  (Which I can do myself no big deal.)  It would just be nice to have them all the same length.  The sleeves, bodice, and rest of the dress fit me perfectly.



I guess I am very partial to blue dresses.  This next dress I chose was also blue, but much richer colors like what I would normally gravitate to.  This dress was the perfect length.  This dress is also darker than the other dress and has deeper and more saturated colors.



This dress fits like a dream.   These dresses are all made from a very stretchy comfortable fabric.  It isn't a cotton type fabric.  The fabric is more along the lines of a stretchier version of bathing suit fabric.  It is very comfortable and makes for a great fit for any body.  It is also the perfect type of fabric to grow with your body, but also not stretch out too much so you can use it after pregnancy as well.  These dresses would be great pregnancy clothes for people with any body type.


I am drawn to the same styles in different colors!! 
Once I find something I like I seem to stick with it.

The reason I stuck with the same style of dress is because I wanted something I could wear post pregnancy as well.  I plan on nursing my baby and wanted something that I could wear easily as a nursing mom as well.  Each dress has fabric that just crosses across your chest so it is easy access for nursing a baby.   I love this feature about these dresses.  I will probably even still continue to wear these dresses for years to come even after I am done nursing.

This third dress was one that I had actually fell in love with a few months ago on the PinkBlush Maternity website and just had to buy for myself.  Sadly I no longer see this dress on their site.  I have had this one for a little while and worn this dress several times.  It fits me just as well as the other dresses.  I am absolutely in LOVE with the colors of this dress.  The colors in person are even better than what they looked like when I saw them online.



I have had such a confidence boost since being able to wear these dresses.  I was starting to feel down on myself just because my body wasn't mine anymore.  These dresses gave me just what I needed.  I get compliments any time I wear PinkBlush Maternity clothing.  I am totally fine wearing a dress all day if it helps me feel better about myself.  That is exactly what I do with these dresses.



If you are looking for cute maternity clothes I highly recommend that you check out the great selection from PinkBlush Maternity.


Thanks for joining me for my review and announcement!!

Stay tuned for more great things to come. :)




**I received some of the featured products free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other product or monetary compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.  Products received will never influence the content, topics, or posts made on this blog.**

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Jenaluca Herb Scissors

**I received this product free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other product or compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.**





  • SAVE TIME AND HASSLE. Say good-bye to tedious mincing and chopping with the most useful, fun kitchen gadget ever! Two snips with the sharp, finely balanced 5 blades equals 10 knife chops. One of your favorite kitchen tools for your home herb garden!
  • CELEBRATE WITH HERBAL CONFETTI! Snip herbs in perfectly sized pieces right onto plates and pans. Like the finest restaurants - garnish with finesse! Impress your family and friends. But hide your clever herb cutting scissors or they will take them home!
  • EASY TO USE / EASY CLEAN UP. Professional chef results with minimum mess. One quick swipe with the cleaning comb end of the blade cover pushes stuborn clinging herbs right off. Hate clean up? Just rinse the blades and wash the herbs scissors in your dishwasher.
  • PROTECTIVE COVER - COMFORTABLE HANDLES. Better than silicone, the TPR interior handle provides a comfortable, soft grip. The premier choice in hand tool grips, TPR is light weight, soft touch, anti-abrasive, and recyclable. The accessory cover protects the five blades of your herb cutter when stored.
  • PERFECT GIFT - MANUFACTURER LIFETIME GUARANTEE - BUY WITH CONFIDENCE. Beautifully packaged for kitchen, bridal, wedding shower, hostess, birthday and housewarming gifts. Buy one pair for cooking. Buy a second multi blade scissors for arts and crafts to fringe fabric or shred paper. Buy a third pair for a gift and receive free shipping! We are known for standing behind our products 100% with our company's LIFETIME GUARANTEE. 


Herb scissors are great to have in any kitchen. Great for anyone who loves to use fresh ingredients in their home.  I love having herb scissors in my home.  They are so handy to have when you are cooking with fresh herbs.  I really like my herbs cut fine when they are fresh.  These Jenaluca Herb Scissors are excellent for cutting your herbs fine for any dish you would like to make.  It is great to be able to cut many pieces at once unlike other herb scissors that cut just one bit at a time.  These scissors make cutting herbs so much easier and save time compared to other products.  I really like that they have a cover to cover the blades keeping them safe from being broken or dented and also keeping them from catching something else in your kitchen drawer.  I really like these herb scissors and hope you will like them too.  


Keep using your fresh herbs and use these great Jenaluca Herb Scissors to make your life just a little easier.  Makes a great gift!






