Newlie Diaper Bag

I remember being pregnant with my Son, and being so excited and overwhelmed with all the things you need to buy for a baby. Shopping for a diaper bag was one thing I was super excited about. I knew I didn’t want a bag that looked like a diaper bag. (No Winnie the Pooh for me, please!) I wanted something trendy and stylish that would just look like a regular purse. I was ecstatic when I found a black leather bag that I loved! Now after almost 2 years and lots of wear and tear, I figured it was time for something new. I came across Newlie Diaper Bags at the perfect time, and instantly fell in love with the beautiful and timeless design of the bags.

The Gail satchel really stood out to me in the gorgeous sandalwood colour. With 1 exterior pocket, 7 interior pockets, and a zippered middle pocket divider, this spacious bag has so much room to carry everything you need for both Mom and baby, while keeping it all organized! The Gail satchel includes an insulated pocket that’s great for bottles or snacks, a cross body strap and a change pad that’s perfect for traveling.

I love that this bag is chic, but still practical. I still carry it even when Blake isn’t with me! The faux-leather exterior wipes clean so easily and the lining is water resistant for when the sippy cup unexpectedly leaks all over…! I know I will continue to use this bag even when Blake is out of toddlerhood. So if you’re an expecting Mama, are looking for a great gift for a mom-to-be or just looking to upgrade, consider this fantastic bag! Other styles and colours available.

And some super exciting news….Newlie is now available to order in Canada! Check them out at Indigo and let me know which is your favourite!

Newlie Diaper Bag

Newlie Diaper Bag

Newlie Diaper Bag

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Newlie Diaper Bag

Newlie Diaper Bag

“Newlie Diaper Bags aren’t just for diapers; they’re for the toddler years too. Our interior, insulated pocket can be used for baby bottles during the diaper years and snacks during the toddler years making it a great transitional bag.”

Newlie Diaper Bag

Newlie Diaper Bag

Newlie Diaper Bag

Newlie Diaper Bag

Newlie Diaper Bag

Newlie Diaper Bag

Newlie Diaper Bag

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I’ve been a big fan of the Joe Fresh brand, mostly for their adorable baby and kids clothing. Recently, Joe Fresh released a beauty line at Shopper’s Drug Mart that really caught my eye with their stunning packaging and reasonable prices!

I was in need of a new powder to set my makeup and reduce shine, and didn’t want to spend $30+ for one from Sephora. I picked up the Oil Absorbing Pressed Powder and have been pretty impressed by it so far!

Joe Fresh Oil Absorbing Pressed Powder

Price: $12.99 at Shopper’s Drug Mart

Packaging: I was drawn to the fresh, clean, white packaging and sleek compact of this product. Also comes with a flip-up compartment with mirror and applicator.

Overall Thoughts: My first impression of this powder was kind of “meh” because I felt like it didn’t provide a lot of coverage. After giving it a chance, I started to like the fact that it is super lightweight and almost translucent. It sets my makeup well, and I can reapply throughout the day to reduce oil and shine and it doesn’t look cakey! A great product for the Summer heat when you don’t want to weigh your skin down with anything too heavy. I like to dust this powder on with a powder brush instead of the provided sponge, but I do use the sponge if I’m traveling and it works well.

Joe Fresh Oil Absorbing Pressed Powder

Joe Fresh Oil Absorbing Pressed Powder

Have you tried anything from the Joe Fresh Beauty line?

 

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As a girl with fine, and often flat looking hair, I hardly ever wear it straight. It just lacks any sort of volume! So why am I talking about a hair straightener today? Because it’s my new favourite way of putting wave or curls into my hair!

Irresistible Me was kind enough to send over their Diamond Hair Straightener for me to test out and review, and I honestly don’t think I have one negative thing to say about it. I’ve been playing around with it for a couple of weeks, and it’s been the only hair tool I’ve been reaching for! So if you’re in the market for a new flat iron, I highly recommend you check this one out.

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener

Packaging: The Diamond Hair Straightener comes in a sleek black, professional looking case. Inside, you will find a list of features and an instruction booklet. I love the fun red colour!

Price: $149 USD. You can also receive free shipping when you spend over $150.

Features: 

-Digital heat display. Pick the best setting for your hair type! Heat ranges from 260 degrees to 450 degrees.

-Buttons are placed on the inside, so you don’t accidentally change the setting.

-Thumb print and cool tips so you won’t burn your fingers.

-15 second heat up time. Incredibly fast!

-Shuts down after 30 minutes.

-360 degree swivel cord

 

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener

I love having long hair, but after having my Son, I lost a ton of it which left it looking a little lifeless. Although sometimes I really consider chopping it off, I know I would regret it! Plus, my husband loves my long hair.

