Thursday, July 14, 2016

Acquarella Nail Polish

It all started with getting pregnant...the online research started on my part to better improve our lives and I was SHOCKED to see how many chemicals were used in my everyday life! TOXIC CHEMICALS and products that were tested on animals (by this I mean animals that were tortured!!) I vowed to make some major changes but it wasn't easy! The fade of "Going Green" was in full effect and companies were using this to make MAJOR sales but their products were far from "Green"!! In the grueling process of weeding out products that use harsh ingredients I learned quickly to read labels and to investigate!!

One thing I loved to do was get manicures and pedicures! The fumes from the nail salon were enough to make me want to pass out and I decided to start doing them at home! Assuming I was saving myself from the chemical harm of breathing it in... I didn't even think about the chemicals I was putting on my own nails!! Not to mention Ralph would make me go on the sunporch to paint my nails because he REALLY couldn't stand the smell that much!! Enter the BEST Nail Polish in existents... ACQUARELLA!!!

"Acquarella is a clean slate. With water as our solvent and an engineered safe co-polymer structure, we have nothing in common with the legacy that is conventional nail polish. Acquarella is virtually odorless, dries quickly, has excellent shine and wear, without a base or top coat, and these are only some of the benefits of this amazing nail polish technology."

The nail polish is AMAZING!!! Odorless, dries super fast so I don't ruin them and looks stunning!!! But the biggest concern I had was answered....No toxicity!!!

To think I'm no longer using toxic nail polish... acetone to remove it (MORE chemicals) which left my nails and fingertips dry and brittle and no more aerosol cans of drying spray...need I say it, but yes MORE chemicals!! Acquarella has it ALL covered!!!


In my fun review package I received:

Conditioner & Remover

"Acquarella Starter Kit is a perfect combination of a Conditioner and Travel Remover for preparing your nails properly for Acquarella Nail Polish.  Our conditioner is a high gloss clear that can be used for detoxifying your nails preparatory to our nail polish or just to have a natural look with spectacular shine!  The Remover is specially formulated to take oils and emollients off the nail plate for better adhesion of any Acquarella nail product."
What Acquarella Polish does NOT contain:
  • Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde like derivatives
  • Toluene, Ketones or any petrochemical solvents
  • Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) or other phthalates
  • Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP)
  • Polyurethanes or Polyurethane film-formers
  • Parabens or Camphor
  • Mercury, Lead, FD&C or Coal Tar (Lake) products in our colorants
  • Gluten or wheat by-products
  • Any aromatic hydrocarbons.
Buffer Kit
  • 3 Way Buffer great for surface preparation of the nail
  • Ultra Buffer promotes better adhesion of Acquarella Nail Polish
  • Cuticle Stick great for gentle removal of polish and cleaning
  • Additionally, Ultra Buffer can be used ON THE SURFACE of Acquarella Polish to restore shine!
Intended Usage
Use on nails with ridges, surface irregularities in preparation for Acquarella Nail Polishes. Can use Ultra Buffer on Acquarella Polish already on nails to restore lost luster.
FULL THROTTLE Nail Polish
Color Description
Full throttle is a fiery, blue-based red opaque crème. Guaranteed the take your nails from 0 to 60 fast.  
What Acquarella Polish does NOT contain:
  • Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde like derivatives
  • Toluene, Ketones or any petrochemical solvents
  • Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) or other phthalates
  • Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP)
  • Polyurethanes or Polyurethane film-formers
  • Parabens or Camphor
  • Mercury, Lead, FD&C or Coal Tar (Lake) products in our colorants
  • Gluten or wheat by-products
  • Any aromatic hydrocarbons.
Detailed Formula Information
Acquarella polish is a water base with a non-toxic, proprietary acrylic emulsion with ultra low residual monomer levels (< 0.1%), ensuring safety. Our non toxic colorants are specially formulated using iron oxide pigments. Our Acquarella Conditioner is a clear polish and free from any colorants.

I can not rave enough about this company!! The colors are amazing...their message is amazing.... their customer services is amazing...their values are amazing!!! You have to go check them out and shop HERE

You can also visit them on Facebook HERE
Here is a little bit more about Acquarella.... You can always read more HERE!
"Acquarella LLC was started about thirteen years ago by a dedicated team of scientists, engineers, beauty and natural products industry professionals. We strive to make the best quality water based nail technology available. All of the Acquarella Water Color products are proudly made in Tucson, Arizona U.S.A. to exacting standards. Our hands-on approach gives us complete control over production from beginning to end and ensures quality and integrity at every step of the manufacturing process. We only use the very best of the finest cosmetically approved colors and safe components. We stand behind all of our products with a 30-Day, 100% satisfaction or your money back guarantee."
Commitment to Cruelty Free
"We are proud that none of our finished products are tested on animals, nor do they contain any animal products or by-products. Our company has been recognized by PETA for this commitment, of which you can see our status here."

