PINCHme Box

Do you guys love free samples as much as I do? Especially full size ones, right? There are so many fun ways to get samples these days, and I’m so glad that PINCHme reached out to me and offered to send me a box full of awesome things to try out. I could hardly wait to see the goodies I would be getting! Trust me when I say I was not disappointed, and there was even something in there for Troy to try. Win, win! OH, have I mentioned that you can get all these samples from PINCHme for FREE? Well yeah, it’s free.

Pictured above is how the box comes, and when I first opened it up.

 Some full size items, some sample size.

Below are some of the products I’m super excited to try! The Essie nail polish is made specifically to help thin and brittle nails. And the Olay body cleanser just looks really cool and convenient and smells real good.

If you haven’t went ahead and signed yourself up already, go! Do it HERE. You can get familiar with the PINCHme site, and even checkout past samples. They don’t require a credit card or anything, so it truly is completely free. Do something for yourself!

xo,

Robyn

Disclaimer: I received this box for free, but all opinions and comments are my own and true.

Free Samples Available on 04/11/2017 at 12Noon EST:

Personal Care + Beauty:

  1. Sensodyne® Deep Clean
  2. Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk Shampoo & Conditioner
  3. Gillette Cool Wave Clear Gel 0.5 oz. 

Food and Health:

  1. Enfagrow® Toddler Next Step® Multi Serve $5 Off Coupon
  2. Pure Leaf Home Brewed Teas
  3. Align Jr. Chewables Probiotic Supplement
  4. Catalyst 100% Grass Fed Whey

Pets:

  1. Purina® Puppy Chow® Natural (Plus Vitamins & Minerals) Puppy Kit
  2. Zuke’s® Ascent™ Grain-Free Crunchy Blend – Pollock & Chickpea recipe
  3. Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade Clean Blossoms
  4. Beneful Grain Free Dog Food 

How to Combat Dry Hands in the Winter

Does anyone else get reallllly dry skin in the winter time? I do! Not just on my hand either, everywhere! I’ll scratch myself raw…but that is another story for a different day. Today I’m talking about how I keep my hands nice and soft, instead of dry, cracked, and even bleeding.

      

My first must have is a great scrub, made with a good oil base that will remain on your hands to moisturize. Sometimes scrubbing my hands too much can make them worse if I am using a crappy scrub, so this is key. This Vanilla Cream Latte Scrub from Spa Thyme is everything I look for in a scrub. It’s made up of ingredients like almond and coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and then a few natural ingredients to make this the BEST SMELLING THING EVER. I promise there is no exaggeration on that, either. Bonus, it is super affordable too!

 

My next key thing is a thick, but not greasy, cream…preferably unscented or a light light scent. I’ve found that in this Dream Cream from Tubby Todd. I’ve used this for over a year I want to say, and I have repurchased twice. I love it. It is the perfect consistency, smell, and really leaves my hands feeling protected and moisturized. Try it!

  Don’t worry, I have another jar! Lather it on thick.

Because I wash my hands so much, I do this once a day. That might be more that enough for some, but for me it is the perfect amount! Here’s to getting rid of dry hands this winter…for good!

xo,

Robyn

 Shop Spa Thyme for the yummy things pictured!

Baby Shower Gift Guide!

Does anyone feel like they are really good at giving baby shower gifts? I do! Haha, honestly though, being a mom has made me really aware of what to give for gifts. Before having Saylor, I was a big giver of clothes, which don’t get me wrong, clothes are amazing to get because, duh, our babies need clothes! But, now I give gifts based on a few things. First, necessary things that you will need for a long time (IE diapers, wipes, diaper bag!). And second, things that you wouldn’t necessarily buy for yourself, things that you wouldn’t think you need, or things that you may not have heard of (IE DockATot, Solly wrap, Milestone Cards).

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Let’s review a few things. First, we’ll start with the DockATot. These are multi-fuctional loungers and co-sleepers. They come in different sizes so they can grow with your baby. They are breathable, all natural, and SO SOFT and comfortable. This is a company founded by a mother, that saw a need in the industry for this product and I can see why.

