The secret to making your shave last longer!


I'm so thrilled to share with you a beauty product that I recently found and fell in love with. Soften Her is used to help prevent ingrown hairs by gently exfoliating and softening your skin. It's so easy to use! It's a spongey-like pad that you use by wrapping around your index and middle finger & then gently rub in circles clockwise then counter-clockwise motion for approximately 15 seconds.


My thoughts:
I have sensitive skin and I found this product to work really well with my skin type - causing no irritation. It's easy to use, just follow the directions provided and use gently on your skin. No need to rub which could cause discomfort. I love how small the pads are which make the product easy to use. Oh, and the packaging is so pretty. Soften Her is also, Hypoallergenic and Reusable. 1 box includes 3 hypoallergenic pads, lasting up to 2 months each. After one use my skin felt much softer and a little brighter from the exfoliation. I have been using for almost 2 weeks, and noticed that my hair is coming in thinner making it easier to shave which is ALWAYS a bonus! Please note: Soften Her does not remove body hair but it helps to make it less of a hassle shaving.

Overall:
I'm in love with this super cute and wallet-friendly product. This is definetely a product that matches it's description and I highly recommend stocking up!

To purchase Soften Her click here. Also, for Men there is The Soft Goat which has remarkable reviews as well. Have you tried Soften Her? As always, I would love to hear your thoughts.

Go Nuts for these Post-Workout Snacks!




Did you know that eating after your workout session is actually really good for you? Snacking post-workout is essential in helping the body replenish lost energy while also helping worked muscles repair and recover.

A great snack are nuts! Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Here are my fave 3 post-workout snacks to munch on:

Greek Yogurt & Walnuts
Why it's so good:
Plain Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt. Greek yogurt also has friendly probiotic bacteria which is great for digestion. Cut down on the sugar and add some fresh fruit and Walnuts, which are the number one nut for heart health.

Mixed Nuts
Why it's so good:
Low in carbohydrates & rich in fiber, mixed nuts are rich in nutrients, ranging from unsaturated fat to magnesium. Nuts.com has some really healthy and wallet friendly mixed nut options here.

Dried Fruit & Almonds:
Why it's so good:
Try dried peaches and almonds. Did you know that dried peaches contain 34% of your daily vitamin A? Almonds are also a healthy nut option as they are loaded with minerals and help to promote heart health, prevent weight gain and may even help to fight diabetes and Alzheimer's.

You can find dried peaches and other dried fruit from Nuts.com here. Nuts.com also offers their Raw Almonds (In Shell) for only $4.99 lb here! Looking for more healthy snack ideas? Just click here for some ideas from Nuts.com!

What are your favorite post-workout snacks? I'm always interested in adding new foods in my diet!

Why you need Showaflops!




Showaflops is now a must have travel accessory for me! I was so lucky to have these flops sent to me before driving across country on our way to Charleston. Showaflops protect your feet from public showers, gyms, steam rooms, dorms, camps, pools locker rooms or anywhere that germs lurk! Built with drainage hole designs and antimicrobial layers & slip resistant soles they protect your feet from mold, fungus and bacteria on floors. Not only are they very comfortable the designs are super cute as well!

Worth every penny, these fun flops are just under $25! Available in: Women, Men, Boy and Girl styles. These flops make a great gift for any adult or child.



Worried about ruining your perfectly polished toes after a day at the spa? Then you will love the Pedi Slide flops - perfect for when Momma can get away for some alone time! I just love the Printed Pedicured Toes - how adorable!


Another reason to love Showaflops is that Showaflops donates their flops to the children of Camp Good Days, so that when they shower, they can be better protected against bacteria and fungus that they are exposed to on shower floors. Camp Good Days is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by cancer and other life threatening illnesses. Immune systems are compromised when battling this dreaded disease. Showaflops hopes that in some small way they can bring a smile to the campers of Camp Good Days by keeping them comfy and germ free in the shower.

Have you purchased Showaflops? What did you think? Would love to hear your thoughts. You can click here to buy a pair. Hurry, they are selling FAST!

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Your new fave home accessory! {PillowCentral.com Review}


Disclosure: Ah, it's time to talk pillows! I just love pillows and I was so so elated when PillowCentral.com reached out to me and asked if I would like to write a review. I want to give them a BIG thanks for sponsoring this post and for helping make my home even prettier with their stunning pillows!

