There are the classic items that you need to have when you are expecting a baby, and with time some of those products get improved. For example, the bassinet has evoloved over time; the material it’s made from (wicker, metal, plastic, etc), the mobility, the settings (music/vibrations).
And this Summer (2014) HALO is introducing the breakthrough design of the Bassinest Swivel Sleeper. The cool thing about the Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is that it rotates a full 360 degrees from two different pivot points. This means that you can pull it into the bed next to you and also rotate it circularly, making it easy for you to angle it as needed, which also makes it easier for you to get in and out of bed.
The first month when Luna was sleeping in her bassinet I never felt close enough, eventhough her bassinet was right beside my bed. I had to sit up and touch her because it was uncomfortable for my arms if I was laying down and reaching in. I know I’m not the only mom who was always popping my head up and leaning over into the bassinet to make sure that baby was breathing…right?! With lack of sleep, I often felt like a zombie rolling out of bed when I had to get up to get her out of the bassinet for feeds/diaper changes. Hehehe.
Imagine not having to do any of that? Well, it’s possible now with the Bassinest Swivel Sleeper. The unique design allows baby to be closer to you while providing both convenience and safety. The mesh walls provide maximum visibility, allowing baby to be at eye level with you while in bed. Another unique feature is that the mesh walls are retractable, which means that you can easily lower the wall closest to you, allowing you to reach in and soothe baby quickly while still being in bed. It’s convenient and comfortable, not only for baby, but mom too! You don’t have to get out of bed to tend to baby.
Here is a link to a video that shows the Bassinest Swivel Sleeper in action:
The Bassinest also has some other unique features like a nursing timer, nightlight, soothing nature and womb sounds, music and gentle vibration. It is designed for babies from birth to 30 pounds or five months of age. The Bassinest is available this Summer (2014).
I would love to hear what you think about HALO’s Bassinest Swivel Sleeper?
DISCLOSURE: I received this product for my editorial consideration and I decided to review it, based on my own experience and opinions.
Before being a mom, even when I was pregnant in fact, I seemed to have so much time on my hands that I didn’t know what to do! And now that I’m a MOM to an almost 3 month old it’s the opposite, hahaha. I always seem to be doing something; between feeding, changing diapers/clothes, doing laundry, and putting her to sleep (which is a long process!) it feels like I sometimes can’t have a break. I mean, sometimes, I’m feeding her and I really need to pee, and there I go…with baby in tow, latched on eating away. Hahaha, I do this when I feel like we are on a roll with the feeding (about to deep sleep), I shouldn’t interfere because I may have to start the process all over again.
When she is finally asleep I can put her down comfortably into her Little Lounger and get at least fifteen minutes (usually her deep sleep gives me an hour) to get things done around the house, like that mountain of dishes in the sink or that pile of laundry that is waiting to be washed.
Don’t get me wrong, I put her down in her Graco Little Lounger when she is awake too, especially when I need fifteen minutes to take that much needed shower. I just pop her in the lounger and slide it into the washroom, and she is entertained with the vibrating or gazing into the stars mobile.
The Graco Little Lounger is great for when Luna is asleep or awake because besides vibrating, it has the two recline options. The plush fabrics and body support seem to mold to her body, which I bet is very comfortable for her. I kind of reminds me of a hammock.
I really like the Graco Little Lounger because it doubles as a rocking seat and a vibrating lounger. It has “locks” that you flip down to make it a stationary vibrating lounger. It also has two vibrating options, which Luna likes, she is always oohing when I turn it on.
As a new mom, I really appreciate being able to get fifteen minutes to prep a quick meal or make that yummy smoothie, and Luna loves being carried, so sometimes it can get a little tricky. Before the Little Lounger I would feel guilty when I put her down on her play mat, I’d feel a little nervous that our cat would pounce on her or something…and now, I don’t feel guilty because I put her into the Little Lounger and know that she is not only comfortable, but safe.