Freshly Picked Moccs and Tubby Todd bath products. These moccs have been part of Saylor growing up. They were her first pair of shoes, the first shoes she walks in, and she still wears them! They are such a fun heirloom and the cutest accessory. Tubby Todd has also been our go to for bath products since Say was little. They are all natural and have the yummiest scents, that aren’t overpowering. A must have and so much better than the typical baby soaps.

Next is the Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock. Boy is this a lifesaver. This is great for babies about 6 months and up (until they can sit up on their own). Ditch the car seat in the cart and use this instead. It fits in most standard shopping carts and is totally a space saver. This hammock can actually hold the car seat with baby in it, or just the baby. So cool!

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I’m sure that you have seen the nursing covers by now…the kind that can be used many different ways. Well Covered Goods are the best and they come in the most amazing prints. Even if you don’t nurse, they works as shopping cart covers and car seat covers. Genius and a necessity!

A baby wrap/carrier…specifically a Solly Baby. I love supporting small companies, and this one seems like one of the best. Baby wearing is functional and so personal. Try it!

Milestone Baby Cards…the cutest way to announce things. They are for pregnancy all the way through different milestones of the babies life. A cute and special way to remember things.

Diapers and wipes are sort of a no brainer I think. There isn’t anything special or exciting to them, but whenever I got some I wanted to cry with happiness. Any money that you don’t have to spend on those things is so nice!

Books! You need books! And even better, a book subscription. Getting a few new books every month is fun and keeps things fresh. Bookroo is a great alternative to having to go to the store. Use code ROBYMEAC for $10 off!

KikiLu diaper bags are our favorite. They come in great colors, and the pockets are perfect. What is better than a new bag? Not much!

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Last but not least, what about a new rug for your nursery? I recently discovered Lorena Canals rugs, and have been wondering why I haven’t known about them for the past 3 years, lol! These rugs are machine washable. That is pretty much all you need to know and you should just go buy one right now. I am not joking. We just got one about a week ago for Saylor’s room and I’m so happy that it is a part of her room! It is so soft, and I love the pattern. The dyes used are all natural and they’re eco friendly, and they are handmade. Love that!

I hope I have given you some new, fun ideas for when you go to a baby shower next! And trust me, coming from a mom, anyone would love to receive any of these gifts. What are you go to baby shower gift’s?

xo,

Robyn

 

Our Nightly Routine!

Ever since Saylor was a newborn, we have given her a bath every night before bed. I don’t wash her hair every day, or even get it wet, but taking a bath became part of our routine early on.  Saylor has always loved the bath, and it’s been a great way to get the last of her energy out, as well as getting clean before getting into bed. Want to know the best part of taking a bath? Getting out and putting on jammies! Seriously though, Say right out of the bath, dressed, with wet hair is my favorite!

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I recently was introduced to Finn + Emma. Not only do they have a wide range of products, including clothes and toys, they are 100% organic, eco-friendly, and they support fair trade. I got 2 pair of their pajama sets, in Triangles (what Saylor is wearing) and Scribble. Both sets are so soft and cute. They have a thicker waistband, which I like. I got a size 3T, and they will fit throughout the winter. Finn + Emma are giving you 15% off all orders over $50…go HERE! I highly encourage you to try out their jammies, maybe grab one for a gift, and check out their toys!

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Poor Say is still not feeling the best, but she is sleeping comfy and cozy upstairs thanks to Finn + Emma!

xo,

Robyn

PS don’t forget to enter my giveaway with Jord & see how I removed some impossible stickers with Goo Gone!

Well-Liked Wednesday

Do you like my synonym for “must have” and “favorite”? I have such a way with words, haha. Here are a handful of my latest favorites:

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  1. Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Split Pans, in Champagne Pop and Flowerchild. My most favorite highlighter and blush combo.
  2. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer…a MUST have! This regular mascara is my favorite, and the primer in addition to it just takes it up a notch.
  3. Kylie Lip Kit in Koko K…THIS IS CURRENTLY IN STOCK SO HURRY AND GET ONE!!! This is the most perfect shade. I don’t super love how drying it can be throughout the day, so I apply some Carmex every so often.
  4. Naturscrub Cosmetics Essential Oil Infused Walnut Exfoliator in Ylang Live Lavender. I honestly feel that everyone needs this! This particular mask is great for acne prone skin (me), it is soothing and moisturizing, and the small pieces of walnuts are the perfect exfoliators. The smell is also refreshing and so yummy! Use code FOLLOWROBYN for 50% off! SUCH A DEAL.

