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Neutrogena® Pure & Free™ Baby Sunblock SPF 60+

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As a member of  BzzAgent, I was invited to review Neutrogena® Pure & Free™ Baby Sunblock SPF 60+. The timing I received this opportunity was truly impeccable as here in Oregon, the rainy season  just ended!

My bzz kit included:

  • 1 full size Neutrogena® Pure & Free™ Baby Sunblock SPF 60+ Lotion
  • 1 sample Neutrogena® Pure & Free™ Baby Sunblock SPF 60+ Lotion
  • Several sunblock coupons to pass along to my family and friends
  • Bzz Guide on all the information about this sunscreen

A day at the park in full on sun was in order to properly test this product out. Before heading out, I applied an even coating of this lotion to every exposed area of skin on my eleven month old daughter.  I found to my liking that this lotion went on very easily!  It wasn’t overly thick and spread on very nicely. No oily or greasy residue was left compared to other sunscreen lotions I’ve used in the past.

This works wonderfully as my daughter was in and out of full sun for around 3-4 hours and there was not one sign of burning on her incredibly soft and sensitive baby skin. I actually learned that a baby’s skin is 10 times more sensitive to the environment around them. So as a mom I want make sure I’m protecting my daughter in any way that I can.

After trying the 3 oz sunscreen lotion, I’m quite eager to try the .47 0z stick form, which I hear is great to apply to faces and ears. I have an infant and  know how much a challenge putting anything on or wiping things off can be! This is also the perfect size to just throw in my purse or smaller sized diaper bag because I never know when I just might need it!

Some other great facts about this product is that:

* Contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, naturally sourced sunscreen ingredients
* Provides broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection
* Hypoallergenic
* Fragrance free
* PABA free
* Waterproof and sweatproof

The Scoop

“As a pediatric dermatologist I educate my patients that sun damage can occur at any age and babies may be even more susceptible to sun damage. That’s why I recommend a variety of sunprotective measures: clothing and hats, shade seeking, awareness of the peak times of the day that cause sun damage, as well proper application of a physical sunblock, such as Neutrogena® Pure & Free™ Baby.”
Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology, University of California, San Diego

Where do I find it?

While you’ll sometimes find it in the baby care section, check the sunscreen aisle first. I can personally get it $9.99- 11.99 at my local target store.

Overall Results:

I’m at ease knowing there’s a sunblock protector from a company I know and trust.

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Missa’s Handcrafted Art and Design Review

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Today I am featuring from Etsy, Missa’s Handcrafted Art and Design .  At her store, you’ll find a variety of unique items that are personally handcrafted and include original western art and design.

Here’s a list of the many items you’ll find at her shop;

  • Recycled Purses – old, vintage, or used handbags that are recycled into a new, fresh handbag.wildhorsesbarbedcaseblack1
  • Handmade Jewelry Charms – charms and pendants that are hand sculpted out of clay, painted, and sealed by designer. They are all completely original.
  • Handmade Western Wallets and Cases – Melissa personally carves, stamps, and burns all of her leather accessories, as well as sews them by hand.
  • Western Decor and Art – all art and decor is completely original.
  • Hand Poured Candles – Aromatherapy and Palm Wax candles are hand poured and feature unique scents!

I’ve enjoyed getting to know Melissa and have interviewed her for my Etsy meet and great!  missarts_art

1.Why did you decide to start doing this on etsy and how long have you been?

I had wanted to try to sell my artwork for quite a while, and my sister had stumbled upon Etsy and told me about it. At this point I had already started a store, but Etsy was much more affordable for me and everyone seemed to network really well there.

2. What do you enjoy the most when creating your products?

When creating my products, my favorite part is seeing something take shape where nothing had been before. I always like to finish a project right when I start it (even though this isn’t always possible), because I like to see the finished piece that had started out as nothing. Sculpting is one of my favorite activities; I like seeing something realistic emerge from a lump of clay.
3. Apart from creating things, what do you do?

When I am not involved in my artwork, I am going to college full time, working part time, or riding horses. I am currently working toward my Bachelor’s in Communication Studies with a minor in art from Ohio University, but my other real passion besides my art is riding and training horses.

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4. What inspires you?

Horses are what inspire me the most. I have loved horses non stop since I was born, and that is what most of my art is centered around. They are very unique animals, and I like to get to know each one’s separate personality. My fiance also helps me out a lot; he supports me in everything I do!

5.In five years you’d like to be…?

In five years I would prefer to be working on my art and training horses full time. However, I’m not sure if that will work out so soon! I will most likely be working full or part time and doing my art and horses omissarts_candlesn the side, but my eventual goal is to be able to concentrate on doing the things I love most!

Final Thoughts

I was able to review two 8 oz Aromatherapy candles, one in peppermint and the the other grapefruit.  Each candle is made from  100% Soy wax and authentic essential plant oils. They come in mason jars and smell great! I personally enjoyed how the candles came wrapped up and ready to re-gift, that is if you can so willing part with them for yourself!

Father’s Day is coming up soon, and I know somebody’s Dad somewhere would probably personally love the hand carved and tooled leather wallets, cell phone cases, and the simply majestic western decor wall art.

Visit her store at: Missa’s Handcrafted Art and Design.

