These Are a Few of my Favorite Things.

I’m very picky with what I call a “favorite”. Most times it’s my favorite for a week, and then it either disappears or I’ve found something better. So far, these are my favorites that have stuck around or are new favorites that have made the cut and lasted over a week without getting lost! Hooray!

I’ve separated these favorites into my personal favorites, and my favorites for Miss Sophia.

 

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  • Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion. This has been my go-to face lotion/moisturizer for almost 2 years. I stopped buying it about 8 months ago because I couldn’t find it anywhere but Ulta, and then it disappeared from there as well. But now it’s back! I’m so excited, and so is my skin. It has 2% salicylic acid in it to help treat and prevent breakouts.
  • Growth Spurt Nail Treatment. I have yet to find a nail treatment that works as well as this polish. I’ve even splurged on the OPI Nail Envy, which retails for $17+. (You can find it cheaper on Amazon and eBay) It goes under my nail polish once a week, and I get amazing, strong, evenly-growing nails. Definitely recommend! You can buy it at Sally’s Beauty Supply.
  • Naked Basics Palette by Urban Decay. This was a spur of the moment purchase. It wasn’t something that I’d heard too much about. Most of the reviews were average, and listed it as not a necessity in your makeup collection. I completely disagree. I LOVE this palette. I’ve used it for over a year now and I’ve used it more than my original Naked palette. The matte shades are perfect, the highlight is beautiful and I can use the darkest shade for eyeliner.
  • Colgate Optic White Enamel Toothpaste. I’ve never been one to stray from my Crest 3D White Glamorous White Toothpaste, but I needed a change. So far I’m really enjoying it! It’s a bit more abrasive than other toothpastes, but if you know anything about me and my excessive exfoliating problem, you’ll know that I love things like this. Some people say, “Pregnancy ruined my body, skin, hair, etc”. Well, pregnancy really did a number on my teeth, especially because it was harder to keep up my calcium levels being lactose intolerant. So I’ve been trying to get them back to how they were pre-pregnancy.
  • Tangle Teezer. This has made me pack away every brush and wide tooth comb I own. My hair didn’t necessarily get “ruined” by pregnancy, but the texture definitely changed. It’s made it so hard to detangle, and I have super fine hair. I can sneeze and my hair will get tangled. This is amazing. Go buy one. The end.

 

Now on to my baby favorites!

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  • Sassy Disposable Diaper Sacks. I don’t believe in diaper genies or any of those fancy poop holders. The fact is, poop smells. If you put all in one spot, it’s going to smell even more. This isn’t even a debate for me. Since Sophia was born, we’ve used disposable diaper sacks of different brands, and disposed of her diapers in our regular garbage can. That 50 ct packet is $2 at my local Walmart. You can get a 200 ct box for under $8 on Amazon. I just don’t find the diaper genie systems necessary. Also, these bags are pretty big, and for the longest time, I could fit 4-5 diapers in one bag!
  • Water Wipes. These are from an Ireland based company. I’ll be doing a review on them shortly! We’ve always used Pampers Sensitive diapers and wipes. I love the diapers, and I will use them forever, even though they’re more pricey. I’ve always liked the wipes but even the sensitive wipes have a weird scent. These Water Wipes have no scent. They’re made with 99.9% water and 0.3% fruit extract. THAT’S IT. They’re the only wipes that contain no chemicals, parabans, alcohol, or perfumes. You can buy them on Diapers.com, Amazon or Walgreens.com.
  • Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. Hehe. The name gets me every time. But I love this stuff as well. Sophia made it pretty clear early on in her little life that she hated Desitin. It’s very strong and often burns, and it made diaper changes a horrible experience. This diaper cream treats and prevents rashes, and has an extremely pleasant scent that you can’t smell on them from a mile away, ahem, like Desitin. They also make a Natural version of this as well, but we haven’t tested it out yet. We still use Aquaphor and have it all around the house.
  • Johnson’s No More Tangles. With the fineness of Sophia’s hair, I never thought I’d need a product like this. The way she sleeps as of late, is on her back. The back of her hair has turned into such a little rats nest! I needed to do something. Luckily she loves having it sprayed and combed out. So far we really like this spray! I want to get the L’Oreal Kids detangle spray as well – I loved the pear smell as a kid.

 

So those are our favorites so far! I think I’ll do this once a month.

 

What are your personal favorites? Baby favorites? Anything you recommend?

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