What are some of your current staples? Sound off!

xo,

Robyn

 

First Time Mom?

Being a first time mom, I am constantly scouring the Internet and Instagram for the latest and greatest. I love baby gear, and finding new products or accessories that I can’t live without. (Sorry, Troy!) I am NOT an expert, just a lady who has tried lots of different things and is here to share what you absolutely NEED! I can’t possibly cover everything in one post, so this will be a start.

–Nursing? You need nipple cream and nursing pads (I preferred the reusable kind). Also, a good nursing cover! BONUS, this one can be used 3 ways!

city_cover_square_grande_1883df21-2ca8-4b66-a5c9-e64e62858bc8_grande Be sure to follow @copperpearl on IG for discounts and new products!

 

Fischer-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. This got so much use when Saylor was little! It is lightweight, easy to move around, and has the perfect incline position.

— A Sling Bathtub! We had one like THIS ONE and used it for almost a full year. The sling is perfect for when they are little, then the actual bath part is great for when they are learning to sit up/first learn to sit up on their own.

— A TRAVEL SYSTEM! This is an absolute must. Newborns sleep so much, and who wants to transfer a sleeping baby in and out of their car seat every time you are going somewhere? No one! Insert car seat in stroller and you are good to go. There are so many options in this field that it honestly could be its own blog post. but THIS ONE from Britax is always a top pick.

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— Swaddle blankets. Lots and lots of them! I particularly loved the Aden and Anais brand, but to each their own! I used them for everything. Stroller blankets, burp rags, nursing covers…they will get lots of use!

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That concludes my list for today, as Saylor is waking up from her nap. Trust me, we only scratched the surface! What are some of your must haves?

xo,

Robyn

The Hot Iron Holster

Have you guys heard of this company? These Holsters are made of silicon and they cling to any smooth surface. Can you imagine the possibilities!? They honestly clear up so much counter space. They can not only be used in the bathroom, but in the craft room, toy room, or kitchen! Sounds like a dream to me. They come in a variety of different colors and sizes, which I love.

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Be sure to head HERE and pick one up today. Use code Robyn20 for 20% off your order!!

xo,

Robyn

Salis Skincare Giveaway!

I may sound repetitive bringing up Salis Skincare again, but I don’t care! When I find a good thing, I need to share it. And Laura has so generously allowed me to give away $75 shop credit to one lucky winner…see my IG on how to enter. Salis offers the best natural skincare products, and they have changed my skin. I went to see Laura back in February for a facial and all around skin consultation. She suggested I use her Lavender and Jasmine Scrub, Blackhead Removal Mask, take Mineral Support, and try and be aware of what foods I eat that may affect my skin.

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At 27 years old my skin was by far the worst it had ever been. I struggled with major hormonal acne and was so self conscious. Laura changed my life! Skin (unfortunately) doesn’t change over night, it takes a long time to heal. The pictures below are about 4 months apart. I still could change so many things about my skin if I could, but I am SO HAPPY that it is 80% better than what it was just not that long ago. I feel so vulnerable sharing these pictures, but if I can help someone not be discouraged about their skin, than it is worth it 🙂

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Here are some products that I have yet to try, but they are on my list!

hydrogenperoxide-300x300 Essential Oxygen Hydrogen Peroxide Spray…great for pigmentation and healing. NEED!

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Healing Spray Rose…rose water is all the rage right now so I’m definitely interested in giving this a try!

If you are in Utah, GO SEE LAURA! Trust me! Even if you don’t struggle with acne, treat yo’ self to a nice facial. It is nice just to get pampered. Comment on this post with what product you are interested in, or what you are looking for in skincare, for an extra entry (see my Instagram). I truly hope this helps someone and that everyone gives Salis Skincare a try!

xo,

Robyn

THE EVER ANNOYING ACNE.

