Baby Brand Showdown

Alright fellow mommas and poppas! I have tested out just about every diaper brand available in stores to give you the full scoop! Of course know that these are all my opinions, I purchased everything myself and every baby is different.

Best overall

Hello Bello is a winner in every category! It’s a great price, gives great coverage, has super cute designs and the brand offers a full line of baby products. And I use them all!! You San save even more buy doing the subscription service! Diapers, wipes, diaper cream, body wash, lotion, conditioner and now they even have vitamins, baby oil and baby powder. It’s formulated without harsh chemicals and the packaging is adorable. Do yourself a favor, head to Walmart and try it out! They have multiple scents so there is something for everyone!

Honest brand:

I really enjoyed the honest company brand. The packaging is also adorable and the diapers worked well but it is a bit expensive. All the bath products smell nice and work well but again you’ll be paying for it!

Pampers:

I know so many people like pampers but let me just say I do NOT like them at all. The diapers always leaked and blew out and they are expensive!! Yea they are a no go in my house.

Huggies:

Huggies was always my go to and favorite brand with my first baby. I still love them. They are great quality and the price isn’t awful. I made the switch to Hello Bello and love that they are a great price and made with plant materials! I still use these for my son and huggies makes the best wipes!

Luvs:

They are cheap and they work but they feel scratchy and cheap. That’s pretty much all there is to that. Not exciting.

Seventh Generation:

Wanting to try a more natural diaper? Seventh generation are okay. I found they leaked bad if my baby laid on her side at all. And they were very expensive. Cute designs tho!

It’s so great that Kristin Bell and Dax Shepard came out with a brand using plant based materials and cleaner ingredients to create such an affordable brand!! They really beyond impressed me and work so well for my baby girl! Check them out!

Xoxo erin

Today is the day!

Hey friends! Listen up because I am about to spill some truth. How many times have you watched someone do something amazing and think wow they are incredible! I wish I could be like that. Or of course they did that, they are amazing. ??? Why!? You are amazing too! I’ve done some reflecting in my time off and I watch all these amazing people do incredible things and I finally woke up.

I am incredible too!

We sell ourselves short because our subconscious mind tells us we can’t do things or that it’s too hard. Let’s get real, achieving the things we truly want in life takes hard work! And not giving up during the hard times is even harder!!

Lately I would keep telling myself that I don’t have time to do things for myself because I have two babies to take care of and a house to keep in order and 3 meals to make a day and then keep these kids clean, change 15 diapers a day and in between it all try and sneak a shower. Most days I found myself lucky if I was able to take a nap if the lord blessed me with both kids napping at the same time. But I woke up and realized that that napping during that blessing was only selling myself short. That is a free hour that I could read, write, or workout, or do any number of things to work on my self development as a person.

We are in control of our happiness so take a more conscious look at how you spend your time and how you use your words. Stop talking yourself down. Tell yourself that you are worthy of your dreams and you are just as awesome as the people you watch on social media!

I have always had a dream of writing a book and I let it go. But I’m taking more conscious action to work hard on my business and work on my book!

Get healthy! Click here and leave your email below and I would be ecstatic to help you on this journey!

Xoxo

Erin Renae

Summer favorites!

Hello friends. I took some time and tried to address myself and who I wanted to be and consistent is a downfall area in my life since I had kids. I realized why am I not writing since I take a chunk of time to pump while the kids are still asleep in the morning. So instead of playing games on my phone I will be more dedicated to myself and my goals! 💚

We are currently packing up some things in the house to prepare to be “homeless” (going to live with my parents) while we find a new house. A lot of big changes are going on in our family with my husband getting out of the military and moving into the civilian world. And basically that has left us not knowing where in The world we are moving! All this travel has left me with a perfected skin and makeup routine of my favorite and essential products and here they are!!

Must have skincare

  • Prep work cleansing polish. This gently scrubs and exfoliates my skin leaving it super clean and smooth. It’s a must have, especially for makeup days! Find it here!
  • Prep work overnight face jelly. This over night moisturizer has been a game changer. My skin is soo dry since having kids and after just one night of using this product my skin is left baby soft. I love that these product are natural, clean, and vegan formulated. I can feel good about what goes on my skin. Find it here!
  • Prep work micellar water. This is my favorite cleanser for no makeup days and lazy days! It’s so quick and easy and leaves my skin super cleaner and I love that it is a no rinse formula. Find it here!
  • RE9 advanced corrective eye cream. Sometimes I literally forget I am almost 30! Like what?! I still feel I am 22… yea. This eye cream is my favorite. Keeps me looking what I am feeling lol Find it here!

There are so many more skincare products I could add but I will do a separate post on my skincare routine!

Makeup must haves

  • I have recently been doing my makeup a little different which I will do an in-depth post on. I have been loving the PUR love your selfie foundation. It gives a full but natural coverage and the applicator is great! Also with 100 shades, there is a color for everyone. Grab it here
  • Cover fx perfector face palette. This palette gives you 2 highlighters, contour, blush, brightened, and a finishing powder and they are all awesome! Perfect for traveling and the formula is super creamy and blendable. I am obsessed. Grab it here!
  • Arbonne speak volumes mascara. Omg look no further for your new favorite and best mascara you will ever use! Find it here!
  • Urban decay naked reloaded palette. This is a great neutral palette and allows you to make soft or bold looks. It’s a perfect everyday palette. Grab it here!