I’m happy to announce, that Graco Baby Canada, wants to give one of these awesome Little Loungers to a Nina on the Moon reader (must reside in Canada)! The Graco Little Lounger Rocking Seat + Vibrating Lounger is available at Walmart Canada, check it out here!
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En los ultimos años se ha hablado mucho acerca de los daños que el sol puede causar a la piel. Aveces con las prisas y multiples ocupaciones de nuestro dia a dia se nos olvida o no ponemos el suficiente cuidado y atencion a nuestra piel.
Siempre trato de recordarle a mi esposo que se proteja pues debido a su trabajo, hay dias que pasa largas horas bajo el sol y regresa a la casa tostado como langosta y eso a la larga puede causarle alguna enfermedad de la piel.
Puedo entender por que se le hace un poco mas dificil cuidar de su piel, pues siempre sale con mucha prisa y ha sido dificil convencerlo de aplicarse bloqueador ya que no le gusta esa sensacion aceitosa que dejan los bloqueadores comunes y ademas la mayoria tienen fragancias demasiado fuertes que despues de un rato parecen molestar.
Afortunadamente el producto de NEUTROGENA MEN®, Triple Protect Face Lotion SPF 20 es un 3-en-1 que es para los hombres, como mi esposo, que tienen una agenda muy apretada. El Triple Protect Lotion SPF 20 se puede usar despues de resurarse o en cualquier momento la piel necesita proteccion contra el sol. Este producto de NEUTROGENA MEN® calma la piel post-afeitado, hidrata la piel y ayuda combater los signos de envejecimiento en solo un paso.
Desde la primera aplicacion, mi esposo esta feliz pues no deja esa sensecion aceitosa y el aroma que tiene es muy agradable, aparte su presentacion es de un tamano muy manejable asi que puede llevarla con el y tenerla en su auto para aplicarsela cada vez que sea necesario, aparte, la proteccion que ofrece permite que siga adquiriendo un ligero bronceado que me encanta sin llegar a parecer cangrejito playero.
One of L’OCCITANE’s newest collections is inspired by and named after the world perfume capital in the south of France, Grasse. La collection de Grasse includes beautiful fragrances that combine precious ingredients from lands near and far: Jasmine & Bergamote, Magnolia & Mure, Vanille & Narcisse and Thé Vert & Bigarade.
I received the Nerolie & Orchidee fragrance and Fragrance Beautifying Cream a couple of weeks ago and have been wearing it ever since. A sweet blend of fruity and floral are evident with just one spray of the Neroli & Orchidee fragrance. The fruity scent being the Neroli, which comes from the Neroli oil produced from the white blossom of the bitter orange tree of the Mediterranean. And the floral blend from the Orchid flower from Madagascar.
I like this fragrance for several reasons; the first being that it lasts a long time on your skin and the scent also evolves as time goes by. It’s soft, feminine and romantic. A perfect scent for everyday use. It’s aroma is subtle yet strong enough to make people wonder what scent you are wearing.
The Fragrance Beautifying Cream is a floral fragrance lotion that is meant to extend the trail of your perfume from La Collection de Grasse. It has universal floral notes that blend well with the eau de toilette.
The Fragrance Beautifying Cream has a smooth texture, that leaves your skin feeling moisturized and silky.
I usually apply the Fragrance Beautifying Cream on my neck and wrists before applying Neroli & Orchidee in those same spots. I have worn it on its own as well.
DISCLOSURE: I received these products for my editorial consideration and I decided to review them, based on my own experience and opinions.
It’s almost Summer time here in Vancouver, and that means the heat is coming! The beaches, parks and pools will be packed with people basking in the sun, and I bet that about half of them wont be wearing sunscreen, eek. Truly devastating because the sun has very harmful effects, like Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
In order to reduce the risk of getting skin cancer you should:
Tips for applying sunscreen:
I’ve also reviewed a couple of Ombrelle sunscreen products below.
Ombrelle SPF 30 & 45 complete: Non-greasy, fast absorbing and water resistant. Great moisturizer. Lightweight lotion. Fragrance Free. No stickiness after rubbing in. Provides broad spectrum coverage. Colorant Free.
