Maple Holistics : Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

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Hi guys! Welcome back! lol Well as you all know I am a HUGE fan of Maple Holistics. They sent me a bottle of their Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and I am in LOVE!

The smell is amazing and so therapeutic. As a mom, I always need that "Me time" to relax. Especially in the shower! lol So this fragrance really made me relaxed. 

The Tea Tree Oil Shampoo helps your hair , scalp health, can help with dandruff and flaking, soothes an irritated scalp, helps slow down hair  and promotes hair growth! Talk about benefits galore!

Now you're probably wondering, "That's cool Stef, but what is in it? what makes it different from all the other shampoos?"

Great question! The Tea Tree Oil Shampoo is made up of : Aqua, Jojoba Oil, Botanical Keratin, Argan Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil.

I can pronounce ALL those! Which is a huge plus!

This shampoo was everything! It made my hair feel clean, smell amazing and soothed my scalp.

It totally lived up to its potential and I high recommend it!

You can find it HERE

Pssttt....Its on sale right now (winks)

REVIEW and Giveaway: Thinkbaby: Baby Body Care Essentials

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If you have a kid like me, a kid who loves the outdoors and getting dirty, then you will love this! I am super picky about Noah's products. But when Thinkbaby and Think Sports reached out to me about spreading some Baby awareness, I couldn't say no. I just love them.

Then set me the Baby Body Care Essential set. It comes with 

-Thinkbaby Shampoo and body wash: Which comes with a pump so you can keep one hand on your little one at all times. It's also tear free!

-Thinkbaby Bubble Bath: Which Noah loved! It has safe chemicals and keeps your little one clean and happy

-Thinkbaby lotion: Which doesn't leave your baby feeling oily at all.

-Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF +50: Which has the Highest SPF, water resistance and UVA/UVB coverage allowed by the FDA. 

This set was amazing for days Noah would play in the sun and have to come in to take a bath! I don't trust anyone else with my sons body care than Thinkbaby!

I love it so much that I am giving ONE lucky winner 4 sets ! Yes, you read that right!

All you have to do is enter below!

REVIEW: SimplyBe.Com

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Hello there! I am back with a fabulous review from Simply
You guys, they totally made my vacation weekend a hit! I was asked numerous times where I got my cover up and leopard sarong. I felt so beautiful and sexy. Shall we begin?

On our pool day, I first wore the Leopard Beach-to-Beach Sarong. Found HERE

This sarong made me feel so beautiful. It gave my bathing suit the perfect flare it needed. In fact on the way to the pool, a woman stopped me and asked where I got it because it was so cute to her.

This truly is my favorite sarong I have ever owned!

I later then changed into my Simply Yours Kaftan 

Not only did I feel beautiful, but it really was light weight and didn't make me feel like I was boiling despite it being 108 degrees in Palm Springs.

You can find the Simply Yours Kaftan HERE

When I got back to reality (eye roll) lol (no really, it really made me sad I wasn't on vacay anymore lol) I got to use my Utility Across Body purse. This purse has a zipper and tons of storage pockets. For moms, this is gold lol. 

It is light weight and so stylish.

You can find it HERE.
Simply Be runs from sizes 8-28 and is so affordable. They have a style for every occasion and every season. Along with many accessories to make your style pop.
Head on over to Simply Be and check them out.

REVIEW: Spoonk Acupressure Massage Mat

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Welcome back! I know I take little stints off here and there, but let me tell you...Now that Noah is 16 months, I am EXHAUSTED! I just pretty much run around all day. So when it comes time to relax...I take full advantage of it!

Spoonk was so kind to send me an acupuncture mat. I was totally excited to try this baby and I love it!!  So here is a little background about this Acupuncture Mat. I know most of you are wondering how it's even comfortable.

The Spoonk Massage Mat is designed for a deep sleep and to relieve tension and pain. Clinical studies have proven that the Spoonk Mat gives you 98% pain relief, 96% deep relaxation,  and 94% improved sleep quality.

Spoonk can relieve any muscle pain or tension you may have by simply laying on your back in bed or like me, on the floor, for 30-40 minutes. Spoonk has 6,210 acupressure stimulation points that once are pressed against any troubled areas of your body, will increase circulation and will relax your stiff muscles and decrease your pain. 

I used on my feet as well after a good workout from either actually working out or chasing my son around the house. It totally relaxed. In fact, I was skeptical at first but then I got used to it and now I can't live without my mat.  In fact, I hope some day I can get the neck mat too.

The mat doesn't take too much room and if your like me, if you go on vacay and NEED IT, it's so easy to pack!

You can find the perfect Spoonk Mat for you HERE

My Wrinkly Breasts

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I want to start off by saying, I have been going back and forth about blogging on this subject. It's a subject weight loss related, yet no one ever really speaks of. I also want to add, that if you are gonna screenshot this to make fun me, go ahead. I have nothing to hide and by you talking about it or me negatively, only speaks volumes about who you are as a human. So why am I writing this? To let other women know they are not alone. 

This is my breast. This is my reality. This is something I struggle with daily. I have ever since I lost weight. Even before I had my son. See, I lost 119 lbs prior to having my son. Dude, 119! That alone is amazing yet it took a toll on my body. Loose skin affected not only my stomach and inner thighs, but my breasts. Then I got pregnant. Gained weight and because of that the loose skin on my breasts disappeared. 

I then had my son. Now I am 58 pounds smaller, which is back to my pre-baby weight and then some. All that, took a huge toll on my body and skin.

Prior to Daniel, having sex with men, was EMBARRASSING. I left my top on and I would mush my boobs into a push up bra in hopes they wouldn't see my breasts. It wasn't until Daniel, I got fully naked. I felt vulnerable and he didn't care. Until this day, he still doesn't care and caresses my dough-like breasts like they are the most amazing breasts in the world.

Now how do I feel about my breasts even though Daniel loves them? BAD. I want implants, but unfortunately I can't afford them. So I spend hours combing the racks at Ross and Marshall's for a push-up bra that wont show my loose skin. I am beyond scared to even step into a Victoria's Secret. When it comes to sports bras, I can only wear one. It's pricey and unfortunately I have wore mine out so I will have to wait to get another. It's SheFit. It locks my breasts in place so they don't move. So the loose skin doesn't pull. Have you ever felt the pain of loose skin pulling? Horrible! Needless to say, bra shopping is a nightmare.

 Truth be told, I even laugh hysterically when I am in the shower washing myself and I bend over. They look like cow utters (hand over face). I snapchat my close friends my loose skin breasts problems and sometimes even get an exchange pic because this is our reality. We lost weight, had babies and lost weight again. 

Why does no one ever speak about this? Oh! I know. Because there will always be some negative Nancy shaming a woman's body.

I have no real words of encouragement for those of you who deal with this. I just hope you know, you're not alone.

Here's to some day getting breast implants! *holds up my glass of wine*