Stilettos and Diapers Reviews: August 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Maxi-Cosi Mico AP {GIVEAWAY}

Remember this amazing carseat that I got to try out? 
Well, you are in luck, because one lucky reader gets to win one of their very own! 

I am so, so impressed with the eye candy that is the Mico AP. Just look at these colors! And? That is only a few of many you can choose from! The pink is obviously the biggest, being that it's one of my most favorite colors and the color I would really like my next car seat to be...
The Mico AP is such an amazingly light carseat, of course, it is the lightest in its class. I'm 99.99% sure you'll think it's the lightest seat you've carried. The other 0.01% of you are just crazy. 

With the Air Pocket Technology, that is impressively safe in a crash, it gives an added peace of mind that your baby is as safe as possible in a vehicle. With the upgraded comfort features, including the Cozi Dozi head rest, I don't think your baby will be complaining about the seat either! Super premium plush fabrics and looks to make every other baby drool? Sign me up! 

The Mico AP is a rear-facing seat for children up to 22 pounds and up to 29 inches tall. It is compatible with the Maxi-Cosi Kaia and Quinny Yezz strollers to make for a very sleek ride. I have the Maxi-Cosi Kaia and it is amazing. Having used very bulky travel systems with my 2 boys, I would love to be able to use the Kaia and Mico AP if we have baby #3. There will be tons more space in the back of my car! 
Are you in love yet? Need a Mico AP of your own? Today is your lucky day! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter for a chance to win your choice of color! 

Open to US residents only. 

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Maxi-Cosi. I received product and payment in exchange for sharing information and for my honest review.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to School Lunchbox Stuffers: Balance Bar {GIVEAWAY}

I think it's a known fact that anything in size "mini" is better than the original. And when it's the great 40-30-30 nutrition of Balance Bars in a mini? Winner, winner. 
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I think Cooper will be really happy to have these mini Balance Bars, that he only thinks are a candy bar, in his lunchbox. The bars are really yummy. Especially the Cookie Dough!
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With just 100 calories and 7 grams of protein packed in these little bars, they are a great snack, especially for the kids. It will be simple to convince them that they're eating dessert!
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I received these Balance Bars along with this adorable Itzy Ritzy reusable snack bag. 
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Itzy Ritzy makes these precious zippered bags that are machine washable and waterproof lined. They're perfect for fruit, or any other kind of snack you need to bring along on an errand, or pack in your child's lunch box. They're eco-friendly and provide silent snaking! Not more crinkly ziplock bags! 
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What are you packing in your kids lunch boxes this year? How about Balance Bars? Join in on their Twitter party, August 20th at 2pm EST for some back to school fun! 
Want to win a back to school kit from Balance Bar and Itzy Ritzy? Enter using the widget below! 

(Giveaway open to US residents only)

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I received the above prize pack as well as one to giveaway in exchange for my review. I was in no other way compensated. 

Today Only! Back to School Sale at Kohls + {GIVEAWAY}

Surprise! The people of Kohl's are having a huge one day cyber sale today to get you ready for school! Today only, use the promo code CYBER to save an additional 20% off your purchase! That's not just off sale or regular prices items. That 20% is off your entire purchase!

We did a massive Kohl's trip last week to prep Cooper for school. There were still a few things I wanted to grab (like adorable Superman pajamas!) that I was able to find online, along with several other amazing finds!

Some of the deals are really awesome. On top of the 20% off sale, you can grab Jumping Beans tops and bottoms for girls and boys for $7.99. I love these pieces because they're comfortable and cute, but I'm not going to be upset if Cooper comes home from school covered in paint, or playground mud. There's $4.99 juniors tees, (grabbed a couple of those for myself!) $14.99 character backpacks, $19.99 boys denim and fab steals on dorm style furniture. 

I grabbed a screen shot of my order. $162.86 in savings! I love it when the savings are higher than the cost. It always happens to be at Kohls

Oh and did I mention free shipping over $75? What are you waiting for?! Hurry over to right now! 

Want to win some free shopping money? Enter using the widget below to win a $50 Kohl's gift card! That money will go far! 

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I was provided with a gift card for myself and one to give away in exchange for sharing details of this sale. I was in no other way compensated. 