I believe that everyone should have many pillows in their home. It's a way to dress up the living space and make it feel beautiful and cozy. Over the years, I have collected many pillows. Some of them have stayed and some of them I have replaced with new coverings to change the look and feel of my home. However, none of the pillows in my house came close to the quality, style and comfort PillowCentral.com offers.

My thoughts:
I'm very impressed by PillowCentral.com. The are so many tasteful and striking design choices to choose from. I love how natural the pillows feel and the quality is remarkable.

The pillows I choose to review are:

Felt Garden Pillow
My absolute fave pillow out of all of them. I just love the feminine touch of floral and the natural color of the fabric!

Viviane Pillow
What a perfect fit for our beachy home. The blue peeking behind the print adds a pop of pretty color to this fabulous pillow.

Willow Pillow
I love this simple and beachy designed pillow. It goes with everything!

I have received so many compliments on my PillowCentral accessories and I'm so thrilled to show them off. When we recently moved we had to wait a LONG time before our belongings arrived. These pillows were one of the items I was most looking forward too :) Here are a couple of pics:


Here are two more pillows that I'm absolutely in love with! They would be a perfect fit for my bedroom makeover!

PillowCentral.com is your home stylist! To find your perfect pillow fit for your home check out PillowCentral.com here. It's super easy to narrow your search by color, style, fabric, shape, prize, size, and filler. Oh, and did I mention Free Shipping on ALL orders!

What are your thoughts? Have you purchased any PillowCenrtal.com pillows? What designs and sizes would you choose for your casa? I would love to hear your feedback?

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Road Trip Essentials



Hi everyone! Here is my post about our road trip from San Diego to Ohio where we picked up Isla at Mimi & Bop Bop's :)
We wish we had more time to explore but we were in a rush to get to our girl! 5 days is a lot for two parents who had never been more than a night away from her :) It was also a good time for us to bond with our fur baby since he had been sad about not being the center of attention since Isla was born.

Our first stop was Flagstaff and it was gorgeous! The drive was exciting and it was also scary to say "see you later" (much easier than saying goodbye) to Cali. We arrived in Flagstaff around 11pm (so much traffic) and were surprised at how cool it was for a July summer night (64 degrees).

Next we drove on Route 66 to Tucumcari,NM. What an amazing drive on Route 66 and New Mexico is such a peaceful state. After New Mexico we drove to Tulsa,OK which we absolutely loved. We stayed at A Loft which was a nice treat. We even got to see fireworks from our hotel room (it was the 4th of July). Tulsa, is such a great small city. Everyone was so friendly and it was a nice welcome.

Our last hotel stop was the farm lands of Illinois. Lots of corn fields :) Driving with our pup was so wonderful and he is a great travel companion. The only con was that we really couldn't stop and grab a bite to eat and had to do a lot of drive thru stops until we reached the hotel (it was too hot to leave him in the car).

From Illinois we were only 5 more hours from our destination and OMG we were so happy to see that Welcome to Ohio sign! It was bittersweet that our trip had come to an end but we were so happy to get to our daughter and see our family. We were able to actually celebrate her 1st birthday with our family. I can't remember the last time we actually celebrated a holiday with our family so it was extra special! Here are a couple of pics from our trip. I also put together a little Road Trip Essential list as well. These are things I brought or would definitely bring on our next road trip. Although we don't plan on driving like this for some time, I personally think a good road trip is a wonderful way to slow down and enjoy being in the moment!




1. Car Charger. Very important! This was used daily.
2. GPS. I trust my GPS directions way more than my phone.
3. Emergency Roadside Kit. I recommend this being in your car at all times. You can get one for under $40.
4. A good weekender bag. I just love this Vera Bradley bag.
5. Car Freshners are a must on long roadtrips. I'm obsessed with Yankee Candle.
6. Tolietry Bag. I would love this Beyond a Bag for our next trip!
7. Comfy driving shoes. I just love my GoWalks from Skeechers.
8. A good playlist.It's Miranda all day everyday in my car & house!
9. Hat! I wish I would've brought a hat to hide my bad hair lol.
10. Doggie Tote for feeding, toys, etc. This one from Solvit is perfect!
11. This one from Doggie Diva looks great!
12. ShowaFlops are absolutely genius. I never go in a public shower barefoot - Yuck!
13. Snack bag is a must. I filled ours up with goodies from Trader Joes
14. Books on tape. I really wish I would've purchased Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone hanging out Without Me before leaving
15. LipGloss. I never leave anywhere without my Burts Bee's lip gloss. It's the best and the only makeup item I need if I'm in a rush.

