All-Natural Hand Sanitizer Wipes for Kids (and adults!)

Hi Guys! I wanted to make a post about these new Hand Sanitizer Wipes that I recently found. If you are a mom, you need these in your life! If you are not a mom, you can still use these, and you will love them! These are the BabyGanics Hand Sanitizing Wipes.

20130803-185139.jpg

I recently potty-trained my daughter, and we are now using public restrooms when we are out and about. She is not tall enough to reach the sinks yet to wash her hands, and she is really heavy, so it is hard to hold her up to do it. I was on the hunt for some type of natural hand sanitizer. I wanted something that was organic, and that didn’t contain alcohol, or harmful chemicals. I came across these at Babies R Us, and I know they are also sold on Amazon. I paid $8.99 for a box of 20 individually packed wipes.

20130803-185230.jpg

20130803-185248.jpg

These wipes:

-Alcohol Free (so they feel moisturizing instead of drying on the hands)
-Kill 99.9% of germs
-Biodegradable
-Have a light citrus scent
-Not tested on animals
-great for travel, purse, diaper bag, stroller, car

I am really glad that I found these, and I have been using them on my hands as well. I like that they are in a wipe form, so that I don’t have to worry about anything spilling in my bag.

Hope you guys liked this post, have a great day! 🙂

Summer Feet Care + DIY Scrub

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend. Today’s post is about what I do to have sandal-ready feet! I walk around barefoot all the time, so I need to pamper my feet every now and then!

20130804-190118.jpg

The first thing that I do is use a pummous stone to remove any dead skin or callouses on the bottom of my feet. You need to make sure to do this on completely dry feet. I use this pummous stone by Earth Therapeutics that I found at Ulta.

20130804-190202.jpg

The next thing that I like to do is to exfoliate. I make a sugar scrub by combining a 1/2 cup of sugar with 1/4 cup of vegetable oil. You can use any type of oil that you can find, in the past I have used olive oil and baby oil. It doesn’t really matter. I like using oil instead of water because I think it leaves my feet softer.

20130804-190237.jpg

I combine it in a bowl until it looks like applesauce and use it to really scrub my feet. This leaves your feet feeling really soft.

20130804-191105.jpg

The next thing that I like to do is to apply a really thick cream or body butter. These are my two favorites, this coconut one from The Body Shop, and this one from Soap & Glory called Righteous Butter.

20130804-190408.jpg
These are really thick and very moisturizing on your feet. I like to put some socks on after I apply a generous amount of this, and leave them on for a few hours at night. When you take your socks off, you will have the softest feet ever!

I hope you guys liked this post, let me know if you try it!

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!

Summer Must Haves: Beauty Products

20130624-130153.jpg

Hi Guys! Today’s post is about my must have products for the summer! If you would like an in depth review on any products shown, leave me a comment down below! Enjoy!

1. Tinted Moisturizer/BB Cream

20130624-131313.jpg
I really do not like wearing full coverage foundation in the summer, so I like to wear a nice tinted moisturizer or a bb cream! The one in the jar is my homemade tinted moisturizer, (see post below) and then the other is Revlon’s BB Cream in light. Both feel very light on the skin, contain SPF, and you can build them up to medium coverage!

2. Bronzer

20130624-131400.jpg
I like to use bronzer in the summer for contouring, and also all over my face to give a nice glow. The bronzer shown here is Tarte’s Park Avenue Princess Mineral Bronzer. This Bronzer gives a nice glow to the skin without any glitter or shimmer.

3. Lipstain/Lipbalm

20130624-131802.jpg
I love these Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. The color shown here is “Lovesick” and is a true hot pink color, which is really on trend for the summer. These Balm stains give a sheer wash of color, with the staying power of a stain. The other product shown here is the Burt’s Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit. It contains SPF and will help those dry, chapped lips.

