5 Toddler-Friendly Road Trip Activities

This post is sponsored by Chevrolet Traverse.

5 Toddler-Friendly Road Trip Activities

It’s alllll about traveling with toddlers. Which, by the way, is no easy feat. It’s not for the faint of heart and really only seasoned parents should attempt this. You know I’m kidding, right? As parents, sometimes NOT traveling isn’t an option so if you’re going to do it with a wiggly, impatient kind-of-crazy, toddler, you should at least be prepared, right? July is the IT time for many Americans who are looking to road trip – since we love traveling, we are no exception. Truth be told, I wish we would cruising around in a Chevrolet Traverse, but until then, we’re happy to get around any we can. Geared up, of course!

For parents of todders and preschoolers, it is essential to keep the littles entertained every step of the way during the trip. Happy kids means happy and safe drivers. We do more flying than driving (and you would too if your kid talked as much as mine does) but, when we do hit the road, we’re carrying the following with us.

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A silicone face brush? The FOREO LUNA ain’t ordinary.

FOREO LUNA brush

Oh, hey girls! And guys! Sooooo…I’m back featuring another FOREO item and this time this is their skincare brush called the FOREO LUNA. Like the ISSA, I had my eyes on this baby at first glance and was thrilled to get the opportunity to review it via iFabbo.

FOREO LUNA

Now, I know what you’re thinking. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I have a very close relationship with a brand that starts with Clari and rhymes with bobonic. Said relationship is still very strong and kickin’ and chances are we won’t be breaking up any time soon. I wanted to reallllly focus on the LUNA’s attributes without comparing it to similar products out there. And let’s face it – a silicone facial brush and and a facial brush with an oscillating head are VERY different. So, let’s jump right in. Here are some features you should know about Lady LUNA.

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What do you use on your brows? Gel, pencil or powder?

Hair style

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Today we’re talking about brows! But before that, check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Prime Beauty – took Pürminerals Chateau Cheek Stains for a test drive. They are great for travel and provide a beautiful and natural glow!

Phyrra – Want to get your hands on the hottest new eyeshadows? Phyrra has the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows to share with you!

we heart this – The butter London Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayons are ok, I guess…JUST KIDDING! They’re bloody brilliant.

Beautygeeks – “How do you paint your nails so perfectly” is probably the number one question we get for our ManiGeek. Check out our Paint Your Nails like a ManiGeek video in partnership with Sally Hansen CSM that shows Karen’s no-clean-up painting process!

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Healthy Hair Is Loved Hair

It’s Healthy Hair Month, babes! This sponsored post is brought to you by Beautiful Textures and I am so excited to get the opportunity to try out some new hair products. Because, hair is life. I recently took out my glorious marley braids and my hair was in serious need of pampering. Thanks to salt water and chlorine, my color treated hair has in pretty pitiful shape, y’all. It’s embarrassingly, really. I’m also in need of a cut or shape up to keep my cut looking fresh, but that’s a blog post for another day. For now, let’s rap about these Beautiful Textures items that I was sent.

Beautiful Textures products

I’ve been rocking natural hair for over 10 years now and I don’t even want to tell you how much I’ve spent on products for my hair texture. The number is probably in the hundreds. That said, I was thrilled to see that Beautiful Textures provides products for men and women of various hair types, especially us curly, wavy, kinky, coily and frizzy folx. I’ve been having a love-hate relationship the past year and it’s mostly due to my laziness. I don’t care what kind of hair you have, hair needs love. I’m learning to show mine more love and it started with the Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner.

Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair

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I Don’t Smell Like A Goat Anymore. Thanks Armpit Detox!

Armpit Detox

My armpits have issues. And no, that isn’t code for anything else. It’s pretty literal. I have #pitproblems, y’all. While most of you can shave and apply deodorant all willy nilly, I have to practically spent a good 20-30 minutes A WEEK caring for my extra sensitive pit area. I know, it’s crazy. I’ve recently come across the idea of detoxing my armpits and the idea sounded so bizarre (and genius) that I just had to share it with you fine folk.