I received these products free for review purposes but all opinions are 100% honest.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

My Wedding Favors



I am completely in LOVE with My Wedding Favors company! They have EVERYTHING you could possibly imagine...oh how I wish I knew of them last May!! Myweddingfavors.com is amazing, a one stop shop to please not only the Bride & Groom but everyone involved in the wedding! I'm a monogramed nut and have to have things that have that extra special touch!

One of my favorites from My Wedding Favors are the tote bags!! I received the Striped Cabana Tote Bag with Rope Handles monogramed with SRV for review... and how adorable would that have been if I could have given one to each of my bridesmaids! These would have been adorable overnight bags for the bachelorette and to fill with goods for the wedding day! The monogramed stitching is flawless, the rope handles are so durable and its big enough that I've been using it as a diaper bag and soon to be beach bag this weekend!! The color is truly beautiful too! I'm a lover of pottery barn but NOT the price... I'm amazed at the quality of the tote from My Wedding Favors, comparable to top of the line companies in my eyes and a fraction of the cost!! Seriously the price is unbeatable!!

Some stats on my new favorite must have bag...

"With teal and natural canvas stripes, it's hard not to be reminded of your favorite beach when you see our Striped Cabana Tote Bag with Rope Handles! These bags work beautifully for bridesmaid's gifts or asking gifts, but they can also be used in just about any situation from party prep to a trip to the store. With an ability to personalize your bags with a single or triple letter monogram on the front, you can make these truly your own!"

Features and facts:
Color(s): Teal and canvas
Materials: Canvas
Details: Striped tote bag in teal and natural canvas with rope handles, teal lining, and interior pocket. Personalization with one or three letters in gold, navy, or black embroidery available for an additional cost. Handwash and air dry.
Dimensions: 16.5" w x 22.4" h x 5.0" d



There are so many other cute totes it really is so hard to pick a favorite!!

The totes are only a taste of all that My Wedding Favors has to offer... if you haven't checked them out yet... GO!! You will not be disappointed! They are amazing, great customer service and ships fast! You can go shop My Wedding Favors HERE!!!

"If you are thinking of planning a bridal shower in the summer, you're in luck, they have some great Summer Bridal Shower Ideas! Summer is the best time for a nautical or beach bridal shower or wedding. Nautical bridal shower favors range from bottle openers to personalized wine glass bridal shower favors, all types of favors your bridal shower guest will be sure to love. Personalized glassware favors are popular at many bridal showers! Who wouldn't want to send their guest home with nice customized glassware?" Visit MY WEDDING FAVORS and Plan your DREAM Shower & WEDDING!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Simplest Home Goods

We LOVE the Child Safety Locks by Simplest Home Goods!!! We have switched a lot of our harmful products to all natural over the course of Sophia being born but that still doesn't mean I want her getting into them!! With this magnetic locking system we never have to worry. One of the biggest problems we had with our previous child proofing was not only the difficulty of us adults trying to open them but the fact they were just used on the knobs and wrapped around. This enabled Sophia to open the cabinets a little bit and she would stick her fingers in and they would get pinched! Not with these!!! Such a genius product and soooo EASY to install!!!
Best Child and Baby Proof Safety Cabinet Latches by Simplest Home Goods, Magnetic Locks Are Easy To Install No Holes and No Tools Needed, Used to Secure Cabinet Doors, Drawers, and Cupboards
Here are some fun facts about these child and baby proofing locks:

  • KEEP YOUR BABY SAFE! 100% Child proof baby locks make sure that your kid stays out of harms way.
  • 5 MINUTE INSTALLATION! Installation doesn't get any easier with these magnetic cabinet locks.
  • NO HOLES, NO DRILL, NO TOOLS! With the easy to use 3M adhesive tape you can preserve your cabinets.
  • 4 LOCKS AND 1 MAGNET KEY! Easy to use magnet and locks allow you to secure any cabinets or drawers.
  • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! If for any reason you are not satisfied you get your money back.

