Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer Beauty Favorites

I was just talking to Rex the other day about how summer is already half over, is it bad of me to say that I'm totally ok with that. Haha I've always been a fall/winter kind of gal but I am loving the summer beauty products I've been using this summer. I've been using so many new products this year (trying to switch my routine). Most of these products I found out from bloggers, my ipsy bags, and of course you guys, so thank you so much for all your recommendations! So let's hope right in!

1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Liquid Compact , this came in my Ipsy bag as a full sized item and I was soo happy not only because I've never tried an Estee Lauder product but because I've heard so much great things about this product! So creamy and has great coverage, I have found my newest foundation obsession! 2. Benefit Roller Lash I believe I got this for my birthday this year and it came as a mini size but I love trying different mascaras and this one packs so much volume for your lashes, I love it! 3. Dove Refresh Dry Shampoo , so ever since I heard of dry shampoo I've always wanted to try it and I tried Batiste and didn't really love it, I think it was because it sprayed and came out too gray, I dont know maybe I didn't spray right ahha but this one when it spray it doesn't come off gray on my hair and it keeps my hair refreshed and smelling good, leaving it like I washed it. But seriously where would we be without dry shampoo, the thing is gold in a bottle! 4. Too Faced Natural Love Eye Shadow Palette, guys this stuff is amazing not only are the colors colors that you can use for an everyday look but this palette is super pigmented (like all their stuff) but this is a definite must in your beauty collection! 5. Pixi with Aspyn Ovard Highlighter, I have also recently started using highlighter and it truly is a came changer! This came in a swag I received from a fellow blogger friend and I already follow Aspyn on her Youtube channel, and when I heard she was collaborating with Pixi I was beyond excited. So of course you can imagine my excitement when this came in my swag bag! The color of this is perfect, its pigmented, and looks amazing on your skin, seriously a 10 out of 10 for me, I love it! 

6. Tubby Todd Tropics Summer Bundle, I know I know you've heard me rave about this company but guess I can't get enough of their scents and their products! I think the reason why I love it because it works for all skin types, helps with several different things, and everyone in the family can use it! They just released their summer tropics collection and these scents are to die for! Maybe not literally but they smell like you're in Hawaii and for me that's the kid of lotion I want! 7. Elf Mist & Set Spray, another new item I have added into my makeup routine is a set spray. Because this is a entirely new item for me, I didn't want to spend a much of money on one, so I put my trust to elf cosmetics where they sell it for $3 and it I'm loving mine! It leaves my makeup all day and also gives me a refreshing mist for these hot summer days. 8NYC Sun n' Bronze Bronzer, this is also my very first bronzer I ever got, and it truly lives up the their product name, your skin truly has a beautiful sunny touch and gives you a light tan look to your face, I love it! 9. Last but not least Maybelline Instant Age Rewind, Dark Circle Concealor, I discovered this from a blogger friend and I've used elf or a different brand for concealer but none have worked and covered up dark circles or imperfections like this one has, I mean its affordable and does exactly what it says it does, I don't think I'll ever switch to a different concealer, this stuff is amazing!

Well thank you so much for reading my summer favorite beauty list, If you have one of these products let me know which one and if you've just bought one of these items also let me know! I would love to hear from you! Until next time 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Growing Little Minds with Bookaroo

Remember how I posted several months ago about the importance of reading to your child and us striving to read mason a book every night, well I decided to tell you about a company called, "Bookroo", that I recently found out about to share you their company, their message, and to keep sharing the importance of reading to our child.

Bookroo is a monthly children's book subscription Club for kids. They are adorably wrapped with fun wrapping prints and filled with different books designed specially for you little(s). You pick what type of book fits your child, either Board Books (for ages 0-2); includes 3 books per box or Picture Books (for ages 2-6); includes 2 books per box. You can also choose what your subscription box to come, from monthly, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months.

These books are truly unique, you wont find them at stores or online, and that's one of the reasons why I love it so much, because their unique and who doesn't love that?! We both share the same mission and that is to build our book collection for our kids, that it's never early to start reading with them, and that reading can be fun; and of course that it be delivered to you and be inexpensive!

Mason loved unwrapping each book because they were a present to him and unwrapping anything is always exciting! He instantly knew what it was and loved looking at each book! We immediately started peeping at each page and seeing the new characters, letters, and numbers we were about to dig our minds into! We got books with numbers, textures, and even little animal friends. I think that out of all the books, the number book was his ultimate favorite because he loved lifting the flap. If your'e interested in subscribing and getting fun unique books, I highly recommend Bookroo, and don't forget to use code: "RICHES" to receive 15% off your order!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

StoryBrook Play Cafe and Boutique Review

Ever wish you could find a place where you can sit in a nice air conditioned area, drink a fruity smoothie and have your kids be entertained all while you see them from where your drinking that nice smoothie?? I know the places of having all of that are quite limited but let me tell you about a wonderful place where that exists and us parents may even call it "magical'!

Storybrook is located on 1538 E 3300 S, Salt Lake city  and as you walk in you, you and your little one(s) are greeted and introduced. The entrance fee is ONLY $6 and if you child isn't wearing any socks you pay just a small fee to purchase a pair. You quickly sign a waiver and your all ready to have some fun, and don't worry mom that means for you too! As you come in you will see on your left their boutique where they sell clothes, accessories, and fun little toys as well!

 Mason was in Ah as to the unlimited amount of toys and structures around us! First we played with Fruit Market area, then we poked our little heads into the houses they had, each one with different designs! Can I just say I may have missed being a child again, but I loved seeing Mason play with all the different toys.

After passing the first half of the play area, mason caught a glimpse to a ball pit, and that was it guys, that was his all time favorite area to be in, and as you can tell by the photo, he had a BLAST! We probably spent a good 20 minutes in there haha. I had to go upstairs to see what their cafe menu offered and mason didn't mind one bit, because he could see me and I could see him as he played and I look at their menu. Before I knew it mason was interested in what mom was doing and so he joined me upstairs.. We ordered a Strawberry Smoothie and shared a chunky chocolate chip cookie. He was such a happy little boy, I mean wouldn't you be?!

Not only do they have a cafe and a play area  but also a set of comfy couches where us parents can hang and watch our little ones without wondering where their going and not being able to see them. They also have party packages where you don't need to pay a bunch of money on decorations and spend time setting up everything for their birthday party, they will do it for you! They have different themed packages and have special guests that can also attend your child's birthday, like princesses and much more!

The fun doesn't stop there, they also have camps you can enroll your kids into and if you want to see more of their boutique, there's much more on their site! Mason and I had a blast and its perfect for anytime of the year and you can relax, eat a snack, and watch your kid(s) have the time of their life! And because I appreciate and am grateful for all of you, I got you a little code you can use for their online boutique, classes and camps. Just use code "Valentina" for 25% off your next purchase!

I also linked their website right here ---> Storybrook PlayCafe , and I highly recommend visiting them you wont regret it!