Flying with a baby: Must haves and tips!



Hello my lovely readers! I'm finally back to blogging as we have finally made it to our new home in Charleston, SC! It has been a very long couple of months between selling our house in San Diego and traveling across country to get here. Thankfully my parents were a HUGE help during our transition and we are forever grateful.

The trip details:
Isla and I traveled by plane on a red eye from San Diego to Ohio for the first leg of our family journey. We were lucky enough to get aisle seats and she slept most of the way :) Once we got to Ohio our lucky lady was able to spend an entire week with her ah-mazing Mimi and Bop Bop (this is what she calls my parents) so that the hubby and I could then drive from San Diego to Charleston. Head spinning yet? Yes, it was a complicated plan but it worked!

Items to consider buying/bringing when traveling with a tot:

1. BagguPack
I borrowed Mr. Sweetheart's backpack for the trip which was really helpful since I didn't have one. It was definitely practical but not as cute as I would've liked and also I like bags without so many compartments as I tend to forget which pocket I put something in. I just love the style, color and price of this Poppy BagguPack!

*Note: I packed very light on the trip but I wish I would've packed even lighter by nixing the diaper bag completely and solely using a backpack to free up my hands.

2. Pink Lining Mum On The Run Diaper Wristlet
I think this slimmer version of this Mum on the Run Bag from Pink Lining is a much better option to bulkier diaper bags. Seems easy enough to slip in the backpack or if need be the strap is long enough to carry over your shoulder. Oh, and I just love this super pretty Flamingo design.

3. J.L. Childress Tall Two TwoCool Bottle Cooler
Wish I would have happened upon this before my trip. I just love how slim it is and that it comes with a compact ice pack.

4. Similac travel formula
These are so easy to use and take up minimal space. Just buy a bottled water & mix formula packet in bottle :)

5. Happy Baby Organic Food
Isla and I both love Happy Baby Organic Food. Always able to find good pricing at Target and other retailers. Here are some of her faves:



6. Joovy Grove Ultralight Stroller
This was the best investment I made for our trip. I just love my Joovy Grove lightweight stroller. It's super light (under 14lbs.), easy to use and has a long stroller strap to carry. I also love how much shade the umbrella provides. I use this stroller pretty much daily and I find that it handles well on sidewalks too :) Sign up for Buy Buy Baby and get a 20% discount.

7. Munchkin 36 Pack Arm and Hammer Pacifier Wipes
This is so worth the $4 price tag! Nothing is worse when you child drops pacifiers and toys and you realize you don't have another!

8. REI 3-1-1 Air Travel Liquids Bag
Make pulling your liquids out in the Security line a breeze with this wallet friendly Travel Liquid Pouch.


9. PRIVACY POUCH SKINNY
This is the perfect wallet for travel. Fit your licensce, passport, plane ticket and ear buds in this pretty and slim wallet pouch.

Additional items that I brought that were helpful:
Sippy Cup (I haven't found one that I totally love yet so I didn't share a pic), iPad with already downloaded kidoo shows, tylenol and thermoter (you never know), change of clothes for both of us. I also brought a carrier but unfortunately for me Isla does not care for carriers.

What about you...do you have any tot travel tips or items that you could share? Would love to hear your thoughts as I'm always on the go and looking for input from others.

P.S. I will be sharing details of our road trip very soon! XOXO

Be Back Soon!


Hello my lovely readers! I have some BIG news (and no I'm not preggers lol)...we are moving our family to Charleston from San Diego to be closer to our family and friends back East. We are not originally from Charleston but we have visited and geographically & lifestyle wise makes sense for us (warmer weather and beaches are something we cannot give up!). This is a huge move so I have decided to put The Domestic Sweetheart posts on hold for a couple of months until we are settled :)

While on break, I will be working on some blog posts of our adventures and hopefully I can share some advice to help others who are in the process of moving as well. Here's what I'm thinking...

The Domestic Sweetheart Blog Post Ideas

*Baby & Plane traveling
*Cross-Country road trip with your fur baby
*Tips for making your move easy
*How to plan a fun road trip


Our trip is a bit complex since we are traveling with a baby and a dog (who cannot fly) so there is going to be a lot of leg work involved! If you have any tips I would love to hear your feedback.

