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 were 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 toddlers 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.


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.


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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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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Top 5 Books I’ve Read in 2015


I know. I know. We aren’t even done with 2015 but I’ve been reading like a mad woman and I thought I’d share some of my literary loves. This month I’ve been in a bit of a slump. My sister and I are reading Harry Potter and ohmigoodnesssss…these books never end! I’m on Book #3 and honestly? I’m over it. I’m trying to push myself to read it but between my irritation with that and pregnancy fatigue, I’m just taking a little step away from reading right now. Don’t worry, I’ll be back. And hopefully I reach my goal of 52 books before the end of 2015. That said, the following books have changed my world this year. 

The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
This author is becoming one of my favorites because I fall in love with everything he writes. The Kite Runner is so imaginative and emotional that I found myself really connecting with the characters and the things that they went through. It’s a quick read and it’s a book that you’ll be a little bit sad over once it ends.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Add Chimamanda has one of my favorite authors of ALL time. I feel smarter just by reading her material because she makes me head to the dictionary to look up words she uses. If you enjoy books about race and culture, especially as it relates to Africans living abroad, you will LOVE this book.
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Happy Prime Day!

Amazon Prime

Today’s the day, babes! I don’t even know why I’m so excited about this. I’m not even THAT much of an online shopper. Amazon and I have a close relationship, though. And then Amazon Prime came alone and swept me off my feet. FREE 2-day shipping? Okay, who wouldn’t like that? I’ve even gotten packages on a Sunday. During the holiday season. In the middle of blizzard.

Okay, I’m jiving. There aren’t any blizzards in Florida, but still…Amazon Prime is so so impressive. Today is their version of Black Friday except it’s exclusive to Amazon Prime members ONLY! And if you’re all like “Oh naw, girl. I’m not spending $99 a year on Prime…”  they are giving you a free trial so that you test the waters before you jump in. How you’ll hate all of the benefits is beyond me, but hey…I’m not judging. If you do decide to do some shopping today, I’d love to see what you scooped up.

I’ve got some recommendations in the Clumps Trunk, of course but I’d love to see what you have your eyes on. My wishlist is below and I’m hoping that at least some of these items will go on sale before the end of the day! 

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The Most Interesting Toothbrush Award Goes To The FOREO ISSA

I love a techie toothbrush, y’all. I mean yeah, I’ll take it back to the old school days and use a traditional one but when I got the opportunity to test drive the FOREO ISSA toothbrush, my eyes freaking lit up. I had been swooning over that sexy toothbrush since I first heard about it.

FOREO Issa toothbrush

Yes, I swoon over toothbrushes. Don’t be judging me, girl. Dental care is a serious thing and when a revolutionary one hits the market, you’re just a wee bit interested, right? It doesn’t take a rocket science or beauty blogger to take a glance at this toothbrush to know that it ain’t like a traditional electric toothbrush. I’ve been using one of the latter for years with very good results and few complaints. 

FOREO Issa packaging

Yes, I’ve got to change the brush head every 3 months and yessss, the brush heads are a bit pricey, but whatever. That comes with the territory, right? Or at least it USED to. The ISSA is taking things to another level by providing features in a toothbrush that we just haven’t seen before.

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