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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2021 Edition: The Best First Time Mom Mother’s Day Gifts From Target

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Whether your currently pregnant or just gave birth to your little bendición its still just as exciting when it comes to your first mother’s day. Here are some ideas for those of you looking to spoil the first time mother’s in your lives.

You can never go wrong with some comfy clothes, especially as first time moms. Cozy slippers, lounge wear and a robe are great while waiting to pop, but quickly become essential when you’ve welcomed your baby into the world and you are thrown into new born survival mode.

If you are anything like me you need a good caffeine fix in the morning to get you going, especially after a long night of feedings and diaper changes. The Keurig is the most practical kitchen appliance for moms, it provides the mommy fuel lol. Don’t forget a cute mug with a motivational saying, it’s the little details that make all the difference.

Lastly, every mom loves to cherish memories of their little one but first time moms take the cake! We love to document every little thing, which after waiting 9 months to meet your little one its only right. Having your photos of your baby on your phone isn’t as fun as having the physical copy to hold and admire. However, who has time to go to Walgreens to develop photos anyways? Print them quickly during nap time and hang them as decor.

Congratulations and happy Mother’s Day to all the first time moms, enjoy!

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Tried it! Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant- A Natural, No Aluminum or Baking Soda, Alternative Deodorant.


When I first heard of “Natural Deodorant” I couldn’t help but think ” Musty, Stinky, BO” just to name a few words that came to mind. However, my family health history has lead me to a more natural way of life. I’m definitely not perfect, I don’t always use “Clean” make up or organic food. However, I really try and incorporate small changes that will help me live a healthier lifestyle.

My family, on both my mother and fathers side, have a vast history of breast cancer. Family history wasn’t enough for me to make changes until my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. Breast cancer hit home, literally, and that was when I realized I needed to take my health more seriously. Those health concerns only grew when I had my baby girl. I want to do anything and everything possible to ensure I live a long and healthy life for her, so I can care for and love her for as long as God allows.


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I am a full on sweat-er. I put my shirt on and I already have sweat marks. I used to use the clinical strength antiperspirant deodorant from drug stores and that STILL wouldn’t keep me 100% dry. Although I wish what I’m saying was an exaggeration it’s not and I’m here to give you all the bare nasty honest truth. Let’s get down to what everyone really wants to know, does this deodorant actually work? and my answer is yes but also no. Let me explain.

Pros

  • Great smell
  • No white marks or residue on clothing
  • 8/10 controls sweat
  • Lightens armpit darkness (Hyperpigmentation)
  • Helps with ingrown hair

Cons

  • Wet formula takes some time to dry down.
  • Need to reapply to avoid BO
  • Packaging
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I give the Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant a 7.5/10

This deodorant has many benefits that makes me really want to make this work for me. Unfortunately its not my go to everyday use, especially my busy moving and grooving days. I absolutely love the smell or better yet lack there of. The smell is very light almost nonexistent which I personally love. My favorite benefit however is the lightening effect, which definitely brightened and lightened my arm pits. As well, I noticed a significant reduction in ingrown hair which I am extremely prone too.

However, as much as I love the benefits that I mentioned above I have to keep it 100 with you guys… it didn’t stop me from being a little stinky at the end of the day. Mind you that I am a stay at home mom that is cleaning, cooking and keeping up with a 1 year old but unless I reapplied towards the afternoon I could definitely smell myself. Also, the packaging makes applying a little difficult once your half way through the product. The product is suck towards the bottom of the tube and doesn’t apply product as evenly with the roller top.

Regardless, I love the benefits so much that I still use this deodorant at night after I shower so that I can sneak in those lightening factors. If your not a heavy sweat-er like me and are looking for a natural deodorant then I would say giving the Kosas Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant a try.

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How to Keep Smooth & Moisturized Skin During the Winter- 3 Steps to Healthy Hydrated Skin.

Having dry skin is a struggle year round, however during the harsh winter months dry skin takes a turn for the worst. Dry skin not only looks horrible, but feels just as bad-itchy and at times painful. I used to think that I didn’t need to moisturize as much since I was going to wear long sleeves and jeans, which meant nobody would see my ashy ass elbows or knees. That all changed when my skin went 360 on me post partum, and now every inch of me is drier than the Sahara. Thankfully, it’s possible to keep your skin supple and healthy during the winter with just 3 simple steps.