  • The easiest to install baby and child proof locks on the market! No drilling! No holes in your cabinet! No tools required for installation!
    Install the locks in 5 minutes or less with our easy to follow instructions. Simply line up where you want the locks to go. Remove the adhesive backing and stick the latch and locks on your cabinet or drawers.
    Benefits of the Simplest Home Goods Cabinet Locks for Child Safety:
    -Aesthetically pleasing – The locks are “invisible” until you open the cabinets.
    -Children and pets are not able to open the cabinets. There is no gap when the cabinets are pulled which prevents fingers and paws from getting pinched.
    -Easy to install! Secure your cabinets, drawers, and cupboards in less than 5 minutes.
    -No drilling, no screws, no tools!
    -Lock and Latch system that installs on any cabinet style.
    -100% Money back guarantee! If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchasing simply let us know and we will refund your money.

    "The magnetic key comes with a handy magnet holder than you can store in a convenient place our of your child’s reach. When you need to open the cabinet simply press the magnet against cabinet and VOILA your cabinet is now unlocked."

    "Each package comes with 4 locks and 1 magnetic lock. Each lock can be used to secure 1 cabinet door or kitchen drawer."
    "We use the industry standard 3M tape for our childproof locks and latches. 3M tape allows for you to easily install our product without the need of screws and other tools. When you are done using it, simply pull it off your doors and drawers. If you want to be extra safe, use a hair dryer to loosen up the adhesive when removing the locks and latches."
    These truly are the best locking system on the market that we have tried!! We will be switching all of our others out!! For more info you can visit their website!

    GO CHECK THEM OUT ON AMAZON HERE!!!!


    I received this product free for my unbiased honesty opinion.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Infanteenie Beenie

    I LOVE INFANTEENIE BEENIE!! One of the things I remember amongst the crazy whirlwind of having baby Sophia was the HAT! I know, sounds crazy! After all the chaos and visitors died down I remember laying in the bed and the nurse brought Sophia in to me and she was wearing a BROWN what looked like a panty hoe stocking hat. The nurse said sorry we ran out of the pink and blue striped hats. I found myself waiting to take pictures to send extended family!! Even when they eventually put a blue and pink striped hat I still was not impressed by the flimsy frayed knot tied stocking. I love the idea of beautiful hats that look adorable but are designed to keep your babies head warm! Just not the ones the hospitals supply, that's why I adore this company!!

    "Infanteenie Beenie is an award winning newborn hospital hat.   CPSIA certified (child safe).   Infanteenie Beenie offers the only four seam round newborn hospital hat guaranteed to fit and stay snug on all newborns.  Our hat provides comfort, warmth and style to newborns.   Parents can finally proudly announce the birth of their baby with gender appropriate hats!"

    Some useful info that some of you might not know, brought to you by Infanteenie Beenie...


    "Why do babies wear a hat when born?

    Excessive Heat Loss:
    A newborn's head makes up 21% of the total body surface area.  Newborns also have a low percentage of body fat.  Heat loss can occur for a newborn by escaping through the body surface, through evaporation and by cooler surfaces or hands touching their skin.  Because of the large ratio of head to body, it's important to keep the newborn's head covered.  That is why you may barely catch a glimpse of your newborn baby's head and hair before the delivery room nurse places a hat on their tiny head.

    Monitoring Baby's Temperature:
    In the first hours after birth, medical professionals will monitor a newborn to ensure he/she stays warm and to ascertain that the baby is regulating body temperature.  Nursery staff will dress babies with a hat, diaper, undershirt, one swaddling blanket and a second blanket to cover the baby in a bassinet.  Staff generally monitors the newborn every 30 minutes to ensure the baby maintain minimum body temperature for at least two hours.  They will ensure your baby is wearing a baby during this important time.

    Keeping Baby Warm After Discharge:
    Parents receive instructions for keeping a newborn warm after discharge.  Babies feel colder faster than adults.  During baths, dry the baby quickly to prevent heat loss and place a hat on the baby's head to minimize heat loss.  In situations where there is a draft or a cold breeze on the baby,
    cover their head to keep them warmer."

    I received the most adorable Infanteenie Beenie for review... these also make the perfect baby shower gift!!
    I'm a sucker for packaging so I LOVE the cute drawstring tote the beanie comes in!! There are so many options to choose from over at Infanteenie Beenie even monogrammed ones!! They even have an adorable variety for BOYS TOO!!

    Go Shop Infanteenie Beenie Now!! Click HERE to check them out!!

    *I received this product free for review purposes.



    Chococurb JUNE

    I hope you all had a wonderful FATHER'S DAY!! I know my husband did! He was spoiled with love...from homemade gifts from our bubbly two year old, delicious breakfast amongst  lots of other relaxing Sunday activities! Later that night he got to indulge in an extraordinary Chococurb mini box!