Does anyone else suffer from acne? I didn’t really start having it until just over a year ago. And let me tell you, it is the worst. Not many people know just how bad it really was, thankfully right now it is 75% better than what it was. I’ll go more into depth in a later post. I was getting bad hormonal acne around my chin, acne all over my back, it was so bad. It made me so self-conscious. I still am, to be honest. I only wear certain clothes, very very rarely have no face makeup on, it is horrible! I have tried everything. Not eating certain foods, this and that face wash, this cream, that pill, everything besides Accutane, I’ve done it! I’m here to tell you that it can get better! Honestly I am not positive if it is time, or products, or a combination of both that have helped, but something has changed. I’ve been religious to a few products over the last year, and I’m here to share. IMG_2203

  1. Simple Cleansing MIcellar Water – I use this after I take off my makeup to make sure I get every last thing off. In place of a toner, I suppose. It is cheap and leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed.
  2. Kate Somervile EradiKate – I actually was just introduced to this about a month ago, and I’M OBSESSED. It is just a drying lotion, I put it on pimples at night, and by the morning they are 50% less inflamed and red. It really helps. I suggest ordering off their site directly, using a 10% off coupon you can easily find, and getting all the free samples!
  3. Salis Skincare, Lavender & Jasmine Salt Scrub – HEAVEN SENT. Laura from Salis is seriously an angel. I discovered them on IG a while ago and knew that when I moved to Utah, I needed to go in to get a facial from her. Well I have had 2 and can’t wait for my next one. Lavender is particularly good for acne, and the jasmine smells so yummy. This is a staple for me.
  4. Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap – Say hello to your new favorite soap for your chest and back. Throw away those Neutrogena washes, because I know they are in your showers! The fruit extracts help break down dead skin cells and acts as a gentle exfoliator. Try it!
  5. Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer – I use this every morning. I have found that my skin does better when I moisturize only once a day. Yours might be different! I love that this is lightweight, doesn’t have a scent, and has SPF.
  6. Salis Skincare Blackhead Removal Mask – another MUST HAVE! This mask isn’t one you wear over your whole face. You focus on the areas where you have blackheads, and wear the mask overnight. Not only does this help with blackheads, it’ll shrink your pores!

Hope you guys find this info useful, and if you are on the market for some new products, give them a try! I know that everyones skin is different, so these might not work for you like they have for me, but it is worth a shot! What products have worked for your acne prone skin? I always love to hear!

xo,

Robyn

Bath Time Faves!

Today I am going to talk about my favorite bath products and company for Saylor (even for myself!). I am sure you have all heard of Tubby Todd by now, but let me tell you my experience with them and why I will never use anything else for my kids!

I discovered Tubby Todd on Instagram, and finally bought her bath set at the Mom Made Market in San Diego (side note, if you’ve never been to that, you must go). The Bath Set includes bath wash, lotion, and bubble bath. The first thing I noticed was the SMELL. Everything smells divine! Not too strong or overpowering, but the perfect amount. If you have ever been on Soarin’ Over California at California Adventures, the bubble bath smells like the orange groves! Or if you have ever driven through the orange groves in Redlands when they are blooming,  you know exactly what I am talking about! The lotion and bath wash are lavender scented, which of course everyone loves. It is also calming, which is pretty much a necessity when you have a crazy toddler! Now this bath wash lathers better than anything else I have ever tried, and I really appreciate that. A lot goes a long ways with these products! Another plus is that everything is all natural, and super good for sensitive skin and skin prone to eczema.

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Let’s talk about the Dream Cream now. I bought this specifically for my dry hands. I have naturally dry skin, and in the winter, it gets even worse. And imagine moving to Utah. Not good! I have also used this on Say’s cheeks when they get wind chapped and dry. This cream is thick and silky, and not sticky at all! I keep one in my purse and one at home at all times. This has a totally different scent, a slight hint of mint, which is perfect.

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Now if you didn’t know, Tubby Todd is a small shop owned by a young MOM. One of us! If you have followed her on Instagram (@tubbytodd), you know how passionate she is about her company. She saw a need in the bath time market, and filled it! I know that for me personally, I would so much rather support a hard working mama, than a big box store, or someone who doesn’t really care. Now if you haven’t tried it…I suggest that you go now! If you sign up for her newsletter, you can receive 10% off your first order. Happy bathing!

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xoxo,

Robyn