Welcome to my new weekly section, Product Review Fridays! I am a research crazy person and love to read real reviews on products that I use especially when it comes to the LO. I like to use healthy, natural, well-made, cost-effective products from socially responsible companies owned by moms made in the US. As that is really hard to find, I try to hit a few of those attributes. I have been loving the California Baby products. I use the Super Sensitive Shampoo and Super Sensitive Lotion. The company was started by a mom trying to live a non-toxic life.
"True to our toxin-free, sustainability-focused roots, we steer clear of Diethanolamine (DEA), sulfates, dyes, numbing agents, and ingredients that can trigger allergies in young ones or chemically sensitive adults, including synthetic fragrances, dairy, soy, peanuts and gluten. Our strict standards ensure that all of our products are CA Prop 65 compliant, which means they contain no carcinogens such as 1-4 Dioxane or phthalates. Our essential oils are third party tested for purity."
They even have an eco-showroon in LA that teaches parents how to live an eco-friendly life which features exclusive products not available on their website! I love these products for the LO. She may not "smell like a baby" as I buy all products with no scent but she is still just as cute!
For the Mamas!
I just bought a pair of City Flats from Gap that I am really liking. They are $39.50, leather and very comfortable. The website and store have different colors. I bought a gray pair at the store and a pink pair on the site when they had 30% off earlier in the week. The stores have a lot of fun colors and they come in a cute bag. I love ballet flats but it is very hard to find a comfortable pair. I have ballets from Cole Haan that cut into my feet and cheap ones from DSW that feel like a dream. I was pleasantly surprised as I was not a fan of Gap shoes previously. The pink ones make me feel like a little kid again as they look so much like ballet shoes. I will probably only wear the pink ones on weekends but $39.50 with 30% off was quite the steal.
I am a mommy who like hugs from little ones and funny people. My little baby is 4 but I am constantly searching for signs that she isn't growing up this fast. I am currently in grad school at USC and wonder daily why I am growing up so fast. I also really like cake.