I will be doing a post on my go to makeup look and breaking down each product very soon!

You can save money on all the “find it here” links by signing up as a preferred client. I hope you enjoy all my favorite items. There are so many more but I don’t wanna overwhelm y’all!

Xoxo erin

Make Waves Boxycharm May 2018

Friends! It’s the best time of the month, I just got my boxycharm box delivered and I’ve immediately ripped it open so I could see what I got and share it with you!

I am beyond obsessed with this box. I will literally use everything! It may be my favorite box I’ve ever gotten. So let’s dive in!

  1. Glamglow – gentlebubble cleanser MSRP 28$. Everyone loves a good cleanser and my husband is excited for this one. I’m dedicated to my Arbonne but it smells really good and will definitely get used!
  2. Alamar – colorete blush trio MSRP 22$. I’m so excited with this blush palette. It is gorgeous and so pigmented!
  3. Ciate London – eye lustre creme eyeshadow MSRP 22$. This metallic, glittery, full coverage eyeshadow is stunning and looks amazing.
  4. Dose of Colors – liquid matte lipstick MSRP 18$. Long wear, matte lippie is stunning! I got the shade coral crush and it is totally my style! I’m so obsessed and this item makes me love my box the most!
  5. Last but not least I received a Mellow – Brow Definer MSRP 18$. Non greasy and long wearing. I’m always game for a new brow product!

The box value is 108$! That is such an awesome deal! I will be diving into these products immediately! Are you a charmer? What did you receive?

Peace, Love, and Boxy!

It’s that time of the month again! April 2019 boxycharm box. So yesterday was my birthday, so it feels like a gift to get my box! Also I know I’ve been gone a while but I just had a baby and life with a newborn and a 2 year old is exhausting. I will be uploading my birth story soon and much more.

Here we go!

First up we received the Pur festival palette. This palette is so gorgeous and perfect for creating fun looks for nights out or festival season! MSRP 36$

We also received the summer daze brush set from luxie. It includes a contour brush and two eyeshadow brushes. 28$

Next up I got an artist couture diamond glow powder. These highlighters are soooo bomb! If you’ve never tried them do yourself a favor and go get one ASAP! MSRP 27$

In my box I received the Appeal cosmetics holographic lip gloss. This will be a great lip topper because I own so many matte lippies that I could use a little shine! MSRP 21$

Lastly I got a bodyography eye pencil. It feels a bit stiff but further testing will confirm whether or not that is the case. MSRP 14$

Over all this box is so bomb! I can’t wait to play with the palette and glow to heaven with the highlighter!!

Till next time my loves!!!

Xoxo erin

Boxycharm After Glow: Feb 2019

Hey friends! It’s that time again! I just got my boxy box in and I wanna unbox it with you!!

First I got a Too Faced Better than sex mascara. This mascara is amazing!! I have loved it for years and I’m so glad to have a fresh one. Retails for 24$

Next I got the Pretty Vulgar shimmering swan highlight. This highlight gives a natural, beautiful glow to the face but can be built up. It’s so pretty! Retail is 32$

Up next everyone got the Touch In Sol no poreblem primer. This primer is so soft and silky and blurs any skin issues you may have. Retails for 18$

I also received the Farmacy Clean Bee ultra gentle facial cleanser. This cleanser is formulated with naturally derived ingredients and soothe and hydrate skin while deep cleaning the skin. Retails for 22$

Lastly I received a Trestique prime and glaze lip crayon. This lip duo features a primer on one end and a shiny color glaze on the other. I’m excited to try this out since I don’t do shiny lips often. Retails for 25$

If you added that up you see I got 121$ worth of products! That’s 100$ over what I pay! Such a great deal and a much better box than I’ve received in the past!

Till next time!

Xoxo erin

If you are on the hunt for the cleanest, natural products available let me know or find them here erintrevathan.arbonne.com !!

Spontaneous Trip, Orange Beach

Hey friends! Happy Monday, hope your day is going good. I unfortunately got a stomach bug and have been feeling not so hot. Anyways last week my husband randomly said we should go on a trip. He normally talks himself out of these things when he brings them up so I was just letting him run wild until he said he booked a hotel and took a day of leave from work Friday.

Thursday afternoon we drove over to orange beach, al. And stayed in the Hampton suites on the beach. It’s off season so we got a great deal. We wanted to go somewhere before the new baby arrived but didn’t want to push it too close to my due date. It was such a great trip! Yes it was a little chilly but we went for good food and boy did we get it!

I’m calling it a babymoon. I think they are a little ridiculous to take a “honeymoon” while pregnant to Luxury places because you can’t drink, eat certain things, ride rides… all depending on where you go. But we are close to the beach so it wasn’t a far drive and we really enjoyed our time.

The restaurants you gotta go to if you decide to visit orange beach are : wolf bay lodge- amazing sea food! I had a great lobster and even my son ate a bunch of shrimp, I was shocked!

The gulf was a great outdoor restaurant, so if you want to have your toes in the sand and eat awesome food you gotta visit here! The place was so cool and the food was so good!

Bahama Bobs was a total hole in the wall but those places are always the best! We got the best fried fish and oysters and the Mac n cheese and green beans were like my granny made them!!

Last place was Rotolo’s. It’s a pizza place but everything is homemade and amazing!!! Hunter got wings while I got a pizza. We both were so floored with how much we loved it!

So if y’all are in the area or want to take the trip the food alone is worth it!!!