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I don’t get much free time to read magazines these days, but when I can go hide from Esther in my closet sneak away, I like to read Real Simple.  I love their New Uses for Old Things. Genius ideas! My post today is in that spirit.

If you been following AFH for awhile, you know that breastfeeding nursing/endless pumping didn’t work out for us. I gave a valiant effort, just never found our groove. For the month or so I gave it a shot, I was hooked up to my breast pump at least 8 times a day for 30-45 minutes each time. Go ahead, I’ll wait while you do that math. Needless to say my nipples (sorry, TMI?) oftentimes felt like they had been put through a meat grinder. To counteract that (and try to prevent it) I’d slather those puppies in nipple cream (still too much??). After giving up the fight, I was left with a practically new breast pump and tubes upon tubes of the good stuff a.k.a nipple cream. The breast pump I cleaned and packed away for baby number 2 and the nipple cream found its way to the back of my mystery storage drawer in the bathroom until this winter.

My lips have been so chapped this winter. They often times split and then feel like I’ve been kissing razor blades. I’ve tried every lip product under the sun. Then one night in desperation I tired my trusted nipple cream. I figured it if worked so well at protecting the girls (and it was safe to eat, since little babies eat it off of momma) then it would also be fine on my own lips. GOD SENT. Why didn’t I think of this sooner! My lips have never been softer. I want to kiss myself! I like to smack my lips together just so I can be reminded of how smooth and moisturized they are.

Try it guys! You won’t regret it. I’m gonna put some on Miss E too since her lips have been a little dry as well. Or, I can just continue to kiss her and some of mine will rub off on her. I mean, who wouldn’t want to kiss this face a kabajillion times a day, right??


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The Diaper Genie (81vxya3-BuL._AA1500_http://amzn.to/Tx2jux)

means well, it really does, but it’s more hassle than it’s worth. And when I say hassle, I mean a huge pain in the ass.

To use the Diaper Genie you need to put the dirty diaper into the opening, twist the bag dispenser and then the venus fly trap plastic mouth sort of eats the diaper. Then it pulls the diaper down in the holding tank of disgusting. Most of the time, I would put it in, do the twist and it would close. I’d then go to do it again and the old diaper would still be in there. I’d check to see if it was full and it wouldn’t be. This would lead to headaches and frustration.





I really wanted to like it, I really did. I previously noticed it on everyone else’s baby registry so I thought we HAD to have it too. All the cool kids had one, right!??? Wrong. This was a big, huge waste of money and it sucked all around. I didn’t realize that you had to buy refills (http://amzn.to/WzOsQP 51o0RKx7CVL._SX450_AA450_PIbundle-3,TopRight,0,0_AA450_SH20_) and that each insert was majorly expensive. In addition, I didn’t realize we’d have to pretty much insert a new insert/refill after every load. Meaning we were burning through refills (and money) every other day.

Bottom line: Don’t waste your money on this! Just buy a regular ole “normal” garbage can (like we ended up doing) and call it a day. http://amzn.to/WzRunX


regular old can

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Product Review:

This was my xmas present. I thought about getting one for years, but thought it was overpriced and was concerned about its effectiveness. In addition, I knew there were cheaper versions out there. What convinced me to try it were many positive recommendations and reviews about Mia out there on the interwebs. This facial brush was made by the same company that created the Sonicare electric toothbrush. I have used a Sonicare toothbrush for about 11 years now and I been nothing but satisfied with the product. So far Mia has helped clear up my skin and hyperpigmentation spots. If you’re looking for a good facial brush….don’t hesitate spending money on this one. It’s a great investment. It feels like getting a facial every day!

Next Product Review? The Belly Bandit (You’ll have to wait until after Baby A gets here though).

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