**I received this product free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other product or compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.**



Holiday Gift Guide: Garden Ties & Clips

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  • EASY TO USE - Simply press on the garden clip to open, attach to supporting rod, stick or string and let go to release. Garden Ties - Just cut with pruning sheers and tie around plant and support stalk
  • REUSABLE & ADJUSTABLE - Easy to remove garden clip and garden ties to adjust as your plants grow
  • GENTLE - Will not damage delicate plants or hinder growth
  • VERSATILE - Great for Tomato Cages, Pickle Vines, Hydrangeas, Clematis, Honeysuckle vines, humming bird plants
  • COMBO PACKAGE - 20 Clips and 10 Feet of Tie


Anyone that knows gardening can get very creative with tying up their plants so they grow well and don't fall over. I really like these clips because it makes the job easy.  No need to be creative searching all over your home for something to use to tie up your tomato plants.  These garden ties and clips are so easy to use.  They are great for vines, tomato plants, tall pepper plants, and many more uses in your garden.  In fact I have found many more uses around my home for them and not just in my garden.  I really like that the wire ties aren't too skinny or sharp and cut into your plants like some other products I have found in the past.  In fact they can be moved around as your plants grow so they don't cut into your plants helping your plants thrive. These clips also blend really well into the plant unlike my old stocking tights that I have used in the past.  This is a great tool to add to your gardening tool box.  It would also make a great gift for the gardner that you love.


Help give the gift of a green thumb by giving a set of these great Garden Ties & Clips.

Find yourself some Garden Ties & Clips here.


**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other product or compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.**

Holiday Gift Guide: Bamboo Placemats

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  • STYLISH - Beautiful black fabric around the bamboo table mats, matches most decor. Great for everyday use.
  • ECO-FRIENDLY - Placemats bamboo are in natural form, no additional dyes that may stain your table
  • EASY TO MAINTAIN - These kitchen placemats are quick and easy to wipe clean with damp cloth. Idea dinner placemats for dining room, kitchen table or even outdoors.
  • NO DYES - Many other placemats bamboo are dyed with various colors, these types of placemats can ruin your table. Our natural bamboo placemats for table do not have any dyes and have fabric backing for extra protection for your table.
  • GREAT VALUE - Set of 4 placemats for a great low price. Order yours today!


I have had a hard time finding good placemats that go with my house that are functional, quality, and placemats that I like.  I am a huge fan of simple. These Bamboo Placemats are great.  I really like that they have a finished edge unlike some other bamboo placemats that I have found in the past.  I also really like that they are so easy to clean.  They wipe very easy, so if someone spills something on them it is very easy clean up.  They go very well with many types of decor and are very neutral.  These bamboo placemats are of great quality at a great price.  I really like these placemats for my home.  They add a nice touch to my home decor by being simple and clean.  Bamboo placemats are also very simple to store by rolling them up or leaving them flat.  I really like that I don't have to iron these placemats like previous ones I have owned.  Give the gift of functional home decor this holiday season. 






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Holiday Gift Guide: Konjac Sponge

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  • ACTIVATED CHARCOAL - Known to deeply cleanse and absorb toxins and other harmful chemicals from your skin.
  • ALL NATURAL - Made from Konjac roots with main ingredient, our facial sponge is a naturally purified vegetable fiber, with a fine texture that is soft and gentle. Great for all skin types even for sensitive skin. Ideal for daily use.
  • GENTLE EXFOLIATOR - This Konjac face sponge brings out the natural shine of your skin by deep cleaning your pores while eliminating blackheads, dirt and oil. Known to balance out the PH of your skin while naturally moisturizing. Great for acne prone skin.
  • EASY TO USE - Simply soften the loofah in warm water and massage face/body with sponge in circular direction, either with only the sponge or with our charcoal soap. After use, rinse and hang to dry. Recommended to replace after 2 months of use.
  • VALUE PACKAGE - Get three charcoal sponges for one low price. Pair the sponge puff with our activated bamboo charcoal soap for clean, fresh and radiant skin.


I have very acne prone skin even though my skin is very dry.  It is hard to find products that help improve my skin.  I also have many allergies so I am always looking for new products to try for cleaning my face in a more natural way.  This sponge is very hard before you get it wet but once it is wet it is one of the softest sponges for body that I have used.  I really like this sponge because even though it is so soft it gives my face a deep clean.  It is a great way of cleaning your face and leaving your skin soft.  After 2 weeks of use my face did feel a little softer and my acne was just a little better.  I plan on continued use with this sponge so I can get the best results of use.  This sponge is also great for any skin type.  My family loves this sponge as well.  This Konjac Sponge is a great product.


Give the gift of healthy soft skin this holiday season with this Konjac Sponge.  Find one for yourself or your loved one here.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: The Little Bamboo- Bamboo Charcoal Soap

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Handcrafted Bamboo Charcoal Soap 

3 Pack with Moringa, Turmeric and Mung Bean

 Activated Charcoal Soap Bar to Detoxify Skin



  • HANDCRAFTED - Each bamboo charcoal soap bar is handcrafted by a master soap maker in Thailand. The black charcoal soap is individually wrapped with pride.
  • TURMERIC - Natural anti-bacterial agent and helps to improve Vitamin E to moisturize and revitalize your skin cells.
  • BAMBOO CHARCOAL - Activated charcoal soap is known to deep clean your skin and remove toxins and impurities without leaving soapy residue. This bamboo black soap allows your skin to breath and will not clog your pores.
  • MUNG BEANS - Removes impurities from the skin and aids in the production of collagen and elastin which improves skin elasticity.
  • MORINGA - The leaves of the moringa plant are full of zinc and iron, helping the skin fight bacteria and fungi. It helps to exfoliate and rid your skin of toxins.