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Gentle Cleansers/Body Wash

It’s easy to over look what kind of body wash your using in your daily routine, since we care more for the scent than anything else. However, using a gentle formula will cleanse your body without stripping it of its essential oils. Those essential oils that your body produces keeps your skin healthy, which is usually striped away while using harsh soaps and body washes. Look for products that are formulated for dry or sensitive skin, which will effectively cleanse your body without drying our your skin even more than it already is. Also, Fragrance Free is your sensitive skin’s best friend!

Exfoliate

Exfoliating is very important, especially during the drier colder months. Exfoliating will help remove all your rough patches and reveal smooth skin. Exfoliate at least once a week, but I do not suggest exfoliating everyday. Try one of my brands body polishes that are designed with skin loving oils and non abrasive exfoliates like sugar to help reveal beautiful skin.

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Moisturize

The most important step to keep your skin from looking like a reptile is moisturizing! Usually during the winter months, I will reach for a thicker consistency moisturizer like a butter cream. Butter creams help seal in all the hydration my skin needs and lasts all day. Solis Modern Wellness recently released the Calendula Repair & Revive Butter Cream, which has Organic Calendula Extract and so many beneficial oils such as shea butter and mango butter.

Let me know in the comments what products you use during the winter months to keep your skin glowing and healthy.

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Fashion Favorites: The Hottest Trend for the Coldest Weather- Puffer Jackets!

Puffer Jacket in Neutral Colors

Puffer jackets are a trendy and practical way to stay warm while looking chic this winter.

As the weather starts to drop, your inclined to bring out your heavy duty winter gear. However, as the pandemic doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and stay-at-home orders are not being lifted any time soon, why bring out the fancy-shmancy wool coat? A puffer jacket will keep you cozy like a burrito and look great with all your casual outfits. Let’s face it, everyone is living in lounge wear and leggings, what’s the point of pulling out the coats when a puffer jacket is much more practical and looks effortlessly chic.

All These Puffer Jackets are on sale! Don’t miss out!

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Holiday Gift Guide: Clean Skincare at Sephora & Introducing Solis Modern Wellness

The holiday season is upon us and because 2020 has been one hell of a year, this Christmas needs to be one for the books as well. If your looking to gift skin care products to your loved ones try introducing them to clean non-toxic options, which Sephora now has plenty of! Another option for clean beauty is Solis Modern Wellness, which is a brand new venture between myself and my sister Decire. I am sooooo excited to show everyone what we have been working so hard on, such as serums, face scrubs, toners and so much more.

Solis Modern Wellness started as my sisters solo hustle and soon she invited me along for the ride. For years, I’ve been in the pursuit of the perfect skin care for my sensitive acne prone skin, but with little success. It wasn’t until after I gave birth to my daughter did my skin take a turn for the worst. My face was like it had never been before, dry, rough and dull, which was the complete opposite of what it had been my entire life. However, thankfully Decire saved me with her sugar scrub, which is now our Radiance Face Scrub. She explained how she changed her skin care into clean nontoxic options. As I sat there listening to her passion speech of healthy skin care, her skin literally was glowing and it was enough for me to change mine too. My skin is not perfect, but its the best its been for as long as I can remember and its all because of switching my skin care to strictly clean and nontoxic. Solis Modern Wellness is more than skincare, we also have wellness items that support the whole family such as our Kids Detox Reset, Nontoxic Bug Spray and Immunity Rollers. Our goal is to bring clean nontoxic beauty and wellness for the entire family.

Below I’ve compiled a few clean beauty items from both Sephora and Solis Modern Wellness so you can shop for great gift sets or stocking stuffers. I’ve tried all these products and stand by them, so whichever ones you treat your loved ones with I’m sure they’ll love!

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Target Deal Days 2020- Save 50% on Home Decor, Furniture and Christmas!

Target Deal Days- 50% Off Home Decor Items

Every year, I head out to my favorite stores looking to snag the best deals of the year, but this year is looking a little different. I won’t head out early, grab my Starbucks and hit all the aisle end caps in search of the best sales and clearance. Instead, this year everything is virtual and I’m here for it! I get to stay in bed while still get the best deals, and I’m sharing them with you. Here are my top home decor picks that are all 50% off- psst! there is even some Holiday items already!

Although 2020 has been difficult and weird, one thing I know won’t stop… the holidays. So take advantage of all the deals and stock up on Christmas presents ’cause the pandemic stopped alot of things, but never the joy of Christmas.

In other words, everyone (especially the kids) are still expecting presents lol.

Good luck and Stay Safe!

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