As always, thanks again for being so sweet and supporting my blog. It means the world to me. See you soon!

xoxo
Wendy

Balboa Baby Shopping Cart Cover Review and Giveaway


Disclosure: Thank you to Balboa Baby for sponsoring this post. This product is one of my mommy faves!

I'm so happy that Isla is now sitting up. Shopping has become so much easier for me now that she can sit in a shopping cart and not a stroller (yes, I was using a stroller or going to the store when Daddy was looking after our princess).

A product that I'm fired up about is Balboa Baby shopping cart cover. It's brilliant! Here are some reasons why I like using my shopping cart cover:

Why I heart Balboa Baby's shopping cart cover:
*Tasteful design choices (11 fabulously chic choices to choose from)
*Made with quality fabric & machine washable
*So comfy - your baby will love how sitting in this shopping seat cover instead of on hard plastic or wood
*Wallet friendly ($50.00 and worth every penny)
*Toy Loops to attach baby's fave toys
*Safety straps work well and keep baby safe
*Four elastic corners for easy one-hand installation
*Versatile! Can be used in a highchair as well
*Easy to use. Unfold out of purse, place around shopping cart, place baby inside, buckle up and go! When finished with your shopping trip, just fold up into purse


Here are some pics below:



What do you think? Have you tried Balboa Baby shopping cart cover? Would love to hear your thoughts. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below. Good Luck!

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NeoCell Biotin Bursts



Disclosure: Thank you to NeoCell for sponsoring this post and keeping my hair, nails and skin super healthy!


I recently was approached by NeoCell to see if I would like to try their Biotin Bursts and I was happy to take them up on the opportunity. These delightful gourmet biotin soft chews are filled with 10,000 mcg and 25mg of Acia Berry. If your not familiar, Biotin is an important B vitamin supporting hair and skin health as well as energy support. The NeoCell Biotin Bursts is a high potency formula that supports the metabolism of proteins in the body creating natural energy, luxurious hair, resilient nails and vibrant skin. The Acia Berry is added for antioxidant support.

My thoughts:
NeoCell's Biotin Bursts are absolutely delicious. It basically tastes like a fruity candy but it's good for your health! Since taking Biotin Bursts for the past month, I've noticed the biggest difference in my nails. They are super strong and healthy. My skin is blemish free and my hair has been pretty great too.

I highly recommend everyone to try NeoCell Biotin Bursts, especially if you suffer from brittle nails, thin hair or problems with your skin.

I would also like to try Super Collagen + C (what lady doesn't want to stay wrinkle free) and Pomegranate - From The Seed which has three times the antioxidant benefits compared to the similar amounts of green tea or red wine.

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What do you think? Have you tried any NeoCell products? What are your thoughts I would love to hear your feedback!

Gildan Apparel Review


Disclosure: Thank you to Gildan for sponsoring this post and for helping me to keep cozy in 2015!

I'm loving all of this rainy weather in sunny Southern California over the past couple of months. The plants are finally thriving and the grass is turning from brown to green and there's nothing like turning on the fireplace, making a pot of tea and slipping into some warm, cozy sweats.

That's why I'm so happy I found Gildan Online. Gildan sells Men, Women, Boys and Girls t-shirts, fleeces, socks and underwear. Not only is Gildan apparel comfy but it's wallet friendly. Everything is under $20!

Gildan sent me their Ladies open bottom sweatpant (retails for only $10) and Ladies 6 pack low rise 100% cotton brief (retails for $10.49) to review.


My thoughts:
The quality of the sweatpants and underwear is impressive and they feel very natural on my super sensitive skin. After a long day I look forward to coming home and relaxing with my Gildan sweatpants! Available in 4 colors (azalea, black, navy and purple). Oh, and I just love that these sweatpants have pockets (I'm all about pockets!). Did I mention these sweats are only $10!

Gildan underwear is just as comfy as their sweats and is available in 4 different styles (low-rise, bikini brief, hipster and hi-cut brief) and come in an assortment pack. 100% cotton for all day comfort. 6 pack briefs are only $10.49.

Here are some other Gildan items I would love to add to my closet!


What do you think? Have you tried Gildan? What are your thoughts. Would love to hear from you :)

If you are looking for comfortable, affordable loungewear and undergarments I suggest you look into Gildan Online. You will not be disappointed!


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