Good natural soaps are sometimes hard to come by.  Natural soaps are important to me because I have so many skin allergies.  I am allergic to so many chemicals and I am always looking for new natural soaps to use on my skin.  These soaps smell AMAZING!!  I really like that they are not only all natural but smell great.  Sometimes you get a natural soap and it just doesn't smell that great.  These soaps smell very clean.  I love that I can use them and it leaves my skin feeling fresh an clean.  Unlike other natural soaps that don't have much of a scent these bars of bamboo charcoal soap leave you smelling amazing.  When I read the names of the different scents I wasn't sure how they were going to smell.  I was more than impressed with the smell, texture, and feel of these soaps.  I have also not yet had a reaction so that is very good news for me.  I have acne prone skin and I can't wait to see how this natural soap will help my acne.  This bamboo charcoal soap is a gourmet soap.  It is a little on the pricy side of soaps but worth the price if that is what you are looking for.  Great for sensitive or delicate skin.


All natural soap is great for your skin.  Give the gift of healthy skin without all the chemicals.  Find The Little Bamboo - Bamboo Charcoal Soap here.


Save $3 off until December 31, 2015 
use code 7US52AXX at checkout


**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other product or compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.**

Holiday Gift Guide: Jenaluca Ice Cream Scoop Set

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Jenaluca Ice Cream Scoop 3 Pc Set


Select 18/8 Stainless Steel - Elegant Gift Package



  • VERSATILE FOR MULTIPLE USES - You can use this gourmet scoop to create beautifully rounded balls of ice cream, sorbet, fruit, and meatballs, and perfectly portioned cookies, cupcakes, muffins, and more!
  • CHEF QUALITY - The gleaming 18/8 stainless steel scoops are your culinary solution for elegant food preparation and professional results. Made from premium food grade stainless steel, these superior scoops contain no harmful chemicals or toxins to leach into your food. You can be confident of food safety, strength, and durability with these commercial quality kitchen tools for cooking and baking.
  • EASY TO USE - Thanks to the innovative cog-and-ratchet scoop with release system (no springs!) these scoops relieve pressure on your wrist and hand. With no spring, this perfect scoop glides easily and does not require intense effort or tireless hand strength. Scoop after scoop, working through a large bowl of dough is a breeze. Thoughtfully designed with identical handles, this ergonomic scoop fits comfortably in the left or right hand.
  • DISHWASHER SAFE, ECO FRIENDLY- The Jenaluca scoops are 100% recyclable with no plastic parts. Even our gift packaging is 100% recyclable. In addition, 18/8 stainless steel scoops, unlike inferior stainless steel scoops, are stain-resistant, and won't pit, rust or corrode. These dishwasher safe scoopers retain their gleaming shine wash after wash. Capacity: Small 2 tsp, Medium 1-1/2 Tbl, Large 3 Tbl.
  • ELEGANT GIFT PACKAGING - Each lustrous 18/8 stainless steel scoop is tucked in a plush royal blue velvet bag and all three scoops are placed in a shimmering silver gift box. Ideal bridal shower, wedding, engagement, anniversary, birthday, hostess and housewarming gifts. Perfect holiday gifts as well. Buy now with confidence - Jenaluca stands behind these scoops with its Lifetime Guarantee when purchased from Jenaluca.


This ice cream scoop set has many uses.  I really like that there are 3 different sizes that you can use for many things.  I love the small one for melon balls, medium one for cookies, and the large one for ice cream.  These scoops are very well made.  Being made from 18/8 stainless steel makes them much stronger than other scoops I have owned in the past.  These are very sturdy and also do a better job than many other scoops I have tried of this style.  I also really like that they come in such nice packaging with the three carrying bags, one for each of them.  I like that they have a bag to store them in because as I put these scoops in my utensil drawer they don't ding and get bent like others. They are very easy to use and care for.  Not your run of the mill cheap scoop you get from a chain store.  These scoops are exceptional.  I love that they are ready to give as a gift.  I have many family members that this would make a great gift for. Having them all ready to just wrap, makes it so easy to give as a gift. No need to make it look pretty.  Just wrap it in paper and there you go, an easy gift.


Many uses for the Jenaluca Ice Cream Scoop Set!  Find a set for yourself or your loved ones and share the love of sweet treats.



**I received the product featured free of charge in order to give an honest review.  No other product or compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.**