Blanqi Review and Black Friday Sale

Happy Monday, my friend; I hope all is well with you! Today’s blog post is something special and for all of the pregnant/ postpartum mama’s out there! I have discovered a new brand, and I know you are going to fall in love with them. Blanqi is the name, and they make the most comfortable support wear for nursing and pregnant mamas.

I had the opportunity to try out the Everyday High Waisted Leggings and the Everyday Postpartum Pull Down Tank. Let me say the leggings are so high waisted I don’t have to worry about that weird roll down that most leggings do. The tank top is perfect for nursing mamas; it’s also so cute. I wear my set around the house; I feel so cute in it and comfortable at the same time.

The quality is unreal! The material is so thick and stretchy. The best part about Blanqi is that they now carry extended sizes! I’m wearing a size 2x in both pieces.

From now until November 2nd, they are having their annual Blanqi Black Friday Sale! They have 50% off of some items, and other selected items are up to 60% off! I can’t wait for you to try them out!

So don’t walk to this sale, run! You can thank me later.

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Current Favorites

Hello there, I hope that you haven’t missed me too much. To make up for the time that I have been away, I thought that I would do a good old fashion favorites post. These were my September favorites, but they are also my current favorites!

I have so much loved products this month, starting with my Apple watch. I have the three series watch, it’s an older generation watch, but it still works great! I love being able to track my steps and my exercise for the day.

My Apple watch bands have also been a favorite this month. I love that I get to change them out so that they match what I am wearing for the day. I wear the beaded one when I am feeling fancy, and the regular bands on more casual occasions. ( beaded band, solid colored bands)

Speaking of looking fancy, I purchased a set of three headbands and have been LOVING them. They are the cutest leopard print headbands. They look great with solid color tops and dresses, and I can’t stop wearing them!

Staying on fashion, my next favorite is my Luis Vittuon Palm Springs Mini. She is the cutest backpack/ purse I have ever owned. I love the long adjustable straps.

My very last favorite of the month is this cute matching set! I bought it from Shein, and I’m obsessed! I love that it’s good enough to wear out and comfortable enough to wear around the house.

My very last items on the list are these reusable shopping bags. I have been obsessed with them; usually, I forget to bring my bags when I go shopping. These are so cute and work so well that I don’t want to forget them at home. I keep them in my truck, and when I bring them inside, I put them by my front door. They are so convenient and sustainable, I am in love!

That brings us to the end of this post, and I hope that you enjoyed it! I have more blog posts coming soon, so stay tuned!

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Shein Curve Haul

October is finally among us, can you believe it? I did a little shopping for this colder weather. I don’t know about you, but I’m in love with the matching set trend! So, guess what I picked up from Shein Curve? Keep on reading to find out!

Before we jump into the haul, I want to mention that I sized up for all of the items that I purchased. Shein tends to run smaller, and I like to be comfortable in what I wear. I am usually a size 20, but I bought everything in size 22.

The first set that went into my cart is this pink tie-dye sweatsuit. It’s so on-trend and so comfortable, it’s the perfect fit for me! I’m a stay at home mama, so I need to be comfortable, but there are days when I want to feel cute! This set hits the spot!

Next, I picked up a rainbow, stripped matching-set. Once again, super cute and comfortable! The top is a little bit cropped, but I don’t mind at all.

The next set, I kept going back and forth to decide if I wanted it or not. It’s the cutest windbreaker set that I have seen! I’ve never owned a windbreaker set, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, but I’m super excited that I purchased it. It fits great, and it will be perfect for rainy days.

The last set that I purchased is my top favorite! I love how simple it is for wearing around the house, yet cute enough to run errands. Simple and classic; check it out here!

That is everything in this haul; I’m planning on purchasing more items soon. let me know which one was your favorite! This buy was a success, and I’m happy with my choices. Make sure to check out Shein Curve; they have an app, and I use it daily. I check-in daily, and I get points that go towards money off of my next purchase.

If you would like to try out Shein for the first time, you can get 15% off! Just click here and let the rest take its course, Happy Shopping!

This post isn’t sponsored; I’m just a genuine fan.