    I still can't get over how wonderful it is to get delicious chocolate delivered right to your door step every month! The day our box was delivered I had been out running errands in this crazy New England weather... The day prior was 50 degrees and cold and this day was up towards 85* and HOT HOT HOT! When I pulled into our driveway I saw the Chococurb package on my doorstep. My initial thought was NOOOOO of all days I'm not home the chocolate is going to be a puddle of nothing. I walked in the house and opened what I anticipated to be a MESS!! To my shocking delight I found beautiful chocolate unharmed b this crazy heat...nestled neatly between an ice pack and an insulated bag packed with gorgeous orange tissue paper and the lovely Chococurb seal of approval! WAY TO GO CHOCOCURB!! This company seriously never misses a step!!

    This is what we got this month...

    Alma Chocolate – Milk Almond Crunch Mini Bar

    Crunchy roasted almonds dipped in molten-hot caramel stud this not too sweet milk chocolate. By only using real, fresh, and high quality ingredients, Alma's chocolates are always incredibly delicious. The fact that each confection is handmade and unique makes this milk chocolate bar with roasted almonds and caramel even better. We truly hope you enjoy it! Bar size: 2 oz.

    Divine Chocolate – 38% Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Sea Salt Bar

    With a dash of sea salt and crunch of toffee, Divine arguably created an even better version of their already extraordinary milk chocolate bar.  Bar size: 3.5 oz.

    And lastly Gusto chocolate with BACON... This was Unreal!! So delicious!! I love that you are able to shop on Chococurb if you fall in love with a specific bar!


    Another notable Chococurb update is that they have expanded their shipping operations.  Besides North America, they are now able to ship to Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. For all my international readers or just to send gifts abroad this is for you!! ;)

    If you want the Original Bigger Box you Sign up for Chococurb and each month, and they will surprise you with 5 to 7 personally selected, extraordinary chocolate treats. You'll love discovering new chocolates and enjoy everything they send!! It really is a fabulous way to try new chocolate you normally wouldn't buy! I love discovering new things and I LOVE chocolate! This box seriously couldn't get any better! I really enjoy to pamper myself and this box comes packaged like a beautiful gift...tissue paper and all!

    How it works from the peeps over at Chococurb:

    START A SUBSCRIPTION

    Tell us what you love and each month, we'll deliver a personalized box of extraordinary chocolate right to you. You'll get to try products from craft chocolate makers as well as beloved chocolatiers.


    LEARN ABOUT CHOCOLATES


    Check out the original content on our blog to learn more about everything chocolate. You'll become an expert in no time. I can not believe how much I have learned about chocolate!

    I mean what else can I say, Chococurb is Awesome!!! Chocolate delivered to your doorstep once a month, Heaven! Chococurb costs $35 for a monthly subscription, $33 for a three-month subscription ($99 total), or $30 per month for a six-month subscription! Not to mention if you opt for the mini it breaks down to Only $20 for one month, $19 a month for the 3 month subscription ($57) and $18 a month for the 6 month subscription ($108)!! SCORE!!!  

    Have Questions about Chococurb head over to their website HERE and ask...They have amazing customer service and would be more than happy to help! You can also check them out on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, PINTEREST, and INSTAGRAM

    Head over now to check out Chococurb HERE!!  Get something sweet for those hardworking men in your life!! HAPPY FATHERS DAY EVERYONE!

    Friday, May 27, 2016

    Inchworm Alley


    A little about the masterminds behind this amazing brand
     
    "We’re a husband and wife team and we’ve designed Inchworm Alley as a line
    of statement pieces for free-range babies that people can feel good about
    purchasing. Our collections of bodysuits, rompers and onesies are ethically
    produced, gender-neutral to embrace every little human and are made using
    ultra-soft, 100% Organic Cotton."
     
    "Designed in Canada, made in India and worn around the world, our goal as
    designers is to create comfy, uber-stylish baby wear that doesn't threaten
    people or the environment." 
    "Understanding the dangers of environmental toxins, sweatshops, child labour,
    and debt slaveries in the clothing industry, our products are made by workers
    paid a living wage in a state-of-the-art workshop that takes great pride in
    upholding the highest environmental and social standards."

    "As parents too, functionality is essential, which means our styles are made
    with purpose. You’ll find more head-to-zips to make wardrobe changes a
    breeze and fewer, strategically placed snaps for speedy diaper changes."
     

    As a parent I want my child in the best of the best...how it is made has become one of those factors as well. That's why I adore Inchworm Alley and their mission!! I received two of their amazing items...here's what I picked!



    Peas In A Pod Cocoon

    "Nothing is sweeter than your lil pea and this graphic, gender-neutral print sums it up.
    Ethically produced and made using ultra-soft 100% Organic Cotton, this onesie features a minimal number of snaps for easy changes and is designed for comfort and active movement."