So in attempt to give my hair a bit more volume, I love creating these easy flat iron curls that help it look fuller and last for days! It’s a quick and easy hairstyle that can instantly change your look, and I always get compliments on these curls.

Irresistible Me Hair Straightener

To create these curls, all you need to do is take approximately 1in sections of hair between the plates of the straightener and turn it one full turn away from your face. Slowly slide the iron to the ends of your hair and voila! A beautiful curl!

If you want loser curls, you can take bigger sections of hair, and if you want even more volume, you can section off the top and bottom to create some more oomph!

Do you prefer curling your hair with a flat iron, curling wand or traditional curling iron? 

 

Thanks for reading!

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Today I am showcasing a small shop that will truly warm your heart! Love Too Apparel is a small shop in Tennessee run by two best friends, Nic and Courty who aim to bring you and your littles comfortable, fun and stylish graphic tees to show off the different ways we all love.

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Love Too Apparel all started back when Nichole’s 2 year old Son Tripp seemed a little behind in the speech department. He wasn’t speaking as they thought he should, which led to speech testing. One of the phrases they worked on was “I Love You” and one day, unexpected, Tripp looked up at her and said “love too.” Although he didn’t say it perfectly, “love too” stuck, and became part of the family’s regular vocabulary!

 

“We believe love comes in all shapes, sizes, forms, strengths, and weaknesses… and we will wear it proud!”

 

Tripp is now 6 years old, and Love Too Apparel was a dream brought to life as a reminder that love doesn’t have to be perfect. Nic and Courty have created a brand that lets you wear your love proud!

graphic tees

graphic tees

The “Love Too Much” tee I’m wearing was a perfect fit for me. I often think to myself, “I love this kid way too much! My heart is going to burst!”

This one was inspired by Tripp because of his heart of gold and ability to love everyone full heartedly. Available in 7 different colours, this tee is printed on a unisex slim fitting and ultra soft American Apparel Track Shirt.

I really like that this style is more fitted, but still incredibly soft and comfortable. I ordered an XS for myself as it’s recommended to order a size smaller because of the fact that it’s a unisex tee.

Blake’s “Love Too Loud” tee also couldn’t be more perfect for him! He may act shy and quiet around other people, but when we are home, cover your ears! Although he’s not always loud, he does love to scream at the top of his lungs for no reason and make his presence known.

This tee was inspired by Nichole’s other Son, Tyce who can be very loud and energetic! Also printed on an American Apparel t-shirt, I love the slate grey colour and that it’s 100% jersey cotton making it a very forgiving material for rowdy little boys (or girls!).

Other sayings include: Love Too Messy, Love Too Wild and Love Too Deeply.

graphic tees

graphic tees

graphic tees

graphic tees

graphic tees

What saying would you want on your Love Too Apparel tee?

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Hands up if you were blessed with thin, small lips! I hear ya, girlfriend. Thanks to Kylie Jenner and her infamous pout, I feel like I’m lacking in that area. Although I wouldn’t say mine are terrible, I could definitely use a little more volume.Thankfully there are products out there that can help with this without going to extreme measures. Cheeky Physique sent over their Sublime Lips Manuka Honey Lip Plumper for me to try out and review, and *spoiler alert* I love it!

Lip Plumper

“Let Sublime Lips take your natural pout to the next level with its high impact combo of nourishing Manuka honey and advanced lip plumping ingredients.”

Packaging:

The Cheeky Physique Sublime Lips comes in a sleek, matte finish tube with a twist off doe foot applicator.

Price:

$25 USD each.

Ingredients:

Key ingredients include Manuka Honey, Hyaluronic Acid and Tripeptide-1. Together, these ingredients provide optimal hydration to give your lips the volume you crave!

How to use:

Apply any time you feel that your lips need some extra moisture, shine or fullness. Instantly, you will feel a slight tingling and cooling sensation. This means circulation is gently increased to you lips. With regular use, you will notice consistently fuller and more voluminous lips!

sublime lips

My Overall Thoughts:

As you can see in the before picture, my lips are dry, bare and lacking any kind of volume. A few minutes after applying Sublime Lips, they feel super moisturized, smooth, fuller and just overall amazing.

Although the product is mostly clear, there is a slight iridescent pink that really gives my lips a healthy look. I love wearing this product by itself, but it can also be worn over your favourite lipstick for a high-gloss shine.

Some lip plumper’s can give a really overwhelming tingling feeling when applied. To my surprise, this one is very subtle, but still gives a slight tingle and cooling effect to let you know its working. I appreciate that it’s not too intense.

Sublime Lips will definitely be a staple in my makeup bag! Have you tried a lip plumping product before?

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