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What’s In My Hospital Bag

Happy Wednesday! If you are reading this the day that I am posting it, then it’s currently my birthday and two days away from my due date. Eeekkk.

I felt the need to share with you everything that I have packed in my hospital bag. I love seeing what other people pack, so I thought now would be the perfect time to share my version.

Let’s jump right in!

I love this bag so much; I purchased it from a local company. They create custom, reusable bags. You can find El Saco 72 on Instagram.

So inside I have:

  • Witch hazel wipes
  • Travel size shampoo, conditioner, body wash, detangler, and lotion
  • Frida Mom healing foam
  • Frida Mom peri bottle
  • Dermoplast
  • Nipple cream
  • Advil
  • Stool softener
  • Phone charger
  • Chapstick
  • Hair tie
  • Hair clip
  • Disposable nursing pads
  • Tuck’s cooling pads
  • Lotion
  • Maxi pads
  • Dressed to deliver hospital gown
  • Dressed to deliver robe
  • Jammies
  • My honey’s clothes

I also ended up adding our toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deodorant. I realized that I forgot to pack those after writing this blog post. LOL

I am also going to pack a sweater for my honey and the tablet in case he gets bored.

If you are an expecting mama, I hope that this post has helped you somewhat, if not, I hope that you found it interesting.

Also, if you are an expecting mama, make sure that you check out Dressed to Deliver! They have great delivery downs, robes, and matching swaddles for your little one! You can use the code AMB2020 for 40% off.

That is it for this blog post, I hope that you enjoyed it! I am going to be sharing a “What’s in my diaper bag” post with you soon, so keep a look out for that. Share this post with an expecting mama that you know. Hopefully it can be helpful for them!

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Facial Steamer Benefits

Hello there! I know that it has been a while since you’ve heard from me, but I’m sure that it’s been crazy for all of us nowadays. I hope that you are staying at home and staying safe! Enough of that, and let’s get to the real reason that you clicked on this post; The benefits of a facial steamer.

I purchased a facial steamer over a month ago and have not stopped using it since! I wasn’t sure that I was going to love it, but I took a chance anyway. My first thought about a facial steamer is that I should have purchased one a long time ago. Here are a few reasons why You need one in your life.

  1. It helps to remove toxins – You never really know how much gunk is in your skin until you clean it and see a difference.
  2.  It helps to remove blackheads and whiteheads – Need I say more? 
  3. It opens your pores – This helps to let the skincare products absorb into your skin so that all of the money that you spent on those products, doesn’t go to waste. 
  4. It helps promote collagen production – This keeps your skin looking fine as wine in the summertime!
  5. Did I mention that it helps relieve sinus problems?  
  6. It also helps to remove all of the dead skin that is on the surface of your face. 
  7. It’s very relaxing. 
  8. It leaves the skin looking healthy and glowing. 

Not only are all of those reasons great, but the facial steamer is also super affordable! I picked mine up from Amazon; I will link it below for you to check it out.

I hope that you enjoyed this post and found it informative. Next, I will be sharing my at-home skincare routine that will include the facial steamer. Keep a lookout for that! I hope that you have a wonderful week!

FACIAL STEAMER HERE

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March Goals for 2020

Can you believe that March is already here? I feel like this year is just moving so fast, and I can’t catch up! I guess it’s true that the older that you get, the faster time flies.

For today’s blog post, I want to share my new goals for March. You guys seem to like these posts the most, so here you go! 

  1. Work with a local boutique- I have mentioned before that I want to start working with more local companies. This month I’m going to make it a priority to make sure that it happens. 
  2. I have reached 4,000 followers on Instagram- I currently stand at 3,815 followers. I’m not too far behind my goal; I know that it will happen. 
  3. I have my first pop-up shop- This will happen, I signed up for a local pop-up on the 29th of this month!
  4. I have 1,600 blog followers.
  5. I have $1,900 in my savings account- so far, I have reached the rest of my goals when it comes to savings. 
  6. I have a new blog post up once a week- this is a little harder than it seems, but I am going to try my best!

I know that some of these goals are the same as last month, but that means that I need to work harder to achieve them. I hope that this inspires you to write down your goals so that you can reach them as well.