Mom Acne? Me Too.

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Clearasil, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SuperFruits

I have a little confession. I have Mom acne. 

I never struggled with bad skin as a teenager or my early 20's. Some breakouts here and there, but nothing major and certainly nothing I would consider acne. With my first pregnancy, I noticed that I was breaking out much more. We had recently moved across the country and I just thought it was due to the climate change. Not so much. Those darn pregnancy hormones messed me up good and I still struggle with regular breakouts. 

I never leave the house without makeup. Like never. I have trouble spots on my chin and around my hairline where I tuck my hair behind my ears. I can't remember the last time I didn't have a breakout there, actually. 

I jumped on the change to try Clearasil's NEW! Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Cleansers, available at Walmart. 
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Let me tell you. It smells like I smushed my face in a bowl of fruit. It's nothing less than amazing. 
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The cleaner is light and contains actual raspberry and cranberry extracts. It also has 1% salicylic acid, which is the ingredient that has helped me control my mom acne the best. This cleanser contains enough of this key acne ingredient to work, but not enough to dry my already dry skin. Perfecto.
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Don't let the clearness of the cleanser fool you, though. This stuff foams right up to clean off your makeup and really give you that clean feeling. 
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I've used Clearasil's NEW! Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Cleansers for about 1 week now. My face is surprisingly clear for me right now. Still some spottiness on my chin, but if I'm posing a bare faced pic? It's a winner. 
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You can't really pass up trying this superfruit cleanser. It's $4.97 at Walmart and you can go here to grab a $1 off coupon! 

Has motherhood changed your skin? Do you struggle with mom acne? Try out Clearasil's NEW! Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Cleansers and let me know what you think! 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Mico AP: The Review

I have to take a minute to show you this awesome Mico AP I just got in the mail from Maxi-Cosi. It's making my uterus ache for baby #3.

If car seats could be pretty, the Mico AP wins the beauty competition. The material is very sleek and elegant looking. 
I love the multi position sun canopy and the flip out visor. It provides much more coverage than any seat my babies have had. 
Don't forget the incredible safety of the Mico AP. The built in air pockets compress and protect infants from side impact in the event of an accident. They also protect your child's most vulnerable area, the head. 
The Mico AP is equipped with tons of comfortable padding and the Cozi Dozi infant head insert. Since my second born had reflux and always slept in his car seat, I am 100% certain that he would have been more comfortable in the cush Mico AP.
Since we are traveling all over right now, my mom brought the whole boxed car seat to me at the beach. She commented on how light the entire box was and couldn't believe how lightweight the Mico AP itself is! It is seriously the lightest infant seat I have held. It easily clicks into it's base for a quick car ride!

The Mico AP has some optional accessories, like a bug shield (so cool!), a foot muff to keep little feet warm and a weather shield. It also clicks into the Maxi-Cosi Kaia, which I have at home. From my experience, you don't often find an infant seat that clicks into a smaller, umbrella style stroller. Perfect for traveling! 

Are you as convinced as I am that this seat is pure amazing? Head here to find a dealer near you and check back because you just might have a chance to win one of your very own! 

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Maxi-Cosi. I received product and payment in exchange for sharing information and my honest review. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Jellys Are Back! {A Fashion Post}

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Jelly Beans but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JellysAreBack

When I was around 6, I was OBSESSED with Jelly shoes. Loved, loved them. I had multiple colors and even the glitter infused ones. I thought I was all that. 

Fast forward 20 years and look what just came in the mail:
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Y'all. These newly launched shoes from Jelly Beans are like the culmination of my childhood right on my feet. Funny thing is? I'm just as obsessed with them this time around.
These Jellys are super comfortable. I'm still at the beach and was so excited when these shoes arrived. Perfect beach shoes, right?! Pops of color have been huge this year and shoes are no exception! These Jellys come in a fabulous variety of colors, including neon and glitter! 

Not only are they available in women's sizes, but they have sizes to fit your little ladies, too. If I had a girl, we'd totally be twinning right now.

So how do you get some for yourself? It's easy! Jelly Beans are now sold online and have free shipping! 

Don't be jealy of my shoes, though. Go check out Jelly Beans and grab some for yourself! Make sure you follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to keep up to date on all their fun shoes!