4. Makeup Setting Spray

20130624-132218.jpg
Makeup setting sprays are a must have to ensure that your makeup stays looking fresh all day. The one that I use is MAC’s Fix Plus. This is a multi-use spray that is made with rose water and glycerin, and it can be used after your makeup to set it, and take away the powdery look, and also be used as a refresher spray. Sometimes i keep it in the fridge and spritz a little on my face after I come in from outside.

5. Fun Summer Nail Polish

20130624-134012.jpg
You gotta have a fun summer nail polish! The color shown here is Essie’s Bikini So Teeny. This color was part of the Summer 2012 collection, but you can still find it online. I searched everywhere for this color last summer. It is a pretty, periwinkle colored polish with a subtle shimmer. It looks really pretty on the fingernails or toenails! And how cute is the name?! 🙂

6. Gradual Self Tanner

20130624-141313.jpg
This is the Jergens Natural Glow Gradual Self Tanner in Medium to Tan. Obviously, I am not Medium to Tan, but when buying self tanner, something in my head always tells me, “Yeah go for the darkest one!!!” What I like about this self tanner is that it is gradual. You don’t notice a big change after one use. I only use this product on my legs, because my arms and neck are usually darker from just being outside, and it takes a couple of days to see a difference. Now, if you have ever used self tanners, you know that they smell really bad. This one doesn’t smell bad at all after applying, and it doesn’t turn you orange. This product has been around a long time, so if you haven’t used it in a couple of years, give it another shot, they have changed the formula.

7. Sea Salt Hair Spray

20130624-135012.jpg
You know that look that your hair gets at the beach after swimming in the ocean? Those texturized, beachy waves? Well, now you can get the look at home, and you don’t even have to go to the beach! This is Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray. This is a texturizing hair spray made with sea salt that you spray all over your hair, and it gives you pretty beachy waves. I like to use this spray after I comb through wet hair, and just spray this in and let my hair air dry. You don’t need much, just a couple of spritzes and it doesn’t leave your hair crunchy. I also like to use this spray after I curl my hair, just to give it texture and volume.

8. Cute Hair Ties

20130624-135516.jpg
These are cute little jewel-toned hair ties I found at Sephora. They come in packs of 8, and they just look so much cuter than just a plain old rubberband. They have a whole bunch of colors to choose from.

So those are my Summer Must Haves! I hope you enjoyed this post, and thanks so much for reading. Hope you have a great summer!

Products Shown:

Revlon BB Cream in Light – $9, drugstores
Tarte Mineral Bronzer in Park Ave Princess – $29, Sephora
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick – $7, drugstores
Burt’s Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Grapefruit – $4, drugstores
MAC Fix Plus – $20, MAC
Essie Bikini So Teeny – $8, Ulta
Jergens Natural Glow Gradual Self Tanner in Medium to Tan – $7, drugstores
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray – $25, Sephora
Sephora Ribbon Hair Ties – $8, Sephora

DIY Tinted Moisturizer

Since its super hot already here in Texas, I don’t feel like wearing heavy foundation all day. I came up with an idea on how to make my own tinted moisturizer, using my favorite concealer, and my everyday moisturizer. I thought I would share it!

What you will need:
your favorite liquid concealer
daytime moisturizer (night cream would be too heavy for this)
A small empty sample jar or container
Tiny spoon for mixing

Here’s what I used:

20130613-202426.jpg
MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NW15 ($18, MAC)
Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer ($14, drugstores)
An empty sample jar

Ok, now that you have all of your ingredients, take one pump of concealer, and one pump of moisturizer (equal parts) and mix them together in your sample jar. After you mix it really good, you can use your fingers or whatever you normally apply foundation with. I apply it to my face with a stippling brush.

It’s that simple! This tinted moisturizer will give you medium coverage, and feels so light for the summer. I really recommend this concealer, it is awesome for covering up dark circles under the eyes, and it blends out nicely for this tinted moisturizer. I have tried other concealers and moisturizers, but these are the best products that I have came up with. Hope you try it out!

Happy mixing!