Ombrelle Dry Mist Spray: Zero alcohol, ultra-lightweight lotion spray feels dry on your skin. No stickiness left after spraying. Hypoallergenic. Broad spectrum coverage.
Ombrelle Face SPF 30: Ultra-fluid lotion. Hypoallergenic. Non-comedogenic. Broad spectrum coverage. Non-greasy. No stickiness left after rubbing in. Fragrance Free. Good moisturizer. Fast absorbing.
Ombrelle SPF 30 Lip balm: Hypoallergenic. Broad spectrum coverage. Fragrance Free. Colorant Free. Leaves lips feeling moisturized. Soothes chapped lips.
I’ve teamed up with Ombrelle to giveaway a beach bag full of Ombrelle products and two (2) tickets to Women’s International Soccer friendly match between Canada and Germany on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 at BC Place.
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DISCLOSURE: I received this product for my editorial consideration and I decided to review them, based on my own experience and opinions.Diapers, the first bunch don’t have a stench, but as the weeks go by, the poopy diapers seem to get a little smellier. Seran los frijoles? (Is it the beans?) Hahaha. I can imagine they will only get smellier as time goes by. We change her in our bedroom most of the time so odor control is important, we don’t want a stinky bedroom. And that’s why throwing her dirty diapers into our tiny bedroom garbage bin was not cutting it…
And that is where the Tommee Tippee 360 Sealer Diaper Disposal System comes in. The Tommee Tippee 360 Sealer is specifically designed to help make diaper disposal quick, easy and less smelly.
Tommee Tippee 360° Sealer Diaper Disposal System is different from other pails on the market because it individually seals each diaper, keeping odors locked in.
It’s super easy to set up, just follow the instructions provided. It’s even easier to use; you simply drop the soiled diaper in the top, twist the dial, and voila, an individually sealed diaper. I really like that you don’t have to push the dirty diaper down into the bin; the lid has something under it to push diaper down when you close it! Making this system more hygienic than the competitors. I did make sure to fold the diaper neatly/compact so that the system seals the diaper properly (360).The pail holds around 30 (newborn) diapers, once you notice it getting a full, it’s time to empty. Emptying the pail is quick, easy and less smelly; simply pull the drawer out and tear the bag. I barely smell anything when its time to empty the bin, which is awesome because a whiff of about 30 poopy diapers is enough to make me gag. The refills for the Tommee Tippee 360° Sealer Diaper Disposal System holds 100, so you don’t have to change so often, bonus!
Tommee Tippee 360° Sealer Diaper Disposal System is plastic and lightweight, making it easy to move around if needed.
Do you use a diaper pail, if so which one?
Recibí este producto para mi consideración editorial y decidí revisarlas, basado en mi propia experiencia y opiniones .
Pañales, los primeros no tienen mucho olor, pero a medida que pasan las semanas, parecen ser un poco más apestosos. Seran Los Frijoles? Hahaha. Me imagino que huelen mas cuando van creciendo. Nosotros le cambiamos los pañales en nuestra habitación la mayoría del tiempo por lo que el control de olores es importante, no queremos una habitación apestosa.
Y ahí es donde el Tommee Tippee 360° Sealer Diaper Disposal System entra en juego. El Tommee Tippee 360° Sealer Diaper Disposal System está específicamente diseñado para ayudar a que la eliminación de pañales sea rápido, fácil y menos olorosa.
Tommee Tippee 360° Sealer Diaper Disposal System es diferente a las otras cubetas de pañales en el mercado, ya que sella individualmente cada pañal, manteniendo los olores encerrados,
Es muy fácil de configurar, sólo tienes que seguir las instrucciones. Es incluso más fácil de utilizar; simplemente coloca el pañal sucio en la parte superior, gire la manija, y voila, un pañal sellado individualmente. Me gusta mucho que no se tiene que empujar el pañal sucio hacia abajo en la bandeja; la tapa tiene algo debajo de ella para empujar el pañal hacia abajo cuando se cierra! Haciendo de este sistema más higiénico que los competidores. Yo me aseguro de doblar el pañal bien ajustado para que el sistema selle el pañal correctamente.