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KC Los Angeles-T-Shirts with a Message and a Mission.

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AMA LA VIDA. VIVA LA VIDA. Translated: Live Life. Love Life.

KC Los Angeles~T-Shirts with a Message and a Mission.


Through  stylish and inspirational t-shirts KC Los Angeles  is impacting lives with their meaningful messages in English and Spanish.

Their line of shirts was created with the objective of inspiring integrity, respect and self-esteem with messages we can all embrace. Peace, Love, Faith, Beauty, Unity and Hope.

I think extremely highly of this company, as they are doing something great for those around them.
They donate a percent of their sales to Para Los Ninos (For The Children), a non-profit family service organization designed to bring all children from some of Los Angeles’ most challenging communities out of poverty and onto brighter, more successful futures.

I was sent the AMA LA VIDA VIVA LA VIDA Women’s regular fit 100% cotton Destroyed tee, which translates “Live Life. Love Life”. I’m aiming through my life to live bodly out what this shirt states. A few of my favorites from their line is Unity and Amor (love)


Their shirts and cause alone  is worth checking out
http://www.kclosangeles.com

Thanks to  Chic Execs a company which was created to promote small business campaigns, I’m was able to let you know about this product.

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Fumi Purse Hook Review

fumi-4 Many thanks to  Je’ Marie, for allowing me to review one of their many  accessories,  the Fumi Pursehook.  Fumi stands for Fashionable Unique Multi-Purpose Innovation.

If you are looking to keep your purse from coming in contact with the dirty floor, this product is for you.  The multi purpose uses of this product also doubles as stylish bracelet and a chic purse accessory!

There are many FUMI’s that are guaranteed to fit your style and personality as each one is specifically named with inspiring names like Ambition, Courageous, Vibrant, Radiant and more. You can even add some cute charms to it to personalize it further to your liking!

This wonderful invention also is Eco-friendly, made out of recyclable materials and its non-slip rubber grip pad is made out of 100% recycled rubber. This accessory is one that  no woman should be without. Visit the FUMI website and see for yourself www.thefumi.com

Thanks to  Chic Execs a company which was created to promote small business campaigns, I’m was able to let you know about this product.

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Baby Bella Maya Review and Giveaway

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Blue Champagne Designer Bow

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Melody Sporting a Pair of Lacy Leggings from Baby Bella Maya!


Baby Bella Maya
just may have what you are looking for with it comes to hip, stylish, posh designed gear, and accessories for babies!

I was able to review  a pair of the white lacy leggings along with the blue champagne designer bow for my daughter.  Both are completely adorable on my daughter as you can see from my photos.

I am really liking the versatility of the lacy leggings from Baby Bella Maya. These leggings can be paired with pretty much everything from skirts, dresses, and skort type outfits!  Did you know that you can also add bling to your Lacy Leggings for added flair? Sweet with a quarter cup of sassy, my daughter will be turning even more heads wearing these! I joke with my husband that my daughter is dressing more stylish and chic than me!  Talk about a new way to cover up diapers! Now trying to get my daughter to look at the camera while fascinated with everything else is another story.

Blue Designer Champagne Designer Bow, let me count the ways I love thee. Honestly this was the first hair accessory that my daughter has tried not to take off right away. The headband is made of soft stretch material and is made fit the smallest babies well into their toddler years! What else can I say? It’s adorable and what great is at Baby Bella you can match nearly everything together for instance I could purchase the booties in blue champagne to match!

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Melody loves her Headband

What else does Baby Bella Maya offer? I’m glad you asked! They also offer Blankets, Blankets-Couture, Booties, Gift Sets,  Infant Car Seat Covers, Pouch Slings, Slip Covers, and Toddler Car Seat Covers along with the leggings and headbands. I could make a huge wish list there easy! One of my favorite things about their store is that I don’t have to break the bank to purchase fashionable and fun items.

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Perfect with Dresses, Skirts, and Tutus

I love companies that acknowledge us, the customer. Baby Bella Maya does this by offering a monthly contest for customers willing to share their opinions on Baby Bella Maya! You could win a pair of booties, a headband or a slipcover (valued at $10.00) just for telling them what you think!

I encourage you to check out Baby Bella Maya. Whether for your child or for a friend or family member, there’s sure to be something there that they or you’ll love! Psst, they also have lots of great sales going on right now!

Win it: Baby Bella Maya has generously has offered one my readers a chance to win their very own pair of Lacy Leggings.

To Enter:  Visit Baby Bella Maya and let me know what other item you love.

For additional entries:

1. Subscribe to my blog – 1 entries
2. Blog about this giveaway with links back here and to Baby Bella Maya – 2 EXTRA
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5. Add me on twitter and retweet this:
@erinlowmaster WIN: A pair of Lacy Leggings from Baby Bella Maya– http://bit.ly/PUS6q
(Daily Extras are Available)

6. Add my button to your site and leave me your link 2 EXTRA
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note: This Giveaway is only open to U.S and Canada

Please leave separate comments for each additional entry, i.e.: if you blog about it leave 2 separate comments.

Giveaway – running till 06/13/09 and is open to the USA only. Winners will be notified shortly afterward by email. Please respond within 48 hours or you forfeit your prize to another participant.

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