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10 Favorite Amazon Purchases

LATELY, I HAVE BEEN WATCHING A LOT OF YOUTUBERS SHOW WHAT THEY PURCHASED ON AMAZON, AND I HAVE LOVED IT. SO TODAY I THOUGHT THAT I WOULD SHARE MY FAVORITE AMAZON PURCHASES WITH YOU!

  1. My all-time favorite purchase from Amazon has been my fluffy red sweater. I wear it almost every day; it’s so cute and comfortable.  
  2. Throughout this pregnancy, my Amazon favorite is the Rumor Has It Maternity shirt. It’s so cute, comfortable, and super affordable. I currently have two more chilling in my cart. 
  3. This clear bag is so on-trend and perfect for Instagram photos. I use it every time I head to a meeting or a social event. 
  4. Tennis shoes have been my go-to lately. Perfect for my pregnancy and all of the walking that I do. 
  5. Another purchase that I use almost every day is these fantastic makeup brushes. They are super affordable and have lasted so long. 
  6. Staying in the beauty aspect, I purchased a new curling iron! I love me some cute curls. 
  7. Now it’s time for some phone accessories! I can’t get over my phone case. It looks super expensive, but it wasn’t! 
  8. As a blogger, I take a lot of my photos, so when I found this Amazon purchase, I had to have it. This SideKick phone mount is so convenient and easy to use. 
  9. I am a planner fool, so for the new year, I needed to try out a new planner. I found this Legendary planner that is so cute and motivational, right up my alley and affordable, once again. 
  10. Last but not least, I purchased a game for family night. Sequence is such fun, and the entire family plays it for hours and hours. It’s a game of strategy, and I ended up buying it for two of my other family members.

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That brings us to the end of this post; I hope that you enjoyed it. Please let me know if you would like me to write more posts like this. I had so much fun sharing my Amazon purchases with you! If you haven’t already, make sure that you go check out my last blog post, I share my February goals with you.

Here is where you can shop for the products that I mentioned if you fell in love as I did.

Red Sweater, Maternity Shirt , Clear Purse, Shoes, Makeup Brushes, Curling Iron, Phone Case, Phone Holder,Planner,Sequence

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Top 5 Favorite Maternity Favorites

I am currently in my 6th month of pregnancy, what a long journey this has been. On this journey, I have been through a lot, but I have sound some favorites that have kept me happy during this time. I feel the need to share these products with you just in case you are in the same boat that I am. These favorites are some game-changers; I hope that you enjoy this post. 

  1. Coconut Oil – My skin has been incredibly dry this pregnancy; my son has been sucking all of the moisture from my skin and leaving me with nothing. Coconut oil has saved my skin! It has so many benefits, not only is it a great makeup remover, but it is also an excellent moisturizer.
  2. What To Expect When You’re Expecting– This book has helped me understand the changes that my body has been going through and the growth of my baby.
  3. Adjustable Maternity Pant Extenders– These bad boys have saved me a ton of money. No need to splurge on maternity pants, when these exist.
  4. Anything Sour- Sour skittles, sour belts, just anything sour.
  5. Leggings- They always fit!

All of these products I have been using religiously! I hope that I helped you discover a maternity favorite. If you have any products that you recommend, I would love to try them out! Please leave them in the comments.

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Top 10 Favorite Red Lipsticks

The holidays are upon us!

I know that I can’t be the only one that loves a beautiful, classic, red lip this time of year. It’s so festive and speaks holiday time! The best part about wearing red lipstick is that it can be dressed up, (rocking a bold smokey eye, lashes to the heavens, and glitter upon glitter!). It can also be another casual Monday at the office kind of look (no eye shadow, natural and wispy lashes, and hair in a sleek bun).

Today I have gathered 10 of my top favorite red lipsticks to share with you. Most of these are super affordable and are at your local drug store. I hope that you enjoy this short yet informative post! I will be linking all of the lipsticks that I share with you down below.

All of these lipsticks apply smoothly and beautifully!

I hope that you enjoyed this post; it was fun to share these products with you. If you have other red lip recommendations, please leave them in the comments! I am always looking to try out something new.

Happy holidays!

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