Armpit Detox

Because who doesn’t want to read a post about armpit detoxing, right? Things you should know…

  • I don’t use traditional deodorants and haven’t for years.
  • I use this stuff.
  • I don’t shave.
  • I get my pits waxed and maintain by trimming.
  • I prevent razor bumps with this stuff.
  • I moisturize and cleanse my pits with an exfoliating glove and this stuff.
  • I moisturize nightly with this stuff.

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SpaRitual GOLD Flexible Color – It actually lasts and lasts!

A few weeks ago I received SpaRitual GOLD Flexible Color nail polishes and girl, I was intrigued. First of all, these aren’t like gel polishes. You know, everyone is on the gel nail polish kick but there’s something special about these polishes. This two-step system launched on July 1st and I’m really excited that I got to experience them so soon. I’m not kidding when I tell you that they are really fan-freaking-tastic.

SpaRitual GOLD

And yeah, I know…I say that about a lot of nail polishes but while others are cracking and chipping on you in a matter of hours, SpaRitual GOLD lasts. And lasts. And lasts.

SpaRitual GOLD promises…

-longer wear
-easy on application and easy off removal
-smudge repairing technology
-dries in under 8 minutes
-high shine
-self-leveling and correcting

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20 Ice Cream Recipes for National Ice Cream Day. Dairy-Free Kids Invited!

National Ice Cream Day

Y’all. I love ice cream. Actually, love is an understatement. I love ice cream so much that I could happily eat just that for the rest of my life and be okay. Buuuut, I’m lactose intolerant. I know. God’s got jokes. Luckily, when I’m pregnant, somehow I can tolerate dairy a bit better and you better believe, I probably over do it more than I should. Carelessly, at that. In honor of National Ice Cream Day (which should be everyday), I’ve compiled a beautiful list of recipes from fabulous folx who love ice cream as much as I do.

This isn’t a dangerous list, though. Many of these are perfect ways to get fruits into picky eaters. And have you ever tossed a frozen banana in your blender, girl? It turns into ice cream. Yes, it’s just a creamy banana but it’s quite reminiscent of ice cream and it.is.heavenly.

Let’s start with the dairy free selections! 

Dairy Free

Non dairy ice cream in a bag-ABC Creative Learning
Dairy-free strawberry banana ice cream-Life Love Liz
Dairy free chocolate ice cream-Real Moms Of Vegas
Vegan carrot cake ice cream with cashew sour cream-Vegan Richa
Snow ice cream for the lactose intolerant-The Nerd’s Wife
Almond milk ice cream-I Am The Maven
Banana blueberry ice cream-The Pretty Bee
Pumpkin ice cream-Scratch Mommy
Pistachio ice cream with dried cranberries– Slap Dash Mom
5-minute very berry ice cream-Not Enough Cinnamon
Rum raisin ice cream-Chocolate Covered Katie

…Dairy Galore!

Cherry cheesecake ice cream-Mom Foodie
Homemade ice cream rocky road-Jade Louise Designs
Toasted coconut ice cream-Flour On My Face

Churn-Free and Easy!

Easy no churn ice cream-Just Us Four
Peppermint snow ice cream-Wife Mom Geek
No melt ice cream-A Mother Thing
Easy chocolate ice cream from pudding mix-Jenny At Dapperhouse
Sea salt and vanilla fudge chunk ice cream-Love And Olive Oil

What polish are you rocking on the nails and toes?

FOREO Issa packaging

Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Today we’re talking about nail  polish! But before that, check out these hot posts circulating interweb. 

Nouveau Cheap – A popular German drugstore beauty brand that’s almost impossible to get here in the US is now available at Ulta. Any guesses about which brand I’m talking about? Click here to end the suspense.

Prime Beauty – saddles up to the bar–the Buxom Eyeshadow Bar! With 40 eyeshadows to choose from, it’s easy to create your own custom palette. Check out the palette Prime Beauty created and see the pre-filled selection too!

Phyrra – Want unique, attention-grabbing nails? You NEED to check out my Beginner’s Guide to Indie Nail Polish!

Beautygeeks – The extensive range of bronzer options we have now really makes it easy to choose the right one, doesn’t it? Ha ha ha! Clever Guerlain offers help via a quick Terracotta Consultation online exercise to ensure you find exactly what you like. Plus Beautygeeks is giving three beautiful Guerlain Terracotta bronzers away in the winners’ perfect shades and finishes — US readers are eligible!

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