Stilettos and Diapers Reviews: August 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Delicious, Healthy and Right To Your Door

With the start of school, snacking around here is at an all time high. There are snacks for the lunch box, snacks for the pickup line and snacks when we're rushing from school to football practice, errands and more. When I'm home all day, I usually don't snack much. Now that I am heading out to school pickup, I find myself rushing out last minute and grabbing easy snacks. I try to go for healthy ones, but lets face it. That isn't always easy. 

When I got my first NatureBox in the mail, I was hooked. You get carefully sourced and nutritionist approved foods right to your door. 
NatureBox has over 100 different snacks to choose from, all made with no artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors. 

I loved every one of the 5 items I got this month. But, there were 2 major winners. The Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops are little balls of goodness. Crunchy, sweet and salty at the same time. I just have to take a handful and walk away! They're addicting! 

And then my absolute favorite...Praline Pumpkin Seeds. I love Pumpkin Seeds and have tried all sorts of recipes to make them tasty. No more. I'll just buy these! They are amazing. 

When you join NatureBox, you'll get 5 different snacks each month. You can choose yourself, or be surprised! (But seriously, get the praline pumpkin seeds!)

Interested in getting some delicious and healthy snacks right to your door? Click here to get 50% off your first month’s NatureBox delivery! ($10 value) using promo code: SNACKTOSCHOOL

Fine Crumbs: Promotion is good for 50% off your first month to month box or $10 off your first box in your first prepaid subscription. New and US subscribers only. Not valid on gift subscriptions and may not be combined with any other offers.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Vacation Entertainment and Beyond: LeapPad3

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with LeapFrog and MomSelect. All opinions are my own.

Anyone else have electronic loving kids like I do? They love playing games on our phones and iPads, but it's always scary to me what they can quickly find online that isn't good for them. Before we went on our cruise a couple weeks ago, I got this LeapPad3. I knew we would need some distractions since we would be traveling in the car, eating in a restaurant every meal and waiting in some lines. The LeapPad3 did the trick!
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First, there are personalized profiles for every child. That means they can both play the same games, but keep track of their own progress and learning within their profile. And my is this nice when you have a 6 and 2 year old. The 6 year old cares about every score and level, where the 2 year old just wants to undo it all.
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If you have any of the LeapFrog DVD's, you'll recognize some of the learning songs. Our favorite? Punc, punc, punctuation. 
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There are several built in apps for music, games and learning. There is also an app store, where you can buy eBooks, videos, games and 800+ educational apps fit for your child's learning level. The parent settings allow you to control what is bought as well as what is seen over wi-fi. Yes, it is wi-fi compatible and only allows age appropriate videos from the web. 
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One of my favorite features, is the built in camera. You can take photos and video, as well as selfies while relaxing in the Caribbean. 
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And pictures of your little brother right out of bed. These pictures can then be decorated and edited to make them their own!
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As you can see, the LeapPad3 was very handy on our vacation. I love that it wasn't just entertainment, but that my boys are learning math, reading, writing and more from it!

If you have a little electronic lover, the LeapPad3 is sure to make them and you both happy. With LeapFrog's durability, we were able to carry (and drop) this thing all over our vacation without a problem. The LeapFrog3 5" touchscreen tablet has a retail value of $99 and is available in 3 colors. I would definitely recommend it to those of you with young kids!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer Beauty: Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensBeauty #CollectiveBias

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Today, I'm talking all about summer beauty for your hair and skin! One of my favorite was to care for my skin is one of my most recent finds. When I was in Georgia visiting my family, my sister convinced me to try her shaving cream concoction. A blend of sugar and coconut oil that she uses it for shaving her legs. I've since whipped it up for myself at home and am using it as not just shaving cream, but a really awesome sugar scrub, too. 

I love using sugar scrubs to combat dry skin. It really helps to buff away those dry flakes and when you use it for shaving, you're just scraping even more away. 

Here's how it works: 

1 cup of coconut oil 
3/4 cup white sugar

Mix together in a container with a lid. A mason jar works perfectly! After a little time in the shower to let your pores open up, rub a small handful in between your palms to melt the oil a bit, then scrub away. When using as a shaving cream, you will have to rinse your razor every few passes from all the dry skin being removed. Just make sure you rinse the shower out well after you're done since it can get a little greasy! 

Now there are some other products I swear by in the summer time! 

Banana Boat Summer Color Self-Tanning Mist
This one isn't just for summer time. I use it all winter long and then just a little in the summer for areas that didn't get so much tan. Like my back. I really need to work on laying on my stomach sometime! 

Mark Hill Fabulous Finish Hair Spray
Y'all, this stuff smells amazing! It keeps a curl in my hair (not easy to do!) but doesn't get it crunchy at all. 

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion
Sunscreen? Shimmer? Lotion? Sold! This sunscreen gives you a little shimmer, while moisturizing, yet not making you look greasy. Win! 

Walgreens has a fantastic assortment of beauty products, perfect for completing your summer beauty collection. Right now, if you spend $20 or more on a beauty or personal care purchase at Walgreens, you'll get a Free travel-size make-up brush set! Visit here before you shop to try some of my summer beauty favorites for yourself!