Tommee Tippee 360° Sealer Diaper Disposal System tiene cupo para alrededor de 30 pañales (estimado en recién nacido). Vaciar la cubeta de pañales es rápido, fácil y menos olorosa; simplemente jala el cajón hacia afuera y desprende la bolsa. Casi no huelo nada cuando me toca vaciar la cubeta de pañales, que es impresionante, porque el olor de unos 30 pañales sucios es suficiente para que me vomitar. Jajaja, aunque ya mi tolerancia esta mejoarndo. Los recambios para el Tommee Tippee 360° Sealer Diaper Disposal System son de 100, por lo que no se tiene que cambiar tan a menudo, un bono!
Tommee Tippee 360° Sealer Diaper Disposal System es hecho de plástico y ligero, por lo que es fácil moverse si es necesario.
¿Utilizas o utilizabas un cubeta de pañales, ¿cuál?
DISCLAIMER: I received this product for my editorial consideration and I decided to review them, based on my own experience and opinions.
Bellabe (pronounced as Bella-Bee) is a beauty tool that removes unwanted facial hair from the roots easily and quickly. It is to be used only on the upper lip, chin and cheeks, NOT the eyebrows. The Bellabe removes unwanted facial hair by trapping unwanted hair in the coils and lifting them gently from the roots.
Using the Bellabe the first time stung a little, but I adjusted quickly after the first couple of turns. It’s like when you get waxed, you experience some initial sensitivity with the first pull, but you get used to it after the third. I’ve been using the Bellabe for a couple months now, and I have gotten used to it and barely feel anything. I like that I can control what hair I want removed, I use it specifically on my upper chin. I’ve noticed that some of the hair hasn’t grown back, which is great. The Bellabe hasn’t left any irritation on my sensitive skin. I like that I can use it as often as I like.
The Bellabe is easy to use in just two quick steps:
The Bellabe is convenient, inexpensive, and effective. You can purchase it here. What methods do you use to remove unwanted facial hair?
DISCLAIMER: I received these products for my editorial consideration and I decided to review them, based on my own experience and opinions. Logona Naturkosmetik is one of my favorite natural makeup brands for several reasons. The first being that Logona uses many certified organically grown ingredients. All of Logona Naturkosmetik products are free from synthetic colours, fragrances and preservatives! In addition, the products are free from paraffin oils or any other raw materials from petroleum chemistry. The company develops and produces without animal testing in Germany.
I have reviewed Logona Naturkosmetik before, read about their amazing lip gloss here.LOGONA Blush (Rose + Pink) .35oz: I love this blush duo, it is a very natural colour, that provides a fresh and warm look with just a couple of strokes. Since it is a duo, you can contour and highlight your features. Personally, I use the pink shade for afternoons and the rose shade for the evening. You can also try blending the shades.
The blush has a soft velvety and glides on effortlessly. The colours are long-lasting.
LOGONA Lipstick ( Wildberry #07) .14oz : The lipstick has a creamy texture that allows it to glide effortlessly around your lips. Since the lipstick is rich in natural oils and waxes, it nourishes your lips and keeps them moist and healthy looking. The colours are natural and highly pigmented. The wildberry lipstick has a little bit of shimmer provided from stone, which I like.
LOGONA Eyeshadow Trio (Smokey #01) .14oz : The Eyeshadow Trio is a beautiful color combination, blue hues. It is perfect for an every day or evening look. You can either wear them separately or together to make the perfect smokey eye. The powder is velvety, applies easily, and doesn’t feel dry. It has great pigmentation and is enriched with sunflower oil and vitamin E. It also doesn’t crease.
LOGONA Mascara Volume (Black #02) .27oz: This mascara is great for providing your lashes with a beautiful natural look. Logona mascara enhances your lashes with rich color, volume, and definition (length and thickness). This mascara doesn’t dry out your lashes, as it has natural ingredients that nourish and moisturize them. It is very easy to remove with warm water.