    I seriously can not handle how cute this piece is...and I LOVE Pea Pods in general so this just screamed...Get for your future baby!! The colors are so vibrant and the quality... I know I keep gushing about the quality but it REALLY is extraordinary!


    Picasso Cacoon


    "Pablo Picasso’s painting, Girl Before A Mirror (1932), is a wonderful analogy for motherhood, suggesting a tranquility and vitality, but also the transition from an innocent girl to an enlightened woman.

    Ethically produced and made using ultra-soft 100% Organic Cotton, this gender-neutral onesie features a single head-to-toe zipper for easy changes and is designed for comfort and active movement."

    I seriously couldn't take how beautiful this artsy design was... It was a MUST HAVE in my book! No lie it is sooooo hard to choose a favorite if you see their selection! Everything is so unbelievable! You have to get your babies stylin' in Inchworm Alley!!



    Seriously could Inchworm Alley get any better...oh that's right, THEY CAN!! They are offering one lucky reader not one, not two but THREE pieces of their line for FREE!! It's easy to enter...

    a Rafflecopter giveaway and for all of you that can't wait or don't win Inchworm Alley is still spreading the love and giving you ALL 20% OFF just use code:inchwormxsarah

    Happy Shopping Everyone!! **Current Sale...Buy 3 get 1 FREE!! SHOP HERE

    Have questions...feel free to get in touch with Inchworm Alley! They have wonderful customer service and are top notch over there!!

    Facebook: Click HERE 
    Instagram: @rvdesignsinc Don't forget to hashtag: #InchwormAlley so we can see those beautiful babies!!!




    Innoo Tech Baby Car Mirror

    I am in LOVE with the Innoo Tech Baby Car Mirror!!!!! I love quality made products especially those that benefit me and my family. Sophia is still rear facing so I love to be able to see her periodically while I drive. Before the Innoo Tech Baby Car Mirror we had this flimsy mirror that bubbled in the middle and for the price we paid I'm shocked how poorly it worked! You can not go wrong with the Innoo Tech Mirror! Here is some more info on this must have product!

    This baby back seat mirror has a wide clear view angle you can easily see your kid in Rear Facing seat!! This is Shatterproof Tested - Baby In Car Sign and Cleaning Cloth Included - Lifetime Warranty


    About the Product
    • ★Safety- The baby car mirror has been manufactured using shatterproof acrylic glass. It is non-brittle and won't crack or shatter. It's safe for your baby and also better for the environment. The mirror is encased within a curved ABS plastic housing. Neither the mirror nor the case will harm passengers in the event of an accident. When designing this product, your baby's safety was our number one priority.
    • ★Crystal Clear View-The mirror is 11.8 inches wide and 7.4 inches in height, providing a very clear view of your baby from any angle. The mirror can be adjusted through 360 degrees so that you can always keep an eye on your child whatever the situation. Your baby will also be able to see you at all times, which will put them at ease and comfort them on car journeys
     
     
     



     
    Product Description:

    "Innoo Tech Baby Car Mirror-Allows you to transport your kids worry free!
    -Do you feel uneasy when driving because you can't check how your baby is doing in the back seat?
    -Have you ever turned your head or looked over the sides of the car seat to check on the baby?
    Turning around while driving is incredibly dangerous and putting other people in jeopardy. Here good news is
    that we have figured out a solution for this everyday problem. And now I'm so excited to share my baby car mirror with you.
    With this mirror, you can easily see what's happening in the baby seat and keep a more attentive eye on your children.
    What separates Innoo Tech Baby Car Mirror from the competition?
    The largest & clearest easy view mirror: 11.8 inches wide and 7.4 inches in height.Easily and clearly see your baby.
    The safest: use shatterproof acrylic glass and is encased within a curved ABS plastic housing.
    Neither the mirror nor the case will harm passengers in the event of an accident.
    Safe for your baby and better for the earth.
    The most durable and adjustable nylon straps: With two adjustable clip on straps,the mirror can be easily and quickly
    installed to the headrest and moved from car to car.
    Our bonus items: "Baby in Car" sign and a microfiber cleaning cloth.
    Our money back guarantee: We are sure you will love the mirror.
    If it fails you at any time, contact us and we will issue a refund or replace it free of charge."


     I love having peace of mind knowing my baby is safe...that is the most important thing to me! I think this is one of the best investments and really you can not beat the price or warranty!!  

    You can Purchase yours HERE!!!


    *I received this product free of charge for my honest opinion.
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