DIY Stretchmark Remover: Final Thoughts

Okay I gave the homemade stretch mark remover a fair try and here are my final thoughts. If you are new and aren’t sure what I am talking about I will leave the link to my original post HERE.

Overall the cream I made helped but didn’t remove the marks 100%. It made an amazing, yummy chocolate smelling moisturizer. It really deeply moisturized without leaving my skin feeling sticky or tacky. It did smooth out my skin and make the stretch marks less deep but it wasn’t perfect. But realistically I didn’t expect something to be perfect in just 45 days. IMG_1296

As always loves if you have some crazy DIY’s let me know so I can try them out!!!

xoxo Erin

DIY Stretch Mark Remover!!

That is right my friends I am out to find the best DIY stretch mark remover. Sorry this did not go up yesterday, I thought I had it scheduled. Anyways… I have done some research and I have come up with some DIY natural stretch mark removers. Now of course you can go buy a product that is supposed to remove them but why not spend way less and make your own?!

I am trying out 2 of them at a time. I was going to attempt 4 but it got really messy, literally, and complicated. So I will try 2 of these for 45 days and then try another 2 if these don’t work. I started this new challenge on May 17 and if nothing else I have created the best body cream! The first two I am trying out is Vitamin E and Cocoa butter.

For the vitamin E I simply bought a bottle of Vit. E capsules and I open one capsule nightly and message it into my skin. I know for a fact that Vit. E works on scars because I have used it before to remove fresh scars but I am testing it out on the stretch marks now. The only down fall is that it is pretty sticky. Definitely have to wash your hands after messaging it in and hopefully you aren’t trying to do anything after applying!

Now for the cocoa butter I purchased Raw Cocoa Butter 100% Pure 8oz from amazon. I couldn’t find it in stores in a larger quantity than 1oz in any stores. I then melted it over a double boiler, added just a touch of coconut oil and added a bit of jojoba oil. I poured the mixture into a glass jar and I slather it on every night. OMG it smells amazing and makes my skin feel so fabulous. It makes your skin super soft and not sticky at all.

A double boiler is really the way to go. I attempted the microwave and it doesn’t work.

So far I have not noticed a huge difference but tomorrow marks one week. I have a ways to go to meet the 45 days! Also I did not pull that number out of thin air, the cocoa butter information said 45 days so that is what I am going to give each DIY that I try. So basically 6 weeks.

Alright guys I hope you enjoyed! Try this out with me and let me know what you think or wait and see how this ends up working out for me. Let me know in the comments if you have your own DIY or product that removes stretch marks!!

xoxo Erin

Easter With Littles!

Easter is personally my absolute favorite holiday! Though every holiday is now exciting when you have a baby. But I have been working on his easter basket, keeping in mind that he will only be 5 months old but he still gets an easter basket!!

So here is what I have so far and what I plan on adding to his basket:

basketOf course I had to start with a basket. I got this cute little bunny at target for 5$ and stuffed some green (fake) grass in the bottom. My husband then picked this little pirates bath toy set and I added a pack of sippy cups and some packs of baby food. I normally make my own baby food but sometimes it is nice to have these ready to go. I also added a couple movies like Moana, gotta work on getting a kid friendly collection of movies for him. I wanted to fill his basket with things that were useful and not going to go to waste.

I am too excited for this! Hope you all enjoy and have a great Easter!!! Let me know what other ideas you have for your little ones baskets!

xoxo Erin

The Crafting begins..

I have always loved crafting whether its photography and scrapbooking or restoring furniture. With little man growing everyday I thought I would start sewing my own projects. I have always known how to sew and I’m great at mending little things in clothing and making things like pillow cases but I have stepped it up!

The first project I have done is a teether bib.

I made them in this super cute bandana style and they are even reversible!! I was very proud of my self. I even hand sewed the teether on! So you can buy them online (Nuby 2 Piece Bibs) I did and they are cute and that is definitely the easy way! I bought  10pc Teether Bibs baby Teether for 10$ on amazon (like everything I own, I’m obsessed with amazon) and I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some fabric on sale. Now I can make tons of bibs. I probably invested about 20$ but can make about 15 bibs vs paying 5$ for one.

Either way I am super proud of myself!! and Bub loves it!!!

xoxo Erin

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