My current in shower beauty products.

My favorite time of day to take a shower is in the evening after I have finally put the kids to bed. It is then that I can take a shower in peace and be all clean and cozy for my own bedtime.

Let me start by saying that I am a poof and body wash girl all the way. Right now I am using the Raw Sugar, mango and coconut, body wash per the recommendation of a friend. I love all smells coconut and this one is no exception.

The first thing I do when I get in the shower is wash my makeup off. I have my favorite products for makeup removal in my skin care post here. Once all my makeup is washed off I wash my hair with my Dove shampoo, and I always deep condition when I wash my hair with my holy grail L’Oréal hair mask.

I recently received a razor and shave gel from Harry’s, a monthly razor subscription. You can also just find them at Target whoop whoop! Normally when you think Harry’s, you think men, but have you ever noticed how men’s razors are better than women’s!? Why is that? These razors are no exception to that assumption! They get an awesomely close shave even on those pesky knees! The shaving gel is very masculine in scent but I don’t mind, guys smell good and it doesn’t linger.

Once I am all done and have everything rinsed of I lotion up. I’m an avid lotion user. I do not live anywhere near a Trader Joe’s but recently was able to go to one and stocked up on my all time favorite coconut body butter, it smells like vanilla icing! When I am not able to get it I will use the Jergen’s coconut moisturizing lotion.

There you have it! Now you know what I’m doing and using in the shower….because that statement didn’t sound dirty at all!

How this mama gets her teeth white at home.

Hey there! This post is long over due, I’ve been meaning to tell you all about how I manage to keep my teeth looking white even with all the coffee drinking this mama does!

Right after babe was born I was asked to try out Smile Brilliant, an at home teeth whitening system. The first thing I thought was YES send it my way! While being pregnant I wasn’t using anything to whiten my teeth, not even whitening tooth paste because my teeth are super sensitive. I just used a toothpaste for sensitivity which didn’t whiten.

During my pregnancy not only was I still drinking my daily coffee, I got the craving for coke too. So my teeth were in definite need of some whitening.

While they sent me the kit super fast, I didn’t realize how consumed my time was with babe, so using the kit sat on the back burner.

Finally, a month ago, I started to give it a go. Even though the directions say to use it at least 45 minutes to 3 hours before bed to get best results, this mama has been a rebel. Being a mama to three, it is hard for me to find the time, or even remember to put in the trays for an hour before bed. Once I think to do it, I want to go to bed, not sit and whiten my teeth. So what I do is when I’m about to jump in the shower, where no talking is really required, I pop in the trays and start to let my teeth whiten. I do mostly shower in the evening, so that I am doing right. 😉 I keep the trays in while I continue to get ready for bed like, ya know, when I get out of the shower, lotion up, and put pjs on. Most of the time that means my teeth are getting whitened for 30 mins max each time.

Results….. my teeth are super white! I’m seeing results for sure, and if you have the time to go the full-time you will probably have the teeth of a celebrity!;p You don’t have to take my word for it, check out these awesome peeps who managed to use the whitening kits as directed. 🙂

I have not yet finished, but I am going to continue to use the kit until it’s all gone.

A bit about the kit: each comes with 2 impression trays and material that you will use to have them make a custom tray perfect for your teeth! You just follow the directions, make a mold of your teeth, send it back free of charge, and days later you get a custom tray that fits you perfect! Then of course the whitening gel and desensitizing gel for sensitive teeth. My kit came with that, but I don’t know if it’s because I don’t have the whiten gel on for the full-time or not, but I found I didn’t need the desensitizing gel.

Now, if you have managed to continue through all my rambling about teeth whitening then you’re in luck because it’s giveaway time! Follow the link below to be entered for a $139 credit towards a Smile Brilliant teeth whitening kit. The giveaway lasts from May 31st through June 6th, open to USA, UK, Canada and Australia residents. {Closed}

*This post is in collaboration with Smile Bright*

My Go-To Everyday Makeup


I love make up! Like I’ve mentioned before my favorite unproductive past time is to watch beauty guru’s on YouTube. There are days I have time to draw on a pretty on point cat eye or full face of contouring, highlighting, eyes, lips, cheeks, that’s not the case most days. So here is a short video of my go-to makeup look to make me feel pretty and put together everyday.



Products mentioned : LOreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener, NYX Eyebrow Gel, Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow, LOreal Infallible Eye Liner, IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara, Maybelline Hi Light Bronzer, KatVonD Liquid Lipstick

Let me know some of your favorite go-to products!