LOGONA Double Eyeliner (Forest #02): This is a duo wood pencil. The colours are very rich, great pigmentation for contrasting. I usually use the lighter colour in the corner of my eyes, and use the green top lash-line. Their smooth (not too dry and not too creamy) texture allows them to easily glide across your eyelids. I like this eyeliner because it doesn’t smudge or melt in warmer temperatures, perfect for when you are travelling to hot places or for use during the Summer.In addition to natural oils and waxes, they contain nurturing jojoba and natural Vitamin E.
LOGONA Age Protection Hydro-Lipid Balance: This has become one of my favorite beauty products. I apply it in the morning and night. After using it for a couple months, I can visibly notice the difference in my skin, it feels more moisturized, supple, soft and fresh. It definitely revitalizes your skin, combating wrinkles and leaving your skin not only looking, but feeling soft, fresh and supple.
If you thinking about trying a natural brand of Cosmetics, I HIGHLY recommend LOGONA because not only are their products great quality, they’re actually natural, chemical free! YES, as mentioned earlier, Logona products are free from synthetic colours, fragrances and preservatives.
Just wondering if you’ve tried Logona Naturakosmetik before?
This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® Baby and Latina Bloggers Connect.
I have always been appreciative of what my mother has done and continues to do for the sake and well being of her children. But after giving birth to my little angel last month, I not only know exactly how unconditional her love is, but how much hard work, dedication and patience it takes to raise a child.
A mother’s love is infinite and her care begins at pregnancy. My mom strived to eat well, be active, stress-free, take her prenatal vitamins and didn’t smoke or drink. During the birthing process, she did everything in her power to make sure I was birthed safely. She had to go through the sleepless nights, changing diapers, feedings all on her own. Oh, and we can’t forget the sick days! She heard my first word and saw my first steps. Once the diapers were gone, she was the one teaching me how to wipe properly, how to brush my teeth, how to dress and how to use utensils.
I remember when she used to sing lullaby’s to me, walk me to school, watch me play sports. I remember her making what I thought were irrational and unjust decisions, like a curfew! I remember her sense of pride when I’d score at soccer games, graduated, went to University and at my wedding. I remember how happy she was when we told her she was going to be a grandma.
Years go by and we get older, but that doesn’t matter. A mother’s love and care continues to flourish as each day goes by. A mother’s love is unconditional.
My mother was at my side since the contractions started, she was there throughout my long labouring process. She fed me, made sure I had something in my tummy. She made sure I get some hydration. She encouraged and coached me through some intense sensations that are accompanied with labour/birthing. She was my rock, she was to whom I’d yell for when the sensations were too intense. When I felt defeated, she was there to reassure me that everything was just fine, that I was more than capable and that soon I’d see my little angel’s face.
Her touch eased me. Her voice soothed me. Her gaze empowered me.
Tomorrow will be 6 weeks since I gave birth to our little girl. My mother has taught me so much about being just that, a mother. After birthing my daughter and caring for her, I really appreciate everything my mother has done and sacrificed for me. Her support and guidance has been invaluable. I am so thankful and blessed to have such an amazing mom.
Her love and dedication towards me is not only reflected in me, but in my daughter as well. I hope that one day my little girl will understand just how much I love her, and that the decisions I make on her behalf are in her best interest.
Becoming a mother is a beautiful gift, one that has changed my life forever. I look forward to celebrating my first Mother’s Day alongside my mom!
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wearing: Pink Blush Maternity[Dress]-Material Girl[Shoes]-RayBans[Sunglasses]-Vintage[Clutch]I can’t believe that this photo was taken almost 2 months ago! These are some of my favorite maternity photos. It was when my baby belly was biggest and was anticipating the arrival of my little angel. I’m going to be honest, I miss it, being pregnant. I loved the whole process, especially feeling my baby grow and move within me. A connection I will never forget and that has changed me.